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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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In working with two Lenovo laptops type 20GB, battery charging quit for some reason.  I ordered 2 new batteries and when installing them one started charging properly and went to 100% in one and the other said it was charging but stayed at 0% all of the time even though it said it was charging.   I then swapped the batteries in the machine and the one that stayed at 0% but said that it was charging reported the same thing 0% in the laptop that charged properly and didn't increase.  The other one reported 100% but then said that is was not charging.  Swapping them back to original machines like I had them first, the battery that was charging properly now says "not charging" and is remaining and is stuck at 96%.  Is there a charging port issue here?  Charging ports are soldered on the motherboard with the 20GB model or is it a Windows driver?  I uninstalled the Microsoft battery drivers (the typical two) in device manager.  They reinstalled but no change.  Computers work fine otherwise.
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Please see related question:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29094963/laptop-and-universal-charger.html


I have a related question where computer crashes until I unplug charger.
Once I unplug charger, then computer works.

Since getting universal charger I now need to do this once an hour.
With manufactures charger, much less.
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Looking for a way to set-up google drive as a "virtual hard drive" where it would look like the "J:\" drive on my desktop and notebook computers but all the data would be "in the cloud"
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A Microsoft Surface Pro 3 displays the message "Plugged in not charging" while connected to any known good dock but charges just fine while it is undocked and connected to a power adapter (which uses the same power connection that is used with the dock).

We have replaced the Surface Pro 3 dock power connection with several other known good power connectors and the same issue continues to occur.

Also whenever any other Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is connected to this dock these other Microsoft Surface Pro 3's charge just fine while they are docked.

What can be done to fix this issue so that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 will charge while it is connected to the dock?
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I have a Dell Precision M6600 laptop.

All was functioning well recently, but we were going to remove this one from circulation and just rebuild with either W7 or W10 and a copy of Office.

However, having some video issues with the reinstall.

If I reinstall with Windows 7 (what it shipped with), I can finish the install but the video is less than optimal.  Normally no problem, but when I go to the Dell site to try to install the Intel video driver it tells me the system is incorrect.  I can install the AMD M8900 drivers that are available, but the video crashes during bootup.  Driver issue it seems as I have no video problems in safe mode.

If I reinstall with Windows 10 (using Action Pack license), I can finish the install, but again the video is less than optimal.  I try letting Windows download and install updates on its own, but during the process I get a nice musical tone (I guess as something is installing) then lose video again.

EDIT - I tried changing group policy to only download updates but not install...still crashes.

Is there some way I can get Windows stable on this laptop?  The updates are killing me.
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Good Afternoon everyone

At my HP ProBook 450 G5, only the mouse is recognised in the device manager and the Synaptic Touchpad isn't. I installed all available drivers and uninstalled them etc. I've made a comparison between the same model but two different operating systems (Win7 and Win10). With the operating system Windows 10 it functions perfectly. (See appendix)

The Touchpad functions, it is just not recognised by the System and in follows of that I cannot configure the options for the Touchpad by Synaptic-Software/driver.

The aim of the whole, is to be able to deactivate the Touchpad in the device manager / Synaptic driver.

Who can help?

Im sorry if my Text contains some grammatical or other missive mistakes.

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Dear experts,

I have purchased a new laptop Hp 14 Pavilion Windows 10.

I get the following message. My understanding is that it should be related to windows app store when I either purchase or download the app. It also appears when I use the app.

Can someone please guide me how to fix the issue.

Thank you
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Hello, I am looking to buy a work laptop, and need help deciding the best option to go with. My maximum budget is $1,300 (USD) and the main thing I need is speed and power. I would also like the following minimum options: 2-in-1 style (so I can use a stylus with it, for drawing / writing notes),  I7 processor, 256 GB SSD hard drive,  and 16 GB ram.

I have $500 in gift cards for best buy (local electronics retailer), so I was trying to buy from them. But I found several options that they have that I think I would like. But since you guys are the experts, I figured I would post here before just picking one myself. But below are the four units I was looking at:


1. Lenovo Yoga- 80X7001TUS- (this one only has 8gb of memory so I would have to upgrade the memory if I picked this one). Has an SSD, and 16gb of ram. It is on sale for $849 and I can get an open box unit for $765. Here is a link to the item: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-yoga-720-2-in-1-15-6touch-screen-laptop-intel-quad-core-i7-8gb-memory-256gb-solid-state-drive-platinum-silver/5722736.p?skuId=5722736

2. HP ENVY x360- 15M-BP112DX- (this one does not have an SSD drive so I would have to upgrade that if I picked this one). Has 16gb of ram, This one is $900, open box for $845. Here is a link to the item: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-x360-2-in-1-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-natural-silver/6082000.p?skuId=6082000

3. Asus  Q524UQ-BI7T20 (this one does not have …
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I have a network printer installed. All machines are macbook pros. It shows up on one of them with the correct hostname but, on the others it doesnt populate in the search. I have to add it by IP. Which works fine but these are Mac users and theyre not satisfied with the fact it functions fine, they need it to have the same hostname as the other user. The IP address in the printer selection screen is unbearable. So whats up why would it be seen by one machine and not the others? If I share it from the one users machine it does also woek bu tthen again, it shows her name and they dont like that either.
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I recently replaced a Dell Mobile Workstation that was docked and had dual monitors. The monitors are using the white digital dvi ports in the back of the docking station. The new laptop had recognized the monitors at first but after a reboot we cannot get the second monitor to be detected. We swapped the cables around and the monitors simply swapped, so I know the monitor is not bad. I have updated drivers, uninstalled drivers etc. When I goto Device Manager there is an Intel Display adapter and an Nvidia. Im assuming the intel is the docking station.

Video Card NVIDIA Quadro M2000M
Precision 7510
Previous workstation is a Precision M4500
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My HP Pavilion Laptop keeps freezing with a distorted pattern.
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I've setup a FOG server to handle imaging however it's not working.  Fog version 1.5.0

We use Dell Laptops, running Windows 10 - I have it set to PXE boot, and during boot I can see...
"Checking Media Presence......"
"Media Present....."
"STart PXE over IPv4."

Then this next part flashes on the screen so fast that I needed to video it just to see what it was....
  "Station IP address is x.x.x.x...."
Server IP address is x.x.x.x
NBP Filename is undionly.kpxe
NBP filesize is 93876 bytes

Downloading NBP File.....

Then it boots to Windows 10.   I've tried several different kernels in Fog, no luck, and I haven't found anything else online about this.

Our DHCP server is running on WIndows 2008 r2.    

Any help would be great!

Thanks,
Nick
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i have a Win Svr 2008 with Bitlocker administration but new laptops are not showing up in the MBAM portal. when i run the reports new PC's are not listed.

i have a GPO that is setup also to enable bitlocker and prompt the user to encrypt. i checked and the GPO seems to be still there applying to the bucket in AD
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HP ProBook 450 G3 with SSD - P/N 1LF93UT
client purchased 2 of these and both at the same time started randomly crashing and then displaying "boot device not found" Hard Disk (3F0).
Power cycling would allow the laptops to boot again.
Note these have SSD devices not traditional hard drives.
HP suggested running diagnostics which all came back clean.
They sent a tech to replace the system boards as they had noted issues with this.
One of the laptops has since been stable - the other continues to have random "boot device not found" errors, but after several power cycles it will boot.
HP now wants to replace the SSD, which will require OS install, app and data restore, hours of work.
Has anyone found a fix for this not requiring a new drive?  I don't think it's the drive as it happened on 2 identical machines and the first was fixed by the board replacement.
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Pls, my laptop sparks on the screen connector on the motherboard what can I do
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i  need to run a AVD for that i have to enable tha vt-x but i can't do that please help me anyone.i'm hAVING lenovo B490 model laptop
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I have a Dell XPS13 that recently updated to the Windows 10 Creator edition and with updates is on version 1709, build 16299.334. After all the updates I now notice that some of the built-in apps are grayed out in the start menu and when launched I get the error, "This app can’t open”, “Check the Windows Store for more info about <app name>  …”

I've tried various suggested solutions based on what I've found searching but nothing has resolved the issue.

Screenshot of error and grayed out start menu apps.
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Anecdotal I know, but I've noticed over the years that most Windows laptop users don't ever use the included Bluetooth adapter.  Most wireless peripherals that I've dealt with end up having some kind of included USB dongle.  Why is that?  It seems strange to me that "premium" keyboards and mice use their own dongle as opposed to the Bluetooth adapter which just seems to go to waste.  Another example of this is my Bluetooth headset.  I have a very nice Plantronics Voyager Legend and despite using Bluetooth to connect to my phone and old game console, I have to plug a dongle into my PC to get the headset to work with my PC.  Can anyone comment on this?  It seems like such a waste of a proven technology if many wireless devices don't even bother to use it.
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We have a few laptops that are running Windows 10 Pro that are sometimes (often) using up to 75% of internet bandwidth. We have a Windows 2008 R2 AD network with mostly Windows 7 machines . When this happens, they slow the entire network down even when they are not being used.

I can see in our Sonicwall firewall that these particular machines are consuming large amounts of bandwidth when this is happening. We've scanned the machines with Symantec Endpoint Protection and Malwarebytes and there is no indication of malware or viral activity, and all indications point to Windows Updates.

We are new to using Windows 10 in the environment so I am not sure if there is a misconfiguration or something else going on. This does not happen to any Windows 7 machines, only 10. Once the machine is powered-off the internet usage goes to normal levels.
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Lonovo laptop T470s new out of the came with windows 10 installed. I installed office 365 synced with sharepoint and am now getting this message at start up

" cannot start service from the command line or a debugger. a windows service must first be installed (using Installutil.exe) and then started with the server Explore, Windows Services Administrative tool or the NET START command.

I configure these on a daily basis for our company and have never had this issue. We do not install any custom code very basic with office 365, sharepoint,  This only comes up at start up and once told ok it goes away till the next start up.
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Lenovo Yoga 370 laptop slow to boot up after upgrade to Windows 10 Creators fall Update (version 1709).It's confrmed in Lenovo's compatibility  test list as well.
Need guidance To sort the slow boot up
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Toshiba Satellite S50 cannot boot from USB device.
I am trying to replace the HDD on this machine and keepgetting the error message "No Bootable device please restart system.
I have went into the BIOS and changed the boot order to USB 1st but cannot get the laprtop to boot froem either a bootable usb flash drive or an external usb dvd drive.
Can anyone assist please
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reset bios password HP hdx9300
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Hi Everyone,

My Toshiba P840t laptop needs a new screen I have sourced one and looking for a primer to help me replace.

The problem the note book has a crack in the LCD after a couch was placed on it while shifting furniture, on the whole the computer is fine and working well
But the LcD has a crack from top mid to bottom right  LCD is black in the cracked areas.

Is there a service manual for this can you give me a link to this please?

Kind regards,
Andy
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We are looking to replace a projector we have in a conference room and I'm wondering if there are projectors that can be connected to the computer wirelessly or through Bluetooth? Right now, we have a VGA connection that's connected to the PC in the room or can be moved to a laptop if needed. We're looking into putting in some wireless access points that would allow users with laptops to be able to walk throughout the building and still be connected to the network. I was hoping there was a way they could just walk into the conference room with their laptop or Surface and connect to the projector without having to plug in any cables.
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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.