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Dedicated Graphics and Onboard Graphics

I have a HP 430 notebook PC. According to the specs, it probably has an integrated HD graphics card and a dedicated AMD graphics card, but when I go to my device manager, display adapters, only the ...
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VLAN routing query on HP Swtch

I have Layer 3 HP switches throughout my organisation. They are set up to perform routing between all the VLANs connected to them, and everything is working. I am pretty proficient with using them, ...
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Would Like to Upgrade CPU of hp pavilion touchsmart 11z-e000 Notebook

I recently bought a HP TouchSmart 11Z-e000 Laptop but I am not happy with performae. It is using AMD A4 CPU with 4 GB RAM. I think the RAM is enough. Culprit here is CPU for the slow performance. I ...
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Network card won't identify network with regular cable after using crossover

I have a laptop: HP Pavilion g6 1212-sq (kind of old), a router in one room and a switch connected to the router in other room. Cables: - a crossover cable, the owner is a friend of mine (f); - two ...
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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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hp pavillion elite not booting beep codes

I'm trying to fix a hp pavillion elite. It won't boot, can't even get to the bios screen. I get one short beep, one long beep, and the screen never even turns on. Beep codes online say it's memory ...
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How to keep ink from drying out

I will not be using my HP Photosmart for 2 and a 1/2 months. Should I enclose entire printer (unplugged)in sealed plastic to prevent the ink and heads from drying out?
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Windows 7 Setup BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO

I am trying to install Windows 7 32bit on a rather old HP Pavilion t3225.at But after loading files setup ends with a BSOD BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO stop 0x00000074. After some research I checked the CD ...
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Are all Socket G2 processors interchangeable?

I've got an HP probook 4540s and I'm looking at upgrades, but I want to know what my options are. Will I be able to use any Socket G2 processor, or am I limited to the ones the laptop ships with?
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How Do I Test a CPU?

I've been trying to repair a friends computer. It's been a trial and error process. Starting with the least expensive fixes. The original problem is that the system would not power up. The PSU Fan ...
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Restoring Windows deleted all my data, any way to recover it?

I have two users on my HP Pavilion g6 Notebook(laptop), one of them is a Standard and the other Admin. Some months ago I had forgotten my admin account password which made working on the laptop ...
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HP ProBook 4530s unable to Shutdown, Restart, Sleep and Hibernate

I've a ProBook 4530s laptop that recently had the hard drive replaced with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD and I used its previous HDD as a secondary using the laptop's upgrade bay and a HDD Caddy. I've also ...
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HP MFP's Suddenly Won't Fax

We have a couple of HP MFP printers that worked fine until last Friday. We lost phone connections on more than half our phone lines. The provider was able to restore basic landline services but the HP ...
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Can I use a stylus on my HP Omni 10 Tablet?

I bought a HP Omni 10 (with Corning Gorilla Glass and Windows 8.1), and I want to use a stylus. Is this possible?
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Laptop heatsink screws getting loose by themselves

I own a HP dv6 6008eg laptop and noticed some days ago that some odd noise is coming from inside during gaming, mostly when the temp reaches about 80°C and the fan seriously kicks in. Taking it apart ...
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Keyboard issue and HP Help and Support Pop-up issue

Last night my HP Pavilion started acting abnormally. My keyboard began to malfunction; every button I pressed acted as a shortcut for things on my computer (i.e. D took me back to desktop, Spacebar ...
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Hp: unable to boot from DVD

I have hp 2000 that comes preinstalled with windows 8, I'm trying to install windows 7 instead. Windows 7 is working, I tried it on hp pavillion. I changed the boot order, I enabled legacy boot and ...
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How do I disable Windows 8 scanner profiles from controlling my scanner?

I have an HP scanner that allows scanning options to be selected on the scanner. Windows 8 is taking control of that function and not allowing me to use my HP software to customize the scan menu on my ...
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laptop does not “see” external hard drive

My HP Pavilion g series laptop is connected to an HP External Personal Media Drive (1 TB) that has been successfully used on this laptop before. It's connected, power light on, yet the computer ...
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HP Pavilion p6000 - Support Nvidia CUDA cards?

HP Pavilion p6000 AMD II Seems to have a large PCI-E and 3 small PCI-E slots. I think it is a PCI-E 2 but I can't confirm. I was hoping to put one of these in it: ...
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Laptop dies after connecting to an adapter

I have an HP Pavilion laptop, and a few days ago it's battery was low so I plugged in the power adapter cord to charge it. As soon as I connected the cord the laptop died. I have a power surge ...
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HP recovery discs theory

I had a problem with my computer which required me to restore it with Recovery discs. However, HP were planning to charge £50 for them to be shipped. I opted out and a friend had a copy of Windows 8.1 ...
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How do I update my graphics drivers?

I am using a graphics driver which is about 2 years ago which I downloaded from laptop's vendor site ...
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HP dv6930es bios upgrade fail

Days ago I was upgrading the bios but a restart fails and now the laptot doesn't starts. When I plug the battery charger the connector lights turn on... but nothing else is running in the laptop. I ...
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Which network driver for HP-Mini 210 3000 so?

Which network driver should I install for a HP-Mini 210 3000 so (lt704EA)? The specs simply list it as Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN and HP provides six or so different drivers.
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HP Laserjet network printing problems

I have the excellent HP Laserjet 1536dnf printer MFP in my office, and recently decided to order another one for my little network at home. The new one is experiencing problems, however, and when I ...
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How do I force a firmware installation on an HP printer?

How do I force a firmware installation on an HP Photosmart 2710? It's crashing a lot and USB isn't working (but I can network into it), is there a command through it's browser interface or a trick to ...
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HP 5120 vlan not working

So I have this odd issue with our HP 5120 switches. The VLANs will not pass traffic unless a interface with a IP is assigned to the VLAN. Problem is there is a limit of 8 VLAN interfaces that are ...
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What is the purpose of the lower lens on some laptops?

I have tried reading the HP EliteBook 2540p manual but it does not seem to label it anywhere. I've noticed that this model in particular isn't the only one, there are quite a few models that have it ...
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Enable VT-x in HP 8300 elite

I have a HP 8300 elite (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz). I'm trying to run a virtual machine via VirtualBox. But every time I start the VM, it says: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. ...
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HP Probook 4520 boots to white screen unable to access bios

I am an IT technician but by no means do I know everything. I have run into a problem that I am unfamiliar with and could use some help. A friend of mine bought an HP probook 4520 from a business that ...
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HP 620 - Every battery needs replaced?

I have got a HP 620 Laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Recently I've noticed my battery says it needs replaced when it was not charging. The only problem is that I have now changed the ...
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My HP laptop is getting heated up rapidly when in battery

Recently I have noticed a very interesting thing . I am using a HP G4 laptop with windows 7 , when in charge the laptop is performing well when unplugged it is showing a sudden rise in CPU and getting ...
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HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor Drivers

I have a HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor and the monitor does not like to wake up when the system goes to sleep. I tried to download the drivers but HP makes you have to have a subscription ...
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How to get new screws for HP Dv7 laptop

The other day I have noticed that there are 3 screws missing from the bottom of my 3 month old HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 laptop. This is causing me various problems such as an unstable screen, and who ...
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HP Elitebook 8530p's CPU Increases to 100% when Plugged In

I apologize if this post is too long or doesn't describe the issue properly. I have absolutely no idea why it is doing this, apparently it is a problem with HP computers or a particular strand of them ...
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HP Battery Alert error 601

It's an "internal" battery error that my HP laptop has been recently getting in different forms, with a forced restart. I was wondering whether the primary/internal battery means the big one I can ...
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Replacing Fan on Laptop

My Laptop is making a lot of noise and is really hot. I assume its overheating due to an issue with the fan and I would like to try replacing the fan. The laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61 The ...
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HP Thin Client - Saving Connection Entry

HP Thin Client, unsure of what software version. When setting up the client to run via RDP to a terminal server (or any other way) when trying to save it advises: Could not Save /etc/hp/local.xml ...
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Computer slows down during downloads

Last week, I reinstalled my company laptop, a HP Pavilion dv7-6b22ed. Everything was installed okay, but there is one issue I can't solve: whenever I download a file, be it a several hunderd MB file ...
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HP Laserjet P1005 driver installed but not working

In my office we have HP Laserjet p1005 USB printer. It was installed to a computer and it was working fine. But I removed that printer accidentally. Now I can't install it back. I downloaded and ...
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Does Control Zone touchpad in HP notebooks have standard LMB/RMB clicks at the bottom of touchpad?

I wanted to buy: http://www.x-kom.pl/p/203762-ultrabook-15-6-hp-envy-15-x360-u000ew-i5-4210u-4gb-1000-win81.html# but now I see it does not have normal touchpad but this one which does not work as it ...
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HP Laserjet CP1025nw

I am running 32 bit Win7 on a Dell Optiplex 790. I recently acquired an HP Laserjet CP1025nw printer. I downloaded the correct 32 bit drivers from HP and installed them and set up the printer per ...
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How to see the specifications of my Graphics Card before installing drivers in Windows 7?

I have a ATI/AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef). This computer came with a pre-installed Windows 7 64 bit OS. For some reason I had to use the Windows 7 ...
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Bypass Drivelock HDD Bay Password

I have an old HP Compaq tc4400 It was given to me in order to make it usable, but it ask for a Drivelock HDD bay password I don't have the password, but I've heard rumors that it can be reset ...
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Whats wrong with my HP LaserJet 8100 DN. Duplexer keeps causing a jam in different places

It's really doing my head in to be honest! The printer works fine without the duplexer installed, and also works fine with the duplexer is installed, but set to print single sided. The intermittent ...
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HP Proliant DL360 G4 - No Video

I just got my old DL360 G4 out of my closet, and I booted it up. It got into POST and then started beeping a lot, then displayed a fan error (I cannot remember what it exactly said). Now, it starts up ...
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hp probook white screen with error cancel image and boot to next boot order

I bought HP Probook 440 G1 with windows 8 Pro. I am a ubuntu user so I wanted to install ubuntu with Windows side by side. I tried to boot it from USB or DVD ROM but was unable to do so. Then from ...
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Identical computers, drastically different graphical behavior

So, my friend and I bought our laptops at the same time, from the same place, and the same model. Nothing special, just the HP dv6-6c14nr. It was only $450 with an Intel i5-2450m, 4gb RAM, and a 500GB ...
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Upgrading RAM. Speed compatibility

I have an older machine. I'm planning to upgrade its RAM memory (DDR2-Synch DRAM PC3200). I mostly find memory speeds of 533, 667 and 800 mhz. Does it have a significant impact if I install cards with ...