How to Turn Off QuickWeb on HP Computers

By Aaron Parson

Some models of HP computers include QuickWeb, a fast-loading system that runs prior to loading Windows, allowing you to browse the Web, check email or perform a few other basic tasks without waiting for the system to fully boot. Versions 3 and later of QuickWeb boot via a separate power button or by pressing "F5" when you turn the computer on, and so never need to be disabled. If your computer came with QuickWeb version 1 or 2, you can turn it off entirely to prevent it from running.

Disabling QuickWeb From Windows

Step 1

Press the "Windows" key and type "Configuration Tool" to search for the QuickWeb setup program. Click "HP QuickWeb Configuration Tool" in the search results. If you don't see this program, click on "IOS Configuration Tool" instead -- the name varies by computer model.

Step 2

Open the "Status" tab if your version of the Configuration Tool includes tabs.

Step 3

Uncheck the "Enable HP QuickWeb" box. On some systems, the option will be labeled "Enable IOS" instead.

Step 4

Click "OK." QuickWeb will no longer run when you start your computer.

Disabling QuickWeb From the BIOS

Step 1

Press the "F10" key repeatedly as soon as you turn on your computer to enter the BIOS utility. To make sure the system recognizes your command, only stop pressing "F10" when the setup screen appears.

Step 2

Open the System Configuration menu using the arrow keys, then pick "Boot Options" and press "Enter."

Step 3

Select "HP QuickWeb" (or "Instant-On" on some systems) and press "Enter" to change the setting to "Disabled."

Step 4

Press "F10" to save the setting and boot your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • While enabled, QuickWeb delays the Windows boot sequence, giving you a chance to confirm you want to use the alternate system. Disabling QuickWeb avoids this delay, speeding up your boot time. Alternatively, you can shorten the delay in either the Configuration Tool or the BIOS.
  • To re-enable QuickWeb, repeat the steps but choose to enable QuickWeb or IOS.