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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 have a dell Inspiron 15 5000series laptop(i5 and 8gb of RAM. that I use for development.  It is about 2.5yrs old.  It is extremely slow and unresponsive at times.  I have tried numerous "fixes" but still the same.  Websites work fine from my phone so the wireless connection appears to be ok.  Disk usage is in the teens while the memory is in the 50s.  

 I can't even watched a youtube video without it buffering.  Half the time the slider to move the video back to re-watch a part doesn't even appear.  

I really don't want to have to buy a new one.  Does anyone have any fixes or documentation about this issue?

Thanks,
jimbo
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I'm trying to turn bitlocker on a new HP laptop, but be able to not have the user need a PIN or password when booting.  Older machines are working fine just not the brand new laptops.
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The user suddenly got a message saying that the power adapter for their Inspiron 15-3565 Laptop  couldn't charge their computer.
Dell Charging Error
I had them shut down the Laptop.  When it came back on, there was no message anymore.  HOWEVER, yesterday they shut down and that didn't help.

Is the problem with the adapter, the motherboard, Windows 10?

How do I proceed?   Replacement 3rd party adapters are cheap enough, if that's the problem.

Thanks.
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We are struggling to get Windows 10 Auto VPN (Device Based Tunnels) working without SCCM.  We have it working on one set-up but want to use this across multiple clients.  We are aware that we need Windows 10 ENT and facing some errors at the moment.  Does anyone have this working 100% such that laptops are joined to AD and Auto VPN (Device Based Tunnels) working as they should?  Thanks.
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I have new laptops going off site for the first time. They're on the domain. How long will the user's cached credentials work?  Or better to take them off the domain and join a workgroup instead?

Thanks!!!
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Hi I would like some advice on how to reset my surface pro 4 and change setting to ensure I am full admin of my lap top and have no one controlling my pc from remote pc as I have concerns that my lap top is being monitered and controlled by someone in my home I have recently downloaded a programme called speccy and it shows that I am actually using a virtual pc I was unawear of this so when I have looked at my services and settings im not 100% but it looks to me like I am being monitored and controlled by someone else which is why I would be gratefull for some professional advice as I have very little understanding on this sort of thing my knowledge is basic but if it possible for someone to help me by checking some settings and giving me advice I would be very grateful
Can you let me know what these settings and services mean
Operating System
      Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
      Computer type: Virtual
      Installation Date: 29/07/2019 23:29:02
      Serial Number: (personal information removed)
            Windows Security Center
                  User Account Control (UAC)      Enabled
                  Notify level      2 - Default
                  Firewall      Enabled
            Windows Update
                  AutoUpdate      Not configured
            Windows Defender
                  Windows Defender      Enabled
            Antivirus
                  Antivirus      Enabled
                  Display Name      Windows Defender
                  Virus Signature Database      Up to date
            .NET Frameworks installed
                  v4.8 Full
                  v4.8 Client
                  v3.5 SP1
                  v3.0 SP2
                  v2.0 SP2
            Internet Explorer
                  Version      11.356.18362.0
            PowerShell
                  Version      …
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Hello Experts,

I have recently purchased a Dell Touch screen XPS 13 9365.

I'm having a problem getting screen sharing programs to work. Whenever, I attempt to 'Screen share' with the following applications using Chrome, the browser disappears the second I select 'Screenshare'

The applications are

www.whereby.com
www.crankwheel.com

I don't have any such problem with any of my other laptops

This is very frustrating, so any help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Carlton
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Dell Laptop on a docking station.

Anytime Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow is started - screen goes black.

Docking station is from Dell also.,

Intel graphics card on this Dell laptop is of the latest version. Laptop resolution set to recommended level.

Any ideas?
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My family uses a combination of macs, laptops, windows machines and we store the files and other data on the local drive together with manual moving of files to our google drive which has 2 step verification on there.  I need to access these documents when I'm away from my home computers.

I'm always worried that if my gmail account is ever hacked (despite 2-step verification) a lot of personal documents are out in the main domain.  They dont contain passwords just letters and other stuff.

I also do use time machine from time to time to make manual backups but no good if there is a fire as its not stored off site.  Keeping a portable drive offsite also has its own risks if its stolen.

Perhaps I'm overthinking this for a home user, but how do others (and I mean informed people, not a generalised answer) secure their personal and data and back it up with the need to access it through dropbox or google drive)?
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I have a HP Pavilion 15 laptop. This is a new machine but is using a SATA Hard Drive which is only 5400rpm.

I have decided to change this and purchased the Samsung  860 EVO SSD. After changing the drive out the laptop simply shows a black screen. If I press F11 or F10 to enter the BiOS or Recovery Options nothing happens.
I have created a windows Recovery USB and a system Image of the original drive.

If I replace to the original drive it boots start away into Windows 10.  

Does anyone have any suggestions
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Hi,

I have put a ubiquiti pro ac in our warehouse (liquid products) but there are some dead spot at the corner of the warehouse. Warehouse staff they use laptops and tablets in these areas lose their signals or get 1 bar.

I am planning either to move the main wifi in the warehouse to be more central or add another one but I do not see there is any power points in the centre or at the corner.

This might be an eletrician job. However, do you have any other suggestions apart from getting the data outlet and power?
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Hi,
Whats the main difference between Macbook air and pro models.
I see that air is significantly cheaper than Macbook pro.

I am planning to by a new Mac. Please suggest which to go for.

Thanks
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Surface book with dual external displays on surface dock maxing resolution at 1680. The screen looks horrible. I have another surface here connected the same way with one monitor that is showing 1980 just fine. I cannot figure out what this particular surface has such issues. I tried updating driver, installing all the windows updates. using only 1 monitor instead of 2. Also, when lid is open, the display allows 3000 X 2000. The second you close the lid, the resolution changes to a max 1680
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Hi,

Our customer has a Windows 8 laptop.

On this laptop is an app called Skip Metro Suite which is used to make the Windows 8 laptop have appearance of Windows 7 desktop and skip the app layout screen.

When starting up the laptop, the Windows 7 screen shows as expected but the Skip Metro application shows on bottom taskbar and flashes.

If you click on the application shown on taskbar, the follow error message pops up:

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Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

[Details]      [Continue]      [Quit]

See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at MetroProvider.SearchHelper.QueryByString(List`1 sourceCollection, String szQuery)
   at MetroProvider.IconDB.QueryByMetroApp(MetroApp theMetroApp)
   at MetroProvider.MetroPackageManager.QueryByString(String szQuery, Form1 eventNotifier)
   at MetroProvider.Form1.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at 

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Hi,

What is best and fastest way to copy contacts from iPhone 7 to Windows 8 laptop?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Can I upgrade the RAM on my Lenovo 80QL MiiX 720-121SK?
I have 2 of these computers. Nice and lightweight, but need more memory and storage. They appear to have 4GB of memory (2 2048MB memory modules). They are soldered into the motherboard. Can they be replaced? If so, to what capacity? Machines are not under warranty and I understand the risks. Any suggestions or leads appreciated. Already spoke to Lenovo tech support. There's no documentation on these computers. No help there. I can and will upgrade the m.2 ssd.
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Within a public school that is using Aruba AP-105 access points that are about six/seven years old, a one to one environment of 300 Windows laptops is setup for student use.  Presently, I am trying to reimage these laptops with an updated Windows 10 version 1903.  For some reason, the laptops for reimaging which are connecting wirelessly will disconnect from the Internet, lose DNS connectivity and ping response temporarily stops then goes back on at random along with Internet connectivity and DNS connectivity.  Are there any tools that might give us a bearing on what is happening?  Problem seems to be with wireless access points and not with ethernet and it still persists even when additional access points are added.   Can the problem be with some sort of network attack to the firewall appliance?   In this case it is a Smoothwall.
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Hi,

We have a client with a Windows 8.1 laptop.

On start up of their laptop, Google Chrome opens up with Google homepage displayed.

They do not wish for this to open every time laptop started up.

I checked start up programs in Task manager but did not see Google Chrome.

How can I remove Google Chrome as start up program on Windows 8.1 laptop?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

We have a client who uses a Gmail application on their Windows 8.1 laptop for accessing their email.

Connected to their laptop via USB cable is a Canon printer.

After the client receives an attachment, which could be a document, in their Gmail, they like to open it and print it using connected printer.

After this is done, they close Gmail using the top right "X" for Gmail which closes the application.

They could be finished with laptop then so would shut down the laptop.

When they go to use the laptop again, they would turn it on and go straight to the Gmail app which opens up their email automatically.

Each time this routine is done, it ends up that the print option page opens up again after opening Gmail app.

What could be the reason for this?

Thanks,
Robbie
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I connect a piece of test hardware to my laptop via the Ethernet port.  The network category for this ethernet connection needs to be private in order for my PC and the hardware to communicate. I need to download software updates at the test equipment boots. The problem is, every time I turn the hardware off/on, Windows automatically resets the network category to public.  The critical problem is that I need to load something onto the hardware while it is booting.  Consequently, I need to power-cycle the hardware, which changes the network to public, and my upload fails.  Is there a way to permanently set the network category for my ethernet connection to be private? I have tried setting a static IP address but that didn't help.

Thank  you.

Robert
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Was just informed that one of our users laptops was stolen from a vehicle.  We're in the process of implementing some security measures, but it seams like this one might be too late.  We believe we had MBAM on the machine as well as bit-locker.  We also believe one-drive was being used.  Is  there anything we can do to protect us from any malicious activity or stolen info at this point?  

What can do we do on this issue and what can we do in the future?
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Hi Expert,

I would like to check what are some of the ways to check on a graphic card health in nvidia and amd card.

Appreciate if any expert can assist in this newbie question.

Thanks!
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In an environment in which HP laptops and Lenovo laptops are run, HP Support Manager and Lenovo Bridge are used to upgrade drivers on these laptops when they come out.  I have found an installer for HP Support Manager to include on images and it works fine, is there an offline installer for Lenovo Bridge that I can put on a "gold" image, run sysprep, save to imaging server and deploy to many Lenovo laptops at once?
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Hi,

I am looking for sites that offers helpful computer tips generally on anything on a daily basis for endusers.

I want to be able to use those tips for our various customers on our forum for their benefits. Computer tips on shortcuts, protections, apple, linux, etc.

Thanks.
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hi,

We are using the Microsoft Roaming Profile for our users who have laptops and travel alot.
We are experiencing issues with this method. Can anyone  recommend a third part tool?
greatly appreciated.

thanks
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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.