How to Turn On Quiet Mode On a Laptop

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How to Turn On Quiet Mode On a Laptop
Fan noise on a laptop can be a major problem. (quiet image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

Fan noise on a laptop can be a major problem. Not only is fan noise irritating, but if a laptop is being used for a PowerPoint presentation or in a business meeting, it can be disruptive. Almost all laptops have a "quiet mode" that can be activated in the Basic Ouput/Input System, although navigating BIOS is slightly different for the various brands. Each manufacturer also uses a different keyboard shortcut for accessing BIOS.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Start your Dell laptop. Tap "F2" at the top of your keyboard when the Dell logo appears on the screen. This will activate BIOS.

  2. 2

    Use the up and down cursor keys to navigate the side-menu. Select "Acoustic mode" from the menu by pressing "Enter."

  3. 3

    Choose "Quiet mode" from the acoustic options given. Press "Enter" to confirm.

  1. 1

    Start your HP laptop. Press the "Escape" key when the Hewlett-Packard logo appears on the screen to activate BIOS.

  2. 2

    Scroll down the BIOS menu using the cursor keys. Press "Enter" to open the "Power" menu.

  3. 3

    Select "Maximum Power Savings" from the options given. This turns your computer to quiet mode.

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