MSI Wind Top AE2400 Specifications

Wind Top AE2400
All-in-One (AIO) PC
MS-AE1111 (V1.X) System
G52-AE111X8
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▍ table of contents
Copyright Notice�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
Trademarks������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
U.S. Patent Numbers���������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
Revision History�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
Upgrade and Warranty�������������������������������������������������������������������������������iv
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts����������������������������������������������������������������iv
Technical Support��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iv
Green Product Features������������������������������������������������������������������������������v
Environmental Policy�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������v
Safety Instructions��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������vi
CE Conformity������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ viii
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement������������������������������������ viii
WEEE Statement���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ix
1. Overview��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
Packing Contents��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-2
System Overview��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-3
Mainboard Specifications������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-12
System Specifications������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1-13
Component Replacement & Upgrade������������������������������������������������������������ 1-14
2. Getting Started������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-1
Safety & Comfort Tips�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-2
Having Good Working Habits��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
Knowing the Keyboard (Optional)�������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-4
Positioning Your System���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-6
Connecting Peripheral Devices������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-7
Connecting Power������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-14
3. System Operations������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-1
System Booting Setup for the first time������������������������������������������������������������ 3-2
Creating System Recovery Disk���������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-3
Network Connection under Windows��������������������������������������������������������������� 3-9
SRS Premium Sound (Optional)�������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-14
On-Screen Display (OSD)������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-16
Power Management��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-19
System Recovery������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-21
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Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee
is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.
Trademarks
All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
MSI® is a registered trademark of Micro-Star Int’l Co., Ltd.
Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
Realtek® is a registered trademark of Realtek Semiconductor Corporation.
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
U.S. Patent Numbers
4,631,603; 4,819,098; 4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S.
patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
Revision History
Revision
Revision History
V1.1First release
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Upgrade and Warranty
Please note that certain components preinstalled in the product may be upgradable or replaceable by user’s request. To learn more about upgrade limitation,
please refer to the specifications in the User’s Manual. For any further information
about the product users purchased, please contact the local dealer. Do not attempt
to upgrade or replace any component of the product if you are not an authorized
dealer or service center, since it may cause the warranty void. It is strongly recommended that you contact the authorized dealer or service center for any upgrade
or replace service.
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts
Please be noticed that the acquisition of replaceable parts (or compatible ones) of
the product users purchased in certain countries or territories may be fulfilled by
the manufacturer within 5 years at most since the product has been discontinued,
depending on the official regulations declared at the time.
■ Please contact the manufacturer via http://www.msicomputer.com/msi_user/
msi_rma/ for the detailed information about the acquisition of spare parts.
Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the
user’s manual, please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. Alternatively, please try the following help resources for further guidance.
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Visit the MSI website for FAQ, technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates
and other information via http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=service
Contact our technical staff via http://ocss.msi.com/
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Green Product Features
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Reduced energy consumption during use and stand-by
Limited use of substances harmful to the environment and health
Easily dismantled and recycled
Reduced use of natural resources by encouraging recycling
Extended product lifetime through easy upgrades
Reduced solid waste production through take-back policy
Environmental Policy
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The product has been designed to enable proper reuse of
parts and recycling and should not be thrown away at its
end of life.
Users should contact the local authorized point of collection
for recycling and disposing of their end-of-life products.
Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor for further recycling
information: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=html&name=service_
worldwide.
Users may also reach us at gpgreenteam@msi.com for information
regarding proper Disposal, Take-back, Recycling, and Disassembly of
MSI products.
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Safety Instructions
Read the safety instructions carefully and thoroughly.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment or user’s manual should be
noted.
Keep the User’s Guide that comes with the package for future reference.
Keep this equipment away from humidity and high temperature.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
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Make sure that the power voltage is within its safety range and has
been adjusted properly to the value of 100~240V before connecting the
equipment to the power outlet. Do not disable the protective earth pin
from the plug. The equipment must be connected to an earthed mains
socket-outlet.
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Always unplug the AC power cord before installing any add-on card or
module to the equipment.
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Always disconnect the AC power cord or switch the wall socket off if
the equipment would be left unused for a certain time to achieve zero
energy consumption.
The ventilator on the enclosure is used for air convection and to prevent the
equipment from overheating. Do not cover the ventilator.
Do not leave the equipment in an unconditioned environment with a storage
temperature above 60OC (140OF) or below 0OC (32OF), which may damage
the equipment.
NOTE: The maximum operating temperature is around 40OC.
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Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical shock.
Place the power cord in a way that people are unlikely to step on it. Do not
place anything on the power cord.
When installing the coaxial cable to the TV Tuner, it is necessary to ensure
that the metal shield is reliably connected to protective earthing system of
the building.
Cable distribution system should be grounded (earthed) in accordance with
ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), in particular Section
820.93, Grounding of Outer Conductive Shield of a Coaxial Cable.
Always keep the strong magnetic or electrical objects away from the equipment.
If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service personnel:
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The power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment does not work well or you can not get it work according
to user’s manual.
The equipment has dropped and damaged.
The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
1. The optical storage devices are classified as CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT. Use of
controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified
is prohibited.
2. Do not touch the lens inside the drive.
廢電池請回收
For better environmental protection, waste batteries should be collected
separately for recycling or special disposal.
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
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CE Conformity
Hereby, Micro Star International CO., LTD declares that this device
is in compliance with the essential safety requirements and other
relevant provisions set out in the European Directive.
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the measures listed below:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for
help.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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WEEE Statement
(English) Under the European Union (“EU”) Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/96/EC, which takes effect on August 13, 2005, products of “electrical and
electronic equipment” cannot be discarded as municipal waste anymore and manufacturers of
covered electronic equipment will be obligated to take back such products at the end of their
useful life.
(French) (Français) Au sujet de la directive européenne (EU) relative aux déchets des équipement électriques et électroniques, directive 2002/96/EC, prenant effet le 13 août 2005, que
les produits électriques et électroniques ne peuvent être déposés dans les décharges ou tout
simplement mis à la poubelle. Les fabricants de ces équipements seront obligés de récupérer
certains produits en fin de vie.
(German) (Deutsch) Gemäß der Richtlinie 2002/96/EG über Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräte
dürfen Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräte nicht mehr als kommunale Abfälle entsorgt werden, die
sich auf 13.August, 2005 wirken. Und der Hersteller von bedeckt Elektronik-Altgeräte gesetzlich
zur gebrachten Produkte am Ende seines Baruchbarkeitsdauer zurückzunehmen.
(Spanish) (Español) Bajo la directiva 2002/96/EC de la Unión Europea en materia de desechos
y/o equipos electrónicos, con fecha de rigor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005, los productos clasificados como “eléctricos y equipos electrónicos” no pueden ser depositados en los contenedores
habituales de su municipio, los fabricantes de equipos electrónicos, están obligados a hacerse
cargo de dichos productos al termino de su período de vida.
(Italian) (Italiano) In base alla Direttiva dell’Unione Europea (EU) sullo Smaltimento dei Materiali
Elettrici ed Elettronici, Direttiva 2002/96/EC in vigore dal 13 Agosto 2005, prodotti appartenenti
alla categoria dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici non possono più essere eliminati come rifiuti
municipali: i produttori di detti materiali saranno obbligati a ritirare ogni prodotto alla fine del suo
ciclo di vita.
(Russian) (Русский) В соответствии с директивой Европейского Союза (ЕС) по
предотвращению загрязнения окружающей среды использованным электрическим и
электронным оборудованием (директива WEEE 2002/96/EC), вступающей в силу 13 августа
2005 года, изделия, относящиеся к электрическому и электронному оборудованию, не
могут рассматриваться как бытовой мусор, поэтому производители вышеперечисленного
электронного оборудования обязаны принимать его для переработки по окончании срока
службы.
(Turkish) (Türkçe) Avrupa Birliği (AB) Kararnamesi Elektrik ve Elektronik Malzeme Atığı, 2002/96/
EC Kararnamesi altında 13 Ağustos 2005 tarihinden itibaren geçerli olmak üzere, elektrikli ve
elektronik malzemeler diğer atıklar gibi çöpe atılamayacak ve bu elektonik cihazların üreticileri,
cihazların kullanım süreleri bittikten sonra ürünleri geri toplamakla yükümlü olacaktır.
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(Greek) (Ελληνικά) Σύμφωνα με την Οδηγία 2002/96/ΕΚ της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης («ΕΕ») περί
Απόρριψης Ηλεκτρικού και Ηλεκτρονικού Εξοπλισμού (WEEE), η οποία λαμβάνει ισχύ στις 13
Αυγούστου 2005, τα προϊόντα «ηλεκτρικού και ηλεκτρονικού εξοπλισμού» δεν είναι δυνατόν να
απορριφθούν πλέον ως κοινά απορρίμματα και οι κατασκευαστές κεκαλυμμένου ηλεκτρονικού
εξοπλισμού είναι υποχρεωμένοι να πάρουν πίσω αυτά τα προϊόντα στο τέλος της ωφέλιμης ζωής
τους.
(Polish) (Polski) Zgodnie z Dyrektywą Unii Europejskiej (“UE”) dotyczącą odpadów produktów
elektrycznych i elektronicznych (Dyrektywa 2002/96/EC), która wchodzi w życie 13 sierpnia
2005, tzw. “produkty oraz wyposażenie elektryczne i elektroniczne “ nie mogą być traktowane
jako śmieci komunalne, tak więc producenci tych produktów będą zobowiązani do odbierania ich
w momencie gdy produkt jest wycofywany z użycia.
(Hungarian) (Magyar) Az Európai Unió („EU”) 2005. augusztus 13-án hatályba lépő, az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések hulladékairól szóló 2002/96/EK irányelve szerint az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések többé nem kezelhetőek lakossági hulladékként, és az ilyen
elektronikus berendezések gyártói kötelessé válnak az ilyen termékek visszavételére azok hasznos élettartama végén.
(Czech) (Čeština) Podle směrnice Evropské unie (“EU”) o likvidaci elektrických a elektronických
výrobků 2002/96/EC platné od 13. srpna 2005 je zakázáno likvidovat “elektrické a elektronické
výrobky” v běžném komunálním odpadu a výrobci elektronických výrobků, na které se tato
směrnice vztahuje, budou povinni odebírat takové výrobky zpět po skončení jejich životnosti.
(Traditional Chinese ) (繁體中文) 歐盟已制訂有關廢電機電子設備法令,亦即自2005年8月13日
生效的2002/96/EC,明文規定「電機電子設備產品」不可再以都市廢棄物處理,且所有相關電
子設備製造商,均須在產品使用壽命結束後進行回收。
(Simplified Chinese ) (简体中文) 欧盟已制订有关废电机电子设备法令,亦即自2005年8月13日生
效的2002/96/EC,明文规定「电机电子设备产品」不可再以都市废弃物处理,且所有相关电子
设备制造商,均须在产品使用寿命结束后进行回收。
(Japanese) (日本語) 2005年8月13日以降にEU加盟国を流通する電気・電子製品にはWEEE指
令によりゴミ箱に×印のリサイクルマークの表示が義務づけられており、廃棄物として捨てる
ことの禁止とリサイクルが義務づけられています。
(Korean) (한국어) 2005년 8월 13일자로 시행된 폐전기전자제품에 대한 유럽연합(“EU”) 지침, 지
침 2002/96/EC에 의거하여, “전기전자제품”은 일반 쓰레기로 폐기할 수 없으며 제품의 수명이 다
하면 해당 전자제품의 제조업체가 이러한 제품을 회수할 책임이 있습니다.
(Vietnam) (Tieng Viet) Theo Hướng dẫn của Liên minh Châu Âu (“EU”) về Thiết bị điện & điện tử
đã qua sử dụng, Hướng dẫn 2002/96/EC, vốn đã có hiệu lực vào ngày 13/8/2005, các sản phẩm
thuộc “thiết bị điện và điện tử” sẽ không còn được vứt bỏ như là rác thải đô thị nữa và các nhà sản
xuất thiết bị điện tử tuân thủ hướng dẫn sẽ phải thu hồi các sản phẩm này vào cuối vòng đời.
ภายใต้ข้อกำหนดของสหภาพยุโรป
(“EU”)
เกี่ยวกับของเสียจากอุปกรณ์ไฟฟ้า
(Thai)
(ไทย)
และอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ เลขที่ 2002/96/EC ซึ่งมีผลบังคับใช้ตั้งแต่วันที่ 13 สิงหาคม 2005 ผู้ใช้ไม่สามารถทิ้งผลิ
ตภัณฑ์ที่เป็น “อุปกรณ์ไฟฟ้าและอิเล็กทรอนิกส์” ปะปนกับของเสียทั่วไปของชุมชนได้อีกต่อไป และผู้ผลิตอุป
กรณ์อิเล็กทรอนิกส์ดังกล่าวจะถูกบังคับให้นำผลิตภัณฑ์ดังกล่าวกลับคืนเมื่อ
สิ้นสุดอายุการใช้งานของผลิตภัณฑ์
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(Indonesia) (Bahasa Indonesia) Sesuai dengan Regulasi Uni Eropa (“UE”) perihal WEEE (Limbah Peralatan Listrik dan Elektronik), Directive 2002/96/EC, yang berlaku sejak 13, 2005, produk
“peralatan listrik dan elektronik” tidak lagi dapat dibuang sebagai sampah umum dan pabrik
peralatan elektronik diwajibkan untuk mengambil kembali produk tersebut pada saat masa pakainya habis.
(Serbian) (Srpski) Po Direktivi Evropske unije (“EU”) o odbačenoj ekektronskoj i električnoj opremi, Direktiva 2002/96/EC, koja stupa na snagu od 13. Avgusta 2005, proizvodi koji spadaju
pod “elektronsku i električnu opremu” ne mogu više biti odbačeni kao običan otpad i proizvođači
ove opreme biće prinuđeni da uzmu natrag ove proizvode na kraju njihovog uobičajenog veka
trajanja.
(Netherlands) (Nederlands) De richtlijn van de Europese Unie (EU) met betrekking tot Vervuiling
van Electrische en Electronische producten (2002/96/EC), die op 13 Augustus 2005 in zal gaan
kunnen niet meer beschouwd worden als vervuiling. Fabrikanten van dit soort producten worden
verplicht om producten retour te nemen aan het eind van hun levenscyclus.
(Romanian) (Română) În baza Directivei Uniunii Europene (“UE”) privind Evacuarea Echipamentului Electric şi Electronic, Directiva 2002/96/EC, care intră în vigoare pe 13 august, 2005,
produsele din categoria “echipament electric şi electronic” nu mai pot fi evacuate ca deşeuri
municipale, iar fabricanţii echipamentului electronic vizat vor fi obligaţi să primească înapoi produsele respective la sfârşitul duratei lor de utilizare.
(Portuguese) (Português) De acordo com a Directiva 2002/96/EC de Resíduos de Equipamentos Eléctricos e Electrónicos da União Europeia (UE), efectiva desde o 13 de Agosto do ano
2005, os produtos de “equipamento eléctrico e electrónico” não podem ser descartados como
resíduo municipal e os fabricantes do equipamento electrónico sujeitos a esta legislação estarão
obligados a recolhar estes produtos ao finalizar sua vida útil.
(Swedish) (Svenska) Under Europeiska unionens (“EU”) Weee-direktiv (Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment), Direktiv 2002/96/EC, vilket trädde i kraft 13 augusti, 2005, kan inte
produkter från “elektriska och elektroniska utrustningar” kastas i den vanliga hushållssoporna
längre och tillverkare av inbyggd elektronisk utrustning kommer att tvingas att ta tillbaka sådan
produkter när de är förbrukade.
(Finnish) (Suomi) Euroopan unionin (EU) 13.8.2005 voimaan tulleen sähkö- ja elektroniikkalaiteromua koskevan direktiivin 2002/96/EY mukaisesti ”sähkö- ja elektroniikkalaitteita” ei saa
enää hävittää talousjätteiden mukana. Direktiivin alaisen sähkö- tai elektroniikkalaitteen valmistajan on otettava laitteet takaisin niiden käyttöiän päättyessä.
(Slovak) (Slovenčina) Na základe smernice Európskej únie („EU“) o elektrických a elektronických
zariadeniach číslo 2002/96/ES, ktorá vstúpila do platnosti 13. augusta 2005, výrobky, ktorými sú
„elektrické a elektronické zariadenia” nesmú byť zneškodňované spolu s komunálnym odpadom
a výrobcovia patričných elektronických zariadení sú povinní takéto výrobky na konci životnosti
prevziať naspäť.
(Slovenian) (Slovenščina) Skladno z določili direktive Evropske unije (“EU”) o odpadni električni
in elektronski opremi, Direktiva 2002/96/ES, ki je veljavna od 13. avgusta, izdelkov “električne
in elektronske opreme” ni dovoljeno odstranjevati kot običajne komunalne odpadke, proizvajalci
zadevne elektronske opreme pa so zavezani, da tovrstne izdelke na koncu njihove življenjske
dobe sprejmejo nazaj.
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▍ Preface
(Danish) (Dansk) I henhold til direktiv fra den europæiske union (EU) vedrørende elektrisk og
elektronisk affald , Direktiv 2002/96/EC, som træder i kraft den 13. august 2005, må produkter
som “elektrisk og elektronisk udstyr” ikke mere bortskaffes som kommunalt affald. Producenter
af det pågældende, elektroniske udstyr vil være forpligtet til at tage disse produkter tilbage ved
afslutningen på produkternes levetid.
(Norwegian) (Norsk) Under den europeiske unionens (“EU”) direktiv om deponering av elektronisk og elektrisk utstyr, direktiv 2002/96/EC, som trer i effekt 13. august 2005, kan ikke produkter
av “elektronisk og elektrisk ustyr” lenger deponeres som husholdningsavfall og fabrikantene av
disse produktene er forpliktet å ta tilbake slike produkter ved slutten av produktets levetid.
(Bulgarian) (български) Според директивата на Европейския съюз относно отпадъците
от електрическо и електронно оборудване, директива 2002/96/EC, важаща от 13 август,
2005 г., електрическо и електронно оборудване не може да се изхвърля заедно с битовите
отпадъци и производителите на такова оборудване са задължени да приемат обратно
съответните продукти в края на експлоатационния им период.
(Croatian) (Hrvatski) U okviru Direktive Europske Unije (“EU”) o Otpadnim električnim i
elektroničkim uređajima, Direktiva 2002/96/EC, koja je na snazi od 13. kolovoza 2005., “električni
i elektronički uređaji” se ne smiju više bacati zajedno s kućnim otpadom i proizvođači su obvezni
zbrinuti takve proizvode na kraju njihovog životnog vijeka.
(Estonia) (Eesti) Vastavalt Euroopa Liidu (“EL”) direktiivile 2002/96/EÜ (elektri- ja elektroonikaseadmete jäätmete kohta), mis jõustus 13. augustil 2005, on keelatud kodumajapidamiste
“elektri- ja elektroonikaseadmete” jäätmete hävitamine koos majapidamisjäätmetega, ja elektrija elektroonikaseadmete tootjad on kohustatud sellised tooted pärast nende kasutuselt kõrvaldamist tagasi võtma.
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Chapter 1
Overview
Wind Top AE2400 is integrated in design, selecting a stylish appearance with a mirror screen, which displays the simplicity of
modern individualism and the comfort of home. Furthermore, it
is accompanied with the best computer features, such as instant
message, low acoustics, energy saving, and 802.11 b/g/n wireless internet capability so you may roam freely in the realm of
cyberspace.
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Packing Contents
AC/DC Adapter
Wind Top Series
AC Power Cord
LCD Display Wiper
Driver/Utility Disk
User Manual &
Quick Guide
Keyboard (Optional)
Mouse (Optional)
* Please contact us immediately if any of the items is
damaged or missing.
* The illustrations are for reference only and your
packing contents may slightly vary depending on
the model you purchased.
Stylus (Optional)
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System Overview
Front View
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Microphone
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Webcam
- The built-in microphone can be used for video chatting online.
- The built-in webcam with the microphone can be used for picture taking, video recoding, online conferencing and any other interactive applications.
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LCD Display
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IR Receiver
- 23.6-inch full-HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 widescreen, and Multi-Touch function
- This infrared receiver is provided for remote control.
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Stereo Speakers
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System Power Button
- The built-in stereo speakers deliver high quality sound blaster with
stereo system and Hi-Fi function supported.
- Touch this button to power on, power off, or suspend the system (up
to the OS settings).
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Display Power Button
- Touch this button to power on/off the monitor.
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ECO Button
- Touch this button to turn on/off the ECO power saving mode. Working
under ECO mode contributes to energy efficiency.
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Video / Auto Button
- In Menu mode, touching this button enables auto adjustment of the
image quality. Out of Menu mode, it works as the signal input switch
between PC & HDMI.
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TV / Exit Button
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Menu / Enter Button
- In Menu mode, touching this button escapes to the previous OSD
level. Out of Menu mode, it activates the application programs for TV
function.
- Touch this button to view the OSD menu or enter into the submenu.
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Right / Volume Up Button
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Left / Volume Down Button
- In Menu mode, this button indicates the cursor movement or OSD
manual selection in incremental values. Out of Menu mode, it works
as Volume Up button.
- In Menu mode, this button indicates the cursor movement or OSD
manual selection in decremental values. Out of Menu mode, it works
as Volume Down button.
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Rear View
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Important
We suggest that you connect the AC/DC adapter to your AIO PC first and then connect the AC power cord to the socket-outlet for safety concerns.
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Ventilator
- The ventilator on the enclosure is used for air convection and to prevent the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the ventilator.
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B-CAS Card Reader Slot (Optional for Japanese ISDB-T/S only)
- This slot is provided for B-CAS (Broadcast Satellite Conditional Access System) card.
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Optical Disk Drive
- A DVD Super-Multi drive is integrated for your home entertainment.
(Blu-ray is optional.)
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Card Reader Drive
- The built-in card reader may support various types of memory card,
such as XD (eXtreme Digital), SD (Secure Digital), SDHC (SD High
Capacity), MS (Memory Stick), MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) or MMC
(Multi-Media Card) cards that usually used in devices like digital
cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs. Contact the local
dealer for further information and please be noted that the supported
memory cards may vary without notice.
USB Port
- The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is provided for attaching USB
devices such as mouse, keyboard, printer, scanner, camera, PDA or
other USB-compatible devices.
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Cable Routing Hole
- Route the cables through the cable routing hole to avoid cable spaghetti when connecting devices.
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Stand
- Use this stand to position your system on a flat and stable surface.
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Memory Compartment
- This compartment stores system memory modules.
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Mini PCI-E Card Compartment
- This compartment stores mini PCI-E cards, such as WLAN cards and
TV tuner cards.
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Kensington Lock Port
- This AIO PC provides a Kensington lock port, which allows users
to secure the AIO PC in place with a key or some mechanical PIN
device and attached through a rubberised metal cable. The end of
the cable has a small loop which allows the whole cable to be looped
around a permanent object, such as a heavy table or other similar
equipment, thus securing the AIO PC in place.
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Subwoofer (Optional)
- A subwoofer (a complete loudspeaker) is provided to reproduce lowpitched audio frequencies (the bass).
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TV Antenna Connector
- This connector is provided for ATSC, DVB-T, or ISDB-T digital TV
antenna.
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TV Antenna Connector (Optional)
- This connector is optionally provided for ISDB-S digital TV antenna.
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Power Jack
- The AC/DC adapter converts AC power to DC power for this jack.
Power supplied through this jack supplies power to the PC. To prevent damage to the PC, always use the supplied power adapter.
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VGA-Out Port
- The DB15-pin female connector is provided for VGA-interface device.
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USB Port
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HDMI-In Port (Optional)
- The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is provided for attaching USB
devices such as mouse, keyboard, printer, scanner, camera, PDA or
other USB-compatible devices.
- The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an all-digital audio/video interface capable of transmitting uncompressed streams.
HDMI supports all TV format, including standard, enhanced, or highdefinition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
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eSATA Port (Optional)
- The eSATA (external SATA) port is provided for eSATA hard disk
drives.
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Headphone Jack
- This connector is provided for headphones or speakers.
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Microphone Jack
- This connector is provided for microphones.
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RJ-45 LAN Jack
- The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is provided for connection to the Local
Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to it.
Yellow
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Color
LED State
Condition
Left
Yellow
Off
LAN link is not established.
On (steady state)
LAN link is established.
On (brighter & pulsing)
The computer is communicating with
another computer on the LAN.
Off
10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
On
100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
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1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
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Optical S/PDIF-Out Jack (Optional)
- This S/PDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) jack is provided for digital audio transmission to external speakers through an
optical fiber cable.
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Backup Power Hole
- Insert a pin or unfolded paper clip into the hole to power on/off the
system.
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Side View
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B-CAS Card Reader Slot (Optional for Japanese ISDB-T/S only)
- This slot is provided for B-CAS (Broadcast Satellite Conditional Access System) card.
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Optical Disk Drive
- A DVD Super-Multi drive is integrated for your home entertainment.
(Blu-ray is optional.)
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Eject Button
- Press the eject button to open the optical disk drive.
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Eject Hole
- Insert a thin, straight object (such as a paper clip) into the eject hole
to open the optical disk drive manually if the eject button does not
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Card Reader Drive
- The built-in card reader may support various types of memory card,
such as XD (eXtreme Digital), SD (Secure Digital), SDHC (SD High
Capacity), MS (Memory Stick), MS Pro (Memory Stick Pro) or MMC
(Multi-Media Card) cards that usually used in devices like digital
cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs. Contact the local
dealer for further information and please be noted that the supported
memory cards may vary without notice.
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USB Port
- The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is provided for attaching USB
devices such as mouse, keyboard, printer, scanner, camera, PDA or
other USB-compatible devices.
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Ventilator
- The ventilator on the enclosure is used for air convection and to prevent the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the ventilator.
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Hard Disk Drive LED
- This indicator shows the activity status of the HDD. It flashes when
the system is accessing data on the HDD and remains off when no
disk activity is detected.
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Mainboard Specifications
Processor
■ LGA775 socket for Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core, Core™2 Duo, Core™2 Quad
processors
■ Front Side Bus (FSB) up to 1333 MHz
■ Thermal Design Power (TDP) 65 W
Chipset
■ North Bridge: Intel® G41 Express
■ South Bridge: Intel® ICH7
Memory
■ 2 DDR3 1066MHz SO-DIMM slots
■ Supports the maximum of 4GB
LAN
■ Gigabit Fast Ethernet by Realtek® RTL8111DL GbE controller
Audio
■ Realtek® ALC888S-VC2 HDA Codec
■ Compliant with Azalia 1.0 specs
Integrated Graphics
■ GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 series
- VRAM: DDR3, 1GB or 512MB
■ Realtek® RTD2482D-GR multi-function display controller
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System Specifications
Display
■ 23.6-inch full-HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 widescreen, and
Multi-Touch function
Rear Panel I/O
■ 1 TV tuner antenna connector (Standard for ISDB-T, DVB-T, ATSC)
■ 1 TV tuner antenna connector (Optional for ISDB-S)
■ 1 DC power connector
■ 1 VGA-Out port
■ 4 USB ports
■ 1 HDMI-In port (Optional)
■ 1 eSATA port (Optional)
■ 1 microphone jack
■ 1 headphone/speaker jack
■ 1 RJ-45 LAN jack
■ 1 optical S/PDIF-Out jack (Optional)
Communication
■ Wired LAN: supported by Realtek RTL8111DL GbE controller
■ Wireless LAN: optionally supported through Mini PCI-E WLAN module
■ Bluetooth: optionally supported through built-in Bluetooth module
Storage
■ Hard Disk Drive: 3.5”, SATAII
■ Optical Disk Drive: Slim DVD Super Multi
■ Card Reader: all-in-one (SD, SD HC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, xD) card reader
Stereo Speaker
■ 2 Hi-Fi stereo speakers (5W + 5W)
■ 1 Subwoofer (10W) (Optional)
WebCam
■ 1.3MP WebCam with microphone
Power Supply
■ Option 1: 180 Watt AC/ DC adapter with active PFC
- Input: 100-240V ~ 2.25A, 50-60Hz
- Output: 19V
9.5A
■ Option 2: 180 Watt AC/ DC adapter with active PFC
- Input: 100-240V ~ 2.5A, 50-60Hz
- Output: 19V
9.47A
Dimension
■ 577.28mm x 421.7mm (+Foot = 445.61mm) x 72.95mm
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Component Replacement & Upgrade
Please note that certain components preinstalled in the product may be upgradable or replaceable by user’s request depending on the models users purchased.
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If the specified component has been determined by the MSI engineer or
store as problematic or defective and may incur the need for replacement,
you may bring the product for repair along with the warranty card, purchase
invoice or receipt to the MSI-authorized service center closest to your location for assistance.
To learn more about upgrade limitation, please refer to the specifications in the
User’s Manual. For any further information on the product users purchased,
please contact the local dealer.
Do not attempt to upgrade or replace any component of the product if you are not
an authorized dealer or service center, since it may cause the warranty void. It is
strongly recommended that you contact the authorized dealer or service center
for any upgrade or replace service.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
This chapter provides you with the information on hardware setup procedures. While connecting peripheral devices, be careful
in holding the devices and use a grounded wrist strap to avoid
static electricity.
▍ Getting Started
Safety & Comfort Tips
The AIO PC is a portable platform that allows you to work anywhere. However,
choosing a good workspace is important if you have to work with your PC for a
long period of time.
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Your work area should have enough illumination.
Choose the proper desk and chair and adjust their height to fit your posture when operating.
When sitting on the chair, adjust the chair’s back (if available) to support
your back comfortably.
Place you feet flat and naturally on the floor, so that your knees and elbows have the proper position (about 90-degree) when operating.
Put your hands on the desk naturally to support your wrists.
Adjust the angle/position of the AIO PC to have an optimal view.
Avoid using your PC in a place where discomfort may occur (such as on
the bed).
The AIO PC is an electrical device. Please treat it with great care to avoid
personal injury.
1. Keep your hands and feet with optimal comfort.
2. Adjust the angle and position of the monitor.
3. Adjust the desk’s height.
4. Sit straight and keep a good posture.
5. Adjust the chair’s height.
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Having Good Working Habits
Having good working habits is important if you have to work with your AIO PC
for long periods of time; otherwise, it may cause discomfort or injury to you.
Please keep the following tips in mind when operating.
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Stretch and exercise your body regularly.
Remember to take a break after working for a period of time.
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Knowing the Keyboard (Optional)
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Specifications
■ Compatible with EU/UK/US/JP/KR language layout
■ Isolated keycap for easy typing
■ Low profile with silk printing technology
■ USB interface for all Windows® OS
■ Keystroke life: 12 million
■ Dimensions: 376.4 (L) X 155.09 (W) X 21.91 (H) mm
■ Cable Length: 150cm
■ Weight: 440g
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Features
■ Multimedia function keys with AIO PC
■ New isolated keycap for easy typing
■ Soft-touch and tactile feedback for comfortable typing
■ New concept elegant and slim keyboard in streamline shape
■ Compact size for space saving
■ Especially fit for MSI LCD display
■ Compatible with Windows® 2000/ ME/ XP/ Vista/ 7
■ Built-in function hot keys
■ Access favorite websites and applications with one touch hot keys
* The illustration of keyboard is for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with territories.
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Multimedia Keys
Fn + F7
Backward to previous track
Fn + F8
Play and pause
Fn + F9
Forward to next track
Fn + F10
Mute function
Fn + F11
Volume down
Fn + F12
Volume up
Hot Keys
Fn + F1
Launch the default E-Mail applications
Fn + F2
Lanuch the default internet browser and go to the default home page
Fn + F3
Back to the previous web page
Fn + F4
Forward to the next web page
Fn + C
Calculator
Fn + Z
Sleep mode (energy saving)
Fn + W
Wireless LAN
Fn + K
Camera
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Positioning your System
Positioning Your AIO PC
Step 1. Place your AIO PC on a flat and steady surface such as a table or
desk.
Step 2. Pull the stand open and tilt the LCD display to an angle of between 11
and 15 degrees to suit your preference. This helps to reduce your eye
strain and muscle fatigue.
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Connecting Peripheral Devices
The I/O (input/output) ports on the rear panel allow you to connect peripheral
devices. All devices listed here are for reference only.
Connecting the USB Devices
This AIO PC provides USB ports for connecting various USB devices, such as
mouse, keyboard, digital camera, webcam, printer, external optical storage device,.. and etc. To connect these devices, install the drivers for each device first
if necessary, and then connect the device to the AIO PC. This AIO PC is capable
of auto detecting the USB devices installed, and if there is no detection of the devices, please manually enable the USB devices by going to Start Menu / Control
Panel / Add Hardware to add the new device.
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Connecting VGA-Out & HDMI-In Devices (Optional)
This AIO PC provides a VGA port and an HDMI port for connection to external
monitors, projectors, set-top boxes, DVD players, digital video cameras, mini notebooks, digital cameras, etc.
VGA (Video Graphics Array) is a graphics display system for PCs. VGA connectors and their associated cabling are always used solely to carry analog video
signals along with digital clock and data.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a new interface standard for PCs,
displays and consumer electronics devices that supports standard, enhanced and
high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
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To connect the VGA/HDMI device, first make sure the AIO PC and the targeted
device are both powered off, and then connect the cable of the device to the
VGA/HDMI port of your AIO PC.
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Connecting the External SATA Hard Disk Drive (Optional)
The eSATA Connector allows you to connect an external Serial ATA hard disk device. The eSATA standard interface supports “plug-and-play” technology, so that
you can connect and remove the eSATA devices without turning off the AIO PC.
To connect the eSATA hard disk device, simply connect the cable of the device
to the eSATA Connector of your AIO PC.
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Connecting the Communication Device
 Wired LAN
The RJ-45 connector of the AIO PC allows you to connect the LAN (local area
network) devices, such as a hub, switch and gateway, to build a network connection.
For more instructions or detailed steps on connecting to the LAN, please ask your
MIS staff or network manager for help.
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 Wireless LAN (Optional)
This AIO PC is equipped with wireless LAN module which allows users to perform fast data transmission with standard IEEE 802.11 technology for wireless
LAN. This gives users the mobility to move around within a broad coverage area
and still be connected to the network.
By using the 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption technology and Wi-Fi Protected Access feature, the optional built-in wirelesses LAN is
capable to achieve a more efficient and a more secure solution to the wireless
communication.
For more instructions or detailed steps on connecting to the Wireless LAN, please
ask your MIS staff or network manager for help.
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 Bluetooth (Optional)
Optional USB-interfaced Bluetooth modules are available for users to establish
connection with various Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices
such as mobile phones, personal computers, printers, GPS receivers, PDAs, digital cameras, and video game consoles through a secure, globally unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) 2.4 GHz short-range radio frequency bandwidth.
For more instructions or detailed steps on using the Bluetooth function, please ask
your MIS staff or network manager for help.
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Connecting Power
Connecting the AC Power
Step 1. Unpack the package to find the AC/DC adapter and AC power cord.
Step 2. Assemble the AC/DC adapter and the AC power cord.
Step 3. Plug the DC end of the adapter to the AIO PC, and the male end of the
AC power cord to the electrical outlet.
Important
We suggest that you connect the AC/DC adapter to your AIO PC first and then
connect the AC power cord to the socket-outlet for safety concerns.
Disconnecting the AC Power
Step 4. Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet first.
Step 5. Unplug the connector from the AIO PC.
Step 6. Disassemble the AC power cord and the AC/DC adapter.
Important
When unplugging the AC power cord, always hold the connector part of the cord.
Never pull the cord directly!
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Chapter 3
System Operations
This chapter provides you with essential information on system
operations, such as system boot setup, recovery disk creation,
network connection, SRS Premium Sound, and so on.
Important
• It is highly recommended that you create a system recovery
disk as the backup solution in the event of a catastrophic disk
failure or other accidents.
• All information is subject to change without prior notice.
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System Booting Setup for the first time
For the first-time use, you will need to go over the following steps to start using
your Wind Top Series AIO PC. The entire booting setup will take you around 30
minutes.
Step 1. Windows setup starts running. Please wait until Windows setup finishes
the progress loading.
Step 2. Select the language of the operating system and click [Next] to continue.
Step 3. Choose the “Country or region”, “Time and currency”, and “Keyboard
layout” you need. Click [Next] to continue.
Step 4. Choose a user name for your account and name your computer to distinguish it on the network. Click [Next] to continue.
Step 5. Set a password for your account to protect your user account from unwanted users. (Leave this field blank if no need for password.) Click
[Next] to continue.
Step 6. Please read the license terms. Check the “I accept the license terms” box
and click [Next] to continue.
Step 7. Select [Use recommended settings] for “Help protect your computer and
improve Windows automatically.”
Step 8. Review your time and date settings. Click [Next] to continue.
Step 9. Please choose a wireless network you intend to join from the provided
WLAN list. Click [Next] to continue. You may also click [Skip] to skip this
step and set up the WLAN later.
Step 10. Followingly comes the anti-virus software screen. Click [Agree] to accept the license agreement terms and activate the anti-virus software.
Alternatively, choose [No, I do not want to protect my PC.] to proceed
without activating the anti-virus software.
Step 11. The “Software Installation Menu” pops up. Click [Install] to continue.
Step 12. The software is being installed. Please do not turn off the computer
when software installation is running. When the progress bar completes
loading, click [Finish] to continue.
Step 13. The system enters the Windows 7 OS to start its personalized settings.
Get ready to explore your AIO PC after the personalized settings are
done. Have fun with it!
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Creating System Recovery Disk
For the first-time use, it is highly recommended that you create a system recovery
disk as the backup solution in the event of a catastrophic disk failure or other accidents. Before moving forward, please make sure your system booting setup is
complete and go over the following procedures to get it done.
Step 1. Double-click the “BurnRecovery”
icon on the desktop to launch the
Recovery Disc Creation Tool. Please note that it may take a while for the
operating system to prepare recovery files.
Step 2. Click [Next] to start the image creation of the recovery disk.
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Step 3. Select [Create and burn a recovery disk] and click [Next] to continue.
Alternatively, choose [Advanced] to bring forth advanced options.
Choose between the provided options and click [Next] to continue.
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Step 4. The progress bar starts running to create the image of recovery disk. It
takes some time to finish the processing.
Step 5. Follow the on-screen instructions to prepare enough number of blank
DVD disks. Insert the blank DVD disk into the optical disk drive and click
[Next] to continue.
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Step 6. The Windows Disc Image Burner pops up. Click [Burn] to start the burning progress. It takes a while to finish the processing.
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Step 7. On completion of the disk creation, click [Close] to exit and take out the
disk. Follow the on-screen instructions to create all recovery disks.
Step 8. All recovery disks have been successfully created. Please store the disks
carefully and click [Next] to continue.
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Step 9. Check the following box if you want to remove the temporary files. Click
[Finish] to complete recovery disk creation.
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Network Connection under Windows
 Wired LAN
Step 1. Go to [Start] > [Control Panel].
Step 2. Select [Connect to the Internet] under [Network and Internet].
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Step 3. Select [Broadband (PPPoE)] to connect using DSL or cable that requires
a user name and password.
Step 4. Type the information from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and click
[Connect] to establish your LAN connection.
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 Wireless LAN
Step 1. Go to [Start] > [Control Panel].
Step 2. Select [Connect to the Internet] under [Network and Internet].
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Step 3. Select [Wireless] to connect using a wireless router or a wireless network.
Step 4. A list of available WLAN connections pops up. Choose a connection
from the list or click [Open Network and Sharing Center] to establish a
new connection.
Step 5. To establish a new WLAN connection, select [Set up a new connection
or network] in [Network and Sharing Center].
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Step 6. Followingly, choose [Manually connect to a wireless network] and click
[Next] to continue.
Step 7. Enter information for the wireless network you intend to add and click
[Next] to proceed.
Step 8. A new WLAN connection has been made. Click [Close] to exit or select
[Change connection settings] to modify the WLAN settings.
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SRS Premium Sound (Optional)
SRS Premium Sound is a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art
audio technologies that deliver a superior entertainment experience for playback of music, video and game content on the PC.
With SRS Premium Sound your audio entertainment experience
will sound better - more natural and immersive, with deeper bass,
clearer dialog and outstanding surround sound.
Features:
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Premium audio experience for music, video and games on the PC
Immersive surround sound experience from internal or external speakers
and even headphones
Greater volume without degrading audio quality
Crystal clear dialog
Deep, rich bass
Using the SRS Premium Sound
Step 1. Double-click the Realtek HD Audio tray icon at the lower right corner of
the screen to launch the SRS Premium Sound.
Step 2. The Realtek HD Audio Manager pops up. Click the SRS tab and check
the “Enable SRS® Technology” box.
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Step 3. Choose the audio content you are listening to. The SRS Premium Sound
will automatically process the specified audio signals to deliver enhanced
audio performance.
Step 4. The following settings allow for specific control of SRS tuning parameters
and are provided for External Speakers and Headphones.
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SRS Center: adjusts the center-channel sound
SRS Space: adjusts the amount and width of the sound stage
TruBass Level: adjusts the bass or low frequencies
TruBass Speaker Size: should be used to select the size of the speakers
Focus Level: adjusts the frequencies that include vocals/voice
SRS Definition: adjusts the high frequencies
CAUTION: These settings are very sensitive and should be used by advanced
users.
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On-Screen Display (OSD)
The on-screen display (OSD) allows you to tune the viewing options of the monitor, such as brightness, contrast, positioning, and language. It can be activated
by touch buttons at the lower right corner.
Right / Volume Up
Left / Volume Down
TV / Exit
Menu / Enter
ECO
Video / Auto
System Power
Monitor Power
Step 1. Touch the MENU button to bring up the OSD main menu.
Step 2. Use the Right and Left arrow buttons to select the desired function menu/
submenu and touch the MENU button to enter.
Step 3. Use the Right and Left arrow buttons to select or tune the values to suit
your personal preferences. After the settings are done, touch the Exit
button to exit.
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Main Menu
Display
Use this menu to personalize your monitor
settings.
Display Submenus
Color
OSD Setup
Enter this menu to adjust
the color temperature
and RGB value of the
monitor.
Enter this menu to tune
the appearance and
time-out value of the
OSD menu.
Color Submenus
OSD Submenus
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Display Submenus
Color Submenus
OSD Submenus
Important
Whenever any error takes place and incurs abnormal display or volume malfunction, enter the OSD menu and auto adjust (
) your monitor to restore all settings to manufacturer default for optimal performance.
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Power Management
Power management of personal computers (PCs) and monitors has the potential to save significant amounts of electricity as well as deliver environmental
benefits.
To be energy efficient, turn off your display or set your PC to sleep mode after a
period of user inactivity.
Power Management in Windows OS
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[Power Options] in Windows OS allow you to control the power management features of your display, hard drive, and battery. Go to [Start]
> [Control Panel] > [System and Security].
Then click on the [Power Options] link.
Select a power plan that suits your personal needs. You may also finetune the settings by clicking [Change plan settings].
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The Shut Down Computer menu presents the options of Sleep (S3/S4)
& Shut Down (S5) for rapid and easy management of your system
power.
Waking the System Up
The computer shall be able to wake up from power saving mode in response
to a command from any of the following:
■ the power button,
■ the mouse,
■ the keyboard.
Energy Saving Tips:
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Turn off the monitor by pressing the LCD power button
of user inactivity.
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Utilize the
(Fn + Z) sleep mode keys to turn into power saving
mode.
Tune the settings in Power Options under Windows OS to optimize your
PC’s power management.
Install power saving software to manage your PC’s energy consumption.
Always disconnect the AC power cord or switch the wall socket off if
your PC would be left unused for a certain time to achieve zero energy
consumption.
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System Recovery
Important
The System Recovery Function is only available on systems bundled with Windows OS and MSI utilities by default.
The purposes for using the System Recovery Function may include:
■ Restore the system back to the initial status of original manufacturer’s
default settings.
■ When some errors have occurred to the operating system in use.
■ When the operating system is affected by virus and is not able to work
normally.
Before using the System Recovery Function, please backup the important data
saved on your system drive to other storage devices.
If the following solution fails to recover your system, please contact the authorized local distributor or service center for further assistance.
Recover the System with the F3 Hotkey
If the system encounters non-recoverable problems, it is always recommended that you try the F3 hotkey to recover your system with the recovery partition
of the hard disk drive first.
Follow the instructions below to continue:
1. Restart the system.
2. Press the F3 hotkey on the keyboard when the following image appears.
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3. Select [Windows Setup] from the Windows Boot Manager menu.
4. Select [MSI Recovery Manager] to start the System Recovery Function; or
select [EXIT] to restart the system.
5. The System Recovery Function will get your system back to default settings.
Press [OK] to confirm.
6. Press [OK] to reconfirm and start the System Recovery Function. Alternatively, press [Cancel] to stop.
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7. The System Recovery Function is proceeding now.
8. The following message indicates successful system recovery. Press [OK] to
restart the system and access the Windows operating system as usual.
Recover the System with the Recovery Disks
If the F3 hotkey recovery cannot work, try recovering your system with the
recovery disks that you created beforehand.
Follow the instructions below to continue:
1. Insert the recovery disk into the optical disk drive and restart the system.
2. Press the F11 hotkey on the keyboard when the following image appears.
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3. Select the [CD/DVD] device as the boot device and press [Enter] to confirm
the selection.
Press any key to reconfirm the selection when the following message appears.
Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...
4. The Windows OS starts loading files.
Windows is loading files ...
5. The system recovery menu pops up. [Hard Disk Recovery] will format the
whole HDD. All data on the HDD will be erased while all settings will be
restored to manufacturer default. Select [Hard Disk Recovery] only when
your HDD is infected with fatal viruses and no solution can be found except
a clear cleanup of the HDD.
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[System Partition Recovery] will format the C drive only. Only the C drive
will be restored to manufacturer default. Other drives will not be affected.
It is highly recommended that users select [System Partition Recovery] to
restore the system.
6. The system recovery will format your HDD partition. Make sure that the
important data have been backed up. Click [YES] to continue; click [NO] to
stop the system recovery.
Click [YES] again to reconfirm; click [NO] to stop the system recovery.
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7. DO NOT turn off the system power while performing the system recovery
function, or it may cause unknown damage to the system.
8. The following message indicates successful system recovery. Press [OK] to
restart the system and access the Windows operating system as usual.
9. If the recovery process is interrupted or failed, please repeat the recovery
procedures from the beginning.
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