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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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So I'm at this new gig any they have a 1Gbps Internet feed. If I plug in a work built laptop (HP Win 10) I am seeing like 12Mbps down and 20Mbps. But if I get a fresh laptop that has not been built out I am seeing about 100Mbps down and as much as 400, even 600Mbps up. This is on the very same 1Gbps network port on a Cisco enterprise switch the WS-4510R-E. No errors seen at those ports. They run Trend Micro on their standard issue. Could that slow down speed tests that much? I'm testing against AT&T speed test but have tried a bunch of others and they all tell essentially the same story. There's also VMWare Horizon drivers on there and some other. Any thoughts on how to track down what's the party pooper for the network speeds?
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How to know what is going on with the BIOS?  We have an HP laptop, it is an Elitebook 8540P.  We recently upgraded Win7Pro to Win10Pro. About a week later we had our first bluescreen. Has done that a couple times, then today went off and shows a problem with the BIOS, but it didn't say what.  We re-booted it and it has run normally since then. It's been about 3 hours now.  Also, this is running 2 external monitors, one through the DP port and one through a USB adapter device.

How do I figure out what is up with BIOS?
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

         I have recently purchased a new battery for an Acer Aspire V3-  731-4473 laptop.  At this point, I am needing an online link to a multimedia tutorial on how to remove the old battery and install the new one.  

        Any submitted online multimedia tutorial links addressing this will be greatly appreciated.

        Thank you

        George
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gateway NE56R31U laptop power button blinks 5 times will not turn on.  I replaced the battery, still nothing.  I took the batt out and unplugged AC and held pwr down for about 45 seconds, but nothing.

Any assistance is appreciated.

Thank you,
Mark
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The client notebooks (Windows 10) of our company can only access the Internet using a proxy in our security infrastructure. When they are connected to an external (W)LAN, they use Citrix Netscaler VPN for connecting internal services and our secure proxy. That perfectly works.

If they try to access an external WLAN with a captive portal web page though (for example in a hotel), they have to disable the proxy first, so that the captive portal can be loaded.

If users are allowed to remove the proxy, users easily find out, that they can access the web bypassing our secure proxy.

Do you have any idea how to connect to a WLAN with a captive portal when a company proxy is mandantory? Is there maybe a WLAN-connection-client with an internal browser and individual proxy settings?

Best regards!
Chris
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I asked this question about 3-4 years ago. At that time the death combo was a Dell Optiplex 3040 and a Intel SSD drive. The issue was that on occasion the computer would boot with a "hard drive not found" error. The fix was simply to power down the PC then turn it back on. I found a thread about Intel SSD drives doing that in Dell Laptops but no references to it happening in Dell Desktop.

   As a little side note I have since ditched Intel SSD drives. They are pieces of junk but anyway.... today I had a customer call and the same thing happened to a Dell Optiplex 3070 (the most recent model) and you guessed it.... an Intel 540s Series SSD. So the problem with Dell Optiplexes and Intel SSDs still exists. Has anyone else come across it yet and is there a fix?
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I have a 50 foot HDMI cable that I bought to plug into my laptop and then into a projector.  At the hotel we are having a meeting at, there is a HDMI cable connected to a projector in the ceiling that comes down through the wall to an outlet.  The end sticks out about 3 inches.   Will it work to buy a HDMI extension cord (6 feet) that has a male and female HDMI end on it and then connect it to my 50 foot cable?
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          My hard drive on my Acer Aspire laptop is about full with only 82GB of 500GB free.  That said, I am needing an Amazon online link to a 2 Terabyte (2TB) internal hard drive for this laptop. Just in case this information is needed in locating a compatible internal 2TB hard drive, my laptop is an Acer Aspire V3-  731-4473 laptop.

           If any additional information is needed, please feel free to let me know and it will be supplied.  

           Thanks in advance for any feedback given to this question.

           George
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Hi,

My partner in the office has a Toshiba laptop and is always on.  I started working with and notice in the next week that some days when I log in it seem as it was restarted.  I have checked the wiring, UPS and outlet and all seem ok.  The staff all have sais they have not restarted the computer.

How can I better identify the problem?
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I have an older Lenovo T420s laptop that I want to clean up to give away.   I haven't booted it for a while, and when I tried it said that the password is incorrect (although the "hint" tells me what it should be, the password doesn't work).  When I try to "reset the password" it requires a reset flashdrive that I do not have.  What can I do to get into the computer and/or change/eliminate the password option to login?

Thanks,

Phil
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We have several Lenovo laptops, mostly Yogas.  All are having the same issue.  They connect fine to our (and other) wifi network, but the drop after a few minutes.  We've updated the drivers, turned off power saving, and it still happens.  We've tried limiting the dual band to a single frequency, no luck.  Anyone else have this problem.  We have a variety of other laptops by other manufacturers that work fine.  We like the Lenovos better other than this problem.
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Need to know what to buy if I want to go from the HDMI port on my laptop to 2 projectors for a meeting at a hotel.
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          The battery of my Acer Aspire laptop has been losing power at a rapid rate when fully charged.  For instance, when I first purchased this laptop over 5 or 6 years ago, it would keep a full charge for over 2 hours.  Now, it barely keeps a full charge for 10 minutes.  That said, I strongly suspect the laptop battery is in need of replacement which brings me to the crux of this question.  Where can I go on Amazon to purchase a battery for an Acer Aspire V3-  731-4473 laptop?   Any Amazon online purchase link for this battery will be greatly appreciated.

           Thanks so much in advance for any attention and feedback given to this question.

           George
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I’m buying a new computer and would like to get a fast solid state hard drive that has read write time greater than 1000mb/sec.  what should I look for?  M.2 drives?  what exactly should I be looking for?  also do the surface pro tablet have fast solid states in that speed range?
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As batteries are built into mobile phones nowadays & to replace them
requires it to be brought to the workshop who has the tools to change
them,  I'm thinking of getting battery casings so as to reduce the
number of charge+discharge (that is what typically reduce the lifespan
of batteries.

Specifically I'm looking at Galaxy note 9 ie batteries like those below:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GB5R27M/ref=psdc_7073958011_t1_B07H3256JB
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H3256JB/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2QAZ8RQ4KWQ44&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071NWVT9M/ref=psdc_7073958011_t2_B07H3256JB 

Q1:
Am I right or mistaken?  With above battery cases, will the phone  charge
directly from the casings' batteries rather than charging from the built-in
batteries?

Q2:
Or it'll shorten the built-in battery's lifespan instead as the casings will
charge the built-in battery whenever the built-in battery goes down by
1-2%, thus maximizing the number of charge+discharge cycles?

Q3:
Any other ways to increase life span of built-in batteries?  Understand
we should let it discharge till almost 1-2% before charging it up again
& we should always charge it to the max of 100%: this is a known
good practice but often this is rather inconvenient & risk discharging
completely, resulting in phone being powered off, missing crucial
calls/messages.

What I do know is if laptops are frequently being left connected to
AC or even an external powerbank (Hyperjuice, Vinsic…
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Hi Experts
HP Pavillion DV6 Laptop has the following issues for quite a long time
1. keeps heating and shuts down and then work properly after some time when left to cool

But one day it was working but suddenly shuts down without much heating and cannot power up after that.

Tried the following:
1. Power via AC Adapter is good since (i can see light near the power connector to the laptop). tried 2 different same spec power adapters (90W) but no luck powering up
2. Power via battery not working
2. power led lights up for only half a second and nothing happens after that whether the laptop is on battery or direct via AC
3. Removed one by all accessories and tried powering up nothing works.

But only one time after power up (displayed CMOS error) and fan started running and after 15 seconds it powered off again and never came back even after leaving charging for a day etc

Tried removing RAM, hard disk, battery, etc many times still no luck.

When power button is pressed it lits power led for half a second and nothing does.
again when power button is pressed nothing happens
again randomly after few attempts the led of power button lits for half a sec and stops.

Nothing happening. not powering on at all
Any advice please
thank you
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On my Dell Latitude 3540, it was working fine.  But now it's in airplane mode and I can't get it out.  When I go into the "Network & Internet" window --> Airplane mode, it has Airplane mode set to On and it's greyed out - I can't change it.  Thanks a lot.  I've checked - all the Microsoft updates are installed, as far as I can tell.
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I have a HP 250 G6 laptop.  WIndows 10.  I have a wireless lapel mic that I have used on several other laptops, some HP, some Lenovo, some Dell, and it works every time.  When I plug into the HP 250 the laptop does not recognize that the device is plugged in.  On all other laptops it recognizes and I am able to use it.  I have updated all drivers for the computer but nothing works for the mic.  It is like the port is disabled.  Not sure what to try.
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is there any way to see battery health on a laptop ? this is a refurbished laptop and I noticed on a full charge it only lasts around half hour which is not good.

it’s is a lenovo t430 so I am thinking of getting a battery on Amazon.

I am seeing some kind of cheap but I not sure if they are any good
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Hi all,

I have wifi at work which and it is for guest users. it works fine with laptops and other devices. The only App on the mobile phone that is very slow is Whatsup.

I tested with our new App for Microsoft Teams and it works fine. So the issue here is only Whatsup App. My question is:

How can I make this Whatsup App work faster?

Can you help?
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Windows 10 student laptops. Windows Server 2019 AD.

One group of laptops, Dell 5440's, there are several laptops where the date/time is wrong.

The w32time service is disabled on these units.

Can I use a GPO/script of a kind to enable the w32time service??

Thanks!
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HP model 15-ba057ca – disk access problem – Why is this hard drive test taking so long?  (picture of diagnostics test in progress is attached)
This system diagnostics test has been chugging for about 8 hours already and it’s only 36% done.  At this rate, it will take over 20 hours to complete.  This is the test that comes built-in with the HP machine – accessed by pressing Esc  F2 at startup.
The “disconnect” is that it was only supposed to take six hours initially, and now it thinks it will be done in 4 hours.
This evidence of a problem coincides with the anecdotal symptoms on this machine – it seems to work, but everything that involves disk access seems to take “forever”.  In previous trouble-shooting, I restored the machine to factory settings using the files on the Recovery partition.  It was eventually successful, but it took about 15 hours to complete.
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I have a 2014 Macbook Air that got submerged in a 4WD "accident" and now has dried mud through it.

I'd like to clean it up and see if I can get it working.I have an ultrasonic cleaner that I can use, but what solutions would people recommend for this kind of thing?
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Fellow tech called me today with a question about a Toshiba laptop.  The power adapter was damaged and electrical taped to cover bare wires.  The battery lasted only minutes, yet showed 250% charged.  He replaced the power adapter and battery, and still the new battery shows 250% charge.  Current BIOS already.  Windows 10 clean install.
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I want to understand the spec which one of the processors is faster and more powerful
Intel(R) Core ™ i5 -7200U CPU @ 2.50Hz, 2.71Hz
Intel® Core™ i7-10510U (1.8 GHz, up to 4.9 GHz,
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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.