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Lenovo N22 as a grade school student's laptop

Q: Lenovo N22 as a grade school student's laptop

I am looking at this as a laptop for a grade school student who wants to do homework, surfing, and play flash online games. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-n22-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-32gb-solid-state-drive-b... Being very pleasantly surprised by how much I like the laptop in my sig, I'm shopping just for Lenovo. This one I linked to seems rather cheap (in terms of price) to me. I realize a celeron is not the fastest chip around, but it has an SSD. Is this an incredibly good deal for what I'm getting? Or is that just the going rate---not like I have to snap it up now? Should I be leery of these smaller (its actually a tad lighter than the Macbook air) laptops, or the N22 series in general? EDIT: OK just realized its not an SSD---its flash memory. Never bought a laptop with that. Is this a red flag?



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One more thing---how easy would this be, to take out/replace the battery? And can I unscrew the bottom and upgrade the RAM easily? Or is it designed to be never torn down, except by a professional? I sent back a laptop that I bought from HP (right before I bought this Lenovo) b/c I was not able to replace the battery.



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I am looking at this as a laptop for a grade school student who wants to do homework, surfing, and play flash online games. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-n22-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-32gb-solid-state-drive-b... Being very pleasantly surprised by how much I like the laptop in my sig, I'm shopping just for Lenovo. This one I linked to seems rather cheap (in terms of price) to me. I realize a celeron is not the fastest chip around, but it has an SSD. Is this an incredibly good deal for what I'm getting? Or is that just the going rate---not like I have to snap it up now? Should I be leery of these smaller (its actually a tad lighter than the Macbook air) laptops, or the N22 series in general? EDIT: OK just realized its not an SSD---its flash memory. Never bought a laptop with that. Is this a red flag?



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

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I am looking at this as a laptop for a grade school student who wants to do homework, surfing, and play flash online games.
 
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-n22-11-6-laptop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-32gb-solid-state-drive-b...
 
Being very pleasantly surprised by how much I like the laptop in my sig, I'm shopping just for Lenovo. This one I linked to seems rather cheap (in terms of price) to me.
 
I realize a celeron is not the fastest chip around, but it has an SSD.
 
Is this an incredibly good deal for what I'm getting? Or is that just the going rate---not like I have to snap it up now?
 
Should I be leery of these smaller (its actually a tad lighter than the Macbook air) laptops, or the N22 series in general?
 
EDIT: OK just realized its not an SSD---its flash memory. Never bought a laptop with that. Is this a red flag?



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

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One more thing---how easy would this be, to take out/replace the battery? And can I unscrew the bottom and upgrade the RAM easily? Or is it designed to be never torn down, except by a professional? I sent back a laptop that I bought from HP (right before I bought this Lenovo) b/c I was not able to replace the battery.



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I am searching for a new laptop to replace my 4 year old Sony Vaio with an i3. I need it to be at least an i5 processor, with a screen size of 15.6 inches. I also need it to have good battery life, preferably with a playback time of at least 6 hours. Currently I'm looking at getting a Lenovo U530. A link for this laptop is provided below:

Lenovo U530 Touch 15.6" Ultrabook Refurbished - Silver 59RF0568 - Micro Center

Does anyone have any thoughts on Lenovo?

A:Lenovo Student Laptop

Playback when it comes to battery life is a misnomer it depends on what you are doing on the laptop for example streaming video via the internet, the wifi signal strength (a weak single can drain the battery), how many programs are running at one time etc.... also which power setting you have set. Battery life of 6 hours to me means if you are not doing anything on the laptop and it is setting idle. I tend to stay away from refurbished laptops, gadgets because they were fixed meaning they had either something wrong with it via hardware.

The laptop I have (specs under my avatar) the battery only lasts up to maybe two hours or if I am watching Netflix using wired internet connection.

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please help me restore all my school projects from the recylce bin i deleted a folder and it will not restore it to the desktop i can restore other random documents with the right click, restore but no folders i am desperate my senior paper is in there i really need help the version of vista i am using is home basic i a almost positive

any body that responds with help will become my new hero i will even give you all a shoutout in my paper
thanks
Jake

A:please help desperate high school student

Hi,

You can see the folders in the recycle bin , but it won't restore them?

Did you try clicking Restore All at the top of the recycle bin window?

Download and install this free program - if you have had the folder a day or two , there should be a shadow copy (made when a restore point is created).

You can explore those, find the folder ( probably under C: \Users\your user name ) right click the folder and export it.
ShadowExplorer.com - Downloads
ShadowExplorer.com - Manual

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Hi, I'm new here and as some of you may know, I am a high school student. I have way too much free time that I spend playing video games. I am also an experienced computer user and would like to learn more. I have learned some programming languages and other miscellaneous computer things, but I don't know what really to learn. I can find sites offering free programming courses and the like, but I don't know what direction I am going in. At this moment in time, I am eager to learn ANYTHING about computers that I can get my hands on. I would even learn 5 programming languages at once if I had time for it. Can people post links to good sites, articles, tutorials, classes, etc. about computer software, hardware, programming, encryption, operating systems, etc. that I could read and learn, so that hopefully in my future career in computers, I would not be completely helpless in any computer situation.
-like 45 ninjas.
 

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If anyone has suggestions...

I am working for a few months at a school with primarily computer based learning. We cannot get the tech support dept to help on this. Since some monetary problems a few years back, I have been told its hard to get help, or even an answer, on anything. That I have unfortunately confirmed. There is more, but why beat a dead horse.

Is there a way to block students in my classroom from downloading primarily games to the computer, and accessing chat rooms. (Yes I know much of this is a little ridiculous, but its not likely to change soon through normal channels.)

This is an alternative school. Theoretically we could remedy the problem through classroom monitoring and strict enforcement. It would be a big battle with not only students, but unfortunately many administrators as well. It seems more intelligent in any case to eliminate the problem, before the fact, rather than continually fight fires afterwards.

Some obstacles make a simple thing difficult. I cannot just reconfigure browsers or firewalls locally. (With software I am aware of.)

The computers are pcs running windows XP. The adult staff is locked out of most administrative functions, including user levels, most browser adjustments... The current most obnoxious game being used to waste time is burger shop, and a variety of chat rooms. Shockwave.com has many of the most obnoxious downloads.

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A:Preventing student gaming on school time...

i know my school uses some sort of software and im sure there are MANY blockers out there and i would imagine there would be some form of freeware too, you should research the program/s and find out which one is best, maybe you should just talk to the tech people quickly see if they can suggest anything, but as all programs, these would have flaws and students (hehehe) find sites that aren't blocked and there is a particular site that will block your blocker, supervision is always necessary even if you do have some sort of software, there are a few ways around them especially if your students have a reasonable knowhow
 

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Hi, I have a 2010 Lenovo Thinkpad Edge Notebook (NSW DET SCHOOL LAPTOP) and it was unlocked by the tech guy at school when I graduated 18 months ago. Worked perfectly fine until a couple of months ago when it just crashed and wont load past the first page. Have tried several hard resets, etc but no luck. I have important documents on the notebook and I need to get it working again as I have to transfer all my school and work documents to my macbook. I received the notebook from my school about 3 years ago, if that and never had any issues until now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thankyou

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Hi, I have a 2010 Lenovo Thinkpad Edge Notebook (NSW DET SCHOOL LAPTOP) and it was unlocked by the tech guy at school when I graduated 18 months ago. Worked perfectly fine until a couple of months ago when it just crashed and wont load past the first page. Have tried several hard resets, etc but no luck. I have important documents on the notebook and I need to get it working again as I have to transfer all my school and work documents to my macbook. I received the notebook from my school about 3 years ago, if that and never had any issues until now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thankyou

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Help just got few questions to ask if lenovo idea pad s100 is capable to upgrade from win 7 to win 8......thanks

A:can i up grade lenovo ideapad s100 from win 7 to 8...

Dear Customer
 
Welcome in lenovo forums
 
Unfortunately such kind of models are not upgradable to windows 8 , also there is no related drivers related on lenovo support
 
Thanks
Alaa



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I am in the need of a new laptop and thinkpads are awesome machines for thair price.I have a very small budget of around $200 I am interested in a x230 and newegg has B grades on sale at my budget hereWould it be worth buying here or searching ebay where I can see pictures of the actual item?Also whould you recomend a t430 instead?

A:Buying advice: Refurbished Lenovo B Grade x230!!!

I think a T430 or an x230 is a little too old. It is a 3rd gen Core CPU and my experience has been that 4th gen or later do better with windows 10.  I would not start with windows 7 in 2019.  I looked at eBay for 2 minutes and something like this might be a better choice:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T440s-14-FHD-Ultrabook-i5-4300U-1-9ghz-8GB-RAM-180GB-SSD-Wi...
That has free shipping, an SSD and an FHD screen.  THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE.  I HAVE NEVER BOUGHT FROM THAT SELLER AND I CANNOT RECOMMEND ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, but $200 seems like too much for a T430 or X230 machine

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I am in the need of a new laptop and thinkpads are awesome machines for thair price.I have a very small budget of around $200 I am interested in a x230 and newegg has B grades on sale at my budget hereWould it be worth buying here or searching ebay where I can see pictures of the actual item?Also whould you recomend a t430 instead?

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Please tell me whom Ram i use in my lap top Hp Pavilion G series Model No G4 1303 Au
 

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Hi all,

I have a HI-Grade r5400 Laptop which keeps turning off - I am pritty sure its overheating, as I get a wift of the burning smell every so often.

Sometimes it wont turn on, if you leave it for a while it will turn on - after 8-10 seconds it turns off.

I've opened it up and cleared all the dust off the fans, the fans seem to work fine.

I could try a different fan - I am struggling to find parts for this make and model online though.
Any one have any suggestions?

Cheers
 

A:Hi-Grade r5400 Laptop overheating

Make sure it's getting enough air. Many laptop users make the mistake of smothering the poor thing in blankets or a pillow when they use it. Did you remove the memory cover and clean that area? Did you take off the shell and clean the CPU? An overheated CPU sounds like the culprit here. Make sure you screwed the CPU fan/heat sink onto the bracket properly if you dismounted it.
 

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Hey all,

The Issue
I Have recently purchased a laptop with windows XP preinstalled on it (has COA key) and eveything seemed to be working until i updated the Webcam drivers. Suddenly the laptop stopped working and kept getting a BSOD so i re-installed XP and re-instlled the drivers for the laptop but now the DVD drive doesn't work properly.

When i insert a DVD film into the drive the film will play using Power Cyberlink DVD player but if i try to open the DVD from "My Computer" the disc appears to be blank. This also happend with DVD's where i have backed up data etc.

Also eveytime i start the laptop up it keeps trying to install two "Base System Device". I have tried allowing the laptop to install these devices but each time it tells me the device "was not installed correctly"


I am confused as to why this is and was just wondering if i had installed the correct drivers for the laptop or not or if perhaps my DVD drive is on t its way out.


Laptop Specs:
Hi-Grade Notebook
Pentium INtel T4200 Dual Core
1.75Gb RAM
300Gb HDD
Windows XP PRO SP3
Model No; W76S


I do have a genuine copy of Windows 7 Home Premium with a COA but im reluctant to install this without a fully working DVD Drive


thanks in advance
James
 

A:Faulty DVD drive on high-grade laptop

I can't find W76S on Hi-Grade's site, so I don't know what extras the laptop has. And their FTP server for driver download appears to be offline. Do you still have the CD/DVD w/ device drivers that came with the laptop? Perhaps try reinstalling the drivers for the webcam, card-reader, etc. from that disc.

The other option is take a look at Device Manager. Look at the properties for those w/ exclamation marks. There should be a Details tab. Select Hardware Ids under Property, and you should get couple things in the Value box. Hopefully, the 1st one will help you identify the make and from there, the right driver. If not, try using the 2nd value.
 

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Boot/start-up is very very slow...AMD Mobile Semperon logo displays for ages, as tho the whole device has frozen...this finally goes, if you're patient enough, and then its attention turns to the CD drive...either it claims there is no drive, or there's no bootable CD in the drive...if I'm lucky, it eventually continues until Windows starts...usually successfully, but not always. 'anybody come across this before...it'd be handy to get some insights before heading down the route to "total reload"...thanks in advance. DH
 

A:Hi-Grade (sic) 8317R Notebook/Laptop boot problem

Any sign of malware? Popups, browser re-directs? How many programs start with Windows? Has the disk been cleaned of garbage file lately?
 

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hi, i have finished school and been given a school laptop, but it still has the internet filter on it which i cant remove as they hav secured it there
i am trying to use a program windows password recovery tool to remove the admin password.
yet when i boot it from a usb at startup the screen resolution is giant, and i cannot see the buttons i need to click.
can anyone help?
or suggest a better way to remove the blue coat internet filter

A:help with a school laptop

Sorry, we can not help you.
It violates the RULES of the forum


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I would suggest you return it to the school and have the IT department help you.

Sorry, thread closed.

Bill

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I have a gateway laptop I use for school it turned off and won't turn back on. I put the battery in another computer and the other computer still powered on. I did the same with the charger. So its not a battery or charger problem. There is no virus or anything like that. When I plug it up the charging light flashes red and that's it I tried a hard reset and that doesn't seem to work with this model. No power light or anything. I really need to get thus thing back up and running so I can finish up my online exams. PLEASE HELP
 

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I'm thinking of getting a Laptop for school, but since Ive only ever brought/built desktops before, I'm not really sure what laptop would be best, only what I want from it and can afford...

-I can spend around £500.
-Needs to be powerful enough to run Visual Studio 2008 without any problems (VS08 is probs the most demanding app I'll use at school)
-At least Dx9 with pixel shader 3. Dx10 would be nice if possible
-If possible without spending too much I wouldn't mind being able to play games at decent settings (eg HL2:Episode 2) without lag

Ive had a look around but couldn't realy find anything useful to tell me if a laptop is capable of what I want or not...this looks like it may be more than capable, but I'm not really sure if thats the case, nor if it's actauly a good deal for £499...
http://configure.euro.dell.com/dell...=NRS15352&l=en&oc=N0953504&rbc=N0953504&s=dhs
 

A:Choosing a Laptop for school

That is a decent laptop that will do all you want it to.
 

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Hey everyone. Schools starting soon *sigh* and I want a laptop. I need it to be under $500 and have wifi and ethernet. its only purpose will be internet and word processing but id like it not to crap out on me when 2 things open. Im failing to find any good deals on my own or custom building sites that have starting prices low enough for me.

Thanks for any help
 

A:Cheap Laptop for school..

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i have try to update the drivers still can't connect

A:pls i need help, my laptop is not connecting to my school wi...

Hi, Welcome to HP Support Forum. I don't know how your school network works unless I can talk with your school Network staff. Please talk with the Network staff at your school, he/she will help you. Regards.

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Hey guys, I?m going to school for 3D animation and gonna be doing some VFX stuff here and there. I need a laptop that can handle it and I?m stuck on what?s good and what?s not for a reasonable price. The programs I?m going to be using is 3D max, Maya, cinema 4d, Adobe after effects, Sony Vegas, & probably some other ones I haven?t heard about. Any suggestions about laptops (I?m from Canada) and what makes a good 3D animation/VFX laptops spec wise would be appreciated!
 

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I have a Toshiba laptop that is about two years old, I got it from a friend who did not have any problems with it. I installed windows XP proffessional and office xp proffessional as well as norton antivirus, and windows updates. The computer just shuts itself down! It started doing it during downloads, or installing things, but then If inally got everything installed and now it just does it randomly, sometimes it will be ok for 3 hours, and then just shutdown, other times it shuts down every 5 minutes. I have changed the power settings to home/office and told it to never shut down, but it still does it. I know there is no virus, and it does not list an error message, it just turns black and shuts down. Can someone please tell me waht to do, I am computer illiterate and desperately need the computer for college, any help would be wonderful, thankyou!!!!!
 

A:Laptop just shuts itself off!!! Need for school please help!

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So for next year I am required to bring a laptop I heard our school provides HP probook 430 g3s to buy but I opted to go for the Hp probook 450 G4 with the specs here  http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?sel=NTB&id=Z3Y47PA&opt=that we would this Hp probook 450 G4 do well for school.? ill mainly use it with for doing school work on it but it must succeed 8 hours or more but I'm read claims it offers 12 hours from the HDD or 14 hours from the ssd another part says it has 16 hours going for it too.I really want to but this laptop fro school so if you could help me out it would be helpful also I wanted to ask quickly does the battery in this  be replace I mean can be taken out of like normal laptops where you hold the two buttons together cause I don't want to be stuck which a 3 cell battery  PS: I'm taking up IST next year so I want to know if this cna handle visual studio with the nvidia 930MX and can I also swap out the hdd internal 1 tb link listed above for a third party ssd? but I heard they offer batteries for the 450 G4 here http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=P3G16AA&opt=&sel=ACC 1.10.8 screen or higher this probook 450 has a 15.6 screen 2. A screen resolution of 1024-7683.802.11n or better event though  were getting AC wireless next year4.audio/mic ports 5.full qwerty keyboard 6. a MININUM OF 8 hOURS (Very important Here!)7. Robust carrying... Read more

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I recently bought an new dell laptop from dell and the headphone jack wasn't working I was going to upgrade to a better model but I got the run around for about 5 days and now that its over 30 days old oh yea my NEW laptop is 34 days old they refuse to help however if customer care would've helped me or even called me when they scheduled a return phone call this wouldn't have even happened!!!! So upset still trying to fix this issue Michigan

A:laptop for work and school

Hello. There is not much we can do to help you here on the Laptop Audio discussion board. I suggest that you go to Dell_Robert P's profile page and send him a message. (Click on the link which should take you to his page. Then send him a message if you see "send a private message" link on the right side of the page. If not, then click the Add as Friend link and include your message.)
Robert P is the chief forum moderator, and will probably try to help you, although there may be a limit on what a moderator can do. You should include more concrete details about what happened than you put in your post here. It explains what happened but is a bit sketchy. Also include your laptop's service tag number, so he can look it up.

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Hello,

My computer in school (desktop) has a Windows Experience Index of 3.3 but it seems to perform better than my 4.4 WEI laptop. Maybe WEI is not a reliable measure of how fast the computer is but just to give you an idea. I don't know the exact specs of my school pc but i think it has almost the same specs as my laptop in terms of ram and clock speed. Here are my laptop specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: TravelMate P243
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.72.02V1.05
Processor: Intel® Pentium® CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 1878MB RAM
Page File: 3348MB used, 1230MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

Anyway, my laptop freezes a lot of times, especially when I haven't turned it off for a long time. This just doesn't happen with my school pc even if it's on 24/7. I was the one who installed windows 7 on both computers so they have almost the same programs installed (except maybe Connectify app in my laptop).

Now i'm wondering if I can still make my laptop perform faster or should I just buy a new one? My CPU usage meter indicates 87% of my ram is used. this is usually the case when i'm working. Do you think this will get faster if I upgrade the ram? i ... Read more

A:My 3.3 WEI computer in school is better than my 4.4 WEI laptop. why?

Do you think this will get faster if I upgrade the ram?Hello and Welcome -Most updated Windows7 computers will run about 4G RAM, rather than your current installed 2G RAM, so it would not hurt to upgrade this -If These TravelMate P243 Specs are the same / similar to yours, it includes Memory "Base RAM size 4 GB" -Part of Acer's business lineup, the TravelMate P243 features an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, 8GB of RAM, an HD webcam, and a 14-inch 1366 x 768 display. Availability date: Aug. 14, 2012 Also This Review says "Basic RAM is 4G" - So I would look at 4Gig as a standard setup.my laptop freezes a lot of times, especially when I haven't turned it off for a long time. << I would turn the computer off at least at the end of the day and save your work Personally only, I turn my laptop off every day (night) as it may be 2 or 3 days between using it, and I like to start fresh each time - Your choice there -Desktops and laptops are a bit different with shutdown times etc, but I still believe in turning them off when totally finished, and it only takes about 1 or 2 minutes to restart them for each session - Try this for a while, and clean out unwanted programs on a regular basis also -Regards -

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Let me tell you my issue
I have a computer that was supplied by the school for myself to use at school. The computer protection & secrutity are way to good... I have tryed to use a proxy to bypass everything. All chrome extensions are blocked, I cant remove the regedit or configure anything. Everything is controlled. I can't install anything. The computer is owned and & payed fully by me and its painfull

I have a usb & extra pc if i need to load anything onto to it.
 

A:School LAPTOP bypass help!

you need to talk to the school IT
We cannot assist with bypassing security and restrictions that the school have applied
closing post as per our rules
see here, which you just read and agreed to
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Circumventing Company/School/Parental or Other Restrictions (show less)
Because we are unable to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided to those trying to circumvent Internet filters or similar restrictions and any such threads will be closed. Furthermore, we will not assist with violating the "Terms of Service" of any product, service or web site. Unfortunately, it is against Google's Terms of Service to download videos from YouTube. They have contacted us directly to request that we do not support with downloading videos from YouTube. Any posts with instructions or information about how to violate Terms of Service will be closed or removed.
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Hey guys , recently bought Dell windows home 7 from ebay for 35quid
I was replacing my laptop os from ubuntu,

anyways , the pixels of the whole laptop/pictures/desktop look really old or poor pixels,

as you can tell im not expert in the computer field, but i have attached a few pictures
to try to explain what i mean... When i had ubuntu everything was fine the quality was perfect,

any idea what i need to do or download to recieve that picture quality again.

Thanks.

A:the pixels on the whole laptop look old school!! How to change?

My laptop is a toshiaba satelite C805D - I bought it in febuary. (so its not an old laptop)

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So im going to college in a few months and i would like to get a new good laptop.
Now i play video games but not hardcore ones, i play games like League of Legends and Team Fortress 2. So I'm trying to find a laptop thats able to play those games, however i dont need a super fancy gaming laptop, anyone mind helping?

I looked at newegg.com but im unsure of what i really need
 

A:[Help] Getting a good laptop for school/ some games

Oh thanks for moving the thread
 

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I had a message on Yahoo messanger with links on yahoo messanger and when I clicked on it, it redirected the browser to nsl-school.org and downloaded virus. I have a protection by Avast and it detected a virus but could not do anything about it..
I have run ewidow and it detects files but can not remove them.
Also on my desk top, the virus has downloaded a file svhost.exe.

Please advise what should I do?

Really apriciate it..
Vipul Patel
 

A:MY laptop is attacked by a virus nsl-school.org

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I'm going to buy a laptop for school use in college, but I'm not sure how to choose the right laptop, I know that the minimum amount of RAM should be at least 2GB and I also heard that i3, i5, i7's are good to use too. My friend also told me that Lenovo is a very good and trusted brand for laptops but what else should I look for? What other brands/manufactures for laptop are trustworthy? main question is what to look for so that it isn't going to be 'OUT' in a few years. Thanks a lot!
 

A:[Help] What should a modern 'for school' laptop have/require?

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Hey guys.


I want to get a laptop to use for school projects (like slideshows and videos), gaming (H2V, CS:S) and surfing the web (do people still say that?) and I'd like to hear from someone who knows more about it than me about how mush it would cost.

Here's an extensive list of what I'd like it to have:
- Windows Vista Home Premium (there's $300 already)
- At least a 3Ghz CPU
- Mid- to high-end graphics card (GeForce 8600 maybe)
- A good sound card (nothing fancy)
- At least a 120-160GB hard drive, reasonably fast (say 7200 RPM, is that fast?)
- At least 4GB of RAM
- A relatively small screen size (18-21") so I don't have to be carrying around a huge bag
- Decent networking capabilities (good enough to download stuff, play games online and use my school's wireless)


I hope I didn't miss anything. I don't know much about laptops so any advice or insight is helpful.

On Apple's website there's a thing where you can play with upgrades and a few other settings to customize your computer, and it tells you how much it would cost. But Macs are lousy for gaming so I tried to find a thing like that for PC laptops but had no luck.

Thanks!
 

A:How much can I expect to pay for a laptop for school and games?

Dude, how much are you planning on spending? Those are some pretty heavy specs for a lappy. I really don't think you need quite that specs for basic gaming (though definitely get someone else's opinion, I only know from what I've looked at and such). but try Dell, they've got some pretty good deals. however, if you really do want even higher specs, you might wanna try something like Alienware.
Again, I'm no expert, but for a lappy those are some pretty high end specs.

Oh yeah, lol. BTW, if I understood you right...you're talking 4-5 grand.
 

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So lets say I know that security is a joke in a way. I have a basic firewall. I have a router (with built in firewall) I have anti virus.

But... it slows my computer down so .... if I want to keep my computer safe when downloading files, browsing websites, this is a laptop so it will be going places at some point.

What do you rec. website or downloads for basic security? Is

Microsoft security essentials, windows firewall, and malware enough? In cunjunction with a router at home with a firewall?

I read about sand boxing and I do have avast (but I disabled it for speed issues) so what about running commando and so forth. I mean... it seems silly to install a ton of programs if it makes it so I can't even use the internet. Also is crome a safe browser or should I be using Firefox?

My fear is simply a virus that messes up my computer, someone getting into my email account and sending virus's out.. that kind stuff...

:P hehe just curious if there is a good website to read up on this stuff for.

If what I got will keep me safe from bios passwords and highjacking software im cool. I don't got anything worth stealing I don't order online or anything... so any info be great. (computer will be used for school soon though) don't want people messing with it for sure.... but at the same time important It doesn't get bogged down

A:so what if im parnoid? Keep my laptop safe at school

Heres my answer..

If you are not really sure if the a website is infected or not go here http://www.virustotal.com/ Using this website, you can check and verify if the website that you are trying to visit has a malware,rootkit,trojans,adware and spywares.

For some reason you need to delete your prefetch and temp files so that it will not cosume your computers memory (Performance problems.)

Click start, type on the start search or run "%temp%" without the quotation mark
Select all then hit delete. Noticed that some you can't delete all of them. Its fine. Just press skip.

Click start, type on the start search run. then on run type "prefetch" without the quotation mark
Select all then hit delete.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop because it was nearly crashed so I decided to reinstall it. When I press "Install now" and finish editing my HDD settings so Windows is going to install it finish the "Copying Windows files" step and it just stucks at 0% at "Expanding Windows files"

I have tried with Windows XP aswell and it does not work. I have taken out the HDD and deleted everything on it from my other computer but it seems to still not work so I guess it is the BIOS settings.

I have full access to the BIOS but I have no idea what to do...

Any ideas?

EDIT;

Computer model is HP Compaq 6730b

A:[SOLVED] Trying to format School laptop

Problem has been solved.

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Haven't posted in a while. Well college is coming around and i NEED a laptop, I'll use it for notes, papers, projects, and homework, but that's not what I'm worried about

I'm very OCD about what I buy. I have around 1200-1500 to spend, and i want the best bang for my buck. I want a gaming laptop, that's at least somewhat solid, what am I looking at with that price range?
 

A:buying laptop for school/gaming help?

You're going to need more money for a good gaming laptop.

Ok I did a little searching and I found a list of mobile video devices.

Nvidia GeForce Go7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
Nvidia GeForce 8400M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7700
Nvidia GeForce Go7600GT
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GS
Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
Nvidia GeForce 8700M-GT
Nvidia GeForce Go7900GS
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
Nvidia GeForce Go7800GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
Nvidia GeForce Go7900GTX
Nvidia GeForce Go7950GTX

Look for a laptop that you can afford with at least one of the above, 2GB of memory for Windows Vista and the mobility processor of your choice. The farther you go down the list the faster and more expensive the video will be. All the recognized brand names I saw where $2000.00 and up.
 

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My laptop has XP Home, and when the computer guy when to put in the networks domain, he said there was no place to put in the domain only a work"group" which wouldn't work.

How do I go about getting it to work? He said there is a network card so it should be able to work, but he's not sure how to do it.

Is it even possible with the Home edition or do I need the Professional edition?
If it's possible what do we do?

Thanks
 

A:Trying to connect to my school network using my laptop

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Kid needs a computer for school ... should I go with a laptop or desktop?
 

A:Kid needs a computer for school... should I go with a laptop or desktop?

Given a choice, I vote desktop

1) You usually need pay more for laptops
2) Laptops will also need to endure more wear and tear as they're mobile and will be probably be dropped or slip out of hand some time and ya need worry more about damages
3) And importantly, i think it's easier to keep an eye on what kid's are doing on a computer when it's a desktop!
 

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Hi, so I'm in the process of purchasing a laptop for University and was hoping someone could help me out with a couple questions I have.

1) How does the AMD Turion? 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 (1.8GHz/1MB), perform against the Mobile AMD Sempron? Processor 3500+? Would both perform well for a school laptop?

2) How much better is the ATI RADEON® Xpress1270 HyperMemory? than the ATI RADEON® Xpress1150 with 256MB HyperMemory? Would both be good enough for basic office and internet use?

3) Is the AMD Turion? 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 (1.8GHz/1MB) with the ATI RADEON® Xpress1270 HyperMemory? worth about 150$ more than the Mobile AMD Sempron? Processor 3500+ and ATI RADEON® Xpress1150 with 256MB HyperMemory? Should I not bother with the upgrade for 150$?

Thanks in advance for helping me out. Most of this stuff goes right over my head!

Rina
 

A:HELP! Having Trouble Deciding on a Laptop for School

1. A sempron is a much older (single core chip). The turion is far better.

2. Any laptop is capable of graphics for basic office and internet use. Even cheap ones.

3. yes. Ensure you maximize the RAM on any laptop you buy. It would also be wise to buy a faster rpm hard drive.

4. Please post in the correct forum next time. (mobile computing)
 

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Symantec indicates that my daughter has the trojan.vundo on her school laptop, but when I downloaded there removal program, it did not find it. We own the laptop but it is programmed by her school for school usage. It starts up with Novell client so I could not figure out how to start it in safe mode. I hit F8 but it did not work. Symantec shows that the trojanfundo is in C:Windows/system32/iiihe.dll Any help to get rid of Tojan.vundo would be appreciated.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:14:08 PM, on 10/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
c:\Toshiba\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesbs32.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesrv31.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
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A:Trojan.Vundo on School Laptop

Hitting F8 is not the way to do it - start tapping F8 and the begenning of the boot process at least every second

O2 - BHO: VPN-OEM Extension - {89044184-F260-4FDD-8FAB-2662814846E5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\winfghert.dll is a key logger are you aware of this????

Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.
Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
After the files are extracted, please reboot your computer into Safe Mode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode then hit enter.
Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning and a list of forums to seek help at.
it should look like this
VundoFix V2.1 by Atri
By pressing enter you agree that you are using this at your own risk

Click to expand...
At this point press enter one time.
Next you will see:
Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
Then Press Enter, Then F6, Then Enter Again to continue with the fix.Click to expand...
At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iiihe.dll


Press Enter, then press the F6 key, then press Enter one more time to continue with the fix.
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School is starting, so I was asked to get a laptop from the school. I tried to sign into the credentials the school gave me at home, but it said my domain isn't available. here is the message word for word.
"We cant sign in with this credential because your domain isn't available. make sure your device is connected to your organizations network and try again. if you previously signed in on this device with another credential, you can sign in with that
credential."
I am stuck here and have no where to go. I would be greatly appreciated if you guys can help me out.
Thanks, Carlos 

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Hey,

I'm looking to buy a new laptop for under $300 for my cousin for College. He needs it to write essays, do his projects and some web browsing. Nothing to fancy.

Any recommendations?
 

A:Laptop for college student (Under $300)

Pretty much any current hardware can handle basic "office" apps. It just becomes a matter of finding a model that fits your budget.

Make note of any options or features that are necessary, then go to the local stores and see what's available. It's simply a matter of brand preference, budget, and warranty.
 

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OK my bro has asked me to find him another laptop. I know the hardware well enough but not the brands.
I told him to buy one a little over a year ago, because it had an APU and very casual gaming was a request, but not anymore. Anyway it was an HP pavilion and it has some serious bloody heat problems and it hasent even been abused, which makes me as mad as it makes him.

So, we need a 15.6" laptop with a minimum of 4GB ram and a nicer processor, dual core is minimum and really all thats required. would prefer $450-550, which should be plenty for what this is for- school work and watching netflix/youtube/etc etc.

Most importantly is it needs to LAST. its not going to get thrown around or be running at 100% all the time. so it needs to last years (notice the plural). the fan should NOT be maxing out all the time.

I havent been someone to ask for forum feedback for PC hardware for years, but honestly laptop quality is constantly fluctuating and im tired of spending hours looking into them..
PS. I am NOT buying another HP.

Thanks for your help!
 

A:Laptop for college student

I normally avoid HP laptops off and on because of that very issue. Now its not the case with all their models (seems to me that most come from the 17 inch models in my experience). If you want a good laptop for light gaming and schoolwork/youtube and junk, here are my recommendations at that price point:

Lenovo G505s $524
Lenovo has good build quality, down side is they tend to cost a bit more than other brands and this one has a 768p screen.

Asus X550LB Notebook (Open Box Special) $559
Asus is also one of good build quality. This is an open box special of course as the regular price is a bit higher than this but it comes with the normal warranty and would be one of the best choices in terms of performance.

Those are my two best recommendations as far as performance to price is concerned. If you want to go cheaper I would drop to an A8 processor as that will drop the price a bit down. I normally stick with Lenovo, Asus, and MSI when it comes to laptops (Sager as well but they are custom) and thats where I normally run to with laptop needs. HP is fine on the smaller platform for some reason its just the big notebooks that have poor cooling designs (Sounds stupid no matter how I think of it, but my sister has a small new HP notebook with an A10 and 15.6 screen which runs very cool while my friend has a 17inch with an A10 and it runs hot. Wrap your head around that).
 

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I am planning on buying a new laptop..What can you guys recommend that I buy?
Laptops with
-built in camera
-lots of memory
-lightweight (I'm tiny so I want to carry something small and handy)
-fast
-not too expensive

My friend recommend this black friday sales: http://blackfriday2009sale.info/index.php?keywords=computer,laptop&store=10 @ bestbuy

what should I watch out and which one should i choose?

Please help. I am clueless about buying laptops.
 

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Hi, My older syster is needing a laptop for college, she's going to be a Biology major, and needs to write reports, and do basic online searching for hacks, and cheats for her tests, . As I search, I only see new computers with windows Vista on them, and I can tell from their specs, no matter how much you strip vista, it is not going to run well at all.

But I'm also needing some advice on whats the most important features for a laptop for a college student. I know DVD-R/RWs are a must, and atleast 1/2 Gig of Ram is important, but what about integrated/non-integrated Video cards, and Wifi capabilities?
Thanks-
JoshT

A:Looking For A Laptop For A College Student With Xp On It.

From what you describe she needs a about a 1ghz computer with 512MB of RAM with a 20gb hard drive should do. Windows XP or even Windows 2000 Pro. That will run about $200? delivered on eBay. This is all on the assumption that you are looking for a deal.
If not then I would go to Dell or Toshiba and look at what they have on their sites. I have had 4 Toshiba notebooks and in my opinion they are bullet proof. I still have and use a P-II 300 Toshiba 2535CDS that is 8 years old. I still use it several times a week.
If she plans on packing it to class try and find a 12" sub-note and a docking station for the house\dorm. If not look at one of the "Desktop replacements" forms. 17"+ screen, full size keyboard, and does not skimp on the power.
If you go new a DVD is a given, if not save her money and get a USB\Firewire external DVD-RW.

IMo

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