I've just recently received a secondhand Compaq C700 laptop running Windows Vista. Wireless is disabled but I've got an ethernet cord attached and it's showing that it's connected to my LAN, but I can't access any web pages using Firefox, Chrome or Windows Explorer. [more inside]
Idiot's guide to replacing my Windows Vista (don't judge me!) laptop hardrive?. Preferably by "cloning" the old drive onto the new one (I suspect via another external hard drive / backup).
Switching between Excel and Word on a laptop running Vista is problematic because a long-deleted browser is not responding. The hell? [more inside]
I have a laptop that Microsoft should have never approved for vista it wheezes and struggles under vista and is close to useless. I was wanted to install some open operating system and use it basically as a netbook. What options do I have and how do I go about it?
My laptop's Vista install is borked and now it won't start up. How can I salvage my data? [more inside]
How much will BitLocker eat my battery? [more inside]
Trouble installing windows xp on a vista laptop (Acer 6530) [more inside]
Laptop (running Vista) connects to home wireless network full strength but not to internet. The other laptop (OS X) connects to internet wirelessly no problem. The Vista laptop can connect the internet via ethernet cable. This seems to be a common problem but i cannot find an appropriate solution [more inside]
I have a Toshiba laptop running Vista (alas) and a recent spate of problems (extremely slow operations, mostly) seemed to have possibly been caused by fragmentation. I tried defragging, with mixed success. [more inside]
Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
Managing a projector with a laptop at a different resolution. The short: classroom training sessions with a Dell laptop hooked up to a projector is giving me some issues, looking for advice on how to rectify the situation. [more inside]
I am looking for a signal booster that will play nicely on my laptop which has Vista. People recommended EnGenius USB Device but from what I gathered on Amazon, it does not work past XP. I basically need something that I can take with my on the go. Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel Wi-Fi / 10/100 Eth is what came with my laptop. Is there a signal booster compatible with Vista?
How do I adjust the contrast on my Inspiron running Vista? [more inside]
I love Vista, hate the way it handles flash drives. Obi-Wan, Help Me! I use a Vista laptop and an XP desktop for work. When I copy anything from the XP machine on my flash drive and use it on my Vista Laptop, it won't let me delete or re-save it after editing, saying the file is Read-Only. Even if I copy something to it from the Vista machine it always asks to confirm things. I know UAC is a pain in the neck but is there anyway around it's behaviour on flashdrives?
I think I killed my laptop with SpeedFan and a spill. [more inside]
How do I set up my arrow keys to cycle forward/backward in firefox? [more inside]
I need to swab my old laptop as completely as possible before I sell it... the only problem is, I don't have a restore or new operating system disc. Please help! [more inside]
Tell me i didnt waste $1,060 on this laptop [more inside]
When should I buy a new laptop? [more inside]
Going to try "downgrade" my new laptop from Vista to XP. Most painless method? Software to identify all drivers or other methods? [more inside]
I bought a Toshiba Satellite with Vista two weeks ago - until today everything was fine. Then the music came to an end. Itunes freezes on 0:00 and Windows Media Player simply won't play any of it - including the sample music that came with the machine. As of yesterday I was listening happily - how do I fix this? [more inside]
I was talking with a friend who owns a Macbook. She was talking about how she doesn't really use it for much and is looking for something newer. I mentioned that I just got my laptop but that I didn't like Vista and have been interested in Macs. Long story short, we came to the conclusion that we might each like to trade out laptops. I'm wondering if this sounds like a fair trade: [more inside]
How do I prevent my Vista laptop from spontaneously waking up from hibernation? [more inside]
Is it possible to buy a new laptop for around $500 with Windows XP? [more inside]
Why does my laptop disconnect after it wakes up? [more inside]
Is this stupid: buying a Vista laptop intending to immediately install and dual boot XP Professional? [more inside]
Can Vista Laptops Have the equivalent of both Windows XP Tablet edition and Media Center Edition on one system without having to boot into separate partitions? [more inside]
I'm saving up for a laptop, but I don't want Vista. Can I buy a new laptop with XP installed? [more inside]