I am not questioning your memory, as I know that at different times different issues can crop up. But I have three HP laptops of reasonably recent (last 6 years) vintage in my household, and none have any issue with running NVDA. I'm typing to you from one of those right now. I would not worry that any currently available HP laptop is likely to have issues with running NVDA (or any screen reader, really).
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
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