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

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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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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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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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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What computer spec would be good video editing [closed]

I wanna buy a computer to use it as website/graphic design also a little video editing (After Effects). I still not sure about choosing between laptop or desktop. So what spec would do the job for ...
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Android OS can be used on desktop computers or laptops? [duplicate]

Android OS can be used on desktop computers or laptops ? I mean like a windows or IOS or linux something.
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Connect “monitor-less” computer to a laptop with a cable [duplicate]

The idea is to connect both computers using a VGA cable and make my laptop's VGA port receive the image from my desktop computer. Is there a way to do it? Specs: OS: Windows 7 (desktop) / 8 ...
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1answer
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Tether wired internet from Desktop to laptop via wireless

What I have : Desktop, wired internet access to a wired-only router Laptop, wireless capable Windows 8.1 Preview on both computers - it's practically Windows 8 with some UI touches and performance ...
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1answer
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What is needed to use a laptop hard drive in a desktop PC? [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with a FUJITSU MHY2250BH SATA hard drive and a desktop with an ASRock twins 775 HDTV motherboard. I'd like to use the laptop hard drive on my desktop. What would I need to ...
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2answers
681 views

Can I use a laptop microphone and webcam for an application on a desktop?

I game on a desktop computer and I have a few spare laptops. I use one next to my gaming desktop to manage Skype, etc., but I want to use the microphone and perhaps the webcam in game. Is there any ...
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Laptop screen and Vizio monitor both as dual screens for my desktop

Note: Laptop: Dell, Windows 7 Desktop: HP, Windows 8 I have a monitor connected to my desktop using a VGA cord. The desktop has two of these VGA ports, so I simply connected my laptop with 1 VGA ...
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1answer
164 views

A DVD autostarts on my laptop and runs but not on my desktop

I have a DVD compatible drive on both my desktop and laptop. When I insert the DVD into my laptop, it recognizes it automatically and through clear.fi, plays the DVD. When I put the same DVD in my ...
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1answer
1k views

Stream YouTube from PC to Internet Enabled TV

Well I have a Samsung Smart TV (7000 series) and I would like to be able to stream a YouTube video from my computer to it. I know that I could just load it up in the Smart UI, but the Windows UI is so ...
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1answer
370 views

How can I use a desktop like a laptop [closed]

I am not looking for a remote control application. I need a new computer. Typically I buy desktop-replacement laptops and use them in the exact same location (my couch). I would like to save $ and ...
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4answers
1k views

Can a laptop hard-drive be used in a desktop machine?

I recently built my own computer, and I wanted to put my laptop hard drive in my desktop, possibly to do a RAID 0 or 1 (haven't decided yet). Is this even possible, or is it possible with an adapter ...
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1answer
5k views

How to get more bandwidth for my laptop than desktop in my home network [closed]

In my home network we have desktop with wired Internet connection and laptop with wireless Internet connection. So I want more bandwidth for my laptop than desktop, both are on same Internet ...
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2answers
17k views

Can I use my laptop's wireless adapter in a desktop computer?

I bought a new desktop computer and my old one will be used in the living room. It is not very practical to lay a network cable through the living room to the desktop, so I was starting to think about ...
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2answers
1k views

What's the proper way to unplug a power cord?

Unsure if I'm stating the question correctly, but I know there are warnings against quickly unplugging projectors suddenly because of the damage it can cause to the projector bulb. Is this applicable ...
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1answer
323 views

Motherboards/components to eliminate USB Bandwidth issue

I'm currently running web streaming from a Dell XPS 15 running Windows 7 with a i5 M480 2.67ghz processor and 6gb of ram. I connect TWO EasyCap DC60+ devices and a TV Tuner to all three of my ...
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2answers
1k views

transfer windows + data from laptop to desktop

I have an old laptop where all my applications (windows, office, itunes, and other apps) and all my data (music, home made video, pictures, documents). i want to transfer this laptop windows and data ...
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2answers
312 views

Is there any performance difference between GTX 580 and GTX 580M

I know that the M versions are built for laptops but let's make this as an example: Laptop has: i7 - 4GB RAM - GTX580 (3gb dedicated) Desktop has: i7 - 4gb RAM - GTX580M (3gb dedicated) If i run ...
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4answers
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Can a laptop's screen, keyboard and touchpad be used for a desktop?

Is it possible to use a laptop's screen, mouse and keyboard for a desktop? Please do not suggest breaking the laptop apart or anything. Obviously, it is fine if I can not use the laptop while I am ...
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1answer
107 views

Is switching a KVM switch on 2 computers that are powered on problematic?

If I have 2 computers that are running, and I constantly switch back and forth using a KVM switch to switch monitors (and mouse), is that a problem? Can I blow a video card or short circuit anything? ...
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How can I track time on a website from multiple IPs

I was wondering if there is a way to track time on a certain web site from my local computers / devices here. I wanna track from iPods, iPhones, laptops, desktops, etc to lets say facebook.com or ...
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2answers
548 views

Windows 7 laptop license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I use Ubuntu almost exclusively. But, ...
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1answer
274 views

Is a laptop computer going to save its extra cost compared to a desktop computer due to lower electricity consumption, after more than one year? [closed]

There's a lot of talk with people advising laptop users that they gain only mobility and other advantages while they always lose on money. But I noticed the monitor of an old desktop computer can go ...
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Can I put a laptop Core i7 CPU in a desktop?

One of the most important thing to me for a CPU is a good mix between speed and heat. For example five years ago I bought a Core 2 Duo 6300 (max TDP 65W): I put a big heatsink on the CPU, no fans (I ...
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4answers
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Can i control my Desktop machine from Laptop if both use same internet connection

Below are the resources i have: 1) Desktop(No Wireless card) 2) Internet Connection with wireless router 3) Laptop with wireless card My Question: If i choose to connect desktop to Internet via wired ...
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5answers
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Connect a 2.5" (laptop hard disk) SATA hard disk to Desktop PC

Can I connect a laptop SATA hard disk to Desktop PC? Do I have to use some adapters or I can just plug in SATA power connector and SATA data cable like my Desktop hard disk is connected? I noticed ...
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1answer
1k views

SATA hard disk for laptop on Desktop PC

Can I connect a laptop SATA hard disk to Desktop PC? Do I have to use some adapters or I can just plug in SATA power connector and SATA data cable like my Desktop hard disk is connected? I noticed ...
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4answers
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Desktop graphics card has lower Windows Experience Index than laptop?

I've just built a new desktop - Core 2 Quad with a GeForce 210 graphics card, the Windows 7 Experience Index is: Graphics 3.8, Gaming Graphics 5.3. However on my 2009 13" MacBook Pro, with GeForce ...
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4answers
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Electricity usage of a laptop vs. a desktop [closed]

How much electricity does a laptop use compared to a desktop?
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What is a free/open source tool to allow me to control another computer or use it as a second monitor? [duplicate]

I tried MaxiVista (their free trial) recently for using my laptop as a second monitor and it worked great. It also allowed me to control my laptop from my desktop PC. Does anyone know of a tool that ...
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4answers
880 views

Connect three computers (including one laptop) to one monitor

I have the following hardware: 2 Desktop PCs, running Windows XP and Ubuntu Macbook Pro a LCD monitor, a wired keyboard, and a wired mouse Currently, I'm using an oldish IOGear KVM switch to ...
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2answers
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Connecting desktop computer to the internet through laptop wifi

Due to some home network complications I have had to move my router to a seperate part of the house, therefore the wired network I had set up can no longer work. Before I find the time to go out and ...
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3answers
585 views

How to choose between Mac Laptop and Desktop

I am looking at getting a Mac soon for both iPhone development, and video editing. Should I be looking at a desktop or MacBook? I do not plan for the machine to move from my desk at home, so ...
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2answers
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Can I use laptop RAM in a desktop?

The specifications of my system say it supports 400 MHz and 533 MHz DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM. I have a 1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 laptop RAM module. Can I use this in my desktop? If not, what exactly is the ...
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3answers
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Laptop/Desktop with Workstation GPU compatible with SolidWorks? [closed]

I have a friend who will be using SolidWorks soon. She wants to get a new laptop, but SolidWorks is only certified with workstation graphics cards. What laptops do you use with SolidWorks and what is ...
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4answers
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What's the most efficient way to transfer data from desktop to laptop?

I've bought a desktop-replacement laptop and I still have some 20-30 GB of data to transfer to it from my current computer. What's the most efficient way to do it? Note the desktop is a 2001 computer ...
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4answers
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How do I leverage the power of my desktop from my laptop?

I have a powerful desktop, and a decent laptop. My laptop is my primary machine. When I'm home, I'd like to "tap into" the power of my desktop while using my laptop. I'm not thinking a solution like ...
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4answers
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How can I convert a laptop into a desktop?

I have an old laptop that I don't really use anymore, but I think would be useful as a desktop. Are there any instructions for taking a laptop motherboard and putting it into a case and converting to ...