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HP Elitebook 8440p unauthorized network cards

Hey everybody, I was wondering if someone could help me figure this out. I returned the thinkpad I got because of a few complications it had, I now have this HP Elitebook... Well unfortunately it doesn't have built-in bluetooth & the only "approved" network cards for it aren't very good, there's literally only ONE that is even half-decent & its bluetooth 4.0 but doesn't even have 5g, what if I want bluetooth 5.0 that just came out? I can't get it via PCI-E??? -.-'

This is how computer makers destroy the value of used computers, they create these ridiculous whitelists. It should honestly be considered a crime in my opinion to do this to your customers! VERY UNETHICAL! 

Anyways, I want to find out how I can perhaps modify the BIOS, or do something so that it will allow it to boot with a non-authorized card, but I'm not sure how I'm going to go about doing that. On the last one I had, it would just give me the unauthorized card error & then go right into GRUB instead of halting the system, unfortunately I'm not so lucky this time around.
AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz 6-core Black Edition 16GB DDR3 RAM rated @1600MHz NVIDIA GT 1030 low-profile 2GB GDDR5 240GB primary SSD + 160GB secondary HDD w newest PCI-E intel bluetooth 4.2(?) card zen-kernel
Toshiba Satellite L745D 1.4GHz 4-core 4GB DDR3 RAM rated @1333MHz Radeon HD 6520G 750GB HDD + 2TB external zen-kernel(home-server, operates stereo) - missing laptop screen
Acer Aspire 5551-2863 2.1GHz 2-core 6GB DDR3 RAM rated @1066MHz Radeon HD 4225/4250 120GB zen-kernel(works as video-player while gaming on main PC)  - missing laptop screen
HP Elitebook 8440p 2.4GHz 4-core 8GB DDR3 RAM rated @1600MHz intel i915 128GB 3D NAND SSD zen-kernel(my official laptop)
Raspberry Pi 3B 4-core 1.2GHz 1GB RAM ARM processor (camera system, MotionEye)