ASUS Essentio Desktop PC
CM6870
User Manual
E7010
First Edition
January 2012
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................... 5
Safety information........................................................................................... 7
Conventions used in this guide....................................................................... 8
Where to find more information...................................................................... 8
Package contents........................................................................................... 9
Chapter 1:
Getting started
Welcome!.......................................................................................................11
Getting to know your computer......................................................................11
Setting up your computer.............................................................................. 15
Turning your computer ON/OFF................................................................... 18
Chapter 2:
Using Windows® 7
Starting for the first time................................................................................ 19
Using Windows® 7 desktop........................................................................... 20
Managing your files and folders.................................................................... 22
Restoring your system settings..................................................................... 24
Protecting your computer.............................................................................. 25
Getting Windows® Help and Support............................................................ 26
Chapter 3:
Connecting devices to your computer
Connecting a USB storage device................................................................ 27
Connecting microphone and speakers......................................................... 28
Connecting multiple external displays.......................................................... 31
Connecting an HDTV.................................................................................... 33
Chapter 4:
Using your computer
Proper posture when using your Desktop PC.............................................. 35
Using the memory card reader..................................................................... 36
Using the optical drive.................................................................................. 37
Using the multimedia keyboard (on selected models only).......................... 38
Chapter 5:
Connecting to the Internet
Wired connection.......................................................................................... 41
Wireless connection (on selected models only)............................................ 43
Contents
Chapter 6:
Using the utilities
ASUS AI Suite II............................................................................................ 47
ASUS AI Manager......................................................................................... 53
Ai Charger..................................................................................................... 55
ASUS Webstorage........................................................................................ 56
ASUS Easy Update...................................................................................... 58
ASUS Instant On.......................................................................................... 59
Nero 9 ......................................................................................................... 60
Recovering your system............................................................................... 61
Chapter 7:
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting............................................................................................ 63
ASUS contact information............................................................................. 70
Notices
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling
information in different regions.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference; and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
RF exposure warning
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and
the antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of
at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter. End-users and installers must be provide with antenna
installation instructions and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure
compliance.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method
claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision
Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing
uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Safety information
Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a
clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent
and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth.
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DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has
been damaged.
DO NOT expose to dirty or dusty environments. DO NOT operate during a gas leak.
DO NOT place or drop objects on top and do not shove any foreign objects into the
Desktop PC.
DO NOT expose to strong magnetic or electrical fields.
DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the modem during
electrical storms.
Battery safety warning: DO NOT throw the battery in fire. DO NOT short circuit the
contacts. DO NOT disassemble the battery.
Use this product in environments with ambient temperatures between 0˚C (32̊F)and
35˚C (95̊F).
DO NOT cover the vents on the Desktop PC to prevent the system from getting
overheated.
DO NOT use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information
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to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
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Tips and additional information to help you complete a
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS website www.asus.com.
ASUS Local Technical Support
Visit ASUS website at http://support.asus.com/contact for the contact information of
local Technical Support Engineer.
Package contents
ASUS Essentio Desktop PC
Mouse x1
Keyboard x1
Power cord x1
Nero 9 burning software
DVD/SDVD/RDVD x1
(optional)
Installation Guide
Installation Guide x1
Warranty card x1
Antenna x1 (optional)
• If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
• The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary
with different models.
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Chapter 1
Getting started
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS Essentio CM6870 Desktop PC!
The ASUS Essentio CM6870 Desktop PC provides cutting-edge performance,
uncompromised reliability, and user-centric utilities. All these values are encapsulated in a
stunningly futuristic and stylish system casing.
Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC.
Getting to know your computer
Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary
with different models.
Front panel
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USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.
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Optical disk drive eject button. Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.
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CompactFlash® / Microdrive™ card slot. Insert a CompactFlash® / Microdrive™ card
into this slot.
Rear panel
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Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector.
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RATING: 115Vac/220-230Vac, 7A/4A. 60/50Hz.
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Power switch. Switch to turn ON/OFF the power supply to your computer.
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USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
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HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector,
and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected
content.
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DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device and is HDCP compliant
allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content.
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USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0
devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
• DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
• USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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Side Speaker Out port (gray).
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audio configuration.
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Rear Speaker Out port (black).
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8-channel audio configuration.
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(lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker. In a 4, 6, or
8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
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Line In port �������������
(light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio
sources.
Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the audio ports in
a 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
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Headset
2-channel
Port
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue
Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
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Rear Speaker Out
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Expansion slot bracket. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an
expansion card.
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selected models only). This optional WLAN card allows your
computer to connect to a wireless network.
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ASUS Graphics Card (on
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selected models only). The display output ports on this
optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.
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port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
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Linked
OFF
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No link
Data activity
Speed LED
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
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100Mbps connection
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GREEN
10Mbps connection
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LAN port
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mouse.
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Air vents. These vents allow air ventilation.
DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for your
computer.
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Setting up your computer
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This section guides you through connecting the main hardware devices, such as the external
monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord, to your computer.
Connecting an external monitor
Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only)
Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card.
To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card:
1.
Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.
2.
Plug the monitor to a power source.
The display output ports on the ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.
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Using the onboard display output ports
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Connect your monitor to the onboard display output port.
To connect an external monitor using the onboard display output ports:
1.
Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, or a DVI-D monitor to the DVI-D port, or an
HDMI monitor to the HDMI port on the rear panel of your computer.
2.
Plug the monitor to a power source.
• If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the
primary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port
on the graphics card.
• To connect multiple external monitors to your computer, refer to Connecting multiple
external monitors in Chapter 3 of this user manual for details.
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Connecting a USB keyboard and a USB mouse
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Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your
computer.
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Connect your USB keyboard and USB mouse to the USB 2.0 ports.
Connecting the power cord
Connect one end of the power cord to the power connector on the rear panel of your
computer and the other end to a power source.
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Turning your computer ON/OFF
This section describes how to turn on/off your computer after setting up your computer.
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Turning your computer ON
To turn your computer ON:
1.
Turn on the power switch.
2.
Turn your monitor ON.
3.
Press the power button on your computer.
Power button
4.
Wait until the operating system loads automatically.
Turning your computer OFF
To turn your computer OFF:
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1.
Close all running applications.
2.
Click
3.
Click
on the Windows® desktop.
to shut down the operating system.
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Using Windows® 7
Starting for the first time
When you start your computer for the first time, a series of screens appear to guide you in
configuring the basic settings of your Windows® 7 operating system.
To start for the first time:
1.
Turn your computer on. Wait for a few minutes until the Set Up Windows screen
appears.
2.
From dropdown list, select your language, then click Next.
3.
From the dropdown lists, select your Country or region, Time and currency, and
Keyboard layout, then click Next.
4.
Key in uniques names for the user name and computer name, then click Next.
5.
Key in the necessary information to set up your password, then click Next. You may
also click Next to skip this step without entering any information.
If you want to set up a password for your account later, refer to the section Setting up a
user account and password in this chapter.
6.
Carefully read the license terms. Tick I accept the license terms and click Next.
7.
Select Use recommended settings or Install important updates only to set up the
security settings for your computer. To skip this step, select Ask me later.
8.
Review your date and time settings. Click Next. The system loads the new settings and
restarts. You may now start using your computer.
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Using Windows® 7 desktop
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Click the Start icon
> Help and Support to obtain more information about Windows® 7.
Using the Start menu
The Start menu gives you access to programs, utilities, and other useful items on your
computer. It also provides you with more information about Windows 7 through its Help and
Support feature.
Launching items from the Start menu
To launch items from the Start menu:
1.
From the Windows® taskbar, click the Start icon
.
2.
From the Start menu, select the item that you want to launch.
You may pin programs that you want constantly displayed on the Start menu. For more
details, refer to the section Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar on this
chapter.
Using the Getting Started item
The Getting Started item on the Start menu contains information about some basic tasks
such as personalizing Windows®, adding new users, and transferring files to help you to
familiarize yourself with using Windows® 7.
To use the Getting Started item:
1.
From the Windows® taskbar, click the Start icon
2.
Select Getting Started. The list of available tasks appears.
to launch the Start menu.
3.
Select the task that you want to do.
Using the taskbar
The taskbar allows you to launch and manage programs or items installed on your computer.
Launching a program from the taskbar
To launch a program from the taskbar:
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From the Windows® taskbar, click an icon to launch it. Click the icon again to hide the
program.
You may pin programs that you want constantly displayed on the taskbar. For more details,
refer to the section Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar on this chapter.
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Pinning items on the jumplists
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When you right-click an icon on the taskbar, a jumplist launches to provide you with quickaccess to the program’s or item’s related links.You may pin items on the jumplist such as
favorite websites, often-visited folders or drives, or recently played media files.
To pin items to the jumplist:
1.
From the taskbar, right-click an icon.
2.
From the jumplist, right-click the item that you want to pin, then select Pin to this list.
Unpinning items from the jumplist
To unpin items from the jumplist:
1.
From the taskbar, right-click an icon.
2.
From the jumplist, right-click the item that you want to remove from the jumplist, then
select Unpin from this list.
Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar
To pin programs on the Start menu or taskbar:
1.
From the Windows® taskbar, click the Start icon
2.
Right-click the item that you want to pin on the Start menu or taskbar.
to launch the Start menu.
3.
Select Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start menu.
You may also right-click on the icon of a running program on the taskbar, then select Pin
this program to taskbar.
Unpinning programs from the Start menu
To unpin programs from the Start menu:
1.
From the Windows® taskbar, click the Start icon
2.
From the Start menu, right-click the program that you want to unpin, then select
Remove from this list.
to launch the Start menu.
Unpinning programs from the taskbar
To unpin programs from the taskbar:
1.
From the taskbar, right-click the program that you want to remove from the taskbar,
then select Unpin this program from taskbar.
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Using the notification area
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By default, the notification area shows these three icons:
Action Center notification
Click this icon to display all the alert messages/notifications and launch the Windows®
Action Center.
Network connection
This icon displays the connection status and signal strength of the wired or wireless network
connection.
Volume
Click this icon to adjust the volume.
Displaying an alert notification
To display an alert notification:
•
Click the Notification icon
, then click the message to open it.
For more details, refer to the section Using Windows® Action Center in this chapter.
Customizing icons and notifications
You may choose to display or hide the icons and notifications on the taskbar or on the
notification area.
To customize icons and notifications:
1.
From the notification area, click on the arrow icon
2.
Click Customize.
.
3.
From the dropdown list, select the behaviors for the icons or items that you want to
customize.
Managing your files and folders
Using Windows® Explorer
Windows® Explorer allows you to view, manage, and organize your files and folders.
Launching Windows® Explorer
To launch Windows Explorer:
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1.
From the Windows® taskbar, click the Start icon
2.
Click Computer to launch Windows Explorer.
to launch the Start menu.
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Exploring files and folders
1.
Launch Windows® Explorer.
2.
From the navigation or view pane, browse for the location of your data.
3.
From the breadcrumb bar, click the arrow to display the contents of the drive or folder.
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To explore files and folders:
Customizing the file/folder view
To customize the file/folder view:
1.
Launch Windows Explorer.
2.
From the navigation pane, select the location of your data.
3.
From the toolbar, click the View icon
4.
From the View menu, move the slider to select how you want to view the file/folder.
.
You may also right-click anywhere on the View pane, click View, and select the view type
that you want.
Arranging your files
To arrange your files:
1.
Launch Windows Explorer.
2.
From the Arrange by field, click to display the dropdown list.
3.
Select your preferred arrangement type.
Sorting your files
To sort your files:
1.
Launch Windows Explorer.
2.
Right-click anywhere on the View pane.
3.
From the menu that appears, select Sort by, then select your preferred sorting type.
Grouping your files
To group your files:
1.
Launch Windows Explorer.
2.
Right-click anywhere on the View pane.
3.
From the menu that appears, select Group by, then select your preferred grouping
type.
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Adding a new folder
To add a new folder:
1.
Launch Windows Explorer.
2.
From the toolbar, click New folder.
3.
Key in a name for the new folder.
You may also right-click anywhere on the View pane, click New > Folder.
Backing up your files
Setting up a backup
To set up a backup:
> All Programs > Maintenance > Backup and Restore.
1.
Click
2.
Click Set up backup. Click Next.
3.
Select your backup destination. Click Next.
4.
Select Let Windows choose (recommended) or Let me choose as your backup
mode.
If you select Let Windows choose, Windows will not back up your programs, FATformatted files, Recycle Bin files, or temporary files that are 1GB or more.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.
Restoring your system settings
The Windows® System Restore feature creates a restore point where the computer’s system
settings are stored at certain time and date. It allows you to restore or undo changes to your
computer’s system settings without affecting your personal data.
To restore your system:
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1.
Close all running applications.
2.
Click
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
> All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.
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Protecting your computer
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Using Windows® 7 Action Center
Windows® 7 Action Center provides you with alert notifications, security information, system
maintenance information, and the option to automatically troubleshoot and fix some common
computer problems.
You may customize the notifications. For more details, refer to the previous section
Customizing icons and notifications in this chapter.
Launching Windows® 7 Action Center
To launch Windows® 7 Action Center:
1.
To launch Windows 7 Action Center, click the Notification icon
Action Center.
2.
From Windows 7 Action Center, click the task that you want to do.
, then click Open
Using Windows® Update
Windows Update allows you to check and install the latest updates to enhance the security
and performance of your computer.
Launching Windows® Update
To launch Windows® Update:
1.
From the Windows® taskbar, click the Start icon
to launch the Start menu.
2.
Select All Programs > Windows Update.
3.
From the Windows Update screen, click the task that you want to do.
Setting up a user account and password
You may create user accounts and passwords for people who will use your computer.
Setting up a user account
To set up a user account:
> Getting Started > Add new users.
1.
From the Windows® taskbar, click
2.
Select Manage another account.
3.
Select Create a new account.
4.
Key in the name of the new user.
5.
Select either Standard user or Administrator as the user type.
6.
When done, click Create Account.
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To set up a user’s password:
1.
Select the user that you would like to set a password.
2.
Select Create a password.
3.
Key in a password and confirm it. Key in your password’s hint.
4.
When done, click Create password.
Activating the anti-virus software
Trend Micro Internet Security is pre-installed on your computer. It is a third-party anti-virus
software protecting your computer from virus. It is purchased separately. You have a 30-day
trial period after activating it.
To activate Trend Micro Internet Security:
1.
Run the Trend Micro Internet Security application.
2.
Carefully read the license terms. Click Agree & Activate.
3.
Input your e-mail address and select your location. Click Next.
4.
Click Finish to complete the activation.
Getting Windows® Help and Support
Windows® Help and Support provides you with guides and answers in using the applications
in Windows® 7 platform.
To launch Windows® Help and Support, click
> Help and Support.
Ensure that you are connected to the Internet to obtain the latest Windows® online help.
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Connecting devices to your computer
Connecting a USB storage device
This desktop PC provides USB 2.0/1.1/3.0 ports on both the front and rear panels. The USB
ports allow you to connect USB devices such as storage devices.
To connect a USB storage device:
•
Insert the USB storage device to your computer.
Front panel
Rear panel
You can connect your USB storage devices to the USB 3.0 ports.
To remove a USB storage device:
1.
Click
from the Windows notification area on your
computer, then click Eject USB2.0 FlashDisk.
2.
When the Safe to Remove Hardware message
pops up, remove the USB storage device from
your computer.
DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may
cause data loss or damage the USB storage device.
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This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and
rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect 2-channel,
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel stereo speakers.
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Connecting 2-channel Speakers
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Connecting 4-channel Speakers
Connecting 6-channel Speakers
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Your desktop PC may come with VGA, HDMI, or DVI ports and allows you to connect multiple
external displays.
When a graphics card is installed in your computer, connect the monitors on the output
ports of the graphics card.
Setting up multiple displays
When using multiple monitors, you are allowed to set display modes. You can use the
additional monitor as a duplicate of your main display, or as an extension to enlarge your
Windows desktop.
To set up multiple displays:
1.
Turn off your computer.
2.
Connect the two monitors to your computer and connect the power cords to the
monitors. Refer to Setting up your computer section in Chapter 1 for details on how
to connect a monitor to your computer.
For some graphic cards, only the monitor that is set to be the primary display has display
during POST. The dual display function works only under Windows.
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3.
Turn on your computer.
4.
Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen:
•Click
> Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display >
Change display settings.
•Right click anywhere on your Windows desktop. When the pop-up menu appears,
click Personalize > Display > Change display settings.
5.
Select the display mode from the Multiple displays: drop-down list.
•Duplicate these displays: Select this option to use the additional monitor as a
duplicate of your main display.
•Extend these displays: Select this option to use the additional monitor as an
extension display. This increases your desktop space.
•Show desktop only on 1 / 2: Select this option to show desktop only on monitor
1 or monitor 2.
•
6.
Click Apply or OK. Then click Keep Changes on the confirmation message.
Remove this display: Select this options to remove the selected display.
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Connect a High Definition TV (HDTV) to the HDMI port of your computer.
• You need an HDMI cable to connect the HDTV and the computer. The HDMI cable is
purchased separately.
• To get the best display performance, ensure that your HDMI cable is less than 15
meters.
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Using your computer
Proper posture when using your Desktop PC
When using your Desktop PC, maintaining the proper posture is necessary to prevent strain
to your wrists, hands, and other joints or muscles. This section provides you with tips on
avoiding physical discomfort and possible injury while using and fully enjoying your Desktop
PC.
Eye level to the top of
the monitor screen
Foot rest
90˚ angles
To maintain the proper posture:
•
Position your computer chair to make sure that your elbows are at or slightly above the
keyboard to get a comfortable typing position.
•
Adjust the height of your chair to make sure that your knees are slightly higher than
your hips to relax the backs of your thighs. If necessary, use a footrest to raise the level
of your knees.
•
Adjust the back of your chair so that the base of your spine is firmly supported and
angled slightly backward.
•
Sit upright with your knees, elbows and hips at an approximately 90º angle when you
are at the PC.
•
Place the monitor directly in front of you, and turn the top of the monitor screen even
with your eye level so that your eyes look slightly downward.
•
Keep the mouse close to the keyboard, and if necessary, use a wrist rest for support to
reduce the pressure on your wrists while typing.
•
Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare
such as windows and straight sunlight.
•
Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC.
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Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or
media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to
read from and write to different memory card drives.
To use the memory card:
1.
Insert the memory card into the card slot.
• A memory card is keyed so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a card into a
slot to avoid damaging the card.
• You can place media in one or more of the card slots and use each media
independently. Place only one memory card in a slot at one time.
2.
Select a program from the AutoPlay window to access your files.
• If AutoPlay is NOT enabled in your computer, click Windows® 7 Start button on the
taskbar, click Computer, and then double-click the memory card icon to access the data
on it.
• Each card slot has its own drive icon which is displayed on the Computer screen.
• The memory card reader LED lights up and blinks when data is being read from or
written to the memory card.
3.
When finished, right-click the memory card drive icon on the Computer screen, click
Eject, and then remove the card.
Never remove cards while or immediately after reading, copying, formatting, or deleting
data on the card or else data loss may occur.
To prevent data loss, use “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” in the Windows
notification area before removing the memory card.
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Using the optical drive
2
3
Inserting an optical disc
To insert an optical disc:
1.
While your system is on, press the eject button below the drive bay cover to open the
tray.
2.
Place the disc to the optical drive with the label side facing up.
3.
Push the tray to close it.
4.
Select a program from the AutoPlay window to access your files.
If AutoPlay is NOT enabled in your computer, click Windows® 7 Start button on the taskbar,
click Computer, and then double-click the CD/DVD drive icon to access the data on it.
Removing an optical disc
To remove an optical disc:
1.
2.
While the system is on, do either of the following to eject the tray:
•
Press the eject button below the drive bay cover.
•
Right-click the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer screen, and then click Eject.
Remove the disc from the disc tray.
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The keyboard varies with models. The illustrations on this section are for reference only.
ASUS PRIMAX/KB2621 keyboard
Keys
1.
2.
Description
3
5
6
Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off.
Increases the system volume.
4.
Goes to the previous track in a media
player.
6.
2
Decreases the system volume.
3.
5.
1
Plays or pauses playback in a media
player.
4
Goes to the next track in a media
player.
The special function keys only work on Windows® Vista / Windows® 7 operating systems.
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ASUS KB34211 modern wired keyboard
3
Hot keys
1.
2.
3.
Description
Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off.
Decreases the system volume.
Increases the system volume.
The special function keys only work on Windows® Vista / Windows® 7 / XP operating
systems.
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Connecting to the Internet
Wired connection
Use an RJ-45 cable to connect your computer to a DSL/cable modem or a local area network
(LAN).
Connecting via a DSL/cable modem
To connect via a DSL/cable modem:
1.
Set up your DSL/cable modem.
Refer to the documentation that came with your DSL/cable modem.
2.
Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your
computer and the other end to a DSL/cable modem.
Modem
RJ-45 cable
3.
Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer.
4.
Configure the necessary Internet connection settings.
Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your
Internet connection.
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To connect via a LAN:
1.
Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your
computer and the other end to your LAN.
RJ-45 cable
2.
Turn on your computer.
3.
Configure the necessary Internet connection settings.
LAN
Contact your network administrator for details or assistance in setting up your Internet
connection.
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To establish a wireless connection, you need to connect to a wireless access point (AP).
Wireless AP
Modem
• To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external
antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card.
• Place the antennas on the top of your computer for the best wireless performance.
• The external antennas are optional items.
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1.
Click the network icon
networks.
in the notification area to display the available wireless
2.
Select the wireless network that you want to connect to, then click Connect.
3.
You may need to key in the network security key for a secured wireless network, then
click OK.
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4.
5.
The wireless connection is established successfully. The connection status is displayed
and the network icon displays the connected
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Using the utilities
The Support DVD and Recovery DVD may not be included in the package. You may use
the Recovery Partition feature to create the Support DVD and Recovery DVD. For details,
refer to Recovering your system in this chapter.
ASUS AI Suite II
ASUS AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows
users to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
This utility is pre-installed on some models. For models without an operating system, follow
the steps below to install this utility.
Installing AI Suite II
To install AI Suite II:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if
Autorun is enabled.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS AI Suite II.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Using AI Suite II
AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows® operating system. The AI Suite
II icon appears in the Windows® notification area. Click the icon to open the AI Suite II main
menu bar.
Click each button to select and launch a utility, to monitor the system, to update the
motherboard BIOS, to display the system information, and to customize the settings of AI
Suite II.
Click to select a
utility
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sensors or CPU
frequency
Click to update the
motherboard BIOS
Click to show
the system
information
Click to customize
the interface
settings
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The Tool menu includes the EPU, Probe II, and Sensor Recorder panels.
Launching EPU
EPU is an energy-efficient tool that provides you with a total power-saving solution. It detects
the current loading and intelligently adjusts the power usage in real-time. When you select
the Auto mode, the system changes modes automatically according to the current system
status. It allows you to customize each mode through configuring the settings such as CPU
frequency, vCore Voltage, and Fan Control.
To launch EPU:
•
Click� Tool > EPU on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Displays the following message
if no VGA power saving engine is
detected.
Displays current mode
The items lighting up
means power saving
engine is activated
Displays the amount
of CO2 reduced
*Shifts between the
display of Total and
Current CO2 reduced
Displays the current
CPU power
Advanced settings for each mode
Multiple system
operating modes
Displays the system
properties of each mode
• * S
elect From EPU Installation to show the CO2 that has been reduced since you
installed EPU.
• * �Select From the Last Reset to show the total CO2 that has been reduced since you
click the Clear button
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Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects and alerts you
of any problem with these components. Probe II senses fan rotations, CPU temperature,
and system voltages, among others. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is
always at a healthy operating condition.
To launch Probe II:
•
Click� Tool > Probe II on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
To configure Probe II:
•
Click the Voltage/Temperature/Fan Speed tabs to activate the sensors or to adjust the
sensor threshold values.
•
The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of sensor alerts, or
change the temperature unit.
Saves your
configuration
Loads your saved
configuration
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threshold values
for each sensor
Applies your
changes
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Launching and configuring Sensor Recorder
Sensor Recorder allows you to monitor the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and
fan speed, as well as recording the changes.
To launch Sensor Recorder:
•
Click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
To configure Sensor Recorder:
•
Click the Voltage/Temperature/Fan Speed tabs and select the sensors that you want
to monitor.
•
The History Record tab allows you to record the changes in the sensors that you
enable.
Select the
sensors that you
want to monitor
Drag to view the
status during a
certain period
of time
Click to return to
the default mode
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Click to zoom in/out
the Y axis
Click to zoom in/out
the X axis
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The Monitor menu includes the Sensor and CPU Frequency panels.
Launching Sensor
The Sensor panel ������������������������������������������������������������������������
displays the current value of a system sensor such as fan rotation, CPU
temperature, and voltages.
To launch Sensor:
•
Click Monitor > Sensor on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Launching CPU Frequency
The CPU Frequency panel �������������������������������������������������
displays the current CPU frequency and CPU usage.
To launch CPU frequency:
•
Click Monitor > CPU Frequency on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
The Update menu
The Update menu allows you to update the motherboard BIOS and the BIOS boot logo with
the ASUS designed update utilities.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® OS. The ASUS Update utility allows you to u������������������������
pdate the BIOS directly
from the Internet���������������������������������������������������������������������������
, download the latest BIOS file from the Internet, update the BIOS from an
updated BIOS file, save the current BIOS file or view the BIOS version information.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
From the ASUS Update screen, select Update BIOS from file, then click Next.
2.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic.
Tick the two items if you want to enable the BIOS downgradable and Auto-BIOS
backup functions.
3.
Select the BIOS version that you want to download, then click Next.
When no updated version is detected, a message is displayed informing you that there
is no new BIOS file from the BIOS server.
4.
Click Yes if you want to change the boot logo, which is the image appearing on screen
during the Power‑On Self-Tests (POST).������������������
Otherwise, click No.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process.
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Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
From the ASUS Update screen, select Update BIOS from file, then click Next.
2.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, click Open, and click Next.
3.
Click Yes if you want to change the boot logo, which is the image appearing on screen
during the Power‑On Self-Tests (POST).������������������
Otherwise, click No.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process.
The System Information screen
The System Information screen displays the information about the motherboard, CPU, and
memory slots.
•
Click the MB tab to see the details on the motherboard manufacturer, product name,
version, and BIOS.
•
Click the CPU tab to see the details on the processor and the Cache.
•
Click the SPD tab and then select the memory slot to see the details on the memory
module installed on the corresponding slot.
The Settings screen
The Settings screen allows you to customize the main menu bar settings and the interface’s
skin.
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Application allows you to select the application that you want to enable.
•
Bar allows you to modify the bar setting,
•
Skin allows you to customize the interface’s contrast, brightness, saturation, hue, and
gamma.
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ASUS AI Manager is a utility which gives you quick and easy access to frequently-used
applications.
This utility is pre-installed on some models. For models without an operating system, follow
the steps below to install this utility.
Installing AI Manager
To install AI Manager:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled, the Drivers installation
wizard appears.
If Autorun is disabled, double-click the setup.exe file from the ASUS AI Manager folder in
the support DVD.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS AI Manager.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Launching AI Manager
To launch the AI Manager from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS >
AI Manager > AI Manager 1.xx.xx. The AI Manager quick bar appears on the desktop.
After launching the application, the AI Manager icon appears in the Windows® taskbar.
Right-click this icon to switch between the quick bar and the main window, and to launch the
AI Manager either from the quick bar or taskbar.
AI Manager quick bar
The AI Manager quick bar saves the desktop space and allows you to launch the ASUS
utilities or display system information easily. Click any of the Main, My Favorites, Support or
Information tab to display the menu’s contents.
Exit button
Switch to main Window
Add to ToolBar
Main
My Favorites
Support
Information
Click the Maximize/restore button
to switch between full window and quick bar. Click the
Minimize button
to keep the AI Manager on the taskbar. Click the Close button
to quit
the AI Manager.
Main
The Main menu contains three utilities: AI Disk, AI Security, and AI Booting. Click the arrow
on the Main menu icon to browse through the utilities in the main menu.
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AI Disk allows you to easily clear temporary IE files, IE cookies, IE URLs, IE history,
or the Recycle Bin. Click the AI Disk icon on the quick bar to display the full AI Disk
window and select the items you want to clear. Click Apply when done.
AI Security
AI Security enables you to set a password to secure your devices, such as USB flash
disks and CD/DVD disks, from unauthorized access.
To lock a device:
2.
1.When using AI Security for the first time, you are asked to set a password. Key in
a password with at most 20 alphanumeric characters.
Confirm the password.
3.
Key in the password hint (recommended).
4.
When done, click Ok.
5.
Select the device you want to lock, then click Apply.
6.
Key in the password you have set previously, then click Ok.
To unlock the device:
1.
Deselect the locked device, then click Apply.
2.Key in the password you have set previously, then click Ok.
To change the password:
•Click Change Password, then follow the onscreen instructions to change
password.
AI Booting
AI Booting allows you to specify the boot device priority sequence.
To specify the boot sequence:
1.
2.
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Select a device, then click the left/right button to specify the boot sequence.
When done, press Apply.
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My Favorites allows you to add applications that you frequently use, saving you from
searching for the applications throughout your computer.
To add an application:
1.
Click Add, then locate the application you want to add to My Favorites.
2.
Click Open on the file location window. The application is added to My Favorites list.
Right click on the application icon to launch, delete, or rename the selected application. You
can also double click to launch the selected application.
Support
Click any links on the Support window to go to the ASUS website, technical support website,
download support website, or contact information.
Information
Click the tab on the Information window to see the detailed information about your system,
motherboard, CPU, BIOS, installed device(s), and memory.
Ai Charger
Ai Charger is a unique software that allows you to quickly charge your Apple devices such as
iPod, iPhone, and iPad on your ASUS computer’s USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port.
• There is no setting screen for Ai Charger. After its installation on your computer, the Ai
Charger icon appears on the Windows® taskbar.
• The Ai Charger icon (
USB port.
) shows if an Apple device is connected on your computer’s
• Your Apple device can only be detected if its Apple USB driver is properly installed in it.
• The current Apple devices only support USB 2.0 performance. Even when you plug your
Apple device into a USB 3.0 port, the maximum charging rate is still 500mA, which is the
USB 2.0 maximum charging rate. Ai Charger can increase this limit to 700mA~900mA.
• There is no BIOS, hardware, or chipset requirements for Ai Charger.
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ASUS webstorage is designed to help you retrieve your data to your notebooks, smartphones
or tablets wherever there is internet connection.
This utility is pre-installed on some models. For models without an operating system, follow
the steps below to install this utility.
Installing webstorage
To install webstorage:
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. Double-click the setup.exe file from the ASUS
WebStorage folder in the Software folder in the support DVD.
Launching Webstorage
To launch the WebStorage from the
Windows® desktop, click Start > All
Programs > ASUS > Webstorage.
The webstorage quick bar appears in the
Windows® taskbar. Right-click this icon to switch between the quick bar and the main window
Drive
Allows your to retrieve all your backups, synced files, share groups and password protected
data from here. Right-click the mouse to preview files before downloading or generating a
sharing URL.
Backup
To backup your most important data with simple steps: preset a backup shcedule with your
preferences in cloud storage; or select “Auto Backup” for complete data backup.
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To store the updated files to MySyncFolder for easy access and share of all types of files
without the limitation of location or device.
Calendar
ASUS WebStorage automatically syncs the most updated calendar events to all personal
computers so that you know the exact events no matter which PC is in use.
BookmarkSyncer
The convenient BookmarkSyncer keeps our browser preference and bookmark to the cloud
automatically synchronized in multiple computer.
MobileApp
ASUS WebStorage mobile applications sync your files between multiple devices. It also
supports transcoding technology that allows preview and files streaming on your mobile
phone.
Go to Web
Experience the value-added cloud service through ASUS WebStorage, without the risk of
losing data.
Settings
1.
Click the Settings icon
2.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the configuration.
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ASUS Easy Update is a software tool that automatically detects the latest drivers and
applications for your system.
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1.
From the Windows ® notification area,
right-click the ASUS Easy Update icon.
2.
Select Schedule to set how often you
want to update your system.
3.
Select Update to activate the update.
4.
Click OK to display the items you can
download.
5.
Check the item(s) you want to download,
and then click OK.
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ASUS Instant On gives you with a quick access to the Hybrid Sleep mode.
Using ASUS Instant On
To use ASUS Instant On:
The Instant On utility is pre-installed on your computer and
automatically launches after starting up your computer.
1.
When starting up your computer, you can see the utility
icon
2.
from Windows taskbar.
Press <Alt + F1> and then click OK on
the confirmation message. Your system
will enter the Hybrid Sleep mode.
The default hotkey is <Alt + F1>. To
change it, see the section below.
Tick to not show this message next time.
Setting up ASUS Instant On
To set up ASUS Instant On:
1.
Right-click the ASUS Instant On icon
from Windows taskbar. The main settings
screen appears.
You can choose to enable/disable ASUS
Instant On hotkey, and show/hide ASUS
Instant On icon from Windows taskbar.
2.
Click Redefine from the main settings
screen. The hotkey settings screen
appears.
3.
Key in the combination keys you want to
use for ASUS Instant On hotkey.
4.
Click OK to save your changes, and
Cancel to discard the changes you made.
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Nero 9 allows you to create, copy, burn, edit, share, and update different kinds of data
Installing Nero 9
To install Nero 9:
1.
Insert the Nero 9 DVD into your optical drive.
2.
If Autorun is enabled, the main menu appears automatically.
If Autorun is disabled, double-click the SeupX.exe file from the main directory of your Nero
9 DVD.
3.
From the main menu, click Nero 9 Essentials.
4.
Select the language you want to use for Installation Wizard. Click Next.
5.
Click Next to continue.
6.
Tick I accept the License Conditions. When done, click Next.
7.
Select Typical then click Next.
8.
Tick Yes, I want to help by sending anonymous application data to Nero then click
Next.
9.
When done, click Exit.
Burning files
To burn files:
1.
From the main menu, click Data Burning > Add.
2.
Select the files that you want to burn. When done, click Add.
3.
After selecting files that you want to burn, click Burn to burn the files to a disc.
For more details about using Nero 9, refer to the Nero website at www.nero.com
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Using the Recovery Partition
The Recovery Partition quickly restores your Desktop PC’s software to its original working
state. Before using the Recovery Partition, copy your data files (such as Outlook PST files)
to USB storage devices or to a network drive and make note of any customized configuration
settings (such as network settings).
About the Recovery Partition
The Recovery Partition is a reserved space on your hard disk drive used to restore the
operating system, drivers, and utilities installed on your Desktop PC at the factory.
DO NOT delete the partition named
RECOVERY. The Recovery Partition
is created at the factory and cannot be
restored if deleted. Take your Desktop
PC to an authorized ASUS service
center if you have problems with the
recovery process.
Using the Recovery Partition:
1.
Press <F9> during bootup.
2.
Press <Enter> to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled].
3.
Select one of the following recovery options.
System Recovery:
System Image Backup:
This feature allows you to restore the system to the factory default settings.
This feature allows you to burn the system image backup in DVD discs, which you can use
later to restore the system to its default settings.
System DVD Backup:
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
This feature allows you to make a backup copy of the support DVD.
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Using the Recovery DVD (on selected models)
Prepare 1~3 blank writable DVDs as instructed to create the Recovery DVD.
Remove the external hard disk drive before performing system recovery on your Desktop
PC. According to Microsoft, you may lose important data because of setting up Windows on
the wrong disk drive or formatting the incorrect drive partition.
To use the Recovery DVD:
1. Insert the Recovery DVD into the optical drive. Your Desktop PC needs to be powered
ON.
2. Restart the Desktop PC and press <F8> on bootup and select the optical drive (may be
labeled as “CD/DVD”) and press <Enter> to boot from the Recovery DVD.
3.
Select OK to start to restore the image.
4.
Select OK to confirm the system recovery.
Restoring will overwrite your hard drive. Ensure to back up all your important data before
the system recovery.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
DO NOT remove the Recovery disc, unless instructed to do so, during the recovery process
or else your partitions will be unusable.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This chapter presents some problems you might encounter and the possible solutions.
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My computer cannot be powered on and the power LED on the front
panel does not light up
•
Check if your computer is properly connected.
•
Check if the wall outlet is functioning.
•
Check if the Power Supply Unit is switched on. Refer to the section Turning
your computer ON/OFF in Chapter 1.
My computer hangs.
•
Do the following to close the programs that are not responding:
1.Simultaneously press <Alt> + <Ctrl> + <Delete> keys on the keyboard,
then click Start Task Manager.
2.
Click Applications tab.
3.
Select the program that is not responding, then click End Task.
•
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If the keyboard is not responding. Press and hold the Power button on the top
of your chassis until the computer shuts down. Then press the Power button
to turn it on.
I cannot connect to a wireless nestwork using the ASUS WLAN Card
(on selected models only)?
•
Ensure that you enter the correct network security key for the wireless network
you want to connect to.
•
Connect the external antennas (optional) to the antenna connectors on the
ASUS WLAN Card and place the antennas on the top of your computer
chassis for the best wireless performance.
The arrow keys on the number key pad are not working.
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Check if the Number Lock LED is off. When the Number Lock LED is on,
the keys on the number key pad are used to input numbers only. Press the
Number Lock key to turn the LED off if you want to use the arrow keys on the
number key pad.
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No display on the monitor.
•
Check if the monitor is powered on.
•
Ensure that your monitor is properly connected to the video output port on
your computer.
•
If your computer comes with a discrete graphics card, ensure that you connect
your monitor to a video output port on the discrete graphics card.
•
Check if any of the pins on the monitor video connector is bent. If you discover
bent pins, replace the monitor video connector cable.
•
Check if your monitor is plugged to a power source properly.
•
Refer to the documentation that came with your monitor for more
troubleshooting information.
When using multiple monitors, only one monitor has display.
•
Ensure that the both monitors are powered on.
•
During POST, only the monitor connected to the VGA port has display. The
dual display function works only under Windows.
•
When a graphics card is installed on your computer, ensure that you connect
the monitors to the output port on the graphics card.
•
Check if the multiple displays settings are correct. Refer to section
Connecting multiple external displays in Chapter 3 for details.
My computer cannot detect my USB storage device.
•
The first time you connect your USB storage device to your computer,
Windows automatically installs a driver for it. Wait for a while and go to My
Computer to check if the USB storage device is detected.
•
Connect your USB storage device to another computer to test if the USB
storage device is broken or malfunctions.
I want to restore or undo changes to my computer’s system settings
without affecting my personal files or data.
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The Windows® System Restore feature allows you to restore or undo changes
to your computer’s system settings without affecting your personal data such
as documents or photos. For more details, refer to the section Restoring your
system in Chapter 2.
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The picture on the HDTV is distorted.
•
It is caused by the different resolutions of your monitor and your HDTV. Adjust
the screen resolution to fit your HDTV. To change the screen resolution:
1.
Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen: • Click
> Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization >
Display > Change display settings.
• R
ight click anywhere on your Windows desktop. When the pop-up
menu appears, click Personalize > Display > Change display
settings.
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2.Adjust the resolution. Refer to the documentation came with your HDTV
for the resolution.
3.Click Apply or OK. Then click Keep Changes on the confirmation
message.
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My speakers produce no sound.
•
Ensure that you connect your speakers to the Line out port (lime) on the front
panel or the rear panel.
•
Check if your speak is connected to a electrical source and turned on.
•
Adjust your speakers’ volume.
•
Ensure that your computer’s system sounds are not Muted.
• If it is muted, the volume icon is displayed as
. To enable the system
sounds, click
from the Windows notification area, then click
.
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If it is not muted, click
and drag the slider to adjust the volume.
Connect your speakers to another computer to test if the speakers arer
working properly.
The DVD drive cannot read a disc.
•
Check if the disc is placed with the label side facing up.
•
Check if the disc is centered in the tray, especially for the discs with
non-standard size or shape.
•
Check if the disc is scratched or damaged.
The DVD drive eject button is not respond.
> Computer.
1.
Click
2.
Right-click
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Power
Problem
No power
(The power
indicator is off)
Possible Cause
Action
Incorrect power voltage
• S
et your computer’s power voltage
switch to your area’s power
requirements.
• Adjust the voltage settings. Ensure
that the power cord is unplugged
from the power outlet.
Your computer is not
turned on.
Press the power key on the front panel
to ensure that your computer is turned
on.
Your computer’s power
cord is not properly
connected.
• E
nsure that the power cord is
properly connected.
• Use other compatible power cord.
PSU (Power supply unit)
problems
Try installing another PSU on your
computer.
Possible Cause
Action
The signal cable is
not connected to the
correct VGA port on your
computer.
• C
onnect the signal cable to the
correct display port (onboard VGA or
discrete VGA port).
• If you are using a discrete VGA
card, connect the signal cable to the
discrete VGA port.
Signal cable problems
Try connecting to another monitor.
Display
Problem
No display
output after
turning the
computer on
(Black screen)
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Problem
Cannot access
the Internet
Possible Cause
Action
LAN cable problems
Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not,
try another LAN cable. If it still does
not work, contact the ASUS service
center.
The LAN cable is not
connected.
Your computer is not
properly connected to a
router or hub.
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LAN
Connect the LAN cable to your
computer.
Ensure that your computer is properly
connected to a router or hub.
Network settings
Contact your Internet Service Provider
(ISP) for the correct LAN settings.
Problems caused by the
anti-virus software
Close the anti-virus software.
Driver problems
Reinstall the LAN driver
Audio
Problem
No Audio
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Possible Cause
Action
Speaker or headphone is
connected to the wrong
port.
• R
efer to your computer’s user
manual for the correct port.
• Disconnect and reconnect the
speaker to your computer.
Speaker or headphone
does not work.
Try using another speaker or
headphone.
The front and back audio
ports do not work.
Try both the front and back audio
ports. If one port failed, check if the
port is set to multi-channel.
Driver problems
Reinstall the audio driver
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System
Problem
System speed is
too slow
The system often
hangs or freezes.
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Possible Cause
Too many programs are
running.
Action
Close some of the programs.
Computer virus attack
• U
se an anti-virus software to
scan for viruses and repair your
computer.
• Reinstall the operating system.
Hard disk drive failure
• Send
the damaged hard disk
drive to ASUS Service Center for
servicing.
• Replace with a new hard disk drive.
Memory module problems
• R
eplace with compatible memory
modules.
• Remove the extra memory
modules that you have installed,
then try again.
There is not enough
air ventilation for your
computer.
Move your computer to an area with
better air flow.
Incompatible softwares are
installed.
Reinstall the OS and reinstall
compatible softwares.
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Problem
Too noisy right
after turning on
the computer.
Computer is too
noisy when in use.
Possible Cause
Action
Your computer is booting
up.
It is normal. The fan runs on its
full speed when the computer is
powering on. The fan slows down
after entering the OS.
The BIOS settings have
been changed.
Restore the BIOS to its default
settings.
Old BIOS version
Update the BIOS to the latest
version. Visit the ASUS Support
site at http://support.asus.com to
download the latest BIOS versions.
The CPU fan has been
replaced.
Ensure that you are using a
compatible or ASUS-recommended
CPU fan.
There is not enough
air ventilation for the
computer.
The system temperature is
too high.
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CPU
Ensure that your computer is
working in an area with good air flow.
• U
pdate the BIOS.
• If you know how to reinstall the
motherboard, try to clean the inner
space of the chassis.
If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS
Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com for the service
center information.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
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Address
Telephone Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
usa.asus.com
+1-812-282-2787
+1-812-284-0883
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone (Component)
Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD)
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923*
+49-1805-010920*
+49-2102-9599-11
support.asus.com
* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile
phone.
Manufacturer:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Address:
No.150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112,
TAIWAN
Authorised representative in
Europe:
ASUS Computer GmbH
Address:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN,
GERMANY