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Is it okay to store a laptop for one year without taking any precautions [duplicate]

No precautions have been taken to store the computer. It is sitting upstairs on a bookshelf. It is an HP pavilion laptop. I read this Super User blog. I don't understand if this computer will ...
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suse linux installatation on HP Gen9 server

I am unable to install SUSE Enterprise Server 11.0 with sp3 on HP gen9 server. It's unable to recognize the storage. The raid controller is p440ar. It had tried installing with HP ProLiant Gen9 ...
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HP Pavilion g6 2231TX starts when lid open then shutdown

I have HP Pavilion g6 2231TX laptop. It worked well but today morning, when I want to start my laptop, it won't. The power led lights up but nothing display in the screen when I open up the lid. After ...
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Are off-brand toner cartridges dangerous for laser printers? [duplicate]

I've heard horror stories about off-brand inkjet cartridges, and I'm wondering if similar dangers apply to off-brand toner for laser printers. I've found online stores with good ratings on Google ...
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Windows 7 activation failed, legal product key was used (HP 840 G1 laptop / clean install)

Problem Valid product key is not accepted after clean reinstall. What could be the reason of that and how to pass activation process ? Goal install & activate "clean" windows 7 professional ...
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Synaptics touchpad in HP Envy Sleekbook 4: adjust 3-finger click

Using this built-in touchpad in my HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1161er win Windows 8.1 Pro, the driver version is 16.5.3.3 (the last available). I had some problems with 2-finger click, but this registry tweak ...
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How to prevent the last page of an odd number of pages to be printed upside down on letterpaper?

I have a problem with my HP LaserJet 500. When I print a single page on letterpaper (pre-printed with a logo in the top left) there are no problems, when printing an even amount of pages in duplex, no ...
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HP Printer MFP M880 randomly prints blank pages

I have two of these HP Color Laserjet Flow M880 printers in my office network. One of these units wakes up at random intervals and prints one line of random gibberish followed by blank pages. This ...
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circumvent BIOS password on hp compaq nc8430

I've been trying to find a solution on google. However most (if not all userful)answers to the question "How can I reset or circumvent the BIOS password" on my Hp compaq nc8430 end up with "try ...
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Customize OEM Windows 7

Scenario: Using OEM Recovery Discs from HP, I do a fresh install of windows 7. Windows 7 gets activated by the BIOS in these HP machines. If I clone the images from the base machine. Would windows ...
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My Hp compaq cq57 windows 7 wont show a startup screen after installing the recommended graphics drivers

I recently cleaned installed windows 7 64bit on my hp compaq cq57 laptop. When I try to install the hp recommended graphics driver to the system, it installs but on restart, the system does not show ...
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hp elite book 8730w when started show“ HP BIOS application is corrupted or missing”

I've found on this site solution of this problem. First they recommend to enter BIOS by pressing F10 when booting-up. Second to navigate to system configuration and so one. I can't understand, in ...
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I have a dead Notebook because of a BIOS update failure

It all started when I was updating my BIOS during the update something went wrong the laptop has been turned off suddenly. Now when I try to turn my Notebook on I get the capsLock LED blinking twice ...
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HP 1210 Scan Button does nothing

I have an HP 1210 all-in-one nightmare of a printer which has decided not to listen to the scan button anymore. I've dug into it, and see in the properties of the scanner in Windows XP that it says ...
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Squealing coming from laptop power supply? [duplicate]

I have an HP Pavilion dv7-6135dx. This morning, the power supply/AC adapter started making squealing noises for a few seconds at a time. I had it plugged in during a storm that happened while I was ...
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Bad Clock Battery on an HP Probook 4525s

How can I tell if the clock battery is bad in a HP Probook 4525s? My PC does not start when pressing the power button but the caps lock light flashes twice.
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Finger-print reader no more working

I have an HP ProBook 4430s with a fingerprint reader. I had to reinstall my OS a few days back. Since then, I don't see any sign of my fingerprint reader. I installed HP Security tools, I installed ...
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SMART hard disk check has detected an imminent failure [duplicate]

Since two years ago I have this problem. I have a HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook PC. Every time I turn on my laptop it comes a black screen like this one(I found it in Internet): In this two years ...
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Windows 8.1 “Reset your PC” option VS HP recovery managers “Factory reset”.

So heres whats up- i have a windows 8 laptop (HP envy m6) and i want to just do a fresh install- but when i try to use the recovery partition and recovery manager stuff (all to do with HP) and after ...
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Monitor displays after 10 minutes

I have hp 7550 monitor, monitor displays screen after 10 minutes and continuously sounds like spark from inside the body, sometimes the light pink shades also appear, does anyone have solution?
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How do I add a Bluetooth COM port in the Win8 Device Manager?

I am trying to set up terminal communication across two Windows 8.1 bluetooth devices - my workstation and an HP Stream 7 Tablet. The devices see each other, pair, and can transmit files, however the ...
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HP CP3505: printing random blue/cyan lines

I got the HP CP3505 printer. Its printing random blue lines all over whenever Cyan toner is used. Now it took me 5 hours to follow youtube guide to screw open the big printer, service the lens, and ...
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How to emulate numpad on a PC laptop?

Some programs use numpad keys for commands: for example to select all files in a folder in the FAR Manager you can just press the numpad *. Also in Windows one can, for example, type § by ...
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How to fix the screen blackout in an HP Pavilion dv7-1240us

Many users of the HP Pavilion dv71240-us have had this screen blackout problem. After having the laptop on for a few minutes the screen goes black and there is no way to get it back to normal. Many ...
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How do I print via email without explaining it to a multitude of users in a course of a month

Right now, If one wants to print, he needs to have the email address of the printer, but, if there are a lot of users coming and going, which is the case, distributing that email address, a hundred+- ...
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How can I completely disable tablet functions in Windows 7?

I'm the owner of an HP Pavillion tx2120us tablet PC, which has a known problem of making the cursor jump to the lower right corner of the screen. I've narrowed the problem down to the pen tablet ...
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Setting Up HP Designjet 450C On Network

I am looking for a way to setup a HP DesignJet 450C Plotter on a network so I can print from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 os'. My biggest issue is I do not see it appearing as listed in my router ...
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Can't get touch screen on my HP Elitebook 840 G1 to work

My friend has an Elitebook 840 and his touchscreen works just fine. In the device manager, I see some drivers for touch screen stuff so I'm assuming I do actually have a touch screen. I'm not ...
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I can't start my computer into windows vista

a few days ago, my HP A1709N had to be restored back to HP defaults. When I tried to install SP1 on it, the system said the update failed, then, upon reboot, I got a Blue Screen of death, and can't ...
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Ubuntu RAID1 with HP server

I have a server HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8V2 with 2 disks, and I want to install ubuntu 12.04 with RAID1. However, I have read some posts that say "This model of HP didn't support RAID1 with Ubuntu or ...
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RAlink WIFI card on HP shows available networks, but can't connect

I have an HP ProBook 4540s (2014). Recently the WIFI card selectively connects to certain networks. Obviously I thought, okay, it might be that the AP's are broadcasting on a Channel the WIFI card ...
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Can I use HP Recovery Discs for a different hard drive capacity and make?

About two years ago I created HP Recovery Discs (3 of them). Now my hard drive has crashed and new one is still a week from delivery. I was reading up on how to reinstall the genuine OS using the ...
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HP Laptop says “Enter Power On Password ” with a key like picture [duplicate]

My HP laptop is asking for Power On Password that I never setup. How do I get around the password and how do I remove this setting so the problem does not recur?
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Computer shuts down instantly every 2 hours and 1 minute

I have a HP Touchsmart 600-1155 All-In-One computer and recently has started to power off by himself (like long pressing on power button) every 2 hours 1 minute and few seconds (on the clock). I have ...
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HP DV1000 Laptop won't start. Flashing “power” light

I've been handed a laptop to "clean-up", it appears to be infested with spyware and various limewire type downloads. It had a habit of randomly shutting down after 30 seconds, BSODs if cables ...
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HP computer stuck at bootup screen for no apparent reason

I don't recall having done anything to my computer, but I rebooted out of an Ubuntu Live CD in the hope of getting to Windows. Instead, the computer hangs at the HP Invent bootup screen. Hitting Esc ...
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HP Photosmart doing borderless printing of PDF

I am trying to print a PDF document which contains table with borders but my printer is not printing any borders. I am using Mac with OSX 10.10 and my printer is HP photosmart 5520.I tried looking ...
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Can't boot from flash drive Windows 8.1

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu from a bootable USB on an HP pavilion dv6 notebook with Windows 8.1 on it. I've been following tutorials and googled everything I can, but I can't seem to make this work. The ...
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External Battery Pack not Working with Laptop

I have an HP ProBook 4540s that has a very weak battery from years of use and abuse. I bought an external battery pack, a Poweradd 32000mAh with the intention of using it with my laptop. The battery ...
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System files taking up more space than my own files, leaving me with almost no free space?

Computer: HP Stream 11 CPU: Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz Processor RAM: 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM Storage: 32 GB SSD OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing I bought an HP Stream 11 back in January, and although it's a cheap ...
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HP Pavillion G4 2000 Touchpad Not Working

I have this Pavillion whose Touchpad stopped working a while ago, it didn't respond and the enabled/disabled LED doesn't turn on either. So then I bought another front case (because the touchpad is ...
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2010 HP Desktop Seagate Hard Disk Failure Imminent

My HP Desktop is giving me the message for my 750gb Seagate Hard Drive (the one that came with the PC) that Hard Disk Failure is imminent. I have been receiving this message since I reset it to ...
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Can you disable the light up buttons on the HP HDX series laptops?

I'm intrested in buying a laptop from the HP HDX series, but I have one concern. As you can see below, they have touch sensitive buttons above the keyboard which are lit up. I cant help but think how ...
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Can't install Linux on HP laptop - install can't see mSata SSD + HDD combo

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4-1119tu that came with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying to add Debian Jessie in a dual-boot configuration. PREPARATION I made space on my hard-drive using a ...
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How to monitor HP printer usage on Linux (Ubuntu - hplip)

We have several HP network printers, including some high-end color ones, installed under Ubuntu which is the standard desktop. Now anyone can print as many pages as they want and there is no tracking ...
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Laptop won't start after BIOS update

I have an HP Probook 4540s laptop. I recently updated its BIOS from HP's website. After the installation the laptop restarted, but since then there is no display. I waited for an hour until the ...
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HP laptop doesn't power up

I am kindly asking for your help. I have an HP DV7T-6C00 laptop which doesn't power up at all. I have read various forum threads and they did not solve my problem that's why I'm opening a new one. It ...
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find IP address of a device

I have multiple devices connceted to HP 1910-48g. Three of them are fingerprint scanner devices. We use them for time attendance reports. Because of some problems I have to reinstall software but in ...
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Is RAM expandable for Hp Compaq 15-s103TX

I would like to buy this laptop HP Cpmpaq 15-s103TX According to specs, RAM seems to be expandable upto 8 GB. But in the Memoty section, unused slots is 0. Does this mean, if I wish to expand memory, ...
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laptop will not boot up [duplicate]

I have an HP pavilion which died a few months ago. I took it to a shop and was told it was dead, maybe the motherboard which would cost too much to repair. I left it sitting for over two months and ...