User Guide
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contained herein.
First Edition: March 2017
Document Part Number: 915576-001
Product notice
Software terms
This user guide describes features that are
common to most models. Some features may
not be available on your computer.
By installing, copying, downloading, or
otherwise using any software product
preinstalled on this computer, you agree to be
bound by the terms of the HP End User License
Agreement (EULA). If you do not accept these
license terms, your sole remedy is to return the
entire unused product (hardware and software)
within 14 days for a full refund subject to the
refund policy of your seller.
Not all features are available in all editions or
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
additional requirements may apply over time
for updates. See http://www.microsoft.com.
To access the latest user guides or manuals for
your product, go to http://www.hp.com/
support. 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).
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Processor configuration setting (select products only)
IMPORTANT: Select computer products are configured with an Intel® Pentium® N35xx/N37xx series or a
Celeron® N28xx/N29xx/N30xx/N31xx series processor and a Windows® operating system. If your computer
is configured as described, do not change the processor configuration setting in msconfig.exe from 4 or 2
processors to 1 processor. If you do so, your computer will not restart. You will have to perform a factory
reset to restore the original settings.
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Table of contents
1 Welcome ....................................................................................................................................................... 1
Finding information ............................................................................................................................................... 2
2 Components .................................................................................................................................................. 3
Locating hardware ................................................................................................................................................. 3
Locating software .................................................................................................................................................. 3
Right ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Left ......................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Display .................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Keyboard area ........................................................................................................................................................ 8
TouchPad ............................................................................................................................................. 8
Lights ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Buttons and fingerprint reader ......................................................................................................... 10
Special keys ....................................................................................................................................... 12
Action keys ........................................................................................................................................ 13
Bottom ................................................................................................................................................................. 14
Front ..................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Labels ................................................................................................................................................................... 16
3 Network connections ................................................................................................................................... 17
Connecting to a wireless network ....................................................................................................................... 17
Using the wireless controls ............................................................................................................... 17
Wireless button ............................................................................................................... 17
Operating system controls ............................................................................................. 17
Connecting to a WLAN ....................................................................................................................... 18
Using HP Mobile Broadband (select products only) .......................................................................... 18
Using HP Mobile Connect Pro (select products only) ........................................................................ 19
Using GPS (select products only) ...................................................................................................... 19
Using Bluetooth wireless devices (select products only) ................................................................. 19
Connecting Bluetooth devices ........................................................................................ 19
Using NFC to share information (select products only) .................................................................... 19
Sharing ............................................................................................................................ 20
Connecting to a wired network ............................................................................................................................ 20
Connecting to a local area network (LAN) (select products only) .................................................... 20
Using HP LAN-WLAN Protection (select products only) .................................................................... 21
Turning on and customizing HP LAN-WLAN Protection ................................................. 21
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Using HP MAC Address Manager to identify your computer on a network (select products only) ..................... 22
Turning on and customizing the system MAC address ..................................................................... 22
4 Screen navigation ........................................................................................................................................ 23
Using the TouchPad and touch screen gestures ................................................................................................. 23
Tap ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
Two-finger pinch zoom ..................................................................................................................... 24
Two-finger scroll (TouchPad only) .................................................................................................... 24
Two-finger tap (TouchPad only) ........................................................................................................ 24
Four-finger tap (TouchPad only) ....................................................................................................... 25
Three-finger swipe (TouchPad only) ................................................................................................. 25
One-finger slide (touch screen only) ................................................................................................. 25
Using the keyboard and optional mouse ............................................................................................................. 26
5 Entertainment features ............................................................................................................................... 27
Using a webcam (select products only) ............................................................................................................... 27
Using audio .......................................................................................................................................................... 27
Connecting speakers ......................................................................................................................... 27
Connecting headphones .................................................................................................................... 27
Connecting headsets ......................................................................................................................... 28
Using sound settings ......................................................................................................................... 28
Using video .......................................................................................................................................................... 28
Connecting video devices using a USB Type-C cable ........................................................................ 29
Connecting video devices by using a VGA cable ................................................................................ 29
Connecting video devices using an HDMI cable ................................................................................ 30
Setting up HDMI audio .................................................................................................... 31
Discovering and connecting wired displays using MultiStream Transport ...................................... 31
Connect displays to computers with AMD or Nvidia graphics (with an optional hub) ... 32
Connect displays to computers with Intel graphics (with an optional hub) ................... 32
Connect displays to computers with Intel graphics (with a built-in hub) ...................... 32
Discovering and connecting to Miracast-compatible wireless displays (select products only) ...... 33
6 Managing power .......................................................................................................................................... 34
Using Sleep and Hibernation ............................................................................................................................... 34
Initiating and exiting Sleep ............................................................................................................... 34
Initiating and exiting Hibernation (select products only) ................................................................. 35
Shutting down (turning off) the computer .......................................................................................................... 35
Using the Power icon and Power Options ............................................................................................................ 36
Running on battery power ................................................................................................................................... 36
Using HP Fast Charge (select products only) .................................................................................... 36
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Displaying battery charge ................................................................................................................. 37
Finding battery information in HP Support Assistant (select products only) .................................. 37
Conserving battery power ................................................................................................................. 37
Identifying low battery levels ........................................................................................................... 37
Resolving a low battery level ............................................................................................................ 38
Resolving a low battery level when external power is available ................................... 38
Resolving a low battery level when no power source is available ................................. 38
Resolving a low battery level when the computer cannot exit Hibernation .................. 38
Factory-sealed battery ...................................................................................................................... 38
Running on external power ................................................................................................................................. 38
7 Security ...................................................................................................................................................... 40
Protecting the computer ..................................................................................................................................... 40
Using passwords .................................................................................................................................................. 40
Setting passwords in Windows ......................................................................................................... 41
Setting passwords in Computer Setup ............................................................................................. 42
Managing a BIOS administrator password ........................................................................................ 42
Entering a BIOS administrator password ....................................................................... 44
Using DriveLock Security Options ..................................................................................................... 44
Selecting Automatic DriveLock (select products only) ................................................... 44
Enabling Automatic DriveLock ..................................................................... 44
Disabling Automatic DriveLock .................................................................... 45
Entering an Automatic DriveLock password ................................................ 45
Selecting manual DriveLock ........................................................................................... 45
Setting a DriveLock master password ......................................................... 46
Enabling DriveLock and setting a DriveLock user password ......................................... 46
Disabling DriveLock ........................................................................................................ 47
Entering a DriveLock password ...................................................................................... 47
Changing a DriveLock password ..................................................................................... 47
Using Windows Hello (select products only) ....................................................................................................... 48
Using antivirus software ...................................................................................................................................... 48
Using firewall software ........................................................................................................................................ 48
Installing software updates ................................................................................................................................. 49
Using HP Client Security (select products only) .................................................................................................. 49
Using HP Touchpoint Manager (select products only) ........................................................................................ 49
Using an optional security cable (select products only) ..................................................................................... 49
Using a fingerprint reader (select products only) ............................................................................................... 50
Locating the fingerprint reader ......................................................................................................... 50
8 Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................... 51
Improving performance ....................................................................................................................................... 51
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Using Disk Defragmenter .................................................................................................................. 51
Using Disk Cleanup ............................................................................................................................ 51
Using HP 3D DriveGuard (select products only) ................................................................................ 51
Identifying HP 3D DriveGuard status .............................................................................. 52
Updating programs and drivers .......................................................................................................................... 52
Cleaning your computer ...................................................................................................................................... 52
Cleaning procedures .......................................................................................................................... 52
Cleaning the display ........................................................................................................ 53
Cleaning the sides or cover ............................................................................................. 53
Cleaning the TouchPad, keyboard, or mouse (select products only) ............................. 53
Traveling with or shipping your computer .......................................................................................................... 53
9 Backing up, restoring, and recovering ........................................................................................................... 55
Creating recovery media and backups ................................................................................................................ 55
Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) ......................................................................... 55
Using Windows tools ........................................................................................................................................... 56
Restore and recovery ........................................................................................................................................... 57
Recovering using HP Recovery Manager ........................................................................................... 57
What you need to know before you get started ............................................................. 57
Using the HP Recovery partition (select products only) ................................................. 58
Using HP Recovery media to recover .............................................................................. 58
Changing the computer boot order ................................................................................ 59
Removing the HP Recovery partition (select products only) ......................................... 60
10 Computer Setup (BIOS), TPM, and HP Sure Start ............................................................................................ 61
Using Computer Setup ......................................................................................................................................... 61
Starting Computer Setup .................................................................................................................. 61
Using a USB keyboard or USB mouse to start Computer Setup (BIOS) .......................... 61
Navigating and selecting in Computer Setup ................................................................................... 61
Restoring factory settings in Computer Setup ................................................................................. 62
Updating the BIOS ............................................................................................................................. 62
Determining the BIOS version ......................................................................................... 62
Downloading a BIOS update ........................................................................................... 63
Changing the boot order using the f9 prompt .................................................................................. 64
TPM BIOS settings (select products only) ........................................................................................................... 64
Using HP Sure Start (select products only) ......................................................................................................... 64
11 Using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) ..................................................................................................... 65
Downloading HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) to a USB device .................................................................... 65
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12 Specifications ............................................................................................................................................ 67
Input power .......................................................................................................................................................... 67
Operating environment ....................................................................................................................................... 67
13 Electrostatic Discharge .............................................................................................................................. 68
14 Accessibility .............................................................................................................................................. 69
Supported assistive technologies ....................................................................................................................... 69
Contacting support .............................................................................................................................................. 69
Index ............................................................................................................................................................. 70
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Welcome
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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TIP:
To quickly return to the computer Start screen from an open app or the Windows desktop, press
the Windows key
on your keyboard. Pressing the Windows key again will return you to the
previous screen.
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Connect to the Internet—Set up your wired or wireless network so that you can connect to the Internet.
For more information, see Network connections on page 17.
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Update your antivirus software—Protect your computer from damage caused by viruses. The software
is preinstalled on the computer. For more information, see Using antivirus software on page 48.
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Get to know your computer—Learn about your computer features. See Components on page 3 and
Screen navigation on page 23 for additional information.
●
Find installed software—Access a list of the software preinstalled on the computer:
Select the Start button.
‒ or –
Right-click the Start button, and then select Programs and Features.
●
Back up your hard drive by creating recovery discs or a recovery flash drive. See Backing up, restoring,
and recovering on page 55.
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Finding information
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
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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 HP Help and Support,
and then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Select the Start button, 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 HP Help and Support,
and then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Select the Start button, select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
Limited Warranty*
To access this document:
▲
Select the Start button, select HP Help and Support,
and then select HP Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Select the Start button, select HP, and then select HP
Documentation.
‒ or –
▲
Go to http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments.
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.
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Chapter 1 Welcome
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Components
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.
‒ or –
Right-click the Start button, and then select Programs and Features.
Locating hardware
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Right
Component
Description
(1)
Smart card reader
Supports optional smart cards.
(2)
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:
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 Specifications tab, and then
select User Guides.
NOTE: When a device is connected to the jack, the computer
speakers are disabled.
(3)
USB 3.x SuperSpeed ports (2)
Connect a USB device, such as a cell phone, camera, activity
tracker, or smartwatch, and provides high-speed data transfer.
(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)
USB Type-C SuperSpeed and Thunderbolt ports
(2)
When the computer is on, connect and charge USB devices that
have Type-C connectors, such as cell phones, cameras, activity
trackers, or smartwatches, and provide high-speed data
transfer.
– or –
Connect to various USB, video, HDMI, and LAN devices.
NOTE: Cables and/or adapters (purchased separately) may be
required.
– or –
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Component
Description
Connect a display device that has a USB Type-C connector,
providing display output.
NOTE: Your computer may also support a Thunderbolt
docking station.
– or –
Connect a DisplayPort device that has a USB Type-C connector,
providing display output.
(6)
Power connector
Connects an AC adapter.
(7)
Battery light
When AC power is connected:
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White: The battery charge is greater than 90 percent.
●
Amber: The battery charge is from 0 to 90 percent.
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Off: The battery is not charging.
When AC power is disconnected (battery not charging):
●
Blinking amber: The battery has reached a low battery
level. When the battery has reached a critical battery level,
the battery light begins blinking rapidly.
●
Off: The battery is not charging.
Right
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Left
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)
RJ-45 (network) jack/status lights
Connects a network cable.
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Green (right): The network is connected.
●
Blinking amber (left): Activity is occurring on the network.
(3)
External monitor port
Connects an external VGA monitor or projector.
(4)
USB 3.x charging port
When the computer is on, connects and charges a USB device,
such as a cell phone, camera, activity tracker, or smartwatch,
and provides high-speed data transfer.
(5)
Memory card reader (select products only)
Reads optional memory cards that store, manage, share, or
access information.
To insert a card:
1.
Hold the card label-side up, with the 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.
Display
Component
Description
(1)
WLAN antennas* (2) (select products only)
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless local
area networks (WLANs).
(2)
WWAN antennas* (2) (select products only)
Send and receive wireless signals to communicate with wireless wide
area networks (WWANs).
(3)
Internal microphones (2) (select products only)
Record sound.
(4)
Webcam light (select products only)
On: The webcam is in use.
(5)
Webcam (select products only)
Records video and captures photographs. Some models allow you to
video conference and chat online using streaming video.
To use the webcam:
▲
Type camera in the taskbar search box, and then select
Camera.
*The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the
antennas free from obstructions.
For wireless regulatory notices, see the section of the Regulatory, Safety, and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or
region.
To access this guide:
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 Specifications tab, and then select User Guides.
Display
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Keyboard area
TouchPad
Component
8
Description
(1)
Pointing stick
Moves the pointer on the screen.
(2)
Left pointing stick button
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(3)
TouchPad on/off button/TouchPad light
Turns the TouchPad on and off.
●
Amber: The TouchPad is off.
●
Off: The TouchPad is on.
(4)
TouchPad zone
Reads your finger gestures to move the pointer or activate
items on the screen.
(5)
Left TouchPad button
Functions like the left button on an external mouse.
(6)
Right pointing stick button
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
(7)
Center pointing stick button
Functions like the center button on an external mouse.
(8)
Center TouchPad button
Functions like the center button on an external mouse.
(9)
Right TouchPad button
Functions like the right button on an external mouse.
Chapter 2 Components
Lights
Component
(1)
Description
Power light
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On: The computer is on.
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Blinking: The computer is in the Sleep state, a power-saving
state. The computer shuts off power to the display and
other unneeded components.
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Off: The computer is off or in Hibernation. Hibernation is 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)
Microphone mute light
●
Amber: Microphone is off.
●
White: Microphone is on.
(4)
Num lk light
On: Num lock is on.
(5)
Wireless light
●
White: An integrated wireless device, such as a wireless
local area network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth®
device, is on.
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Amber: All wireless devices are off.
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Amber: Computer sound is off.
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White: Computer sound is on.
●
Amber: The TouchPad is off.
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Off: The TouchPad is on.
(6)
(7)
Mute light
TouchPad light
Keyboard area
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Buttons and fingerprint reader
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 for at
least 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
To learn more about your power settings, see your power
options.
▲
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)
Wireless button
Turns the wireless feature on or off but does not establish a
wireless connection.
A wireless network must be set up before a wireless connection is
possible.
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Component
Description
(3)
Volume mute button
Mutes and restores speaker sound.
(4)
Fingerprint reader (select products only)
Allows a fingerprint logon to Windows, instead of a password
logon.
Keyboard area
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Special keys
Component
Description
(1)
esc key
Displays system information when pressed in combination with
the fn key.
(2)
fn key
Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in
combination with a function key, the num lk key, the esc key, or
other key.
See Action keys on page 13.
(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.
See Action keys on page 13.
(5)
num lk key
Alternates between the navigational and numeric functions on
an integrated numeric keypad.
(6)
Integrated numeric keypad
A separate keypad to the right of the alphabet keyboard. When
num lk is pressed, the integrated keypad can be used like an
external numeric keypad.
NOTE: If the keypad function is active when the computer is
turned off, that function is reinstated when the computer is
turned back on.
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Action keys
An action key performs the function indicated by the icon on the key. To determine which keys are on your
product, see Special keys on page 12.
▲
Icon
To use an action key, press and hold the key.
Description
Initiates Sleep, which saves your information in system memory. The display and other system components
turn off and power is conserved. To exit Sleep, briefly press the power button.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of information loss, save your work before initiating Sleep.
Turns the keyboard backlight off or on.
NOTE:
To conserve battery power, turn off this feature.
Switches the screen image among display devices connected to the system. For example, if a monitor is
connected to the computer, repeatedly pressing the hot key alternates the screen image from computer
display to monitor display to simultaneous display on both the computer and monitor.
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.
Decreases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Increases speaker volume incrementally while you hold down the key.
Mutes the microphone.
NOTE: The action key feature is enabled at the factory. You can disable this feature by pressing and holding
the fn key and the left shift key. The fn lock light will turn on. After you have disabled the action key feature,
you can still perform each function by pressing the fn key in combination with the appropriate action key.
Keyboard area
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Bottom
Component
Description
(1)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound.
(2)
Vents (2)
Enable airflow to cool internal components.
NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool
internal components and prevent overheating. It is normal
for the internal fan to cycle on and off during routine
operation.
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Front
Component
(1)
(2)
(3)
Description
Wireless light
Power light
Battery light
●
White: An integrated wireless device, such as a
wireless local area network (WLAN) device and/or a
Bluetooth® device, is on.
●
Amber: All wireless devices are off.
●
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.
When AC power is connected:
●
White: The battery charge is greater than 90 percent.
●
Amber: The battery charge is from 0 to 90 percent.
●
Off: The battery is not charging.
When AC power is disconnected (battery not charging):
(4)
Drive light
●
Blinking amber: The battery has reached a low
battery level. When the battery has reached a critical
battery level, the battery light begins blinking
rapidly.
●
Off: The battery is not charging.
●
Blinking white: The hard drive is being accessed.
●
Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the
hard drive.
NOTE: For more information about HP 3D DriveGuard,
see Using HP 3D DriveGuard (select products only)
on page 51.
(5)
Speakers (2)
Produce sound.
Front
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Labels
The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system
problems or travel internationally with the computer.
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.
Component
(1)
Serial number
(2)
Product number
(3)
Warranty period
(4)
Model number (select products only)
Component
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(1)
Model name (select products only)
(2)
Product number
(3)
Serial number
(4)
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.
Chapter 2 Components
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Network connections
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:
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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 (select products only)—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that
gives you wireless connectivity over a much larger area. Mobile network operators install base stations
(similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively providing coverage across
entire states, regions, or even countries.
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Bluetooth® device—Creates a personal area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled
devices such as computers, phones, printers, headsets, speakers, and cameras. In a PAN, each device
communicates directly with other devices, and devices must be relatively close together—typically
within 10 meters (approximately 33 feet) of each other.
Using the wireless controls
You can control the wireless devices in your computer using one or more of these features:
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Wireless button (also called airplane mode key or wireless key) (referred to in this chapter as wireless
button)
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Operating system controls
Wireless button
The computer may have a wireless button, 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:
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.
NOTE: If your computer includes HP Mobile Connect, the instructions in this section do not apply. See Using
HP Mobile Connect Pro (select products only) on page 19.
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 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 provided in the HP Mobile
Broadband information provided with your computer or the mobile network operator may provide it
separately from the computer.
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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.
Using HP Mobile Connect Pro (select products only)
HP Mobile Connect Pro is a prepaid, mobile broadband service that provides a cost-effective, secure, simple,
and flexible mobile broadband connection for your computer. To use HP Mobile Connect Pro, your computer
must have a SIM card and the HP Mobile Connect app. For more information about HP Mobile Connect Pro and
where it is available, go to http://www.hp.com/go/mobileconnect.
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 Windows privacy setting.
1.
Type location in the taskbar search box, and then select Location privacy settings.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions for using location settings.
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:
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Computers (desktop, notebook)
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Phones (cellular, cordless, smartphone)
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Imaging devices (printer, camera)
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Audio devices (headset, speakers)
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Mouse
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External keyboard
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.
Using NFC to share information (select products only)
Your computer supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which allows you to wirelessly share information
between two NFC-enabled devices. Information is transferred by tapping the tapping area (antenna) of the
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computer with the antenna of your phone or other device. With NFC and supported apps, you can share
websites, transfer contact information, transfer payments, and print on NFC-enabled printers.
NOTE:
To locate the tapping area on your computer, see Components on page 3.
Sharing
1.
2.
Confirm that the NFC function is enabled.
a.
Type wireless in the taskbar search box, and then select Turn wireless devices on or off.
b.
Confirm that the selection for NFC is On.
Tap the NFC tapping area with an NFC-enabled device. You may hear a sound when the devices connect.
NOTE: To find the location of the antenna on the other NFC device, refer to your device instructions.
3.
Follow any on-screen instructions to continue.
Connecting to a wired network
Select products may allow wired connections: local area network (LAN) and modem connection. A LAN
connection uses a network cable and is much faster than a modem, which uses a telephone cable. Both cables
are sold separately.
WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a modem
cable or telephone cable into an RJ-45 (network) jack.
Connecting to a local area network (LAN) (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.
NOTE: A feature called HP LAN-WLAN Protection may be enabled on your computer. It closes your wireless
(Wi-Fi) connection when you connect directly to a LAN. For more information about HP LAN-WLAN Protection,
see Using HP LAN-WLAN Protection (select products only) on page 21.
If there is no RJ-45 port on the computer, connecting to a LAN requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network cable or an
optional docking device or expansion product.
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 or on an optional docking device or
expansion product.
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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.
Using HP LAN-WLAN Protection (select products only)
In a LAN environment, you can set HP LAN-WLAN Protection to safeguard your LAN network from
unauthorized wireless access. When HP LAN-WLAN Protection is enabled, the WLAN (Wi-Fi) connection is
turned off when the computer is connected directly to a LAN.
Turning on and customizing HP LAN-WLAN Protection
1.
Connect a network cable to the network jack on the computer, or on an optional docking device or
expansion product.
2.
Start Computer Setup (BIOS).
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Computers or tablets with keyboards:
▲
●
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer
Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
▲
Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume down button until the
Startup menu is displayed. Tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
3.
Select Advanced, and then select Built-in Device Options.
4.
Select the check box for LAN/WLAN Auto Switching to turn off WLAN connections when connected to a
LAN network.
5.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, select the Save icon in the lower-right corner of the
screen, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
‒ or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
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Using HP MAC Address Manager to identify your computer on a
network (select products only)
You can enable a system Media Access Control (MAC) address to provide a customizable way of identifying
your computer and its communications on networks. This system MAC address provides unique identification
even when your computer is connected through an external device, such as a docking station or external
wireless adapter. This address is disabled by default.
Turning on and customizing the system MAC address
1.
Connect a network cable to the network jack on the computer, or on an optional docking device or
expansion product.
2.
Start Computer Setup (BIOS).
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
▲
●
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer
Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
▲
Turn on or restart the tablet, and then quickly hold down the volume down button until the
Startup menu is displayed. Tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
3.
Select Advanced, and then select Host Based MAC Address.
4.
In the box to the right of Host Based MAC Address, select either System to enable the host-based MAC
address or Custom to customize the address.
5.
Make selections for boot order and devices supported.
6.
If you selected Custom, select MAC ADDRESS, enter your customized system MAC address, and then
press enter to save the address.
7.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, select the Save icon in the lower-right corner of the
screen, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
‒ or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
For additional documentation about HP MAC Address Manager and using system MAC addresses, go to
http://www.hp.com/support. Select Find your product, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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Screen navigation
You can navigate the computer screen in the following ways:
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Use touch gestures directly on the computer screen (select products only)
●
Use touch gestures on the TouchPad
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Use keyboard and optional mouse (mouse purchased separately)
●
Use an on-screen keyboard (select products only)
●
Use the pointing stick (select products only)
Using the 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.
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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.
Two-finger scroll (TouchPad only)
Use the two-finger scroll 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:
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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.
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Four-finger tap (TouchPad only)
Use the four-finger tap to open the action center.
●
Tap four fingers on the Touchpad to open the action center and view current settings and notifications.
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.
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Using the keyboard and optional mouse
The keyboard and mouse allow you to type, select items, scroll and to 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.
NOTE: Depending on the country or region, your keyboard may have different keys and keyboard functions
than those discussed in this section.
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Entertainment features
Use your HP computer for business or pleasure to meet with others via the webcam, mix audio and video, or
connect external devices like a projector, monitor, TV, or speakers. See Components on page 3 to locate the
audio, video and camera features on your computer.
Using a webcam (select products only)
Your computer has a webcam (integrated camera) that records video and captures photographs. Some
models allow you to video conference and chat online using streaming video.
▲
To access the camera, type camera in the taskbar search box, and then select Camera from the list of
applications.
Using audio
You can download and listen to music, stream audio content (including radio) from the web, record audio, or
mix audio and video to create multimedia. You can also play music CDs on the computer (on select models) or
attach an external optical drive to play CDs. To enhance your listening enjoyment, attach headphones or
speakers.
Connecting speakers
You can attach wired speakers to your computer by connecting them to a USB port or to the audio-out
(headphone)/audio-in (microphone) combo 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 31. 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:
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 Specifications tab, and then select User Guides.
You can connect wired headphones to the headphone jack or to the audio-out (headphone)/audio-in
(microphone) combo jack on your computer.
To connect wireless headphones to your computer, follow the device manufacturer's instructions.
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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:
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 Specifications tab, and then select User Guides.
Headphones combined with a microphone are called headsets. You can connect wired headsets to the audioout (headphone)/audio-in (microphone) combo jack 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, 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 audio 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.
For information on using your video features, refer to HP Support Assistant.
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Connecting video devices using a USB Type-C cable
NOTE: To connect a USB Type-C Thunderbolt® device to your computer, you need a USB Type-C cable,
purchased separately.
To see video or high-resolution display output on an external Thunderbolt device, connect the Thunderbolt
device according to the following instructions:
1.
Connect one end of the USB Type-C cable to the USB Type-C Thunderbolt port on the computer.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the external Thunderbolt device.
3.
Press fn+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 external device.
●
Extend: View the screen image extended across both the computer and external device.
●
Second screen only: View the screen image on the external device only.
Each time you press fn+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. Select the Start button, select Settings, select System, select Display,
and then select Advanced display settings. Select the appropriate resolution and then select Apply.
Connecting video devices by using a VGA cable
NOTE:
To connect a VGA video device to your computer, you need an VGA cable, purchased separately.
To see the computer screen image on an external VGA monitor or projected for a presentation, connect a
monitor or projector to the computer's VGA port.
1.
Connect the VGA cable from the monitor or projector to the VGA port on the computer as shown.
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2.
Press fn+f4 to alternate the screen image between 4 display states:
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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 fn+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. Select the Start button, select Settings, select System, select Display,
and then select Advanced display settings. Select the appropriate resolution and then select Apply.
Connecting video devices using an HDMI cable
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.
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Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the computer.
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2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the high-definition TV or monitor.
3.
Press fn+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 fn+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. Select the Start button, select Settings, select System, select Display,
and then select Advanced display settings. Select the appropriate resolution and then select Apply.
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:
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.
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.
Discovering and connecting wired displays using MultiStream Transport
MultiStream Transport (MST) allows you to connect multiple wired display devices to your computer by
connecting to the VGA or DisplayPorts on your computer and also to the VGA or DisplayPorts on a hub or an
external docking station. You can connect in several ways, depending on the type of graphics controller
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installed on your computer and whether or not your computer includes a built-in hub. Go to Device Manager 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.
Connect displays to computers with AMD or Nvidia graphics (with an optional hub)
NOTE:
With an AMD graphics controller and optional hub, you can connect up to 6 external display devices.
NOTE:
With an Nvidia graphics controller and optional hub, you can connect up to 4 external display devices.
To set up multiple display devices, follow these steps:
1.
Connect an external hub (purchased separately) to the DisplayPort on your computer, using a DP-to-DP
cable (purchased separately). Be sure that the hub power adapter is connected to AC power.
2.
Connect your external display devices to the VGA ports or DisplayPorts on the hub.
3.
To see all of your connected display devices, type device manager in the taskbar search box, and
then select the Device Manager app. If you don't see all of your connected displays, be sure that each is
connected to the correct port on the hub.
NOTE: Multiple display choices include Duplicate, which mirrors your computer screen on all enabled
display devices, or Extend, which spans your computer screen across all enabled display devices.
Connect displays to computers with Intel graphics (with an optional hub)
NOTE:
With an Intel graphics controller and optional hub, you can connect up to 3 display devices.
To set up multiple display devices, follow these steps:
1.
Connect an external hub (purchased separately) to the DisplayPort on your computer, using a DP-to-DP
cable (purchased separately). Be sure that the hub power adapter is connected to AC power.
2.
Connect your external display devices to the VGA ports or DisplayPorts on the hub.
3.
When Windows detects a monitor connected to the DP hub, the DisplayPort Topology Notification
dialog box is displayed. Click the appropriate options to configure your displays. Multiple display choices
include Duplicate, which mirrors your computer screen on all enabled display devices, or Extend, which
extends the screen image across all enabled display devices.
NOTE: If this dialog box does not appear, be sure that each external display device is connected to the
correct port on the hub. Select the Start button, select Settings, select System, select Display, and then
select Advanced display settings. Select the appropriate resolution and then select Apply.
Connect displays to computers with Intel graphics (with a built-in hub)
With your internal hub and Intel graphics controller, you can connect up to 3 display devices in the following
configurations:
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Two 1920 x 1200 DP monitors connected to the computer + one 1920 x 1200 VGA monitor connected to
an optional docking station
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One 2560 x 1600 DP monitor connected to the computer + one 1920 x 1200 VGA monitor connected to
an optional docking station
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To set up multiple display devices, follow these steps:
1.
Connect your external display devices to the VGA ports or DisplayPorts (DP) on the computer base or the
docking station.
2.
When Windows detects a monitor connected to the DP hub, the DisplayPort Topology Notification
dialog box is displayed. Click the appropriate options to configure your displays. Multiple display choices
include Duplicate, which mirrors your computer screen on all enabled display devices, or Extend, which
extends the screen image across all enabled display devices.
NOTE: If this dialog box does not appear, be sure that each external display device is connected to the
correct port on the hub. Select the Start button, select Settings, select System, select Display, and then
select Advanced display settings. Select the appropriate resolution and then select Apply.
Discovering and connecting to Miracast-compatible wireless displays (select
products only)
NOTE: To learn what type of display you have (Miracast-compatible or Intel WiDi), refer to the
documentation that came with your TV or secondary display.
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.
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Managing power
Your computer can operate on either battery power or external power. When the computer is running on
battery power and an external power source is not available to charge the battery, it is important to monitor
and conserve the battery charge.
Some power management features described in this chapter may not be available on your computer.
Using 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.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of possible audio and video degradation, loss of audio or video playback
functionality, or loss of information, do not initiate Sleep while reading from or writing to a disc or an external
media card.
Windows has two power-saving states, Sleep and Hibernation.
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Sleep—The Sleep state is automatically initiated after a period of inactivity. Your work is saved to
memory, allowing you to resume your work very quickly. You can also initiate Sleep manually. For more
information, see Initiating and exiting Sleep on page 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 Initiating and exiting Hibernation (select
products only) on page 35.
Initiating and exiting Sleep
You can initiate Sleep in any of the following ways:
●
Close the display (select products only).
●
Select the Start button, select the Power icon, and then select Sleep.
●
Press the Sleep hot key; for example, fn+f1 (select products only)
You can exit Sleep in any of the following ways:
●
Briefly press the power button.
●
If the computer is closed, raise the display (select products only).
●
Press a key on the keyboard (select products only).
●
Tap the TouchPad (select products only).
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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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 icon
, and then select Power Options.
2.
In the left pane, select Choose what the power buttons do (wording may vary by product).
3.
Depending on your product, you can enable Hibernation for battery power or external power in any of
the following ways:
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Power button—Under Power and sleep buttons and lid settings (wording may vary by product),
select When I press the power button, and then select Hibernate.
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Sleep button (select products only)—Under Power and sleep buttons and lid settings (wording
may vary by product), select When I press the sleep button, and then select Hibernate.
●
Lid (select products only)—Under Power and sleep buttons and lid settings (wording may vary by
product), select When I close the lid, and then select Hibernate.
●
Power menu—Select Change Settings that are currently unavailable, and then, under Shutdown
settings, select the Hibernate check box.
The Power menu can be accessed by selecting the Start button.
4.
Select Save changes.
▲
To initiate Hibernation, use the method that you enabled in step 3.
▲
To exit Hibernation, briefly press the power button.
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.
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 the computer.
Shut down the computer when it will be unused and disconnected from external power for an extended
period.
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.
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If the computer is unresponsive and you are unable to use the preceding shutdown procedures, try the
following emergency procedures in the sequence provided:
●
Press ctrl+alt+delete, select the Power icon, and then select Shut down.
●
Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds.
●
If your computer has a user-replaceable battery (select products only), disconnect the computer from
external power, and then remove the battery.
Using the Power icon and Power Options
The Power icon
is located on the Windows taskbar. The Power icon 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 icon
●
.
To use Power Options, right–click the Power icon
, and then select Power Options. You can also
type power options in the taskbar search box, and then select Power Options.
Different Power 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
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the computer, a
replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP.
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.
NOTE: When you disconnect external power, the display brightness is automatically decreased to conserve
battery charge. Select computer products can switch between graphic modes to conserve battery charge.
Using HP Fast Charge (select products only)
The HP Fast Charge feature allows you to quickly charge your computer battery. Charging time may vary by
+/- 10%. Depending on your computer model and the HP AC adapter provided with your computer, HP Fast
Charge operates in one of the following ways:
●
When the remaining battery charge is between zero and 50%, the battery will charge to 50% of full
capacity in no more than 30 minutes.
●
When the remaining battery charge 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.
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Displaying battery charge
To view the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current power plan, place the mouse pointer over
the Power icon
.
Finding battery information in HP Support Assistant (select products only)
To access battery information:
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
‒ or –
Select 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.
– or –
●
The Power icon
shows a low or critical battery notification.
NOTE: For additional information about the Power icon, see Using the Power icon and Power Options
on page 36.
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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 device or expansion product
●
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.
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 (select products only).
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Select 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.
Running on external power
For information about connecting to external 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 external power with an
approved AC adapter or an optional docking device or expansion product.
WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer, a
replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP.
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WARNING!
Do not charge the computer battery while you are aboard aircraft.
Connect the computer to external power under any of the following conditions:
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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 external power:
●
The battery begins to charge.
●
The screen brightness increases.
●
The Power icon
changes appearance.
When you disconnect external power:
●
The computer switches to battery power.
●
The screen brightness automatically decreases to conserve battery charge.
●
The Power icon
changes appearance.
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Security
Protecting the computer
Standard security features provided by the Windows operating system and the Windows Computer Setup
utility (BIOS, which runs under any operating system) can protect your personal settings and data from a
variety of risks.
NOTE: Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These deterrents may not prevent a product
from being mishandled or stolen.
NOTE: Before you send your computer for service, back up and delete confidential files, and remove all
password settings.
NOTE:
Some features listed in this chapter may not be available on your computer.
NOTE: Your computer supports Computrace, which is an online security-based tracking and recovery service
available in select regions. If the computer is stolen, Computrace can track the computer if the unauthorized
user accesses the Internet. You must purchase the software and subscribe to the service in order to use
Computrace. For information about ordering the Computrace software, go to http://www.hp.com.
Computer risk
Security feature
Unauthorized use of the computer
●
HP Client Security software, in combination with a password,
smart card, contactless card, registered fingerprints, or
other authentication credential
●
BIOS power-on password
Unauthorized access to Computer Setup (BIOS)
BIOS administrator password in Computer Setup*
Unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive
DriveLock password (select products only) in Computer Setup*
Unauthorized startup from an optional external optical drive
(select products only), optional external hard drive (select
products only), or internal network adapter
Boot options feature in Computer Setup*
Unauthorized access to a Windows user account
Windows user password
Unauthorized access to data
Windows BitLocker
Unauthorized removal of the computer
Security cable slot (used with an optional security cable on select
products only)
*Computer Setup is an embedded, ROM-based utility that can be used even when the operating system is not working or will not load.
You can use a pointing device (TouchPad, pointing stick, or USB mouse) or the keyboard to navigate and make selections in Computer
Setup.
NOTE:
On tablets without keyboards, you can use the touch screen.
Using passwords
A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your computer information. Several types of
passwords can be set, depending on how you want to control access to your information. Passwords can be
set in Windows or in Computer Setup, which is preinstalled on the computer.
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BIOS administrator, power-on, and DriveLock passwords are set in Computer Setup and are managed by
the system BIOS.
●
Windows passwords are set only in the Windows operating system.
●
If you forget both the DriveLock user password and the DriveLock master password set in Computer
Setup, the hard drive that is protected by the passwords is permanently locked and can no longer be
used.
You can use the same password for a Computer Setup feature and for a Windows security feature.
Use the following tips for creating and saving passwords:
●
When creating passwords, follow requirements set by the program.
●
Do not use the same password for multiple applications or websites, and do not reuse your Windows
password for any other application or website.
●
Use the Password Manager feature of HP Client Security to store your user names and passwords for
your websites and applications. You can securely read them in the future if they cannot be remembered.
●
Do not store passwords in a file on the computer.
The following tables list commonly used Windows and BIOS administrator passwords and describe their
functions.
Setting passwords in Windows
Password
Function
Administrator password*
Protects access to a Windows administrator-level account.
NOTE: Setting the Windows administrator password does not
set the BIOS administrator password.
User password*
Protects access to a Windows user account.
*For information about setting a Windows administrator password or a Windows user password, type support in the taskbar search
box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
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Setting passwords in Computer Setup
Password
Function
BIOS administrator password*
Protects access to Computer Setup.
NOTE: If features have been enabled to prevent removing the
BIOS administrator password, you may not be able to remove it
until those features have been disabled.
Power-on password
●
Must be entered each time you turn on or restart the
computer.
●
If you forget your power-on password, you cannot turn on or
restart the computer.
DriveLock master password*
Protects access to the internal hard drive that is protected by
DriveLock, and is set under DriveLock Passwords during the
enable process. This password is also used to remove DriveLock
protection.
DriveLock user password*
Protects access to the internal hard drive that is protected by
DriveLock, and is set under DriveLock Passwords during the
enable process.
*For details about each of these passwords, see the following topics.
Managing a BIOS administrator password
To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps:
Setting a new BIOS administrator password
1.
Start Computer Setup.
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
▲
●
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer
Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
▲
Turn off the tablet. Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until
the Startup menu is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
Select Security, select Create BIOS administrator password or Set Up BIOS administrator Password
(select products only), and then press enter.
3.
When prompted, type a password.
4.
When prompted, type the new password again to confirm.
5.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, select the Save icon and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Changing a BIOS administrator password
1.
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Computers or tablets with keyboards:
▲
●
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer
Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
▲
Turn off the tablet. Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until
the Startup menu is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
Enter your current BIOS administrator password.
3.
Select Security, select Change BIOS administrator Password or Change Password (select products
only), and then press enter.
4.
When prompted, type your current password.
5.
When prompted, type your new password.
6.
When prompted, type your new password again to confirm.
7.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, select the Save icon, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Deleting a BIOS administrator password
1.
Start Computer Setup.
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
▲
●
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer
Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
▲
Turn off the tablet. Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until
the Startup menu is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
Enter your current BIOS administrator password.
3.
Select Security, select Change BIOS administrator Password or Change Password (select products
only), and then press enter.
4.
When prompted, type your current password.
5.
When prompted for the new password, leave the field empty, and then press enter.
6.
When prompted to type your new password again, leave the field empty, and then press enter.
7.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, select the Save icon, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
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Entering a BIOS administrator password
At the BIOS administrator password prompt, type your password (using the same kind of keys you used to
set the password), and then press enter. After two unsuccessful attempts to enter the BIOS administrator
password, you must restart the computer and try again.
Using DriveLock Security Options
DriveLock protection prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive. DriveLock can be applied
only to the internal hard drive(s) of the computer. After DriveLock protection is applied to a drive, the
appropriate password must be entered to access the drive. The drive must be inserted into the computer or an
advanced port replicator in order for it to be unlocked.
DriveLock Security Options offers the following features:
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Automatic DriveLock—See Selecting Automatic DriveLock (select products only) on page 44.
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Set DriveLock Master Password—See Selecting manual DriveLock on page 45.
●
Enable DriveLock—See Enabling DriveLock and setting a DriveLock user password on page 46.
Selecting Automatic DriveLock (select products only)
A BIOS administrator password must be set before you can enable Automatic DriveLock. When Automatic
DriveLock is enabled, a random DriveLock user password and a DriveLock master password derived from the
BIOS administrator password are created. When the computer is turned on, the random user password
automatically unlocks the drive. If the drive is moved to another computer, you must enter the BIOS
administrator password for the original computer at the DriveLock password prompt to unlock the drive.
Enabling Automatic DriveLock
To enable Automatic DriveLock, follow these steps:
1.
Start Computer Setup.
●
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Press the power button, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
1.
Turn off the tablet.
2.
Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until the Startup menu
is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
At the BIOS administrator password prompt, enter the BIOS administrator password, and then press
enter.
3.
Select Security, select Hard Drive Utilities, select DriveLock/Automatic DriveLock, and then press
enter.
4.
Use the enter key, left mouse click, or touch screen to select the Automatic DriveLock check box.
5.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, select the Save icon and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
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Disabling Automatic DriveLock
To disable Automatic DriveLock, follow these steps:
1.
Start Computer Setup.
●
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Press the power button, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
1.
Turn off the tablet.
2.
Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until the Startup menu
is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
At the BIOS administrator password prompt, enter the BIOS administrator password, and then press
enter.
3.
Select Security, select Hard Drive Utilities, select DriveLock/Automatic DriveLock, and then press
enter.
4.
Select an internal hard drive, and then press enter.
5.
Use the enter key, left mouse click, or touch screen to clear the Automatic DriveLock check box.
6.
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup, select the Save icon, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Entering an Automatic DriveLock password
While Automatic DriveLock is enabled and the drive remains attached to the original computer, you will not be
prompted to enter a DriveLock password to unlock the drive. However, if the drive is moved to another
computer, or the system board is replaced on the original computer, you will be prompted to provide the
DriveLock password.
If this happens, at the DriveLock Password prompt, type the BIOS administrator password for the original
computer (using the same kind of keys you used to set the password), and then press enter to unlock the
drive.
After three incorrect attempts to enter the password, you must shut down the computer and try again.
Selecting manual DriveLock
CAUTION: To prevent a DriveLock-protected hard drive from becoming permanently unusable, record the
DriveLock user password and the DriveLock master password in a safe place away from your computer. If you
forget both DriveLock passwords, the hard drive will be permanently locked and can no longer be used.
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To manually apply DriveLock protection to an internal hard drive, a master password must be set, and
DriveLock must be enabled in Computer Setup. Note the following considerations about using DriveLock
protection:
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After DriveLock protection is applied to a hard drive, the hard drive can be accessed only by entering
either the DriveLock user password or the master password.
●
The owner of the DriveLock user password should be the day-to-day user of the protected hard drive.
The owner of the DriveLock master password may be either a system administrator or the day-to-day
user.
●
The DriveLock user password and the DriveLock master password can be identical.
Setting a DriveLock master password
To set a DriveLock master password, follow these steps:
1.
Start Computer Setup.
●
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Press the power button, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
1.
Turn off the tablet.
2.
Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until the Startup menu
is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
Select Security, make the selection for Hard Drive Utilities, select DriveLock/Automatic DriveLock,
and then press enter.
3.
Select the hard drive you want to protect, and then press enter.
4.
Select Set DriveLock Master Password, and then press enter.
5.
Carefully read the warning.
6.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set a DriveLock master password.
NOTE: You can enable DriveLock and set a DriveLock user password before exiting from Computer
Setup. For more information, see Enabling DriveLock and setting a DriveLock user password
on page 46.
7.
To exit Computer Setup, select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then select Yes.
Enabling DriveLock and setting a DriveLock user password
To enable DriveLock, and set a DriveLock user password, follow these steps:
1.
Start Computer Setup.
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1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Press the power button, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
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Turn off the tablet.
2.
Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until the Startup menu
is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
Select Security, select Hard Drive Utilities, select DriveLock/Automatic DriveLock, and then press
enter.
3.
Select the hard drive you want to protect, and then press enter.
4.
Select Enable DriveLock and then press enter.
5.
Carefully read the warning.
6.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set a DriveLock user password and enable DriveLock.
7.
To exit Computer Setup, select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then select Yes.
Disabling DriveLock
1.
Start Computer Setup.
●
●
Computers or tablets with keyboards:
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Press the power button, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer Setup.
Tablets without keyboards:
1.
Turn off the tablet.
2.
Press the power button in combination with the volume down button until the Startup menu
is displayed, and then tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
2.
Select Security, select Hard Drive Utilities, select DriveLock/Automatic DriveLock, and then press
enter.
3.
Select the hard drive you want to manage, and then press enter.
4.
Select Disable DriveLock, and then press enter.
5.
Follow the on-screen instructions to disable DriveLock.
6.
To exit Computer Setup, select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then select Yes.
Entering a DriveLock password
Be sure that the hard drive is inserted into the computer (not into an optional docking device or external
MultiBay).
At the DriveLock Password prompt, type your DriveLock user or master password (using the same kind of
keys you used to set the password), and then press enter.
After three incorrect attempts to enter the password, you must shut down the computer and try again.
Changing a DriveLock password
To change a DriveLock password in Computer Setup, follow these steps:
1.
Turn off the computer.
2.
Press the power button.
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3.
At the DriveLock Password prompt, type the current DriveLock user password or master password that
you are changing, press enter, and then press or tap f10 to enter Computer Setup.
4.
Select Security, select Hard Drive Utilities, select DriveLock/Automatic DriveLock, and then press
enter.
5.
Select the hard drive you want to manage, and then press enter.
6.
Make the selection for the DriveLock password that you want to change, and then follow the on-screen
instructions to enter passwords.
NOTE: The Change DriveLock Master Password option is visible only if the DriveLock master password
was provided at the DriveLock Password prompt in step 3.
7.
To exit Computer Setup, select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
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 numeric PIN, and
then enroll your fingerprint or facial ID.
NOTE: The PIN is not limited in length, but it must consist of numbers only. No alphabetic or special
characters are allowed.
Using antivirus software
When you use the computer to access e-mail, a network, or the Internet, you potentially expose it to
computer viruses. Computer viruses can disable the operating system, programs, or utilities, 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.
Windows Defender is preinstalled on your computer. It is strongly recommended that you continue to use an
antivirus program in order to fully protect your computer.
For more information about computer viruses, access the HP Support Assistant.
Using firewall software
Firewalls are designed to prevent unauthorized access to a system or network. A firewall can be a software
program you install on your computer and/or network, or it can be a solution made up of both hardware and
software.
There are two types of firewalls to consider:
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Host-based firewalls—Software that protects only the computer it is installed on.
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Network-based firewalls—Installed between your DSL or cable modem and your home network to
protect all the computers on the network.
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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.
Your computer or networking equipment may already have a firewall installed. If not, firewall software
solutions are available.
NOTE: Under some circumstances a firewall can block access to Internet games, interfere with printer or file
sharing on a network, or block authorized e-mail attachments. To temporarily resolve the problem, disable
the firewall, perform the task that you want to perform, and then reenable the firewall. To permanently
resolve the problem, reconfigure the firewall.
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.
IMPORTANT: 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.
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 Client Security (select products only)
HP Client Security software is preinstalled on your computer. This software can be accessed through the HP
Client Security icon at the far right of the taskbar or Windows Control Panel. It provides security features that
help protect against unauthorized access to the computer, networks, and critical data. For more information,
see the HP Client Security software Help.
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 customers to reduce time spent solving end-user device and
security issues. Customers can quickly download and install the software, which is highly cost effective
relative to traditional in-house solutions. For more information, see http://www.hptouchpointmanager.com.
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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Using a fingerprint reader (select products only)
Integrated fingerprint readers are available on select products. In order to use the fingerprint reader, you
must enroll your fingerprints in HP Client Security's Credential Manager. Refer to the HP Client Security
software Help.
After you enroll your fingerprints in Credential Manager, you can use HP Client Security's Password Manager to
store and fill in your user names and passwords in supported websites and applications.
Locating the fingerprint reader
The fingerprint reader is a small metallic sensor that is located in one of the following areas of your computer:
●
Near the bottom of the TouchPad
●
On the right side of the keyboard
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On the upper-right side of the display
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On the left side of the display
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On the back of the display
Depending on your product, the reader may be oriented horizontally or vertically.
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Maintenance
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 your 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 Disk Cleanup.
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)
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Alcohol-free glass-cleaning fluid
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Solution of water and mild soap
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Dry microfiber cleaning cloth or a chamois (static-free cloth without oil)
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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:
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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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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 –
Select 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 tablet to the keyboard base 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 55. For information on the recovery options that are available using the recovery media, see
Using Windows tools on page 56.
●
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 57.
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.
●
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 56.
●
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 tablet to the keyboard base 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 57.
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.
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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 57. If you have not already
created recovery media, see Creating HP Recovery media (select products only) on page 55.
●
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 57.
●
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 60.
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 55.
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.
●
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 55.
●
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 55.
●
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 tablet to the keyboard base before
beginning these steps (select products only).
1.
Type recovery in the taskbar search box, select Recovery Manager, and then select HP Recovery
Environment.
‒ or –
For 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.
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.
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 59.
3.
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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 tablet to the keyboard base 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.
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 55.
NOTE:
The Remove Recovery Partition option is only available on products that support this function.
Follow these steps to remove the HP Recovery partition:
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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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10 Computer Setup (BIOS), TPM, and HP Sure
Start
Using Computer Setup
Computer Setup, 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). Computer Setup
includes settings for the types of devices installed, the startup sequence of the computer, and the amount of
system and extended memory.
NOTE: Use extreme care when making changes in Computer Setup. Errors can prevent the computer from
operating properly.
Starting Computer Setup
▲
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f10 to enter Computer Setup.
Using a USB keyboard or USB mouse to start Computer Setup (BIOS)
You can start Computer Setup by using a keyboard or mouse connected to a USB port, but you must first
disable FastBoot.
1.
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f9 to enter the Boot Device
Options menu.
2.
Clear the check box for Fast Boot.
3.
To save your changes and exit, select the Save icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Navigating and selecting in Computer Setup
●
To select a menu or a menu item, use the tab key and the keyboard arrow keys and then press enter, or
use a pointing device to select the item.
●
To scroll up and down, select the up arrow or the down arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen, or
use the up arrow key or the down arrow key on the keyboard.
●
To close open dialog boxes and return to the main Computer Setup screen, press esc, and then follow
the on-screen instructions.
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To exit Computer Setup menus, choose one of the following methods:
●
To exit Computer Setup menus without saving your changes:
Select the Exit icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Ignore Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
●
To save your changes and exit Computer Setup menus:
Select the Save icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
Restoring factory settings in Computer Setup
NOTE:
Restoring defaults will not change the hard drive mode.
To return all settings in Computer Setup to the values that were set at the factory, follow these steps:
1.
Start Computer Setup. See Starting Computer Setup on page 61.
2.
Select Main, and then select Apply Factory Defaults and Exit.
NOTE: On select products, the selections may display Restore Defaults instead of Apply Factory
Defaults and Exit.
3.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
4.
To save your changes and exit, select the Save icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, and then
follow the on-screen instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Save Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
Your changes go into effect when the computer restarts.
NOTE:
Your password settings and security settings are not changed when you restore the factory settings.
Updating the BIOS
Updated versions of the BIOS may be available on the HP website.
Most BIOS updates on the HP website are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs.
Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding installing
and troubleshooting the file.
Determining the BIOS version
To decide whether you need to update Computer Setup (BIOS), first determine the BIOS version on your
computer.
BIOS version information (also known as ROM date and System BIOS) can be accessed by pressing fn+esc (if
you are already in Windows) or by using Computer Setup.
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1.
Start Computer Setup. See Starting Computer Setup on page 61.
2.
Select Main, and then select System Information.
3.
To exit Computer Setup without saving your changes, select the Exit icon in the lower-right corner of the
screen, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
– or –
Select Main, select Ignore Changes and Exit, and then press enter.
To check for later BIOS versions, see Downloading a BIOS update on page 63.
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 on the computer by unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet.
Do not shut down the computer or initiate Sleep.
Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord.
1.
Type support in the taskbar search box, and then select the HP Support Assistant app.
– or –
Select the question mark icon in the taskbar.
2.
Select Updates, and then select 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. 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.
NOTE: If you connect your computer to a network, consult the network administrator before installing
any software updates, especially system BIOS updates.
BIOS installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the download
is complete. If no instructions are displayed, follow these steps:
1.
Type file in the taskbar search box, and then select File Explorer.
2.
Select 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.
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NOTE: After a message on the screen reports a successful installation, you can delete the downloaded file
from your hard drive.
Changing the boot order using the f9 prompt
To dynamically choose a boot device for the current startup sequence, follow these steps:
1.
Access the Boot Device Options menu:
●
2.
Turn on or restart the computer, and when the HP logo appears, press f9 to enter the Boot Device
Options menu.
Select a boot device, press enter, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
TPM BIOS settings (select products only)
IMPORTANT: Before enabling Trusted Platform Module (TPM) functionality on this system, you must ensure
that your intended use of TPM complies with relevant local laws, regulations and policies, and approvals or
licenses must be obtained if applicable. For any compliance issues arising from your operation/usage of TPM
which violates the above mentioned requirement, you shall bear all the liabilities wholly and solely. HP will
not be responsible for any related liabilities.
TPM provides additional security for your computer. You can modify the TPM settings in Computer Setup
(BIOS).
NOTE:
If you change the TPM setting to Hidden, TPM is not visible in the operating system.
To access TPM settings in Computer Setup:
1.
Start Computer Setup. See Starting Computer Setup on page 61.
2.
Select Security, select TPM Embedded Security, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Using HP Sure Start (select products only)
Select computer models are configured with HP Sure Start, a technology that monitors the computer's BIOS
for attacks or corruption. If the BIOS becomes corrupted or is attacked, HP Sure Start automatically restores
the BIOS to its previously safe state, without user intervention.
HP Sure Start is configured and already enabled so that most users can use the HP Sure Start default
configuration. The default configuration can be customized by advanced users.
To access the latest documentation on HP Sure Start, go to http://www.hp.com/support. Select Find your
product, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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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 65.
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
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.
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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.
Chapter 11 Using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI)
12 Specifications
Input power
The power information in this section may be helpful if you plan to travel internationally with the computer.
The computer operates on DC power, which can be supplied by an AC or a DC power source. The AC power
source must be rated at 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz. Although the computer can be powered from a standalone DC
power source, it should be powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power source supplied and approved by
HP for use with this computer.
The computer can operate on DC power within the following specifications. The voltage and current for your
computer is located on the regulatory label.
Input Power
Rating
Operating voltage and current
19.5 V dc @ 7.70 A – Slim Smart 150 W
NOTE: This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding
240 V rms.
Operating environment
Factor
Metric
U.S.
Operating (writing to optical disc)
5°C to 35°C
41°F to 95°F
Nonoperating
-20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Operating
-15 m to 3,048 m
-50 ft to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating
-15 m to 12,192 m
-50 ft to 40,000 ft
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
Input power
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13 Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic discharge is the release of static electricity when two objects come into contact—for example,
the shock you receive when you walk across the carpet and touch a metal door knob.
A discharge of static electricity from fingers or other electrostatic conductors may damage electronic
components.
To prevent damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions:
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If removal or installation instructions direct you to unplug the computer, first be sure that it is properly
grounded.
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Keep components in their electrostatic-safe containers until you are ready to install them.
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Avoid touching pins, leads, and circuitry. Handle electronic components as little as possible.
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Use nonmagnetic tools.
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Before handling components, discharge static electricity by touching an unpainted metal surface.
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If you remove a component, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
Chapter 13 Electrostatic Discharge
14 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. To access the latest
information on HP accessibility, go to http://www.hp.com/accessibility.
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.
Supported assistive technologies
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Index
A
accessibility 69
action keys
using 13
action keys, identifying 12
administrator password 41
airplane mode key 17
antivirus software 48
Audio 28
audio-out (headphone)/audio-in
(microphone) combo jack,
identifying 4
Automatic DriveLock
disabling 45
enabling 44
Automatic Drivelock 44
Automatic DriveLock password
entering 45
B
backups 55
battery
conserving power 37
discharging 37
factory-sealed 38
finding information 37
low battery levels 37
resolving low battery level 38
battery charge 37
battery information, finding 37
battery light 5, 15
battery power 36
BIOS
determining version 62
downloading an update 63
updating 62
Bluetooth device 17, 19
Bluetooth label 16
boot order
changing 59
changing using the f9 prompt
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bottom 16
buttons
center TouchPad 8
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Index
left TouchPad 8
power 10
right TouchPad 8
C
caps lock light, identifying 9
caring for your computer 52
cleaning your computer 52
components
bottom 14
display 7
front 15
left side 6
right side 4
top 8
Computer Setup
BIOS administrator password 42
navigating and selecting 61
restoring factory settings 62
using a USB keyboard or USB
mouse to start Computer
Setup 61
computer setup 61
connecting to a WLAN 18
connector, power 5
corporate WLAN connection 18
critical battery level 38
D
Disk Cleanup software 51
Disk Defragmenter software 51
DisplayPort
identifying USB Type-C 4
drive light 15
DriveLock
description 45
disabling 47
enabling 46
DriveLock master password
changing 47
DriveLock password
changing 47
entering 47
setting 46
E
electrostatic discharge 68
esc key, identifying 12
external monitor port 6, 29
external power, using 38
F
factory-sealed battery 38
fingerprint reader 50
fingerprint reader, identifying 11
fingerprints, registering 48
firewall software 48
fn key, identifying 12
four-finger tap TouchPad gesture
25
G
GPS
19
H
HDMI port
connecting 30
HDMI port, identifying 4
HDMI, configuring audio 31
headphones, connecting 27
headsets, connecting 28
Hibernation
exiting 35
initiated during critical battery
level 38
initiating 35
high-definition devices, connecting
30, 33
hot keys
microphone mute 13
HP 3D DriveGuard 51
HP Client Security 49
HP Fast Charge 36
HP LAN-WLAN Protection 21
HP MAC Address Manager 22
HP Mobile Connect 19
HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI)
using 65
HP Recovery Manager
correcting boot problems 59
starting 58
HP Recovery media
creating 55
recovery 58
HP Recovery partition
recovery 58
removing 60
HP resources 2
HP Touchpoint Manager 49
I
initiating Sleep and Hibernation 34
input power 67
integrated numeric keypad,
identifying 12
integrated webcam light,
identifying 7
internal microphones, identifying 7
J
jacks
audio-out (headphone)/audio-in
(microphone) combo 4
network 6
RJ-45 (network) 6
K
keyboard and optional mouse
using 26
keypad
integrated numeric 12
keys
esc 12
fn 12
Windows key 12
L
labels
Bluetooth 16
regulatory 16
serial number 16
service 16
wireless certification 16
WLAN 16
lights
battery 5, 15
caps lock 9
drive 15
microphone mute 9
num lock 9
power 9, 15
RJ-45 (network) 6
TouchPad 9
webcam 7
wireless 9, 15
locating information
hardware 3
software 3
low battery level 37
M
maintenance
Disk Cleanup 51
Disk Defragmenter 51
HP 3D DriveGuard 51
updating programs and drivers
52
managing power 34
memory card reader, identifying 6
microphone mute key, identifying
13
microphone mute light, identifying
9
minimized image recovery 58
minimized image, creating 57
Miracast 33
N
network jack, identifying 6
NFC 19
num lock light 9
O
one-finger slide touch screen
gesture 25
operating environment 67
original system recovery 57
P
passwords
administrator 41
BIOS administrator 42
user 41
pointing stick 8
ports
external monitor 6, 29
HDMI 4, 30
Miracast 33
USB 3.x charging 6
USB 3.x SuperSpeed 4
USB Type-C SuperSpeed 4
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4, 29
VGA 29
power
battery 36
external 38
power button, identifying 10
power connector, identifying 5
Power icon, using 36
power lights 9, 15
power settings, using 36
product name and number,
computer 16
public WLAN connection 18
R
recover
options 57
recovery
discs 56, 58
HP Recovery Manager 57
media 58
starting 58
supported discs 56
system 57
USB flash drive 58
using HP Recovery media 56
recovery media
creating 55
creating using HP Recovery
Manager 56
recovery partition
removing 60
regulatory information
regulatory label 16
wireless certification labels 16
RJ-45 (network) jack, identifying 6
RJ-45 (network) lights, identifying
6
S
security cable slot, identifying 6
serial number 16
serial number, computer 16
service labels, locating 16
setup utility
navigating and selecting 61
restoring factory settings 62
shipping the computer 53
shutdown 35
Index
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Sleep
exiting 34
initiating 34
Sleep and Hibernation
initiating 34
slots
security cable 6
smart card 4
smart card slot 4
software
antivirus 48
Disk Cleanup 51
Disk Defragmenter 51
firewall 48
HP 3D DriveGuard 51
software updates, installing 49
sound settings, using 28
speakers
connecting 27
speakers, identifying 14, 15
supported discs, recovery 56
Sure Start
using 64
system recovery 57
system restore point
creating 56
system restore point, creating 55
T
tap TouchPad and touch screen
gesture 23
three-finger swipe TouchPad
gesture 25
Thunderbolt
connecting USB Type-C 29
identifying USB Type-C 4
touch screen gestures
one-finger slide 25
TouchPad
buttons 8
using 23
TouchPad and touch screen gestures
tap 23
two-finger pinch zoom 24
TouchPad gestures
four-finger tap 25
three-finger swipe 25
two-finger scroll 24
two-finger tap 24
TouchPad light, identifying 8, 9
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Index
TouchPad on/off button,
identifying 8
TouchPad zone
identifying 8
TPM settings 64
traveling with the computer 16, 53
turning off the computer 35
two-finger pinch zoom TouchPad and
touch screen gesture 24
two-finger scroll TouchPad gesture
24
two-finger tap TouchPad gesture 24
U
unresponsive system 35
updating programs and drivers 52
USB 3.x charging port, identifying 6
USB 3.x SuperSpeed port,
identifying 4
USB Type-C port, connecting 29
USB Type-C SuperSpeed port,
identifying 4
USB Type-C Thunderbolt port,
identifying 4
user password 41
using external external power 38
using Power icon 36
using power settings 36
using sound settings 28
using the keyboard and optional
mouse 26
using the TouchPad 23
V
vents, identifying 14
VGA port, connecting 29
video 28
W
webcam 7
using 27
webcam light, identifying 7
webcam, identifying 7
Windows
system restore point 55, 56
Windows Hello
using 48
Windows key, identifying 12
Windows tools
using 56
wireless antennas, identifying 7
wireless button 17
wireless certification label 16
wireless controls
button 17
operating system 17
wireless key 17
wireless light 9, 15, 17
wireless network (WLAN)
connecting 18
corporate WLAN connection 18
functional range 18
public WLAN connection 18
WLAN antennas, identifying 7
WLAN device 16
WLAN label 16
WWAN antennas, identifying 7
WWAN device 17, 18