User guide | Asus 1015PWMU27PR Laptop User Manual

User Guide
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or omissions contained herein.
First Edition: July 2012
Document Part Number: 696675-001
Product notice
Software terms
This guide describes features that are
common to most models. Some features
may not be available on your computer.
By installing, copying, downloading, or
otherwise using any software product
preinstalled on this computer, you agree to
be bound by the terms of the HP End User
License Agreement (EULA). If you do not
accept these license terms, your sole
remedy is to return the entire unused
product (hardware and software) within 14
days for a refund subject to the refund
policy of your place of purchase.
For any further information or to request a
full refund of the computer, please contact
your local point of sale (the seller).
Safety warning notice
WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not
place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on
a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft
surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to
come into contact with the skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation.
The computer and the AC adapter comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined
by the International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).
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Table of contents
1 Starting right ................................................................................................................................................... 1
Best practices ....................................................................................................................................... 1
Fun things to do .................................................................................................................................... 2
More HP resources .............................................................................................................................. 3
2 Getting to know your computer ..................................................................................................................... 4
Finding your hardware and software information ................................................................................. 4
Right side ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Left side ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Display .................................................................................................................................................. 7
Top ....................................................................................................................................................... 8
TouchPad ............................................................................................................................ 8
Lights ................................................................................................................................... 9
Button, speakers, and subwoofer ...................................................................................... 10
Keys ................................................................................................................................... 11
Bottom ................................................................................................................................................ 12
Labels ................................................................................................................................................. 13
3 Connecting to a network .............................................................................................................................. 14
Connecting to a wireless network ....................................................................................................... 14
Using the wireless controls ................................................................................................ 15
Using the wireless button .................................................................................. 15
Using operating system controls ....................................................................... 15
Using a WLAN ................................................................................................................... 15
Using an Internet service provider .................................................................... 16
Setting up a WLAN ............................................................................................ 16
Configuring a wireless router ............................................................................ 16
Protecting your WLAN ....................................................................................... 16
Connecting to a WLAN ...................................................................................... 17
Using Bluetooth wireless devices ...................................................................................... 17
Connecting to a wired network ........................................................................................................... 18
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Connecting to a local area network (LAN) ......................................................................... 18
4 Enjoying entertainment features ................................................................................................................. 19
Using the webcam .............................................................................................................................. 20
Using audio ........................................................................................................................................ 21
Connecting speakers ......................................................................................................... 21
Connecting headphones .................................................................................................... 21
Connecting a microphone .................................................................................................. 21
Using Beats Audio ............................................................................................................. 21
Accessing Beats Audio Control Panel ............................................................... 21
Enabling and Disabling Beats Audio ................................................................. 21
Checking the sound ........................................................................................................... 22
Using video ......................................................................................................................................... 22
Connecting an HDMI TV or monitor ................................................................................... 22
Configuring audio settings (with HDMI TV) ....................................................... 23
Using Intel Wireless Display and Wireless Music (select models only) .............................................. 24
Managing your audio and video files .................................................................................................. 24
5 Navigating using touch gestures, pointing devices and the keyboard ................................................... 25
Using the TouchPad ........................................................................................................................... 26
Using TouchPad gestures .................................................................................................................. 26
Tapping .............................................................................................................................. 27
Scrolling ............................................................................................................................. 27
Pinching/zooming .............................................................................................................. 28
Rotating (select models only) ............................................................................................ 28
2-finger click (select models only) ...................................................................................... 29
Flicking (select models only) .............................................................................................. 29
Edge swipes ...................................................................................................................... 29
Right-edge swipe .............................................................................................. 30
Top-edge swipe ................................................................................................. 30
Left-edge swipe ................................................................................................. 31
Using the keyboard and mouse .......................................................................................................... 32
Using ALT GR key combinations ....................................................................................... 32
Using the keys ................................................................................................................... 32
Using the action keys ........................................................................................ 32
Using Microsoft Windows 8 shortcut keys ......................................................... 33
Using the hot keys ............................................................................................. 34
6 Managing power ............................................................................................................................................ 35
Initiating Sleep and Hibernation ......................................................................................................... 35
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Intel Rapid Start Technology (select models only) ............................................................ 35
Initiating and exiting Sleep ................................................................................................. 36
Enabling and Exiting User-Initiated Hibernation ................................................................ 36
Setting password protection on wakeup ............................................................................ 37
Using the power meter and power settings ........................................................................................ 38
Selecting a power plan ....................................................................................................................... 38
Running on battery power .................................................................................................................. 39
Factory-sealed battery ....................................................................................................... 39
Finding battery information ................................................................................................ 39
Conserving battery power .................................................................................................. 39
Identifying low battery levels .............................................................................................. 39
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................................. 40
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ........................ 40
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available ..................... 40
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation ....... 40
Running on external AC power .......................................................................................................... 40
Troubleshooting an AC adapter ......................................................................................... 41
HP CoolSense (select models only) ................................................................................................... 41
Refreshing your software content with Intel Smart Connect Technology (select models only) .......... 42
Shutting down (turning off) the computer ........................................................................................... 42
7 Managing and sharing information ............................................................................................................. 43
Using a USB device ........................................................................................................................... 43
Connecting a USB device .................................................................................................. 43
Removing a USB device .................................................................................................... 44
Connecting a powered USB device ................................................................................... 44
Inserting and removing a digital storage card .................................................................................... 45
Sharing data and drives and accessing software ............................................................................... 46
8 Maintaining your computer .......................................................................................................................... 47
Improving performance ...................................................................................................................... 47
Handling drives .................................................................................................................. 47
Using Disk Defragmenter ................................................................................................... 48
Using Disk Cleanup ........................................................................................................... 48
Updating programs and drivers .......................................................................................................... 48
Cleaning your computer ..................................................................................................................... 49
Cleaning the display, sides, and cover .............................................................................. 49
Cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard .............................................................................. 49
Traveling with or shipping your computer ........................................................................................... 50
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9 Securing your computer and information .................................................................................................. 51
Using passwords ................................................................................................................................ 51
Setting Windows passwords .............................................................................................. 52
Setting Setup Utility (BIOS) passwords ............................................................................. 52
Using Internet security software ......................................................................................................... 53
Using antivirus software ..................................................................................................... 53
Using firewall software ....................................................................................................... 53
Installing software updates ................................................................................................................. 53
Installing Windows security updates .................................................................................. 53
Installing HP and third-party software updates .................................................................. 54
Securing your wireless network .......................................................................................................... 54
Backing up your software applications and information ..................................................................... 54
Using an optional security cable lock ................................................................................................. 54
10 Using Setup Utility (BIOS) and System Diagnostics ............................................................................... 56
Starting Setup Utility (BIOS) ............................................................................................................... 56
Updating the BIOS ............................................................................................................................. 56
Determining the BIOS version ........................................................................................... 56
Downloading a BIOS update ............................................................................................. 57
Using System Diagnostics .................................................................................................................. 58
11 Backing up, restoring, and recovering ..................................................................................................... 59
Creating recovery media and backups ............................................................................................... 60
Creating HP Recovery media ............................................................................................ 60
What you need to know ..................................................................................... 61
To create HP Recovery media: ......................................................................... 61
Restore and recovery ......................................................................................................................... 62
Using Windows Refresh for quick and easy recovery ....................................................... 63
Remove everything and reinstall Windows ........................................................................ 63
How to remove everything and reinstall Windows on your computer ............... 63
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager .......................................................................... 64
What you need to know ..................................................................................... 64
Using the HP Recovery partition to recover a minimized image (select
models only) ...................................................................................................... 64
Using HP Recovery media to recover ............................................................... 65
Changing the computer boot order ................................................................... 65
Removing the HP Recovery partition ................................................................................. 66
12 Specifications .............................................................................................................................................. 67
Input power ......................................................................................................................................... 67
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Operating environment ....................................................................................................................... 68
13 Electrostatic Discharge .............................................................................................................................. 69
Index ................................................................................................................................................................... 70
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Starting right
This computer is a powerful tool designed to enhance your work and entertainment. Read this
chapter to learn about best practices after setup, fun things to do with your computer, and where to
get more HP resources.
Best practices
To get the most out of your smart investment, after you set up and register the computer, we
recommend the following steps:
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Take a minute to browse the printed Windows 8 Basics guide to explore the new Windows®
features.
TIP: To quickly return to the computer Start screen from an open app or the Windows Desktop,
press the Windows logo key
on your keyboard. Pressing the Windows logo key again will
return you to the previous screen.
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If you haven’t already done so, connect to a wired or wireless network. See details in Connecting
to a network on page 14.
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Become familiar with the computer hardware and software. Go to Getting to know your computer
on page 4 and Enjoying entertainment features on page 19 for information.
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Update or purchase antivirus software. Learn more at Using antivirus software on page 53.
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Back up your hard drive by creating recovery discs or a recovery flash drive. See Backing up,
restoring, and recovering on page 59.
Best practices
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Fun things to do
2
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You know that you can watch a YouTube video on the computer. But did you know that you can
also connect your computer to a TV or gaming console? For more information, see Connecting
an HDMI device.
●
You know you can listen to music on the computer. But did you know that you can also stream
live radio to the computer and listen to music or talk radio from all over the world? See Using
audio.
●
Experience music the way the artist intended, with deep controlled base and clear, pure sound.
See Using Beats Audio.
●
Use the TouchPad and the new Windows 8 touch gestures for smooth control of images and
pages of text. See Using touch gestures.
Chapter 1 Starting right
More HP resources
You have already used Setup Instructions to turn on the computer and locate this guide. To locate
product details, how-to information, and more, use this table.
Resource
Contents
Setup Instructions
●
Overview of computer setup and features.
Windows 8 Basics guide
●
Overview of using and navigating with Windows® 8.
Help and Support
●
A broad range of how-to information and troubleshooting tips.
Safety & Comfort Guide
●
Proper workstation setup.
To access this guide, select the HP Support
Assistant app on the Start screen, select My
computer, and then select User guides, or go to
http://www.hp.com/ergo.
●
Guidelines for posture and work habits that increase your
comfort and decrease your risk of injury.
●
Electrical and mechanical safety information.
Worldwide support web page
●
Online chat with an HP technician.
To get support in your language, go to
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/
wwcontact_us.html.
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Email support.
●
Find support telephone numbers.
●
Locate HP service center locations.
●
Important regulatory notices, including proper battery disposal
information.
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Specific warranty information about this computer.
To access Help and Support, from the Start screen,
type h, and then select Help and Support. For U.S.
support, go to http://www.hp.com/go/contactHP. For
worldwide support, go to http://welcome.hp.com/
country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices
To access this guide, select the HP Support
Assistant app on the Start screen, select My
computer, and then select User guides.
Limited Warranty*
To access this guide, select the HP Support
Assistant app, select My computer, and then select
Warranty and User Guides, or go to
http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments.
*You can find the expressly provided HP Limited Warranty applicable to your product located with the user guides on your
computer and/or on the CD/DVD provided in the box. In some countries/regions, HP may provide a printed HP Limited
Warranty in the box. For countries/regions where the warranty is not provided in printed format, you may request a printed
copy from http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments or write to:
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North America: Hewlett-Packard, MS POD, 11311 Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714, USA
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Europe, Middle East, Africa: Hewlett-Packard, POD, Via G. Di Vittorio, 9, 20063, Cernusco s/Naviglio (MI), Italy
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Asia Pacific: Hewlett-Packard, POD, P.O. Box 200, Alexandra Post Office, Singapore 911507
When you request a printed copy of your warranty, please include your product number, warranty period (found on your
service label), name, and postal address.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT return your HP product to the addresses above. For U.S. support, go to http://www.hp.com/go/
contactHP. For worldwide support, go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
More HP resources
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Getting to know your computer
Finding your hardware and software information
Locating hardware
To find out what hardware is installed on your computer:
1.
From the Start screen, type c, and then select Control Panel.
2.
Select System and Security, and then in the System area, click Device Manager.
A list displays all the devices installed in your computer.
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Right side
Component
(1)
Description
Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to the computer.
NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a
deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being
mishandled or stolen.
(2)
Audio-in (microphone) jack
Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo
array microphone, or monaural microphone.
(3)
Audio-out (headphone) jack
Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones,
earbuds, a headset, or a television audio cable.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust
the volume before using headphones, earbuds, or a
headset. For additional safety information, see the
Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices.
NOTE: When a device is connected to a headphone jack,
the computer speakers are disabled.
(4)
USB 2.0 charging port
Connects an optional USB device. The USB 2.0 charging
port can also charge select models of cell phones and MP3
players, even when the computer is off.
NOTE: A USB charging port (also referred to as a
powered USB port) allows you to charge connected USB
devices. Standard USB ports will not charge all USB
devices or will charge using a low current. Some USB
devices require power and require you to use a powered
port.
NOTE: For details about different types of USB ports, see
Using a USB device on page 43.
(5)
(6)
AC adapter light
Power connector
●
White: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is
charged.
●
Amber: The AC adapter is connected and the battery
is charging.
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Off: The computer is using DC power.
Connects an AC adapter.
Right side
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Left side
Component
(1)
Description
RJ-45 network lights
White: The network is connected
Amber: Activity is occurring on the network
(2)
RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects a network cable.
(3)
HDMI port
Connects an optional video or audio device, such as a
high-definition television, or any compatible digital or audio
device.
(4)
USB 3.0 ports (2)
Connect optional USB 3.0 devices and provide enhanced
USB power performance.
NOTE: For details about different types of USB ports, see
Using a USB device on page 43.
(5)
(6)
(7)
Digital Media Card Reader
Hard drive light
Power light
Supports the following digital card formats:
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Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
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Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card
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Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDxC) Memory
Card
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Ultra High Speed MultiMediaCard (UHS/MMC)
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Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
●
Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the
hard drive.
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White: The computer is on.
●
Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state,
which is an energy-saving mode. The computer shuts
off power to the display and other unneeded
components.
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Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. Hibernation
is an energy-saving mode that uses the least amount
of power.
NOTE: For select models, the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology feature is enabled at the factory. Rapid Start
Technology allows your computer to resume quickly from
inactivity. For more information, see Initiating Sleep and
Hibernation on page 35
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Display
Component
Description
(1)
Turns off the display and initiates Sleep if the display is closed
while the power is on.
Internal display switch
NOTE: The internal display switch is not visible from the
outside of the computer.
(2)
WLAN antennas (2)*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with
wireless local area networks (WLANs).
(3)
Internal microphones (2)
Record sound.
(4)
Webcam light
On: The webcam is in use.
(5)
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Records video, captures still photographs, and allows video
conferences and online chat by means of streaming video.
To use the webcam, from the Start screen, type c, and then
select CyberLink YouCam from the list of applications.
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately
around the antennas free from obstructions. For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and
Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region. To access this guide, from the Start screen, select the HP
Support Assistant app on the Start screen, select My computer, and then select User guides.
Display
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Top
TouchPad
Component
8
Description
(1)
TouchPad on/off button
Turns the TouchPad on or off.
(2)
TouchPad light
●
Amber: The TouchPad is off.
●
Off: The TouchPad is on.
(3)
TouchPad zone
Moves the on-screen pointer and selects or activates items
on the screen.
(4)
Left TouchPad button
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(5)
Right TouchPad button
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
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Lights
Component
(1)
Description
Power light
●
White: The computer is on.
●
Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state,
which is an energy-saving mode. The computer shuts
off power to the display and other unneeded
components.
●
Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. Hibernation
is an energy-saving mode that uses the least amount
of power.
NOTE: For select models, the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology feature is enabled at the factory. Rapid Start
Technology allows your computer to resume quickly from
inactivity. For more information, see Initiating Sleep and
Hibernation on page 35
(2)
(3)
Mute light
Wireless light
●
Amber: Computer sound is off.
●
Off: Computer sound is on.
●
White: An integrated wireless device, such as a
wireless local area network (WLAN) device and/or a
Bluetooth® device, is on.
●
Amber: All wireless devices are off.
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Component
Description
(4)
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on, which switches the keys to all capital
letters.
(5)
TouchPad light
●
On: The TouchPad is off.
●
Off: The TouchPad is on.
Button, speakers, and subwoofer
Component
(1)
Description
Power button
●
When the computer is off, press the button to turn on
the computer.
●
When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the
button briefly to exit Sleep.(default enabled)
●
When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button
down briefly to exit Hibernation. (default enabled)
CAUTION: Pressing and holding down the power button
will result in the loss of unsaved information.
If the computer has stopped responding and Microsoft®
Windows® shutdown procedures are ineffective, press and
hold the power button down for at least 5 seconds to turn
off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings:
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From the Start screen type power.
●
Select Settings, and then select Power options. See
Managing power on page 35 for more information.
Component
Description
(2)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound.
(3)
HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
Provides superior bass sound.
Keys
Component
Description
(1)
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in combination
with the fn key.
(2)
fn key
●
Displays system information when pressed in
combination with the esc key.
●
Enables or disables Beats Audio in combination with
the b key.
(3)
Windows logo key
Displays the Windows Start screen.
(4)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
NOTE: On select models, the f5 action key turns the
radiance backlight keyboard feature off or on.
(5)
Windows applications key
Displays a shortcut menu for a selected object.
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Bottom
Component
Description
Vents (2)
Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal
for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine
operation.
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Labels
The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system
problems or travel internationally with the computer. The labels are in easily accessible locations.
●
Service label—Provides important information, including the following:
NOTE: Your label may look slightly different from the illustration in this section.
Component
(1)
Product name
(2)
Serial number
(3)
Product part number
(4)
Warranty period
(5)
Model description (select models only)
Have this information available when you contact support. The serial number label is located on
the bottom of the computer.
●
Regulatory label—Provides regulatory information about the computer. The regulatory label is
located on the bottom of the computer.
●
Wireless certification label or labels—Provide information about optional wireless devices and
the approval markings of some of the countries or regions in which the devices have been
approved for use. If your computer model includes one or more wireless devices, one or more
certification labels are included with your computer. You may need this information when
traveling internationally. Wireless certification labels are located on the bottom of the computer.
Labels
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Connecting to a network
Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be
equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:
●
Wireless local area network (WLAN) device—Connects the computer to wireless local area
networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in corporate
offices, your home, and public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and
universities. In a WLAN, the mobile wireless device in your computer communicates with a
wireless router or a wireless access point.
●
HP Mobile Broadband Module (select models only)—A wireless wide area network (WWAN)
device that gives you wireless connectivity over a much larger area. Mobile network operators
install base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively
providing coverage across entire states, regions, or even countries.
●
Bluetooth device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetoothenabled devices such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras. In a
PAN, each device communicates directly with other devices, and devices must be relatively
close together—typically within 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) of each other.
For more information about wireless technology, see the information and website links provided in
Help and Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
Connecting to a wireless network
Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be
equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:
●
Wireless local area network (WLAN) device—Connects the computer to wireless local area
networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in corporate
offices, your home, and public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and
universities. In a WLAN, the mobile wireless device in your computer communicates with a
wireless router or a wireless access point.
●
Bluetooth device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetoothenabled devices such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras. In a
PAN, each device communicates directly with other devices, and devices must be relatively
close together—typically within 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) of each other.
For more information about wireless technology, see the information and website links provided in
Help and Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
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Using the wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your computer using these features:
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Wireless button, wireless switch, or wireless key (referred to in this chapter as the wireless
button)
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Operating system controls
Using the wireless button
The computer has a wireless button, one or more wireless devices, and one or two wireless lights,
depending on the model. All of the wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory, so
the wireless light is on (white) when you turn on the computer.
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of
individual devices. If the wireless light is white, at least one wireless device is on. If the wireless light
is off, all wireless devices are off.
NOTE:
On some models, the wireless light is amber when all wireless devices are off.
Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless button to turn on or
turn off the wireless devices simultaneously.
Using operating system controls
The Network and Sharing Center allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network,
manage wireless networks, and diagnose and repair network problems.
To use operating system controls:
1.
From the Start screen, type n, and then select Settings.
2.
Type network and sharing in the search box, and then select Network and Sharing
Center.
For more information, from the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
Using a WLAN
With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network (WLAN), which is composed of
other computers and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.
NOTE:
The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably.
●
A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points
that can accommodate a large number of computers and accessories and can separate critical
network functions.
●
A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless router, which allows several wireless and
wired computers to share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without requiring additional
pieces of hardware or software.
To use the WLAN device in your computer, you must connect to a WLAN infrastructure (provided
through a service provider or a public or corporate network).
Connecting to a wireless network
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Using an Internet service provider
When you are setting up Internet access in your home, you must establish an account with an
Internet service provider (ISP). To purchase Internet service and a modem, contact a local ISP. The
ISP will help set up the modem, install a network cable to connect your wireless router to the modem,
and test the Internet service.
NOTE: Your ISP will give you a user ID and a password to use for Internet access. Record this
information and store it in a safe place.
Setting up a WLAN
To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet, you need the following equipment:
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A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from
an Internet service provider
●
A wireless router (2) (purchased separately)
●
A wireless computer (3)
NOTE: Some modems have a built-in wireless router. Check with your ISP to determine what type
of modem you have.
The illustration below shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the
Internet.
As your network grows, additional wireless and wired computers can be connected to the network to
access the Internet.
For help in setting up your WLAN, see the information provided by your router manufacturer or your
ISP.
Configuring a wireless router
For help in setting up a WLAN, see the information provided by your router manufacturer or your ISP.
NOTE: It is recommended that you initially connect your new wireless computer to the router by
using the network cable provided with the router. When the computer successfully connects to the
Internet, disconnect the cable, and access the Internet through your wireless network.
Protecting your WLAN
When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect
your network from unauthorized access. WLANs in public areas (hotspots) like coffee shops and
airports may not provide any security. If you are concerned about the security of your computer when
connected to a hotspot, limit your network activities to email that is not confidential and basic Internet
surfing.
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Wireless radio signals travel outside the network, so other WLAN devices can pick up unprotected
signals. Take the following precautions to protect your WLAN:
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Use a firewall.
A firewall checks both data and requests for data that are sent to your network, and discards any
suspicious items. Firewalls are available in both software and hardware. Some networks use a
combination of both types.
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Use wireless encryption.
Wireless encryption uses security settings to encrypt and decrypt data that is transmitted over
the network. For more information, from the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and
Support.
Connecting to a WLAN
To connect to the WLAN, follow these steps:
1.
Be sure that the WLAN device is on. If the device is on, the wireless light is on. If the wireless
light is off, press the wireless button.
NOTE: On some models, the wireless light is amber when all wireless devices are off.
2.
From the Windows Desktop, tap and hold, or click the network status icon in the notification
area, at the far right of the taskbar.
3.
Select your WLAN from the list.
4.
Click Connect.
If the WLAN is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a security code. Type the
code, and then click OK to complete the connection.
NOTE: If no WLANs are listed, you may be out of range of a wireless router or access point.
NOTE: If you do not see the WLAN you want to connect to, from the Windows Desktop, rightclick the network status icon, and then select Open Network and Sharing Center. Click Set up
a new connection or network. A list of options is displayed, allowing you to manually search
for and connect to a network or to create a new network connection.
After the connection is made, place the mouse pointer over the network status icon in the notification
area, at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the name and status of the connection.
NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN
implementation, router manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural
barriers such as walls and floors.
Using Bluetooth wireless devices
A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable
connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following:
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Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA)
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Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone)
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Imaging devices (printer, camera)
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Audio devices (headset, speakers)
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Mouse
Bluetooth devices provide peer-to-peer capability that allows you to set up a personal area network
(PAN) of Bluetooth devices. For information about configuring and using Bluetooth devices, see the
Bluetooth software Help.
Connecting to a wired network
There are 2 kinds of wired connections: local area network (LAN) and modem connection. A LAN
connection uses a network cable and is much faster than a modem, which uses a telephone cable.
Both cables are sold separately.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a
modem cable or telephone cable into an RJ-45 (network) jack.
Connecting to a local area network (LAN)
Use a LAN connection if you want to connect the computer directly to a router in your home (instead
of working wirelessly), or if you want to connect to an existing network at your office.
Connecting to a LAN requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 (network) cable.
To connect the network cable, follow these steps:
1.
Plug the network cable into the network jack (1) on the computer.
2.
Plug the other end of the network cable into a network wall jack (2) or router.
NOTE: If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (3), which prevents
interference from TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable toward the
computer.
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Enjoying entertainment features
Use your HP computer as an entertainment hub to socialize via the webcam, enjoy and manage your
music, and download and watch movies. Or, to make your computer an even more powerful
entertainment center, connect external devices like speakers, headphones, monitor, projector, TV,
and, on select models, high-definition devices.
Multimedia Features
Here are some of the entertainment features on your computer.
Component
Description
(1)
Internal microphones (2)
Record sound.
(2)
Webcam light
On: The webcam is in use.
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Component
(3)
Description
HP TrueVision HD Webcam
Records video, captures still photographs, allows
you to video conference and chat online using
streaming video.
From the Start screen, type c, and then select
CyberLink YouCam from the list of applications.
(4)
USB 2.0 charging port
Connects an optional USB device. The USB 2.0
charging port can also charge select models of cell
phones and MP3 players, even when the computer
is off.
NOTE: A charging USB port (also referred to as a
powered USB port) allows you to charge connected
USB devices. Standard USB ports will not charge all
USB devices or will charge using a low current.
Some USB devices require power and require you to
use a powered port.
NOTE: For details about different types of USB
ports, see Using a USB device on page 43.
(5)
Audio-out (headphone) jack
Connects optional powered stereo speakers,
headphones, earbuds, a headset, or a television
audio cable.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury,
adjust the volume before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety
information, see the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices.
(6)
Audio-in (microphone) jack
Connects an optional computer headset microphone,
stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone.
(7)
HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer
Provides superior bass sound.
(8)
Speakers
Produce sound.
(9)
USB 3.0 ports
Connect optional USB 3.0 devices and provide
enhanced USB power performance.
NOTE: For details about different types of USB
ports, see Using a USB device on page 43.
(10)
HDMI port
Connects an optional video or audio device, such as
a high-definition television, any compatible digital or
audio component, or a high-speed HDMI device.
Using the webcam
Your computer has an integrated webcam, a powerful social networking tool that allows you to
communicate up close with friends and colleagues next door or on the other side of the world. With
the webcam, you can stream video with your instant messaging software, capture and share video,
and take still photos.
To start the webcam from the computer Start screen, type c, and then select CyberLink YouCam
from the list of applications.
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For details about using the webcam go to Help and Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then
select Help and Support.
Using audio
On your HP computer, you can play music CDs, download and listen to music, stream audio content
from the web (including radio), record audio, or mix audio and video to create multimedia. To
enhance your listening enjoyment, attach external audio devices such as speakers or headphones.
Connecting speakers
You can attach wired speakers to your computer by connecting them to USB ports (or the audio-out
jack) on your computer or on a docking station.
To connect wireless speakers to your computer, follow the device manufacturer's instructions. To
connect high-definition speakers to the computer, see Configuring audio settings (with HDMI TV)
on page 23. Before connecting audio devices, be sure to adjust the volume.
Connecting headphones
You can connect wired headphones to the headphone jack on your computer.
To connect wireless headphones to your computer, follow the device manufacturer's instructions.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, see the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices.
Connecting a microphone
To record audio, connect a microphone to the microphone jack on the computer. For best results
when recording, speak directly into the microphone and record sound in a setting free of background
noise.
Using Beats Audio
Beats Audio is an enhanced audio feature that provides a deep, controlled bass while maintaining a
clear sound.
Accessing Beats Audio Control Panel
Use Beats Audio Control Panel to view and manually control audio and bass settings.
To open Beats Audio Control Panel, from the Start screen, type c, select Control Panel, select
Hardware and Sound and then select Beats Audio Control Panel.
Enabling and Disabling Beats Audio
▲
To enable or disable Beats Audio, press the fn key in combination with the b key.
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Checking the sound
To check the audio functions on your computer, follow these steps:
1.
From the Start screen, type c, and then select Control Panel from the list of applications.
2.
Select Hardware and Sound > Sound.
3.
When the Sound window opens, select the Sounds tab. Under Program Events, select any
sound event, such as a beep or alarm, and then click Test.
You should hear sound through the speakers or through connected headphones.
To check the recording functions on your computer, follow these steps:
1.
From the Start screen, type s, and then select Sound Recorder.
2.
Click Start Recording and speak into the microphone. Save the file to your desktop.
3.
Open a multimedia program and play the recording.
To confirm or change the audio settings on your computer:
1.
From the Start screen, type c, and then select Control Panel from the list of applications.
2.
Select Hardware and Sound > Sound.
Using video
Your HP computer is a powerful video device that enables you to watch streaming video from your
favorite websites and download video and movies to watch on your computer, without needing to
access a network.
To enhance your viewing enjoyment, use one of the video ports on the computer to connect an
external monitor, projector, or TV. Most computers have a video graphics array (VGA) port, which
connects analog video devices. Some computers also have an high-definition multimedia interface
(HDMI) port, which allows you to connect a high-definition monitor or TV.
IMPORTANT: Be sure that the external device is connected to the correct port on the computer,
using the correct cable. Check the device manufacturer's instructions if you have questions.
Connecting an HDMI TV or monitor
To see the computer screen image on a high-definition TV or monitor, connect the high-definition
device according to the following instructions.
To connect an HDMI device to your computer, you need an HDMI cable, sold separately.
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To connect a high-definition TV or monitor to your computer:
1.
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the computer.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the high-definition TV or monitor.
3.
Press f4 to alternate the computer screen image between 4 display states:
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PC screen only: View the screen image on the computer only.
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Duplicate: View the screen image simultaneously on both the computer and external
device.
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Extend: View the screen image extended across both the computer and external device.
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Projector only: View the screen image on the external device only.
Each time you press f4, the display state changes.
NOTE: Adjust the screen resolution of the external device, especially if you choose the Extend
option. From the Start screen, type c, and then select Control Panel. Select Appearance and
Personalization. Under Display, select Adjust screen resolution for best results.
Configuring audio settings (with HDMI TV)
HDMI is the only video interface that supports high-definition video and audio. After you connect an
HDMI TV to the computer, if the HDMI sound does not configure itself automatically, you can turn on
HDMI audio by following these steps:
1.
On the Windows Desktop, right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the far right of
the taskbar, and then click Playback devices.
2.
On the Playback tab, click the name of the digital output device.
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
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To return the audio stream to the computer speakers, follow these steps:
1.
On the Windows Desktop, right-click the Speakers and Headphones icon in the notification
area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click Playback devices.
2.
On the Playback tab, click Speakers.
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
Using Intel Wireless Display and Wireless Music (select
models only)
Intel® Wireless Display and Wireless Music allow you to transmit your computer content wirelessly to
your receive/display device, such as HDTV, monitor, projector, game console, Blu-ray player, or DVR,
by using an optional wireless adapter (purchased separately). For details about using the wireless
adapter, see the manufacturer's instructions.
●
To open Intel Wireless Display, from the Start screen, type w, and then select Intel WiDi.
NOTE:
Before using the wireless display feature, be sure that your wireless device is turned on.
Managing your audio and video files
CyberLink PowerDVD helps you manage and edit your photo and video collections.
▲
To start CyberLink PowerDVD, from the Start screen, type c, and then select CyberLink
PowerDVD from the list of applications.
For more information about using CyberLink PowerDVD, see the PowerDVD software Help.
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Navigating using touch gestures,
pointing devices and the keyboard
Your computer allows navigation using touch gestures (select models only) in addition to the
keyboard and mouse. Touch gestures can be used on your computer TouchPad or on a touch screen
(select models only).
NOTE: An external USB mouse (purchased separately) can be connected to one of the USB ports
on the computer.
Review the Windows 8 Basics guide included with your computer. The guide provides information on
common tasks using the TouchPad, touch screen, or the keyboard.
Select computer models have special action keys or hot key functions on the keyboard to perform
routine tasks.
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Using the TouchPad
The TouchPad allows you to navigate the computer with simple finger movements.
You can customize the touch gestures by changing settings, button configurations, click speed, and
pointer options. From the Start screen, type c to display the Apps list. Select Control Panel, and
then select Hardware and Sound. Under Devices and Printers, select Mouse.
Turning the TouchPad off or on
To turn the TouchPad off or on, quickly double-tap the TouchPad on/off button.
The TouchPad light is off when the TouchPad is on.
The TouchPad supports a variety of gestures that let your fingers scroll, swipe, pinch, and rotate to
manipulate items on the screen.
Using TouchPad gestures
A TouchPad allows you to control the pointing device on the screen using your fingers.
TIP: Use the left and right buttons on the TouchPad as you would use the corresponding buttons on
an external mouse.
NOTE:
TouchPad gestures are not supported in all apps.
To view a demonstration of each gesture:
1.
From the Start screen, type c to display the Apps list. Select Control Panel, and then select
Hardware and Sound.
2.
Select Synaptics.
3.
Click a gesture to activate the demonstration.
To turn a gesture off or on:
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1.
From the Synaptics screen, select or clear the check box next to the gesture that you want to
turn on or off.
2.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
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Tapping
To make an on-screen selection, use the tap function on the TouchPad.
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Point to an item on the screen and then tap one finger on the TouchPad zone to make a
selection. Double-tap an item to open it.
NOTE: Tap and hold your finger on the TouchPad to open a help screen that provides information
about the selected item.
Scrolling
Scrolling is useful for moving up, down, or sideways on a page or image.
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Place two fingers slightly apart on the TouchPad zone and then drag them up, down, left, or
right.
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Pinching/zooming
Pinching and zooming allow you to zoom out or in on images or text.
●
Zoom in or out by placing two fingers together on the TouchPad zone and then moving your
fingers apart.
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Zoom in by placing two fingers apart on the TouchPad zone and then moving your fingers
together.
Rotating (select models only)
Rotating allows you to turn items such as photos.
●
Point to an object, then anchor the forefinger of your left hand in the TouchPad zone. Using your
right hand, slide your forefinger in a sweeping motion from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock. To reverse the
rotation, move your forefinger from 3 o’clock to 12 o’clock.
NOTE: Rotate is intended for specific apps where you can manipulate an object or image. Rotate
may not be functional for all apps.
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2-finger click (select models only)
2-finger click allows you to make menu selections for an object on the screen.
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Place two fingers on the TouchPad zone and press down to open the options menu for the
selected object.
Flicking (select models only)
Flicking allows you to navigate through screens or quickly scroll through documents.
●
Place three fingers on the TouchPad zone and flick your fingers in a light, quick motion up,
down, left or right.
Edge swipes
Edge swipes allow you perform tasks such as changing settings and finding or using apps.
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Right-edge swipe
The right-edge swipe reveals the charms, which let you search, share, start apps, access devices, or
change settings.
●
Slide your finger gently from the right edge to display the charms.
Top-edge swipe
The left-edge swipe reveals your open apps so that you can switch to them quickly.
IMPORTANT:
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When an app is active, the top-edge gesture varies depending on the app.
Slide your finger gently from the top edge to display available apps.
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Left-edge swipe
The left-edge swipe reveals your open apps so that you can switch to them quickly.
●
Swipe from the left edge of the TouchPad to switch between apps.
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Using the keyboard and mouse
The keyboard and mouse allow you to type, select items, scroll and to perform the same functions as
you do by using touch gestures. The keyboard also allows you to use action keys and hot keys to
perform specific functions
TIP: The Windows logo key
on the keyboard allows you to quickly return to the Start screen
from an open app or the Windows Desktop. Pressing the Windows logo key again will return you to
the previous screen.
NOTE: Depending on the country or region, your keyboard may have different keys and keyboard
functions than those discussed in this section.
Using ALT GR key combinations
Some countries have keyboards with an ALT GR key that is used for special key combinations. To
type the rupee symbol on a keyboard that includes this key, use the alt gr+4 key combination.
Region-specific keyboards in India can use the ctrl+shift+4 keys for the rupee symbol.
To learn about ALT GR key combinations, go to the Microsoft Office website,
http://www.office.microsoft.com, and search for ALT GR.
Using the keys
Your computer has different ways to quickly access information or perform functions with certain keys
and key combinations.
Using the action keys
An action key performs an assigned function. The icon on each of the f1 through f4 keys and f6
through f12 keys illustrates the assigned function for that key.
To use an action key function, press and hold the key.
The action key feature is enabled at the factory. You can disable this feature in Setup Utility (BIOS).
See Using Setup Utility (BIOS) and System Diagnostics on page 56 for instructions on opening
Setup Utility (BIOS), and then follow the instructions at the bottom of the screen.
To activate the assigned function after you have disabled the key feature, you must press the fn key
in combination with the appropriate action key.
CAUTION: Use extreme care when making changes in Setup Utility. Errors can prevent the
computer from operating properly.
Icon
Key
Description
f1
Opens Help and Support, which provides tutorials, information about the Windows
operating system and your computer, answers to questions, and updates to your
computer.
Help and Support also provides automated troubleshooting tools and access to
support.
f2
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Decreases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
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Icon
Key
Description
f3
Increases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
f4
Switches the screen image between display devices connected to the system. For
example, if a monitor is connected to the computer, pressing this key alternates the
screen image from the computer display to the monitor display to a simultaneous
display on both the computer and the monitor.
Most external monitors receive video information from the computer using the external
VGA video standard. This action key can also alternate images among other devices
that are receiving video information from the computer.
f5
On select models, the f5 action key turns the radiance backlight keyboard feature off
or on.
f6
Plays the previous track of an audio CD or the previous section of a DVD or a BD.
f7
Begins, pauses, or resumes playback of an audio CD, a DVD, or a BD.
f8
Plays the next track of an audio CD or the next section of a DVD or a BD.
f9
Decreases speaker volume incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
f10
Increases speaker volume incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
f11
Mutes or restores speaker sound.
f12
Turns the wireless feature on or off.
NOTE:
A wireless network must be set up before a wireless connection is possible.
Using Microsoft Windows 8 shortcut keys
Microsoft Windows 8 provides shortcuts to perform actions quickly. Several shortcuts will help you
with Windows 8 functions. Press the Windows logo key in combination with the key to perform the
in combination with the key to perform the action.
action.
For additional information on Windows 8 shortcut keys, go to Help and Support. From the Start
screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
Shortcut
key
Key
Description
Returns you to the Start screen from an open app or the Windows
Desktop. Pressing the key again returns you to the previous screen.
+
c
Opens the charms.
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Shortcut
key
Key
Description
+
d
Opens the Windows Desktop.
+
tab
Switches between open apps.
NOTE: Continue to press this key combination until the app you
want displays.
alt
+
f4
Closes an active app.
Using the hot keys
A hot key is a combination of the fn key and the esc key or the b key.
To use a hot key:
▲
Briefly press the fn key, and then briefly press the second key of the combination.
Function
Hot key
Description
Display system information.
fn+esc
Displays information about system hardware components and the
system BIOS version number.
Control the bass settings.
fn+b
Enables or disables the Beats Audio bass settings.
Beats Audio is an enhanced audio feature that provides a deep,
controlled bass while maintaining a clear sound. Beats Audio is
enabled by default.
You can also view and control the bass settings through the
Windows operating system. To view and control the bass properties:
To open Beats Audio Control Panel, from the Start screen, type c,
select Control Panel, select Hardware and Sound and then select
Beats Audio Control Panel.
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Managing power
Your computer can operate on either battery power or external power. When the computer is only
running on battery power and an AC power source is not available to charge the battery, it is
important to monitor and conserve the battery charge. Your computer supports power plans to
manage how your computer uses and conserves power so that you can balance computer
performance with power conservation.
Initiating Sleep and Hibernation
Microsoft® Windows has two power-saving states, Sleep and Hibernation.
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Sleep–The Sleep state is automatically initiated after a period of inactivity when running on
battery power or on external power. Your work is saved to memory, allowing you to resume your
work very quickly. You can also initiate Sleep manually. For more information, see Initiating and
exiting Sleep on page 36.
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Hibernation–The Hibernation state is automatically initiated if the battery reaches a critical level.
NOTE: If you want to initiate Hibernation manually, you must enable Hibernation using Power
Options in Windows Control Panel. For more information, see Enabling and Exiting UserInitiated Hibernation on page 36.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video
playback functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate Sleep while reading from or writing to a
disc or an external media card.
NOTE: You cannot initiate any type of networking connection or perform any computer functions
while the computer is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation.
Intel Rapid Start Technology (select models only)
For select models, the Intel Rapid Start Technology (RST) feature is enabled by default. Rapid Start
Technology allows your computer to resume quickly from inactivity.
Rapid Start Technology manages your power-saving options as follows:
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Sleep—Rapid Start Technology allows you to select the Sleep state. To exit from Sleep, press
any key, activate the TouchPad, or press the power button briefly.
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Hibernation—Rapid Start Technology initiates Hibernation under the following conditions:
◦
After 2 hours of inactivity when the computer is in Sleep state.
◦
When the battery reaches a critical level.
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After Hibernation is initiated, press the power button to resume your work.
NOTE: Rapid Start Technology can be disabled in Setup Utility (BIOS). If Rapid Start Technology is
disabled and you want to be able to initiate the Hibernation state, you must enable user-initiated
Hibernation using Power Options. See Enabling and Exiting User-Initiated Hibernation on page 36.
Initiating and exiting Sleep
With the computer on, you can initiate Sleep in any of the following ways:
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Close the display.
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From the Start screen, point to the upper-right or lower-right side of the screen. When the
charms list displays, click Settings, click the Power icon, and the click Sleep.
To exit Sleep:
●
Briefly press the power button.
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If the display is closed, open the display.
●
Press a key on the keyboard.
●
Tap or swipe the TouchPad.
When the computer exits Sleep, the power lights turn on and the computer returns to the screen
where you stopped working.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required on wakeup, you must enter your Windows
password before the computer will return to the screen.
Enabling and Exiting User-Initiated Hibernation
You can enable user-initiated Hibernation and change other power settings and timeouts using Power
Options in Windows Control Panel. as follows:
1.
From the Start screen, type power, then select Settings, and then select Power Options from
the list of applications.
2.
Click Hardware and Sound, and then click Power Options.
3.
In the left pane, click Choose what the power button does.
4.
Click Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
5.
In the When I press the power button area, select Hibernate.
6.
Click Save changes.
To exit Hibernation, briefly press the power button. The power lights turn on and your work returns to
the screen where you stopped working.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required on wakeup, you must enter your Windows
password before your work will return to the screen.
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Setting password protection on wakeup
To set the computer to prompt for a password when the computer exits Sleep or Hibernation, follow
these steps:
1.
From the Start screen, type power, then select Settings, and then select Power Options.
2.
Click Hardware and Sound, and then click Power Options.
3.
In the left pane, click Require a password on wakeup.
4.
Click Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
5.
Click Require a password (recommended).
NOTE: If you need to create a user account password or change your current user account
password, click Create or change your user account password, and then follow the onscreen instructions. If you do not need to create or change a user account password, go to step
5.
6.
Click Save changes.
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Using the power meter and power settings
The power meter is located on the Windows Desktop. The power meter allows you to quickly access
power settings and view the remaining battery charge.
●
To display the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current power plan, on the
Windows Desktop, point over the power meter icon.
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To use Power Options, or to change the power plan, click the power meter icon and select an
item from the list. From the Start screen, you can also type From the Start screen, type power,
then select Settings, and then select Power Options.
Different power meter icons indicate whether the computer is running on battery or external power.
The icon also displays a message if the battery has reached a low or critical battery level.
Selecting a power plan
A power plan manages how the computer uses power and helps you conserve power and maximize
performance. To change the power plan, from the Start screen, type From the Start screen, type
power, then select Settings, and then select Power Options.
The following power plans are available:
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HP Recommended (recommended). Automatically balances performance with energy
consumption on capable hardware.
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Power saver. Saves power by reducing system performance and screen brightness where
possible.
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High performance. Favors performance, but may use more energy. Your battery will not last as
long between charges using this power plan. Click Show additional plans to select this power
plan.
You can also create your own power plan and customize it to how you use the computer for your
needs.
To use Power Options in the Control Panel, from the Start screen, type c, and then select Control
Panel. Click Hardware and Sound, and then click Power Options.
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Running on battery power
When a charged battery is in the computer and the computer is not plugged into external power, the
computer runs on battery power. If the computer has a charged battery installed and the AC adapter
is disconnected from the computer, the computer automatically switches to battery power and the
display brightness decreases to conserve battery life. The battery in the computer slowly discharges
when the computer is off and unplugged from external power.
Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the
computer, display brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors.
Factory-sealed battery
To monitor the status of your battery, or if the battery is no longer holding a charge, run Battery Check
in Help and Support. To access battery information, select the HP Support Assistant app on the
Start screen, and then select Battery and performance. If Battery Check indicates that your battery
should be replaced, contact support.
Finding battery information
To access battery information, select the HP Support Assistant app on the Start screen, and then
select Battery and performance.
HP Support Assistant provides the following tools and information about the battery:
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Battery test
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Information on battery types, specifications, life cycles, and capacity
To access battery information, select the HP Support Assistant app on the Start screen, and then
select Battery and performance. If Battery Check indicates that your battery should be replaced,
contact support.
Conserving battery power
Tips for conserving battery power and maximizing battery life:
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Lower the brightness on the display.
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Select the Power saver setting in Power Options.
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Turn off wireless when you are not using them.
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Disconnect unused external devices that are not plugged into an external power source, such as
an external hard drive connected to a USB port.
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Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
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Before you leave your work, initiate Sleep or shut down the computer.
Identifying low battery levels
When a battery that is the sole power source for the computer reaches a low or critical battery level,
the following behavior occurs:
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The battery light (select models only) indicates a low or critical battery level.
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– or –
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The power meter icon on the Windows Desktop shows a low or critical battery notification.
NOTE: For additional information about the power meter, refer to “Using the power meter”
section.
The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level:
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If Hibernation is disabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer remains
briefly in the Sleep state, and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.
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If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer initiates
Hibernation.
Resolving a low battery level
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
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Connect an AC adapter.
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Connect an optional docking or expansion device.
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Connect an optional power adapter purchased as an accessory from HP.
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available
Save your work and shut down the computer.
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation
When the computer lacks sufficient power to exit Hibernation, follow these steps:
1.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and to external power.
2.
Exit Hibernation by pressing the power button.
Running on external AC power
For information on connecting to AC power, refer to the Setup Instructions poster provided in the
computer box.
The computer does not use battery power when the computer is connected to AC external power with
an approved AC adapter or an optional docking/expansion device.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer,
a replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP.
Connect the computer to external AC power under any of the following conditions:
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
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When charging or calibrating a battery
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When installing or modifying system software
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When writing information to a disc (select models only)
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When running Disk Defragmenter on computers with internal hard drives
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When performing a backup or recovery
When you connect the computer to external AC power:
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The battery begins to charge.
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The display brightness increases.
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The power meter icon on the Windows Desktop changes appearance.
When you disconnect external AC power, the following events occur:
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The computer switches to battery power.
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The display brightness automatically decreases to save battery life.
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The power meter icon on the Windows Desktop changes appearance.
Troubleshooting an AC adapter
Test the AC adapter if the computer exhibits any of the following symptoms when it is connected to
AC power:
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The computer does not turn on.
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The display does not turn on.
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The power lights are off.
To test the AC adapter:
1.
Shut down the computer.
2.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer, and then plug it into an AC outlet.
3.
Turn on the computer.
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If the power lights turn on, the AC adapter is working properly.
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If the power lights remain off, check the connection from the AC adapter to the computer
and the connection from the AC adapter to the AC outlet to make sure the connections are
secure.
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If the connections are secure and the power lights remain off, the AC adapter is not
functioning and should be replaced.
Contact customer support for information on obtaining a replacement AC power adapter.
HP CoolSense (select models only)
HP CoolSense
automatically detects when the computer is not in a stationary position and
adjusts performance and fan settings to keep the surface temperature of your computer at the
optimum level of comfort.
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When HP CoolSense is off, the position of the computer is not detected and the performance and fan
options remain at the factory setting. As a result, the surface temperature of the computer may be
higher than it would be with HP CoolSense on.
To turn CoolSense off or on, follow these steps:
▲
From the Start screen, type cool, select Settings, and then select HP CoolSense.
Refreshing your software content with Intel Smart
Connect Technology (select models only)
When the computer is in the Sleep state, Intel® Smart Connect Technology periodically causes the
computer to exit Sleep. Smart Connect then updates the content for certain open applications and
reinitiates Sleep. As a result, your work is immediately available to you as soon as you exit Sleep.
You do not have to wait while updates are downloaded.
▲
To enable this feature or manually adjust the settings, from the Start screen, type smart, and
then select then select Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology.
Shutting down (turning off) the computer
CAUTION: Unsaved information is lost when the computer shuts down. Be sure to save your work
before shutting down the computer.
The Shut down command closes all open programs, including the operating system, and then turns
off the display and computer.
Shut down the computer under any of the following conditions:
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When you need to replace the battery or access components inside the computer
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When you are connecting an external hardware device that does not connect to a USB or video
port
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When the computer will be unused and disconnected from external power for an extended
period
Although you can shut down the computer with the power button, the recommended procedure is to
use the Windows Shut down command:
NOTE: If the computer is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation, you must first exit Sleep or
Hibernation before shutdown is possible by briefly pressing the power button.
1.
Save your work and close all open programs.
2.
From the Start screen, point to the upper-right or lower-right corner of the screen.
3.
When the charms list opens, click Settings. Click the Power icon, and then click Shut down.
If the computer is unresponsive and you are unable to use the preceding shutdown procedures, try
the following emergency procedures in the sequence provided:
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Press ctrl+alt+delete, and then click the Power icon, and then select Shut Down.
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Press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds.
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Disconnect the computer from external power.
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Managing and sharing information
Drives are digital storage devices or solid-state drives that help you store, manage, share, and
access information. Your computer has an internal hard drive that stores your computer's software,
operating system, as well as providing storage for all of your personal files. Some computers also
have a built-in optical drive that allows you to read or write to a CD, DVD, or (on select models) Bluray Disc (BD), to play and record audio and video.
For added capacity or functionality, connect an external drive (purchased separately), such as an
optical drive or hard drive, or insert a digital storage card to import information directly from your
phone or camera. A USB flash drive, connected to the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port on your
computer, also allows quick data transfer. Some devices use the computer's power to run; others
have their own power source. Some devices come with software that must be installed.
NOTE: For information about connecting external wireless devices, see Connecting to a network
on page 14.
NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which computer port to
use, see the manufacturer's instructions.
Using a USB device
Most computers have more than one USB port, because this versatile interface allows you to connect
to numerous kinds of external devices to your computer, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, external
drive, printer, scanner, or USB hub.
Your computer has more than one type of USB port. See Getting to know your computer on page 4
for the types of USB ports you have on this computer. Be sure to purchase devices that are
compatible with your computer.
Type
Description
USB 2.0
Transfers data at 60 MB/s.
USB 3.0
Transfers data at 640 MB/s. USB 3.0 ports, also known as
SuperSpeed ports, are also compatible with USB 1.0 and 2.0
devices.
Connecting a USB device
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect the
device.
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Connect the USB cable for the device to the USB port.
NOTE: The USB port on your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this
section.
NOTE: The first time you connect a USB device, a message in the notification area lets you know
that the device is recognized by the computer.
Removing a USB device
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove
the USB device.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of loss of information or an unresponsive system, use the following
procedure to safely remove the USB device.
1. To remove a USB device, save your information and close all programs associated with the device.
2. From the Windows Desktop, click the remove hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right
of the taskbar. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.
3. Remove the device.
Connecting a powered USB device
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered device, be
sure that the device is turned off and its AC power cord is unplugged.
1.
Connect the device to the computer.
2.
Plug the device power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
3.
Turn on the device.
To disconnect an unpowered external device, stop the device, and then disconnect it from the
computer. To disconnect a powered external device, turn off the device, disconnect it from the
computer, and then unplug the AC power cord.
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Inserting and removing a digital storage card
To insert a digital storage card:
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the digital card connectors, use minimal force to insert
a digital card.
1.
Hold the card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
2.
Insert the card into the digital storage slot, and then press in on the card until it is firmly seated.
To remove a digital storage card:
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of loss of data or an unresponsive system, use the following
procedure to safely remove the digital card.
1.
Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card.
2.
From the Windows Desktop, click the remove hardware icon in the notification area, at the far
right of the taskbar. Then, follow the on-screen instructions.
3.
Press in on the card (1), and then remove it from the slot (2).
NOTE:
If the card is not ejected, pull the card out of the slot.
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Sharing data and drives and accessing software
When your computer is part of a network, you are not limited to using only the information that is
stored in your computer. Network computers can exchange software and data with each other.
NOTE:
When a disc like a DVD movie or game is copy-protected, it cannot be shared.
To share on the same network:
1.
From the Windows Desktop, select File Explorer.
2.
Click the Share tab on the Libraries window, and then click Specific people.
3.
Type a name in the File Sharing box, and then click Add.
4.
Click Share.
To share information from your Local Disk:
1.
On the Windows Desktop, open File Explorer.
2.
Click Local Disk (C:) on the Libraries window.
3.
Click the Share tab, and then click Advanced sharing.
4.
On the Local Disk (C:) Properties window, select Advanced sharing.
5.
Check Share this folder.
To share drives on the same network:
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1.
On the Windows Desktop, right-click the Wireless Icon
2.
Select Open Network and Sharing Center.
3.
Under View your active networks, select an active network.
4.
Select Change advanced sharing settings to set sharing options for privacy, network
discovery, file and printer sharing or other network options.
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in the notification area.
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Maintaining your computer
It is important to perform regular maintenance to keep your computer in optimal condition. This
chapter provides information about improving the performance of your computer by running tools
such as Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup and by replacing a hard drive or adding memory. It also
provides information about updating your programs and drivers, instructions for cleaning your
computer, and tips for travelling with your computer.
Improving performance
Everyone wants a fast computer and by performing regular maintenance tasks, using tools such as
Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup, you can drastically improve the performance of your computer.
Also, as your computer gets older, you might consider installing larger drives and adding more
memory.
Handling drives
Observe these precautions when handling drives:
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Before removing or installing a drive, shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the
computer is off or in the Sleep state, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the
operating system.
●
Before handling a drive, discharge static electricity by touching the unpainted metal surface of
the drive.
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Do not touch the connector pins on a removable drive or on the computer.
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Do not use excessive force when inserting a drive into a drive bay.
●
When the battery is the only source of power, be sure that the battery is sufficiently charged
before writing to media.
●
If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble-pack mailer or other suitable protective
packaging and label the package “FRAGILE.”
●
Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields include airport
walk-through devices and security wands. Airport conveyer belts and similar security devices
that check carry-on baggage use X-rays instead of magnetism and do not damage drives.
●
Remove media from a drive before removing the drive from the drive bay, or traveling with,
shipping, or storing a drive.
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Do not type on the keyboard or move the computer while an optical drive is writing to a disc. The
write process is sensitive to vibration.
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Before you move a computer that is connected to an external hard drive, initiate Sleep and allow
the screen to clear, or properly disconnect the external hard drive.
Using Disk Defragmenter
As you use your computer over time, the files on the hard drive become fragmented. A fragmented
drive means data on your drive is not contiguous (sequential) and, because of this, the hard drive
works harder to locate files, thus slowing down the computer. Disk Defragmenter consolidates (or
physically reorganizes) the fragmented files and folders on the hard drive so that the system can run
more efficiently.
NOTE:
It is not necessary to run Disk Defragmenter on solid-state drives.
After you start Disk Defragmenter, it works without supervision. However, depending on the size of
your hard drive and the number of fragmented files, Disk Defragmenter may take more than an hour
to complete.
HP recommends defragmenting your hard drive at least once a month. You may set Disk
Defragmenter to run on a monthly schedule, but you can defragment your computer manually at any
time.
To run Disk Defragmenter:
1.
Connect the computer to AC power.
2.
From the Start screen, type disk, select Settings, and then click Defragment and optimize
your hard drive.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
For additional information, access the Disk Defragmenter software Help.
Using Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup searches the hard drive for unnecessary files that you can safely delete to free up disk
space and help the computer run more efficiently.
To run Disk Cleanup:
1.
From the Start screen, type disk, select Settings, and then click Free up disk space by
deleting unnecessary files.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Updating programs and drivers
HP recommends that you update your programs and drivers on a regular basis to the latest versions.
Updates can resolve issues and bring new features and options to your computer. Technology is
always changing, and updating programs and drivers allows your computer to run the latest
technology available. For example, older graphics components might not work well with the most
recent gaming software. Without the latest driver, you would not be getting the most out of your
equipment.
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Download the latest versions of HP programs and drivers. For U.S. support, go to http://www.hp.com/
go/contactHP. For worldwide support, go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
In addition, register to receive automatic update notifications when they become available.
Cleaning your computer
Cleaning your computer and external devices helps keep them in good working condition. If you don't
clean your computer, dust and dirt particles can build up.
CAUTION: Avoid using the following cleaning products to clean your computer:
Strong solvents, such as alcohol, acetone, ammonium chloride, methylene chloride, and
hydrocarbons, which can permanently damage the surface of the computer.
Cleaning the display, sides, and cover
Gently wipe the display using a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with an alcohol-free glass cleaner. Allow
the display to dry before closing the computer cover.
Use a pre-moistened germicidal wipe to clean the sides and cover. Fibrous materials, such as paper
towels, can scratch the computer.
NOTE:
debris.
When cleaning the cover of the computer, use a circular motion to aid in removing dirt and
Cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard
CAUTION: Never allow liquids to drip between the keys on the keyboard, even when you are
cleaning the computer. This can permanently damage internal components.
●
To clean and disinfect the TouchPad and keyboard, use a soft microfiber cloth or a static-free
cloth without oil (such as a chamois cloth) moistened with an alcohol-free glass cleaner or use
an acceptable germicidal disposable wipe.
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To prevent keys from sticking and to remove dust, lint, and particles from the keyboard, use a
can of compressed air with a straw extension.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to internal components, do not use
a vacuum cleaner attachment to clean the keyboard. A vacuum cleaner can deposit household
debris on the keyboard surface.
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Traveling with or shipping your computer
If you have to travel with or ship your computer, here are some tips to keep in mind to keep your
equipment safe.
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Prepare the computer for traveling or shipping:
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Back up your information to an external drive.
◦
Remove all discs and all external media cards, such as digital storage cards, from the
computer.
◦
Turn off, and then disconnect all external devices.
◦
Remove any media from the drive before removing the drive from a drive bay.
CAUTION: Perform this action before shipping, storing, or traveling with a drive. This will
help reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information.
◦
Shut down the computer.
●
Take along a backup of your information. Keep the backup separate from the computer.
●
When traveling by air, carry the computer as hand luggage; do not check it in with the rest of
your luggage.
CAUTION: Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields
include airport walk-through devices and security wands. Airport conveyer belts and similar
security devices that check carry-on baggage use X-rays instead of magnetism and do not
damage drives.
●
If you plan to use the computer during a flight, listen for the in-flight announcement that tells you
when you are allowed to use your computer. In-flight computer use is at the discretion of the
airline.
●
If you are shipping the computer or a drive, use suitable protective packaging and label the
package “FRAGILE.”
●
If the computer has a wireless device installed, the use of these devices may be restricted in
some environments. Such restrictions may apply onboard aircraft, in hospitals, near explosives,
and in hazardous locations. If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of a
particular device, ask for authorization to use your computer before you turn it on.
●
If you are traveling internationally, follow these suggestions:
◦
Check the computer-related customs regulations for each country or region on your
itinerary.
◦
Check the power cord and adapter requirements for each location in which you plan to use
the computer. Voltage, frequency, and plug configurations vary.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not
attempt to power the computer with a voltage converter kit sold for appliances.
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Securing your computer and
information
Computer security is essential for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your
information. Standard security solutions provided by the Windows operating system, HP applications,
the non-Windows Setup Utility (BIOS), and other third-party software can help protect your computer
from a variety of risks, such as viruses, worms, and other types of malicious code.
IMPORTANT:
Some security features listed in this chapter may not be available on your computer.
Computer risk
Security feature
Unauthorized use of the computer
Power-on password
Computer viruses
Antivirus software
Unauthorized access to data
Firewall software
Unauthorized access to Setup Utility (BIOS) settings and
other system identification information
Administrator password
Ongoing or future threats to the computer
Software updates
Unauthorized access to a Windows user account
User password
Unauthorized removal of the computer
Security cable lock
Using passwords
A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your computer information and to
protect online transactions. Several types of passwords can be set. For example, when you set up
your computer for the first time, you were asked to create a user password to secure your computer.
Additional passwords can be set in Windows or in the HP Setup Utility (BIOS) that is preinstalled on
your computer.
You may find it helpful to use the same password for a Setup Utility (BIOS) feature and for a Windows
security feature.
Use the following tips for creating and saving passwords:
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To reduce the risk of being locked out of the computer, record each password and store it in a
secure place away from the computer. Do not store passwords in a file on the computer.
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When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
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Change your passwords at least every three months.
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An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers.
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Before you send your computer for service, back up your files, delete confidential files, and then
remove all password settings.
For additional information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords, from the
Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support from the list of applications.
Setting Windows passwords
Password
Function
User password
Protects access to a Windows user account. You may also
set up your computer to require the user password to exit
Sleep. See Setting password protection on wakeup
on page 37 for more information.
Administrator password
Protects administrator-level access to computer contents.
NOTE: This password cannot be used to access Setup
Utility (BIOS) contents.
Setting Setup Utility (BIOS) passwords
Password
Function
Administrator password
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Must be entered each time you access Setup Utility
(BIOS).
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If you forget your administrator password, you cannot
access Setup Utility (BIOS).
NOTE: The administrator password can be used in place of
the power-on password.
NOTE: Your administrator password is not interchangeable
with an administrator password set in Windows, nor is it
displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
NOTE: If you enter the power-on password at the first
password check before the “Press the ESC key for Startup
Menu” message is displayed, you must enter the
administrator password to access Setup Utility (BIOS).
Power-on password
●
Must be entered each time you turn on or restart the
computer.
●
If you forget your power-on password, you cannot turn
on or restart the computer.
NOTE: The administrator password can be used in place of
the power-on password.
NOTE: A power-on password is not displayed as it is set,
entered, changed, or deleted.
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To set, change, or delete an administrator or power-on password in Setup Utility (BIOS):
1.
To start Setup Utility (BIOS), turn on or restart the computer, and then quickly press f10.
2.
Select Security, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes take effect when the computer restarts.
Using Internet security software
When you use your computer to access email, a network, or the Internet, you potentially expose your
computer to computer viruses, spyware, and other online threats. To help protect your computer,
Internet security software that includes antivirus and firewall features may be preinstalled on your
computer as a trial offer. To provide ongoing protection against newly discovered viruses and other
security risks, security software must be kept up to date. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade
the security software trial offer or purchase the software of your choice in order to fully protect your
computer.
Using antivirus software
Computer viruses can disable programs, utilities, or the operating system, or cause them to function
abnormally. Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in most cases, repair any
damage they have caused.
For more information about computer viruses, from the Start screen, type h, and then select Help
and Support from the list of applications.
Using firewall software
Firewalls are designed to prevent unauthorized access to a system or network. A firewall can be
software you install on your computer and/or network, or it can be a combination of both hardware
and software.
There are two types of firewalls to consider:
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Host-based firewalls—Software that protects only the computer it is installed on.
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Network-based firewalls—Installed between your DSL or cable modem and your home network
to protect all the computers on the network.
When a firewall is installed on a system, all data sent to and from the system is monitored and
compared with a set of user-defined security criteria. Any data that does not meet those criteria is
blocked.
Installing software updates
HP, Microsoft Windows, and third-party software installed on your computer should be regularly
updated to correct security problems and improve software performance. For more information, see
Updating programs and drivers on page 48.
Installing Windows security updates
Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer
left the factory. Microsoft sends out alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the computer from
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security breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you
receive an alert.
To be sure that all available updates are installed on the computer, observe these guidelines:
●
Run Windows Update as soon as possible after you set up your computer. From the Start
screen, type w, and then type Windows update in the search box. Select Windows Update
from the list of applications.
●
Run Windows Update monthly thereafter.
●
Obtain updates to Windows and other Microsoft programs, as they are released, from the
Microsoft website and through the updates link in Help and Support.
Installing HP and third-party software updates
HP recommends that you regularly update the software and drivers that were originally installed on
your computer. To download the latest versions, go to http://www.hp.com/support. At this location,
you can also register to receive automatic update notifications when they become available.
If you have installed third-party software after you purchased your computer, regularly update the
software. Software companies provide software updates to their products to correct security problems
and improve functionality of the software.
Securing your wireless network
When you set up your wireless network, always enable security features. For more information, see
Protecting your WLAN on page 16.
Backing up your software applications and information
Regularly back up your software applications and information to protect them from being permanently
lost or damaged through a virus attack or a software or hardware failure. For more information, see
Backing up, restoring, and recovering on page 59.
Using an optional security cable lock
A security cable lock, which is purchased separately, is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not
prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen. Security cable locks are only one of several
methods that should be employed as part of a complete security solution to help maximize theft
protection.
The security cable slot on your computer may look slightly different from the illustration in this section.
For the location of the security cable slot on your computer, see Getting to know your computer
on page 4.
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1.
Loop the security cable lock around a secured object.
2.
Insert the key (1) into the security cable lock (2).
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3.
Insert the security cable lock into the security cable slot on the computer (3), and then lock the
security cable lock with the key.
4.
Remove the key and keep it in a safe place.
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Diagnostics
Setup Utility, or Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), controls communication between all the input and
output devices on the system (such as disk drives, display, keyboard, mouse, and printer). Setup
Utility (BIOS) includes settings for the types of devices installed, the startup sequence of the
computer, and the amount of system and extended memory.
Starting Setup Utility (BIOS)
To start Setup Utility (BIOS), turn on or restart the computer, and quickly press f10.
Information about how to navigate in Setup Utility (BIOS) is located at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE: Use extreme care when making changes in Setup Utility (BIOS). Errors can prevent the
computer from operating properly.
Updating the BIOS
Updated versions of the BIOS may be available on the HP website.
Most BIOS updates on the HP website are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs.
Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding
installing and troubleshooting the file.
Determining the BIOS version
To determine whether available BIOS updates contain later BIOS versions than those currently
installed on the computer, you need to know the version of the system BIOS currently installed.
BIOS version information (also known as ROM date and System BIOS) can be displayed by pressing
fn+esc (if you are already in Windows) or by using Setup Utility (BIOS).
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1.
Start Setup Utility (BIOS).
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Main.
3.
To exit Setup Utility (BIOS) without saving your changes, use the arrow keys to select Exit >
Exit Discarding Changes, and then press enter.
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Downloading a BIOS update
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer or an unsuccessful installation, download
and install a BIOS update only when the computer is connected to reliable external power using the
AC adapter. Do not download or install a BIOS update while the computer is running on battery
power, docked in an optional docking device, or connected to an optional power source. During the
download and installation, follow these instructions:
Do not disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet.
Do not shut down the computer or initiate Sleep.
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord.
1.
From the Start screen, select HP Support Assistant.
2.
Click Updates and tune-ups, and then click Check for HP updates now.
At the download area, follow these steps:
3.
a.
Identify the most recent BIOS update and compare it to the BIOS version currently installed
on your computer. Make a note of the date, name, or other identifier. You may need this
information to locate the update later, after it has been downloaded to your hard drive.
b.
Follow the on-screen instructions to download your selection to the hard drive.
If the update is more recent than your BIOS, make a note of the path to the location on your
hard drive where the BIOS update is downloaded. You will need to access this path when
you are ready to install the update.
NOTE: If you connect your computer to a network, consult the network administrator before
installing any software updates, especially system BIOS updates.
BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the
download is complete. If no instructions are displayed, follow these steps:
1.
From the Start screen, type e, and then select File Explorer.
2.
Click your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
3.
Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder on your hard drive that contains
the update.
4.
Double-click the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The BIOS installation begins.
5.
Complete the installation by following the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the
downloaded file from your hard drive.
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Using System Diagnostics
System Diagnostics allows you to run diagnostic tests to determine if the computer hardware is
functioning properly.
To start System Diagnostics:
1.
Turn on or restart the computer, and then quickly press f2.
2.
Click the diagnostic test you want to run, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE:
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If you need to stop a diagnostic test while it is running, press esc.
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11 Backing up, restoring, and recovering
Your computer includes tools provided by HP and the operating system to help you safeguard your
information and retrieve it if ever needed. These tools will help you return your computer to a proper
working state or even back to the original factory state, all with simple steps.
This chapter provides information about:
●
Creating recovery media and backups
●
Restoring and recovering your system
NOTE: This guide describes an overview of backing up, restoring and recovering options. For more
details about the tools provided, see Help and Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then select
Help and Support.
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Creating recovery media and backups
Recovery after a system failure is only as good as your most recent backup.
1.
After you successfully set up the computer, create HP Recovery media. HP Recovery media is a
backup of the HP Recovery partition on the computer. It can be used to reinstall the original
operating system in cases where the hard drive is corrupted or has been replaced.
HP Recovery media you create will provide the following recovery options:
●
System Recovery—reinstalls the original operating system, and then configures the
settings for the default programs.
●
Minimized Image Recovery—reinstalls all hardware-related drivers and software, but not
other software applications.
●
Factory Reset—restores the computer to the state it originally came in from the factory. All
hard drive data is wiped out and all of the partitions are re-created.
See Creating HP Recovery media on page 60.
2.
As you add hardware and software programs, create system restore points. A system restore
point is a snapshot of certain hard drive contents saved by Windows System Restore at a
specific time. A system restore point contains information that Windows uses, such as registry
settings. Windows creates a system restore point for you automatically during a Windows update
and during other system maintenance (such as a software update, security scanning, or system
diagnostics). You can also create a system restore point manually at any time. For more
information and steps for creating specific system restore points, see Windows Help and
Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
3.
As you add photos, video, music, and other personal files, create a backup of your personal
information. Windows File History can be set to regularly and automatically back up libraries,
Contacts, Favorites, and the Windows Desktop. If files are accidentally deleted from the hard
drive and they can no longer be restored from the Recycle Bin, or if files become corrupt, you
can restore the files that you backed up using File History. Restoring files is also useful if you
ever choose to reset the computer by reinstalling Windows or choose to recover using HP
Recovery Manager.
NOTE: File History is not enabled by default, so you will need to turn it on.
For more information and steps for enabling Windows File History, see Windows Help and
Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
Creating HP Recovery media
HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.
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What you need to know
●
Only one set of HP Recovery media can be created. Handle these recovery tools carefully, and
keep them in a safe place.
●
HP Recovery Manager examines the computer and determines the required storage capacity for
the blank USB flash drive or the number of blank DVD discs that will be required.
●
To create recovery discs, your computer must have an optical drive with DVD writer capability,
and you must use only high-quality blank DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL discs. Do not
use rewritable discs such as CD±RW, DVD±RW, double-layer DVD±RW, or BD-RE (rewritable
Blu-ray) discs; they are not compatible with HP Recovery Manager software. Or instead you can
use a high-quality blank USB flash drive.
●
If your computer does not include an integrated optical drive with DVD writer capability, but you
would like DVD recovery media, you can use an optional external optical drive (purchased
separately) to create recovery discs, or you can obtain recovery discs for your computer from the
HP website. For U.S. support, go to http://www.hp.com/go/contactHP. For worldwide support, go
to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html. If you use an external optical drive,
it must be connected directly to a USB port on the computer; the drive cannot be connected to a
USB port on an external device, such as a USB hub.
●
Be sure that the computer is connected to AC power before you begin creating the recovery
media.
●
The creation process can take up to an hour or more. Do not interrupt the creation process.
●
If necessary, you can exit the program before you have finished creating all of the recovery
DVDs. HP Recovery Manager will finish burning the current DVD. The next time you start HP
Recovery Manager, you will be prompted to continue, and the remaining discs will be burned.
To create HP Recovery media:
1.
From the Start screen, type recovery, and then select HP Recovery Manager.
2.
Select Recovery Media Creation, and follow the on-screen instructions to continue.
Should you ever need to recover the system, see Recovering using HP Recovery Manager
on page 64.
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Restore and recovery
There are several options for recovering from potential problems. The method used depends on your
situation and level of expertise:
●
If you need to restore your personal files and data, you can use Windows File History to restore
the backups you created. For more information and steps for using File History, see Windows
Help and Support. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
●
If you need to correct a problem with a preinstalled application or driver, use the Drivers and
Applications Reinstall option of HP Recovery Manager to reinstall the individual application or
driver.
From the Start screen, type recovery, select HP Recovery Manager, and then select Drivers
and Applications Reinstall, and follow the on-screen instructions.
●
If you want to restore the system to a previous state without losing any personal data, Windows
System Restore is an option. System Restore allows you to restore without the requirements of
Windows Refresh or a reinstallation. Windows creates system restore points automatically
during a Windows update and other system maintenance events. Even if you did not manually
create a restore point, you can choose to restore to a previous point. For more information and
steps for using Windows System Restore, see Windows Help and Support. From the Start
screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
●
If you want a quick and easy way to recover the system without losing your personal data,
settings, or apps that came pre-installed on your computer or were purchased from the Windows
Store, consider using Windows Refresh. This option does not require backing up data to another
drive. See Using Windows Refresh for quick and easy recovery on page 63.
●
Should you choose to reset your computer to its original state, Windows provides an easy way to
remove all personal data, apps, and settings, and reinstall Windows.
For more information, see Remove everything and reinstall Windows on page 63.
●
If you wish to reset your computer using a minimized image, you can choose the HP Minimized
Image Recovery option from the HP Recovery partition (select models only) or HP Recovery
media. Minimized Image Recovery installs only drivers and hardware-enabling applications.
Other applications included in the image continue to be available for installation through the
Drivers and Applications Reinstall option in HP Recovery Manager.
For more information, see Recovering using HP Recovery Manager on page 64.
●
If you wish to recover the computer's original factory partitioning and content, you can choose
the System Recovery option from the HP Recovery media. For more information, see
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager on page 64.
●
If you are replacing the hard drive, you can use the Factory Reset option of HP Recovery media
to restore the factory image to the replacement drive. For more information, see Recovering
using HP Recovery Manager on page 64.
●
If you wish to remove the recovery partition to reclaim hard drive space, HP Recovery Manager
offers the Remove Recovery Partition option.
For more information, see Removing the HP Recovery partition on page 66.
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Using Windows Refresh for quick and easy recovery
When your computer is not working properly and you need to regain system stability, the Windows
Refresh option allows you to start fresh and keep what is important to you.
IMPORTANT: Refresh removes any Windows Desktop apps that were not originally installed on the
system at the factory.
NOTE: During Refresh, a list of removed Windows Desktop apps will be saved to your Windows
Desktop so you have a quick way to see what you might need to reinstall. See Help and Support for
instructions on reinstalling. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and Support.
NOTE: You may be prompted for your permission or password when using Refresh. See Windows
Help and Support for more information. From the Start screen, type h, and then select Help and
Support.
To start Refresh:
1.
On the Start screen, point to the far-right upper or lower corner of the screen to display charms.
2.
Click Settings.
3.
Click Change PC settings in the bottom right corner of the screen, and then select General
from the PC settings screen.
4.
Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, select Get started, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Remove everything and reinstall Windows
Sometimes you want to perform detailed reformatting of your computer, or you want to remove
personal information before you give away or recycle your computer. The Remove everything and
reinstall Windows option provides a speedy, simple way to return the computer to its original state.
This option removes all personal data, apps, and settings from your computer, and reinstalls
Windows.
IMPORTANT: This option does not provide backups of your information. Before using this option,
back up any personal data you wish to retain.
How to remove everything and reinstall Windows on your computer
You can select to remove everything and reinstall Windows on your computer using the f11 key or
from the Start screen.
To remove everything and reinstall Windows using the f11 key:
1.
Press f11 while the computer boots.
—Or—
Press and hold f11 as you press the power button.
2.
Select Troubleshoot from the boot options menu.
3.
Select Reset your PC, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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To remove everything and reinstall Windows from the Start screen:
1.
On the Start screen, point to the far-right upper or lower corner of the screen to display charms.
2.
Click Settings.
3.
Click Change PC settings in the bottom right corner of the screen, and then select General
from the PC settings screen.
4.
Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, select Get started, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager
HP Recovery Manager software allows you to recover the computer to its original factory state. Using
the HP Recovery media you created, you can choose from one of the following recovery options:
●
System Recovery—reinstalls the original operating system, and then configures the settings for
the default programs.
●
Minimized Image Recovery—reinstalls all hardware-related drivers and software, but not other
software applications.
●
Factory Reset—restores the computer to the state it originally came in from the factory. All hard
drive data is wiped out and all of the partitions are re-created.
The HP Recovery partition (select models only) allows Minimized Image Recovery.
What you need to know
●
HP Recovery Manager recovers only software that was installed at the factory. For software not
provided with this computer, you must either download the software from the manufacturer's
website or reinstall the software from the media provided by the manufacturer.
●
Recovery through HP Recovery Manager should be used as a final attempt to correct computer
issues.
●
HP Recovery media must be used if the computer hard drive fails or if all attempts to correct any
functional computer issues fail.
●
To use the Factory Reset or System Recovery options, you must use HP Recovery media.
●
If the HP Recovery media do not work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from the
HP website. For U.S. support, go to http://www.hp.com/go/contactHP. For worldwide support, go
to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.
IMPORTANT: HP Recovery Manager does not automatically provide backups of your personal
data. Before beginning recovery, back up any personal data you wish to retain.
Using the HP Recovery partition to recover a minimized image (select models only)
The HP Recovery partition (select models only) allows you to perform a minimized image recovery
without the need for recovery discs or a recovery USB flash drive. This type of recovery can only be
used if the hard drive is still working.
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To start HP Recovery Manager from the HP Recovery partition:
1.
Press f11 while the computer boots.
—Or—
Press and hold f11 as you press the power button.
2.
Select Troubleshoot from the boot options menu.
3.
Select HP Recovery Manager, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Using HP Recovery media to recover
You can use HP Recovery media to recover the original system. This method can be used if your
system does not have an HP Recovery partition or if the hard drive is not working properly.
1.
If possible, back up all personal files.
2.
Insert the first HP Recovery disc you created into the optical drive on your computer or into an
optional external optical drive, and then restart the computer.
—Or—
Insert the HP Recovery USB flash drive you created into a USB port on your computer, and then
restart the computer.
NOTE: If the computer does not automatically restart in HP Recovery Manager, change the
computer boot order. See Changing the computer boot order on page 65.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Changing the computer boot order
If computer does not restart in HP Recovery Manager, you can change the computer boot order,
which is the order of devices listed in BIOS where the computer looks for startup information. You can
change the selection for an optical drive or a USB flash drive.
To change the boot order:
1.
Make sure the HP Recovery media you created is inserted.
2.
Restart the computer.
3.
Press and hold esc while the computer is restarting, and then press f9 for boot options.
4.
Select the optical drive or USB flash drive you want to boot from.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Removing the HP Recovery partition
HP Recovery Manager software allows you to remove the HP Recovery partition to free up hard drive
space.
IMPORTANT: Removing the HP Recovery partition means you can no longer use Windows
Refresh, the Windows Remove everything and reinstall Windows option, or the HP Recovery
Manager option for minimized image recovery. Create HP Recovery media before removing the
Recovery partition to ensure you have recovery options; see Creating HP Recovery media
on page 60.
Follow these steps to remove the HP Recovery partition:
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1.
From the Start screen, type recovery, and then select HP Recovery Manager.
2.
Select Remove Recovery Partition, and follow the on-screen instructions to continue.
Chapter 11 Backing up, restoring, and recovering
12 Specifications
Input power
The power information in this section may be helpful if you plan to travel internationally with the
computer.
The computer operates on DC power, which can be supplied by an AC or a DC power source. The
AC power source must be rated at 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz. Although the computer can be powered
from a standalone DC power source, it should be powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power
source supplied and approved by HP for use with this computer.
The computer can operate on DC power within the following specifications. Operating voltage and
current varies by platform.
Input power
Rating
Operating voltage and current
18.5 V dc @ 3.5 A or 19.5 V dc @ 3.33 A – 65 W
DC plug of external HP power supply
NOTE: This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with phase-to-phase voltage not
exceeding 240 V rms.
NOTE:
The computer operating voltage and current can be found on the system regulatory label.
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Operating environment
Factor
Metric
U.S.
Operating
5°C to 35°C
41°F to 95°F
Nonoperating
-20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Operating
-15 m to 3,048 m
-50 ft to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating
-15 m to 12,192 m
-50 ft to 40,000 ft
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
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13 Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic discharge is the release of static electricity when two objects come into contact—for
example, the shock you receive when you walk across the carpet and touch a metal door knob.
A discharge of static electricity from fingers or other electrostatic conductors may damage electronic
components. To prevent damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe
these precautions:
●
If removal or installation instructions direct you to unplug the computer, unplug it after being
properly grounded and before removing a cover.
●
Keep components in their electrostatic-safe containers until you are ready to install them.
●
Avoid touching pins, leads, and circuitry. Handle electronic components as little as possible.
●
Use nonmagnetic tools.
●
Before handling components, discharge static electricity by touching an unpainted metal surface
of the component.
●
If you remove a component, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
If you need more information about static electricity or assistance with component removal or
installation, contact support.
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Index
Symbols/Numerics
2–finger click 29
A
AC adapter 5
AC adapter, testing 41
action keys 33
decrease screen brightness
32
Help and Support 32
identifying 11
increase screen brightness 33
next track or section 33
play, pause, resume 33
previous track or section 33
switch screen image 33
volume down 33
volume mute 33
volume up 33
wireless 33
airport security devices 47
antivirus software, using 53
audio functions, checking 22
audio-in (microphone) jack 5
audio-out (headphone) jacks 5
B
back up
personal files 60
backing up software and
information 54
backups 59
bass settings hot key 34
battery
discharging 39
low battery levels 39
battery information, finding
battery power 39
Beats Audio 21, 34
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39
Beats Audio Control Panel 21
Beats Audio hot key 21
best practices 1
BIOS
determining version 56
downloading an update 57
updating 56
Bluetooth device 14, 17
Bluetooth label 13
boot order
changing HP Recovery
Manager 65
bottom 13
buttons
left TouchPad 8
power 10
right TouchPad 8
TouchPad on/off 8
C
cables
USB 44
caps lock light, identifying 10
caring for your computer 49
checking audio functions 22
cleaning your computer 49
components
bottom 12
display 7
left side 6
right side 5
top 8
computer reset 63
configuring audio for HDMI 23
connecting to a WLAN 17
connector, power 5
corporate WLAN connection 17
critical battery level 40
CyberLink PowerDVD 24
D
deleted files
restoring 62
digital card
inserting 45
Digital Media Slot, identifying 6
Disk Cleanup software 48
Disk Defragmenter software 48
E
electrostatic discharge 69
esc key, identifying 11
external AC power, using 40
external devices 44
F
firewall software 53
fn key, identifying 34
fun things to do 2
Function key, identifying
11
H
hard drive light 6
HDMI
configuring audio 23
HDMI port, connecting 22
HDMI port, identifying 6, 20
Hibernation
exiting 36
initiated during critical battery
level 40
initiating 36
high-definition devices,
connecting 22
hot keys
bass settings 34
description 34
display system information 34
using 34
HP and third-party software
updates, installing 54
HP Recovery Manager 64
correcting boot problems 65
starting 65
HP Recovery media
creating 60
recovery 65
HP Recovery partition 65
recovery 64
removing 66
hubs 43
I
input power 67
installing
critical security updates 53
optional security cable lock 54
integrated webcam light,
identifying 7, 20
internal display switch,
identifying 7
internal microphones, identifying
7, 19
Internet connection setup 16
Internet security software, using
53
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 5
audio-out (headphone) 5
network 6
RJ-45 (network) 6
K
keyboard hot keys, identifying
keys
action 11
esc 11
Windows applications 11
Windows logo 11
L
labels
Bluetooth 13
regulatory 13
serial number 13
service 13
wireless certification 13
WLAN 13
34
lights
AC adapter 5
caps lock 10
hard drive 6
mute 9
power 6, 9
TouchPad 8, 10
webcam 7, 20
wireless 9
low battery level 39
M
maintenance
Disk Cleanup 48
Disk Defragmenter 48
minimized image
creating 64
minimized image recovery 64
mouse, external
setting preferences 26
mute light, identifying 9
N
network jack, identifying
6
O
operating environment 68
optional external devices, using
44
original system recovery 64
P
passwords
Setup Utility (BIOS) 52
Windows 52
pinching TouchPad gesture 28
ports
HDMI 6, 20, 22
USB 5, 20
USB 3.0 6, 20
power
battery 39
power button, identifying 10
power connector, identifying 5
power lights, identifying 6, 9
PowerDVD 24
product name and number,
computer 13
public WLAN connection 17
R
recovery 62, 63
discs 61, 65
HP Recovery Manager 64
media 65
starting 65
supported discs 61
system 64
USB flash drive 65
using HP Recovery media 61
recovery media
creating 60
creating using HP Recovery
Manager 61
recovery partition 64
removing 66
recycle
computer 62, 63
refresh 63
computer 62
regulatory information
regulatory label 13
wireless certification labels 13
remove everything and reinstall
Windows 63
reset
computer 62, 63
steps 63
restore
Windows File History 62
RJ-45 (network) jack, identifying
6
rotating TouchPad gesture 28
S
scrolling TouchPad gesture 27
security cable lock, installing 54
security cable slot, identifying 5
security, wireless 16
serial number 13
serial number, computer 13
service labels
locating 13
setting password protection on
wakeup 37
setup of WLAN 16
Setup Utility (BIOS) passwords
52
shipping the computer 50
shutdown 42
Index
71
Sleep
exiting 36
initiating 36
slots
Digital Media 6
security cable 5
software
CyberLink PowerDVD 24
Disk Cleanup 48
Disk Defragmenter 48
software updates, installing 53
speakers, identifying 11, 20
supported discs
recovery 61
system information hot key 34
system recovery 64
system restore point
creating 60
restoring 62
T
testing an AC adapter 41
TouchPad
buttons 8
TouchPad gestures 29
flicking 29
pinching 28
rotating 28
scrolling 27
zooming 28
TouchPad light 8
TouchPad on/off button 8
TouchPad zone, identifying 8
TouchPadouch light 10
traveling with the computer 13,
50
turning off the computer 42
U
unresponsive system 42
USB 3.0 port, identifying 20
USB 3.0 ports identifying 6
USB cable, connecting 44
USB devices
connecting 43
description 43
removing 44
USB hubs 43
USB ports, identifying 5, 20
using external AC power 40
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using passwords 51
V
vents, identifying 12
video 22
W
webcam 20
webcam light, identifying 7, 19
webcam, identifying 7, 19
Windows
backup 60
File History 60, 62
Refresh 62, 63
reinstall 62, 63
remove everything and reinstall
option 63
reset 63
restoring files 62
system restore point 60, 62
Windows applications key,
identifying 11
Windows logo key, identifying 11
Windows passwords 52
Windows security updates,
installing 53
wireless button 15
wireless certification label 13
wireless controls
button 15
operating system 15
wireless light 9, 15
wireless network (WLAN)
connecting 17
corporate WLAN connection
17
equipment needed 16
functional range 17
public WLAN connection 17
security 16
using 15
wireless network, securing 54
WLAN antennas, identifying 7
WLAN device 13, 15
WLAN label 13
WWAN device 14
Z
zooming TouchPad gesture
28
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