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Windows 7: Transporting a Laptop

16 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Transporting a Laptop

My wife has a laptop she transports fairly often. She has been putting it in her backpack so that it is on-end when she carries it. Will this cause any problems?

Thanks for any insight.

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16 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Never had a laptop but isn't being portable the whole point of them, I don't think it makes much difference if they carried on their end or any other direction as long as they aren't being knocked around to much.
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16 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
...but isn't being portable the whole point of them, I don't think it makes much difference if they carried on their end or any other direction as long as they aren't being knocked around to much.
This.

I move mine around often and it's not had any problems aside from the lid switch going bad, which is common with my laptop's series anyway.

It would also be a good idea to make sure it's completely off when in the bag.
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16 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

i would just be sure that its on standby and other than that it should be okay...
i transport mine everyday but as long as you take care of the laptop you should have no problems
also test that the laptop can comeback from standby and that it goes to standby normally and does not start itself....


@grim
try lugging those alienware computers...
those are more than 10lbs which means there are not very portable in most people's eyes...
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17 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600 RTM
 
 

aren't alienware laptops more about power than portability though?
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17 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Termana View Post
aren't alienware laptops more about power than portability though?
ahh but its still a laptop so by that definition would mean (according to the The American Heritage) is a:

laptop

A portable, compact personal computer that can run on a battery.
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17 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Wow, good (and fast) responses! Thank to each of you.
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17 Apr 2009   #8

Windozer 7 - 7068
 
 

Also, make sure you have the HDD backed up. They don't like to last a long time when moved around often. The dell D630s are the worst I've come across with the 80 gig drives needing replacement every 5-7 months.
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17 Apr 2009   #9

vista
 
 

use a well padded carry case, well-built laptops from brand names are rugged
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17 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you Ollie and Monga too. Good advice on backing up the drive and making sure the case is well-padded.
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