Laptops Notebooks





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'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


Mini display to >  VGA?  P/N

I need to hook up the PC to a VGA screen

ThinkPad P71
Ordered this PC and customer is expecting a Pic card reader ...

Is a - "Smart Card Reader" what he is getting

This is the spec

- Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.80GHz)
- Windows 10 Pro 64
- Windows 10 Pro 64 WE (EN/FR/DE/NL/IT)
- 17.3" FHD (1920x1080), anti-glare, IPS
- 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM
- NVIDIA Quadro M620 2GB
- With Color Sensor
- 720p HD Camera with Microphone
- Keyboard with Number Pad - UK English
- 3+3BCP, Fingerprint Reader,Color Sensor
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- Hardware dTPM2.0 Enabled
- Hardware dTPM
- 1TB 5400rpm HDD
- DVD Burner, 9.5mm high, fixed
- 1TB
- Smart Card Reader
- 8 Cell Li-Ion Battery 96Wh
- 170W AC Adapter - UK(3pin)
- Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1
- Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable
- 17.3" FHD IPS eDP (1920x1080), 300nit, Non-Touch, 2D-Camera, Color Sensor, WLAN/WWAN
- Publication - WE (FR/GE/IT/DU/EN)
- Think 3 Year On-site
I have a laptop that is running terrible!!!  I'm trying to figure out if it's worth the time/money to try to upgrade it, or is it just too old and time to get a new machine???
Hi there,

I am using a hybrid tablet pc with windows 10 (with Dockable keyboard and trackpad) however, when I close the table in laptop mode the screen does not shut off and go into sleep mode like it used to I have tried changing settings in the power management screen to no avail. Is there a way to force this in the registry? I have heard that this could be an issue with intel engine management and there are suggestions to roll back to a previous driver I have not attempted this suggested solution yet
Customer is asking and I don't have the spec to hand

Hello everyone,
I have a few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and a couple of them run really hot.  It usually happens when starting up for the first time that the Surface Pro 4 will run hot and the fan is running constantly for about 20-30 minutes.  Then it seems to regulate and operate normally.
Should this be happening?  Is it possibly hardware or software driven?
Nothing really shows up in the event logs that stands out.
Just got a new ZBOOK G4 and i added my old sata HHD (that was on my old ZBOOK) but somehow the HHD is not detected in the BIOS ... is there anything special we need to do on the hardware in order for the second drive to work ... (other than placing the HHD in the caddy and place the drive inside the laptop of course)

we have mulitple machines running Windows 8.1 , those machines are their respective OUs in AD and there was a policy created for them to point towards our WSUS server onsite to get their updates, up until this month the machines were receiving them correctly, this month however multiple machines are stuck on 99% in WSUS,  once we check the details of the updates we see that the same 3 updates for the windows 8.1 machines will not install, we have marked them for removal and set a specific deadline but the deadline passed and still the machines status do not change and remain at 99%, can anyone please advise?

the three updates -

Would it be possible to use an external webcam and headset for any type of ultraportable to use for Skype calls, providing it has Windows 10?:
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Trying to install KB4025341 (on various machines).
This is based on Win7 64 bit - up till now the latest patches and drivers all installed.

Issue is quite simple update downloads - goes through the installation process - then fails.
This is the same when downloading the standalone version.

Logged in - each time as Administrator.
Windows errors on update failure equally vague.

Any help would be gratefully received...I have about 40 of these failing.....
Hi guys,

I have a single excel file which i like to open but i am having issue when i click to open my file as i received this message below?

"We found a problem with some content in "file name". Do you want us to to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes?"

So when i click Yes - Microsoft Excel (office 365 my version) will try to recover and indeed it opens but some tabs are not there or contents or sheets (or tabs in excel). I have about 10 sheets in excel and almost all the sheets comes back with no contents.

What would be a solution to this?

Over the course of 5 years, my marriage has deteriorated considerably due to my spouse's extreme secretiveness (he's a quad Scorpio, for those in the know).  Recently, I needed a new laptop so he purchased one at Costco for me but after much digging around, I have found that not only am I not the administrator of my own damn laptop, but there are 3 other "users" showing up that have access to a network that I am excluded from.  In addition to that, everyone else belongs to a workgroup and a homegroup that I am refused access to.  I can't begin to express the depth of my anger but I assure you it is off the charts.

My spouse claims complete and utter ignorance, yet makes no effort to look into it and is not even remotely concerned about the situation.  Clearly, he is suspect.  I don't know crap about computers but I'm not an idiot, either.  I confiscated his laptop and refuse to give it back to him until I figure it out.  Problem is that I'm running out of time (I've decided to move out and divorce him) but I can't give up until I get answers.  It is literally killing me.  Anyway, if someone - anyone - can help me identify what I'm seeing, I would be beyond grateful.  I just want to move on with my life but I need closure desperately.  This man is trying to alter my reality with his gaslighting, completely disregarding how damaging it is to one's psyche.

I can get a list of downloaded programs - all done over a 24-hour period - that might point the way to a more …
Hello Guys,

I am trying to figure out why this laptop is so slow and sluggish even though it got pretty high specs:

OS Name      Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version      10.0.15063 Build 15063
Other OS Description       Not Available
OS Manufacturer      Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer      LENOVO
System Model      20GQ000EUS
System Type      x64-based PC
System SKU      LENOVO_MT_20GQ_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad P40 Yoga
Processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6600U CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2808 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date      LENOVO R05ET70W (1.48), 2017-02-23
SMBIOS Version      2.8
Embedded Controller Version      1.25
BIOS Mode      UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer      LENOVO
BaseBoard Model      Not Available
BaseBoard Name      Base Board
Platform Role      Mobile
Secure Boot State      On
PCR7 Configuration      Binding Possible
Windows Directory      C:\WINDOWS
System Directory      C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device      \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale      Canada
Hardware Abstraction Layer      Version = "10.0.15063.0"
Time Zone      Mountain Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)      16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory      15.9 GB
Available Physical Memory      9.24 GB
Total Virtual Memory      18.2 GB
Available Virtual Memory      7.42 GB
Page File Space      2.38 GB
Page File      C:\pagefile.sys
Device Encryption Support      Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not InstantGo
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions      Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions      Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in…
We have a standard office network with Windows 2012 DHCP/DNS and Windows 7 laptops that use Ethernet-connected docks and office WiFi--so two IP addresses (same subnet).  Users dock and undock multiple times per day depending on meetings, collaboration, etc.  

We also have dedicated desktop computers in our conference rooms, from which users often RDP to their laptop for presentations and projecting their documents.  It's common practice for users to undock their laptops, carry them to a conference room, then use the conference room computer to RDP to their now-wireless laptop.

Because each laptop creates two DNS entries for itself, one for WiFi and one for Ethernet, DNS name resolution has a 50/50 chance on getting the wrong IP to connect to the laptop.  When this happens, the user is stuck with no steps or ability to continue without immediate support assistance.

(On top of this, it’s not uncommon for me to check DNS in these situations and find only one entry for a given laptop—and naturally it’s for the network connection that’s not connected at that moment.  When this occurs, I confirm the reserved DHCP leases, then register DNS on the laptop, and confirm that the DNS entries have updated.  But this still doesn't address the 50/50 chance of getting the disconnected IP for the laptop.)

Is there a clean solution for this?   Hardly believing this is an uncommon issue, and can't help thinking I'm missing a simple solution.

Humble thanks in advance for any …

We have a computer that has become notably slow at boot-up and performance.  We have done the frequent advice out there to the w10 like toggle off animations/transparency, special effects, set best performance, disable unnecessary startup, reduce boot-up time-out,turn off Tips, ran disk cleanup & anti virus/spyware, uninstall nay not-wanted apps, set power plan, etc. - yet, still slow.

The above said, what else can we troubleshoot or look into to speed up the notebook?

Thank you  in advance.

We have a gym which we would like to have a machine that can generates cards for our customers for their memberships. This card will be able to have the bar code on it as well as the important details of our customers for their memberships. Whenever they come we can just use their cards to scan their details...

Please can someone advise what machine we need?

Is there any freeware on Win 7 that could check how many cycles the laptop's
battery has been charged & it's remaining cycles & capacity (in terms of how
many hours it could sustain that laptop for normal Internet browsing)?
In w10 my Dell Vostro 5470 will not wake up from sleep
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Hi Guys,

We are currently in the testing phase on the SCCM implementation.
 the laptops we use across site are Dell XPS 13 which come without an Ethernet port. instead we use the USB-C connection.

the USB-C connection requires a USB-Ethernet adapter so we can run the SCCM image. this works fine on the following adapter: Dell DBJBCBC064.

but it does not work when we are using the following adapter: DA200 dell

the annoying thing is - all users already have a DA200 Dell adapter as this is used to connect to the docking station. I would love to be able to continue using them or a very similar product.

so here is my question:

1 - Why does 1 work and not the other? from what I have read online it is something to do with PXE-Boot?
2 - is there an alternative to the DA200 which works in the same manor with same connections which allows SCCM to work (if PXE is at fault or something?)

we have 1000+ dell hardware's (desktops, laptops , servers and storage).  Operating system for the hardware's are heterogeneous.
some of them are with support and some of them them are not.  Keeping all service tag's and finding the status on warranty / AMC is in Dell website is cumbersome and practically finding difficult.  Is there any tool or software which will collect all the services tags in one excel sheet and will guide on which are all in warranty or AMC's?
My hacker can access my tablet from his computer there are files I can't DELETE and if I can they come right back he has access to my mic camera all my emails even after I changed the password delete my accounts please does anyone have a answer
The Sales reps absolutely love these and won't gve them up - I need to keep them on the road. 2GB RAM isn't upgradeable, best strategy for using virtual RAM ?
We have a Windows 7 machine that is taking around 4 - 5 minutes to shutdown. The longest part is when "Shutting Down" is displayed on the screen. The computer is in a domain environment. I have tried logging into another domain account, same issue. I have also tried safe mode with networking. We have also tried plugging all external devices from the computer, same issue. We tried the computer in another location, off of the network, same issue.

I checked the Diagnostics - Performance logs but were unable to find a consistent culprit. I turned on Verbose logging in the local group policy, showed the shutting down of services, then back to "Shutting Down."

We booted the computer, got to the login screen, then shutdown (without logging into an account), still experienced the very slow shutdown.

My theory is it is something Windows is doing in the shutdown phase before even logging into a user account. Is there any type of logging or troubleshooting that I can try to narrow this down?

Machine Information:
Dell Latitude E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ 2.60Ghz

Thank you for any help!
Hello Experts

The place I work at has a proxy server (that also does URL filtering).  The proxy has an IP of  We push out the proxy settings to IE via group policy to workstations that are joined to the domain.  We have a group of users that will be getting laptops (running Windows 10) as replacements for their desktop PCs.  These users will be using their laptops while connected to the domain when they are in the office (thus getting the proxy policy).  They will also be using them while they are away from the office.  This is where we are running into issues.  The test laptops have retained the proxy settings and the users cannot get to the Internet when they are away from the office.  I’m looking for a way to have the proxy setting not populated when the laptop is not on the domain.  I’m trying to avoid giving users elevated rights to manually manage the proxy settings in IE.  How have other organizations managed similar situations?


Laptops Notebooks





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.