A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.

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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?


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I currently use both of these utilities in different capacities.  I primarily use DropBox for sharing files among team members.  The problem with that is that when you open a device that does not have a shared file it automatically downloads it onto the new device.  While space is not an issue, we do have a limited data plan for our Verizon jet packs and this can eat it up because sometimes it is a folder with hundreds of images that are being shared.  It is my understanding that this will NOT happen with Office 365.  Does anyone know if I am correct?  Also, DropBox recently came out with something called Smart Sync, which looks affordable and may provide the same functionality...that is, it doesn't sync to an individual PC unless it is asked to.  Does anyone know if I am correct on that?
Hyper-V running on a Win10 Pro PC. Host and VM share the same NIC.  Recently RDP stopped working to the VM.  After someone tries to RDP in I have to force "Turn Off" the VM in the Hyper-V Management Console and then it allows me to connect via Hyper-V Manager until someone tries to RDP in to the VM again.  VM locks up and have to "Turn Off" again.  Tried removing and recreating the virtual switch and when I didn't that the VM allowed me to connect via HV Manager without having to hard power off.  I've poked around the network settings on the VM and host and haven't been able to figure out what might be causing this lock up.  Nothing jumps out at me from Eventvwr.  

Anyone heard of something like this?
error we are getting is this connection is not private.

this is on a school network

why are some getting it and others arent getting it
In vb6 I use SQL like e.g.  select * from DEBNAW where ucase(DEBNAME1) LIKE '%JAN%'
on stand alone Pc its fast 600 returns and displayed and sorted in 1  second
on network  Vmware ,  same call 3 seconds ,  users complain about this
would this be possible to speed up??[
One pc in network must write to a random file, on a shared map ,   to a specific record nummer one string in a field  without closing the file it will do that on a event or command  , thus update that record with new string
Other Pc must open that file, keeps it open, and reads every 2 second that record, if string has value
it will read it and sets record to zero spaces and update file
How  to do this without conflict ???

I have a friend who has a spinal injury that has confined him to bed. He uses a Windows 10 PC, which is connected to his flatscreen TV for a monitor.

For a mouse, he uses a Kensington Expert Mouse (Trackball) and his keyboard is the Windows On-screen Keyboard, that comes with the Ease of Access Tools.

In recent weeks, he has started experiencing latency problems when he tries to type using the trackball and on-screen keyboard.

My first thoughts were malware or a virus, so I scanned using Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Avira, and did not find anything. I also could not find anything in the WIndows Event Logs that could point to a problem.

The only other program he has open is Google Chrome, which he uses to access on online game.

Can someone please suggest a course of action to try to remedy the problem?



I need help with Outlook Password prompt issue!!

Outlook 2010 connected to Exchange Server 2010 always prompts to enter password whenever we restart the Outlook. It only happens on one user PC.

I tried performing the steps below but nothing works, when I restart my PC and open Outlook it again prompts me to enter password.

1. Cleared cached passwords.
2. Renamed Outlook .ost file.
3. Deselected the "Always prompt for logon credentials" check box.
4. Turned off Outlook Anywhere by unchecking "Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP"
5. Created New Profile in outlook.

Is there any other way that we can stop this happening?
We have an old laptop that has Windows 7 and some very specific software that our finance dept uses. We no longer have access to this software that was created by company that is no longer in business. Users typically remote into this machine to run this software that requires SOAP UI Utilities and Office 2003 to work. We would like to Clone this PC unto another similar PC so more than person can access this software and perform the same function. All that being said, can we close the hard drive of that laptop unto another laptop (Does it have to be the same make and model?) so we can have an exact duplicate of that system? I was thinking about using Clonezilla.
i have a vmware 6.7 server running with windows-10 hosts
then fixid pc wich run in rdp session a host
on fixed pc 2 serial decives (barcode scanner, weight scale)
now use a rs232 to ip adapter  , on host these are seen by adapter software as com ports
works ok , but !  slow!  

tried one other thing instead,  write from fixed pc to shared disk in host
reading in time loop for file, if found , open/read/delete file  , same speed as converter

would there be way (should be terrible fast!)  to write to a memory loctation either on fixed pc or vmware host or vmware server  and read inside host (old dos style peeking)  one one of these then used memory location
application software runs in VB6pro
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Hi, I have two batch files, one  that disables the USB ports and one that enables the USB ports on Windows 10. I would like to run the batch file that disables the USB ports when the PC is Restarted or Shutdown. I have tried this using a scheduled task and via Local Group Policy with no success. Any help much appreciated.
I can only use two of the three monitors at a time.

This is a Win7 Pro desktop PC with a GEForce 210 video card, with a VGA, HDMI, and DVI connector.  The primary monitor is connected to the HDMI port.   I have a DVI-VGA converter plugged into the DVI port.  If I connect all three monitors, one of the non-primary monitors will be black.  The 3rd monitor does appear on the Windows Screen resolution setup screen, but its icon is darker grey, and the Resolution and Orientation fields are greyed out.  The Multiple displays field says Disconnect this display, and no matter what I change it to from the dropdown, it ignores me and goes back to Disconnect this display.  

The Nvidia control panel only sees two monitors at a time, i.e. never three like Windows does, but if I disconnect one of the side monitors, then the Nvidia control panel "sees" the other side monitors and displays its model name correctly.  Note that I just now downloaded the latest driver for the GEForce 210 and rebooted.

Is this card incapable of running three monitors, or am I doing something wrong?  TIA
I run across business customers who want to use multiple monitors, but their computers don't offer enough video ports and/or the wrong types.  Typically they are on Win10 or Win7.

I can install a video card, or I can connect multiple USB adapters, such as USB- to-HDMI.  Keeping in mind that this is just for small office use, I need guidance as to whether one of these methods is the definite "best choice"--and why.  TIA
The customer wants to use three new monitors for the office computer, for typical office apps.  All it has on the motherboard is one VGA and one DisplayPort, so I wanted to get a video card that would support all three monitors using the HDMI and/or DP ports on the monitors--which is all they have, being large and new.  But every reasonably priced video card I look at has VGA, DP, and DVI--and of course VGA and DVI do me no good in this case.

Is there such a thing as a reasonably priced video card that has all DP and/or HDMI outputs?  Low profile would be even better.  Again, I'm not looking for hi-res graphics or gaming features.  Rather, I'm just trying to get access to three "modern" video ports for this PC.  

Or, should I buy three USB HDMI video adapter dongles--and expect that to look good and for Windows 7 to manage all three screens properly?  TIA
any recommendations? I know Mac has such a software ....
Hi, we have an application that is downloaded from the server onto the client PC to run. Due to the nature of the application, I would prefer if the PC was used as a dumb terminal to access the application from a server. Would something like virtulised PCs/VMs, Citrix metaframe be the answer. Many Thanks.

Is there any way to check which users/or connections from a PC are being made to a particular SQL database (SQL 2012)?

It would be handy to know this information at a particular time, or over a recent period of time.

Thanks in advance.

We are about to purchase 50 pcs. 40 will be placed in store offices where most of the usage is basic functions accessing our web applications. The PCs that I'm about to purchase comes with Windows 10 Pro. Is there a strong reason to consider Windows 10 Enterprise? Some of the current computers in our stores have Enterprise and some have Pro. The remote systems are connect via WAN.
I am interested in buying a an Android PC suite phone manager. After doing extensive research I was able to limit my choices down to 3 products. All seem to be the best as far as feature rich,compatibility and ease of use. These are Dr.Fone , TunesGO {I believe both products are available from Wondershare.com vendor}and lastly Apowersoft phone manager. I would like to know if the 2 products by wondershare
are the same and if not what is the difference between them? lastly which one would be the best PC suite phone manager to buy from all three. For backup, recovery purposes. Please if possible provide me with a comparison chart of these 3 product. I was unable to find anything on Google and I spent a lot of time doing so.
Thank you,
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When installing new computers part of my job it to transfer end user data to the new computer. This all works well except the archived .pst files. All I am doing is moving them from one PC to another but when I go to map them to Outlook I get an error message that says - "The file C:\users\username\Documents\Outlook Files\archive.pst is not an Outlook data file (.pst)." I have tried to run scanpst but I get the same error. I have checked the attributes for Read Only but they are not set as read only. In fact, the attributes are exactly the same as the file on the previous computer.  I have tried copying the files to a network location and then to the new computer with the same result. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Outlook version is 2016.

Thank you.

Hi - How do we change the user account that was used to install Office 365 ProPlus (as part of Office 365 E3) on a PC?

We have a user who has now left the company. Within their account properties, under 'My Installs', it shows that they have installed Office 365 ProPlus on 1 device. The device has now been passed to another user. How do we transfer the Office 365 ProPlus install to another user? We intend to remove the users (who has now left) account in Office 365 shortly and do not want the installed Office 365 ProPlus suite to run in reduced functionality mode.

I hope this makes sense

Had to reset a PC running windows 10.  Selected the save my files option. Fortunately 'My Documents' was redirected to a server location to ensure daily backup. Applications have been reinstalled including Office 2019 std.  Almost a painless but time consuming incident.  I said almost...  Microsoft OneNote comes up with no notes.  I am looking for a means to get it to recognize the previous data which looks to still be in a 'documents\onenote' folder. There is also data in the 'windows.old' folder created by the reset which has data in an appropriate 'appdata' folder. Exercising my Google-fu I am looking for a graceful way to recover the notes either from the data files themselves, or from the backup folder left behind in the old appdata folder. Everything I am finding so far starts with "Click File.....", however there is no "file" to click in the 2019 OneNote application!
Can anyone point to a way to recover the notebook?
Need Hotkeys for Mac startup

I left my MacBook (2013) Mojave to go to sleep last night. This morning, I forgot that and started up. But, the cursor stopped moving when I tried to log in.

I hard rebooted by pressing and holding the start button. On restart, it went into the mode where I am prompted to se the language. It was like the hard disk crashed.

So, I took it to MicroCenter where a restart brought up that same language selection window. But the guy press four keys on startup and the Password window came up, and it functioned like normal.

What keys did he hold down?

It seems like that would be a smart thing.

He said I let the PC go to sleep and that causes lots of temp files to be created, which overwhelmed the system.

First, what are those key strokes?

Second, is his explanation making sense to you?

Hi Experts,

It might seem awkward, but I am listing all these seemingly different issues at one place, as they somehow seem connected to me.

I have TWO PCs at different Locations with the SAME Computer NAME
What would happen if I try to add both Devices to my Microsoft Account ?
Is it expected to give any problems ?

On one of the systems, Presently I am not able to use Settings > Accounts > Your Info > Sign in with a Microsoft Account
Instead when I click on the link, something flickers for a moment, but no screen appears.
So presently my Microsoft Account is showing only One Device (the other PC, which I am not presently using)

I had recently purchased Office 365 HOME from amazon.in for 1 Years for 6 Users.
I installed it on the 1st PC, and it is working fine.
On the 2nd PC, I had already Office 2019 installed. I installed Office 365 without uninstalling the Office 2019.
But when I opened the Excel, I saw Excel 2019 instead of Office 365. I uninstalled both office 2019 and Office 365 from the Control Panel.
Again installed Office 365 using the file downloaded from the Microsoft account, but again same issue.
Again uninstalled Office 365 and installed it using Offline installer, but even now I am seeing Office 2019 instead of Office 365.
After the latest installation, I am not able to even Login to my Microsoft account from Microsoft Excel 2019.
Online Status of Office 365 is showing 5 Shares Left. Do I need to use a different email to use / …
Following migration we are having an issue connecting to a TLS1.2 server from a Dynamics Ax12 client on a Windows 10 PC. Up to migration the Dynamics Ax09 client worked fine, connecting from the SAME client to the SAME target.

I am seeing a lot of Schannel errors in the event log, but I am unsure if these are a red herring as they go back to before migration.

I have turned up Schannel logging and am seeing informational events similar to below in the logs. I have tested https connections from Edge browser to common sites and that works fine.

I need a solution to this FAST. Does anyone have any solid experience that might point us in the right direction?
The description for Event ID 36880 from source Schannel cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

TLS 1.2
C=US, S=WA, L=Redmond, O=Microsoft, OU=WSE, CN=settings-win.data.microsoft.com

The handle is invalid






A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.