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How to speed up Windows 8 on Samsung laptop?

I just bought a Samsung Series 5 notebook, with Windows 8, but I found it unreasonably slow to reboot and install updates.Last night I waited for 1h30 for it to install 1 update and reboot, when I ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 is used instead of nVidia Geforce 630M for old game?

I have recently bought an Toshiba Satellite P855-32X laptop.Firs thing after I did launch this laptop is ofcourse update all drivers to the newest ones.Configure everything I needed and it works ...
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Chrome not rendering pages on a remote Windows 8 laptop

I have a Windows 8 laptop, which is usually on 24/7. Often I connect to it with TeamViewer and work remotely. I realized, that when I use Chrome, the pages do not update/render unless I switch to ...
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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF.The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected.The ...
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Use QWERTZ keyboard as a QWERTY

I want to buy a laptop with Windows 8 with the German keyboard QWERTZ but i will only use it for English and Greek language.So, i will change the language from control panel to English and work like ...
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How can I stop the popup “pcdrsysinfosoftware.p5x - Entry Point Not Found”?

I'm getting this popup sometimes on my Dell Windows 8 (upgraded from Windows 7) Laptop. I want to know why I get this and how to stop it.pcdrsysinfosoftware.p5x - Entry Point Not FoundThe ...
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Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
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install ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop

Is it possible to install ubuntu on my windows 8 laptop? dual boot is fine if it is doableThis is my laptop environment.UPDATE:I ended with installing vmware playerIt works great for me. I ...
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Laptop shuts down suddenly when running on battery

My Acer Aspire S7-392 runs well on mains, but on battery shuts down suddenly and without warning. And I mean no warning, it is like someone yanked the power from a desktop PC. Windows does not ...
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How can I make my laptop F-key's work as F-keys?

I purchased a new laptop with Windows 8. It's F buttons don't work as F buttons, they seem to work by default as the weird icons on them, such as media controls. To "refresh" a browser window with the ...
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How to turn Windows' “touch mode” off?

After installing a touch pad driver on my laptop, it seems somehow my Windows turn on some kind of "touch mode". There's a touch keyboard icon on the task bar, I tried to turn it off but it keeps ...
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Closing laptop lid and using external display causes mouse to move on it's own

I plugged my ASUS Taichi Laptop into an external monitor via the VGA Adapter that it comes with. It was working fine, but then I configured a power option so I could shut the lid without it going to ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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Why is mouse cursor freezing on Windows 8 laptop?

I was looking at a friend's Toshiba laptop which after a random amount of time, maybe 30 or so seconds from boot, the (touchpad) mouse cursor freezes permanently. The computer as a whole does not ...
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Keyboard layouts switching randomly in Windows 8

I use the US and United States-International (INTL) keyboard layouts, since I occasionally need to type characters not normally found in English. I rarely use the INTL layout intentionally. However, ...
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Where did the Undock laptop option go in Windows 8.1?

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.1 and have some trouble finding features. In Windows 7 under the Shutdown menu, there was an option to undock my laptop (as well as Sleep, Hibernate etc.).Now ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive won't work in SuperSpeed mode under Windows 8

I recently purchased a 16GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive that boasts 80 MB/s read speeds but when I connect it to my Lenovo G500s notebook (USB 3.0 enabled) running Windows 8 Core, it only ...
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Is there any way to make Windows use my manual brightness setting all the time?

Windows maintains two brightness sliders per profile (on battery and plugged in). This means I almost always have to readjust brightness using the Fn keys whenever I plug the AC adapter in or remove ...
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Asus Zenbook UX305 video driver repeatedly crashes

Multiple times a day I get this error:"Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". The screen goes black for a few seconds and all programs that rely on the GPU shut down (Google Maps ...
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My laptop's screen won't turn on after restart but it will after shutdown

I just installed Windows 8.1 x64 on my Laptop and I've encountered the following problem:When I restart the laptop, the screen turns off after Windows logo shows up. Just before the "signing in..." ...
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Computer waking up from sleep in frequent intervals, no solution found yet

I have an Asus laptop (Q501LA) with Windows 8.1 installed (upgraded from Windows 8). Throughout the day when the laptop is on, it wakes up by itself from sleep. This problem has occurred both in ...
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Where is the sleep button on Windows 8?

On Windows 8, in the "Advanced Power Settings" (even though they're not that advanced), when you expand "Power buttons and lid," there is an option called "Sleep button action." Where is this "sleep ...
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What is the function/purpose of the pinhole on the battery of a Samsung Series 5 ultrabook?

Some background (not entirely relevent to main question): I can't find my specific model of laptop online but it has all the same specs as this excluding the touchscreen: http://bit.ly/18netZQIt's a ...
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My notebook refuses to wake up from sleep after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I had it running Windows 7.Upgraded to Windows 8 and then to Windows 8.1The power settings are set to High Performance, which when plugged means:Turn off display in 15 minsNever sleepClosing ...
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Setting the screen/monitor used in windows 8

i am trying to get my Windows 8 laptop to connect to a TV screen. The problem is, i have got the wire connected into the TV, Windows 8 "detects" the other screen. So right, thats all good, i click on "...
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Laptop browsers scaling websites for smaller display?

I'm really not sure how to word this question. Basically though, I recently purchased a newish laptop (Samsung Ativ Book 8), which has a 15.6" 1920x1080 display, and happens to be the first 1080p ...
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Customize adaptative brightness in Windows 8

I'd like to customize the adaptative brightness function (max luminosity=fn(sensor-light)) on my laptop.In a very dark environment, my maximum screen brightness is too low, I have to disable auto ...
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Can I wake up my laptop when I plug in monitor?

Do you know if there is an option to make your laptop wake from sleep/hibernation when you plug in a monitor? I have a windows 8 toshiba laptop, and I would like to be able to just take it out of my ...
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Laptop external monitor no longer being detected

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart 4-1215dx Ultrabook Laptop running Windows 8.1. All hardware is standard except I upgraded the 4GB of RAM to 8GB. Up until recently (2-3 days ago), I have had no issues ...
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Want to uninstall Windows 8 and install Windows 7 Ultimate on a new Toshiba laptop. How? [duplicate]

I just purchased a Toshiba Laptop S855-068; I7-3630QM system with Windows 8. I would like to uninstall Windows 8 and install my licensed copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I am going to be running CATIA (...
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Audio not working on Windows 8

Compaq Presario CQ70 200ED,upgraded from windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 8 Pro 64 bitConexant HD Smart Audio 221 is enabled and the sound meter is moving as if audio was working fine but no there ...
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Is there any way to force laptop with two graphics cards to use the better one?

I have an MSI laptop with an additional monitor and two graphics cards: an motherboard-integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 and a separate Nvidia GTX 870M. I'd like to run the monitor on 1600x1200 ...
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No audio through display port after Windows 8.1 upgrade

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop (HP ProBook 6450b with Intel HD Graphics and an i3 processor) and decided to install Windows 8 on it, I used Windows 7 on my previous drive. I've run the ...
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Left channel sound comes out of desktop speaker and right channel sound comes out of laptop speaker

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 and a pair of Bose desktop speakers. When I do tests from the playback devices, the Realtek control panel and a youtube speaker test it will always play the ...
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Install Windows 8 OEM on a new HDD with BIOS key on a Toshiba Laptop

My company bought a new machine for me, it's a Toshiba Satellite L855-149 i7-3630QM 12GB/750/DVD-RW/Win8.They also bough a SSD drive and I'm suppose to replace the HDD with it. After searching the ...
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Laptop turned on from sleep automatically [duplicate]

I found my laptop powered on from Stand by mode about 6 hours later. I did a research around the site to find out the reason why it would automatically turn on from sleep. So, it told me to go into ...
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Linux OS guest on Windows 8 host [closed]

For the past three years I've been a devoted Linux user on my desktop and laptops, a few months using Arch Linux (great learning experience), but now mainly Ubuntu specifically Xubuntu (lightweight ...
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Automatically drop down volume when earphones plugged in? [duplicate]

In my old Dell laptop, running Windows 7, whenever I would plug an earphone in, the volume automatically drops down to what I have set in the past when the earphones were plugged in. The volume again ...
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Inconsistent problems with backlight, booting, and troublesome hanging with an HP DV5 laptop (2008). Thoughts?

Main Problem:I've got an HP DV5-1125nr with a backlight that seems to work when it pleases. This started about a month ago. An image is still present on the screen and it works with an external ...
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How can I disable keyboard in laptop? [duplicate]

When I'm playing/working on my laptop the keyboard sometimes key-in randomly, so I ask: How can I disable its on-board keyboard?System: Laptop Acer v3 772gOS: Windows 8
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Lenovo W530 freezes when closing lid (not sleeping / hibernating)

My Lenovo W530 running Windows 8.1 freezes when I close the lidit is not set to sleep or hibernate when closing the lidit does not freeze when going to sleep or hibernate via the power button (or ...
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Windows 8 changes screen brightness between profiles

When switching between power profiles in windows 8, the screen brightness changes to the profiles last brightness setting.I often switch between balanced and high performance profiles. This changes ...
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Close lid to sleep just about and open lid to wake up asap without requiring password if done soon enough

I am sure at some point this tablet-like laptop was doing the thing I've briefly described in the title. That is, within the first couple of months that I've started using this thing.I am using a ...
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Can I put Windows on a new Mac Book?

I am considering buying a laptop and I'm interested in a MacBook but I will be mostly using Windows environment (Win 7 or Win 8). If I buy an Apple laptop, can I install Win 8 on it? If so, how?
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External HP Mouse Suddenly stopped working In Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have an external HP mouse which was working fine with this Toshiba laptop, now suddenly it is not working anymore only on this laptop. On other laptops, the mouse is working fine and any other ...
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can't access bios solid motherboard beep

You can skip this part if you just want to get to the point. goto :questionI have a toshiba satellite c885, that originally had windows 8 installed. I deleted windows 8, and ...
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How to completely disable laptop touchpads?

I own a HP G70-460US. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 with this laptop, and the Synaptics touchpad driver is giving me a lot of BSOD. However, if I uninstall the driver, the touchpad will be ...
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Laptop keyboard does not work in Windows 8.1 but works in BIOS

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-23J and have been running Windows 8 and later windows 8.1 for some time now. Last night my keyboard stopped working for no possible reason. When computer starts up (I ...
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How to find motherboard model from offline HDD

My HP 8540w laptop had a water spill accident and motherboard is damaged.I don't remember exact specs about which CPU is there and other model details.Is there any way to get this info on HDD when ...
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Low processor performance after removing and then plugging the power cord

It's really confusing. When plugged in, everything is lagging. On battery everything goes smooth, three times as fast.I looked into power options, set everything to default and tried the three modes:...

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