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Laptops (also called notebooks) are portable personal computers with an integrated screen and keyboard. They come in a variety of sizes.

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special laptop with DOS, XP and 7: SSD or HDD?

I am setting up a laptop with special OS and Software. OS will be DOS, Windows XP, Windows 7, drivers are available for XP. Can I use a SSD? Is it safe using a SSD? Would DOS/XP destroy the SSD if ...
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HDD not booting or (consistently) showing up in BIOS

I have an Asus X555DA laptop that hadn't been booting. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly what caused this previous problem. In an attempt to fix it I tried to install Ubuntu. Although the ...
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Installing a driver for the touchpad of an Asus Vivobook S410UN in Windows 7

I have an issue with the touchpad of an Asus Vivobook S410UN. The touchpad was working in the BIOS and in Windows 10. It stopped working after installing Windows 7. I tried 15 different versions of ...
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How can I connect a keyboard when the connector appears broken?

I have been working on a Lenovo ThinkPad X121e with the goal of replacing the keyboard. I have been replacing it using this tutorial, But at the point where I am to plug in the cable to connect the ...
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Break and Pause key substitutes on HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2017)

I'd like to be able to press a Break and/or Pause key on a HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 (2017) laptop. I'm running Windows 10. They keys aren't present on this laptop, so I'm trying to find a key ...
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Is an i5-8250U CPU good for multitasking? [on hold]

I'm currently deciding which laptop to get and I'm deciding between an i5 and i7 (both have 8Gb ram). The kind of workload I would put on it is 10 to 15 chrome tabs open at the same time, text editor (...
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Laptop upgrade possibilities. How and why (or why not)? [on hold]

I own an Asus K45VM that comes equipped (on-board) with an Intel i7 3610QM Processor (Turbos at 3.2GHz) and an NVDIA GeForce GT 630M (2gb VRAM). I'm already going to upgrade from an HD to SSD and ...
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Can I connect 2 built-in monitor(with lvds and edp cable) at the same time?

My Dell M6700 laptop has both lvds and edp cable, and I'm confused that if I can connect both of them at the same time with 2 screens: I just want to make a 2-screen laptop.
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Laptop won't work on battery power

My laptop turns off as soon as I disconnect my charger.I think the battery might not be properly connected. Normally, when connected to the charger, my laptop would signal a green light when the ...
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Laptop reaching critical battery level at 10% instead of the specified 5%

My laptop seems to turn off at 10%. After digging around I found out that it was reaching the critical battery level. So I looked at my power settings and the critical battery level was set at 5%, ...
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Lenovo T480 with i7-8650U drops down to 399 MHz and stays there

Sometimes, my laptop will suddenly start performing very poorly. I thought it might be overheating, so I checked HWMonitor and saw that the temperatures were fine. What I did see however is that the ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize HDD in caddy

I bought my father a laptop, moved the original HDD in a caddy in place of the DVD drive, and replaced it with an SSD. Unfortunately the caddy could not be fastened in the laptop, but for the first 3 ...
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Old Laptop Falsely Generating KeyDown/KeyPressed Event

My ~10 years old laptop is exhibiting some rather odd behavior. Somehow Windows thinks that there's an unrecognized key that has been pressed by the user. This is not a big deal at all, however, it ...
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Bad motherboard or something else? [closed]

Not sure if this is a good question to ask... Background: I acquired a Dell M6800 laptop that was considered bad or dead. Little troubleshooting was done at the time it was sent to the waste pile. I ...
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Why is the rate my USB COM port reads data dependent on the laptop being plugged in?

Summary I am reading serial data through a USB port and when the laptop is charging the COM Port receives about 60 updates per second and when the laptop is not charging the COM Port receives about 1 ...

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