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19 views

When trying to change laptop to boot from DVD it says I cannot change it in user mode

I found an old computer of my dad's company and wanted to clean it so that he can stop using is 12 year old laptop, but I am having some issues with it: Laptop - Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile OS - MS ...
2
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3answers
42 views

Windows OS's cannot boot on new internal harddrive

I have installed a new internal 500GB hard drive into a Dell Inspiron N4030 and it appears that the installation was entirely successful. The BIOS recognizes the drive and shows the serial number of ...
0
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1answer
51 views

NumLock light on permanently on keyboard attached to Windows 7 laptop

I have a regular keyboard plugged into my Latitude notebook. The Num Lock light is ALWAYS on. If you press the Num Lock key nothing happens. How do I fix this so that the Num Lock key toggles Num Lock ...
0
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2answers
92 views

Normal windows mode without any brightness - How to get it back?

My Fn key doesn't seem to work/help me to adjust brightness. So I tried to minimize the brightness (inside the Control Panel). To my surprise, the screen went entirely black and I couln't see a way to ...
3
votes
3answers
94 views

Keep laptop screen turned off even if keys are pressed

Is there any way to keep a laptop screen turned off even if some key is pressed? Sometimes you may need to fast-forward or rewind a sound clip, but do not want the screen to come back on. Is it ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

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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0answers
19 views

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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1answer
52 views

How to create a PC toolkit on a single CD for windows 7 32 or 64bit? [closed]

It is my first time creating a toolkit and I do not know how to start. The purpose is to make it diagnose faults, tune the PC and record or backup data from windows PC with no hardware errors that ...
0
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1answer
36 views

How do Active Directory accounts work off network

When you take a laptop off the business network how does one login if you use Active Directory accounts to access the machine. Are profiles cached after first logging in?
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1answer
15 views

Broken letter both physical and touch

Does anyone know what would cause one letter to not work on the keyboard or the touchscreen as well? The password requires this letter but it does not register.
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1answer
42 views

Determining Forgotten Password while still logged in

I am still logged on to my win 8 laptop but i forgot my password...help? I know that for the most part i would have to reset it or something but I just want to retrieve it. Is that possible? Help! ...
1
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1answer
130 views

Laptop is using Intel HD 4000 instead of GeForce 630M

I have a dedicated GFX card in my laptop, but DxDiag and GPU-Z say it's using the Intel HD graphics. I disabled the Intel HD 4000 driver in Device Manager, but it didn't work. I searched for a ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Secondary screen shut off on “second screen only”

I've got laptop + secondary extended screen lg 29', and I'm working on the secondary screen. It is good when I press fn + key to switch screen and "second screen only" and laptop screen is shutting ...
0
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1answer
89 views

Laptop CPU frequency never higher than 40% of maximum

I have a Samsung 900X4C (9 series) laptop with an i7 3517U 1.9 GHz CPU. I have noticed (using CPU-Z) that the actual frequency of the processor never goes above about 40% of the maximum. Now, I ...
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votes
1answer
186 views

Laptop Running Slow Need to Refresh Windows 8.1 again

My laptop (Toshiba Satellite C55-A) came preinstalled with Windows 8 and I upgraded to Windows 8.1 short after. I had to refresh Windows because my brother did some creepy crap and my laptop was ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Buying used laptop - can I change from Win 8 to Win 7 and keep the same license?

I am attempting a purchase of a used HP laptop. The model is HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM. The OS that was supposed to come with this laptop is Windows 7, but the seller said that on PC startup, he was ...
0
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2answers
114 views

Buying laptop - how to make sure installed Windows 7 OS is genuine?

Soon I am going to buy a used laptop computer. I am checking advertisements, and some of the sellers promise a genuine copy of Windows 7 OS installed on the system. I have seen Windows genuine tests ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Cannot find external dvd writer in boot menu

I got a dirt cheap acer E1 laptop and an external slim dvd writer for the same. This drive works in windows . I enabled boot-menu/F12 from the bios and also disabled secure boot. Now, I cannot see my ...
0
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0answers
660 views

Acer Aspire E1-522-3884 / Windows 8 Drivers / HDMI issues after swapping OS

I don't usually ask questions on forums like this but I am at a loss, so here goes. I've been trying to help my friend with an issue regarding his new Acer E1. I guess when he bought it, he ...
0
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0answers
47 views

Enable Samsung power plus for laptops

i'm using a samsung NP300V5AI laptop. Which has a samsung power plus feature where they allow you to stop charging your laptop battery when it reaches a certain limit below 100%. According to ...
1
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1answer
107 views

Realtek ethernet port does not work in HP 1000 notebook PC with Windows 7

A day or two back, my HP 1000 notebook had been in sleep mode for a long time. Then when I opened the screen the LAN light turned off. The weird part is that the LED for LAN glows when the screen is ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Cannot downgrade samsung laptop 530u3c to Windows 7

I just bought a Samsung 530u3c with Windows 8 installed and I want to revert back to Windows 7. I have created a USB bootable drive with Windows 7 on and tried installing it both on the SSD 24GB ...
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0answers
183 views

Power off discrete GPU on Windows without driver

I have a Lenovo Y560 with Core i3-380M (Intel HD 3000 integrated) and HD 5730. Now little story (you can skip this part). It first worked on Windows 7 with original Lenovo drivers. Then I switched to ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Is it better value for money to part-exchange my laptop for one with double the RAM and touchscreen than to upgrade the RAM of my current one? [closed]

I currently have a Compaq Windows 8.1 laptop with 4GB of RAM and an Intel-core I3 proccessor with 2.30GHz of CPU (and 400 gb of HDD). This cost me £359 at PC World back in August of 2013. However, I ...
0
votes
2answers
85 views

unmountable boot volume 0x000000ED on my laptop windows 7

I am in a pickle. I was unistalling some usless programs when my laptop died & when I turned it on I had unmountable boot volume 0x000000ED (the blue screen) If I hit repair windows it goes to a ...
0
votes
0answers
192 views

Asus k43s Laptop windows 7 installation

I somehow formatted the OS drive so now when I try to install windows 7 on my Asus k43s laptop (boot via DVD) I get the " I/O unexpected error, error code: 0xc00000e9 " I tried win XP and 8, same ...
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votes
3answers
636 views

What explain the expensiveness of laptop from System76? [closed]

What explain the expensiveness of laptop from System76? I don't understand... Compare to a Windows 8 laptop with very similar configuration; the price is also pretty much the same. I was sure that ...
0
votes
3answers
128 views

Need to change MS RDP client display size all the time

I work with a laptop, which has its own display of resolution AxB, but is often connected to a monitor using resolution CxD. Now, when I connect from this laptop to some other machine using RDP, I ...
1
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0answers
116 views

Removing support for Lenovo's Battery Safeguard “feature”

Lenovo laptops now include a Battery Safeguard "feature" that disallows use of third-party batteries in models made after May 2012 or so. It appears this "feature" is provided by a Windows driver as ...
0
votes
0answers
153 views

Change CD drive read/write max speed

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D Windows 8 laptop. The CD/DVD drive seems to be a little unbalanced. When I put a disc in the drive, it begins to read the disc and speeds up over several seconds. ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

How do I add this data to the registry? (Windows 8)

While hunting around for a solution to the "Do nothing" power option for when the laptop lid is closed being absent, I came across this: By adding the registry keys: Windows Registry Editor ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Software to manager battery recharge [duplicate]

I have one Hp SleekBook 14-060BR and I have one ThinkPad SL410, so in Lenovo have a software to manage the recharge the battery, to don´t recharge when comes in a level o consuption, I found this ...
0
votes
1answer
602 views

Samsung laptop in 'repair' boot loop after updating to Windows 8.1?

I downloaded Windows 8 successfully and a restart option appeared on screen. I was on a browser and clicked the restart button without closing the browser. The computer continued to restarted and it ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

How to force service or process to stop when running on battery

We are pure Windows 7/8 house, all users have laptops integrated in AD. What I'm trying to achieve is to stop specific services and processes from running while system runs off battery. I have in ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

How to scroll and open new tab with laptop in Windows?

With my laptop, in Linux, I can scroll by sliding my finger in the right side of the mouse pad, and I can also open links in new tabs in the browser by pressing both clicks at the same time. But in ...
0
votes
1answer
345 views

Windows 7 laptop black after BIOS

I'm getting a black screen after BIOS. I've read some other questions (one two three). Unfortunately, none of these apply to me. After my BIOS displays the HP logo, I authenticate with my password ...
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0answers
531 views

How to control fan speed using SpeedFan?

The CPU fan in my laptop is running too fast. I wish to control the speed manually to my preference, at times. Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of my laptop configuration: And here is how SpeedFan ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Dell laptop doesn't wake from hibernation after installing Windows 8.1

My laptop worked flawlessly before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from 8. Now when I close the lid of my laptop and it goes into hibernation, it will not wake again. The LED lights seem to work properly but I ...
0
votes
0answers
149 views

Brightness too dark or too bright

Basically, below a seemingly-arbitrary threshold (seems to be around 60%) my laptop screen is too dark to really make out much, and above that threshold it takes its maximum brightness (which is waay ...
2
votes
3answers
97 views

Fixing poor battery life on Windows laptop

I am a college student and I use my laptop in lectures to take notes or (in the event of a boring lecture) work on assignments for other classes. With only vim and a web browser open, I still only get ...
1
vote
1answer
319 views

Windows 8.1 update is not showing [duplicate]

I have all the updates needed for windows 8.1 and I still cannot find the update to the 8.1 in the app store. Why can't I get the update?
2
votes
1answer
162 views

If I buy a second-hand laptop from someone, who should be the owner of the installed Operating System / Windows 7 CD?

If I buy a second-hand laptop from someone, who should be the owner of the installed Operating System / Windows 7 CD ? Should the installed "Operating System / Windows 7 CD" stay with the Original ...
0
votes
1answer
559 views

Installed seagate sshd(Solid State Hybrid Drive), did a reinstall, now the pc shuts down randomly

So yesterday i received my new Seagate SSHD(Solid State Hybrid Drive), i installed it in my acer aspire laptop, everything works just fine, but when i came home, restarted the pc, it still worked but ...
1
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0answers
176 views

Screen goes black after some seconds

I have an HP Compaq Presario CQ61-310SD Notebook. And when I start my computer on the highest brightness, my screen would go dark after a few seconds. I can hear that moment that it goes dark. I've ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Word files have been converted to Microsoft Office 2010

All of a sudden my word files became Microsoft office 2010 files and since I do not own that subscription, I cannot open them anymore. Not sure when or HOW this happened.
2
votes
1answer
169 views

Customize adaptative brightness in Windows 8

I'd like to customize the adaptative brightness function (max luminosity = fn(sensor-light)) on my laptop. In a very dark environment, my maximum screen brightness is too low, I have to disable auto ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Connect “monitor-less” computer to a laptop with a cable [duplicate]

The idea is to connect both computers using a VGA cable and make my laptop's VGA port receive the image from my desktop computer. Is there a way to do it? Specs: OS: Windows 7 (desktop) / 8 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
1
vote
2answers
240 views

Windows keep changing position when disconnect and reconnect monitors

I'm on a windows 8 laptop and I have two external monitors I hook up to it. Whenever I take the laptop somewhere (and have to disconnect my monitors), the windows all go to my small laptop screen, ...
0
votes
1answer
766 views

How to remove extra start item from boot menu?

I bought a laptop recently. While Windows 7 was installing, the battery died. So I plugged in the charger and re-installed Windows 7 Home Basic from the start. After completion of the procedure I now ...