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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Is downgrading to Window XP a great idea? [on hold]

I bought my Samsung netbook (NT-NC110) operated by Window 7 starter about 3 yrs ago, waiting for my laptop to be fixed. When I used it for a while, I didn't noticed that it has a matter. Just 2 weeks ...
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Why is my 3200x1800 laptop delivering a blurry image to my 1080p external monitor? (HDMI, Win 7)

I have a new Dell M3800 Laptop, screen resolution 3200x1800, and an external 1080p Samsung monitor. No matter what I do, the external monitor is slightly blurry. Laptop: Dell M3800 (the 3rd ...
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Switching hard drive in lenovo flex 2 14

I have a Lenovo flex 2 14 with mechanical hard drive. I bought an SSD to switch it but I encountered a problem opening the laptop. I followed the manual here: manual I started by removing the ...
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Insert the battery in a notebook connected to electricity?

I use to work on the netbook (Asus X53S) with no battery using the electricity cable. Sometimes it happened that I need to move the notebook and I would like to know if is it possible to insert the ...
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How to stop and start or restart background processes while restarting laptop

I am facing an issue on my laptop which is installed with windows 8.1 When ever i turn ON my Windows 8.1 laptop, I can instantly login with my password, as I would expect. However, if I use my PIN ...
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Was it possible to connect 2 IDE drives to old laptop?

So, IDE allows two drives co-exist on single cable in a Master/Slave mode. In old laptops, there was an IDE 44-pin port. Assuming that IDE slave is not taken by a CDROM, is it possible (with some ...
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Laptop not powering on

Two days ago, I was hurrying to an exam and had to walk in the rain, resulting to my backpack getting rained on. When I got home, there was a tiny amount of water on the side of my laptop, but it ...
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Troubleshooting LCD vertical+horizontal lines/freezing [on hold]

I have an E-Series Vaio (Win8.1) laptop that is playing up - the (non-touch) LCD screen will display horizontal and vertical lines, and the display refresh ceases, and the colour slowly fades out, the ...
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What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
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packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
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Chrome Browser freezes on undocking

I'm running Chrome 38 on Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Chrome seems stable most of the time, but whenever I undock or dock from my docking station, I run the risk that Chrome will become ...
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Force-reset laptop battery statistics

On my Acer Aspire S3 laptop-of-almost-3-years BatteryInfoView says that the battery's capacity is at roughly 35%. So, whereas once it would hold for 4,5 hours, now it's down to 1:45 at best. However, ...
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I formatted my hard drive, and I think I've killed the computer.

I know that there have been dozens of posts about booting troubles, and I've read my fair share of them, but nothing quite comes close to my specific problem. So recently a friend of mine got me ...
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How can I connect my android phone to the created wifi connection,phone stuck in optaining ip adress procces,WINDOWS 7

I just used some guides to create a wifi hotspot with CMD and I started my wifi connection. After that I shared the conection from my local area connection to that hotspot. The hotspot is enabled has ...
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Can my laptops Intel HD 4400 display UHD on an external monitor?

I am the owner of a Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition (15.6” Full HD Touch / Core™ i7) (http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/pcs/NP940X5J-K02US) It has a HDMI input and a Intel HD 4400 Graphics running ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad E540 - Pointing Device [on hold]

I'm thinking to buy Lenovo Thinkpad E540 from Lenovo US website. There I can see 2 options for choosing pointing devices. Please see the following img for your reference. ...
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Sony Vaio laptop Wi-Fi signal strength issue

I have recently encountered a strange problem with my 1½ year old Sony Vaio E Series laptop running Windows 8. When I keep the lid open at 90°, the Wi-Fi signal strength is full; i.e., 5 ...
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How to tell if your graphics card is functioning optimally?

My laptop is a couple of years old. It's a mid-range multimedia rig: Intel i7 2.2Ghz (2670QM allegedly), 16GB RAM and a GT 635M 2GB graphics card. I do a fair amount of gaming as well as multimedia ...
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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 ...
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Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?

When I buy new computers, I usually do a "burn-in" with 100% CPU load for, say, seven days, in a well ventilated place. This is to find out if the computer has problems before I invest time into ...
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Can't boot from an OEM Recovery, error mentions dynamic disk

I have a sony Vaio laptop VGN FS515 H. I want to use his Recovery Tools by typing F10. The problem is that the recovery partition (OEM) won't boot and an error message says :"that my partition of my ...
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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 touchpad enabling/disabling with a double tap on top left corner on hp 350 g1

I'm using HP 350 G1 and on windows touchpad can be enabled or disabled with a double tap on the top left corner of the touchpad (where the LED light is) I'm wondering is it possible to make that on ...
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Thinkpad L520 randomly freezes

My Lenovo Thinkpad L520 keeps randomly freezing. It totally locks up so that even STRG+ALT+DELETE does not help, there is no bluescreen just the fixed screen and only long pressing of the power button ...
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Factory state recovery with RAID0-SSDs

Because of the usual security issues, I will try to reset my ASUS UX51VZ notebook to its factory state. Of course, this wont make any sense, if the main partition is not going to be formatted ...
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Use notebook discrete graphics card to push internal and external monitor

I have a ASUS n550jk notebook. After connecting a mini-display port to dvi monitor, the computer uses integrated graphics to push the monitor. Later on, i modified some of the configuration, the ...
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Plugging 2 screens into a laptop [duplicate]

My laptop has only one VGA port, so I was wondering if I can just buy a "Y-cable" and plug in 2 screens? My graphic card is GeForce GT 640M LE. PS: I want to extend my screens, not duplicate them.
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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Free BSD jailed environment [closed]

So i have a school laptop, (mac os x of course) and i am wondering how i can try to escape the jailed environment the computer basically does nothing other then edit documents and change files, i've ...
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How to tell if my laptop will support a second monitor

I have a Toshiba Satellite P775(given by employer) and google isn't really giving me an answer about multiple monitors. Is there a way to tell if my laptop will support a second external monitor(3 ...
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I spilled water on my laptop and now 3 key don’t work [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite L745D and I spilled a little bit of water on it and now a day later 4 of the keys don’t work. I turned it upside own immediately and dried it off can I fix it or do I need ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on new Hard Drive Sony Vaio

I have a Sony E14127CN laptop. Its hard drive crashed, so I bought a new Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 hard disk as a replacement for the old Toshiba MQ01ABD075. But when I try to install Windows 8, it ...
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Laptop screen with horizontal lines, flicker, color change

I have hp Pavilion DV6-2157WM laptop. My screen recently started giving horizontal green lines that started from top of screen and move down. But today the whole screen color has started changing with ...
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Laptop Harddisk not working

I have a segate hard disk (Laptop HD). Which stopped working unexpectedly. I just Google'd and tried few thinks to get it to work. But nothing seems to be happening. I tried connecting the HD to my ...
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Reboot Windows 8 on second screen; first screen laptop is broken

The laptop has a broken screen. I got this fixed by hooking on a second screen. Now looking at the laptop, I found it too slow, so I did a clean reboot of Windows 8. It started but the second screen ...
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Touchpad on laptop not working

How can I get the touchpad on my laptop to work? I have a Samsung 700z3a laptop. The touchpad used to work until I reinstalled windows 7. I installed the driver on here ...
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FPS drops when I plug my laptop in

I recently played Assassin's Creed II. When I played it while using battery power, I managed to get between 30 and 50 FPS. When I plugged in the laptop charger however, the FPS decreased to between 20 ...
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How can I set the fan on my laptop to a constant level

The fan on my laptop turns on very loud after the laptop has been on for a few minutes. Then it oscillates between loud and soft every few minutes. I already dusted the inside, and it happens ...
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Laptop stuck booting into only bios

specs: asus s400c windows 8 500gb hitachi hdd 24gb ssd symptoms: if you make any changes to bios, when you save and exit it just boots right back in started without any playing around, just ...
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My MacBook Pro 13 inch keeps shutting down when battery is fully charged

This is the crash report I got after it shut down: 10/14/14 8:30:54.177 PM MDCrashReportTool[320]: 320:2662400|CrashReportCopierAFC.m:-[CrashReportCopierAFC ...
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Add a second hard disk via Ultrabay

I just received as gift a Lenovo Laptop Y510p (Intel Core i7 4700MQ, 16GB di RAM, SSD da 256GB, NVIDIA GeForce GT 755m / 2 GB, DOS). In the ultrabay slot there is at the moment an optical drive, that ...
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ASUS x200ma boot priority missing

I'm having trouble with my asus x200ma. I was trying to down grade it to win7 64-bit and I got trouble installing it then I read some forums and they said to update the bios etc. my problem is I ...
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Battery drained after a few hours of charging

I seem to have a serious issue. I still have the 'visual indication not moving up after a few ticks' battery charging icon issue. But there is another problem which is way more critical. I can not ...
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Elitebook 8570w

Before I went to bed, I set the laptop to sleep by first locking it with Windows + L and then clicking sleep at the power button below. However, when I woke up the next day, I opened up my laptop ...
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Install Old Computer's Hard Drive On A New Computer? [closed]

After my laptop got messed up I switched to my HTPC (Intel i3, HD Graphics 2000, 500GB refurbed WD HDD, Windows 7, and a P8H77-I mini ITX Asus Motherboard). I have the hard drive from my previous ...
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Toshiba L455D-S5976 will not show anything on boot [closed]

I have a Toshiba L455D-S5976 and whenever I start it, it shows no backlight or anything. I forgot when this happened, but how can I fix this?
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When I remove the charging cord, my laptop powers off [closed]

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7, and when I unplug the power cord it power off. I'd like to be able to use my laptop unplugged, so what should I check?
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Disable Lan wired- arch linux

I want to disable the Network interface: enp8s0 (r8169). I dont it to work not know and not after reboot. this takes me battery life..and I dont use wired Network at all. how can I disable it on arch ...
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VGA output looks smudgy

I am using Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G 580 with an Intel HD 4000 graphics chip. The external monitor I use is a HP Z24i and my problem is not only the max resolution that can not be reached (1920x1200, ...
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Win 8.1 laptop cant find any dnla devices in same network

I have sony vaio svs1511 laptop upgraded to windows 8.1, xbox one, and LG SmartTV (2014 year model, with WebOS). They are all in the same 5GHz wi-fi network (I've checked that), pings from my laptop ...