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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Installing Windows 7 on notebook with Ubuntu installed

Does it possible install Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron 3543 Pentium 3805U? From Dell support page its not clear does it offer drivers for Win 7 or not.
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CPU Issue - Now always at 100% usage

Ok, after my PC crashed the CPU is always near 100%, after reboot, normaly at 5% after a reboot, I Can't do anything!!! --- Iknow it's not a hdd issue because the ROM startup barly works
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Laptop Battery Draining While Plugged In

I have a relatively new (<1yr.) Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, which stays plugged in all the time. It's connected to a flatscreen monitor via HDMI & I keep the lid shut, so that screen's off. ...
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cannot set 2560x1600 resolution for Samsung S32D850T monitor from Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop

I just bought a new Samsung S32D850T monitor hoping to get 2560x1600 resolution from my Dell Inspiron laptop. The laptop has HDMI and VGD ports. Is there any way to get that resolution (a new HDMI ...
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To prevent overheating, why not turn laptop upside down?

The fans and ventilation holes are positioned on the bottom of the device, as with most laptops, as well as the HDD and other components making heat. If these items are all positioned on the bottom, ...
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M325 logitech mouse is not working with new batteries

I have had this mouse for about a year now and it died yesterday when i was playing a game, so i wen't to find a new battery but none of them worked and i even checked that they were the right type. ...
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Wifi access not allowing access to all sites (several incoming/outgoing IP blocked by ZoneAlarm) - hacking attempts?

Few months ago I was using my own internet (wifi in my own studio, under windows 7) and I was able to access any website I wanted. However, since few weeks, I moved into a shared housing and also use ...
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I am trying to recover this hard drive. Attached are my diskpart results for list volume. Has it failed?

diskpart results: more diskpart results: For background: Putting it in an enclosure and plugging it into my machine got nothing and made weird noises. And my enclosure works because I just got ...
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Using my laptop with 2 additional external monitors

I got a ASUS Zenbook Pro (i7, 16gb memory, nvidia 960). I bought 2 Dell 27" monitors, connected one through hdmi and the other through an external usb-c to hdmi adapter. It all works fine with those ...
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Laptop HDD Sparky Crackling Sound

Recently my new laptop started producing this sparky, "electric" sound that is coming from hdd. It starts, I think, when the laptop warms a bit. Also my laptop becomes slow ( I guess, same reason). I'...
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Replacing old, discontinued drivers

I have a laptop mounting an ATI HD 3000 series graphic cards, and the ATI Radeon website says that those drivers have been discontinued in 2013. The most recent upgrade of a game I'm running warns me ...
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Faulty Apple MacBook Air Adapter

I have Apple MacBook Air laptop. As the adapter was faulty, I had given it for service. After getting it back, I connected the adapter to the laptop. When I touched the laptop, I felt a shock. I live ...
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Laptop can't boot from SSD when HDD is connected

I've just installed a new SSD on my laptop instead of the previous HDD. When only the SSD is connected - everything works great (I've copied the OS and data from the HDD to the SSD). But when I also ...
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Very Confused HP Compaq 8710p Re: AC Adapters

My 1st Laptop, Please forgive my lack of knowledge. I've spent 4 days off and on trying to learn what I can. More confused than 5 days ago. Info found on the bottom of a HP Compaq 8710p laptop, Input: ...
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laptop keyboard some keys don't work for a while but later on work

Very wierd issue. Clean install of windows 10 home. After leaving the computer for a while, sometimes some keys on the keyboard don't work. Some specific examples: 8, 9 right arrow, down arrow. ...
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Is my hard drive normal?

I just bought my laptop and was hearing this crackling sound, as similar to the video, from my hard drive. Is that normal? or is my hard drive faulty? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBcFLZ2S7Fk
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How to upgrade UEFI bios without battery in Acer laptop?

My laptop is Acer Aspire V5-473PG and I used windows 10 Pro 64-bit. And my battery is already dead around 1 year. Now, when I turn on my laptop, it always shows something like this : Boot media is ...
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Laptop LCD T-Con

Is the t-con (timing control) board for a laptop lcd panel built into the panel itself, or is it a separate part that can be replaced like it is in televisions and desktop monitors? From what I can ...
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Dell XPS 13 + Dell Monitor = one of them blurry

I have a Dell xps 13 and a 24" Dell monitor connected to it by a Mini Display-Port and HDMI. The problem is that if I turn on the laptop without the monitor connected to it, it looks perfectly clear. ...
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Laptop won't charge & I keep getting four constant beeps

My friend has a Dell Inspiron 15 N5010 laptop/notebook which has recently not been working so well and has a number of issues. When the laptop is turned on it beeps four times in a row over and over ...
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Very, very slow PC when power button is pushed on due multiple auto startup wares

I've got multiple background software that automatically popped-up during startup. Where is exactly the place to tweak this thing? Many thanks.
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hp pavilion dv6 Screen flickering

My laptop (hp pavilion dv6) screen keeps flickering with a small red line that appears at the left side of the screen. I have been having this issue from 3 months but now its getting worse. For ...
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Laptop disassemble guide [closed]

I bought an Asus ROG G741JM-T4066H and I am looking for a disassembly guide to open it up and clean it as with the summer coming it started heating up a bit. But given that this is a french only ...
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Will it damage my MacBook if I put it in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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How to troubleshoot a non-functional laptop

Laptop model: HP Pavilion G7 Symptom(s): The screen refuses to work. Once turned on, nothing happens. What I've tried: I've plugged it in to an external monitor to verify display functionality, ...
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plugged in, not charging + ONLY runs on AC power

Laptop Model: Acer Aspire V5-473P Laptop Age: 22 months OS: Windows 10 (Upgraded 6 months ago) Problem Occurred: 5 months ago. Problem Description: Battery icon suddenly started showing "...
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How to make my laptop as an access point?

I would like to make my laptop an access point for my android mobile, to do so I have tried following, but all of them failed. Using built-in feature of Windows 7 for hosting a WiFi network as ...
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getting replacement PCIe-NVMe SSDs

In the past when I bought laptop's I'd get the smallest / cheapest (SATA) HDD available and then swap it out with a better one from newegg.com. This one particular laptop I'm now looking at comes ...
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Replacing the Graphics Card on a Laptop [duplicate]

So, I want to replace my graphics card. The graphics card I have is an Intel 3000, and the minimum requirement for the software I want to run is an Intel 4000. Is that possible on a laptop? Also, if ...
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System process using CPU while lid is closed

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop, and it is set to do nothing when the lid is closed. However, I often notice that the fan gets very loud, and when I open the laptop I can see CPU usage suddenly ...
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CPU: Older Technique + higher benchmark scores vs newer technique + lower scores

I am searching for a new laptop. I've noticed that the newer i5-6200U (Skylake) is beaten by a i7-4700HQ (Haswell). Why does Intel produce lesser Skylakes with a high price instead of producing only ...
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How can I find the LCD model number on my ultrabook?

I have taken apart my ultrabook (HP Envy Spectre 3010NR) and I have the screen. I want to buy a controller board for my screen. However, I don't see the LCD model number inside the casing and I don'...
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External monitor goes black after a couple of seconds

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop via VGA to adapter to hmdi port. When I first connect them, everything would work fine but then the external monitor would suddenly turn off and won't ...
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Upgrading laptop from SATA 2 to SATA 3

I'm trying to upgrade my Sony Vaio Fit Laptop with a SATA 3 SSD. My laptop however can only support up to SATA 2. Is there a feasible way of upgrading SATA 2 to SATA 3? I know SATA 3 is backwards ...
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bad wireless chip and AC adapter on LG laptop

I have a LG Laptop (this model: http://www.lg.com/br/computadores/lg-P430-K.BE44P1-7465) which I bought from my friend, it had no AC adapter, so I used a Sony Vaio adapter I had at home (the connector ...
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Headphone jack broke and trying to force the speakers

My headphones jack is broken inside of my laptop. I need to replace it but can't now. I used to listen from my computer from both headphones and speakers, but I opened up my laptop today and I couldn'...
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P8600, 3gb ddr3 ram, good in 2016? [closed]

I have an old lenovo T400, Is it ok to use in this era? Is it too outdated? I am using win 10 perfectly on it..
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Is there any way to make white backgrounds dark besides inverting?

For example, when I just google something or even here on stackexchange.com or reddit.com (or youtube, most any website really), everybody insists on making the background completely white, which is ...
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Linux Utility to Suspend Laptop until AC power connected?

I run a home server on a Laptop, and recently I ran into an issue where we had a storm and the power went out. The laptop I use as a home server does not have a "Wake on AC Power" function built into ...
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Windows 10: Battery level stuck on reserve level?

I haven't performed a battery calibration (gauge reset) in a long while, so I decided to do it today; after charging to 100% and discharging down to 7% (the reserve level), the battery level refused ...
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ASUS K52J Laptop not turning on, no indicator lights, charger is good, battery is good

I have an ASUS K52J. The charger is good (tested on a second identical laptop). The battery is good (ditto). When the charger is plugged into the laptop, the charging indicator light won't turn on (...
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How to get my laptop to extend on two monitors

I have an HP Envy that only has HDMI and USB on the laptop. What I want to do is extend my laptop on 2 Samsung Monitors that have VGA and HDMI hook up in the back. I've looked everywhere for the ...
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Fn key locked - why/how to prevent?

While using my HP EliteBook 850 with Windows 10, sometimes it appears that the Fn key status is inverted (pressed/unpressed) until i visit Keyboard Properties via All Tasks and test the repetition ...
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Havit Cooling Pad making noise

I have a Havit HV-F2060 cooling pad with six small and (normally) very quiet cooling fans. Lately whenever I first turn it on, one of the fans begins making an obnoxious buzzing sound like the cooling ...
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Aspire ES1-511 Power Cable Causes Shutdown

I have an Aspire ES1-511 laptop on battery and if I plug in the charging cable that came with the laptop it immediately shuts down. This started happening after upgrading to Windows 10. What could be ...
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How to boot Windows over LAN cable?

I have a laptop and a computer. Suddenly, my computer's hard drive is broken. So, I'm using my laptop hard drive to make a new partition and install Windows on my computer. And I want to use my laptop ...
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Some keys don't work after clean up of laptop

Today I purchased some thermal paste and a can of air to clean my laptop after two years of use. I never had a problem with this computer. Also I never opened a laptop before, so I saw a video of ...
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Laptop RAM upgradation Issue

I have Samsung lapatop with 2 Gb RAM and i want to upgrade it . Now the question is my laptop has 2 slots. 1 filled wih 2gb ram and another one is empty. that empty slot i want to fillup with another ...
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I lost my 500 GB partition

I have a 500 GB Windows 10 laptop. I dual boot Windows 10 and Manjaro i3.  When I restarted my computer I couldn't get to GRUB. I booted Knoppix and opened disks app and I saw this: How can I ...
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Laptop black screen, no boot, only fan is spinning?

I have Samsung NP350E7C-A01US laptop. It was working like a charm. Today I removed RAM and inserted another one. It worked fine. After that, inserted old RAM, but it didn't boot. When I press ...