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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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I need a freeware (will be better if it's portable as I may not
have admin rights to install) that will simulate laptop/PC
activity so that Win10 doesn't go into sleep/hibernate.


Currently under Power Options, can't disable this 'Sleep'
mode (which PC goes to sleep after 1 hour).

Auditors need to remote access this PC to view
artefacts 24x7 for next 1 month
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Hi, is there a MDM type solution for a laptop to prevent user from logging, installing certain apps, geolocate, remote wipe?
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We have a Lenovo X270 that is excessively heating up and often times the fan kicks in even when it's not at peak usage.
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Hi Surface Experts,

We have a Microsoft Surface Go (tablet/laptop) and occasionally we’d like to plug things like flash drives, mice, etc into it, but the only USB port it has is a USB-C.  I know there are hubs available, but at this stage I want to keep cost down so I probably just want a single USB-A female connector to plug things into, but obviously I don’t want to buy something which damages the Surface Go.

Questions:

Q1. Does the Surface Go’s USB-C port support OTG?

Q2. Do I even need an OTG adaptor/cable to connect USB flash drives, mice, etc, or will a standard cable do?  (I use an OTG cable to connect flash drives to my Samsung phone via it's Micro USB connector, but does OTG even apply to a Surface Go?)

Q3. Will an OTG cable even work for me in this situation?

Q4. Should all of the following do the job for me or could they damage the Surface Go?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-1-Type-C-Male-To-USB-3-0-A-Female-Angled-90-Cable-Tablet-Type-C-Port-12/111981464534
https://www.ebay.com/itm/25cm-USB3-1-Type-C-Male-Aux-To-USB3-0-A-Female-Adapter-Data-Charge-Angled-Cable/201570456552
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-1-Type-C-Angle-Male-to-USB-3-0-A-Female-Data-M-F-Adapter-Lead-Cable-Cords/283235757855
https://www.ebay.com/itm/0-8Ft-USB-3-1-Type-C-Angle-Male-to-USB-3-0-A-Female-OTG-Data-Adapter-Cable-1Pc/192983728707
That last one is claimed to be OTG.

Q5. I’d be happy with a USB-A 3.0 connector, but are there USB-C 3.1 to USB-A 3.1 cables which…
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Hello Experts,

I have windows server 2019 and windows 10 laptops in the network and I am asked to apply a policy to have the settings in the screen shot enabled for domain users for finger printing and PIN authentication

Thank you
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I want to put a docking station on this ...

Can I do it?

Machine in P71

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Customer with Fujitsu LIfebook U578 and buildin Smart Card Reader from ALCOR Micro. The smart card is working, but we noticed we couldn't enter a PIN. (see image) Customer cant use smartcard to log into goverment sites with his EID.

Can't enter a PIN, when asked
What I tried:
  • I tried different browsers for original problem
  • Updating Windows 10, currently version 1909
  • General driver updates + BIOS update Fujitsu Notebook
  • Removing smartcard device and reinstalling it
  • Updated new drivers for Alcor Smart Card reader (version 1.8.12.1363 17/07/2019)
  • Checked if Smart Card Service is running correctly
  • Googling the error didnt bring me further
  • Removed the Dependency: sc config SCardSvr depend= /
  • Disabled the Smart Card Reader and tried an external Smart Card Reader

"certutil -scinfo" command also gives me the same "Enter Pin window" where I cant enter a PIN.

The Microsoft Smart Card Resource Manager is running.
Current reader/card status:
Readers: 1
  0: Alcor Micro USB Smart Card Reader 0
--- Reader: Alcor Micro USB Smart Card Reader 0
--- Status: SCARD_STATE_PRESENT
--- Status: The card is available for use.
---   Card: Beid
---    ATR:
        3b 98 13 40 0a a5 03 01  01 01 ad 13 11            ;..@.........


=======================================================
Analyzing card in reader: Alcor Micro USB Smart Card Reader 0

Retrieving the 

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We have a Win10 image in SSCM delivered to brand new laptops, some of which are located in the same geographical location. A number of the devices appear to have an error in the event log which as a result prevents Bitlocker from encrypting the disk. The MBAM client itself is installed properly, the TPM looks fine and is ready to use, has the correct GPO assigned and is also reporting to the MBAM console successfully. So far we've tested the following: - Reimage - Re-deployment of the MBAM client from SCCM - Manual reinstallation of the MBAM client - Reregistering the win32_encryptablevolume class once again It seems that when machines are connected to Wi-Fi instead of LAN, the encryption works. Any help or pointer to fix the issue is highly appreciated.
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I have an HP Stream 14 ax020wm and I bought it used. When I turn it on it ask for a administrator password or a power on password. How do I fix this?
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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop.  I want to use a mic and external speakers but only have one headphone/mic port.  I found a splitter and when I plug in the mic to the mic port and the external speakers to the headphone port on the splitter and then the other end into the laptop, it does not work.  I can only get the mic to work.  Is this a laptop specific problem or a splitter problem?
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Hi

How can I reset the BIOS password of Toshiba Sattelite A210, its showing even while we enter in the boot menu?

Regards
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Hi,

I have an ASUS F556U laptop.  It stopped booting into Windows 10 and the BIOS screen comes up when powering up.  I removed the Sandisk SSD (yuck) from the computer and installed a Samsung 860 500GB SSD (yea!).  It now sees the drive in BIOS but not only does it not allow to select it for the primary boot drive but if I try to install Windows 10, it doesn't see any available drives.  I don't see any available drivers on the ASUS website but I know that I didn't need to load up drivers in the past in order to load up Windows 10 initially.  I've downloaded a BIOS update but I doubt that will help as it was working and then stopped working after a shutdown.  I was thinking that I probably had a bad SATA port but when I see the drive detected in BIOS, it makes me think that the SATA port is okay.  Has anyone had something similar to this happen?  Thanks!
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Ok....

Our school has a small Windows 2019 Server AD domain with (2) DC's

I've got students with Dell Latitude E5440 laptops users/computers on the domain

Several of these student laptops are showing the wrong date/time....restarting does not seem to fix it

The DC has the correct date/time and is not a VM

I have 350 other laptops (Lenovo's and older Dells) where this date/time issue is not happening.

And, of course, not ALL the E5440's are having the problem.

Not sure what steps to take.

Can I use a logon script to force the correct date/time?

I'm stumped

Thanks!
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hi guys i like to know if it is possible to lock my email app in iPhones.

my phone is always taken by my family to be used (ie playing games on it). but i have the mail app which configured to my gmail and it worries me that other friend-family member might see my confidential email if they click on my mail app. so this is why i asked if there is a way to password protected the mail app in case they click on it the mail app will pop up a password first.

is this possible or not?

thanks
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Hi

I am planning to buy the following laptop (DELL Inspiron 14 5490 Laptop) for a student.
 
https://www.dell.com/en-in/shop/laptops-2-in-1-pcs/new-inspiron-14-5490-laptop/spd/inspiron-14-5490-laptop/icc-c582502win8?configurationid=ea4ef943-0857-4be9-828a-f25a36d37879

When DELL ships this laptop windows 10 is preinstalled..

I would like this laptop to be installed with Linux OS and windows 10 OS.

Firstly will i be able to have dual operating system on this laptop (That is Windows and Linux)
Secondly if this is possible please post me step by step instructions to install both Windows  and Linux.

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks
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I'm trying to help my brother-in-law (retired Pastor) install a Bible Application on his HP notebook, which is only about 1 and a half years old. It is running Windows 10. His grandson, who recently graduated from a 4 year IT program, has also tried to get this application installed for him. We both get the same results - will not install. I figured it's time to "ask the experts." He purchased the application (called "Bible Works 10") on a USB thumb drive. The app is 32GB in size and takes a while to install. Per the instructions, I transfer all the files from the USB thumb drive to the desktop and then right click on the install.exe file and choose "run as administrator." Though it takes a while, it seems to go through the installation process just fine. The problem is, when it's done installing (so we think), it brings up the following error message . . . which I will attach as an image file. BTW, the application installs just fine on my sister's notebook. It takes a while, just like it does on her husband's notebook, but it does install properly. You probably will not catch me "live," but I will check my e-mail regularly for any e-mails regarding posts from you all. Would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have. Thank you!
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Hi,
Which windows laptop is good. I am looking for something around the range of microsoft surface or higher.
Main aim is to use for software development puposes etc.

How good is microsoft surface ?

Also please suggest should one go for macbook pro or a windows laptop in general.

Thanks
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how do I get into the bios on my acer aspire 4339
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We have 50 laptops that are not on our domain.  local users only
seems that at if a standard user logs in, and it locks, or we even restart-- it does not give the option to choose another user.
I have had to reimage at one pc already because the user forgot their password....and I couldn't get it to a prompt to change it to admin to fix it
this is probably something simple...

PS-- I did notice that if the user "signs out", THEN I get the user, and admin login options.
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Added bitlocker to laptops -- Windows 10, 1803
Bitlocker locks out after two attempts-- can we change this to 4-6 attempts?

Part 2 to the Question:
why does bitlocker in Win 10 turn ON num-lock?!??! at bootup? It never did this in Win 7--this is causing a TON of lockouts because users must shut num-lock off at EVER SINGLE BOOT.. (they forget a LOT)
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I have disk images, made from an HP Envy 17t K000 notebook which is no longer functional.  It had a Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit operating system.  I'd like to buy a used or refurbished notebook which would work, if I restored that image.   The 17t K000 notebook is seldom available on the resale market.  To expand my options, it would be helpful to have model numbers for other notebooks with hardware components which would be compatible with that disk image.  One option is the Envy 17t K200.   Can you provide any additional model numbers?
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Dell precision laptop battery will flash and laptop does not boot
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Hi everyone,
I'm using laptop lenovo x1 yoga gen 2 and alway use a touchpad, sometimes the mouse pointer is disappear, then I could not use the touchpad anymore.  To get rid of this issue, I have to use external  mouse, or sleep this laptop and re-login.

I'm using Windows 10 1903 pro, I tried to upgrade Bios, drivers, but no luck.
Please advise me how to fix it?
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In DeepFreeze we created a cofig and a group and assigned 40 laptops. Of that, 26 did not show up in thed console and for every change that we make to any workstation literally takes more than 15 minutes to apply even when the workstations show up correctly in the console. Is there anything that we can do to speed things up?

What we are running:

Cloud Agent (Windows): 2.14.2100.677
Cloud Agent (Mac HFS+): 2.01.520.0009
Cloud Agent (Mac APFS): 3.01.520.0019
Deep Freeze: 8.57.x.5545
Deep Freeze Mac HFS+: 6.21.520.1254
Deep Freeze Mac APFS: 7.20.520.0110
Data Igloo: 3.12.x.419
Anti-Executable: 6.10.x.725
Anti-Virus: 4.21.x.479
Incident Reporting: 2.0.x.11
Cloud Sync: 2.11.x.203
Power Save: 4.70.x.861
Software Updater: 1.24.x.192
Usage Stats: 2.0.x.66
WINSelect: 8.52.x.1026

**Workstations are running Windows 10 (1803 & 1809)

Thank you!
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What is the easiest way to do the above with or without a router, wirelessly?
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Laptops Notebooks

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Solutions

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Contributors

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.