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Questions tagged [netbook]

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

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Editing BIOS firmware to make booting from SD possible…?

So I have a Dell Insiron 11, which came with Windows preinstalled. I would very much like to install Linux mint into the 128GB SDHC card, but unfortunately the BIOS doesn't allow booting from SD slot. ...
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Trekstor Surfbook w1 Wifi not working

So, I bought this Netbook yesterday. It came with win 10 but I wanted to install Elementary OS on it. It ended up not working and wasting 7 hours of my time trying to intall it. Then I installed Win ...
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Windows 10 on old netbook - should I install the 32 bit or 64 bit OS? [closed]

I have an old laptop that I would like to use mainly for some coding with ATOM and photo editing with GIMP and/or Photoshop CS2. Should I install the 32 or 64 bit version of Windows 10? Laptop specs:...
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How Can I Access BIOS From External Monitor?

A few months ago, the screen on my Samsung N150 Plus Netbook broke. I removed the broken screen, and began working on the external monitor instead. This worked fine, except from the fact that I couldn'...
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How do I avoid installing the prepackaged Windows 10 that came with my new netbook?

I have a brand new Lenovo Ideapad MIIX 300 that comes prepackaged with a Windows 10 installer on the SSD. I want to make sure that the installer is never run, that Windows 10 never interacts with ...
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Flash-based Storage into Ram

You guys might have noticed the new generation netbooks with flash based rom. Since they are so affordable i ordered a netbook with following specifications: 1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3735F processor; 2GB ...
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Bad full screen scaling when lowering the resolution

I have a Lenovo Z40 entertainment with Windows 8.1 with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and I have to lower the resolution to play some games (because reasons), but now suddenly when I change the ...
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Can I fix a broken notebook keyboard connector?

It´s the HP Mini 110 (which is a netbook) keyboard. I took it out, not very carefully, and the black input separated from the plastic membrane (I don´t know if that´s the word, my native language is ...
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Netbook won't turn on

I have an Asus x200ma which was running smoothly on Windows 10. Last thing that I remember is that I was playing EA Cricket 07 on it. It gave out so much exhaust that the sound of exhaust could be ...
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Do (some) netbooks not have Hibernate even as an optional setting under Windows 10?

I recently bought my third netbook. This one is a Lenovo Ideapad 100S that came with Windows 10. This setup does not include "Hibernate" as a possibility along with "Sleep", "Shut down", and "Restart"...
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Force ASUS netbook (without removable battery) to reboot

I have an ASUS F102B netbook without a removable battery. It occasionally freezes (or the screen goes flat) and I would like to know a way to force it to restart without waiting for the battery to go ...
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I've just installed Windows 10 on my Samsung netbook - How do I alter the screen resolution so web pages fit entirely on the screen?

I've just installed Windows 10 on my Samsung netbook - How do I alter the screen resolution so web pages fit entirely on the screen? If I go to display settings the slide bar allowing change will not ...
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Finding the correct screen replacement for a netbook

I have to change my netbook's screen. It's 13" (or 13.3") diagonal-wise with a matte/non-glossy/unpolished LED display. What do I have to be careful for when buying a new screen? Is this a pretty ...
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Fastest MPC playback settings for slow copmuters

I'm having a hard time finding the best settings for Media Player Classic so that it could play videos on my weak netbook without stuttering so badly. I tried several recommended ways to reduce the ...
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Webcam not working on Asus eeePC/Quality poor

Our work purchased approximately 700 Asus eee 1001HA netbooks about 5 years ago and up until a few months ago, we had no use or purpose for the webcams. We changed our processes to make better use of ...
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Unlock BIOS config

I have ASUS x101h EEEPC and I want to overclock CPU, but BIOS clock settings are locked. Is there a way to unlock BIOS or update BIOS which have those options unlocked? CPU is Intel Atom N435
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System files taking up more space than my own files, leaving me with almost no free space?

Computer: HP Stream 11 CPU: Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz Processor RAM: 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM Storage: 32 GB SSD OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing I bought an HP Stream 11 back in January, and although it's a cheap ...
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Netbook not working properly

I am having a netbook of dell inspiron mini with specifications- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 System Model: Inspiron 1018 Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) ...
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Netbook's fried motherboard. Can the RAM be safely salvaged?

I gave a RAM module to a relative for using in a small netbook. The motherboard of said computer got fried (allegedly due to overheating) and I was planning on getting the module back for using in its ...
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How to remove Windows clutches from a NP-N150-JPB2US

I'm in a developing nation trying to help a mother bring a netbook back to life so her son can use it for school. It came with Windows 7, and it barely functions. I'm trying to dual boot it with ...
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Ext4 USB stick gets corrupted again and again

I installed Debian Wheezy (No GUI/Desktop) on a 4GB USB stick (because the harddrive of the machine was defective, currently the slot is empty), but shortly after, I got an “Input/Output error” when ...
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Install W7 on netbook Asus R103BA

I have a netbook ASUS R103BA and it came with W8 and I don't want it. I want W7 and I'm not able to install, since my W7 cd do not recognize the hard drive, it says i must look for the drivers and don'...
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Difficulty installing WinXP from USB on netbook

I have an older netbook that I just want to have use of occasionally, and want to load XP on it. I tried Linux distros, but as little as this will be used, I don't have time to teach myself how to ...
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Install Windows 7 on Asus Eee pc 1011px netbook

I have a Asus Eee pc 1011px netbook which it had an original windows 7 starter installed on it ! It had 16 GB partition for windows recovery ! it was working well, until I wnated to install ...
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How to install windows and replace failed hard disk on a netbook running linux? [closed]

I have an Acer aspire one d270 netbook(No CD drive). My uncle installed Linux on it. He's no more. I dont know anything about linux. And now the hard disk (Seagate ST320LT012) also failed. Im gonna ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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) and it refuses to charge. My adapter will charge the old battery (although it only lasts 10 minutes), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CentOS as media server

I have a headless CentOS 6.4 box with no GUI installed, and a WinXP netbook without a DVD drive. How can I stream a DVD from the CentOS box over the network to watch it on the netbook? (I imagine ...