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  1. I'm having to buy a new laptop for the usual everyday Internet uses but also for astrophotography, remote telescope operation, and image processing (Paintshop Pro X9). My former laptop was an Asus gaming machine which I chose because it was a beefy machine with more memory than usually found in lesser laptops and a dedicated video card with its own memory (I never played a single game!). A computer repair technician suggested either a Dell Precision or a Lenovo Thinkpad with i7 processor with solid state NVMe drive, 16 GB RAM. It has been 8 years since I had to think about buying a computer, and I've not kept up with advances in technology so the terms I see are new and a puzzle. Are the Dell and Lenovo laptops, both of which are very expensive, really necessary for my needs? Thanks in advance for any help on this subject. BTW, I'll have deal with Windows 10 for the first time - good grief!
  2. rfm55555

    Windows Laptop Specs

    I am considering purchasing a Windows laptop to more easily run BYE and PHD2. Current lying trying to run in a Parallels installation of Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro ... Kind of clugy. Most of the newer laptops come with Windows 10, 64 bit. Will these two programs run on such a device? What laptop configuration would work best for these programs?
  3. I cannot get my Canon EOS Rebel TSi to connect to my Toshiba laptop under BackyardEOS. It connects just fine to other computers under BYE, and this laptop does recognize that the camera is attached to it, but no matter what USB cable I use, or which of the 3 USB ports on the computer that I use, I always get the same error message under BYE when I attempt to connect the camera:: Camera not Found! Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned On! Any suggestions? Guy
  4. Intermittently during a photo session with my Dell Latitude E6500 running BYN and PHD2 the system will suddenly freeze. I have waited all night for it to unfreeze nor trying to get the systems attention by traditional means can I get the system back. I have to power-down the laptop to bring it back. I have loaded only the "bare essential" applications and the most bare essential background tasks. I suspect I'm getting COM port conflicts. Is there a "best practices" for laptop configuration and/or diagnostic routine I can implement to increase system reliability during a session? Thanks, Nathan
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