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HP 2533t Mobile Thin Client
Administrator Reference Guide
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Safety warning notice
WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not
place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a
hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft
surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to contact
the skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The computer and the
AC adapter comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International
Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950).
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Table of contents
1 Notebook tour
Identifying the hardware ....................................................................................................................... 1
Top components .................................................................................................................. 1
Pointing devices .................................................................................................. 1
Lights ................................................................................................................... 2
Buttons and switches .......................................................................................... 3
Keys .................................................................................................................... 4
Display ................................................................................................................ 5
Front components ................................................................................................................ 6
Right-side components ........................................................................................................ 7
Left-side components .......................................................................................................... 8
Rear components ................................................................................................................ 9
Bottom components ........................................................................................................... 10
Wireless antennae ............................................................................................................. 11
Identifying the labels ........................................................................................................................... 12
2 Enhanced Write Filter
Using the Enhanced Write Filter command line control ..................................................................... 14
Using the Enhanced Write Filter user interface .................................................................................. 15
Using the Enhanced Write Filter status utility ..................................................................................... 16
3 Configuration
Local drives ........................................................................................................................................ 17
Drive Z ............................................................................................................................... 17
HP RAMDisk ..................................................................................................... 17
Drive C .............................................................................................................................. 17
Saving files ........................................................................................................................ 18
Mapping network drives ..................................................................................................... 18
Roaming profiles ................................................................................................................ 18
User accounts .................................................................................................................................... 19
Creating a new user account ............................................................................................. 19
Creating user profiles ......................................................................................................... 19
4 Applications
Citrix Program Neighborhood ............................................................................................................. 21
Remote Desktop Connection ............................................................................................................. 21
HP PC Session Allocation Manager (SAM) Client ............................................................................. 22
TeemNT Terminal Emulation ............................................................................................................. 22
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Altiris Client Agent .............................................................................................................................. 23
HP DHCP Settings Update Client ...................................................................................................... 23
HP ThinState Capture ........................................................................................................................ 24
HP ThinState Deploy ......................................................................................................... 25
Microsoft Internet Explorer ................................................................................................................. 26
Windows Media Player 11 .................................................................................................................. 26
Macromedia Flash Player ................................................................................................................... 26
5 Keyboard
Using pointing devices ....................................................................................................................... 27
Setting pointing device preferences ................................................................................... 27
Using the TouchPad .......................................................................................................... 27
Using the pointing stick ...................................................................................................... 27
Connecting an external mouse .......................................................................................... 27
Using hotkeys ..................................................................................................................................... 28
Displaying system information (fn+esc) ............................................................................. 28
Initiating Standby (fn+f3) .................................................................................................... 29
Switching the screen image (fn+f4) ................................................................................... 29
Viewing battery charge information (fn+f8) ........................................................................ 29
Decreasing screen brightness (fn+f9) ................................................................................ 29
Increasing screen brightness (fn+f10) ............................................................................... 29
Using the HP Quick Launch Buttons .................................................................................................. 30
Accessing the Quick Launch Buttons control panel ........................................................... 31
Displaying the Q Menu ...................................................................................................... 31
Using the keypads .............................................................................................................................. 32
Using the embedded numeric keypad ............................................................................... 32
Enabling and disabling the embedded numeric keypad .................................... 32
Switching key functions on the embedded numeric keypad ............................. 33
Using an optional external numeric keypad ....................................................................... 33
6 Power
Power control and light locations ........................................................................................................ 34
Shutting down the computer ............................................................................................................... 35
Setting power options ......................................................................................................................... 36
Using power-saving states ................................................................................................. 36
Initiating and exiting Standby ............................................................................ 36
Using the battery meter ..................................................................................................... 37
Setting password protection upon exiting Standby ............................................................ 37
Using battery power ........................................................................................................................... 37
Displaying the remaining battery charge ........................................................................... 38
Inserting or removing the battery ....................................................................................... 38
Charging a battery ............................................................................................................. 40
Managing low battery levels .............................................................................................. 40
Identifying low battery levels ............................................................................. 40
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................. 41
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ....... 41
Resolving a low battery level when a charged battery is
available ........................................................................................... 41
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is
available ........................................................................................... 41
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Conserving battery power .................................................................................................. 41
Storing a battery ................................................................................................................ 41
Disposing of a used battery ............................................................................................... 42
Using external AC power .................................................................................................................... 43
Connecting the AC adapter ............................................................................................... 43
7 Multimedia
Using multimedia hardware ................................................................................................................ 45
Using the audio features .................................................................................................... 45
Using the audio-in (microphone) jack ................................................................ 46
Using the audio-out (headphone) jack .............................................................. 46
Adjusting the volume ......................................................................................... 47
Using the video features .................................................................................................... 48
Using the external monitor port ......................................................................... 48
Using multimedia software ................................................................................................................. 49
Opening preinstalled multimedia software ......................................................................... 49
Using multimedia software ................................................................................................. 49
Preventing playback disruptions ........................................................................................ 49
Changing DVD region settings .......................................................................................... 50
Observing the copyright warning ....................................................................................... 50
8 Wireless
About integrated wireless devices ...................................................................................................... 51
Using wireless controls ....................................................................................................................... 51
Using the wireless button .................................................................................................. 51
Using operating system controls ........................................................................................ 51
Using WLAN ....................................................................................................................................... 51
Setting up a WLAN ............................................................................................................ 52
Connecting to a WLAN ...................................................................................................... 53
Using wireless security features ........................................................................................ 53
Identifying a WLAN device ................................................................................................. 53
9 Modem and LAN
Using a modem .................................................................................................................................. 54
Connecting a modem cable ............................................................................................... 54
Connecting a country-specific modem cable adapter ........................................................ 55
Selecting a location setting ................................................................................................ 56
Viewing the current location selection ............................................................... 56
Adding new locations when traveling ................................................................ 57
Solving travel connection problems .................................................................. 58
Connecting to a local area network .................................................................................................... 59
10 Security
Protecting the computer ..................................................................................................................... 60
Using passwords ................................................................................................................................ 61
Setting passwords in Windows .......................................................................................... 61
Using administrator and user passwords ........................................................................... 61
Automatic logon ................................................................................................ 61
Manual logon ..................................................................................................... 62
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Administrator logon ........................................................................................... 62
Setting passwords in Computer Setup .............................................................................. 62
Using a setup password .................................................................................................... 62
Managing a setup password ............................................................................. 63
Entering a setup password ................................................................................ 63
Using a power-on password .............................................................................................. 63
Managing a power-on password ....................................................................... 64
Entering a power-on password ......................................................................... 64
Requiring a power-on password at restart ........................................................ 64
Using Microsoft Windows Firewall ...................................................................................................... 65
Configuring Microsoft Windows Firewall ............................................................................ 65
Gathering configuration information ................................................................................... 66
Troubleshooting applications ............................................................................................. 66
Identifying failure symptoms .............................................................................................. 66
Adding exceptions ............................................................................................................. 66
Adding a program .............................................................................................. 67
Adding a port ..................................................................................................... 67
Installing a security cable ................................................................................................................... 68
11 Hardware upgrades
Using a USB device ........................................................................................................................... 69
Connecting a USB device .................................................................................................. 69
Removing a USB device .................................................................................................... 70
Securing USB ports ........................................................................................................... 70
Using the USB Storage Options utility .............................................................. 70
Using the expansion port .................................................................................................................... 70
Using PC Cards .................................................................................................................................. 71
Inserting and removing a PC Card .................................................................................... 71
Using SD Card Reader cards ............................................................................................................. 73
Inserting a digital card ........................................................................................................ 73
Removing a digital card ..................................................................................................... 74
Adding a printer .................................................................................................................................. 75
Adding printers using a text-only print driver ..................................................................... 75
Using manufacturer print drivers ........................................................................................ 76
12 Drives
Identifying installed drives .................................................................................................................. 77
Handling drives ................................................................................................................................... 77
Using optical drives (select models only) ........................................................................................... 78
Inserting an optical disc (CD or DVD) ................................................................................ 78
Removing an optical disc (CD or DVD) ............................................................................. 79
When the disc tray opens .................................................................................. 79
When the disc tray does not open ..................................................................... 80
Using external drives .......................................................................................................................... 82
Using optional external devices ......................................................................................... 82
Using an optional external MultiBay or external MultiBay II ............................................... 82
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14 Multiboot
About the boot order device ............................................................................................................... 87
Enabling boot devices in Computer Setup ......................................................................................... 88
Considering boot order changes ........................................................................................................ 89
Choosing Multiboot preferences ......................................................................................................... 90
Setting a new boot order in Computer Setup .................................................................... 90
Choosing a boot device using the F9 prompt .................................................................... 90
15 Computer Setup
Starting Computer Setup .................................................................................................................... 91
Using Computer Setup ....................................................................................................................... 92
Navigating and selecting in Computer Setup ..................................................................... 92
Restoring factory settings in Computer Setup ................................................................... 93
Computer Setup menus ..................................................................................................................... 94
File menu ........................................................................................................................... 94
Security menu .................................................................................................................... 94
Diagnostics menu .............................................................................................................. 94
System Configuration menu .............................................................................................. 95
Appendix A Routine care
Cleaning the display ........................................................................................................................... 96
Cleaning the keyboard ....................................................................................................................... 96
Traveling and shipping ....................................................................................................................... 96
Index ................................................................................................................................................................... 98
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Identifying the hardware
Components included with the computer may vary by region and model. The illustrations in this chapter
identify the standard features on most computer models.
Top components
Pointing devices
Component
Description
(1)
Left TouchPad button*
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(2)
TouchPad*
Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen.
(3)
Left pointing stick button*
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(4)
Pointing stick*
Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the
screen.
(5)
TouchPad on/off button
Turns the TouchPad on or off.
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(6)
Right pointing stick button*
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
(7)
TouchPad scroll zone
Scrolls up or down.
(8)
Right TouchPad button*
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
*This table describes factory settings. To view or change pointing device preferences, select Start > Control Panel > Printers
and Other Hardware > Mouse.
Lights
Component
Description
(1)
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On: The computer is on.
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Blinking: The computer is in Standby.
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Off: The computer is off.
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Blue: An integrated wireless device, such as a
wireless local area network (WLAN) device, is on.
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Off: All wireless devices are off.
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Turquoise: TouchPad is on.
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Amber: TouchPad is off.
(2)
(3)
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Power lights* (2)
Wireless lights† (2)
TouchPad on/off light
(4)
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on.
(5)
Num lock light
On: Num lock is on.
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Component
Description
(6)
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Turquoise: Computer sound is on.
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Amber: Computer sound is off.
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Amber: A battery is charging.
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Turquoise: A battery is close to full charge capacity.
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Blinking amber: A battery that is the only available
power source has reached a low battery level.
When the battery reaches a critical battery level, the
battery light begins blinking rapidly.
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Off: If the computer is plugged into an external
power source, the light turns off when all batteries
in the computer are fully charged. If the computer is
not plugged into an external power source, the light
stays off until the battery reaches a low battery
level.
(7)
(8)
Volume mute light
Battery light
Drive light
Blinking: The flash drive or optional optical drive is being
accessed.
*The 2 power lights display the same information. The light on the power button is visible only when the computer is open. The
power light on the front of the computer is visible whether the computer is open or closed.
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The 2 wireless lights display the same information. The light on the wireless button is visible only when the computer is open.
The wireless light on the front of the computer is visible whether the computer is open or closed.
Buttons and switches
Component
Description
(1)
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When the computer is off, press the button to turn
on the computer.
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When the computer is on, press the button to turn
off the computer.
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When the computer is in Standby, press the button
briefly to exit Standby.
Power button
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Component
Description
If the computer has stopped responding and Windows®
shutdown procedures are ineffective, press and hold the
power button for at least 5 seconds to turn off the
computer.
To learn more about your power settings, right-click the
Power Meter icon in the notification area, and then click
Adjust Power Properties
(2)
Info button
Launches Info Center.
(3)
Internal display switch
Turns off the display if the display is closed while the
power is on.
(4)
Wireless button
Turns the wireless feature on or off, but does not
establish a wireless connection.
NOTE: A wireless network must be set up in order to
establish a wireless connection.
(5)
Presentation button
Opens the Presentation Options window, where you can
start a frequently used presentation, file, program, or
Web site. You can also adjust display settings for
optimum viewing.
(6)
TouchPad on/off button
Turns the TouchPad on or off.
(7)
Volume mute button
Mutes and restores computer sound.
(8)
Volume scroll zone
Adjusts speaker volume. Slide your finger to the left to
decrease volume and to the right to increase volume.
Keys
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Component
Description
(1)
Displays system information when pressed in
combination with the fn key.
esc key
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Component
Description
(2)
fn key
Executes frequently used system functions when
pressed in combination with a function key or the esc
key.
(3)
Windows logo key
Displays the Windows Start menu.
(4)
Windows applications key
Displays a shortcut menu for items beneath the pointer.
(5)
Embedded numeric keypad keys
Can be used like the keys on an external numeric
keypad.
(6)
Function keys
Execute frequently used system functions when pressed
in combination with the fn key.
Display
Component
Description
Internal microphone
Records sound.
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Front components
Component
Description
(1)
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Blue: An integrated wireless device, such as a
wireless local area network (WLAN) device, is on.
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Off: All wireless devices are off.
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On: The computer is on.
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Blinking: The computer is in Standby.
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Off: The computer is off.
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Amber: A battery is charging.
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Turquoise: A battery is close to full charge capacity.
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Blinking amber: A battery that is the only available
power source has reached a low battery level.
When the battery reaches a critical battery level, the
battery light begins blinking rapidly.
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Off: If the computer is plugged into an external
power source, the light turns off when all batteries
in the computer are fully charged. If the computer is
not plugged into an external power source, the light
stays off until the battery reaches a low battery
level.
(2)
(3)
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Wireless light
Power light
Battery light
(4)
Drive light
Blinking: The flash drive or optional optical drive is being
accessed.
(5)
Display release latch
Opens the computer.
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Right-side components
Component
Description
(1)
PC Card slot*
Supports optional Type I and Type II 32-bit (CardBus) or
16-bit PC Cards.
(2)
SD Card Reader*
Supports the Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card and
MultiMediaCard (MMC) optional digital card formats.
(3)
Audio-out (headphone) jack
Produces sound when connected to optional powered
stereo speakers, headphones, ear buds, a headset, or
television audio.
(4)
Audio-in (microphone) jack
Connects an optional computer headset microphone,
stereo array microphone, or monaural microphone.
(5)
USB port†
Connects an optional USB device.
(6)
External monitor port
Connects an external VGA monitor or projector.
(7)
Vent
Enables airflow to cool internal components.
(8)
Expansion port 3
Connects an optional docking device.
*To view the status of the PC Card Slot and SD Card Reader, go to Computer Setup (f10).
†To view the status of the USB ports, use the USB Storage Options utility. Refer to the “Securing USB ports” section in this
guide for additional information.
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Left-side components
NOTE:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
Component
Description
(1)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
(2)
RJ-11 (modem) jack
Connects a modem cable.
(3)
Powered USB port*
Provides power to an external device if used with a
powered USB cable.
(4)
USB port*
Connects an optional USB device.
(5)
Vent
Enables airflow to cool internal components.
*To view the status of the USB ports, use the USB Storage Options utility. Refer to the “Securing USB ports” section in this
guide for additional information.
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Component
Description
(1)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
(2)
RJ-11 (modem) jack
Connects a modem cable.
(3)
USB port*
Connects an optional USB device.
(4)
Vent
Enables airflow to cool internal components.
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Component
Description
(5)
Reads an optical disc.
Optical drive (select models only)
*To view the status of the USB port, use the USB Storage Options utility. Refer to the “Securing USB ports” section in this guide
for additional information.
Rear components
Components
Description
(1)
RJ-45 (network) jack
Connects a network cable.
(2)
Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to the computer.
NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a
deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being
mishandled or stolen.
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Bottom components
Component
Description
(1)
Speaker
Produces sound.
(2)
Memory module compartment
Contains a memory module slot and a WLAN module
slot.
CAUTION: To prevent an unresponsive system,
replace the wireless module only with a wireless module
authorized for use in the computer by the governmental
agency that regulates wireless devices in your country or
region. If you replace the module and then receive a
warning message, remove the module to restore
computer functionality.
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(3)
Vents (5)
Enable airflow to cool internal components.
(4)
Battery release latches (2)
Release the battery from the battery bay.
(5)
Battery bay
Holds the battery.
(6)
Flash drive bay
Holds the flash drive.
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Wireless antennae
Wireless antennae send and receive signals from one or more wireless devices. These antennae are
not visible from the outside of the computer.
NOTE: For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennae free from
obstructions.
To see wireless regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental
Notices that applies to your country or region. These notices are located in the printed Getting Started
guide.
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Identifying the labels
The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system
problems or travel internationally with the computer:
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Service tag—Provides important information including the following: the product brand and series
name, serial number (s/n), and product number (p/n) of your computer.
◦
Product name (1). This is the product name affixed to the front of your computer.
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Serial number (s/n) (2). This is an alphanumeric number that is unique to each product.
◦
Part number/Product number (p/n) (3). This number provides specific information about the
product's hardware components. The part number helps a service technician to determine
what components and parts are needed.
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Model description (4). This is the number you need to locate documents, drivers, and support
for your computer.
◦
Warranty period (5). This number describes the duration of the warranty period for this
computer.
Have this information available when you contact technical support. The service tag label is affixed
to the bottom of the computer.
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Regulatory label—Provides regulatory information about the computer. The regulatory label is
affixed inside the battery bay.
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Modem approval label—Provides regulatory information about the modem and lists the agency
approval markings required by some of the countries in which the modem has been approved for
use. You may need this information when traveling internationally. The modem approval label is
affixed inside the memory module compartment.
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Wireless certification label(s)—Provide information about wireless devices and the approval
markings of some of the countries in which the devices have been approved for use. If your
computer model includes one or more wireless devices, one or more certification labels are
included with your computer. You may need this information when traveling internationally.
Wireless certification labels are affixed inside the memory module compartment.
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Enhanced Write Filter
The Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) provides a secure environment for your computer by protecting it from
undesired flash memory writes (the operating system and functional software components reside in
flash memory). The write filter also extends the life of the computer by preventing excessive flash write
activity. Instead of allowing writes directly to the flash memory, it intercepts all flash writes and caches
them.
In order to save changes to system configuration settings, you must disable the write filter cache or
perform the -commit command during the current boot session. Otherwise, the new settings will be
lost when the computer is shut down or restarted. If you do not want to make permanent changes, you
can enable the write filter.
The write filter cache contents are not lost when you log off and on again (as the same or different user).
You can disable the write filter cache after the new logon and still retain the changes.
After you disable the write filter, all future writes during the current boot session are written to the flash
with no further caching until the computer is restarted. You can also enable/disable the write filter using
the command line.
NOTE:
Always enable the write filter after you have made all of your permanent changes.
NOTE: Only an account with administrator privileges can enable, disable, or commit the enhanced
write filter.
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Using the Enhanced Write Filter command line control
CAUTION: Terminal Administrators should use Microsoft Windows NT file security to prevent
undesired usage of these commands.
CAUTION: When using the -commit command, all of the temporary contents are permanently written
to the flash memory.
NOTE: Because the Enhanced Write Filter commands are executed on the next boot, you must restart
the computer for the command to take effect.
Windows XPe includes the Ewfmgr.exe command line tool. This tool enables you to issue a set of
commands to the EWF driver, report the status of each protected volume overlay, and report the format
of the overall EWF configurations.
By including the EWF Manager console component in your configuration and building it into your image,
you enable use of Ewfmgr.exe and the corresponding commands.
To use the Enhanced Write Filter using the command line:
1.
Select Start > Run > Open.
2.
Type CMD in the Open field to access the system DOS prompt.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Type ewfmgr c:
5.
Press enter.
When you enter the ewfmgr -[boot command] syntax, use the following commands in the boot
command variable of the command line:
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-all
Displays information about all protected volumes and performs a command, such as disable,
enable, and commit, on each volume, if specified.
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-commit
Commits all current level data in the overlay to the protected volume, and resets the current overlay
value to 1. You can combine -commit with the -disable command to commit and then disable.
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-disable
Disables the overlay on the specified protected volume.
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-enable
Enables the Enhanced Write Filter so that data written to the protected media is cached in the
overlays. The current overlay level becomes 1 as soon as EWF is started, and a new overlay is
created at level 1.
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-commitanddisable
Commits data in the overlay upon shutdown and disables EWF after the system reboots.
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Using the Enhanced Write Filter user interface
In addition to the DOS command-line tool, the Windows XPe includes an EWF user interface. You can
access the EWF interface through the Windows Control Panel or through the Administrative Tools option
for the administrator.
To access the EWF user interface using Administrative Tools, follow these steps:
1.
Log on as an administrator.
2.
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools.
3.
Click the EWF Manager icon.
4.
Use the EWF user interface to select Write Filter options.
The EWF user interface includes the following buttons:
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Enable EWF
Enables the Enhanced Write Filter so that data written to the protected media is cached in the
overlays. The current overlay level becomes 1 as soon as EWF is started, and a new overlay is
created at level 1.
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Disable EWF
Disables the overlay on the specified protected volume.
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Overlay configuration
Displays the overlay information and is a combination of the information supplied when executing
ewfmgr.exe c: -Description and ewfmgr.exe c: -Gauge from the DOS prompt.
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Clear boot command
Clears the boot command from the DOS prompt.
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Commit data to volume
Commits all current-level data in the overlay to the protected volume, and resets the current overlay
value to 1.
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Using the Enhanced Write Filter status utility
The EWF status utility creates an icon in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar that shows
the status of the EWF. You can right-click on the icon to display and execute the available options.
The EWF Status icon displays the following states:
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Red lock: EWF is disabled.
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Green lock: EWF is enabled.
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Yellow lock: EWF state will change on next boot.
If you are logged on as an administrator, you can change the status of EWF by right-clicking the icon
and selecting the desired EWF state.
NOTE: Because the ewfmgr.exe utility and the EWF status service execute separate code, status
changes by ewfmgr.exe are not automatically reflected by the EWF status icon.
If you modify the EWF using the command line, you must right-click the icon (you can then click anywhere
on the screen to close the context menu) to refresh the status icon display. The status icon display is
refreshed automatically when you make modifications through the EWF Control Panel utility. The EWF
utility always reflects the current status.
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Configuration
Local drives
The following sections describe the local drives on your computer.
Drive Z
Drive Z (HP RAMDisk) is the onboard volatile memory on the logic board of the computer. Because
drive Z is volatile memory, HP recommends that you do not use this drive to store information that you
want to retain.
HP RAMDisk
The RAMDisk is volatile memory space set aside for temporary data storage.
The following items are stored on the RAMDisk:
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Browser Web page cache
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Browser history
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Browser cookies
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Browser cache
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Temporary Internet files
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Print spooling
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User/system temporary files
You can also use the RAMDisk for temporary storage of other data (such as roaming profiles) at the
administrator’s discretion.
Use the RAMDisk Configuration dialog box to configure the RAMDisk size. If you change the size of the
RAMDisk, you will be prompted to restart for the change to take effect. To permanently save the change,
disable the write filter cache or issue the -commit command during the current boot session before
restarting.
NOTE: The default optimal RAMDisk size is 32 MB. The maximum RAMDisk size that you can set is
64 MB. The minimum is 2 MB.
Drive C
Drive C is on the flash drive. HP recommends that you do not write to drive C because writing to drive
C reduces the free space on the flash.
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CAUTION: If the available free space on the flash drive is reduced to below 3 MB, the computer
becomes unstable.
A write filter is used by the computer for security and to prevent excessive flash write activity. Changes
to the computer configuration are lost when the computer is restarted unless the write filter cache is
disabled or a -commit command is issued during the current boot session. Refer to Chapter 2,
“Enhanced Write Filter,” for additional information.
Saving files
The computer uses an embedded operating system with a fixed amount of flash memory. HP
recommends that you save files that you want to retain on a server rather than on your computer. Be
careful of application settings that write to the C drive, which resides in flash memory (in particular, many
applications by default write cache files to the C drive on the local system). If you must write to a local
drive, change the application settings to use the Z drive. To minimize writing to the C drive, update the
configuration settings.
Mapping network drives
To keep the mappings after the computer is restarted, follow these steps:
1.
Disable the write filter cache during the current boot session or issue the –commit command.
2.
Click Reconnect at Login.
Because a user logon cannot disable the write filter cache, you can retain the mappings created by a
user by logging off the user (do not shut down or restart the computer) and logging back on as
administrator, and then disabling the write filter.
You can also assign the remote home directory by using a user manager utility or by other means known
to administrators.
Roaming profiles
Write roaming profiles to the C drive. The profiles need to be limited in size and will not be retained when
the computer is restarted.
NOTE: For roaming profiles to work and be downloaded, there must be sufficient flash space available.
In some cases it may be necessary to remove software components to free up space for roaming
profiles.
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User accounts
Creating a new user account
NOTE: Be sure to disable the write filter cache during the boot session in which a new account is
created. The write filter must be reenabled after saving all of your permanent changes to flash.
You must log on as administrator to create user accounts locally or remotely. Because of local flash/
disk space constraints, you should keep the number of additional users to a minimum.
The User Manager utility allows the administrator to create, delete, and maintain user accounts.
To access the User Manager utility:
▲
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools.
Creating user profiles
A new user profile is automatically configured from a template based on the default user or administrator
access settings in the registry, browser profiles, and ICA and Microsoft RDP initial settings. If the default
user or administrator profile settings are changed from those set at the factory, the changed settings
are automatically applied to the new user profile.
For the new user to match the characteristics of the default user, the administrator must create the user
in the User group and add the new user to the Administrator group. The default user is in both groups;
otherwise the new user will not be able to add a local printer. The user's actions are still limited while
the user is in the Administrator group.
To create a user profile, follow these steps:
1.
Log on as Administrator.
2.
Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools.
3.
Double-click User Manager.
The Local Users and Groups window opens.
4.
Double-click the Users folder to view the contents in the right pane.
5.
Click Action in the menu bar, and then click New User.
The New User dialog box opens.
6.
Type the user name and password, and then select the attributes you want.
7.
Click Create, and then click Close.
8.
In the Local Users and Groups window, click the Users folder in the left pane.
9.
In the right pane, double-click the name of the user you just created.
The Properties dialog box opens.
10. Click Member Of, and then click Add.
The Select Groups dialog box opens.
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11. Type Administrators in the Enter the Object Names to Select box.
12. Click Check Names, and then click OK.
The newly created user is now a member of both the Administrator and User groups and should match
the privileges of the default user account.
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Applications
Citrix Program Neighborhood
Citrix Program Neighborhood is a feature of ICA introduced with MetaFrame 1.8 that enables users to
connect to MetaFrame and WinFrame servers and published applications. Program Neighborhood
allows complete administrative control over application access and provides a seamless desktop
integration.
For additional information on the ICA client application, go to the Citrix Corporation Web site at
http://www.citrix.com.
Remote Desktop Connection
The Remote Desktop Connection utility allows you to establish connections to a Windows Terminal
Server or to access remote applications using Microsoft RDP.
For additional information on how to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection utility, go to the
Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com.
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HP PC Session Allocation Manager (SAM) Client
The Consolidated Client Infrastructure (CCI) solution from HP centralizes computing and storage
resources into easily managed, highly secure data centers, while providing end users the convenience
and familiarity of a traditional environment. Additionally, companies have long used server-based
computing (SBC) to create virtual instances of desktop applications on a server that multiple remote
users can access. HP CCI offers a new alternative for virtualizing the desktop.
Part of the CCI solution is the HP PC Session Allocation Manager (HP SAM), which is an extension of
the HP SAM client.
▲
To access HP SAM, select Start > All Programs.
HP SAM becomes the control point in managing a CCI deployment. Specifically, it manages the
assignment of Microsoft Remote Desktop connections from a user’s access device (computer) to
Remote Desktop sessions (blade PCs). Whether the session resides on a dedicated physical blade or
resides together with other sessions on a virtual hardware platform, the HP SAM system can make these
sessions available to users as they are needed.
For more information about PC SAM, go to http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/
323204-0-0-225-121.html.
TeemNT Terminal Emulation
All computer models include terminal emulation software to support computing on legacy platforms. The
software uses the Telnet protocol to communicate with the computing platform. Refer to the terminal
emulation documentation (supplied separately) for instructions.
▲
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To access the TeemNT Connection Wizard and the TeemNT Emulator, select Start > All
Programs.
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Altiris Client Agent
The Altiris Client Agent allows the Altiris server to discover valid clients that are added to the network.
The agent carries out assignments and reports the status of individual computers to the Altiris server.
For additional information about Altiris Client Agent, go to the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support.
HP DHCP Settings Update Client
The HP DHCP Settings Update Client is a utility located in the Control Panel. It allows an IT Administrator
to apply settings to an HP XP Embedded operating system.
The settings are applied through an .ini file that uses a subset of parameters from Microsoft’s sysprep.inf
as well as several XPe/HP-specific keys. XPePrep can run by specifying a local .ini file to be processed,
or it can be used in conjunction with DHCP and FTP servers to automatically apply settings across
multiple clients on a network.
For detailed information, refer to the Using the HP DHCP Settings Update Client document on the HP
Web site at http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html.
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HP ThinState Capture
The HP ThinState Capture tool is a wizard-based utility that you can use to capture an HP XP Embedded
image, which you can then deploy to another HP computer of identical model and hardware.
NOTE: HP ThinState Capture is not a standalone utility and can only be accessed by the administrator
from within the computer image.
Save all data on the USB flash drive prior to performing this procedure.
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > HP ThinState Capture.
2.
Click Next.
Attach a disk-on-key (DOK) to the computer. The DOK drive letter and size are displayed.
The DOK must be greater in size than the onboard flash drive. Therefore, if your computer has a
512-MB flash drive, the USB flash drive must be 1 GB.
3.
Click Capture.
4.
Click Yes. The HP ThinState Capture utility formats and makes the USB flash drive bootable. HP
ThinState Capture will now reboot the system.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
You can now use the USB flash drive to deploy the captured image to another HP computer of the
exact same model and hardware with equal or greater flash drive capacity.
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HP ThinState Deploy
To perform an HP ThinState deployment, follow these steps:
1.
On the computer that will receive the captured image, set the boot order in Computer Setup to
USB boot.
2.
Attach the USB flash drive, and then turn on the computer.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
After you remove the USB flash drive and cycle power to the system, the image will unbundle. This
process can take 10 to 12 minutes. Do not interrupt or cycle power to the computer during this process.
You may use the captured image (flash.ibr) found on the USB flash drive in combination with Altiris
Deployment Solution to remotely image multiple computers.
NOTE: You must use flash.ibr in conjunction with the HP ThinState Deploy utility (e.g., ibr.exe).
Flash.ibr is not compatible with the Altiris rdeploy.exe or rdeployt.exe utilities. For additional information,
refer to the “HP Compaq Thin Client Imaging Tool” white paper at http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/
support/SupportManual/c00485307/c00485307.pdf.
For more information about Altiris, go to the Altiris Web site at http://www.altiris.com/.
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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Version 7.0 of the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser is installed locally on the computer. The Internet
options settings for the browser have been preselected at the factory to limit writing to the flash memory.
These settings should not be modified. You can access another browser through an ICA or RDP account
if you need more browser resources.
Service Pack 2 improves Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 security by providing more control over the
execution of all content, including a built-in facility to manage pop-up windows. Service Pack 2 also
prevents scripts from moving or resizing windows and status bars to hide them from view or obscure
other windows.
Windows XPe Service Pack 2 added a feature to Windows Messenger that blocks unsafe file transfers.
For a list of files generally considered unsafe, see the white paper titled “Information About the Unsafe
File List in Internet Explorer 6” on the Microsoft Web site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/.
Windows Media Player 11
Version 11 of Windows Media Player contains security, performance, and functionality improvements.
For more information about improvements to Windows Media Player, go to the Microsoft Web site at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/ default.aspx.
Macromedia Flash Player
Macromedia Flash Player is the agent for rich Web experiences across multiple platforms. With
Macromedia Flash Player, you can view and interact with content developed in Macromedia Flash.
Some Web sites require newer versions of the player. To install newer players, the administrator must
temporarily increase the RamDisk to 64MB using the HP RamDisk control panel utility.
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Keyboard
Using pointing devices
Setting pointing device preferences
Use Mouse Properties in Windows to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button
configuration, click speed, and pointer options.
To access Mouse Properties, select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware >
Mouse.
Using the TouchPad
To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad surface in the direction you want the pointer
to go. Use the TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external mouse. To scroll up and
down using the TouchPad vertical scroll zone, slide your finger up or down over the lines.
NOTE: If you are using the TouchPad to move the pointer, you must lift your finger off the TouchPad
before moving it to the scroll zone. Simply sliding your finger from the TouchPad to the scroll zone will
not activate the scrolling function.
Using the pointing stick
Press the pointing stick in the direction you want to move the pointer on the screen. Use the left and
right pointing stick buttons as you would the left and right buttons on an external mouse.
Connecting an external mouse
You can connect an external USB mouse to the computer using one of the USB ports on the computer.
A USB mouse can also be connected to the computer using the ports on an optional docking device.
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Using hotkeys
Hotkeys are combinations of the fn key (1) and either the esc key (2) or one of the function keys (3).
The icons on the f3, f4, and f8 through f10 keys represent the hotkey functions. Hotkey functions and
procedures are discussed in the following sections.
Function
Hotkey
Display system information.
fn+esc
Initiate Standby.
fn+f3
Switch the image.
fn+f4
Display battery information
fn+f8
Decrease screen brightness.
fn+f9
Increase screen brightness.
fn+f10
To use a hotkey command on the computer keyboard, follow either of these steps:
●
Briefly press the fn key, and then briefly press the second key of the hotkey command.
– or –
●
Press and hold down the fn key, briefly press the second key of the hotkey command, and then
release both keys at the same time.
Displaying system information (fn+esc)
Press fn+esc to display information about system hardware components and the system BIOS version
number.
In the Windows fn+esc display, the version of the system BIOS (basic input-output system) is displayed
as the BIOS date. On some computer models, the BIOS date is displayed in decimal format. The BIOS
date is sometimes called the system ROM version number.
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Initiating Standby (fn+f3)
Press fn+f3 to initiate Standby.
When Standby is initiated, the power lights blink and the screen clears. Your computer is disconnected
from the network.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of information loss, save your work before initiating Standby.
The computer must be on before you can initiate Standby.
To exit Standby, press the power button or any key on the keyboard.
NOTE: In all Windows operating system windows, references to the Sleep button apply to the fn+f3
hotkey.
Switching the screen image (fn+f4)
Press fn+f4 to switch the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For example,
if a monitor is connected to the computer, pressing fn+f4 alternates the screen image from computer
display to monitor display to simultaneous display on both the computer and the monitor.
Most external monitors receive video information from the computer using the external VGA video
standard. The fn+f4 hotkey can also alternate images among other devices receiving video information
from the computer.
The following video transmission types, with examples of devices that use them, are supported by the
fn+f4 hotkey:
●
LCD (computer display)
●
External VGA (most external monitors)
Viewing battery charge information (fn+f8)
Press fn+f8 to display charge information for all installed batteries. The display indicates which batteries
are charging and reports the amount of charge remaining in each battery.
Decreasing screen brightness (fn+f9)
Press fn+f9 to decrease screen brightness. Hold down the hotkey to decrease the brightness level
incrementally.
Increasing screen brightness (fn+f10)
Press fn+f10 to increase screen brightness. Hold down the hotkey to increase the brightness level
incrementally.
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Using the HP Quick Launch Buttons
The HP Quick Launch Buttons enable you to quickly open programs, files, or Web sites you use
frequently. You can use the factory settings, which are described in the following table. Or you can
reprogram the buttons by opening the Q Menu in the Quick Launch Buttons control panel.
The Quick Launch Buttons include the info button (1) and the presentation button (2).
The following table describes the factory settings for the Quick Launch Buttons.
NOTE:
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Button functions vary, depending on the software installed on your computer.
Component
Description
(1)
Info button
Launches Info Center.
(2)
Presentation button
Opens the Presentation Options window, where you can start a
frequently used presentation, file, program, or Web site. You can
also adjust display settings for optimum viewing.
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Accessing the Quick Launch Buttons control panel
The Q Menu in the Quick Launch Buttons control panel enables you to set your own preferences for the
info button and the presentation button. Both buttons can be used to launch frequently used programs.
You can open the Quick Launch Buttons control panel in any of the following ways:
●
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Quick Launch Buttons.
– or –
●
Double-click the HP Quick Launch Buttons icon in the notification area, at the far right of the
taskbar.
NOTE:
The icon looks like a rocket ship.
– or –
●
Right-click the HP Quick Launch Buttons icon in the notification area, and then select one of the
following tasks:
◦
Adjust HP Quick Launch Buttons Properties
◦
Launch Q Menu
◦
Turn Presentation On
Displaying the Q Menu
The Q Menu provides quick access to the Quick Launch Button settings.
To display the Q Menu on the desktop:
▲
Right-click the HP Quick Launch Buttons icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar
and select Launch Q Menu.
NOTE:
For more information about the Q Menu, refer to the software Help.
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Using the keypads
The computer has an embedded numeric keypad and also supports an optional external numeric keypad
or an optional external keyboard that includes a numeric keypad.
Component
Description
(1)
fn key
Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in
combination with a function key or the esc key.
(2)
Num lock light
On: Num lock is on.
(3)
Embedded numeric keypad
Can be used like the keys on an external numeric keypad.
(4)
num lk key
Enables the embedded numeric keypad when pressed in
combination with the fn key.
Using the embedded numeric keypad
The 15 keys of the embedded numeric keypad can be used like the keys on an external keypad. When
the embedded numeric keypad is enabled, each key on the keypad performs the function indicated by
the icon in the upper-right corner of the key.
Enabling and disabling the embedded numeric keypad
Press fn+num lk to enable the embedded numeric keypad. Press fn+num lk again to return the keys to
their standard keyboard functions.
NOTE: The embedded numeric keypad will not function while an external keyboard or numeric keypad
is connected to the computer or an optional docking device.
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Switching key functions on the embedded numeric keypad
You can temporarily alternate the functions of keys on the embedded numeric keypad between their
standard keyboard functions and their keypad functions by using the fn key or the fn+shift key
combination.
●
To change the function of a keypad key to keypad functions while the keypad is disabled, press
and hold the fn key while pressing the keypad key.
●
To use the keypad keys temporarily as standard keys while the keypad is enabled:
◦
Press and hold the fn key to type in lowercase.
◦
Press and hold fn+shift to type in uppercase.
Using an optional external numeric keypad
Keys on most external numeric keypads function differently according to whether num lock is on or off
(num lock is turned off at the factory):
●
When num lock is on, most keypad keys type numbers.
●
When num lock is off, most keypad keys function like the arrow, page up, or page down keys.
When num lock on an external keypad is turned on, the num lock light on the computer is turned on.
When num lock on an external keypad is turned off, the num lock light on the computer is turned off.
To turn num lock on or off on an external keypad as you work:
▲
Press the num lk key on the external keypad, not on the computer.
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Power
Power control and light locations
The following illustration and table identify and describe the power control and light locations.
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Component
Description
(1)
●
When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the
computer.
●
When the computer is on, press the button to turn off the
computer.
●
When the computer is in Standby, press the button briefly to
exit Standby.
Power button
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Component
Description
If the computer has stopped responding and Windows shutdown
procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button for at
least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, right-click the Power
Meter icon in the notification area, and then click Adjust Power
Properties.
(2)
Power lights* (2)
●
On: The computer is on.
●
Blinking: The computer is in Standby.
●
Off: The computer is off.
(3)
Internal display switch
Turns off the display if the display is closed while the computer is
on.
(4)
Battery light
●
Amber: A battery is charging.
●
Turquoise: A battery is close to full charge capacity.
●
Blinking amber: A battery that is the only available power
source has reached a low battery level. When the battery
reaches a critical battery level, the battery light begins blinking
rapidly.
●
Off: If the computer is plugged into an external power source,
the light turns off when all batteries in the computer are fully
charged. If the computer is not plugged into an external power
source, the light stays off until the battery reaches a low
battery level.
(5)
fn+f3
Initiates Standby.
*The 2 power lights display the same information. The light on the power button is visible only when the computer is open. The
power light on the front of the computer is visible whether the computer is open or closed.
Shutting down the computer
CAUTION:
Unsaved information will be lost when the computer is shut down.
The Shut Down command closes all open programs, including the operating system, and then turns off
the display and computer.
Shut down the computer under any of the following conditions:
●
When you need to replace the battery or access components inside the computer
●
When you are connecting an external hardware device that does not connect to a USB port
●
When the computer will be unused and disconnected from external power for an extended period
To shut down the computer, follow these steps:
1.
Save your work and close all open programs.
2.
Select Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off.
NOTE: If you have been registered to a network domain, the button you click will be called Shut
Down instead of Turn Off Computer.
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If the computer is unresponsive and you are unable to use the preceding shutdown procedures, try the
following emergency procedures in the sequence provided:
●
Press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds.
●
Disconnect the computer from external power and remove the battery.
Setting power options
Using power-saving states
The computer has one power-saving state enabled at the factory: Standby.
When Standby is initiated, the power lights blink and the screen clears. Your computer is disconnected
from the network.
CAUTION: To prevent possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate Standby while reading from a disc or an external media
card.
NOTE:
Hibernation is disabled at the factory.
NOTE: You cannot initiate any type of networking connection or perform any computer functions while
the computer is in Standby.
Initiating and exiting Standby
NOTE:
Power settings and timeouts can be changed in Power Options.
With the computer on, you can initiate Standby in any of the following ways:
●
Press fn+f3.
●
Click Start > Turn Off Computer > Stand By.
If Stand by is not displayed, follow these steps:
a.
Click the down arrow.
b.
Click Stand by from the list.
c.
Click OK.
To exit Standby:
▲
Press the power button.
When the computer exits Standby, the power lights turn on and your work returns to the screen
where you stopped working.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required when the computer exits Standby, you must enter
your Windows password before your work will return to the screen.
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Using the battery meter
The battery meter is located in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. The battery meter
allows you to quickly access power settings, view remaining battery charge, and select a different power
plan:
●
To display the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current power plan, move the pointer
over the battery meter icon.
●
To access Power Options, or to change the power plan, click the battery meter icon and select an
item from the list.
Different battery meter icons indicate whether the computer is running on battery or external power. The
icon also displays a message if the battery has reached a critical battery level.
To hide or display the battery meter icon:
1.
Right-click the taskbar, and then click Properties.
2.
Click the Notification Area tab.
3.
Under System icons, clear the Power check box to hide the battery meter icon, or select the
Power check box to display the battery meter icon.
4.
Click OK.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2, “Enhanced
Write Filter,” for additional information.
Setting password protection upon exiting Standby
To set the computer to prompt for a password when the computer exits Standby, follow these steps:
1.
Right-click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, and then click Adjust Power
Properties.
2.
Click the Advanced tab.
3.
Select the Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby check box.
4.
Click Apply.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2, “Enhanced
Write Filter,” for additional information.
Using battery power
When a charged battery is in the computer and the computer is not plugged into external power, the
computer runs on battery power. When the computer is plugged into external AC power, the computer
runs on AC power.
If the computer contains a charged battery and is running on external AC power supplied through the
AC adapter, the computer switches to battery power if the AC adapter is disconnected from the
computer.
NOTE: The display brightness is decreased to save battery life when you disconnect AC power. To
increase display brightness, use the fn+f10 hotkey or reconnect the AC adapter.
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You can keep a battery in the computer or in storage, depending on how you work. Keeping the battery
in the computer whenever the computer is plugged into AC power charges the battery and also protects
your work in case of a power outage. However, a battery in the computer slowly discharges when the
computer is off and unplugged from external power.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the computer, a
replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP.
Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the
computer, display brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors.
Displaying the remaining battery charge
▲
Double-click the Power Meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
Most charge indicators report battery status as both a percentage and as the number of minutes of
charge remaining:
●
The percentage indicates the approximate amount of charge remaining in the battery.
●
The time indicates the approximate running time remaining on the battery if the battery continues
to provide power at the current level. For example, the time remaining will decrease when a DVD
is playing and will increase when a DVD stops playing.
When a battery is charging, a lightning bolt icon may be superimposed over the battery icon on the
Power Meter screen.
Inserting or removing the battery
CAUTION: Removing a battery that is the sole power source can cause loss of information. To prevent
loss of information, shut down the computer through Windows before removing the battery.
To insert the battery:
1.
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Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
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2.
Insert the battery into the battery bay (1) until it is seated.
The battery release latches (2) automatically lock the battery into place.
To remove the battery:
1.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the battery bay toward you.
2.
Slide the left battery release latch (1) until it locks into place.
3.
Slide the right battery release latch (2) to release the battery.
4.
Remove the battery (3).
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Charging a battery
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
The battery charges whenever the computer is plugged into external power through an AC adapter, an
optional power adapter, or an optional docking device.
The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is
off.
Charging may take longer if a battery is new, has been unused for 2 weeks or more, or is much warmer
or cooler than room temperature.
To prolong battery life and optimize the accuracy of battery charge displays, follow these
recommendations:
●
If you are charging a new battery, charge it fully before turning on the computer.
●
Charge the battery until the battery light turns off.
NOTE: If the computer is on while the battery is charging, the battery meter in the notification
area may show 100 percent charge before the battery is fully charged.
●
Allow the battery to discharge below 5 percent of a full charge through normal use before charging
it.
●
If the battery has been unused for one month or more, calibrate the battery instead of simply
charging it.
The battery light displays charge status:
●
Amber: The battery is charging.
●
Turquoise: The battery is close to full charge capacity.
●
Blinking amber: The battery has reached a low battery level or critical battery level and is not
charging.
●
Off: The battery is fully charged, in use, or not installed.
Managing low battery levels
The information in this section describes the alerts and system responses set at the factory. Some lowbattery alerts and system responses can be changed in Power Options. Preferences set using Power
Options do not affect lights.
Identifying low battery levels
When a battery that is the sole power source for the computer reaches a low battery level, the battery
light blinks.
If a low battery level is not resolved, the computer enters a critical battery level, and the battery light
begins blinking rapidly. If the computer is on or in Standby, the computer remains briefly in Standby,
and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.
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Resolving a low battery level
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of losing information when the computer reaches a critical battery level,
do not restore power until the power lights turn off.
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
▲
Connect one of the following devices:
●
AC adapter
●
Optional docking device
●
Optional power adapter
Resolving a low battery level when a charged battery is available
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Remove the discharged battery, and then insert a charged battery.
3.
Turn on the computer.
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available
▲
Save your work and shut down the computer.
Conserving battery power
●
Select low power-use settings through Power Options.
●
Turn off wireless and local area network (LAN) connections and exit modem applications when you
are not using them.
●
Disconnect external devices that are not plugged into an external power source, when you are not
using them.
●
Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
●
Use the fn+f9 and fn+f10 hotkeys to adjust screen brightness as needed.
●
If you leave your work, initiate Standby or shut down the computer.
Storing a battery
CAUTION:
of time.
To prevent damage to a battery, do not expose it to high temperatures for extended periods
If a computer will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the
battery and store it separately.
To prolong the charge of a stored battery, place it in a cool, dry place.
Calibrate a battery before using it if it has been stored for one month or more.
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Disposing of a used battery
WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, or puncture a battery; short
the external contacts on a battery; or dispose of a battery in fire or water. Do not expose a battery to
temperatures above 60˚C (140˚F). Replace the battery only with a battery approved for this computer.
Refer to the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices for battery disposal information. These
notices are located in the printed Getting Started guide.
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Using external AC power
External AC power is supplied through one of the following devices:
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer,
a replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP.
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Approved AC adapter
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Optional docking device
Connect the computer to external AC power under any of the following conditions:
WARNING! Do not charge the computer battery while you are onboard aircraft.
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When you are charging or calibrating a battery
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When you are modifying system software
When you connect the computer to external AC power, the following events occur:
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The battery begins to charge.
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If the computer is turned on, the battery meter icon in the notification area changes appearance.
When you disconnect external AC power, the following events occur:
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The computer switches to battery power.
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The display brightness is automatically decreased to save battery life. To increase display
brightness, press the fn+f10 hotkey or reconnect the AC adapter.
Connecting the AC adapter
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet (not by
unplugging the power cord from the computer).
If provided with a 3-pin attachment plug on the power cord, plug the cord into a grounded (earthed) 3pin outlet. Do not disable the power cord grounding pin, for example, by attaching a 2-pin adapter. The
grounding pin is an important safety feature.
To connect the computer to external AC power, follow these steps:
1.
Plug the AC adapter into the power connector (1) on the computer.
2.
Plug the power cord into the AC adapter (2).
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3.
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Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet (3).
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Multimedia
Using multimedia hardware
Using the audio features
The following illustration and table describe the audio features of the computer.
Component
Description
(1)
Volume mute button
Mutes and restores computer sound.
(2)
Internal microphone
Records sound.
(3)
Volume scroll zone
Adjusts speaker volume. Slide your finger to the left to decrease
volume and to the right to increase volume.
(4)
Audio-in (microphone) jack
Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo array
microphone, or monaural microphone.
(5)
Audio-out (headphone) jack
Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, ear
buds, a headset, or television audio.
(6)
Speaker
Produces sound.
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Using the audio-in (microphone) jack
The computer is equipped with a stereo (dual-channel) microphone jack that supports an optional stereo
array or monaural microphone. Using sound recording software with external microphones allows for
stereo recordings.
When connecting a microphone to the microphone jack, use a microphone with a 3.5-mm plug.
Using the audio-out (headphone) jack
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices. These notices are located in the printed Getting Started guide.
CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to an external device, do not plug a single sound channel
(monaural) connector into the headphone jack.
In addition to connecting headphones, the headphone jack is used to connect the audio-out function of
an audio device such as external powered speakers or a stereo system.
When connecting a device to the headphone jack, use only a 3.5-mm stereo plug.
When a device is connected to the headphone jack, the speakers are disabled.
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Adjusting the volume
You can adjust the volume using the following controls:
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Computer volume buttons:
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Volume mute button
◦
Volume scroll zone
Windows volume control:
a.
Click the Volume icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.
b.
Increase or decrease the volume by moving the slider up or down. Select the Mute check box
to mute the volume.
– or –
a.
Double-click the Volume icon in the notification area.
b.
In the Master Volume column, you can increase or decrease the volume by moving the
Volume slider up or down. You can also adjust the balance or mute the volume.
If the Volume icon is not displayed in the notification area, follow these steps to add it:
a.
Select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio
Devices > Volume tab.
b.
Select the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
c.
Click Apply.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2,
“Enhanced Write Filter,” for additional information.
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Program volume control:
Volume can also be adjusted within some programs.
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Using the video features
Using the external monitor port
The external monitor port connects an external display device, such as an external monitor or a projector,
to the computer.
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To connect a display device, connect the device cable to the external monitor port.
NOTE: If a properly connected external display device does not display an image, press fn+f4 to
transfer the image to the device. Repeatedly pressing fn+f4 alternates the screen image between the
computer display, the device, and simultaneous display on both the computer display and the device.
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Using multimedia software
The computer includes preinstalled multimedia software.
Depending on the hardware and software included with the computer, you can play digital media,
including audio and video CDs, audio and video DVDs, and Internet radio.
NOTE: For information about using software included with the computer, refer to the software
manufacturer's instructions, which may be provided on disc, in the software Help, or on the software
manufacturer's Web site.
Opening preinstalled multimedia software
1.
Select Start > All Programs.
2.
Click the program that you want to open.
Using multimedia software
1.
Select Start > All Programs, and then open the multimedia program you want to use. For example,
if you want to use Windows Media Player to play an audio CD, click Windows Media Player.
NOTE:
Some programs may be located in subfolders.
2.
Insert the media disc, such as an audio CD, into the optical drive.
3.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
– or –
1.
Insert the media disc, such as an audio CD, into the optical drive.
2.
Click a multimedia task from the list of tasks.
Preventing playback disruptions
To reduce the possibility of playback disruption:
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Save your work and close all open programs before playing a CD or a DVD.
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Do not connect or disconnect hardware while playing a disc.
Do not initiate Standby while playing a disc. Otherwise, you may see a warning message asking if you
want to continue. If this message is displayed, click No. After you click No, the computer may behave
in either of the following ways:
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Playback may resume.
– or –
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The playback window in the multimedia program may close. To return to playing the CD or DVD,
click the Play button in your multimedia program to restart the disc. In rare cases, you may need
to exit the program and then restart it.
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Changing DVD region settings
Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region codes. The region codes help protect
copyrights internationally.
You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region
setting on your DVD drive.
CAUTION: The region settings on your DVD drive can be changed only 5 times.
The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the permanent region setting on the DVD drive.
The number of region changes remaining is displayed on the DVD Region tab.
To change settings through the operating system:
1.
Select Start > My Computer.
2.
Right-click in the window and select Properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager.
3.
Click the "+" sign next to DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the DVD drive for which you want to
change region settings, and then click Properties.
4.
Make your changes on the DVD Region tab.
5.
Click OK.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2, “Enhanced
Write Filter,” for additional information.
Observing the copyright warning
It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make unauthorized copies of copyrightprotected material, including computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings. Do not use
this computer for such purposes.
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Wireless
About integrated wireless devices
Wireless technology transfers data across radio waves instead of wires. Your computer may be
equipped with a wireless local area network (WLAN) device. This device connects the computer to
wireless local area networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in
corporate offices, your home, and public places such as airports, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and
universities. In a WLAN, each mobile wireless device communicates with a wireless router or a wireless
access point.
Using wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your computer using these methods:
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Wireless button
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Operating system controls
Using the wireless button
The computer has a wireless button, one or more wireless devices, and two wireless lights. All of the
wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory, so the wireless light is on (blue) when
you turn on the computer.
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices. If the wireless light is blue, at least one wireless device is on. If the wireless light is off, all
wireless devices are off.
Because the wireless devices are enabled at the factory, you can use the wireless button to turn on or
turn off the wireless devices simultaneously.
Using operating system controls
Some operating systems also offer a way to manage integrated wireless devices and the wireless
connection. For more information, refer to the user guide for your operating system.
Using WLAN
With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network, which is composed of other
computers and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.
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NOTE:
The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably.
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A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points
that can accommodate a large number of computers and accessories and can separate critical
network functions.
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A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless router, which allows several wireless and
wired computers to share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without requiring additional
pieces of hardware or software.
NOTE: To use the WLAN device in your computer, you must connect to a WLAN infrastructure
(provided through a service provider or a public or corporate network).
Computers with WLAN devices support one or more of the following IEEE industry standards:
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802.11b, the first popular standard, supports data rates of up to 11 Mbps and operates at a
frequency of 2.4 GHz.
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802.11g supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. An 802.11g
WLAN device is backward compatible with 802.11b devices, so they can operate on the same
network.
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802.11a supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 5 GHz.
Setting up a WLAN
To set up a WLAN and connect to the Internet, you need the following equipment:
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A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from an
Internet service provider (ISP)
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A wireless router (purchased separately) (2)
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The wireless computer (3)
The illustration below shows an example of a wireless network installation that is connected to the
Internet.
As your network grows, additional wireless and wired computers can be connected to the network to
access the Internet.
For help in setting up your WLAN, refer to the information provided by your router manufacturer or your
ISP.
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Connecting to a WLAN
To connect to a WLAN, follow these steps:
1.
Verify that the WLAN device is turned on. If it is on, the wireless light is on. If the wireless light is
off, press the wireless button.
2.
Open Connect to a Network by selecting Start > Network Connections.
3.
Double-click your wireless network in the list.
4.
Type the encryption key.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2, “Enhanced
Write Filter,” for additional information.
NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation,
router manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls
and floors.
More information about using a WLAN is available through your ISP and the user guide included with
your wireless router and other WLAN equipment.
For a list of public WLANs near you, contact your ISP or search the Web. Web sites that list public
WLANs include Cisco Internet Mobile Office Wireless Locations, Hotspotlist, and Geektools. Check with
each public WLAN location for cost and connection requirements.
Using wireless security features
When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect your
network from unauthorized access. The most common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access
(WPA)-Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).
When setting up a network, use one or more of the following security measures:
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Enable WPA-Personal or WEP security encryption on the router.
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Change the default network name (SSID) and password.
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Use a firewall.
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Set security on your Web browser.
For more information about WLAN security, see the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/wireless
(English only).
Identifying a WLAN device
If you have a problem connecting to a wireless network, confirm that the integrated WLAN device is
properly installed on your computer:
1.
Select Start > HP System Information.
2.
Identify the WLAN device from the Hardware information list. The listing for a WLAN device may
include the term wireless, wireless LAN, WLAN, or 802.11.
If no WLAN device is listed, either your computer does not have an integrated WLAN device, or
the driver for the WLAN device is not properly installed.
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9
Modem and LAN
Using a modem
The modem must be connected to an analog telephone line using a 6-pin, RJ-11 modem cable
(purchased separately). In some countries, a country-specific modem cable adapter is also required.
Jacks for digital PBX systems may resemble analog telephone jacks, but they are not compatible with
the modem.
WARNING! Connecting the internal analog modem to a digital line can permanently damage the
modem. Immediately disconnect the modem cable if you accidentally connect it to a digital line.
If the modem cable contains noise suppression circuitry (1), which prevents interference from TV and
radio reception, orient the circuitry end (2) of the cable toward the computer.
Connecting a modem cable
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a modem
or telephone cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack.
To connect a modem cable:
1.
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Plug the modem cable into the modem jack (1) on the computer.
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2.
Plug the modem cable into the RJ-11 telephone wall jack (2).
Connecting a country-specific modem cable adapter
Telephone jacks vary by country. To use the modem and the modem cable outside the country in which
you purchased the computer, you must obtain a country-specific modem cable adapter.
To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that does not have an RJ-11 telephone jack, follow
these steps:
1.
Plug the modem cable into the modem jack (1) on the computer.
2.
Plug the modem cable into the country-specific modem cable adapter (2).
3.
Plug the country-specific modem cable adapter (3) into the telephone wall jack.
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Selecting a location setting
Viewing the current location selection
To view the current location setting for the modem, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel.
2.
Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options.
3.
Click Regional and Language Options.
4.
Your location is displayed under Location.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2, “Enhanced
Write Filter,” for additional information.
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Adding new locations when traveling
By default, the only location setting available to the modem is a location setting for the country in which
you purchased the computer. As you travel to different countries, set the internal modem to a location
setting that meets the operating standards of the country in which you are using the modem.
As you add new location settings, they are saved by the computer so that you can switch among settings
at any time. You can add multiple location settings for any country.
CAUTION: To prevent losing your home country settings, do not delete your current modem country
settings. To enable modem use in other countries while preserving your home country configuration,
add a new configuration for each location in which you will use the modem.
CAUTION: To prevent configuring the modem in a way that violates the telecommunications
regulations and laws of the country you are visiting, select the country in which the computer is located.
The modem may not function properly if the correct country selection is not made.
To add a location setting for the modem, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Phone and Modem Options.
2.
Then click the Dialing Rules tab.
3.
Click New.
The New Location window is displayed.
4.
In the Location name box, type a name (such as “home” or “work”) for the new location setting.
5.
Select a country or region from the Country/region drop-down list. (If you select a country or region
that is not supported by the modem, the country/region selection for USA or UK is displayed by
default.)
6.
Enter the area code, a carrier code (if necessary), and the number to access an outside line (if
necessary).
7.
Next to Dial using, click Tone or Pulse.
8.
Click OK to save your new location setting.
The Phone and Modem Options window is displayed.
9.
Do one of the following:
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To set your new location setting as the current location, click OK.
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To select another location setting as the current location setting, select your preference from
the settings in the Location list, and then click OK.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2,
“Enhanced Write Filter,” for additional information.
NOTE: You can use the preceding procedure to add location settings for places within your own
country as well as in other countries. For example, you could add a setting named “Work” that
includes dialing rules for accessing an outside line.
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Solving travel connection problems
If you experience modem connection problems when using the computer outside of the country in which
you purchased it, try the following suggestions.
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Check the telephone line type.
The modem requires an analog, not a digital, telephone line. A line described as a PBX line is
usually a digital line. A telephone line described as a data line, fax machine line, modem line, or
standard telephone line is usually an analog line.
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Check for pulse or tone dialing.
An analog telephone line supports one of 2 dialing modes: pulse dialing or tone dialing. These
dialing mode options are selected in the Phone and Modem Options settings. The dialing mode
option selected must match the dialing mode supported by the telephone line in your location.
To determine the dialing mode supported by a telephone line, dial a few digits on the telephone,
and then listen for clicks (pulses) or tones. Clicks indicate that the telephone line supports pulse
dialing. Tones indicate that the telephone line supports tone dialing.
To change the dialing mode in your current modem location setting, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Phone and Modem
Options.
2.
Then click the Dialing Rules tab.
3.
Select your modem location setting.
4.
Click Edit.
5.
Click either Tone or Pulse.
6.
Click OK twice.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2,
“Enhanced Write Filter,” for additional information.
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Check the telephone number you are dialing and the response of the remote modem.
Dial a telephone number, make sure there is a response from the remote modem, and then hang
up.
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Set the modem to ignore dial tones.
If the modem receives a dial tone it does not recognize, it does not dial and displays a “No Dial
Tone” error message.
To set the modem to ignore all dial tones before dialing, follow these steps:
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1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Phone and Modem
Options.
2.
Then click the Modems tab.
3.
Click the listing for the modem.
4.
Click Properties.
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5.
Click Modem.
6.
Clear the check box for Wait for dial tone before dialing.
7.
Click OK twice.
NOTE: You must commit these changes in order for them to be saved. Refer to Chapter 2,
“Enhanced Write Filter,” for additional information.
Connecting to a local area network
Connecting to a local area network (LAN) requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network cable (purchased
separately). If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (1), which prevents interference
from TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable (2) toward the computer.
To connect the network cable:
1.
Plug the network cable into the network jack (1) on the computer.
2.
Plug the other end of the cable into a network wall jack (2).
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a
modem or telephone cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack.
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10 Security
Protecting the computer
NOTE: Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These deterrents may not prevent a
product from being mishandled or stolen.
Your computer is designed for security. All information is saved to the network and no user information
can be stored on the computer.
Additional security features provided with your computer can protect the computer and your data from
a variety of risks. The way you use your computer will determine which security features you need to
use.
The Windows operating system offers certain security features. Additional security features are listed
in the following table. Most of these additional security features can be configured in the Computer Setup
utility (referred to hearafter as Computer Setup).
NOTE: Computer Setup is a non-Windows utility accessed by pressing f10 when the computer is
turned on or restarted. When using Computer Setup, you must use the keys on your computer to
navigate and make selections.
To protect against
Use this security feature
Unauthorized use of the computer
Power-on authentication using passwords
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Administrator passwords
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User passwords
Unauthorized access to Computer Setup (f10)
Setup password in Computer Setup
Unauthorized reset of Computer Setup (f10) passwords
Stringent security feature in Computer Setup
Unauthorized access to data
Microsoft Windows Firewall—An improved Microsoft Windows
Firewall (previously known as Internet Connection Firewall, or
ICF) that prevents outside requests for data from entering the
computer, unless specifically allowed by the user.
NOTE: Microsoft Windows Firewall is turned off at the
factory.
NOTE: For more information on firewall software, refer to the
“Using Microsoft Windows Firewall” section in this chapter, or
contact your firewall manufacturer.
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Unauthorized access to Computer Setup settings and other
system identification information
Setup password in Computer Setup
Unauthorized removal of the computer
Security cable slot (used with an optional security cable)
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Using passwords
Most security features use passwords. Whenever you set a password, write down the password and
store it in a secure location away from the computer. Note the following password considerations:
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Setup and power-on passwords are set in Computer Setup and are managed by the system BIOS.
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Windows passwords are set only in the Windows operating system.
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If you forget the setup password set in Computer Setup, you will not be able to access the utility.
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If you have the stringent security feature enabled in Computer Setup and you forget the setup
password or the power-on password, the computer is inaccessible and can no longer be used.
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If you forget both the power-on password and the setup password set in Computer Setup, you
cannot turn on the computer.
You can use the same password for a Computer Setup feature and for a Windows security feature. You
can also use the same password for more than one Computer Setup feature.
Use the following tips for creating and saving passwords:
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When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
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Write down your passwords and store them in a secure place away from the computer.
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Do not store passwords in a file on the computer.
The following tables list commonly used passwords and describe their functions.
Setting passwords in Windows
Windows passwords
Function
Administrator password
Protects access to a Windows administrator-level account.
User password
Protects access to a Windows user account.
Using administrator and user passwords
You can log on to your computer either automatically or manually.
Automatic logon
The factory setting for the computer is automatic logon.
NOTE:
Only the network administrator can change automatic logon properties.
With automatic logon, the Log On to Windows dialog box is bypassed, which brings you directly to the
Windows desktop. To log on as a different user, follow these steps:
1.
Press and hold down the left Shift key, and then click Start.
2.
Click Shut Down > Log Off.
3.
The Log On to Windows dialog box opens, allowing you to manually enter the logon information.
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Manual logon
If the automatic logon is disabled by the network administrator, log on as follows:
1.
2.
In the Log On to Windows dialog box, type your information in the User Name and Password
boxes.
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For a user, the initial user name and password are both User.
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For an administrator, the initial user name and password are both Administrator.
Click OK.
Note the following considerations:
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To prevent unauthorized access to your information, change your password as soon as possible
after setup.
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Passwords are case sensitive, but user names are not.
Administrator logon
To access the administrator logon screen in either automatic or manual logon mode:
1.
Hold down the left Shift key, and then click Start.
2.
Click Shut Down, and then click Log Off.
The Administrator logon screen is displayed.
You can use the HP Windows Logon Configuration Manager to permanently modify the default logon
user.
Setting passwords in Computer Setup
Computer Setup passwords
Function
Setup password
Protects access to Computer Setup.
Power-on password
Protects access to the computer contents when the computer
turns on or restarts.
Using a setup password
The Computer Setup setup password protects the configuration settings and system identification
information in Computer Setup. After this password is set, it must be entered to access Computer Setup
and to make changes using Computer Setup.
Note the following characteristics of the setup password:
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It is not interchangeable with a Windows administrator password, although both passwords can be
identical.
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It is not displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
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It must be set and entered with the same keys. For example, a setup password set with keyboard
number keys will not be recognized if you enter it thereafter with embedded numeric keypad number
keys.
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It can include any combination of up to 32 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive.
Managing a setup password
A setup password is set, changed, and deleted in Computer Setup.
To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps:
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
“F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Security > Setup password, and then press enter.
3.
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To set a setup password, type your password in the New password and Verify new
password fields, and then press f10.
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To change a setup password, type your current password in the Old password field, type a
new password in the New password and Verify new password fields, and then press f10.
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To delete a setup password, type your current password in the Old password field, and then
press f10.
To save your changes, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes and exit. Then follow
the instructions on the screen.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Entering a setup password
At the Setup password prompt, type your setup password (using the same kind of keys you used to
set the password), and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the setup password,
you must restart the computer and try again.
Using a power-on password
The Computer Setup power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the computer. After this
password is set, it must be entered each time the computer is turned on.
Note the following characteristics of a power-on password:
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It is not displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.
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It must be set and entered with the same keys. For example, a power-on password set with
keyboard number keys will not be recognized if you enter it thereafter with embedded numeric
keypad number keys.
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It can include any combination of up to 32 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive.
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Managing a power-on password
A power-on password is set, changed, and deleted in Computer Setup.
To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps:
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
“F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Security > Power-On password, and then press enter.
3.
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To set a power-on password, type the password in the New password and Verify new
password fields, and then press f10.
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To change a power-on password, type the current password in the Old password field, type
the new password in the New password and Verify new password fields, and then press
f10.
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To delete a power-on password, type the current password in the Old password field, and
then press f10.
To save your changes, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes and exit. Then follow
the on-screen instructions.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Entering a power-on password
At the Power-on Password prompt, type your password (using the same kind of keys you used to set
the password), and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, you must
turn off the computer, turn it back on, and then try again.
Requiring a power-on password at restart
In addition to requiring that a power-on password be entered each time the computer is turned on, you
can also require that a power-on password be entered each time the computer is restarted.
To enable and disable this feature in Computer Setup, follow these steps:
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1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
“F10 = ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Security > Password options, and then press enter.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select Enable or Disable in the Require password on restart box, and
then press f10.
4.
To save your changes, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes and exit. Then follow
the on-screen instructions.
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Using Microsoft Windows Firewall
An improved Microsoft Windows Firewall (previously known as Internet Connection Firewall, or ICF)
prevents outside requests for data from entering the computer unless specifically allowed by the user.
NOTE:
Microsoft Windows Firewall is turned off at the factory.
Configuring Microsoft Windows Firewall
To provide the best security and usability, Windows Firewall provides the ability to add exceptions for
applications and services so that they can receive inbound traffic.
To configure Windows Firewall, open the firewall from Control Panel. You can also access the firewall
configuration from the Advanced tab in Network Connection properties.
NOTE: After you launch Windows Firewall, Control Panel is available only to the Administrator
account.
●
General tab—The General tab provides access to the main three configuration options as shown
below
◦
On (Recommended)
◦
Don't allow exceptions
◦
Off (Not recommended)
When you select Don't allow exceptions, Windows Firewall blocks all requests to connect to your
computer, including those from programs or services on the Exceptions tab. The firewall also blocks
file and printer sharing and discovery of network devices.
Using Windows Firewall with no exceptions is useful when connecting to a public network. This
setting can help to protect your computer by blocking all attempts to connect to your computer.
When you use Windows Firewall with no exceptions, you can still view Web pages, send and
receive e-mail, or use an instant messaging program.
●
Exceptions tab—Provides the ability to add program and port exceptions to permit certain types of
inbound traffic. The exception settings specify the set of computers for which this port/program is
open.
You can specify three different modes of access:
◦
Any computer (including those on the Internet)
◦
My network (subnet) only
◦
Custom list
The “Display a notification when Windows Firewall blocks a program” option is selected by default.
You can set a scope for each exception. For home and small office networks, it is recommended
that you set the scope only to the local network, where possible. This enables computers on the
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same subnet to connect to the program on the machine but drops traffic originating from a remote
network.
●
Advanced tab—Enables you to configure the following functions:
◦
Network Connection Settings: Select connection-specific rules which apply per network
interface.
◦
Security Logging: Create a log file for troubleshooting.
◦
ICMP: With Global Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) the computers on a network
can share error and status information.
◦
Default Settings: Restore Windows Firewall to a default configuration.
Gathering configuration information
To examine the current policy configuration for Windows Firewall, you can use the following command:
netsh firewall show configuration.
Troubleshooting applications
Modifying an application to work with a stateful filtering firewall is the ideal way to resolve issues. This
is not always possible, so the firewall provides an interface for configuring exceptions for ports and
applications.
Identifying failure symptoms
Failures related to the default configuration will manifest in two ways:
●
Client applications may fail to receive data from a server. Examples include an FTP client,
multimedia streaming software, and new mail notifications in some e-mail applications.
●
Server applications running on the Windows XPe computer may not respond to client requests.
Examples include a Web server such as Internet Information Services (IIS), Remote Desktop, and
File Sharing.
NOTE: Failures in network applications are not limited to firewall issues. RPC or DCOM security
changes can cause failures. It is important to note whether the failure is accompanied by a Windows
Firewall Security Alert indicating that an application is being blocked.
Adding exceptions
With either of the failures mentioned above, you can add exceptions to the configuration for Windows
Firewall. Exceptions configure the firewall to permit specific inbound connections to the computer.
NOTE: HP recommends adding a program instead of adding a port. Adding a program is easier and
safer than adding a port because you do not have to know which port numbers to use, and the port is
only open when the program is waiting to receive a connection. Only the specified application can use
the port, whereas opening a port allows any application to use it.
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Adding a program
The recommended configuration involves adding a program to the exception list. This solution provides
the easiest configuration, as well as enables the firewall to open ranges of ports that can change each
time the program runs.
To add a program exception, follow these steps:
1.
Open Windows Firewall and click the Exceptions tab.
2.
If the program is in the list, click to enable the setting. If the program is not in the list, click Add
Program to display the Add a Program dialog box.
3.
Click Browse to choose the program you wish to add as an exception, and then click OK.
4.
Click Change Scope to view or set the scope for the program, and then click OK.
5.
Click OK again.
6.
Select the check box to enable the program.
Adding a port
If adding the program to the exception list does not resolve the application issue, you can add ports
manually. You must first identify the ports used by the application. The most reliable method for
determining port usage is consulting with the application vendor.
If the port number(s) for the process are less than 1024, it is likely that the port numbers will not change.
If the port numbers used are greater than 1024, the application may be using a range of ports, so opening
individual ports may not reliably resolve the issue.
When you have the port number and protocol, add an exception for that port, as follows:
1.
Open Windows Firewall, and then click the Exceptions tab.
2.
Click Add Port.
a.
Type the port number.
b.
Choose TCP or UDP protocol.
c.
Give the port exception a descriptive name in the Name box.
3.
Click Change Scope to view or set the scope for the port exception, and then click OK.
4.
Click OK again.
5.
Select the check box to enable the port.
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Installing a security cable
NOTE: The security cable (purchased separately) is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not
prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.
1.
Loop the security cable around a secured object.
2.
Insert the key (1) into the cable lock (2).
3.
Insert the cable lock into the security cable slot on the computer (3), and then lock the cable lock
with the key.
NOTE: Your computer may look different from the illustration. The location of the security cable slot
varies by model.
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Using a USB device
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a hardware interface that can be used to connect an optional external
device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub. Devices can be connected to
the computer or an optional docking device.
Some USB devices may require additional support software, which is usually included with the device.
For more information about device-specific software, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
The computer may have up to 3 USB ports. The USB port on the right side of the computer is a standard
USB port. Depending on your computer model, the USB port on the left side of the computer is either
a standard USB port or a powered USB port. A powered USB port provides power to an external device
if used with a powered USB cable. The USB ports on the computer support USB 1.0, USB 1.1, and USB
2.0 devices. An optional docking device or USB hub provides additional USB ports that can be used
with the computer.
NOTE: To view the status of the USB ports, use the USB Storage Options utility. Refer to the “Securing
USB ports” section in this chapter for additional information.
Connecting a USB device
CAUTION:
▲
To prevent damage to a USB connector, use minimal force to connect a USB device.
To connect a USB device to the computer, connect the USB cable for the device to the USB
port.
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Removing a USB device
CAUTION: To prevent damage to a USB connector, do not pull on the cable to remove the USB device.
To remove a USB device, safely remove the device from the USB port.
Securing USB ports
The USB Storage Options utility gives the network administrator control over which users can access
which USB ports on a local computer. With the USB Storage Options utility, you can perform the following
tasks:
●
Enable storage devices
●
Allow read-only access to devices
●
Disable storage devices
Using the USB Storage Options utility
To enable or disable the USB ports, follow these steps:
1.
Select Start > Control Panel > Other Control Panel Options > USB Storage Security
Options.
2.
Select the permissions for the computer, and then click OK.
Using the expansion port
The expansion port connects the computer to an optional docking device or expansion product, so that
additional ports and connectors can be used with the computer.
NOTE: The computer has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 3 describes the type of
expansion port.
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Using PC Cards
You can view or change the status of the PC Card slot through Computer Setup (f10).
To change the status of the PC Card slot, follow these steps:
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
"F10 = ROM Based Setup" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Port Options, and then press enter.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select Enable or Disable in the CardBus port box.
4.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes
and exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Inserting and removing a PC Card
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the computer and external media cards, do not insert an
ExpressCard into a PC Card slot.
CAUTION:
To prevent damage to the connectors:
Use minimal force when inserting a PC Card.
Do not move or transport the computer when a PC Card is in use.
The PC Card slot may contain a protective insert. The insert must be removed before you can insert a
PC Card.
To release and remove the protective insert, follow these steps:
1.
Press the PC Card eject button (1).
This action extends the button into position for releasing the insert.
2.
Press the PC Card eject button again to release the insert.
3.
Pull the insert out of the slot (2).
To insert a PC Card, follow these steps:
1.
Hold the card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
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2.
Insert the card into the PC Card slot, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.
NOTE: An inserted PC Card uses power even when idle. To conserve power, stop or remove a PC
Card when it is not in use.
To remove a PC Card, follow these steps:
1.
Close all programs and complete all activities that are associated with the PC Card.
NOTE: To stop a data transfer, click Cancel in the operating system Copying window.
2.
Release and remove the PC Card:
a.
Press the PC Card eject button (1).
This action extends the button into position for releasing the PC Card.
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b.
Press the PC Card eject button again to release the PC Card.
c.
Pull the PC Card (2) out of the slot.
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Using SD Card Reader cards
Optional digital cards provide secure data storage and convenient data sharing. These cards are often
used with digital media–equipped cameras and PDAs as well as with other computers.
The SD Card Reader supports the following digital card formats:
●
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
●
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
You can view or change the status of the SD Card Reader through Computer Setup (f10).
To change the status of the SD Card Reader, follow these steps:
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
"F10 = ROM Based Setup" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Port Options, and then press enter.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select Enable or Disable in the Flash Media Reader box.
4.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes
and exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Inserting a digital card
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the digital card or the computer, do not insert any type of adapter into
the SD Card Reader.
CAUTION:
To prevent damage to the digital card connectors, use minimal force to insert a digital card.
1.
Hold the digital card label-side up, with the connectors facing the computer.
2.
Insert the card into the SD Card Reader, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated.
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Removing a digital card
1.
Save your information and close all programs associated with the digital card.
NOTE: To stop a data transfer, click Cancel in the operating system Copying window.
2.
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To eject the digital card, press in on the digital card (1), and then remove it from the slot (2).
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Adding a printer
A generic universal print driver is installed on the computer to support text-only printing to a locally
connected printer. To print full text and graphics to a locally connected printer, install the driver provided
by the manufacturer and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Be sure to disable the write filter cache
or run the -commit command to save the installation. You can print to network printers from ICA and
RDP applications through print drivers on the servers.
For additional information, review the “Printing and Imaging Support on HP Thin Clients” white paper
on the HP Web site at http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html.
CAUTION: If the available free space on the flash drive is reduced to less than 3 MB, the computer
becomes unstable.
NOTE: Downloading and using printers requires significant flash capacity. In some cases, you may
have to remove software components to free up space for printers.
Printing to a locally connected printer from an ICA or RDP session using the print drivers of the server
produces full text and graphics functionality from the printer. To do this type of printing, you must install
the print driver on the server and the text-only driver on the computer.
Adding printers using a text-only print driver
To install a printer using a generic text-only print driver, follow these steps:
1.
Connect the printer.
2.
Select Start > Printers and Faxes.
3.
Click Add a printer.
The Add Printer Wizard opens.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Local printer configured to this computer.
6.
Be sure that the Automatically Detect and Install my Plug and Play Printer check box is not
selected.
7.
Click Next.
8.
Click Use the Following Port.
9.
Select the appropriate port from the list, and then click Next.
10. Select the manufacturer and model of the printer, and then click Next.
11. Use the assigned default name or other name for the printer, and then click Next.
12. Select Do Not Share this Printer, and then click Next.
13. Choose whether to print a test page, and then click Next.
14. Click Finish.
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Using manufacturer print drivers
Install the driver provided by the manufacturer and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to
disable the write filter or issue the -commit command to save the installation.
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12 Drives
Identifying installed drives
To view the drives installed on the computer, select Start > HP System Information.
NOTE: Windows includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.
You may be prompted for your permission or password for tasks such as running utilities or changing
Windows settings. Refer to Windows Help for more information.
Handling drives
Drives are fragile computer components that must be handled with care. Refer to the following cautions
before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information,
observe these precautions:
Before you move a computer or external hard drive from one location to another, initiate Standby, and
allow the screen to clear.
Before handling a drive, discharge static electricity by touching the unpainted metal surface of the drive.
Do not touch the connector pins on a removable drive or on the computer.
Handle a drive carefully; do not drop a drive or place items on it.
When the battery is the only source of power, be sure that the battery is sufficiently charged before
writing to media.
Avoid exposing a drive to temperature or humidity extremes.
Avoid exposing a drive to liquids. Do not spray the drive with cleaning products.
Remove media from a drive before removing the drive from the drive bay, or traveling with, shipping, or
storing a drive.
If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble-pack mailer or other suitable protective packaging
and label the package “FRAGILE.”
Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields include airport walkthrough devices and security wands. The airport security devices that use x-rays to check luggage
moving on conveyor belts will not damage a drive.
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Using optical drives (select models only)
An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store
or transport information and play music and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs.
All optical drives can read from optical discs, as described in the following table.
Optical drive type
Read from CD and
DVD-ROM discs
Write to CD-RW discs
Write to DVD±RW
discs
Write to DVD+R DL
discs
DVD-ROM
Yes
No
No
No
CAUTION: To prevent possible audio and video degradation, or loss of audio or video playback
functionality, do not initiate Standby while reading from a CD or DVD.
If Standby is initiated during playback of a disc, you may experience the following behaviors:
●
Your playback may be interrupted.
●
You may see a warning message asking if you want to continue. If this message is displayed, click
No.
●
You may need to restart the CD or DVD to resume audio and video playback.
Inserting an optical disc (CD or DVD)
1.
Turn on the computer.
2.
Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the disc tray.
3.
Pull out the tray (2).
4.
Hold the disc by the edges to avoid touching the flat surfaces and position the disc label-side up
over the tray spindle.
NOTE: If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully to position it over the spindle.
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5.
Gently press the disc (3) down onto the tray spindle until the disc snaps into place.
6.
Close the disc tray.
NOTE:
After you insert a disc, a short pause is normal before playback begins.
Removing an optical disc (CD or DVD)
There are 2 ways to remove a disc, depending on whether the disc tray opens normally or not.
When the disc tray opens
1.
Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the disc tray, and then gently pull out the
tray (2) until it stops.
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2.
Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer
edges of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges and avoid touching the flat surfaces.
NOTE: If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully as you remove it.
3.
Close the disc tray and place the disc in a protective case.
When the disc tray does not open
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1.
Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive.
2.
Press in gently on the paper clip until the tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) until it stops.
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3.
Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer
edges of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges and avoid touching the flat surfaces.
NOTE:
4.
If the tray is not fully accessible, tilt the disc carefully as you remove it.
Close the disc tray and place the disc in a protective case.
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Using external drives
Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information. A USB drive can
be added by connecting the drive to a USB port on the computer.
USB drives include the following types:
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1.44-megabyte diskette drive
●
Hard drive module (a hard drive with an adapter attached)
●
DVD-ROM Drive
●
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
●
DVD+RW and CD-RW Combo Drive
●
DVD±RW and CD-RW Combo Drive
Using optional external devices
NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which computer port to
use, refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
To connect an external device to the computer:
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered device, be
sure that the device is turned off and the AC power cord is unplugged.
1.
Connect the device to the computer.
2.
If you are connecting a powered device, plug the device power cord into a grounded AC outlet.
3.
Turn on the device.
To disconnect an unpowered external device, turn off the device, and then disconnect it from the
computer. To disconnect a powered external device, turn off the device, disconnect it from the computer,
and then unplug the AC power cord.
Using an optional external MultiBay or external MultiBay II
An external MultiBay or MultiBay II connects to a USB port on the computer and enables you to use
MultiBay and MultiBay II devices.
For more information about the external MultiBay, refer to the user guide that is included with the device.
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13 Memory modules
The computer has one memory module compartment, which is located on the bottom of the computer.
The memory capacity of the computer can be upgraded by replacing the existing memory module in the
memory module slot.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock and damage to the equipment, unplug the power cord
and remove all batteries before installing a memory module.
CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage electronic components. Before beginning any
procedure, touch a grounded metal object to be sure that you are discharged of static electricity.
To add or replace a memory module:
1.
Save your work.
2.
Shut down the computer and close the display.
3.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
4.
Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
5.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
6.
Remove the battery from the computer.
7.
Loosen the memory module compartment cover screw (1).
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8.
Lift the memory module compartment cover (2) away from the computer.
9.
If you are replacing the memory module, follow these steps:
a.
Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module.
The memory module tilts up.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the
edges only. Do not touch the components on the memory module.
b.
Grasp the edge of the memory module (2), and gently pull the module out of the memory
module slot.
To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
10. Insert a new memory module:
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges
only. Do not touch the components on the memory module.
a.
Align the notched edge (1) of the memory module with the tab in the memory module slot.
b.
With the memory module at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the memory module
compartment, press the module (2) into the memory module slot until it is seated.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, do not bend the memory module.
c.
Gently press the memory module (3) down, applying pressure to both the left and right edges
of the memory module, until the retention clips snap into place.
11. Align the tabs (1) on the memory module compartment cover with the notches on the computer.
12. Close the cover (2).
13. Tighten the memory module compartment cover screw (3).
14. Replace the battery.
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15. Reconnect external power and external devices.
16. Turn on the computer.
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14 Multiboot
About the boot order device
As the computer starts, the system attempts to boot from enabled boot devices. The MultiBoot utility,
which is enabled at the factory, controls the order in which the system selects a boot device. Boot devices
can include optical drives, diskette drives, a network interface card (NIC), hard drives, and USB devices.
Boot devices contain bootable media or files that the computer needs to start and operate properly.
NOTE: Some boot devices must be enabled in Computer Setup before they can be included in the
boot order.
The factory setting is for the computer to select the boot device by searching enabled boot devices and
drive bay locations in the following order:
NOTE: Some of the boot devices and drive bay locations listed may not be supported on your
computer.
●
Floppy
●
Hard disk/USB storage
●
CD-ROM
●
PXE
You can change the order in which the computer searches for a boot device by changing the boot order
in Computer Setup. You can also press f9 while the “F9 = Boot device menu” message is displayed in
the lower-left corner of the screen when the computer starts up. Pressing f9 displays a menu that shows
the current boot devices and allows you to select a boot device.
If MultiBoot is disabled, the computer uses a fixed boot order that consists of first searching for a drive
A boot device. If none is found, the computer looks for a drive C boot device. Drive A boot devices
include optical drives and diskette drives. Drive C boot devices include optical drives and hard drives.
The NIC does not have an assigned drive letter.
NOTE: An optical drive (such as a CD-ROM drive) can boot either as drive A or drive C, depending
on the format of the boot CD.
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Enabling boot devices in Computer Setup
The computer will boot to a USB device or a NIC device only if the device has first been enabled in
Computer Setup.
To enable a USB device or a NIC device as a boot device, follow these steps:
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
"F10 = ROM Based Setup" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
To enable bootable media in USB drives or in drives inserted into an optional docking device, use
the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Device Configurations, and then press
enter. Use the arrow keys to select Enable in the USB legacy support box.
NOTE: The USB Port option must be enabled in order to use USB legacy support. It is enabled
at the factory. To disable or reenable this option, select System Configuration > Port Options.
– or –
To enable a NIC device, use the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Boot Options,
and then press enter. Use the arrow keys to select Enable in the Internal network adapter
boot box.
3.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes
and exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
NOTE: To connect a NIC to a Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) or Remote Program Load (RPL)
server without using MultiBoot, quickly press f12 when the “Network Service Boot” message appears
in the lower-right corner of the screen (select models only).
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Considering boot order changes
Before changing the boot order, note the following considerations:
●
When the computer restarts after the boot order has been changed, the computer attempts to start
using the new boot order.
●
If there is more than one type of boot device, the computer attempts to boot using the first of each
type of boot device (except for optical devices).
●
Changing the boot order also changes the logical drive designations.
●
The computer will boot from a NIC device only if the device has been enabled in the Built-In Device
Options menu of Computer Setup and if booting from the device has been enabled in the Boot
Options menu of Computer Setup. Booting from a NIC does not affect logical drive designations
because no drive letter is associated with the NIC.
●
Drives in an optional docking device (select models only) are treated like external USB devices in
the boot order.
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Choosing Multiboot preferences
You can use MultiBoot in the following ways:
●
To set a new boot order that the computer uses each time it is turned on, by changing the boot
order in Computer Setup
●
To choose the boot device by pressing f9 while the “F9 = Boot device menu” message is displayed
in the lower-left corner of the screen when the computer starts up
NOTE:
Multiboot preferences are static.
Setting a new boot order in Computer Setup
To set a boot device order that the computer uses each time it is turned on or restarted, follow these
steps:
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
"F10 = ROM Based Setup" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Boot Options, and then press enter.
3.
Use the arrow keys to select Enable in the MultiBoot box.
NOTE: MultiBoot is enabled at the factory.
4.
Use the arrow keys to select the order that you prefer in the Boot Order fields.
5.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes
and exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Choosing a boot device using the F9 prompt
To choose a boot device for the current startup sequence, follow these steps:
1.
Open the Select Boot Device menu by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing
f9 while the “F9 = Boot device menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select a boot device, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect immediately.
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15 Computer Setup
Starting Computer Setup
Computer Setup is a preinstalled ROM-based utility that can be used even when the operating system
is not working or will not load.
NOTE: Some of the Computer Setup menu items listed in this guide may not be supported by your
computer.
NOTE: Pointing devices are not supported in Computer Setup. You must use the keyboard to navigate
and make selections.
To start Computer Setup, follow these steps:
1.
Turn on or restart the computer.
2.
Before Windows opens and while the “F10=ROM Based Setup” message is displayed in the lowerleft corner of the screen, press f10.
Starting Computer Setup
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Using Computer Setup
Navigating and selecting in Computer Setup
The information and settings in Computer Setup are accessed from the File, Security, Diagnostics, and
System Configuration menus.
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
"F10 = ROM Based Setup" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Because Computer Setup is not Windows-based, it does not support the TouchPad. Navigation
and selection are by keystroke:
●
To choose a menu or a menu item, use the arrow keys.
●
To select an item, press enter.
●
To close open dialog boxes and return to the main Computer Setup screen, press esc.
●
To view navigation information, press f1.
●
To change the language, press f2.
2.
Select the File, Security, Diagnostics, or System Configuration menu.
3.
To exit Computer Setup, choose one of the following methods:
●
To exit Computer Setup without saving your changes, use the arrow keys to select File >
Ignore changes and exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
●
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select File > Save
changes and exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
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Chapter 15 Computer Setup
Restoring factory settings in Computer Setup
To return all settings in Computer Setup to the values that were set at the factory, follow these steps:
1.
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing f10 while the
"F10 = ROM Based Setup" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select File > Restore defaults, and then press enter.
3.
When the confirmation dialog box opens, press f10.
4.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select File > Save changes
and exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
NOTE: Your password settings and security settings are not changed when you restore the factory
settings.
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Computer Setup menus
The menu tables in this section provide an overview of Computer Setup options.
NOTE: Some of the Computer Setup menu items listed in this chapter may not be supported by your
computer.
File menu
Select
To do this
System information
●
View identification information for the computer and the
batteries in the system.
●
View specification information for the processor, cache
and memory size, system ROM, video revision, and
keyboard controller version.
Restore defaults
Replace the configuration settings in Computer Setup with the
original factory settings. (Password settings and security
settings are not changed when you restore the factory
settings.)
Ignore changes and exit
Cancel any changes entered during the current session and
exit Computer Setup.
Save changes and exit
Save any changes entered during the current session and exit
Computer Setup. Your changes go into effect when the
computer restarts.
Security menu
NOTE:
Some of the menu items listed in this section may not be supported by your computer.
Select
To do this
Setup Password
Enter, change, or delete a setup password.
Power-On Password
Enter, change, or delete a power-on password.
Password Options
●
Enable/disable stringent security.
●
Enable/disable the password requirement on computer
restart.
System IDs
Enter a user-defined computer asset tracking number and
ownership tag.
Diagnostics menu
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Select
To do this
Memory Check
Run a comprehensive test on system memory.
Chapter 15 Computer Setup
System Configuration menu
NOTE:
Some of the listed System Configuration options may not be supported by your computer.
Select
To do this
Language (or press f2)
Change the Computer Setup language.
Boot Options
●
Set an f9, f10, and f12 delay when starting up.
●
Enable/disable CD-ROM boot.
●
Enable/disable floppy boot.
●
Enable/disable internal network adapter boot.
●
Enable/disable MultiBoot, which sets a boot order that
can include most boot devices in the system.
●
Set the boot order.
●
Swap the functions of the fn key and left ctrl key.
●
Enable/disable USB legacy support. When enabled, USB
legacy support allows the following:
Device Configurations
Built-In Device Options
Port Options
◦
Use of a USB keyboard in Computer Setup even
when a Windows operating system is not running.
◦
Startup from bootable USB devices, including a hard
drive, diskette drive, or optical drive connected by a
USB port to the computer.
●
Enable/disable embedded WLAN Device Radio.
●
Network Interface Controller (LAN)
●
LAN/WAN switching
●
Enable/disable Wake on LAN.
●
Enable/disable the optical disc drive.
●
Enable/disable the USB port.
●
Enable/disable the PC Card slot.
●
Enable/disable flash media reader.
Computer Setup menus
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A
Routine care
Cleaning the display
CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to the computer, never spray water, cleaning fluids, or
chemicals on the display.
To remove smudges and lint, frequently clean the display with a soft, damp, lint-free cloth. If the screen
requires additional cleaning, use premoistened antistatic wipes or an antistatic screen cleaner.
Cleaning the keyboard
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to internal components, do not use a
vacuum cleaner attachment to clean the keyboard. A vacuum cleaner can deposit household debris on
the keyboard surface.
Clean the keyboard regularly to prevent keys from sticking and to remove dust, lint, and particles that
can become trapped beneath the keys. A can of compressed air with a straw extension can be used to
blow air around and under the keys to loosen and remove debris.
Traveling and shipping
The computer is built to go with you. For best results, follow the traveling and shipping tips described
here:
●
To prepare the computer for traveling and shipping, follow these steps:
1.
Back up your information.
2.
Be sure that the optical drive and PC Card slot are empty.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of
information, remove discs from a drive before removing the drive from a drive bay, and before
shipping, storing, or traveling with a drive.
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3.
Turn off and then disconnect all external devices.
4.
Shut down the computer.
●
Take along a backup of your information. Keep the backup separate from the computer.
●
When traveling by air, carry the computer as hand luggage, and do not check it in with the rest of
your bags.
Appendix A Routine care
CAUTION: Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields
include airport walk-through devices and security wands. Security devices that use x-rays to check
luggage moving on conveyor belts will not damage drives.
●
If you plan to use the computer during a flight, check with the airline in advance. In-flight computer
use is at the discretion of the airline.
●
If the computer will be unused and disconnected from external power for more than 2 weeks,
remove the battery and store it separately.
●
If you are shipping the computer or a drive, place it in a bubble-pack mailer or other suitable
protective packaging and label the package “FRAGILE.”
●
If the computer has a wireless device or a cell phone device installed, such as an 802.11b/g, a
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), or a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
device, note that the use of these devices may be restricted in some environments. Such
restrictions may apply onboard aircraft, in hospitals, near explosives, in hazardous locations, and
so on. If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of a particular device, ask for
authorization to use it before you turn it on.
●
If you are traveling internationally, follow these suggestions:
◦
Check the computer-related customs regulations for each country or region on your itinerary.
◦
Contact technical support to discuss power cord and adapter requirements for each location
in which you plan to use the computer. Voltage, frequency, and plug configurations vary.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not
attempt to power the computer with a voltage converter kit sold for appliances.
Traveling and shipping
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Index
A
AC adapter, connecting 43
administrator password 61
airport security devices 77
Altiris Web site 25
antennae 11
applications key, Windows 5
audio features 45
audio-in (microphone) jack 7, 45,
46
audio-out (headphone) jack 7,
45, 46
B
battery
charging 40
conserving power 41
disposing 42
inserting 38
low battery levels 40
removing 38
storing 41
battery bay, identifying 10
battery charge information 29
battery light 35, 40
battery light, identifying 3, 6
battery power 37
battery release latches 10, 38
battery temperature 41
bays
battery 10
flash drive 10
boot devices, enabling 88
boot options 95
boot order 95
buttons
info 4, 30
left pointing stick 1
left TouchPad 1
power 3, 34
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presentation 4, 30
Quick Launch 30
right pointing stick 2
right TouchPad 2
TouchPad on/off 1, 4
volume mute 4, 45, 47
wireless 4
C
cables
LAN 59
modem 54
USB 69
caps lock light, identifying 2
CD
inserting 78
playing 49
removing 79
CD drive 82
changing boot order 90
charging batteries 40
cleaning the display 96
cleaning the keyboard 96
compartments
memory module 10
WLAN 10
components
bottom 10
front 6
left-side 8
right-side 7
wireless antennae 11
Computer Setup
Diagnostics menu 94
enabling bootable devices 88
File menu 94
navigating and selecting 92
power-on password 63
restoring factory settings 93
Security menu 94
setting boot order 90
setup password 62
System Configuration
menu 95
connecting to a WLAN 53
connection, external power 43
conservation, power 41
copyright warning 50
cord, power 97
corporate WLAN connection 53
country-specific modem cable
adapter 55
critical battery level 40
D
DHCP Settings Update Client 23
Diagnostics menu 94
digital card
inserting 73
removing 74
disk on key requirements 24
diskette drive 82
display
cleaning 96
image, switching 29
screen brightness hotkeys 29
display release latch,
identifying 6
display switch, identifying 4, 35
drive light, identifying 3, 6
drive media 36
drives
diskette 82
external 82
hard 82
MultiBay 82
optical 82
drives, boot order 95
DVD
changing region setting 50
inserting 78
playing 49
removing 79
DVD drive 82
DVD region settings 50
E
earbuds 45
embedded numeric keypad,
identifying 32
Enhanced Write Filter
command line control 14
status utility 16
user interface 15
esc key, identifying 4
expansion port 3
identifying 7
external drive 82
external monitor port
identifying 7
F
File menu 94
flash drive bay, identifying 10
fn key 5, 28
fn key, identifying 32
fn+f3 key, identifying 35
function keys 5, 28
H
hard drive, external 82
headphone (audio-out) jack 7
headphones 45
hotkeys
battery charge information 29
decreasing screen
brightness 29
description 28
displaying system
information 28
increasing screen
brightness 29
initiating Standby 29
switching screen image 29
using 28
HP DHCP Settings Update
Client 23
HP ThinState Capture 24
HP ThinState Deploy 25
hubs 69
I
image capture 24
image deployment 25
info button
identifying 4
internal display switch,
identifying 4
internal microphone,
identifying 5, 45
Internet connection setup 52
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 7, 45,
46
audio-out (headphone) 7, 45,
46
RJ-11 (modem) 8
RJ-45 (network) 9
K
keyboard hotkeys, identifying 28
keyboard, cleaning 96
keypad keys, identifying 5
keypad, embedded
enabling and disabling 32
identifying 32
switching key functions 33
using 32
keypad, external
num lock 33
using 33
keys
esc 4
fn 5
function 5
keypad 5
Windows applications 5
Windows logo 5
L
labels
modem approval 12
regulatory 12
service tag 12
wireless certification 12
WLAN 12
language, changing in Computer
Setup 95
latches, battery release 10
left pointing stick button,
identifying 1
left TouchPad button,
identifying 1
legacy support, USB 95
lights
battery 3, 6, 35
caps lock 2
drive 3, 6
num lock 2, 32
power 2, 6, 35
TouchPad on/off 2
volume mute 3
wireless 2, 6
local area network (LAN)
cable required 59
connecting cable 59
logical drive designations 89
low battery level 40
M
memory check 94
memory module
inserting 84
removing 84
memory module compartment
cover
removing 84
replacing 85
memory module compartment,
identifying 10
microphone (audio-in) jack 7
microphones, supported 46
Microsoft Windows Firewall,
using 60, 65
modem approval label 12
modem cable
connecting 54
country-specific cable
adapter 55
noise suppression circuitry 54
modem jack, identifying 8
modem software
setting/adding location 56
travel connection problems 58
monitor, connecting 48
mouse, external
connecting 27
setting preferences 27
MultiBay 82
Index
99
multimedia software
opening 49
using 49
mute button 45, 47
N
network cable
connecting 59
noise suppression circuitry 59
network jack, identifying 9
Network Service Boot 88
NIC boot device 87, 88
noise suppression circuitry
modem cable 54
network cable 59
num lock key, identifying 32
num lock light, identifying 2, 32
num lock, external keypad 33
O
operating system 35
optical disc
inserting 78
removing 79
optical drive
using 49
P
passwords
administrator 61
power-on 63
setup 62
user 61
using 61
PC Card slot
identifying 7
PC Cards
inserting 71
removing 72
pointing devices
using 27
pointing devices, setting
preferences 27
pointing stick
using 27
pointing stick, identifying 1
ports
expansion port 3 7
external monitor 7, 48
USB 7, 8, 69
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power
connecting 43
conserving 41
control and light locations 34
power button
identifying 3, 34
power connector, identifying 8
power light
identifying 2, 35
power light, identifying 6
power-on password 94
presentation button
identifying 4
product name and number,
computer 12
programs, using 49
projector, connecting 48
protecting playback 49
public WLAN connection 53
PXE server 88
Q
Quick Launch Buttons 30
Quick Launch Buttons control
panel 31
R
readable media 36
region codes, DVD 50
regulatory information
modem approval label 12
regulatory label 12
wireless certification labels 12
release latches, battery 10
requirements
disk on key 24
right pointing stick button,
identifying 2
right TouchPad button,
identifying 2
RJ-11 (modem) jack,
identifying 8
RJ-45 (network) jack,
identifying 9
S
screen brightness hotkeys 29
screen image, switching 29
SD Card Reader, identifying 7
security cable slot, identifying 9
Security menu 94
security, wireless 53
serial number, computer 12
service tag 12
setup of WLAN 52
setup utility
Diagnostics menu 94
System Configuration
menu 95
setup, computer 1
shipping the computer 96
shutting down 35
slots
security cable 9
slots, PC Card 7
software, using 49
speaker 45
speaker, identifying 10
Standby
exiting 36
initiating 36
Standby hotkey 29
storing battery 41
stringent security 94
System Configuration menu 95
system information 94
system information hotkey 28
T
temperature 41
ThinState Capture 24
ThinState Deploy 25
TouchPad
buttons 1
identifying 1
using 27
TouchPad on/off button,
identifying 1, 4
TouchPad on/off light,
identifying 2
TouchPad scroll zone,
identifying 2
traveling with the computer
modem approval label 12
wireless certification labels 12
troubleshooting modem 58
turning off the computer 35
U
unresponsive system 35
USB cable, connecting 69
USB devices
connecting 69
description 69
removing 70
USB hubs 69
USB legacy support 95
USB ports
identifying 7
USB ports, identifying 8, 69
user password 61
utilities
DHCP Settings Update
Client 23
V
vents, identifying 7, 8, 10
video transmission types 29
volume mute button 4, 45, 47
volume mute light, identifying 3
volume scroll zone
identifying 4
volume scroll zone,
identifying 45, 47
volume, adjusting 47
W
Web site
Altiris 25
HP Thin Client Imaging Tool
white paper 25
Windows applications key,
identifying 5
Windows logo key, identifying 5
wireless antennae, identifying 11
wireless button, identifying 4
wireless certification label 12
wireless light, identifying 2, 6
wireless network (WLAN)
connecting 53
corporate WLAN
connection 53
equipment needed 52
functional range 53
public WLAN connection 53
security 53
WLAN label 12
WLAN module compartment,
identifying 10
writable media 36
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