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Lost Sound after power shortage

I forgot my laptop in sleep mode yesterday, and since my battery is dead, someone from the house removed the AC Adapter and the PC turned off, when i turned it on this morning, there was no sound, ...
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Why my lenovo i5 laptop perform poor as compared to my i3 desktop [closed]

I have lenovo laptop and desktop which has following configurations: LENOVO LAPTOP: i5 3250 3rd gen cpu @ 2.60GHz 2.60GHz 64 bit architecture window 7 32 bit 4 GB Ram Desktop: core(TM) i3 540 @ ...
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Windows 8.1 update is not showing [duplicate]

I have all the updates needed for windows 8.1 and I still cannot find the update to the 8.1 in the app store. Why can't I get the update?
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3answers
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fresh windows installation doesn't work as expected

I have a VAIO laptop which has not been working as expected recently. At first, I had the Blue Screen of Death coming after some minutes of working with Windows and a crash dump. I used to ignore it ...
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1answer
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HP ProBook 6450b not booting after memory upgrade

I recently tried to upgrade my ProBook 6450b from 4GB to 8GB of memory (the listed maximum). When installing the new pair I purchased (which is within spec for the laptop per the manual (referenced ...
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1answer
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Why does my broken Firefox slow down Windows?

I have a strange issue: When I launch Firefox 12 nothing happen and Windows becomes very very slow, only the explorer. For example, when I hover the mouse over the task bar the tool tip takes 1 second ...
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“This CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.” - Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a netbook with a 64-bit Intel Atom CPU

I tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64-bit on a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S110), which has the Intel Atom N2800 (1.86 GHz) as its processor, but I get the following error message when the ...
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2answers
484 views

Gateway Notebook suddenly shuts down, Any suggestions?

I have a Gateway notebook about two years old, running Windows 7 64-bit. About a month ago I booted to safe mode to run a virus scan and in the middle of the scan the system shut down, with no ...
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'Prefix not set' error installing Ubuntu x86_64

I'm trying to install Ubuntu instead of Fedora on my Lenovo V570 laptop and I'm having issues with the disk. I downloaded the x86_64 version of the Ubuntu ISO from ...
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Is there a significant limitation on useable software on a 64-bit Windows machine?

I have a 32-bit laptop that I've had for like two years. I'm getting a new one now, and I'm now noticing that lots of laptops come with Windows 7 64-bit. I've always heard that it's harder to find ...
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Why do most Windows 7 laptops come with the 64 bit version?

It seems increasingly popular for laptop manufacturers to preinstall the 64 bit version of Windows 7 on laptops. Whilst there are well understood benefits of 64 bit OS over 32 bit, how much of that is ...
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HP Envy no longer detects MS 5000 mouse

I bought an Envy 17 laptop running Windows 7 Professional x64. Everything worked fine. My brother showed me Magicka. Decided to buy it. Found I needed a middle button (why don't laptops have middle ...
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Windows 7 crash in an Acer Laptop, no dump created

I have a Acer netbook with Windows 7 64bit (it is an Acer Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-3927) where I experience a crash every few days. No crash dump is generated and no log in the event viewer are found, ...
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Is my install 32 or 64bit?

I'm trying to find out if my Ubuntu install is 32 or 64bit. The best I can find is "i686" does this mean its 32 bit? Whats the correct way of finding out if the Ubuntu installed on my laptop is 32 ...
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4answers
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Weird problem in partitioning my laptop hard drive

I have a HP Pavilion g series 64 bit laptop shipped with Windows 7 Home Basic. when I want to use Windows built-in tool for managing storage media and shrink drive C to make some unallocated space and ...
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1answer
742 views

Is Lenovo Z560 32-bit or 64-bit?

Is Lenovo Z560 (59-048876) 32-bit or 64-bit? I could only find that it has Win7 Home Premium. Processor: Intel Core i5 460M Speed: 2.53 GHZ RAM: 4 GB HDD: 500 GB Screen: 15.6"
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4answers
903 views

32 bit programs can't access Internet in Windows 7 64 bit

I recently got a new ASUS laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. It worked OK for a while but a couple of days ago, suddenly I couldn't access the Internet any more. After narrowing down ...
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Strange WLAN adapter behaviour; sometimes not detected

I just got myself a brand new Toshiba Satellite L670-187 17,3" notebook. On first boot it worked fine and I could just connect to my wireless network immediately. However, when the notebook has been ...
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WiFi issues on new laptop

I have a new ProBook 4420s that I can't use the wifi at my office (It's my access point that I control). Other devices can use wifi here just fine, and I can use the laptop on my home wifi or other ...
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Can I upgrade an OEM Windows 7 x86 to x64? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my Windows 7 x86 license key valid for a x64 installation of Windows? I was thinking of purchasing an Acer laptop with 4GB of RAM that has Windows 7 Professional ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Disk Partitioning

I'm having new Dell studio 1749 laptop with one partition (C). there is another backup partition - hidden. How can I create new partition for all the files and the other stuff to be seperated from ...
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Turning on laptop on a specific time?

I have Win7 x64 on my Sony AR-890U laptop. Is it possible to turn on my laptop on a specific time ? BTW, I'm not at home for some days and I'm gonna turn on and turn off my laptop repeatedly in these ...
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Toshiba Satellite Laptop Realtek Network Driver Error code (10)?

hello all i have a Toshiba 64 bit windows vista, i tried looking for the drivers from the main website but no luck all the ones i got did not work or did not do anything. would someone know where i ...
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Install 64-bit Ubuntu or 32-bit?

I'll be receiving a new notebook in a few days and was planning on running Ubuntu on it as it's compatible and the notebook has no OS pre-installed. The specifications are: Core 2 Duo, T6600, 4 GB ...
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Can I install 64-bit OS on my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop?

My Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop features the Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200 processor. When I bought it, it came preinstalled with Windows Vista Home Basic, 32-bit. I'm considering upgrading it to Windows ...
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Can i run 64bit OS on my laptop?

i have this laptop Dell Inspiron 6400 with IntelĀ® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache) 2GB RAM. Can i setup windows 7 64bit on this machine? or it will be too slow?
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How do I know my laptop is 64-bit compatible?

I recently plan to buy a new laptop to run a 64-bit OS, but a friend told me that my current laptop is already 64-bit. How can I verify if my laptop is ready to load a 64-bit OS or not? Here is the ...