Questions tagged [windows]

An operating system developed by Microsoft. Use this tag if you are requesting hardware that operates in the Microsoft Windows environment. You should also include minimum version of Windows that the hardware should support (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, etc)

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USB to Ethernet adapter supporting multiple virtual LANs

Several unresolved questions have been made in various online forums looking for any options that may exist for a USB to Ethernet adapter that supports multiple VLANs. Past questions have often been ...
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Windows laptop with comparable specs to upgraded 15" MacBook Pro Retina?

I recently bought an 15" MacBook Pro w/ Retina (with student discount and no sales tax) for $2300. Considering I got a pair of Beats headphones too which I plan on selling, I figure my total cost was $...
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Keyboard for windows

I know this is a bit of a boring question, but I need to ask it. What keyboard would you recommend? Requirements: Price should be < $25. Preferable < $20 Must connect through USB Must last a ...
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Laptop for programming that meets the listed requirements

I'm looking for a laptop for programming with: Weight: <= 6 pounds Display: 15+ in; Full HD (1920x1080) RAM: 8GB CPU: Quad Core OS: Windows 10 Storage: 256GB SSD GPU: Integrated (preferred) or ...
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What's good GPU upgrade based on my current hardware?

Hoping to get some opinions/recommendations based on my current hardware setup. I've done some research, but I would like to get some feedback on my specific hardware components, and whether anything ...
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Thumb-driven wireless trackball with a tilting scrollwheel

One of the most popular trackballs is the Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball. The big feature missing from their product is a tilting scrollwheel so the user can scroll horizontally. Is there a thumb-...
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which intel skylake cpu will give me longest battery life ? m3, m5 or m7?

I was hoping someone would be able to recommend which Intel skylake CPU will give me longest battery life? m3, m5 or m7? I am a uni student, thinking about buying a Surface Pro 4 (or clone from ...
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Cheap keyboard with programmable keys and backlit keys

I'm looking for a keyboard under $100USD for gaming, programming, and video editing. For these, programmable keys are needed. Requirements: Extra programmable keys Backlit keys with adjustable ...
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Need laptop for programming/some gaming

First of all, I hope I came to the right StackExchange; I've seen some posts about laptop recommendations, so I think this is the right place to ask those questions. I'm thinking of buying a new ...
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What's a good USB microphone for recording instruments?

I'm looking for a USB microphone to create recordings of instruments. It must: be compatible with Windows 10 via USB have appropriate frequency range (I want it to include as much of the spectrum as ...
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What's a good PC config based on an AM3 motherboard that won't be bottlenecked?

I've recently acquired a GA-M68MT-S2 motherboard, which was lying unused with a friend. Just as a project, I want try and build the most powerful system possible using this as a base. This is only a ...
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ATX Motherboard with ATA password option and GNU/Linux compatibility

I have two Self Encrypting Drive (SED) and I'm using Debian as my main Operating System. My current motherboard (ASUS M5A97 R2.0) is GNU/Linux compatible (I had hard time to find a GNU/Linux ...
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Wireless headset that works with PC and mobile phone

I'm looking for a wireless headset that satisfies all of the following requirements and for the life of me, I can't seem to find anything that meets all my needs. Requirements: Should be able to ...
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Computer for Home Business

I am looking at purchasing a new computer within the next few months, for use in work applications. I am an IT project manager (read groupie for programmers/DBAs/engineers), and have multiple clients ...
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School laptop for medium-light gaming and good battery life

I'm going to be entering as a freshman Computer Engineering major next school year and am beginning to shop around for laptops to replace my Asus F510UA laptop which has been getting me through high ...
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Hardware to run Windows 98

Projects like Dosbox, Virtualbox and PCem allows me to emulate PC's of the 1990's, but for Windows 95-XP era games, the compatibility and performance is underwhelming. I've tried on several occasions ...
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Oscilloscopes with open-source software options

I've been working on a number of electronics projects lately, and while I have a 'scope, it's fairly poor to use (it's one of those pocket ones, and I have complaints about its usability). Do you ...
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Deep-learning device that supports Windows 7

I'm experimenting with neural networks, and I'd like to buy one of these devices like the Intel's Neural Compute Stick 2 or Google's Coral Edge Accelerator. However, I'm using Windows 7, and it seems ...
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Compact, lightweight detachable laptop (or Windows tablet with keyboard accessory) with high sustained performance and long battery life

We're in the market for a Windows laptop or tablet to replace Father's ancient (nine years old!) desktop but we have some very stringent requirements: If the device is a laptop, the (touch) display ...
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Hardware that receives 2 touch monitors input at once and gives it to windows as one?

We have two multitouch monitors connected to the same windows PC. When both monitors are touched at the same time, only one monitor receives the touch input. We need some kind of box that can ...
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Office/Business notebook for C# development

I'm going to get me a new Hardware/Software-system for my development. The project I'm currently in has about 60 sub-projects which are of type WPF, Server/Client, WCF, Rest-API and simple class-...
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Best laptop, under $1000, for sturdiness and durability, not necessarily performance

I am in a situation a little different from others described in other posts, so I will try opening my own thread. I am looking to buy a laptop, and someone else is paying for it. I can go as high as $...
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Keyboard with extra thumb keys (below or near the spacebar)

I need a keyboard which has an extra key in the area of the left thumb. I need this extra key to bind it to the mouse left button, because I use graphic tablet a lot and it's next to impossible to ...
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I am looking for recomendation for tablet-like device for personalized software

I need personalized software for myself and I am looking for a dedicated tablet-like device to run this software. Software would be mostly CRUD applications for objects made mostly from text and ...
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Searching a sound card with 5.1 optical for windows 10

I have the following problem. I have a 5.1 surround sound system using a Sony AV receiver. This is connected to multiple devices for audio, including my PC. Since the PC is a little bit far away from ...
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A good microphone for voice recording / radio presenting

I'm looking for a good microphone for recording speech (eg. for radio presenting), for about 60-70€. I would prefer a USB one but I'll look into all suggestions. Worth mention that I have a desktop ...
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Looking for USB flash drive with its Removable Media Bit set

Windows specifically has this annoying issue where it will not allow multiple partitions on a USB flash drive. If you create multiple partitions, Windows will only see the first one. Linux doesn't ...
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Recommended enterprise server for build, CI and CPU intensive tasks

I'm looking for a server capable of performing the following tasks: Can be used as a build-server (we have several developers using Microsoft Team Foundation Services) Continuous integration of ...
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Corded mouse with burst function and switchable scroll wheel

I am looking for a new mouse (for work and gaming). It should have a burst function (lots of clicks while clicking a button) and a scroll wheel which works similar like the one from the Logitech M500, ...
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USB (A or C) to TOSLINK Adapter for Linux

I am searching for a USB (A or C male) to TOSLINK Adapter (female) in order to keep my audio signal digital as long as possible. What is important that I do not need to install specific drivers (this ...
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Windows laptop for programming, make music and editing videos

This is my first question on this StackExchange site, so please let me know how I can improve it. I am interested in a Windows laptop (I need to program with it - including Android Studio), but ...
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Cheap, reasonable 3TB internal HDD

I'm in need of a 3.5" 3TB HDD to be used as an all-encompassing backup drive for the rest of my data, as I don't currently have a system in place and that needs to change as soon as possible. Because ...
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Graphics card for recording screen video (Win 10), PCI express 2.0 x16 slot

I have a home built computer with an ASRock Z68-Pro3-M motherboard and an Intel Core i5. It's a good computer and does what I need. However, I'm sometimes in the need of doing screen recordings and ...
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PC suggestion for Video editing

For work, I professionally edit videos. Right now I am using a Mac Book Pro, but I find it very slow and it's not fitting my workflow anymore. My idea is to change my hardware and buy a Windows ...
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Wireless Keyboard for mac, windows and linux

On my desk I have a PC dualbooting Windows and Linux and a Macbook. Is there a keyboard that uses a USB dongle and bluetooth so i can connect the dongle to the pc and bluetooth with my mac?
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Scaling problems with 4K / UHD / Retina / 3840x2160 screen [closed]

I'm about to buy a laptop, and have narrowed it down to either a model with hd or uhd (3840x2160) screen. I like the image quality of the uhd, but I'm seeing a lot of complaints about scaling ...
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USB LAN/RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter which also serves as a USB 3.0 Hub

My laptop only has no Ethernet connection, but I've been successfully using AX88179 (USB3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller) for a few years now. Yet as soon as my Internet connection ...
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Quantum Chemistry Laptop

I'd like to have a Laptop that can do some QC calculations which is able to even do a little heavier stuff. Such calculations need a fast CPU, don't use hyperthreading, have either a high memory ...
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Need laptop for programming: durable, reliable, fast and long battery life

Regarding of the extreme slowness of the computer with whom I work, and saw that I'd like to use the laptop for personal purposes, I was thinking of buying a laptop suited to programming. I can keep ...
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external touch pad/board for non-touch laptop

I know that there are tablets and also some laptops/notebooks for which they have touch screen. Now my question is that: are there any cheap external touching pad or board (for instance 15-inch or ...
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Which laptops are appropriate to set a dual boot system (Windows and Linux)?

I'm looking for a laptop that can boot into at least two different systems in the way where I don't need to worry about future/sudden issues. However, I'll need to buy a high performance laptop with ...
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Laptop for programming (About cores in a processor)

I have two options before me (in my budget): Quad core 1.6 GHz(Intel i5 8th gen 8250u) vs Dual core 2.5 GHz(Intel i5 7th gen 7200u) powered CPU. I use Microsoft visual studio,pycharm, and few other ...
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Hardware Recommendations

As a hobbyist I've dabbled with video editing for a while and recently decided to get more serious by learning to use Davinci Resolve (free version). My i7 Windows machine with integrated graphics is ...
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Laptop Recommendation for Data scientist, with good RAM

Looking to buy a new laptop, and needed some options to choose from because I'm totally unaware of laptop characteristics and how they help. Ideally I would like to purchase a laptop 1)Latest Windows ...
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Solution to share Magic Trackpad between Macbook Pro and Windows laptop?

I use a Macbook Pro and a Windows Laptop each with its own dedicated monitor. I also have an Apple Magic Trackpad 2 that works great on both Mac and Windows 10. Does anyone know of a solution where ...
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Quad Core Q8400 vs Xeon X5470

Recently I using Quad Core Q8400 with Asus P5g41t - mlx within FSP Aurum 650 Watt 80 Gold plus. OS Windows 10. I've planning to upgrade my processor to xeon X5470. I used my desktop to design graphic....
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Cost Effective/Performance Raid Setup For Video Production

I just built a new machine based on an Asus x99a/3.1 motherboard and 5820 cpu. I do video production and web development. Im running windows 10 and my main os drive is a samsung 950 pro 512mb (...
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USB TV tuner that works with Windows 10

I have Diamond multimedia TV tuner that works with Windows 7, and is supposed to work with Windows 10 but does not. It uses Total media software, when I try to scan for channels it says "not ...
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How do I stop pop ups on the desktop on Windows 10? [closed]

How do I stop pop ups on the desktop on Windows 10? These are not pop up ads that happen on a web site. They happen on my desktop as little pop ups in the lower right corner of my computer screen. ...
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Windows USB dongle for LoRa/LoRaWan and BT5/BLE

I want to play around with LoRa/LoRaWan and BT5/BLE on an ESP32. I would like to pair the ESP32 with my Windows laptop and do some server side development on the laptop. Can you recommend a cheap ...