Netbooks or subnotebooks are very small, inexpensive, minimal notebook or laptop PCs

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HD .mkv video from netbook to TV via VGA/RCA adapter running slowly

My netbook is connected to the TV via a VGA/RCA adapter. The HD video running on the TV via this connection is running really slowly, ie a frame every few seconds. I was under the impression the TV ...
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hard drive Password setup in BIOS - How to use?

I want to use the hard drive Password feature in the BIOS on my Asus 1015-pe netbook but the manual mentions nothing about that feature or anything within the BIOS. BIOS Options: Hard Disk Security ...
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ArchLinux on netbook

I am planning to get a netbook (ACER Aspire one 522). Will ArchLinux work well in a netbook. I am looking for a light weight Linux distribution on netbook. Update: I installed ArchLinux on my ...
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How to install (to disk) ChromeOS?

I have a HP Mini laptop that I wish to install ChromeOS. I used hexxen's lime build as my laptop's wireless was not supported by vanilla, and I used a USB stick. It works fine, but I can't figure out ...
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Using Ubuntu, how come the screen saver is a black screen when running on the battery?

I have an F-spot screen saver made and selected to run after a time period of inactivity. When the AC is connected, the screen saver runs after the select time, but when running on battery the blank ...
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How can I share internet from wireless enabled netbook to a wired desktop PC

I have got a netbook which has a wireless card. How can I share that internet from netbook to a desktop PC which does not have wireless card. I suppose I can do it somehow over USB (I am not sure if ...
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Can I upgrade my Acer One Happy2 notebook to 4 GB

I have an Acer Aspire One Happy2 netbook with 2GB of ram. Can I upgrade memory on this netbook to 4 GB? Also want to know how many memory slot does it have?
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Harware Virtualization in Asus 1215n Netbook

Is it possible to enable Hardware Virtualization on the Asus 1215n netbook? I know the Intel Atom CPU supports it but I can't find an option for it in the BIOS. I am trying to run different ...
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USB > USB (PC > PC) direct connection Windows XP

From this thread, Windows Easy Transfer is a solution to connect two Windows computers over USB to USB, but this software only transfers user settings, documents, and application, all in one step. It ...
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Netbook Windows 7 recovery after hard drive format

I have formatted hard drive on my netbook and deleted recovery partition. Is it possible to recovery preinstalled Windows 7 after this? (I have some problems with disc and this is the only way I found ...
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How to fix Asus Eee PC 900 startup issues after failure?

My Asus Eee PC 900 shows no signs of life. I push the power button and get no response from anything. No lights, no power, no boot-up screen. It has been like this since I received it from a ...
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Vector graphics software for 10.1 netbooks with screen resolution 1024x600?

I have a netbook with 10.1 inch screen and resolution 1024x600, like most netbooks with that screen size. I need to work with vector graphics (not bitmap like what photoshop deals with). 1024x768 ...
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Can adobe photoshop run with a screen resolution below the requirements?

If adobe photoshop CS5 link to requirements page says that it requires 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended), will it run on a computer with Resolution 1024 x 600 at all? Will it be the case of an ...
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Windows 7 netbook goes to sleep despite settings - Why & How?

For the life of me, I can't understand why my Acer Aspire One netbook goes to sleep despite all settings telling it not to sleep: The netbook is explicitly told not to "put the computer to sleep" ...
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Alternative to Optical Drive in Notebooks

I am thinking to buy a notebook from my friend. Notebook usually don't have Optical drives installed in them. The notebook that I am planning to buy has free DOS (no OS is installed initially) and ...
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How to fix my netbook screen?

Recently, my netbook's screen started doing something strange. As the screen changed angles (like when opening the screen), sometimes the screen would go black. The backlight would still be on, there ...
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Spilled vinegar on laptop, what to do?

We accidentally spilt vinegar on netbook (EeePC). What should we do about it? Should we try to wash vinegar out or just let it dry?
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Installing Linux temporarily on a netbook

I have a netbook (HP Mini 110) that came preinstalled with Windows 7 Starter. I would like to install Linux on it for some time and later revert back to my Windows version. Is that possible? And how/...
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Windows XP Resolution is stuck on 800x600 Gateway LT27

So I formatted my whole netbook 256GB SSD and installed Windows XP Professional, and plan to dualboot. I first started with Windows XP, and the install went smoothly, I splitstreamed my old Windows XP ...
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Weird connectivity problem with home Wi-Fi, affecting only two devices but differently - how to debug?

I'm having some weird connection problems with my home Wi-Fi network (ZyXEL adsl P-660HW-D1). I have a few devices connected to it, both by Ethernet wire and Wi-Fi, and only two of the devices have ...
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Reasons for typing lag on a netbook

We purchased a netbook for my wife who uses it mostly for web browsing and some light word processing. We added another gig of RAM for a total of 2GB. However, it is still slow in the sense that ...
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Why don't my laptop specs match the ones on the internet?

I bought a laptop without having any knowlege on what to buy. I saw an Asus Eee PC 1215T and bought it immediately. After a few days of use, I decided to look at the goodness of this laptop. Then I ...
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Laptop & Netbook's Hard Drives not being detected - both are Toshiba HDDs

I have a problem with my Acer Aspire One D255, and now again with my Sony Vaio laptop. The Acer fell about 1 foot 2 days ago. Since then the hard disk is not being detected in the BIOS. I opened the ...
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Can Windows 7 be installed on a Toshiba Netbook that says “Designed for Windows XP”?

My friend bought a Toshiba netbook more than an year ago. The netbook came with an XP install on single partition. It also has a tag/sticker saying "Designed for Windows XP". The machine has a 1 GB ...
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NetBook's system recovery related to saving data

When I try to boot my net book Eee goes into windows pre instalation environment and gives a message that I may lose all my data during recovery. It suggests to back up data before recovery. I can not ...
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Not detecting WLAN adapter after re-installing Windows 7

I have an Asus EEE 1201N netbook that I just formatted. I am getting all the drivers from here. So far all have worked fine except the WLAN drivers. I get a weird error Sorry ! We do not ...
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Netbook randomly shutting down or restarting [closed]

Machine: Asus EEE 1201N netbook / Windows 7 32bit At first I thought it was my video drivers/codecs because it would only happen while playing a video (streaming, off hdd, whichever. and at random ...
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Windows 7 starter edition on netbook boot failure

Since yesterday my netbook won't boot anymore... The last time it "worked" I got a bluescreen, I think it was about "http.sys". Since that, I get a error claiming windows could not be loaded. The ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu

I used a live CD to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my HP Netbook (Mini Atom 1GHz CPU). I booted it up and then upgraded it to 11.04 Natty Narwhal. From the below I assume it got hacked, so how do I securely ...
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Does my Netbook have enough performance to run Eclipse?

I want to buy a netbook. It's a Samsung N143 (here is the specification). It is not the most powerful netbook, so I am very worried about one thing: Can I work normally with Eclipse IDE, yes or no?
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Very Low Sound from speakers, None from headphones on Toshiba NB305 netbook

Have been using the laptop for about a year. NB305 has very poor speakers out of the box. But the volume was audible for all practical purposes. I used the headphones when listening to songs or ...
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HP Netbook restarting services even when disabled

I'm helping a friend try to gain some free RAM and CPU on his HP Mini Notebook. I primarily work on a Mac but am literate on Windows as well. I went to msconfig to see what all was starting and ...
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How can I turn my Windows or Ubuntu netbook into a wireless router extender?

I have a netbook which I'd like to use to extend my wireless router's range. Windows and Ubuntu are installed on the netbook. This means I need to get to the Internet using my wireless card and share ...
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Remove the bootscreen in Fedora 15

I use Fedora 15 on my Asus eeePC 1015P and I wonder if there is a way to remove the normal boot animation (the fedora logo thing / the loading bars) and see the console output.
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My netbook keeps freezing

I have a Dell Mini 1018 running Windows 7 which has been freezing around 1 to 5 times an hour at for about 60 seconds. The entire system will simply grind to a halt, not just the program I'm using, ...
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How can I toggle Full Screen mode in Remote Desktop without a Break key?

My small laptop has a small keyboard, which lacks a Pause/Break key. Ctrl-Alt-Break toggles Full Screen mode in Windows Remote Desktop. Without a Break key, how can I enter Full Screen mode? I know I ...
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How to Backup an Acer Aspire One Recovery Partition?

Acer Aspire One has a 13 GB Recovery Partition. Is it possible to backup this partition to a network share? If so, how do I do that?
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How to perform a clean install of Windows 7 on New Netbook without CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows 7 from USB I got a new netbook which came pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter and full of promotional crapware. I am interested in somehow extracting the ...
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Reset Aspire One (ZH9) BIOS password

I have an Aspire One (ZH9) with broken hard disk and BIOS password... How can I reset it? I thought about flashing a new BIOS but since I have no operating system... What an I try?
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Turned off system drive on netbook to update Windows, now it disappeared

I have an Asus EEE 901 Netbook. It has a 4gb "system" solid state drive (soldered to the motherboard) and an additional 32gb solid state drive as the primary slave. I have Ubuntu 11 installed on the ...
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Downloading and Activating Windows 7 Starter

I have a Windows 7 starter key that came with my netbook (a Asus EEE PC 1001P). Due to a ID10T error, I managed to delete both Windows 7 and my recovery partition. Is there a place I can download ...
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Can a PSU power or bad battery affect netbook's heating?

My old netbook (AOA110) is getting extremely hot when connected to charger, (thus it has battery dead above 50%), actual charger is about 20-30% more powerful (current/watts) than original - which ...
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Faster Memory in a slower laptop?

I recently upgraded the memory in my laptop from 2x2GB to 2x4GB (DDR2-800 PC2-6400). I'd like to use one of the 2GB SODIMMs in my stepson's Acer Aspire One netbook, which can take DDR2-667 PC2-5300, ...
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Need files to USB boot into my Netbook

I have limited use of a computer at the library. I need to download the files that will allow my USB drive to be bootable to fix my broken Netbook - Aspire One which will not boot. I know how to set ...
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How can I perform a complete backup / restore of my netbook (no cdrom)?

I have a lovely Asus 1215n and its battery died so it's time to send it to repair since I have my warranty. I have different partitions and operating systems on it and I would like to do a full ...
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Why have SSD-based *new* Eee PCs diappeared? [closed]

I have been looking for an SSD-based new Eee PC netbook (silence is more important to me than capacity) and was surprised to discover that they are no longer being offered by major retailers. Any ...
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My netbook battery won't charge (0%) how can I detect what's faulty?

I have read here and there on superuser and it looks like I could have: Faulty recharge circuitry Faulty battery Faulty power adapter How can I be sure to change the right part? The netbook is an ...
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Install Windows 7 on a Netbook

I have a netbook, namely: Compaq CQ10-525DX. The main specs are: Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz processor with the Intel GMA 3150 chip graphics, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 160GB hard drive. I want to install ...
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How to recover a WinXP netbook that has a lot of viruses without reformat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? My uncle has a lot of viruses on his netbook. I think you know how he got them. Anyway, my job is to rid ...
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Install an alternative OS to Windows CE

I've an EASY PC E700 WinCE Series. Windows CE 6.0 is installed on it, but it's very awful! It doesn't let me see videos on Youtube and Adobe Flash can't be installed. I surfed the Web to search an ...