Forum discussion tagged with Computers.
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    can dell laptops be used to play skyrim special edition on steam

    So my dad bought me skyrim special edition on steam but our mac apple computers aren't compatible with steam cause i cant download the game and my mom told me i need to look at pc computers like windows but the windows we have dont work as they're broken, and my family "does not" have the...
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    So I took out the Superdrive on a 15 inch late 2011 and now I've got a grey screen

    So I took an old computer from a friend and turned it into a media server. I took out the stock RAM and installed 16GB's. Everything was working fine on the computer except the superdrive. The drive wouldn't work and would occasionally make a lot of noise, as if it was trying to play a disc, it...
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    PC will not pick up external audio!!!

    my pc only picks up audio from the monitor, and ive tried updating all drivers, reinstalling them, even resetting my computer did nothing. It’s an MSI nightblade mi3 please help me! they wont even be picked up in the device manager or in the audii devices! theres only the acer nvidia output and...
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    Fix USB keyboard not recognized on all ports without reinstalling Windows 10

    When I connect my USB keyboard, the keyboard isn't recognised (on all ports). (screenshot) Screenshot from Device manager. Screenshot from Device Remover with details. Most probably this is due to some recent Windows 10 Update (There was a previously reported issue for KB4074588 update that...
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    Headset with mic and audio together with computer with audio and headphone jacks

    So i built a PC recently and coming from Xbox, I already owned a Hyperx cloud alpha that has the audio and mic in 1 3.5mm jack whereas my PC has the audio and mic jacks separate. I havent been able to find a solution or a cable such as 3.5mm to usb ect to fix this just wanted to know if anyone...
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    Can I find mac addresses of previous devices connected to my computer

    I'm looking to find the MAC addresses of all previous devices connected to my computer running Windows Vista business. Also I have an iPhone 8 if I allowed someone to connect to my hotspot am I able to access there Mac address or IP address after they have disconnected from the hotspot?
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    Connect samsung phone to computer

    Broken screen wanting to get contacts and photos
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    I think someone tried to enter my computer.

    Hello i have emergency situation going on now, i think some of my roommates or people that i am living with tried or managed to enter my Laptop with windows 7 operating system. Today i returned from 3 day holiday and when i tried to power up my laptop i realized that it was put on sleep and i...
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    Why does my computer run slowly when plugged in with charger and works normally on battery?

    Out of the box, my HP Pavilion Gaming laptop is experiencing battery/charging problems such as having microstuttering intervals and not charging when sleeping. I've already tried updating the BIOS and tons of other methods people have suggested to me, power settings, and many more. I don't want...
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    Computer won't boot up even with only ngff cable installed

    The problem is easy; no matter what I do the setup is not working. Everything is what is supposed to be, I connected the PSU and graphic card then I plugged black cable (NGFF to HDMI cable) and pressed the power button but unfortunately the computer didn't boot up there were no sign of problem...
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    Is it ok to use crc to clean my laptop fans?

    I was just wondering if it would be safe to use CRC (that sprayable substance that dissolved easily and is intended to be used to clean computer parts) to clean my laptop fans? (Mainly the right one) And if it is ok to do so would I have to take the bottom off of my laptop or could I keep it on...
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    Subwoofer/Soundbar or Subwoofer/Active Speakers

    Hey im looking for a sound system to get the most bass and clarity for my money. These are the two options I have right now. Feel free to leave other options. Sub/Soundbar - Active Speakers -...
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    When i hook my computer up to my tv thru my hdmi cable they do not match up. The computer will have one wallpaper on it and th

    My computer and tv both have pictures when hooked thru hdmi but will not link up the same and i cant watch movies or do anything from computer to tv. Is this maybe a short in my hdmi or a me thing?
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    Was working on my computer laptop. When it just clicked and the screen went black.

    Was working on my computer laptop today, when it just clicked and the screen went black .
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    my headset won't work

    I have a headset with 2 plugs, 1 headset which is a jack and 1 microphone which is a usb, my computer (desktop) will recognize my headset jack, but it will give me the option for headset or mic and not both, if I plug in my USB, the computer will not even recognize it.
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    How do I find my Microsoft account number

    Trying to log on to my computer my it’s asking for my password I type it in and it say to use by Microsoft account number where do I find that number?
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    I have a Panasonic PV-DV101D-K My computer has Windows 10 is the a patch for it

    I get the message that the camera is not recognized by windows 10
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    My screen on acer aspire one notebook is black and when i turn it on it beeps and then nothing i dont understand

    My screen after turned on is black and computer beeps but nothing
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    My son’s computer needs help

    Was going to fresh install of windows 10, but the USB drive was not being recognized by the computer after trying every USB port. He tried launching Microsoft creation tool on the desktop and it went through normal installation phase, but when it came to load the the driver on the partition it...
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    how do I do that?

    How do I fix my computer? Can you PLEASE help me.
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    Dell Precision M6800 very slow and ran out of ideas.

    I got a refurbished computer around two weeks ago and it is an Dell Precision M6800. It was working fine the first few days and then after a while it started getting slower and slower. Now it takes around two minutes for the file manager to open up and it takes like five minutes for chrome to...
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    Solved! Kindle problems on going

    Every so often my kindle says I am not connected to the internet, but my computer works fine so I am. What's the problem with the kindle
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    Computer stop responding, but mouse keeps working

    Hi, I have an old notebook, HP 530 with Windows 7 Ultimate. It was working fine so far but sometimes the computer freezes, it doesnt respond to any key/command but i can move the mouse just fine but i cant click anything, also i can connect to that computer files on LAN OK too. And if i start...
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    10 Year Old Pc vs a New Laptop in the $600-$700 range.

    I'm starting to get frustrated with my current pc, and have always wanted a laptop for portability. I think I heard somewhere if a laptop and computer have the same specs, the laptop is usually going to not work as well? So I want to make sure any laptop I get is better then my current pc but...
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    transfer pictures from phone to pc

    trying to transfer pictures from my phone to computer and keep getting unsupported file type and it won't let me transfer what can i do to get past this
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    Projecting for Golf simulator

    I have a projector with native 16:9 aspect ratio 1920 x 1080p. My screen is 151" W x 108" H. The best use of the screen is a 16:10 aspect ratio. My computer monitor is capable of displaying 2560 x 1440. My graphics card is GeForce GTX 1080 w/ 8gbddr. should I create a 1920 x 1010...
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    Acer computer won’t let me log in frozen

    My acer destop stays on start up screen mouse works No power button or restart. Mouse works fine
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    Computer is stuck on the shutting down page

    I was shutting down my computer to update my asus computer and it is now stuck on the "shutting down page". I need help!
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    Connecting Car Speakers To Home Theater

    Hey everyone, I have been using the speakers mentioned below as my computer speakers for a looooong time and I also got some car speakers about 8 years ago that I never installed or even opened. I was thinking about using them as pc speakers with my current surround sound system and was...
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    Solved! PC died, moved HDD to identical model

    My Win7 pc died so I bought an identical make and model and moved the HDD from the old to the new. MS Office 2010 wants some kind of activation. It came installed on the old computer from the vendor. Obviously, I can't deactivate it, nor do I have the product code. Any ideas?
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    Solved! Unnamed suspended process (svchost) in Task manager

    Its been about 2-3 months since my built my new computer for hosting some VMs and for running some resource heavy applications. A couple of weeks ago I've noticed that I have an unnamed process in my task manager which is always suspended (or at least it shows up as suspended when I view it in...
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    Question WiFi Digital Camera which uploads to COMPUTER

    Hi all, We are in need of a few Wi-Fi Digital cameras for our production department. The reason for this is to bypass manual process of taking cameras to office and downloading images using cable. Ideally we want to take pictures, and these should be automatically uploaded straight to folder of...
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    My KotionEach headset cant be found

    My wired kotion each headset wont be found by my computer. This was all fine before bit then my computer had a Windows update and it can't be found since. I need help
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    Recommended laptop for electrical engineering and computer science

    Hi guys Im looking for a laptop which I can use for university for electrical engineering and computer science but also be able to game from time to time. Currently Im considering the Razer Blade 15 but im not sure if thats the best laptop I can buy for that amount of money. If you have any...
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    ASUS RoG computer randomly shuts off

    My Asus Republic of Gamers laptop was running and out of nowhere just black screened and shut off. Now every time it begins to boot it won’t even complete the full start up, it just shuts down. The fan still works and the battery was nearly full. It literally just started happening today. I’m...
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    My computer shows blue colour and cursor when I power on

    My Dell Vostro 1510 using windows 7 shows blue colour and cursor when I power it on
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    Solved! I want an antivirus which is free and powerful and doesn't use more RAM because my computer has only 2gb ram.

    I want an antivirus which is free and powerful. And doesn't use more RAM because my computer is laggy :/
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    i have a 5.1 surround system for my pc out of the 6 speakers which includes my sub woofer only the 2 front speakers are worki

    # 1 I don't know what a thread is ? I have a 5.1 surround sound speaker system hooked up to my computer and only the 2 front speakers are working. I've already went into the control panel and set it for 5.1 sound but it's still NOT WORKING, what do I do to fix this problem ? Thank You Gary
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    What would I need to upgrade my boyfriend's computer for VR?

    Hey! So, I'm wondering if anyone could help me with what I'd need to purchase as a gift for my boyfriend to upgrade his pc. We own an HTC Vive, but I know what we're running it off probably isn't giving us the best experience we could be getting. Please excuse my lack of knowledge about...
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    I want to stream events - how to

    Dear community, I have never streamed before. I would like to stream one kind of events - arena 20 x 50 meters. I have computer powerful enough to do it. What I am newbie in is streaming equipment I need to buy on budget. I would like to have 4 cameras which stream video to my computer and then...
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    when I record music track on logic pro do I need speakers for the sound or should it come from the computer I use a mic throug

    I use a microphone thru audio interface thru to pro logic apple computer. Does my sound that I record have to have speakers for me to hear the play back or what source does the sound come from .thank you email [don't post the email address on the forum]
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    Sound card stopped working?

    The sound that comes out of the aux ports on my computer stopped working a while back. It didn't matter too much for a while because my monitor still got sound when connected to an HDMI cable. Though recently I upgraded to a 144hz monitor that only outputs 144hz when connected to the DVI cable...
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    Solved! DAC audio in causing hum in computer speakers.

    Hi!, I have a DAC run from my ps4 to my pc so that I can capture the audio to stream with. The PROZOR Digital to Analog Converter 192kHz DAC, to be precise. My computer speakers have a hum in them as a result of using this audio set up. Both my speakers and my DAC are plugged in using aux...
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    The battery light don’t turn on

    When I turn on my computer the battery light does not come on and the computer starts but stops and turns off
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    M17xR4 onboard power failure

    Suddenly the computer went dead. It wasn't a crash as after the event, there was a short circuit and when applying power, the blue light goes out, only to reappear when the power supply is unplugged from the R4 IOW the short circuit is already before the power switch is pushed. How to solve this?
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    Solved! I'm trying something new with hardware

    Hi, I'm always interested in learning more about how desktop and server hardware work. I want to pull POST codes from defective computers for the first time and I need a little help. Little known fact: I figure if I have to use computers I might as well be the one that fixes them. That way my...
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    Solved! Getting sound from alienware monitor

    I have 2 hdmi ports on this monitor, (hdmi 1)one goes to computer, (hdmi 2) to cable box for tv. Question is can I get (hdmi 2) to play through the computer speakers?
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    my audio through my Monitor wont pickup my headphones

    Whenever i plug my headphones into the Headphone Jack on my ASUS ROG PG248Q, it doesnt read them, but when i plug them into my headphone jack in my PC Tower theirs audio, but static when I play games, please help
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    how to fix crackling/stuttering in youtube videos?(chrome)

    how to fix the crackling noise in youtube videos in chrome? when i play movies that are on my computer, it's completely fine. so i think my laptop's speaker is fine.
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    Razer Blade 14" (2017) - display issues - is it a loose cable?

    Hello all, I have recently purchased a used razer blade 14" laptop (2017 model), and have noticed a visual issue that seemingly occurs at certain positions and holding styles (ie. leaning the back of the computer on one knee, while typing with both hands resting on the laptop to keep it steady...
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    root without computer

    How can I root android ZTE z557bl 7.1.1 or a Samsung j3 achieve 8.0 without a computer I have no access to a pc right now and its driving me insane not being able to root either device
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    PLease help me buy the right vr computer

    I am doing research for a 2ed vr computer. a lot of miss info out there for a newbi like me. Im hopping this form can help me. Im using a Vive pro w/ lens Mod i have this now, and i want the next one better. this HP is challenging to upgrade the gpu...
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    Audio Technica AT2020 not working

    Hello! I bought the AT2020 Xlr with a 48V Phantom Power source and when I connect the mic to the power source and into the computer, the computer doesn't pick up anything. I don't get a notification from windows saying "A usb device has been plugged in" or anything. Any help would be much...
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    Toshiba satellite 665-S5173 wireless card

    I have a satellite 665-S5173 with the intel centrino wireless N 1000 card. It will not load anything very fast. when I try to get online it is very slow. I have connected thru Ethernet and the computer is fine. Do I need to replace the wireless card? If so which one would be best. I have AT&T...
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    How to get mic working on 2 computer at once?

    Is it possible to get a microphone to work on 2 computers at the same time? I have a Blue Yeti as well as an Oculus Rift, I have a dedicated gaming pc and dedicated work pc, I was wondering if it was possible to send the audio from a mic to another pc and have it read under the recording as a...
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    Computer wont boot if hdmi from smart tv is connected

    computer wont boot up if hdmi from smart tv is connected, if pluggin after boots, hdmi to tv works fine
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    Solved! editing a audio file

    Hi I have a Geediar voice recorder an a recording on it that I need to upload to my windows computer, and edit the length. when i plug it into the computer its seems to be automaitcall y be saved to music groove. i want to play and save and edit it in quick time, any tips, how also should i save...
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    Solved! Help with a virtual soundboard

    Okay, so I'm trying to set up a sound board using Voice meter and EXP Soundboard for discord and games. I watched like 3 Tutorials and followed them all the same but I still have one big problem. When ever I try to play a sound with the third B in the column Virtual input enabled it picks up...
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    CPU's Fan Can Go Faster But Won't

    Hello people of thy internet, I have an interesting issue at hand... So basically, my K53TA Asus 64-bit laptop had windows 10, but was having a lot of issues(main one being my fan was being very loud), so i decided to put the computer back to windows 7 Pro. After doing that I reinstalled my...