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Will AutoCAD 2020 run on a new 2019  model DELL OptiPlex with i7-8700, 8GB Ram, and on-board Intel 630 graphics?

This computer is for my boss... he uses AutoCAD to examine, review, and print drawings.. he does no design works whatsoever!

Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 in Miami
 Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 in Miami

The Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2019 will be held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort on October 13–16, 2019, and it promises to be the must-attend event for IT infrastructure managers, CIOs, service providers, value-added resellers, ISVs, and developers.

I have a new laptop computer with M.2 SSD drives.  The attached pictures show the errors that occurred in the past two weeks.  I’m wondering what this means and was this related to an update or do I have something wrong with my drive?
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A customer brought an Hp all-in-one Model 23-h151 computer that will not see a motherboard or mouse even at boot-up.  would a motherboard reset work?  I have taken a picture of the board as I am confused as to which jumpers to use to do this.
Dell Latitude 7490
The laptop screen goes dark when plugged into the docking.
I have a client that wants to use a large (>48" ) touch screen monitor as part of his presentations. He is the COO of the company and is in charge of all the project managers.

It would be a large wall mounted unit. He wants to be able to have it access files on the company servers. He wants to be able to display an EXCEL spreadsheet, among other file types and be able to move 'cell' contents around as the projects move forward.

I would be able to set up the computer its connected to and and the monitor itself, but am unsure what would be a reliable product for this use case.

Can you recommend a monitor that would full fill these requirements?
This is using a SPARC server hardware. This is using Solaris 11, with 2 VMs (using ldm). We used fiber-optics network-based SAN Storage, create LUNs, and allocated for 1 or more for individual VMs. We are using "ldm" commands to manage these VMs. On one of this VM - mcsat1, there is only 1 LUN allocated for the rpool. Now, we wanted to add-in one more LUN to form the "storage pool" (mirrored). After that, we wanted to remove the original LUN and use only the new LUN. Please see attached document for steps we conduct.

c1d3s2 is the new disk added in and kept, and c1d2s0 is the old disk and supposed need to remove. After the detaching, we do the system reboot. However, we faced a problem here - system failed to reboot, with the reason being "boot disk can't find". In this case, we already change the "boot-disk" with command - "ldm set-variable boot-disk=IBM2SAN2 mcsat1".

In "ok" prompt, we typed "boot /virtual-devices@100/channel-devices@200/disk@3" with attempt to boot the system up via this new disk was successful. If you see the document, this IBM2SAN2 is actually refer to "/virtual-devices@100/channel-devices@200/disk@3", booting "IBM2SAN2" failed while "/virtual-devices@100/channel-devices@200/disk@3" passed, why?

Thanks in advance.
Challenge: Two external screen goes black about every 10 minutes, but not the laptop’s LCD.

Latitude 7490 connected to a WD15 docking station.

A hardware diagnostic test found no issues and the chipset drivers software was the only item that needed to be installed.

What caused the LCD screens to go black?
Windows 10 EliteBook does not find second monitor

I have an HDMI cable and got an adapter called:


But, when I plug it into the Samsung monitor, I only see the desktop of the PC displayed on the monitor.

So, I go to the laptop, right-click and select Display Settings.

But it does not detect a second monitor.

What am I missing?

How do you perform a hardware diagnostic test on a Microsoft Surface tablet?
Lenovo desktop diagnostic results. I ran another more comprehensive test later and mixed results.
Also there is an extra HD on this system so can that be utilized

Ensure Business Longevity with As-A-Service
Ensure Business Longevity with As-A-Service

Using the as-a-service approach for your business model allows you to grow your revenue stream with new practice areas, without forcing you to part ways with existing clients just because they don’t fit the mold of your new service offerings.

User wants to get a Windows Laptop to run AutoCad 2019
He sees lots of well-priced i5 units.

He is not working with 3-dimensional objects in AutoCad - mostly for 'blueprints' for construction.  Revet sometimes does 3D stuff that is relevant.

I know that the cheaper the laptop is, the less complex the graphics circuitry.

He saw a good deal on a Lenovo
Intel i5 mobile processor, 8 GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 620

Is this acceptable for his floorpans in AutoCad?

I'm having a problem with the audio output on my Windows 10 system, which is signified by the following message: "No speakers or headphones are plugged in." But it's a little more complicated than that.

I'm leasing a "high-end" computer from Blade, on which I'm running a couple of games. I'm new to cloud-based gaming, so I'll let them explain it…

Shadow is a high-end streaming service for games. What does this mean? Any game you can play on a Windows 10 computer, you can play on Shadow using virtually any device you want! Turn a laptop, Mac, smartphone, tablet or even a 5-year-old PC into a high-end gaming rig through the Shadow app. Then, all you have to do is download your current game library to your Shadow account and start playing all your favorite PC games on max settings! We provides all of the power you'd get from a gaming computer at a fraction of the cost with none of the maintenance!. Our data centers are upgraded with every new generation of technology at no additional cost to you!

I can connect to my Shadow server in either of two ways: There is a client that runs as a Windows desktop application. Alternatively, there's a physical appliance that Blade has named "Ghost." The Ghost  connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, and includes several USB ports (both USB2 and USB3) as well as an Ethernet port, an HDMI port and a headphone jack. When I'm accessing the cloud server (i.e., the Shadow) from the Windows desktop application, everything works fine.…
What can cause a laptop to shutdown when the lid it close?
I changed the power setting to do nothing when the lid is closed, but that worked briefly.
I will update the drivers next, execute SFC,  and updates Windows 10.
If I have time, I will run a hardware test and disable hibernation, run DISM and scan for malware.
Any ideas?
Hi, I did a chkdsk on the main C drive, results attached. I've been having a freezing problem, and have put up a few questions here about it. In the most recent one, it was recommended that I have Windows reinstalled.  My tech locally hasn't looked at the laptop, but he says freezing is most often a hardware problem, and I should replace my hard drive.

I'm on Windows 7, and have been fighting going to Win 10, because it honestly seems to be a pain in the tush. My partner runs it, and has had all kinds of issues.

Anyway, I also tried running HDDscan, and got the attached SMART report. If you want me to run anything else to show the health of my hard drive, I'll be happy to oblige. Thanks.
I currently have an issue with 3 thin clients that are not maintaining wireless stability and constantly disconnect.   I am told updating the firmware will fix this however I wanted to check with the pros to get their opinion.   I am not familiar with any of these units as far as the admin console on how to manually flash the firmware as well as obtain the actual correct firmware itself.   Could someone assist?  I have attached the screen shots of all 3 units.
I have a staff member using a Dell latitude 3590 which was upgraded to a 250SSD and is running windows 10 Professional, who has reported that the machine is running loud.
It sounds a little like white noise, like maybe the fan is running high.

checked the task manager and nothing (disk, etc.) was running higher than 65%.

machine seems to run fine. its just loud.
Laptop: lenovo_mt_20378_bu_idea_fm_idea y50-70 how to play dvd external (i.e., Lenovo Y50-70
OS: Windows 10
Media Player: Lenovo USB external dvd

Got a DVD but couldn't play it. Found Cyberlink PowerDVD18 app and downloaded it. But it is a trial version. Does Windows 10 provide a free app to play DVD's on external USB DVD player.
We have a Dell Inspiron 5570 with Windows 10 Home.  

We are unable to adjust the brightness through the control panel nor the settings.  The function keys appear not to work either.

I am let to believe there is some sort of power saving override or automatically adjust brightness option I have to turn off in order to manually adjust the brightness.
Hi there ,

I have western digital 2.5" 320gb laptop hard disk that seems dead.

I connect the hard disk externally to my laptop .

I opened disk manager and message says : disk 2 unknown, not initialized.

When I click on initialize disk,  a message pops up device is not ready.

So the Microsoft disk manager recognises the disk, but it is unable to initialize the disk.

Is it possible to revive the hard disk and initialize it with some software tools  for windows 7 ?
Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking
Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.


I'm having issues with my mouse buttons
It went wrong after running XP in a VM

I use a Roller Plus Joystick

It has left, right, double click and hold (Drag and Drop)  buttons these function the same as a standard mouse button and require no special driver

However something has gone wrong

In order to keep left and right correct I've had to switch primery and secondary buttons Control Panel -> Mouse

This has caused the double click  button to function as right click

Looking at the mouse driver properties  See pic there are 3 ?
mouse.JPGI've attempted to rename these in safe mode but got access denied also tried to uninstall
Is it possible to completely remove the mouse drivers forcing windows to download a new driver?
I am looking for a very simple piece of software, but having no luck finding it.

I want a software that will track warranty and support on my hardware devices.  It needs to send me email alerts saying "Your warranty is expiring in 60 days" or whatever.  I have no problem manually inputting everything into this program.  All the automated programs have issues trying to gain access to different devices.

Does such a program exist?

Thank you!
Wondering if anyone has noticed something like this with a PC that has a PCI-e NMVE M.2 Drive.

The PC has a very slow network speed compared to other PCs at that location. When physically moved to a different spot in the building, the network speed picks up to be on par with the rest of the PCs. I’ve eliminated the network cable as an issue by making a brand new Cat6 cable and running it directly from the switch to the PC (bypassing any other equipment) and not seeing any changes.

The oddest thing, when we take a different PC from that location and plug it in where the problem machine is, then it slows down. Put the machine back where it came from and everything is fine.

So we are basically chasing our tails and this was brought up. Are M.2 PCI-e NVME drives susceptible to electromagnetic interference?

Or should we call an exorcist?
We have jumped from a 17 inch monitor to a 22 inch. The 22 model is black in color and 1/2 inch thick and the setting buttons are on the bottom of the screen and not clearly marked. We went to the control panel and there are about 20 resolution settings. We played around with some of those and on those far higher than 800 x 600 got us "input not supported."

What would be the best place to start for step 1 in getting the settings the way we desire: Control panel settings for displays "or" the settings offered on the monitor.
The width is fine but the height is leaving off too much.
We have experienced organic growth within our environment for graphical rendering type use cases.  We have about 12 users that have a requirement for cpu intensive or gpu intensive workloads.  At the moment we have purchased high spec'd machines which they use locally.  Im looking at future growth and wondering what the next step up in architecture would look like.  When would we reach the tipping point in terms of price and value to moving to a more enterprise approach.

The programs we use are:
3DS Max
Cinema 4
Revit LT
SKetchup Pro
Creo with Windchill
I do not feel that I can get an accurate answer from HP regarding a matter of concern. I have a very seldom used HP8620 printer. It has been enrolled in the "Instant Ink" program for more than a year and a half along with an HP extended warranty plan. I have not utilized the original cartridges that I had purchase as the first replacements yet. ( I bought them prior to joining the instant ink program). HP has sent me a set of the Instant Ink cartridges ready for their first use many months ago.  Since these are the first set I have not been charged the monthly fee yet. I accidentally let the hardware extended warranty expire by one month. The question: If I discontinue the instant ink program and attempt to utilize the new cartridges does HP have the wherewithal to prevent them from functioning?
NOTE: I have two other HP printers under extended warranty that DO utilize the instant ink program and the cartridges.






Hardware includes cell phones and other digital living devices, tablets, computers, servers, peripherals and components, printers and scanners, gaming consoles, networking hardware such as routers, hubs, switches and modems, storage devices and security equipment such as firewalls and other appliances.