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Q: new owner of Ideapad 120S

I am a new owner of a Ideapad 120S purchased yesterday on Black Friday.I have mostly owned Dell laptops previously. I am guessing that when I power the laptop the first thing I need to do is create a backup on a USB flash drive. Any gotchas I should know about?

Preferred Solution: new owner of Ideapad 120S

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: new owner of Ideapad 120S

Yep, backing up is a good practice.

Other than that, you should be good to go. Enjoy your new machine!

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Hello, Yesterday i bought Ideapad 120S-14IAP and i have a problem with FN key. It does not work at all.  I installed Windows 10 Pro x64 , after that,  i installed all drivers from lenovo website. Windows is up to date.I tried a usb stick with Ubuntu 16.04  and FN works perfectly.  Seems to be a driver problem.I thought it was a fail driver. I dont know. PS. In BIOS is enabled FN key.     

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so yesterday afternoon, I was watching a youtube video and realized that the spacebar was no longer functioning as a play/pause button. I then realized that none of the other keys were working other than the power button. I followed the troubleshooting steps here. I did the last step, which seemed to work for a short time, yet when I went to youtube again and used the touchpad to forward the video, the keyboard stopped working again. I went to do step 3 again, but this time, it would continuously enter one letter. I shut down my laptop 3 times, and the same thing happened all 3 times. finally, I let the battery drain and powered it on this morning. the keyboard can no longer be fixed by use of step 3. I am using the on-screen keyboard now which is very time-consuming and which has been working throughout this entire process.

A:help! ideapad 120s keyboard not working

Hi mgloria,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Would connecting an external USB keyboard work?
As mentioned on the guide, " If failed keys do not work, the issue should be PC hardware issue with high possiblity" , you may need to call in technical support for the issue.
Update us how things go.

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=( I would have gladly paid another $25 bucks for that 70¢ connector. Do you guys think it's wired up? 

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Hi, i have a new lenovo ideapad 120s i just install win 10 pro but mai shortcuts key for volum, brightness, airplane mode, etc. is not working even when i press FN key +F1, F2,F3......etc. If some one knows to help me

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halo all,i have ideapad 120smodel : 81a4intel celeron N3350i just bought on January 2018. after using it for about one week, the notebook system running very slow. i only open 2 applications, microsoft edge and Word. and it just oftenly lagging for about one and two minutes. the worst can be 5 minutes. what happened actually?very confuse???

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Brand new Ideapad 120S purchased last Friday.Just got around to powering up. Went into Windows 10 to create a recovery drive and get the common non-descript error "A problem ocurred while creating the recover drive". First I used a 16GB PNY in the rightUSB port.Second I tried a 32GB SanDisk in the left USB port. What do I do now? The laptop appears to be working.    

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I have seen that on older models with emmc drive, there was an available m.2 slot on the motherboard where you could put in an m.2 drive. Can you do that in the ideapad 120s? I have the 11 inch model with emmc drive soldered to the motherboard. Thank you.

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I brought my laptop less than 2 weeks ago and earlier today I couldn't use my keyboard I have no idea why as i haven't been into my settings. Are there anyway my keyboard would work again. Is it frozen please I would try  anything that could help thanks Best regards 

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Now I don't actually know if this is the correct subject to put this on, but when I looked for it the settings it said my laptop is an Ideapad 120S-11IAP, so this is close enough. Essentially the title. Usually happens when I'm playing games set in a Google Chrome window (likely HTML urls). Help would be appreciated, as it's annoying as hell to want to peek at a Youtube video and then go back to the game to see my progress has been lost.

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This IDEAPAD 120S I purchased from Best Buy recently has only 32GB HD. I purchased a 64GB expansion sd card however the update to Creators Update still says "need 8GB free". With a barebones fresh install there is very little free HD space for the update. Thanks,

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Nowhere in the documentation, web site is any info about what kind of controller and hence what size SD cards this model is supporting.Even Lenovo tech support doesn't know that info!I am really hesitant to buy a SDXC card of +32GB only to find out it supports on SDHC cards, thus limited to 32GB... thanks for any useful info, Ralf

A:What kind of SD card controller is in a Lenovo IdeaPad 120S-11AIP? SDHC or SDXC compatible?

Hi ITWorxLA,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
As per system overview :
IO port: Memory card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC)
Platform specification:
One microSD Card slot, supports up to 2TB
Usually there would be stickers on the box or laptop to indicate the format it also supports.
You can try to find/borrow  a spare 32GB SDXC to test first before purchase.
Hope this helps answer your query.

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This picture shows how my name has been changed in User Accounts and in regedit, as displayed by running winver, but yet all my files are still found at C:\Users\Owner.
When I go to C:\Users, the Owner folder is locked and cannot be renamed even though my account type is administrator, as seen here.
How do I really change the name from Owner to a name of my choosing?

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I purchased my HP from a big computer store with Vista home installed on it. It was an out of the box sale (I thought I could avoid a wait for the comptuer I wanted). The company that sold it to me was listed as the administrator. The old owner took off their password before I took possession of the computer I purchased. I followed instructions on how to put on a password to start the computer. However, there are dozens of fiels named after the previous administrator. I tried to find out how to change the administrator globally to my name. There is still an administrator account name and it appears the previous administrator is still above my permission status - even though i am the computer owner, don't think I am the ultimate administrator yet.

I read that not being able to use screen print was a result of not being the administrator. I can't make the screen print work either.

I assume some members have dealt with these matters before. I would greatly appreciate anyone directing me to some good "how to fix" information.

Thank you

and boy do I miss XP!!!!!!!!

A:Change all references held by previous owner/administrator to new owner

Hi gerevent and welcome to the forums

See if you can solve your problems with the aid of the following Tutorial (and the links within).

Administrator Account

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I recently bought an Acer AX3810 with Vista 7 Home Premium 64 bit from the widow of my neighbor. I had transferred all his personal files and copied all the photographs to an external hard drive for her then deleted all the files using "Eraser". I cannot seem to be able to delete the previous owner as administrator. His file has a little padlock symbol on it. I changed his name to mine in the "Manage user accounts" but no matter, it is still "him" that is logged on. I created a new account in my name and then changed the status from standard to administrator but he is still "there". I feel like I am being haunted. Any ideas?

A:New owner but cannot remove previous owner as administrator

You could do a clean install: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Haha, I don't know what else to call it, but how do you change the owner where it says C:/User/Owner


A:How do I change the owner in C:/user/owner

Hello Nick, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The only way to change the C:\Users\Owner folder name is to create a new administrator account, then delete the old C:\Users\Owner account from within the new account. Be sure to copy the contents that you want to save from the old accounts user folders into the corresponding new account's user folders to restore them to the new account.

Hope this helps,

Is this you to?
User profile

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https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505322 There doesn't seem to be 120s Fall Creators Update support? for what reason? If I try install Fall Creators Update from USB, does it allow install it or not? Most drivers are easy to search from internet, so not worried about drivers. It has Windows 10 s version by default, but it should be easy to install normal Windows 10 version for it?

A:Lenovo 120s Fall Creators Update support?

Hi runboy93,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Similar to other models not listed, system was not tested by Lenovo, and updated drivers may not be available.
It does not however prevent users from exploring the said build but do take note of the limitations that can be a challenge.
Hope this helps answer your query.

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I purchased a new desktop operating on Windows Vista. Now, since I do all my computing from home, I have had little need of my very basic laptop. The laptop is a panasonic toughbook pc that is still operating on windows 98. I purchased it Feb. 2, 2007. I lent it to someone that has been a friend for about 1 and a half years. I lent it to friend because friend stressed the need of a computer NOW but offered to purchase it in increments LATER when financial situations could afford it.

Friend kept contact more frequently than usual to learn all of my laptop's operations. After awhile, friend's (cell phone) number changed and a variety of people are consistently saying that friend is never there at friend's known residence. Finally, some young child at friend's residence (maybe a cousin or nephew) told me that friend has moved. Now, I have no contact with friend. Friend seems to have run off with my laptop for FREE and won't respond to e-mails. I've never had this much trouble contacting friend.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS: Is there any way that I can CHANGE MY ACCESS PASSWORD ON MY LAPTOP FROM MY DESKTOP to better the chances of getting in contact with friend?

I have all the information on the laptop from the company that I purchased it from, can obtain any information that I don't have from the company that has my information on laptop purchase, and I created the original access password myself, so, I know what it is but ... Read more

A:Can Owner Change Access Password On Owner's Computer From Any Computer?

What you seek is prohibited on BleepingComputer. We do not assist is cracking, hackig, or otherwise circumventing security measures on any computer.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user.Source= RulesDo to the nature of the topic this Topic is Closed.

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data. 
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)
My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB. 
I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)
I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."
What is the best way to do this?

Install a clean copy and remove the partition by booting off a USB, or should I not do this?
Via Settings: settings > Recovery > Reset this PC > Remove everything, or
settings > Recovery > advanced startup > Reinstall from USB

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A:Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

 Hi larrens , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation. 
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.
But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation. 
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).
Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it. 
WIM boot are usually created thru OEM depot authorized by Microsoft . DIY for WIMboot maybe a bit complicated.
Click on underlined links for further review. 
Hope this answered your query.
Update us. 

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I have Lenovo Ideapad 300-15ISK type/model 80Q700DRSC.
I want to update BIOS, so I downloaded D5CN47WW. In text file it is written that this is BIOS for my computer.
Everything seems fine but when I execute BIOS exe file it says that this is BIOS for Lenovo Paris 300 notebook!
What Paris now? I tried to google but only can find Paris in France.
I am user of Lenovo notebooks for many years (from IBM ThinkPads to this days) but when txt Readme file said
this is update for your computer, it was! This is confusing for me so I cancelled update.
Can anybody explain this mistery?
Thanks in advance
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Ho Comprato un'IdeaPad 100: il volume di dell'altoparlante e Basso RISPETTO un calcolatore di un altro Lenovo bis del calcolatore di Altre Marche, vorrei Sapere se Qualcuno ha LO STESSO Problema. Grazie.
Google translated from Italian to English......
I Bought un'IdeaPad 100 : the volume of the speaker and Basso RESPECT one computer to another computer in a Lenovo Other brands , I would like to know if anyone has the same problem . Thank you.
Mod's Edit:  Since this is an English forum you may get a better response by posting in English.  Readers have a tendency to avoid posting in threads which require translation.
Modifica del Mod : Dal momento che questo č un forum inglese si puņ ottenere una migliore risposta inviando in lingua inglese . I lettori hanno la tendenza ad evitare distacco in fili che necessitano di traduzione.

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Not sure if it is an Owner tag or a third party program ran to add it to the boot screen.
When booting and the Dell splash appears there is AMERACAN AIRLINES above it.
We have about 50 of these that we would like to remove.


A:Owner Tag???

See this thread: en.community.dell.com/.../19361806

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Where is the owner tab in properties? I have none.

A:owner tab

Please be a little more precise as to your problem. Which owner tab and what properties have you opened? Perhaps a screenshot will help!

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Q: owner

how can i fix windows installer,or get it back?

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New laptop - had about a month. When I got the computer I created my user account and named the laptop right after starting up.

I just opened Properties for the C: drive, and in Security ->Permissions for Users ->Advanced, the current owner is listed as TrustedInstaller, not me.

Obviously I can change it to match the username/computer name I created for this system, but.... is this odd?

Computer: vostro 1500
Processor: C2D T7500 2.20GHz,
Operating System: Vista Home Premium 32bit
Memory: 2G RAM
HD: 160G HD
File System: NTFS
Display: WSXGA+ TrueLife
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

A:I'm not owner of OS (C:) ?

No. Normal. Otherwise malware would have access to every part of your system, including Windows, through your account.

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I have a LAN connected and all sorted out at my house, but i need one thing.

I have the bad habit of leaving Pc's on around the house ( I haven't got all the programs sorted out) and i need something that i can click (Or something similar) to shutdown all the Pc's that are on or single, or disply messages.

I just need something that will give me full control of my LAN. It would be incredibly handy if you could find some Freeware software for this, i would preferably not like to use DOS based programs, as i know how to use them but prefer GUI programs.

Thank you.
Daniel Osborne...

A:LAN Owner needs help...

What I would suggest is to move this thread to the Networking forum here at TSG and let our networking folks have a good go at this problem. If you would just click the little triangle at the top right of the screen and ask a moderator to move this thread to Networking?

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Q: owner

when i download a casino site it wont let me play,it says download server not available.it didnt do that before last month


Can you provide a link to this "Downloadable" site?

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Q: Owner

Hi Their People ,
I have a pent 4 with windows xp my computer keeps crashing before it crashes it says.
The 1740 D N TS display driver has stoped working notmanly
Save your work and re boot system to restore fully display functionality ,the computer wont do this but when turned off at power point for several hours it will start up but then crashes as above again I have checked the monitor all ok I also put another vidio card in went ok for a while then crashed again.
What is a pc1 card used for .
This computer has gone through several vidio cards and is only 4 years old
Angie xxxxx


Sounds like an overheating video card. Make sure that all the computers fans are working.
Check that any cabling is not blocking air flow through the case. Also check that the power supply fan is running.
If the video card does not have fan purchase an add on fan.

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I'm selling a computer and want to remove my name as owner. How do I do It? How do I remove my log in screen and go back to it was before user accounts were set up?

A:Owner name

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Q: Owner

A program called Sys Protect keeps inserting itself onto my computer. I do a remove program through control panel, but the next time I start my computer, there it is again. What can I do?

Thank you.


Hi Knotknit,
The tech helpers in these forums will probably want to see a HijackThis log in order to be able to help you. Run a scan and post the saved log in this thread. If you do not have HijackThis program, here's a link where you can download it safely:


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Q: Owner


I have a wired network of 25 desktop computers and 1 laptop with XP Professional and W2K Professional. A server is utilized but accessible for only 5 of the stations. DSL is the Internet connection.

I would like to set up the laptop with a wireless connection to the network. I have configured a wireless router, Linksys Wireless Access Point Router with 4-port switch (802.11b), to one of the W2K systems. I connected the cat 5 cable to the Linksys and then a cat 5 cable back to the computer. I used the setup wizard to configure the Linksys for the network which uses static IP addresses.

I then connected a Linksys USB wireless adapter to the laptop configuring it to obtain the IP automatically.

I can connect to the Internet just fine but I'm unable to "see" or communicate with the other computers on the network unless I revert back to the network cable.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.



Q: owner

I can't seem to get the updates for mcafee security suite. I'm running
windows xp and have done everything it says to do. Everything was
working fine until five days ago. When trying to update I get a message
saying I can't connect to the internet. This is wrong. Another message
I get is something about configuring the activex. I did this and still no
luck. I've tried to contact mcafee support but am unsuccessful.



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Q: Owner

Good grief:

It's one of those easy "stupid" questions I have. I once saw a Tech Republic letter that gave a simple method of changing the Microsoft IE identification bar. I changed mine to read "Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Geoff Michael Group". I'd like to change it back to the default but didn't write the change down and now can't recall how I made the change.

Thanks for any help someone is able to share.



Is this what you're looking for?


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Q: owner

my laptop starts in safemode...can get it off of safemode


As posted by

You will need to give more information and fully describe all the symptoms. Just saying your PC is booting into Safe Mode doesn't tell us much.Click to expand...

what have you tried - system restore
make and model of the PC - laptop / desktop
when did this first happen and what where you doing just before hand

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New owner!!

Well i finally got the Rig i been thinking about!

AMD [email protected]
MSI nForce2 K7N2-Delta
2X256 Kingston [email protected] in dual channal mode
PNY FX-5200 Ultra
XP Home

The thing rocks,,around 8000marks in GLXs
Problem with ethernet,,its really slow,could anyone offer some help?

Thanks all

A:New rig owner!!

i'd put a propper NIC in, ive never been a fan of the onboard ones, for thr sake of the £5 they cost!

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Q: owner

microsoft office porfessional 2003
document imaging printing
it is now locking up the computer at least twice in a process
it locks up when going to either the imaging printing or hp printer
have plenty of hard drive and ram
on a network with high speed dsl
not sure where the problem is
switched everything to lap top and it's ok there for now but desktop is not ok

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Q: owner

i am useing windows vista home basics. version 6 service pack 2. when i get an email that opens with notepad the message comes in note pad alright but it is all encripted and unreadable. how can i fix.


Hi bugs461, and welcome to TSG.

Notepad is not an e-mail program that would normally open an e-mail message. It might be used to open certain types of files that are attached to an e-mail message. Are you trying to open attachments to e-mails? A wrong program association in the the email program may be causing the mail software to use Notepad to open a non-text file.

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I have a desktop PC running Windows 7, the only user is Owner.  Should I change this?

A:Why use Owner?

If it is yours then it's only a name, you can change it in control panel. If your not the owner you may want to use the guest as the real owner may not want you to have admin, privileges

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First, allow me to say I love my Lenovo Products. I started with a G550 Laptop. Good performance and reliable. Still running great. I then bought a H520 Desktop. Worked great until last Saturday. 3 months shy of 4 years. I think the Power Supply has a short. Was using it, then lost power. When I moved it, I pressed the power button and it came alive for a few seconds.My questions are about my new H30-05. Since the DVD Player is vertical, how do I position disc to hold in place?I have an old HP Officejet G85. Sometime I can get Test Print but nothing more. I always get unidentified error. My G85 worked great on H520. I have removed driver many times. Windows 10 no longer detects it. I have to add it manually with no luck. Any sggestions? Debating whether buying Epson XP-830 or HP Envy 7640.Thank you for any assistance

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i just bought a second hand computer with windows xp pro installed. its not updated and asks me to update to sp2. when i try, it won't let me.

what are my options here? i know its pirated because i can't update.
do i buy the full version of xp w/sp2? or can i buy the xp w/sp2 upgrade, because xp is already installed? not sure which way to go....don't really want to buy the full version too much $$. one more question....can you install the full version of xp home version when i already have the pro installed?

thank you for any advice! greatly appreciated......

A:new owner, old xp....

Sorry I have lost the link
If you go to the microsoft web site they have a policy of helping people with pirated stuff. are you sure it is pirated?
If I find the link I will re post

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I set my R11 up with my microsoft account and now I want to start over. I didn't realize I didn't want to do that. Is there any way to change the log in completely on my laptop?

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Baffling. Haven't a clue why its happening and no help at all from Windows. Sometimes I'll go out for a while or come back to my comp after dinner, and "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" - bsod in other words.
Temps are not the problem (checked) but dunno what is
Intel i5 2500k
8gb ddr3

A:A BSOD a day keeps the owner at bay

If you upload the info outlined in the following link, somebody will be able to analyze the dump files and hopefully give you a reason for the bsod.


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i cant change the owner of c: drive because it says i dont have permissions i need ....

A:cant change owner

Have you tried this?? Take Ownership Shortcut

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I would appreciate if someone can tell me where to download the Owner's Manual in english for for my trusty HP-42S (serial number {Personal Information Removed}) because some time ago I misplaced the manual. While surfing the Internet I found the page HP Japan where if hung the manual but in Japanese (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=jp&dlc=ja&lc=en&product=81591&) and I guess there will be some link to the manual in English.
Can anyone help me?.
Waiting for your answers,
Thanks in advance.

A:HP-42S Owner's Manual

Hi, I am not aware of an english version of the 42s manual available online. An alternative version is available here:http://thomasokken.com/free42/42s.pdf The original manual is available as pdf on CD from the following for a fee:http://www.hpmuseum.org/cd/cddesc.htm By the way are you aware of free42 emulator for PC?http://thomasokken.com/free42/ HTH

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Need to ask you a question about laptops!
At Sam's Club today and they had a refurbished
HP Pavilion, dv7-3188cl, Intel Core i5-430M processor, 6GB ram and all the other goodies.
I can pay $475.00
out the door and use it for 90 days but the 1st 30 days I have option of buying extended warranty for 2yrs @$30 or 3yrs for $40
Is this a good buy? I am online with it now and so far everything is working ok. Just need someone with more experience with laptops than I am.
Product # wp586ua#aba

Ran sfc /scannow and everything was good.

What other tests can I or should I do to make sure this laptop is worth the money?
Add today at Frey's $699.00 for same model!

ps. I have a desktop that was refurbished from Costco and not a lick of problems for the 3 years I've owned it.

A:For Laptop Owner's Only

SFC checked the software
I would check the ram
Download memtest86 and test RAM

After your test the ram, take one good stick and test all the slots. You want to be sure no problems.
Test the hard drive, too
Test Hard Drive www.carrona.org/hddiag.html or this test http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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