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To be pragmatic, a solution might be to chop off the 3.5mm plug of a pair of headphones and plug it in to the laptop when silence is desired! Alternatively, note that alsamixer has a command line version, amixer (package alsa-utils on fedora), so you could write a small script to mute or unmute the speaker. List the available devices: $ aplay ...


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When you load a default copy of Windows on existing hardware, the built in Windows drivers have a limited set of resolutions. Go to Lenovo's Support Site and get the drivers for your laptop.


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Use an USB sound card with both outputs


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What you're looking for is a docking station. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-sl-series-laptops/thinkpad-sl510/documents/PD014572?tabName=Accessories I do not recommend the usb docks, go with the one that the laptop bottom clicks in to.


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Search for Device Manager in Start Menu Expand the Monitors section Right click on Generic PnP Monitor and Click on Enable and you are good! Source


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If the graphics issue is showing up in bios, then it is not a problem with Windows. Have you tried changing display modes using keyboard shortcuts or BIOS settings? If neither of those work, I would try connecting your laptop to another display, and see if that doesn't fix the resolution problem.


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The Synaptics drivers have been causing problems with Windows 10. Check if your laptop uses a Synaptics touchpad. If it does, uninstall the drivers. As OP mentioned in the comments, you will lose touchpad features such as gestures. Hopefully they release an update for Windows 10 that will fix this, but for now uninstalling will fix the Windows key issue. ...


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It turned out that there actually was a sticker with the license key. The sticker was located behind the battery.



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