Traditional computers as compared to laptops and netbooks.

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Is it possible for a desktop computer to use a laptop's WiFi?

Given a curious setup, my desktop computer is now far from an accessible connection to the internet as it lacks WiFi, yet I do have a spare laptop lying around with WiFi capabilities. Is it possible ...
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Getting rid of old PCs [closed]

My company is looking to get rid of a number of old desktop PCs. Im just looking at possible options in which to do so. Trash - Not the best idea, bad for the environment Recycle - Companies like ...
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computer does not boot sometimes [closed]

I have got a windows 7 pc. Sometimes it boots normally. But sometimes when the start button is pressed, cpu fan and smps fan just rotate for a moment (1 sec) and stops. No particular beep sound is ...
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How to stop / delete a ad virus?

Okay here is the problem, my whole network is getting ad bombed (as I like to call it)! Basically what I mean is that all of the computers in my house get constant ad pop ups to update our flash ...
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Computer starts and shuts down. After pushing the power on, it functions normally

Enviroment: * I have a working room with a common power switch for all the room. Every time I leave the room I switch the power off. * In this room I have a Fujitsu Siemens computer running Windows ...
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Windows 7 “No partition found” for my SSD drive

I've got quite a problem with my computer. I just built it today and all the parts are working, but when I select my SSD as boot drive in the Windows installer, it says "The system could not create a ...
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PC doesn't turn on after long shutdown [closed]

When the PC is off for a couple of hours it turns on for a few seconds and then turns off again. To get the PC working again I have to remove to power-cable and the battery. Then it boots normally. I ...
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Which computer components become legacy the quickest? [closed]

I'm planning on building a new computer, but money is sort of tight. I follow a few websites and occasionally find incredibly good deals on components. So, I'm considering slowly acquiring the parts ...
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Centralized computer with control possibilities from several locations within same network

In my new home I would like to make a different set up for my computer. I want to place my computer in a certain location in my house, like a closet or something. And then be able to access that ...
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Wireless WLAN Transmitter for Desktop Computer? [closed]

I would like to know whether I can buy a Wireless WLAN Transmitter for my desktop computer in order to not use a internet cable to connect to the internet but rather via my router's wireless WLAN ...
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Motherboard restores corrupt BIOS on a regular basis

I have a pretty new PC and I am having issues with it since the beginning. The components are: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H OS: Windows 7 64bit When I turn on the PC it runs OK, no problems, ...
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Show power icon in tray on desktop PC [duplicate]

I have many power plans in my desktop PC - one is optimized for downloading (PC doesn't sleep but turns the display off), one for reading, one for games and so on. But the problem is that I have no ...
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PC Shut Down & Blue Screening?

I have recently upgraded my motherboard in my computer before that I had a standard small board but now I have a big gaming one (forgot the exact size names think its atx or something) Anyway, ...
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Do high-end graphics cards yield better 2D editing performance than “mid-range” cards?

I'm getting ready to buy/build a desktop PC explicitly for the purpose of editing high-resolution RAW photos (20-30 MB each). I'm on a limited budget so I'd like to prioritize which specific ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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Using a laptop as a wifi adapter for desktop with linux

I have a laptop running Linux Mint 13 with a working wifi card and a desktop with no wifi card running Arch Linux. I temporarily have no access to a Ethernet connection, so I'd like to use my laptop ...
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.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

So, I don't know what has happened to my computer but I can't access some of the programs. I can't open cmd via administrator, wampserver, etc. I can't even change the time; it says I don't have ...
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Keep getting electrified by computer power plug

I recently built a desktop computer, however whenever I move it to a different room for instance, and I accidentally touch the plug pins (UK), I get a quite significant electric shock. Is this a fault ...
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Building A Desktop And It Keeps Shutting Down

So I'm building a desktop computer. Here are the parts I used: Motherboard: Intel BOXDP67BGB3 Socket 1155, Intel P67, CrossFireX & SLI, SATA3&USB3.0, A&GbE, ATX Motherboard Processor: ...
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Upgrading my E2-3200 Desktop with RAM and SSD

Overnight (literally), I "lost" home use of a pair of i5 / 8GB / Win 8.1 Laptops (Lenovo and Asus) I used for home development. I use Visual Studio 2013 and Sql Server. Besides that I surf the web. ...
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Cannot log on to Windows after deleting administrator account

This is a hilarious question but please help. My colleague's got a desktop from others today, and the desktop has only one account, the Administrator. He wanted to create his own account in control ...
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computer turns on then goes in to standby

I have recently taken my graphics card, memory, card reader, cd and possibly my hard disk out the case. I have now put them back. But now when I turn the computer back on a fan spins (for a second ...
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Is it possible for a monitor to crash a graphics card?

I have a Windows 8.1 PC with ATI graphics (78xx series) card with up to date drivers. It's driving an old Iiyama 22" 1920x1080 50Hz LCD panel over a new DVI cable. I have two HDD, a little SSD for the ...
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where can I buy or build a computer with memory > 16 GB?

I want a computer with really big RAM. 15 GB is not enough for me. First thing I know that I have to install Windows 7 Professional instead of Home Premium. However, what about the computer itself? I ...
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Weird computer hangups

I've been having some very odd PC hangups that I can't really explain. Specs- Windows 7 x64, i3, 8GB RAM, some other stuff. Honestly, I don't think it has anything to do with the hardware, but I will ...
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Hdd disconnects after some time randomly

My HDD sometimes disconnects and could not be used. Sometimes when I turn on computer there is only one HDD in boot screen and sometimes it becomes unaccessible after some time while using it. When ...
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Windows 8 getting rebooting unexpectedly

I am using an assembled PC. My OS is Windows 8 Pro. Processor is Intel Pentium Dual Core. Mother board is also from Intel. 3 days before my PC get shut downed without any reason. It was sudden, the ...
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What is the name for this video connector? [duplicate]

I just got my new Dell tower and it came with this cable. On one end it had a DVI port and on the other end it had this connector with D and two plus signs: I need to buy an adapter from this port ...
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Task bar button to print screen

before my Pc was upgraded from XP to Win 7 I had a button on my Task bar that allowed me to print the screen by just clicking on it and now I cannot find it.
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Either my CPU, motherboard or PSU is bad. Which one is it?

I've asked a question here before, in December 2013, about a hard drive I wasn't sure whether it was bad. Turns out it was just a side effect from a bigger problem. Symptom: It started with Windows 7 ...
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Service pack 3 or any other solution? [closed]

I have service pack 3 on my computer and operating system is Windows XP. My computer model is HP Pavilion f1503.Windows XP is going to be unsupported from April 2014. What should I do? Should I ...
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What is a PEG Buffer Length?

Since no one is helping me on my previous question, I'm scavenging my BIOS: What is the PEG Buffer Length? I tried looking at my computers manual but it informs me that it is infact: A PEG Buffer ...
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How many hours a Computer should run continuously? [duplicate]

If I run PC 9-10 Hours Daily ,will any problem occur?Because of slow download Speed I have to do it.What is the standard time limit of running a PC?
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Does rapid CPU work load fluctuation wear out/damage components?

I recently downloaded BIONC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) to donate some of my processing power. When this program is running, my CPU work load will fluctuate from 0% to 70% in ...
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Why does computer slow down after not using for a long time?

I have a computer but I don't use it often (about once a month). Every time I turn on the computer, it slows down noticeably and the fan just gets louder and louder. It still slows down overtime even ...
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Connecting PC to video converter with HDMI

I have purchased a device to convert the HDMI output coming from my PC and connect it to a older TV. I want to use it as a second display, mainly for videos. The device does not register to my video ...
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Computer froze when I punched the desk

I don't really have a habit of punching things and I've only really had this issue one time about a week ago, but I'd just like to see if there's a clear reason why this could have happened. A few ...
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Will restoring system image delete other partitions?

Earlier this year I created a system recovery image for C partition.My HDD is 1TB and divided into 4 partitions. I want to restore my C:\ using that image. Will the restore process delete the 3 other ...
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Is a 50-76hz monitor 50 or 76 hz? or is it somewhere in between?

So, this monitor on Tiger Direct (that seems to be a great deal) says it has a 50-76hz refresh rate. Does this mean it is 50, 60, or 76hz? Thanks for your time!
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PC powers on but doesn't boot

My pc powers on and fans start running when i press the power button but monitor shows nothing and no boot sound from pc. I removed the memory modules, gpu, hdd but the pc still doesn't boot or ...
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Central hub for Computer/TV/Video Game systems/etc?

I have the following devices: TV (Inputs: HDMI + DVI) Xbox 360 (Outputs: HDMI Audio/Video) Desktop PC (Outputs: HDMI + DVI Video; 1/8" mini cable out Audio) Two LCD PC monitors (Outputs: DVI Video) ...
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Computer causes problems in wireless home network

I have a network of three Windows 7 computers, all with internet access, and all running wirelessly using a Netgear router and USB adapters. If the "bad" computer (and only the bad computer) is ...
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Laptop Performance vs. Desktop Performance [closed]

Assuming I choose the "same" processor (let's say an i7) and the same SSD, can the performance of a laptop machine equal that of a desktop machine? I say "same" (quotes) processor because I guess ...
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Fans continuously turning on and off

I have a custom built computer that has suddenly started to act strange. The fans will continuously start and stop randomly. When they turn on, they stay on about 1 to 3 seconds, then turn off for ...
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HP Touchsmart 3000-1020 hardware issues

I have an HP Touchsmart 3000-1020. The problem with it is that the fans speed up immediately after being turned on. I used to be able to get on for a few minutes before it would shut the whole thing ...
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identifying the device that an email has been sent from

If a person sends an email from nigeria. And the time stamp says pst (Pacific standard time) does this mean it has been sent by a phone that is registered in America. Would an email sent from a ...
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Making a 'Supercomputer', cheap? [closed]

Why supercomputers are 'supercomputers'? Well, they are nothing more than many 'common' cpus, gpus and ram connected together. Thanks my idea here. I take many cheap computers @ about 350-400$, with ...
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Windows XP keeps on restarting

My desktop computer keeps restarting and I don't know why. Can somebody please help me? I have tried removing the plug, cleaning the fan and holding the power button for ten seconds, but nothing ...
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Desktop folders disappeared after switching from Wi-Fi to Ethernet

My Windows 7 computer has always been connected to the internet by Wi-Fi. Since moving it, however, the signal quality has dropped, so I plugged in an Ethernet cable. Signal is now very strong, but ...
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PSU issue and compatibility

I have an HP Pavilion 6604y desktop. It is a dual core 2.8GHz, 6GB, 1TB HDD. I updated to Windows 8.1. My problem came before I upgraded though. A few months ago I was on my computer when it ...