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Q: Need opinions on how my laptop will work on Windows 10

Hello,

I'm using a Lenovo ideapad U530. The best I can give you in terms of specs is this screenshot - http://i.imgur.com/K7y0kdm.png Otherwise, I don't know much about specs.

The reason I'm so worried about upgrading is that this laptop cost me a pretty penny, and I'd rather not have Windows 10 break something that can't be fixed. (especially since this laptop was bought just last year)

I've heard some people say their graphics drivers started crashing and freaking out after upgrading.

I want to make sure things will be fine.

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A: Need opinions on how my laptop will work on Windows 10

If you have the upgrade ion in the taskbar opening that gives you a report telling you everything will be fine or if there are any problems what they are

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Hello, i just bought a new windows 7 computer currently using norton antivirus which was preinstalled. i prefer to use two antivirus programs for extra protection ( one realtime and one secondary) but i do want to completly replace norton. so any opinions on what i should use because i am clueless with all the differant AV programs out their. thank you.

A:new laptop windows 7. need opinions on antivirus programs

Have you considered Windows Security Essentials it's free from Microsoft?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/415870/new-laptop-windows-7-need-opinions-on-antivirus-programs/
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Im getting a laptop for university, im planning on purchasing this one in a few weeks

http://www.packardbell.co.uk/products/node1601.asp?partNumber=P920400001

Please give me your opinions on it, it seems pretty good for the price and the specs are pretty high.
It will be for work and i want pretty high specs since im a pretty avid gamer.

thanks for your help,
Metaphoric

p.s. Please don't tell me about the difference between desktop and laptop because im definatly getting a laptop, (and sorry if this is in the wrong forum)
 

A:Opinions On this laptop

if you want a laptop that is good with games you need to get the alienware model shown here


the laptop you have shown has a geforce 4 440 which is an ok chip and can hold its own gaming wise, for now but in a few months or mabe in a year ymight not be able to play the games you want to at the settings you want to.

the one i showed you has upgradable video rare feature in a laptop
 

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A:Your opinions on my new laptop

seems decent for the price but it is in no way a gaming machine maybe just movies and encoding and such but if you can stand playing games at there lowest res than go for it
 

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I know it's not a P4 processor .... but think the Celeron 2.0GHz will suit my needs just fine, and do just as well as the P4 1.6GHz I have in one of my desktops .... what do you think???

And what do you think about the price???

All my tech buddies seem to agree that Toshiba is the way to go .... well unless you can afford a IBM

But they are really gonna have a bit*hfest that I did not go the extra for the new P4 .... but I buy for my needs .... not because "it's there"

Opinions Please???

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=589905&Sku=T24-S127%20P&Tab=0
 

A:opinions on this laptop please ...

Well Toshiba is definitely the way to go, I believe they are the # 1 laptop manufacturer.

What are you're needs.

Here's what I don't like about it, although there's nothing bad about it:
- 2.0 Celeron - I'm just not a fan of these, the full Pentium is quite a bit better.
- Intel Graphics - I'm sure this uses 32MB of your system RAM leaving you with only 224 for the system and Intel Graphics aren't that great.

Still its a great laptop with a very nice price and is more than a sufficient workhorse for almost all apps.
 

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A:Laptop opinions

I have almost the same HP lappy and with 8gb of ram and a ssd it's flat amazing for the money (I don't want to tell you what I paid.
Here's the same at Tiger where I got mine !
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...000&CatId=4935

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A:Opinions on Surface Pro 3 or Laptop

I should mention, the main use for this PC is NOT gaming, if you haven't already figured that out. It's meant more for browsing on the side of my main PC, for browsing and other things when I'm on the road, modelling when I'm away from my main PC, etc. NOT gaming.
 

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A:Gathering opinions about a new laptop

I am unsure about Windows 8 (is it a hard transition from Vista to that version and have they got all the bugs out from 8?).Click to expand...

I assumed that since I "know" Windows I could figure out how to use Windows 8 just by barging in--just like going from XP to Vista or Windows 7. Not! Read a tutorial or two and the transition is annoying, but not all that bad. If you end up with Windows 8 read this sticky thread in the Windows 8 forum.

All the bugs out of a Windows version? Ya gotta be kidding!
 

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A:Getting gaming laptop, opinions?

I've always used desktops for my gaming rigs, but this laptop looks promising for an amazing experience: The latest ROG laptop comes with a giant water cooler

That being said, I really can't guide you in gaming laptops. Sorry!

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What is your absolute upper price limit for the laptop itself? I'm not including any other applications/programs that you are going to buy here, I just want a figure for the laptop itself.

In the meantime, have a look at this selection on Amazon. I have narrowed it down to W7 and a screen size of 16 - 17.9 inches. Amazon.com: Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Laptops > Windows 7 > 16 to 17.9 Inches

As regards Virus Protection, many of us (myself included) use Avast!, which is easy to configure and use and, best of all, is totally free if you choose the Free Antivirus download here: avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection

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A:Opinions for a new laptop for my sister.

how much do you want to spend ?

MS Office does not come with any PCs as standard , unless theres some really special deal - so you will also have to buy the MS package - there are free alternatives - openoffice.org for example

for basic use most machines will cover your needs for email and basic use of word and excel
 

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A:Insightful opinions on maintaining my laptop

MSE is generally low resource and has the least number of known problems with windows 7.

I do not suggest using the registry cleaner in ccleaner. Though it's normal cleaning function is quite useful.
The computer will run with everything removed from startup, as will most of the applications that put items into startup (though they may need to be manually started instead of just popping up when needed)

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The pads may seem like a pain in the backside to keep around, but they really are a good idea if longevity is a concern of yours.

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A:Possible Laptop Choice — Opinions Requested

I currently own an Acer Ultrabook an I must say it's a good choice. They also offer great support over on there web forum.

Three USB ports is a plus as well. Mine only has two, an a third would come in very handy.

My only complaint would be the webcam. It's not even close to HD quality. However, everything else is a 10.

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A:In The Market For A New Laptop - Opinions Needed

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I tried the link you posted, but it appears to be a dead 'un.

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A:Please tell me my laptop isnt fried.. any opinions?

Welcome to TSG....

I would suggest taking this to a qualified repair tech in your area, call the manufacturer of the laptop and see where they recommend.
 

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If the discussion could lean toward this specific laptop, and not get too much into "this is better than that".

Cheers.

Also, I hope this is in the correct forum, let me know if not.

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A:Sony VAIO Laptop i5 opinions

I'm sorry but Sony Notebooks are like Porche's ......... dull, boring and overpriced.

Therefore, i suggest the following:

1. Dell Inspiron
2. HP DV6
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A:Purchasing a laptop - opinions on minimum requirements

try pawn shops in your area. I work at one and we get them out all the time. They will usually be alot cheeper.
 

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Hi,

It will run Windows 8 fine. Don't bother with x64. Install x86 (32 bit).

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natalie 77,
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can you think back to what was installed around that time?

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A:[Help] Windows XP wont work right on my laptop

Instead of using the recovery cd, try to get a window xp cd from someone and do the clean installation again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-windows-xp-wont-work-right-on-my-laptop.338139/
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Originally Posted by tippy


Hello,
I have a Dell XPS M1530 laptop with 4gigs of Ram running Windows 7 Professional. I have a 465GB HD with 356 GB free. Will windows 10 pro work?

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Thanks again!

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/567751/opinions-on-windows-defender-for-81-vs-other-avs/
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A:Windows Defender Opinions

yes it is fine for antivirus program with a wee bit of antimalware in it but I would also get Malwarebytes pro to complement it

http://www.eightforums.com/system-security/24471-windows-defender-opinions.html
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First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-audio-refuses-to-work-all-devices-work-properly-sound-isnt-muted-help.1118481/
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A:Windows 8 thoughts & opinions: incomplete?

After some time playing I'm now finding more things I dislike.
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I'm still stunned at the inability to create your own tiles... must somebody create it, upload it to the marketplace, then havee others pay for it?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/11258-windows-8-thoughts-opinions-incomplete.html
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I wouldn`t let any software control what I was installing on my machine.

Why do you need that ?

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/358599-just-want-some-opinions-chocolatey-pkg-manager-windows.html
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Here is a guide on this forum for optimizing the computer without any downloads: Optimize Windows 7 - created by Brink

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http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/225619-windows-debloating-guide-opinions.html
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Im actually in the exact same boat as OP. I have Norton 360 and MBAM (Malwarebytes), but my faith in Norton has declined in the past year. I need something new and have been looking at Microsoft Security Essentials. Everyone here raves about its low use of resources (and that its free, lol).. but none of that has me dead set on it just yet.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/277278-norton-360-windows-7-opinions-advice-requested.html
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Hello mate you would be better off posting this in the sister 10 forum - just sign up as you have in here.

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/27226-your-general-opinions-windows-8-1-preview-release.html
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A:Laptop Speaker Doesn't Work But Using Earphone Work

Hello. Dell does not recommend installing Win10 on the Vostro 3350 model. Dell says, "If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected." To get the best performance from your laptop, revert it back to the previous operating system. You can google to find instructions for undoing Win10.
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3517/t/19981114
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A:'Downgrade' from Windows Vista to Windows XP opinions

and welcome to the Forum

How much memory does it have? Windows 7 is more nimble than Vista, but still needs 4 Gig of RAM to run right.

If you want to go oto XP, check the Dell support to be sure they have XP drivers

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/downgrade-from-windows-vista-to-windows-xp-opinions-638639.html
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http://www.tenforums.com/gaming/46925-opinions-why-steam-doesnt-list-windows-10-compatibility.html
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A:Windows 7 Installation Problem. Possibly Graphics Card? Opinions Reqd.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on your XP setup. It will highlight any problem areas that need addressing before you upgrade to the new operating system.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20

According to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, your graphics card is OK to use, but I think your RAM mismatch may be the problem.

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http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/dram...110920064010:s

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-display-not-working-on-laptop-butg-it-does-work-on-old-monitor.742900/
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A:Laptop hard disk is not working on my laptop but work on my pc

The partition is good (assuming you can read data when attached to the PC) but the MBR is corrupted.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-hard-disk-is-not-working-on-my-laptop-but-work-on-my-pc.192107/
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Hope this helps.
 
For Win7 - Windows Update error 80246005http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Windows-Update-error-80246005
Other - You cannot install some updates or programshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/520520/error-during-windows-update-networking-does-not-work-wireless-does-not-work/
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If you can't boot Window 7 here is a tutorial with lot of test to do.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-wont-work.117389/
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A:Need Help with my work Laptop

Hello xjohnholmes and welcome to TSF,

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended for XP64).


Download combofix from one of these locations:http://www.techsupportforum.com/sectools/combofix.exe
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/combofix.exe
**Save it to your desktop**

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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Please disable the following program(s) as they may interfere with the fixes below. You may re-enable them when we are through cleaning your system:

Windows Defender:Open Windows Defender.
Click on Tools, Options.
Scroll down and uncheck Turn on real-time protection (recommended).
After you uncheck this, click on the Save button and close Windows Defender.

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Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.
5) Login with your usual account. Make sure to close any open browsers.

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Open HijackThis and click on 'Do a System Scan Only'. Check the following entries if they exist (make sure you do not miss any)

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O3 - Toolbar: ToolBar888 - {C004DEC2-2623-438e-9CA2-C9043AB28508} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\{309FE175-07CD-1033-0907-040408160001}\MyToolBar.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [satsgdh.dll] C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\satsgdh.dll,phmfx


Click 'Fix Checked' and close HijackThis.

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*WARNING* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups. If you have any documents or programs that are saved in any Temporary Folders, please make a backup of these before running CleanUp! or move them to a permanent location.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:
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*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
*Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
Cleanup! All Users
Click on the "Temporary Files" and uncheck the box for "Scan drives for file matching" if it's checked.
Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program.

Reboot/logoff when prompted.

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Reboot into Normal Mode.

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Perform an online scan using Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan
** click on "Free use ActiveScan" located on the top right hand corner Click Check Now & a 'pop up' window shall appear. *ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it
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Begin the scan by selecting My Computer If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report.
Please ignore any entry it finds and wants you to buy the program for removal as we will address this later.
Click on see report. Then click Save report

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Run comobfix.exe once again.

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A:Laptop Won't Work

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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