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A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.

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How is the licensing cost charged for deploying MS Always-On VPN
and MS Direct Access?

Need to present a budget for it for the 250+ laptops (about half on
Win10+8 and the other half on Win 7).

We have Win 2012 R2 servers & our AD is running one.
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I have a client that needs to image a large number of laptops. Prior to imaging they need to make some BIOS (UEFI) changes. I believe this can be done in Windows PE as well as MDT/SCCM, using WMI commands inside a VBS script.
2 questions:-
1. How do I create this VBS script in the first place?
2. Is there a tool I can use to help me?
Bonus question! Is there an easier way to be adjust an UEFI BIOS prior to imaging?
Cheers
Michael
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This may sound a bit crazy, but is there a way to share another notebook display? (like when one uses his notebook with an external monitor)
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The  laptop fan is running all the time, and the entire keyboard area (the bottom portion of the laptop) is hot to the touch. When running Task Manager to check usage, I'm consistently seeing a .NET optimization service running all the time.  I am not sure if this is what is causing this or not.
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For the first time we got a message about 1+ causes of effects on battery life. Windows 8 Lenovo laptop.
Where do we go from here:
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I think my motherboard failed. It just shut off and then it smelled bad as melted plastics. I thought is from the power supply connector, the yellow female jack in the back of the laptop, so I took it apart, dissembling totally, piece by piece.
I cleaned up everything, especially the fan full of dust, using air pressure jets and also dedicated spray for electronic components, PCB.
The components on the motherboard are covered with a black sheet of plastic/vinyl-like.
After cleaning I spotted 2 capacitors carbonized – most probably the cause of the smell and failure.
They are SMD ceramic capacitors, seem size 1206, most probably MLCC.
I have the tools to remove and replace them, but I do not know their value.
Can someone help with the values of these capacitors?
I have in mind persons that either had similar experience and repaired motherboards before, maybe particular for Lenovo T410s – by chance, or if you can find somewhere the PCB sketch with the bill of materials and or/schematic.
What cause that failure? Is it the only one?
I do not know, but I would like to try to replaces those 2 capacitors. On opposite side of the PCB everything is clean, the components are untouched by the temperature.
I presume the failure comes from the small WiFi board inserted in the nearby connector. Maybe has to be replaced with another one. What I remember is that I let for few days the laptop set with power on, even when the lid was closed, and was not always on the table, but also …
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Hello Community Members...

When I "put on" My Notebook (Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 14IKB Model 81F4)

Looked at Task Manager and the RAM said at IDLE with NO programmes opened WAS AT 50% USE !

SURELY this is not right and some application(s) MUST BE? Using that resource

All help VALUED and advice and opinion Appreciated with this current enquiry

Best Ever

Paul M
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Can I downgrade the BIOS on a Lenovo T440p? The BIOS was just upgraded a month ago. Before then, I had no problems with my DVD drive, although I hardly ever used it. Now it's just not showing, not in Windows, nor in the BIOS. I thought the easiest thing to try would be to downgrade the BIOS to the previous version, which according to my update history, was version 2.43.1.2. But I cannot find it anywhere for download. I saw something online about doing some kind of factory reset in the BIOS for a different model. Is that something I can do with my model and would it cause problems? Would my operating system still be okay?
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Looking in to a gaming laptop for someone & was curious about something.
A lot of them seem to have 2 HDs, a small SSD for OS, etc & then an additional 1TB drive for data. I'd always assumed you'd want game-related files, etc., on fast drive? Not being as concerned with price, wouldn't a 1 TB SSD be better than a 128 GB SSD plus an additional 1 TB drive? Plus, doesn't 2 HDs usually cause the need for a smaller battery?
Any advice appreciated!
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Noticed that power banks that could charge laptops cost a lot more
than power banks that have USB output ports only though they
are of the same mAH capacity.

Eg: it's common to get 30000mAH powerbanks for USB devices at USD35 or less:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/REMAX-Power-Bank-30000mAh-4-USB-Portable-Charger-External-Battery-Universal-Backup-powerbank-For-iPhone-7/32774154576.html?spm=2114.33020108.6.6.292bxxnNxxnNyR&scm=1007.17258.98405.0&pvid=579c47ae-2f95-4f31-a4e9-75a083989ab9

but those that could charge laptops are usually above USD60 (can go up to USD300
even for Hyperjuice for Macbook Pro of 8000 mAH only).

Even if they are from the same brand of same capacity, eg: Vinsic, the price difference
is stark,  eg Vinsic Warrior 30000mAH for laptop is USD60-90 but Vinsic 30000mAH
powerbanks for USB devices is about half the price.

What's the reason?  Isn't same mAH means the chemicals used to store the
electricity of about the same?

I'm asking this because if it's feasible to make laptop powerbanks cheaper
commercially, I plan to market it locally.
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This relatively new computer is an HP Pavilion x360 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM (1 DIMM).
Complete Specs:  https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04202035
According to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bvIsI4QGEQ, it will accept 16 GB of RAM.
It apparently only has 4GB according to system properties and is running very slow under a Windows 10 64bit OS.
By the looks of the video, we may want to to have a shop put in the memory, but would like to come prepared with memory in hand.
We would like to buy two 8GB chips to give us the entire 16GB that it will take.
Suggestions for good pricing on memory for this particular unit and all the important specifications that are relevant to this unit are greatly appreciated.
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Does anyone have any thoughts or experiences with this company Xplore and their Laptops\ 2in1's ? https://www.xploretech.com/us/xpad-l10-rugged-hard-handle-tablet/

I have worked with HP\Panasonic and DELL toughbooks but never this copy. Any good to add to a network and pull data off of it and the specs looks a little undated.

Thoughts?
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How much of a 250 HDD is taken up with the op sys win 10 ?

Considering space issues before purchase of a laptop win a ssd of 250 gig
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Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, running 64 bit Win 7 Pro, and there were no recent hardware or software changes.
When starting up, I'm getting the message 'Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. Yada, yada, yada...', then gives the option to start normally (which will bring me right back here), or Launch Startup Repair.
Launching startup repair just takes me to a black screen, like the one I’ve currently been staring  at for about an hour. Now when I say black screen, it's not black like its off, it’s lit, just never gets to any progress bar, etc.
I tried booting from a Win 7 DVD, which will give me the ‘windows is loading files…’ screen, then go to the ‘Starting Windows’ screen, then it will go to a blank (black) screen, with an oversized cursor (arrow) that will move with the trackpad or a mouse.
I have stared at that screen for close to an hour, as well.
I have also run the diagnostics & everything checks out fine.
What’s my next best move?
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Hello Community MEMBERS…

Want to "SIGN - INTO" My Computer and B4 this happens to get a CODE/EMAIL/TEXT message to have to INPUT into My Mobile Phone (OR COMPUTER) and THEN to access the Notebook

Is there a (reasonable priced) Programmer Software Developer who could do this (is it possible lol) ???

Could He/She do it for "FREE" and B4 one gets access YOU see a 5 sec add OR could say for a weekly subscription to PaY x amount of £ for the Service

All help is SO MUCH VALUED and appreciated with your advice and opinion with My current enquiry

Best Always

Paul M
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When i typed S key, it should become like this:-
ssssssss

But, it become like this;- After the Beep sounds 2 to 3 times in the laptop, what could be the r̥ēāśōn
śśśśśśśśśśśśśśśśśś
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Hello Community Members

I have just joined today and VERY PLEASED I found your website/services

Here is a couple of questions I got to ask (for now anyway lol)

      1) My notebook is a Lenovo 330s 14LKB (x64Bit) with Windows 10 Home Edition

I want to add ALL (The 16 or so software tools) of Windows Administrative Tools to My desktop OR a folder somewhere

Done something and got Windows Defender and Event Viewer on the desktop as a shortcut somehow ???

      2) Would like (a lot) some Boolean (think) keywords so when surfing the net is more precise for example "Blue Shoes" ENCLOSED with double quotation marks should get me those results alone no !

How say would do Blue Shoes size 9 lol

3) An outside note is ALL courses FREE do we Pay for the TEST's ?

All help VALUED and so much APPRECIATED with my enquiry and I Thank ALL in advance for your time and advice

Best Always

Paul M
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I have several Lenovo Ideapad Flex 4-1480 model 80VD that I am running into charging issues.  Most of the time it is stating 0% available, plugged in but not charging.  I had another battery that I installed in this same laptop that was at 40% but when I put it in this laptop it too just drained down to 0% available, plugged in but not charging.  Laptop is running Windows 10 Enterprise.
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I have a Lenovo x230 laptop that I've been using for years. In the past week or so it has slowed down to an amount that is challenging my patience, no matter what the function from booting to browsing.  It seems to have to do with a recent update to windows, but I can't tell.  Task manager doesn't show excessive CPU use. I have kept up with all the Lenovo system updates and system is current.
Windows 10 pro build 17134, 64 bit
System Model 23252 VU
Core I7-3520M
16 Gig Ram
Samsung SSD 500 gb

What should I be looking for?
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A Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2nd Generation, the one with the touch-bar in place of the FN keys on the keyboard) we have will power up but will not POST or display any signs of booting an operating system. We had replaced the original Samsung PM851 SSD that was faulty with a new Crucial MX500 M.2 SSD, and it worked for two weeks after that. Here are the facts as we understand them:
-The new SSD is still functional and has been tested in another system
-The issue happened following a restart for a recent Windows update.
-The touch-bar, keyboard backlight, cooling fan, and indicator LED on the SSD all turn on when we try to power the system.
-The system will shut down automatically after a couple minutes if left in the powered state.
-The system does not produce any beep error codes.
-The user has not indicated any liquid damage, and none has been observed internally or externally.

Things we have tried:
-Shutting the system down, and using a paper clip to trigger the hard reset switch on the bottom, as detailed in the service manual.
-Draining power from the motherboard with mains and the battery disconnected for an extended period of time.
-Powering up the system on mains with the battery disconnected, and vice versa.
-Observing the internal display for any LCD activity with a torch to rule out screen backlight issues.
-Connecting an external display via the HDMI port to rule out display issues.
-Powering up the system without the SSD installed in its M.2 slot.…
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My husband has forgotten his password for packer bell notebook touch. How can we access the notebook? Have tried the alt and f10 keys but just brings us back to the login and password.
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Lenovo Flex 4-1480 registers 100% fully charged, but when unplugged, computer shuts off.  Installed Lenovo Vantage and battery doesn't register although the computer indicates the power is plugged in but not charging.  Outside of ordering a new battery, is there any other possible cause for this behavior and is there a fix somewhere?
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I need to make my laptops ( Lenovo x230t and Macbook Pro 12" retina released in end 2015)
to be able to receive HDMI inputs (rather than the usual HDMI outputs) so that I could watch
Netflix streaming from my Telco's Set Top box : basically watching movies from 2 bedrooms

Any gadgets/accessories to recommend?  I guess softwares alone on the laptops won't work
or will it?

I do have 21" LCD computer screens that I can spare but they don't have HDMI input ports,
only VGA input ports (maybe with audio inputs)
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Dell Inspiron 17 5748 replaced damaged screen with new OEM replacement.  Goes blank after Windows 10 boot.   Will work perfectly fine in BIOS setup.   Unable to determine why will not work after windows boot.  I need to use external monitor.   Tried pulling CMOS battery but did not help.
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I have a windows 10 PC that I want to remote access with a Chromebook.  I have tried many products to do this with and they all work and have different positives and negatives.  

I like the image quality of the RDP clients.  One of the biggest things missing on all but VNC is the two fingered scrolling using the Chromebook touch pad does not work.  

two questions....
1.  Is there a way to make the two fingered touch pad scrolling work from chrome to windows?  Possibly another rdp client?  
2.  Is there another remote access tool that has this feature besides vnc?
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Laptops Notebooks

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A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.