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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Laptop browsers scaling websites for smaller display?

I'm really not sure how to word this question. Basically though, I recently purchased a newish laptop (Samsung Ativ Book 8), which has a 15.6" 1920x1080 display, and happens to be the first 1080p ...
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How to diagnose the fault of a laptop that sometimes doesn't boot?

I've an old Samsung NC-10 but sometimes it doesn't boot. The alimentation led turn on and I hear the fan but the monitor is black and nothing happen. If I try many times to reboot then after many ...
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How to initialize a lithium-ion battery?

I just bought a lithium-ion battery for a Lenovo ThinkPad T61, and frustratingly it displays being able to charge only at 91% of its design capacity (65.16 Wh out of the designed 71.28 Wh). ...
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Laptop HDD problems caused by moving the laptop

well last week I took my laptop (it was on and I forgot to turn it off) to a trip. after I got there, it was turned off, I tried turning it on but no HDD was detected, I tried 3 or 4 times and it was ...
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which processor has better performance [duplicate]

I am trying to decide between 2 laptops: The first is Acer, the second is Toshiba. Acer has Pentium Quad core N3520 processor and Toshiba has Core i3 2370M. Intel's comparison chart shows that Quad ...
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Bad Clock Battery on an HP Probook 4525s

How can I tell if the clock battery is bad in a HP Probook 4525s? My PC does not start when pressing the power button but the caps lock light flashes twice.
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How to avoid carrying my laptop everywhere I go?

I wonder if there is a clever but useful way of avoiding the case of taking the laptop everywhere I have to go, especially when it is about the long travels. I have back problems caused by extensive ...
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Reset BIOS to Factory-Shipped BIOS

So here's the deal. I'm considering flashing an "unlocked" BIOS to my notebook so I can overclock the processor. I'm running a Inspiron 1545 with Win7, a Core2Duo T9400m(2.53 Ghz, 6Mb Cache, FSB ...
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Laptop won't boot without power cable connected

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5750 that used to run Windows 7 but is now dual-booted with Ubuntu 12.04 (now my predominant OS). Recently an annoying bug developed in that my laptop won't boot without ...
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spontaneous reboots only in certain wireless environments

My old Gateway laptop, running Windows XP, automatically rebooted every time I started it up while visiting my son in another state. Until I turned off wireless and then everything ran fine. So I quit ...
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Acer 5552 black screen

My son's ACER 5552 laptop is not booting properly. Press the power switch and the power button light comes on but nothing else happens. I downloaded the most recent bios onto a usb stick and ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE change of Hotkeys

I recently had to replace the keyboard on a Packard Bell EasyNote TE Windows 8 laptop. However, due to cost restrictions and avilability, I was unable to source an exact replacement. The keyboard I ...
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Forgotten BIOS supervisor password--Lenovo B570

I've tried everything possible to reset the supervisor password on my Lenovo B570 laptop: looking for a non-existent CMOS battery, trying to run some of those software tools that are supposed to give ...
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HP ProBook 6570b maximum resolution - is 3840 x 2160 / 4K possible?

I'd like to hook up a HP ProBook 6570b to a 4K display. Before getting one, I'd like to know if the laptop is capable of outputting 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz via the DisplayPort. My current research ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the onboard graphics card of HP1000 Laptop?

For a HP1000 laptop, there is onboard graphics of intel (R) HD graphics 3000. So, I think it is not enough to play big games like the Blur game. So, was thinking whether I could add an additional card ...
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Bitlocker on a laptop without carrying around recovery key

We have a rule in my company that all PC drives must be encrypted with BitLocker, including laptops. My own Windows 8 laptop has a tendency to hang at shutdown, black screen but the computer never ...
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Mini PCI Express <-> ExpressCard compatibility

Is it possible to plug a mini pci-e card such as the BCM970015 into an ExpressCard connector? Basically I am asking if I could put a mini pci-e card inside am empty ExpressCard card without any ...
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CPU power states and temperature spikes

i just noticed something really unusual on my brand new (slightly used) ASUS N550JV. During my first checks in general performance and etc, i noticed that the temperatures were unusually high for a ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - how to reinstall Windows without recovery partition?

I have bought a used laptop computer, HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . It came with preinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate. But the hard drive is not original one, so it does not have the recovery partition that ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - screen went black after shutdown attempt, but it doesn't turn off

Today I bought a used HP laptop computer, model HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . At first everything worked ok. Then I used HP center software to search and install BIOS and driver updates. After it has ...
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How can I make Windows see the laptop's keyboard and track pad again?

Yes, this is "similar" but not the same to this other post. Device is MSI MS-1756 (GE70 0NC) Specs here BIOS Ver E1756IMS.10F 12/28/2012 15:13:13 EC 1756EMS1 Ver 4.0 10/30/2013 OS Windows 7 SP1 This ...
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Battery ran out while installing Visual Studio 2013, and installation continued automatically after restart?

I thought I had enough battery, but it did run out completely (not hibernation or sleep, forced power off). When I plugged in my laptop and turned it on, Visual Studio 2013 Professional seemed to open ...
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Notebook screen

My laptop (Dell Studio 1535) behaves strange after a 4 years of service: when it is powered on, load up with main screen off. It transmit the picture from laptop to external display when connected ...
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Laptop doesn't recognize operating system after being punched

My laptop was annoying me and I punched it. My mistake. Now, when I turn it on, it enters in something called "Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc." It's a blue and ...
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My external monitor looses configuration after disconnect

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop and a external monitor. I always used this monitor on several notebooks (including this one) and happens as follow: On first time (after a clean Windows install) the ...
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Cannot change brightness on Sony VAIO Fit 15

I've begun to notice that periodically on my Sony VAIO Fit 15 (model number SVF15A1C5E) I can no longer change the screen brightness. Using the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 shows Windows 8 the brightness overlay, ...
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OpenGL 4 software with ATI mobility radeon?

I am attempting a purchase of a laptop, that has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 video card. Usually, I only saw OpenGL being installed with Nvidia video cards drivers. I would like to know, if I can ...
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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 ...
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35% Maximum Frequency in the Windows Resource Monitor

I have a problem with my CPU as it runs over 100% on battery yet it doesn't go beyond 35% when plugged in. Yes, I've checked power management options like a million times for high performance and ...
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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 ...
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can't access bios solid motherboard beep

You can skip this part if you just want to get to the point. goto :question I have a toshiba satellite c885, that originally had windows 8 installed. I deleted windows 8, and ...
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3 monitors on a Windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

Is this possible with Nividia GeForce GT 520MX graphics card? One monitor is connected to VGA port, another monitor to HDMI. But in the Display -> Screen resolution menu, one of the 3 monitors is ...
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Hibernation and sleep fails after upgrade to Windows 8.1

I experience exactly the same problem described in another post: my Samsung Ativ Pro PC regularly fails to hibernate and sometimes even sleep after upgrading to Win 8.1. The answer in the earlier post ...
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Which components are on the motherboard of a Acer V3-571G laptop?

I have an Acer V3-571G, which is in warranty service right now and is about to have its motherboard changed. I am curious to know which components are integrated into the motherboard, so I would know ...
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Laptop Powers On Only When the Frame is Tweaked

I have a laptop that will power on and then immediately shutdown unless I prop something thin under the bottom left corner of the frame and depress the center near the mouse pad. Once it boots it will ...
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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 ...
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Run laptop off AC power without charging battery

It's true that keeping lithium batteries fully charged degrades them quicker than at half charge (PDF). I bring my laptop with me in the day, but run it on the charger in the evenings. Besides ...
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Restart CDROM service under Windows 7 x64

My laptop DELL XPS M1330 has CDROM drive (MATSHITADVD+-RW UJ-857G), unfortunately this drive sometimes is not responsive when I load CD. Loading and unloading CDs don't help. In that case I just ...
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Need help multi-monitor setup with a laptop

I am planning to buy a new notebook for myself and to setup a good working environment at home with 3 external FHD (1920x1080) displays (4 displays in total with the laptop display itself). However I ...
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Wirelessly *screen share* from any laptop to a wireless enabled TV [closed]

In my office I want to get a big TV for the meeting room that anyone can come in with any laptop and very simply be able to screen share to. Has to be wireless Has to be possible from any laptop old ...
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Why Laptop's Secondary (better) VGA doesn't work properly? [closed]

I have a laptop with switchable graphic cards and while the secondary VGA (the more powerful one) on some video games encounters fail ("close program" error) while the primary VGA can open the ...
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Asus S46 boots to bios

I have asus laptop. Config: i3 3217U @ 1.80 GHz 6GB RAM SSD 128 GB Windows 8.1 - updated frequently Since yesterday I'm facing the problem that computer has frozen few times and I had to hard ...
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Does the laptop power supply the SATA drive from battery even being powered off?

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook s762 with a native SSD drive. After a couple of months or so - the SSD became the "brick". I read the article and remembered, that just before the failure, I shut down the ...
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How do I make my laptop to startup much quicker?

Every time when I turn my DELL Inspiration Laptop on, it takes a while for me to wait for all of the things to load it up before I can use anything on my laptop. HELP !!!! Thanks.
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Issues duplicating display on Windows 7 to Toshiba TV

I had basically the same issue as here: Can no longer duplicate display to external monitor on Windows 7 only I have a Lenovo T430. I'm using a DVI to HDMI cable to display my laptop on my Toshiba ...
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where can I buy or build a computer with memory > 16 GB?

I want a computer with really big RAM. 15 GB is not enough for me. First thing I know that I have to install Windows 7 Professional instead of Home Premium. However, what about the computer itself? I ...
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Lenovo laptop re-load of windows 7

My son has a Lenovo thinkpad and the screen is broken. He uses an external monitor to use the computer. We've had to re-load windows 7 but after a while, the screen goes black and we get nothing on ...
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I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
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Trying to set up 2 monitors + laptop in windows 7

I'm trying to set up a laptop to be able to work the laptop display and two additional displays. Both displays seem to only work when I close the laptop lid. When the lid is open, only one display ...
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HP laptop display stopped working

I have a problem regarding HP Pavilion G6 Series laptop. The laptop's display stopped working. What have I tryed: I have connected it to an external monitor via VGA cable and it is showing ...