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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 MS Surface model 1796 and I'd like to purchase a keyboard. But I don't know what Surface Pro I have and what keyboard is compatible.
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I'm looking for an external DVD/CD writer for my client's Latitude E7490 laptop running Win10 Pro. Should he get a cheap standard USB external drive or look for one that works with type C/Thunderbolt?  Is there any advantage to Type C?  If so, could you advise on a good one to get? I'm wary of new technologies. Also additional function must justify additional price.
Thanks,
Alan
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

            Following some extensive troubleshooting, I am now able to fully access my friend's Windows 8 desktop.    At this point, I am wondering if there is a way I can configure Windows 8 so it will by pass the username and password requirement and go straight into the desktop environment.  At the moment, there is a screen with an email address, personally set up, along with a box requiring a password.  Once the password is entered, the HP Pavilion laptop takes me straight to the Windows 8 desktop environment.  Basically, I want to eliminate the login requirement and go straight to the desktop.  

             Any help regarding this question will be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you

             George
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

            For troubleshooting purposes, I need to know how to access the BIOS settings of an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.  Unfortunately, I can not locate the model number of this laptop anywhere on it.  Hopefully, the steps for accessing the BIOS for the HP Pavilion laptop are universal.

            Thank you

            George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am wondering if it is possible to carry out a restore with an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.0 by merely using a single or combination of keys at boot up.  If I am not mistaken, I believe a similar procedure can be done with a Dell setup, but, I might be mistaken.

         Thank you.

         George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           This upcoming question is going to be a bit complicated and does not seem to have a simple solution despite my efforts to help my friend today and some of tonight.  Before I get straight to the question, I need to introduce some history so everyone understands clearly the complexity of the concern.  Well, here it goes.  Basically, my friend has forgotten her password to access the Windows 8 desktop environment within her HP Pavilion laptop.  Normally, resetting the password would not be a problem because of a reset code which can be sent to her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account from Microsoft.  Now, here is where it gets really tricky.  My friend has not used her email address or phone number associated with her Microsoft account in a very long time.  In fact, they are both invalid because she does not know the password for her bellsouth.net email account in addition to the last four digits of the phone number given is no longer in existence.  Given these rather difficult limitations, I found through some research that I could go to https://account.live.com/acsr?uaid=7b5d845b89e400005c865d7be489d401 as an option to recover a forgotten login password which was met with further obstacles.  Basically, I entered the old bellsouth.net email address for her Microsoft account and used my personal email address to obtain a code as an attempt to at least get the ball rolling.  At any rate, Microsoft sent …
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Hi Experts!

Have this 2008 laptop (HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation) and need your help to determine what kind of SSD (hard drive) will it support as the primary.

Have tried to look at one of their documentation and came across this:

from HP documentation
Current SSD supports about 6GB/s, so is the upgrade will even make a difference if it supports speed up to 150BM/s?
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Hello and Afternoon  Morning Everyone,

              I almost feel silly having to ask this upcoming question, but, I am really stuck on this technical issue.  Basically, I can not figure out how to shut down an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8.  At the sign on screen, I only see two icons in the lower right-hand corner, namely, a wireless icon and an ease of access icon.  On the left- hand side, there is the date and time, but, nothing else.  Should I see an icon somewhere to shut down or power off the Windows 8.0 operating system?   Of course, I can merely press and hold down the power button until it shuts off too.  However, I thought it would be safer with respect to potential data damage to any system files to simply shut down the laptop through Windows 8.0.

              In closing, thank you in advance for any attention and suggestions given in reply to this concern.  I look forward to receiving everyone's feedback.

              Thank you

              George
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So it happened again.. The Dell laptop E7490 with Windows 10 had gone into suspend mode and I couldn't wake it.
I pressed ctrl-alt-delete, keys, mouse moves, the Fn-Moon combo, the power button briefly. Black suspend screen.
So needing to get work done - I held down the power key for 5 or 10 seconds and power goes away. I know you
shouldn't but -what else can you do if it's not responding?  9 times out of 10 the system in this circumstance will
come back. But last night it was the dreaded blue screen of death WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR. Now fortuantely
our good IT guys were able to run some bit locker restore routing and it seems things are back and running again.

BUT - is there any magic hidden key combination or other technique to either wake up a dell E7490 from its slumber
OR is there a way to tell Windows to safely shut down and write everything it needs to disk so I can safely power
it down?
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What key is it ?
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macbook air 2014 offered for the price $100with damaged screen.  see attached.
apple support said they can fix for estimate$300
what do you think the problem is?   is it something I can fix on my own?  if not,  would I be able to recover selling parts?
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When I reach login the build in mouse and keyboard no longer works. An external mouse works but not external
Keyboard. I use on screen keyboard to login.

How to fix this ?

Laptop is over 6 years old running Windows 7
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I've got a laptop that display is dead. It was a secondary computer, so it's not the end of the world, but user was concerned about some programs & files she had on it & either not being able to find original disks, or if she did, would they be compatible with Windows 10, as laptop was running vista business edition. I had thought about creating a VHD of it & then bringing it into her new computer that way, but the dead display is creating a problem. From what I understand, it can either be the screen itself, or some less expensive part, like an inverter(?), IIRC. Tried the inverter & no luck. Also, I get nothing when connecting external monitor to the laptop. So, I am wondering, is there anyway to make a VHD file from a bare drive?
Thanks!
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Please provide me with the FRU # to purchase a replacement built-in keyboard for a Lenovo T450 20BUS05B08 laptop.
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HP Eitebook Folio 1040 G1 w/ Intel I5-4200U.  User shut down laptop and would not turn on. I removed battery, pressed and held power, restarted the laptop and it booted.  However, it gives an HP Message "Machine not in a committed State" each time it boots.  I know this can happen with a motherboard change but nothing  changed.   I tried changing from legacy boot to UefI cms but it didn't help.  

How do i get rid of this message?
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Computer won't start.
Windows ? (new computer)
Press On button. Login screen comes up. Enter password. After 5 minutes it says we've got some updates for you. This might take several minutes. Various standard windows messages.
Initially Windows logo screen shown.
Black screen. Cortana symbol. Press, no action.
Restart pressing F4, Long long Please wait. Same with F5
Nothing shown.
Press On button. Login screen comes up. Enter password. After 5 minutes it says we've got some updates for you. This might take several minutes. Various standard windows messages.
Location is not available. systemprofile\Desktop Return. Shows Recycle bin.
Press cortana window. No action.
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Please help me to identify my Sony Vaio notebook and find the user manual and the drivers for it.

On the bottom of the notebook is written MODEL SVF152C29M.
On the Sony website support I cannot find this model and I do not understand why.
It has a Intel i5-3337U processor with 4GB RAM, Win10 64bit Home.

Probably the drivers and user manual may match from another model, but which one? And why is not this one listed?
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how can i get  list of  "mobile hotspot activated computers" in my domain? may be some powershell script or article about it?
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Some to do with UEFI ?
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Hello all,
I have a weird issue and am not sure where to go on it.
A client of mine has two Lenovo Yoga 260 laptops side by side.  They are identical in almost every way (they both are Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, 4 gig RAM, and have the same exact software on them.)  They both get onto the wireless.  One of them is rock solid and has no issues.
The other one in question will get onto the wireless and stay on sometimes for 5 minutes before it disconnects.  Sometimes it will be two days and then it disconnects.  Completely random.  When it disconnects it does a full disconnect then reconnects but it does so only partially (with a 169.x.x.x address and not an internal DHCP Lan address).  The only way to resolve is a cold boot.
Here are the steps that I have done:
1)    Updated the Cisco WAPs to the latest firmware.
2)    Updated the laptop with the latest Lenovo drivers and Windows updates.
3)    Moved one of the Cisco WAPs to three feet away from the problem laptop.
4)    Restarted the DHCP server several times
5)    Disabled the internal wifi card on the problem laptop.  Installed a USB wireless card
6)    Ran a chkdsk /f on the hard drive of the problem laptop.  No issues were found.

After each one of these steps this issue happens.  It is completely random and it is not when the user allows the laptop to go to sleep.  The user could be in the middle of inputting patient data in the EMR and boom there is a disconnection.

I have no earthly idea what to do next or …
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What is the FRU or model number for a Lenovo T440s dock or ultrabase that has a slot for a DVD-ROM or a SATA hard drive (or that allows a caddy to be inserted that contains a SATA hard drive)?

I need to have a second hard drive for my Lenovo T440s laptop.

The machine type for this T440s is 20AQ005TUS.
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What steps need to be taken to prevent a Windows 10 laptop from disconnecting from the Wi-Fi when the OS is locked or the lid is closed while the laptop is plugged in with a power adapter?
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Client has a Dell Latitude E6520 laptop running Win7 Pro 32bit. Is there any reason not to upgrade to Win10 on this device?  I'm wondering because it's 32bit version of the operating system. Are there advantages to upgrading to Win10 on this laptop?
Thanks,
Al
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am needing a recharger for a Visual Land Premier 10 tablet.   That said, could someone perhaps provide an online purchase link for one?

        Thank you

        George
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I am needing help recovering a forgotten login password for a Visual Land Premier 10 tablet.  

          Thank you

          George
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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.