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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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Hi All Expert,

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X250 Windows 7 which is having multiple issues thus I wanted to reformat it but I don't have the Lenovo disc and also from F11, there is no Lenovo Product Recovery. So I dig the Windows product key out all find out it's Installed from "OEM' media, is this mean I need to get the Windows product key from the OEM? Lenovo is unlike DELL which the product key is stuck in the bios, so if I create a bootable usb thumdrive and use the OEM media product key will it still be activated? Appreciate if any expert here can advise on.

Thanks!
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I have an icon display on my screen and I don't know how to remove it (see pic).  I have a Lenovo T540p. Thanks

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having strange issues with HP Elitebooks. have 2 HP 840 G1 laptops that have a solid state drive 480 GB with 8gb ram and Win10. both are identical and both are joined to a domain. I have another HP Elitebook 8470p running Win7, 380 GB drive and 4 GB ram.
This is where it gets weird, if either 840 laptop is in this end users office the system eventually crashes. (slows down, locks up,  then freezes) There is nothing in the event menu. If I use the same laptop in my office (currently using one of the 840's writing this question) the 840's do not crash, system does not slow down, runs great. If I place the 8470p that is using a standard drive in the very same office, the laptop will run fine. It seems any laptop that has a SSD drive crashes in this persons office. kind of stumped on this issue. is it really that simple and let the user know he has a Non SSD office space? Thoughts?
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My old crappy laptop broke. Someone gave me this old not as bad Lenovo Edge Thinkpad with I5-M560, Intel HD Graphics.

Restored laptop with factory Windows 7. During a day of security updates, the Samsung TV was working via HDMI cable. After the security updates, I installed a couple of apps. While this was going on, I decided to move the HDMI cable a bit on the desk, and the monitor became "No Signal". I have not been able to get it working again.

Screen Resolution Window says "SyncMaster" and monitor shows "No Signal", so some detection on both ends is there. Only unusual thing is if I hit "Detect" - a third box appears saying "Another display not detected".

The "Device Manager" --> "Monitors" just indicates "Generic PnP Monitor" (and the LCD 1366x768 laptop monitor).

My co-worker wrote:
I've heard numerous problems with connecting video output things to Windows laptops over the years. I think the problem is that it tries to save profiles of things you typically do so when you plug something in again it knows what to do. At that, I suspect you often have Windows v. Intel (integrated graphics) v. NVIDIA (discrete graphics) v. Lenovo/HP (proprietary Windows stuff) all trying to do that same things (save profiles) and fighting with each other.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Today i tried to write a movie on dvd disk, but when i inserted disk it showed nothing in "My Computer" as well as in "device manager"(DVD/CD-ROM is missing from Device Manager). Disk rotates, but that's it. I tried to see if problem is held in bios and it seems not (in boot options dvd/cd-rom is first). Disk with software on it (for example Linux OS) is being loaded just fine. Sometimes after windows restart cd/dvd drive is being shown, but not for long (gone after i open cd-rom to put disk in it or simply some time passes). I can't reinstall driver because :
1) i couldn't find it on manufacturer website (i have a disk, but can't check if its there)
2) device manager is not showing me DVD/CD-ROM section at all

I am using windows 7 64-bit

Please help!
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Hello gurus

I am an IT consultant for few companies and do a lot of work on sparx enterprise architect (IREB) and also do a lot VM testing.

I am wondering what is the best laptop suitable for this as I work a lot on the go...
I'm considering the Lenovo P71.
It has the advantage to have 2 HDD and a big screen.on the flip side it is heavy....
Any recommendation based on your experience?

Thx
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I need to collect the contents of the hard drives directory listings for 50 computers for an audit and then be able to report (as an example) what Excel spreadsheets are stored on each computer.  Or what PST files are stored on the laptops?

Obviously, I can export a directory listing, but this is not ready for importing to a database/analyse tool - so are there any tools out there that could help with this?
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Dear guys
I am having a problem with my laptop each time I start my laptop I am getting an error on my desktop see the attachment below
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Hi
So I’m looking for a new work laptop, needs to be powerful so best options are gaming laptops. Have been looking at the new Razer Blade but would be open to other laptops if they are better, here are requirements as such:

1) What is your budget?
£2000-2500

2) What size notebook would you prefer?
c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen

3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
UK

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
N/A

5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
No

6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
Gaming, office workload, virtual lab such as HyperV, VMware, Gns3

7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
Travelling around city and office for work

8:) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
MMORPG, FPS, RPG

9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
Not relevant

10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
online is ok

11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 10, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
Windows only

Screen Specifics
12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. …
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The issue is accessing files off my cell phones via USB cables.
This is a fairly complex problem.  
I have two cell phones: (a) Motorola G Play, Model XT1609 (herein "Motorola"); (b) Kyocera C6740 ("Kyocera".)
I have two laptops using windows 10: (a) IBM T61; (b) Lenove T430.
The T61 is able to fully access files inside the Kycera.  But when I plug in the Motorola, the T61 does not even recognize the phone (i.e., there isn't even an icon in "This PC.")
The T430 recognizes the Motorola in "This PC", but when I click in the icon, I get the "folder is empty."  There is no access to anything internal. When I remove the 64 gig SD card, there's no recognition of the phone at all in "This PC."  When I plug in the Kyocera, the T430, it does not recognize it at all.

I have 9 gb of photos and videos on the Motorola. I need to get these off asap.

When I take photos/videos on the Motorola, I want them to go on the SD card instead of internal storage. How do I do this?





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What a laptop .......

Hard drive had 200 bad sectors.

Cloned it and now I get the blue screen  .... how to repair this?
Is there a .iso I can down load to repair this?
Dont know if its 32 or 64 bit

Thanks
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Please provide me with the URL address of where I can download facial recognition software for a Lenovo T450 (machine type model 20BUS05B08) laptop running Windows 10.

I would like to be able to logon to Windows 10 Professional using my face without having to type in a password or provide my fingerprint.
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We are getting ready to purchase replacement laptops within the next few months. Currently our hard drives are Smart Harddrives and the systems came with 16 GB memory. We recently requested our memory to be upgraded from 16 gb to 32 gb due to applications timing out and having page faults.

Our IT staff is telling us that the new pc's will only come with 8 gb because they come with SATA drives that increase the performance of the computer.

In your opinion, should we stick with the 8 GB Memory and Sata drives, or should we push to get 32 GB with the Sata Drives.

We have some really heavy application resource users that I'm afraid the 8 gb ram will not be enough and that the sata drives won't make that much of a difference.

I'd like to know what others think.

Thank you
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Please provide me with the URL address to purchase an Apple laptop with the model number of MPXW2LL/A directly from Apple.com.
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We have a domain with a few laptops.  We have DHCP enabled on the DC.  We have tried to put in an Asus RT-AC88U and set it to access point mode.  It worked great for a few months but has stopped working intermittently.  When it stops working, we reboot it and then it starts working again.  Are there settings within the AP that need to be changed?  If so, what are they?  Either that or is there an access point out there that will do DHCP?  Android and Apple devices do not seem to fail.  It is just the Windows 7 laptops.  Any help would be appreciated.
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I have a Y900 and the USB-C to HDMI connectors are unreliable. They work for a time and in a specific position but fail if the cable or laptop are moved. Sometimes they fail without moving or dont work at all. Is this a known issue for anyone or has anyone found a resolution?
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Hello all,
I have a Satellite L50t-B laptop. There is a strip that is on the hinges just above the palmrest case. this unit broke on my laptop. What is that strip called so I can purchase another one?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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Can you please tell me where I go to remove this password on that computer? I am using windows 7 32 bit version. Computer is Dell Latitude D 620.
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I installed a password program on  Linux Ubuntu and have been away from this computer for about six months and of course forgot my login password (my Super user I remember). I have almost no knowledge of computers can someone walk me through the process of getting past it to get back on that thing? Or do i light it on fire?? (I don't really want to light it on fire, lol). and there are some important docs on there.
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Need to change WIFI properties to metered, on a group of laptops. Hoping for a batch file, or small script, an assistant can run on each. Hard drives are too small for Win 10 auto updates, attempting to stop auto download of them, so we can do them in a controlled, scheduled fashion, instead of when students are trying to use.
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Can you please tell me how to i clear this message? I am using windows 7 32 bit and my computer is Dell Latitude D620. It installed with Norton Antivirus

A problem has occured in BitDefender. Threat Scanner. A file containing error information has been created at C:\Windows\Temp\BitDefender Threat Scanner.dmpl. You are strongly encouraged to send the file
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This Sony VIAO VPCS111FM screen is DIM and does not change when using Fn+F5 or F6.

I went into Control Center and turned Automatic Brightness OFF.  No change.
 
BIOS is up to date.
 
Looked at Power Management but everything looks OK, brightness at every option is set to 100%.
 
Have tried turning Sony's Control Panel's Adaptive Brightness on and then off, no difference, no change.

KEY INFO, I think:  When I uninstalled the display adapter driver and told it to delete the software, the screen went black. Eventually I rebooted and the screen was BRIGHT while restarting and thru while the "don't turn off your computer" "updating ******%" messages were on screen. But just before the Welcome screen, the screen dimmed to its usual level.

When I went into BIOS, the screen was BRIGHT.  When it first starts booting, the VIAO screen is bright.  So I don't think it is a problem with the screen itself or the graphics adapter or driver.
 
Am thinking about doing a clean install of Win10 and scrapping all of the SONY add-ons.  But would rather fix the current installation.
 
So this was originally Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and upgraded a few years ago to Win10.

HELP!
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We have HP 810 G3 laptops running Windows 7 and it previously connected fine to an Android phone hotspot, the user now has an iPhone 6s and the laptop see's the hotspot but will not connect. AnyConnect version is 3.1.14018

Any ideas?
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Hi,

I bought an Acer 8th Gen core i5 8250u based laptop model A515-51G.

Does the laptop support M.2 SSD in the second SATA slot.

Can I have a configuration where I can install the OS from the SSD SATA slot and also have the 1 TB hard disk that comes with the laptop for storing data.

Does this model support dual SATA configuration?

Does this laptop support booting from the M.2 SSD SATA slot with the default hard disk as the data disk?

What is the size and specs. of the SSD that I can install in the second SATA slot and whether I can make it bootable?

Please reply asap for this question.

Thanks for your support.

Warm Regards,
Sriram.
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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.