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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...