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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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New install of Essentials 2012. Configured router to forward 443 to server. Companyname.remotewebaccess.com all works OK. I didn't install a cert and now can't seem to get vpn working. I'm happy to go back and purchase a cert - how do I get back to the wizard. Is it true that vpn won't work on a windows 7 PC or 10 PC without a cert? Sorry - new to essentials :-(
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my nextbook model (NXW116QC264) happens to go dead. When you plug in the charger - the red lights comes on but when you press the power - it wont come on?

What will be an issue here? Any idea?

Also, is there a way to extract data off it?

Regards,
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My wife has Compaq Presario CQ61  with Windows 7 OEM version (I assume it is OEM because the computer was originally supplied with Win 7 installed).  It’s fairly old but does everything she needs, perfectly.  Well, that was until   the computer developed an intermittent motherboard fault and at this stage I am doubtful that it is fixable (although I am still trying).   Call this Computer 1.  I also have a spare hard drive on which I have currently put an Acronis full image back of Computer 1.  i.e the normal Acronis full back up, not the Universal Restore which I certainly can do if there is any benefit.

I have just purchased on eBay for low cost, an identical CQ61 working computer also with Win 7 installed, with the intention of making one fully functional computer out of the two.  Call this Computer 2.

But I have read that due to Windows licensing and the fact that I have OEM version operating system,  that it is impossible for me to simply swap my existing Computer 1 hard drive (or my back up hard drive)  into the second unit, or transfer my original operating system and license from Computer 1 into the Computer 2 because the operating system is inherently linked to the original motherboard, and it will be impossible to activate it again on the “new” computer.  Is this true?

I have tested Computer 2 and it appears to be fully working but with no programs other than the Win 7 operating system etc
I guess I can re install all the programs on to Computer 2 same as …
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i have a lenovo s20-30 that does not have a break key or a pause key but need to break a running vba code thats caught at a message box, have tried stacks of things but to no use any ideas
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Our friends across town at iFixit have given the new Surface Laptop a 0/10 as far as repairability. If you want to even open this thing up and look inside, you're potentially scrapping the whole device...

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Microsoft+Surface+Laptop+Teardown/92915
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Ultrasonic welds hold it together, so two thoughts:

1. It may be cheap enough to make for a Microsoft repair shop to open recover board, memory, whatever for another machine and then scrap.

2. Microsoft repair may know how to open the case, repair and then add a new case and weld it back together.
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Hi Guys,

We have a Sony Vaio SVT13116FGS notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

HP OfficeJet 100 Mobile Printer, Product No: CN551A

The printer installs successfully and print a test page immediately via Bluetooth after installation.  (just fine)
However, after notebook restart, spooling of print-job takes up to 20 minutes.  

The jobs-queue shows "printing" while it stalls, but pages show blank until it starts printing.

- Updated Bluetooth drivers
- Updated printer drivers from HP
- Uninstall Bluetooth device and reinstall

The printer prints perfectly fine in Windows 10
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I had this question after viewing Can a malfunctioning motherboard burn a power adapter?.

Update:

Old battery still working on charging and discharging.

So, what is the phenomenon behind burning a power adapter or the fuse of the power adapter from a failing power source?
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We have a 4 usb external hard drives need to connect them to our PC.  We have a usb hub with no ac adapter.  We were told that since there is no ac adapter on the usb hub, the small electricity supplied to the hub will nit suffice to power all the drives.

Our notebook has a USB which supply power.  We can power down the notebook and connect a phone to the usb port and it will charge.

Question, if we use a non-ac usb hub and connect it to the power usb of the notebook, will it be the equivalent of a ac-usb hub?

Please advice.
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Hi All,

I have a network with Citrix environment which i login to the Citrix Server and once is done it works fine, but all the time when i log in I have  a few program starting up like my keyboard on the screen and i have other users that have a Notepad and even email open automatically when the login. How do i stop that to happen?

We all have a HP laptops with docking stations  and our OS in Citirx is Windows 7 pro. local machines are with Windows 7 pro and Windows 10.
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Will not boot up. can hear sounds of hard drive or dvd (pretty sure it is the dvd) doing initial test but hard drive light never lights up. Can hear fan.  Dvd movement  and fan movement seem to be running slower than normal. It does not sound the same. Then it just sits there until I turn it off. Could it be an internal power board problem? That is if this unit has one. Shows full battery charge. Tested output on adapter putting out 19.23v. Adapter says it should put out 19.43v. do not know it that is enough difference to matter.  Please Help. Had this same problem about a year after i bought it. The guys at office depot tested it and said the motherboard was fried. Over $500.00 later it was working again. The computer was $1000.00 new. Felt like i got ripped off. Do not want to go down that road again, unless i have a sharp stick in my hand.
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I am in the process of rolling out 20+ surface books.  In the past when I rolled out laptops I completely configured one building an image then pushed the image out to each of the other devices.  I would like to be able to do the same with the Surface books.  Anyone have a good way of doing this?  I have Acronis TrueImage 2017 available to me in this endeavor.  My concerns are the little extras, like the Pen and such.
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Asus X555LA - how do I get into recovery mode - I can't seem to find it
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Hi there, I have a MacBook Air that was written off after having water spilt on it. I suspect the SSD hard drive is OK and I want to try and recover the data off it. I have searched the net and found plenty of adaptors for connecting earlier mac dives (2012, 2013 ect) but the interface is different for the 2015 drive.

Does anyone know what this drive interface is called and an adaptor I can use to connect it to another computer (Prefer USB3) to recover the data? .
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Just updated today and after the update noticed that after a while not using the computer the external monitor connected to it turns off completely.   Prior update, the monitor & notebook screens would just go into screen-saver, the monitor screen would not turn off.

Please advice.
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I view the blocking of USB for 2 reasons:

a) data leakage/loss prevention (so that sensitive data is not copied out):
     but copying data from thumb drives into the laptop is Ok, right?
     No data loss/leakage concern right?  
     So does anyone know if there are tools out there that allows the
     USB port to permit data to be copied into laptops but not out?
     Our McAfee tool doesn't appear to have this feature

b) the concern of malwares (including scripts) being executed from
     thumb drives : well for this, we'll have on-access AV in place so in
     a way this is mitigated.  Win 10 with is AV Defender also prevents
     execution of Java, VB scripts etc

Now, between item a & b, my much bigger concern is item a because
for item b, a good AV will mitigate quite well while I've not heard of
any tools that permit one-way data copying into laptop via USB.

Or does anyone know of any tools such as wireless HDD that has
such feature such that users can't reconfigure the "firewall rules"
so that data can only be copied into laptops & not out ?

To provide another intermediate laptop with sftp etc is out of the
question as this solution is too unwieldy
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I am looking for articles/YouTube to introduce me to the Chromebook world so I can give the right recommendations for my clients what to buy. I've never dealt with Chromebook but since it's starting to get popular even in the business/education world any reliable source of information would be appropriated
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ASUS X551MAV notebook Windows 8.1 64-bit - display stopped working, no bios, just black screen.  An external monitor does work with it.  Tried to download drivers from Asus website; unplugged and pressed power button for at least a minute; opened up Asus notebook to remove battery and again press power button for at least a minute.  Removed the monitor in hardware listing  and restarted.  Ran antivirus and antispyware scans.  
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
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If the external monitor works then your display has gone.  Either the inverter or the screen or one of the components there.

Time for the repair shop.
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Thanks,
Brian
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Hello I have a customer that is switching from Windows to Mac's laptops I need to find out a solution for Apple ID's or do I have to use them apple has told me to use their MDM and it will avoid me setting up apple ID's for all of the systems but I use MHelp Desk for remote..... Looks like I may have to get a few new tools in the office to support these mac's any suggestions tech tools right now I use MHelp Desk grabs my keys and passwords , Win PE for passwords and systems that won't boot, and Fab's Autoback has been great for transferring users from one system to another any suggestions or information to help with the transition
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I set up one of four laptops as usual, enabling TPM, turn on bitlocker and require a bitlocker PIN at boot to log onto the computer. In my setup, I create an original admin account (named - pallap005), a standard account (named - clinical) and then enable the default admin account. Once that is done then I disable the pallap005 admin account. In this case, I disabled my pallap005 admin account  before I enabled the default admin account leaving only my standard user account (clinical) available. I need to know if I can enable the admin account and how do I go about doing this?
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Hello all,
one of my users tried logging into the laptop while traveling, and she got the message "you have been logged on using a temporary profile"
she did some work and saved those work in desktop and documents ...
when she came back and notified me, those files and the temp profile, couldn't be located.
any idea where can i look for them ?
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I purchased  an Asus F555LA-AB31 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U Processor,4 GB RAM,500 GB Hard Drive, Windows 10), Black from Amazon in 2016. It is my first laptop, so please bear with my stupid questions.

I had it charging overnight. This morning, I turned it on, it worked ok for a few minutes, then shut down ......the screen was black, any lights indicating signs of life were out. What could cause this? Is it a defective laptop? I pretty much keep it charging whenever I am not using it. Please help ASAP. THanks!
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Please provide me with recommendations for purchasing the best heavy duty backpack that will be able to carry three laptops.

I have already gone through several backpacks that simply aren't very heavy duty and develop problems like zippers unzipping and holes because they are unable to support the weight or bulkiness of carrying three laptops.
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Given the rapid growth of intrusions into the Home and Corporate computing environments, I would like some expert advice on reducing these attack surfaces. I want to lock it down.
There are 3 desktop computers, 5 or 6 laptops and a few tablet devices using the network at one time or another.
I recently installed a new router, a Netgear Nighthawk device. I don't have the model number with me right now, but can provide it later if necessary, I haven't set up a router in a while, so...

Make it invisible to anyone outside my home.
Hide the broadcast id.
MAC address filter.
VPN capable.
Anything else you can think of that I haven't addressed...

The previous router (from Verizon) didn't have the range I wanted (maybe will be working outside the house). I cheapened out a bit, using the Verizon device as an interim device because my connection needed a coax connector. I disabled the wireless on the Verizon box; I had to, because it wouldn't work correctly otherwise. Should I just take the Verizon device out and put in a cable modem of my own? Is there a downside to continue using the Verizon box (Verizon tech support claims that they are not charging me for their router)? I figure about $100.00 or so for a separate cable modem. A newer modem might give me better throughput. If a new modem is advisable, please give me some recommendations. Points awarded for useful info. Thanks.
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I'm currently using i7-3610QM with 16gb of ram, ssd plus dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT760M graphics card. Everything works just fine on my laptop, but there I'm looking at upgrading to one that's more mobile and has touch-screen (so 2-in-1) with longer battery life.

My work uses Google Chrome 20-30 tabs, Firefox 5-10 tabs, MS word few files, MS excel few files, few image file opening, music running. At times also running Photoshop or Illustrator.

Everything's running smoothly at the same time and I switch between program all the time with no 'lag' or frozen programs. Love it to bits, just need something that's more portable and also with a much longer battery life due to travel requirements.

Will the following system 'stack' work just as well, if not better?  i7-7500u, 1tb NVMe M.2 ssd, 16gb ram but no dedicated graphics card.

Thanks in advance for all your help!
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What is the difference for these three latop, with 2G DDR3 Graphics Memory , 4G GDDR5 Graphics Memory and shared graphics memory latop ?

For the last one, can I use it to view a 2K or 4K video ?

Thx
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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.