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

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

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

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

Oh thanks for moving the thread

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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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Is the laptop good for running World of warcraft or games like prototype or other?The specs of the laptop are
Display:15.6"(39,6 sm)HD
Processor:AMD Athlon X2 QL-65 Dual-Core, 2.1 GHz
Ram:2gb ddr2 800 MHz
Hard Disk:250 GB, SATA
System:Windows XP Home
Screen:Camera 1.3 ,microphone and speaker
I am hoping it is good.
 

A:Is this Laptop good for games?

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i have a pretty decent brand new laptop that i want to use mainly for school but i also want games to play around when i get bored, i checked systemrequirmentslab.com to see if i could run any of the games that i wanted to play and it gave me the recommended score for every single one, but when i get into the games and put it on the lowest settings it still runs at like 15FPS. is it something wrong with my laptop? can i fix it?

Lenovo G50
6gb RAM
AMD A8 processor
AMD Radeon R5 graphics chip
 

A:have a decent laptop and cant play any games good

laptops just generally aren't recommended for gaming. The ones I have seen dedicated to gaming run in the several thousands of dollars.
 

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Hey Guys!

I respect everyone's opinion! I have come to you guys with a problem and a question. So currently I record games with Reflector for my Ios/Android Games and Elgato for my Console games. Now I am trying to record PC games. I tried recording the last few days and have only run into problems with lag and other issues. So I was wondering if my laptop specs were good enough to record PC games without lag or other issues. I have a Asus Notebook. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU 1.80GHz 2.40 GHz. RAM 8 GB. 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor. GeForce 745m graphics card. 1 TB Hard Drive. Windows 8 and currently using Open Broadcast Software to record my PC gameplay. And I have only tried to record the new game Stranded Deep. So I have been having problems with Lag in all my gameplay unless I turn down my quality to toaster mode. Are these specs good enough to actually record smooth good quality gameplay out of? Or do I need to upgrade my equipment? Let me know if you guys need any other information. Thank you guys for any help! You guys are always helpful!
 

A:Are My Laptop Specs Good Enough To Record Games?

Where are you getting the games from that you are recording? ie: Amazon, game manufacturer's websit etc.
 

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I downloaded a movie from this site http://my-movie-download.com/ it is in avi format and I have a ps2 which I want to use as my dvd player. I have dvd-r discs...My PS2 is the old one the phat one or the old school one. I wanted to know what is a good converter that wil let me convert avi to dvd and let me play on my ps2 and the software needs to work on vista.

A:Good Avi To Old School Ps2 Compatible Dvd

hi,,, dvd flick.http://www.dvdflick.net/

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I'm looking for a Windows laptop. I'm not looking to play Unreal 3 engine games at highest settings or Crysis or really anything new, the most important games are TF2 and CSS, and while people like to say how forgiving the Source engine is, I'd like to hear from someone who's certain of how the laptop will perform. I am in the U.S., linking to newegg is fine if that has the best price. Under $800 would be a good estimation.
 

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Alright, so I recieved this laptop from the university and they kinda want us to use it to research stuff and what not.
Is there any program out there that could like.. hmm
When I save a document on this laptop, it will like send it over to my stationary computer at home or something like that?
I want to be able to send everything over that I do on this laptop to my computer at home.

If my explination is confusing, lmk and I'll try to explain it a bit better

A:Is there any software that's good for school work?

Microsoft Live Mesh....

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I have quake 3 on a flash drive. I setup the game so that you don't have to install it to play it. but at school where I have way too much free time they don't let students use my computer, it's blocked off. so my question is how do I open and .EXE from something other than my computer.

A:games at school

EXE's are blocked at our school as well and I know no way of getting past that restriction yet

Sorry we cant help.

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Samsung Series 3 Notebook (NP350V5C) | Samsung Notebooks It says it has 2gb dedicated graphics.
I want to play Arma 2 and maybe some fairly recent other games.

A:Is this laptop's graphics card good enough to play decent games (Dayz)

did you see this : AMD Radeon HD 7730M - Notebookcheck.net Tech ?

I think its a fairly good device for the price. I asked a simular topic, and they pointed me out that 2gb dedicated RAM is not really the biggest bottle neck. (I could chose between 1Gb and 2Gb dedicated)

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Ever get a hankering for some old-school Atari? Now you can play eight classic video games in any HTML5 Web browser, even on touch-screen smartphones and tablets.

Zap! Atari and Microsoft today launched Atari Arcade, an excellent example of how HTML5 can change the way we play video games.

The portal of retro entertainment -- primarily launched to celebrate Atari's 40th anniversary -- includes Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, and Yars' Revenge. The best part? It's free, and doesn't require Flash, Java, or any other plug-in to play, running solely on HTML5.





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A:Play old-school Atari games in any HTML5 Web browser

I've just found this independently and was looking to see if there was a thread about it - and this is it.

Excellent retro browser-based action!

Atari Arcade

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Ever get a hankering for some old-school Atari? Now you can play eight classic video games in any HTML5 Web browser, even on touch-screen smartphones and tablets.

Zap! Atari and Microsoft today launched Atari Arcade, an excellent example of how HTML5 can change the way we play video games.

The portal of retro entertainment -- primarily launched to celebrate Atari's 40th anniversary -- includes Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, and Yars' Revenge. The best part? It's free, and doesn't require Flash, Java, or any other plug-in to play, running solely on HTML5.




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Okay so I disabled Data Execution Prevention(DEP) through a command prompt, and it is still causing problems. I don't know why. Whenever I open up this game it just says "Program closed due to Data Execution Prevention" Please help.

A:Data Execution Prevention not letting me open some of my school programs or games??

Hello Xehu,

Since you have a 64-bit CPU, it could be it stopping it if the CPU supports DEP No-execute (NX bit).

If the game is tripping this, then you should think twice about trying to run it. If it's a legit game, then you might check to see if an update or patch may be available for it that may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello!

I have HP Elitebook 8540w (Got it like 1.5 years ago)
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Ram: 8GB
Grachpic card: Nvidia Quadro FX 880M (Approx. Total Memory - 4555MB)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz

I gonna attach Dxdiag file too for more info

The problem is when i play games like Dota2 or Thief my laptop lags and frezzes when on battery and plugged (It does not lag and freeze when on battery with no AC) I have checked some other threads and messed around with power setings but with no luck.
Maybe you guys could help me with this problem. If not then probably there is a problem with my AC


But! There is another problem. Even when playing on battery.

When playing games like assassins creed black flag or far cry 3 and 4 my laptop lags even without AC plugged in. I checked on site "can i run it" and they said that i can play the game but i need to update my drivers ( Video and CPU). I downloaded latest nvidia and intel drivers but i still have the same problem
My friend with i5 and 3gb ram runs the game without problem. And i cant,

I had same problem on this laptop when i was using windows 7 ultimate
On frist question i guess i need new AC charger. But i wanted to post it so you have more info about second problem. Maybe they are somehow connected, i dont know.So please, help me.

Thank you!
 

A:laptop with good config lags when playing some "better" games

Welcome to TSG!

It could be how the machine is built. I can't say for sure on this brand/model, but months ago I was researching another issue, and came across some things.
Seems some laptops had been built in such a way that on battery they used "full power" as it were, like full voltage to CPU and video ect. however when plugged in something in the charging system hardware or software, can't remember exactly, they would drop voltage. Almost like it would divide up the AC power, send some to charge and not quite enough to the system.
It was weird and confused many people as to why it would do this.

Someone much better at diagnostic software could have you check your voltages while on battery and on AC. See if there is a reported drop.

Hmm, seems your video card is not really built for games. It's more geared to work related. C.A.D. ect.
Tests pretty low for some games. http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Quadro-FX-880M.24735.0.html
As for the Can You Run It results. it only looks at the specs of the card and compares them to the game requirements. It doesn't mean that that specific card can do it, but only that based on what it has, it should.

So it may, sadly, just be your video card.
Your friends system may have a "killer" video card, able to take up much of the slack that a slower CPU and less RAM present.

My thoughts anyway.... Don't give up, there may yet be work arounds.
 

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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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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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hacking
password cracking
keystroke recording software

We will also not offer advice, assistance or instruction with regard to any of the above activities, illegal or otherwise.




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

Sorry, thread closed.

Bill

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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
 

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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'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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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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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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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
https://forums.techguy.org/help/rules/
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Next you will see:
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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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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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Hey all I am having issues with my latop uploading data to the server at my school. I get my own network drive but I'm geting less thab 500kb a second. And their internet speed is 11mbs. But that's not all I'm getting disconected from it too when I'm trying to transfer data to it. The administrater said it was my side. Also I have tried the twealing online with turning off the compressor and such. Any other sugestions?

Look at laptop specs in my info if u need more information

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Hey,

I am looking to get a laptop for school (Microsoft office, emails, etc...) but also to have some gaming capabilities, most importantly to run Dota 2 1080p @60 FPS (the only game I really care about on this laptop).

The budget is about 700?-900?, but it is quite variable, as I can go higher if it is really worth it.

Thanks in advance,

~Atham

EDIT: www.heureka.sk is what you can search with, but you can just tell me which product and I will search it.
 

A:Need a laptop for school with some light gaming capabilities

1080p? On your laptop screen, or on an external screen? And wow 60fps is gonna be pushing it.
 

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At the moment i use my school laptop because my gaming computer is at a friends house.

Anyway i find it weird that the teachers have blocked everything, i'm not allowed to download things because i need admin rights and i don't know the username + password.

I tried the cmd method but they have block that aswell, so i'm wondering if there is a method to get the username and password so that i can finally download things, i paid for the school pc and when we can't do anything on it (except youtube) i feel really pissed of and mad about that.

If anyone could help me with this issue i would be really thankfull (: (sorry for my bad english)

A:School laptop blocking everything, need help with admin rights and cmd

Hi Steneman,

I work at as an IT administrator for a school district so i understand what you're going through. Those restrictions are in place because that laptop is school property (for now) or because the IT department does not allow people to bring their own devices for the network.

long story short... those restrictions are there so you cant do anything to the computer they don't want you doing (such as downloading pirated content or software that is not legal). You will probably have to deal with it for now, or hack the computer. Id advise not trying to hack it though because if they find out the consequences may be even more frustrating (such as no network access).

Sorry I couldn't be more help as far as getting you up and playing but its just one of those suck-suck situation.

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So basically got my school laptop yesterady, the internet worked fine at school but when I came home it wouldn't work. When I came to school again today it worked, when I came home again it wouldn't.

The internet connection showed that it was connected () but I don't got internet acess. Some restarts I have internet (pretty slow) just on the beginning, sometimes pages just loads forever or very long without connecting and sometimes it just loads a little bit and says network error.

I've been working with trying to fix it all day yesterday and like one hour today, and now I just want to get it done so I came here to make a thread. My network is fine with the computers/telephones in my house so it's not the router.

I've tried to use the windows network error checking tool, it just says that the strandard gateway isn't available (which is not getting automatically resolved) and it identifies a problem aswell that the connection between the router and internet has disconnected.

I have tried to...

* Restarted
* Changing battery network card settings to high priority
* Disconnecting, reconnecting
* Re-typing wifi password
* Deactivating ipv6
* Using a DNS
* Few CMD commands
* Changing an option called "dulex/rulex someting" or something that tells how much mb/s you should receive (or something like that) from router to automatically detect to 100mb/s, didn't make any difference either
..and more

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A:New laptop, can't connect to wifi at home but can at school

This is quite simple - The School is using a proxy within Internet Explorer. You must have admin rights for this to work.

On Internet Explorer, - Tools - Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings - Untick the bottom box (Proxy)

Close and re-open IE, everything should be working.

Make sure you make a note as you will need to re-tick the box when you're next at school.

Regards,

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I'm trying to help my sister fix a problem with her PC, and am stuck in a problem.

The PC was her earlier school-laptop, but after finishing school, she bought it legally from the school. It still has the school setup, and it's not possible to boot from the XP-CD. Even though the install-cd is inserted in the drive, the PC boots to the ordinary partition. Entering "Boot Device Options" only lets me choose between "Notebook Hard Drive" and "Notebook Ethernet". Clicking "BIOS Setup", this message appears:

"User ID: BIOS Administrator
Enter password:"

Neither I nor my sister knows the admin password. The tech-desk at her school is closed, so we can't get help from there. This is really frustrating, it's her computer and she have legally bought it from the school, so this shouldn't been a problem! I've also tried to enter the admin account without password, but of course it's password protected... Is there any way for me to format and reinstall the OS without the need for the admin password (legally, without hacking)?
 

A:Hard format earlier school laptop

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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

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

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.



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

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Good evening Tech Support Guy forums. Here is one for you. I am using a laptopt that is used at a school. The owner (member of staff) can connect to the schools wireless internet but not the one here at home. The computer is running XP Pro and I'm a Linux guy so I'm stumped.

Bascially the wireless card picks up the router, connects and tells me the signal strength is great and all is well. That is not the case. When trying to get anywhere on the net I get the old could not find server page. I have taken an ethernet cable out of the back of one of the other machines and plugged it into the laptop. I need to tell it to not use proxy at all and to automatically detect settings. That is fine but the owner needs the wireless. Like I said the card works fine at the school. Here it won't. I told it to not look for hte proxy and get the settings automatically. We have other machines that connect to the router wirelessly and the router itself assigns the laptop an IP.

Can anyone help me fix this and get it all sorted?

The card is D-Link Airplus DWL-G650+ and the router is a Belkin F5D7230-4 Wireless G router.

Any help much appreciated.
Thanks

Ironfist
 

A:School laptop wireless connection problem

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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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Hello,

Basicly my laptop is like 1 year old. My wifi works just fine I can connect to any router/hotspot. But when I go to school I just can't connect to the wifi in school and everyone else can. It just says: Could not connect to the network but it shows it's available. My friends get a login page like this: http://i.imgur.com/zdUiD2A.jpg (picture found on google).
I litterly tried EVERYTHING that I could do.. I searched hours on the internet and tried alot it just doesn't seem to work.
Please help me out!

Thanks

A:Laptop school wifi connection issues [Need help ASAP]

- Network and Sharing Center - Manage Wireless Networks - Delete the school one and try re-connecting
- Disable firewall
- Run services.msc and see if you have Bonjour service running, stop and try if so
- Try Safe Mode with Networking
- Re-install/update wireless driver
- Run cmd as admin: netsh winsock reset

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