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How to disable trackpoint without disabling left and right click on a Thinkpad?
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If you're on Windows 7, this works: Control Panel → Mouse → UltraNav.  You should get the window shown below. There, select Enable TrackPoint and toggle Use advanced features only  (see below). Then ...

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Code 39 for all LSP & COM ports in device manager
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The solution was similar to solving code 39 for USB devices. The solution that finally worked was deleting the UpperFilters multi-string value (type: REG_MULTI_SZ) under the following key: ...

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Extracting Windows 10 license keys from machines
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You can use NirSoft's 'ProduKey'. You can download it on nirsoft.net. This is a freeware utility which allows you not only to see Windows keys, but also various other Microsoft product keys. This ...

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Transfer RAM from one laptop to another
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The T420 and also the X220 will both accept 16GB of RAM (2x8 GB) 1*. 8GB+4GB also works. When mismatching RAM speeds, the RAM will run at the lowest speed. So, if you combine the 1333 MHz, 4GB, and ...

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Why is my text size so small after changing my screen magnification to 125% and back?
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Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display->Set custom text size (DPI) Create a custom DPI of 101%. Apply this text size and log off. Log back in and go back to the original 100%. Then ...

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Sound stopped working after placing video card
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I am still not sure what caused the issue exactly, but the problem was in the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard solved the issue, and now, many years later, it still works. I disposed of the ...

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(Solved by a weird fix, still require a robust solution) Wifi Adapter Disappeared After Sleep
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Original answer I suspect a hardware problem with the card. I always check this type of problem with a bootable Linux usb stick. That way, you can very easily rule out any software issues. I use a ...

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SSD Partition on Windows 10
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Partitioning with disk management has always served me well, and typically will cause no problems. If you are worried about 4K alignment, you can check that using built in Windows tools. In "Run" (...

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How to fix laptop audio
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That does sound like your audio chip has some sort of faulty connection. One thing you could try is to locate it on the motherboard and use a hair dryer or heat gun to reflow the connections. Stop ...

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Windows partition unreadable after installing Linux
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Let's start with step 1: you want your data back. If possible try to either boot the computer from an external USB drive or put the drive in another computer, see if you can get the data from there. ...

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Dell U2515H 1440p on Asus N56VZ?
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Answer to question 1: yes, no problem Answer to question 2: yes it does* *It can support 1440p, but it might not work immediately at the right resolution. If it doesn't, you might have to create a ...

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QWERTY keyboard layouts with French characters?
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This website hosts the keyboard layout you are looking for. There is a *.deb file, and Arch linux install, a Mac OS install and a Windows install available.

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Windows 7 Not Recognizing Camera Nor iPhone as Camera
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I had the same issue. In my case it was caused by the laptop having the N version of Windows. This does not contain Windows media player, and some important drivers that come with it. Many devices ...

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Deleting "undeletable" files in Vista
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Another alternative is using a Linux Bootable USB stick. This is especially convenient if you already have one lying around. Sometimes taking ownership of files does not work. The nice thing is that ...

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What video resolution is best?
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The answer is that there is no proper solution to make your video look good. It went wrong during the shooting of the video. In the future, never film vertically and you should have no problems at all....

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My laptops wi-fi gets disconnects automatically
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One possible solution Go to Device manager -> network adapters->your adapter-> right-click the installed adapter->properties->driver, try rollback driver. This brings you back to an older driver ...

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No sound - "This device is being used by another application..."
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I had the same problem. The solution for me was to roll back the audio driver. Probably installing a new driver will have the same effect. To roll back the driver: go to control panel->sound right ...

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Why doesn't windows copy and paste consider and use all files?
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Instead of trying to figure out what Windows is doing when it comes to this sort of problem, I usually just use a Linux live USB stick to copy and then all works well. An easy to create and easy to ...

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Is my Lenovo ThinkPad overheating most likely causes Windows 10 freeze?
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It seems that an overheating computer is likely to cause freezes. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2006/jul/27/guardianweeklytechnologysection4 (and many fora suggest the same). ...

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Where can I find old bios install for Dell Precision T1600
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This seems to be what you're looking for: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=FC4DK As Techie007 states, it is quite common that you need to install BIOS ...

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Thinkpad T60 is Thinkpad T43?
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Thinkpad laptops indeed often have this "identity crisis", what the control panel thinks is unreliable. If someone wants to find out which laptop he has, looking at the location of the ports is a ...

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How to make the Windows desktop on-screen keyboard open then minimise on startup and wake?
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I think I have a solution for your second problem. Instead of getting rid of the osk window, you could change the position of the osk window to not be in your way. Open regedit, go to: ...

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Lenovo W530 with Quadro K2000M screen changes contrast drastically when switching to dark application
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I have found two possible options, the first one of which would be the preferred option. Open the Nvidia Control Panel: - go to Adjust Video Color Settings - check: With Nvidia Settings - go to ...

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trying to delete a file called search protect
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As a general solution for deleting Windows files that do not like to be deleted, you could boot from Linux. If you don't have Linux installed, you can easily go to the Ubuntu website and follow ...

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Easy way to check what files are missing
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feedback from OP: excel method did not work for him, Matlab method is untested I have a very inelegant solution, but I think it does the job (assuming your have excel). It only works if the number of ...

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Show more power plans available after clicking battery icon in system tray
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I do not know how to do exactly what you're asking for, but I have a pretty good alternative. You can make custom shortcuts, omitting the need for using the mouse at all. The shortcuts I'm talking ...

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How do I disable hidden volume changes on Windows 10?
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Try what is in the link, that might solve your issue if Windows incorrectly assesses which apps use communication. This describes the same procedure, but in the link you will find pictures as well. ...

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Windows randomly drops half of connection
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I was snooping around on the internet as well and found that it could be related to your static IP. Is it a possibility to change your IP address to obtain automatically? Even if this is not a long-...

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I would like excel to highlight a cell based on vlookup if then statement
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The easiest option I know of is the following: Select the colum that contains the contract numbers At the home tab (in the ribbon) choose conditional formatting->highlight cell rules->duplicate ...

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4-year old CPU more powerful than CPU released this year?
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The i7-5500u indeed has significantly better graphics. The single core performance is slightly better than that of the i7-2670QM, but performance when all cores are running to the max is higher for ...

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