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 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Checklist for new laptop whether it runs as intended [on hold]

My new laptop arrives today. My last laptop went funny within a week: The shop allowed me to turn it in for a different one instead of me having to wait a couple of weeks. Now I want to make sure ...
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For better battery backup whether we have to start charge the laptop when battery about to drain?

I recently purchased a laptop ,I have get suggestions from so many people that we should start charging laptop when battery is about to drain and the reason I am getting is battery will last for ...
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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Laptop only detects TV via HDMI when the TV is off

I have an Acer Aspire 5951G laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card and 64-bit Windows 7. I am pretty sure that none of the components (HDMI-cable, graphics card, TV) are malfunctioning. ...
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VAIO Ultrabook works but the display does not turn on normally

My notebook has a display problem. Several times, usually after long hours off, I turn on the notebook and the LCD has no image. Then I connect to an external monitor and it always works. After that, ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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Asus Laptop fans not detected/sensors not working properly

I have yet another unexplainable issue (like always)... My laptop suddenly started running its fans at full speed for no reason. this started happening after a regular sleep/wake during the day. It ...
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Specific model of laptop hard drive dies after using it in laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition laptop. It came with 2 hard drives of 1 TB (thus a total of 2 TB). To date, the motherboard has been replaced at least three times now due to ...
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An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system

I upgraded a laptop to windows 8 and then started to factory reset windows 8 and left it over night! When i check in the morning it said that reset wasn't complete and it restarted the computer and ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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How do I turn off the keyboard backlight on my Lenovo Y70?

I'd like to turn off the keyboard backlight on my new Lenovo Y70 laptop. Is there a built-in way of doing this? Or is there a way to physically disconnect the backlighting from the power supply, if I ...
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Can I install my old laptop's CPU in a new laptop?

My current laptop is broken, but the CPU is fine (Intel Core i7-720QM, 1.6 GHz). Can I buy a new laptop and put this CPU in it ?
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My toshiba satellite windows 8 will not let me press on mouse1 while playing a game

So when Im playing, I try shooting a gun and it doesnt work. But when I press mulitple times it works. Then stops working. I need serious help. It's annoying the crap out of me.
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Strange noise on my ASUS notebook speakers

I just bought an Asus K56CB notebook. I immediately replaced original platter hard drive with my SSD I had in my previous laptop (no re-installation, just remove from previous and replace in new). I'm ...
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Improve SSD performance on Windows 7 laptop

I got Asus k40in and I've just replaced it's HDD with new 120gb SSD (Kingston v300) to give it a new life as office machine; winsat disk shows ~225 MB/s sequential read and ~195 MB/s sequential write. ...
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HP Elitebook 8570p / Windows 7 - Docking issues / After entering credentials, desktop is just a black screen

When booting the laptop on a docking station, the logon screen appears and user X is able to input thier credentials. Then the desktop does not load - just a black screen. When the laptop is ...
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How to measure how long it take's for a laptop's battery to charge

I have the following scenario: I am testing several laptops with Windows 8.1 installed. One of the tests is to measure how much the battery lasts. For this task I use benchmarks like PeaceKeeper or ...
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How to make use of an extra RAM slot? [duplicate]

My computer already has 4 GB of RAM, and cannot make use of more than about 3 GB, but there is an extra slot still available for another chip. Is there any other kind of chip that can be put there in ...
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Where does the ribbon ending in sticky metallic tape attach in a laptop?

I bought a used laptop, but needed to install a new hard drive. Inside the laptop there is a single large ribbon which forks into two ribbons. The first fork ends in ~1.5 inch plug with two sets of ...
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Dual band 2x2 WiFi card in a 1x1 laptop

I've got a HP ProBook with a rather meh Qualcomm QCA9565 wireless N card (1x1), and I'm considering getting an Intel Wireless AC card to replace it. I have two choices: the Intel 3160AC which is a ...
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KVM Switch Not working

I have a KVM switch that has previously worked well with both a Dell and an HP Docking station. I recently tried to hook it to a docking station for an HP Pavilion DV6-1355dx Notebook T6600/x64/x64. ...
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Laptop keeps powering off randomly?

Ok so this has been going on for a while now but recently seems to be happening more frequently. I have an Acer Aspire 5750G with core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT520M running Windows 7. This laptop has ...
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How long does it take for a new laptop battery to get charged? [closed]

I just bought a new 6 cell Lenovo battery for my Ideapad. But it doesn't seem to get chraged. It's been an hour but there is no change in charge percentage. Is it normal for a new battery. At first I ...
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Connecting two computers together so that one can use the screen of another

So here's the situation. My mother has an old touch-screen desktop computer (without a separate "tower", ie all the internals are in the screen) which is 4 years old and has just about no processing ...
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Dell Inspiron 1764 Maximum external monitor resolution

I want to buy an external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 1764 (i5HD450054). However, I am not sure if its video card supports a display with resolution of 1920x1200 connected through HDMI. My laptop ...
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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF. The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected. The ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31E + Windows 8 => Random shutdown on unplug

The computer used to work fine with Windows 7. After upgrade to Windows 8, if the computer has been started plugged in, it shuts down randomly, and frequently, when unplugged. If it has been started ...
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My laptop battery discharged in sleep mode?

My laptop computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 touch screen laptop computer. Its specs are as follows: Intel i5-4200u Quad-Core Processor Intel HD 4400 Integrated Graphics 500GB hard ...
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Super slow wifi but fast on cable [duplicate]

I have a problem with my wifi on Samsung NP300E5A-s01ee laptop. The internet works fine as long as it is connected by cable but when I connect by Wi-fi it is super slow. I know that the problem is ...
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Are desktop PC ports less durable in terms of mating cycles than laptop ports?

I have an HP EliteDesk 800 Mini PC, and I am using it like a laptop in the sense that I take it to and from work every day. At home and at work I have a power adapter, monitor, keyboard, and mouse ...
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Why is my new laptop slowing down during file copy/move operations?

I bought a new laptop(Asus X555L) three days ago. It has a 1TB HDD, 4 GB DDR3L RAM , i5 4th gen CPU and a 2GB graphic card. When I copy/move files into the laptop it gets super slow. If you try to ...
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My laptop battery just won't come out! (Lenovo U400)

I'm trying to remove the battery from a Lenovo U400 laptop. It should be as easy as taking out the screws from the battery, unplugging it from the motherboard, and lifting it out, but it's not! Once ...
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Is there a Windows script to disable & enable the Intel GPU?

So I've bought a new laptop with the Intel 4400 GPU. Which I'm trying to connect to an external monitor with hdmi, only the monitor gives me a no signal error. So I went on Google and found a ...
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HDD in optical bay spins down and up constantly

I've installed an SSD and HDD in the optical drive slot on my notebook. I'm using windows 8.1 x64, running from my SSD which is my primary drive. My problem is taht HDD spins up/down constantly, in ...
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Laptop's disk usage is always 100% and freezes after few seconds

I have Acer 5755G laptop with following spec: 4GB RAM 750 GB WD HDD Intel i5 2nd Gen Windows 8.1 Update 1 64 bit Laptop is 2 years old. Previously I had Windows 7 64 bit OEM version. Previously ...
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Noisy fan at Dell 5547

Please take a look at screenshot with information about the hardware at Pastebin or on screenshot: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=WGEQCCet Note the section "Temperature" AMD Radeon. Perhaps this ...
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Laptop boot issue [closed]

My lenovo y500 just won't startup. The power button light is on, keyboard back light too and fan air is cool. The screen doesn't light up. Then it shuts down after 30 seconds. Every time for the past ...
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External monitor doesn't switch on automatically when laptop wakes up from sleep

I've an external monitor connected to my laptop, and work primary on that external monitor (with laptop monitor off). Recently I found that, as I open the laptop lid to wake up the machine, the laptop ...
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Display size inconsistent on Windows 8 laptop (Dell Inspiron 17)

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop and I'm having a problem with the display. I've experienced this on another laptop that I used recently. It's running Windows 8 and has a 17.3" screen. The ...
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Connect hard disk to laptop using usb-to-sata cable

I have a laptop (Dell Latitude E5420) with 5400 RPM hard disk and the speed seems slow. I also have a 7200 RPM desktop computer’s hard disk drive. So my question is if I connect that 7200 RPM desktop ...
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Why shouldn't you update to the latest drivers on your OEM computer?

I am in a bit of a debate with someone concerning the updating of OEM drivers. Let's say you buy an Acer notebook which comes with pre-installed graphics drivers. One would argue that it's better to ...
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Broken optical drive on laptop. Need replacement

I have a DELL XPS L502X laptop with an Optiarc DVDRWBD BC-5540H SCSI drive. The optical drive broke. Does the SCSI mean anything? Or is SATA ok? When I say is SATA ok, does SATA make it a different ...
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How to purchase a new hard drive for my GoBook III?

I have an Itronix GoBook III with a 40 GB hard drive. For my work, I need at least 150 GB of space, so I want to upgrade this. Some marketing details show that it was sold with a "Shock Mounted ...
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How to I install Windows 8 64 bit on a replacement hard drive?

I have an HP g6 laptop. My hard drive died and I got installed a replacement drive. How do I install Windows 8 64 bit to the replacement hard drive?
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...