Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

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Windows Vista Laptop won't sleep automatically

I have an Acer Laptop running Vista Home edition. Try as I might I cannot get it to sleep automatically after a period of inactivity. I've been making changes in the Select a Power Plan dialog, ...
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Upgrade soldered GPU

I have a few questions about GPU upgrading, my laptop is good but the GPU is really bad, if it was a better one I could play most recent games on medium-high instead of lower quality. My laptop is an ...
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AltGr on wireless keyboard connected to Dell 3350 laptop gives wrong result

I have tried several wireless keyboards connected to my Dell 3350 laptop and ALtGR always opens a new explorer window! Extremly irritating everytime I try to print @, £ etc. Can anyone help me solve ...
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How can I determine the life expectancy of my laptop's hard drive?

My laptop is three and a half years old. When I go off to college, I'll either replace the entire system, or just the hard drive. So far I have not encountered any hardware errors, and the computer ...
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Debugging power on issue

First off I don't know if this is the correct fora, for this kind of question. My personal Acer Aspire 5745G has an issue, namely that it usually has issues powering on. The issue is that when the ...
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New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM?

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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how does mxm graphics card compatibility work

I have this aio PC that's like a gimpy laptop. It's only GPU expandability is an mxm slot but I've never used them. Do I treat them like pcie without a VGA port in regards to its version standards and ...
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Fresh install of Windows will not reboot, it freezes instead. Suspending will trash the install

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise (no sp, v6.1.7600) to an Acer Aspire 5560. This problem is 100% reproducible on all 7 of the Acer 5560's I've tried it on. The installer froze instead of ...
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HP Laptop Model G60-535DX won't boot or do system repair

I'm attempting to fix my girlfriend's laptop, but it is behaving quite oddly. It is a HP Laptop Model G60-535DX, running Windows 7. It won't start, BIOS works fine, I did memory and hard disk scans, ...
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What adhesive should I use to secure power jack on an Acer/eMachines laptop?

I was going to use superglue, not sure how it'd handle the heat though and I'd be afraid of it getting in the jack. Two way tape seems to be a plausible solution (I've used it in automotive ...
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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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Open files on network become read-only when laptop is closed and then later re-opened

I frequently have Excel files, Word documents, and some other files (not only Office files) that are located on a network folder (NAS, active directory managed) open when I shut my laptop, either to ...
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Do DDR3 SODIMM modules come in sizes greater than 8GB?

I'm really interested on buying a 1x16GB DDR3 SODIMM module because my laptop has only one memory slot. I know that DIMM modules with 16GB do exist. But I can find only packs with two 8GB modules of ...
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Notebook stalls on bios when HDD inserted

the notebook froze during windows 7 drive formatting and since when the HDD is inserted it doesn't even get to the BIOS screen, just blank black screen. Tried putting the hdd into my desktop pc, but ...
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what do different IP information mean? [on hold]

I know that in cmd prompt, you can make IP stats appear, although I forgot how to do that. How do I do that? Also, I want to understand what those different IP stats mean because I've always wondered ...
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Laptop spec advice [on hold]

Hi guys I'm in the market for a new laptop and I just need some advice on what spec to get for the work I'll be doing. I am just looking for guide to get a fully "capable" laptop with specs just ...
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Redirect Bluray Sound to laptop without any wire

I have a TV connected to bluray player. i want to play the disk but i want the sound to come to laptop. so that i can use my heahphone. I could use the headphone by connecting to the player. but ...
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My Acer Extensa 5635ZG won't boot on my secondary display [AOC D7535Ph]

At the moment i have my laptop display cracked beyond recognition, and decided to buy a 23" full hd display instead of repairing my display [about same price range at that time]. The problem is not ...
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Replaced screen in Acer Aspire, now won't power on or acknowledge it's plugged in

I recently replaced the LCD screen from a different model Acer Aspire (Both 15.6" , same connector and LED backlight) in my laptop. I've replaced LCDs from other laptops before, so I'm fairly ...
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uninstalling touchpad driver to use a mouse instead

I have a Synaptics touchpad on a Toshiba laptop but want to use a Logitech mouse instead. Is is safe to uninstall the Synaptic driver(s) for the touchpad, or will that make it permanently unusable if ...
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Can I connect Mini-PCI WiFi card to Mini-PCI slot for UWB?

I recently discovered, that wifi card ((Dell Wireless WLAN 1397/1510 Half Mini Card) from my new laptop (Dell XPS 1647) is terribly slow and is limiting my internet connection speed. I fought that I ...
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How can I quickly control my fan- and processorspeed?

I'm searching for software which can be used to (quickly) change your CPU/fan speed. I regularly use my laptop for gaming, causing it to become really hot, mostly around temps of 90-100C. I don't ...
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How to improve Intellisense and compilation performance in Visual Studio 2013 on laptop? [on hold]

I am running Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate on my Compaq Presario CQ61-310SD laptop from 2010. It works, but the IntelliSense is slow and compilation takes quite some time. I want my laptop to be ...
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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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How do I buy a standalone LCD Inverter? (For Science)

I was searching Ebay for an LCD inverter to connect a naked laptop LCD to a VGA port... for science. Some things I know, some things I don't. But for the sake of simplicity and ADHD... ill spare you ...
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Lenovo Screen broken (not physically)

My screen of my Lenovo Ideapad S400 recently stopped working. It is less than a year old, and Lenovo/Medion state that it is not covered by warranty since it looks like having been damaged. Nothing ...
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Adding a second RAM chip to Asus U32U Laptop [closed]

I have an Asus U32U laptop. The specific model is RX012D. The configuration is: AMD® APU E-450 AMD A50M Chipset AMD Radeon® HD 6320 Built-in 320GB 5400RPM HDD Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (will move to ...
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Laptop touch pad click does not work [closed]

I have a HP laptop and win xp. My laptop touchpad work poperly but when I want to click through touchpad it does not work.
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Slow internet on one pc, and one network

i have encountered a really annoying problem with one of my laptops. So i have a wireless internet connection in my house and have 3 computers, 2 phones and 2 tables working perfectly and fast on the ...
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Touchscreen issue with HDMI tv connected

I have Acer S7-392 with touchscreen. The issue is that when I connect my TV via HDMI cable, the touchscreen still Works but is acting on the TV not on the laptop's screen.
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Is my laptop's battery dangerous?

I've been using a battery in my laptop for 3 years and I've kept it in fairly good condition until now. My routine was to keep it plugged in most of the time but use it on battery once or twice a week ...
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Laptop turns on and off by itself

Laptop: HP ProBook 4520s I got my motherboard replaced. They tested in the repair service and everything was fine. I got the laptop home and it worked. Then I hibernated it and when I wanted to turn ...
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Handwriting notes in a notebook PC?

How can I directly write hand written notes onto my Windows 7 notebook PC? Most software applications like Paint only allow drawing simple figures like lines. I cant afford a tablet or smartphone or ...
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Samsung Series 9 Laptop won't recognize new SSD

I just bought a Samsung Series 9 laptop (np900x3g to be precise) and I wanted to upgrade it's SSD. I bought an msata ssd and installed it alright. It is also recognized in Bios but I can't get it to ...
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overclocking Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop/ upgrading ram

I'm trying to upgrade my laptop (dell inspiron 1545). i'm planning on upgrading the ram, but i'm looking at bus speed and im not entirely sure what to get. I was considering overclocking my system ...
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How to retrieve all messages from someone using lync

How can I get all messages from a person I have lync-ed, please?
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Avoiding sleep when lid is close and no one is logged in

I've an old Dell Latitude laptop that I've converted to CentOS 6.5. As this is going to work like a server (i.e. no one will use it directly) I've changed from UI the power management option to ignore ...
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Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?

I'm using a 2 year old 15" AMD laptop running Windows 8, and its battery life is not as long as the brand new ultrabooks for sure. In the place I'm currently working I don't have access to a power ...
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Wake laptop on lan via wireless printer?

I know how ridiculous this sounds, but I am curious if it would be possible. Basically, I have a laptop that I would like to wake on lan, but I dont want to have to run a cable through my house. There ...
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How to connect Data Acquisition System to a Laptop and laptop to a server with Ethernet cable?

Our research group is involved in a continuous monitoring of a structure and we have a data acquisition system (DAQ) and a laptop deployed on site. DAQ is connected to the laptop with an ethernet ...
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Use old laptop as additional screen with Windows 8 [duplicate]

In the past, I've used Maxivista to use a laptop's screen as an additional monitor for my primary computer. It works great, and I'm quite pleased with it. However, I've now upgraded to Windows 8, and ...
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Power4gear purpose and value

Asus laptops have Power4Gear app installed. Beside usual "custom" settings like when screen dims, laptops goes to sleep etc, does it have any other purpose or value? For example, does this software ...
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How do control audio output via S/P DIF & Headphones jack on DELL Laptop?

I have a DELL XPS Laptop. It has 3 audio ports: 1 microphone output 1 Headphones Output 1 S/P DIF output. *I'm not using Microphone, so that port is not being used by anything / no wires to *I've ...
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second monitor causes graphics suttering

i'm running hp probook 450 with win 8.1 64bit when i connect a second monitor(philips 234cl) through the HDMI port, the laptop monitor stutters every 15 seconds or so, and the newly connected monitor ...
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Hp laptop freezes when power plugged in

I am using HP-8510p Laptop my problem is when I plugged in my charger it stop working and all the things got freezes. I have changed following settings but no result: Removed the battery and pressed ...
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Upgrading Laptop HDD to SDD

I have this Acer Aspire V5-471G Laptop with 466GB Seagate HDD using SATA 2.0(3.0Gb/s) interface. Now, I am planning to upgrade my HDD with a faster Samsung 840 EVO SSD which use SATA 3.0(6.0Gb/s) but ...
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Kernel-power event ID 41 task category 63

I have been having problems recently with my Asus N53Sv laptop, it will randomly shut off even at high battery levels (I even bought a new battery thinking it was the problem) It even dies when I log ...
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Gaming laptop temps a bit high?

I have an MSi GT70 Dragon Edition 2. Whilst playing Battlefield 4, my GPU and 'Temp1' (SpeedFan) show results of it being up to 80c. Is this too hot for it? And if so, should I get a laptop cooling ...
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Computer doesnt charge and harddrive fail after spilling fluids

I spilled tea under my laptop (Dell 7520 15R) yesterday, water got on my rams, hard drive and battery. Computer shut down immediately. I cleaned everything, assembled it and it works fine, except that ...
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Connecting Lenovo E545 laptop to HP ZR2740W display - low resolution

I have Lenovo E545 laptop. It has VGA & HDMI video outputs. AMD Radeon HD 8450G Graphics Display: HP ZR2740W It has DVI-D and DisplayPort inputs. First I bought following cable: ...