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T A B LE OF C ON TENTS
Starting your computer
4 Battery pack..................................................... 37
Wireless connection ........................................... 4
Registration ........................................................ 5
Software installation ........................................... 6
Recovery ............................................................ 6
Having trouble? .................................................. 6
Computer Basics
8
Battery pack characteristics .....................
Replacing the battery pack.......................
Installing or removing the battery pack ....
Charging the battery.................................
Checking the battery level........................
Optimizing battery life...............................
Battery-low warning..................................
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Safety and comfort ............................................. 8
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Safety precautions ...................................... 8 Power management
Health precautions .................................... 11 Saving power................................................... 43
Getting to know your computer
14 Software
15 Using Windows and your software ..................
Internet security offer ...............................
16
Packard Bell Recovery Management.......
17
19 Internet
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First steps on the net .......................................
22
Protecting your computer .........................
Choose an Internet Service Provider .......
Using the keyboard
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Network connections................................
Lock keys and numeric keypad........................ 24
Surf the Net! .............................................
Special keys.............................................. 25
Security ....................................................
Windows keys .................................................. 28
Top view - display ............................................
Top view - keyboard.........................................
Front view.........................................................
Left view ...........................................................
Right view.........................................................
Base view.........................................................
Touchpad
29 Recovery
Touchpad basics .............................................. 29 Creating a recovery backup.............................
Touchpad gestures .......................................... 30 Creating a drivers and applications backup.....
Recovering your system ..................................
Upgrading your computer
31
Reinstalling drivers and applications........
Expanding through options .............................. 31
Returning to an earlier system
Connectivity options.................................. 31
snapshot...................................................
Returning your system to its factory
Power supply
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condition...................................................
AC power adapter ............................................ 36
Recovering from Windows .......................
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Recovering from a recovery backup ......... 79
Frequently asked questions
desktop back! ...........................................
Where are my apps?................................
What is a Microsoft ID (account)? ............
How do I add a favorite to Internet
Explorer?..................................................
How do I check for Windows
updates? ..................................................
Where can I get more information?..........
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Tips and hints for using Windows 8 ................. 86
Three concepts you might want to
keep in mind.............................................. 86
How do I access the charms?................... 86
How do I get to Start? ............................... 86
How do I jump between apps?.................. 87
How do I turn off my computer?................ 87
Why is there a new interface?................... 87
How do I unlock my computer?................. 88
How do I personalize my computer?......... 88
I want to use Windows in the way
that I'm used to - give me my
Regulatory information
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Environment
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Software license
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Index
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Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.
Packard Bell EasyNote TE69KB User’s Manual
Original Issue: 04/2013
Visit registration.packardbell.com and discover the benefits of being a customer of
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Remark: All images are for reference purposes only. Actual configuration may vary.
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S T A R T I N G Y O U R COMPUTER
Thank you for purchasing this Packard Bell computer!
This guide has been designed to introduce you to the features of your
computer and assist in your computing experience.
After setting up and starting your computer, as shown in the setup
instructions, it will ask you questions that will help you connect to the
Internet. Your computer will then configure installed software.
WIRELESS CONNECTION
To connect to a wireless network, first check the wireless features of your
computer are on, and that the router or modem you want to connect to is
also correctly configured.
• If wireless is not on, press the Windows key ( ) + W, type "Wireless"
and then click on Wireless. Click the toggle switch under Wi-Fi to
enable the wireless connection. Click again to disable.
• To connect to a network, press the Windows key ( ) + W, type
"Wireless" and then click on Connect to a network. Select your
network and enter the password if required.
• After a short delay, your computer should connect to the Internet.
If your network is not detected, or your computer does not connect to the
Internet, please refer to your ISP or router’s documentation. After your
computer starts and you can use it, open Internet Explorer and follow the
instructions.
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Alternatively, use a network cable to connect directly to a network port
on your router. Please refer to your ISP or router’s guide.
REGISTRATION
When using your computer for the first time, it is recommended that you
register it. This gives you access to some useful benefits, such as:
• Faster service from our trained representatives.
• Membership in the Packard Bell community: receive promotions and
participate in customer surveys.
• The latest news from Packard Bell.
How to register
During the initial startup of your computer, a window will invite you to
register. Please fill in the information and click Next. The second window
you'll see contains optional fields that will help us to provide you with a
more personable customer service experience.
Another option
Another way to register your Packard Bell product is to visit our website at
registration.packardbell.com. Choose your country and follow the
simple instructions.
After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email with important
information that you should keep in a safe place.
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
Your computer will automatically install software and prepare your
computer for use. This may take some time, please do not turn off your
computer; wait until the installation has finished.
RECOVERY
You should create recovery discs as soon as you are able. The Packard
Bell Recovery Management program allow you to create recovery discs
and then to restore or reinstall applications and drivers provided by
Packard Bell.
HAVING TROUBLE?
Packard Bell provides several options to support your purchase.
Packard Bell support
Make sure you write down your computer serial number, date and place of
purchase and model name on the area provided in this guide; save your
proof of purchase. Before you call us, please write down any error
message that accompanies the problem, and have the computer in front of
you and switched on if possible. Having these items to hand when
contacting us will ensure better and quicker service.
Packard Bell website
Remember to visit www.packardbell.com - Check out the support section
for up-to-date information, help, drivers and downloads.
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Warranty and contact information
You can find information about the warranty for your computer and how to
contact technical support in your computer’s Warranty.
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C OMPUTER B ASICS
SAFETY AND COMFORT
Safety precautions
Please follow the guidelines below to use your computer comfortably and
to avoid health problems.
Computer environment
Make sure that the computer:
• Is used on a stable surface, stand or table. A fall can seriously damage
the computer.
• Is not used on a surface that vibrates, or used when taking part in sport,
exercise or other activities in a dynamic environment. Vibration or
movement can loosen fastenings, damage internal components and
even cause battery leakage.
• Is away from direct sunlight and sources of heat.
• Is away from magnetic fields or any device generating static electricity.
• Is kept at least 30 centimetres (one foot) away from a mobile phone.
• Is not in a dusty or damp environment.
• Is not used near water. Never spill liquids of any kind on or into your
computer.
• Is not placed on a carpet or any other surface that may have an
electrical charge.
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Please note
• Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These
openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never
be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or
heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is
provided.
• Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into
the product.
• To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery
leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface.
• Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment
which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor
devices, HDD, optical drive, and even exposure risk from lithium battery
pack.
Cables
Make sure that:
• Cables are not strained and that there is no risk of people walking or
tripping over them.
• Other devices do not crush the cables.
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• The power cable is connected to the computer before connecting the
power cable to the AC power outlet.
• The power cable is unplugged from the power outlet before
disconnecting the power cable from the computer.
• Three-pin power cords are connected to a grounded power outlet.
• The power outlet is easily accessible and as close to the computer as
possible (do not overload it with too many adapters).
If your computer uses an external AC adapter:
• Do not cover or place objects on the AC adapter. Allow the adapter to
cool properly during use by keeping it clear of objects.
• Only use the AC adapter that is supplied with your computer. Although
other adapters may look similar, using them can damage your computer.
If a replacement is required, use only parts certified for use with your
computer.
Cleaning your computer
• Always unplug your computer from the power outlet before cleaning it.
• Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, use a damp cloth instead.
• Never spray cleaning product directly on the screen.
• If you spill liquid on your computer, switch it off immediately, unplug the
AC adapter, remove the battery and make sure it is completely dry
before switching it on again. Wait overnight if necessary.
Note: If your computer includes slots for memory cards or expansion
devices, plastic ’dummies’ may be installed in the card slots. Dummies
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protect unused slots from dust, metal objects or other particles. Save
the dummies for use when no cards are in the slots.
Servicing your computer
Do not attempt to service your computer yourself, as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other risks. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
Unplug your computer from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel when:
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the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed,
liquid was spilled into the product,
the product was exposed to rain or water,
the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged,
the product exhibits a distinct change in performance,
the product does not operate normally after following the operating
instructions
Note: Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to normal condition.
Health precautions
• The bottom surface, areas around ventilation openings and AC adapter
may get hot. To avoid injury, ensure they do not come in contact with
your skin or body.
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• Your device and its enhancements may contain small parts. Keep them
out of the reach of small children.
• The computer and accessories may contain small parts. Keep them out
of the reach of small children.
• If you work or play for hours at a time, then make sure you take regular
breaks. Look away from the computer's screen once in a while. Do not
use your computer if you are tired.
• Arrange your computer so that you can work in a natural and relaxed
position. Place items that you use frequently within easy reach.
• Position your computer directly in front of you for increased safety and
comfort. Ensure that your keyboard and touchpad are at a comfortable
height. The screen should be about 45-70 cm (18-30 inches) from your
eyes.
If you use your computer for long periods while sitting at a desk, invest
in an external keyboard for improved comfort.
• To protect your hearing, when using speakers or headphones, increase
volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably; do not
increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted. Do not listen to
high volumes for extended periods. Do not increase the volume to block
out noisy surroundings; decrease the volume if you cannot hear people
speaking near you.
• The computer’s underside, power adapter and the air from
ventilation slots may become hot during use. Avoid
continuous body contact and do not place the computer on
your lap while it is operating.
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• Ensure that the computer’s ventilation slots and openings are never
obstructed or covered. Do not place the computer on a soft surface
(such as a carpet, chair or bed) that may block ventilation slots.
• Do not push objects of any kind into ventilation or case slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that may result in
a fire or electric shock.
• Some disorders of the hands, wrists, arms, neck, shoulders, legs and
back may be associated with, or aggravated by certain repetitive
actions. To reduce your risk of developing these disorders, type with
your wrists straight and your hands and wrists floating above the
keyboard. If you experience periods of pain, tingling, numbness or other
discomfort, please contact your doctor.
• We advise that parents monitor the use of games by their children. If you
or your child experience any of the following symptoms: dizziness,
blurred vision, eye or muscle twitches, loss of consciousness,
disorientation, any involuntary movement or convulsion, IMMEDIATELY
discontinue use and consult your doctor. This may happen even if the
person has no medical history of epilepsy.
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G ETTING T O KNOW Y O U R
C O MP UT ER
After setting up your computer, as illustrated in the setup instructions, let
us show you around your new Packard Bell computer.
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TOP VIEW - DISPLAY
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Icon
Item
Description
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Webcam
Web camera for video communication.
A light next to the Webcam indicates that the
webcam is active.
2
Screen
Also called Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD),
displays computer output.
3
Microphone
Internal microphone for sound recording.
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TOP VIEW - KEYBOARD
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2
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Icon
Item
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Power button /
indicator
2
Keyboard
3
Touchpad
Description
Turns the computer on and off. Indicates the
computer's power status.
For entering data into your computer.
- See "Using the keyboard" on page 24.
Touch-sensitive pointing device which
functions like a computer mouse.
- .See "Touchpad" on page 29.
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Icon
Item
Description
Click buttons (left
and right)
4
The left and right side of the button function as
left and right selection buttons.
FRONT VIEW
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Icon
2
Item
Description
Accepts Secure Digital (SD) cards.
1
Card reader
- Push to remove/install the card. Only one
card can operate at any given time.
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Icon
Item
Power indicator
Description
Indicates the computer's power status.
Indicates the computer's battery status.
Battery indicator
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- Charging: The light shows amber when the
battery is charging.
- Fully charged: The light shows blue when in
AC mode.
HDD indicator
Indicates when the hard disk drive is active.
Communication
indicator
Indicates the computer’s wireless connectivity
device status.
- Note: The front panel indicators are visible even when the computer cover is closed.
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LEFT VIEW
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Icon
2
Item
Kensington lock slot
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Description
Connects to a Kensington-compatible
computer security lock.
- Wrap the computer security lock cable
around an immovable object such as a table
or handle of a locked drawer. 
Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key
to secure the lock. 
Some keyless models are also available.
1
Connects to an Ethernet 10/100/1000-based
network.
2
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
3
Ventilation and
cooling fan
Allows the computer to stay cool.
4
External display
(VGA) port
Connects to a display device (e.g., external
monitor, LCD projector).
5
HDMI port
Supports high-definition digital video
connections.
- Do not cover or obstruct the openings.
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Icon
Item
Description
Connects to USB devices.
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7
- If a port is black, it is USB 2.0 compatible, if
it is blue it is also USB 3.0 compatible (see
below).
USB port
Headphones /
speaker jack
Connects to audio line-out devices (e.g.,
speakers, headphones).
- Supports compatible 3.5 mm headsets with
built-in microphone (e.g. Acer smart
handheld headsets).
Information on USB 3.0
• Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices.
• For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices.
• Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB).
RIGHT VIEW
Note: Depending on configuration, your system may not be equipped
with an optical (CD/DVD) drive.
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Icon
Item
Description
Connects to USB devices.
- If a port is black, it is USB 2.0 compatible, if
it is blue it is also USB 3.0 compatible (see
below).
1
USB ports
2
Optical drive
Internal optical drive; accepts CDs or DVDs.
3
Optical disk access
indicator
Lights up when the optical drive is active.
4
Optical drive eject
button
Ejects the optical disk from the drive.
5
Emergency eject
hole
6
DC-in jack
Ejects the optical drive tray when the computer
is turned off.
- Carefully insert a straightened paper clip to
eject the optical drive tray.
Connects to your computer’s AC adapter.
Information on USB 3.0
• Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices.
• For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices.
• Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB).
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BASE VIEW
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3
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1
Icon
Item
Description
Battery release latch
Releases the battery for removal. Insert a
suitable tool and slide to release.
Memory
compartment
Houses the computer's main memory.
Hard disk bay
Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with
screws).
Speakers
Deliver stereo audio output.
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Icon
Item
Description
4
Ventilation and
cooling fan
Allows the computer to stay cool.
5
Battery bay
Houses the computer's battery pack.
- Do not cover or obstruct the openings.
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U SING TH E KEYBOARD
The keyboard has full-sized keys and a numeric keypad, separate cursor,
Windows, function and special keys.
Lock keys and numeric keypad
Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer.
The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off.
Lock key
Caps Lock
Num Lock
Description
When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed
are in uppercase.
When Num Lock is on, the keypad is in numeric mode.
The keys function as a calculator (complete with the
arithmetic operators +, -, *, and /). Use this mode when
you need to do a lot of numeric data entry.
The numeric keypad functions like a desktop numeric keypad.
Desired access
Number keys on
embedded keypad
Num Lock on
Type numbers in a normal
manner.
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Num Lock off
Control the cursor and
page view.
Special keys
Your computer’s keyboard includes keys that activate special functions.
The function of each key is clearly marked with an icon.
Icon
Function
Description
Fn
Hotkey for
second function
Activates a second function on certain keys. 
E.g. press the Fn key to activate the F1 to F12
keys.
Help
Opens the help menu.
Backup
Allows you to create backup copies of your
computer; either the entire system or only
selected files and folders. Create a regular
schedule or make copies whenever you want.
Communication
Enables/disables the computer’s
communication devices.
Display toggle
Switches display output between the display
screen, external monitor (if connected) and
both.
Screen blank
Turns the display screen backlight off to save
power. Press any key to return.
Touchpad toggle
Turns the internal touchpad on and off.
Play/Pause
Play or pause a selected media file.
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Icon
Function
Description
Stop
Stop playing the selected media file.
Previous
Return to the previous media file.
Next
Jump to the next media file.
Brightness down Decreases the screen brightness.
Brightness up
Increases the screen brightness.
Social
Networking
Opens the Social Networks application.
If this application is not installed, the key will
start your instant messenging application.
Volume up
Increases the sound volume.
Volume down
Decreases the sound volume.
Speaker toggle
Turns the speakers on and off.
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Hotkeys
The computer uses hotkeys (key combinations) to access function keys
and navigation commands.
To activate hotkeys, press and hold the Fn key (bottom left) before
pressing the other key in the hotkey combination.
Hotkey
Function
Fn + Special keys Function
(see page 25)
keys
Description
Activates the F1 to F12 keys.
Fn +
Home
Scrolls to the beginning of a document.
Fn +
End
Scrolls to the end of a document.
Fn +
Page up
Scrolls up a page in a document.
Fn +
Page Down
Scrolls down a page in a document.
Note: It is not necessary to press the Fn key to use the F1 to F12
function keys when starting your computer or when using the BIOS.
To swap the hotkey and special function of the F1 to F12 keys, change
the function key setting in the BIOS (to open the BIOS press F2 when
starting your computer, then select the Main menu and change
Function key behavior to Function keys).
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Windows keys
The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.
Key
Description
Pressed alone it returns to the Start screen. 
Windows key It can also be used with other keys for special
functions, please check Windows Help.
This key has the same effect as clicking the right
Application
mouse button; it opens the application's context
key
menu.
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T OUCHPAD
TOUCHPAD BASICS
The touchpad controls the arrow (or 'cursor') on the screen. As you slide
your finger across the touchpad, the cursor will follow this movement.
Press the left or right side of the button located beneath the touchpad to
perform selection and execution functions. These two areas are similar to
the left and right buttons on a mouse. Tapping on the touchpad is the
same as clicking the left side of the button.
Note: The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; the lighter the
touch, the better the response. 
Please keep the touchpad and your fingers dry and clean.
The cursor is controlled by some basic gestures:
• Single-finger slide: Slide a finger across the touchpad to
move the cursor.
• Single-finger tap: Lightly tap the touchpad with your finger, to
perform a 'click', which will select or start an item. Quickly
repeat the tap to perform a double tap or 'double click'.
• Drag: Press and hold the left side of the selection button, or tap twice
anywhere on the touchtap, then slide a second finger across the
touchpad to select all items in an area.
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TOUCHPAD GESTURES
Windows 8 and many applications support touchpad gestures that use
one or more fingers.
Note: Support for touchpad gestures depends on the active application.
These allow you to control applications with a few simple gestures, such as:
• Swipe in from edge: Access Windows tools
by swiping into the center of the touchpad
from the right, top or left.
• Swipe in from right edge: Toggle the charms.
• Swipe in from top edge: Toggle the app commands.
• Swipe in from left edge: Switch to the previous app.
• Two-finger slide: Swiftly scroll through web pages,
documents and playlists by placing two fingers on the
touchpad and moving both in any direction.
• Two-finger pinch: Zoom in and out of photos, maps and
documents with a simple finger-and-thumb gesture.
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U PGRADING YOUR COMPUTER
EXPANDING THROUGH OPTIONS
Your computer offers you many options for a complete computing
experience.
Connectivity options
Ports allow you to connect peripheral devices to your computer. For
instructions on how to connect different external devices to the computer,
read the following section.
Memory card reader
Memory cards are used in a wide selection of digital
cameras, PDAs, MP3 players and mobile phones.
Inserting a memory card
1. Align the card so that the connector points towards
the port, with the connectors facing down.
2. Carefully slide the card into the port. If you find you need to use any
force to insert the card, try reorientating the card slightly.
3. Push the card until it clicks into place. A few millimetres of the card will
extend from beyond the slot.
If the card contains some files, the Windows Auto Play window may
appear (this depends on the contents of the card) and ask you if you wish
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to use a program to access the contents of the card. Select an option
here if it is appropriate, otherwise select Cancel. If the card contains no
files, or unknown files, a window will open showing the contents of the
card.
SD, SDHC and SDXC cards
Different types of SD cards cover different capacities, while using the
same overall design. SD cards contain up to 4 GB, SDHC cards contain
up to 32 GB, and SDXC cards can contain up to 2048 GB (2 TB). Your
computer provides an SDHC or SDXC compatible card reader.
Note: SDXC memory cards can only be used in an SDXC-compatible
reader; SD and SDHC cards can be used in either type.
Removing a card from a memory card reader
1. Click on Show hidden icons
arrow in the Notification Area (next
to the clock).
2
2. Click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon.
3. Click on Eject SD Card (or the
name of the device).
4. Wait until a Safe to Remove
Hardware message is displayed.
5. Remove the card.
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Built-in networking
The built-in networking allows you to connect
your computer to an Ethernet-based network.
Connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet
(RJ-45) port on the chassis of the computer to
a network jack or hub on your network.
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Universal Serial Bus (USB)
The USB port is a high-speed serial bus
which allows you to connect USB peripherals
without taking up system resources.
Certain computers may include one or more
USB 3.0 ports. These resemble standard
USB ports, except they include additional
internal connections and are blue. You may
use USB 3.0 compatible devices with these
ports to benefit from faster transfer speeds.
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Video port
Connect to a monitor with a VGA or DVI port (the type of connection
supported depends on your computer’s configuration). The appropriate
cable is usually included with the monitor.
Follow these steps to connect an monitor to your computer:
1. Check that the computer is powered off and the monitor power switch is
turned off.
2. Attach the video cable to the monitor port on the computer. Secure the
cable connection with the screws provided.
3. Connect the monitor power cable and plug it into a properly grounded
wall outlet.
4. Follow any setup instructions in the monitor's user's guide.
5. Turn on power to the monitor, then the computer.
6. Make sure that the current resolution and refresh rate do not exceed the
specifications of the monitor. If necessary change the display settings
used by the computer.
Note: To access the display controls, press the Windows key (
W, type "Display" and then click on Display.
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High-Definition Multimedia Interface (only for certain models)
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) is an industry-supported,
uncompressed, all-digital audio/video
interface. HDMI provides an interface
between any compatible digital audio/
video source, such as a set-top box,
DVD player, and A/V receiver and a
compatible digital audio and/or video
monitor, such as a digital television
(DTV), over a single cable.
Use the HDMI port on your computer to connect with high-end audio and
video equipment. Single cable implementation allows tidy setup and fast
connection.
Headphones and microphone
These two ports allow you to connect audio devices. Use the headphone
port to plug in stereo headphones or powered speakers. Plugging an
audio device to the headphone port disables the built-in speakers. Use the
microphone port to connect an external microphone for mono recording;
plugging in an external microphone disables the built-in microphone.
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P OWER SUPPLY
AC POWER ADAPTER
Your computer can use the supplied external power adapter (a power
'brick') to run on AC power. A power cable is provided that is appropriate
for the country where the computer was purchased.
The power adapter provides adequate power to run your computer and
recharge the battery pack at the same time.
Caution: Do not cover or place objects on the AC adapter.
Keeping the adapter clear of objects allows the adapter to cool
properly during use.
Only use the AC adapter that is supplied with your computer. Although
other adapters may look similar, using them can damage your computer.
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Warning: The AC adapter and the underside of the computer can
become hot after prolonged use. This is normal, but may cause
injury with prolonged contact.
BATTERY PACK
The computer uses a battery pack that gives you extended use between
charges.
Battery pack characteristics
The battery pack has the following characteristics:
• Employs current battery technology standards.
• Delivers a battery-low warning.
The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the AC
adapter. Your computer supports charge-in-use, enabling you to recharge
the battery while you continue to operate the computer. However,
recharging with the computer turned off results in a significantly faster
charge time.
The battery will come in handy when you travel or during a power failure. It
is advisable to have an extra fully-charged battery pack available as
backup. Contact your dealer for details on ordering a spare battery pack.
Maximizing the battery’s life
Like all other batteries, your computer’s battery will degrade over time.
This means that the battery's performance will diminish with time and use.
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To maximize your battery’s life, you are advised to adhere to the
recommendations set out below.
Conditioning a new battery pack
Before you use a battery pack for the first time, there is a “conditioning”
process that you should follow:
1. Insert the new battery without turning the computer on.
2. Connect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery.
3. Disconnect the AC adapter.
4. Turn on the computer and operate using battery power.
5. Fully deplete the battery.
6. Reconnect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery again.
Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and
discharged three times.
Use this conditioning process for all new batteries, or if a battery hasn’t
been used for a long time. If the computer is to be stored for more than
two weeks, you are advised to remove the battery pack from the unit.
Warning: Do not expose battery packs to temperatures below 0
°C (32 °F) or above 45 °C (113 °F). Extreme temperatures may
adversely affect the battery pack.
By following the battery conditioning process you condition your battery to
accept the maximum possible charge. Failure to follow this procedure will
prevent you from obtaining the maximum battery charge, and will also
shorten the effective lifespan of the battery.
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In addition, the useful lifespan of the battery is adversely affected by the
following usage patterns:
• Using the computer on constant AC power with the battery inserted. If
you want to use constant AC power, you are advised to remove the
battery pack after it is fully charged.
• Not discharging and recharging the battery to its extremes, as described
above.
• Frequent use; the more you use the battery, the faster it will reach the
end of its effective life. A standard computer battery has a life span of
about 300 charges.
Replacing the battery pack
The notebook uses lithium batteries. Replace the battery with the same
type as that which came bundled with your product. Use of another battery
may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Warning: Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not
disassemble or dispose of them in fire. Keep them away from
children. Follow local regulations when disposing of used
batteries.
Installing or removing the battery pack
Important! Before removing the battery from the unit, connect the AC
adapter if you want to continue using your computer. Otherwise, turn
off the computer first.
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To install a battery pack:
1. Align the battery with the open battery bay; make sure that the end with
the contacts will enter first, and that the top surface of the battery is
facing up.
2. Slide the battery into the battery bay and gently push until the battery
locks in place.
To remove a battery pack:
1. Slide the battery release latch to release the battery.
2. Pull the battery from the battery bay.
Charging the battery
To charge the battery, first make sure that it is correctly installed in the
battery bay. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and connect to a
mains power outlet. You can continue to operate your computer on AC
power while your battery is charging. However, charging the battery with
the computer turned off results in a significantly faster charge time.
Note: You are advised to charge the battery before retiring for the day.
Charging the battery overnight before traveling enables you to start
the next day with a fully-charged battery.
Checking the battery level
The Windows power meter indicates the current battery level. Rest the
cursor over the battery/power icon on the taskbar to see the battery’s
present charge level.
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Optimizing battery life
Optimizing battery life helps you get the most out of battery operation,
prolonging the charge/recharge cycle and improving recharging efficiency.
You are advised to follow the suggestions set out below:
• Purchase an extra battery pack.
• Use AC power whenever possible, reserving battery for on-the-go use.
• Eject a PC Card if it is not being used, as it will continue to draw power
(for selected models).
• Store the battery pack in a cool, dry place. The recommended
temperature is 10 °C (50 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F). Higher temperatures
cause the battery to self-discharge faster.
• Excessive recharging decreases the battery life.
• Look after your AC adapter and battery.
Battery-low warning
When using battery power pay attention to the Windows power meter.
Warning: Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the
battery-low warning appears. Data will be lost if the battery to
become fully depleted and the computer shuts down.
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When the battery-low warning appears, the recommended course of
action depends on your situation:
Situation
The AC adapter and
a power outlet are
available.
Recommended Action
1. Plug the AC adapter into the computer, and then
connect to the mains power supply.
2. Save all necessary files.
3. Resume work.
Turn off the computer if you want to
recharge the battery rapidly.
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Close all applications.
An extra fully charged
3. Shut down the operating system to turn off the
battery pack is
computer.
available.
4. Replace the battery pack.
The AC adapter or a
power outlet is
unavailable. 
You have no spare
battery pack.
5. Turn on the computer and resume work.
1. Save all necessary files.
2. Close all applications.
3. Shut down the operating system to turn off the
computer.
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P OWER MANAGEMENT
This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system
activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the
following devices: keyboard, mouse, hard disk, peripherals connected to
the computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of
time, the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve
energy.
SAVING POWER
Disable Fast startup
Your computer uses Fast startup to start quickly, but also uses a small
amount of power to check for signals to start. These checks will slowly
drain your computer’s battery.
If you prefer to reduce your computer’s power requirements and
environmental impact, turn off Fast startup:
Note: If Fast startup is off, your computer will take longer to start from
Sleep. 
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Your computer will also not start if it receives an instruction to start
over a network (Wake on LAN).
1. Open the Desktop.
2. Click Power Options in the Notification area.
3. Select More Power Options.
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4. Select Choose what the power buttons do.
5. To access Shutdown Settings, select Change settings that are
currently unavailable.
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6. Scroll down and disable Turn on fast startup.
7. Select Save changes.
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S O FT WAR E
USING WINDOWS AND YOUR SOFTWARE
Packard Bell computers include software to help you use your computer;
the programs and categories available on your computer depend on the
model purchased.
Internet security offer
It is vital to protect your computer from viruses and attacks over the
Internet (see Security on page 53). An comprehensive Internet security
suite, including a free trial subscription period, is offered when you first
start your computer. You should activate this protection before connecting
to the Internet. This security suite protects your computer from the most
recent online threats and protects your personal data (bank account
credentials, credit card numbers, passwords, and more).
Packard Bell Recovery Management
To prepare your computer for system recovery options, you should create
a set of recovery discs as soon as possible. See page 62 for more
information.
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I NTERNET
FIRST STEPS ON THE NET
Protecting your computer
It is vital to protect your computer from viruses and attacks over the
Internet (see Internet security offer on page 46 and Security on page 53).
A comprehensive Internet security program is offered when you first start
your computer. You should activate this protection as soon as possible,
certainly before you connect to the Internet.
Choose an Internet Service Provider
Using the Internet has become a natural part of daily
computing. Just a few simple steps can connect you to a
vast collection of knowledge and communication tools.
To accomplish these steps you should first select an
Internet Service Provider (ISP), which supplies the
connection between your computer and the Internet. You
should research the ISPs available in your region, not
forgetting to talk to friends and family about their experiences or to check
reviews and consumer reports. The ISP you select will provide instructions
on how to connect to the Internet (you may need additional software or a
special ‘box’ that connects to your phone line).
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Connection types
Depending on your computer model, your location and your
communication needs, you have several ways to connect to the Internet.
Dial-up
Some computers include a telephone dial-up (‘modem’) connector. This
allows you to connect to the Internet using your telephone line. With a dialup connection, you cannot use the modem and the telephone
simultaneously on a single phone line. This type of connection is
recommended only if you have limited use of the Internet as the
connection speed is low and connection time is typically charged per hour.
DSL (e.g. ADSL)
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is an ‘always-on’ connection that runs over
the phone line. As DSL and phone do not use the same frequencies, you
can use your telephone at the same time you are connected to the Internet
(this requires a ‘micro-filter’ on each telephone socket to avoid
interference). To be eligible for DSL, you must be located near an DSLequipped phone exchange (service is sometimes unavailable in rural
areas). Connection speeds vary depending on your location, but DSL
generally provides very fast and reliable Internet connection. As the
connection is always-on, it is generally charged at fixed monthly rates.
Note: A DSL connection requires an appropriate modem. A modem is
usually provided by the ISP when you register. Many of these
modems include an ‘router’ that provides network and wi-fi access.
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Cable
A cable connection provides fast and always-on Internet service via a
cable television line. This service is generally available in large cities. You
can use your telephone and watch cable TV at the same time you are
connected to the Internet.
3G (WWAN or 'Wireless Wide-Area Network')
A 3G connection allows you to use cellular networks (such as those used
by a mobile phone) to connect to the Internet while away from home. The
socket for a SIM card may be built in to your computer, or may require an
external device, such as a USB modem or even an appropriately equipped
mobile phone.
Note: If your computer includes a SIM card slot, you require a
compatible SIM card and a contract with a cellular provider. 
Before using the 3G features, check with your service provider to see
if any additional charges will be incurred, especially roaming charges.
Network connections
A LAN (Local Area Network) is a group of computers (for example, within
an office building or home) that share a common communications line and
resources. When you set up a network, you can share files, peripheral
devices (such as a printer) and an Internet connection. You can set up a
LAN using wired technologies (such as Ethernet) or wireless technologies
(such as WiFi or Bluetooth).
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Wireless networks
A wireless LAN or WLAN is a wireless local area network, which may link
two or more computers without using wires. Setting up a wireless network
is easy and allows you to share files, peripheral devices and an Internet
connection.
What are benefits of a wireless network?
Mobility
Wireless LAN systems allow you and other users of your home network to
share access to files and devices connected to the network, for example a
printer or scanner.
Also you can share an internet connection with other computers in your
home.
Installation speed and simplicity
Installing a wireless LAN system can be fast and easy and eliminates the
need to pull cables through walls and ceilings.
Components of a wireless LAN
To set up your Wireless network at home you need to have the following:
Access point (router)
Access points (routers) are two-way transceivers that broadcast data into
the surrounding environment. Access points act as a mediator between
wired and wireless network. Most routers have a built-in DSL modem that
will allow you access to a high speed DSL internet connection. The ISP
(Internet Service Provider) you have chosen normally supplies a modem/
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router with the subscription to their services. Read carefully the
documentation supplied with your Access point/router for detailed setup
instructions.
Network cable (RJ45)
A network cable (also called RJ45 cable) is used to connect the host
computer to the access point (see illustration below); this type of cable
may also be used to connect peripheral devices to the access point.
Wireless adapter
An internal wireless adapter is normally already installed in your
computer. A button or controls in Windows allow you to activate or
deactivate the adapter.
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Diagram of a working network
1. Access point/router
4
2. Desktop computer
3. Modem
4. Printer
5
1
5. Portable computer
3
6. PDA/Smartphone
7. Network cables (RJ45)
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Turning on/off a wireless network connection
Most computers feature a ‘WiFi’ button that turns the network connection
on or off. If your computer has wireless access, but does not feature a
Communication button, you may turn your wireless network on or off, or
control what is shared over the network with the network management
options. Press the Windows key ( ) + W, type "HomeGroup" and then
click on HomeGroup.
Warning: Using wireless devices while flying in aircraft is
prohibited. Switch off all devices before boarding an aircraft;
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they may be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, disrupt
communications, and even be illegal.
Surf the Net!
To surf the Internet, you need a program called an
Internet browser. Internet Explorer provides an easy and
secure web browsing experience. As soon as you have
your Internet access installed and you are connected,
from Start, click the Internet Explorer tile or the icon
located on Desktop and take your Internet experience to a
new level!
Packard Bell website
To get you started why not visit our website, www.packardbell.com.
Packard Bell is dedicated to provide you with on-going personalised
support. Check out our Support section to get help tailored to your needs.
www.packardbell.com is your portal to a world of online activities and
services: visit us regularly for the latest information and downloads!
Security
You are probably eager to explore everything the Internet has to offer. In
order for you to be safe online, Packard Bell has pre-installed Symantec’s
award-winning Norton Internet Security™ on your computer.
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Norton Internet Security runs quietly in the background to block today’s
complex threats and protect your identity when you shop, bank, or browse
online.
Norton Internet Security blocks online identity theft, detects and eliminates
spyware, removes viruses and Internet worms, protects against hackers.
Definitions
What is a virus?
Malicious software, typically called ‘viruses’, are programs designed to
infect and damage computers. Most viruses are transmitted over the
Internet, emails or malicious Web sites. A typical virus will replicate and
pass itself undetected to multiple computers. Other forms of nuisance,
such as Trojan horses, worms or spam can infect your computer in various
ways, using up resources or clogging up a network.
Note: Packard Bell guarantees that your computer was 100% virus
free at the time of purchase and does not cover damages due to
viruses.
What is spyware?
Spyware refers to generally unwanted programs that are downloaded onto
your computer while connected to the Internet, often without you knowing
it. Once it has infected your computer, it can snoop on your browsing
activity, collect personal information, cause pop-up ads to appear, or even
change the configuration of your computer. Spyware consumes resources
on your computer; it can slow down your Internet connection or entire
computer system, and even cause crashes.
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Spyware is sometimes used by unscrupulous companies to monitor and
track the sites you visit on the Internet so as to determine your web-surfing
habits and display targeted pop-up ads on your screen. However, some
kinds of spyware go beyond simple tracking and actually monitor
keystrokes and capture passwords, posing a serious security risk.
What is malware?
Malicious software, also known as malware, is software designed to
deliberately harm your computer. For example, viruses, worms, and
Trojan horses are malicious software. To help protect your computer
against malware, make sure it is using up-to-date antivirus and antimalware software.
What is a personal firewall?
A personal firewall is a software program designed to prevent
unauthorized access to or from a private network. It acts as a shield to
protect your Internet connection from unwanted connections, some of
which may attempt to take control of your computer to install or redistribute viruses or malicious programs. Each connection to your
computer is monitored - programs that attempt to receive information
without your permission are detected and the firewall will display an alert.
You can then decide if you will allow the connection, if the connection is to
a program you are currently using then normally you would allow it (i.e. a
game connecting to a multi-player server or an encyclopaedia making a
content update).
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How to protect your computer
Cybercrime prevention can be straight-forward - when armed with a little
technical advice and common sense, many attacks can be avoided. In
general, online criminals are trying to make their money as quickly and
easily as possible. The more difficult you make their job, the more likely
they are to leave you alone and move on to an easier target. The tips
below provide basic information on how you can prevent online fraud.
Keep your computer current with the latest patches and updates
One of the best ways to keep attackers away from your computer is to
apply patches and other software fixes when they become available. By
regularly updating your computer, you block attackers from being able to
take advantage of software flaws (vulnerabilities) that they could otherwise
use to break into your system.
While keeping your computer up-to-date will not protect you from all
attacks, it makes it much more difficult for hackers to gain access to your
system, blocks many basic and automated attacks completely, and might
be enough to discourage less-determined attackers, so they will give up
and look for a more vulnerable computer elsewhere.
More recent versions of Microsoft Windows and other popular software
can be configured to download and apply updates automatically so that
you do not have to remember to check for the latest software. Taking
advantage of auto-update features in your software is a great start toward
keeping yourself safe online.
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Protect your computer with security software
Several types of security software are necessary for basic online security.
Security software essentials include firewall and antivirus programs. A
firewall is usually your computer's first line of defense-it controls who and
what can communicate with your computer online. You could think of a
firewall as a sort of "policeman" that watches all the data attempting to
flow in and out of your computer on the Internet, allowing communications
that it knows are safe and blocking "bad" traffic such as attacks from ever
reaching your computer.
The next line of defense many times is your antivirus software, which
monitors all online activities such as email messages and Web browsing
and protects an individual from viruses, worms, Trojan horse and other
types of malicious programs. Your antivirus and antispyware software
should be configured to update itself, and it should do so every time you
connect to the Internet.
Integrated security suites such as Norton Internet Security, which combine
firewall, antivirus, antispyware with other features such as antispam and
parental controls, have become popular as they offer all the security
software needed for online protection in a single package. Many people
find using a comprehensive security suite an attractive alternative to
installing, configuring and updating several different types of security
software.
A complete version of Norton Internet Security™ is pre-installed on your
Packard Bell system. It includes a free trial subscription to protection
updates. Make sure you Activate it!
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Choose strong passwords and keep them safe
Passwords are a fact of life on the Internet today; we use them for
everything from ordering flowers and online banking to logging into our
favorite airline Web site to see how many miles we have accumulated.
The following tips can help make your online experiences secure:
• Selecting a password that cannot be easily guessed is the first step
toward keeping passwords secure and out of the wrong hands. Strong
passwords have eight characters or more and use a combination of
letters, numbers and symbols (e.g., # $ % ! ?). Avoid using any of the
following as your password: your login name, anything based on your
personal information such as your last name, and words that can be
found in the dictionary, especially "password". Try to select especially
strong, unique passwords for protecting activities like online banking.
• Keep your passwords in a safe place and try not to use the same
password for every service you use online.
• Change passwords on a regular basis, at least every 90 days. This can
limit the damage caused by someone who has already gained access to
your account. If you notice something suspicious with one of your online
accounts, one of the first steps you can take is to change your
password.
Protect your personal information
Exercise caution when sharing personal information such as your name,
home address, phone number, and email address online. To take
advantage of many online services, you will inevitably have to provide
personal information in order to handle billing and shipping of purchased
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goods. Since not divulging any personal information is rarely possible, the
following list contains some advice for how to share personal information
safely online:
• Keep an eye out for phony email messages. Things that indicate a
message may be fraudulent are misspellings, poor grammar, odd
phrasing, Web site addresses with strange extensions, Web site
addresses that are entirely numbers where there are normally words,
and anything else out of the ordinary. Additionally, phishing messages
will often tell you that you have to act quickly to keep your account open,
update your security, or urge you to provide information immediately or
else something bad will happen. Don't take the bait.
• Don't respond to email messages that ask for personal
information. Legitimate companies will not use email messages to ask
for your personal information. When in doubt, contact the company by
phone or by typing in the company Web address into your Web browser.
Don't click on the links in these messages as they make take you to
fraudulent, malicious Web sites.
• Steer clear of fraudulent Web sites used to steal personal
information. When visiting a Web site, type the address (URL) directly
into the Web browser rather than following a link within an email or
instant message. Fraudsters often forge these links to make them look
convincing. 
A shopping, banking or any other Web site where sensitive information
should have an "S" after the letters "http" (i.e. https://www.yourbank.com
not http://www.yourbank.com). The "s" stands for secure and should
appear when you are in an area requesting you to login or provide other
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sensitive data. Another sign that you have a secure connection is the
small lock icon in the bottom of your web browser (usually the right-hand
corner).
• Pay attention to privacy policies on Web sites and in software. It is
important to understand how an organization might collect and use your
personal information before you share it with them.
• Guard your email address. Spammers and "phishers" sometimes send
millions of messages to email addresses that may or may not exist in
hopes of finding a potential victim. Responding to these messages or
even downloading images ensures you will be added to their lists for
more of the same messages in the future. Also be careful when posting
your email address online in newsgroups, blogs or online communities.
Online offers that look too good to be true usually are
The old saying "there's no such thing as a free lunch" still rings true today.
Supposedly "free" software such as screen savers or smileys, secret
investment tricks sure to make you untold fortunes, and contests that
you've surprisingly won without entering are the enticing hooks used by
companies to grab your attention.
While you may not directly pay for the software or service with money, the
free software or service you asked for may have been bundled with
advertising software ("adware") that tracks your behavior and displays
unwanted advertisements. You may have to divulge personal information
or purchase something else in order to claim your supposed content
winnings. If an offer looks so good it's hard to believe, ask for someone
else's opinion, read the fine print, or even better, simply ignore it.
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Review bank and credit card statements regularly
The impact of identity theft and online crimes can be greatly reduced if you
can catch it shortly after your data is stolen or when the first use of your
information is attempted. One of the easiest ways to get the tip-off that
something has gone wrong is by reviewing the monthly statements
provided by your bank and credit card companies for anything out of the
ordinary.
Additionally, many banks and services use fraud prevention systems that
call out unusual purchasing behavior (i.e. if you live in Texas and all of the
sudden start buying refrigerators in Budapest). In order to confirm these
out of the ordinary purchases, they might call you and ask you to confirm
them. Don't take these calls lightly; this is your hint that something bad
may have happened and you should take necessary action.
Protect your computer with Windows security tools
Windows provides a variety of protection applications.
Windows Updates
If you have an active Internet connection, Windows can check for
important updates for your computer and install them automatically. These
updates include security patches and program updates that can improve
your computing experience and help protect your computer against new
viruses and attacks.
How do I know when my computer is at risk?
If the Action Center reports an alert, or if your computer behaves
erratically, crashes unexpectedly or if some of your programs do not work
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correctly, your computer may be infected by malicious software. However,
do not blame every computer problem on a virus! If you suspect your
computer is infected, the first thing to do is update, if you have not already
done so, and run your antivirus and anti-spyware software.
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R ECOVERY
If you are having trouble with your computer, and the frequently asked
questions (see page 83) do not help, you can 'recover' your computer - i.e.
return it to an earlier state.
This section describes the recovery tools available on your computer.
Packard Bell provides Packard Bell Recovery Management, which allows
you to create a recovery backup, a drivers and applications backup, and to
start recovery options, either using Windows tools, or the recovery
backup.
Note: Packard Bell Recovery Management is only available with a
pre-installed Windows operating system.
Important: We recommend that you create a Recovery Backup
and Drivers and Applications Backup and as soon as possible. 
In certain situations a full recovery will require a USB recovery
backup.
CREATING A RECOVERY BACKUP
To reinstall from a USB storage drive, you must first create a recovery
backup. The recovery backup includes the entire original contents of your
computer’s hard drive, including Windows and all factory-loaded software
and drivers. Using this backup will restore your computer to the same
state as when you purchased it, while giving you an option to retain all
settings and personal data.
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Note: Since the recovery backup requires at least 16 GB of storage
after formatting, it is recommended to use a USB drive with a capacity
of 32 GB or larger.
1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Packard Bell Recovery
Management in the list of apps.
2. Click Create Factory Default Backup. The Recovery Drive window
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opens.
Make sure Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery
drive is selected. This provides the most complete and safest recovery
backup.
3. Plug in the USB drive then click Next.
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• Since the recovery backup requires at least 16 GB of storage after
formatting, it is recommended to use a USB drive with a capacity of
32 GB or larger.
4. You will be shown the backup progress on the screen.
5. Follow the process until it completes.
6. After creating the recovery backup, you can choose to delete the
recovery information on your computer. If you delete this information,
you can only use the USB recovery backup to restore your computer, if
you lose or erase the USB drive, you cannot restore your computer.
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7. Unplug the USB drive and label it clearly.
Important: Write a unique, descriptive label on the backup, such
as 'Windows Recovery Backup'. Make sure you keep the backup
in a safe place that you will remember.
CREATING A DRIVERS AND APPLICATIONS BACKUP
To create a Drivers and Applications Backup, that contains the factoryloaded software and drivers needed by your computer, you may use either
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a USB storage drive or, if your computer features a DVD recorder, one or
more blank recordable DVDs.
1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Packard Bell Recovery
Management in the list of apps.
2. Click Create Drivers and Applications Backup.
Plug in the USB drive or insert a blank DVD into the optical drive, then
click Next.
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• If you are using a USB drive, make sure your USB drive has enough
capacity before continuing.
• If using DVDs, it will also show the number of blank, recordable discs
you will need to complete the recovery discs. Make sure that you
have the required number of identical, blank discs.
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3. Click Start to copy files.You will be shown the backup progress on the
screen.
4. Follow the process until it completes:
• If you are using optical discs, the drive ejects each disc as it
completes burning it. Remove the disc from the drive and mark it with
a permanent marker.
If multiple discs are required, insert a new disc when prompted, then
click OK. Continue until the process is complete.
• If you are using a USB drive, unplug the drive and label it clearly.
Important: Write a unique, descriptive label on each backup,
such as 'Drivers and Applications Backup'. Make sure you keep
the backup in a safe place that you will remember.
RECOVERING YOUR SYSTEM
To recover your system:
1. Perform minor fixes.
If only one or two items of software or hardware have stopped working
correctly, the problem may be solved by reinstalling the software or the
device drivers. 
To reinstall software and drivers that were pre-installed at the factory,
see "Reinstalling drivers and applications" on page 70. 
For instructions on reinstalling software and drivers that were not preinstalled, see that product’s documentation or support Web site.
2. Revert to a previous system condition.
If reinstalling software or drivers does not help, then the problem may be
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solved by returning your system to a previous state when everything
was working correctly. 
For instructions, see "Returning to an earlier system snapshot" on
page 73.
3. Reset your operating system.
If nothing else has solved the problem and you want to reset your
system, but keep your user information, see "Returning your system
to its factory condition" on page 74.
4. Reset your system to its factory condition.
If nothing else has solved the problem and you want to reset your
system to factory condition, see "Returning your system to its factory
condition" on page 74.
Reinstalling drivers and applications
As a troubleshooting step, you may need to reinstall the applications and
device drivers that came pre-installed on your computer from the factory.
You can reinstall using either your hard drive or the backup you have
created.
• Other applications - If you need to reinstall software that did not come
pre-installed on your computer, you need to follow that software’s
installation instructions.
• New device drivers - If you need to reinstall device drivers that did not
come pre-installed on your computer, follow the instructions provided
with the device.
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If you are reinstalling using Windows and the recovery information stored
on your computer:
• From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Packard Bell Recovery
Management in the list of apps.
• Click Reinstall Drivers or Applications.
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• You should see the Contents section of the Packard Bell Resource
Center.
• Click the install icon for the item you want to install, then follow
the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. Repeat
this step for each item you want to reinstall.
If you are reinstalling from a Drivers and Applications Backup on a DVD or
USB drive:
1. Insert the Drivers and Applications Backup into the disc drive or
connect it to a free USB port.
• If you inserted a DVD wait for Packard Bell Resource Center to
start.
• If Packard Bell Resource Center does not start automatically,
press the Windows key + <E>, then double-click on the optical
drive icon.
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• If you are using a USB drive, press the Windows key + <E>, then
double-click on the drive that contains the backup. Double-click on
ResourceCenter.
2. You should see the Contents section of the Packard Bell Resource
Center.
3. Click the install icon for the item you want to install, then follow the
onscreen prompts to complete the installation. Repeat this step for
each item you want to reinstall.
Returning to an earlier system snapshot
Microsoft System Restore periodically takes a 'snapshot' of your system
settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of hard-toresolve software problems, you can return to one of these restore points to
get your system running again.
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Windows automatically creates an additional restore point each day, and
also each time you install software or device drivers.
Note: For more information about using Microsoft System Restore,
from Start, type 'Help' and then click Help and Support in the list of
apps. Type 'Windows system restore' in the Search Help box, then
press Enter.
Returning to a restore point
1. From Start, type 'Control Panel' and then click Control Panel in the list
of apps.
2. Click System and Security > Action Center, then click Recovery at
the bottom of the window.
3. Click Open System Restore, then Next.
4. Click the latest restore point (at a time when your system worked
correctly), click Next, then Finish.
5. A confirmation window appears; click Yes. Your system is restored
using the restore point you specified. This process may take several
minutes, and may restart your computer.
Returning your system to its factory condition
If your computer experiences problems that are not recoverable by other
methods, you may need to reinstall everything to return your system to its
factory condition. You can recover from either your hard drive or the
recovery backup you have created.
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• If you can still run Windows and have not deleted the recovery partition,
see "Recovering from Windows" on page 75.
• If you cannot run Windows, your original hard drive has been completely
re-formatted or you have installed a replacement hard drive, see
"Recovering from a recovery backup" on page 79.
Recovering from Windows
Start Packard Bell Recovery Management:
• From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Packard Bell Recovery
Management in the list of apps.
Two options are available, Restore Factory Settings (Reset my PC) or
Customized Restore (Refresh my PC).
Restore Factory Settings deletes everything on your hard drive, then
reinstalls Windows and all software and drivers that were pre-installed on
your system. If you can access important files on your hard drive, back
them up now. See "Restore Factory Settings with Packard Bell
Recovery Management" on page 76.
Customized Restore will attempt to retain your files (user data) but will
reinstall all software and drivers. Software installed since you purchased
your PC will be removed (except software installed from the Windows
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Store). See "Customized Restore with Packard Bell Recovery
Management" on page 78.
Restore Factory Settings with Packard Bell Recovery Management
1. Click Restore Factory Settings.
Caution: 'Restore Factory Settings' will erase all files on your
hard drive.
2. The Reset your PC window opens.
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3. Click Next, then choose how to erase your files:
a. Just remove my files quickly erases all files before restoring your
computer and takes about 30 minutes.
b. Fully clean the drive completely cleans the drive after each file is
erased, so no files can be viewed after the recovery. Cleaning the
drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as
old files are completely removed.
4. Click Reset.
5. The recovery process begins by restarting your computer, then
continues by copying files to your hard drive.
6. After the recovery has finished, you can start using your computer by
repeating the first-start process.
Recovering from the hard drive during startup
1. Turn on your computer and press <Alt> + <F10> during startup. A
screen appears asking you to choose the keyboard layout.
2. Several options are now presented. Click Troubleshoot.
3. Click either Refresh your PC or Reset your PC.
Note: "Refresh your PC" enables you to restore your computer to the
default factory condition with files intact. "Reset your PC" completely
removes all your files and resets your computer to factory settings.
4. Click Next. The process will take several minutes.
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Customized Restore with Packard Bell Recovery Management
1. Click Customized Restore (Retain User Data).
2. The Refresh your PC window opens.
3. Click Next, then Refresh.
4. The recovery process begins by restarting your computer, then
continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process takes about
30 minutes.
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Recovering from a recovery backup
To recover from a recovery backup on a USB drive:
1. Find your recovery backup.
2. If your computer does not have a built-in keyboard, make sure a
keyboard is attached to your computer.
3. Plug in the USB drive and turn on your computer.
4. If it is not already enabled, you must enable the F12 Boot Menu:
a. Press <F2> when starting your computer.
b. Use the left or right arrow keys to select the Main menu.
c. Press the down key until F12 Boot Menu is selected, press <F5> to
change this setting to Enabled.
d. Use the left or right arrow keys to select the Exit menu.
e. Depending on the type of BIOS your computer uses, select Save
Changes and Exit or Exit Saving Changes and press Enter. Select
OK or Yes to confirm.
f. Your computer will restart.
5. During startup, press <F12> to open the boot menu. The boot menu
allows you to select which device to start from, select the USB drive.
a. Use your arrow keys to select USB Device, then press Enter.
b. Windows starts from the recovery backup instead of the normal
startup process.
6. Select your keyboard type.
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7. Select Troubleshoot and then choose the type of recovery to use:
a. Click Advanced then System Restore to start Microsoft System
Restore:
Microsoft System Restore periodically takes a 'snapshot' of your
system settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of
hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these
restore points to get your system running again.
b. Click Reset your PC to start the reset process:
Reset your PC deletes everything on your hard drive, then reinstalls
Windows and all software and drivers that were pre-installed on your
system. If you can access important files on your hard drive, back
them up now. See "Reset your PC from the recovery backup" on
page 81.
c. Click Refresh your PC to start the refresh process:
Refresh your PC will attempt to retain your files (user data) but will
reinstall all software and drivers. Software installed since you
purchased your PC will be removed (except software installed from
the Windows Store). See "Refresh your PC from the recovery
backup" on page 82.
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Reset your PC from the recovery backup
Caution: Reset your PC will erase all files on your hard drive.
1. The Reset your PC window opens.
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2. Click Next.
3. Select the operating system to recover (normally only one option is
available).
4. Choose to keep any changes to the hard drive:
a. If you have deleted the recovery partition or otherwise changed the
partitions on the hard drive and want to keep these changes, select
No.
b. To completely restore your computer to Factory Settings, select Yes.
5. Choose how to erase your files:
a. Just remove my files quickly erases all files before restoring your
computer and takes about 30 minutes.
b. Fully clean the drive completely cleans the drive after each file is
erased, so no files can be viewed after the recovery. Cleaning the
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drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as
old files are completely removed.
6. Click Reset.
7. After the recovery has finished, you can start using your computer by
repeating the first-start process.
Refresh your PC from the recovery backup
1. The Refresh your PC window opens.
2. Click Next.
3. Select the operating system to recover (normally only one option is
available).
4. Click Refresh.
5. The recovery process begins by restarting your computer, then
continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process takes about
30 minutes.
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F REQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use
of your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one.
I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up
Look at the power indicator:
• If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer. Check the
following:
• If you are using on the battery, it may be low and unable to power the
computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery pack.
• Make sure that the AC adapter is properly plugged into the computer
and to the power outlet.
• If it is lit, check the following:
• Do you have a USB storage device (USB disk or smartphone)
plugged into your computer? Unplug it and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> +
<Del> to restart the system.
Nothing appears on the screen
The computer’s power management system automatically blanks the
screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.
If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, three things might be 
the cause:
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• The brightness level might be too low. Press
brightness level.
(increase) to adjust the
• The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press
toggle the display back to the computer.
to
• If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press and
release the power button to resume.
No audio is heard from the computer
Check the following:
• The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control
(speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out, click the icon and
deselect the Mute all option.
• The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume
control icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control buttons
to adjust the volume.
• If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the
line-out port on the computer, the internal speakers automatically turn
off.
The keyboard does not respond
Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB port on the computer. If it
works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal
keyboard cable may be loose.
The printer does not work
Check the following:
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• Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is
turned on.
• Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to a USB port
and the corresponding port on the printer.
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TIPS AND HINTS FOR USING WINDOWS 8
We know this is a new operating system that will take some getting used
to, so we've created a few pointers to help you get started.
Three concepts you might want to keep in mind
1. Start
The Start button is no longer available; you can launch apps from the Start
screen.
2. Tiles
Live tiles are similar to thumbnails of the apps.
3. Charms
Charms allow you to perform useful functions, such as sharing content,
turning off your PC or changing settings.
How do I access the charms?
Move the cursor to the upper or lower right-hand corner of the screen to
access the charms, or press the Windows key + <C>.
How do I get to Start?
Press the Windows key on the keyboard; press the Windows key + <C>
and click Start; or move the cursor to the lower left-hand corner of the
screen and click Start.
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How do I jump between apps?
Move the cursor to the left-hand edge of the screen to view thumbnails of
apps that are currently running.
You may also press the Windows key + <Tab> to open and scroll through
the current apps.
How do I turn off my computer?
Press the Windows key + <C>, click Settings > Power and select the
action you'd like to take. Alternatively, from Desktop, click Packard Bell
Power Button and select the action you'd like to take.
Why is there a new interface?
The new interface for Windows 8 is designed to work well with touch input.
Windows Store apps will automatically use the whole screen and don't
require closing in the traditional way. Windows Store apps will be
displayed on Start using live-tiles.
What are ’live tiles?’
Live tiles are similar to thumbnails of the apps that will be updated with
new content whenever you're connected to the Internet. So, for example,
you can view weather or stock updates without needing to open the app.
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How do I unlock my computer?
Press the any key and click on a user account icon to unlock the
computer. If your account has a password set, you will need to enter the
password to continue.
How do I personalize my computer?
You can personalize Start with a different background image or by
arranging the tiles to suit your personal needs.
To change the background, press the Windows key + <C> and click
Settings > Change PC settings > Personalize. Click Start screen at the
top of the page and select a color and image.
How do I move tiles?
Click and hold a tile to select it, then drag it to the place on Start that you
want it to appear. Other tiles will be moved to accommodate the tile in its
new location.
Can I make tiles bigger or smaller?
Right-click on a tile, then select Smaller or Larger from the menu that
appears at the bottom of the screen.
How do I personalize the Lock screen?
You can personalize the lock screen with a different image or to show you
quick status and notifications to suit your personal needs.
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To change the background, press the Windows key + <C> and click
Settings > Change PC settings > Personalize. Click Lock screen at the
top of the page and select the image and apps you would like to see on
the lock screen.
So, how do I close an app?
Move the cursor to the top of the screen and click and drag the window
downwards to close the app.
You can close apps from the thumbnails on the left-hand edge of the
screen by right-clicking on a thumbnail and selecting Close.
Can I change the screen resolution?
From Start, start typing ’Control Panel’ to open Search and display the
results; click Control Panel > Adjust screen resolution.
I want to use Windows in the way that I'm used to - give me my
desktop back!
From Start click the Desktop tile to see a traditional desktop. You can pin
apps you frequently use to the taskbar to easily open them.
If you click an app that is not a Windows Store app, Windows will
automatically open the app using Desktop.
Where are my apps?
From Start, simply start typing the name of the app you would like to open,
and Search will automatically open and list results.
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To view the complete list of apps, press the space bar or the Menu key
and click All apps.
How do I make an app appear on Start?
If you're in All apps and you want to make an app appear on Start, you can
select the app and right-click on it. Select Pin to Start from the menu that
appears at the bottom of the screen.
How do I remove a tile from Start?
Right-click the tile and click Unpin from Start from the menu that appears
at the bottom of the screen.
How do I make an app appear on my taskbar in Desktop?
If you're in All apps and you want to make an app appear on the taskbar in
Desktop, you can select the app and right-click on it. Select Pin to
taskbar from the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen.
How do I install apps?
You can download Windows Store apps from Store. You will need to have
a Microsoft ID to purchase and download apps from Store.
I can't find apps like Notepad and Paint! Where are they?
From Start you can simply start typing the name of the app you're looking
for to open Search and list the results. Alternatively, open All apps and
scroll to ’Windows Accessories’ to see the list of legacy programs.
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What is a Microsoft ID (account)?
A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use to
sign in to Windows. You can use any email address, but it is best if you
choose the one you already use to communicate with friends and sign in
to your favorite websites. When you sign in to your PC with a Microsoft
account, you'll connect your PC to the people, files, and devices you care
about.
Do I need one?
You do not need a Microsoft ID to use Windows 8, but it makes life easier
because you can sync data across different machines you sign in to using
a Microsoft ID.
How do I get one?
If you've already installed Windows 8 and didn't sign in with a Microsoft
account or you don't have a Microsoft account and want to get one, press
the Windows key + <C> and click Settings > Change PC settings >
Users > Switch to a Microsoft account, and follow the onscreen
instructions.
How do I add a favorite to Internet Explorer?
Internet Explorer 10 doesn't have traditional favorites, instead you can pin
shortcuts to Start. Once you have the page open, right-click anywhere on
the page to open the menu at the bottom of the screen. Click Pin to Start.
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How do I check for Windows updates?
Press the Windows key + <C> and click Settings > Change PC settings
> Windows Updates. Click Check for updates now.
Where can I get more information?
For more information please visit:
• Windows 8 tutorials: www.packardbell.com/windows8-tutorial
• Support FAQs: support.packardbell.com
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R EGULATORY INFORMATION
PREVENTION OF HEARING LOSS
- Caution: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earphones or
headphones are used at high volume for prolonged periods of time.
- A pleine puissance, l’écoute prolongée du baladeur peut endommager
l’oreille de l’utilisateur.
CAUTION when listening:
To protect your hearing, follow these instructions.
- Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably.
- Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted.
- Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods.
- Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
- Decrease the volume if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
RADIO DEVICE REGULATORY NOTICE
- Note: Regulatory information below is for models with wireless LAN and/or Bluetooth
only.
WIRELESS ADAPTER REGULATORY INFORMATION
USA — FCC and FAA
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a safety standard for human
exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified
equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure limits found in OET Bulletin
65, supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio
according to the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially
below the FCC’s recommended limits.
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- The following safety precautions should be observed:
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
- Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close
or touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while
transmitting.
- Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected;
this behavior may cause damage to the radio.
Use in specific environments:
- The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints
posed by the safety directors of such environments.
- The use of wireless adapters on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
- The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each
hospital.
Antenna Use
In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should be
located at a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all persons
or at a minimum distance as specified by the FCC module grant conditions. FCC grants
can be viewed from the FCC Equipment Authorization website at https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/
oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm by entering the FCC ID printed on the module label.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near
unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been
modified to be qualified for such use
Antenna Warnings
- Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is
recommended that for the wireless adapter installed in a desktop or portable
computer, the antenna for this wireless adapter to be installed so as to provide a
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separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons or at the minimum
distance as specified by the module grant conditions. FCC grants can be viewed from
the FCC Equipment Authorization website at https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/
reports/GenericSearch.cfm by entering the FCC ID printed on the module label.
- Warning: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional
antennas.
Use On Aircraft Caution
- Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radiofrequency wireless devices (wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere
with critical interfere with critical aircraft instruments.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n Radio Usage
- Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and
802.11n wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a,
802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products are designed for use only in specific
countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of
designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that
the products are used only in the countries for which they were intended and for
verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel
for the country of use. Any deviation from the permissible power and frequency
settings for the country of use is an infringement of national law and may be punished
as such.
Wireless Interoperability
The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products
that are based on direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to
comply with the following standards:
- IEEE Std. 802.11b compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
- IEEE Std. 802.11g compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
- IEEE Std. 802.11a compliant Standard on Wireless LAN (applies to devices
supporting 802.11a)
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- IEEE Std. 802.11n draft 2.0 compliant on Wireless LAN
- Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health
The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic
energy. The level of energy emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the
electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless devices such as mobile phones. The
wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards
and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of
the scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of
scientists who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature. In some
situations or environments, the use of the wireless adapter may be restricted by the
proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization.
Examples of such situations may include:
- Using the wireless adapter on board airplanes, or
- Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference
with other devices or services is perceived or identified as being harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific
organization or environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the adapter before you turn it on.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements (applies to device supporting
802.11a)
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz and
5.470 to 5.725 GHz frequency ranges. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for
the frequency ranges 5.15 to 5.25 GHz and 5.470 to 5.725 GHz to reduce the potential
for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems. High power radars are
allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These
radar stations can cause interference with and /or damage this device. No configuration
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controls are provided for this wireless adapter allowing any change in the frequency of
operations outside the FCC grant of authorization for U.S operation according to Part
15.407 of the FCC rules.
USA — Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to
the following two conditions:
- This device may not cause harmful interference.
- This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
- Note: The radiated output power of the adapter is far below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, the adapter should be used in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. To avoid the
possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, you should keep a
distance of at least 20 cm between you (or any other person in the vicinity), or the
minimum separation distance as specified by the FCC grant conditions, and the
antenna that is built into the computer. Details of the authorized configurations can
be found at www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/ by entering the FCC ID number on the device.
Interference Statement
This wireless adapter 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
wireless adapter generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the wireless
adapter is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the wireless adapter
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee,
however, that such interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this wireless
adapter 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 taking one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the equipment experiencing the
interference.
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- Increase the distance between the wireless adapter and the equipment experiencing
the interference.
- Connect the computer with the wireless adapter to an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the equipment experiencing the interference is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
- Note: The adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with
the product. Any other installation or use will violate FCC Part 15 regulations.
Canada — Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada. Cet appareil se conforme à
RSS210 de Canada d'Industrie.
- Caution: When machine supports and using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this
product is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15- to 5.25 GHz
frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used indoors for the
frequency range of 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems. High power radar is allocated as
the primary user of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar
stations can cause interference with and/or damage to this device. The maximum
allowed antenna gain for use with this device is 6dBi in order to comply with the
E.I.R.P limit for the 5.25 to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in point-topoint operation. To comply with RF exposure requirements all antennas should be
located at a minimum distance of 20 cm, or the minimum separation distance allowed
by the module approval, from the body of all persons.
- Attention: l’utilisation d’un réseau sans fil IEEE802.11a est réstreinte à une
utilisation en intérieur à cause du fonctionement dans la bande de fréquence 5,15 5,25 GHz. Industry Canada requiert que ce produit soit utilisé à l’intérieur des
bâtiments pour la bande de fréquence 5,15 - 5,25 GHz afin de réduire les possibilités
d’interférences nuisibles aux canaux co-existants des systèmes de transmission
satellites. Les radars de puissances ont fait l’objet d’une allocation primaire de
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fréquences dans les bandes 5,25 - 5,35 GHz et 5 65 - 5 85 GHz. Ces stations radar
peuvent créer des interférences avec ce produit et/ou lui être nuisible. Le gain
d’antenne maximum permissible pour une utilisation avec ce produit est de 6 dBi afin
d’être conforme aux limites de puissance isotropique rayonnée équivalente (P.I.R.E.)
applicable dans les bandes 5,25 - 5,35 GHz et 5,725 - 5,85 GHz en fonctionement
point-à-point. Se pour conformer aux conditions d'exposition de RF toutes les
antennes devraient être localisées à une distance minimum de 20 cm, ou la distance
de séparation minimum permise par l'approbation de module, du corps de toutes les
personnes.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
"To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be
operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or
its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing."
« Pour empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une
licence, il doit être utilisé a l'intérieur et devrait être placé loin des fenêtres afin de fournir
un écran de blindage maximal. Si le matériel (ou son antenne d'émission) est installé à
l'extérieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence. »
European Union
List of applicable countries
This product must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the
country of use. For further information, contact the local office in the country of use.
Please see http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/rtte/implem.htm for the latest country list.
List of National Codes
This equipment may be operated in the following countries:
Country
ISO 3166
2 letter
code
Country
ISO 3166
2 letter
code
Country
ISO 3166
2 letter
code
Country
ISO 3166
2 letter
code
Austria
AT
Germany
DE
Malta
MT
United Kingdom
GB
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Belgium
BE
Greece
GR
Netherlands
NT
Iceland
IS
Cyprus
CY
Hungary
HU
Poland
PL
Liechtenstein
LI
Czech Republic
CZ
Ireland
IE
Portugal
PT
Norway
NO
Denmark
DK
Italy
IT
Slovakia
SK
Switzerland
CH
Estonia
EE
Latvia
LV
Slovenia
SL
Bulgaria
BG
Finland
FI
Lithuania
LT
Spain
ES
Romania
RO
France
FR
Luxembourg
LU
Sweden
SE
Turkey
TR
The low band 5.15 -5.35 GHz is for indoor use only. 
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC. See Statements of European Union Compliance, and more details refer to the
attached Declaration of Conformity.
English
Hereby, ACER INC., declares that this devise is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisionns of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Česky [Czech]
ACER INC. tímto prohlašuje, že toto zařízení je ve shodě se
základními požadavky a dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními
směrnice 1999/5/ES.
Daansk [Danish]
Undertegnede ACER INC. erklærer herved, at følgende
udstyr overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav
i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
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Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt ACER INC., dass sich das Gerät Radiolan in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und
den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG befindet.
Eesti [Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab ACER INC. seadme vastavust direktiivi
1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele
teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente ACER INC. declara que el
dispositivo cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικά
[Greek]
Δια του παρόντος η ACER INC. δηλώνει ότι η παρούσα
συσκευή συμμορφώνεται προς τις ουσιώδεις απαιτήσεις και
τις λοιπές διατάξεις της Οδηγίας 1999/5/ ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente ACER INC. déclare que cet appareil est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir ACER INC. yfir því að er í samræmi við
grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerða r eru í tilskipun 
1999/5/EC.
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Itaaliano [Italian]
Con la presente ACER INC. dichiara che questo dispositivo è
conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski [Latvian]
Ar šo ACER INC. deklarē, ka šī ierīce atbilst Direktīvas 
1999/5/EK būtiskajām prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem
noteikumiem.
Lietuvių
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo ACER INC. deklaruoja, kad šis įrenginys atitinka
esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos
nuostatas.
Malti [Maltese]
Hawnhekk, ACER INC., jiddikjara li dan jikkonforma mal- ti
ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti o rajn relevanti li he mm
fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, ACER INC. nyilatkozom, hogy a készülék megfelel a
vonatkozó alapveto követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC
irányelv egyéb eloírásainak.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart ACER INC. dat het toestel voldoet aan de
essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van
richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Norsk
[Norwegiann]
ACER INC. erklærer herved at utstyret er i samsvar med de
grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 
1999/5/EF.
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Polski [Polish]
Niniejszym ACER INC. oświadcza, że urządzenie jest zgodne
z zasadniczymi wymogami oraz pozostałymi stosownymi
postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.
Português
[Portuguese]
ACER INC. declara que este dispostivo está conforme com
os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva
1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
ACER INC. izjavlja, da je ta naprava skladna z bistvenimi
zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi določili Direktive 
1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
ACER INC. týmto vyhlasuje, že zariadenie spĺňa základné
požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 
1999/5/ES.
Suomi [Finnish]
ACER INC. vakuuttaa täten että tämä laite on direktiivin 1999/
5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevienn direktiivin
muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar ACER INC. att denna enhet står i
överensstämmelse med väsentliga egenskapskrav och
övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 
1999/5/EG.
France
Pour la France métropolitaine :
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2,400 - 2,4835 GHz (Canaux 1à 13) autorisé en usage intérieur
2,400 - 2,454 GHz (canaux 1 à 7) autorisé en usage extérieur
Pour la Guyane et la Réunion :
2,400 - 2,4835 GHz (Canaux 1à 13) autorisé en usage intérieur
2,420 - 2,4835 GHz (canaux 5 à 13) autorisé en usage extérieur
Pour tout le territoire Français :
Seulement 5,15 -5,35 GHz autorisé pour le 802.11a
L'utilisation de cet equipement (2,4 GHz WLAN) est soumise à certaines restrictions :
- La puissance maximale autorisée en intérieur est de 100 mW pour 2400 2483,5 MHz.
- La puissance maximale autorisée est de 100 mW en extérieur pour 2400 2454 MHz.
- La puissance maximale autorisée est de 10 mW en extérieur, 2454 - 2483,5 MHz.
Pour les dernières restrictions, voir www.art-telecom.fr.
Italy
The use of these equipments is regulated by:
1.D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, article 104 (activity subject to general authorization) for outdoor
use and article 105 (free use) for indoor use, in both cases for private use.
2.D.M. 28.5.03, for supply to public of RLAN access to networks and telecom services.
L’uso degli apparati è regolamentato da:
1.D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, articoli 104 (attività soggette ad autorizzazione generale) se
utilizzati al di fuori del proprio fondo e 105 (libero uso) se utilizzati entro il proprio fondo,
in entrambi i casi per uso private.
2.D.M. 28.5.03, per la fornitura al pubblico dell’accesso R-LAN alle reti e ai servizi di
telecomunicazioni.
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Belgium
Dans le cas d'une utilisation privée, à l'extérieur d'un bâtiment, au-dessus d'un espace
public, aucun enregistrement n'est nécessaire pour une distance de moins de 300 m.
Pour une distance supérieure à 300 m un enregistrement auprès de l'IBPT est requise.
Pour les enregistrements et licences, veuillez contacter l'IBPT.
In geval van privé-gebruik, buiten een gebouw, op een openbare plaats, is geen registratie
nodig, wanneer de afstand minder dan 300 m is. Voor een afstand groter dan 300 m is
een registratie bij BIPT vereist. Voor registraties en licenties, gelieve BIPT te contacteren.
Brazil
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra
interferência prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar
interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário.
Pakistan
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Approved.
Morocco
The operation of this product in the radio channel 2 (2417 MHz) is not authorized in the
following cities: Agadir, Assa-Zag, Cabo Negro, Chaouen, Goulmima, Oujda, Tan Tan,
Taourirt, Taroudant and Taza.
The operation of this product in the radio channels 4, 5, 6 and 7 (2425 - 2442 MHz) is not
authorized in the following cities: Aéroport Mohamed V, Agadir, Aguelmous, Anza,
Benslimane, Béni Hafida, Cabo Negro, Casablanca, Fès, Lakbab, Marrakech, Merchich,
Mohammédia, Rabat, Salé, Tanger, Tan Tan, Taounate, Tit Mellil, Zag.
Japan
5 GHz 帯は室内でのみ使用のこと
Korea
당해 무선설비는 운용 중 전파혼신 가능성이 있음
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Taiwan
第十二條
經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻
率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。
第十四條
低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信 ; 經發現有干擾現象時,應立即
停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。
前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線通信。
低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。
MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRODUCT
CE Marking
Packard Bell cannot be held responsible for unauthorized modifications made by the user
and the consequences thereof, which may alter the conformity of the product with the CE
Marking.
Radio frequency interference
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
unauthorised modifications to this equipment.
CONNECTIONS AND REMOTE EARTHS
PELV (Protected Extra Low Voltage)
To ensure the extra-low voltage integrity of the equipment, only connect equipment with
mains-protected electrically-compatible circuits to the external ports.
SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage)
Every input and output of this product is classified as Safety Extra Low Voltage.
Remote earths
To prevent electrical shock, connect all local (individual office) computers and computer
support equipment to the same electrical circuit of the building wiring. If you are unsure,
check the building wiring to avoid remote earth conditions.
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Building supply
Only connect the equipment to a building supply that is in accordance with current wiring
regulations in your country. In the U.K., these are the IEE regulations.
POWER SUPPLY AND CABLES
Power supply
The power supply socket-inlet and socket-outlet (if equipped) are classified as Hazardous
Voltage.
You must unplug the power supply cord and remove or disable the battery to disconnect
the equipment from the power supply. In that aim, the socket-outlet should be installed
near to the equipment and should be easily accessible.
Input rating: Refer to the rating label on the bottom of the computer and ensure that your
power adapter complies with the specified rating.
Under no circumstances should the user attempt to disassemble the power supply. The
power supply has no user-replaceable parts. Inside the power supply are hazardous
voltages that can cause serious personal injury.
A defective power supply must be returned to your dealer.
Power cables and plug
This Product requires a grounded power cord and plug. The plug only fits in a grounded
power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the plug.
Do not insert the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for
details.
The cord length must not exceed 2.5 metres. To prevent electrical hazards, do not remove
or disable the ground contact on the power cord. Replace the power cord if it gets
damaged. Contact your dealer for an exact replacement. In Europe, the plug must be
rated for 250 VAC, 10 amp minimum. The plug must display an international agency
approval marking. The cord must be suitable for use in the end-user country. Consult your
dealer or the local electrical authorities if you are unsure of the type of power cord to use
in your country.
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Cables
For cables which are not delivered with the Product in the computer's packaging:
The EMC performance of the system is guaranteed only if the cable and interface use
efficient shielding.
The use of shielded interface cable is required for USB, IEEE1394, serial, printer, game,
analog or digital audio/ video, PS2, TV or FM antennas, and generally all high-speed
cable interfaces.
Use only UL Listed No. 26AWG or larger telecommunication cords.
Only Ethernet LAN or RTC modem cable can have length exceeding 3 metres.
Packard Bell recommends that you add a ferrite core round clip to each cable connecting
your computer to a hardware device that was not included with your computer.
- Ferrite reference: 28A-2029 from Steward (two loops)
During product certification, Packard Bell used the following cable quality:
- USB2.0 Certified Cables from Hama 46778
- IEEE1394 shielded FireWire from Hama 50011
- RCA-RCA shielded Audio/Video Cables from Thomson KHC001M, KHC012M,
KHC028M
- Stereo Jack shielded Audio cables from Hama 43330H, 42714H
Heat Build-up and Portable Computers
The AC adapter and the underside of the computer can become hot after prolonged use.
Sustained physical contact with either should be avoided.
CHASSIS COVER REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
Before removing the chassis cover to service or modify the equipment, you must
disconnect all power and modem cords, and remove or disable the battery.
- Caution: Some components inside the computer can become hot after prolonged
use.
You then must close the chassis before you plug in and switch on the equipment.
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LASER COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
The optical devices are tested and certified to be compliant with International
Electrotechnical Commission IEC60825-1 and European EN60825-1 standards for Class
1 laser products.
Class 1 laser products are not considered hazardous. The optical devices are designed
such that there is never human access to laser radiation above a Class 1 level during
normal operation or prescribed maintenance conditions.
The optical devices installed in your computer are designed for use solely as components
of such electronic product and therefore do not comply with the appropriate requirements
of Code of Federal Regulation Sec. 1040.10 and Sec. 1040.11 for COMPLETE laser
products.
Because exposure to laser radiation is extremely hazardous, under no circumstances
should the user attempt to disassemble the laser device.
PACKAGING
The packaging of this product is compliant with the European Environmental Directive 94/
62/EC from December 20th 1994 and its equivalent in the French Legislation by the
Decree 98-638 from july 20th 1998.
COMPLIANT WITH RUSSIAN REGULATORY CERTIFICATION
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E NVIRONMENT
OUR COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Environment has been at the heart of our products.
Packard Bell is committed to limit the environmental impact of its products during product
life cycle.
Starting at design phase, with a very strict procurement policy, maximum attention is given
to electronic components in order to limit their weight in heavy metals such as lead,
cadmium, chromium, mercury, etc. Suppliers are asked, for each part of any product, to
respect all regulations.
As far as end-of-life products are concerned, measures have been taken to anticipate and
facilitate the recycling of all our products. Thus, all plastic parts heavier than 25 grams
used in Packard Bell products are labelled ISO 11469. This label allows a quick
recognition of the material and eases its valorisation. Likewise, desktop computers are
designed to be easily dismantled, with screws being replaced by clips.
PRODUCT DISPOSAL
The 2002/96/EC Directive, known as Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) Directive, requires that used electrical and electronic
products must be disposed of separately from normal household waste in
order to promote reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery and to
reduce the quantity of waste to be eliminated with a view to reducing
landfill and incineration. The crossed-out dustbin logo is there to remind
you that these products must be sorted separately for disposal. These
rules concern all Packard Bell products and also all accessories, such as keyboard,
mouse, speakers, remote control, etc. When you have to dispose of such products, make
sure that they are correctly recycled by checking with your local authority, or by returning
your old equipment to your retailer if you are replacing it. For information, visit
www.packardbell.com/recycling.
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Battery disposal (when applicable)
Before disposing of your equipment ensure that you have removed any batteries that may
be fitted in the equipment. European law states that batteries must be collected for
disposal separately from household waste. Do not throw your used batteries in the
dustbin. Dispose of your used batteries via a battery collection scheme where available,
or ask your distributor or local authority what infrastructures you can use. Your efforts will
enable the safe collection, recycling and destruction of used batteries and will help protect
the environment and reduce health hazards.
- Caution: Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of
used batteries according to the instructions.
ENERGY STAR
Packard Bell's ENERGY STAR qualified products save your money by
reducing energy cost and protecting the environment without sacrificing
features or performance. Packard Bell is proud to offer our customers
products with the ENERGY STAR mark.
What is ENERGY STAR?
Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas
emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. Packard Bell is committed to offering products and services worldwide
that help customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our
environment. The more energy we can save through higher energy efficiency, the more
we reduce greenhouse gases and the risks of climate change. More information refers to
www.energystar.gov or www.energystar.gov/powermanagement.
- Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer.
Packard Bell ENERGY STAR qualified products:
- produce less heat and reduce cooling loads in warmer climates.
- automatically go into "display Sleep" and "computer Sleep" mode after 10 and 30
minutes of inactivity, respectively.
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- wake from "Sleep" mode if the keyboard is pressed or mouse is moved.
- save more than 80% energy when in "Sleep" mode.
ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered U.S. marks.
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S OFTWARE LICENSE
- Note: Most of the software applications are already preinstalled on your Packard Bell
computer. They are ready to use or to set up. However, some titles require a CD or
DVD to run. You will find these discs in your computer's packaging.
Packard Bell License Agreement (CD and/or DVD Products). This copy of the original is
your proof of license. Please treat it as valuable property.
Important!
Read carefully before installing the software.
The following License Agreement applies to you. This is a legal agreement between you
(either individual or an entity) and Packard Bell. By installing the software you are
agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of
this Agreement, promptly return your entire computer system, the unopened software
packet(s), if any, as well as the accompanying terms (including written materials or other
container(s)) in the place you obtained them for a full refund.
PACKARD BELL SOFTWARE LICENSE
1. Grant of License
This Packard Bell License Agreement (“License”) permits you to use one copy of the
specified version of the Packard Bell SOFTWARE identified above (which may include at
least one CD or DVD disc) on any single computer, provided the SOFTWARE is in use on
only one computer at any time. If you have multiple Licenses for the SOFTWARE, then at
any time you may have as many copies of the SOFTWARE in use as you have Licenses.
The SOFTWARE is “in use” on a computer when it is loaded into the temporary memory
(i.e. RAM) or installed in the permanent memory (e.g. hard disk, CD and/or DVD, or other
storage device of that computer, except that a copy installed on a network server for the
sole purpose of distribution of other computer is not “in use.” If the anticipated number of
users of the SOFTWARE will exceed the number of applicable Licenses, then you must
have a reasonable mechanism or process in place to assure that the number of persons
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using the SOFTWARE concurrently does no exceed the number of Licenses. If the
SOFTWARE is permanently installed on the hard disk or the storage device of a computer
(other than a network server) and one person uses that computer more than 80% of the
time it is in use, then that person may also use the SOFTWARE on a portable or home
computer.
2. Copyright
The SOFTWARE is owned by Packard Bell or its suppliers and is protected by United
States copyright laws and international treaty provision. Therefore, you must treat the
SOFTWARE like any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book or musical recording) except
that you may transfer the CD and/or DVD disc portion of the SOFTWARE, if any, to a
single hard disk provided you keep the original solely for backup or archival purposes. You
may not copy the CD and/or DVD disc portion of the SOFTWARE or the written materials
accompanying the SOFTWARE.
3. Other restrictions
You may not rent or lease the SOFTWARE, but you may transfer the SOFTWARE and
accompanying written materials on a permanent basis provided you retain no copies and
the recipient agrees to the terms of this Agreement. You may not reverse engineer,
decompile or disassemble the SOFTWARE. Any transfer of the SOFTWARE must include
the most recent update and all prior versions.
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Packard Bell does contain free or third party software programs (the “Free Software”),
which are licensed under the terms GNU General Public License (the “GPL”). The Free
Software is marked as such. Your copying, distribution and/or modification of the Free
Software shall be subject to the terms of the GPL.
The Free Software is distributed in the hope that, but it will be useful WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The provisions of the GNU General Public License
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shall always apply. You may access www.gnu.org directly to obtain a copy of the GPL or
write to the free Software Foundation, Inc. and request a copy. The address of the Free
Software Foundation, Inc is: 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA, 02111-1307, USA.
For a period of three (3) years as commencing from your receipt of this software, you may
obtain a complete machine-readable copy of the source code for the Free Software under
the terms of the GPL without charge except for the cost of media, shipping, and handling,
upon a written request to us.
Contact us if you have any further questions. Our mailing address is 8F, 88, Sec. 1, Hsin
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I NDEX
A
audio
troubleshooting ............................. 84
B
Batteries ........................................... 111
low conditions ............................... 42
battery disposal ................................. 111
maximizing life .............................. 37
battery pack
optimizing ..................................... 41
battery-low warning ....................... 41
removing ...................................... 40
characteristics ............................... 37
using the first time ......................... 38
charging........................................ 40 brightness
hotkeys ......................................... 26
checking charge level .................... 40
installing ....................................... 40 Browser .............................................. 53
C
Cables .......................................... 9, 107
keyboards ..................................... 24
caps lock ............................................ 24
on indicator ................................... 18
charging
Computer environment .......................... 8
checking level ............................... 40 connections
network ........................................ 33
Cleaning your computer ....................... 10
computer
Cursor ................................................ 29
features ........................................ 14
D
Display
Documentation
hotkeys ......................................... 25
Packard Bell Website .................... 53
display
Drives
troubleshooting ............................. 83
Memory card reader ...................... 31
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DSL .................................................... 48
E
Environment...................................... 110 Epilepsy warning ................................. 13
F
FAQ. See frequently-asked questions
frequently-asked questions .................. 83
Firewall ............................................... 55 front view ............................................ 17
H
Health precautions .............................. 11 hotkeys ............................................... 27
I
Interference ...................................... 106
Firewall ......................................... 55
Internet
Internet Service Provider (ISP) ............ 47
Connection ............................. 47, 48
K
Keyboard
keyboard ............................................
hotkeys ......................................... 27
embedded numeric keypad............
troubleshooting .............................
Windows keys ...............................
24
24
84
28
L
LAN (Local Area Network) ................... 49 left view .............................................. 17
M
Maintenance
Memory card reader ............................ 31
Recovery Management............ 46, 62 Modem ............................................... 48
Malware .............................................. 55
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N
network ............................................... 33 num lock ............................................. 24
Network connections ........................... 49 numeric keypad
embedded .................................... 24
Norton Internet Security ................. 53, 57
P
Packard Bell
problems ............................................ 83
Recovery Management.................. 46
display .......................................... 83
Website ........................................ 53
keyboard ...................................... 84
ports ................................................... 31
printer ........................................... 84
Power cords .......................................... 9
startup .......................................... 83
printer
troubleshooting ............................. 84
R
Recovery
Removable media devices ................... 32
Recovery Management............ 46, 62 Removing hardware ............................ 32
Regulatory Information ................ 93, 110
S
Safety precautions ................................ 8 speakers
hotkey .................................... 25, 26
Security
Antivirus........................................ 55
troubleshooting ............................. 84
Updates ........................................ 61 Spyware ............................................. 54
Software
Support
Software License......................... 113
Packard Bell Website .................... 53
T
touchpad............................................. 29
using ............................................ 29
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U
Uninstalling hardware .......................... 32 Update
Windows automatic updates .......... 61
universal serial bus.............................. 33
V
view
front .............................................. 19
left ................................................ 19
right .............................................. 20
W
Warranty ............................................... 7 Windows
Using Windows ............................. 46
WiFi .............................................. 49, 50
Windows automatic updates .......... 61
Windows keys ..................................... 28
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