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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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Several weeks ago I installed the latest Windows feature update. Since doing so, I no longer have access to the microphone built into my laptop. When the laptop is mounted in the docking station, I use the microphone in the WebCam – which is attached by way of a USB port in the docking station. When the laptop is not mounted in the docking station, I expect to be able to use the built-in microphone. I cannot! The following is an example of the message I get when my speech recognition software lists the available microphones:
 
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I've tried reinstalling the IDT driver, but the installation fails because the driver I'm trying to install is not compatible with my hardware. I contacted Dell, but they told me that the laptop model I have (M4700) is not supported!?
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I'm using HP EliteBook 820 G4 Notebook PC and have downloaded the Sound Driver from: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-elitebook-820-g4-notebook-pc/11122281

Type:Driver-Audio
Version: 11.47.2307.74 Rev.Q
Operating systems:Windows 10 (64-bit)
Release date:Jul 24, 2017
File name: sp81512.exe (228.9 MB)

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But still, I'm having a problem with my Windows 10 1607 (64-bit) laptop audio all in a sudden ?

There is no sound playback:
No-Audio
From the Device Manager, I can see:

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller
Device Status:
This device cannot start. (Code 10)

STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE

So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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I have a fresh installation of windows on a HP Probook 4520s and i have installed all the drivers including for audio but the speakers are not working and says that no audio output installed. I have tried to re-install the drivers and also run the hardware troubleshooting but could not get the speakers to work.

Please assist.
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Hi Team,

I have deployed a group policy to trigger screensaver at 10 min and to set the display of at 15 min.

screensaver - User configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalisation\

Power options - Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Power Management\Video and display settings

In laptops, the screen saver triggers at 10 min and the display getting off in another 5min.

But in desktops, the screen saver triggers at 10 min and the display getting off in another 15min.

Checked gpresult on both, and confirmed that the same policy and settings are applying. Any suggestion?

Regards,
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Son of a customer is on coder dojo

Is raspberry pie too advanced for a 9 year old ?

The alt is getting him a cheap laptop

Thanks
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External Display not working well on Toshiba C850 Laptop. it flickers and keeps disconnecting frequently. Also, changes resolutions by itself.

Windows 7 32bit & Windows 10 same issue
I tested the same display with other devices and working fine.
I already updated drivers from Microsoft and AMD,

Anyone Help, please
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Hello there!

I reecently bought Dragon premium version 13 for my new windows 10 lenovo. It won't install. When it gets to the loading screen it just sits at status 0% forever. I've been trying to download it for hours now. I've rebooted my lap top 3 times, moved the files from the CD to a USB stick and it still won't install. Any advice? Thanks!
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I have a program that uses a lot of GPU's of a graphic card. on a desktop it run with 1080 Ti.

I'm looking for a light laptop with a lot of graphic power.

I know it contradicts , but I'm looking for balance . as long as it's not those huge heavy laptops.
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Hi,

I went through the specs of a budget laptop from Acer   Acer Aspire E5-553-T4PT.

Does   Acer Aspire E5-553-T4PT support 2 DDR4 RAM slots where I can place two 8 GB DDR4 RAM.

Also, does the   Acer Aspire E5-553-T4PT laptop support wireless ac.

I read somewhere that the BIOS does not support virtualization.

Does the BIOS of   Acer Aspire E5-553-T4PT support 64-bit virtualization using VMware Workstation 12 and Virtualbox?

Please provide your valuable suggestions and if possible, please provide me some reference URLs about the Acer   Acer Aspire E5-553-T4PT specifications.

Thanks and Regards,
Sriram. K
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I know that XP is obsolete. But I need it to run for my old app. Anyway,  I just reinstalled Win XP on my T61 Thinkpad and when I move my browser around, it is moving very slowly. I have my music on and then I move the browser around, the music stops playing.

Appreciate any thoughts.
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On my Oppo & Note2 phones, without a SIM card, I can share out a wireless hotspot
for 2 computers to connect to (to do ftp/sftp or files transfers) but on my iPhone 6+
& iPhone 5S, that hotspot enabling button is greyed out even if I insert an expired
SIM card (or a SIM card without data plan).

I often 'sync' or do data transfers (to backup my pst) from my corporate laptop
(which disables USB port & I can't set/change IP on the LAN port but Wifi works):
but I usually brg the iPhone to office.  Is there any way or any apps on IOS that
could go around this?
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Guys, can you provide advise/guidance on this,

I received this SEP alert when I started this morning.  As per the article attached there is a key logger installed by default on some / one of our laptops.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/05/12/hp-issues-urgent-security-update-laptops-found-secretly-save/ -

SEP has successfully quarantined microtray64.exe, would this be sufficient or would we need to update our standard image to contain  a fix or sorts and apply to the affected models.


Kindly adviseSEP-Console.pngSEP-Console.png
Craig
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Hi,
i have one small laptop other big laptop both on windows 10.

i want to use big laptop as just big extended monitor for small laptop some times esp. i am practicing some java code.

is there is a way i can it? i do not want to spend 200$ now for extended monitor. please advise
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Trying to install Windows 10 on this laptop but keep getting the following error below. This is after I select a partition to have Windows installed on. This laptop had Windows 7 prior to the attempted install to Windows 10. Mind you, I am not doing an upgrade install but rather a fresh install.  I am using a USB ISO to do the OS install. I know this USB ISO works because I can install the OS on other machines I have. I even tried DVD ISO but to no avail. When I try to revert back to Windows 7 install by installing with a fresh OS, I was still getting this error. This error occurred when Windows tries to install Windows (showing percentages completed). I even tried removing the RAM and reseating it or switching slots, but still to no avail.

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Hi,

We have new starters and leavers most weeks across the globe.

Currently, we sit and build new laptops on an individual process which is very time consuming.

Can anyone recommend any software that will allow us to create an image(s) and roll it out to new machines whilst also adding them to the domain. We'd also want something ideally that is a one off cost rather than per machine.

If it's successful, we'd like to roll this out globally so are there any other factors that we need to be aware of?

It doesn't have to necessary be a software. If this is possible to do off the network, then that would also be fine.

Thanks,
Nish
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We just got new HP EliteOne 800 G3 AIO - All in One Desktop PC's. When trying to boot to the network, it starts up fine and then it gets to a point and just stops/ hangs up. We have probook laptops with a similar Bios and they run fine. Setting are pretty much the same when comparing Bios settings. This is happening when UEFI and secure boot on. When in legacy mode I am able to boot to the network fine and start imaging. It is only happening with this new desktop. Would appreciate any help with this issue. Thanks
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A using android version 6.0.1 does not synch large onenote notebooks

Notebooks synch fine between my PC and Microsoft Office 365

Smaller notebooks synch fine
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I have installed Office 365 on my ASUS notebook ( 4 years old).  I receive emails but on trying to send an email I receive the error messages
"The recipient has been deleted or has no email address".   Sometimes I receive the error message Server error: '550 5.1.1 <email address> relaying denied'.

The computer has been cleaned of all errors and isssues.  In internet I have tried the solutions suggested - address book clean up etc but to no avail.  Any idea for a solution to this difficult problem will be most welcome.
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Have a new Dell laptop with Win10. Edge was working normally until I joined our domain, now it opens for a few seconds to a blank page then shuts down. This seems to be a common problem but none of the fixes I have found via Google have helped. And ideas? I've already installed Chrome and Firefox but we will be deploying more of these laptops in the near future and some users will insist on using Edge.
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My school has a great IT, so they were able to block our games on our school laptops, I have tried everything to make this go away, so I can play my games. Please help me!
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Hi all,

I've tried posting this in a HP forum but they didn't get back to me after their first reply.

This was what I asked:


Recently, I've gotten 2 laptops for my company, a windows 7 and a windows 10 OS. I tried linking and installing the printer driver(hp color laserjet 5550) from the CD provided into the windows 7 laptop and it works perfectly fine. However, when i tried plugging in the printer into the windows 10 laptop, it doesn't detect it.

Steps i took to troubleshoot:

1. I tried going into devices and printer and it was detected but labelled as unspecififed.

2. I thought that it was a driver issue and went online and downloaded all the avaliabe windows 10 drivers and tried installing it but it's still detected as unspecified.

3. I noticed that the connection port which the windows 7 OS laptop automatically connected to is DOT4 and not the usual usb0001. My windows 10 OS machine have the same as the behavior as the windows 7.




 What HP reply:

Hi,

I did post many, many and many times about this and I am facing a similar problem right now but not that bad,  I only remember to reboot printer once a week because other machines, tablets, smartphones have no problem but Windows 10 computers.

Please try to reinstall software and drivers on your Windows 10 computer(s) and

           (a) ONLY plug the USB cable when the process asking for.

           (b) Also please try to avoid USB 3.0 ports.



What I asked again:

Hi HP,…
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I had this question after viewing SonicWALL Net Extender stops being able to establish VPN connections.
I've seen an issue similar but more specifically with laptops where users were closing their laptops without first exiting the NetExtender connection. In these scenarios, Tunnel All mode was implemented so once the laptop lid was opened again the connection would not be able to route regardless of the status of the NetExtender (running, exited). A reboot was needed in order for the connection to connect once again let alone for the NetExtender to function properly. Since then we have instructed our end-users to disconnect their connection before closing their laptop lids.

I  had never seen any issues with NetExtender until Windows 10.


I'd completely uninstall the NetExtender including the profile/settings reboot then download the latest version, which is 8.0.241 and try again. Before you reinstall NetExtender disable all antivirus/malware software.

I'd also enable Packet Capturing on the NetExtender too and start a capture on the next established session.
Any disruption in the connection can close the tunnel even if persistence (Settings > Automatically reconnect when computer resumes or when the connection is terminated) is enabled, because it depends on the SSL-VPN settings on the Network Security or SRA appliance,
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I have had 2 HP Laptops 450 series that are blue screening.
Any thoughts?
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I'm running a Toshiba Portege z30 and have a display issue. It's hard to explain without a photo so I have attached one for review. The screen starts breaking up into multiple black boxes at random. I've sent it back to Toshiba repair but the issue still persists. Anyone experience this before?
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What the  P/N or Option thats goes


from HDMI to > VGA ? P/N

or

Mini display to >  VGA?  P/N

I need to hook up the PC to a VGA screen

ThinkPad P71
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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.