To set up a laptop, plug it into a power source and attach any peripherals. Desktop computers require more steps to connect the components of the computer. More »

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To set the correct time on a Windows computer, click the Start button and go to the Control Panel. Once in the Control Panel, click "Clock, Language, and Region", select the Date and Time tab, then select "Change date an... More »

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To set up a wireless home network using Windows 7, purchase and configure a wireless router, and connect all of the computers and devices to the router. You may also wish to connect the router to the Internet, which allo... More »

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Although it can be used for other devices, a USB Y-cable is most commonly used to power an external hard drive with a computer or laptop. This type of cable provides more power to an external device than a traditional US... More »

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Switched mode power adapters are a type of mechanical device that transfers an electrical charge from a power source, such as a wall outlet, to a device, such as a personal computer, using a complex process that minimize... More »

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Automatic restarting could be caused by system failure, incompatible peripherals or overheating of the laptop's inner components. The reason can often be diagnosed with an error code. More »

Disassemble an HP Elitebook laptop by disconnecting all peripherals, pulling the battery out, removing all screws and taking out hardware components one by one. Use a screwdriver and avoid using excessive force. More »

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