User Guide
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contained herein.
First Edition: August 2016
Document Part Number: 907209-001
Product notice
Software terms
This guide describes features that are common
to most products. Some features may not be
available on your computer.
By installing, copying, downloading, or
otherwise using any software product
preinstalled on this computer, you agree to be
bound by the terms of the HP End User License
Agreement (EULA). If you do not accept these
license terms, your sole remedy is to return the
entire unused product (hardware and software)
within 14 days for a full refund subject to the
refund policy of your seller.
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versions of Windows. Systems may require
upgraded and/or separately purchased
hardware, drivers, software or BIOS update to
take full advantage of Windows functionality.
Windows 10 is automatically updated, which is
always enabled. ISP fees may apply and
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for updates. Go to http://www.microsoft.com
for details.
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your product, go to http://www.hp.com/
support, and select your country. Select Find
your product, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
For any further information or to request a full
refund of the price of the computer, please
contact your seller.
Safety warning notice
WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the
computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat
surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as
pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to come into contact with the
skin or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, during operation. The computer and the AC adapter
comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by the International Standard for Safety
of Information Technology Equipment (IEC 60950-1).
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Table of contents
1 Starting right ................................................................................................................................................ 1
Visit the HP Apps Store .......................................................................................................................................... 1
Best practices ......................................................................................................................................................... 1
More HP resources ................................................................................................................................................. 2
2 Getting to know your computer ...................................................................................................................... 4
Locating hardware ................................................................................................................................................. 4
Locating software .................................................................................................................................................. 4
Right side ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
Left side ................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Display .................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Top ........................................................................................................................................................................ 11
TouchPad ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Lights ................................................................................................................................................. 12
Button and speakers ......................................................................................................................... 13
Keys ................................................................................................................................................... 15
Using the action keys ........................................................................................................................ 16
Bottom ................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Labels ................................................................................................................................................................... 18
3 Connecting to a network .............................................................................................................................. 20
Connecting to a wireless network ....................................................................................................................... 20
Using the wireless controls ............................................................................................................... 20
Airplane mode key .......................................................................................................... 20
Operating system controls ............................................................................................. 20
Connecting to a WLAN ....................................................................................................................... 21
Using HP Mobile Broadband (select products only) .......................................................................... 21
Using GPS (select products only) ...................................................................................................... 22
Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select products only) ................................................................. 22
Connecting Bluetooth devices ........................................................................................ 22
Connecting to a wired network—LAN (select products only) ............................................................................. 22
4 Enjoying entertainment features .................................................................................................................. 24
Using the camera ................................................................................................................................................. 24
Using audio .......................................................................................................................................................... 24
Connecting speakers ......................................................................................................................... 24
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Connecting headphones .................................................................................................................... 24
Connecting a microphone ................................................................................................................. 25
Connecting headsets ......................................................................................................................... 25
Using sound settings ......................................................................................................................... 25
Using video .......................................................................................................................................................... 25
Connecting video devices using an HDMI cable (select products only) ............................................ 26
Setting up HDMI audio .................................................................................................... 26
Connecting digital display devices using a mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort cable (select products
only) ................................................................................................................................................... 27
Discovering and connecting to Miracast-compatible wireless displays (select products only) ...... 28
Using gaming features (select products only) .................................................................................................... 28
SteelSeries Engine ............................................................................................................................. 28
5 Navigating the screen .................................................................................................................................. 29
Using TouchPad and touch screen gestures ........................................................................................................ 29
Tap ..................................................................................................................................................... 29
Two-finger pinch zoom ..................................................................................................................... 29
Two-finger slide (TouchPad only) ..................................................................................................... 30
Two-finger tap (TouchPad only) ........................................................................................................ 30
Four-finger tap (TouchPad only) ....................................................................................................... 30
Three-finger swipe (TouchPad only) ................................................................................................. 31
One-finger slide (touch screen only) ................................................................................................. 31
Using the keyboard and optional mouse ............................................................................................................. 31
Using the integrated numeric keypad ................................................................................................................. 32
6 Managing power (products with factory-sealed batteries) .............................................................................. 33
Initiating and exiting Sleep and Hibernation ....................................................................................................... 33
Manually initiating and exiting Sleep ................................................................................................ 34
Manually initiating and exiting Hibernation (select products only) ................................................. 34
Setting password protection on wakeup (exiting Sleep or Hibernation) ......................................... 34
Using HP Fast Charge (select products only) ....................................................................................................... 35
Using the power meter and power settings ........................................................................................................ 35
Running on battery power ................................................................................................................................... 35
Factory-sealed battery ...................................................................................................................... 36
Finding battery information .............................................................................................................. 36
Conserving battery power ................................................................................................................. 36
Identifying low battery levels ........................................................................................................... 36
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................................................ 37
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ................................... 37
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available ................................. 37
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation .................. 37
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Running on AC power ........................................................................................................................................... 37
Troubleshooting power problems ..................................................................................................... 38
Shutting down (turning off) the computer .......................................................................................................... 38
7 Managing power (products with user-replaceable batteries) ........................................................................... 40
Initiating and exiting Sleep and Hibernation ....................................................................................................... 40
Manually initiating and exiting Sleep ................................................................................................ 40
Manually initiating and exiting Hibernation (select products only) ................................................. 41
Setting password protection on wakeup (exiting Sleep or Hibernation) ......................................... 41
Using HP Fast Charge (select products only) ....................................................................................................... 41
Using the power meter and power settings ........................................................................................................ 42
Running on battery power ................................................................................................................................... 43
User-replaceable battery .................................................................................................................. 43
Finding battery information .............................................................................................................. 45
Conserving battery power ................................................................................................................. 45
Identifying low battery levels ........................................................................................................... 46
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................................................ 46
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ................................... 46
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available ................................. 46
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation .................. 46
Storing a user-replaceable battery ................................................................................................... 46
Disposing of a user-replaceable battery .......................................................................................... 47
Running on AC power ........................................................................................................................................... 47
Troubleshooting power problems ..................................................................................................... 48
Shutting down (turning off) the computer .......................................................................................................... 48
8 Maintaining your computer .......................................................................................................................... 50
Improving performance ....................................................................................................................................... 50
Using Disk Defragmenter .................................................................................................................. 50
Using Disk Cleanup ............................................................................................................................ 50
Using HP 3D DriveGuard (select products only) ................................................................................ 50
Identifying HP 3D DriveGuard status .............................................................................. 51
Updating programs and drivers .......................................................................................................................... 51
Cleaning your computer ...................................................................................................................................... 51
Cleaning procedures .......................................................................................................................... 51
Cleaning the display ........................................................................................................ 52
Cleaning the sides or cover ............................................................................................. 52
Cleaning the TouchPad, keyboard, or mouse (select products only) ............................. 52
Traveling with or shipping your computer .......................................................................................................... 52
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9 Securing your computer and information ....................................................................................................... 54
Using passwords .................................................................................................................................................. 54
Setting Windows passwords ............................................................................................................. 54
Setting Setup Utility (BIOS) passwords ............................................................................................. 55
Using Windows Hello (select products only) ....................................................................................................... 55
Using Internet security software ......................................................................................................................... 56
Using antivirus software ................................................................................................................... 56
Using firewall software ..................................................................................................................... 56
Installing software updates ................................................................................................................................. 56
Using HP Touchpoint Manager (select products only) ........................................................................................ 57
Securing your wireless network .......................................................................................................................... 57
Backing up your software applications and information .................................................................................... 57
Using an optional security cable (select products only) ..................................................................................... 57
10 Using Setup Utility (BIOS) ........................................................................................................................... 58
Starting Setup Utility (BIOS) ................................................................................................................................ 58
Updating Setup Utility (BIOS) .............................................................................................................................. 58
Determining the BIOS version ........................................................................................................... 58
Downloading a BIOS update .............................................................................................................. 59
11 Using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) ..................................................................................................... 60
Downloading HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) to a USB device .................................................................... 60
12 Backing up, restoring, and recovering .......................................................................................................... 62
Creating recovery media and backups ................................................................................................................ 62
Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) ......................................................................... 62
Using Windows tools ........................................................................................................................................... 63
Restore and recovery ........................................................................................................................................... 64
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager ........................................................................................... 64
What you need to know before you get started ............................................................. 64
Using the HP Recovery partition (select products only) ................................................. 65
Using HP Recovery media to recover .............................................................................. 65
Changing the computer boot order ................................................................................ 66
Removing the HP Recovery partition (select products only) ......................................... 67
13 Specifications ............................................................................................................................................ 68
Input power .......................................................................................................................................................... 68
Operating environment ....................................................................................................................................... 69
14 Electrostatic Discharge .............................................................................................................................. 70
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15 Accessibility .............................................................................................................................................. 71
Supported assistive technologies ....................................................................................................................... 71
Contacting support .............................................................................................................................................. 71
Index ............................................................................................................................................................. 72
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Starting right
This computer is a powerful tool designed to enhance your work and entertainment. Read this chapter to
learn about best practices after you set up your computer, fun things to do with your computer, and where to
find additional HP resources.
Visit the HP Apps Store
The HP Apps Store offers a wide choice of popular games, entertainment and music apps, productivity apps,
and apps exclusive to HP that you can download to the desktop. The selection is updated regularly and
includes regional content and country-specific offers. Be sure to check the HP Apps Store frequently for new
and updated features.
IMPORTANT:
You must be connected to the Internet to access the HP Apps Store.
To view and download an app:
1.
Select the Start button, and then select the Store app.
‒ or –
Select the Store icon next to the taskbar search box.
2.
Select the app you want to download, and then follow the on-screen instructions. When the download is
complete, the app appears on the All apps screen.
Best practices
After you set up and register the computer, we recommend the following steps to get the most out of your
smart investment:
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Back up your hard drive by creating recovery media. See Backing up, restoring, and recovering
on page 62.
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If you haven’t already done so, connect to a wired or wireless network. See details in Connecting to a
network on page 20.
●
Become familiar with the computer hardware and software. For more information, see Getting to know
your computer on page 4 and Enjoying entertainment features on page 24.
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Update or purchase antivirus software. See Using antivirus software on page 56.
Visit the HP Apps Store
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More HP resources
To locate resources that provide product details, how-to information, and more, use this table.
Resource
Contents
Setup Instructions
●
Overview of computer setup and features
HP support
●
Online chat with an HP technician
For HP support, go to http://www.hp.com/support.
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Support telephone numbers
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HP service center locations
Safety & Comfort Guide
●
Proper workstation setup
To access this guide:
●
Guidelines for posture and work habits that increase your comfort
and decrease your risk of injury
●
Electrical and mechanical safety information
●
Important regulatory notices, including information about proper
battery disposal, if needed.
●
Specific warranty information about this computer
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on
some products), select HP Help and Support, and
then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on
some products), select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Go to http://www.hp.com/ergo.
IMPORTANT: You must be connected to the Internet
to access the latest version of the user guide.
Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices
To access this document:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on
some products), select HP Help and Support, and
then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on
some products), select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
Limited Warranty*
To access this document:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on
some products), select HP Help and Support, and
then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on
some products), select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
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Go to http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments.
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Resource
Contents
IMPORTANT: You must be connected to the Internet
to access the latest version of the user guide.
*You can find your HP Limited Warranty located with the user guides on your product and/or on the CD or DVD provided in the box. In
some countries or regions, HP may provide a printed warranty in the box. For countries or regions where the warranty is not provided
in printed format, you can request a copy from http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments. For products purchased in Asia Pacific, you
can write to HP at POD, PO Box 161, Kitchener Road Post Office, Singapore 912006. Include your product name, and your name, phone
number, and postal address.
More HP resources
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Getting to know your computer
Locating hardware
To find out what hardware is installed on your computer:
▲
Type device manager in the taskbar search box, and then select the Device Manager app.
A list displays all the devices installed on your computer.
For information about system hardware components and the system BIOS version number, press fn+esc
(select products only).
Locating software
To find out what software is installed on your computer:
▲
Select the Start button, and then select All apps.
‒ or –
Select the Start button.
‒ or –
Right-click the Start button, and then select Programs and Features.
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Right side
NOTE:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
Component
(1)
Description
Memory card reader
Reads optional memory cards that enable you to store, manage,
share, or access information.
To insert a card:
1.
Hold the card label-side up, with connectors facing the
computer.
2.
Insert the card into the memory card reader, and then
press in on the card until it is firmly seated.
To remove a card:
(2)
Drive light (select products only)
▲
Press in on the card, and then remove it from the memory
card reader.
●
Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
●
Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the hard
drive (select products only).
NOTE: For information about HP 3D DriveGuard, see Using HP
3D DriveGuard (select products only) on page 50.
(3)
Mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort
Connects an optional digital display device, such as a highperformance monitor or projector.
(4)
USB 3.0 ports (2)
Connect an optional USB device, such as a keyboard, mouse,
external drive, printer, scanner or USB hub.
(5)
HDMI port
Connects an optional video or audio device, such as a highdefinition television, any compatible digital or audio component,
or a high-speed High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
device.
(6)
RJ-45 (network) jack/status lights
Connects a network cable.
●
White: The network is connected.
●
Amber: Activity is occurring on the network.
(7)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
(8)
AC adapter and battery light
●
White: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is fully
charged.
Right side
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Component
Description
Component
(1)
●
Blinking white: The AC adapter is disconnected and the
battery has reached a low battery level.
●
Amber: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is
charging.
●
Off: The battery is not charging.
Description
Drive light (select products only)
●
Blinking white: The hard drive or optical drive is being
accessed.
●
Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the hard
drive (select products only).
NOTE: For information about HP 3D DriveGuard, see Using HP
3D DriveGuard (select products only) on page 50.
(2)
Memory card reader
Reads optional memory cards that enable you to store, manage,
share, or access information.
To insert a card:
1.
Hold the card label-side up, with connectors facing the
computer.
2.
Insert the card into the memory card reader, and then
press in on the card until it is firmly seated.
To remove a card:
▲
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Press in on the card, and then remove it from the memory
card reader.
(3)
USB 3.0 port
Connects an optional USB device, such as a keyboard, mouse,
external drive, printer, scanner or USB hub.
(4)
HDMI port
Connects an optional video or audio device, such as a highdefinition television, any compatible digital or audio component,
or a high-speed High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
device.
(5)
RJ-45 (network) jack/status lights
Connects a network cable.
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White: The network is connected.
●
Amber: Activity is occurring on the network.
Component
Description
(6)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
(7)
AC adapter and battery light
●
White: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is fully
charged.
●
Blinking white: The AC adapter is disconnected and the
battery has reached a low battery level.
●
Amber: The AC adapter is connected and the battery is
charging.
●
Off: The battery is not charging.
Left side
NOTE:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
Component
(1)
Description
Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to the computer.
NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but
it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or
stolen.
(2)
Vents
Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal for
the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
(3)
USB 3.0 port
Connects an optional USB device, such as a keyboard, mouse,
external drive, printer, scanner or USB hub.
(4)
Audio-out (headphone) jack
Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones,
earbuds, or a television audio cable.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the
volume before using headphones, earbuds, or a headset. For
additional safety information, see the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices.
To access this guide:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on some
products), select HP Help and Support, and then select HP
Documentation.
Left side
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Component
Description
NOTE: When a device is connected to a headphone jack, the
computer speakers are disabled.
(5)
Audio-in (microphone) jack
Component
(1)
Connects an optional computer headset microphone, stereo
array microphone, or monaural microphone.
Description
Security cable slot
Attaches an optional security cable to the computer.
NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but
it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or
stolen.
(2)
USB 2.0 port
Connects an optional USB device, such as a keyboard, mouse,
external drive, printer, scanner or USB hub.
(3)
USB 3.0 port
Connects an optional USB device, such as a keyboard, mouse,
external drive, printer, scanner or USB hub.
(4)
Audio-out (headphone)/Audio-in (microphone)
combo jack
Connects optional powered stereo speakers, headphones,
earbuds, a headset, or a television audio cable. Also connects an
optional headset microphone. This jack does not support
optional standalone microphones.
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.
To access this guide:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps, select HP Help and
Support, and then select HP Documentation.
NOTE: When a device is connected to the jack, the computer
speakers are disabled.
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(5)
Optical drive
Depending on your computer, reads an optical disc or reads and
writes to an optical disc.
(6)
Optical drive eject button
Releases the optical drive disc tray.
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Display
NOTE:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
Component
Description
(1)
Internal microphones
Record sound.
(2)
Camera light
On: The camera is in use.
(3)
Camera
Allows you to video chat, record video, and record still images. To use
your camera, see Using the camera on page 24.
(4)
WLAN antennas*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local
area networks (WLANs).
(5)
3D camera light
On: The 3D camera is in use.
(6)
3D camera
Allows you to video chat and scan or capture 3D images. 3D apps for
gaming, security, and immersive collaboration are available to
maximize your 3D camera experience. To use your 3D camera, see
Using the camera on page 24.
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer, and antenna location varies. For optimal transmission, keep the areas
immediately around the antennas free from obstructions.
For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or
region.
To access this guide:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on some products), select HP Help and Support, and then select HP
Documentation.
Display
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Component
Description
(1)
Internal microphones
Record sound.
(2)
Camera
Allows you to video chat, record video, or record still images. Some
products also provide HD (high–definition) or 3D capability, apps for
gaming, or facial recognition software like Windows Hello. For details
about Windows Hello, see Using Windows Hello (select products only)
on page 55.
To use your camera:
1.
Type camera in the taskbar search box, and then select
Camera.
2.
Type Intel RealSense in the taskbar search box to explore
additional features, demos, and apps.
When the light is on, the camera is in use.
(3)
WLAN antennas*
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local
area networks (WLANs).
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer, and antenna location varies. For optimal transmission, keep the areas
immediately around the antennas free from obstructions.
For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or
region.
To access this guide:
▲
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Select the Start button, select All apps, select HP Help and Support, and then select HP Documentation.
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Top
TouchPad
Component
(1)
Description
TouchPad zone
Reads your finger gestures to move the pointer or activate items
on the screen.
NOTE: For more information, see Using TouchPad and touch
screen gestures on page 29.
(2)
Left TouchPad button
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(3)
Right TouchPad button
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
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Lights
Component
(1)
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Description
Power light
●
On: The computer is on.
●
Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state, a powersaving state. The computer shuts off power to the display
and other unneeded components.
●
Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. Hibernation is a
power-saving state that uses the least amount of power.
(2)
Caps lock light
On: Caps lock is on, which switches the key input to all capital
letters.
(3)
Mute light
●
Amber: Computer sound is off.
●
Off: Computer sound is on.
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Button and speakers
NOTE:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
Component
(1)
Description
Power button
●
When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the
computer.
●
When the computer is on, press the button briefly to
initiate Sleep.
●
When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the button
briefly to exit Sleep.
●
When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button
briefly to exit Hibernation.
CAUTION: Pressing and holding down the power button results
in the loss of unsaved information.
If the computer has stopped responding and shutdown
procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button
down for at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, see your power
options.
▲
Type power in the taskbar search box, and then select
Power & sleep settings.
‒ or –
Top
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Component
Description
Right-click the Start button, and then select Power
Options.
(2)
Speakers
Component
(1)
Produce sound.
Description
Power button
●
When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the
computer.
●
When the computer is on, press the button briefly to
initiate Sleep.
●
When the computer is in the Sleep state, press the button
briefly to exit Sleep.
●
When the computer is in Hibernation, press the button
briefly to exit Hibernation.
CAUTION: Pressing and holding down the power button results
in the loss of unsaved information.
If the computer has stopped responding and shutdown
procedures are ineffective, press and hold the power button
down for at least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, see your power
options.
▲
Type power in the taskbar search box, and then select
Power and sleep settings.
‒ or –
Right-click the Start button, and then select Power
Options.
(2)
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Speakers
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Produce sound.
Keys
Component
Description
(1)
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in combination with
the fn key.
(2)
fn key
Executes specific system functions when pressed in combination
with the esc key.
(3)
Windows® key
Opens the Start menu.
NOTE: Pressing the Windows key again will close the Start
menu.
(4)
Action keys
Execute frequently used system functions.
NOTE: On select products, the f5 action key turns the keyboard
backlight feature off or on.
(5)
num lock key
Alternates between the navigational and numeric functions on
the integrated numeric keypad.
(6)
Integrated numeric keypad
When num lock is on, the keypad can be used like an external
numeric keypad.
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Using the action keys
●
An action key performs an assigned function.
●
The icon on each action key illustrates the function for that key.
Icon
Description
Opens the Get started app.
Decreases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
Increases the screen brightness incrementally as long as you hold down the key.
Switches the screen image between display devices connected to the system. For example, if a monitor is
connected to the computer, repeatedly pressing this key alternates the screen image from the computer
display to the monitor display to a simultaneous display on both the computer and the monitor.
Turns the keyboard backlight off or on.
NOTE:
To conserve battery power, turn off this feature.
Mutes or restores speaker sound.
Decreases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Increases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Plays the previous track of an audio CD or the previous section of a DVD or a Blu-ray Disc (BD).
Starts, pauses, or resumes playback of an audio CD, a DVD, or a BD.
Plays the next track of an audio CD or the next section of a DVD or a BD.
Turns the airplane mode and wireless feature on or off.
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NOTE:
The airplane mode key is also referred to as the wireless button.
NOTE:
A wireless network must be set up before a wireless connection is possible.
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Bottom
NOTE:
Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer.
Component
(1)
Description
Vents
Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal
for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine
operation.
(2)
Service door
Provides access to the memory module slots.
Bottom
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Component
(1)
Description
Vents
Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal
for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine
operation.
(2)
Battery bay
Holds the battery.
(3)
Battery release latch
Releases the battery.
Labels
The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system
problems or travel internationally with the computer.
IMPORTANT: Check the following locations for the labels described in this section: the bottom of the
computer, inside the battery bay, under the service door, or on the back of the display.
●
Service label—Provides important information to identify your computer. When contacting support, you
will probably be asked for the serial number, and possibly for the product number or the model number.
Locate these numbers before you contact support.
Your service label will resemble one of the examples shown below. Refer to the illustration that most
closely matches the service label on your computer.
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Component
(1)
Serial number
(2)
Product number
(3)
Warranty period
(4)
Model number (select products only)
Component
(1)
HP product name (select products only)
(2)
Model name (select products only)
(3)
Product number
(4)
Serial number
(5)
Warranty period
●
Regulatory label(s)—Provide(s) regulatory information about the computer.
●
Wireless certification label(s)—Provide(s) information about optional wireless devices and the approval
markings for the countries or regions in which the devices have been approved for use.
Labels
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Connecting to a network
Your computer can travel with you wherever you go. But even at home, you can explore the globe and access
information from millions of websites using your computer and a wired or wireless network connection. This
chapter will help you get connected to that world.
Connecting to a wireless network
Your computer may be equipped with one or more of the following wireless devices:
●
WLAN device—Connects the computer to wireless local area networks (commonly referred to as Wi-Fi
networks, wireless LANs, or WLANs) in corporate offices, your home, and public places such as airports,
restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and universities. In a WLAN, the mobile wireless device in your
computer communicates with a wireless router or a wireless access point.
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HP Mobile Broadband Module—Gives you wireless connectivity over a wireless wide area network
(WWAN), a much larger area. Mobile network operators install base stations (similar to cell phone
towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively providing coverage across entire states, regions,
or even countries.
●
Bluetooth® device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled
devices such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras. In a PAN, each device
communicates directly with other devices, and devices must be relatively close together—typically
within 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) of each other.
▲
Select the Start button, and then select the Get started app.
Using the wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your computer using one or more of these features:
●
Airplane mode key (also called wireless button or wireless key) (referred to in this chapter as airplane
mode key)
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Operating system controls
Airplane mode key
The computer may have an airplane mode key, one or more wireless devices, and one or two wireless lights.
All the wireless devices on your computer are enabled at the factory.
The wireless light indicates the overall power state of your wireless devices, not the status of individual
devices.
Operating system controls
The Network and Sharing Center allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network, and
diagnose and repair network problems.
To use operating system controls:
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1.
Type control panel in the taskbar search box, and then select Control Panel.
2.
Select Network and Internet, and then select Network and Sharing Center.
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Connecting to a WLAN
NOTE: When you are setting up Internet access in your home, you must establish an account with an
Internet service provider (ISP). To purchase Internet service and a modem, contact a local ISP. The ISP will
help set up the modem, install a network cable to connect your wireless router to the modem, and test the
Internet service.
To connect to a WLAN, follow these steps:
1.
Be sure that the WLAN device is on.
2.
Select the network status icon in the taskbar, and then connect to one of the available networks.
If the WLAN is a security-enabled WLAN, you are prompted to enter a security code. Enter the code, and
then select Next to complete the connection.
NOTE: If no WLANs are listed, you may be out of range of a wireless router or access point.
NOTE: If you do not see the WLAN you want to connect to, right-click the network status icon in the
taskbar, and then select Open Network and Sharing Center. Select Set up a new connection or
network. A list of options is displayed, allowing you to manually search for and connect to a network or
to create a new network connection.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection.
After the connection is made, select the network status icon at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the name
and status of the connection.
NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation, router
manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls and floors.
Using HP Mobile Broadband (select products only)
Your HP Mobile Broadband computer has built-in support for mobile broadband service. Your new computer,
when used with a mobile operator’s network, gives you the freedom to connect to the Internet, send e-mail,
or connect to your corporate network without the need for Wi-Fi hotspots.
You might need the HP Mobile Broadband Module IMEI and/or MEID number to activate mobile broadband
service. The number may be printed on a label located on the bottom of your computer, inside the battery bay,
under the service door, or on the back of the display.
– or –
You can find the number following these steps:
1.
From the taskbar, select the network status icon.
2.
Select View Connection Settings.
3.
Under the Mobile broadband section, select the network status icon.
Some mobile network operators require the use of a subscriber identity module (SIM) card. A SIM card
contains basic information about you, such as a personal identification number (PIN), as well as network
information. Some computers include a SIM card that is preinstalled. If the SIM card is not preinstalled, it may
be included with the HP Mobile Broadband documents provided with your computer, or the mobile network
operator may provide it separately from the computer.
For information about HP Mobile Broadband and how to activate service with a preferred mobile network
operator, see the HP Mobile Broadband information included with your computer.
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Using GPS (select products only)
Your computer may be equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device. GPS satellites deliver location,
speed, and direction information to GPS-equipped systems.
To enable GPS, make sure location is enabled under the Location setting.
1.
Type location in the taskbar search box, and then make the selection for location.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions for using location settings.
For more information, see the Get started app.
▲
Select the Start button, and then select the Get started app.
Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select products only)
A Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable connections
that traditionally link electronic devices such as the following:
●
Computers (desktop, notebook)
●
Phones (cellular, cordless, smartphone)
●
Imaging devices (printer, camera)
●
Audio devices (headset, speakers)
●
Mouse
●
External keyboard
Bluetooth devices provide peer-to-peer capability that allows you to set up a PAN of Bluetooth devices.
Connecting Bluetooth devices
Before you can use a Bluetooth device, you must establish a Bluetooth connection.
1.
Type bluetooth in the taskbar search box, and then select Bluetooth settings.
2.
Turn on Bluetooth, if it is not already turned on.
3.
Select your device from the list, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: If the device requires verification, a pairing code is displayed. On the device you are adding, follow the
on-screen instructions to verify that the code on your device matches the pairing code. For more information,
refer to the documentation provided with the device.
NOTE: If your device does not appear in the list, be sure that Bluetooth on that device is turned on. Some
devices may have additional requirements; refer to the documentation provided with the device.
Connecting to a wired network—LAN (select products only)
Use a LAN connection if you want to connect the computer directly to a router in your home (instead of
working wirelessly), or if you want to connect to an existing network at your office.
Connecting to a LAN requires an RJ-45 (network) cable and a network jack or an optional docking device or
expansion port, if there is no RJ-45 jack on the computer.
To connect the network cable, follow these steps:
1.
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Plug the network cable into the network jack (1) on the computer.
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2.
Plug the other end of the network cable into a network wall jack (2) or router.
NOTE: If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (3), which prevents interference from
TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable toward the computer.
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Enjoying entertainment features
Use your HP computer as an entertainment hub to socialize via the camera, enjoy and manage your music,
and download and watch movies. Or, to make your computer an even more powerful entertainment center,
connect external devices like a monitor, projector, TV, speakers, or headphones.
Using the camera
Your computer has one or more cameras that enable you to connect with others for work or play. Cameras
may be front facing, rear facing, or pop up. See Getting to know your computer on page 4 for camera details.
Most cameras allow you to video chat, record video, and record still images. Some also provide HD (highdefinition) or 3D capability, apps for gaming, or facial recognition software like Windows Hello. See Securing
your computer and information on page 54 for details about using Windows Hello.
To use your camera:
1.
Type camera in the taskbar search box, and then select Camera from the list of applications.
2.
On select products, type Intel RealSense in the taskbar search box to explore additional features,
demos, and apps.
Using audio
On your computer, or on select products using an external optical drive, you can play music CDs, download
and listen to music, stream audio content from the web (including radio), record audio, or mix audio and video
to create multimedia. To enhance your listening enjoyment, attach external audio devices such as speakers or
headphones.
Connecting speakers
You can attach wired speakers to your computer by connecting them to a USB port or to the audio-out
(headphone) jack on your computer or on a docking station.
To connect wireless speakers to your computer, follow the device manufacturer's instructions. To connect
high-definition speakers to the computer, see Setting up HDMI audio on page 26. Before connecting
speakers, lower the volume setting.
Connecting headphones
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, lower the volume setting before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, see the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental
Notices.
To access this document:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on some products), select HP Help and Support, and
then select HP Documentation.
You can connect wired headphones to the headphone jack on your computer.
To connect wireless headphones to your computer, follow the device manufacturer's instructions.
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Connecting a microphone
To record audio, connect a microphone to the microphone jack on the computer. For best results when
recording, speak directly into the microphone and record sound in a setting free of background noise.
Connecting headsets
WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, lower the volume setting before putting on headphones,
earbuds, or a headset. For additional safety information, see the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental
Notices.
To access this document:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on some products), select HP Help and Support, and
then select HP Documentation.
Headphones combined with a microphone are called headsets. You can connect wired headsets to a USB port
on your computer.
To connect wireless headsets to your computer, follow the device manufacturer's instructions.
Using sound settings
Use sound settings to adjust system volume, change system sounds, or manage audio devices.
To view or change sound settings:
▲
Type control panel in the taskbar search box, select Control Panel, select Hardware and Sound,
and then select Sound.
– or –
Right-click the Start button, select Control Panel, select Hardware and Sound, and then select Sound.
Your computer may include an enhanced sound system by Bang & Olufsen, B&O Play, DTS, Beats audio, or
another provider. As a result, your computer may include advanced audio features that can be controlled
through an audio control panel specific to your sound system.
Use the audio control panel to view and control audio settings.
▲
Type control panel in the taskbar search box, select Control Panel, select Hardware and Sound,
and then select the audio control panel specific to your system.
– or –
Right-click the Start button, select Control Panel, select Hardware and Sound, and then select the
audio control panel specific to your system.
Using video
Your computer is a powerful video device that enables you to watch streaming video from your favorite
websites and download video and movies to watch on your computer when you are not connected to a
network.
To enhance your viewing enjoyment, use one of the video ports on the computer to connect an external
monitor, projector, or TV.
IMPORTANT: Be sure that the external device is connected to the correct port on the computer, using the
correct cable. Follow the device manufacturer's instructions.
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For information on using your video features, refer to HP Support Assistant.
Connecting video devices using an HDMI cable (select products only)
NOTE:
To connect an HDMI device to your computer, you need an HDMI cable, purchased separately.
To see the computer screen image on a high-definition TV or monitor, connect the high-definition device
according to the following instructions:
1.
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the computer.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the high-definition TV or monitor.
3.
Press f4 to alternate the computer screen image between 4 display states:
●
PC screen only: View the screen image on the computer only.
●
Duplicate: View the screen image simultaneously on both the computer and the external device.
●
Extend: View the screen image extended across both the computer and the external device.
●
Second screen only: View the screen image on the external device only.
Each time you press f4, the display state changes.
NOTE: For best results, especially if you choose the "Extend" option, increase the screen resolution of
the external device, as follows. Type control panel in the taskbar search box, select Control Panel,
and then select Appearance and Personalization. Under Display, select Adjust resolution or Make text
and other items larger or smaller.
Setting up HDMI audio
HDMI is the only video interface that supports high-definition video and audio. After you connect an HDMI TV
to the computer, you can then turn on HDMI audio by following these steps:
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1.
Right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then select
Playback devices.
2.
On the Playback tab, select the name of the digital output device.
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
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To return the audio stream to the computer speakers:
1.
Right-click the Speakers icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click
Playback devices.
2.
On the Playback tab, click Speakers.
3.
Click Set Default, and then click OK.
Connecting digital display devices using a mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort cable
(select products only)
NOTE: To connect a digital display device to your computer, you need a mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP-DP)
cable, purchased separately.
The mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort connects a digital display device such as a high-performance monitor or
projector. The mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort delivers higher performance than the VGA external monitor port
and improves digital connectivity.
1.
Connect one end of the mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort cable to the mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort on the
computer.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the digital display device.
3.
Press f4 to alternate the computer screen image between 4 display states:
●
PC screen only: View the screen image on the computer only.
●
Duplicate: View the same screen image simultaneously on both the computer and the external
device.
●
Extend: View the screen image extended across both the computer and the external device.
●
Second screen only: View the screen image on the external device only.
Each time you press f4, the display state changes.
NOTE: For best results, especially if you choose the "Extend" option, increase the screen resolution of
the external device, as follows. Type control panel in the taskbar search box, select Control Panel,
select Appearance and Personalization. Under Display, select Adjust resolution or Make text and
other items larger or smaller.
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Discovering and connecting to Miracast-compatible wireless displays (select
products only)
To discover and connect to Miracast-compatible wireless displays without leaving your current apps, follow
the steps below.
To open Miracast:
▲
Type project in the taskbar search box, and then click Project to a second screen. Click Connect to a
wireless display, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Using gaming features (select products only)
SteelSeries Engine
SteelSeries Engine is a unified platform software that allows you to customize your computer for all of your
gaming needs. With SteelSeries Engine, you can do the following:
●
Store and configure all of your gear in one place
●
Configure settings and external devices
●
Customize sound and lighting effects on your external devices
To open SteelSeries Engine:
▲
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Select the Start button, select All apps (required on some products), select SteelSeries, and then select
SteelSeries Engine.
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Navigating the screen
You can navigate the computer screen in the following ways:
●
Use touch gestures directly on the computer screen (select products only)
●
Use touch gestures on the TouchPad
●
Use keyboard and optional mouse (mouse purchased separately)
Using TouchPad and touch screen gestures
The TouchPad helps you navigate the computer screen and control the pointer using simple touch gestures.
You can also use the left and right TouchPad buttons as you would use the corresponding buttons on an
external mouse. To navigate a touch screen (select products only), touch the screen directly using gestures
described in this chapter.
You can also customize gestures and view demonstrations of how they work. Type control panel in the
taskbar search box, select Control Panel, and then select Hardware and Sound. Under Devices and Printers,
select Mouse.
NOTE:
Unless noted, gestures can be used on the TouchPad or a touch screen (select products only).
Tap
Use the tap/double-tap gesture to select or open an item on the screen.
●
Point to an item on the screen, and then tap one finger on the TouchPad zone or touch screen to select
the item. Double-tap an item to open it.
Two-finger pinch zoom
Use the two-finger pinch zoom to zoom out or in on images or text.
●
Zoom out by placing two fingers apart on the TouchPad zone or touch screen and then moving your
fingers together.
●
Zoom in by placing two fingers together on the TouchPad zone or touch screen and then moving your
fingers apart.
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Two-finger slide (TouchPad only)
Use the two-finger slide to move up, down, or sideways on a page or image.
●
Place two fingers slightly apart on the TouchPad zone and then drag them up, down, left, or right.
Two-finger tap (TouchPad only)
Use the two-finger tap to open the menu for an object on the screen.
NOTE:
●
The two-finger tap performs the same function as right-clicking with the mouse.
Tap two fingers on the TouchPad zone to open the options menu for the selected object.
Four-finger tap (TouchPad only)
Use the four-finger tap to open the action center.
●
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Tap four fingers on the Touchpad to open the action center and view current settings and notifications.
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Three-finger swipe (TouchPad only)
Use the three-finger swipe to view open windows and to switch between open windows and the desktop.
●
Swipe 3 fingers away from you to see all open windows.
●
Swipe 3 fingers toward you to show the desktop.
●
Swipe 3 fingers left or right to switch between open windows.
One-finger slide (touch screen only)
Use the one-finger slide to pan or scroll through lists and pages, or to move an object.
●
To scroll across the screen, lightly slide one finger across the screen in the direction you want to move.
●
To move an object, press and hold your finger on an object, and then drag your finger to move the object.
Using the keyboard and optional mouse
The keyboard and optional mouse allow you to type, select items, scroll, and perform the same functions as
you do using touch gestures. The keyboard also allows you to use action keys and key combinations to
perform specific functions.
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NOTE: Depending on the country or region, your keyboard may have different keys and keyboard functions
than those discussed in this section.
Using the integrated numeric keypad
The computer includes an integrated numeric keypad, and it also supports an optional external numeric
keypad or an optional external keyboard that includes a numeric keypad. For more details about the
integrated numeric keypad, see Keys on page 15.
Component
num lock key
Description
Controls the function of the integrated numeric keypad. Press the key
to alternate between the standard numeric function found on an
external keypad (this function is turned on at the factory) and the
navigational function (indicated by the directional arrows on the keys).
NOTE: The keypad function that is active when the computer is
turned off, is reinstated when the computer is turned back on.
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Functions like an external numeric keypad. To alternate between this
numeric function and the navigational function (indicated by the
directional arrow keys), press the num lock key.
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Managing power (products with factorysealed batteries)
Your computer can operate on either battery power or external power. When the computer is running on
battery power only and an AC power source is not available to charge the battery, it is important to monitor
and conserve the battery charge.
Initiating and exiting Sleep and Hibernation
CAUTION: Several well-known vulnerabilities exist when a computer is in the Sleep state. To prevent an
unauthorized user from accessing data on your computer, even encrypted data, HP recommends that you
always initiate Hibernation instead of Sleep anytime the computer will be out of your physical possession.
This practice is particularly important when you travel with your computer.
Windows has two power-saving states, Sleep and Hibernation.
●
Sleep—The Sleep state is automatically initiated after a period of inactivity. Your work is saved to
memory, allowing you to resume your work very quickly. You can also initiate Sleep manually. For more
information, see Manually initiating and exiting Sleep on page 34.
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Hibernation—The Hibernation state is automatically initiated if the battery reaches a critical level. In the
Hibernation state, your work is saved to a hibernation file and the computer powers down. You can also
initiate Hibernation manually. For more information, see Manually initiating and exiting Hibernation
(select products only) on page 34.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate the Sleep state while reading from or writing to a disc or
an external media card.
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Manually initiating and exiting Sleep
You can initiate Sleep in any of the following ways:
●
Close the display.
●
Select the Start button, select the Power icon, and then select Sleep.
You can exit Sleep in any of the following ways:
●
Briefly press the power button.
●
If the computer is closed, raise the display.
●
Press a key on the keyboard.
●
Tap the TouchPad.
When the computer exits Sleep, your work returns to the screen.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required on exiting Sleep, you must enter your Windows password
before your work returns to the screen.
Manually initiating and exiting Hibernation (select products only)
You can enable user-initiated Hibernation and change other power settings and timeouts using Power
Options.
1.
Type power options in the taskbar search box, and then select Power Options.
‒ or –
Right-click the Power meter icon
, and then select Power Options.
2.
In the left pane, select Choose what the power button does.
3.
Select Change Settings that are currently unavailable, and then, in the When I press the power button
area, select Hibernate.
– or –
Under Shutdown settings, select the Hibernate box to show the Hibernate option in the Power menu.
4.
Select Save changes.
To exit Hibernation:
▲
Briefly press the power button.
When the computer exits Hibernation, your work returns to the screen.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required on exiting Hibernation, you must enter your Windows
password before your work returns to the screen.
Setting password protection on wakeup (exiting Sleep or Hibernation)
To set the computer to prompt for a password when the computer exits Sleep or Hibernation, follow these
steps:
1.
Type power options in the taskbar search box, and then select Power Options.
‒ or –
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Right-click the Power meter icon
, and then select Power Options.
2.
In the left pane, select Require a password on wakeup.
3.
Select Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
4.
Select Require a password (recommended).
NOTE: To create a user account password or change your current user account password, select Create
or change your user account password, and then follow the on-screen instructions. If you do not need
to create or change a user account password, go to step 5.
5.
Select Save changes.
Using HP Fast Charge (select products only)
The HP Fast Charge feature allows you to quickly charge your computer battery. Depending on your computer
model and AC adapter, Fast Charge operates in one of the following ways:
●
When the battery charge remaining is between zero and 50%, the battery will charge to 50% of full
capacity in no more than 30 minutes.
●
When the battery charge remaining is between zero and 90%, the battery will charge to 90% of full
capacity in no more than 90 minutes.
To use HP Fast Charge, shut down your computer and then connect the AC adapter to your computer and to
external power.
Using the power meter and power settings
The power meter is located on the Windows taskbar. The power meter allows you to quickly access power
settings and view the remaining battery charge.
●
To view the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current power plan, place the mouse
pointer over the power meter icon
●
.
To use Power Options, right–click the power meter icon
, and then select an item from the list. You
can also type power options in the task bar search box, and then select Power Options.
Different power meter icons indicate whether the computer is running on battery or external power. Placing
the mouse pointer over the icon reveals a message if the battery has reached a low or critical battery level.
Running on battery power
When a charged battery is in the computer and the computer is not plugged into external power, the computer
runs on battery power. When the computer is off and unplugged from external power, the battery in the
computer slowly discharges. The computer displays a message when the battery reaches a low or critical
battery level.
Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer,
screen brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors.
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Factory-sealed battery
To monitor the status of the battery, or if the battery is no longer holding a charge, run HP Battery Check in
the HP Support Assistant app.
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2.
Select My PC, select the Diagnostics and tools tab, and then select HP Battery Check. If HP Battery
Check indicates that your battery should be replaced, contact support.
The battery[ies] in this product cannot be easily replaced by users themselves. Removing or replacing the
battery could affect your warranty coverage. If a battery is no longer holding a charge, contact support. When
a battery has reached the end of its useful life, do not dispose of the battery in general household waste.
Follow the local laws and regulations in your area for battery disposal.
Finding battery information
To access battery information:
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2.
Select My PC, select the Diagnostics and tools tab, and then select HP Battery Check. If HP Battery
Check indicates that your battery should be replaced, contact support.
HP Support Assistant provides the following tools and information about the battery:
●
HP Battery Check
●
Information about battery types, specifications, life cycles, and capacity
Conserving battery power
To conserve battery power and maximize battery life:
●
Lower the brightness of the display.
●
Select the Power saver setting in Power Options.
●
Turn off wireless devices when you are not using them.
●
Disconnect unused external devices that are not plugged into an external power source, such as an
external hard drive connected to a USB port.
●
Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
●
Before you leave your work, initiate Sleep or shut down the computer.
Identifying low battery levels
When a battery that is the sole power source for the computer reaches a low or critical battery level, the
following behavior occurs:
●
The battery light (select products only) indicates a low or critical battery level.
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The power meter icon
shows a low or critical battery notification.
NOTE: For additional information about the power meter, see Using the power meter and power
settings on page 35.
The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level:
●
If Hibernation is disabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer remains briefly in
the Sleep state and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.
●
If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer initiates
Hibernation.
Resolving a low battery level
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
Connect one of the following to the computer and to external power:
●
AC adapter
●
Optional docking or expansion device
●
Optional power adapter purchased as an accessory from HP
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available
Save your work and shut down the computer.
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation
1.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and to external power.
2.
Exit Hibernation by pressing the power button.
Running on AC power
For information about connecting to AC power, refer to the Setup Instructions poster provided in the computer
box.
The computer does not use battery power when the computer is connected to AC power with an approved AC
adapter or an optional docking/expansion device.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer, a
replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP.
Connect the computer to AC power under any of the following conditions:
WARNING!
Do not charge the computer battery while you are aboard aircraft.
●
When charging or calibrating a battery
●
When installing or updating system software
●
When updating the system BIOS
●
When writing information to a disc (select products only)
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When running Disk Defragmenter on computers with internal hard drives
●
When performing a backup or recovery
When you connect the computer to AC power:
●
The battery begins to charge.
●
The screen brightness increases.
●
The power meter icon
changes appearance.
When you disconnect AC power:
●
The computer switches to battery power.
●
The screen brightness automatically decreases to save battery life.
●
The power meter icon
changes appearance.
Troubleshooting power problems
Test the AC adapter if the computer exhibits any of the following symptoms when it is connected to AC power:
●
The computer does not turn on.
●
The display does not turn on.
●
The power lights do not turn on.
To test the AC adapter:
1.
Shut down the computer.
2.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and to the power cord, and then plug the power cord into an AC
outlet.
3.
Turn on the computer.
●
If the power lights turn on, the AC adapter is working properly.
●
If the power lights remain off, check the connection from the AC adapter to the computer and the
connection from the power cord to the AC outlet to be sure that the connections are secure.
●
If the connections are secure and the power lights remain off, the AC adapter is not functioning and
should be replaced.
Contact support for information about obtaining a replacement AC power adapter.
Shutting down (turning off) the computer
CAUTION: Unsaved information is lost when the computer shuts down. Be sure to save your work before
shutting down the computer.
The Shut down command closes all open programs, including the operating system, and then turns off the
display and computer.
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Shut down the computer under any of the following conditions:
●
When you need to access components inside the computer
●
When you are connecting an external hardware device that does not connect to a USB or video port
●
When the computer will be unused and disconnected from external power for an extended period
Although you can turn off the computer with the power button, the recommended procedure is to use the
Windows Shut down command.
NOTE: If the computer is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation, first exit Sleep or Hibernation by briefly
pressing the power button.
1.
Save your work and close all open programs.
2.
Select the Start button, select the Power icon, and then select Shut down.
If the computer is unresponsive and you are unable to use the preceding shutdown procedures, try the
following emergency procedures in the sequence provided:
●
Press ctrl+alt+delete, select the Power icon, and then select Shut down.
●
Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds.
●
Disconnect the computer from external power.
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Managing power (products with userreplaceable batteries)
Your computer can operate on either battery power or external power. When the computer is running on
battery power only and an AC power source is not available to charge the battery, it is important to monitor
and conserve the battery charge.
Initiating and exiting Sleep and Hibernation
CAUTION: Several well-known vulnerabilities exist when a computer is in the Sleep state. To prevent an
unauthorized user from accessing data on your computer, even encrypted data, HP recommends that you
always initiate Hibernation instead of Sleep anytime the computer will be out of your physical possession.
This practice is particularly important when you travel with your computer.
Windows has two power-saving states, Sleep and Hibernation.
●
Sleep—The Sleep state is automatically initiated after a period of inactivity. Your work is saved to
memory, allowing you to resume your work very quickly. You can also initiate Sleep manually. For more
information, see Manually initiating and exiting Sleep on page 40.
●
Hibernation—The Hibernation state is automatically initiated if the battery reaches a critical level. In the
Hibernation state, your work is saved to a hibernation file and the computer powers down. You can also
initiate Hibernation manually. For more information, see Manually initiating and exiting Hibernation
(select products only) on page 41.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate the Sleep state while reading from or writing to a disc or
an external media card.
Manually initiating and exiting Sleep
You can initiate Sleep in any of the following ways:
●
Close the display.
●
Select the Start button, select the Power icon, and then select Sleep.
You can exit Sleep in any of the following ways:
●
Briefly press the power button.
●
If the computer is closed, raise the display.
●
Press a key on the keyboard.
●
Tap the TouchPad.
When the computer exits Sleep, your work returns to the screen.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required on exiting Sleep, you must enter your Windows password
before your work returns to the screen.
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Manually initiating and exiting Hibernation (select products only)
You can enable user-initiated Hibernation and change other power settings and timeouts using Power
Options.
1.
Type power options in the taskbar search box, and then select Power Options.
‒ or –
Right-click the Power meter icon
, and then select Power Options.
2.
In the left pane, select Choose what the power button does.
3.
Select Change Settings that are currently unavailable, and then, in the When I press the power button
area, select Hibernate.
– or –
Under Shutdown settings, select the Hibernate box to show the Hibernate option in the Power menu.
4.
Select Save changes.
To exit Hibernation:
▲
Briefly press the power button.
When the computer exits Hibernation, your work returns to the screen.
NOTE: If you have set a password to be required on exiting Hibernation, you must enter your Windows
password before your work returns to the screen.
Setting password protection on wakeup (exiting Sleep or Hibernation)
To set the computer to prompt for a password when the computer exits Sleep or Hibernation, follow these
steps:
1.
Type power options in the taskbar search box, and then select Power Options.
‒ or –
Right-click the Power meter icon
, and then select Power Options.
2.
In the left pane, select Require a password on wakeup.
3.
Select Change Settings that are currently unavailable.
4.
Select Require a password (recommended).
NOTE: To create a user account password or change your current user account password, select Create
or change your user account password, and then follow the on-screen instructions. If you do not need
to create or change a user account password, go to step 5.
5.
Select Save changes.
Using HP Fast Charge (select products only)
The HP Fast Charge feature allows you to quickly charge your computer battery. Depending on your computer
model and AC adapter, Fast Charge operates in one of the following ways:
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When the battery charge remaining is between zero and 50%, the battery will charge to 50% of full
capacity in no more than 30 minutes.
●
When the battery charge remaining is between zero and 90%, the battery will charge to 90% of full
capacity in no more than 90 minutes.
To use HP Fast Charge, shut down your computer and then connect the AC adapter to your computer and to
external power.
Using the power meter and power settings
The power meter is located on the Windows taskbar. The power meter allows you to quickly access power
settings and view the remaining battery charge.
●
To view the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current power plan, place the mouse
pointer over the power meter icon
●
.
To use Power Options, right–click the power meter icon
, and then select an item from the list. You
can also type power options in the task bar search box, and then select Power Options.
Different power meter icons indicate whether the computer is running on battery or external power. Placing
the mouse pointer over the icon reveals a message if the battery has reached a low or critical battery level.
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Running on battery power
When a charged battery is in the computer and the computer is not plugged into external power, the computer
runs on battery power. When the computer is off and unplugged from external power, the battery in the
computer slowly discharges. The computer displays a message when the battery reaches a low or critical
battery level.
Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer,
screen brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors.
User-replaceable battery
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the user-replaceable battery provided with the
computer, a replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP.
CAUTION: Removing a user-replaceable battery that is the sole power source for the computer can cause
loss of information. To prevent loss of information, save your work or shut down the computer through
Windows before removing the battery.
To remove the user-replaceable battery, refer to the steps and illustration below that most closely match your
computer:
1.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface with the battery facing toward you.
2.
Slide the battery release latch (1) to release the battery.
NOTE: The battery release latch automatically returns to its original position.
3.
Remove the battery (2) from the computer.
‒ or –
1.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface with the battery facing toward you.
2.
Slide the battery lock latch (1) to unlock the battery, and then slide the battery release latch (2) to
release the battery.
NOTE: The battery release latch automatically returns to its original position.
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3.
Remove the battery (3) from the computer.
‒ or –
1.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface with the battery facing toward you.
2.
Slide the battery lock latch (1) to unlock the battery, and then slide the battery release latch (2) to
release the battery.
NOTE: The battery release latch automatically returns to its original position.
3.
Pivot the battery (3) upward, and then remove the battery (4) from the computer.
‒ or –
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1.
Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface.
2.
Slide the battery release latch (1) to release the battery.
NOTE: The battery release latch automatically returns to its original position.
3.
Pivot the battery upward (2), and then remove the battery (3) from the computer.
Finding battery information
To access battery information:
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
‒ or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2.
Select My PC, select the Diagnostics and tools tab, and then select HP Battery Check. If HP Battery
Check indicates that your battery should be replaced, contact support.
HP Support Assistant provides the following tools and information about the battery:
●
HP Battery Check
●
Information about battery types, specifications, life cycles, and capacity
Conserving battery power
To conserve battery power and maximize battery life:
●
Lower the brightness of the display.
●
Select the Power saver setting in Power Options.
●
If the computer will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the
user-replaceable battery from the computer and store it separately in a cool, dry place.
●
Turn off wireless devices when you are not using them.
●
Disconnect unused external devices that are not plugged into an external power source, such as an
external hard drive connected to a USB port.
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Stop, disable, or remove any external media cards that you are not using.
●
Before you leave your work, initiate Sleep or shut down the computer.
Identifying low battery levels
When a battery that is the sole power source for the computer reaches a low or critical battery level, the
following behavior occurs:
●
The battery light (select products only) indicates a low or critical battery level.
– or –
●
The power meter icon
shows a low or critical battery notification.
NOTE: For additional information about the power meter, see Using the power meter and power
settings on page 42.
The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level:
●
If Hibernation is disabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer remains briefly in
the Sleep state and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.
●
If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer initiates
Hibernation.
Resolving a low battery level
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available
Connect one of the following to the computer and to external power:
●
AC adapter
●
Optional docking or expansion device
●
Optional power adapter purchased as an accessory from HP
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available
Save your work and shut down the computer.
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation
1.
Replace a discharged user-replaceable battery (select products only) with a charged battery, or connect
the AC adapter to the computer and to external power.
2.
Exit Hibernation by pressing the power button.
Storing a user-replaceable battery
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to a battery, do not expose it to high temperatures for extended
periods of time.
If a computer will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the battery
and store it separately in a cool, dry place to prolong the battery charge.
A stored battery should be checked every 6 months. If the capacity is less than 50 percent, recharge the
battery before returning it to storage.
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Disposing of a user-replaceable battery
WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, or puncture; do not short external
contacts; do not dispose of in fire or water.
See the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices for proper battery disposal.
To access this document:
▲
Select the Start button, select All apps (required on some products), select HP Help and Support, and
then select HP Documentation.
Running on AC power
For information about connecting to AC power, refer to the Setup Instructions poster provided in the computer
box.
The computer does not use battery power when the computer is connected to AC power with an approved AC
adapter or an optional docking/expansion device.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer, a
replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP.
Connect the computer to AC power under any of the following conditions:
WARNING!
Do not charge the computer battery while you are aboard aircraft.
●
When charging or calibrating a battery
●
When installing or updating system software
●
When updating the system BIOS
●
When writing information to a disc (select products only)
●
When running Disk Defragmenter on computers with internal hard drives
●
When performing a backup or recovery
When you connect the computer to AC power:
●
The battery begins to charge.
●
The screen brightness increases.
●
The power meter icon
changes appearance.
When you disconnect AC power:
●
The computer switches to battery power.
●
The screen brightness automatically decreases to save battery life.
●
The power meter icon
changes appearance.
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Troubleshooting power problems
Test the AC adapter if the computer exhibits any of the following symptoms when it is connected to AC power:
●
The computer does not turn on.
●
The display does not turn on.
●
The power lights do not turn on.
To test the AC adapter:
1.
Shut down the computer.
2.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer and to the power cord, and then plug the power cord into an AC
outlet.
3.
Turn on the computer.
●
If the power lights turn on, the AC adapter is working properly.
●
If the power lights remain off, check the connection from the AC adapter to the computer and the
connection from the power cord to the AC outlet to be sure that the connections are secure.
●
If the connections are secure and the power lights remain off, the AC adapter is not functioning and
should be replaced.
Contact support for information about obtaining a replacement AC power adapter.
Shutting down (turning off) the computer
CAUTION: Unsaved information is lost when the computer shuts down. Be sure to save your work before
shutting down the computer.
The Shut down command closes all open programs, including the operating system, and then turns off the
display and computer.
Shut down the computer under any of the following conditions:
●
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 or video port
●
When the computer will be unused and disconnected from external power for an extended period
Although you can turn off the computer with the power button, the recommended procedure is to use the
Windows Shut down command.
NOTE: If the computer is in the Sleep state or in Hibernation, first exit Sleep or Hibernation by briefly
pressing the power button.
1.
Save your work and close all open programs.
2.
Select the Start button, select the Power icon, and then select Shut down.
If the computer is unresponsive and you are unable to use the preceding shutdown procedures, try the
following emergency procedures in the sequence provided:
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●
Press ctrl+alt+delete, select the Power icon, and then select Shut down.
●
Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds.
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Disconnect the computer from external power.
●
Remove the battery.
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Maintaining your computer
It is important to perform regular maintenance to keep your computer in optimal condition. This chapter
explains how to use tools like Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup. It also provides instructions for updating
programs and drivers, steps to clean the computer, and tips for traveling with (or shipping) the computer.
Improving performance
You can improve the performance of your computer by performing regular maintenance tasks with tools such
as Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup.
Using Disk Defragmenter
HP recommends using Disk Defragmenter to defragment your hard drive at least once a month.
NOTE:
It is not necessary to run Disk Defragmenter on solid-state drives.
To run Disk Defragmenter:
1.
Connect the computer to AC power.
2.
Type defragment in the taskbar search box, and then select Defragment and Optimize Drives.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
For additional information, access the Disk Defragmenter software Help.
Using Disk Cleanup
Use Disk Cleanup to search the hard drive for unnecessary files that you can safely delete to free up disk space
and help the computer run more efficiently.
To run Disk Cleanup:
1.
Type disk in the taskbar search box, and then select Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Using HP 3D DriveGuard (select products only)
HP 3D DriveGuard protects a hard drive by parking the drive and halting data requests under either of the
following conditions:
●
You drop the computer.
●
You move the computer with the display closed while the computer is running on battery power.
A short time after the end of one of these events, HP 3D DriveGuard returns the hard drive to normal
operation.
NOTE: Only internal hard drives are protected by HP 3D DriveGuard. A hard drive installed in an optional
docking device or connected to a USB port is not protected by HP 3D DriveGuard.
NOTE: Because solid-state drives (SSDs) lack moving parts, HP 3D DriveGuard is unnecessary for these
drives.
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For more information, see the HP 3D DriveGuard software Help.
Identifying HP 3D DriveGuard status
The hard drive light on the computer changes color to show that the drive in a primary hard drive bay and/or
the drive in a secondary hard drive bay (select products only) is parked. To determine whether a drive is
currently protected or whether it is parked, view the icon on the Windows desktop in the notification area, at
the far right of the taskbar.
Updating programs and drivers
HP recommends that you update your programs and drivers on a regular basis. Updates can resolve issues
and bring new features and options to your computer. For example, older graphics components might not
work well with the most recent gaming software. Without the latest driver, you would not be getting the most
out of your equipment.
Go to http://www.hp.com/support to download the latest versions of HP programs and drivers. In addition,
register to receive automatic notifications when updates become available.
If you would like to update your programs and drivers, follow these instructions:
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
- or Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2.
Select My PC, select the Updates tab, and then select Check for updates and messages.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Cleaning your computer
Use the following products to safely clean your computer:
●
Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.3 percent maximum concentration (for example, disposable
wipes, which come in a variety of brands)
●
Alcohol-free glass-cleaning fluid
●
Solution of water and mild soap
●
Dry microfiber cleaning cloth or a chamois (static-free cloth without oil)
●
Static-free cloth wipes
CAUTION: Avoid strong cleaning solvents that can permanently damage your computer. If you are not sure
that a cleaning product is safe for your computer, check the product contents to make sure that ingredients
such as alcohol, acetone, ammonium chloride, methylene chloride, and hydrocarbons are not included in the
product.
Fibrous materials, such as paper towels, can scratch the computer. Over time, dirt particles and cleaning
agents can get trapped in the scratches.
Cleaning procedures
Follow the procedures in this section to safely clean your computer.
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WARNING! To prevent electric shock or damage to components, do not attempt to clean your computer
while it is on.
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Disconnect AC power.
3.
Disconnect all powered external devices.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to internal components, do not spray cleaning agents or liquids directly on
any computer surface. Liquids dripped on the surface can permanently damage internal components.
Cleaning the display
Gently wipe the display using a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with an alcohol-free glass cleaner. Be sure that
a display is dry before you close the computer.
Cleaning the sides or cover
To clean the sides or cover, use a soft microfiber cloth or chamois moistened with one of the cleaning
solutions listed previously, or use an acceptable disposable wipe.
NOTE:
When cleaning the cover of the computer, use a circular motion to aid in removing dirt and debris.
Cleaning the TouchPad, keyboard, or mouse (select products only)
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.
CAUTION:
To prevent damage to internal components, do not allow liquids to drip between the keys.
●
To clean the TouchPad, keyboard, or mouse, use a soft microfiber cloth or a chamois moistened with one
of the cleaning solutions listed previously or use an acceptable disposable wipe.
●
To prevent keys from sticking and to remove dust, lint, and particles from the keyboard, use a can of
compressed air with a straw extension.
Traveling with or shipping your computer
If you have to travel with or ship your computer, follow these tips to keep your equipment safe.
●
Prepare the computer for traveling or shipping:
—
Back up your information to an external drive.
—
Remove all discs and all external media cards, such as memory cards.
—
Turn off and then disconnect all external devices.
—
Shut down the computer.
●
Take along a backup of your information. Keep the backup separate from the computer.
●
When traveling by air, carry the computer as hand luggage; do not check it in with the rest of your
luggage.
CAUTION: Avoid exposing a drive to magnetic fields. Security devices with magnetic fields include
airport walk-through devices and security wands. Airport conveyer belts and similar security devices
that check carry-on baggage use X-rays instead of magnetism and do not damage drives.
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If you plan to use the computer during a flight, listen for the in-flight announcement that tells you when
you are allowed to use your computer. In-flight computer use is at the discretion of the airline.
●
If you are shipping the computer or a drive, use suitable protective packaging and label the package
“FRAGILE.”
●
The use of wireless devices may be restricted in some environments. Such restrictions may apply aboard
aircraft, in hospitals, near explosives, and in hazardous locations. If you are uncertain of the policy that
applies to the use of a wireless device in your computer, ask for authorization to use your computer
before you turn it on.
●
If you are traveling internationally, follow these suggestions:
—
Check the computer-related customs regulations for each country or region on your itinerary.
—
Check the power cord and adapter requirements for each location in which you plan to use the
computer. Voltage, frequency, and plug configurations vary.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not attempt
to power the computer with a voltage converter kit sold for appliances.
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Securing your computer and information
Computer security is essential for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your information.
Standard security solutions provided by the Windows operating system, HP applications, the Setup Utility
(BIOS), and other third-party software can help protect your computer from a variety of risks, such as viruses,
worms, and other types of malicious code.
IMPORTANT:
Some security features listed in this chapter may not be available on your computer.
Using passwords
A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your computer information and to protect
online transactions. Several types of passwords can be set. For example, when you set up your computer for
the first time, you were asked to create a user password to secure your computer. Additional passwords can
be set in Windows or in HP Setup Utility (BIOS), which is preinstalled on your computer.
You may find it helpful to use the same password for a Setup Utility (BIOS) feature and for a Windows security
feature.
To create and save passwords, use the following tips:
●
To reduce the risk of being locked out of the computer, record each password and store it in a secure
place away from the computer. Do not store passwords in a file on the computer.
●
When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
●
Change your passwords at least every 3 months.
●
An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers.
●
Before you send your computer for service, back up your files, delete confidential files, and then remove
all password settings.
For additional information about Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords:
▲
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
Setting Windows passwords
Password
Function
User password
Protects access to a Windows user account.
Administrator password
Protects administrator-level access to computer contents.
NOTE: This password cannot be used to access Setup Utility
(BIOS) contents.
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Setting Setup Utility (BIOS) passwords
Password
Function
Administrator password
●
Must be entered each time you access Setup Utility (BIOS).
●
If you forget your administrator password, you cannot
access Setup Utility (BIOS).
●
Must be entered each time you turn on or restart the
computer.
●
If you forget your power-on password, you cannot turn on or
restart the computer.
Power-on password
To set, change, or delete an administrator or power-on password in Setup Utility (BIOS):
CAUTION: Use extreme care when making changes in Setup Utility (BIOS). Errors can prevent the computer
from operating properly.
NOTE: To start Setup Utility, your computer must be in notebook mode and you must use the keyboard
attached to your notebook. The on-screen keyboard, which displays in tablet mode, cannot access Setup
Utility.
1.
Start Setup Utility (BIOS):
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
▲
●
Turn on or restart the computer, quickly press esc, and then press f10.
Tablets without keyboards:
1.
Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume up button.
- or Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume down button.
- or Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the Windows button.
2.
2.
Tap f10.
Select Security, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Your changes take effect when the computer restarts.
Using Windows Hello (select products only)
On products equipped with a fingerprint reader or an infrared camera, you can use Windows Hello to sign in by
swiping your finger or looking at the camera.
To set up Windows Hello, follow these steps:
1.
Select the Start button, select Settings, select Accounts, and then select Sign-in options.
2.
Under Windows Hello, follow the on-screen instructions to add both a password and a 4-digit PIN, and
then enroll your fingerprint or facial ID.
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Using Internet security software
When you use your computer to access email, a network, or the Internet, you potentially expose your
computer to computer viruses, spyware, and other online threats. To help protect your computer, Internet
security software that includes antivirus and firewall features may be preinstalled on your computer as a trial
offer. To provide ongoing protection against newly discovered viruses and other security risks, security
software must be kept up to date. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade the security software trial
offer or purchase the software of your choice in order to fully protect your computer.
Using antivirus software
Computer viruses can disable programs, utilities, or the operating system, or cause them to function
abnormally. Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in most cases, repair any damage
they have caused.
To provide ongoing protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus software must be kept up to date.
An antivirus program may be preinstalled on your computer. It is strongly recommended that you use the
antivirus program of your choice in order to fully protect your computer.
For more information about computer viruses, type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the
HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
Using firewall software
Firewalls are designed to prevent unauthorized access to a system or network. A firewall can be software you
install on your computer and/or network, or it can be a combination of both hardware and software.
There are two types of firewalls to consider:
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Host-based firewalls—Software that protects only the computer it is installed on.
●
Network-based firewalls—Installed between your DSL or cable modem and your home network to
protect all the computers on the network.
When a firewall is installed on a system, all data sent to and from the system is monitored and compared with
a set of user-defined security criteria. Any data that does not meet those criteria is blocked.
Installing software updates
HP, Windows, and third-party software installed on your computer should be regularly updated to correct
security problems and improve software performance.
CAUTION: Microsoft sends out alerts regarding Windows updates, which may include security updates. To
protect the computer from security breaches and computer viruses, install all updates from Microsoft as soon
as you receive an alert.
You can install these updates automatically.
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Chapter 9 Securing your computer and information
To view or change the settings:
1.
Select the Start button, select Settings, and then select Update & security.
2.
Select Windows Update, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
3.
To schedule a time for installing updates, select Advanced options, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
Using HP Touchpoint Manager (select products only)
HP Touchpoint Manager is a cloud-based IT solution that enables businesses to effectively manage and
secure their company assets. HP Touchpoint Manager helps protect devices against malware and other
attacks, monitors device health, and enables you to reduce time spent solving end-user device and security
issues. You can quickly download and install the software, which is highly cost effective relative to traditional
in-house solutions.
Securing your wireless network
When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect your network
from unauthorized access. WLANs in public areas (hotspots) like coffee shops and airports may not provide
any security.
Backing up your software applications and information
Regularly back up your software applications and information to protect them from being permanently lost or
damaged through a virus attack or a software or hardware failure.
Using an optional security cable (select products only)
A security cable (purchased separately) is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer
from being mishandled or stolen. To connect a security cable to your computer, follow the device
manufacturer's instructions.
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10 Using Setup Utility (BIOS)
Setup Utility, or Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), controls communication between all the input and output
devices on the system (such as disk drives, display, keyboard, mouse, and printer). Setup Utility (BIOS)
includes settings for the types of devices installed, the startup sequence of the computer, and the amount of
system and extended memory.
NOTE: To start Setup Utility on convertible computers, your computer must be in notebook mode and you
must use the keyboard attached to your notebook.
Starting Setup Utility (BIOS)
CAUTION: Use extreme care when making changes in Setup Utility (BIOS). Errors can prevent the computer
from operating properly.
▲
Turn on or restart the computer, quickly press esc, and then press f10.
Updating Setup Utility (BIOS)
Updated versions of Setup Utility (BIOS) may be available on the HP website.
Most BIOS updates on the HP website are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs.
Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding installing
and troubleshooting the file.
Determining the BIOS version
To decide whether you need to update Setup Utility (BIOS), first determine the BIOS version on your computer.
To reveal the BIOS version information (also known as ROM date and System BIOS), use one of these options.
●
HP Support Assistant
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2.
●
Select My PC, and then select Specifications.
Setup Utility (BIOS)
1.
Start Setup Utility (BIOS) (see Starting Setup Utility (BIOS) on page 58).
2.
Select Main, select System Information, and then make note of the BIOS version.
3.
Select Exit, select No, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
To check for later BIOS versions, see Downloading a BIOS update on page 59.
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Downloading a BIOS update
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer or an unsuccessful installation, download and
install a BIOS update only when the computer is connected to reliable external power using the AC adapter. Do
not download or install a BIOS update while the computer is running on battery power, docked in an optional
docking device, or connected to an optional power source. During the download and installation, follow these
instructions:
●
Do not disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet.
●
Do not shut down the computer or initiate Sleep.
●
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord.
NOTE: If your computer is connected to a network, consult the network administrator before installing any
software updates, especially system BIOS updates.
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2.
Click Updates, and then click Check for updates and messages.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
4.
At the download area, follow these steps:
a.
Identify the most recent BIOS update and compare it to the BIOS version currently installed on your
computer. If the update is more recent than your BIOS version, make a note of the date, name, or
other identifier. You may need this information to locate the update later, after it has been
downloaded to your hard drive.
b.
Follow the on-screen instructions to download your selection to the hard drive.
Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update is downloaded.
You will need to access this path when you are ready to install the update.
BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that appear on the screen after the download is
complete. If no instructions appear, follow these steps:
1.
Type file in the taskbar search box, and then select File Explorer.
2.
Click your hard drive designation. The hard drive designation is typically Local Disk (C:).
3.
Using the hard drive path you recorded earlier, open the folder that contains the update.
4.
Double-click the file that has an .exe extension (for example, filename.exe).
The BIOS installation begins.
5.
Complete the installation by following the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the downloaded file
from your hard drive.
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11 Using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI)
HP PC Hardware Diagnostics is a Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) that allows you to run diagnostic
tests to determine whether the computer hardware is functioning properly. The tool runs outside the
operating system so that it can isolate hardware failures from issues that are caused by the operating system
or other software components.
When HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) detects a failure that requires hardware replacement, a 24-digit
Failure ID code is generated. This ID code can then be provided to support to help determine how to correct
the problem.
NOTE: To start diagnostics on a convertible computer, your computer must be in notebook mode and you
must use the keyboard attached.
To start HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI), follow these steps:
1.
Turn on or restart the computer, and quickly press esc.
2.
Press f2.
The BIOS searches three places for the diagnostic tools, in the following order:
a.
Connected USB drive
NOTE: To download the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) tool to a USB drive, see Downloading
HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) to a USB device on page 60.
3.
b.
Hard drive
c.
BIOS
When the diagnostic tool opens, select the type of diagnostic test you want to run, and then follow the
on-screen instructions.
NOTE:
If you need to stop a diagnostic test, press esc.
Downloading HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) to a USB device
NOTE: The HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) download instructions are provided in English only, and you
must use a Windows computer to download and create the HP UEFI support environment because only .exe
files are offered.
There are two options to download HP PC Hardware Diagnostics to a USB device.
Download the latest UEFI version
1.
Go to http://www.hp.com/go/techcenter/pcdiags. The HP PC Diagnostics home page is displayed.
2.
In the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics section, select the Download link, and then select Run.
Download any version of UEFI for a specific product
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1.
Go to http://www.hp.com/support.
2.
Select Get software and drivers.
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3.
Enter the product name or number.
– or –
Select Identify now to let HP automatically detect your product.
4.
Select your computer, and then select your operating system.
5.
In the Diagnostic section, follow the on-screen instructions to select and download the UEFI version
you want.
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12 Backing up, restoring, and recovering
This chapter provides information about the following processes. The information in the chapter is standard
procedure for most products.
●
Creating recovery media and backups
●
Restoring and recovering your system
For additional information, refer to the HP support assistant app.
▲
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
‒ or –
Click the question mark icon in the taskbar.
IMPORTANT: If you will be performing recovery procedures on a tablet, the tablet battery must be at least
70% charged before you start the recovery process.
IMPORTANT: For a tablet with a detachable keyboard, connect the keyboard to the keyboard dock before
beginning any recovery process.
Creating recovery media and backups
The following methods of creating recovery media and backups are available on select products only. Choose
the available method according to your computer model.
●
Use HP Recovery Manager to create HP Recovery media after you successfully set up the computer. This
step creates a backup of the HP Recovery partition on the computer. The backup can be used to reinstall
the original operating system in cases where the hard drive is corrupted or has been replaced. For
information on creating recovery media, see Creating HP Recovery media (select products only)
on page 62. For information on the recovery options that are available using the recovery media, see
Using Windows tools on page 63.
●
Use Windows tools to create system restore points and create backups of personal information.
For more information, see Recovering using HP Recovery Manager on page 64.
NOTE: If storage is 32 GB or less, Microsoft System Restore is disabled by default.
Creating HP Recovery media (select products only)
If possible, check for the presence of the Recovery partition and the Windows partition. From the Start menu,
select File Explorer, and then select This PC.
●
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If your computer does not list the Windows partition and the Recovery partition, you can obtain recovery
media for your system from support. See the Worldwide Telephone Numbers booklet included with the
computer. You can also find contact information on the HP website. Go to http://www.hp.com/support,
select your country or region, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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You can use Windows tools to create system restore points and create backups of personal information,
see Using Windows tools on page 63.
●
If your computer does list the Recovery partition and the Windows partition, you can use HP Recovery
Manager to create recovery media after you successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be
used to perform system recovery if the hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the
original operating system and software programs that were installed at the factory and then configures
the settings for the programs. HP Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or restore
the factory image if you replace the hard drive.
—
Only one set of recovery media can be created. Handle these recovery tools carefully, and keep
them in a safe place.
—
HP Recovery Manager examines the computer and determines the required storage capacity for
the media that will be required.
—
To create recovery discs, your computer must have an optical drive with DVD writer capability, and
you must use only high-quality blank DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, or DVD+R DL discs. Do not use
rewritable discs such as CD±RW, DVD±RW, double-layer DVD±RW, or BD-RE (rewritable Blu-ray)
discs; they are not compatible with HP Recovery Manager software. Or, instead, you can use a highquality blank USB flash drive.
—
If your computer does not include an integrated optical drive with DVD writer capability, but you
would like to create DVD recovery media, you can use an external optical drive (purchased
separately) to create recovery discs. If you use an external optical drive, it must be connected
directly to a USB port on the computer; the drive cannot be connected to a USB port on an external
device, such as a USB hub. If you cannot create DVD media yourself, you can obtain recovery discs
for your computer from HP. See the Worldwide Telephone Numbers booklet included with the
computer. You can also find contact information on the HP website. Go to http://www.hp.com/
support, select your country or region, and follow the on-screen instructions.
—
Be sure that the computer is connected to AC power before you begin creating the recovery media.
—
The creation process can take an hour or more. Do not interrupt the creation process.
—
If necessary, you can exit the program before you have finished creating all of the recovery DVDs.
HP Recovery Manager will finish burning the current DVD. The next time you start HP Recovery
Manager, you will be prompted to continue.
To create HP Recovery media:
IMPORTANT: For a tablet with a detachable keyboard, connect the keyboard to the keyboard dock before
beginning these steps.
1.
Type recovery in the taskbar search box, and then select HP Recovery Manager.
2.
Select Create recovery media, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you ever need to recover the system, see Recovering using HP Recovery Manager on page 64.
Using Windows tools
You can create recovery media, system restore points, and backups of personal information using Windows
tools.
NOTE:
If storage is 32 GB or less, Microsoft System Restore is disabled by default.
For more information and steps, see the Get started app.
▲
Select the Start button, and then select the Get started app.
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Restore and recovery
There are several options for recovering your system. Choose the method that best matches your situation
and level of expertise:
IMPORTANT:
●
Windows offers several options for restoring from backup, refreshing the computer, and resetting the
computer to its original state. For more information see the Get started app.
▲
●
Not all methods are available on all products.
Select the Start button, and then select the Get started app.
If you need to correct a problem with a preinstalled application or driver, use the Reinstall drivers and/or
applications option (select products only) of HP Recovery Manager to reinstall the individual application
or driver.
▲
Type recovery in the taskbar search box, select HP Recovery Manager, select Reinstall drivers
and/or applications, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
●
If you want to recover the Windows partition to original factory content, you can choose the System
Recovery option from the HP Recovery partition (select products only) or use the HP Recovery media.
For more information, see Recovering using HP Recovery Manager on page 64. If you have not already
created recovery media, see Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) on page 62.
●
On select products, if you want to recover the computer's original factory partition and content, or if you
have replaced the hard drive, you can use the Factory Reset option of HP Recovery media. For more
information, see Recovering using HP Recovery Manager on page 64.
●
On select products, if you want to remove the recovery partition to reclaim hard drive space, HP
Recovery Manager offers the Remove Recovery Partition option.
For more information, see Removing the HP Recovery partition (select products only) on page 67.
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager
HP Recovery Manager software allows you to recover the computer to its original factory state by using the
HP Recovery media that you either created or that you obtained from HP, or by using the HP Recovery
partition (select products only). If you have not already created recovery media, see Creating HP Recovery
media (select products only) on page 62.
What you need to know before you get started
●
HP Recovery Manager recovers only software that was installed at the factory. For software not
provided with this computer, you must either download the software from the manufacturer's website or
reinstall the software from the media provided by the manufacturer.
IMPORTANT: Recovery through HP Recovery Manager should be used as a final attempt to correct
computer issues.
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HP Recovery media must be used if the computer hard drive fails. If you have not already created
recovery media, see Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) on page 62.
●
To use the Factory Reset option (select products only), you must use HP Recovery media. If you have not
already created recovery media, see Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) on page 62.
●
If your computer does not allow the creation of HP Recovery media or if the HP Recovery media does not
work, you can obtain recovery media for your system from support. See the Worldwide Telephone
Numbers booklet included with the computer. You can also find contact information from the HP
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website. Go to http://www.hp.com/support, select your country or region, and follow the on-screen
instructions.
IMPORTANT: HP Recovery Manager does not automatically provide backups of your personal data. Before
beginning recovery, back up any personal data you want to retain.
Using HP Recovery media, you can choose from one of the following recovery options:
NOTE:
Only the options available for your computer display when you start the recovery process.
●
System Recovery—Reinstalls the original operating system, and then configures the settings for the
programs that were installed at the factory.
●
Factory Reset—Restores the computer to its original factory state by deleting all information from the
hard drive and re-creating the partitions. Then it reinstalls the operating system and the software that
was installed at the factory.
The HP Recovery partition (select products only) allows System Recovery only.
Using the HP Recovery partition (select products only)
The HP Recovery partition allows you to perform a system recovery without the need for recovery discs or a
recovery USB flash drive. This type of recovery can be used only if the hard drive is still working.
To start HP Recovery Manager from the HP Recovery partition:
IMPORTANT: For a tablet with a detachable keyboard, connect the keyboard to the keyboard dock before
beginning these steps (select products only).
1.
Type recovery in the taskbar search box, select Recovery Manager, and then select HP Recovery
Environment.
- orFor computers or tablets with keyboards attached, press f11 while the computer boots, or press and
hold f11 as you press the power button.
For tablets without keyboards:
Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume up button; then select f11.
- or Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume down button; then select f11.
- or Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the Windows button; then select f11.
2.
Select Troubleshoot from the boot options menu.
3.
Select Recovery Manager, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Using HP Recovery media to recover
You can use HP Recovery media to recover the original system. This method can be used if your system does
not have an HP Recovery partition or if the hard drive is not working properly.
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1.
If possible, back up all personal files.
2.
Insert the HP Recovery media, and then restart the computer.
NOTE: If the computer does not automatically restart in HP Recovery Manager, change the computer
boot order. See Changing the computer boot order on page 66.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Changing the computer boot order
If your computer does not restart in HP Recovery Manager, you can change the computer boot order, which is
the order of devices listed in BIOS where the computer looks for startup information. You can change the
selection to an optical drive or a USB flash drive.
To change the boot order:
IMPORTANT: For a tablet with a detachable keyboard, connect the keyboard to the keyboard dock before
beginning these steps.
1.
Insert the HP Recovery media.
2.
Access the system Startup menu.
For computers or tablets with keyboards attached:
▲
Turn on or restart the computer or tablet, quickly press esc, and then press f9 for boot options.
For tablets without keyboards:
▲
Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume up button; then select f9.
- or Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume down button; then select f9.
- or Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the Windows button; then select f9.
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3.
Select the optical drive or USB flash drive from which you want to boot.
4.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Removing the HP Recovery partition (select products only)
HP Recovery Manager software allows you to remove the HP Recovery partition to free up hard drive space.
IMPORTANT: After you remove the HP Recovery partition, you will not be able to perform System Recovery
or create HP recovery media from the HP Recovery partition. So before you remove the Recovery partition,
create HP Recovery media; see Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) on page 62.
NOTE:
The Remove Recovery Partition option is only available on products that support this function.
Follow these steps to remove the HP Recovery partition:
1.
Type recovery in the taskbar search box, and then select HP Recovery Manager.
2.
Select Remove Recovery Partition, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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13 Specifications
Input power
The power information in this section may be helpful if you plan to travel internationally with the computer.
The computer operates on DC power, which can be supplied by an AC or a DC power source. The AC power
source must be rated at 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz. Although the computer can be powered from a standalone DC
power source, it should be powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power source that is supplied and
approved by HP for use with this computer.
The computer can operate on DC power within the following specifications. Operating voltage and current
varies by platform. The voltage and current for your computer is located on the regulatory label.
Input power
Rating
Operating voltage and current
5 V dc @ 2 A / 12 V dc @ 3 A /15 V dc @ 3 A – 45 W USB-C
5 V dc @ 3 A / 9 V dc @ 3 A / 10 V dc @ 3.75 A / 12 V dc @ 3.75 A / 15 V dc @ 3 A / 20 V dc @ 2.25 A
– 45 W USB-C
5 V dc @ 3 A / 9 V dc @ 3A / 10 V dc @ 5 A / 12 V dc @ 5 A / 15 V dc @ 4.33 A / 20 V dc @ 3.25 A –
65 W USB-C
5 V dc @ 3 A / 9 V dc @ 3 A / 10 V dc @ 5 A / 12 V dc @ 5 A / 15 V dc @ 5 A / 20 V dc @ 4.5 A – 90 W
USB-C
19.5 V dc @ 2.31 A – 45 W
19.5 V dc @ 3.33 A – 65 W
19.5 V dc @ 4.62 A – 90 W
19.5 V dc @ 6.15 A – 120 W
19.5 V dc @ 7.70 A – 150 W
19.5 V dc @ 10.3 A – 200 W
19.5 V dc @ 11.8 A – 230 W
19.5 V dc @ 16.92 A – 330 W
DC plug of external HP power
supply (select products only)
NOTE: This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding
240 V rms.
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Chapter 13 Specifications
Operating environment
Factor
Metric
U.S.
Operating
5°C to 35°C
41°F to 95°F
Nonoperating
-20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Operating
-15 m to 3,048 m
-50 ft to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating
-15 m to 12,192 m
-50 ft to 40,000 ft
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
Operating environment
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14 Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic discharge is the release of static electricity when two objects come into contact—for example,
the shock you receive when you walk across the carpet and touch a metal door knob.
A discharge of static electricity from fingers or other electrostatic conductors may damage electronic
components.
To prevent damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions:
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If removal or installation instructions direct you to unplug the computer, first be sure that it is properly
grounded.
●
Keep components in their electrostatic-safe containers until you are ready to install them.
●
Avoid touching pins, leads, and circuitry. Handle electronic components as little as possible.
●
Use nonmagnetic tools.
●
Before handling components, discharge static electricity by touching an unpainted metal surface.
●
If you remove a component, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
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15 Accessibility
HP designs, produces, and markets products and services that can be used by everyone, including people with
disabilities, either on a stand-alone basis or with appropriate assistive devices.
Supported assistive technologies
HP products support a wide variety of operating system assistive technologies and can be configured to work
with additional assistive technologies. Use the Search feature on your device to locate more information
about assistive features.
NOTE: For additional information about a particular assistive technology product, contact customer support
for that product.
Contacting support
We are constantly refining the accessibility of our products and services and welcome feedback from users. If
you have an issue with a product or would like to tell us about accessibility features that have helped you,
please contact us at +1 (888) 259-5707, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. North American Mountain
Time. If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing and use TRS/VRS/WebCapTel, contact us if you require technical
support or have accessibility questions by calling +1 (877) 656-7058, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
North American Mountain Time.
NOTE:
Support is in English only.
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Index
Symbols/Numerics
3D camera
identifying 9
3D camera light, identifying 9
A
AC adapter and battery 5, 7
AC adapter, testing 38, 48
accessibility 71
action keys 16
identifying 15
airplane mode 20
airplane mode key 16, 20
antivirus software, using 56
Audio 25
audio-in (microphone) jack 8
audio-out (headphone) jacks 7
audio-out (headphone)/audio-in
(microphone) jack, identifying 8
B
backing up software and
information 57
backups 62
battery
conserving power 36, 45
discharging 36, 45
disposing 47
factory-sealed 36
finding information 36, 45
low battery levels 36, 46
resolving low battery level 37,
46
storing 46
user-replaceable 43
battery cover, identifying 18
battery information, finding 36, 45
battery power 35, 43
battery release latch 18
battery temperature 46
best practices 1
BIOS
determining version 58
downloading an update 59
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Index
starting the Setup Utility
updating 58
Bluetooth device 20, 22
Bluetooth label 19
boot order
changing 66
bottom 19
buttons
left TouchPad 11
optical drive eject 8
power 13, 14
right TouchPad 11
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C
camera
identifying 9
using 24
camera light, identifying 9, 10
camera, identifying 10
caps lock light, identifying 12
caring for your computer 51
cleaning your computer 51
components
bottom 17
display 9
left side 7
right side 5
top 11
computer, traveling 46
connecting to a WLAN 21
connector, power 5, 7
corporate WLAN connection 21
critical battery level 37, 46
D
Disk Cleanup software 50
Disk Defragmenter software 50
drive light 5, 6
E
electrostatic discharge 70
esc key, identifying 15
external AC power, using 37, 47
F
fingerprints, registering 55
firewall software 56
fn key, identifying 15
four-finger tap TouchPad gesture
30
G
gaming features, using
GPS 22
28
H
hard drive, identifying 17
HDMI port
connecting 26
identifying 5, 6
HDMI, configuring audio 26
headphones, connecting 24
headsets, connecting 25
Hibernation
exiting 34, 41
initiated during critical battery
level 37, 46
initiating 34, 41
high-definition devices, connecting
26, 27, 28
HP 3D DriveGuard 50
HP Apps Store, visiting 1
HP Fast Charge 35, 41
HP Mobile Broadband
activating 21
IMEI number 21
MEID number 21
HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI)
using 60
HP Recovery Manager
correcting boot problems 66
starting 65
HP Recovery media
creating 62
recovery 65
HP Recovery partition
recovery 65
removing 67
HP resources 2
HP Touchpoint Manager
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I
IMEI number 21
initiating Sleep and Hibernation 33,
40
input power 68
installing
optional security cable 57
integrated numeric keypad,
identifying 15, 32
internal microphones, identifying 9,
10
Internet security software, using 56
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 8
audio-out (headphone) 7
audio-out (headphone)/audio-in
(microphone) 8
network 5, 6
RJ-45 (network) 5, 6
K
keyboard and optional mouse
using 31
keys
action 15
airplane mode 16
esc 15
fn 15
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L
labels
Bluetooth 19
regulatory 19
serial number 18
service 18
wireless certification 19
WLAN 19
latch, battery release 18
lights
AC adapter and battery light 5, 7
caps lock 12
drive 5, 6
mute 12
power 12
RJ-45 (network) status 5, 6
locating information
hardware 4
software 4
low battery level 36, 46
M
maintenance
Disk Cleanup 50
Disk Defragmenter 50
HP 3D DriveGuard 50
updating programs and drivers
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managing power 33, 40
MEID number 21
memory card reader, identifying 5,
6
memory card, identifying 5, 6
memory module
identifying 17
microphone, connecting 25
mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort
connecting 27
identifying 5
minimized image recovery 65
minimized image, creating 64
Miracast 28
mobile broadband
activating 21
IMEI number 21
MEID number 21
mute light, identifying 12
N
network jack, identifying 5, 6
num lock key, identifying 32
O
one-finger slide touch screen
gesture 31
operating environment 69
optical drive eject button,
identifying 8
optical drive, identifying 8
original system recovery 64
P
passwords
Setup Utility (BIOS) 55
Windows 54
ports
HDMI 5, 6, 26, 27
mini Dual-Mode DisplayPort 5
Miracast 28
USB 2.0 8
USB 3.0 5, 6, 7, 8
power
AC 37, 47
battery 35, 43
power button, identifying 13, 14
power connector, identifying 5, 7
power lights, identifying 12
power meter, using 35, 42
power settings, using 35, 42
product name and number,
computer 18
public WLAN connection 21
R
recover
options 64
recovery
discs 63, 65
HP Recovery Manager 64
media 65
starting 65
supported discs 63
system 64
USB flash drive 65
using HP Recovery media 63
recovery media
creating 62
creating using HP Recovery
Manager 63
recovery partition
removing 67
regulatory information
regulatory label 19
wireless certification labels 19
RJ-45 (network) jack, identifying 5,
6
RJ-45 (network) status lights,
identifying 5, 6
S
security cable slot, identifying 7, 8
security cable, installing 57
serial number 18
serial number, computer 18
service labels, locating 18
setting password protection on
wakeup 34, 41
Index
73
Setup Utility (BIOS) passwords 55
shipping the computer 52
shutdown 38, 48
Sleep
exiting 34, 40
initiating 34, 40
Sleep and Hibernation
initiating 33, 40
slots
memory card reader 5, 6
security cable 7, 8
software
Disk Cleanup 50
Disk Defragmenter 50
HP 3D DriveGuard 50
software updates, installing 56
sound settings, using 25
speakers
connecting 24
identifying 14
storing a battery 46
supported discs, recovery 63
system recovery 64
system restore point
creating 63
system restore point, creating 62
T
tap TouchPad and touch screen
gesture 29
temperature 46
testing an AC adapter 38, 48
three-finger swipe TouchPad
gesture 31
touch screen gestures
one-finger slide 31
TouchPad
buttons 11
using 29
TouchPad and touch screen gestures
tap 29
two-finger pinch zoom 29
TouchPad gestures
four-finger tap 30
three-finger swipe 31
two-finger slide 30
two-finger tap 30
TouchPad zone, identifying 11
traveling with the computer 19, 46,
52
74
Index
turning off the computer 38, 48
two-finger pinch zoom TouchPad and
touch screen gesture 29
two-finger slide TouchPad gesture
30
two-finger tap TouchPad gesture 30
U
unresponsive system 38, 48
updating programs and drivers 51
USB 2.0 port, identifying 8
USB 3.0 port, identifying 5, 6, 7, 8
using external AC power 37, 47
using passwords 54
using power meter settings 35, 42
using power settings 35, 42
using sound settings 25
using the integrated numeric
keypad 32
using the keyboard and optional
mouse 31
using the TouchPad 29
V
vents, identifying
video 25
7, 17, 18
W
Windows
system restore point 62, 63
Windows Hello
using 55
Windows key, identifying 15
Windows passwords 54
Windows tools
using 63
wireless button 20
wireless certification label 19
wireless controls
button 20
operating system 20
wireless light 20
wireless network (WLAN)
connecting 21
corporate WLAN connection 21
functional range 21
public WLAN connection 21
wireless network, securing 57
WLAN antennas, identifying 9, 10
WLAN device 19
WLAN label 19
WWAN device
21