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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vga-passthrough with kvm/qemu on optimus-capable laptop

i have an asus n550jv laptop with the following output from lspci -nn | grep "VGA|3D": 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a ASUS laptop without the drivers CD?

I have lost my ASUS drivers CD that came with the laptop. I want to reinstall Windows, but I'm afraid that I'll need drivers to make the laptop fully functional. The trouble is, when I tried to find ...
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Unable to access my BIOS although the OS boots fine

I have an MSI GT602OC Laptop upon which I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04 (only OS). I can access my OS, it boots fine, no problems here. But when I try to access the BIOS (through the DEL key that I used ...
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Fujitsu laptop and num lock with docking station

I use a Fujitsu laptop Lifebook S series with a full keyboard without numeric -keypad. There is a Fn key which converts some keys (7-0, U-P, J-; and so on). I use a docking station with attached ...
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Car charger for a laptop

I have a laptop that has a charger that outputs 19.5V 7.7A. I want to be able to charge it in a car. One solution is to use an inverter in the car that takes that car's 12-15V DC and inverts it to 110 ...
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AMD radeon 8670m performance issues

I recently purhased a notebook with an Amd Radeon HD 8670m and a 8650g in crossfire, with 8gbs of ram. Seeing benchmarks online for dota 2 and cs go, i see dota should be running at around 54 fps on ...
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can anyone tell me how do laptop work really briefly please [on hold]

how do laptop work really briefly because it takes a long time to answer how do laptops work. I want to know 1)when the current from the power plant goes to your home and you plug your laptop in, ...
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Upgrading a graphics card

Is it possible for me to upgrade my laptop's graphics card in my scenario? I understand it is possible for some laptop graphics cards to be upgraded, but is it possible for my laptop specifically? I ...
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Random noise added to mousepad when connected to a specific projector

This is a strange question and I am absolutely not sure if this is the right place to ask. However, I'll give it a try: I have a Asus Zenbook notebook. The notebook only has a HDMI/Display port ...
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Fujitsu A544 Removing the optical drive? [on hold]

I recently purchased a Fujitsu A544 laptop, I'm trying to remove the optical drive in the laptop and replace it with an hdd caddy, but I can't find a way how to do it. I searched extensively in google ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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Chrome not rendering pages on a remote Windows 8 laptop

I have a Windows 8 laptop, which is usually on 24/7. Often I connect to it with TeamViewer and work remotely. I realized, that when I use Chrome, the pages do not update/render unless I switch to ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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Why is my battery not charging?

I have my battery at 95% and it's not charging while plugged in. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. Do you know if it might be a setting somewhere? Here's a screenshot:
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How to “sleep” a Windows 8 laptop without closing the lid

I have a Dell XPS Windows 8 laptop. I'd like to be able to "sleep" it overnight without needing to close the lid (often it is on a laptop stand where closing it is awkward). The "Power" menu has ...
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how do I make my computer only play through my speaker even if headphones are plugged in?

My mini-jack input is broken, so my computer(HP pavilion dv6 Notebook) thinks there is headphones plugged in at all times. If I physically press lightly on the headphone intput location, speakers ...
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Switching a freshly formatted HDD to another laptop

So here is the situation, sorry for a bit of a long post. I have one(HP) laptop which harddrive unfortunately recently crashed, while i have another Compaq laptop with worse hardware, but an ...
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AC adapter burnt due to high voltage spike but is my computer damaged because of this?

There was a high voltage spike in our area. My laptop stopped working and the little bulb in the refrigerator stopped working as well as an air coniditioner. When I touched the laptop I felt a ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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HP Pavillion dv6 laptop - 15 beeps on startup and a black screen?

Usual story - girlfriend's step-brother's laptop is broken. I don't know a huge amount about what occurred before it broke, but I do know the following: When you try to turn the laptop on, it beeps ...
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laptop battery drains while shutdown

When I shut down(not sleep or standby or hibernate) the computer the is at 80%. Next morning I tried open my laptop it didn't start without plugging the ac power because the battery level is 0%. I'm ...
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Setup - KVM + HP Docking Station + 2 HP Business Laptops + Monitor + Keyboard + Mouse

I already running HP Elite Laptop in a HP Docking station connected with Additional monitor. I need to enhance the setup by connecting my second laptop, such that I can control it from same keyboard, ...
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HP 2013 UltraSlim Docking Station Crashes\Freezes HP Elitebook 840 G1

We have a user that when they disconnect HP Elitebook 840 G1 from the docking station the system then crashes\freezes no BSOD but they always nearly always require a restart. The devices are ...
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Dell E6420 (laptop) 14" LCD monitor Windows 7 driver

I have a Dell E6420 (laptop) in company. The Windows device manager uses "Generic PnP Monitor" for the 14" LCD monitor. It only has 1600x900, 1024x768, 800x600, while I was looking for a 1366x768. ...
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Laptop Screen worked and now is blank on boot up/BIOS/POST

My laptop booted up fine however after I did a reboot now I do not see a POST or BIOS at all on a bootup. There is also no beeps and I hear the fans. The screen remains blank the entire time. I ...
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Is this a bad idea to use a SSD in the slim bay as the primary hard disk?

My friend has a Lenovo ThinkPad T420s (http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/pd015734). Since he wants better performance, he decides to add an additional SSD to this laptop and uses it as the ...
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A few questions about Chromebooks [on hold]

My Win8 laptop gets older by day, plus its battery life is less than 20 mins. I need a light, portable device with long battery life. I am running a web development agency, doing some coding, cPanel, ...
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Toshiba laptop: “reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key”

This message comes up whenever I reboot my Toshiba Satellite-P845T laptop. reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key Whether I remove the ...
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Beep sound while starting Windows 7 Lenovo laptop [duplicate]

While starting my Windows 7 Lenova Laptop, a beep sound occurs. If I press arrow buttons continuously, sometimes the laptop starts normally. How to solve the problem? Is it a hardware problem?
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When laptop battery on “High Performance” it stops charging the battery

I'm using an ACER Aspire 5750G and my laptop specs are: Proccessor: Intel Core i7-2630QM Display: 15,6 LED LCD Nvidia GeForce GT 540M - 1GB - CUDA Memory: 8GB HDD: 750GB DVD Super Multi DL drive ...
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pavillion dv6 fall &liquid damage

I have a HP pavillion dv6 with win7 a Phenom II 940 and I think 5650 dedicated graphics adapter. It sustained a bad fall and the screen is broken, and also may have had some liquid spill on it as the ...
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Are these wireless NIC integrated or not?

By integrated wireless adapter, does it mean it is integrated to motherboard? By discrete wireless adapter, does it mean it is a standalone card? Are the following wireless adapters integrated or ...
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Does anybody know what laptop this is? [on hold]

Anyone know the model or even brand of this laptop? Found it in a Windows Ad
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Laptop shut down randomly when temperature is low

Basic info of my laptop: 3.5-year-old Samsung RF411, Win7, no hardware change since purchase, Windows disk & memory check all OK, passed memtest86+ test. Recently, it randomly shuts down/blue ...
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Issue connecting new laptop to HDTV by HDMI

I recently upgraded from a Lenovo G570 to a Thinkpad T440. I had previously connected that G570 to my Olevia 232 S13 without any issue, and streamed movies and such from my laptop to watch them on the ...
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How do I get data off a hard drive that wont boot up?

I have 2 of the same computer laptops. Toshiba Satellite A105-S4384 Computers with windows XP svs pac 3. My original ones hard drive is corrupted. Wont even come up in safe mode. There is lots of data ...
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Docking station power adapter is not recognized by my Dell notebook

At this morning, my laptop (Dell Latitude e6410) gave me this error. I didn't do anything, I didn't change anything. And I got this docking station just 2 month ago. I made a little research on the ...
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Which kind of memory do I need for this laptop?

I'm trying to upgrade the RAM in my laptop. It has two slots, but only 1 is filled with a 4gb stick, so I am looking for another 4gb to stick in the other slot. It is a HP g6-1d38dx. I found this ...
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How can I find out which type of RAM I need for my laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer? I just bought an HP Laptop at Fry's and it has 6 GB of memory. I want to upgrade to 8. The problem is that I don't know ...
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How to know which memory RAM I can use on my laptop? [duplicate]

I've been needing to buy a new memory RAM for my laptop, but as I'm new on this type of things, and from the Internet I found out it can't be any random memory RAM, I am not sure which memory RAM I ...
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4K (3840x2160) with GeForce GT 730M (Notebook Acer v3-571g) on HDMI port not working

I have a notebook Acer v3-571g with a GeForce GT 730M and try to get my new Samsung UHD Monitor 28" "U28D590D" to work in a 4K resolution via HDMI. The manual of the monitor says it supports 4k via ...
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How much RAM can I put in an ASUS Q550LF?

I'm thinking about upgrading my laptop's RAM and I've been wondering two things: How many RAM slots does my laptop have? I've been looking online and I can't seem to find a clear answer. How much ...
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Change default wi-fi module in Lenovo z580

I have a default wifi module (it is intel centrino wireless-n 2200 (rev 4c)) in my laptop Lenovo z580. It works alright for internet-surfing, but works bad for games and applications, that need a low ...
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How many Power On Hours/ Power on Count are acceptable for a fairly new laptop's HDD? [closed]

I just bought a laptop via Amazon warehouse deal. Latter declared the laptop to be in a top condition and I personally can confirm that, because the laptop looks like a new device. However I checked ...
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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Master code for Samsung laptop BIOS

I set my Samsung password to empty but when saved and exit,I saw that is still has password. I tried old password and new empty password but no difference. it gives em this error when I try 3 ...
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Ubuntu AMD Graphics card Drivers (AMD r9 275)

I have a Lenovo y40-80 with an AMD Radeon R9 275 graphics card. I installed the AMD Catalyst Control drivers on Ubuntu Gnome, but in my settings it says my graphics card is a TROPO XTX (6820). Here ...
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How do I add laptop to DC through wifi?

I have a desktop running a few VMs, one which is a domain controller. I'm wondering if there's anyway for my laptop to connect to the domain controller over wifi? Is what I'm looking for possible?
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External monitor to laptop resolution [closed]

I own this laptop http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/VGN-FW41E and I would like to add an external screen like this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Ultrasharp-U2415-24-Inch-LED-Lit/dp/B00NZTKOQI ...