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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 am purchasing 10 laptops and want to know if the following processor will be sufficient for these laptops running office 365 and occasionally browsing the internet:

AMD A9-9425 RADEON R5, 5 COMPUTER CORES 2C+3G  3.10 GHz

16 GB RAM

Windows 10 Pro
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We have a Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. It's only used for travel and that was back in May. Periodically we use it at home to keep it charged, etc. Today as we prepare for travel Windows said our password had expired.

How long are passwords good since we logged in about 45 days ago with no issue.

Then when we try to create a new password it asked for our user name.

Where in the settings can we find our user name?

I guessed 3 times and failed and somehow by clicking ok or cancel or the user icon on the middle of the page, finally got to a place to enter a new password and we in that way.
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I have OMEN by HP Laptop at home.  Model number is:  15-dc0051nr
It has Intel Core i7 8th Generation
It's running Windows 10  64-bit

Yesterday, I installed a compiler in this laptop.  Did I have admin privileges when I installed the compiler?
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Toshiba satellite laptop, and unfortunately it has a password to log in and it was given to me by a relative who passed away.
Any way into it?
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I have seen a lot of mini projectors popping up online lately.

Can anyone recommend a good one that will work during the day (i.e - not full darkness).

I want to use it in external meetings predominantly for presentations, to save the awkward 15 mins wasted at the start of every meeting trying to connect your laptop to someone else's projector :-)
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Hi Expert,

I would like to check for Toshiba laptop on how to remove to BIOS(Esc key bios) password?

I set the wrong side on the User instead of Supervisor for the BIOS pw, I know the pw but however, it can't set to no pw(Not Registered) in the BIOS.

Appreciate if any expert can advise me on.

Thanks!
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Hi,

I was handed down a laptop HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-ac0XX.  Works fine but it has a strange behavior when in hibernating:  would turn on and stay on.  And if I am not aware, it get super hot until I do notice it.  This happened again last night.  I got home and this morning when taking out my notebook from its carrying case, the entire bag as HOT (over 10 hours since last night - note that the notebook has a BIOS password to start). I took it out and left it cool.  It's working fine now.

Question:
  • How can fix this problem?
  • If the notebook is left on in a carrying case or anyplace where there is no ventilation and it gets super hot, what problem may I be expecting any time soon?

Thank u guys!
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https://www.lazada.sg/products/lenovo-thinkpad-x230-125inch-led-intel-i5-3320m26ghz-8gb-ram-180gb-ssd-win-10-proone-month-warranty-used-i385774057-s912712618.html?
  or
https://www.lazada.sg/products/refurbished-lenovo-x230-125-3rd-gen-core-i7-3520m-290-ghz-4gb-320gb-windows-10-pro-64-bit-free-pre-installed-anti-virus-trend-micro-internet-security-2019-1-device-12mth-i337848559-s740318039.html?spm=a2o42.searchlist.list.22.381d690aEDozPo&search=1

I'm considering between the above 2 models of used laptops:
x230 i5 with SSD 8GB RAM for S$208  or
x230 i7 with HDD 4GB RAM with a Trendmicro AV for S$295

I do have a spare unused 250GB SSD in store room, so the
SSD is not that crucial.  Guess I can always use free AV out
there, doesn't have to be a licensed one.

So which of the two are more worth buying? I'm using the
laptop for capturing/cropping videos, copying GB of files to
USB HDD, Internet surfing, possibly watching youtubes.  
Which of the two will better meet my above needs better?

I do have 3 pcs of spare x230t Kingsener batteries lying
around, so if both above models don't come with
batteries, I'm not so concerned.
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Hello Experts,

We recently started binding Apple computer to our domain and noticed we are not able to change a password when it expires in AD or simply start a AD password reset from the Apple computer while connected to the domain network.

We also use Okta and had the user and my test Apple laptop test a password change, the old password is what remains usable for the laptops.

These accounts are mobile accounts and can login when disconnected to the domain network.

Im not sure I understand the dependencies for Apple devices as they detect password changes in AD.
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A user has a Transformer T100TAF, it's an ASUS product.  The computer runs on Windows 8 and has stopped booting.  Looking it over, I found that it had been dropped.  It looks like the motherboard is cracked.  I don't see a drive-in here, so I assume that the SSD is soldered in place, though, I've not identified which chip is the SSD.

If I can ID the chip is there a reader that I can use to get the data off?

I'm searching the interwebz and I'm not finding a lot of great answers, though, someone out there must be able to do this kind of thing.
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Dear experts,

I need a powershell scripts to pull a list of all the laptops only from the active directory.

Thank You.
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Hi,

A friend computer has an Endpoint encryption software that request password every time it restart; it's actually an encryption apps that she purchased (this is so if her computer is stolen, her data is protected).  I was given some time back an HP Spectre x360 to work with when I got in.  I want to know if HP has an equivalent apps - is there a way to find out?
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Hello Experts,

Its been a while I did not handle any task related to msi package deployment. I have a very small msi package from Cisco and I want to deploy it to only the Laptops. This client of mine does not have SCCM and they only use active directory and GPO but they have not done any successful deployment using GPO.  Most of the deployments failed using GPO but I do not know why.  In short I have the msi file and I know the the switches that will make the deployment silent.

I need to know if there is a old fashion way to deploy this using CSV file that will have all the laptops and run the command line from the domain controller and target the laptops. I will need help on the script that will read the CSV file , copy the MSI to the laptops C drive under folder APPInstall and run the command line that will result in installing the msi and give me a status log in the end.

On another note , is there a tool available that can help me connect to users laptops and access their command line?  this will definitely help me target individual laptops.

If anyone has done something like this before please assist , I do have domain admin rights .

Thank you,
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We are going to apply MS Bitlocker on notebooks with Windows 10 professionals.
Requirements:
1. Default user profile location to at D:\users. Both C and D will turn on Bitlocker.
2. Domain Administrators are able to access the Default admin share, such as \\computer name\C$. Even the user does not login to their notebooks. We need to remote install some software updates after power on the notebook.
3. D drive will be auto-unlocked after the user login.
4. Recover data if the OS or notebook hardware are crashed. For example, we take out the hard disk and recover the encrypted data.
5. Wipe the data if the notebook lost.

Could I please have some advice on how to do it?  Thank you.
2012 R2 AD, Windows 10 professional client
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I am a hard core PC guy - tried Apple products, and (aside from my iPhone) they just don't do it for me.  My computer is a frequently upgraded Lenovo laptop (currently the P71), which I used as a desktop and infrequent business travel.  But we're planning on travelling more, and the heavyweight P71 is really too large and heavy to travel with comfortably (especially since I need to carry an external hard drive and other accessories).  Can you recommend a PC-based, lightweight laptop or pad computer that will still give me the functionality of a real computer?

Thanks,

Phi
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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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Windows 10 ver 1903 windows get stuck on the welcome screen after upgrade to 1903.
1- problem happens every time a new user logs in.
2- problem happens with local admin as well.

Updates were release to domain workstations and laptops via wsus.  
Several calls today. User types password and the welcome screen spins for ever.

Any recommendations would be great
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Hi,

We have received a HP laptop that does not turn on properly.

It seems to be a Windows 10 laptop.

I have tested this laptop and what happens is that the laptop powers up fine, goes to login screen fine but after logging in there is only a black screen displayed on laptop screen.

Every 10/ 20 seconds, the login screen loads back and when you click anything on keyboard, the black screen displays again.

Here are some things I found:

- The mouse pointer can be seen over black screen.
- Pressing "Windows key" and "P" brings up Project menu with four options which can be navigated through but not picked
- Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not do anything
- Ctrl+Shift+Esc does not do anything
- After black screen displayed for a few seconds, pressing a key makes the black screen slightly brighter

What should we do to fix this issue?

Thanks,
Robbie
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My fiancée's mother exchanged her laptop for a pawn loan 3 months ago and she bought it back today. The laptop had no password on it. Just turn on the power and your in. Now she is staying with us for a bit and wants our WiFi password so she can connect to the internet with it.

The problem is I am very worried about her laptop compromising the security/safety of my family and their devices. (I.e., In 10 seconds couldn't the pawn owner turn it on and install spyware that could spread to everyone's devices connected too it?!)

I Just wanted to get some feedback from professionals out there on what you would do in my scenario, what are some worst case scenarios and how likely are they too occur? Would you let her login too your WIFI? (Part of me wants to just burn it and buy her a new one)
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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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When imaging WIN 10 devices I'd like to add the printers.  We know what printers need to be added as we pull the device from production, and I'd like to try to use the Print Management Export feature to export from one device and move it to the new device.

Are there any downsides to using this method?  The devices we're pulling are WIN 7 and there is a print server in our environment.

The devices are laptops or workstations, no servers.

Thanks.
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Lenovo T430s. I've noticed it is rather warm under the top left of the computer. Even though I am using it in front of a fan. It's cooled down some as the fan blows. Actually it is the top left side more than the bottom and also the top left rear. What parts are inside the top left of the laptop? Thanks
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Hi,

Strange thing today.  My computer monitor messed up and just replaced it with a temp monitor.  All works fine but Netflix won't.  It gives error:

Error code: U7361-1255-C00D7159

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When searching the error, I have:

Netflix Error H7361-1255-C00D7159
If you experience the error code H7361-1255-C00D7159 on your computer, it's typically caused by using an unsupported video output method, such as a Wireless Display Adapter. Netflix is only compatible with video output methods that support content protection (DRM). To immediately stream on your computer, follow the troubleshooting steps below. To successfully watch Netflix through a video output method, contact your device manufacturer to learn which devices support DRM protection.

The strange thing is that I only change the monitor.  If I move the Netflix apps to the notebook (my computer is a notebook with an external monitor connected), it works, so it seems it's the monitor.

The setup is:
- the notebook has an USB connector
- in that connector is a Insignia USB to Hdmi and an USB cable connected to the monitor.  I had this same setup with my old monitor.

Please let me know whats going on or is it a configuration.
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I'm trying to run the firmware update on a Microsoft Surface Dock. the Surface is running Windows 10 and is up to date.

I installed Surface_Dock_FwUpdate_1.42.139_Win10_17134_19.084.31680_0.msi on the Surface Book, no issues with install, rebooted, but I cannot find the dock updater listed under programs.  I can't find it anywhere.  Does anyone know where the .exe is for this program?

Thanks,
Cja
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Hi,

We have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop with Windows 10 installed on it.

Someone's child was using the laptop and now the laptop seems like it is forever in Airplane Mode.

When clicking on "Wi-Fi", it turns to ON for 2 seconds then turns off as Airplane Mode is on.

Airplane Mode is set to "ON" and the option for clicking on "Airplane Mode" is greyed out and can't be clicked on.

We would like to try and fix the WiFi as it worked before this.

I have done the following to try and fix this issue:

1. Connected with Ethernet cable to internet (Internet works fine this way but shows Airplane Mode still on)
2. Updated laptop with most recent Windows 10 updates
3. Updated driver for "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
4. Updated driver for  WiFi network adapter we use
5. In "Device Manager", disabled then re-enabled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
6. In "Device Manager", checked off option for WiFi network adapter we use; "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
7. Uninstalled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection" then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
8. Uninstalled WiFi network adapter we use then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
9. Tried using Network troubleshooter but no solution

Any ideas on what could be done to fix this WiFi issue?

Thanks,
Robbie
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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.