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

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Portable system on a SDCard

I want to have a portable system in a SDCARD, the requirements are as follow: It should run on a Bare Metal virtualization in a NetBook This should run solely as a medium to the virtualization, so ...
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How can I emulate middle click in Windows on a touchpad?

On my laptop, the touchpad drivers for it allowed me to emulate middle click by clicking both the left and right mouse buttons at the same time. I'd like to have the same feature on with my netbook's ...
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Upgrading RAM memory on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook, model AOA110 results in less RAM than expected

I have tried to increase the RAM on an old netbook from Acer, an Aspire One ZG5. I went on www.crucial.com and using their built-in tool, I ordered the putatively correct module for my netbook, and I ...
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Should I move to Gentoo Linux? [closed]

Does anyone have a tip or recommend using Gentoo at home or in a small business office ? I would like to move all my computers from Windows to Linux and I've got really good expectations about Gentoo. ...
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Cleanup Windows XP on netbook

I already moved all installed application software to drive D:, but C: (4&nnsp;GB SSD) is full since the auto update to SP3. I don't need or want things like Windows Media Player, Windows Messenger, ...
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Some of my netbook keyboard keys are totally unresponsive

My samsung n130 netbook keyboard keys suddenly stopped working. The keys are 4,5,6,7 e, r, y, u, i, o, j, k, n. Please dont advice me to clean my keyboard as I have already did. I was hoping to cut ...
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Change Acer Aspire one D250 resolution

Is there any way to choose something other than than 1024x600 or 800x600 resolution on a Acer Aspire One D250 netbook (Windows 7 Starter). A program we use needs at least 1024x768 but it's not ...
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Battery shows 100% charged but netbook does not work without AC adapter

How can I test if the battery is connected internally to my netbook or if it is working? Is it possible that the battery has been disabled by a software setting? The battery shows 100% charged, but ...
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Looking offline map / gps / turn by turn software

Anticipating some travel to Europe, I've secured a netbook and usb gps. I'm concerned that I won't always have access to free wifi and a phone data plan is not an option. Is there any decent ...
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formating a hard drive for use in an asus aspire one d250

I have an Asus Aspire One D250 that's out of warranty and whose hard drive is giving the click of death. I'm trying to use a spare SATA HDD I have but am having some difficulty. I have a USB CD ...
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What netbooks will a PixelQi 10.1" 1280x800 epaper display work with?

How, without buying the netbook in question, can I determine whether a netbook will be compatible with aftermarket installation of a 10.1" 1280x800 (not the usual 1024x600 which can have the same ...
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Are Motherboards for the Acer Aspire One AOA150 Netbook Compatible with the AOA110?

I have an Acer Aspire One ZG5 AOA110-1588 netbook, and the motherboard doesn't have a port for a SATA 2.5 inch hard drive; it only supports this slow 8GB SSD type drive. Through research I've ...
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Asus EeePc graphic issue

I have a few years old Asus Eeepc 100 HD. Until yesterday it functioned fine. Today nothing gets displayed on its internal screen when I turn it on. I have the same problem when using an external ...
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Wireless card is turned off by default when Windows starts. How to change this?

I have a netbook (Siragon, local brand) and whenever I power it up and go into the OS (either XP or 7) the wireless card is off by default. It's not really a big issue; I just tap the keys and it ...
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Netbook can nolonger connect to TV using HDMI

My Windows 7 Home Acer Netbook used to be able to connect to my Teac tv via HDMI when I first got it, however it has just stopped connecting after several months for some reason. For a while, I had ...
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Cannot connect Lenovo B460e to internet

I have a Lenovo B460e netbook. I failed to connect to internet by plugging a cable in the RJ-45 connector. So I troubleshooted to know what is the problem and found nothing. So I searched in Google ...
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How far have you been able to push a netbook's capabilities?

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire One. I'll be using it as an ultraportable supplement to my 16" laptop, which I don't like to carry around more than needed. The Aspire is a pretty standard ...
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Will an SSD speed up an Atom-based netbook?

I have an Asus EEE PC 1000H, which I bought for its light weight and great battery life. However, it is painfully slow. Judging by the constant flickering of the HDD light, disk I/O looks like a ...
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Battery detected but not charging (remains 0%)

I've recently bought a new, 6600 mAh battery for my Acer Aspire One Netbook (AOA110, ZG5 Model) that refuses to charge. My adapter will charge the old battery (although it only lasts 10 minutes), so ...
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Laptop Hard Disk Problem (Not Detecting)

I have a problem with my Acer Aspire One D255. It fell off like from 1 feet above ground 2 days. Since then the hard disk is not being detected in the BIOS. I opened the netbook and removed it and re ...
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MSI netbook refuses to connect to home wireless network with Windows XP

I'm trying to connect my girlfriend's MSI netbook to the wireless network in my house, and failing repeatedly. It's not a hardware issue, b/c it connects to other networks successfully, and, it's not ...
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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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Forgotten Password Windows 7 With A Twist - No way to boot from anything

I'm a software developer and not an IT pro, so please jump in and correct me if I'm wrong. I offered to fix a friend's netbook, she locked herself out of windows 7 with forgotten password. I ...
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“This CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.” - Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a netbook with a 64-bit Intel Atom CPU

I tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64-bit on a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S110), which has the Intel Atom N2800 (1.86 GHz) as its processor, but I get the following error message when the ...
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Windows asks for activation after putting in hard drive from another laptop

I have an Acer netbook with a bad hard drive – or one that needs to recovered. So I took the hard drive from a broken laptop and put it into the Acer. It says it has three days to activate or it will ...
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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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Acer D-257 Netbook Need network drivers only using Flash Drive (Windows 7)

Is there a link where I can just download the network drivers, for me to then put it on a flash drive? I believe its an Acer D-257 Netbook 500GB, running on Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything works, ...
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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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Did I just ruin my netbook drive?

I naively connected a SATA netbook HDD (2.5" drive) to my internal PC SATA data & power connections. The PC didn't boot up, I tried like 4 times. Thinking retrospectively, it's likely that the ...
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Did a recent Windows Update significantly reduce usable RAM on low-end devices?

I've been running Windows 7 Starter on a HP netbook with the maximum amount of RAM Microsoft allowed netbook manufacturers to have and still be eligible to ship with OEM Windows (2 gigabytes). This ...
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Windows 7 Editions compatibility on a netbook

I have an ASUS EeePC 1015CX netbook currently running Windows 7 Starter Edition. I wanted to install Windows 7 Enterprise. Would it work well? (I don't mind disabling things like AERO Glass stuff to ...
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Doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP

My Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook doesn't display the whole window in Windows XP. Does anyone know how to fix it? Any helpful answers would be greatly appreciated!
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Can I force my bootloader to load windows 7 instead of Asus Express Gate Cloud

I have an ASUS netbook that I dropped recently and now the power button isnt working. The only way I can boot up is by booting into Asus Express Gate Cloud (which is a different button) then pressing ...
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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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Recovery Partition DOES NOT EXIST of my windows 8 netbook

When my netbook Samsung Series 5 np535u3c was brought to a shop for a repair my HDD Memory was changed together with my Battery, although it was changed with brand new and original parts my netbook ...
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Install of Windows 7 Starter fails

So my friend gave me an ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD with a BOOTMGR error to fix. I said that I'll just re-install windows, and it will be fine. But, I've tried to install it for a few times now, and it fails ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stop working after LXDE loads (Debian 6 on Asus EEE HA1005)

I recently installed Debian 6 on my old ASUS EEE 1005HA. I chose LXDE because I'm only using the machine for SSHing into other machines and some light web browsing. The problem I am having is that ...
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Screen fonts problems

My screen font sprinkles Russian words in documents. I happens in my email, and on any page I try to read. Pages sometimes load correctly and suddenly the characters change while I'm reading. If I ...
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Use netbook processor with laptop?

I don't know if this is possible or makes sense to do anyway, but I was thinking - could I somehow add my netbooks processor to another computer to act as an external core for better performance on ...
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3G Data Usage utility for a netbook?

I infrequently browse on my netbook via my 3G cell/mobile phone. The data becomes EXORBITANTLY expensive once I've gone over my cap. AND the telco's online usage meter can be up to 2 days out of ...
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One charger for two devices: Which one should I choose?

I have one Acer tablet with the following specs written on the charger: Output: 19V 2.15A Then, I have an Acer NetBook (Aspire One) with the following specs on the charger: Output: 19V 1.58A ...
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solar cells charging netbook [duplicate]

I want to see if I can charge my netbook with solar panels. With 16 smalls solar panels(they are from Westinghouse Turbo Rocket Solar Path Light with a 1.2v 150mAh a piece) the voltage and amps come ...
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Aspire One beep codes

We have an Acer Aspire One laptop that just got a drink spilled completely all over it. We got it vacuumed out mostly with a wet/dry shopvac. Now when booted up, I see the first BIOS screen (and can ...
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Running Ubuntu Programs on Wheezy?

I am planning to put Wheezy on my netbook, and I was wondering if Wheezy can run the same programs that Ubuntu can. This is mainly because my netbook really cant do anything with Windows and I figured ...
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Tips for improving Windows 7 performance on a netbook [closed]

Windows 7 doesn't run very well on my HP Mini (Atom 280N with 2GB DDR2). Does anyone have anyor any tips for improving the general performance of Windows 7 on netbooks?
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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Professional or Ultimate?

There are finally Windows 7 Netbooks available, but they come with Windows 7 "Starter". Can I upgrade "Starter" to Windows 7 Ultimate using a normal retail DVD (and its new licence key)? What about ...
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What type of hard disks do netbooks use?

Is there any information on the standard hard disks that netbooks use, are they just standard SATA notebook drives?
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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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Does Windows 7 run acceptably on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook?

Does Windows 7 live well on a 1 GB RAM Atom netbook? It's hard for me to try before I buy at the moment, so any advice from those that are already running Windows 7 would be appreciated.
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Any good ftp client for a 9'' netbook? [closed]

I currently run FileZilla client but it's too large to fit the screen correctly. Any suggestion?