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

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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 ...
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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 could I do?
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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 ...
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What is the most popular replacement distro for OLPC? [closed]

I want to get rid of OLPC XO-1's builtin distribution (mostly because it's impossibly slow to use for anything, even browser and pdf reader). What's the most popular replacement distro for this?
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What's wrong with this screen

I have a Samsung netbook N130, out of warranty. One day a kid sat on it and since then the display on the monitor is split horizontally. Each half is a duplicate of the other as you can see on these ...
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Does running chrome in a non-default zoom mode hurt performance?

My regular computer is a tiny Samsung NC10 netbook, and the screen space is limited so I zoom out on pages I regularly visit (like this place) so to give myself the illusion of having higher ...
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Rescuing an encrypted hard drive

A friend of mine asked me to encrypt the hard drive on his netbook (running Windows Vista) so I used TrueCrypt's full-system encryption to do it. All is well. Except now he forgot his Windows login ...
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Ram limitations on netbooks - How is it done?

I know this isn't strictly a programming question, but this is still the best place I could think of to ask it. For a long time now, I've been pondering buying a netbook, but not just any netbook. I ...
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Visual studio 2010 Express edition on Intel Atom N550 based netbook?

The answer was yes for 1.6 Ghz Atom Processors... For the N550, it's a 1.5 GHz DUAL CORE processor, will it be able to run VS 2010 ? ...
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What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux?

This would be to remove Chrome OS and replace it with Ubuntu. Right now I am dual booting, but it uses CRos Kernel. Luigi seems to no longer be around.
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Recovery disk for ASUS 1015 pem

When I purchased a ASUS 1015 pem netbook, the seller didn't provide a recovery disk. How should I create a recovery disk?? Is it appropriate to use Acronis Recovery Manager or by pressing "f9" and ...
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Can one minimize the amount of internet traffic generated by a netbook when tethering it to a cell phone?

I would like to tether a netbook running Windows XP, via USB, to a Nokia E63 cell phone. I have a smallish data plan:500MB/month. I simply want to pick up mail and browse the web. It would be nice to ...
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Asus 1215n Volume Fn keys stopped working

Probably I've stopped some kind of Asus utility by mistake with soluto (a tool to decide which software shold start when you boot windows) and now all my fn keys work except the volume one and once I ...
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Asus EeePC 1005PE netbook special partitions (restore and boot booster)

I have an Asus EeePC 1005PE netbook and im planning on doing a massive re-partitioning (going to install Ubuntu, Mint, XP, etc) Ive noticed it has 2 "special" partitions: a 10Gb Fat32 RESTORE hidden ...
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How to change the internal wlan in laptops/netbooks?

as I use mostly linux, I'm trying to customise my netbook and my wlan is my only rock in the path of a fully open source supported netbook ... Plug and play in linux Here's what I need to swap/switch ...
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Is netbook RAM smaller than laptop?

I want to upgrade my netbook's RAM and my question is about its size. Can I use the RAM from my laptop?
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Unable to install XP or Win 7 Starter or even Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo Ideapad S10-3

I bought Lenovo IdeaPad S10. Loved it.. But it got very slow over time. So, I decided to install Ubuntu netbook edition on it. So, I formatted it.. And after that, it is not letting me install any OS, ...
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I have netbook with an atom N450 and DDR3 Does this make sense?

Is this possible or Speccy got it wrong?
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Ubuntu 10.10 on EEE: how to free up disk space

I have an Ubuntu EEE 701, 4GB flash harddrive. It has about 180MB free. How can I free up space? If I remove applications, it doesn't seem to free up space. I do have a 4GB sd-card, but for some ...
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how to install a external power switch to my Asus EEE PC HE1000

i've been using my netbook to source my carputer for a few months now. my only complain is booting up the system whenever I start my car. I've read articles from other sites like mp3car.com and here ...
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Using a Netbook to create a Dual Monitor Setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I bought a Netbook, and so far I love it. However, I'd like to get a bit more utility out of it. When I'm ...
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Acer Aspire One D255 — can I use a battery from a D250?

Does anyone know if a 6 cell battery from an Acer One D250 will fit in my D255?
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Netbook screen too small, Software fix?

I have a netbook with a maximum screen resolution of 1024x600. I'm running a dualboot Ubuntu10.10 & Backtrack4r2, and I'm having some trouble with windows whose "height" was larger than 600px. ...
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Asus Eee PC 1001PX netbook: best OS for battery life? [closed]

I am looking for an OS to replace Windows XP Home edition on my Asus Eee PC 1001PX netbook. The most critical issue for me is battery life. I would like to use Ubuntu Netbook Edition, but heard that ...
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Doubt about netbook energy modes

In my control panel there's an energy preferences option. There, I find a "Balanced" energy mode and a "Performance" energy mode. The only differences I detect are the brightness levels and the ...
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What is the difference between a netbook and a notebook/laptop?

What exactly is the difference between a "netbook" and a "notebook"? What are some examples?
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Using my netbook/laptop on bed. No cooling pads or special contraptions

Do you think that I can improvise a "cooling pad" with my old comp cabinets? I have a bunch of old cabinets that I will never use again. Might as well remove one of the cover plates and use it as a ...
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How to disable my netbook's touchpad when a usb mouse is connected

This is the first computer I have ever bought and I couldn't bring it home without a mouse of its own. I'm trying to disable the touchpad but the only option I find is by uninstalling the drivers, ...
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Are netbook cooling pads really worth it? [closed]

I'm tempted to work with a cooling pad at home, since my netbook is my primary computer, and if you are following my questions I plan to buy a dual core netbook that I'll use as desktop most of the ...
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Why is it that I can't personalize my own wallpaper in windows 7 starter?

I'd be delighted to read technical reasons for this.
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Using a dual core netbook as desktop

I feel silly asking this. Is it possible to hook up a full sized monitor and keyboard and use the netbook closed? Is gonna feel like those mini PC's or "nettops" as they call them. But I really like ...
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How to keep memory consumption below 500 MB or less than 25 processes at background on netbook?

I bought a netbook yesterday, (I'm loving it) but I will never understand why they need to be a lot of processes running on background. I worry about other users who have no idea about it and continue ...
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If I upgrade my netbook from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 can I have a dual monitor setup?

I think Microsoft wants me to pay for a dual monitor setup for my Acer Netbook (I get it for free with Unbuntu Netbook remix). I'd be willing to upgrade but I wouldn't put it past them to make me ...
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Win/Bios showing wrong RAM in Gateway Netbook?

I've seen similar problems, but this seems slightly unique, maybe... I have a Gateway LT21 netbook, Win7. I've upgraded RAM from 1gb to 2gb. It didn't work. So I updated to the latest Bios 1.25, then ...