Laptops Notebooks

22K

Solutions

21K

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.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

I need to remove all proxy settings from users computers(laptops) via group policy so that they can by pass the proxy when at home.
I had a doc before that stepped through all the steps to get this done but I cant seem to find it. It would remove the check box for the proxy thus greying out the proxy address.
This way the users could use their laptops at home and be able to get onto the internet.
It had me setting up 3 registry settings in the GPO:
proxyenable
proxy server
proxy override

Any help for this would be appreciated.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Windows 7 Basic
LVL 12
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Windows 7 Basic

This introductory course to Windows 7 environment will teach you about working with the Windows operating system. You will learn about basic functions including start menu; the desktop; managing files, folders, and libraries.

Turned on my HP Probook (win 7 pro) laptop and all I get is a white cursor.  Been like that for about an hour.  Safe mode the same thing.  Did a system restore back to the 7th of July and I still get the cursor.  Any ideas on what to try?
0
I have a Bell (my ISP) 2000 modem/router.  It is connected directly to the PC beside it by way of an ethernet cable.  This modem/router sends a wireless signal throughout the house.  The wifi signal is picked up by other PCs, laptops, tablets and 3 televisions.  I would like to setup a simple home network for my PCs, laptops and tablets.
How do I do this?  I would like to do this without disrupting the existing wifi system throughout the house.
Thanks,
Capreol
0
I have an HP Wireless Printer that connects after rebooting my laptop and printer but it then loses connection. My macbook pro and desktop mac cannot find it after it disconnects. I have the same printer in another location and it works just fine.

I have downloaded the HP software: HP Easy Start.  Even that program cannot find the printer most of the time. When it finds it, it appears to connect but then it loses the connection.

HP Laser Jet Pro MFP M426fdw
0
I am looking for a laptop for university specifically computer science major i have done a lot of research and still can't decide my best option from those.
1. Dell XPS 13 (16GB Ram, 512 SSD)
2. Dell XPS 15 9560 (16GB RAM, 512 SSD)
3. Lenovo YOGA 720 (16GB RAM. 512 SSD)
4. Dell XPS 9575 (16GB RAM, 256 SSD)
5. HP Spectre
6. ASUS Zenbook Pro
If you could please rank them from best to worst according to my needs and add any suggestions I would really appreciate it. Thanks in Advance
0
I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon Type 20FB (4th Gen) that will not boot into windows, it hangs after loading aswbidsha.sys .  When trying to boot to the Windows 7 Pro CD it displays a black screen with a white responsive mouse pointer.  Keyboard does not appear to be responsive.  I also experience this same behavior when trying to boot to a Windows Defender Offline USB drive.  Lenovo hardware diagnostics pass.  When pressing f11 from BIOS interrupt to repair it loads windows and gives black screen, no mouse.  I used to use UBCD but my USB UBCD drives BSOD now as it has been a very long time since I used them.  I am of course trying to avoid telling client we need to reset and install new, he has data backed up but no image.  Any suggestions?  Thank you!
0
Trying to get an original (or close to original) X284G Battery for our Dell Inspiron 1525 and stumbled across quite a few options on eBay.

This seller seems to be receiving quite a bit of good reviews for this particular battery model:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/252945012075

I'm not a shill and not trying to promote this product and just wondering what other options/places/products that you guys would recommend if it were you.

Thank you for your time.
0
I cant find the homegroup on either of my 2 laptops at all.
when I search I get offered go do a sync
How do I create homegroups or what do I need to do so
that the homegroup options Is available to work with?
what  or where do any settings or options need changed?
HELP
0
I have 3 laptops that will be connecting to my network through a secure VPN. I need access to my server and on premise exchange server. The IP of the server on the laptop side in the VPN has been NAT'd so its a different ip. i am able to view shared printers and folders on this server from the laptops. as far as exchange goes. how do i connect to my exchange. we have exchange 2013 server and and office 2016. we can setup our pop3 on the laptop no problem but that wont cut it. can i connect to Exchange by the IP
0
serial on old laptop that works with device looks like this 1 plugserial on old laptop that works with device looks like this 1 plug

asus
Is there external serial port

like a cd drive that plugs into usb
or hard drive that plugs into wall and usb

usb to serial
ethernet to serial
hdmi to serial

does not work with this rare old device

i want to plug into wall to provide power

if there is no other way to run serial using this laptop then the answer is "no"
0
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Azure 2017
LVL 12
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Azure 2017

Azure has a changed a lot since it was originally introduce by adding new services and features. Do you know everything you need to about Azure? This course will teach you about the Azure App Service, monitoring and application insights, DevOps, and Team Services.

Yesterday I was asked to fix the time on an almost new HP notebook, which was about 10 hours out. The notebook runs Win10 and I am logged in as Administrator.

Trying to set the time in the normal way (clicking on the clock or going to Settings) gets me to the correct screen, but then, Settings prevents me from changing anything. The time zone setting shows blank. Part of the settings are below the window, and I cannot scroll down. It even prevents me from going anywhere else in Regional Settings. If I go to Region & Language Settings then I can adjust things there, but, as soon as I click on Date & Time, Settings is locked again, and I cannot even go back to the previous screen.

Any idea how I get around this? I won't get access to the notebook again until next week, so I thought I'd get some ideas in the meantime.

I have "fixed" it for now by going into the BIOS and setting the time there. I don't know what will happen if the clock drifts slowly - will internet time correct it? Will it adjust for daylight saving?

How do I unlock Win10's Time & Date Settings?
0
why does my laptop keeps on getting stuck on boot up process and doesn't load even the O.S itself? It does this continuously and is so annoying. Please  help?
0
Dell 7xxx series laptops with built in cams running Win10,  Is there a way to control the default behaviour when plugging in USB external camera (Logitech Pro 2 Conference cam) so it becomes the default Skype4Business default camera without having to set it up manually through the Skype4Business menus.
0
Our users keep leaving the VPN connections on their laptops active. This means when they arrive at work and connect to the network DHCP completely breaks and goes into a death-spiral of assigning bad addresses.

Any ideas on how I could prevent this from happening in the future? (We are using Sonicwall's GlobalVPN client).
0
Customer says ....

Oh battery icon comes and goes?? It’s charging ok but goes in battery mode but I’m keeping an eye on it.
0
3rd party Surface pro SSD upgrade  vendors.
Anybody know of anybody that can do an upgrade of a 128 gb to a larger SSD reliably and with warranty?
0
My computer hasn't been used in four years it's a hp pavilion g series.I am completely computer illiterate and a message keeps popping up on it that says " Application has generated an exception that could not be handled process ID=0x1194(4500), Thread ID=0x1300(4864)
CLICK OK to terminate the application
CLICK CANCEL to debug the application
And nothing is working.Is there anyone who knows what this means & how to fix it?
1
We switched from Dell Latitude E6440 laptops last year to Dell XPS15. I get them as loaded as I can, i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512 PCIs NVME SSD. But I've had A LOT of issues with them. I'm thinking of switching to Lenovo X1 Carbon and wanted to get everyone's opinion. Have you used both? What has your experience been?
0
Good evening,

Does anyone know where I can find the service manual for this laptop:

acer aspire v3-572g-77rn

And I forgot the password supervisor, I already removed the stack I have used a lot of software but I can not unlock the password.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Ruby Fundamentals
LVL 12
Cloud Class® Course: Ruby Fundamentals

This course will introduce you to Ruby, as well as teach you about classes, methods, variables, data structures, loops, enumerable methods, and finishing touches.

Hi, our company has (5) Acer VN7-571-G laptops, all with nVidia GeForce 950M video cards.   The laptops have aged by a couple of years but they are still great and quite relevant to our work, so we don't want to upgrade just yet.  

Currently each laptop runs at least Windows 10 version 1803.  Each laptop is having problems utilizing the nVidia GPU (shows up in Device Manager as "device being unused because it has a problem").  

When we install drivers, either via the nVidia website or the Windows Device Manager (update driver), the laptops go into a restart loop where Automatic Repair launches, telling us that we have to restore/reset our computers to an earlier time.  Using safe mode, we uninstall the nVidia driver so that we can at least use the machines with the on-board Intel graphics card.  

Any idea on how we might be best able to circumvent this?  Naturally, neither company has issued any kind of direct fix for this issue, and I know we are not the only ones out there with the problem.  

Thank you!
0
Providing users with HP Chromebook 14 G5's for agile working. Need USB-C docks with dual HDMI and charging. Loads out there but not so specific on whether they support Chrome OS or not. Can anyone point me to a device they have successfully used with Chrome OS and ideally the HP Chromebooks.

CHeers
John W
0
Hi everyone!

I'm having a problem I cannot solve on Active Directory.
I'm working as a Deskside Support and I joined the company in the middle of a migration. My AD was working fine.
The day of my migration, something happened/changed on my computer. Because I couldn't access AD with my new username.
If I try to login as "another user" and use my old account, it works, if my colleagues uses the new and old accounts on my pc, both are working.
I deleted the pc from both domains, re-imaged it, then I added it again to the domain and downloaded administrative tools. (It's like a new pc)
So it's happening the same, my new account is the only one that is not working.
Tired of this, I installed AD on my laptop, and my new account is working there!!!!!!
I want to solve this issue because I don't want to work with a laptop and a desktop at the same time, that's not a solution.

I hope someone can help me..
Attached you can find the Active Directory error and the GPM error.

Thanks for your help!!!
0
I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Pro via BootCamp.  The laptop has a 720p camera called "FaceTime HD Camera" which works fine with the Windows 10 Camera app.  It works fine with most webcam enabled sites in Chrome, FireFox and Edge, it works fine with ManyCam.  But it only works when set to 720p.  

If I change the resolution to 640x480, 640x320 or lower, the image just goes black, or in Windows 10 Camera App's case - it also shows a 0x8... error code.

I discovered this because I have to use Adobe Connect for a Uni assignment and I cannot get the camera working in that at all.  Apparently that application supports up to 640x480@20FPS and whilst it detects the FaceTime HD Camera, there is no image when you start the webcam.

Using ManyCam, if you change the video format from 720p to 480p or lower, the camera stops working, change it back and it works fine.

Use a different webcam (eg. Logitech C920 Pro) in 480p or lower with any of the applications or websites and the image is fine.

So whilst using an external camera is a workaround, it would be great to actually have a fix for the issue.  

Any ideas?
0
My laptop won't connect to the internet.  
- It connects to my home wireless network.
- t will connect to my mobile  hotspot
- it will connect to the local Comcast WiFi
- my other laptops will connect to my home network and internet

I have tried renewing my IP, resetting my router and trying it with IPV4 and IPV6 adn resetting my router.  I have also tried disabling my wifi adapter and trying with an external Wifi adapter and I get the same results.

Looking for any new ideas to try

Thanks in advance for any help.
0
Lenovo B490  laptop after update bios laptop won't boot, power on but black screen, try some ways to recover but no use, is there any solution, please give suggestions
0

Laptops Notebooks

22K

Solutions

21K

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.