Getting Started Guide
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Table of Contents
Finding HP TouchSmart PC Information ........................................................................................... vi
Getting to Know the HP TouchSmart PC ........................................................................1
HP TouchSmart PC Features............................................................................................................1
Front and right side of the HP TouchSmart PC ..............................................................................2
Left side of the HP TouchSmart PC ..............................................................................................4
Removing the Connector Cover ..................................................................................................5
Back of the HP TouchSmart PC ...................................................................................................5
Activity LED indicator lights........................................................................................................7
Connecting the power source .........................................................................................................8
Cable Management.......................................................................................................................8
Adjust the Angle of the Computer Stand.........................................................................................10
Using the Wireless Keyboard or Mouse .........................................................................................10
Synchronizing the wireless keyboard or mouse ..........................................................................11
Turning the HP TouchSmart PC On and Off ....................................................................................12
Turning on the HP TouchSmart PC ............................................................................................12
Turning off the HP TouchSmart PC ............................................................................................12
Changing Power Settings ........................................................................................................13
Connecting to the Internet.............................................................................................................13
Setting up a wireless home network ..........................................................................................14
Setting up a wired home network .............................................................................................15
Using Bluetooth Devices ...............................................................................................................16
Adjusting Screen Brightness..........................................................................................................16
Adjusting the Ambient Light ..........................................................................................................17
Adding Hardware and Software ...................................................................................................17
Upgrading your HP TouchSmart PC hardware ...........................................................................17
Updating your HP TouchSmart software ....................................................................................17
Using the Optical Disk Drive.........................................................................................................18
Using the TV Tuner to Watch and Record TV Programs on the HP TouchSmart PC ...............................18
Connecting the TV signal source to the computer........................................................................19
Setting up the HP TouchSmart PC with a set-top box ...................................................................20
Completing the Windows Media Center setup wizard ................................................................21
Using the remote control with Windows Media Center................................................................21
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Sound Options............................................................................................................................22
Connecting analog speakers ...................................................................................................22
Connecting and enabling digital speakers or an audio receiver ...................................................23
Speaker volume .....................................................................................................................24
Configuring sound for Windows Media Center ..........................................................................25
Using headphones..................................................................................................................25
Using the microphone array ....................................................................................................25
Using a headset .....................................................................................................................25
Connecting MP3 players .........................................................................................................25
Connecting a Printer ....................................................................................................................26
Installing a Security Lock ..............................................................................................................26
Cleaning the HP TouchSmart PC Screen .........................................................................................27
Using the Computer with Safety and Comfort..................................................................................28
Preparing the Computer for Shipping.............................................................................................28
Recycling Your Old Computer Hardware .......................................................................................29
HP TouchSmart Software Overview ............................................................................31
What Is HP TouchSmart Software? ................................................................................................31
Opening HP TouchSmart Software ................................................................................................31
Opening HP TouchSmart Automatically..........................................................................................31
Navigating HP TouchSmart ..........................................................................................................32
Touch Techniques for the Windows Desktop and Non-HP TouchSmart Software ..................................34
Tablet Input Panel (Onscreen Keyboard) ........................................................................................34
HP TouchSmart Tiles ....................................................................................................................35
HP TouchSmart Browser ...............................................................................................................35
HP TouchSmart Photo...................................................................................................................36
HP TouchSmart Music ..................................................................................................................36
HP TouchSmart Video ..................................................................................................................36
Webcam and Microphone ......................................................................................................36
Capturing webcam video and snapshots ...................................................................................37
HP TouchSmart Calendar .............................................................................................................37
Synchronizing Your HP TouchSmart Calendar with Windows Vista Mail Calendar .........................37
HP TouchSmart Notes ..................................................................................................................38
HP TouchSmart Weather ..............................................................................................................38
HP TouchSmart Clock ..................................................................................................................38
Software Quick Reference Table ...................................................................................................39
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HP TouchSmart FAQs ..................................................................................................41
How do I add tiles (shortcuts) to my HP TouchSmart homepage view?...........................................42
How do I add a tile of a favorite Web site link? .........................................................................42
How can I see all the tiles in my homepage view? ......................................................................43
How do I temporarily hide a tile? .............................................................................................43
How do I delete a tile from the HP TouchSmart homepage? .........................................................43
How do I change the icons designating my tiles? .......................................................................43
What is an RSS Feed? ............................................................................................................43
How do I set up an RSS feed?..................................................................................................44
How do I get photos into my HP TouchSmart Photo library? .........................................................44
How do I create a slideshow of my photos?...............................................................................45
How do I hide some of my photos?...........................................................................................45
How do I get my music files into HP TouchSmart Music?..............................................................45
Why can’t I see all my music in HP TouchSmart Music?...............................................................46
How do I get my songs from iTunes into HP TouchSmart Music? ...................................................46
How do I find album art for my music?......................................................................................46
How do I create and edit a playlist of my songs? .......................................................................47
How do I delete songs?...........................................................................................................47
How do I create (burn) a CD or DVD of my music or photos?.......................................................48
How do I make a video with HP TouchSmart?............................................................................48
How do I make a video playlist? ..............................................................................................49
How do I transfer my videos to my computer? ............................................................................49
How do I upload my videos to YouTube? ..................................................................................49
How do I record my home movies? ..........................................................................................49
Where are my webcam and microphones? ...............................................................................50
What is the time limit of my video recordings? ...........................................................................50
What is the resolution of the HP TouchSmart webcam? ...............................................................50
How do I make a video chat or a conference call? .....................................................................50
How do I create and save a handwritten or typed note? .............................................................51
How do I create a voice note? .................................................................................................51
How do I delete a text or voice note?........................................................................................51
How do I display the temperature and forecast for a city? ...........................................................52
Can I connect an old printer to my HP TouchSmart computer?......................................................52
How can I tell if my HP TouchSmart computer is 64-bit or 32-bit? .................................................52
What can I do if my HP TouchSmart media programs are crashing?.............................................53
Index .........................................................................................................................55
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Finding HP TouchSmart PC Information
Type of information
Where to find
Set up your HP TouchSmart PC.
Setup poster
How-to videos about using
HP TouchSmart features.
Visit hp.com/go/learntouchsmart
(English only)
Find features of the computer
hardware.
HP TouchSmart PC Getting Started guide
(this guide)
Connect to the Internet.
Learn about HP TouchSmart and other
software.
Connect a television signal.
Watch and record TV programs on the
computer.
Use the Windows Media Center remote
control (select models only).
Learn how to use the Microsoft®
Windows Vista® operating system.
Watching and Recording TV guide
Tap the Windows Vista start
button™
, tap Help and
®
Support, and then tap the User
Guides icon.
Help and Support
Tap the Windows Vista start button,
and then tap Help and Support.
Troubleshoot the most common
computer hardware and software
issues.
Find electronic user guides and
specifications for your computer model.
HP Support Web site:
http://www.hp.com/support
Order parts and find additional
troubleshooting help.
Tap the Windows Vista start button,
tap Help and Support, and then tap
the Online Help icon.
Upgrade or replace components of
your computer.
Upgrading and Servicing Guide
Recover factory settings.
Find computer warranty information.
Limited Warranty, Support, and System
Recovery Guide
Get technical support.
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NOTE: If this guide is not included with
your printed documentation, tap the
Windows Vista start button, tap
Help and Support, and then tap the
User Guides icon.
Getting to Know the HP TouchSmart PC
HP TouchSmart PC Features
The HP TouchSmart PC is a fun and engaging touch-enabled high-performance computer built into a
high-definition* 56-cm (22-in) diagonal widescreen display. The slim computer comes with features like
webcam (Internet access required and not included), CD/DVD and Blu-ray (select models only) player and
burner (actual speeds may vary; do not copy copyright-protected material), HP Pocket Media Drive bay,
software-controlled ambient lighting, USB ports, FireWire® (IEEE 1394), media card reader, Brightview
display, Wireless 802.11n networking, and high-quality speakers.
(The specifications for the 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) are draft specifications and are not final. If the
final specifications differ from the draft specifications, it may affect the ability of the computer to
communicate with other 802.11n WLAN devices.)
Using your fingertips, you can listen to your favorite music, edit your digital photos, or watch your favorite
home video.
Features and configurations vary by model. Your computer may not exactly match the illustrations and
descriptions in this guide.
* High-definition (HD) content is required to view HD images.
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Front and right side of the HP TouchSmart PC
Features and configurations vary by model
D C D
E
E
B
F
A
G
O
H
I
J
K
L
N
A
M
Item
Description
LCD display optimized
for touch
The HP TouchSmart PC integrates a state-of-the-art 56-cm (22-in) diagonal
widescreen high-definition display with HP BrightView technology.* The
HP BrightView technology improves the contrast and clarity of your display, so
that colors are brighter and images come to life. In addition, it boasts a high
resolution of 1680 x 1050 and a fast response time of 5 ms.**
The display is optimized for an elegant touch experience. Your fingertip
is all you need to interact with the HP TouchSmart. The durable glass
panel is sturdy and delightfully responsive. Experience the ease of
managing your digital life by touch with the HP TouchSmart software.
* High definition (HD) content is required to view HD images. Most current DVDs do not
provide HD images.
**All specifications represent the typical specifications provided by Hewlett-Packard’s
component manufacturers; actual performance may vary either higher or lower.
B
Bluetooth
(select models only)
Use Bluetooth to connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices. The diagram shows the
internal location of Bluetooth (not visible externally).
C
Webcam
Create videos and snapshots that you can view, send by e-mail, and upload to
video sharing sites. Use the built-in webcam and microphone array to have
video chats with friends and family.*
* Internet access required.
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Item
D
Microphone array
E
Built-in wireless LAN
Description (continued)
Use the built-in digital microphone array to record sound for your webcam
videos, and to use instant messenger or chat software to have video chats
online. The microphone is designed to filter out ambient noise in your
environment, to provide a cleaner sound. It is designed to record from a
distance of up to one-half meter (2 feet) away from the computer.
Use the built-in wireless LAN to connect to the Internet through your existing
wireless network. The diagram shows the internal location of the wireless LAN
(top left and right, not visible externally).
The wireless LAN supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (pre-n).
F
Power/Sleep button
Press the Power/Sleep button to turn on your HP TouchSmart PC,
or put it in Sleep mode. To turn off your computer, tap the
Windows Vista start button, tap the Arrow button next to
the Lock icon, and then select Shut Down.
G
Slot-loading
CD/DVD drive
(located on back
side panel)
Watch your favorite DVD or Blu-ray (select models only) disc, or listen to your
CD collection. Burn CDs and DVDs, and Blu-ray discs.*
Read and write DVD-RAM, CD-R/RW, and DVD+/-R/RW.
Read and play CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD Audio, DVD+/-R dual layer (DL),
DVD-Video, and Video CD.
* HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of
our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law.
H
Volume and mute
controls
Adjust the sound level up or down, or mute.
I
HP TouchSmart button
Turn your HP TouchSmart PC on and open your HP TouchSmart software. Or, if
the computer is already turned on, press the button to open the HP TouchSmart
software for quick access to your music, photos, videos, or the Web. The
HP TouchSmart button cannot turn the computer off.
J
Memory card reader
Use the built-in memory card reader to easily access photos and other files
directly from a memory card.
Supported formats include xD media (xD), Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital
High Capacity (SDHC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), and
Memory Stick Pro (MS-Pro) memory cards.
Your memory card reader also supports adapters for the following memory
cards: Mini SD, RS MMC, Micro SD, MS-Duo, and MS Duo Pro.
K
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
Transfer videos from your digital video camcorder (4-pin connector).
L
IR receiver window
Infrared (IR) receiver window, located on the lower right side of the computer.
Works with a remote control and TV tuner (select models only).
M
Remote control
(select models only)
Point the remote control at the lower right-side of the computer, where the
IR receiver is located, and then navigate to all of your Windows Media Center
options, such as watching and recording your favorite TV shows. A remote
control is included with select models only.
Refer to the Watching and Recording TV guide. To locate, tap the Windows
Vista start button, tap Help and Support, and then tap User Guides.
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Item
Description (continued)
N
Wireless keyboard
and mouse
Sleek wireless keyboard and mouse fit under the HP TouchSmart PC.
O
Internal Speakers
Use the built-in, high-quality stereo speakers for a powerful media experience
when listening to music, or when watching your home videos and DVDs.
Left side of the HP TouchSmart PC
Features and configurations vary by model
A
B
C
D
Connector
Function
A
Ambient Light
button
The HP TouchSmart Ambient Light casts a cool white glow from base of the
computer.
B
USB 2.0
Connect USB devices (USB 2.0) such as printers, external hard disk drives, digital
cameras, and MP3 players.
C
Audio Line In
Connect MP3 players or other audio players.
D
Headphones
Listen to music without disturbing anyone, by connecting your headphones to
the port.
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Removing the Connector Cover
To remove the connector cover on the back of the computer, insert your finger under the gap on the
bottom-left side of the cover, and pull gently. Replace the connector cover by aligning the hooks on the right
edge of the cover with the slots on the computer, and then pressing it until it snaps into place.
Back of the HP TouchSmart PC
Features and configurations vary by model
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
Connector
Function
A
USB 2.0 ports (3)
Connect USB devices (USB 2.0) such as printers, external hard disk drives, digital
cameras, and MP3 players.
B
Gigabit
Ethernet LAN
(10/100/1G)
Connect to the Internet through your wired network.
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Connector
Function (continued)
C
Digital audio port
(SPDIF Out)
Connect to your home theater system or your surround sound digital speakers.
Supports 3.1, 4.1, and 5.1 speakers.
D
Audio Line Out
Connect external 2.0 and 2.1 powered speakers.
E
TV In
Connect your TV signal source to watch, record, and pause live TV. This is an
F-type coaxial TV input signal connector.
F
S-Video In
Capture analog video from a video camera, or connect to a set-top box for TV
input.
G
Stereo Audio In
Connect audio for A/V input from a set-top box, digital video camera, or other
video device.
H
IR Emitter (blaster)
(select models only)
Adhere to your TV set-top box IR receiver area to receive the remote control signal
for watching and recording TV programs. This is not required if you do not use a
set-top box. A remote control is included with select models only.
I
Computer stand
Slide stand for stability and best viewing angle. The stand supports an adjustable
tilt angle between 10 and 40 degrees from the vertical.
To assure that the computer is in a stable position on your desktop, pull the
computer stand open until you hear it snap into place.
J
Security lock slot
Insert a security lock (sold separately), which enables you to secure your
computer from theft and unwanted changes.
K
Power connector
Plug the power adapter into the computer.
L
Wireless keyboard
and mouse receiver
Preinstalled receiver for using a wireless keyboard and mouse.
M
Cable clip
Route your cables through the clip, close the connector cover, and then route the
cables through the notch in the computer stand.
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Activity LED indicator lights
A
B
C
H
D
E
F
G
The following are the activity indicator light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on your HP TouchSmart PC:
LED
What it does
A
Event
Indicates an event reminder notification has been set from a software
application. Setting of the event reminder is available in select software
applications only.
B
Webcam
Indicates webcam activity.
C
Power
Indicates the power state; blue indicates power on, and amber indicates
Sleep mode.
D
Hard disk drive
Indicates hard disk drive activity.
E
Memory card reader
Indicates memory card reader activity. When the LED is flashing, do not
remove your memory card.
When the LED is off, no card is inserted. A solid LED indicates that a card
is inserted with no read or write capacity. A flashing LED indicates that
there is memory card activity, and that a card has read/write capacity.
F
Remote control IR receiver
Indicates that your computer is working with your remote control to
navigate windows, record TV shows, and perform other activities in
Windows Media Center. A remote control is included with select
models only.
G
Wireless keyboard and
mouse receiver
Indicates wireless signals received from the wireless keyboard and
mouse. The LED is visible from the back of the computer.
H
Optical Disc Drive Activity
Indicates Optical Disc Drive is in use.
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Connecting the power source
Plug the power cord into the AC adapter (brick), and the power adapter cord into the back of the
computer. Route the power cord through the notch in the computer stand, and then plug the power cord
into an AC power source through a surge protector/uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Cable Management
The HP TouchSmart PC includes a cable-management feature that is located behind the back connector
cover. To use the cable routing clip feature:
1 To remove the connector cover on the back of the computer, insert your finger under the gap on the
bottom-left side of the cover, and pull gently.
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2 Route your cables through the cable routing clip (A), and out of the back of the computer.
A
3 Replace the connector cover by aligning the hooks on the right edge of the cover with the slots on the
computer, and then pressing it until it snaps into place. Then, route the cables through the notch (B) in
the computer stand.
B
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Adjust the Angle of the Computer Stand
The HP TouchSmart PC is shipped with the computer stand collapsed against the back of the computer. To
assure that the computer is in a stable position on your desktop, pull the computer stand open until it snaps
into place. Then, if you want to change the angle of HP TouchSmart PC, hold each side of the computer,
and tilt it back to an angle of between 10 and 40 degrees from the vertical.
10° min.
40°
max
CAUTION: Make sure the angle of the computer is at least 10 degrees from the vertical;
otherwise the computer will be unstable and could fall over.
Using the Wireless Keyboard or Mouse
Your wireless keyboard and mouse are easy to set up. All you need to do is remove the battery tabs on
both the keyboard and the mouse. Also, make sure the Power switch on the bottom of the mouse is in the
On position (the keyboard does not have a Power switch). Then, turn on the computer. If you have trouble
using the keyboard and mouse, manually synchronize them as explained in the next procedure.
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Synchronizing the wireless keyboard or mouse
The wireless keyboard and mouse are pre-synchronized for your convenience, to work with your
HP TouchSmart PC. They should work immediately after pulling the battery tabs, which activate the
pre-installed batteries, and turning the mouse switch on (B).
You may need to manually synchronize the wireless keyboard or mouse if they are not functioning.
To synchronize them:
Make sure the keyboard and mouse are next to the HP TouchSmart PC, within 30 cm (1 foot) and
away from interference from other devices.
Keyboard: Press the connect button on the bottom of the keyboard (A) for five seconds. The blue
activity LED in the bottom rear of the HP TouchSmart PC will illuminate when the synchronization
command has been received and will go off when synchronization is complete.
Mouse: Press the connect button on the bottom of the mouse (C) for five seconds. The blue activity LED
in the bottom rear of the HP TouchSmart PC will illuminate when the synchronization command has
been received and will go off when synchronization is complete.
A
BC
If this does not work, remove and then re-insert the wireless keyboard and mouse receiver from the back of
the computer and then synchronize the keyboard and mouse again.
Towel
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Turning the HP TouchSmart PC On and Off
Turning on the HP TouchSmart PC
After you finish setting up your HP TouchSmart PC, press the Power/Sleep button (A) on the top-right
side of the computer to turn it on. Complete the initial setup by following the onscreen instructions.
Please be patient while the setup process completes; it may take several minutes.
A
B
You can also turn on the HP TouchSmart PC or put it into Sleep mode by pressing the Power/Sleep button
on the keyboard or the remote control. A remote control is included with select models only.
After you have turned on the computer for the first time, and gone through all the setup wizards, you
can use the HP TouchSmart button (B) to turn on the computer and open the HP TouchSmart software.
If the computer is already turned on, you can press this button to open the HP TouchSmart window.
Turning off the HP TouchSmart PC
Tap the Windows Vista start button, tap the Arrow button next to the Lock icon, and
then select Shut Down.
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Changing Power Settings
Basic power settings help conserve energy or enhance computer performance. You can also customize
power settings for your computer hardware. For example, you can set your computer to go to sleep after a
specified period of inactivity.
What used to be called Standby is now called Sleep in Microsoft Windows Vista. In Sleep mode, your
work is saved to memory, and then the computer enters a power-saving state.
To put the computer in Sleep mode, tap the Windows Vista start button, tap the Arrow
button next to the Lock icon, and then select Sleep.
To change power settings:
1 Tap the Windows Vista start button, and then tap Control Panel.
2 Tap Hardware and Sound.
3 Tap Power Options.
4 Choose a power option.
There are many to choose from, including when the computer sleeps, and what ratio you want of
energy savings versus performance.
Connecting to the Internet
Your HP TouchSmart PC is designed to support a wireless or wired LAN that connects your computer to
other devices, such as printers and other PCs. The network connection to the Internet is usually through a
broadband modem (digital subscriber line [DSL] or cable), which requires a separate subscription.
For a wireless LAN, the HP TouchSmart PC includes a built-in wireless LAN antenna, which you
can use to access your wireless home network.
For a wired LAN, connect an Ethernet cable (sold separately) to the Ethernet connector on the back
of the computer, and then connect the other end to the network router or broadband modem.
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Setting up a wireless home network
Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included. Availability of public wireless access
points limited.
First-time wireless network installation requires that you:
1 Purchase high-speed Internet service from an Internet service provider (ISP).
2 Purchase a broadband modem (DSL or cable). This may be provided by the ISP.
3 Purchase and install a wireless router (sold separately), if one is required.
NOTE: Broadband modem and router installation procedures vary, depending on the manufacturer.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
4 Connect your computer to the network.
NOTE: A DSL wall connection is shown here. If you have a cable modem, the connection from the
wall to the modem will be with a coaxial cable.
Internet
Wall plug
Broadband
modem
(DSL/cable)
Wireless router
5 Configure the HP TouchSmart PC to connect to the wireless network.
a
Turn on your HP TouchSmart PC.
b
Connect your HP TouchSmart PC to the wireless network:
Right-click the Network icon on the taskbar, and then select Connect to a
network. When the window opens, select the network, and then click Connect.
Or
c
Right-click the Network icon on the taskbar, and then select Network and Sharing
Center. When the window opens, select Setup a wireless router or access
point, and then follow the onscreen instructions.
Test the wireless network by opening your Web browser and accessing any Web site.
6 Add wireless devices to the network (optional).
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Setting up a wired home network
First-time wired network installation requires that you:
1 Purchase high-speed Internet service from an Internet service provider (ISP).
2 Purchase a broadband modem (DSL or cable). This may be provided by the ISP.
3 Purchase and install a wired router (sold separately), if one is required.
NOTE: Broadband modem and router installation procedures vary, depending on the manufacturer.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
4 Connect the DSL cable (shown) or coaxial cable (not shown) from the wall to the modem.
5 Connect the modem to the computer Ethernet port with an Ethernet cable. If you want to connect
multiple devices to the network, connect a router or hub (not shown) to the modem with an Ethernet
cable, and then connect the computer to the router with an Ethernet cable.
If you have an actual wired network in your home with Ethernet connectors in the wall, connect directly
from your computer Ethernet port to the Ethernet wall connector with an Ethernet cable.
The Ethernet port on the HP TouchSmart PC is located on the back of the computer, behind the
connector cover. For clean cable management, route the cable through the cable router clip on the
back of the PC (shown), then route the cable through the notch in the back stand (not shown), then
close the back connector cover.
Internet
Wall plug
Broadband
modem
(DSL/cable)
Back of the
HP TouchSmart PC
Configurations
vary by model
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6 Add other computers or devices to your wired network:
a
Disconnect power from the broadband modem and the router, and then shut down your
HP TouchSmart PC and the computers you want to add to your network.
b
For each wired computer, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the LAN connector on the
computer, and then connect the other end of the cable to any available Ethernet connector on
the router.
c
Reconnect power to the modem, and wait until the modem has completed its startup cycle.
Reconnect power to the router. Then, turn on the wired computers and your HP TouchSmart PC.
d
Test the network connection for each wired computer by opening your Web browser and
accessing any Web site.
Using Bluetooth Devices
Select models only
Some models of the HP TouchSmart PC are Bluetooth-enabled, so that you can connect all kinds of
Bluetooth-enabled wireless devices. Bluetooth devices create a personal area network (PAN), which
connects other Bluetooth devices, such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras.
In a PAN, each device communicates directly with the other devices, and the devices must be relatively
close together.
To enable a Bluetooth device:
1 Refer to your Bluetooth device’s instructions to make it “discoverable” (sends out a radio signal).
2 Click the Windows Vista start button, Control Panel, and then click Hardware and
Sound. Click Bluetooth Devices. Click Add. Follow onscreen instructions.
3 If your Bluetooth device is a printer, click the Windows Vista start button, Control Panel, and
then click Hardware and Sound. Click Printers. Click Add a printer.
Adjusting Screen Brightness
Adjust screen brightness either with the keyboard that came with your computer, or through the Control
Panel.
With your keyboard:
Press the Function (Fn) key on the keyboard, and simultaneously press the F10 key to reduce screen
brightness.
Press the Fn key, and simultaneously press the F11 key to increase brightness.
Through the Control Panel:
1 Tap the Windows Vista start button, Control Panel, and then tap Hardware and Sound.
2 Tap Power Options.
3 In the left panel of the Power Options window, tap Adjust the display brightness.
4 Move the slider to the left to reduce brightness, and to the right to increase brightness.
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Adjusting the Ambient Light
The HP TouchSmart Ambient Light casts a cool white glow from the base of the computer. By default, the
Ambient Light is turned off when you turn on the computer.
To control the Ambient Light:
Press the Ambient Light button on the left side of the computer to turn the Ambient Light on.
Continue pressing the button to cycle through low intensity, medium intensity, high intensity, off,
and on.
NOTE: The Ambient Light will dim when the computer goes into sleep mode.
Adding Hardware and Software
Some HP TouchSmart PCs feature a Windows Vista 64-bit system, and may not be compatible with all of
the software you install or all of the hardware you add. Make sure your hardware and software are
compatible with the operating system.*
Upgrading your HP TouchSmart PC hardware
To find detailed instructions on removing and replacing the memory and the hard disk drive for your
HP TouchSmart PC, refer to the Upgrading and Servicing Guide that came with your computer.
Updating your HP TouchSmart software
Check www.hp.com/go/touchsmart for updated software and new software features.
* Certain Windows Vista product features require advanced or additional hardware.
See www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/hardwarereqs.mspx and
www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx for details. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
can help you determine which features of Windows Vista will run on your computer. To download the tool, visit
www.windowsvista.com/upgradeadvisor
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Using the Optical Disk Drive
You can use your CD/DVD drive to play and record CDs and DVDs, and Blu-ray (select models only) discs.
The slim-slot CD/DVD drive does not have a disc tray. To insert a disc, turn the data side toward the back
of the computer (label side forward) and slide the disc into the drive slot.
A
To eject a disc, make sure the power is turned on and then press the eject button (A) on the side of the disc
drive. You can also tap the Windows Vista start button, tap Computer, press and hold (or with the
mouse, right-click) the CD drive, and then tap Eject.
If the disc gets stuck, refer to the Limited Warranty, Support, and System Recovery Guide for the telephone
number to contact HP Support.
Using the TV Tuner to Watch and Record TV
Programs on the HP TouchSmart PC
Select models only
You can watch and record your favorite TV programs by using Windows Media Center. All of the menus in
Windows Media Center are accessible through touch, as well as your remote control, keyboard, and
mouse. TV tuners and remote controls are included in select models only.
To watch and record TV programs on your HP TouchSmart PC:
1 Connect the TV signal source to the TV tuner on the computer. See “Connecting the TV signal source to
the computer” on page 19.
2 Set up your computer for use with a set-top box (optional). See “Setting up the HP TouchSmart PC with
a set-top box” on page 20.
3 Complete the Windows Media Center setup wizard to configure your TV tuner and your program
guide. See “Completing the Windows Media Center setup wizard” on page 21.
4 Point the remote control at the IR receiver on the lower-right side of the HP TouchSmart PC to start
Windows Media Center, and navigate through this program to watch and record TV shows. See
“Using the remote control with Windows Media Center” on page 21.
For more information about how to watch and record TV programs, refer to the Watching and Recording
TV guide. To locate, tap the Windows Vista start button, tap Help and Support, and then tap
User Guides.
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Connecting the TV signal source to the computer
Select models only
WARNING: Please read “Additional Safety Information” in the Limited Warranty, Support, and
System Recovery Guide before installing and connecting your HP TouchSmart PC to the
electrical power system.
To connect a TV signal to the computer, your computer needs a TV tuner, which is included with select
models only. You also may need to purchase some cables separately. (Availability of signals is limited by
the strength and accessibility of the originating TV signal, location and other factors. Performance issues
may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product.)
Your TV tuner requires that you use a TV tuner isolator (adapter) (purchased separately) with your computer
to connect a coaxial cable to the TV signal source. Using the TV tuner adapter helps prevent personal
injury and computer damage from surges on the coaxial line.
Norway and Sweden: Cable grounding notice for products with a TVB tuner.
WARNING: To reduce potential safety issues, use a galvanic isolator when connecting to a
cable distribution system.
1 Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or TV cable provider to the TV In (A) connector
located on the back of the computer behind the connector cover.
Or
Connect an S-Video cable to the S-Video In connector (B), located on the back of the computer behind
the connector cover. Connect the other end of the cable to your set-top box.
A
B
C
D
You may need a composite video to S-Video adaptor (sold separately) from the set-top box Video Out
to the S-Video In connector (B).
.
2 For S-Video, connect audio cable from your set-top box to the Audio Line In (C) connector on the back
of the computer. Use with a Y cable to combine RCA left and right channels (white and red).
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3 If you are using a set-top box, connect the IR emitter cable to the IR emitter connector (D) on the back
of the computer, in order to use the remote control. The IR emitter cable is shown in the following
illustration. You must adhere the IR blaster onto the set-top box IR receiver window. Point the remote
control at the computer (not the set-top box).
Setting up the HP TouchSmart PC with a set-top box
Select models only
If your TV signal requires a cable TV set-top box, a satellite set-top box, or another set-top box, you must
connect the IR emitter cable to the computer and your set-top box to use the remote control properly. TV
tuners and remote controls are included in select models only.
The IR emitter cable is a remote control sensing device that connects to the computer and covers the remote
sensor on a set-top box. When you are selecting TV channels in Windows Media Center, it enables the
remote control to work with your set-top box.
To use a set-top box with Windows Media Center:
1 Connect the IR emitter cable (A) to the IR Out connector (D) on the back of the computer.
2 Remove the paper from the backing tape on the end of the cable (B), and then press the end of the
cable over the remote IR sensor (receiver) window on the set-top box (C). To locate the remote infrared
sensor window, shine a flashlight through the plastic on the front of the set-top box.
3 When you use the remote control, point it at the front of the HP TouchSmart PC (E), not at the
set-top box.
C
A
D
E
B
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Completing the Windows Media Center setup wizard
Select models only
1 Open Windows Media Center. Tap the Windows Vista start button
and then tap Windows Media Center.
, tap All Programs,
Or
To open Windows Media Center from HP TouchSmart, open HP TouchSmart, and tap the
Windows Media Center tile.
2 Scroll to the Tasks menu, and select settings, General, and then select Windows Media
Center Setup.
3 Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your TV tuner and Windows Media Center TV program
guide.
For more information about setting up and using Windows Media Center, go to:
http://www.microsoft.com
Using the remote control with Windows Media Center
Select models only
You can use the remote control within Windows Media Center to watch and record TV programs, and to
perform many other activities. TV tuners and remote controls are included in select models only. Press the
arrow buttons to select a shortcut, and then press the OK button to activate the selected shortcut.
To navigate within the Windows Media Center program, point the remote control at the remote control
IR receiver on the lower-right side of the HP TouchSmart PC, and then press a button on the remote control.
Pressing the Power/Sleep button on the remote control turns on the HP TouchSmart PC or puts it into
Sleep mode.
For more information about how to watch and record TV programs, refer to the Watching and Recording
TV guide. To locate, tap the Windows Vista start button, tap Help and Support, and then tap
User Guides.
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Sound Options
Your HP TouchSmart PC supports the following speaker options:
Built-in analog stereo speakers
Analog 2.0 or 2.1 powered speakers
Digital 3.1, 4.1, or 5.1 powered speakers
Audio receiver
NOTES:
The HP TouchSmart PC supports powered speaker systems only. Powered speakers require a separate
power supply.
When the Audio Line In connector is being used, the following are affected: the output to the internal
speakers, the Audio Line Out connector, and the headphones connector. For example, if you are
playing sound through your internal speakers and then you connect an MP3 device through your
Audio Line In connector, you will hear both sounds.
By default, the internal speakers are on, and the digital speakers are off.
Connecting analog speakers
For 2.0 powered speakers, connect the speaker cable to the Audio Line Out connector on the back of the
computer behind the connector cover.
For 2.1 powered speakers, connect the Audio Line Out connector on the back of the computer behind the
connector cover to the subwoofer, and then connect the left and right speakers to the subwoofer. Turn on
the computer and then the speaker system. If necessary, refer to the documentation that came with your
speakers.
NOTE: When an Audio Line Out connector (such as headphones or external speakers) are connected the
internal speakers are muted.
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Connecting and enabling digital speakers or an audio
receiver
Connect 3.1, 4.1, or 5.1 digital speakers or an audio receiver to the SPDIF Line Out (orange) connector on
the back of the computer behind the connector cover, and then use the following procedure to enable the
speakers or audio receiver. If necessary, refer to the instructions that came with your speakers or audio
receiver.
NOTE: When SPDIF is connected, you can switch to the internal speakers without unplugging the SPDIF
Line Out.
To enable digital speakers or an audio receiver, use the SoundMAX software that came with the computer.
1 Tap the SoundMAX icon on the taskbar.
2 Tap the Volume button.
3 In the SPDIF Interface area, select the Default button.
NOTE: To switch back to the internal speakers after the digital speakers are enabled, select the
Default button in the Internal Speakers area. Simply turning off the external speakers does not enable
the internal speakers; the internal speaker setting must be selected.
4 Configure the sound to your preferences by using the SoundMAX Listening Experience,
Recording Experience, and Advanced buttons.
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Speaker volume
Use the Volume buttons on the right side of the computer.
Use the Microsoft Volume icon on the taskbar:
a
Press and hold (or with the mouse, right-click) the Volume icon, and then select Open
Volume Mixer. The Volume Mixer window opens.
b
To adjust the volume for HP TouchSmart programs (Notes, Music, and Video), be sure to adjust
both the speaker volume, and the HP TouchSmart program volume. Scroll to the right in the
Applications area to see all choices.
c
When you are satisfied with the sound level, tap the Close button (the X in the upper-right corner)
to close this window.
If you have digital speakers, you can also use SoundMAX to adjust the volume and perform sound
balance testing:
a
Tap the SoundMAX icon on the taskbar.
b
Adjust the slider for the speaker setup that you have.
NOTE: You also adjust the volume for the built-in microphone array in this window.
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Configuring sound for Windows Media Center
After you have installed, connected, and configured the speakers, use the following procedure to configure
audio output for Windows Media Center:
1 Tap the Windows Vista start button.
2 Tap Windows Media Center.
3 Scroll to the Tasks menu, tap settings, General, and then tap Windows Media Center Setup.
4 Tap Set Up Your Speakers, and then tap Next.
5 Select the type of cable that connects your speakers or audio receiver to your computer, and then
tap Next.
6 Select the number of speakers, and then tap Next.
7 Tap Test to test the speakers.
8 Tap Next when the test has completed.
9 Tap Finish.
Using headphones
You can also use your headphones (purchased separately) by connecting them to the headphones
connector on the left side of the computer. When the headphones connector is being used, the internal
speakers and Line Out are muted.
Using the microphone array
Your HP TouchSmart PC comes with a built-in microphone array near the webcam on the front of the
computer. The array is designed to filter out ambient noise in your environment to provide a cleaner sound.
You can use the microphone from a distance of up to one-half meter (2 feet) from the HP TouchSmart PC.
To adjust the volume:
1 Tap the SoundMAX icon on the taskbar.
2 Adjust the slider.
Using a headset
You cannot use a headset with two connectors (one for headphones and one for microphone). The
HP TouchSmart PC does include a built-in microphone array and a headphones connector.
Connecting MP3 players
You can connect a media player, such as an MP3 player, to the Line In connector on the left side of the
computer and play it through the internal speakers or added external speakers.
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Connecting a Printer
You can connect a printer by using the USB connectors on the sides or back of the HP TouchSmart PC, or
you can use a wireless printer.
NOTE: The HP TouchSmart PC does not support printers that require a parallel printer connector.
Installing a Security Lock
A security lock (sold separately) enables you to secure your computer from theft and unwanted changes.
A security lock is a key lock device that has a wire cable attached. You attach one end of the cable to your
desk (or other stationary object) and the other to this slot on the computer. Secure the security lock with
the key.
When moving the computer or opening the memory cover, you must remove the security lock from the
computer.
To install a security lock:
1 Place the computer face-down on a soft flat surface (A). HP recommends that you set down a blanket,
towel, or other soft cloth to protect the touch screen surface from scratches or other damage.
2 Using force, lift the computer stand as far as it will go to an upright position, at least 90 degrees (B)
from the computer, and then move the stand latch to the left until it is in the locked position (C).
C
B
D
A
3 Insert your security lock into the lock slot (D) by following the lock manufacturer’s instructions.
4 Move the stand slightly beyond 90 degrees and hold it with one hand while the other hand moves the
lock latch on the stand to the right until it is in the unlocked position. You need to apply additional
pressure to release the lock latch.
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Cleaning the HP TouchSmart PC Screen
Before cleaning the touch screen, you must disable it by turning off the computer. If the computer is not
turned off, the touch screen is enabled, and you could lose data while cleaning it.
For optimal touch performance, the HP TouchSmart PC screen requires periodic cleaning to remove any
particles on the sides and surface of the screen. The touch screen has a glass surface that can be cleaned
by using the cleaning cloth that came with your HP TouchSmart PC. You can also use a soft cloth or paper
towel dampened with a typical household glass cleaner to clean the touch screen.
To achieve the best touch sensitivity, keep the screen clean from foreign objects. Avoid excessive dust
accumulation on all sides and edges of the screen.
To clean the touch screen:
1 Turn off the computer. Tap the Windows Vista start button, tap the Arrow button
next to the Lock icon, and then tap Shut Down.
2 Disconnect the power cord from the wall.
3 Spray a small amount of a mild glass cleaner onto the cleaning cloth that came with your
HP TouchSmart PC. You can also use a soft cloth or paper towel dampened with a typical household
glass cleaner to clean the touch screen.
4 Wipe the surface and each side of the touch screen to remove any dirt, fingerprints, or other debris
that could hinder the touch recognition of the screen.
CAUTION: Do not spray or place the cleaner directly on the screen; spray the cleaner into the
cloth, and then wipe the sides and surface of the touch screen.
Do not use an abrasive cleaner or cloth when cleaning the sides or the surface of the screen,
because this could cause damage to the touch screen.
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Using the Computer with Safety and Comfort
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety & Comfort Guide. It describes
proper workstation setup, posture, and health and work habits for computer users. It also
provides important electrical and mechanical safety information.
Before you begin using the computer, arrange the computer and your work area to maintain your comfort
and productivity. Refer to the Safety & Comfort Guide for important ergonomic information:
Tap the Windows Vista start button, tap Help and Support, User Guides, and then tap
Safety & Comfort Guide.
Or
Type
http://www.hp.com/ergo
into the Web browser address box, and then press the Enter key on the keyboard.
Preparing the Computer for Shipping
In the event you need to ship the computer, use this procedure to place the computer stand in its shipping
position. Never put the stand in shipping position when in use; it can tip over and cause damage.
1 Shut down the computer.
2 Remove the power cord from the back of the computer.
3 Remove all peripherals, discs, and cables (such as USB drives, CDs or DVDs, and security cables).
4 Place the computer face-down on a soft cloth.
5 Position yourself so you can easily reach the plastic security latch on the side of the computer stand.
6 With one hand on the latch and the other on the stand itself, slightly move the stand up just enough to
release and pull out the latch.
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7 With the latch pulled out, lower the stand toward the computer.
.
8 Leave the computer stand in the down position for shipping.
Recycling Your Old Computer Hardware
HP offers computer equipment recycling programs in certain countries/regions. To learn about the options,
go to www.hp.com/recycle, and select your country/region in the drop-down list.
There are also computer trade-ins and other programs for some countries/regions. Go to the following
Web sites:
North America and Asia Pacific English:
www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/return/index.html
Europe/Middle East/Africa (select your country/region in the drop-down list):
h41201.www4.hp.com/tradein/welcome.asp
The recycling option is not available in all countries/regions.
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HP TouchSmart Software Overview
What Is HP TouchSmart Software?
The HP TouchSmart software suite comes preinstalled on your new computer. HP TouchSmart is made to
maximize the touch features on your new computer. You can personalize HP TouchSmart for quick access
to your favorite online programs, the Web, and RSS feeds. From the HP TouchSmart homepage, quickly
view your photos, watch videos, play music, or search the Internet with a few taps.
View the TouchSmart tutorials at hp.com/go/learntouchsmart (English only); just a few minutes will
help you navigate through all the software features.
Opening HP TouchSmart Software
When you first turn on your computer, the Windows Vista desktop opens. To open the touch-friendly
HP TouchSmart software, press the HP TouchSmart button on the lower right side of the computer,
Or
double-tap the HP TouchSmart shortcut icon on the desktop.
Opening HP TouchSmart Automatically
You can set up HP TouchSmart to open automatically when you start the computer.
1 Open HP TouchSmart and tap the Personalize button.
2 Tap the TouchSmart Settings button.
3 Place a check mark next to Auto-Start and Quick-Launch.
Auto-Start will start the HP TouchSmart program when you start your computer, and Quick-Launch will
keep it running when you close HP TouchSmart. To free up computer resources for other uses, deselect
these options.
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Navigating HP TouchSmart
Use touch or the wireless keyboard and mouse to select and deselect items in HP TouchSmart. Within
HP TouchSmart, additional ways to access and navigate programs are shown here.
Action
Description
Go to HP TouchSmart
homepage
Tap the House icon to go to the
HP TouchSmart homepage.
Close HP TouchSmart
Tap the Close button on the
HP TouchSmart homepage.
Go back to a previous
window
Tap the Back Arrow button.
Personalize your
HP TouchSmart homepage
Tap the Personalize button on the
HP TouchSmart homepage.
Control music (Play,
Pause, Skip or Back)
Tap the music controls at the top right of
the window.
Go to the Windows
desktop
Tap the Windows Vista icon in the
upper-left corner to minimize
HP TouchSmart and go to the Microsoft
Windows desktop.
Scroll browsing
To quickly scroll left and right, or up
and down, you can touch and drag
your finger across the screen in the
direction you want to scroll.
There must be enough items for scrolling
to work. In the homepage, you need at
least 5 items in the top row of tiles, and
13 items in the bottom row.
Tile View browsing
Drag your finger across the tiles to
browse through them, and then tap a
tile to open it.
There must be enough items for scrolling
to work.
Fan View browsing
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You can browse your photo, music, and
video collections by using the Fan View.
From the HP TouchSmart media views,
tap the Fan icon in the bottom-right
corner, drag the fan left or right, and
then tap an item to open it.
Action
Description (continued)
Move an HP TouchSmart
tile to a new location
Press and drag a tile up or down, and
then left or right, to move it to a new
location on the HP TouchSmart window.
Drag and drop songs to
create a playlist
You cannot drag in a straight line to the
drop location. Press and then drag an
item first up or down at a right angle
and then over to the playlist area. You
know when the item is selected when a
disc icon appears.
Scrollbar with blue light;
use your finger to scroll
left or right to scroll the
view, or touch the
scrollbar anywhere for
accelerated scroll action
Use this feature toward the bottom of
your screen just like a scrollbar on your
Windows desktop.
Use Windows Input Panel
(onscreen keyboard)
Tap inside a text box and the onscreen
keyboard appears. If a pencil and pad
icon appears, tap the icon. Then use the
onscreen keyboard to enter text.
CAUTION: Because the HP TouchSmart touch screen uses a sensitive touch technology, to avoid
damaging the touch screen, do not apply pressure on the front of the display bezel or around
the screen borders.
CAUTION: To achieve the best touch sensitivity, keep the screen clean from foreign objects.
Avoid excessive dust accumulation on all sides of the screen.
CAUTION: Like any other home electronic product, keep the HP TouchSmart PC away from
liquids or a harsh environment that contains excessive dust, heat, or humidity.
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Touch Techniques for the Windows Desktop and
Non-HP TouchSmart Software
To use software and navigate the Windows desktop, you can use the touch screen, keyboard, mouse, or
remote control (included with select models only).
Some tasks, such as HP TouchSmart programs, browsing the Internet, or accessing your favorite programs,
are better suited to the touch screen. Other tasks, such as typing search text, are better suited to the
keyboard. When you use the Windows Media Center program to watch and record TV programs, the
remote control is the best choice.
NOTE: Software that you purchase and install separately is accessible by the touch screen, but some
programs may be easier to use with a keyboard or mouse.
Tablet Input Panel (Onscreen Keyboard)
Use the Windows Input Panel (onscreen keyboard) to enter text using touch. It can also recognize your
handwriting and convert it to typewritten text.
Access an Input Panel by tapping inside an input dialog, and then tapping the keypad icon to open the
handwriting, touch, and text input tool. If you do not see the Input Panel or if you want to adjust your touch
settings, tap the Windows Vista start button, tap Control Panel, Mobile PC, and then tap Pen
and Input Devices. Select the setting to enable the Input Panel.
You can also tap the Windows Vista start button, All Programs, Accessories, Tablet PC, and
then tap Tablet PC Input Panel.
NOTE: Handwriting recognition is not available in all languages. If your language is not available, you
can use the onscreen keyboard to enter text.
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HP TouchSmart Tiles
When you open HP TouchSmart software, you see a row of large tiles and a row of small tiles below that.
Tiles are shortcuts to either software programs, features in HP TouchSmart, or links to Web sites. Use the
large tile area for programs you use often, and use the small tiles for the rest of your program shortcuts.
Move these tiles around by dragging a tile up and out of a row and dropping it to a new location. The tile
appears as a transparent image as it moves. You can move the large tiles down to the small tile area or the
small tiles up to the large tile area.
See the FAQ chapter for information on how to add, change, or delete tiles.
HP TouchSmart Browser
HP TouchSmart Browser is a simple viewer for displaying live content in your HP TouchSmart homepage. Its
interface is different from that of Internet Explorer®, and can be more useful. Use it in a large tile to monitor
your favorite Web sites as they change content throughout the day.
The HP TouchSmart Browser supports only standard HTML pages. It does not support other display formats,
such as RSS Feeds. To view RSS Feeds, use the HP TouchSmart RSS Feed tile.
If you are doing heavy Web surfing, and using sites with a lot of pop-ups, or downloading files
with secondary dialog boxes, use Internet Explorer or another standard browser. Internet
Explorer is a default tile in HP TouchSmart.
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HP TouchSmart Photo
View and edit your photos, create slideshows, and print photos with HP TouchSmart Photo. If you have an
Internet connection and a Snapfish account, you can upload your photos to share with others. The Upload
button in TouchSmart Photo links to the Snapfish Web site. (Snapfish is not available in some
countries/regions.)
Use your thumb and forefinger to make a photo larger or smaller. Start at the center of the photo and make
a spreading motion toward opposite corners to make the photo larger. To make it smaller, start with the
corners and move fingers toward the center of the picture.
To rotate a photo, enlarge it by placing your thumb and forefinger at the center of the photo, and use a
spreading motion. Tap the rotate arrow at the bottom of the photo. You can also use the Rotate button on
the right pane. When you make a slideshow of your photos, you will want to rotate your photos to be the
same orientation as all the others.
From HP TouchSmart, you can access photos stored anywhere on your hard drive.
HP TouchSmart Photo supports the .jpg file format.
HP TouchSmart Music
HP TouchSmart Music lets you organize and play your music easily. Browse your music collection by
album, artist, genre, song, or playlist. You can also play CDs, view song titles and album art, and create
editable playlists.
HP TouchSmart accesses your music from the Music folder on your hard drive (you can access this folder by
tapping the Windows Vista start button, and then Music. If you have downloaded iTunes and have
an iTunes account (not included), the iTunes folder resides in this Music folder also.
Using the Settings button, choose to access your music from either your Music folder on your hard drive, or
from your iTunes folder. You cannot view both libraries at once. The iTunes choice is disabled if you have
not downloaded iTunes.
HP TouchSmart Music supports the following music file formats: .mp3, .wma, .wav, .aac, .m4p, and .m4a.
NOTE: You must install iTunes (not included) and create an account for HP TouchSmart to support .m4p
and .m4a file formats.
HP TouchSmart Video
With HP TouchSmart Video, make your own videos using the built-in webcam, play the videos, and then
upload them to YouTube (not available in some countries/regions). YouTube requires an Internet
connection.
HP TouchSmart Video also allows you to play videos from your own video camera, and upload them to
YouTube or burn them onto a CD or DVD to share. You can access videos stored anywhere on your hard
drive.
HP TouchSmart Video supports the following video file formats: .mpg, .mpeg, .dvr-ms, .wmv, .asf, and .avi.
Webcam and Microphone
A built-in webcam and array microphone are located at the top of your computer. Use them to capture
videos and have video chats and conference calls with instant messaging software (download the instant
messaging software of your choice; it is not included with HP TouchSmart).
The optimal distance for recording with the microphone is about one-half meter (2 feet) from the computer.
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Capturing webcam video and snapshots
Use HP TouchSmart to record video and take snapshots. Use the YouTube button to upload videos. (The
YouTube Web site is not available in all countries/regions. YouTube requires Internet connection, and you
must set up an account.)
Outside HP TouchSmart software, you can also use CyberLink YouCam software (select models only) to
capture webcam video and snapshots. CyberLink YouCam allows you to add special effects to your videos,
e-mail videos to your friends, and upload your videos to YouTube.
To use CyberLink YouCam:
Tap the Windows Vista start button, All Programs, CyberLink YouCam, CyberLink YouCam;
then tap Tutorials, or tap the Help icon (?) to access the Help menu.
HP TouchSmart Calendar
HP TouchSmart Calendar is a calendar where you manage your (and your family’s) schedule. You can
view scheduled events for today and tomorrow.
Synchronizing Your HP TouchSmart Calendar with
Windows Vista Mail Calendar
Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Calendar tile. The HP TouchSmart Calendar automatically
synchronizes with the calendar that is a part of Windows Vista Mail.
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HP TouchSmart Notes
With HP TouchSmart Notes, you can create text notes and voice notes using touch, the keyboard, a video,
photos, or by recording your own voice. This is such a fun way to make notes to yourself or your family.
HP TouchSmart Weather
Through the Settings button, you can set up a tile to give a two-day forecast for any city or zip code. (Not
available in all countries/regions.)
HP TouchSmart Clock
Personalize your TouchSmart clock to show the time for one, two, or three different time zones.
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Software Quick Reference Table
In addition to the HP TouchSmart software suite, you may have the following programs installed. Some of the
software listed in the following table is included with select models only. This is not a complete list of all the
software included with your computer.
To open any of these programs, tap the Windows Vista start button, All Programs, select the program
folder (for example, DVD Play), and then tap the program name to open the software.
With this program:
You can:
DVD Play
Play DVD movies, video CDs (VCDs), and Blu-ray discs.
Use the Zoom and Pan features.
Create viewing bookmarks.
Add your own style to your movies, with music, pictures, titles, scene transitions,
and captions.
Edit your home movies.
Save and record multiple movie files to DVD.
Use the magicSpot feature to control the motion effects applied to your pictures.
CyberLink DVD Suite
Includes various programs, such as: Power2Go, YouCam (select models only),
LabelPrint, and PowerDirector. See the programs listed in this table for more
details about the program features.
CyberLink Power2Go
Record data and music files.
Record a copy of an existing music or data CD for use on your computer.
Create customized music CDs from CDs in your collection, or from .wav, .mp3,
or .wma files. You can play these CDs on your home or car stereo.
Copy and share data files.
Create archive CDs or DVDs from files on your computer.
Copy video files.
Verify that the disc has been created without errors.
Capture and edit webcam video and snapshots.
Upload your videos to YouTube. (The YouTube Web site is not available in all
countries/regions).
Start a video chat.
Send your videos to friends and family.
Print labels to attach directly to a disc.
Create song title inserts for your CD cases.
muvee autoProducer
CyberLink YouCam
(Select models only)
CyberLink LabelPrint
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With this program:
You can: (continued)
CyberLink PowerDirector
Record movie files to create VCDs and DVDs that you can play on some DVD
players.
Copy and share video files.
Capture video files.
Edit video files.
Quickly organize the Web links you want to keep available to you on your
desktop.
Comparison-shop by using the convenient shopping search engine.
Get HP software and driver updates.
Get important messages from HP.
Access PC Health and Security and PC Help tools.
Import audio, video, and other media files from videotape, audiotape, webcams,
or television broadcasts.
Record audio and video files to create a video project that becomes a
Microsoft Windows Media source file with a .wmv extension.
Edit and preview files.
Send a movie in an e-mail or upload it to a Web server.
Add music files (.mp3 format).
Import audio files such as .mp3, .asf, or .wma; video files such
as .wmv, .asf, .avi, or .mpg; or image files such as .jpg or .gif.
Create .avi and .wmv (Windows Media Video) files.
HP Total Care Advisor
Microsoft Windows
Movie Maker
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HP TouchSmart FAQs
“How do I add tiles (shortcuts) to my HP TouchSmart homepage view?” on page 42
“How do I add a tile of a favorite Web site link?” on page 42
“How can I see all the tiles in my homepage view?” on page 43
“How do I temporarily hide a tile?” on page 43
“How do I delete a tile from the HP TouchSmart homepage?” on page 43
“How do I change the icons designating my tiles?” on page 43
“What is an RSS Feed?” on page 43
“How do I set up an RSS feed?” on page 44
“How do I get photos into my HP TouchSmart Photo library?” on page 44
“How do I create a slideshow of my photos?” on page 45
“How do I hide some of my photos?” on page 45
“How do I get my music files into HP TouchSmart Music?” on page 45
“Why can’t I see all my music in HP TouchSmart Music?” on page 46
“How do I get my songs from iTunes into HP TouchSmart Music?” on page 46
“How do I find album art for my music?” on page 46
“How do I create and edit a playlist of my songs?” on page 47
“How do I delete songs?” on page 47
“How do I create (burn) a CD or DVD of my music or photos?” on page 48
“How do I make a video with HP TouchSmart?” on page 48
“How do I make a video playlist?” on page 49
“How do I transfer my videos to my computer?” on page 49
“How do I upload my videos to YouTube?” on page 49
“How do I record my home movies?” on page 49
“Where are my webcam and microphones?” on page 50
“What is the time limit of my video recordings?” on page 50
“What is the resolution of the HP TouchSmart webcam?” on page 50
“How do I make a video chat or a conference call?” on page 50
“How do I create and save a handwritten or typed note?” on page 51
“How do I create a voice note?” on page 51
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“How do I delete a text or voice note?” on page 51
“How do I display the temperature and forecast for a city?” on page 52
“Can I connect an old printer to my HP TouchSmart computer?” on page 52
“How can I tell if my HP TouchSmart computer is 64-bit or 32-bit?” on page 52
“What can I do if my HP TouchSmart media programs are crashing?” on page 53
How do I add tiles (shortcuts) to my HP TouchSmart
homepage view?
1 Open the HP TouchSmart homepage by clicking the HP TouchSmart icon.
2 Tap the Personalize button.
3 Select Add a tile.
4 Select Website, Program, or RSS Feed, and then tap Next.
5 Enter the target address for a website, or select Choose from a list to show a list of all software
programs in your Programs folder.
6 Select the software to add and then tap OK.
7 In the Tile Name box enter a name for the tile. Usually, the program name automatically appears.
8 Place a check mark in the Icon check box to display the program icon in the tile, and then tap OK.
Your program shortcut appears as a small tile on the bottom of the HP TouchSmart homepage.
9 Tap OK to return to the HP TouchSmart homepage.
How do I add a tile of a favorite Web site link?
To make your touch views more efficient, add some often-visited Web sites to either the large tile or the
lower small tile area. You can also add RSS feeds after you subscribe to them from a Web site.
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Personalize button.
2 Select Add a tile.
3 Select Web site, and then tap Next.
4 Type in the URL for the Web site of your choice, starting with www or the equivalent (for example,
www.hp.com/go/touchsmart). Or select Choose from a list to select a Web site from the list of
Internet Explorer favorites.
5 The option to check the box to display the Web icon may be grayed out if one is not available. You
can choose an icon from those displayed below the check box instead. Otherwise, it will display a
sample Web page. Your Web site link appears as a small globe in the small tile area on the bottom of
the HP TouchSmart homepage.
6 Tap OK to return to the HP TouchSmart homepage.
7 Drag it to the top row, if you want.
Your Web site link will display in the HP TouchSmart Browser.
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How can I see all the tiles in my homepage view?
To view a hidden tile:
1 From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap the Personalize button.
2 In the list of tiles, tap a tile that is disabled to enable it.
3 Tap OK to save your changes and return to the HP TouchSmart homepage.
The tile you enabled is now visible.
How do I temporarily hide a tile?
To temporarily hide a tile:
1 From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap the Personalize button.
2 In the list of tiles, tap a tile that is enabled to disable it.
3 Tap OK to save your changes and return to the HP TouchSmart homepage.
The tile you disabled is now hidden from view.
How do I delete a tile from the HP TouchSmart homepage?
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Personalize button.
2 Select the Pencil icon next to the shortcut you want to change.
3 Select Delete the tile, and then tap Yes.
4 Tap OK.
Only the shortcut is deleted from the Tile View. The program itself is not deleted.
How do I change the icons designating my tiles?
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the Personalize button.
2 Select the Pencil icon next to the shortcut you want to change.
3 Enter your changes:
In the Enter Target Location box, enter a URL or path, and then enter the tile name of
the program or Web site by using the touch keyboard or your physical keyboard.
Select the program icon or browse to select another icon.
4 Tap OK.
What is an RSS Feed?
RSS is a more efficient way of getting information from Web sites and blogs. Instead of you searching for
updated news and information, it comes to you in the form of a live feed, called an RSS (really simple
syndication) feed. Some RSS feeds distribute other types of digital content, including pictures, audio files,
videos, or updates to view when you choose.
HP TouchSmart includes an RSS Feed Reader where you view feeds from Web sites. You can add an RSS
Feed tile by adding a new tile and choosing RSS Feed.
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How do I set up an RSS feed?
To subscribe to an RSS feed in Internet Explorer:
1 Tap the Windows Vista start button, and then tap Internet Explorer.
2 Tap the Feeds button to discover feeds on the Web page.
3 Tap a feed.
4 Tap the Subscribe to this Feed button
.
5 Type a name for the feed, and then select the folder where you want to create the feed.
6 Tap Subscribe.
7 Open HP TouchSmart, and tap the RSS feeds tile to view your RSS feeds.
You might have to add a tile and choose RSS Feed if you do not already have an RSS tile.
8 Tap the feed title to display it in the RSS reader window. If you tap the arrow button on the feed
window, it opens in Internet Explorer outside of HP TouchSmart. When you close the feed, the
HP TouchSmart RSS feed window opens.
Keep in mind, RSS feeds do take up resources. If you are performing a task and you find you are getting a
slower response from the computer, you might try turning off the RSS feeds.
How do I get photos into my HP TouchSmart Photo
library?
You can view any photos you have on your hard drive with HP TouchSmart Photos. To get photos from your
camera:
1 Remove the memory card from your camera, and insert it into the memory card reader on the lower
right side of the computer. (Alternatively, use the USB cable that came with the camera, and connect
the cable to the camera and then to a USB port in the computer.)
The HP TouchSmart view minimizes automatically and a Microsoft dialog appears.
2 Tap Open folder to view files.
3 Tap the Windows Vista start button.
4 Tap Pictures.
5 Use an existing folder, or create a new folder, and then with your fingertip, drag and drop the pictures
you want into the folder.
6 Return to the HP TouchSmart view by tapping the house icon in the taskbar.
7 Tap Folders in the top menu, and select the folder you dropped your photos into.
8 View your photos.
To preview your photos from your camera memory card directly from the HP TouchSmart homepage (but
not download them):
1 Tap the up arrow in the upper-left corner of the HP TouchSmart window.
2 Tap Removable Disc.
3 View your photos directly from the memory card.
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How do I create a slideshow of my photos?
Be sure you name your slideshow and then tap Save, or the slide show will not be saved. To make a
slideshow:
1 From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap the Photo tile.
2 Choose from where you want to create a slideshow: Dates, Folders, All Photos, or Removable
Drive.
3 If you want specific photos in your slideshow, create a folder of those photos only.
4 Tap the Play Slideshow button.
As you watch the slideshow, onscreen controls disappear. Tap the screen to make them reappear.
5 Adjust slideshow settings by tapping the Settings button, and select your settings.
Examples of HP TouchSmart Photo settings include a feature that fades or moves the photo while
transitioning to the next photo, and timing between photos (the default is 5 seconds).
6 Name the slideshow in the text box.
7 Tap Save.
How do I hide some of my photos?
You can hide some of your photos so they do not show up in HP TouchSmart Photo.
1 From your Windows desktop, browse to the photo or folder you do not want to show in the Photos tile
in HP TouchSmart Photo.
2 Right-click the photo, and click Properties.
3 Click the General tab, and Attributes, click Hidden.
You can still see hidden folders in Windows Vista if you want, by following this procedure:
1 Click the Windows Vista start button.
2 Click Control Panel, and then click Appearance and Personalization.
3 Click Folder Options.
4 Click the View tab.
5 Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.
How do I get my music files into HP TouchSmart Music?
First, put music files on your hard drive in your Music folder:
1 Click the Windows Vista start button, and click Music.
2 Navigate to the library where you want your music stored—either the Music folder or the iTunes
folder within the Music folder—and open the library.
3 Put music into the Music folder or the iTunes folder within the Music folder in several ways:
Buy or download free music off the Internet
Transfer music from CDs you own (drag and drop, or cut and paste)
Transfer music from an existing library on another computer (transfer your music to an external
USB drive, connect the USB drive to the computer, and then drag and drop the files into the Music
folder).
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Next, choose from where HP TouchSmart Music will show music files:
4 From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap Music.
5 Tap Settings, and then tap either Use HP TouchSmart Media library (which is the Music folder
on your hard drive) or Use my iTunes library.
iTunes does not come preinstalled. You have to have access to the Internet, download and set up an
account with iTunes.
You can see all files from the music folder you chose in HP TouchSmart Music.
Why can’t I see all my music in HP TouchSmart Music?
All music files that HP TouchSmart accesses must be stored in the Music folder. If you have an iTunes
account (not included), the iTunes library must be located in the Music folder.
HP TouchSmart can access only one library at a time; they cannot be merged.
How do I get my songs from iTunes into HP TouchSmart
Music?
HP TouchSmart can play music from only one music library at a time. HP TouchSmart Media Library is the
default library. To access songs from iTunes (not preinstalled, downloaded separately) and add them to
your music library:
1 Download iTunes to your hard drive from www.apple.com/downloads
2 Set up an account (you must have Internet access to do so).
3 Open the TouchSmart Music window by tapping the Music tile.
4 Tap Settings, and select Use my iTunes library.
5 Tap Save.
How do I find album art for my music?
Sometimes album art or other album information does not transfer during the music transfer process. In this
case, you can find the missing album information. You need the Internet for this procedure.
To find album art when it is missing:
1 Go to the Windows desktop.
2 Tap (or click) the Windows Vista start button, tap Windows Media library or iTunes.
The albums appear in the library.
3 Search for the album that did not have artwork.
4 Place your cursor over the blank CD and right-click.
5 In the pull-down menu, click Find Album Info.
The application goes to the Internet to find the album.
6 Press Finish when the album is identified, and wait while the album information is downloaded (cover
art, date of production, and more).
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You can also create your own art:
1 Open the Internet to find a piece of art, or identify a piece of art you downloaded to your hard drive
(right-click on the art to find options).
You might find the artwork of the original CD cover, and choose that.
2 Download the art to your desktop.
3 Open your music folder to find the album that does not have artwork.
4 Drag and drop, or cut and paste, the art to the blank CD icon (the album with no cover art) in your
music folder.
To find album art for music stored in the iTunes library:
1 Navigate to the iTunes store and sign in.
2 From the Advanced menu, select Get Album Artwork and follow the directions.
How do I create and edit a playlist of my songs?
Create a playlist by simply dragging your songs to the Playlist window.
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and select the Music tile.
2 Select Album, and then select an album to add songs to your playlist.
3 You can drag an entire album into the playlist on the right. Or, tap on the album to open it, and then
drag individual songs into the playlist.
4 To quickly add several selections, tap Add to List. Green circles with a + (plus sign) appear next to
each song in song list view, and next to each album in album tile view.
5 Tap the + (plus sign) next to a song to add it to the playlist. Repeat until the playlist is complete.
6 To rearrange songs in the playlist, drag the song out of the list, and drop it into a different position.
7 To delete a song from the playlist, touch and drag it to the Trash icon.
8 Tap Save as Playlist.
9 Name the playlist.
10 Tap Save.
Your playlist opens. You can close it, delete it, or edit it.
IMPORTANT: Be sure you save your playlist if you want to keep it.
11 After you create a playlist and save it, you can clear the playlist window by tapping Clear All.
NOTE: 500 songs can be added to a playlist. If you try to add more than 500, a message appears:
Maximum number of songs in Playlist. Delete one or more items in Playlist before adding new songs. You
can either delete songs, or start another playlist.
How do I delete songs?
To delete a song from your music library, go to your hard drive (from the Windows desktop), open the
Music folder where you added your music, and delete it from there.
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How do I create (burn) a CD or DVD of my music or
photos?
To record, or burn*, a CD of your songs, you must use a CD recording program, such as CyberLink
Power2Go or Windows Media Player, which you access through your Windows desktop.
To create CDs and DVDs of your music or photos using CyberLink software:
1 Tap the Windows Vista start button, tap All Programs, and then tap CyberLink DVD Suite
Deluxe.
2 Select the type of media you are using.
3 Under Select Source, navigate to your music or photos folder (wherever you store your music or
photos on your hard drive).
4 Add music or photos by selecting each, and then click the red plus/add icon to add the file.
The file is added to the lower pane.
5 After you added at least one file to put on your CD or DVD, the Burn a Disc icon is enabled at the
top icon bar. Tap that icon when you have added all the files you want.
6 In the dialog that opens, choose the media settings you want, and select Burn.
A message appears if you have not inserted a writable disc, telling you to do so now.
7 Insert a CD or DVD.
The burning process starts.
How do I make a video with HP TouchSmart?
1 To access the webcam, tap the Video tile to start.
2 At the bottom of the window, tap the Webcam button.
3 A viewing box opens on the screen and displays what the webcam sees; tilt the screen or move
yourself to get a better view.
4 If you need time to set up, tap the 3 Second Delay check box. Tap it again if you want to turn off the
feature.
5 Tap Record.
6 When the video is finished, tap Stop Recording. To review the video, tap the Play video.
7 On the right of the screen, tap Keep or Discard to keep or discard the video.
8 If you tapped Keep, tap Cancel to exit the webcam feature.
9 Find your new video.
The file name reflects the date and time of recording.
10 You can rename the file either in Windows Vista or in HP TouchSmart Video.
* HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other
than those permitted by copyright law.
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How do I make a video playlist?
You can organize your videos by creating video playlists, much like you might with music.
NOTE: You must save your playlist if you want to keep it. Name it first, and then the Save button is
enabled, according to this procedure.
1 From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap the Video tile.
2 At the bottom of the screen, tap Create Playlists.
3 Open a video folder from which you want to select videos to add to the playlist.
4 Drag and drop each video you want into the Create Playlist pane, or tap on the green plus sign at
the top of each video to add it.
5 If you want to use multiple folders from which to select videos, tap the return arrow and select another
folder.
6 When you are done, tap the text field toward the bottom of the playlist pane to enable it.
7 Type a playlist name.
8 Tap Save.
How do I transfer my videos to my computer?
HP TouchSmart Video shows videos stored anywhere on your hard drive.
1 Connect your camcorder to the computer by using a USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) connector, and
follow the onscreen instructions to transfer videos to your hard drive.
Or
Download videos from the Internet.
2 After you add your videos to the computer, view them in HP TouchSmart Video.
How do I upload my videos to YouTube?
The YouTube Web site is not available in all countries/regions.
You must create an account with YouTube before you can upload your videos to YouTube (select models
only). You can set up an account with YouTube from HP TouchSmart Video.
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and select the Video tile.
2 Select Dates or Folders.
3 Tap the video you want to upload to YouTube.
4 Tap Upload to YouTube.
5 Follow the onscreen instructions to create a YouTube account, or you can enter your name and
password of an existing YouTube account.
6 Follow the onscreen instructions to name your video and complete the process of uploading your video
to YouTube.
How do I record my home movies?
You can use the CyberLink DVD to record videos to disc. Tap the Windows Vista start button, All
Programs, CyberLink DVD Suite, select the Video icon to start the recording program, tap the Help
menu, and then tap Help.
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Where are my webcam and microphones?
The webcam (A) and microphones (B) are at the top center of the computer. To adjust the viewing angle of
the webcam shot, tilt the screen, or move your physical position to be in site. For optimal sound recording,
you should be within one-half meter (2 feet) from the HP TouchSmart computer.
B
A
B
What is the time limit of my video recordings?
The video recording time is limited to 10 minutes if you plan to upload your video to YouTube.
What is the resolution of the HP TouchSmart webcam?
The webcam is VGA 640 x 480 resolution.
How do I make a video chat or a conference call?
To set up a video chat, you must have a connection to the Internet, an ISP, and software that enables you to
make video calls over the Internet. As with chat or instant messenger software, you can use this kind of
software to chat with one or more people at a time. The software may require a separate subscription, and
may not be included with HP TouchSmart.
Before you can set up a video chat:
1 Download and set up an account with an Internet messenger or video phone call program (or set up
an account with Windows Live Messenger—MSN Hotmail, MSN Messenger, or Passport—which are
included in select models of HP TouchSmart). The person you are calling must have the same video
calling software.
2 Open your video phone calling program, for example Windows Live Messenger.
3 Find the Audio and Video setup, which is usually in the Tools menu (in Windows Live Messenger,
find the Tools menu by clicking Show menu).
The Show menu button is in the upper right corner of the window, and is a small down-arrow icon.
4 Click Next when prompted, and if you do not have external speakers, choose SoundMAX
Integrated speakers.
5 Set your volume, and click Next.
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6 Select your microphone; if you do not have an external microphone, choose SoundMAX
Integrated microphone, and click Next.
7 Choose HP Webcam as your video, and follow the rest of the instructions.
8 Click Finish.
9 Open the client and follow the directions to start a video chat.
How do I create and save a handwritten or typed note?
Written notes can be typed or handwritten by touch. Use this feature like you would sticky notes to your
family or yourself.
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and select the Notes tile.
2 Select the Notepad icon at the bottom of the window.
3 Select a paper color by selecting the Paper icon on the left, and then select a font color
by selecting one of the pen colors on the right.
4 Select a tool to enter your text and graphics:
Select the Pen icon to use your finger.
Select the ABC icon to use your keyboard, and then press the drop-down arrow to
select a font.
Select the Eraser tool to erase a handwritten message and start over.
5 Enter your text by using the tool you selected. You can use more than one tool to create
each note. For example, you can type a message and then draw something on the
same note.
6 When you are finished, tap Done. Your note appears on the Notes bulletin board.
How do I create a voice note?
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and select the Notes tile.
2 Select the Microphone icon at the bottom of the screen.
3 Tap the Record button to record a short message.
4 Tap the Stop button to stop recording your message.
5 Tap the Play button to review your message.
6 Tap Keep or Cancel. Tap Done to save the voice note.
How do I delete a text or voice note?
To delete a note:
1 Open HP TouchSmart, and select the Notes tile.
2 Press and drag the note you want to delete into the Recycle Bin in the bottom right corner of the
window.
3 Tap the Recycle Bin icon to open it, tap to select the items you want to delete, and then tap the
Delete Selected button.
4 Tap Done.
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To restore a note (you can do this only if you have not deleted files in the Recycle Bin):
1 Open the Recycle Bin.
2 Select the note you want to restore (by tapping it).
3 Tap the Restore Selected button.
How do I display the temperature and forecast for a city?
1 From the HP TouchSmart homepage, select the Weather tile.
2 Tap the Settings button.
3 Tap in the Set Location box, and then use your keyboard or the onscreen keyboard to enter a city,
state, ZIP, or postal code.
4 Tap the Search button. Choose the city to display in the Select Your City box.
5 Select Fahrenheit or Celsius.
6 Tap OK to confirm the settings.
7 Tap the House icon to return to the HP TouchSmart homepage.
Can I connect an old printer to my HP TouchSmart
computer?
HP TouchSmart supports USB and wireless printer connections. If your printer has a parallel port, you must
buy a USB parallel printer adapter.
Also, you will need to download a printer driver that works with Windows Vista. Most HP TouchSmart
computers run Windows Vista 64-bit, so make sure you get a 64-bit driver (if you have a 64-bit system).
How can I tell if my HP TouchSmart computer is 64-bit
or 32-bit?
1 Tap the Windows Vista start button, and then tap Help and Support.
2 Tap Troubleshooting Tools, and then tap System Information.
3 Tap Touch here to open System Information.
After the System Information displays, view Operating System, Name. It will appear as either
(x86 64-bit) or (x86 32-bit).
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What can I do if my HP TouchSmart media programs are
crashing?
When you are in an HP TouchSmart media program, and the application is crashing, there are a few
things you can try.
NOTE: HP TouchSmart media includes the Photo, Music, and Video programs.
Within HP TouchSmart software, tap Personalize. Turn off the application that crashes, and then turn
it back on.
If that does not work, close and restart HP TouchSmart.
If that does not work, restart your computer.
If that does not work, perform an application recovery. First, uninstall the program:
a
From the Windows Vista desktop, click the Windows Vista start button, Control Panel,
click Programs, and then click Uninstall a program.
b
Select the program you are having trouble with.
c
Click Uninstall in the menu above the program list.
d
Respond to any messages that open while the software is being removed.
Next, reinstall the program:
e
From the Windows Vista desktop, click the Windows Vista start button, click All
Programs, and then click PC Help & Tools.
f
Click Recovery Manager.
g
Click Advanced Options, and then click Reinstall software program that came with
your computer. Click Next.
h
Select the program to reinstall, and click Next.
i
Click Finish.
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Index
A
adaptor, composite video-to-S-Video 19
Ambient Light
adjusting 17
button 4
Audio Line In connector 4
Audio Line Out connector 6
Auto-Start 31
B
Bluetooth
antenna features 2
using Bluetooth devices 16
button
Ambient Light 4
computer power/sleep 3
DVD control 3
HP TouchSmart 3
C
cable management 8
cable router clip 6
calendar
using HP TouchSmart Calendar 37
camera
position 50
carpal tunnel syndrome 28
CD
creating music CD 48
using the CD/DVD drive 18
cleaning touch screen 27
composite video adaptor 19
computer
connecting the IR emitter 20
recycling old hardware 29
turning on 12
computer stand 6
adjusting the angle 10
connecting
TV signal 19
CyberLink
LabelPrint, features 39
Power2Go, features 39
PowerDirector, features 40
YouCam, features 39
D
digital audio connector 6
DVD drive, using 18
DVD Play, features 39
F
FireWire (IEEE 1394) 3
H
hard disk drive
LED 7
Headphones 4
HP TouchSmart
adding a shortcut 42
adding a Web site link 42
cleaning touch screen 27
deleting a tile 43
finding information vi
navigating 32
opening 31
personalizing 35
start button 3
turning off the computer 12
turning on the computer 12
updating the computer software 17
upgrading the computer hardware 17
using the software 31
what is HP TouchSmart software 31
HP TouchSmart Browser
using 35
HP TouchSmart Calendar
synchronizing with Microsoft Windows Vista
calendar 37
using 37
HP TouchSmart Clock, setting 38
HP TouchSmart Media Library 46
HP TouchSmart Music
creating a playlist 47
using 36
HP TouchSmart Notes
using 38
HP TouchSmart Photo
using 36
Index
55
HP TouchSmart RSS Reader
setting up RSS feeds 44
HP TouchSmart Video
supported file formats 36
using 36
I
instant messenger, making a video call 50
IR emitter
cable connecting to a set-top box 20
cable, connecting 20
connector 6
IR receiver, remote control 3
iTunes, using with HP TouchSmart 46
K
keyboard
features 4
receiver 6
keyboard and mouse receiver
LED function 7
L
LAN (local area network) 13
antenna features 3
connecting to the Internet 5
local area network (LAN) 13
lock
security 6
M
memory card reader
card types 3
features 3
LED 7
microphone array 25
adjusting volume 25
features 3
range 25
microphones
position 50
mouse
features 4
receiver 6
muvee autoProducer
features 39
N
network
wired 5
wireless 3
note
creating a voice note 51
deleting a note 51
O
onscreen keyboard, using 34
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P
playlist
creating 47
power adapter connector 6
Power, LED 7
Power/Sleep button 3
Q
Quick-Launch 31
R
receiver, wireless keyboard and mouse 7
recycling old computer hardware 29
remote control
features 3
IR receiver LED 7
Power/Sleep button 21
sensor 21
using with HP TouchSmart 21
repetitive strain injury (RSI), see Safety & Comfort Guide
router installation 14, 15
RSS feeds
setting up 44
S
Safety & Comfort Guide 28
safety warnings 28
screen brightness, adjusting 16
security lock slot 6
set-top box
connecting to computer 20
remote emitter cable for 20
using with HP TouchSmart PC 20
slideshow, viewing 45
software
updating 17
software programs
CyberLink DVD Suite 39
CyberLink LabelPrint 39
CyberLink Power2Go 39
CyberLink PowerDirector 40
CyberLink YouCam 39
DVD Play 39
HP Total Care Advisor 40
HP TouchSmart 31
muvee autoProducer 39
Windows Movie Maker 40
speakers 4
features 4
Stereo Audio In connector 6
S-Video adaptor 19
S-Video In connector 6
synchronize
keyboard and mouse 11
T
television, watch and record TV programs 18
touch screen
accessing software, performing tasks, navigating the
computer 34
cleaning 27
features 2
turning on the computer 12
TV In connector 6
U
USB connector 5
V
videos
setting up a video chat 50
uploading to YouTube 49
voice message, creating 51
volume
controls 3
Volume Mixer 24
W
webcam
capturing video and snapshots 37
features 2
LED 7
position 50
using with the microphone 36
viewing angle 50
webcam microphones
position 50
Windows Media Center
setup wizard 21
using the remote control 21
using to watch and record TV programs 18
Windows Movie Maker, features 40
wired home network
LAN connection 5
setting up 15
wireless home network
LAN connection 3
setting up 14
working in comfort 28
Index
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Part number: 579963-001
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