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Different windows on computer?

I have an older HP mini laptop, and I was carrying it to the table. It was shut down. It started to boot up, but it wasn't windows 10. It was a different program, maybe a start up menu. It looked similar to windows, but it have six boxes on the screen with a search bar on top and a power symbol in the bottom left corner. Does anybody know what this is or how I got on my screen?
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HP sometimes had a small other OS for media playing.

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Since you left out the make and model, I can't check if this one had that. But it's normal for many models and how to get there varies with the model.

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Boot type menu

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There were a handfull of those mini laptops that hp (and others) put out that actually had some fancy little boot type menus on them. Usually they were linux based and you could do some basic tasks like surf the web, etc. and with a few clicks you could boot into windows. I believe it resides on another partition on your hard drive and the option to disable or bypass it was in bios (if I recall correctly).

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