HP Slate User Guide
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Development Company, L.P.
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constituting an additional warranty. HP shall
not be liable for technical or editorial errors
or omissions contained herein.
First Edition: August 2010
Document Part Number: 624812-001
Product notice
This user guide describes features that are
common to most models. Some features
may not be available on your Slate.
To obtain the latest information in the HP
Slate User Guide, go to the HP Web site at
http://www.hp.com/support.
Safety warning notice
WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the Slate, do not
place the Slate directly on your lap. Use the Slate only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another
hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or
clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to contact the skin or a soft surface, such
as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The Slate and the AC adapter comply with the useraccessible surface temperature limits defined by the International Standard for Safety of Information
Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).
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Table of contents
1 Getting started ................................................................................................................................................ 1
Finding more information about your new Slate ................................................................................... 2
Using the touch screen, on-screen keyboard, and digital pen ............................................................. 3
Tapping ................................................................................................................................ 3
Flicking ................................................................................................................................. 3
Dragging .............................................................................................................................. 3
Scrolling ............................................................................................................................... 4
Rotating ............................................................................................................................... 4
Pinching ............................................................................................................................... 5
Setting touch screen preferences ........................................................................................ 5
Using the on-screen keyboard ............................................................................................. 6
On-screen keyboard options ................................................................................................ 7
Using the digital pen ............................................................................................................ 7
Changing your Slate's view .................................................................................................................. 9
2 Knowing the parts ......................................................................................................................................... 11
Identifying the hardware ..................................................................................................................... 11
Top-edge components ....................................................................................................... 11
Bottom-edge components .................................................................................................. 12
Right-edge components ..................................................................................................... 12
Opening the label tray ....................................................................................... 13
Left-edge components ....................................................................................................... 14
Buttons ............................................................................................................................... 14
Display components .......................................................................................................... 15
Rear components .............................................................................................................. 16
Wireless antennas ............................................................................................................. 16
Additional hardware components ....................................................................................................... 17
Identifying the labels ........................................................................................................................... 17
3 Networking (select models only) ................................................................................................................. 19
Creating a wireless connection .......................................................................................................... 19
Identifying wireless and network icons .............................................................................. 19
Using operating system controls ........................................................................................ 19
Using a WLAN .................................................................................................................................... 20
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Connecting to an existing WLAN ....................................................................................... 20
Setting up a new WLAN ..................................................................................................... 20
Protecting your WLAN ....................................................................................................... 21
Roaming to another network .............................................................................................. 21
Using Bluetooth wireless devices ....................................................................................................... 22
Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) ............................................................. 22
4 Multimedia ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
Identifying your multimedia components ............................................................................................ 23
Audio .................................................................................................................................................. 25
Adjusting the volume ......................................................................................................... 25
Checking audio functions on the Slate .............................................................................. 26
Cameras ............................................................................................................................................. 27
5 Power management ...................................................................................................................................... 28
Shutting down the Slate ..................................................................................................................... 28
Setting power options ......................................................................................................................... 28
Using power-saving states ................................................................................................. 28
Initiating and exiting Sleep ................................................................................ 29
Initiating and exiting Hibernation ....................................................................... 29
Using the power meter ....................................................................................................... 30
Using power plans ............................................................................................................. 30
Viewing the current power plan ......................................................................... 30
Selecting a different power plan ........................................................................ 30
Customizing power plans .................................................................................. 31
Setting password protection on wakeup ............................................................................ 31
Using battery power ........................................................................................................................... 31
Displaying the remaining battery charge ........................................................................... 31
Maximizing battery discharge time .................................................................................... 32
Managing low battery levels .............................................................................................. 32
Identifying low battery levels ............................................................................. 32
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................. 32
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ....... 32
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available .... 32
Resolving a low battery level when the Slate cannot exit
Hibernation ....................................................................................... 32
Conserving battery power .................................................................................................. 33
Using external AC power .................................................................................................................... 33
Connecting the AC adapter ............................................................................................... 33
Docking the Slate to the HP Slate Dock ............................................................................ 35
6 External cards and devices .......................................................................................................................... 36
Using SD Card Reader cards ............................................................................................................. 36
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Inserting a digital card ........................................................................................................ 36
Removing a digital card ..................................................................................................... 37
Using a USB device ........................................................................................................................... 37
Connecting a USB device .................................................................................................. 37
Removing a USB device .................................................................................................... 38
7 Drives ............................................................................................................................................................. 39
Identifying installed drives .................................................................................................................. 39
Handling optional external hard drives ............................................................................................... 39
Using optional external drives ............................................................................................................ 40
Using optional external devices ......................................................................................... 40
8 Security .......................................................................................................................................................... 41
Protecting your Slate .......................................................................................................................... 41
Using passwords ................................................................................................................................ 42
Using antivirus software ..................................................................................................................... 43
Using firewall software ....................................................................................................................... 44
Installing critical updates .................................................................................................................... 45
9 Updating software ......................................................................................................................................... 46
Updating programs and drivers .......................................................................................................... 47
10 BIOS Setup .................................................................................................................................................. 48
Starting BIOS Setup ........................................................................................................................... 48
Using BIOS Setup .............................................................................................................................. 48
Changing the language of BIOS Setup .............................................................................. 48
Navigating and selecting in BIOS Setup ............................................................................ 49
Displaying system information ........................................................................................... 49
Restoring factory settings in BIOS Setup .......................................................................... 50
Exiting BIOS Setup ............................................................................................................ 50
Updating the BIOS ............................................................................................................................. 51
Determining the BIOS version ........................................................................................... 51
Downloading a BIOS update ............................................................................................. 51
BIOS Setup Menu .............................................................................................................................. 52
Main menu ......................................................................................................................... 52
Diagnostics menu .............................................................................................................. 53
System Configuration menu .............................................................................................. 53
Index ................................................................................................................................................................... 54
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Getting started
Your Slate's main operating system is Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional. The Microsoft Windows
operating system displays the desktop on the display and controls your Slate's hardware, peripherals,
and software programs.
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Finding more information about your new Slate
The following user guides and reference material are provided with your Slate, either in print or on the
Slate hard drive:
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Quick Setup poster—Guides you through setting up your Slate and turning it on. The poster is
located in the box.
NOTE: Refer to the poster for the location of your user guides and reference material.
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The Basics—Contains information about your Slate, including product-specific features, backup
and recovery, maintenance, and specifications.
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Help and Support—Contains information about the operating system, drivers, troubleshooting
tools, and technical support. To access Help and Support, tap Start > Help and Support. For
HP Slate-specific information, go to http://www.hp.com/support, select your country or region,
and follow the on-screen instructions.
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Safety & Comfort Guide—Describes proper workstation setup and proper posture, health, and
work habits for computer users. It also provides important electrical and mechanical safety
information. To access this guide, tap Start > All Programs > HP > HP Documentation. This
guide is also available on the Web at http://www.hp.com/ergo.
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Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices—Contains safety and regulatory information, and
battery disposal information. To access the notices, tap Start > All Programs > HP > HP
Documentation.
Chapter 1 Getting started
Using the touch screen, on-screen keyboard, and digital
pen
You can use your fingers to perform most actions on the touch screen.
NOTE: The instructions in this section are based on the preferences set at the factory. To modify
settings for recognized taps and flicks, refer to “Setting touch screen preferences.”
NOTE:
Some gestures are not supported in all programs.
Tapping
Tap or double-tap an item on the screen as you would click or double-click with an external mouse.
Tap and hold an item to see the context menu.
NOTE: You must tap and hold your finger until the operating system draws a circle around the area
you are touching, and then the context menu appears.
Flicking
Touch the screen in a light, quick flicking motion up, down, left, or right to navigate through screens or
quickly scroll through documents.
NOTE:
For the flick movement to work, a scrollbar must be present in the active window.
Dragging
Press your finger on an item on the screen, and then move your finger to drag the item to a new
location. You can also use this motion to slowly scroll through documents.
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Scrolling
Scrolling is useful for moving up and down or left and right on a page or image. To scroll, place two
fingers slightly apart on the screen, and then drag them across the screen in an up, down, left, or right
motion.
NOTE:
Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.
Rotating
Rotating allows you to rotate items such as photos and pages. To rotate, anchor your thumb on the
screen, and then move your forefinger in a semicircular motion around your thumb.
NOTE:
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You must move your forefinger for at least 90 degrees of a circle.
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Pinching
Pinching allows you to zoom in or out on items such as PDFs, images, and photos.
To pinch:
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Zoom out by holding two fingers apart on the screen, and then pull the fingers together to
decrease an object's size.
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Zoom in by holding two fingers together on the screen, and then pull the fingers apart to
increase an object's size.
Setting touch screen preferences
To change or test tap settings:
1.
Tap Start > Control Panel.
2.
Tap Hardware and Sound > N-trig DuoSense™ Digitizer Settings > Digitizer options tab,
and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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These preferences are specific to the touch screen and the Slate.
To change or create flick assignments:
1.
Tap Start > Control Panel.
2.
Tap Hardware and Sound > Pen and Touch > Flicks tab.
3.
Tap Navigational flicks and editing flicks, and then tap Customize.
4.
Follow the on-screen instructions to change or create a flick assignment.
5.
Tap OK.
Using the on-screen keyboard
Occasionally you may need to enter data into a data field. This may be required when you set up a
wireless network configuration or a weather reporting location, or when you access user accounts on
Internet sites. Your Slate has an on-screen keyboard that is displayed when you need to enter such
information into data fields.
1.
To display the keyboard, tap in the first data field. Tap the small keyboard icon that is displayed.
– or –
Double-tap the keyboard icon at the left side of the screen.
– or –
Press the Keyboard button on the left edge of the Slate.
2.
To enlarge the size of the on-screen keyboard, tap the lower-right corner and drag it to the
desired size.
3.
Tap each character, continuing until you have spelled out the name or word that you are
entering into the data field.
NOTE: Suggested words may be displayed at the top of the keyboard. If an appropriate word
is displayed, tap it to select it.
4.
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Tap enter on the keyboard.
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On-screen keyboard options
To select options for the on-screen keyboard, tap Tools at the top of the keyboard, and then select
one of the following options:
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Show expanded keyboard—Displays the expanded keyboard.
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Docking—Allows you to select the location where the on-screen keyboard displays.
◦
Float—Allows you to reposition the on-screen keyboard by tapping the top of the keyboard
window and dragging it to the desired location.
◦
Dock at top of screen—Displays the keyboard at the top of the screen automatically.
◦
Dock at bottom of screen—Displays the keyboard at the bottom of the screen
automatically.
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Help topics—Displays Help and Support.
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Options—Displays the Input Panel Options.
Using the digital pen
To insert the battery in the pen:
1.
Unscrew the cap from the pen.
2.
Insert the battery (1) in the pen.
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3.
Replace the cap (2) on the pen.
4.
Turn the cap in a clockwise direction (3) to tighten it.
The digital pen is now ready to use with your HP Slate. Simply touch the tip of the pen lightly on the
screen to write text or select items on the screen. To perform a right-click action, press the button on
the side of the pen when selecting an item on the screen.
The digital pen uses inherent pressure sensitivity, so you can create a bolder stroke by pressing
harder on the screen with the digital pen. Pressure sensitivity may not be enabled in all programs.
To calibrate the pen and change pen settings, such as pen sensitivity, tap Start > Control Panel >
Hardware and Sound > N-trig DuoSense Digitizer Settings, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
NOTE: For regulatory and safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental
Notices on the HP Slate. Tap Start > All Programs > HP > HP Documentation.
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Changing your Slate's view
Your Slate's orientation, or view, changes automatically from landscape to portrait view, or from
portrait to landscape view.
1.
To change the view of your Slate from landscape view to portrait view:
Hold the Slate vertically, and then turn it 90 degrees to the right (in a clockwise direction).
2.
To change the view of your Slate from portrait view to landscape view:
Hold the Slate vertically, and then turn it 90 degrees to the left (in a counter-clockwise direction).
NOTE:
The appearance of the desktop may vary.
Changing your Slate's view
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Description
Landscape
Portrait
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View
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Knowing the parts
Identifying the hardware
Components included with the Slate may vary by region and model. The illustrations in this chapter
identify the standard features on most Slate models.
To see a list of hardware installed in the Slate:
1.
Tap Start > Control Panel.
2.
Tap System and Security, tap System, and then tap Device Manager.
You can also add hardware or modify Slate configurations using Device Manager.
Top-edge components
Component
Description
(1)
Home button
Minimizes all open applications and displays the
Windows desktop.
(2)
Ctrl+alt+del button
Performs the same action as pressing ctrl+alt+del
on a computer keyboard.
(3)
USB port
Connects optional USB devices.
NOTE: To use an external optical disc drive
connected to the Slate, you must connect AC
power separately to the external drive.
(4)
Volume up button
Increases speaker volume.
(5)
Volume down button
Decreases speaker volume.
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Bottom-edge components
Component
Description
(1)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound.
(2)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter or an HP Slate Dock.
Right-edge components
Component
(1)
Description
Audio-out (headphone)/Audio-in (microphone)
combo jack
Produces sound when connected to optional
powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a
headset, or television audio. Also connects an
optional headset microphone.
NOTE: When an audio component is connected to
the jack, the Slate's speakers are disabled.
The audio component cable must have a 4conductor connector.
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(2)
Label tray
Holds the serial number label.
(3)
Power light
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White: The Slate is on.
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Blinking: The Slate is in the Sleep state.
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Off: The Slate is off or in Hibernation.
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Component
(4)
Description
Power switch
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When the Slate is off, slide the switch down to
turn on the Slate.
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When the Slate is on, briefly slide the switch
down to initiate Sleep.
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When the Slate is in the Sleep state, briefly
slide the switch down to exit Sleep.
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When the Slate is in Hibernation, briefly slide
the switch down to exit Hibernation.
If the Slate has stopped responding and Windows
shutdown procedures are ineffective, slide and hold
the power switch down for at least five seconds to
turn off the Slate.
To learn more about your power settings, tap Start
> Control Panel > System and Security > Power
Options.
(5)
PowerLock icon
The PowerLock feature allows you to lock the
screen to avoid accidental activation:
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When the Slate is on, slide the power switch
up to the lock position to lock the screen,
buttons, and the auto-rotate feature.
Opening the label tray
Pull the label tray out to view the serial number label.
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Left-edge components
Component
Description
(1)
Internal microphone
Records sound.
(2)
Keyboard button
When the Slate is on, press the button to display
the on-screen keyboard.
(3)
SD Card Reader
Supports the following optional digital card
formats:
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Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Memory Card (standard and large size)
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xD-Picture card
Buttons
Component
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Description
(1)
Home button
When the Slate is on, press the button to minimize
all open applications and display the Windows
desktop.
(2)
Ctrl+alt+del button
Performs the same action as pressing ctrl+alt+del
on a computer keyboard.
(3)
Volume up button
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Press + to increase speaker volume.
Component
Description
(3)
Volume down button
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(4)
Keyboard button
When the Slate is on, press the button to display
the on-screen keyboard.
Press - to decrease speaker volume.
Display components
Component
(1)
Description
Inward camera
Records video and captures still photographs.
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Rear components
Component
(1)
Description
Outward camera
Records video and captures still photographs.
Wireless antennas
Component
Description
WLAN antennas (2)*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with
wireless local-area networks (WLANs).
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the Slate. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the
antennas free from obstructions.
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To see wireless regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental
Notices that applies to your country or region. Tap Start > All Programs > HP > HP Documentation.
Additional hardware components
Component
Description
(1)
30W AC adapter*
Converts AC power to DC power.
(2)
Power cord*
Connects an AC adapter to an AC outlet.
*AC adapters and power cords vary in rating and appearance by region and country.
Identifying the labels
The labels affixed to the label tray of the Slate provide information you may need when you
troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the Slate.
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Serial number label (part of the Master Regulatory label)—Provides important information
including the following:
◦
Product name (1). This is the product name affixed to the front of your Slate.
◦
Serial number (2). This is an alphanumeric identifier that is unique to each product.
◦
Product number (3). This is an alphanumeric identifier that provides specific information
about the hardware components. The product number helps a service technician to
determine what components and parts are needed.
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Warranty period (4). This number describes the duration (in years) of the warranty period
for this Slate.
◦
Model description (select models) (5). This is an alphanumeric identifier that you use to
locate documents, drivers, and support for your Slate.
Have this information available when you contact technical support. The serial number label is
located inside the label tray of your Slate.
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Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity—Contains the Windows® Product Key. You may need the
Product Key to update or troubleshoot the operating system. This certificate is located inside the
label tray.
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Regulatory label—Provides regulatory information about the Slate. The regulatory marks are
located on the top or the bottom of the label tray.
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Wireless certification label(s)—Provide certification information about wireless devices, such as
a wireless local area network (WLAN) device or a Bluetooth® device, and the approval markings
of some of the countries or regions in which the devices have been approved for use. You may
need this information when traveling internationally. Wireless certification labels are affixed
inside the label tray.
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Networking (select models only)
Your Slate supports wireless Internet access. For mobile Internet access, you can use a wireless
connection.
Creating a wireless connection
Your Slate may be equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:
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Wireless local area network (WLAN) device
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Bluetooth® device
For more information on wireless technology, refer to the information and Web site links provided in
Help and Support.
Identifying wireless and network icons
Icon
Name
Description
Network (connected)
Indicates that one or more network devices are connected to a
network.
Network
(disconnected)
Indicates that network devices are not connected to a network
Network (disabled/
disconnected)
Indicates that no wireless connections are available.
Using operating system controls
The Network and Sharing Center allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network,
manage wireless networks, and diagnose and repair network problems.
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Tap Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
For more information, tap Start > Help and Support.
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Using a WLAN
A wireless connection connects the Slate to Wi-Fi networks, or WLANs. A WLAN is composed of
other computers and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.
Connecting to an existing WLAN
To connect to the WLAN, follow these steps:
1.
Be sure that the WLAN device is on.
2.
Tap the Wireless icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
3.
Tap your WLAN from the list.
4.
Tap Connect.
If the network is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a network security key,
which is a security code. Type the code, and then tap OK to complete the connection.
NOTE: If no WLANs are listed, you are out of range of a wireless router or access point.
NOTE: If you do not see the network you want to connect to, tap Open Network and Sharing
Center, and then tap Set up a new connection or network. A list of options is displayed. You
can choose to manually search for and connect to a network or to set up a new network
connection.
After the connection is made, place the pointer over the network icon in the notification area, at the far
right of the taskbar, to verify the name and status of the connection.
NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN
implementation, router manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural
barriers such as walls and floors.
Setting up a new WLAN
Required equipment:
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A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from
an Internet service provider (ISP)
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A wireless router (purchased separately) (2)
NOTE: Some cable modems include a built-in router. Check with your ISP to see if you need a
separate router.
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Slate equipped with a wireless device (3)
The following illustration shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the
Internet.
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NOTE: When setting up a wireless connection, be sure that your Slate and wireless router are
synchronized. To synchronize your Slate and wireless router, turn your Slate and wireless router off
and then back on.
As your network grows, additional wireless and wired devices can be connected to the network to
access the Internet.
For help in setting up your WLAN, refer to the information provided by your router manufacturer or
your ISP.
Protecting your WLAN
When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect
your network from unauthorized access. WLANs in public areas (hotspots) like coffee shops and
airports may not provide any security. If you are concerned about the security of your Slate in a
hotspot, limit your network activities to e-mail that is not confidential and basic Internet surfing.
Wireless radio signals can travel outside the network, so other WLAN devices can pick up
unprotected signals and either connect to your network (uninvited) or capture information being sent
across it. You can take the following precautions to protect your WLAN:
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Firewall—A firewall checks both data and requests for data that are sent to your network, and
discards any suspicious items. Firewalls are available in both software and hardware. Some
networks use a combination of both types.
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Wireless encryption—Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) uses security settings to encrypt and
decrypt data transmitted over the network. WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) to
dynamically generate a new key for every packet. It also generates different sets of keys for
each computer on the network.
Roaming to another network
When you move your Slate within range of another WLAN, Windows attempts to connect to that
network. If the attempt is successful, your Slate is automatically connected to the new network. If
Windows does not recognize the new network, follow the same procedure you used initially to
connect to your WLAN.
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Using Bluetooth wireless devices
A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable
connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following:
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Computers
●
Phones
●
Imaging devices (cameras and printers)
●
Audio devices
Bluetooth devices provide peer-to-peer capability that allows you to set up a personal area network
(PAN) of Bluetooth devices. For information on configuring and using Bluetooth devices, refer to the
Bluetooth software Help.
▲
To connect a Bluetooth device, tap the Bluetooth icon in the navigation area, at the far right of
the taskbar, tap Bluetooth Options, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
HP does not recommend setting up one computer with Bluetooth as a host and using it as a gateway
through which other computers may connect to the Internet. When two or more computers are
connected using Bluetooth, and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is enabled on one of the
computers, the other computers may not be able to connect to the Internet using the Bluetooth
network.
The strength of Bluetooth is in synchronizing information transfers between your Slate and wireless
devices including cellular phones, printers, cameras, and PDAs. The inability to consistently connect
two or more computers to share the Internet through Bluetooth is a limitation of Bluetooth and the
Windows operating system.
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Multimedia
Your Slate may include the following:
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Integrated speakers
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Integrated microphone
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Integrated cameras
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Preinstalled multimedia software
Identifying your multimedia components
The following illustration and table describe the multimedia features of the Slate.
Component
(1)
Description
Outward camera
Records video and captures still photographs.
NOTE: To capture still photos and record video, you can
use the HP Slate Camera software. Tap the Outward
button to use the outward camera.
(2)
Inward camera
Records video and captures still photographs.
NOTE: To capture still photos and record video, you can
use the HP Slate Camera software. Tap the Inward button
to use the inward camera.
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Component
(3)
Description
Audio-out (headphone)/Audio-in
(microphone) combo jack
Produces sound when connected to optional powered
stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or
television audio. Also connects an optional headset
microphone.
NOTE: When an audio component is connected to the
jack, the Slate's speakers are disabled.
The audio component cable must have a 4-conductor
connector.
(4)
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Speakers (2)
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Produce sound.
Audio
Your Slate has a variety of audio features that allow you to:
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Play music using your Slate's speakers and/or connected external speakers.
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Record sound using the internal microphone or an optional external headset microphone.
●
Download music from the Internet.
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Create multimedia slideshows and presentations using audio and images.
●
Transmit sound and images with instant messaging programs.
Adjusting the volume
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety, and
Environmental Notices.
You can adjust the volume using the following volume controls:
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To increase volume, press the Volume up button (1) on the top edge of the Slate.
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To decrease volume, press the Volume down button (2) on the top edge of the Slate.
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Windows® volume control:
a.
Tap the Speakers icon in the notification area, and then tap Open Volume Mixer.
b.
In the Speakers column, increase or decrease the volume by moving the slider up or down.
You can also mute the volume by tapping the Mute Speakers icon.
If the Speakers icon is not displayed in the notification area, follow these steps to add it:
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a.
Tap and hold the Show hidden icons icon (the arrow at the far left of the notification area).
b.
Tap Customize.
c.
Under Behaviors, tap Show icon and notifications for the Speakers icon.
d.
Tap OK.
Program volume control:
Volume can also be adjusted within some programs.
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Checking audio functions on the Slate
To check the audio functions on your Slate, follow these steps:
1.
Tap Start > Control Panel.
2.
Tap Hardware and Sound, and then tap Sound.
3.
When the Sound window opens, tap the Sounds tab. Under Program Events, tap any sound
event, such as a beep or alarm, and then tap the Test button.
You should hear sound through the speakers or through connected headphones.
To check the record functions of the Slate, follow these steps:
1.
Tap Start > All Programs > Accessories > Sound Recorder.
2.
Tap Start Recording and speak into the microphone. Save the file to your desktop.
3.
Open a multimedia program and play back the sound.
NOTE: For best results when recording, speak directly into the microphone and record sound in a
setting free of background noise.
To confirm or change the audio settings:
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1.
Tap Start > Control Panel.
2.
Tap Hardware and Sound, and then tap Sound.
Chapter 4 Multimedia
Cameras
Your Slate includes an outward integrated camera and an inward integrated camera. The cameras
are input devices that allow you to record video and capture still photographs.
NOTE:
For more information, refer to the HP Slate Camera software Help.
Cameras
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5
Power management
Shutting down the Slate
CAUTION: Unsaved information will be lost when the Slate is shut down.
The Shut down command closes all open programs, including the operating system, and then turns
off the display and Slate.
Shut down the Slate when the Slate is unused and disconnected from external power for an extended
period.
Although you can shut down the Slate with the power switch, the recommended procedure is to use
the Windows Shut down command.
To shut down the Slate, follow these steps:
NOTE: If the Slate is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation, you must first exit Sleep or Hibernation
before shut down is possible.
1.
Save your work and close all open programs.
2.
Tap Start.
3.
Tap Shut down.
If the Slate is unresponsive and you are unable to use the preceding shut down procedures, try the
following emergency procedures in the sequence provided:
●
Press the Ctrl+alt+del button on the top edge of the Slate, next to the Home button, and then
slide the power switch down.
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Slide and hold the power switch down for at least 5 seconds.
●
Disconnect the Slate from external power.
Setting power options
Using power-saving states
The Slate has two power-saving states enabled at the factory: Sleep and Hibernation.
When Sleep is initiated, the screen clears. Your work is saved to memory, letting you exit the Sleep
state faster than exiting Hibernation. If the Slate is in the Sleep state for an extended period or if the
battery reaches a critical battery level while in the Sleep state, the Slate initiates Hibernation.
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Chapter 5 Power management
When Hibernation is initiated, your work is saved to a hibernation file on the hard drive and the Slate
turns off.
CAUTION: To prevent possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate Sleep or Hibernation while reading from or writing to
a disc or an external media card.
NOTE: You cannot initiate any type of networking connection or perform any Slate functions while
the Slate is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation.
Initiating and exiting Sleep
The system is set at the factory to initiate Sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity when running on battery
power and 20 minutes of inactivity when running on external power.
Power settings and timeouts can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
With the Slate on, you can initiate Sleep in any of the following ways:
●
Briefly slide the power switch down.
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Tap Start, tap the arrow next to the Shut down button, and then tap Sleep.
To exit Sleep:
▲
Briefly slide the power switch down.
When the Slate exits Sleep, your work returns to the screen where you stopped working.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required when the Slate exits Sleep, you must enter your
Windows password before your work returns to the screen.
Initiating and exiting Hibernation
The system is set at the factory to initiate Hibernation after a period of inactivity when running on
battery power or on external power, or when the battery reaches a critical battery level.
Power settings and timeouts can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
To initiate Hibernation:
▲
Tap Start, tap the arrow next to the Shut down button, and then tap Hibernate.
To exit Hibernation:
▲
Briefly slide the power switch down.
When the Slate exits Hibernation, your work returns to the screen where you stopped working.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required when the Slate exits Hibernation, you must enter
your Windows password before your work returns to the screen.
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Using the power meter
The power meter is located in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. The power meter
allows you to quickly access power settings, view remaining battery charge, and select a different
power plan.
●
To display the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current power plan, tap the
Power Meter icon.
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To access Power Options, or to change the power plan, tap the Power Meter icon, and then
select an item from the list.
Different power meter icons indicate whether the Slate is running on battery or external power. The
icon also displays a message if the battery has reached a low battery level, critical battery level, or
reserve battery level.
To hide or display the power meter icon:
1.
Tap and hold the Show hidden icons icon (the arrow at the left side of the notification area).
2.
Tap Customize notification icons.
3.
Under Behaviors, select Show icon and notifications for the Power Meter icon.
4.
Tap OK.
Using power plans
A power plan is a collection of system settings that manages how the Slate uses power. Power plans
can help you conserve power and maximize Slate performance.
The following power plans are available:
●
HP Recommended
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Power saver
You can change the settings of these power plans through Power Options.
Viewing the current power plan
▲
Tap the Power Meter icon in the notification area, and then tap More power options.
– or –
Tap Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
Selecting a different power plan
1.
Tap the Power Meter icon in the notification area, and then tap More power options.
– or –
Tap Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
2.
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Select a power plan from the list.
Chapter 5 Power management
Customizing power plans
1.
Tap the Power Meter icon in the notification area, and then tap More power options.
– or –
Tap Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
2.
Tap a power plan, and then tap Change plan settings.
3.
Change the settings as needed.
4.
To change additional settings, tap Change advanced power settings and make your changes.
Setting password protection on wakeup
To set the Slate to prompt for a password when the Slate exits Sleep or Hibernation, follow these
steps:
1.
Tap the Power Meter icon in the notification area, and then tap More power options.
– or –
Tap Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
2.
In the left pane, tap Require a password on wakeup.
3.
Tap Change settings that are currently unavailable.
4.
Tap Require a password (recommended).
NOTE: If you need to create a user account password or change your current user account
password, tap Create or change your user account password, and then follow the on-screen
instructions. If you do not need to create or change a user account password, go to step 5.
5.
Tap Save changes.
Using battery power
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the Slate.
The Slate runs on battery power whenever it is not plugged into external power. Slate battery life
varies, depending on power management settings, running programs, display brightness, external
devices connected to the Slate, and other factors.
If the Slate contains a charged battery and the Slate is running on external AC power supplied
through the AC adapter, the Slate switches to battery power if the AC adapter is disconnected from
the Slate.
NOTE: When you disconnect AC power, the display brightness is automatically decreased to save
battery life. For information on increasing or decreasing display brightness, refer to The Basics guide.
Displaying the remaining battery charge
▲
Move the pointer over the Power Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the
taskbar.
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Maximizing battery discharge time
Battery discharge time varies depending on the features you use while on battery power. Maximum
discharge time gradually shortens, as the battery storage capacity naturally degrades.
Tips for maximizing battery discharge time:
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Decrease the brightness on the display.
●
Store the Slate in a cool, dry location.
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Select the Power saver setting in Power Options.
Managing low battery levels
The information in this section describes the alerts and system responses set at the factory. Some
low-battery alerts and system responses can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control
Panel. Preferences set using Power Options do not affect lights.
Identifying low battery levels
The Slate takes the following actions for a critical battery level:
●
If Hibernation is enabled and the Slate is on or in Sleep, the Slate initiates Hibernation.
●
If Hibernation is disabled and the Slate is on or in Sleep, the Slate remains briefly in Sleep, and
then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.
Resolving a low battery level
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
Connect one of the following devices:
1.
AC adapter
2.
HP Slate Dock
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available
▲
Initiate Hibernation.
– or –
Save your work and shut down the Slate.
Resolving a low battery level when the Slate cannot exit Hibernation
When the Slate lacks sufficient power to exit Hibernation, follow these steps:
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1.
Plug the Slate into external power.
2.
Exit Hibernation by briefly sliding the power switch.
Chapter 5 Power management
Conserving battery power
●
Tap the Power saver power plan through Power Options under System and Security in
Windows Control Panel.
●
Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections and exit modem applications when
you are not using them.
●
Disconnect unused external devices that are not plugged into an external power source.
●
Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
●
Decrease screen brightness.
●
Before you leave your work, initiate Sleep or Hibernation, or shut down the Slate.
Using external AC power
External AC power is supplied through an approved AC adapter or an HP Slate Dock.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the Slate, a
replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP.
Connect the Slate to external AC power under any of the following conditions:
WARNING! Do not charge the battery while you are onboard aircraft.
●
When charging or calibrating a battery
●
When installing or modifying system software
●
When writing information to an optional external drive
●
When running Disk Defragmenter
●
When performing a backup or recovery
When you connect the Slate to external AC power, the battery begins to charge.
When you disconnect external AC power, the Slate switches to battery power.
Connecting the AC adapter
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
Disconnect power from the Slate by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet (not by unplugging
the power cord from the Slate).
If provided with a 3-pin attachment plug on the power cord, plug the cord into a grounded (earthed) 3pin outlet. Do not disable the power cord grounding pin, for example, by attaching a 2-pin adapter.
The grounding pin is an important safety feature.
To connect the Slate to external AC power, follow these steps:
1.
Plug the AC adapter into the power connector (1) on the Slate.
2.
Plug the power cord into the AC adapter (2).
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3.
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Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet (3).
Chapter 5 Power management
Docking the Slate to the HP Slate Dock
To dock the Slate to the HP Slate Dock, follow these steps:
1.
Align the docking connector on the dock base with the power connector on the bottom edge of
the Slate, and then lower the Slate onto the dock.
2.
Plug the AC adapter into the power connector on the back of the dock.
3.
Plug the power cord into the AC adapter.
4.
Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet.
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6
External cards and devices
Using SD Card Reader cards
Optional digital cards provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing. These cards are
often used with digital media–equipped cameras and PDAs as well as with other devices.
The SD Card Reader supports the following formats:
●
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card (standard and large size)
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xD-Picture card
Inserting a digital card
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the digital card or the Slate, do not insert any type of adapter into
the SD Card Reader.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the digital card connectors, use minimal force to insert a digital
card.
NOTE:
The SD Card Reader is located on the left edge of the Slate.
1.
Hold the digital card label-side up, with the connectors toward the Slate.
2.
Insert the card into the SD Card Reader, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected, and a menu of options may be
displayed.
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Chapter 6 External cards and devices
Removing a digital card
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure
to safely remove the digital card.
NOTE:
The SD Card Reader is located on the left edge of the Slate.
1.
Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card.
2.
Tap the remove hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
3.
Press in on the digital card (1), and then remove it from the slot (2).
Using a USB device
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a hardware interface that can be used to connect an optional external
device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub, to the system.
Some USB devices may require additional support software, which is usually included with the
device. For more information about device-specific software, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
The Slate has a USB port, which supports USB 1.0, USB 1.1, or 2.0 devices. An HP Slate Dock or
USB hub provides additional USB ports that can be used with the Slate.
Connecting a USB device
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect the
device.
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▲
Connect the USB cable for the device to the USB port.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected.
NOTE: The first time you connect a USB device, a message in the notification area lets you know
that the device is recognized by the Slate.
Removing a USB device
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove
the USB device.
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure
to safely remove a USB device.
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1.
Save your information and close all programs associated with the device.
2.
Tap the remove hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
3.
Remove the device.
Chapter 6 External cards and devices
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Drives
Identifying installed drives
To view the drives installed on the Slate, tap Start > Computer.
Handling optional external hard drives
Optional external hard rives are fragile computer components that must be handled with care. Refer
to the following cautions before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures
to which they apply.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the Slate, damage to a drive, or loss of information,
observe these precautions:
Before you move a Slate that is connected to an external hard drive, initiate Sleep and allow the
screen to clear, or properly disconnect the external hard drive.
Before handling a drive, discharge static electricity by touching the unpainted metal surface of the
drive.
Do not touch the connector pins on a removable drive or on the Slate.
Handle a drive carefully; do not drop a drive or place items on it.
Before removing or inserting a drive, shut down the Slate. If you are unsure whether the Slate is off,
in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation, turn the Slate on and then shut it down through the operating
system.
When the battery is the only source of power, be sure that the battery is sufficiently charged before
writing to media.
Avoid exposing a drive to temperature or humidity extremes.
Avoid exposing a drive to liquids. Do not spray the drive with cleaning products.
Remove media from a drive before removing the drive from the drive bay, or traveling with, shipping,
or storing a drive.
If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble-pack mailer or other suitable protective
packaging and label the package “FRAGILE.”
Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields include airport walkthrough devices and security wands. The airport security devices that check carry-on luggage, such
as conveyor belts, use X-rays instead of magnetism and will not damage a drive.
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Using optional external drives
Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information.
USB drives include the following types:
●
1.44-megabyte diskette drive
●
Hard drive module (a hard drive with an adapter attached)
●
DVD-ROM Drive
●
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
●
DVD+RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive
●
DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive
Using optional external devices
NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which device port to
use, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
NOTE: To use an external optical disc drive connected to the Slate, you must connect AC power
separately to the external drive.
To connect an external device:
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered device, be
sure that the Slate is turned off and the AC power cord is unplugged.
1.
Connect the device to the Slate.
2.
If you are connecting a powered device, plug the device power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
3.
Turn on the Slate.
To disconnect an unpowered external device, turn off the Slate, and then disconnect it. To disconnect
a powered external device, turn off the Slate, disconnect it, and then unplug the AC power cord.
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Chapter 7 Drives
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Security
Protecting your Slate
Standard security features provided by the Windows operating system and the non-Windows BIOS
Setup can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks.
Follow the procedures in this chapter to use the following features:
●
Passwords
●
Antivirus software (purchased separately)
●
Firewall software
●
Critical security updates
NOTE: Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These deterrents may not prevent the
Slate from being mishandled or stolen.
NOTE:
Before you send your Slate for service, remove all password settings.
NOTE:
Some features listed in this chapter may not be available on your Slate.
Computer risk
Security feature
Unauthorized access to data
●
Firewall software
●
Windows updates
Ongoing or future threats to the Slate
Critical security updates from Microsoft
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Using passwords
A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your Slate's information. Several
types of passwords can be set, depending on how you want to control access to your information.
Passwords can be set in Windows or in the non-Windows BIOS Setup preinstalled on the Slate.
CAUTION: To avoid being locked out of the Slate, record each password you set. Because most
passwords are not displayed as they are set, changed, or deleted, it is essential to record each
password immediately and store it in a secure place.
You can use the same password for a BIOS Setup feature and for a Windows security feature. You
can also use the same password for more than one BIOS Setup feature.
Use the following guidelines when setting a password in BIOS Setup:
●
A password can be any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers and is case sensitive.
●
A password set in BIOS Setup must be entered at a BIOS Setup prompt. A password set
in Windows must be entered at a Windows prompt.
Use the following tips for creating and saving passwords:
●
When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
●
Write down your passwords and store them in a secure place away from the Slate.
●
Do not store passwords in a file on the Slate.
●
Do not use your name or other personal information that could be easily discovered by an
outsider.
For additional information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords, tap Start >
Help and Support.
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Chapter 8 Security
Using antivirus software
When you use the Slate for e-mail or Internet access, you expose it to computer viruses that can
disable the operating system, programs, or utilities or cause them to function abnormally.
Antivirus software (purchased separately) can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in most cases,
repair damage they have caused. To provide ongoing protection against newly discovered viruses,
antivirus software must be kept up to date.
NOTE:
HP recommends that you always update the antivirus software to help protect your Slate.
NOTE: For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the Search box in Help and
Support.
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Using firewall software
When you use the Slate for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able to
gain access to the Slate, your personal files, and information about you. Use the firewall software
preinstalled on the Slate to protect your privacy.
Firewall features include logging and reporting of network activity, and automatic monitoring of all
incoming and outgoing traffic. Refer to the firewall user guide or contact your firewall manufacturer for
more information.
NOTE: Under some circumstances a firewall can block access to Internet games, interfere with
printer or file sharing on a network, or block authorized e-mail attachments. To temporarily resolve the
problem, disable the firewall, perform the task that you want to perform, and then reenable the
firewall. To permanently resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall.
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Chapter 8 Security
Installing critical updates
CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the Slate from security
breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an
alert.
Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the Slate was
shipped. To be sure that all available updates are installed on the Slate, observe these guidelines:
●
Run Windows Update as soon as possible after you set up your Slate. Tap Start > All
Programs > Windows Update.
●
Run Windows Update at regular intervals, such as once a month.
●
Obtain updates to Windows and other Microsoft programs, as they are released, from the
Microsoft Web site and through the Check for updates for your computer link in Windows
Update.
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Updating software
To update the software, follow these steps, which are explained in the remainder of this guide:
1.
Identify your Slate's model, product category, and series or family. Prepare for a system BIOS
update by identifying the BIOS version currently installed on the Slate.
If your Slate is connected to a network, consult the network administrator before installing any
software updates, especially system BIOS updates.
NOTE: The Slate's system BIOS is stored on the system ROM. The BIOS initializes the
operating system, determines how the Slate will interact with the hardware devices, and
provides for data transfer among hardware devices, including the time and date.
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2.
Access the updates on the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com.
3.
Install the updates.
Chapter 9 Updating software
Updating programs and drivers
To download and install software other than a BIOS update, follow these steps:
1.
Access the updates on the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to find the software you want to update.
3.
At the download area, tap the software you want to download and follow the instructions on the
screen.
NOTE: Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the software is to be
downloaded. You will need to access this path when you are ready to install the software.
4.
When the download is complete, open Windows Explorer by tapping Start > Computer.
5.
Double-tap your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
6.
Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder on your hard drive that contains
the update.
7.
Double-tap the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The installation begins.
8.
Complete the installation by following the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the
downloaded file from your hard drive.
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10 BIOS Setup
Starting BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your
Windows operating system is not working.
The utility reports information about the Slate and provides settings for startup, security, and other
preferences.
To start BIOS Setup:
NOTE:
An external keyboard may be connected to the USB port to perform these steps.
1.
Open the Startup Menu by turning on or restarting the Slate, and then, while the hyphen is
displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen, repeatedly pressing the Volume down button (-)
on the Slate or f10 on an external keyboard.
2.
Press the Volume down button (-) on the Slate to advance to BIOS Setup, and then select it by
pressing the Home button on the Slate or enter on an external keyboard.
Using BIOS Setup
Changing the language of BIOS Setup
The following procedure explains how to change the language of BIOS Setup. If BIOS Setup is not
already running, begin at step 1. If BIOS Setup is already running, begin at step 3.
NOTE: An external keyboard may be connected to the USB port to perform these steps.
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1.
Open the Startup Menu by turning on or restarting the Slate, and then, while the hyphen is
displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen, repeatedly pressing the Volume down button (-)
on the Slate or f10 on an external keyboard.
2.
Press the Volume down button (-) on the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an external keyboard to
advance to BIOS Setup, and then select it by pressing the Home button on the Slate or enter on
an external keyboard.
3.
Press the Volume up button (+) or the Volume down button (-) on the Slate, or use the arrow
keys on an external keyboard to select System Configuration > Language, and then press the
Home button on the Slate or enter on an external keyboard.
Chapter 10 BIOS Setup
4.
Press the Volume up button (+) or Volume down button (-) on the Slate or the arrow keys on an
external keyboard to select a language, and then press the Home button on the Slate or enter on
an external keyboard.
5.
To save your changes and exit BIOS Setup, press the Ctrl+alt+del button on the top edge of the
Slate, or use the arrow keys on an external keyboard to select Exit > Exit Saving Changes.
Then press the Home button on the Slate or enter on an external keyboard.
Your change goes into effect immediately.
Navigating and selecting in BIOS Setup
Because BIOS Setup is not Windows based, it does not support the touch screen. Navigation and
selection are by keystroke.
NOTE:
An external keyboard may be connected to the USB port to perform these steps.
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To choose a menu or a menu item, press the Home button on the Slate, or use the arrow keys
on an external keyboard.
●
To navigate between menus in BIOS Setup, press the Home button and the Volume up (+) or
Volume down (-) button simultaneously, or use the arrow keys on an external keyboard.
●
To choose an item in a list or to toggle a field, for example an Enable/Disable field, use either the
Home button, the Volume up button, or the Volume down button on the Slate, or the arrow keys
on an external keyboard.
●
To select an item, press the Home button on the Slate or the enter key on an external keyboard.
●
To close a text box or return to the menu display, press the Ctrl+alt+del (Security) button on the
top edge of the Slate or esc on an external keyboard.
●
Information about navigation keys is displayed at the bottom of the screen. To display additional
navigation and selection information while BIOS Setup is open, press f1 on an external
keyboard.
Displaying system information
The following procedure explains how to display system information in BIOS Setup. If BIOS Setup is
not open, begin at step 1. If BIOS Setup is open, begin at step 3.
NOTE:
An external keyboard may be connected to the USB port to perform these steps.
1.
Open the Startup Menu by turning on or restarting the Slate, and then, while the hyphen is
displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen, repeatedly pressing the Volume down button (-)
on the Slate or f10 on an external keyboard.
2.
Press the Volume down button (-) on the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an external keyboard,
to advance to BIOS Setup, and then select it by pressing the Home button on the Slate or enter
on an external keyboard.
3.
If BIOS Setup does not open with the system information displayed, press the Home button and
the Volume up button (+) on the Slate simultaneously, or use the arrow keys on an external
keyboard, to select the Main menu.
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When the Main menu is selected, system information is displayed.
4.
To exit BIOS Setup without changing any settings, press the Ctrl+alt+del (Security) button on the
top edge of the Slate or the arrow keys on an external keyboard to select Exit > Exit Discarding
Changes. Then press the Home button on the Slate or the enter key on an external keyboard.
Restoring factory settings in BIOS Setup
The following procedure explains how to restore the BIOS Setup factory settings. If BIOS Setup is not
already running, begin at step 1. If BIOS Setup is already running, begin at step 3.
NOTE: An external keyboard may be connected to the USB port to perform these steps.
1.
Open the Startup Menu by turning on or restarting the Slate, and then, while the hyphen is
displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen, repeatedly pressing the Volume down button (-)
on the Slate or f10 on an external keyboard.
2.
Press the Volume down button (-) on the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an external keyboard,
to advance to BIOS Setup, and then select it by pressing the Home button on the Slate or enter
on an external keyboard.
3.
Press the Home button and the Volume up button (+) on the Slate simultaneously or the arrow
keys on an external keyboard to select Exit > Load Setup Defaults. Then press the Home
button on the Slate or the enter key on an external keyboard.
4.
When the Setup Confirmation is displayed, press the Home button on the Slate or the enter key
on an external keyboard
5.
To save your changes and exit BIOS Setup, press the Ctrl+alt+del (Security) button on the top
edge of the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an external keyboard, to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes. Then press the Home button on the Slate or the enter key on an external keyboard.
The BIOS Setup factory settings go into effect when the Slate restarts.
NOTE: Your password, security, and language settings are not changed when you restore the
factory default settings.
Exiting BIOS Setup
You can exit BIOS Setup with or without saving changes.
NOTE:
●
An external keyboard may be connected to the USB port to perform these steps.
To exit BIOS Setup and save your changes from the current session:
Press the Ctrl+alt+del (Security) button on the top edge of the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an
external keyboard, to select Exit > Exit Saving Changes. Then press the Home button on the
Slate or the enter key on an external keyboard.
●
To exit BIOS Setup without saving your changes from the current session:
Press the Ctrl+alt+del (Security) button on the top edge of the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an
external keyboard, to select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes. Then press the Home button on
the Slate or the enter key on an external keyboard.
After either choice, the Slate restarts in Windows.
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Chapter 10 BIOS Setup
Updating the BIOS
Updated versions of the software provided with your Slate may be available on the HP Web site.
Most BIOS updates on the HP Web site are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs.
Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding
installing and troubleshooting the file.
Determining the BIOS version
To determine whether available BIOS updates contain later BIOS versions than those currently
installed on the Slate, you need to know the version of the system BIOS currently installed.
BIOS version information (also known as ROM date and System BIOS) can be displayed by opening
BIOS Setup.
To display the BIOS information:
NOTE:
An external keyboard may be connected to the USB port to perform these steps.
1.
Open the Startup Menu by turning on or restarting the Slate, and then, while the hyphen is
displayed in the upper-left corner of the screen, repeatedly pressing the Volume down button (-)
on the Slate or f10 on an external keyboard.
2.
Press the Volume down button (-) on the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an external keyboard,
to advance to BIOS Setup, and then select it by pressing the Home button on the Slate or enter
on an external keyboard.
3.
If BIOS Setup does not open with the system information displayed, press the Home button and
the Volume up button (+) on the Slate simultaneously, or use the arrow keys on an external
keyboard, to select the Main menu.
When the Main menu is selected, BIOS and other system information is displayed.
4.
To exit BIOS Setup without saving your changes from the current session:
Press the Ctrl+alt+del (Security) button on the top edge of the Slate, or use the arrow keys on an
external keyboard, to select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes. Then press the Home button on
the Slate or the enter key on an external keyboard.
Downloading a BIOS update
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the Slate or an unsuccessful installation, download and
install a BIOS update only when the Slate is connected to reliable external power using the AC
adapter. Do not download or install a BIOS update while the Slate is running on battery power,
docked in an optional docking device, or connected to an optional power source. During the
download and installation, follow these instructions:
Do not disconnect power from the Slate by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet.
Do not shut down the Slate or initiate Sleep or Hibernation.
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord.
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To download a BIOS update:
1.
Access the updates on the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions to identify your Slate and access the BIOS update you want to
download.
3.
At the download area, follow these steps:
a.
Identify the BIOS update that is later than the BIOS version currently installed on your
Slate. Make a note of the date, name, or other identifier. You may need this information to
locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to your hard drive.
b.
Follow the instructions on the screen to download your selection to the hard drive.
Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update is to be
downloaded. You will need to access this path when you are ready to install the update.
NOTE: If you connect your Slate to a network, consult the network administrator before
installing any software updates, especially system BIOS updates.
BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the
download is complete. If no instructions are displayed, follow these steps:
1.
Open Windows Explorer by tapping Start > Computer.
2.
Double-tap your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
3.
Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder on your hard drive that contains
the update.
4.
Double-tap the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The BIOS installation begins.
5.
Complete the installation by following the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the
downloaded file from your hard drive.
BIOS Setup Menu
The tables in this section provide an overview of the BIOS Setup menu options.
NOTE:
Slate.
Some of the BIOS Setup menu items listed in this chapter may not be supported by your
Main menu
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Select
To do this
System information
●
View and change the system time and date.
●
View identification information about the Slate.
●
View specification information about the processor, memory size,
and system BIOS.
Chapter 10 BIOS Setup
Diagnostics menu
Select
To do this
Primary Hard Disk Self Test
Run a quick or comprehensive self-test on the hard drive.
Memory Test
Run a diagnostic test on the system memory.
System Configuration menu
Select
To do this
Language
Change the display language for BIOS Setup.
Virtualization Technology
Enable or disable. HP recommends that this feature remain disabled
unless specialized applications are being used.
USB Legacy
Enable or disable a USB keyboard, disk, or drive to be used in BIOS
Setup.
Processor deeper power saving states
Enable or disable.
Boot Options
●
POST HotKey Delay—Select 0, 5, 10, 15, or 20 seconds to allow
more time to press a hotkey to enter BIOS Setup when the Slate
restarts.
●
Boot Order options —Select the order in which the Slate searches
for a boot disk.
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Index
A
AC adapter
connecting 33
identifying 17
airport security devices 39
antennas 16
audio functions, checking 26
audio-in (microphone) jack 12, 24
audio-out (headphone)
jack 12, 24
B
battery
discharging 32
low battery levels 32
power 31
BIOS Setup Menu 52
BIOS, updating 51
Bluetooth device 19
boot options 53
boot order 53
buttons
Ctrl+alt+del 14
Home 11, 14
Keyboard 14
volume 14, 15
Volume down 11
Volume up 11
C
cables, USB 38
camera 27
camera, identifying 15, 16, 23
changing BIOS Setup
language 48
checking audio functions 26
components
additional hardware 17
bottom edge 12
display 15
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left edge 14
rear 16
right edge 12
top edge 11
connecting to a WLAN 20
connection, external power 33
connector, power 12
cord, power 17
corporate WLAN connection 20
creating a wireless connection 19
critical battery level 32
Ctrl+alt+del button,
identifying 11, 14
D
Diagnostics menu 53
digital card
inserting 36
removing 37
digital pen, using 7
displaying system information 49
dragging touch screen gesture 3
drive media 29
drives
boot order 53
external 40
hard 40
E
earbuds 12, 24
encryption 21
exiting BIOS Setup
external drive 40
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F
finding more information 2
firewall 21
flicking touch screen gesture
flicks
changing assignments 6
creating assignments 6
H
hard drive
external 40
self test 53
hardware, identifying 11
headphone (audio-out)
jack 12, 24
headphones 12, 24
Hibernation
exiting 29
initiated during critical battery
level 32
initiating 29
Home button 11, 14
HP Slate Dock 35
hubs 37
I
icons
network 19
wireless 19
Internet connection setup 20
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 12, 24
audio-out
(headphone) 12, 24
K
keyboard 6
Keyboard button 14, 15
3
L
label tray
identifying 12
opening 13
labels
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity 18
regulatory 18
serial number 17
landscape view 9
language 53
light, power 12
low battery level 32
R
readable media 29
regulatory information, regulatory
label 18
restoring default settings 50
rotating touch screen gesture 4
M
Main menu 52
memory test 53
microphone (audio-in) jack 12, 24
microphone, identifying 14
multimedia components,
identifying 23
N
navigating in BIOS Setup
network icon 19
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O
on-screen keyboard
options 7
using 6
operating system 28
operating system controls 19
orientation, changing 9
P
pen, using 7
pinching touch screen gesture 5
portrait view 9
ports, USB 11, 37
power cord, identifying 17
power light, identifying 12
power switch, identifying 13
power, connecting 33
PowerLock 13
processor deeper power saving
states 53
product name and number,
Slate 17
programs, updating 47
public WLAN connection 20
S
scrolling touch screen gesture 4
SD Card Reader, identifying 14
security, wireless 21
selecting in BIOS Setup 49
serial number, Slate 17
setup 11
setup, WLAN 20
shutdown 28
Sleep
exiting 29
initiating 29
software
HP Slate Camera 27
speakers 12, 24
switch, power 13
System Configuration menu 53
system information 52
V
view, changing 9
volume buttons,
identifying 14, 15
Volume down button 11
Volume up button 11
volume, adjusting 25
W
wireless antennas 16
wireless connection, creating 19
wireless icon 19
wireless network (WLAN)
connecting 20
corporate WLAN
connection 20
equipment needed 20
functional range 20
public WLAN connection 20
security 21
WLAN antennas, identifying 16
writable media 29
Z
zooming screen gesture
5
T
tapping touch screen gesture 3
touch screen
performing screen actions 5
preferences 5
using 3
touch screen gestures
dragging 3
flicking 3
pinching 5
rotating 4
scrolling 4
tapping 3
zooming 5
turning off the Slate 28
U
unresponsive system 28
USB cable, connecting 38
USB devices
connecting 37
description 37
removing 38
USB hubs 37
USB ports, identifying 11, 37
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