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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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Primary desktop has Windows version 10.0.17763 Build 17763. Laptop on my LAN is version 10.0.17134. On each system, I have gone into "Advanced Sharing" and given complete access to both my C: and D: drives to "Everyone". However, on the laptop, within File Explorer, when I click on Network, I can see both PETER-DESKTOP and PETER-LENOVO. On the desktop, I see only PETER-DESKTOP. My suspicion is that this has to do with the different versions. I found, on the Laptop that I needed to log into PETER-DESKTOP using my Microsoft credentials rather than my local ones.

Should I move to a "local" access and away from OneDrive, etc.?

I want to be safe and protected against outside penetration, but I need to have complete and easy access among the three systems on my LAN (the third is also at version 10.0.17134.
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Is it ok to leave a laptop plugged in to the power source though it is fully charged? We have a program that displays hundreds of numbers and when the power is unplugged the brightness decreases to the point of weaker viewing requiring better vision. When plugged in it is bright and legible.
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I work in a corporate environment. I am based in the USA, corporate IT is in Germany. They image all of our computers via Matrix42. We have received a batch of new HP Elitebook 850 G5 laptops. I have them on our network and powered on. I have accessed the BIOS via F10 and have found that the PXE boot is enabled, but Germany does not see it. When the laptop boot, normally I would see the startup screen indicating IP addresses, DHCP info, etc. With the new batch, all I see is 'Protected by HP Secure Start'. I have access to the internet, so I know I am on the network. I can run IPCONFIG /all and see all my network info.

How do I configure this laptop for Network PXE boot?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

I am looking to buy Microsoft Surface Pro 6 which is newest generation of Surface Pro.
With that, I like to know if I have to buy newest version of Pen and Keyboard or I can get away with used or old version of pen and keyboard.
My purpose is to replace yellow notepad. I like to take notes in meetings using PEN and paste information into Word/Excel or convert meeting notes to PDF document.

Thanks.
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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?
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Is there any software to sanitize the free space of primary partition in Windows computer? Nowadays a lot of notebook are using NVMe SSD. It is hard to use traditional way for disk sanitation.
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I have a client with a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 14.4.4 - Mojave. Today, out of the blue, anytime they visit a website where they login, they are prompted to enter the computer password...every time. How did I stop this from happening?
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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.
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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.
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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 ?
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Dell Laptops, testing one is Latitude 5590 Windows 10 version 1803 , are having trouble maintaining the AD assigned H: drive switching between being docked Dell  (Hard wired) and going to wireless.  In wireless and un-docked the H: drive is not seen.  The set command from this test PC shows..
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Users\<AD accountID>

A working unit has these settings 7590 2-1
HOMEDRIVE=H:
HOMEPATH=\
HOMESHARE=\\fc-courtsfile\users\<AD accountID>

End goal is to try and  figure out why the AD mapping gets lost from transitioning to wireless.   Group policy is not being used to map the H: drive.
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Someone lost their power cord for their laptop.  (HP Pavilion x2 Detachable)
It's a usb-c charger.
They tried using their android phone charger for about 5 minutes, but didn't work.
I ordered a new power cord, but the laptop still won't power on.  The little orange light blinks, but the laptop does nothing when trying to turn it on.
Did plugging in the phone charger wreck it?  What should I do
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I am running a program (ValueCapper from Post Time Daily) that I have used for years on a desktop computer with a typical size monitor  (about 21" x 12") on my desktop.

I have a copy of the program on my Acer Switch 5 to use on the road and because the screen display has LOTS of information, on the 10x5 inch screen, the size is very difficult to read.

How can I "zero in" on one part of the screen (and hopefully enlarge it) to make using the program easier and more practical?

Sort of like having a "magnifying glass" to look at the data displaying in super-small type?

It seemed like this should not be a difficult thing to do, but I just haven't been able to come close to a fix.

Experts, what say you?
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I have a user with a HP ENVY Notebook - m6-p114dx (Touch) (ENERGY STAR).   The battery will not charge past 43% from 0.   Is this battery replaceable easily in the unit or is it integrated?  If so would the entire laptop need to be replaced?
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I need a good strategy for deploying UPS units for desktops and laptops across my organization. We are fairly spread out geographically and I don't want to spend all my time running around replacing batteries. Are the batteries fairly standard? I am thinking I can order a bunch of replacement batteries to have on hand when batteries need to be replaced.

As far as what type to purchase, I am more worried about irregular power (brownouts and surges) and less worried about data loss. What's the best value for my needs as far as model lines e.g. APC Back-UPS vs APC Back-UPS-Pro?
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Hi Is there a benifit to having a high end graphics card in a vmware (esxi) server?  I use a laptop to suck up servers and make a backup of them.  I wanted to get a better unit since it sometimes ends up being the server while I build them a new esxi server.  I notice allot of the high end laptops have 1080 graphics cards with them.  That seems like a waste.  

Thanks all.
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I have a customer who needs MS Teams for his day-to-day work but cannot use it because the Audio and speakers are muted. He says his laptop won't allow him to unmute the Audio. I'm looking for ways to help him but I don't have a clue where to start.

Many thanks
Chris
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My HP Elitebook 840 g3 is no longer being charged while on the docking station.  I plugged the power cord directly to the laptop and it charges my laptops battery.  I updated the bios and that did not fix the issue.  My wife has the exact same laptop and the docking station in question does charge her laptop.  Everything else works when my laptop is using  the docking station like the usb mouse and keyboard connected to the docking station, getting to the internet from the connected ethernet on the docking station, and my two monitors work that are also connected to the docking station.

It was working yesterday and the issue began today.

I would appreciate any other troubleshooting suggestion to try to figure out the problem.  

Thank you
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I used to be able to make my Thinkpad x270's  LED screen dimmer or  brighter by pressing the F5/F6
buttons on the keyboard.

However, for the last 3 days, pressing this buttons don't result in any change to the screen anymore
though a little bar on the screen pops up showing the bar moving (to lower or higher) : see attached
for this bar.

I don't recall any change that I've done other than there's Win 10 patches being deployed.  I have no
privilege to undo the patch.

What can I do pending getting help from our corporate end-user support.

I did not plug into external monitors/screens : I'm referring to the X270's built-in screen;  For sure
when I plug its HDMI to an external screen, F5/F6 wont brighten the external screen : will need to
press the external screen's Brightness buttons to adjust it
BrightnessTpad.png
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I am looking to restrict a user from using removable drivers on their laptops, this can be accomplished with a local GP, but wondering if there is a way to apply the policy or do it in a different way so I can apply it only to standard users [or specific user] not to admin users.

Also, would I like to lock if possible to boot from USB so they cannot remove or change their password

Windows 10 not joined domain
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I need a VGA monitor for an experiment.

There is a VGA Connector on my HP ENVY dv4 laptop.  There is Intel Core i3 inside the laptop.

Is this VGA input or output?  Can I output graphics from my experiment board to this laptop monitor over VGA cable?
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Hello Experts,

I have a client that say that they lost a Word file that they were working on. They say that when they were done, they just left their laptop on overnight and the file was gone. I am assuming that the laptop went to sleep.

They see the file under Recent Documents, but I guess they get a path not found. The file was downloaded before they worked on it.

I will be doing a remote session tomorrow, and if there anything i should be looking for?All I can think of is going to Windows Explorer under C:\and searching for the file name.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

She is using Windows 10, and probably Office 365
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They are running a Server 2016 domain. It is the DNS (with forwarders). It is a problem with laptops that keep coming in to the building and then going out in to the world. They have a Terminal Server. I want to set the laptops to reference the url remote.company.com to get to the terminal server. In the building it is 192.168.0.3 but outside it is 75.75.67.89.

   The problem is that I don't want to set up a entire forward lookup zone on their local server because that messes up their hosting service, email and everything else when the laptop is in the building. I just want to create one dns entry for the terminal server. Long ago someone showed me how to do this. Not make a new zone but somehow add a host(a) to the local dns but I forgot how........
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I only know a little bit about LCD screens and I was hoping someone could answer this question.  I have an LCD I need to replace for a customer, part NV156FHM-N48.  The cost on it is significantly higher than if I was to purchase NV156FHM-N46.  Can someone tell me if I can use either screen and what the difference is?  They are both IPS 30 pin EDP.  The only difference I just now see is the N48 does not have screw mounts.  Is there any other difference?
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Hi Experts,

My father has a DELL laptop with Windows 10, with expired warranty.

Lately, as he is working or watching movies, the mouse on its own gets stuck on the Start button.  When this happens, the cursor is stuck below Start and a shadow appears near the Start button .

This has been going on several of weeks, but just yesterday this escalated to clicks and right clicks on the start button.  User interaction on the mouse pad is not responsive.

Any ideas.
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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.