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Laptop recommendations wanted

Q: Laptop recommendations wanted

I'm trying to help my mom buy a new laptop, but I don't have much experience with lower-end computers. I'm hoping someone can help point out a good laptop or laptop maker.

She will be using the laptop for simple tasks: email, web browsing, and Netflix watch now. Because she is using Netflix watch now the laptop will need a video output, preferably HDMI to minimize cables. She would prefer a larger screen, so web books are pretty much out of the question. Battery life, portability, touch pad, etc don't matter because she will use the laptop at home 99.99% of the time. Also, she doesn't have a need for an HDD larger than a few GB.

She wants to spend as little as possible, and is not willing to pay more than $500.

Any ideas/input? Thanks!

Preferred Solution: Laptop recommendations wanted

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A: Laptop recommendations wanted


Check out the Dells:

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I'm building my own home computer, trying to stay within a budget, but not yet decided on CPU & MB.

This is what I have already bought:

Antec 200 case
Corsair 8GB (4x2) DDR3 XMS3 RAM
Antec Neo ECO 620C power supply
EVGA GT 240 512MB DDR5 PCI-E2.0 Video Card (Christmas gift)

Just looking for what anybody says is a good CPU & MB without me taking out a small loan for these items. Not really into gaming but would like to play some of the Medal of Honor games without a problem viewing/playing them.

Your time is appreciated, thanks,

A:PC DIY- opinions/recommendations wanted...

If you dont want to spend much, you can pick up a quad core AMD athlon ii for pretty cheap and it will run ok.

I've found they overclock reasonably well to.

Phenom II X4 would be a better option, but would cost a bit more.

I'd recommended a 790gs or 890gs motherboard.

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i'm looking for recommendations for software(free/share)for using with a cd/rw. software is to use,i dont plan on doing fancywork just music and transfering utility programs on a disk.

again,something uncomplicated,easy to you.

i currently have easy cd creator 5 and i'm not happy with it.

A:Software recommendations Wanted for CD/RW

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I've noticed since installing windows 7 that IE8 has become slower and more resource hungry (sometimes using up to 500Mb of memory).

What are your recommendations for an alternative browser. I have tried google chrome but wasn't too impressed, but would still welcome your suggestions.

I like the "In Private" browsing feature of IE so do any of the alternatives also have this feature ?

A:Browser recommendations wanted

Use Opera Browser or Firefox 4 or use IE9

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I currently have IE,tried Netscape,now i'm looking to take a new browser for a test run,..any recommendations?

A:Browser Recommendations wanted,Not I.E.,nor Netscape,but ?

Crazy browser - http://www.crazybrowser.com
MYIE - http://www.webattack.com/get/myiebrowser.shtml

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Anyone reccomend any good games similar to either the "Assassins Creed" or "Splinter Cell" franchises please ?

I like the whole stealth and 3rd person aspect. Can be new or old games , wont matter just as long as they are fun to play and obviously play nice on Win 8 x64.


Specs :

Intel i5 Mobile 3230m.
Intel HD 4000 Mobile.
8 Gig RAM.

A:Stealthy Game Recommendations Wanted Please.

I like Far Cry 2 and 3. First person but great play, graphics and AI...


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Hi all..... I've decided to build my own computer. I not that that much of a gamer but do play when I have the time. I'm also an amatuer photographer. Below is the parts that I have come up with, if there is something better or if there are parts that are not compatible, let me know. I'm looking for a total of about $1,500 or less....
NZXT Apollo ORANGE NP Orange SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
ABIT IP35 LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6850 - Retail or Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400PRO - Retail
NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - OEM
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
ASUS 20X DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Thermaltake CL-P0114 120mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Logitech 920-000325 Black USB Wired Ergonomics Wave Keyboard - Retail
I'm planning on reusing my monitor and mouse. What video card should I also use? Please post any questions that might help you help me..., comments and recommendations. Thanks guys (and gals).

A:Building first Computer! Suggestions/Recommendations Wanted!

OK that is one awesome build! People do say the the Rosewill PSUs are not very good so you could look for a differnt PSU. I have one myself and it works fine but you are building one mean machine so I would defently get a better one. I will let someone else help you with that. You really don't need the thermal compound or the CPU cooler as the CPU already comes with that. Unless you plan to overclock alot then you won't need it. But those quad cores may put out a lot of heat. I would definetly go with the quad core but the core 2 duo would be alright to. If your not gaming much I don't really see a point in spending that much money on the CPU. Do you really need the floppy drive? Nobody uses those things anymore. Unless you do that is fine but I would get rid of that. As for a video card if your building that much of a good computer I would go with the 8800GTX. That may a little to over the top but you can look at them anyway. Or there is the 8600GT or GTS. That memory will work good. I would look at a differnt case maybe. Something that has better cooling. I do believe that Antec and Thermaltake make good cases.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130286 -- GC

Well those are my suggestions.
Good luck with the build!

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I currently us a program called Protect Folder by Everstrike Software. I'm fairly satisfied with the product, but I'm not sure the company is still a going concern. Also, the few times I've tried to get technical support I got no response. So I'm trying to find alternatives.

Features I find important:
Folders are password protected. Until the password is entered the folder looks empty to File Explorer.Folders are encrypted. If the software is removed, everything in the folder (including contents of sub-directories) is unreadable. An unlocked file is locked when the user logs out of when the PC goes to sleep.A folder unlocked for one user of the PC is still locked for other users. (Actually, I'm not sure if that's true for Protect Folder, but it's important to me.)

Are there other programs around that provide these features? I'm willing to pay, but not too much. (I think Folder Protect cost around $35 per PC 4 or 5 years ago when I bought it.)

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ok... bit of a long 1 here.
my girlfrineds hard drive blew up in her toshiba equium a300d 13x so i would like 2 put the hard drive in from my acer aspire 5315. both run windows vista.
what do i need to download driver wise to get the hdd to boot in the toshiba as it enters startup repair but fails to repair and fails to boot windows. a blue screen with some writing flashes up for a split second before it attempts to reboot.
my acer is on its last legs as the hinge on 1 side is broken and wireless ariel is knackered loads of stuff wrong with it... where as my gf's toshiba is in near perfect condition.
i do not have a windows boot disk.
i have tried restore, repair, changing the boot order in the bios...

i will 'buy a drink' for the effort if i can get the laptop to boot my hdd with the usb drivers working as im currently using an internet dongle.
thanks very much in advance

A:[help wanted] switching hdd's from one laptop to another

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Where can i learn which firewall to select as an install software and what its features are doing.

Companies have reviews and rankings but i don't see a place to learn what each feature is providing me so i can't find satisfaction and safety after the install.

I'll still lack piece of mind. Even if i install something to protect me from my fears, if i don't know it i still can't sleep at night. Even if safe.

I'd like to protect my files. If there is an intrusion and files leave my computer though a browser add on or other means I'd like for whats stolen to be encrypted. I think a listening port is a port that allows incoming and out going traffic on my computer. I'd like any files encrypted.
When adding a browser add on or updating a software i want protection from an employee of say Java or Adobe. If they steal my files or file names I'd like all out going files to be encrypted automatically.

Browser add ons seem to be an easy way to target people. Anyone who can create something cool probably has the smarts to be malicious. I was down to adblock plus then netflix party was released. Now I'm exposed again. Create a url, send it to friends, watch what you are watching with those that follow the url and you can enjoy a chat box with them. Now I'm exposed to the developer and their agenda.

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Hi, everyone. I'm looking to buy a new laptop within the next few months, and I was wondering what your recommendations would be.

In the past, I've been a big fan of Dell. I feel like they make a quality product and, if something goes wrong, they ship out a new part (usually overnight - I've had it arrive in less than 24 hours). However, I don't like the designs of their new notebooks. They are thick, made of plastic, and just cheap looking (and boring). Furthermore, they don't have both an eraserhead pointer and a touchpad (they just have the touchpad).

I'm also interested in IBM, but I don't know enough about ThinkPads. I hear they're the best, but IBM has also just been sold to that company in China. Do you think that will affect their quality? Anyone know how IBM's warranty operates? Also, does IBM ship a Windows disc with its computers (or one of those compaq-like "System Restoration" discs)?

I really like the WiFi on/off physical toggle switch on some HPs and Vaios, but I'm not too sure about the quality of their computers. I don't believe Dells or IBMs come with such switches, but I would really like that on my next computer.

Also, my price range is $2000 or less, after warranty and Office 2000 Small Business. I need 802.11 B & G.

I was thinking about getting Bluetooth support as well (for a Bluetooth mouse), but those that I've worked with (all have been the Microsoft version) h... Read more

A:New Laptop Recommendations

I don't think the "IBM" PC products will be going down the drain for at least a year or two. The merger of such huge business takes time and until then everything will be done the good old way.

HP and Sony do make good notebooks. I don't really understand what is so good about the physical WiFi switch tho..

You do not want a bluetooth mouse. You avoid all kinds of compatibility problems by using a plain PS/2 or USB mouse.

Centrino has better battery performance since all the system components are designed with low power consumption in mind.

I am a big an of ThinkPads myself. Those things are literally bomb-proof. They also come with TrackPoint which IMO is way better than those touchpads thingies and IBM laptop keyboards are very good. The Darth Vader style looks may not appeal to everyone though.

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Anyone has any recommendations on what would best laptop be in the 1100-1400$ price range?

Should i go for macbook?

And any place where i could get one that works on 220Volts electricity?

A:Laptop recommendations

Depends on what you want to use the laptop for? Gaming, word processing, etc...? Can we assume that since you are asking if it can run on 220 volts that you live somewhere in Europe?

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My boss wants a new laptop. He wants at least 80GB and wants it to be very light weight with a long lasting battery. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good quality laptop? Thanks.

A:Laptop Recommendations please


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I'm looking to spend about 1000 dollars, maybe a LITTLE bit over on a laptop. I plan to use this for college uses ranging from essays, internet use, programming in C++ and higher, basic microsoft office things, video/audio editing, and maybe a little bit of entertainment on the side.

Also, I don't want it to be too heavy, I'll be bringing it with me to a lot of places. Also, i'll be working on it at home with my wireless network. Is there anything else I should describe?

So basically I'm just looking for a laptop within that price range that could do all of the mentioned above. ANy ideas? Show me like some links or names with prices...thanks!

A:Laptop Recommendations for PC?

any reccomendations?

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Hey Guys,
I'm looking to buy a new laptop in the near future,
I'd preferably like it to be 64 Bit with a good processor,
A Good Nvidia Graphics Card,
Not a Mac,
4 Gb Ram,
15'' + Screen,

Any recommendations?


A:Any Recommendations For A New Laptop

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Hi guys
I have been trawling to web to try and find a reasonably priced laptop, basically for web and office applications, anyone come across any good bargains lately?
Thanks in advance

A:Laptop recommendations (UK)

whats you budget and is that all you need it to do - simple business use?
i have found the HP dv5094ea an excellent machine 799 from staples/johnlewis

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Hello all,

I'm looking to buy a used laptop in January, after the christmas season has died down. The purpose of this laptop is singular. I want to run Ubuntu 64 bit, with the cinnamon UI. As you can probably guess, I'm going to be using it to learn Linux. That is its entire reason for existence in my life.

I'm not even thinking I'm going to be doing anything crazy with it either. Web browsing, email checking, word processing, music listening, movie watching. Its going to be a basic end-users machine. I do know I want a quad core processor, 6-8 gigs of ram, and I want the weight to be under 5lbs. But everything else I'm up in the air about.

My price ceiling is $350. Not one penny over.

I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a website, or a place to search around on. So I came here and wanted to ask, does anyone have any suggestions on laptops with all this in mind?

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I could use some advice...

My computer recently bit the bullet and I am in the market for a new laptop. Its purpose will be solely for work use, which will include research and writing.

I was thinking about a mini notebook. I've heard some things about them - that you can hook up the computer to a larger screen when needed, though light enough for you to transport anywhere easily.

I really don't have much time on my hands at the moment to research, that is why I'm reaching out to the techspot community.

I am a new member; however, my several interactions with the techspot community have been favorable.



A:Laptop recommendations

Give us your budget and we'll take it from there.

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I am looking to buy a laptop for under $1000 Canadian that has the capabilities to stream my external HD webcam onto a chatroom of a maximum of 200 people will potentially viewing up to 4 cams myself without any lag or crashing as this is a quick way to lose potential money. I know a bit about computers but not enough to make a confident decision on which to invest my money on. Anyone have any thing they think would be #1?

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Hello all,

Planing to grab a new laptop in the near future and wanted to do some educating for it.

Not sure what type, but I will be doing a clean install, putting in an SSD and replacing the memory. I want to do this correctly so if I was setting this computer up today, would following these tutorials in order be a good start?
1. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

2. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

3. RAM - Test with Memtest86+

4. Internet Troubleshooting Guide

5. Reliability Monitor - Reset

6. Optimize Windows 7

7. System Repair Disc - Create

Edited: removed original step 2 process dealing with ssd drives, and just sticking to standard SSD instillation

There are so many tutorials that offer so much info, but too many to narrow down. Just looking to the pros for some advice, but if it's already a tutorial it makes it a lot easier so if there is something else to read I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks

A:Tutorial recommendations for new laptop

You don't need to tweak the SSD unless problems arise then one of our SSD experts will advise you. The optimize steps are the only tweaks I would consider otherwise.

Once you swap in the SSD and check it's detected in BIOS setup, just proceed with the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you choose to use a secondary HD for data, then copy your backed up User folders there, rightclick each to link it to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

But I'd get a large enough SSD so all the programs, page file and hibernate file (if you use it) fit on it, since they benefit most from the speed.

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I want to get a laptop cooler. Can anyone recommend one that is comfortable while it sits on your lap. I'd like to sit on the couch with laptop without my legs getting hot. Thanks.

A:Recommendations for a laptop cooler

This is the way I'd go. Aerogel is our nanotechnology future with a R50 per square inch rating.

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Yo guys,
Just interested in getting a laptop which can play pretty much all the latest games to a decent standard, under 750 quid, I mean I was thinking about the Alienware M11X but it has no CD-drive, but the Dell Studio 17 looks pretty decent


Any other recommendations?

A:'Gaming' Laptop Recommendations <£750

http://www.coastwaycomputerstore.co.uk/product/Acer+Aspire+5942G%7B49%7D524G64Bn+%7B49%7D+Core+i5+520M+2.4+GHz+%7B49%7D+15.6%22+TFT -- 810.69.

Cheapest I've seen. Although seems to be priced between 800-900.

Been using one of these for a while. Only bad thing is the widescreen tft is only 1366 x 768. But for me, I wanted it to be able to play current titles for a while so thought a lower native resolution might be one way of making it last a bit longer.

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Right now I am in the market for a VERY basic laptop, which will be used for internet browsing. Of course it needs to have a wireless card.

I'd like to keep the price under $600-650, keeping in mind that I don't want any crappy brand.


A:Need A Basic Laptop -- Recommendations?

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So, I sold my old PC, and now I (well, not I in particular) need a laptop which would be about as powerful, preferably a bit better. Specs of old computer:
Celeron D 2.66 GHz
1 GB DDR 400 RAM
Radeon X800GT 256 MB
XP pro

So, any cheap laptops that would match this PC?

A:Solved: Laptop recommendations...

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Hello everyone!
I'm a newbie to PC gaming, I have been playing "Dayz" on my HP laptop, but the graphics quality and lag I experience is rather annoying! So I'm looking to replace a few components on my laptop but I have no idea where to start or what to change, so I've come to Techspot looking for advice!
bear in mind I don't want to blow the bank on loads of expensive upgrades
here are the specs, any suggestions?

Microprocessor AMD Quad-Core A4-5000M APU with Radeon HD 8330 Graphics (1.5 GHz, 2 MB cache)
Chipset AMD A76M FCH
Memory 4 GB DDR3
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8330 Graphics (up to 1.98 GB)
Hard Drive 750 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery


Thanks in advance

A:Recommendations for my laptop upgrade

Unfortunately most laptops do not have the option of replacing components. Your options for this HP Laptop is: upgrading your RAM to 8GB (or more depending on how much max RAM the laptop allows) & changing the Hard Drive from the 5400 rpm to either a 7200 rpm or better yet a SSD. Laptops are not component swappable like the Desktop computers are. Most laptops have parts soldered in on the motherboard. You might be able to eliminate some "Lag" with the RAM and Hard Drive changes, but if you are looking for a drastic improvement, I would suggest a laptop more suited for gaming.

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Just googling around and saw that one.........mind not set on anything, but I have a 17" Toshiba Satellite GIANT

A:Recommendations for laptop cooler

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I need a laptop that is:
~$1000. (less preferred ) (rebates are good also)
Light (um... 4ish lbs?)
Screen size doesn't really matter.
60gb or more hd
512mb or more ram.
That about covers it...
(I'm just looking for a REALLY good computer around my price range)
oh yea, please no dells... i don't like them personally, and they're pretty heavy.

A:Laptop Recommendations needed!

Have a look at the toshiba laptops.


They seem to have quite a few in your price range.

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Hi All

We are looking for Recommendations for a Laptop/Notebook for a 6 year old that is very gentle with computers who has some physical disabilities, (so easy to use with as few detachable parts as possible)
We are looking for recommendations for a laptop/notebook as per below

Dvd player
More than one USB port
Touch screen
(No detachable keyboards)
Easy to use built in keyboard
Ethernet port
Pen (if needed) for whichever Laptop is mostly recommended
I have looked at so many but would really love to hear from those with laptops with the above needs as to which they would recommend the most, as her school uses a Windows environment and she does do homework via online, it would be best i think (do not really know) for a Windows computer

Thanks in Advance for any suggestions



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So on my main PC I run without any antivirus software, and while dangerous, I'm usually very careful with what I download. I know I should have something monitoring my computer, and between my main PC and laptop (which I share with gf), I think it may be time to get a non intrusive antivirus software running. I always see stuff like Norton but from what I hear it's bloated. I want something small and effective, and something people on this forum would run.

Thanks for any suggestions!

A:Got a new laptop, need antivirus recommendations

You ask a question we got a lot here at Bleeping Computer. We created this topic to help you get started with getting that answered. Please take a look here: Answers to common security questions - Best Practices Prevention & Choosing an Anti-virus or Firewall and here How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected. That will give you the foundation to refine your search. Once you have read those please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may still have.

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(Terribly sorry if this is in the wrong section)

I'm looking for a new laptop to buy, but i'm really not sure how to find one that will match my needs.

Here is what i'm looking for:
-Dedicated GPU for mid-end gaming (games like DOTA 2, TF2, and maybe Tribes:Ascend)
-Decent processor for mid-end gaming
-A moderately light design for carrying around in a bookbag (meaning a maximum screen of 14'' in. is preferred)
-Long-lasting hardware
-An absolute maximum pricetag of $1000, prices significantly lower than that are very welcome
Thanks a bunch to all those who reply

A:Solved: Laptop Recommendations?

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Hi all! This place has always provided some good information, so Im hoping you can do it again! I'm on the verge of purchasing a laptop/notebook computer. I would mostly be using it to play games on while I have down time during my job (breaks, etc.) and like a portable DVD and to hook-up to my network at home. My problem is I know little about laptops - never have worked on one, fixed one or really used one. I am currently thinking of getting an HP or Toshiba - both with 3.0/3.2 Ghz, 17 monitor, 60-80gig HHD, Nvidia 5200/5600 video, 512 or 1gig memory, DVD/CD-rw, wireless "g", etc.

What whould you recommend? I was told that the CPU on a notebook is not the same as a CPU on a desktop (quote from someone else :"1.7 ghz mobile is equal to a 2.6 desktop cpu"), is this true? Also, is there a site that gives information on notebooks/laptops - CPUs, memory, etc.? Any and all help would be appreciated.


A:Notebook/Laptop recommendations please!


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Does anyone out there have an original set of IBM T-23 factory restore disks (Windows XP drivers and image)? I need them urgently and would be willing to pay $100 via Paypal to anyone who can get them to me by Saturday (tomorrow) morning. Or, preferably, if anyone could FTP the data to me, I would pay $100 as well. You can reach me via email at: [email protected] or AIM at: flightgw


A:IBM T-23 laptop Restore Disks WANTED TODAY

check here

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my son got the Aspire One Cloudbook 14 for christmas last year. This year he started middle school and wanted it wiped clean to start all over to use it for his school work. i have tried everything i know and all that i have read to get this thing back to normal setting, and it will not do anything! i have done the Alt and F10 and all of those and everything ends up saying there was something wrong with the computer that it couldnt be done. have gone through the F2 menu, and it still is the same.... have no recovery disk.... what in the world can i do now?

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my son got the Aspire One Cloudbook 14 for christmas last year. This year he started middle school and wanted it wiped clean to start all over to use it for his school work. i have tried everything i know and all that i have read to get this thing back to normal setting, and it will not do anything! i have done the Alt and F10 and all of those and everything ends up saying there was something wrong with the computer that it couldnt be done. have gone through the F2 menu, and it still is the same.... have no recovery disk.... what in the world can i do now?

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Could someone let me know how to eliminate the "tap" feature on my laptop's (Dell Inspiron 1150) touchpad? I was once able to remove it, but I reinstalled XP and drivers. Now, I can't find in Control Panel's "mouse" or in Device Manager or elsewhere the controlling features that allowed me before to remove the "tap", which I find too sensitive.

There must be a driver for it that I need to download in order to control the touchpad features.

A:Solved: Windows XP laptop touchpad tap not wanted.

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tried loads of anti spam programs, they all crash my laptop,any good anti spam links i need it to cover multi accounts for outlook express


A:wanted XP home ed anti spam for laptop

I'd suggest that if multiple programs "crash" your machine that you have a different issue than program selection. There is probably something amiss on the machine.

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Hello every one...

Am in need of some quick advice... Am mainly a desktop gaming guy and fairly new to laptop gaming.. you could say a fish out of water when it comes to laptops.

Any ways, am about to be deployed with the Army and in the market to purchase a good gaming laptop to take with me in the range of 800-1200$.

I been looking and there are way to many options to pick from. I mostly been looking at Toshibas (A355D model) and recently at ASUS (X83Vb-X1 model) laptops. The main use will be primarily for gaming and web chatting with the fam back home while am overseas.

Suggestions and recommendations will be highly appreciate it.

A:Gaming Laptop Suggestions/Recommendations

have you thought about the HP dv5t? it has some serious graphics with a Nvidia 9600m GT. i do not know what it would cost but from videos i have seen on YouTube it is pretty impressive. you should look at the reviews for it. the only con i have found is the battery life and it can run a lil hot.

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I'm looking for a laptop that will snap into a docking station. I haven't been very successful so far. What I find primarily are docking stations that plug into a laptop's USB port. The two problems that I have with these are that they generally don't seem to do video well, and they generally don't let you close the laptop, which leaves a clumsy setup for staff as they use it. I have a few Targus docking stations, but they're really not being used much. I'd like to simply replace desktops with the docking stations, and it seems that finding a laptop with a snap-in bottom would be ideal.

Any good recommendations for this?


A:Laptop docking station recommendations?

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Hello, I'm currently trying to buy a laptop for college and I would like people's opinion on what a good laptop would be for a video editting. What specs would I be looking for a laptop that can edit videos smoothly? I'm currently considering on getting an Asus G73JH-A2 (http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Game...ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1271822651&sr=1-1). I know this laptop is designed more for gaming, but is there any other laptops that would be render videos and edit? My main concern is that the graphics card is not as suited for video editting and more towards games. I'm opening to any suggestions to other laptops or tips. Thanks in advance!

A:Thinking of buying a new laptop, recommendations?

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Hello everyone:

Back in 2014, I purchased a Dell Latitude e6500 laptop computer used from eBay. It has been a good laptop for me, and I like the build quality of the computer.

Due to the age of the computer, it's pretty much impossible to upgrade the computer unless I'm willing to shell out lots of money. With the amount of money that it would cost for me to upgrade that computer, I'd be better off buying a different computer. I only paid $200 including shipping for the computer back then. Even if I were to upgrade the computer, I still wouldn't see the speeds I'd hope for because of how old the computer is.

So here's what I'm looking for. I'm looking to buy either a new or used laptop computer. I've got up to $350 to spend on one. I would like at least an intel i7 processor of some sort, 8GB or more of RAM, would prefer an SSD drive. DVD drive is still a requirement for me, backlit keyboard, at least 15 inch screen or larger. legitimate copy of Windows 10 home or professional. Primary use for this computer would be web browsing, use of microsoft office applications, I need to run a VM on it with no problems because I am taking a linux class, and I might do a little gaming with the computer too as well as some video editing.

I would prefer that it is a business style type of laptop computer as they tend to be built with better quality components compared to other laptops anyone can buy. I would prefer not to get an ... Read more

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Hi guys.
i have a dell 5010 laptop
I wanted to divide into five partition my laptop hard drive. But 7 did not let that make more than four partitions.
My hard drive capacity is 465 GB. 7 automatically maked partition 0 with a capacity of 100 Mb.
I built second partition 65 GB and the third and fourth with 125 gb.
In the end it did not make fifth partition with 165 GB
I've installed Windows then with diskmgmt.msc made the fifth partition but all of my partitions was changed to dynamic partitions.
after restarting windows it couldnt run and I cant remove partitions and fix them from 7 bootable.
now what do i must do?

A:I wanted to divide into five partition my laptop hard drive

Hello se8820726, welcome to Seven Forums!

There is a four (4) partition limit with Windows.

You will have to convert the disk back to Basic from Dynamic to correct this issue.

Download the zip file from this link below to the desktop then once it has been extracted burn the ISO file to CD and then boot the PC with the CD to use Partition Wizard to convert back to a Basic disk.

pw422.zip – Windows Live

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software

Have a look at Option Four of this tutorial at the link below for an outline of the process; I'm sure others will have some additional information for you and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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