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HP Stream 14 (2019 Edition), N4000 cpu, 1920x1080 screen - User Discussions

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HP Stream 14 (2019 Edition), N4000 cpu, 1920x1080 screen - User Discussions

This is to start a discussion thread to share user experence of the HP Stream 14, N4000cpu, 1920 x 1080 screen (Model 14-cb161ms), which was recently on promotion at $199 by Microsoft Store.

The Expired Deal thread on this machine is here. There are some useful tips too.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/microsof ... 9-2312792/
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My final set up is Windows 10 (in a partition of about 42GB) and Xubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (in another of about 20GB). Everything runs fine so far.

Still having this problem of the laptop booting up automatically to Windows 10.

I have to press esc key during boot up and then press F9 key to manually select OS Boot Manager (UEFI) - Ubuntu which is the second entry in the selection menu. Incidentally OS Boot Manager (UEFI) - Windows is the first entry in that same selection menu. I cannot find a way to swap these two entries and save the revised sequence permanently.

Not a big deal. But I would love to hear anyone who has a dual OS set up like me and who could make this laptop to boot automatically to Ubuntu. Please do share if you can. Thanks!
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Looks like boot up time on W10Home is about 15 secs before any optimization. Does anyone know how long it takes to boot using Neverware Cloudready?
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dude_9317 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 1:30 pm
Looks like boot up time on W10Home is about 15 secs before any optimization. Does anyone know how long it takes to boot using Neverware Cloudready?
About the same amount of time.
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drdtyc wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 12:55 pm
My final set up is Windows 10 (in a partition of about 42GB) and Xubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (in another of about 20GB). Everything runs fine so far.

Still having this problem of the laptop booting up automatically to Windows 10.

I have to press esc key during boot up and then press F9 key to manually select OS Boot Manager (UEFI) - Ubuntu which is the second entry in the selection menu. Incidentally OS Boot Manager (UEFI) - Windows is the first entry in that same selection menu. I cannot find a way to swap these two entries and save the revised sequence permanently.

Not a big deal. But I would love to hear anyone who has a dual OS set up like me and who could make this laptop to boot automatically to Ubuntu. Please do share if you can. Thanks!

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Boot into BIOS Setup with F10 and look for the boot options. Should be a way to swap the entries (I think F5/F6 or something? there should be a legend on the bottom of the screen)
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Boot into BIOS Setup with F10 and look for the boot options. Should be a way to swap the entries (I think F5/F6 or something? there should be a legend on the bottom of the screen)
F10 screen allows specifing booting order of devices only : laptop drive, USB drive, USB DVD etc. Both Windows 10 and Ubuntu are on the same device i.e. laptop drive. But I cannot change the order of booting on the same device.

In other words, I can choose to boot from laptop drive in F10 screen. But there is no submenu for me to alter the order of booting from Windows or Ubuntu. Thus Windows always boot up automatically.
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drdtyc wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 2:53 pm
F10 screen allows specifing booting order of devices only : laptop drive, USB drive, USB DVD etc. Both Windows 10 and Ubuntu are on the same device i.e. laptop drive. But I cannot change the order of booting on the same device.

In other words, I can choose to boot from laptop drive in F10 screen. But there is no submenu for me to alter the order of booting from Windows or Ubuntu. Thus Windows always boot up automatically.
There's no screen that looks something like this?: https://i.stack.imgur.com/cVqRT.png
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sloppybeef wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 3:19 pm
There's no screen that looks something like this?: https://i.stack.imgur.com/cVqRT.png
That screen is what I want to get.
What key do I need to press?
I tried the ENTER key and it had no effect.
I could not get to the submenu which your image showed.

My BIOS is Version 5 shown on the top right of the screen similar to your image.
What version is yours? on which model of HP laptop?
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You need a low profile micro SD card adapter to flush fit it to the case of the laptop, if you are thinking of using an SD card as an external hard drive that is to be permanently inserted into the SD card slot.

Here is one example. A higher end and branded one - and thus expensive (about $40). But there are plently of cheap alternatives available from eBay for only a few dollars each.


Amazon US has one for US$2 and US$7 shipping and tax.
https://www.amazon.com/MiniDrive-Pro-Ex ... B017HOBQDQ

I am buying this one from eBay at US$1.99 with free shipping. This will take 4 to 8 weeks to arrive.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/182686946979
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Simple way to get to the BIOS of this laptop.

1. restart the laptop
2. quickly press esc key as soon as the HP logo appears
3. press F10 to call up the BIOS screen.
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I did not register Office 360 with my account when I first booted up this laptop in Windows 10 S mode.
I subsequently swiped the eMMC drive clean and installed Xubuntu as the only OS on it.
My latest and final set up was to have Windows 10 reinstalled using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (W10MCT) downloaded from MS website and then installed Xubuntu as a second OS on the same eMMC drive.

As my Windows 10 has been installed using W10MCT. I have no more the original Office 360 app that came with Windows 10 S Mode.

My Windows account registered with Windows 10 on this laptop is the same account I used to order it from MicroSoft Store.
Is there a way to get back my 1 year subscription of Office 360 that came free of charge with this HP Stream 14?
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drdtyc wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 7:34 pm
I did not register Office 360 with my account when I first booted up this laptop in Windows 10 S mode.
I subsequently swiped the eMMC drive clean and installed Xubuntu as the only OS on it.
My latest and final set up was to have Windows 10 reinstalled using Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (W10MCT) downloaded from MS website and then installed Xubuntu as a second OS on the same eMMC drive.

As my Windows 10 has been installed using W10MCT. I have no more the original Office 360 app that came with Windows 10 S Mode.

My Windows account registered with Windows 10 on this laptop is the same account I used to order it from MicroSoft Store.
Is there a way to get back my 1 year subscription of Office 360 that came free of charge with this HP Stream 14?
My guess is that the promo code is tied to your email account, so you should be able to download the software and it will accept the promo for one year when activated.
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OP did y try some "testing" ? for ex. 5 tabs - chrome browser (same web pages) in w10 vs Xubuntu ? or something like this, to compere speeds ...
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lubmar wrote:
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OP did y try some "testing" ? for ex. 5 tabs - chrome browser (same web pages) in w10 vs Xubuntu ? or something like this, to compere speeds ...
I found chrome on linux runs a tad faster than on Windows 10.
I am currently using 8 tabs of chrome on my Xubuntu partition. I do not see any slowing down.

Did not exactly timing it.

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