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

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What is Intel Speed Step technology?

My Samsung N145+ Net book specs say that my Intel Atom Processor N455 supports Speed step technology. Is this something that can be activated or is it always working? Is it just a marketing ploy?
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Can I add more RAM to make my Samsung N-145 plus Netbook faster? [on hold]

Samsung N145 Plus. Intel Atom CPU N455@ 1.66 GHz. Win 7 Starter 32 Bit OS. I like this Netbook, but it is somewhat slow. I have already added a 2 GB RAM stick in place of the 1 GB that came with it. ...
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Is it possible to run any bootable system directly from USB without any installation? [on hold]

I have a NetBook that won't boot. Its hard drive got locked by a cracker that I think came in through my always-on Wi-Fi. Is it possible to run any bootable operating system directly from a USB drive ...
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Strange issue with electrical outages and charging my Asus Eee PC

I have an Asus Eee PC 1000H netbook: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/Eee_PC_1000H/ Every now and then, during a storm or so, the electricity in my house will flicker and I'll get a power ...
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Can a netbook running Chrome OS be used without a Google account?

Can a netbook with Chrome OS be used without a Google account? If it can, are any features on the netbook disabled if it is used without a Google account?
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Any suggestions on a netbook/desktop setup to run Python for scientific computing?

This may seem like an inappropriate question that should be relegated to some hardware forum, but I love StackExchange for other things and thought perhaps you could help! I had my laptop stolen a ...
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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks, no existant wi-fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN between the two, and (depending on how fast ...
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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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I'm having an issue running a simple program with Eclipse on my 1 gb netbook? [closed]

Before purchasing the netbook, I was told it would be enough for Eclipse, but it is not working. I'm not seeing any console window at all. Do you know what the problem is?
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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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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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MS Office 2013 draws glitchy windows on Intel Atom netbook

I'm a proud owner of a monstrous netbook called Asus Eee PC 1101ha which has the Z520 cpu and GMA500 graphics card. It's notorious for being pretty slow. Normally, all applications look perfectly ...
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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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Asus Netbook restarts while loading windows files for installation

I recently bought an Asus X200MA-KX141H X Series Netbook with DOS pre-installed. I made a bootable USB stick with windows 7 in it and after booting into the windows installation screen, loading ...
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Toshiba Mini Netbook not turning on

This is the second time this has happened with my Toshiba Mini Netbook. When I restart it, it will shut down but then not come back up. It seems like it's running but the screen is blank and the power ...
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Adjusting wallpaper to make it fit netbook screen in Windows 7 Starter

I have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter. I was trying to change the wallpaper, and found an application (John's Background Switcher) which said that I can make slideshows of themes - I assume similar ...
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How do I change the wallpaper of Windows 7 Starter Edition?

Is there a way to change the desktop wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter Edition? I wanted to do that on my new netbook, just to find out that there is no "Customize" option in the control panel. Microsoft ...
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Getting individuals keys replaced on netbook

Just today during a freak accident, a book got tossed onto my Samsung N120 netbook while it was open and the 'G' and 'T' key flew off. Part of the plastic underneath broke off. Or would it be better ...
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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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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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MSI Wind U123 Touchpad only work if LAN connected and Active

I have a MSI Wind U123 Netbook ... all of a sudden lately, the touch-pad refuses to work correctly unless the LAN cable is connected and active. If i unplug the LAN cable, I can't control the mouse ...
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Windows 8 display driver on Asus EE PC flare series 1025

I have installed Windows 8.1 on Asus ee pc flare series 1025. Everything works fine except that fact that display is working at resolution 600x800 and in Computer Managment standart display adapter ...
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How to increase the screen resolution from 1024x600 to 1024x768 on HP Mini 210-4128er?

Installed Windows 8, and there for some applications a minimum resolution of 1024x768. And I have the properties of a maximum of 1024x600. Are there any ways to increase the resolution?
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Using netbook motherboard in PC build, need way to press power button from 7-8 inches away

I'm using the case out of an early Sega Genesis/Megadrive to build a low power emulation/media PC. The following picture is an aerial view. The power button is on the top right, but underneath the ...
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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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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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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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Lenovo tools for windows 7: can't re-enable wireless

Consider a netbook - Lenovo S10e with Windows 7 and the S10 Lenovo power management tools. Machine has factory BIOS. Fn+F5 is the key combo to toggle the wireless radio on/off. The tool allows the ...
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Unable to install XP or Win 7 Starter or even Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...