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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How to make sure whether my laptop is running on 'Intel 6th Generation' processor or any other ordinary processor?

I just bought a Lenovo laptop from an authorized multi-brand retail outlet. I specifically asked the shop representative that I want a laptop which runs on any of the 'Intel 6th Generation' ...
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Keyboard holding down 4 button

How do I disable my laptop keyboard so i can use a usb keyboard without the 4 button being held down on the laptop keyboard. This renders my usb keyboard useless. I can't go into settings cause it ...
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I want to set the FN key on my laptop to toggle

What I want to do, is to set the Fn key as a toggle (same as caps lock). I was thinking this should be possible through registry, but I do not have enough knowledge of it to fix this. (Could also be ...
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Blue Screen of Death - My Sony laptop crashes very often

I have a Sony VAIO laptop which is giving me blue screen problem from some days. I thought it might be because of corrupted Operating system, so I refereshed the operating system installation but the ...
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Caps Lock only works for certain letters?

A very weird problem. For the letters a, o, s, and u, caps lock leaves them lowercase; it works for every other letter. I noticed it 3 weeks after getting the computer; I have a 1-year warranty. Any ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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My laptop's screen dims when there's dark content. Dell, Intel, Windows 10

You are going to think this is a duplicate. You are going to think this question has already been answered. I have seen those questions, I have tried the answers. I still have this problem. I don't ...
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Class II adapter for Dell Latitude not found

I moved to a house without earthing, and I am struggling for months to find a Class II Dell adapter, so that I will not harm my warranty for a new Dell Latitude I got. Unfortunately I can find no ...
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Busted nVidia graphic card on laptop

I've got Inspiron 3442 (i5,500GB,8GB,Intel HD4400/nVidia 820M). Few weeks back the display went black. So I tried a fresh installation of Windows. It was working fine, until I installed the Intel ...
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Is pairing an i5 6200U with 16 GB of RAM a bad idea?

Every site (except for one) I look on, the allowable/offered combinations of processor (i5 or i7) and RAM (8 or 16 GB) are as follows: i5-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 8 GB i7-6XXXU 16 GB What I want is an ...
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Earthing: Is it important for laptops

I live in a hostel where there is no grounded/earthed connection. Will it harm my laptop or charger?
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Laptop turning off after 30 to 40 minutes

My Dell Inspiron 5537 turns off after working for about 30 to 40 minutes. There seems to be no heating problem.Fan is working all right. No battery issue because same thing happens on direct power ...
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Laptop - Screen sometimes stays black after “display off”

My laptop is currently set to never go to sleep (on either battery or plugged in) but I do have it power off the display after 10 minutes(battery) or 20 minutes(plugged in) Most of the time, it works ...
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Lenovo webcam/camera option?

I am selecting options for a Lenovo laptop, and under the CAMERA section, it gives two options: "0.3MP webcam with MIC" Or "720p HD Camera with MIC" What is the difference b/w the two? What's the ...
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How to turn Windows' “touch mode” off?

After installing a touch pad driver on my laptop, it seems somehow my Windows turn on some kind of "touch mode". There's a touch keyboard icon on the task bar, I tried to turn it off but it keeps ...
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Laptop not booting from any bootable device (UEFI broken?)

I was trying to install Debian in a dual boot with the already installed Windows 10 on my laptop. Now when I boot up the PC it shows the Dell logo and the options to press F2 for Setup and F12 for ...
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Lenovo U310 Wifi Not working or very Slow

Saturday 5th January 2013 My girlfriend bought herself a new notebook, with following specs: Lenovo-IdeaPad-U310-Blue 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 Windows 7 Home Prenium 13.3″ HD 16:9 widescreen ...
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Can I restore a Sony Vaio laptop from only an Auslogics (Vaio Care) backup?

Due to an HDD failure I've lost my Vaio rescue partition. I've also lost my rescue DVDs due to media degradation (5 years is too long for some DVD-R media). I have managed to reinstall Windows with a ...
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Disable laptop screen when lid is closed

I'm on a Lenovo Y50, running Windows 10. I have an external monitor attached (HDMI) and I use the laptop screen as well as the external. Sometimes I want to close the laptop lid and just use the one ...
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How to bypass automatic repair on an acer laptop to get to bios?

When I boot the computer, it automatically goes into repair mode, eventually reaching a screen saying "Reparing hard disk errors. This can take over an hour" (or something like that, the actual text ...
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Making sure my desktop is locked when it goes into sleep mode

Is there a way to install some kind of a hook that'd make sure xlock or a similar program is called before my laptop goes to sleep, regardless of the origin of the request (calling pm-suspend from a ...
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Ethernet LAN Port broken on HP Compaq 6730s. What model is compatible to mine?

My little brother broke the Ethernet LAN port on HP Compaq 6730s. I wanted to order this part, but I can't anywhere find the part for this model. I found this on E-bay: HP Compaq 6720S - Ethernet LAN ...
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Sony Vaio VPCF115FM screen broken and external display output not working under Win7 x64

I have a Sony VAIO laptop series # VPCF115FM model # PCG-81114L in which the laptop screen is broken (smashed that is, cracked I say), no picture at all, not all black, mostly white, that flickers and ...
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integrated intel graphics 3D acceleration probem with Linux on ThinkPad S531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S531 running OpenSuse 12.3 64bit. This notebook has the following graphics cards: - integrated Intel HD 4000 - discrete (muxless) AMD Radeon HD 8670M After the standard ...
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While play audio from phone via bluetooth, I need to keep windows (system tray) media play on top of other windows

I play music through my pc from my phone via bluetooth. I am looking for a setting to keep the windows media player on top of all windows. I am also looking to control player with media keys or ahk ...
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Dead wi-fi receiver on laptop, is there a product to receive a wi-fi signal and convert to wire signal? [on hold]

Wi-fi on my laptop (Dell) computer died after being flaky for a few months. My computer is out of warranty. There must be an external device that is a wi-fi transceiver that converts to/from a wire ...
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Hard disk makes strange 'semi rotary' noise but laptop works fine.

The exact nature of the sound is like the one made by phones with dials (remember those?) when small numbers like 1,2 and 3 are dialed. The noise is audible only when there is good amount of silence, ...
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What does Max Supported Size for RAM actually mean?

I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM in an Acer Aspire 5253-BZ602. This is what the CNet specs page says: Max Supported Size 8 GB So what does that actually mean? Can I put a single 8GB stick in one ...
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Trying to work with 2 Displays on Windows 10

I am trying to work with 2 monitors on my Win10 Laptop. One being the main laptop screen ofc and the other a LED TV I recently bought. Now when I connect them via HDMI and select "Extend these ...
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Disable light sensor of Webcam which lights up LED

I use an external webcam with pre-built LED lights which light up in low-light situations. The light sensor is on the top of the webcam. The software supplied with the webcam doesn't have a function ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Buying a Laptop Battery - OEM vs. 3rd Party

Looking at a replacement 9-cell battery for my Dell 1525 I've noticed that the OEM batteries that Dell sells are up to 3x more expensive than batteries sold by a 3rd party vendor. Is the Dell premium ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Enable bluetooth on Dell Latitude E5450 laptop

I have Linux and Windows 10 on my laptop. Linux sees my Bluetooth device. But I can't find one under Windows. Trying to solve poblem with Dell Command Update It downloads something and runs, but ...
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Do I risk destroying the fan if I use a vacuum cleaner on my laptop?

To get rid of dust that had gathered near the fan, I put a vacuum cleaner to the air intake (with the computer turned off). This removed the dust. It also caused the fan to rotate at a fairly high ...
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Power on laptop without opening lid

I had a problem with the laptop lid so I am using it with an external monitor. I was wondering if there is any way to power on the laptop without opening the lid, that is through ports. Laptop: Dell ...
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HDDs in Laptops over SSDs

I have always wondered why I am taught that moving a mechanical hard drive while it is reading or writing can be detrimental to and can effectively destroy the drive. However, imagining that all ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 laptop hanging, requires powercycle

I'm seeing a weird situation where my new Dell Inspiron laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 is unpredictably hanging, and I can't seem to figure out why. I haven't observed any consistent behaviour that ...
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Batteries react strangely

A school has several identical laptops bought 5 years ago: Fujistu Lifebook model A530 Since several weeks ago, around 50% of them randomly turn off after 1 to 5 minutes: The shutdown is sudden: ...
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Is there a point to using theft tracking software like Prey on my laptop, if you have login security?

Hey, so I have a Thinkpad that I use in a variety of places (coffee shops, work, etc.). I don't generally abandon it, but I figure there's a chance I might get careless and it gets stolen at some ...
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CPU reaching 98C when using Google Hangouts

When idling my laptop is 45 - 50C, when browsing it is 55 - 70C and when watching HD videos it is 75 - 87 and when doing a hangouts call (with HD on my webcam) it is 93 - 98C. The laptop is very loud ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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How can I change the amount of video memory with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset?

I have the chipset in the title. The Intel control panel says the following: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile Report Report Date: 8/11/2010 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: ...
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Took laptop apart, no longer will stay on while using battery

I took my laptop apart (Acer S7 392), very carefully noting each step of disassembly, in order to replace the keyboard. Now the laptop will not sustain power unless the charger is plugged in. I ...
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Toshiba Laptop suddenly shuts down when on battery

I'd be grateful if someone coud help me. My Toshiba L845 laptop suddenly shuts down when on low battery. It doesn't hibernate in the usual way it did. It completly powers off, as if someone had pulled ...
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Why does my laptop shut down on its own?

My laptop shuts down. It happened several times so far, and there is a pattern; after I leave it for an hour or so, power saving activates, and then I start using it again for 10 - 15 minutes when ...
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I have a acer laptop that is auto shutting down on me while gaming, its not overheating how can I stop it?

I have opened my laptop up, cleaned it, added new thermal paste, checked the fans to see if they are working, and I have downloaded the Core CPU program to monitor the temp. sometimes I can game all ...
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Acer Aspire 5755g randomly shuts down when moving the machine

I have an Acer Aspire 5755g that will sit and run fine on my desk but whenever I try to lift my laptop to another location it will randomly shut down. It is not overheating because I can turn it back ...
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My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...