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Asus Notebooks with Vista

Q: Asus Notebooks with Vista

I have just bought an Asus notebook series F3Sv. All the drivers they offer in their CDs are for Vista, not giving any - not any- possibility to install XP. They don't supply a copy of the Vista Premium they have installed. When I asked where on earth was the image of Vista Premium, they told me that, if you press ESC when the DVD they supply is booting then it appears the operating system. It must be a secret, as I haven't been able to find this possibility in the user's manual where they omit a section which, according to the index, is about the Operating System. Better buy an XP with or without Santa Rosa chipset!
Does anybody know how to downgrade to XP?

Preferred Solution: Asus Notebooks with Vista

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Asus Notebooks with Vista

Unfortunately, the only way to acquire a legit "XP" is from M$ for dollars, or possibly from an authorized vendor. Be careful with whom you do business. I bought mine directly from M$. I also bought an Asus Z84J without an OS so I could install my own OS.


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Currently ASUS has not many note books available in india. I checked on asus.in
They have few models i like 2 of them The bamboo - u6v and g50v

Both are unique with Core 2 Duo processor. I think the graphic card of G50v better. Can any one suggest me which one is better

A:ASUS notebooks in india

What is the main purpose of usage? Without knowing this, what ever we tell you is pure speculation and may do you more harm than good.

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NVIDIA GeForce2 Go
NVIDIA GeForce4 410 Go 16M
NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go
NVIDIA GeForce4 420 Go 32M
NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go 64M
NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go
NVIDIA GeForce4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce4 488 Go
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5100
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 32/64M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 64MB
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5250/5500
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 53x0
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5650
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 TE/6200 TE
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7350
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7450
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 SE
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
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NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GS
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NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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A:[new] nVidia drivers for notebooks Vista/XP [new]

New drivers 190.40

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My Asus G1Sn laptop recently became infected and refused to start-up. The only option I had was to 'recover' it - however it still won't start up. I assume its because I don't have a Vista setup cd. Is that right, or is something else wrong?

A:Windows Vista Asus Recovery. Can I recover without a Vista CD?

You might still be infected by the virus you can get hold of a live cd like kaspersky or avg or viper burn the iso to a disk and boot up the live cd it might rid you of the virus.

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Anyone here have a Sager Notebook?I was wondering how those are. Right now I am deciding between 3 notebooks

HP ZD8000
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition(w/dual tv tuner)
Intel(R) Pentium(R)4 processor 540 w/HT Technology
17.0" WSXGA+ BrightView Wide Viewing (1680x1050)
1.0GB DDR2 SDRAM, 400MHz (2x512MB)
100 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
DVD+/-RW/R & CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer Support
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) X600
54g(TM) Integ. Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN & Bluetooth
Microsoft(R) Works/Money
12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Dell Dimension XPS
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
Pentium® 4 Processor 3.40GHz w/ HT Tech
15.4-in WUXGA Active Matrix
1GB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM at 400MHz
100GB Ultra ATA Hard Drive
8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability
Dell® Wireless 1450 Internal Wireless (802.11a/b/g, 54Mbps)
Inspire P7800 with Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX
96 WHr 12-cell Primary Battery with Subwoofer
132 WHr 16-cell Secondary Battery

Alienware Area 51-m 7700
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
Area-51m 7700 Case with 17" WideSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 LCD Display with Built-in Camera - Xeno Grey
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 560 w/ HT Technology 3.6GHz 1MB Cache
Geforce 6800 go PCI-E
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB
Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy 2 ZS PCMCIA
100GB 5400 RPM ATA100 - Seagate
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A:Which one of these 3 notebooks would you buy

I happen to be doing some research for buying a laptop myself however I'm mostly looking for Centrino-based notebooks that offer a longer battery life... you seem to be looking for a desktop replacement with gaming on mind (which sets you at a very high price range).

But since you seem rather comfortable paying for those notebooks you mentioned, I would say the Alienware would be my first choice, it's the most expensive, too and you don't mention what's the videocard (Geforce Go 6800, I think), I especially like the 17" screen.

If you don't mind the smaller screen, the Dell gets close enough although for a mere ~$200 extra, I would go for the Alienware. I definitely like the battery options in the Dell something which you should look closely in anything you buy.

The HP system looks nice but the X600 videocard is not a gamers' choice so beware of that.

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Brightness control Fn keys (F5,F6) and microphone mute key (F10) not working on my laptop.I have literaly updated all the device drivers to the latest ones from hp sites.Ohter hotkeys work though. (e.g. F1 - sleep, F3 - keyboard LED, F4 - switch monitor, F8/9 - volumn control)Only the brightness control and microphone mute keys don't work.I am having Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit installed. Any suggestion or solution will be much appreciated.

A:hp notebooks x64 go

You might be missing HP Hotkey softpaq installation. You can just download and install directly from the web, or use HP SDM (www.hp.com/go/sdm)  to install all available HP drivers and BIOS you may need at once

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Have you guys heard of a company called KillerNotebooks? I was just looking at they're site, and they're have incredible deals. I was just wondering if you guys know anything about they're credibility or quality? If you care to check it out, its www.killernotebooks.com


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Hello, I'm looking for Aten CS661 KVM, my intention is to control 2 notebooks with this switch by using only monitor, keyboard and mouse of one of these notebook. Do you think is possible?

A:KVM on notebooks

No. Because the laptop cabling for the monitor & kb are all internal and thus have no means to connect to the KVM

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I was at Apple's webpage looking at Macs & their hardware appeared like PC parts. Now please forgive me, that was my first time looking at a Mac's specifications so... yeah noobish I know .

Reason I'm into this is because my sister wants one for school, but after it's over she doesn't want it anymore. So what I was wondering is - is it possible to install a MAC OS onto a Notebook PC? And how well would it work? Also, what if we were to do it the other-way around & install a Windows OS on the Mac?

A:MAC & PC Notebooks.

You cannot install MacOSX (legally) on anything other then a Mac so this will not be discussed here.

You can however install Windows XP (& maybe other versions) on a Mac in a perfectly legal manner with the Bootcamp software made available on the Apple website.

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Hello,  So I am playing Counter Strike: GO on my laptop, and when someone unplugged my charger, I had a sudden drop in FPS. Is this fixable? Tried restarting it a couple of times, and nothing happened. My laptop specs are: intel i74510-u @2 GHzGeForce 840mWindows 10 Pro12 GB Ram I do not have any other apps open either. My laptop is not yet over 2 years in age and this happens.

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I'm just wondering if there is a way to hook up a note book to a T.V. so that you can play a DVD through it.

A:T.V.'s & Notebooks

Welcome to TSG!

Yes, if the notebook has a S-Video port or HDMI port it supports connecting a TV. Some video adapters has a TV out function VGA port, this would require a VGA to S-Video adapter. Note that this adapter will only work if the video card supports it, it will not convert a VGA signal to S-Video.
The Laptop User Guide should have a section on how to connect to a TV if that is supported.

Some TV's may have a VGA Input that let's you use them as a monitor, so you can connect a PC without having to have a TV out feature. THe TV's user guide would have info on this.



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Hi. I'm trying to use a designated hdd in my pc to backup the pc and 2 notebooks wirelessly. I have a 1tb hdd that is only for backup on which are 3 partitions. With laptop "A" I can browse to the partition I'm using for it, but when I select it I'm asked for username and password even though I have the sharing set to not ask for credentials. With laptop "B" when I go to set up backup for it, there is no "save on network" option, so I can't even browse to the pc hdd at all. I'm using Win7 ultimate 64bit on all computers. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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can i read my notebook's hard drive with my Desktop if I connect the notebook's HD as slave in my Desktop?


A:notebooks to desktop

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I'm trying to fix a compaq presario notebook model 1620 for a
friend. The AC power adapter plug got poped into the notebook
and I'm trying to figure out how to get to it. I've got everthing
out of the case (that I need) except for the floppy drive. I can't
figure out how to get the rest of the top off (the piece at the top
that holds the monitor on). If anyone knows what I should do or
would like more info or even a picture just let me know. And I
know most of you will probably say take it to a service center,
but my friend doesn't have that kind of cash and I'm trying to
help him out.


A:Anyone know about Compaq notebooks?

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I see them on Gateway and Toshiba, not sure what other companies offer them. A girl working at Best Buy, where they had the Gateway systems on display, said that they see them coming in with alot of problems. Something about not quite having the technology worked out between the monitor and base - buggy connection or something.

I've never even used a tablet pc - they were always way over priced in my mind. The idea of combining the two, tho, is neat. I don't really want to be a beta tester, tho, unless they want to GIVE me one to test for them. hehe

A:Anyone Using the New Tablet PC/Notebooks?

Tab PC'S are fine. Most are as good as a laptop nowdays... We use them at work all the time and love them... Most sync to the server twice a day to upload and we have not had any problems...

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I'm looking to be buying a laptop before I head into the service but everything is so *#&$(@ expensive. I know that the mark up is huge but this is unbelievable. Everything thing that I see in the price range i'm aiming for is so sub par for what I want in my computer. Anyone have any suggestions on a good place to shop for a laptop?

A:Quality Notebooks

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I've been pricing out new laptops for college, and I've read a few HP recommendations on other computer forums. I checked out the HP site, and customized a dv9500t, and was pretty suprised at what all I could cram into it for the price.

Here's what I built, for $2,157 (2 year accidental damage warranty included in price)

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz/4MB L2Cache) (Santa Rosa right?)

17.0" WSXGA+ BrightView Widescreen (1680x1050)

2GB Ram

511MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

200GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive 100GB x 2

LightScribe DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer

High Capacity 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

To me, it seems like an amazing computer for the price, not to mention that it'll have the new Intel Centrino Pro processor. Does anybody have any feedback on HP? They're ranked pretty high in consumer reports and have a pretty common respectable name. I may be missing something, but this notebook seems to beat out anything I could get for the same price from somewhere like Dell or Alienware.

Just wanted some feedback. I won't be actually ordering a laptop till late August, so maybe things will have changed a bit by then.

A:HP Notebooks, reliable?

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A few questions that I have been trying to determine for some time.

1. What is the best way to get the dust out of a laptop? Mainly acer ones, they are usually the name brand we use.

2. Can excessive dust in a laptop really slow down program performance that much?

3. At my home, I'm paying for a 20MB download connection. If I have a laptop hooked up to my linksys wireless router and it’s the only computer on. Should I get the full 20MB or will I get about 80% of that since I'm going through a router?

4. Would it be better to just use an ethernet cable or wireless for overall speed reliability?

A:4 question's about notebooks

1. Can of compressed air.

2. When I worked for the school district I had a Compaq NX6000 and I literally had to take it apart to clean it. The Heatsink would get so full of dust the cpu and gpu would start over heating.

3. A wired network card can be 100Mb or even Gigabit speed. Most newer wireless cards are 54Mb or faster. So your lan speed will always be faster than your Internet Connection.

4. Wired connection is probably always going to offer better reliability but I don't think it makes a difference when access things over the Internet.

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A few questions that I have been trying to determine for some time.

1. What is the best way to get the dust out of a laptop? Mainly acer ones, they are usually the name brand we use.

2. Can excessive dust in a laptop really slow down program performance that much?

3. At my home, I'm paying for a 20MB download connection. If I have a laptop hooked up to my linksys wireless router and it?s the only computer on. Should I get the full 20MB or will I get about 80% of that since I'm going through a router?

4. Would it be better to just use an ethernet cable or wireless for overall speed reliability?

A:4 questions about notebooks

1. I wouldn't worry about it, if you can't get to it with canned air, then it likely isn't a big issue.

2. Only if its preventing the CPU from maintaining a normal temperature, if it gets too high the CPU will throttle down.

3. The router won't slow up your connection, it is likely 100 or 1000Mbps, so a max out on your dl of 20 is well within its capabilities. If you see 80% it is your ISP and or the servers you are connecting to.

4. Wired, but even 802.11g is over twice as fast as your 20Mbps down, so in theory it wouldn't make any difference. But I've always felt like things are quicker wired even if they shouldn't be.

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Need Assistance I forgetten HP EliteBook 820 G1 Notebook Bios Password , Please assist me guide how do i reset BIOS password Best Regards

A:HP Notebooks x2 Go bios

Hi, Unfortunately,  business machines such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models - they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial No. and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. If you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K

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I would like to install Mac OS on my HP Notebook 15-ay112ne , anybody can tell me if it is possible or not ?...And what about device drivers , how I can install them on MAC OS?

A:HP Notebooks very bad with Windows 10

Beyond the scope of this Forum, but what you are trying to do is called a Hackintosh or CustomMac.  This is the leading Forum for people who do that, who are a cult all unto themselves. https://www.tonymacx86.com/ The hardware in the laptop generally has to be something that the Mac OS supports, i.e. it has to be similar to one of the Mac computers.  I have tried a couple Hackintoshes and it is a lot of work and not very stable.  If you don't like Windows 10 you might want to consider Linux. Much easier to install and supports a much wider variety of hardware.  Good luck you are gonna need it.   

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For the first time, three NVIDIA chips - two flagship NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7800 GTX GPUs and an NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI media and communications processor (MCP)-combine to provide unmatched notebook performance and visual quality

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Is it possible to interconnect two notebooks using a crossover cable (with RJ-45s at each end) and be able to access the internet line that is connected to one of them without using a modem? I have succeeded in linking them via wireless but cannot connect to the internet on both with one line. Please advise.

A:Networking Notebooks

Just configure ICS on the one with the Internet connection and leave the other one at the default configuration.

What is the version of Windows on each computer?

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I have a 2 year-old laptop and a 6 month-old netbook. I recently read that if my mobile notebooks are always plugged in to a power source,(and mine are 99% of the time) the battery should not be in the equipment. It read they should be removed and stored away. Is this true? If so, my question, is it to late to remove these batteries and put them away for safe keeping? Are they slowly being drained away plugged into the notebook? Thanks for all your help here!

A:Notebooks and their batteries

Read the following link on laptop batteries...
Four essential tips for extending the battery life of your computer, cell phone, and every other gadget. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

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Yo... Another day, another computer, another new problem. Actually, in many cases, my biggest problem is getting inside laptops. Anyone know of a "one-stop-free-download" site where I could get schematics for Dell, Gateway, Compaq and others? Thanks. [For those I've not "talked" with before, I work for a pawn shop refurbishing pawned and sold computers.]

A:Need Schematics 4 Notebooks

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Hi all. Well it seems I've learned another lesson the hard way. I ordered a 256mb SODIMM PC100 32x64 for my Thinkpad 600x 2465. WRONG! I had no idea that notebook memory was so picky., as this is the first laptop I've ever owned, so I did not bother to do my homework before ordering. In hindsight, I should have checked the existing memory stick for the make and ID numbers associated with each chip on the SODIMM to see waht speed it actually is. It already had a 64mb Kingston KTM-TP390X/64 8m x 16. Needless to say when I put the 32x64 SODIMM in there, it wouldn't even POST. I have a couple of questions on this. What does the "32 x 64" mean. Why are these SODIMMS so particular. I mean there seems to be an endless variety of 144 pin modules out there. It also seems the older the SODIMM, the more rare it is, and thus, more expensive! A 8m x 16 stick seems sort of rare, as not many sites like Newegg and tigerdirect carry that type anymore. Crucial and Kingston carry it, but I would like to know if there is another way to find out about compatibility besides filling in the "memory chooser" drop down menus. I'd like to shop around for a stick. I made the mistake of ordering before I knew the whole story, and now I have to return it, and I'm not sure if they have a compatible type in their stock(computergeeks dot com). I'll probably end up having to give them a re-stocking fee and only get part of my money back. I hope someone else c... Read more

A:RAM Compatibility in Notebooks

I recently made the same mistake. If you want to know what that mysterious "32 x 64" means visit.....

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I am sure there is a simple answer to this but I am not finding it in the manual or ASUS forum search (I've post on those forums as well but have struck on a reply so far).

After building a new PC (Vista 64, I7 920, ASUS P6T) it booted and I installed Windows without an issue. I then ran the install for the motherboard drivers.

When I restarted after installing the drivers, its posts, I can get into the BIOS but if I let it boot after that it gets stuck on a DOS screen called "Welcome to ASUS Motherboard Make A Disk for DOS Menu." After that it lists a series of chipset drivers. Selecting any one of them prompts to put a diskette in drive A.

One, I don't have Drive A or a floppy drive much list a diskette.

Is there are way to skip this menu? I honestly don't want or need a boot disk.

A:ASUS P6T Vista Install Help

From what I am seeing,you still have the CDROM set to first
boot device in the bios and the computer is booting to the
driver creation routine on the CD.
Change the first boot to the hard drive or remove the CD til
windows is booted up.

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I'm considering upgrading to Vista and am wondering if my motherboard supports it as there doesnt seem to be any drivers for it on the asus web site,can anyone give me an answer to this please?

A:vista on Asus A8R32-MVP

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I can't get probe II to work on vista ultimate 64 bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If I cant run this is there another system moniter that will show the same things that probe II does on XP?

A:How can I use asus probe II on vista 64 bit?

I have not heard of problems running asus probe on vista 32, maybe a 64 thing.

Have you tried compatibility mode? Right click on the program icon and select properties then click on the compatibility tab.

I know speed fan works with vista 32


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I bought a new ASUS with Vista basic in Hong Kong and I live and work in China (British Expat) I am experiencing problems with the battery and I won't be in Hong Kong until the 21st of this month so I can't go back to the shop until then.

The computer is telling me (plugged in but battery not charging) and I cant find anything in the manual about this. Can anyone please tell me how to correct this?

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I am using Windows Vista on a ASUS K50Ij laptop. The DVD suddenly quit working. I can hear it make noise, but that is it.

I used System Restore - restored back to the oldest date possible. Still nothing.

In Safe Mode there is no option to use D drive, therefor I am unable to use the recovery DVD.

D drive never shows up as an option to save something to either.

The DVD shows in the list of computer hardware and it states that it is working and the drivers are up to date.

Any ideas?

PS Just noticed the USB Drives aren't working either. Poo!

A:ASUS K50IJ - Vista - DVD

Try to uninstall the driver for the DVD drive and the USB ports under the Device Manager, once you remove then restart your computer. Then wait till the laptop reboot and wait for Windows to detect the USB and DVD drive and install the drivers, then test it.

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Lenovo has been releasing a steady stream of Yoga notebooks, both on the consumer and ThinkPad lines. I wrote an article as a sort of guide to the different Yogas.  http://www.lenardgunda.com/2016/03/01/which-way-to-bend-yoga-guide/ While the article misses some of the most recent additions from the consumer Yoga line, I also created a web app where you can interactively compare the different Yogas. This should have a much larger selection available for comparison. Yoga Comparison web application Feel free to post any comments or observations about these below.

LenardLenovo [email protected]

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I'm considering buying a new touch screen notebook, so what r the best at the moment ?
i need a small one to surf the web and do some light stuffs.


A:What are best touch screen notebooks

What price range are you looking for? and relative size? I can suggest the fijitsu lifebook, really nice tablet but price is quite high. IF you're looking for a bit lower priced, try hp

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I was using my laptop, then the screen went black yet the screen light was still on. I've tried resetting the ram, turning it off then on again, holding the Windows key and b on startup, using just the AV cord not the battery, but it keeps on showing the HP startup screen then going blank with the light still on. And there are no beeps or flashing lights that indicate anything and on startup I can hear HDD and fan noises.

A:My HP Notebooks not completely turning on

Hi @ Christmac112,Welcome to the HP Forum!  I am pleased that you have become a HP Forum member.  It is such a wonderful site to find answers and tips. Here is a link to the First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More for you to have the most rewarding experience and answer any concerns about posting. I grasp that while using the notebook the display went blank, but was still active. You tried  resetting the ram, turning it off then on again, holding the Windows key and b on startup, using just the AC cord not the battery. However, it keeps on showing the HP startup screen, then going blank with the light still on. There are no beeps or flashing lights  and you  hear HDD and fan noises.Are you connecting directly into an electrical outlet and not using a power/surge bar?  Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Computer Starts but Screen Remains Blank (Windows 10, 8). Please let me know the outcome. Thank you  for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as  "Accept as Solution?  to help other community  members!To say thanks for the assistance, please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon? below.

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Hello,I purchased 7 HP zBook G3 laptops - 4 in the 17" size and 3 in the 15" size. I'm posting here because I'm thinking they may be something like an engineering sample that was creating during development. See this photo: http://imgur.com/a/tjZAW There are white stickers on the palmrest that say "OS" "CPU" and "Feature Label" and on the bottom it has a white sticker labeled "COA." Additionally, the batteries I received with the computers say "samples for development phase qualification" on the labels. Finally, the screens are also completely shattered - there are multiple deep dents on the lid that almost look like they are intentionally destroyed. Can anyone provide some insight on whether these are mid-development laptops or not? I'm concerned about whether it's legal to actually sell these if they are a development model. Thank you! Robert

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook which has the following video card:

A few months ago I bought the new matrix game (path of neo), it didn't work and I was told that it must be cuz of the video card. Today I bought another new game "The Godfather" which also won't work. It's weird cuz The Sims 2 games work and Matrix Online did as well.

Now I wanted to know if anyone knows what video card I'd have to buy for my notebook that would support the games I'm not able to play. By the way the game doesn't give me an error message, it simply won't start.

A:Video Games on Notebooks.

What do the minimum required specs say on the game case??

Could also be a RAM or CPU issue as well

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For all Compal notebook users that haven't been able to install the Wireless Select Switch (WSS)...rejoice! I take no credit for this fix so if you feel rep is necessary, rep MishaCze as the person who originally came up with the fix...

Here's How

Download both files here. Extract the WSS Driver first.
Open up Device Manager and find the Unknown Device* that will be listed.
Right Click on the device and choose "Update driver software"
Choose "Browse my computer for driver software" and hit the browse button to locate the folder of where you extracted the driver too.
Hit Next and it should install the "Compal Embedded Control"
Now extract the WSS Application
Run setup.exe (in the extracted folder) as an administrator and the app will install
Restart and look in the system tray to see your WSS icon back in action
*Also note that if you have multiple Unknown Devices (like me)
attempt this for each device until you find the one it installs for

A:How to - Install WSS for Compal Notebooks

Thanks for your post. It is so great. I had a new laptop for a couple of week and I have been frustrated with this problem. And now, thanks to you, it totally is gone away for ever!!! Wireless is enabled now on my lovely laptop. Thanks again!

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Hi ... I was at a few different local retail stores and every salesmen i spoke to had said that when buying a notebook or laptop its best to get there extended warranty because they say that most of the time there is always seem to be problems with notebooks/laptops ... After hearing this all it did for me was to discourage me from every buying one ... Now i am curious if thoses sales people are telling the truth about notebooks/laptops and how many people do have problems with there notebooks/laptops ??? Please if you have boughten a new notebook/laptop i would greatly appreciate what kind of experience you have had so far with your ... Thanks

A:Are Laptops/Notebooks worth getting ???

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I came across a Dell Inspiron 9200 Notebook a couple months back that had a one pixel wide pink link that bisected my screen and I just wanted to share my experience with you. This pink line showed up in the BIOS and during the Diagnostics so it was obviously a LCD issue. There's not much you can do at that point other then replace the screen or just live with it if your out of warranty. Right? Not exactly.

Apparantly there is a known defect with 17" screens on some 9300, 9200, and XPS Gen 2 notebooks. I did a bit of research and found this DELL site that offered some information about it.

The gist is they will replace the screen within 3 years of purchase even out of normal warranty. The problem is 99% of Dell Tech Support doesn't know about this and I had to direct them to their own site and quibble with them about it for a couple hours. The last date of purchase they are honoring is Oct 2006 so we are coming into the last year of this extended recall warranty and I just wanted to let people know they might have another option other then forking over money to have Dell replace a defective product.

A:If you Fix Dell Notebooks read this

"Also, Dell will offer refunds to customers who paid Dell to replace defective LCDs with this issue."


"This potential issue applies to Inspiron 9200, 9300 and XPS Gen 2 models only
Only these three systems shipped from Nov. 2004 to October 2006 are potentially affected
Not all systems are affected. U.S. customers who are experiencing this issue, or who have paid to replace an LCD for this issue can call 1-800-624-9896."

"For customers outside the U.S., please send an e-mail to vertical_line {at}dell {dot}com. To help them route inquiries to the right global contacts, please use &#8220;Vertical Line Issue, <country name>&#8221; in the subject line of your e-mail&#8212;where <country name> refers to the country where you are located. If you are a non-U.S. customer who prefers contacting Dell on the phone, please:

Go to support.dell.com
Choose your country or region from the drop-down list
Choose Contact Us
Choose Technical Support

Choose Call Technical Support"

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Toshiba Tecra A4 Model Number: PTA40E ? 01500UEN.

I have a laptop, the above, bought in May2005, so seven years old, and starting to show its age.
I have three hard drives which I use with the laptop, all internal, so I just unscrew the cover on the underside of the laptop, unplug the internal hard drive, and plug in one of the other hard drives, depending on what I intend to do. All three internal hard drive are Windows XP, based but with different applications installed.
This also works well for me if one of the hard drives fails. I have two backups etc.

What I would like to know is, what other Toshiba make/model laptops would support my hard drives apart from a like for like Toshiba Tecra A4.

Could I plug my internal hard drives into any other Toshiba Model laptops and they would work fine?
It?s just if and when I buy another laptop whether second hand or new, then I might as well buy a Toshiba laptop which will allow me to plug in one of my three internal hard drives I am currently using?

I understand I think the laptop?s internal BIOS has to recognise the hard drive and the operating system installed on the hard drive. Which other make and model Toshiba laptops will work with my current Toshiba Tecra A4 internal hard drives? Are there any, is it a possibility?

Thanks for any help.

A:What other notebooks beside Tecra A4 would support my HDD


There are two kinds of HDD interfaces: IDE (PATA) and SATA interface.
As far as I know the old Tecra A4 supports IDE controller so IDE HDDs should be compatible with this notebook.

In some cases the IDE controller would handle a IDE HDD up to 120GB due to 28bit LBA?
The bigger HDDs (>120GB) are supported by ATA-6 and higher controller because ATA-6 supports 48bit LBA.

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Hi! I'm looking for a notebook with USB-C port, and specifically for one whose battery can be charged through its USB-C port. For the sake of clarity I'm not talking about charging other devices here, like Powersharing, but more the ability to charge the PC itself without having to bring a big Powerbrick wherever I go. I know that the Spectre ultrabooks have this feature but since I'm leaning towards a more traditional model in terms of ergonomics I'd like to know if there any of the ProBook, EliteBook och ZBook models that also can be powered through the USB-C port? It seems as if the ProBook 640 G2 and the HP EliteBook 850 G3 can do this, but I'm not sure. Help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Anders

A:HP notebooks with USB-C charging feature

Hi, At least the following machines have USB-C port: HP ZBook 15u G3 Mobile WorkstationHP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 848 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 755 G3 Notebook PCHP EliteBook 745 G3 Notebook PCand more Regards.  

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The beta driver for Nvidia Notebook graphic cards are now out

Notebook Drivers

A:Nvidia Drivers for Notebooks

I do not find any driver support for the GeForce 9400M though. Are you aware of support for this device?

Apple Aluminum MacBook
2.4 gHz. Core 2 Duo

- Mike

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I want to do some serious gaming on my laptop .
So thought if i could install a dedicated graphics card .
Is it possible to install one ?
i.e is it possible that the mother board has the slot .

. if true , can i replace intel HDgraphics with a graphic card like ATI- Radeon or nvidia cards?

My specs :-
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4010 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1813 Mb
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KXKNH, A00, .BK6BVQ1.CN4864317E2148.
Antivirus: None

A:can i upgrade my notebooks graphics ?

What laptop do you have (make (I assume Dell)/model)?

On some you can. I have an Asus G73. The video card is replaceable.

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Breaking News: Notebooks now available with HDMI

Gateway M-150XL now is available with: Chassis: Chassis w/ ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT PCI Express Graphics, Intel PM965 chipset and HDMI/MDM

What I want to know is does that mean I can have any TV set with an HDMI connection be used as my notebook monitor?

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Is there a pci e wifi card that support ac speeds for my notebook?

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OS: Windows 7 64bit
Device: Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro

Maybe you guys might have some ideas in helping me solve this issue with a driver for a Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro.

Previously I got the webcam working by using this work around: Software Simple Blog Archive Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Pro Webcam In Windows Vista and it worked fine no problems. That was when I had Windows 7 32bit installed.

Now that I am running the 64bit version things are proving a little tricky. I tried the same technique as I previously did for the 32bit but no luck.

Additionally I tried some of the methods listed in the other QuickCam Pro for Notebooks 9000 thread but no luck with that either. Of course the webcams are different, I was just hoping that the same principle might apply...
Do you guys have any ideas suggestions?

A:Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro

No way, sorry. Buy a new cam. 32bit drivers cannot be installed in a 64bit OS. Or run it in a VM or in XP Mode.

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