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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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What's the minimum laptop CPU so that I can play 4K UHD movies in high resolution?
Does using, for example, Cyberlink PowerDVD software can help or do I need to use K-Lite codec pack?

Thanks,
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After yesterday's debacle with the Windows Creator 10 update causing me all sorts of grief, I was wondering if there's a "one stop shop" or software program that can dependably keep all of my drivers updated?  I thought Windows did that automatically, but apparently not.  I am running a Lenovo T440s laptop.

Thanks,

Phil
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Hello, I recently purchased a used Sony VAIO VPCSE1CGX laptop to replace my old one, which the motherboard recently fried in due to an unfortunate run in with a water bottle. However, this used one I purchased was physically in better shape than mine, and so I just transferred my hard drive, backed up my data, and did a clean install using the Sony recovery software off a USB flash drive, completely erasing all data on the current drive and restoring it. When I restored, I noticed the sound did not function thru internal speakers, the headphone jack, nor did it function even when using an HDMI cable to a known good TV and using a known good cable. I then attempted to reinstall a clean blank copy of Win 7 without the recovery stuff, just in case the model was slightly different on this one. However, even after painstakingly updating everything, no such luck. The audio drivers appear to update successfully and there are no hardware issues reported. When I do sound tests, the windows Mixer shows level being sent to the audio channels but nothing is heard. i physically took the computer apart to look for loose or missing cables and ribbons, but everything is there and seated well. I'm stumped. Usually if there is some sort of sound card physical issues on the built in board, I thought the HDMI would at least work. Am I wrong here? Thanks!
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I use Audacity and have been recording my audio at 44.1 kHz. As far as bit depth, I have no idea, but have used the defaults.

I need to find the ideal for the best quality sound on my videos and podcasts, and find if my gear is up to it.

I have a MacBook:
2.4 GHz Intel Core 7
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1024 MB

And my microphone is:
Blue Yeti
Ultimate USB

purchased a few years ago.

Can you tell me the best sampling rates, bit depth, etc. for my recordings and also the maximum values my current gear can support?

Is this microphone sub-standard to give a professional sound?

Suggestions on improvements?

Thanks.
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What Dell Inspiron Laptops have the M.2 sata interface and will boot off of an NVME drive?
Thanks,
Alan
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I am reimaging some Dell Latitude 3350 laptops with the reimage/boot device given to me by my predecessor.  It works fine until I try to boot it up.  Then I get the infamous blue screen with a message indicating that this file is missing: \WIndows\system32\winload.efi

ANy thoughts?
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A customer brought in an HP Laptop. The issue as described by the customer: The laptop randomly shut down one day, when she turned it on said that the OS was missing files required to boot. The customer proceeded to do a recovery. When the recovery was finished the computer turned on and had an error related to heat/ CPU fan (I saw this error when I first turned it on at my shop). The laptop would continue to not load into windows.

My process:
I first opened up the computer and cleaned all of the dust and hair compact that was in and around the fan and heat sink prohibiting the computer from properly cooling (there was a significant amount it). I removed the heat sink itself, cleaned both it and the processor, re-applied fresh heat sink paste, re-assembled the computer. I did a fresh installation of Windows 10 - installation completed successfully, booted into Windows as would be expected. Proceed to do windows updates, laptop randomly restarted and proceed to continue looping through the automatic repair. The issue seems a lot like hard drive failure to me so I removed the hard drive and tested it - it tested good. However, I was still suspicious and thought maybe hard drive so I installed a test hard drive, re-installed windows 10 - as before, the installation completed successfully. However, almost immediately got stuck in the loop again.

I am not getting any error messages. I am not sure if there could be some sort of intermittent power failure on the board - or…
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I would like to have a laptop that can run two external 4k monitors at 3840x2160 resolution.
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Very odd situation.  At one site I have all clients unable to download PDFs.

- PDFs begin downloading, then stop about 1/2 way
- Occasionally switching to Https will allow the PDF to load in-browser, but cannot download
- IE, Chrome and FF all impacted
- Just PDFs as near as I can see.  Other links and files seem to work fine.
- All systems at site, when laptops leave the site downloads work without issue.
- Antivirus disabled or enabled : No impact
- No web filtration (can't rule out ISP, but no evidence for it)
- Uninstalled Reader - file doesn't download (and obviously can no longer open)
- Ensured no file association to PDFs : No Change
- Malware and virus scans come back clear
- Windows 7 pro, patches up to date

It's such a specific problem that I can't find any other hints of where to take this, but it can't be unique.  Has anyone encountered/Solved this previously?
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Images and fonts distorted but OK in other browsers (IE).  
Chrome Version 60.0.3112.78 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Displays and adapters drivers are up to date.  Local laptop monitor shows OK.  Only happens with external displays.  Connected via dispaysPorts.

Anyone seen this before with Chrome?
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Dear Sir,
I am facing a typical problem.

1. My Access application is running properly in all network PC/ Laptops. (Normal Screen Shot attached)
2. In one Laptop, bought recently screen gets distorted. (Screen shot attached)
3. Tried all fermentation but nothing working.
4. Tried Anchoring / Spacing all, but nothing is working.

Kindly help.
Regards,
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I bought this one about a year ago, opened it uf a fews days ago, and learned it had a hardware failure...

http://www.dinofire.com/product-detail/dinofire-dr100wireless-presenter-with-red-laser-pointer/

I need something like it, from a different manufacturer, that connects through USB or BT.

I need it to have at least:

1) a laser pointer
2) Up / Down arrows

And it must function well on a Mac.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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I will have to get a report to auditors to prove that all the desktop users within the Domain  are standard users and not local administrators  in that Windows 7 desktops/laptops.
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Hi,
The business I contract to want to copy what is on the local desktop for laptops.
The script I create would be run at least once a day so it copies to an offline folder which can sync next time they are in the network.
They only want user generated information. For example no icons.

I have tried vbscript:
strFolder = "c:\users\SYG\Desktop"
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(strFolder)
For Each objFile In objFolder.Files
      strExtension = objFSO.GetExtensionName(objFile.Name)
      If Not(strExtension = "lnk") Then
      objFSO.Copyfile objFile.Path, "c:\offlineshare\Desktop\"
      End If
Next
 
This works fine and doesn't copy icons. However it is based around the files directly in the desktop folder I have directed it to.
So if a user puts a folder on the desktop it doesn't capture what is inside.

This vbscript copies everything on the desktop including icons. I thought maybe I could even then delete icons when they arrived at the destination, but this weird thing happens where it copies what is in the recycle bin?

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strFolder = "c:\users\SYG\Desktop"
objFSO.CopyFolder strFolder, "c:\offlineshare\desktop"

I prefer powershell and it is easy enough to create a copy script:

Copy-Item -Path C:\users\syg\Desktop -Destination c:\offlineshare\desktop -recurse -force

And I can't stop it copying the recycle bin.

Robocopy works fine too but I can't …
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I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I want it to be light and to use for .Net development. It needs to be light.

On my current laptop, I have:  VS 2013 and VS2015 (community), SQL 2014 and SQL 2016 (developer editions)

1. No Toshiba. I already have one and don't like it. It's not for development.  I got it maybe 4 yrs ago.

2. I have a gaming laptop. It's MSI but it's so heavy and running out of disk space when I installed SQL 2016.

3. At work, we have Dell laptops. Seems like a good laptop but screen is too small. At my previous job, my coworker had Surface but again, the screen was too small. I think 15 inch screen would be good.

4. I know I need SSD and i7 processor
Is this a good one? Any recommendations?
Dell Latitude E7470 Business Ultrabook 14 Inch i7-6600U 16GB DDR4 Windows 10 Pro (256G)
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Just got a new ZBOOK G4 and i added my old sata HHD (that was on my old ZBOOK) but somehow the HHD is not detected in the BIOS ... is there anything special we need to do on the hardware in order for the second drive to work ... (other than placing the HHD in the caddy and place the drive inside the laptop of course)
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What kind of adapter is needed to connect two external monitors to a Lenovo Yoga 720-131kb laptop?

Is it possible to do this without having to purchase a port replicator? If so what kind of adapter is needed?
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We're talking an ASUS net book (tablet  that can detach from small keyboard) Modal T100H Mobile Dock.

Somehow I have managed to turn on the number lock so that instead of a "j" I get a "4 or some such, and so on for the letter set that prints numbers when you set it to. Except that I did not do that intentionally.

There is NO number lock key on the keyboard.

In case you did not get that, let me repeat it....THERE IS NO NUMBER LOCK KEY ON THE KEYBOARD!

I say this only because I did some searches and found that as the answer.

So experts, what's the solution?
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Micro pc vr laptop in a case where the difference in design does not make a difference [I understand that a micro is designed to be in a office and a laptop on the go, but in some cases this does not make a difference and there is no need for a monitor and keyboard] is there any pro on a micro pc over a laptop?
(In price thy seem to be about the same)
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Trying to install KB4025341 (on various machines).
This is based on Win7 64 bit - up till now the latest patches and drivers all installed.

Issue is quite simple update downloads - goes through the installation process - then fails.
This is the same when downloading the standalone version.

Logged in - each time as Administrator.
Windows errors on update failure equally vague.

Any help would be gratefully received...I have about 40 of these failing.....
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Over the course of 5 years, my marriage has deteriorated considerably due to my spouse's extreme secretiveness (he's a quad Scorpio, for those in the know).  Recently, I needed a new laptop so he purchased one at Costco for me but after much digging around, I have found that not only am I not the administrator of my own damn laptop, but there are 3 other "users" showing up that have access to a network that I am excluded from.  In addition to that, everyone else belongs to a workgroup and a homegroup that I am refused access to.  I can't begin to express the depth of my anger but I assure you it is off the charts.

My spouse claims complete and utter ignorance, yet makes no effort to look into it and is not even remotely concerned about the situation.  Clearly, he is suspect.  I don't know crap about computers but I'm not an idiot, either.  I confiscated his laptop and refuse to give it back to him until I figure it out.  Problem is that I'm running out of time (I've decided to move out and divorce him) but I can't give up until I get answers.  It is literally killing me.  Anyway, if someone - anyone - can help me identify what I'm seeing, I would be beyond grateful.  I just want to move on with my life but I need closure desperately.  This man is trying to alter my reality with his gaslighting, completely disregarding how damaging it is to one's psyche.

I can get a list of downloaded programs - all done over a 24-hour period - that might point the way to a more …
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asus specs
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Please tell me how I should identify this computer so I copy paste the words you tell me

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computer purchased 5 months ago
battery died
I tried restarting many times
less charge and then eventually stopped.
No battery detected now.
How would I get a new battery
No warranty was purchased at store
But maybe manufacturer has warranty
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I have brand new unused HP Notebook 15-ay196nr computer.  I setup windows password on this computer about a year ago.  

I can't recall the password.  How do I use this computer?  I'm at the windows password prompt?
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Is it safe to plug 90 watt power adapter directly into a Lenovo T440 laptop?

Or can this power adapter only be used and plugged into a port replicator?
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Is it safe to plug 90 watt power adapter directly into a Lenovo T450 laptop?

Or can this power adapter only be used and plugged into a port replicator?
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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.