I can't use the USB ports on this machine, and I can't re-install the drivers. I checked with the HP site and learned that apparently they are just too good to update their site with new information. Seems that according to them the latest version of Windows you can use on an HP Elitebook 8440P is XP, but not anything more up to date. In addition the latest W10 updates won't install. In short Microsoft and Hewlett Packard have persuaded me that I should get a Macintosh. I may be able to get a refurbished Mac, but that may take a couple of months, until then I'll be stuck using this piece of trash.
I know that there is a circle in the Roman Catholic Hell for those who give bad advice, but what about those who take bad advice?
Remember, friends don't let friends use HPs.