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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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I haven't used my Surface Book for a week or two. Turned it on today, and the surface arc bluetooth mouse won't work.  I can't get anyone on the line at MS Support; and the canned advise doesn't work.  Any bluetooth experts out there who can give me a hand?

So, editing a few hours later.  The issue here is that ordinarily what one does is to open the services option, and go to the bluetooth page, then You click and the thing connects with your bluetooth item, in this case an arch surface mouse.  But unlike in the past two years, the two can't pair. So the mouse doesn't work.  This has worked fine for two or more years ago that I have had a Surface Book.  Something has changed.  What?
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Need to change WIFI properties to metered, on a group of laptops. Hoping for a batch file, or small script, an assistant can run on each. Hard drives are too small for Win 10 auto updates, attempting to stop auto download of them, so we can do them in a controlled, scheduled fashion, instead of when students are trying to use.
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Can you please tell me how to i clear this message? I am using windows 7 32 bit and my computer is Dell Latitude D620. It installed with Norton Antivirus

A problem has occured in BitDefender. Threat Scanner. A file containing error information has been created at C:\Windows\Temp\BitDefender Threat Scanner.dmpl. You are strongly encouraged to send the file
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This Sony VIAO VPCS111FM screen is DIM and does not change when using Fn+F5 or F6.

I went into Control Center and turned Automatic Brightness OFF.  No change.
 
BIOS is up to date.
 
Looked at Power Management but everything looks OK, brightness at every option is set to 100%.
 
Have tried turning Sony's Control Panel's Adaptive Brightness on and then off, no difference, no change.

KEY INFO, I think:  When I uninstalled the display adapter driver and told it to delete the software, the screen went black. Eventually I rebooted and the screen was BRIGHT while restarting and thru while the "don't turn off your computer" "updating ******%" messages were on screen. But just before the Welcome screen, the screen dimmed to its usual level.

When I went into BIOS, the screen was BRIGHT.  When it first starts booting, the VIAO screen is bright.  So I don't think it is a problem with the screen itself or the graphics adapter or driver.
 
Am thinking about doing a clean install of Win10 and scrapping all of the SONY add-ons.  But would rather fix the current installation.
 
So this was originally Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and upgraded a few years ago to Win10.

HELP!
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We have HP 810 G3 laptops running Windows 7 and it previously connected fine to an Android phone hotspot, the user now has an iPhone 6s and the laptop see's the hotspot but will not connect. AnyConnect version is 3.1.14018

Any ideas?
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Hi,

I bought an Acer 8th Gen core i5 8250u based laptop model A515-51G.

Does the laptop support M.2 SSD in the second SATA slot.

Can I have a configuration where I can install the OS from the SSD SATA slot and also have the 1 TB hard disk that comes with the laptop for storing data.

Does this model support dual SATA configuration?

Does this laptop support booting from the M.2 SSD SATA slot with the default hard disk as the data disk?

What is the size and specs. of the SSD that I can install in the second SATA slot and whether I can make it bootable?

Please reply asap for this question.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards,
Sriram.
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Sometimes legitimate websites such as for hotels or companies get flagged by my Malwarebytes Pro as scam websites (the websites get blocked):

"Malwarebytes blocked a suspected bad URL or an unwanted program."

In these cases, as I need to visit for example a hotel's website to make a booking, would it be safe to use a Chromebook instead? Or use another solution to visit this website?
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Hi,
My laptop screen on a Acer ASPIRE E5-571G has broken. It will cost $70 or so to fix, which isnt worth it for a 3 year old laptop.
So i would like to remove the ENTIRE LID of the laptop.

I intend to use the device as a media hub, running Kodi.
The broken screen is just getting in the way.

Is there instructions on removing the entire lid, so the laptop is just the keyboard, mousepad section?

Is there anything important in the LID section that is needed, like the wifi antenna?
I dont care about the webcam.

Thanks!
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I'm looking at Dell Latitude 5580's, latest gen laptop... comes with USB-C (no more e-style port replicator).

I had spec'ed a PC with the following CPU:

Intel® Core™ i7-7600U (Dual Core, 2.8GHz up to 3.9 GHz, 4M Cache, 15W, vPro)

I contacted chat sales to see if I could get a better deal.  They sent me a quote that was more expensive... because... it's got a quad core in it.  And obviously, this also requires Win 10 workstation because of the number of cores.

7th Generation Intel Core i7-7820HQ (Quad Core, 2.90Gz,
8MB cache)

On the one hand, I say, "Kewl!"  Plenty of power for the future.  Yet, these laptops will only be running Office Apps... I don't think they'd ever see a PhotoShop or Captivate app on them.  On the other hand we do use large Excel spreadsheets and Excel supports multiple cores.

I had originally considered just using i5's... my home Toshiba laptop is an i5 and quite a few years old and puts up with most I give it, but, the HP G450's I have at work with i5's are not exactly beloved by anyone.

I also wonder about heat... 15 watts TDP for the U model, vs 45 watts TDP for the 4 core HQ.  To a lesser degree I wonder about battery life, although most of the time, the laptops will be plugged in.

Thoughts about the quad core?  Is this turning into a penis measuring contest?
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i have a windows disk that does not boot.
the drive is accessable on another PC
i want to know how i easily can know the installed windows VERSION + 32 or64 bit
i know already it is windows10
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2 x HP laptops Windows 10, unable to connect with Ethernet cable not able to get an address via DHCP. Setting a static IP address does not resolve the issue either.

This happened two months ago in which I was able to fix I'm suspecting Windows update keeps upsetting it
All the cable side of things have been tested I believe updating the BIOS fixed it last time.

Any thoughts or if you have experienced can you please share?

Im going back onsite now to see what else can be done so if you see this and know the answer if you could please share.

thankyou.
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I thought I had found an optimal solution in Possio Greta:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxZmPJUqrRI
https://www.amazon.com/Possio-Greta-Portable-GSM-Printer/dp/B002SIEM6A?SubscriptionId=AKIAJKHDPWLAVHE4KDDQ
https://gizmodo.com/235790/possio-greta-combination-printer-scanner-fax-and-cellphone

But I talked to the head office in Sweden, and it turned out that it doesn't work everywhere in the world. I can't remember the details now, but I had a lengthy discussion about it, and it's of quite limited use for me when I travel between different parts of the world and different countries.

Otherwise, is there any alternative to smartphone and internet, such as a small portable fax machine or any other device or other type of communication (analogue instead of digital etc.)? Telex, satellite, short-wave radio, SIP for fax etc.?
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Hello I have a Lenovo Yoga running windows 10 that will not boot, I am getting the blue screen Recovery .... File:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
Error Code 0xc0000034
The system doesn't have a cd-rom drive so I can't boot from a windows 10 disc.  I am not sure if the system is running windows 10 Pro or Home neither ...... Any suggestions ??
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We have a few thousand laptops they all seem to be working fine. I have one windows 10 laptop this morning that can connect to an ssid and gets an ip from DHCP but cannot do anything else.  It cant ping anything or connect to any websites.  I can connect the laptop to another ssid and am able to connect to the internet without issue. I deleted the DHCP entry for the computer and released and renewed the ip on the laptop but still has the same issue. I uninstalled and reinstalled the wifi card in device manager.  Any ideas on what I should do?
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How do I download free apps from Windows 10 Store on a domain joined Windows 10 device?

I have users on domain joined windows 10 devices, their accounts are in Office 365. The email address is in the form of "firstname.lastname@companyname.co.uk".

As the email address is a 365 Company Account I can not make it a Microsoft Account.

I can log in as a Work Account to the store, but when  try to download it wants me to create a Microsoft Account.

I could create a Microsoft Account in the form of  "firstname.lastname.companyname@outlook.com", but on mass that is long winded.

Is there a better way to give access to Windows Store apps to Domain Joined Laptops and Desktops
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A user with a Lenovo T470 laptop (model 20HD005GUS) has an issue where the built in trackpad doesn't work.

We are unable to use the trackpad to scroll up and down within Microsoft Edge and other applications with large windows.

The operating system is Windows 10 64-bit. All Lenovo drivers, Windows 10 updates, and Office 2016 updates have been installed.

According to the end user the trackpad has never worked for as long as he has had this laptop (30 days).

What can be done to fix this?
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I looked at my laptop and i noticed it has these ports.

ports
I know one is the hdmi port. I plug in a monitor to that port.

Anyone know what the other port is?
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The  hard disk on one of my laptops has failed (it is a Samsung NP355V5C), so I have purchased a replacement HDD. I have also managed to download a copy of the Samsung Recovery Solution, this contains all required drivers and a copy of the OS. However, I cannot find anywhere to download the Samsung Recovery Solution Admin Tool - apparently it can be taken from a running laptop, which is really great when the hard drive has gone down. Does anyone know of a place where I can download this? I have done my best searching the internet, but, cannot seem to find anywhere to download the files. Help with this is greatly appreciated.
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My acer aspire laptop died and I need to extract files from the drive. the part number is rbu - sns8152s3/256gf... has a ngff interface (whatever that is). Is there a cable or some type of adapter (usb, sata, etc) I can buy on Amazon so I can connect to another laptop and retrieve my data? Thank you.
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Run all the updates from the dell web site and windows 7 but still no internet. There are other computers connected with the same wifi.
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Is the Lenovo T450 Ultra Dock shown in this picture fully compatible with a Lenovo T470  (Type 20HD, 20HE) Laptop (ThinkPad) Machine Type Model 20HD005GUS) laptop?

The dock type is 40A2 20V.

The P/N number is SD20FA8270 and the FRU P/N number is 00HM917.
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What is the Lenovo T470 FRU or part number for an Ultra docking station that has HDMI and display port monitor outputs on the back of the dock?
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Lenovo Laptop

Intel i7 3630QM processor
Nvidia Geforce GT 650M graphics card
8gb ram
128GB solid state drive
I have a 1TB drive as well but the SSD is ALOT faster
Red LED backlit keyboard
Windows 10
DVD/cd drive

$280 sold locally.
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I have 80 laptops that I want to make more secure than just the Win10 login password (all laptops have the same password).  Is there a program or app that even if someone steals the laptop and finds out the login password, they need another layer to get into it?  All laptops will be identical.
Thanks
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Can some one please help to get SCCM Query regarding One drive versions installed at user laptops.

I tried several method and scripts but no result. any quick help would be appreciated. thanks.
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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.