HP 520-1138d User guide

HP 520-1138d User guide
HP TouchSmart User Guide
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First Edition: January 2010
Document Part Number: 582064-001
Product notice
This user guide describes features that are
common to most models. Some features
may not be available on your computer.
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 contact
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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Safety warning notice
Table of contents
1 Features
Identifying the installed hardware and software ................................................................................... 2
Identifying hardware ............................................................................................................ 2
Identifying software .............................................................................................................. 2
Components ......................................................................................................................................... 3
Top components .................................................................................................................. 3
TouchPad ............................................................................................................ 3
Lights ................................................................................................................... 4
Keys .................................................................................................................... 5
Front components ................................................................................................................ 5
Right-side components ........................................................................................................ 6
Left-side components .......................................................................................................... 7
Display components ............................................................................................................ 8
Rear components ................................................................................................................ 9
Bottom components ........................................................................................................... 10
2 Networking
Choosing an ISP ................................................................................................................................ 12
Using Internet Services & Offers ....................................................................................... 12
Using ISP-provided icons .................................................................................................. 12
Using the Windows Connect to the Internet Wizard .......................................................... 13
Creating a wireless connection .......................................................................................................... 14
Identifying wireless icons and controls .............................................................................. 14
Identifying wireless and network status icons ................................................... 14
Using the wireless key and button .................................................................... 15
Using Wireless Assistant software .................................................................... 15
Using operating system controls ....................................................................... 16
Connecting to a WLAN ...................................................................................................... 16
Connecting to an existing wireless network ...................................................... 17
Setting up a wireless network ........................................................................... 17
Step 1: Purchase high-speed Internet service .................................. 18
Step 2: Purchase and install a wireless router ................................. 18
Step 3: Configure the computer to connect to the wireless
network ............................................................................................. 18
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Protecting your WLAN ....................................................................................... 19
Roaming to another network ............................................................................. 19
Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only) ............................................................ 20
Inserting a SIM .................................................................................................. 20
Removing a SIM ................................................................................................ 21
Using Bluetooth wireless devices ...................................................................................... 22
Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) ............................................. 22
Connecting to a wired network ........................................................................................................... 23
3 Pointing devices, touch screen, and keyboard
Using pointing devices ....................................................................................................................... 25
Setting pointing device preferences ................................................................................... 25
Using the TouchPad .......................................................................................................... 25
Turning the TouchPad on and off ...................................................................... 25
Using TouchPad gestures ................................................................................. 26
Scrolling ............................................................................................ 26
Pinching/Zooming ............................................................................. 27
Rotating ............................................................................................ 27
Using the digitizer pen ........................................................................................................................ 29
Identifying the pen components ......................................................................................... 29
Holding the pen .................................................................................................................. 29
Storing the pen .................................................................................................................. 29
Using the touch screen ....................................................................................................................... 30
Rotating the display ........................................................................................................... 30
Using the rotate button ...................................................................................... 31
Using touch screen gestures ............................................................................................. 31
Tapping (or clicking) .......................................................................................... 31
Flicking .............................................................................................................. 32
Dragging ............................................................................................................ 32
Scrolling ............................................................................................................ 32
Rotating ............................................................................................................. 33
Pinching ............................................................................................................ 33
Setting touch screen preferences ..................................................................... 34
Using the action keys ......................................................................................................................... 35
Using the hotkeys ............................................................................................................................... 37
4 Multimedia
Multimedia features ............................................................................................................................ 39
Using the media activity keys ............................................................................................................. 40
Multimedia software ........................................................................................................................... 41
Using HP TouchSmart software or HP MediaSmart software ........................................... 41
Using multimedia software ................................................................................................. 41
Installing multimedia software from a disc ......................................................................... 42
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Audio .................................................................................................................................................. 43
Adjusting the volume ......................................................................................................... 43
Connecting external audio devices .................................................................................... 43
Webcam ............................................................................................................................................. 45
Adjusting webcam properties ............................................................................................. 46
Video .................................................................................................................................................. 47
Using the external monitor port .......................................................................................... 47
Connecting an HDMI device .............................................................................................. 47
Configuring audio for HDMI ............................................................................... 48
5 Power management
Shutting down the computer ............................................................................................................... 50
Setting power devices ........................................................................................................................ 51
Using power-saving states ................................................................................................. 51
Initiating and exiting Sleep ................................................................................ 51
Initiating and exiting Hibernation ....................................................................... 51
Conserving power .............................................................................................................. 52
Using the battery meter ..................................................................................................... 52
Using power plans ............................................................................................................. 53
Viewing the current power plan ......................................................................... 53
Selecting a different power plan ........................................................................ 53
Customizing power plans .................................................................................. 53
Setting password protection on wakeup ............................................................................ 53
Using battery power ........................................................................................................................... 54
Finding battery information in Help and Support ............................................................... 54
Using Battery Check .......................................................................................................... 54
Displaying the remaining battery charge ........................................................................... 55
Removing or inserting the battery ...................................................................................... 55
Charging a battery ............................................................................................................. 56
Maximizing battery discharge time .................................................................................... 57
Managing low battery levels .............................................................................................. 57
Identifying low battery levels ............................................................................. 57
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................. 58
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ....... 58
Resolving a low battery level when a charged battery is
available ........................................................................................... 58
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is
available ........................................................................................... 58
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit
Hibernation ....................................................................................... 58
Calibrating a battery ........................................................................................................... 58
Storing a battery ................................................................................................................ 58
Disposing of a used battery ............................................................................................... 59
Replacing the battery ......................................................................................................... 59
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Switching between graphics modes (select models only) .................................................................. 60
Using external AC power .................................................................................................................... 61
Connecting AC power ........................................................................................................ 61
Testing an AC adapter ....................................................................................................... 62
6 External devices
Using Digital Media Slot cards ........................................................................................................... 64
Inserting a digital card ........................................................................................................ 64
Removing a digital card ..................................................................................................... 65
Using a USB device ........................................................................................................................... 66
Connecting a USB device .................................................................................................. 66
Removing a USB device .................................................................................................... 66
7 Drives
Handling drives ................................................................................................................................... 69
Improving hard drive performance ..................................................................................................... 70
Using Disk Defragmenter ................................................................................................... 70
Using Disk Cleanup ........................................................................................................... 70
Using HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection ................................................................................... 71
Identifying HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection status ................................................ 71
Managing power with a parked hard drive ......................................................................... 71
Using HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection software .................................................... 72
Replacing a hard drive ....................................................................................................................... 73
Using external drives .......................................................................................................................... 77
Connecting optional external drives ................................................................................... 77
Using an external optical drive (select models only) .......................................................... 77
Removing an optical disc when the disc tray will not open ............................... 77
Sharing an optical drive ...................................................................................................................... 79
8 Memory modules
Adding or replacing memory modules ................................................................................................ 81
9 Security
Protecting the computer ..................................................................................................................... 85
Using passwords ................................................................................................................................ 86
Setting passwords in Windows .......................................................................................... 86
Setting passwords in Setup Utility ..................................................................................... 86
Administrator password ..................................................................................... 87
Managing an administrator password ............................................... 87
Entering an administrator password ................................................. 88
Power-on password .......................................................................................... 88
Managing a power-on password ...................................................... 88
Entering a power-on password ......................................................... 88
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Using antivirus software ..................................................................................................................... 89
Using firewall software ....................................................................................................................... 90
Installing critical security updates ....................................................................................................... 91
Installing an optional security cable .................................................................................................... 92
Using the fingerprint reader (select models only) ............................................................................... 93
Registering fingerprints ...................................................................................................... 93
Using your registered fingerprint to log on to Windows ..................................................... 94
10 Backup and recovery
Creating recovery discs ...................................................................................................................... 96
Backing up your information ............................................................................................................... 97
Using Windows Backup and Restore ................................................................................ 97
Using system restore points .............................................................................................. 98
When to create restore points ........................................................................... 98
Create a system restore point ........................................................................... 98
Restore to a previous date and time ................................................................. 98
Performing a recovery ........................................................................................................................ 99
Recovering from the recovery discs .................................................................................. 99
Recovering from the dedicated recovery partition (select models only) ............................ 99
11 Setup Utility (BIOS)
Starting Setup Utility ......................................................................................................................... 101
Using Setup Utility ............................................................................................................................ 102
Changing the language of Setup Utility ........................................................................... 102
Navigating and selecting in Setup Utility .......................................................................... 102
Displaying system information ......................................................................................... 103
Restoring default settings in Setup Utility ........................................................................ 103
Exiting Setup Utility .......................................................................................................... 103
Setup Utility menus .......................................................................................................................... 105
Main menu ....................................................................................................................... 105
Security menu .................................................................................................................. 105
System Configuration menu ............................................................................................ 105
Diagnostics menu ............................................................................................................ 106
Updating the BIOS ........................................................................................................................... 107
Determining the BIOS version ......................................................................................... 107
Downloading a BIOS update ........................................................................................... 107
Appendix A Product information
Input power ....................................................................................................................................... 110
Operating environment ..................................................................................................................... 111
Traveling with the computer ............................................................................................................. 112
Routine care ..................................................................................................................................... 113
Cleaning the display ........................................................................................................ 113
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Cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard ............................................................................ 113
Labels ............................................................................................................................................... 114
Index ................................................................................................................................................................. 115
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Features
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Identifying the installed hardware and software
Identifying hardware
To see a list of hardware installed in the computer:
▲
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security. Then in the System area, click Device
Manager.
You can also add hardware or modify device configurations using Device Manager.
NOTE: Windows® includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.
You may be prompted for your permission or password for tasks such as installing applications, running
utilities, or changing Windows settings. Refer to Help and Support for more information.
Identifying software
To see a list of the software installed on the computer:
▲
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Select Start > All Programs.
Chapter 1 Features
Components
Top components
TouchPad
Component
(1)
Description
TouchPad off indicator
To turn the TouchPad zone on and off, quickly double-tap the
TouchPad off indicator.
NOTE:
When the TouchPad zone is active, the light is off.
(2)
Left TouchPad button
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(3)
Right TouchPad button
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
(4)
TouchPad zone
Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen.
Components
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Lights
Component
Description
(1)
Caps lock light
White: Caps lock is on.
(2)
Mute light
Amber: Computer sound is off.
(3)
Wireless light
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White: An integrated wireless device, such as a wireless
local area network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth®
device, is on.
NOTE:
(4)
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TouchPad off indicator
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Wireless devices are enabled at the factory.
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Amber: All wireless devices are off.
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Amber: The TouchPad is off.
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Off: The TouchPad is on.
Keys
Component
Description
(1)
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in combination with
the fn key.
(2)
fn key
Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in
combination with an arrow key or the esc key.
(3)
Windows logo key
Displays the Windows Start menu.
(4)
Windows applications key
Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the cursor.
(5)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
Front components
Components
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Component
Description
(1)
Enables airflow to cool internal components.
Vent
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.
(2)
External WWAN antenna
Sends and receives wireless signals to communicate with wireless
wide area networks (WWAN).
NOTE: For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately
around the antenna free from obstruction. To see wireless
regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region. These
notices are located in Help and Support.
Right-side components
Component
Description
(1)
Fingerprint reader (select models only)
Allows a fingerprint logon to Windows instead of a password
logon.
(2)
Rotate button
Rotates the screen image counterclockwise to 4 orientations:
landscape primary, portrait primary, landscape secondary, and
portrait secondary.
NOTE: Computers with WWAN capabilities only support
landscape primary and portrait secondary orientations.
(3)
(4)
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Power light
Power switch
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White: The computer is on.
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Blinking white: The computer is in the Sleep state.
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Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation.
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When the computer is off, slide the power switch to turn
on the computer.
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When the computer is on, briefly slide the power switch
to exit Sleep.
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When the computer is in the Sleep state, briefly slide the
power switch to exit Sleep.
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When the computer is in Hibernation, briefly slide the
power switch to exit Hibernation.
Component
Description
If the computer has stopped responding and Windows®
shutdown procedures are ineffective, slide and hold the power
switch for at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, select Start >
Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
(5)
Wireless light
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White: An integrated wireless device, such as a wireless
local area network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth®
device, is on.
NOTE:
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(6)
Wireless button
Wireless devices are enabled at the factory.
Amber: All wireless devices are off.
Turns the wireless feature on or off, but does not establish a
wireless connection.
NOTE: A wireless network must be set up in order to
establish a wireless connection.
(7)
Digital Media Slot
Supports the following digital card formats:
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Memory Stick
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Memory Stick Pro
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MultiMediaCard
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Secure Digital Memory Card
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xD-Picture Card
(8)
USB ports (2)
Connect optional USB devices.
(9)
Battery light
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Off: The computer is running on battery power.
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Blinking amber: The battery has reached a low battery
level, a critical battery level, or there is a battery error.
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Amber: A battery is charging.
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White: The computer is connected to external power and
the battery is fully charged.
(10)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
Left-side components
Components
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Component
(1)
Description
Vent
Enables 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.
(2)
HDMI port
Connects an optional video or audio device, such as a highdefinition television, or any compatible digital or audio
component.
(3)
USB port
Connects an optional USB device.
(4)
Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in
(microphone) jack
Produces sound when connected to optional powered stereo
speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television audio.
Also connects an optional headset microphone.
NOTE: When a device is connected to the jack, the device
speakers are disabled.
(5)
Drive light
Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
●
Amber: HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection has
temporarily parked the hard drive.
(6)
Pen tether hole
Connects the pen tether.
(7)
Pen holder
Holds the digitizer pen.
Display components
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Component
Description
(1)
WWAN antennas (2)* (select models only)
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
wide-area networks (WWAN).
(2)
WLAN antennas (2)*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless
local area networks (WLAN).
(3)
Internal microphones (2)
Record sound.
(4)
Webcam light
On: The webcam is in use.
(5)
Webcam
Records video and captures still photographs.
(6)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound.
(7)
Convertible hinge
Swivels the display and converts the computer from traditional
notebook mode to slate mode or from slate mode to notebook
mode. In slate mode, the display is rotated and folded flat, so that
you can view content while carrying the computer.
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around
the antennas free from obstructions. To see wireless regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region. These notices are located in Help and Support.
Rear components
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)
External monitor port
Connects an external VGA monitor or projector.
(3)
RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects a network cable.
Components
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Bottom components
Component
Description
(1)
Battery release latch
Releases the battery from the battery bay.
(2)
Battery bay
Holds the battery.
NOTE: The battery is preinstalled in the battery bay at the
factory.
(3)
Vents (4)
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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(4)
Hard drive bay
Holds the hard drive.
(5)
Memory module compartment
Contains the memory module slots.
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Networking
The computer supports 2 types of Internet access:
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Wireless—For mobile Internet access, you can use a wireless connection. To learn about adding
the computer to an existing network or setting up a wireless network, refer to Creating a wireless
connection on page 14.
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Wired—You can access the Internet by connecting to a broadband network using the RJ-45
(network) jack. To learn about connecting using the RJ-45 jack, refer to Connecting to a wired
network on page 23.
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Choosing an ISP
You must set up Internet service before you can connect to the Internet. The computer includes the
following software features to help you set up a new Internet account or configure the computer to use
an existing account:
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Internet Services & Offers (available in some locations)
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ISP-provided icons (available in some locations)
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Windows Connect to the Internet Wizard (available in all locations)
Using Internet Services & Offers
If the Internet Service & Offers utility is supported in the country or region in which you purchased the
computer, you can access the utility by using the following method:
▲
Select Start > All Programs > Online Services > Get Online.
The Internet Services & Offers utility assists with these tasks:
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Signing up for a new Internet account
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Configuring the computer to use an existing account
Using ISP-provided icons
If ISP-provided icons are supported in the country or region in which you purchased the computer, the
icons may be displayed either individually on the Windows desktop or grouped in a desktop folder named
Online Services.
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To set up a new Internet account or configure the computer to use an existing account, doubleclick an icon, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
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Using the Windows Connect to the Internet Wizard
You can use the Windows Connect to the Internet Wizard to connect to the Internet in any of these
situations:
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If you already have an account with an ISP.
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If you have a disc from an ISP.
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If you do not have an Internet account and would like to select an ISP from the list provided within
the wizard. (The list of ISP providers is not available in all regions.)
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If you have selected an unlisted ISP and the ISP has provided you with such information as a
specific IP address and POP3 and SMTP settings.
To access the Windows Connect To The Internet Wizard and instructions for using the wizard, select
Start > Help and Support.
NOTE: If you are prompted within the wizard to choose between enabling or disabling Windows
Firewall, choose to enable the firewall.
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Creating a wireless connection
Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be
equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:
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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, each mobile wireless device communicates with a wireless router or a wireless access
point.
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HP Mobile Broadband Module—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides
access to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. In a WWAN, each
mobile device communicates to a mobile network operator’s base station. Mobile network operators
install networks of base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas,
effectively providing coverage across entire states, regions, or even countries.
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Bluetooth® device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled
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 on wireless technology, refer to the information and Web site links provided in
Help and Support.
Identifying wireless icons and controls
Identifying wireless and network status icons
Icon
Name
Description
Wireless (connected)
Identifies the location of the wireless light and the wireless key
and button on the computer. Also identifies the Wireless
Assistant software on the computer and indicates that one or
more of the wireless devices are on.
Wireless (disconnected)
Identifies the Wireless Assistant software on the computer and
indicates that all of the wireless devices are off.
HP Connection Manager
Opens HP Connection Manager, which enables you to create
a connection with an HP Mobile Broadband device (select
models only).
Network status
Indicates the status of network connections, both wired and
wireless.
When you move the mouse pointer over the icons, more
detailed information is displayed.
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Using the wireless key and button
The computer has a wireless key (1), a wireless button (2), two wireless lights (3), and one or more
wireless devices. All of the wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory.
If the wireless lights are amber, all wireless devices are off. If the wireless lights are white, an integrated
wireless device, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth® device, is
on.
The wireless lights indicate the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices. Press the wireless key or wireless button to turn the wireless devices off or on.
Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless key or wireless button
to turn on or turn off the wireless devices simultaneously. Individual wireless devices can be controlled
through Wireless Assistant software.
Using Wireless Assistant software
A wireless device can be turned on or off using the Wireless Assistant software. If a wireless device is
disabled in Setup Utility, it must be reenabled in Setup Utility before it can be turned on or off using
Wireless Assistant.
NOTE: Enabling or turning on a wireless device does not automatically connect the computer to a
network or a Bluetooth-enabled device.
To view the state of the wireless devices, click the Show hidden icons icon, the arrow at the left of the
notification area, and position the mouse pointer over the wireless icon.
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If the wireless icon is not displayed in the notification area, complete the following steps to change
Wireless Assistant properties:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Windows Mobility Center.
2.
Click the wireless icon in the Wireless Assistant tile, which is located in the bottom row of Windows®
Mobility Center.
3.
Click Properties.
4.
Select the check box next to HP Wireless Assistant icon in notification area.
5.
Click Apply.
6.
Click Close.
For more information, refer to the Wireless Assistant software Help:
1.
Open Wireless Assistant by clicking the wireless icon in Windows Mobility Center.
2.
Click the Help button.
Using operating system controls
Some operating systems also offer a way to manage integrated wireless devices and the wireless
connection. For example, Windows provides the Network and Sharing Center that allows you to set up
a connection or network, connect to a network, manage wireless networks, and diagnose and repair
network problems.
To access the Network and Sharing Center, select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet >
Network and Sharing Center.
For more information, select Start > Help and Support.
Connecting to 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.
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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).
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Connecting to an existing wireless network
To connect the computer to an existing wireless network, follow these steps:
1.
Be sure that the wireless device is on (wireless light is white). If the wireless light is amber, press
the wireless key or wireless button.
2.
Click the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
3.
Select a network to connect to.
4.
Click Connect.
5.
If the network is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a network security key, which
is a security code. Type the code, and then click OK to complete the connection.
Setting up a wireless network
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 (ISP)
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A wireless router (purchased separately) (2)
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The wireless computer (3)
The illustration below shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the
Internet.
NOTE: When setting up a wireless connection, be sure that your computer and wireless router are
synchronized. To synchronize your computer and wireless router, turn your computer and wireless
router off and then back on.
As your network grows, additional wireless and wired computers can be connected to the network to
access the Internet.
For additional help in setting up your WLAN, refer to the information provided by your router
manufacturer or your ISP.
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Step 1: Purchase high-speed Internet service
If you already have high-speed Internet service (DSL, cable, or satellite), begin with Step 2: Purchase
and install a wireless router on page 18. If you do not have high-speed Internet service, follow these
steps:
1.
Contact a local ISP to purchase high-speed Internet service and a DSL or cable modem. The ISP
will help set up the modem, install a network cable to connect your wireless computer to the modem,
and test the Internet service.
2.
Your ISP will give you a user ID and password to access the Internet. Record this information and
store it in a safe place.
Step 2: Purchase and install a wireless router
Read this section carefully before you install the wireless router using the router manufacturer's
instructions and your wireless computer. If you need technical assistance during the router installation,
contact the router manufacturer.
NOTE: It is recommended that you temporarily connect your new wireless computer to the router by
using the network cable provided with the router. This will ensure that the computer can access the
Internet.
1.
Be sure that the wireless light on the computer is white. If the wireless light is amber, press the
wireless key or wireless button.
2.
During the router installation, the router manufacturer's software allows you to change the network
name (SSID) and enable security to protect the privacy of your wireless network. Many routers are
shipped with a default network name and with security disabled. If you change the default network
name or enable security during the router setup, record the information and store it in a safe place.
You will need this information when you configure the computer and any other existing computers
to access the router.
NOTE: If you do not enable security, an unauthorized wireless user can access the data on the
computer and use your Internet connection without your knowledge. For more information on
securing your wireless network, refer to the Wireless guide in Help and Support.
The Windows operating system also provides tools to help you set up your wireless network for the first
time. To use the Windows tools to set up your network:
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Select Start > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Set up a new connection
or network > Set up a new network. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
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1.
Be sure that the wireless device is on (wireless light is white). If the wireless light is amber, press
the wireless key or wireless button.
2.
Click the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
3.
Select a network to connect to.
4.
Click Connect.
5.
If the network is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a network security key, which
is a security code. Type the code, and then click OK to complete the connection.
6.
Test the wireless network by opening your Web browser and accessing a Web site.
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Protecting your WLAN
Because the WLAN standard was designed with only limited security capabilities—basically to foil casual
eavesdropping rather than more powerful forms of attack—it is essential to understand that WLANs are
vulnerable to well-known and well-documented security weaknesses.
WLANs in public areas, or “hotspots,” like coffee shops and airports may not provide any security. New
technologies are being developed by wireless manufacturers and hotspot service providers that make
the public environment more secure and anonymous. If you are concerned about the security of your
computer in a hotspot, limit your network activities to noncritical e-mail and basic Internet surfing.
When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect your
network from unauthorized access. The common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Because wireless radio signals travel outside the
network, other WLAN devices can pick up unprotected signals and either connect to your network
(uninvited) or capture information being sent across it. However, you can take precautions to protect
your WLAN:
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Use a wireless transmitter with built-in security
Many wireless base stations, gateways, or routers provide built-in security features such as
wireless security protocols and firewalls. With the correct wireless transmitter, you can protect your
network from the most common wireless security risks.
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Work behind a firewall
A firewall is a barrier that checks both data and requests for data that are sent to your network,
and discards any suspicious items. Firewalls are available in many varieties, both software and
hardware. Some networks use a combination of both types.
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Use wireless encryption
A variety of sophisticated encryption protocols is available for your WLAN. Find the solution that
works best for your network security:
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Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a wireless security protocol that encodes or encrypts all
network data before it is transmitted using a WEP key. Usually, you can allow the network to
assign the WEP key. Alternatively, you can set up your own key, generate a different key, or
choose other advanced options. Without the correct key, others will not be able to use the
WLAN.
◦
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), like WEP, uses security settings to encrypt and decrypt data
that is transmitted over the network. However, instead of using one static security key for
encryptions as WEP does, WPA uses “temporal key integrity protocol” (TKIP) to dynamically
generate a new key for every packet. It also generates different sets of keys for each computer
on the network.
Roaming to another network
When you move your computer within range of another WLAN, Windows attempts to connect to that
network. If the attempt is successful, your computer is automatically connected to the new network. If
Windows does not recognize the new network, follow the same procedure you used initially to connect
to your WLAN.
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Using HP Mobile Broadband (select models only)
HP Mobile Broadband enables your computer to use wireless wide area networks (WWANs) to access
the Internet from more places and over larger areas than it can by using WLANs. Using HP Mobile
Broadband requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in most cases
is a mobile phone network operator. Coverage for HP Mobile Broadband is similar to mobile phone voice
coverage.
When used with mobile network operator service, HP Mobile Broadband gives you the freedom to stay
connected to the Internet, send e-mail, or connect to your corporate network whether you are on the
road or outside the range of Wi-Fi hotspots.
NOTE: Computers with WWAN capabilities only support landscape primary and portrait secondary
orientations.
HP Mobile Broadband supports the following technologies:
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HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), which provides access to networks based on the Global
System for Mobile Communications (GSM) telecommunications standard.
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EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized), which provides access to networks based on the code division
multiple access (CDMA) telecommunications standard.
You may need the HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number to activate mobile broadband service.
The serial number is printed on a label inside the battery bay of your computer.
Some mobile network operators require the use of a subscriber identity module (SIM). A SIM contains
basic information about you, such as a personal identification number (PIN), as well as network
information. Some computers include a SIM that is preinstalled in the battery bay. If the SIM is not
preinstalled, it may be provided in the HP Mobile Broadband information provided with your computer,
or the mobile network operator may provide it separately from the computer.
For information on inserting and removing the SIM, refer to Inserting a SIM on page 20 and Removing
a SIM on page 21.
For information on HP Mobile Broadband and how to activate service with a preferred mobile network
operator, refer to the HP Mobile Broadband information included with your computer. For additional
information, see the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/mobilebroadband (US only).
Inserting a SIM
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the connectors, use minimal force when inserting a SIM.
To insert a SIM:
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1.
Shut down the computer. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on by sliding the power switch. Then shut down the computer through the operating
system.
2.
Close the display.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
6.
Remove the battery.
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7.
Insert the SIM into the SIM slot, and gently push the SIM into the slot until it is firmly seated.
8.
Replace the battery.
NOTE: HP Mobile Broadband will be disabled if the battery is not replaced.
9.
Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices.
10. Turn on the computer.
Removing a SIM
To remove a SIM:
1.
Shut down the computer. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on by sliding the power switch. Then shut down the computer through the operating
system.
2.
Close the display.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
6.
Remove the battery.
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7.
Press in on the SIM (1), and then remove it from the slot (2).
8.
Replace the battery.
9.
Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices.
10. Turn on the computer.
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)
Bluetooth devices provide peer-to-peer capability that allows you to set up a personal area network
(PAN) of Bluetooth devices. For information on configuring and using Bluetooth devices, refer to the
Bluetooth software Help.
Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
HP does not recommend setting up one computer with Bluetooth as a host and using it as a gateway
through which other computers may connect to the Internet. When two or more computers are connected
using Bluetooth, and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is enabled on one of the computers, the other
computers may not be able to connect to the Internet using the Bluetooth network.
The strength of Bluetooth is in synchronizing information transfers between your computer and wireless
devices including cellular phones, printers, cameras, and PDAs. The inability to consistently connect
two or more computers to share the Internet through Bluetooth is a limitation of Bluetooth and the
Windows operating system.
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Connecting to a wired network
Connecting to a local area network (LAN) requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network cable (purchased
separately). If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (1), which prevents interference
from TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable (2) toward the computer.
To connect to a LAN:
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).
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.
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Pointing devices, touch screen, and
keyboard
Chapter 3 Pointing devices, touch screen, and keyboard
Using pointing devices
NOTE: In addition to the TouchPad, you can also connect an external USB mouse to one of the USB
ports on the computer.
Setting pointing device preferences
Use Mouse Properties in Windows® to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button
configuration, click speed, and pointer options.
To access Mouse Properties, select Start > Devices and Printers. Then, right-click the device
representing your computer, and select Mouse settings.
Using the TouchPad
To move the pointer, touch and slide one finger across the TouchPad surface in the direction you want
the pointer to go. Use the left and right TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external
mouse.
NOTE: For information on identifying the TouchPad components, refer to TouchPad on page 3.
Turning the TouchPad on and off
The TouchPad is turned on at the factory. When the TouchPad zone is active, the light is off.
To turn the TouchPad on and off, quickly double-tap the TouchPad off indicator.
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Using TouchPad gestures
The TouchPad supports a variety of TouchPad gestures. To activate the TouchPad gestures, place two
fingers on the TouchPad at the same time as described in the following sections.
NOTE: You can scroll and pinch anywhere on the TouchPad surface. The rotate gesture must be done
within the TouchPad zone.
The TouchPad gestures described in this section are enabled at the factory. To disable or reenable
these gestures:
1.
Double-click on the Synaptics icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then
click the Device Settings tab.
2.
Select the device, and then click Settings.
3.
Select the gesture that you want to disable or reenable.
4.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
NOTE: Your computer also supports additional TouchPad features that are disabled at the factory. To
view and enable these features, click the Synaptics icon in the notification area, at the far right of the
taskbar, and then click the Device Settings tab. Select the device, and then click Settings.
Scrolling
Scrolling is useful for moving up or down on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers slightly apart
on the TouchPad and drag them across the TouchPad in an up, down, left, or right motion.
NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.
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Pinching/Zooming
Pinching/zooming allows you to zoom in or out on items such as PDFs, images, and photos.
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Zoom in by placing two fingers together on the TouchPad, and then moving them apart to gradually
increase the object’s size.
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Zoom out by placing two fingers apart on the TouchPad, and then moving them together to
gradually decrease the object’s size.
Rotating
Rotating allows you to rotate items such as photos and pages. To rotate, anchor your left forefinger in
the TouchPad zone. Move the right forefinger around the anchored finger in a sweeping motion, moving
from twelve o’clock to three o’clock. To reverse the rotation, move your right forefinger from three o’clock
to twelve o’clock.
NOTE: Rotating must be done within the TouchPad zone.
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Using the digitizer pen
You can write with the pen in pen-specific programs such as Tablet PC Input Panel, in all Microsoft®
Office programs, and in most other Windows programs and utilities. The information you write on the
screen with the pen can be filed, searched, and shared among most Windows programs.
Identifying the pen components
The pen interacts with the computer whenever the tip (1) of the pen is pressed against the screen.
The pen tether eyelet (2) allows you to connect a tether from the pen to the pen tether hole on the
computer.
Holding the pen
Hold the pen as if you were writing with a standard pen or pencil.
Storing the pen
To store the pen when you are not using it, insert the pen, tip first, into the pen holder on the computer.
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Using the touch screen
Rotating the display
To rotate the display and use the computer in slate mode:
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1.
Open the display.
2.
Rotate the display 180 degrees either clockwise or counterclockwise.
3.
Lower the display over the keyboard.
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NOTE: To reduce the risk of damage to your computer, do not force the display past 180 degrees,
and do not transport the computer while it is in slate mode.
Using the rotate button
When the computer is in slate mode, press the rotate button (on the right side of the computer) to change
the screen image to 4 different orientations. When you change the screen orientation, the top of the
screen rotates 90 degrees clockwise into the following orientations: landscape secondary (1), portrait
primary (2), landscape primary (3), and portrait secondary (4).
NOTE: Computers with WWAN capabilities only support landscape primary (3) and portrait secondary
(4) orientations.
Using touch screen gestures
The computer allows you to use your fingers or the digitizer pen to perform certain actions on the touch
screen.
NOTE: The instructions in this section are based on the preferences set at the factory. To modify
settings for recognized clicks and flicks, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Pen
and Touch.
NOTE: Some gestures are not supported in all programs.
Tapping (or clicking)
Tap or double-tap an item on the screen as you would click or double-click with the TouchPad or an
external mouse. Tap and hold an item to see the context menu as you would with the right TouchPad
button.
NOTE: You must tap and hold your finger until the operating system draws a circle around the area
you are touching, and then the context menu appears.
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Flicking
Touch the screen in a light, quick flicking motion up, down, left, or right to navigate through screens or
quickly scroll through documents.
NOTE: For the flick movement to work, a scrollbar must be present and in the active window.
Dragging
Press your finger on an item on the screen, and then move your finger to drag the item to a new location.
You can also use this motion to slowly scroll through documents.
Scrolling
Scrolling is useful for moving up or down on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers slightly apart
on the screen, and then drag them across the screen in an up, down, left, or right motion.
NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.
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Rotating
Rotating allows you rotate items such as photos and pages. To rotate, anchor your thumb on the screen,
and then move your forefinger in a semicircular motion around your thumb.
Pinching
Pinching allows you to zoom in or out on items such as PDFs, images, and photos.
To pinch:
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Zoom out by holding two fingers apart on the screen, and then pull the fingers together to decrease
an object's size.
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Zoom in by holding two fingers together on the screen, and then pull the fingers apart to increase
an object's size.
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Setting touch screen preferences
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To set preferences for visual feedback, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound >
Pen and Touch. These preferences are specific to the touch screen and the computer.
▲
To set preferences for left-handed or right-handed users, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware
and Sound > Tablet PC Settings > Other tab. These preferences are specific to the touch screen
and the computer.
▲
To set pointing device preferences such as pointer speed, click speed, and mouse trails, select
Start > Devices and Printers. Then, right-click the device representing your computer, and select
Mouse settings. These preferences apply to any pointing device in the system.
To change or test click settings:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound> Pen and Touch > Pen Options tab.
2.
Under Pen Actions, select the action, and then click Settings.
3.
After making any changes or testing the settings, click OK.
To change or create flick assignments:
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1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound> Pen and Touch > Flicks tab.
2.
Click Navigational flicks and editing flicks, and then click Customize.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions to change or create a flick assignment.
4.
Click OK.
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Using the action keys
Action keys are customized actions that are assigned to specific keys at the top of the keyboard.
To use an action key, press and hold this key to activate the assigned action.
NOTE: Depending on the application you are using, pressing fn and one of the action keys will open
a specific shortcut menu within that application.
NOTE: The action key feature is enabled at the factory. You can disable this feature in Setup Utility
(BIOS) and revert back to pressing the fn key and one of the action keys to activate the assigned action.
Refer to Setup Utility (BIOS) on page 100 for additional information.
Icon
Action
Description
Help and Support
Opens Help and Support, which provides information about your Windows operating
system and computer, answers to questions and tutorials, and updates to your
computer.
Help and Support also provides automated troubleshooting and links to support
specialists.
Screen brightness down
Decreases the screen brightness level incrementally when you hold down this key.
Screen brightness up
Increases the screen brightness level incrementally when you hold down this key.
Switch screen image
Switches the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For
example, if a monitor is connected to the computer, pressing this key alternates the
screen image from computer display to monitor display to simultaneous display on both
the computer and the monitor.
Most external monitors receive video information from the computer using the external
VGA video standard. The switch screen image key can also alternate images among
other devices that are receiving video information from the computer.
Previous track
Plays the previous track of an audio CD or the previous section of a DVD or a BD.
Play/Pause
Plays, pauses, or resumes an audio CD, a DVD, or a BD.
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If an audio CD, a DVD, or a BD is not playing, press this key to begin or resume
the play.
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If an audio CD, a DVD, or a BD is playing, press this key to pause the play.
Stop
Stops audio or video playback of a CD, a DVD, or a BD.
Next track
Plays the next track of an audio CD or the next section of a DVD or a BD.
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Icon
Action
Description
Volume down
Decreases speaker sound incrementally when you hold down this key.
Volume up
Increases speaker sound incrementally when you hold down this key.
Mute
Mutes or restores speaker sound.
Wireless
Turns the wireless feature on or off.
NOTE: This key does not establish a wireless connection. To establish a wireless
connection, a wireless network must be set up.
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Print screen
Takes a snapshot or picture of your computer screen and copies it to the clipboard.
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Using the hotkeys
Hotkeys are combinations of the fn key (1) and either the esc key (2) or one of the arrow keys (3).
Hotkey
Description
Display system information.
fn+esc
Displays information about system hardware components and
the system BIOS version number.
Scroll up.
fn+up arrow
Scrolls the page up.
Scroll down.
fn+down arrow
Scrolls the page down.
Go home.
fn+left arrow
Returns the cursor to the beginning of the line where the cursor
is located or returns to the beginning of the document.
Go to the end.
fn+right arrow
Places the cursor at the end of the line or scrolls to the end of
the document.
To use a hotkey command, follow either of these steps:
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Briefly press the fn key, and then briefly press the second key of the hotkey command.
– or –
●
Press and hold down the fn key, briefly press the second key of the hotkey command, and then
release both keys at the same time.
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Multimedia
Chapter 4 Multimedia
Multimedia features
Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view
pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components:
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Integrated speakers for listening to music
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Integrated microphones for recording your own audio
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Integrated webcam that allows you to capture and share video
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Preinstalled multimedia software that allows you to play and manage your music, movies, and
pictures
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Multimedia keys that provide fast access to multimedia tasks
The following sections explain how to use the multimedia components included with your computer.
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Using the media activity keys
The media activity keys control the play of an audio CD or a DVD or BD that is inserted into an external
optical drive (purchased separately).
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When an audio CD or a DVD is not playing, press the play/pause key (2) to play the disc.
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When an audio CD or a DVD is playing, use the following keys:
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To play the previous track of an audio CD or the previous chapter of a DVD, press the previous
track key (1).
◦
To pause or resume playing the disc, press the play/pause key (2).
◦
To stop the disc, press the stop key (3).
◦
To play the next track of an audio CD or the next chapter of a DVD, press the next track key
(4).
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Multimedia software
The computer includes preinstalled multimedia software.
If you have an external optical drive (purchased separately), you can also perform the following
multimedia tasks:
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Playing digital media, including audio and video CDs, audio and video DVDs
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Creating or copying data CDs
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Creating, editing, and burning audio CDs
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Creating, editing, and burning a video or movie to a DVD or video CD
Using HP TouchSmart software or HP MediaSmart software
Depending on your computer model, your computer has preinstalled HP TouchSmart or HP MediaSmart
software. TouchSmart and MediaSmart turn your computer into a mobile entertainment center. You can
enjoy music and DVD and BD movies. You can also manage and edit your photo collections.
TouchSmart and MediaSmart include the following features:
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With an Internet connection, play classic oldies, choose from a range of TV shows and channels,
and watch the HP-TV channel streamed in full-screen.
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Photo and video upload support:
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Upload your photos to an Internet photo service, such as Snapfish.
◦
Upload your home videos directly to YouTube.
◦
Upload videos you created with the webcam to the Internet.
Pandora Internet radio (North America only)—Listen to music selected just for you, streamed from
the Internet.
To start TouchSmart or MediaSmart:
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Double-tap the TouchSmart icon or the MediaSmart icon on the taskbar.
Using multimedia software
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Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example,
if you want to use Windows Media Player to play an audio CD, click Windows Media Player.
– or –
1.
Insert a disc into an external optical drive (purchased separately).
An AutoPlay dialog box opens.
2.
Click a multimedia task from the list, and then choose the software you want to use for that task.
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Installing multimedia software from a disc
Although your computer does not have an integrated optical drive, you can easily access software, install
applications, and access data in either of the following ways:
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Connect an external optical drive (select models only or purchased separately) to one of the USB
ports on your computer.
NOTE: For additional information on external optical drives, refer to Using external drives
on page 77.
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Share the optical drive that is connected to another computer on your network.
NOTE: You must have a network set up in order to share an optical drive. For additional
information on sharing optical drives, refer to Sharing an optical drive on page 79.
NOTE: Some discs, such as DVD movies and game discs, may be copy-protected and therefore
unusable through DVD or CD sharing.
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Audio
Your computer enables you to use a variety of audio features:
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Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers
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Record sound using the internal microphone or connect an external microphone
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Download music from the Internet
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Create multimedia presentations using audio and images
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Transmit sound and images with instant messaging programs
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Stream radio programs
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Create (burn) audio CDs with an optional optical drive
Adjusting the volume
You can adjust the volume using the computer volume keys.
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To decrease volume, press the volume down key (1).
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To increase volume, press the volume up key (2).
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To mute or restore speaker sound, press the mute key (3).
NOTE: Volume can also be controlled through the Windows operating system and some programs.
Connecting external audio devices
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices.
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To connect external devices such as external speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, television
audio, or a headset microphone, refer to the information provided with the device. For best results,
remember the following tips:
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Be sure that the device cable has a 4-conductor connector that supports both audio-out
(headphone) and audio-in (microphone).
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Be sure that the device cable is securely connected to the correct jack on your computer.
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Be sure to install any drivers required by the external device.
NOTE: A driver is a required program that acts like a translator between the device and the
programs that use the device.
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Webcam
Your computer includes an integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. The webcam allows
you to capture and share video.
To use the webcam:
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Double-tap the HP TouchSmart icon or the MediaSmart icon on the taskbar, and then do one of
the following:
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Tap the video icon (1) on the screen.
A window opens that displays a Webcam button.
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Tap the Webcam button.
NOTE: In the video module, you can start the webcam, create a video, and upload your
video to YouTube.
– or –
▲
Tap the small Webcam icon (2) at the bottom of the screen.
For optimum performance, observe the following guidelines while using the webcam:
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If you are having trouble viewing or sending multimedia files to someone on another LAN or outside
your network firewall, temporarily disable the firewall, perform the task you want to perform, and
then reenable the firewall. To permanently resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall as
necessary, and adjust the policies and settings of other intrusion detection systems.
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Whenever possible, place bright light sources behind the camera and out of the picture area.
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Adjusting webcam properties
You can adjust webcam properties using the Properties dialog box, which is accessible from various
programs that use the integrated camera, usually from a configuration, settings, or properties menu:
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Brightness—Controls the amount of light that is incorporated into the image. A higher brightness
setting creates a brighter image; a lower brightness setting creates a darker image.
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Contrast—Controls the difference between lighter and darker areas on the image. A higher
contrast setting intensifies the image; a lower contrast setting maintains more of the original
information’s dynamic range but leads to a flatter image.
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Hue—Controls the aspect of color that distinguishes it from another color (what makes a color red,
green, or blue). Hue is distinct from saturation, which measures the intensity of the hue.
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Saturation—Controls the strength of color in the final image. A higher saturation setting creates a
bolder image; a lower saturation setting creates a more subtle image.
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Sharpness—Controls the definition of edges in an image. A higher sharpness setting creates a
more defined image; a lower sharpness setting creates a softer image.
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Gamma—Controls the contrast affecting the mid-level grays or midtones of an image. Adjusting
the gamma of an image allows you to change the brightness values of the middle range of gray
tones without dramatically altering the shadows and highlights. A lower gamma setting makes
grays look black, and makes dark colors even darker.
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Backlight Comp—Compensates in cases where a subject with a large amount of background light
would otherwise be obscured by blooming or silhouetting.
For more information about using the webcam, select Start > Help and Support.
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Video
Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features:
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Watch movies
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Play games over the Internet
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Edit pictures and video and create presentations
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Connect external video devices
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Watch TV over the Internet
Using the external monitor port
The external monitor port connects an external display device, such as an external monitor or a projector,
to the computer.
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To connect a display device, connect the device cable to the external monitor port.
NOTE: If a properly connected external display device does not display an image, press the switch
screen image key to transfer the image to the device. Repeatedly pressing this key alternates the screen
image between the computer display and the device.
Connecting an HDMI device
The computer includes an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port. The HDMI port connects
the computer to an optional video or audio device, such as a high-definition television, or any compatible
digital or audio component.
NOTE: To transmit video signals through the HDMI port, you need an HDMI cable (purchased
separately).
The computer can support one HDMI device connected to the HDMI port, while simultaneously
supporting an image on the computer display or any other supported external display.
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To connect a video or audio device to the HDMI port:
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 video device, according to the device manufacturer’s
instructions.
3.
Press the switch screen image key on the computer to switch the image between the display
devices connected to the computer.
Configuring audio for HDMI
To configure HDMI audio, first connect an audio or video device, such as a high-definition TV, to the
HDMI port on your computer. Then configure the default audio playback device as follows:
1.
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 either Digital Output or Digital Output Device (HDMI).
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
To return audio to the computer speakers, follow these steps:
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1.
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 Speakers.
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
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Shutting down the computer
CAUTION: Unsaved information will be lost when the computer is shut down.
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 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 switch, the recommended procedure is to use
the Windows Shut down command.
To shut down the computer:
NOTE: If the computer is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation, you must first exit Sleep or Hibernation
before shutdown is possible.
1.
Save your work and close all open programs.
2.
Click Start.
3.
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 button.
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Slide and hold the power switch for at least 5 seconds.
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Disconnect the computer from external power and remove the battery.
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Setting power devices
Using power-saving states
The computer has two power-saving states enabled at the factory: Sleep and Hibernation.
When Sleep is initiated, the power light blinks and the screen clears. Your work is saved to memory,
letting you exit Sleep faster than exiting Hibernation. If the computer is in the Sleep state for an extended
period or if the battery reaches a critical battery level while in the Sleep state, the computer initiates
Hibernation.
When Hibernation is initiated, your work is saved to a hibernation file on the hard drive and the computer
turns off.
CAUTION: To prevent possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate Sleep or Hibernation while reading from or writing to
a disc or an external media card.
NOTE: You cannot initiate any type of networking connection or perform any computer functions while
the computer is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation.
Initiating and exiting Sleep
The system is set at the factory to initiate Sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity when running on battery
power and 30 minutes of inactivity when running on external power.
Power settings and timeouts can be changed using Power Options in Windows® Control Panel.
With the computer on, you can initiate Sleep in any of the following ways:
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Briefly slide the power switch.
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Close the display.
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Click Start, click the arrow next to the Shut down button, and then click Sleep.
You can exit Sleep in any of the following ways:
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Briefly slide the power switch.
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If the display is closed, open the display.
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Press a key on the keyboard.
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Activate the TouchPad.
When the computer exits Sleep, the power light turns 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.
Initiating and exiting Hibernation
The system is set at the factory to initiate Hibernation after 1,080 minutes (18 hours) of inactivity when
running on battery power, 1,080 minutes (18 hours) of inactivity when running on external power, or
when the battery reaches a critical battery level.
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Power settings and timeouts can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
To initiate Hibernation:
▲
Click Start, click the arrow next to the Shut down button, and then click Hibernate.
To exit Hibernation:
▲
Briefly slide the power switch.
The power light turns 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.
Conserving power
●
Select the Power saver power plan through Power Options under System and Security in
Windows Control Panel.
●
Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections and exit modem applications when you
are not using them.
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Disconnect external devices that are not plugged into an external power source, when you are not
using them.
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Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
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Use the screen brightness keys to adjust screen brightness as needed.
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If you leave your work, initiate Sleep or Hibernation, or shut down the computer.
Using the battery meter
The battery meter is located in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. The battery meter
allows you to quickly access power settings, view remaining battery charge, and select a different power
plan.
●
To display the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current power plan, move the pointer
over the battery meter icon.
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To access Power Options, or to change the power plan, click the battery meter icon and select an
item from the list.
Different battery 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 battery level, critical battery level, or
reserve battery level.
To hide or display the battery meter icon:
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1.
Right-click the Show hidden icons icon (the arrow at the left side of the notification area).
2.
Click Customize notification icons.
3.
Under Behaviors, select Show icon and notifications for the Power icon.
4.
Click OK.
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Using power plans
A power plan is a collection of system settings that manages how the computer uses power. Power
plans can help you conserve power or maximize performance.
You can change power plan settings or create your own power plan.
Viewing the current power plan
▲
Click the battery meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
– or –
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
Selecting a different power plan
▲
Click the battery meter icon in the notification area, and then select a power plan from the list.
– or –
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options, and then select a power
plan from the list.
Customizing power plans
1.
Click the battery meter icon in the notification area, and then click More power options.
– or –
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
2.
Select a power plan, and then click Change plan settings.
3.
Change the settings as needed.
4.
To change additional settings, click Change advanced power settings and make your changes.
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.
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options.
2.
In the left pane, click Require a password on wakeup.
3.
Click Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
4.
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 on-screen
instructions. If you do not need to create or change a user account password, go to step 5.
5.
Click Save changes.
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Using 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. When the computer is plugged into external AC power, the computer
runs on AC power.
If the computer contains a charged battery and is running on external AC power supplied through the
AC adapter, the computer switches to battery power if the AC adapter is disconnected from the
computer.
NOTE: The display brightness is decreased to save battery life when you disconnect AC power. To
increase display brightness, press the screen brightness up key or reconnect the AC adapter.
You can keep a battery in the computer or in storage, depending on how you work. Keeping the battery
in the computer whenever the computer is plugged into AC power charges the battery and also protects
your work in case of a power outage. However, a battery in the computer slowly discharges when the
computer is off and unplugged from external power.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the computer, a
replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP.
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.
Finding battery information in Help and Support
Help and Support provides the following tools and information about the battery:
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Battery Check tool to test battery performance
●
Information on calibration, power management, and proper care and storage to maximize battery
life
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Information on battery types, specifications, life cycles, and capacity
To access battery information:
▲
Select Start > Help and Support > Learn > Power Plans: Frequently Asked Questions.
Using Battery Check
Help and Support provides information on the status of the battery installed in the computer.
To run Battery Check:
1.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer.
NOTE: The computer must be connected to external power for Battery Check to function properly.
2.
Select Start > Help and Support > Troubleshoot > Power, Thermal and Mechanical.
3.
Click the Power tab, and then click Battery Check.
Battery Check examines the battery and its cells to see if they are functioning properly, and then reports
the results of the examination.
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Displaying the remaining battery charge
▲
Move the pointer over the battery meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
Removing or inserting the battery
CAUTION: Removing a battery that is the sole power source can cause loss of information. To prevent
loss of information, initiate Hibernation or shut down the computer through Windows before removing
the battery.
To remove the battery:
1.
Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
2.
Slide the battery release latch (1) to release the battery.
NOTE: The battery release latch automatically returns to its original position.
3.
Pivot the battery (2) upward and remove it from the computer (3).
To insert the battery:
1.
Close the display and turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
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2.
Align the tabs on the battery with the notches on the outer edge of the battery bay (1), and rotate
the battery into the battery bay until it is seated (2).
The battery release latch (3) automatically locks the battery into place.
Charging a battery
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
The battery charges whenever the computer is plugged into external power through an AC adapter or
an optional power adapter.
The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is
off.
Charging may take longer if a battery is new, has been unused for 2 weeks or more, or is much warmer
or cooler than room temperature.
To prolong battery life and optimize the accuracy of battery charge displays, follow these
recommendations:
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If you are charging a new battery, charge it fully before turning on the computer.
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Charge the battery until the battery light turns white.
NOTE: If the computer is on while the battery is charging, the battery meter in the notification
area may show 100 percent charge before the battery is fully charged.
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Allow the battery to discharge below 5 percent of a full charge through normal use before charging
it.
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If the battery has been unused for one month or more, calibrate the battery instead of simply
charging it.
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The battery light on the computer displays the following charge status:
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Off: The computer is running on battery power.
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Blinking amber: The battery has reached a low battery level, a critical battery level, or there is a
battery error.
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Amber: The battery is charging.
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White: The computer is connected to external power and the battery is fully charged.
Maximizing battery discharge time
Battery discharge time varies depending on the features you use while on battery power. Maximum
discharge time gradually shortens, as the battery storage capacity naturally degrades.
Tips for maximizing battery discharge time:
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Lower the brightness on the display.
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Check the Power saver setting in Power Options.
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Remove the battery from the computer when it is not being used or charged.
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Store the battery in a cool, dry location.
Managing low battery levels
The information in this section describes the alerts and system responses set at the factory. Some lowbattery alerts and system responses can be changed using Power Options in Windows Control Panel.
Preferences set using Power Options do not affect lights.
Identifying low battery levels
When a battery that is the sole power source for the computer reaches a low or critical battery level, the
battery meter icon in the notification area shows a low or critical battery notification.
When the battery reaches a critical battery level, a notification appears above the battery meter icon
that shows how much battery charge remains.
NOTE: For additional information on the battery meter, refer to Using the battery meter on page 52.
The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level:
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If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer initiates
Hibernation.
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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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Resolving a low battery level
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of losing information when the computer reaches a critical battery level
and has initiated Hibernation, do not restore power until the power light turns off.
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
▲
Connect one of the following devices:
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AC adapter
●
Optional power adapter purchased as an accessory from HP
Resolving a low battery level when a charged battery is available
1.
Turn off the computer or initiate Hibernation.
2.
Remove the discharged battery, and then insert a charged battery.
3.
Turn on the computer.
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available
▲
Initiate Hibernation.
– or –
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.
Insert a charged battery or plug the computer into external power.
2.
Exit Hibernation by sliding the power switch.
Calibrating a battery
To maximize battery performance, you should calibrate a battery under the following conditions:
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When battery charge displays seem inaccurate
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When you observe a significant change in battery run time
Even if a battery is heavily used, it should not need to be calibrated more than once a month. It is also
not necessary to calibrate a new battery.
▲
To calibrate a battery and for additional information, select Start > Help and Support.
Storing a battery
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a battery, do not expose it to high temperatures for extended periods
of time.
If a computer will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the
battery and store it separately.
To prolong the charge of a stored battery, place it in a cool, dry place.
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Calibrate a battery before using it if it has been stored for one month or more.
NOTE: A stored battery should be checked every 6 months. If the capacity is less than 50 percent,
recharge the battery before returning it to storage.
Disposing of a used battery
WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, or puncture; do not short
external contacts; do not dispose of in fire or water.
Refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices for proper battery disposal.
Replacing the battery
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.
Battery Check notifies you to replace the battery when an internal cell is not charging properly, or when
the battery storage capacity has reached a “weak” condition. A message refers you to the HP Web site
for more information about ordering a replacement battery. If the battery is possibly covered by an HP
warranty, instructions include a warranty ID.
NOTE: To ensure that you always have battery power when you need it, HP recommends purchasing
a new battery when the storage capacity indicator turns green-yellow.
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Switching between graphics modes (select models only)
Your computer is equipped with switchable graphics and has two modes for processing graphics. When
you switch from AC power to battery power, the computer can switch from using the High-performance
mode to using the Power-saving mode to conserve battery life. Similarly, when you switch from battery
power to AC power, the computer can switch back to the High-performance mode.
NOTE: In some instances, in order to optimize performance of the computer, the system will not allow
you to switch modes, or it may prompt you to switch. It may also be necessary to close all programs
before switching.
NOTE: HDMI only works in the High-performance mode. If you use the Power-saving mode, you will
not be able to use HDMI.
When you switch between AC and battery power, you are notified that the computer is about to switch
graphics modes. If you prefer, you can choose to continue using the same graphics mode. While the
computer switches modes, the screen goes blank for a few seconds. When the switch is complete, a
notification appears in the notification area, and the screen image reappears.
NOTE: When select computer models are in slate mode, the screen orientations are reset when you
switch between graphics modes.
To determine which graphics mode you are using:
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Right-click on the Windows desktop, and then click Configure Switchable Graphics.
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Using external AC power
External AC power is supplied through an approved AC adapter.
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:
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When you are charging or calibrating a battery
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
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When you are installing or modifying system software
●
When you are writing information to an optional external CD or DVD
When you connect the computer to external AC power, the following events occur:
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The battery begins to charge.
●
If the computer is turned on, the battery meter icon in the notification area changes appearance.
When you disconnect external AC power, the following events occur:
●
The computer switches to battery power.
●
The display brightness is automatically decreased to save battery life. To increase display
brightness, press the screen brightness up key or reconnect the AC adapter.
Connecting AC power
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet (not by
unplugging the power cord from the computer).
If provided with a 3-pin attachment plug on the power cord, plug the cord into a grounded (earthed) 3pin outlet. Do not disable the power cord grounding pin, for example, by attaching a 2-pin adapter. The
grounding pin is an important safety feature.
To connect the computer to external AC power:
1.
Plug the adapter into the power connector (1) on the computer.
2.
Plug the power cord into the adapter (2).
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3.
Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet (3).
Testing 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 will not turn on.
●
The display does not turn on.
●
The power light is off.
To test the AC adapter:
1.
Remove the battery from 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 light turns on, the AC adapter is working properly.
●
If the power light remains off, the AC adapter is not functioning and should be replaced.
Contact technical support for information on obtaining a replacement AC power adapter. Select Start
> Help and Support > Get assistance.
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External devices
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Using Digital Media Slot cards
Optional digital cards provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing. These cards are often
used with digital media–equipped cameras and PDAs as well as with other computers.
The Digital Media Slot supports the following digital card formats:
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Memory Stick
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Memory Stick Pro
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MultiMediaCard
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Secure Digital Memory Card
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xD-Picture Card
Inserting a digital card
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the digital card connectors, use minimal force to insert a digital card.
1.
Hold the digital card label-side up, with the connectors toward the computer.
2.
Insert the card into the Digital Media Slot, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected, and a menu of options may be displayed.
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Removing a digital card
CAUTION: To prevent 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.
NOTE: To stop a data transfer, click Cancel in the operating system Copying window.
2.
To remove a digital card:
a.
Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far
right of the taskbar.
NOTE: To display the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, click the Show
hidden icons icon (the arrow at the left of the notification area).
b.
Click the name of the digital card in the list.
NOTE: You are prompted that it is safe to remove the hardware device.
3.
Pull the digital card from the slot.
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Using a USB device
A USB port connects an optional external device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer,
scanner, or hub, to the computer.
Some USB devices may require additional support software, which is usually included with the device.
For more information about device-specific software, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
The computer has 3 USB ports, which support USB 1.0, USB 1.1, and USB 2.0 devices. To add more
USB ports, connect an optional hub.
Connecting a USB device
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect a USB device.
▲
To connect a USB device to the computer, connect the USB cable for the device to the USB
port.
You will hear a sound when the device has been detected.
NOTE: The first time you connect a USB device, the "Installing device driver software" message is
displayed in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
Removing a USB device
CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure to
safely remove the USB device.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device.
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To remove a USB device:
1.
Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right
of the taskbar.
NOTE: To display the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, click the Show hidden
icons icon (the arrow at the left of the notification area).
2.
Click the name of the device in the list.
NOTE: You are prompted that it is safe to remove the hardware device.
3.
Remove the device.
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Drives
Chapter 7 Drives
Handling drives
Drives are fragile computer components that must be handled with care. Refer to the following cautions
before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information,
observe these precautions:
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.
Before handling a drive, discharge static electricity by touching the unpainted metal surface of the drive.
Do not touch the connector pins on a removable drive or on the computer.
Handle a drive carefully; do not drop a drive or place items on it.
Before removing or inserting a drive, shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer
is off, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation, turn the computer on, and then shut it down through the
operating system.
Do not use excessive force when inserting a drive into a drive bay.
Do not type on the keyboard or move the computer while the optical drive is writing to a disc. The write
process is sensitive to vibration.
When the battery is the only source of power, be sure that the battery is sufficiently charged before
writing to media.
Avoid exposing a drive to temperature or humidity extremes.
Avoid exposing a drive to liquids. Do not spray the drive with cleaning products.
Remove media from a drive before removing the drive from the drive bay, or traveling with, shipping, or
storing a drive.
If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble-pack mailer or other suitable protective packaging
and label the package “FRAGILE.”
Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields include airport walkthrough devices and security wands. The airport security devices that check carry-on luggage, such as
conveyor belts, use X-rays instead of magnetism and will not damage a drive.
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Improving hard drive performance
Using Disk Defragmenter
As you use the computer, files on the hard drive become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter consolidates
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.
To run Disk Defragmenter:
1.
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter.
2.
Click Defragment disk.
NOTE: Windows® includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your
computer. You may be prompted for your permission or password for tasks such as installing
applications, running utilities, or changing Windows settings. Refer to Help and Support for more
information.
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 to run more efficiently.
To run Disk Cleanup:
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1.
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Using HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection protects a hard drive by parking the drive and halting data
requests under either of the following conditions:
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You drop the computer.
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You move the computer with the display closed while the computer is running on battery power.
A short time after the end of one of these events, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection returns the
hard drive to normal operation.
NOTE: Because solid-state drives (SSD) lack moving parts, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
is unnecessary.
NOTE: Hard drives connected to USB ports are not covered by HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive
Protection.
For more information, refer to the HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection software Help.
Identifying HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection status
The drive light on the computer turns amber to show that the drive is parked. To determine whether
drives are currently protected or whether a drive is parked, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware
and Sound > Windows Mobility Center:
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If the software is enabled, a green check mark is superimposed over the hard drive icon.
●
If the software is disabled, a red X is superimposed over the hard drive icon.
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If the drives are parked, a yellow moon is superimposed over the hard drive icon.
The icon in the Mobility Center may not show the most up-to-date status for the drive. For immediate
updates after a change in status, you need to enable the notification area icon.
To enable the notification area icon:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive
Protection.
NOTE: If prompted by User Account Control, click Yes.
2.
On the Icon in System Tray row, click Show.
3.
Click OK.
Managing power with a parked hard drive
If HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection has parked the drive, the computer will behave in the following
ways:
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The computer will not shut down.
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The computer will not initiate Sleep or Hibernation, except as described in the following Note.
NOTE: If the computer is running on battery power and reaches a critical battery level, HP
ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection allows the computer to initiate Hibernation.
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Before you move the computer, HP recommends that you either shut it down or initiate Sleep or
Hibernation.
Using HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection software
The HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection software enables you to perform the following tasks:
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Enable and disable HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection.
NOTE: Depending on your user privileges, you may not be able to enable or disable HP
ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection. Additionally, members of an Administrator group can change
the privileges for non-Administrator users.
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Determine whether a drive in the system is supported.
To open the software and change settings, follow these steps:
1.
In Mobility Center, click the hard drive icon to open the HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
window.
– or –
Select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive
Protection.
NOTE: If prompted by User Account Control, click Yes.
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2.
Click the appropriate button to change settings.
3.
Click OK.
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Replacing a hard drive
CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system:
Shut down the computer before removing the hard drive from the hard drive bay. Do not remove the
hard drive while the computer is on, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation.
If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by sliding the
power switch. Then shut down the computer through the operating system.
To remove the hard drive:
1.
Save your work.
2.
Shut down the computer and close the display.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
6.
Remove the battery from the computer.
7.
Remove the memory module compartment cover:
8.
a.
Loosen the 2 memory module compartment cover screws (1).
b.
Remove the memory module compartment cover (2).
Remove the hard drive cover:
a.
Loosen the 2 hard drive cover screws (1).
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b.
9.
Remove the hard drive cover (2).
Pull the hard drive tab to the left (1) to disconnect the hard drive.
10. Lift the hard drive (2) out of the hard drive bay.
To install a hard drive:
1.
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Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay (1).
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2.
Pull the hard drive tab (2) to the right until the hard drive snaps into place.
3.
Replace the hard drive cover:
4.
a.
Align the tabs (1) on the hard drive cover with the notches on the computer.
b.
Close the cover (2).
c.
Tighten the hard drive cover screws (3).
Replace the memory module compartment cover:
a.
Align the tabs (1) on the memory module compartment cover with the notches on the
computer.
b.
Close the cover (2).
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c.
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Tighten the 2 memory module compartment cover screws (3).
5.
Replace the battery.
6.
Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices.
7.
Turn on the computer.
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Using external drives
Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information.
USB drives include the following types:
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1.44-megabyte diskette drive
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Hard drive module (a hard drive with an adapter attached)
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DVD-ROM Drive
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DVD±RW SuperMulti Double-Layer (DL) Drive
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Blu-ray ROM DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Double-Layer (DL) Drive
Connecting optional external drives
NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which computer port to
use, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
To connect an external drive to the computer:
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered drive, be sure
that the drive is turned off and the AC power cord is unplugged.
1.
Connect the drive to the computer.
2.
If you are connecting a powered drive, plug the device power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
3.
Turn on the drive.
To disconnect an unpowered external drive, turn off the drive, and then disconnect it from the computer.
To disconnect a powered external drive, turn off the drive, disconnect it from the computer, and then
unplug the AC power cord.
Using an external optical drive (select models only)
Select computer models ship with an external optical drive. An external optical drive connects to a USB
port on the computer and enables you to read data discs, play music, and watch movies. If your external
optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc (BD) drive, you can also watch high-definition video from discs.
NOTE: The external optical drive must be connected to the USB port on the computer, not to a USB
port on another external device, such as a hub or docking station.
You may have one of the following types of drives:
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DVD±RW SuperMulti Double-Layer (DL) Drive
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Blu-ray ROM DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Double-Layer (DL) Drive
Removing an optical disc when the disc tray will not open
If the disc tray does not open, follow these steps:
1.
Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive.
2.
Press in gently on the paper clip until the tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) until it stops.
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3.
Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer
edges of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges and avoid touching the flat surfaces.
NOTE: If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully as you remove it.
4.
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Close the disc tray and place the disc in a protective case.
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Sharing an optical drive
Although your computer does not have an integrated optical drive, you can easily access software, install
applications, and access data by sharing an optical drive connected to another computer in your network.
Sharing drives is a feature of the Windows operating system that allows a drive on one computer to be
accessible to other computers on the same network.
NOTE: You must have a network set up in order to share an optical drive; refer to Networking
on page 11 for additional information on setting up a network.
NOTE: Some discs, such as DVD movies and game discs, may be copy-protected and therefore
unusable through DVD or CD sharing.
To share an optical drive:
1.
From the computer with the optical drive you are sharing, select Start > Computer.
2.
Right-click the optical drive you want to share, and click Properties.
3.
Select the Sharing tab > Advanced Sharing.
4.
Select the Share this folder check box.
5.
Type a name for the optical drive in the Share name text box.
6.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
7.
To view the shared optical drive on your computer, select Start > Control Panel > Network and
Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
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Memory modules
Chapter 8 Memory modules
Adding or replacing memory modules
The computer has two memory module compartments, which are located on the bottom of the computer.
The memory capacity of the computer can be upgraded by adding a memory module to the vacant
expansion memory module slot or by upgrading the existing memory module in the primary memory
module slot.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock and damage to the equipment, unplug the power cord
and remove all batteries before installing a memory module.
CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. Before beginning any
procedure, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by touching a grounded metal object.
NOTE: To use a dual-channel configuration when adding a second memory module, be sure that both
memory modules are the same size.
To add or replace a memory module:
1.
Save your work.
2.
Shut down the computer and close the display.
If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by sliding
the power switch. Then shut down the computer through the operating system.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
6.
Remove the battery from the computer.
7.
Loosen the 2 memory module compartment cover screws (1).
8.
Remove the memory module compartment cover (2).
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9.
If you are replacing a memory module, remove the existing memory module:
a.
Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module.
The memory module tilts up.
b.
Grasp the edge of the memory module (2), and gently pull the module out of the memory
module slot.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the
edges only. Do not touch the components on the memory module.
To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
10. Insert a new memory module:
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges
only. Do not touch the components on the memory module, and do not bend the memory module.
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a.
Align the notched edge (1) of the memory module with the tab in the memory module slot.
b.
With the memory module at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the memory module
compartment, press the module (2) into the memory module slot until it is seated.
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c.
Gently press the memory module (3) down, applying pressure to both the left and right edges
of the memory module, until the retention clips snap into place.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, be sure that you do not bend the
memory module.
11. Align the tabs (1) on the memory module compartment cover with the notches on the computer.
12. Close the cover (2).
13. Tighten the 2 memory module compartment cover screws (3).
14. Replace the battery.
15. Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices.
16. Turn on the computer.
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Security
Chapter 9 Security
Protecting the computer
Standard security features provided by the Windows® operating system and the non-Windows Setup
Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks.
Follow the procedures in this guide to use the following features:
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Passwords
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Antivirus software
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Firewall software
●
Critical security updates
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Optional security cable
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Fingerprint reader (select models only)
NOTE: Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents, but they may not deter software attacks
or prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
NOTE: Before you send your computer for service, remove all password and fingerprint settings.
Computer risk
Security feature
Unauthorized use of the computer
Power-on password or fingerprint reader
Computer viruses
Norton Internet Security software
Unauthorized access to data
●
Firewall software
●
Windows updates
Unauthorized access to Setup Utility, BIOS settings, and other
system identification information
Administrator password
Ongoing or future threats to the computer
Critical security updates from Microsoft
Unauthorized access to a Windows user account
User password
Unauthorized removal of the computer
Security cable slot (used with an optional security cable)
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Using passwords
A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your computer information. Several types
of passwords can be set, depending on how you want to control access to your information. Passwords
can be set in Windows or in the non-Windows Setup Utility preinstalled on the computer.
CAUTION: To prevent being locked out of the computer, record each password you set. Because
most passwords are not displayed as they are set, changed, or deleted, it is essential to record each
password immediately and store it in a secure place.
You can use the same password for a Setup Utility feature and for a Windows security feature. You can
also use the same password for more than one Setup Utility feature.
Use the following guidelines when setting a password in Setup Utility:
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A password can be any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers and is case sensitive.
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A password set in Setup Utility must be entered at a Setup Utility prompt. A password set
in Windows must be entered at a Windows prompt.
Use the following tips for creating and saving passwords:
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When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
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Write down your passwords and store them in a secure place away from the computer.
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Do not store passwords in a file on the computer.
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Do not use your name or other personal information that could be easily discovered by an outsider.
The following sections list Windows and Setup Utility passwords and describe their functions. For
additional information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords, select Start > Help
and Support.
Setting passwords in Windows
Password
Administrator password
Protects administrator-level access to computer contents.
NOTE: This password cannot be used to access Setup Utility
contents.
User password
Protects access to a Windows user account. It also protects
access to the computer contents and must be entered when
you exit Sleep or Hibernation.
Setting passwords in Setup Utility
Password
Administrator password*
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Protects access to Setup Utility.
●
After this password is set, it must be entered each time
you access Setup Utility.
CAUTION: If you forget your administrator password, you
cannot access Setup Utility.
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Password
Power-on password*
●
Protects access to the computer contents.
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After this password is set, it must be entered each time
you turn on or restart the computer, or exit Hibernation.
CAUTION: If you forget your power-on password, you
cannot turn on or restart the computer, or exit Hibernation.
NOTE: The administrator password can be used in place of
the power-on password.
*For details about each of these passwords, refer to the following topics.
Administrator password
Your administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in
Setup Utility. After this password is set, you must enter it each time you access Setup Utility.
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. Be sure that you record your password and
store it in a safe place.
If you enter the administrator password at the first password check before the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed, you do not have to enter it again to access Setup Utility.
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.
Managing an administrator password
To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps:
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
– or –
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc. When the
Startup Menu is displayed, press f10.
2.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select Security > Set Administrator Password, and then press enter.
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To set an administrator password, type your password in the Enter New Password and
Confirm New Password fields, and then press enter.
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To change an administrator password, type your current password in the Enter Current
Password field, type a new password in the Enter New Password and Confirm New
Password fields, and then press enter.
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To delete an administrator password, type your current password in the Enter Password field,
and then press enter 4 times.
To save your changes and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
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Entering an administrator password
At the Enter Password prompt, type your administrator password, and then press enter. After 3
unsuccessful attempts to enter the administrator password, you must restart the computer and try again.
Power-on password
Your power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the computer. After this password is set, it must
be entered each time you turn on or restart the computer, or exit Hibernation. A power-on password is
not displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
Managing a power-on password
To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps:
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
– or –
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc. When the
Startup Menu is displayed, press f10.
2.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select Security > Set Power-On Password, and then press enter.
●
To set a power-on password, type your password in the Enter New Password and Confirm
New Password fields, and then press enter.
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To change a power-on password, type your current password in the Enter Current
Password field, type a new password in the Enter New Password and Confirm New
Password fields, and then press enter.
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To delete a power-on password, type your current password in the Enter Current
Password field, and then press enter 4 times.
To save your changes and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Entering a power-on password
At the Enter Password prompt, type your password, and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts
to enter the password, you must restart the computer and try again.
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Using antivirus software
When you use the computer to access e-mail, a network, or the Internet, you expose it to computer
viruses. Computer viruses can disable the operating system, programs, or utilities, or cause them to
abnormally.
Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in most cases, repair any damage they
have caused. To provide ongoing protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus software must
be kept up to date.
Norton Internet Security, an antivirus program, is preinstalled on the computer. The software includes
60 days of free updates. It is strongly recommended that you protect the computer against new viruses
beyond 60 days by purchasing extended update service. Instructions for using and updating Norton
Internet Security software and for purchasing extended update service are provided within the program.
To view and access Norton Internet Security, select Start > All Programs > Norton Internet
Security.
For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the Search box in Help and Support.
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Using firewall software
When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able
to gain access to the computer, your personal files, and information about you. Use the firewall software
preinstalled on the computer to protect your privacy.
Firewall features include logging and reporting of network activity, and automatic monitoring of all
incoming and outgoing traffic. Refer to the firewall user guide or contact your firewall manufacturer for
more information.
NOTE: Under some circumstances a firewall can block access to Internet games, interfere with printer
or file sharing on a network, or block authorized e-mail attachments. To temporarily resolve the problem,
disable the firewall, perform the task that you want to perform, and then reenable the firewall. To
permanently resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall.
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Installing critical security updates
CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the computer from security
breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an
alert.
Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer
was shipped. 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. Use the update link at
Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
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Run Windows Update monthly thereafter.
●
Obtain updates to Windows and other Microsoft® programs, as they are released, from the
Microsoft Web site and through the updates link in Help and Support.
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Installing an optional security cable
NOTE: A security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from
being mishandled or stolen.
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1.
Loop the security cable around a secured object.
2.
Insert the key (1) into the cable lock (2).
3.
Insert the cable lock into the security cable slot on the computer (3), and then lock the cable lock
with the key.
4.
Remove the key and keep it in a safe place.
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Using the fingerprint reader (select models only)
The fingerprint reader is a small metallic sensor that is located on the right side of the display.
Registering fingerprints
A fingerprint reader allows you to log on to Windows using a fingerprint that you have registered using
DigitalPersona Personal software, instead of using a Windows password.
To register one or more fingerprints, follow these steps:
1.
In Windows, click the DigitalPersona Personal icon in the notification area, at the far right of the
taskbar.
2.
Read the welcome text, and then click Next.
The “Verify Your Identity” page opens.
3.
Type your Windows password, if one has been established, and then click Next.
NOTE: If you do not have a Windows password, the “Protect Your Windows Account” page
opens. You can create a Windows password at this time, or you can skip this step by clicking
Next. However, setting a Windows password optimizes the security of your computer.
The “Fingerprint Registration Training” page opens.
4.
View the demonstration, and then click Next.
The “Register a Fingerprint” page opens.
5.
Click the finger on the screen that corresponds to the finger you want to register.
The next page opens, outlining that finger in green.
6.
Slowly swipe your chosen finger over the fingerprint sensor.
NOTE: If the swipe is not completed correctly, a message explains why the swipe was
unsuccessful.
NOTE: For best results, swipe the same finger in the same direction each time you use the
fingerprint reader.
7.
Continue swiping the same finger over the fingerprint sensor until you have completed 4 successful
swipes.
When the fingerprint is registered successfully, the “Register a Fingerprint” page opens again,
allowing you to register more fingerprints. Repeat steps 5 through 7 to register additional
fingerprints.
8.
When you are finished registering fingerprints, click Next.
If you register only one fingerprint, a message recommends that you register additional fingerprints.
Click Yes to register more fingerprints, and then repeat steps 1 through 8 for each fingerprint
registered.
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Click No if you do not want to register additional fingerprints. The “Registration Complete” page
opens.
9.
Click Finish.
NOTE: Each user who wants fingerprint access to the computer must repeat steps 1 through 9.
Using your registered fingerprint to log on to Windows
To log on to Windows using your fingerprint, follow these steps:
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1.
Immediately after you have registered your fingerprints, restart Windows.
2.
Swipe any of your registered fingers to log on to Windows.
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10 Backup and recovery
Recovery after a system failure is as complete as your most current backup. HP recommends that you
create recovery discs immediately after software setup. As you add new software and data files, you
should continue to back up your system on a regular basis to maintain a reasonably current backup.
Tools provided by the operating system and HP Recovery Manager software are designed to help you
with the following tasks for safeguarding your information and restoring it in case of a system failure:
●
Creating a set of recovery discs (Recovery Manager software feature). Recovery discs are used
to start up (boot) your computer and restore the operating system and software programs to factory
settings in case of system failure or instability.
●
Backing up your information regularly to protect your important system files.
●
Creating system restore points (operating system feature). System restore points allow you to
reverse undesirable changes to your computer by restoring the computer to an earlier state.
●
Recovering a program or driver (Recovery Manager software feature). This feature helps you
reinstall a program or driver without performing a full system recovery.
●
Performing a full system recovery (Recovery Manager software feature). With Recovery Manager,
you can recover your full factory image if you experience system failure or instability. Recovery
Manager works from a dedicated recovery partition (select models only) on the hard drive or from
recovery discs you create.
NOTE: Computers with a solid-state drive (SSD) may not have a recovery partition. Recovery
discs have been included for computers that do not have a partition. Use these discs to recover
your operating system and software. To check for the presence of a recovery partition, click
Start, right-click Computer, click Manage, and then click Disk Management. If the partition is
present, an HP Recovery drive is listed in the window.
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Creating recovery discs
HP recommends that you create recovery discs to be sure that you can restore your system to its original
factory state if you experience serious system failure or instability. Create these discs after setting up
the computer for the first time.
Handle these discs carefully and keep them in a safe place. The software allows the creation of only
one set of recovery discs.
NOTE: If your computer does not include an integrated optical drive, you can use an optional external
optical drive (purchased separately) to create recovery discs, or you can purchase recovery discs for
your computer from the HP Web site.
Note the following guidelines before creating recovery discs:
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You will need high-quality DVD-R, DVD+R, BD-R (writable Blu-ray), or CD-R discs. All these discs
are purchased separately. DVDs and BDs have a much higher capacity than CDs. If you use CDs,
up to 20 discs may be required, whereas only a few DVDs or BDs are required.
NOTE: Read-write discs, such as CD-RW, DVD±RW, double-layer DVD±RW, and BD-RE
(rewritable Blu-ray) discs, are not compatible with the Recovery Manager software.
●
The computer must be connected to AC power during this process.
●
Only one set of recovery discs can be created per computer.
●
Number each disc before inserting it into the optical drive.
●
If necessary, you can exit the program before you have finished creating the recovery discs. The
next time you open Recovery Manager, you will be prompted to continue the disc creation process.
To create a set of recovery discs:
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1.
Select Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Disc Creation.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Backing up your information
As you add new software and data files, you should back up your system on a regular basis to maintain
a reasonably current backup. Back up your system at the following times:
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At regularly scheduled times
NOTE: Set reminders to back up your information periodically.
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Before the computer is repaired or restored
●
Before you add or modify hardware or software
Note the following when backing up:
●
Create system restore points using the Windows® System Restore feature, and periodically copy
them to disc.
●
Store personal files in the Documents library and back up this folder periodically.
●
Back up templates stored in their associated programs.
●
Save customized settings in a window, toolbar, or menu bar by taking a screen shot of your settings.
The screen shot can be a time-saver if you have to reset your preferences.
To copy the screen and paste it into a word-processing document, follow these steps:
1.
Display the screen.
2.
Copy the screen:
To copy only the active window, press alt+prt sc.
To copy the entire screen, press prt sc.
3.
Open a word-processing document, and then select Edit > Paste.
4.
Save the document.
●
You can back up your information to an optional external hard drive, a network drive, or discs.
●
When backing up to discs, use any of the following types of discs (purchased separately): CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, or DVD±RW. The discs you use will depend on the type of optical drive
installed in your computer.
NOTE: DVDs store more information than CDs, so using them for backup reduces the number
of recovery discs required.
●
When backing up to discs, number each disc before inserting it into the optical drive of the computer.
Using Windows Backup and Restore
To create a backup using Windows Backup and Restore, follow these steps:
NOTE: Be sure that the computer is connected to AC power before you start the backup process.
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NOTE: The backup process may take over an hour, depending on file size and the speed of the
computer.
1.
Select Start > All Programs > Maintenance > Backup and Restore.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up and create a backup.
NOTE: Windows® includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.
You may be prompted for your permission or password for tasks such as installing software, running
utilities, or changing Windows settings. Refer to Help and Support for more information.
Using system restore points
When you back up your system, you are creating a system restore point. A system restore point allows
you to save and name a snapshot of your hard drive at a specific point in time. You can then recover
back to that point if you want to reverse subsequent changes made to your system.
NOTE: Recovering to an earlier restore point does not affect data files saved or e-mails created since
the last restore point.
You also can create additional restore points to provide increased protection for your system files and
settings.
When to create restore points
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Before you add or extensively modify software or hardware
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Periodically, whenever the system is performing optimally
NOTE: If you revert to a restore point and then change your mind, you can reverse the restoration.
Create a system restore point
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System.
2.
In the left pane, click System Protection.
3.
Click the System Protection tab.
4.
Under Protection Settings, select the disk for which you want to create a restore point.
5.
Click Create.
6.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Restore to a previous date and time
To revert to a restore point (created at a previous date and time), when the computer was functioning
optimally, follow these steps:
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1.
Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System.
2.
In the left pane, click System protection.
3.
Click the System Protection tab.
4.
Click System Restore.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Performing a recovery
NOTE: You can recover only files that you have previously backed up. HP recommends that you use
HP Recovery Manager to create a set of recovery discs (entire drive backup) as soon as you set up
your computer.
Recovery Manager software allows you to repair or restore the system if you experience system failure
or instability. Recovery Manager works from recovery discs or from a dedicated recovery partition (select
models only) on the hard drive. However, if your computer includes a solid-state drive (SSD), you may
not have a recovery partition. If that is the case, recovery discs have been included with your computer.
Use these discs to recover your operating system and software.
NOTE: Windows has its own built-in repair features, such as System Restore. If you have not already
tried these features, try them before using Recovery Manager.
NOTE: Recovery Manager recovers only software that was preinstalled at the factory. Software not
provided with this computer must be downloaded from the manufacturer's Web site or reinstalled from
the disc provided by the manufacturer.
Recovering from the recovery discs
To restore the system from the recovery discs:
1.
Back up all personal files.
2.
Insert the first recovery disc into an optional external optical drive and restart the computer.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Recovering from the dedicated recovery partition (select models only)
NOTE: Computers with an SSD may not have a recovery partition. If the computer does not have a
recovery partition, you will not be able to recover using this procedure. Recovery discs have been
included for computers that do not have a partition. Use these discs to recover your operating system
and software.
On some models, you can perform a recovery from the partition on the hard drive, accessed by pressing
either the Start button or f11. This restores the computer to its factory condition.
To restore the system from the partition, follow these steps:
1.
Access Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:
●
Select Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager.
– or –
●
Turn on or restart the computer, and then press esc while the “Press the ESC key for Startup
Menu” message is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Then, press f11 while the “Press
<F11> for recovery” message is displayed on the screen.
2.
Click System Recovery in the Recovery Manager window.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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11 Setup Utility (BIOS)
100 Chapter 11 Setup Utility (BIOS)
Starting Setup Utility
Setup Utility is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your
Windows® operating system is not working.
The utility reports information about the computer and provides settings for startup, security, and other
preferences.
To start Setup Utility:
▲
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
– or –
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc.
2.
When the Startup Menu is displayed, press f10.
Starting Setup Utility 101
Using Setup Utility
Changing the language of Setup Utility
The following procedure explains how to change the language of Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is not
already running, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is already running, begin at step 2.
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
– or –
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc. When the
Startup Menu is displayed, press f10.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Language, and then press enter.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select a language, and then press enter.
4.
When a confirmation prompt with your language selected is displayed, press enter.
5.
To save your change and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes, and then press enter.
Your change goes into effect immediately.
Navigating and selecting in Setup Utility
Because Setup Utility is not Windows based, it does not support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection
are by keystroke.
●
To choose a menu or a menu item, use the arrow keys.
●
To choose an item in a list or to toggle a field, for example an Enable/Disable field, use either the
arrow keys or f5 or f6.
●
To select an item, press enter.
●
To close a text box or return to the menu display, press esc.
●
To display additional navigation and selection information while Setup Utility is open, press f1.
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Displaying system information
The following procedure explains how to display system information in Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is
not open, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is open, begin at step 2.
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
– or –
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc. When the
Startup Menu is displayed, press f10.
2.
Select the Main menu. System information such as the system time and date, and identification
information about the computer is displayed.
3.
To exit Setup Utility without changing any settings, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit
Discarding Changes, and then press enter.
Restoring default settings in Setup Utility
The following procedure explains how to restore the Setup Utility default settings. If Setup Utility is not
already running, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is already running, begin at step 2.
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
– or –
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc. When the
Startup Menu is displayed, press f10.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Exit > Load Setup Defaults, and then press enter.
3.
When the Setup Confirmation is displayed, press enter.
4.
To save your change and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving
Changes, and then press enter.
The Setup Utility default settings go into effect when the computer restarts.
NOTE: Your password, security, and language settings are not changed when you restore the factory
default settings.
Exiting Setup Utility
You can exit Setup Utility with or without saving changes.
●
To exit Setup Utility and save your changes from the current session:
If the Setup Utility menus are not visible, press esc to return to the menu display. Then use the
arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving Changes, and then press enter.
●
To exit Setup Utility without saving your changes from the current session:
If the Setup Utility menus are not visible, press esc to return to the menu display. Then use the
arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes, and then press enter.
Using Setup Utility 103
After either choice, the computer restarts in Windows.
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Setup Utility menus
The menu tables in this section provide an overview of Setup Utility options.
NOTE: Some of the Setup Utility menu items listed in this chapter may not be supported by your
computer.
Main menu
Select
To do this
System information
●
View and change the system time and date.
●
View identification information about the computer.
●
View specification information, such as processor information,
memory size, and system BIOS.
Security menu
Select
To do this
Administrator password
Enter, change, or delete an administrator password.
Power-On Password
Enter, change, or delete a power-on password.
System Configuration menu
Select
To do this
Language
Change the Setup Utility language.
Virtualization Technology (select models only)
Enable/disable the processor Virtualization Technology.
LAN Power Saving
Enable/disable the LAN power saving. Reduces the power consumption
of the LAN controller
Fan Always On
Enabled/disable Fan Always On. When enabled, the computer fan will
always be on.
Action Keys Mode
Enable/disable the Action Keys.
Boot Options
Set the following boot options:
●
POST Hot Key Delay (sec.)―Set the delay for the user to press
hotkeys in intervals of 5 seconds each (0, 5, 10, 15, 20).
●
Floppy Boot―Enable/disable boot from diskette.
●
Internal Network Adapter Boot―Enable/disable boot from external
Network Adapter.
●
Boot Order―Set the boot order for:
◦
Notebook Hard Drive
◦
USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Disk
◦
USB CD/DVD ROM Drive
Setup Utility menus 105
Select
To do this
◦
USB Floppy
◦
Network Adapter
Diagnostics menu
Select
To do this
Primary Hard Disk Self Test
Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive.
Memory Test
Run a diagnostic test on the system memory.
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Updating the BIOS
Updated versions of the BIOS may be available on the HP Web site.
Most BIOS updates on the HP Web site are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs.
Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding
installing and troubleshooting the file.
Determining the BIOS version
To determine whether available BIOS updates contain later BIOS versions than those currently installed
on the 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 opening Setup Utility.
To use Setup Utility for displaying BIOS information:
1.
Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for
Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10.
2.
If Setup Utility does not open with the system information displayed, use the arrow keys to select
the Main menu.
When the Main menu is selected, BIOS and other system information is displayed.
3.
To exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes, and then press
enter.
Downloading a BIOS update
CAUTION: To prevent 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 or Hibernation.
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord.
Updating the BIOS 107
To download a BIOS update:
1.
Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your computer:
Select Start > Help and Support > Maintain.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen to identify your computer and access the BIOS update you
want to download.
3.
At the download area, follow these steps:
a.
Identify the BIOS update that is later than the BIOS version currently installed on your
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 instructions on the screen to download your selection to the hard drive.
Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update will be
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.
Open Windows Explorer by selecting Start > Computer.
2.
Double-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 instructions on the screen.
NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the downloaded
file from your hard drive.
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A
Product information
109
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. 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.
Input power
Rating
Operating voltage
18.5 V dc @ 3.5 A - 65W
Operating current
3.5 A
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 on
the bottom of the computer.
110 Appendix A Product information
Operating environment
Factor
Metric
U.S.
Operating (writing to optical disc)
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)
Operating environment 111
Traveling with the computer
For best results, follow these traveling and shipping tips:
●
Prepare the computer for traveling or shipping:
◦
Back up your information.
◦
Remove all discs and all external media cards, such as digital cards.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of
information, remove the media from a drive before removing the drive from a drive bay, and
before shipping, storing, or traveling with a drive.
◦
Turn off and then disconnect all external devices.
◦
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, and do not check it in with the rest of
your bags.
CAUTION: Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields
include airport walk-through devices and security wands. The airport security devices that check
carry-on luggage, such as conveyor belts, use X-rays instead of magnetism and will not damage
a drive.
●
In-flight computer use is at the discretion of the airline. If you plan to use the computer during a
flight, check with the airline in advance.
●
If the computer will be unused and disconnected from external power for more than 2 weeks,
remove the battery and store it separately.
●
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 or a cell phone device installed, such as an 802.11b/g device,
a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) device, or a General Packet Radio Service
(GPRS) device, 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 it
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.
112 Appendix A Product information
Routine care
Cleaning the display
CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to the computer, never spray water, cleaning fluids, or
chemicals on the display.
To remove smudges and lint, frequently clean the display with a soft, damp, lint-free cloth. If the screen
requires additional cleaning, use premoistened antistatic wipes or an antistatic screen cleaner.
Cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard
Dirt and grease on the TouchPad can cause the pointer to jump around on the screen. To avoid this,
clean the TouchPad with a damp cloth, and wash your hands frequently when using the computer.
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.
Clean the keyboard regularly to prevent keys from sticking and to remove dust, lint, and particles that
can become trapped beneath the keys. A can of compressed air with a straw extension can be used to
blow air around and under the keys to loosen and remove debris.
Routine care 113
Labels
The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system
problems or travel internationally with the computer:
●
Service tag—Provides important information, including the following:
◦
Product name (1). This is the product name affixed to the front of the computer.
◦
Serial number (s/n) (2). This is an alphanumeric identifier that is unique to each product.
◦
Part number/Product number (p/n) (3). This number provides specific information about the
product's hardware components. The part number helps a service technician to determine
what components and parts are needed.
◦
Model description (4). This is an alphanumeric identifier used to locate documents, drivers,
and support for the computer.
◦
Warranty period (5). This number describes the duration of the warranty period for the
computer.
Have this information available when you contact technical support. The service tag label is located
inside the battery bay.
●
Microsoft® Certificate of Authenticity—Contains the Windows Product Key. You may need the
Product Key to update or troubleshoot the operating system. The Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity is affixed to 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(s)—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. An optional device may be a wireless local area network (WLAN) device or an optional
Bluetooth® device. 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 affixed to the bottom of the computer.
●
SIM label (select models only)—Provides the ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card Identifier) of your SIM.
This label is located inside the battery bay.
●
HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number label (select models only)—Provides the serial
number of your HP Mobile Broadband Module. This label is located inside the battery bay.
114 Appendix A Product information
Index
A
AC adapter, testing 62
AC power, connecting 61
action key mode 105
action keys
adjusting volume 36
audio CD, DVD, or BD
controls 35
decrease screen
brightness 35
Help and Support 35
identifying 5
increase screen brightness 35
muting speaker sound 36
switching screen image 35
using 35
volume 43
wireless 15, 36
administrator password
creating 87
entering 88
managing 87
airport security devices 69
antivirus software, using 89
audio devices, connecting
external 43
audio-in (microphone) jack,
identifying 8
audio-out (headphone) jack,
identifying 8
B
backing up
customized window, toolbar,
and menu bar settings 97
personal files 97
templates 97
battery
calibrating 58
charging 56
conserving power 52
discharging 57
disposing 59
inserting 55
low battery levels 57
removing 55
replacing 59
storing 58
battery bay, identifying 10
Battery Check 54
battery light 7, 56
battery power 54
battery release latch 10, 55
battery temperature 58
BD drive 77
Bluetooth device 14
Bluetooth label 114
Bluetooth wireless devices 22
boot options 105
boot order 105
buttons
left TouchPad 3
right TouchPad 3
rotate 6
wireless 7, 15
C
cables
USB 66
calibrating battery 58
caps lock light, identifying 4
CD drive 77
Certificate of Authenticity
label 114
charging batteries 56
cleaning, TouchPad and
keyboard 113
clicks
changing settings 34
testing 34
components
bottom 10
display 8
front 5
left-side 7
rear 9
right-side 6
top 3
computer, traveling 112
configuring HDMI 48
Connect to the Internet
Wizard 12, 13
connection, external power 61
connector, power 7
conservation, power 52
convertible hinge, identifying 9
critical battery level 51, 57
critical security updates,
installing 91
D
default settings, restoring 103
Diagnostics menu 106
digital card
inserting 64
removing 65
supported formats 64
Digital Media Slot, identifying 7
Disk Cleanup software 70
Disk Defragmenter software 70
diskette drive 77
display
rotating 30
display image, switching 35
display, cleaning 113
dragging touch screen
gesture 32
drive light 8, 71
drive media 51
Index 115
drives
boot order 105
connecting external
diskette 77
external 77
handling 69
hard 73, 74, 77
optical 77
DVD drive 77
77
E
encryption 19
End hotkey 37
entering a power-on
password 88
entering an administrator
password 88
esc key, identifying 5
external audio devices,
connecting 43
external drive 77
external monitor port 9, 47
external optical drive 42
external WWAN antenna,
identifying 6
F
f11 99
fan always on 105
fingerprint reader
identifying 6
using 93
fingerprints, registering 93
firewall software 19, 90
flicking touch screen gesture 32
flicks
changing assignments 34
creating assignments 34
fn key, identifying 5, 37
full system recovery 95
G
graphic modes, switching
60
H
hard drive
external 77
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive
Protection 71
installing 74
removing 73
116 Index
hard drive bay, identifying 10
HDMI
configuring 48
connecting 47
HDMI port, identifying 8, 47
headphone (audio-out) jack 8
Help and Support key 35
Hibernation
exiting 51
initiated during critical battery
level 57
initiating 51
high-definition devices,
connecting 47
hinge, identifying 9
Home hotkey 37
hotkeys
description 37
display system information 37
End 37
Home 37
page down 37
page up 37
using 37
HP Mobile Broadband Module 20
HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive
Protection 71
HP USB Ethernet Adapter
connecting 23
hubs 66
I
icons
network 14
wireless 14
input power 110
integrated webcam light,
identifying 9
internal microphones,
identifying 9
Internet
choosing an ISP 12
Internet connection setup 17
Internet Service & Offers 12
Internet Service Provider
(ISP) 12
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 8
audio-out (headphone) 8
RJ-45 (network) 9
K
keyboard hotkeys, identifying
keyboard, cleaning 113
keys
action 5
esc 5
fn 5
mute 43
Windows applications 5
Windows logo 5
L
labels
Bluetooth 114
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity 114
regulatory 114
service tag 114
wireless certification 114
WLAN 114
LAN power saving 105
language 105
latch, battery release 10
lights
battery 7
caps lock 4
drive 8, 71
mute 4
power 6
webcam 9
wireless 4, 7
local area network (LAN)
cable required 23
connecting cable 23
low battery level 57
M
Main menu 105
maintenance
Disk Cleanup 70
Disk Defragmenter 70
managing a power-on
password 88
managing an administrator
password 87
media activity keys 40
media controls, keys 35
MediaSmart software 41
37
memory module
inserting 82
removing 82
memory module compartment
cover
removing 81
replacing 83
memory module compartment,
identifying 10
memory test 106
microphone (audio-in) jack,
identifying 8
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity
label 114
monitor, connecting 47
mouse, external
setting preferences 25
multimedia software
installing 42
using 41
mute key
identifying 36
using 43
mute light, identifying 4
N
network cable, connecting
network icon 14
23
O
operating environment 111
operating system
Microsoft Certificate of
Authenticity label 114
Product Key 114
optical drive
external 42, 77
sharing 42, 79
P
page down hotkey 37
page up hotkey 37
passwords
administrator 87
power-on 88
set in Setup Utility 86
set in Windows 86
pen
identifying 29
storing 29
using 29
pen holder 8, 29
pen tether eyelet 29
pen tether hole, identifying 8
pinching touch screen gesture 33
pinching TouchPad gesture 27
pointing devices
setting preferences 25
ports
external monitor 9, 47
HDMI 8, 47
USB 7, 8, 66
power
connecting 61
conserving 52
power connector, identifying 7
power light, identifying 6
power switch, identifying 6
power-on password
creating 88
entering 88
managing 88
primary hard disk self test 106
Product Key 114
product name and number,
computer 114
programs, using 41
projector, connecting 47
R
readable media 51
recovering a program or driver 95
recovering from the dedicated
recovery partition 99
recovering from the recovery
discs 99
recovery discs 95, 96
Recovery Manager 95, 99
recovery partition 95
recovery, system 99
regulatory information
regulatory label 114
wireless certification
labels 114
restore points 98
RJ-45 (network) jack,
identifying 9
rotate button, identifying 6
rotate button, using 31
rotating touch screen gesture 33
rotating TouchPad gesture 27
routine care
113
S
screen brightness keys 35
screen image, switching 35
screen orientations,
identifying 31
scrolling touch screen gesture 32
scrolling TouchPad gesture 26
security cable slot, identifying 9
security cable, installing 92
Security menu 105
security, wireless 19
serial number, computer 114
service tag 114
setup of WLAN 17
Setup Utility
changing the language 102
displaying system
information 103
exiting 103
menus 105
navigating 102
passwords set in 86
restoring default settings 103
selecting 102
starting 101
shared drives 79
shutdown 50
SIM
inserting 20
removing 21
Sleep
exiting 51
initiating 51
slots
Digital Media 7
memory 80
security cable 9
software
Disk Cleanup 70
Disk Defragmenter 70
MediaSmart 41
TouchSmart 41
using 41
Wireless Assistant 15
solid-state drive (SSD) 95, 99
speakers, identifying 9
storing battery 58
supported discs 96
Index 117
switch, power 6
switchable graphics 60
System Configuration menu 105
system failure or instability 95
system information hotkey 37
system information,
displaying 103, 105
system recovery 99
system restore points 95, 98
USB cable, connecting 66
USB devices
connecting 66
description 66
removing 66
USB hubs 66
USB port, identifying 8
USB ports, identifying 7, 66
using system restore 98
wireless network (WLAN)
equipment needed 17
security 19
WLAN antennas, identifying 9
WLAN device 114
WLAN label 114
writable media 51
WWAN antennas, identifying 9
WWAN device 20
T
tapping touch screen gesture 31
temperature 58
touch screen
performing screen actions 31
preferences 34
using 30
touch screen gestures
dragging 32
flicking 32
pinching 33
rotating 33
scrolling 32
tapping 31
zooming 33
TouchPad
buttons 3
cleaning 113
gestures 25
using 25
TouchPad gestures
pinching 27
rotating 27
scrolling 26
zooming 27
TouchPad off indicator 3
TouchPad off indicator,
identifying 4
TouchPad zone
identifying 3
TouchSmart
starting 41
using 41
TouchSmart software 41
traveling with the computer 58,
112, 114
turning off the computer 50
V
vents, identifying 6, 8, 10
Virtualization Technology 105
volume
adjust 43
keys 43
mute 43
volume keys, identifying 36
Z
zooming screen gesture 33
zooming TouchPad gesture 27
U
unresponsive system
118 Index
50
W
webcam
adjusting properties 46
identifying 9
webcam light, identifying 9
Windows applications key,
identifying 5
Windows Connect to the Internet
Wizard 13
Windows logo key, identifying 5
Windows, passwords set in 86
wireless
protecting 19
set up 17
wireless antennas, identifying 9
Wireless Assistant software 14,
15
wireless button
using 15
wireless button, identifying 7
wireless certification label 114
wireless controls
key 14
operating system 14
Wireless Assistant
software 14
wireless icon 14
wireless key
identifying 36
using 14, 15
wireless light 4, 7, 14
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