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Notice
The company reserves the right to revise this publication or to change its contents without notice. Information
contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the manufacturer or
any subsequent vendor. They assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear
in this publication nor are they in anyway responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the use (or misuse)
of this publication.
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as an endorsement of that product or its manufacturer.
©August 2017
Trademarks
Intel, Pentium and Intel Celeron are trademarks/registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
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R&TTE Directive
This device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
This device will be sold in the following EEA countries: Austria, Italy, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland,
United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia.
ErP Off Mode Power Consumption Statement:
The figures below note the power consumption of this computer in compliance with European Commission (EC)
regulations on power consumption in off mode:
• Off Mode
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< 0.5W
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CE Marking
This device has been tested to and conforms to the regulatory requirements of the European Union and has attained CE Marking. The CE Mark is a conformity marking consisting of the letters “CE”. The CE Mark applies
to products regulated by certain European health, safety and environmental protection legislation. The CE Mark
is obligatory for products it applies to: the manufacturer affixes the marking in order to be allowed to sell his
product in the European market.
This product conforms to the essential requirements of the R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC in order to attain CE
Marking. A notified body has determined that this device has properly demonstrated that the requirements of the
directive have been met and has issued a favorable certificate of expert opinion. As such the device will bear the
notified body number 0560 after the CE mark.
The CE Marking is not a quality mark. Foremost, it refers to the safety rather than to the quality of a product.
Secondly, CE Marking is mandatory for the product it applies to, whereas most quality markings are voluntary.
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FCC Statement
(Federal Communications Commission)
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the service representative or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.
This device may not cause interference.
And
2.
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This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
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FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
1.
This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
2.
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator
and your body.
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Warning
Use only shielded cables to connect I/O devices to this equipment. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer for compliance with the above standards could void your authority to operate the
equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Follow basic safety precautions, including those listed below, to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons when using any electrical equipment:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Do not use this product near water, for example near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool.
Avoid using this equipment with a telephone line (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There
may be a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may
explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed Power Unit according to the model’s requirements:
• Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V/7.89A (150W) minimum.
OR
• Full Range AC/DC Adapter - AC Input 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19.5V, 9.23A (180W) minimum.
This Computer’s Optical Device is a Laser Class 1 Product
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Instructions for Care and Operation
The notebook computer is quite rugged, but it can be damaged. To prevent this, follow these suggestions:
1.
Don’t drop it, or expose it to shock. If the computer falls, the case and the components could be damaged.
Do not expose the computer
to any shock or vibration.
2.
Do not place it on an unstable
surface.
Do not place anything heavy
on the computer.
Keep it dry, and don’t overheat it. Keep the computer and power supply away from any kind of heating element. This is an electrical appliance. If water or any other liquid gets into it, the computer could be badly damaged.
Do not expose it to excessive
heat or direct sunlight.
Do not leave it in a place
where foreign matter or moisture may affect the system.
Don’t use or store the computer in a humid environment.
Do not place the computer on
any surface that will block the
Vents/Fan Intakes.
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3.
Avoid interference. Keep the computer away from high capacity transformers, electric motors, and other
strong magnetic fields. These can hinder proper performance and damage your data.
4.
Follow the proper working procedures for the computer. Shut the computer down properly and don’t forget
to save your work. Remember to periodically save your data as data may be lost if the battery is depleted.
Do not turn off the power
until you properly shut down
all programs.
5.
Do not turn off any peripheral
devices when the computer is
on.
Take care when using peripheral devices.
Use only approved brands of
peripherals.
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Do not disassemble the computer by yourself.
Unplug the power cord before
attaching peripheral devices.
Perform routine maintenance
on your computer.
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Servicing
Do not attempt to service the computer yourself. Doing so may violate your warranty and may expose you and
the computer to electric shock. Refer all servicing to authorized service personnel. Unplug the computer from
the power supply. Then refer servicing to qualified service personnel under any of the following conditions:
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When the power cord or AC/DC adapter is damaged or frayed.
If the computer has been exposed to rain or other liquids.
If the computer does not work normally when you follow the operating instructions.
If the computer has been dropped or damaged (do not touch the poisonous liquid if the LCD panel breaks).
If there is an unusual odor, heat or smoke coming from your computer.
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Bottom Cover Removal Warning
Users should not remove any cover(s) and /or screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade as this may violate the terms of
your warranty. If you need to replace/remove the hard disk/RAM/optical device etc., for any reason, please contact your distributor/supplier for further information.
Removal Warning
When removing any cover(s) and screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade, remember to replace the cover(s) and
screw(s) before restoring power to the system.
Also note the following when the cover is removed:
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Hazardous moving parts.
Keep away from moving fan blades.
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Power Safety
The computer has specific power requirements:
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Power Safety
Warning
Before you undertake
any upgrade procedures, make sure that
you have turned off the
power, and disconnected all peripherals
and cables (including
telephone lines and
power cord).
You must also remove
your battery in order to
prevent
accidentally
turning the machine
on. Before removing
the battery disconnect
the
AC/DC
adapter from the
computer.
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• Only use a power adapter approved for use with this computer.
• Your AC/DC adapter may be designed for international travel but it still requires a steady,
uninterrupted power supply. If you are unsure of your local power specifications, consult
your service representative or local power company.
• The power adapter may have either a 2-prong or a 3-prong grounded plug. The third prong
is an important safety feature; do not defeat its purpose. If you do not have access to a
compatible outlet, have a qualified electrician install one.
• When you want to unplug the power cord, be sure to disconnect it by the plug head, not by
its wire.
• Make sure the socket and any extension cord(s) you use can support the total current load
of all the connected devices.
• Before cleaning the computer, make sure it is disconnected from any external power supplies (i.e. AC/DC adapter or car adapter).
Do not plug in the power
cord if you are wet.
Do not use the power cord if
it is broken.
Do not place heavy objects
on the power cord.
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Polymer Battery Precautions
Note the following information which is specific to polymer batteries only, and where applicable, this overrides
the general battery precaution information overleaf.
• Polymer batteries may experience a slight expansion or swelling, however this is part of the battery’s safety mechanism and is not a cause for concern.
• Use proper handling procedures when using polymer batteries. Do not use polymer batteries in high ambient temperature environments, and do not store unused batteries for extended periods.
• If you are working in areas of low temperature use the AC/DC adapter to power the computer.
See also the general battery precautionary information overleaf for further information.
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General Battery Precautions
• Only use batteries designed for this computer. The wrong battery type may explode, leak or damage the computer.
• Do not remove any batteries from the computer while it is powered on.
• Do not continue to use a battery that has been dropped, or that appears damaged (e.g. bent or twisted) in any way. Even
if the computer continues to work with a damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly
result in fire.
• If you do not use the battery for an extended period, then remove the battery from the computer for storage.
• Recharge the batteries using the notebook’s system. Incorrect recharging may make the battery explode.
• Do not try to repair a battery pack. Refer any battery pack repair or replacement to your service representative or qualified service personnel.
• Keep children away from, and promptly dispose of a damaged battery. Always dispose of batteries carefully. Batteries
may explode or leak if exposed to fire, or improperly handled or discarded.
• Keep the battery away from metal appliances.
• Affix tape to the battery contacts before disposing of the battery.
• Do not touch the battery contacts with your hands or metal objects.
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Battery Disposal & Caution
The product that you have purchased contains a rechargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of its useful life,
under various state and local laws, it may be illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste stream. Check with
your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard used battery according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Cleaning
Do not apply cleaner directly to the computer; use a soft clean cloth.
Do not use volatile (petroleum distillates) or abrasive cleaners on any part of the computer.
Cleaning Instructions
(For Computer Models Supplied with Light Blue Cleaning Cloth)
Some computer models in this series come supplied with a light blue cleaning cloth. To clean the computer case
with this cloth follow the instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter from the computer.
Use a little water to dampen the cloth slightly.
Clean the computer case with the cloth.
Dry the computer with a dry cloth, or allow it time to dry before turning on.
Reconnect the AC/DC adapter and turn the computer on.
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Travel Considerations
As you get ready for your trip, run through this list to make sure the system is ready to go:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Check that the battery pack and any spares are fully charged.
Power off the computer and peripherals.
Close the display panel and make sure it’s latched.
Disconnect the AC/DC adapter and cables. Stow them in the carrying bag.
The AC/DC adapter uses voltages from 100 to 240 volts so you won’t need a second voltage adapter. However,
check with your travel agent to see if you need any socket adapters.
Put the notebook in its carrying bag and secure it with the bag’s straps.
If you’re taking any peripherals (e.g. a printer, mouse or digital camera), pack them and those devices’ adapters
and/or cables.
Anticipate customs - Some jurisdictions may have import restrictions or require proof of ownership for both hardware and software. Make sure your “papers” are handy.
6.
7.
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Power Off Before Traveling
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a travel bag (or any such container). Putting a
notebook which is powered on in a travel bag may cause the Vents/Fan Intakes to be blocked. To prevent your computer
from overheating make sure nothing blocks the Vent/Fan Intakes while the computer is in use.
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On the Road
In addition to the general safety and maintenance suggestions in this preface, and Chapter 8: Troubleshooting,
keep these points in mind:
Hand-carry the notebook - For security, don’t let it out of your sight. In some areas, computer theft is very
common. Don’t check it with “normal” luggage. Baggage handlers may not be sufficiently careful. Avoid knocking the computer against hard objects.
Beware of Electromagnetic fields - Devices such as metal detectors & X-ray machines can damage the computer, hard disk, floppy disks, and other media. They may also destroy any stored data - Pass your computer and
disks around the devices. Ask security officials to hand-inspect them (you may be asked to turn it on). Note:
Some airports also scan luggage with these devices.
Fly safely - Most airlines have regulations about the use of computers and other electronic devices in flight.
These restrictions are for your safety, follow them. If you stow the notebook in an overhead compartment, make
sure it’s secure. Contents may shift and/or fall out when the compartment is opened.
Get power where you can - If an electrical outlet is available, use the AC/DC adapter and keep your battery(ies)
charged.
Keep it dry - If you move quickly from a cold to a warm location, water vapor can condense inside the computer.
Wait a few minutes before turning it on so that any moisture can evaporate.
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Developing Good Work Habits
Developing good work habits is important if you need to work in front of the computer for long periods of time.
Improper work habits can result in discomfort or serious injury from repetitive strain to your hands, wrists or
other joints. The following are some tips to reduce the strain:
•Adjust the height of the chair and/or desk so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the level
of your elbow. Keep your forearms, wrists, and hands in a relaxed position.
•Your knees should be slightly higher than your hips. Place your feet flat on the floor or on a
footrest if necessary.
•Use a chair with a back and adjust it to support your lower back comfortably.
•Sit straight so that your knees, hips and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when
you are working.
•Take periodic breaks if you are using the computer for long periods of time.
Remember to:
•Alter your posture frequently.
•Stretch and exercise your body several times a day.
•Take periodic breaks when you work at the computer for long periods of time. Frequent and
short breaks are better than fewer and longer breaks.
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Lighting
Proper lighting and a comfortable viewing angle can reduce eye strain and shoulder and neck muscle fatigue.
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Position the display to avoid glare or reflections from overhead lighting or outside sources of light.
Keep the display screen clean and set the brightness and contrast to levels that allow you to see the screen clearly.
Position the display directly in front of you at a comfortable viewing distance.
Adjust the display-viewing angle to find the best position.
LCD Screen Care
To prevent image persistence on LCD monitors (caused by the continuous display of graphics on the screen for
an extended period of time) take the following precautions:
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Set the Windows Power Plans to turn the screen off after a few minutes of screen idle time.
Use a rotating, moving or blank screen saver (this prevents an image from being displayed too long).
Rotate desktop background images every few days.
Turn the monitor off when the system is not in use.
LCD Electro-Plated Logos
Note that in computers featuring a raised LCD electro-plated logo, the logo is covered by a protective adhesive.
Due to general wear and tear, this adhesive may deteriorate over time and the exposed logo may develop sharp
edges. Be careful when handling the computer in this case, and avoid touching the raised LCD electro-plated
logo. Avoid placing any other items in the carrying bag which may rub against the top of the computer during
transport. If any such wear and tear develops contact your distributor/supplier.
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Contents
Notice .............................................................................................................................................................I
ErP Off Mode Power Consumption Statement: ........................................................................................... II
FCC Statement ............................................................................................................................................IV
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement: ..................................................................................................... V
Instructions for Care and Operation ......................................................................................................... VII
Servicing .....................................................................................................................................................IX
Power Safety ................................................................................................................................................ X
Polymer Battery Precautions ......................................................................................................................XI
General Battery Precautions ..................................................................................................................... XII
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................... XIII
Cleaning Instructions ............................................................................................................................... XIII
Travel Considerations ..............................................................................................................................XIV
Quick Start Guide
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................1-1
Advanced Users .........................................................................................................................................1-2
Beginners and Non-Advanced Users .........................................................................................................1-2
Warning Boxes ..........................................................................................................................................1-2
Not Included ..............................................................................................................................................1-3
Model Differences .....................................................................................................................................1-3
System Startup ...........................................................................................................................................1-4
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System Software ........................................................................................................................................1-5
LCD Panel Open - Model A ......................................................................................................................1-6
LCD Panel Open - Model B ......................................................................................................................1-7
LED Indicators ...........................................................................................................................................1-8
Illuminated Color LED Keyboard .............................................................................................................1-9
Keyboard Backlight LED ........................................................................................................................1-10
Flexikey® Application ............................................................................................................................1-16
Flexikey® Application Features: .............................................................................................................1-17
Keyboard Shortcuts .................................................................................................................................1-18
Function/Hot Key Indicators ...................................................................................................................1-19
Control Center .........................................................................................................................................1-20
Front & Left Views - Model A ................................................................................................................1-21
Front & Left Views - Model B ................................................................................................................1-22
Right & Rear Views - Model A ...............................................................................................................1-23
Right & Rear Views - Model B ...............................................................................................................1-24
Bottom View - Model A ..........................................................................................................................1-26
Bottom View - Model B ..........................................................................................................................1-27
Windows 10 Start Menu ..........................................................................................................................1-28
Right-Clicking the Windows Logo In Start Menu ..................................................................................1-29
Start Menu Apps & Tiles .........................................................................................................................1-30
Windows 10 Control Panel ......................................................................................................................1-32
Settings ....................................................................................................................................................1-33
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Windows 10 Taskbar ...............................................................................................................................1-34
Video Features .........................................................................................................................................1-35
Power Options .........................................................................................................................................1-38
Features & Components
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................2-1
Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive ............................................................................................................2-2
Multi-In-1 Card Reader .............................................................................................................................2-3
Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse ...................................................................................................................2-4
Touchpad Sensitivity .................................................................................................................................2-4
Mouse Properties Control Panel ................................................................................................................2-5
Mouse & Touchpad Devices .....................................................................................................................2-7
Audio Features .........................................................................................................................................2-14
Setup for Audio Recording - Realtek Standard .......................................................................................2-15
Setup for Audio Recording - For Cortana ...............................................................................................2-16
Setup for Headphones/Speakers/S/PDIF - 2-In-1 Audio Jack .................................................................2-17
Power Management
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................3-1
The Power Sources ....................................................................................................................................3-2
AC/DC Adapter .........................................................................................................................................3-2
Battery ........................................................................................................................................................3-2
Turning On the Computer ..........................................................................................................................3-3
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Shutting the Computer Down ....................................................................................................................3-4
Power Plans ...............................................................................................................................................3-5
Power-Saving States ..................................................................................................................................3-7
Sleep ..........................................................................................................................................................3-7
Hibernate ....................................................................................................................................................3-8
Shut down ..................................................................................................................................................3-8
Configuring the Power Buttons .................................................................................................................3-9
Resuming Operation ................................................................................................................................3-11
Power Conservation Modes .....................................................................................................................3-12
Settings Menu Power Controls ................................................................................................................3-14
Battery Information .................................................................................................................................3-17
Battery Power ..........................................................................................................................................3-17
Conserving Battery Power .......................................................................................................................3-18
Battery Life ..............................................................................................................................................3-19
New Battery .............................................................................................................................................3-19
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter ...................................................................................3-19
Proper handling of the Battery Pack ........................................................................................................3-20
Battery FAQ .............................................................................................................................................3-21
Drivers & Utilities
What to Install ............................................................................................................................................4-1
Module Driver Installation ........................................................................................................................4-1
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Driver Installation ......................................................................................................................................4-2
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers ..................................................................................................4-5
User Account Control ................................................................................................................................4-6
Windows Security Message .......................................................................................................................4-6
New Hardware Found ................................................................................................................................4-6
Driver Installation Procedure .....................................................................................................................4-7
Chipset .......................................................................................................................................................4-7
Intel Video (VGA) .....................................................................................................................................4-7
NVIDIA Video (VGA) ..............................................................................................................................4-7
LAN ...........................................................................................................................................................4-8
Card Reader ...............................................................................................................................................4-8
Touchpad ...................................................................................................................................................4-8
Control Center ...........................................................................................................................................4-8
Airplane .....................................................................................................................................................4-8
MEI Driver .................................................................................................................................................4-8
Audio .........................................................................................................................................................4-9
Optional Drivers ......................................................................................................................................4-10
BIOS Utilities
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................5-1
The Setup Utility ........................................................................................................................................5-2
Failing the POST .......................................................................................................................................5-3
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Fatal Errors ................................................................................................................................................5-3
Non-Fatal Errors ........................................................................................................................................5-3
Setup Screens .............................................................................................................................................5-4
Main Menu .................................................................................................................................................5-5
Advanced Menu .........................................................................................................................................5-7
Security Menu ..........................................................................................................................................5-11
Boot Menu ...............................................................................................................................................5-15
Exit Menu ................................................................................................................................................5-17
Modules & Options
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................6-1
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI) ..........................................................................................6-2
AHCI Mode ...............................................................................................................................................6-2
Intel® Optane™ ........................................................................................................................................6-2
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Application .........................................................................................6-2
Intel® Optane™ Setup Procedure .............................................................................................................6-3
Clearing Intel® Optane™ ..........................................................................................................................6-7
Wireless LAN Module .............................................................................................................................6-10
Intel® WLAN Driver Installation ............................................................................................................6-11
Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Combo Driver Installation ..........................................................................6-11
WLAN Configuration in Windows 10 ....................................................................................................6-12
Fingerprint Reader Module ......................................................................................................................6-15
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Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation .....................................................................................................6-16
Fingerprint Module Configuration ..........................................................................................................6-17
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module ......................................................................................................6-19
Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation ..............................................................................................6-20
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation ......................................................................6-20
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows ......................................................................................................6-21
Sound Blaster Audio ................................................................................................................................6-24
Sound Blaster X® Pro-Gaming 360° Audio AP Installation ..................................................................6-25
Sound Blaster Connect ............................................................................................................................6-26
Sound Blaster Connect - Sound ...............................................................................................................6-27
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Installation .......................................................................................................6-35
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Application ......................................................................................................6-36
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 SBX Pro Studio ................................................................................................6-42
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology ...........................................................................................................6-47
IRST Driver Installation ..........................................................................................................................6-47
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for Optane Systems ...........................................................................6-48
Enabling Intel® Optane™ .......................................................................................................................6-49
Disabling Intel® Optane™ ......................................................................................................................6-52
PC Camera Module ..................................................................................................................................6-54
Camera App .............................................................................................................................................6-55
Taking Pictures/Capturing Video ............................................................................................................6-57
Trusted Platform Module .........................................................................................................................6-59
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Enabling & Activating TPM ....................................................................................................................6-60
TPM Management in Windows ...............................................................................................................6-61
TPM Actions ............................................................................................................................................6-63
3G/4G Module .........................................................................................................................................6-65
3G/4G Configuration in Windows 10 ......................................................................................................6-67
Troubleshooting
Overview ....................................................................................................................................................7-1
Basic Hints and Tips ..................................................................................................................................7-2
Backup and General Maintenance .............................................................................................................7-3
Viruses .......................................................................................................................................................7-4
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software ......................................................................................7-5
Problems and Possible Solutions ...............................................................................................................7-7
Resolving the “Can’t connect to this network” issue with the 3G/4G Module .......................................7-18
Intel® Optane™ Notes ............................................................................................................................7-19
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview ...................................................................................................................................................A-1
Notebook Ports and Jacks .........................................................................................................................A-2
Control Center & Flexikey®
Overview ...................................................................................................................................................B-1
Flexikey® Application ...........................................................................................................................B-11
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Profiles ....................................................................................................................................................B-11
Flexikey® Application Features .............................................................................................................B-12
Keyboard and Mouse Settings ................................................................................................................B-12
Enabling or Disabling Flexikey® ...........................................................................................................B-13
Keyboard Settings ...................................................................................................................................B-14
Mouse Settings ........................................................................................................................................B-15
Keyboard Settings - Express Key ...........................................................................................................B-16
Keyboard Settings - Launch App ...........................................................................................................B-20
Keyboard Settings - Express Text ..........................................................................................................B-22
Keyboard Settings - Disable ...................................................................................................................B-24
Mouse Settings - Express Key ................................................................................................................B-25
Mouse Settings - Launch App ................................................................................................................B-27
Mouse Settings - Express Text ...............................................................................................................B-29
Mouse Settings - Disable ........................................................................................................................B-31
Statistics ..................................................................................................................................................B-32
Video Driver Controls
Overview ...................................................................................................................................................C-1
Microsoft Hybrid Graphics .......................................................................................................................C-2
Video Driver Installation ..........................................................................................................................C-4
Video (VGA) ............................................................................................................................................C-4
NVIDIA Video (VGA) .............................................................................................................................C-4
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NVIDIA GeForce Experience ..................................................................................................................C-5
Configure Other Displays Using Project ..................................................................................................C-6
Configuring an External Display In Windows .........................................................................................C-7
HDMI Audio Configuration .....................................................................................................................C-8
Wireless Display .....................................................................................................................................C-11
Wireless Display Configuration .............................................................................................................C-12
NVIDIA Control Panel ...........................................................................................................................C-14
Customization Options ...........................................................................................................................C-18
Change Resolution ..................................................................................................................................C-22
Display Devices - NVIDIA CP ...............................................................................................................C-23
Configuring an External Display (NVIDIA) ..........................................................................................C-25
HDCP Status ...........................................................................................................................................C-29
Adjust Video Settings .............................................................................................................................C-30
Configure Surround, PhysX® .................................................................................................................C-31
Set Digital Audio ....................................................................................................................................C-32
Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel .........................................................................................................C-33
Specifications
Core Logic ................................................................................................................................................D-2
Display ......................................................................................................................................................D-2
Memory .....................................................................................................................................................D-2
Storage ......................................................................................................................................................D-2
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Audio ........................................................................................................................................................D-2
Pointing Device & Keyboard ....................................................................................................................D-2
Interface ....................................................................................................................................................D-2
Card Reader ..............................................................................................................................................D-2
Slot ............................................................................................................................................................D-3
Communication .........................................................................................................................................D-3
Power Management ..................................................................................................................................D-3
Power & Battery .......................................................................................................................................D-3
Security .....................................................................................................................................................D-3
Features (For Some Model Designs) ........................................................................................................D-3
Operating System ......................................................................................................................................D-3
Indicators ..................................................................................................................................................D-4
BIOS .........................................................................................................................................................D-4
Environmental Spec ..................................................................................................................................D-4
Dimensions & Weight ..............................................................................................................................D-4
XXIX
Preface
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Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1: Quick Start Guide
Overview
This Quick Start Guide is a brief introduction to the basic features of your computer, to navigating around the
computer and to getting your system started. The remainder of the manual covers the following:
• Chapter 2
• Chapter 3
• Chapter 4
• Chapter 5
• Chapter 7
• Chapter 7
• Appendix A
• Appendix B
• Appendix C
• Appendix D
A guide to using some of the main features of the computer e.g. the storage devices (hard disk,
optical device, Multi-in-1 card reader), TouchPad & Mouse & Audio.
The computer’s power saving options.
The installation of the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or improvement of some of the
computer’s subsystems.
An outline of the computer’s built-in software or BIOS (Basic Input Output System).
A quick guide to the computer’s PC Camera, Wireless LAN, Combo Bluetooth & WLAN, TPM
(security), Intel and 3G/4G modules (some of which may be optional depending on your purchase
configuration).
A troubleshooting guide.
Definitions of the interface, ports/jacks which allow your computer to communicate with external
devices.
Information on Control Center.
Information on the Video driver controls.
The computer’s specification.
Overview 1 - 1
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Quick Start Guide
Advanced Users
If you are an advanced user you may skip over most of this Quick Start Guide. However you may find it useful
to refer to “What to Install” on page 4 - 1 and “BIOS Utilities” on page 5 - 1 in the remainder of the User’s
Manual. You may also find the notes marked with a  of interest to you.
Beginners and Non-Advanced Users

Notes
Check the light colored
boxes with the mark
above to find detailed information about the computer’s features.
If you are new to computers (or do not have an advanced knowledge of them) then
the information contained in the Quick Start Guide should be enough to get you up
and running. Eventually you should try to look through all the documentation (more
detailed descriptions of the functions, setup and system controls are covered in the
remainder of the User’s Manual), but do not worry if you do not understand everything the first time. Keep this manual nearby and refer to it to learn as you go. You
may find it useful to refer to the notes marked with a  as indicated in the margin.
For a more detailed description of any of the interface ports and jacks see “Interface
(Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1.
Warning Boxes
No matter what your level please pay careful attention to the warning and safety information indicated by the
 symbol. Also please note the safety and handling instructions as indicated in the Preface.
1 - 2 Overview
Quick Start Guide
Not Included
Operating Systems (e.g. Windows 10) and applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet and database programs) have their own manuals, so please consult the appropriate manuals.

Drivers
If you are installing new system software, or are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will need to install
the drivers listed in “Drivers & Utilities” on page 4 - 1. Drivers are programs which act as an interface between the computer and a hardware component e.g. a wireless network module. It is very important that you install the drivers in the order
listed. You will be unable to use most advanced controls until the necessary drivers and utilities are properly installed. If
your system hasn’t been properly configured (your service representative may have already done that for you); refer to
Chapter 4 for installation instructions.
Ports and Jacks
See “Interface (Ports & Jacks)” on page A - 1 for a description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer
to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
Model Differences
This notebook series includes two different models that vary slightly in design. Note that though your computer
may look slightly different from that pictured throughout this manual, all ports, jacks (other than those indicated
in the specification) and general functions are the same for all the design styles (see Appendix D for further details).
Overview 1 - 3
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1
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System Startup
1.
2.
3.
Remove all packing materials, and place the computer on a stable surface.
Securely attach any peripherals you want to use with the notebook (e.g. keyboard and mouse) to their ports.
When first setting up the computer use the following procedure (as to safeguard the computer during
shipping, the battery will be locked to not power the system until first connected to the AC/DC adapter and
initially set up as below):
• Attach the AC/DC adapter cord to the DC-In jack on the left of the computer, then plug the AC power cord into an outlet, and connect
the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter and leave it there for 6 seconds or longer.
• Remove the adapter cord from the computer’s DC-In jack, and then plug it back in again; the battery will now be unlocked.
4.
Use one hand to raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle (do not exceed 130 degrees); use the other
hand to support the base of the computer (Note: Never lift the computer by the lid/LCD).

Shutdown
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the
Shut Down command
in Windows (see page
1 - 38). This will help
prevent hard disk or system problems.
1 - 4 System Startup
130°
Figure 1 - 1 - Opening the Lid/LCD & Computer with AC/DC Adapter Plugged-In
Quick Start Guide
System Software
Your computer may already come with system software pre-installed. Where this is not the case, or where you
are re-configuring your computer for a different system, you will find the Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system
is supported.

Windows OS
Note that the information included on the following pages is for Windows 10 only.
In order to run Windows 10 (64-bit) your computer requires a minimum 8GB of system memory (RAM).
System Startup 1 - 5
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1
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Figure 1 - 2
LCD Panel Open
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
LCD Panel Open - Model A
Built-in PC Camera
PC Camera LED
Built-In Array
Microphone
LCD
Speakers
Power Button
Keyboard
Touchpad & Buttons
Fingerprint Reader
(Optional
with Secure Pad)
2
1
4
5
6
8
1 - 6 LCD Panel Open - Model A

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
7
Note that the Touchpad and
Buttons has a valid operational area indicated within
the dotted lines above.
3
9
8
5
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the WLAN, Bluetooth &
3G/4G module(s) are OFF
if you are using the computer aboard aircraft by putting
the system in to Airplane
Mode (see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 19).
Quick Start Guide
LCD Panel Open - Model B
2
1
Figure 1 - 3
LCD Panel Open
3

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
4
5
5
6
The use of any portable
electronic transmission devices aboard aircraft is usually prohibited. Make sure
the WLAN, Bluetooth &
3G/4G module(s) are OFF
if you are using the computer aboard aircraft by putting
the system in to Airplane
Mode (see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 19).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Built-in PC Camera
PC Camera LED
Built-In Array
Microphone
LCD
Speakers
Power Button
Keyboard
Touchpad & Buttons
Fingerprint Reader
(Optional
with Secure Pad)
7
8
9
8
Note that the Touchpad and
Buttons has a valid operational area indicated within
the dotted lines above.
LCD Panel Open - Model B 1 - 7
1
1
Quick Start Guide
LED Indicators
The LED indicators on the computer display helpful information about the current status of the computer.
Icon
Color
Description
Orange
DC Power is Plugged In
Green
The Computer is On
Blinking Green
The Computer is in Sleep Mode
Orange
The Battery is Charging
Green
The Battery is Fully Charged
Blinking Orange
The Battery Has Reached Critically Low Power Status
Green
Hard Disk Activity
Green
Airplane Mode is ON (the WLAN, Bluetooth & 3G/4G Modules are OFF)
Table 1 - 1 - LED Indicators
1 - 8 LED Indicators
Quick Start Guide
Illuminated Color LED Keyboard
The illuminated colored keyboard has an embedded numerical keypad for easy numeric data input, and features function keys to allow you to change operational features instantly. See Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 19 for full function key combination
details. and see “Keyboard Backlight LED” on page 1 - 10.
Function Keys
Scr Lk Key
Play/Pause Key
Num Lk Key
Game Control Keys
Windows Logo Key
Numerical
Keypad
Menu/Application Key
Fn Key

Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to
make a change, you can
use any standard USB
keyboard. The system will
detect and enable it automatically. However special
functions/hot-keys
unique to the system’s
regular keyboard may not
work.
Scr Lk
Figure 1 - 4 - Illuminated Color LED Keyboard
Hold down the Fn Key
and Scr Lk to enable
scroll lock and check the
LED indicator for status.

Special Characters
Some software applications allow the number-keys to be used with Alt to produce special characters.
These special characters can only be produced by using the numeric keypad. Regular number keys (in
the upper row of the keyboard) will not work. Make sure that NumLk is on.
Illuminated Color LED Keyboard 1 - 9
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard Backlight LED
2 key to toggle the keyboard LED on/off. The keyboard LED may be configured using
Press Fn plus the
1 key to launch the
the Fn + key combination outlined in the table below. In addition press Fn plus the
keyboard backlight application to configure the settings (see overleaf).
Main Keyboard Colored LED Function key Combinations
Fn +
1 Launch the Keyboard Backlight Application
1
2
3
2 Toggle the Keyboard Backlight LED On/Off
Fn +
4
3 Keyboard Backlight LED Low
Fn +
4 Keyboard Backlight LED High
Fn +
Table 1 - 2 - Main Keyboard LEDs
1 - 10 Keyboard Backlight LED
Quick Start Guide
Keyboard Backlight Application (for Illuminated Colored Keyboards)
The Keyboard Backlight application can be accessed by pressing the Fn plus
key (or by clicking the
Flexikey button in the Gaming section of the Control Center, and then clicking the Backlight tab).
Help Butt
Effects Buttons
Keyboard Sections
Color Swatches
Figure 1 - 5 - Keyboard Backlight Application
Keyboard Backlight LED 1 - 11
1
1
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Brightness
Click on any of the numbers (0 - 3) on the brightness bar to set the brightness level of the keyboard backlight.
Color Swatch
The color swatch in the top right of the screen allows you to select a range of colors for your keyboard backlight
by clicking on the color required. You can choose to display the swatch either in Full Color or as a 256 Color
Scheme. Click the Custom mode button to select any colors from the swatch and to apply your chosen colors
to parts of the keyboard (and Top Case Logo LED if applicable).
Full Color Swatch
256 Color Scheme Swatch
Figure 1 - 6 - Keyboard Backlight Color Swatches
1 - 12 Keyboard Backlight LED
Quick Start Guide
Modes
The buttons surrounding the swatch allow you to alter the effects of the keyboard backlight. Click on any of the
buttons to view the effects on the keyboard. Click Save when exiting the application to retain the setting.
Mode Buttons
Random Color
Wave Up/Down
Custom - Display & Configure
Keyboard Sections & Colors
Dancing Effect
Breathe (All Colors)
Tempo Beat
Cycle Colors
Flashing

Illumination Keys
Note that the keyboard illumination (increase/decrease)
keys may be used to configure the keyboard LED in Custom Mode only.
Table 1 - 3 - Mode Buttons
Keyboard Backlight LED 1 - 13
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1
Quick Start Guide
Preview
The bottom left section of the application allows you to preview setting changes made to colors on the keyboard.
Keyboard LED Sections
The bottom right section of the application allows you to select partial areas, or all, of the keyboard on which to
apply the color changes and effects.
Figure 1 - 7 - Preview & Keyboard LED Sections
1 - 14 Keyboard Backlight LED
Quick Start Guide
Sets
The application allows you to save up to 3 sets of color and effect combinations. Click Save when exiting the
application to retain the settings.
Figure 1 - 8 - Sets
Save & Exit
Click Exit to quit the application without saving, or Save to exit and retain the settings.
Figure 1 - 9 - Save & Exit
Keyboard Backlight LED 1 - 15
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Flexikey® Application
The Flexikey® application is a quick hotkey configuration application, which allows you to assign a single key
to launch multiple key combinations, or to launch programs and applications, to create text macros and to
disable certain keys. The application can also be used to configure the mouse buttons to create hotkeys for
gaming etc. All the configuration settings are retained under (up to12) profiles to which the settings are applied.
Click Flexikey® in the Gaming section of the Control Center, or the click the icon
in the notification
area of the taskbar, to launch the application (see Appendix B for full details).
Flexikey® Enabled
Flexikey® Disabled
Figure 1 - 10 - Flexikey® Hotkey Application
1 - 16 Flexikey® Application
Quick Start Guide
Flexikey® Application Features:
For full details see “Flexikey® Application” on page B - 8.
• EXPRESS KEY - This feature allows you to configure a single key (or mouse click) to send multiple key
combinations, or to create more useful shortcut keys This is useful in gaming or when using applications
which have a complex set of keyboard shortcuts.
• LAUNCH APP - This simply assigns single keys (or mouse clicks) to launch any program’s or application’s executable file.
• EXPRESS TEXT - With this you can assign single keys (or mouse clicks) to send commonly used strings
of text.
• DISABLE - Use this function to disable any keyboard keys or mouse buttons.
• STATISTICS - Use this to quickly record keys in use in any application, and to disable unused keys.
Flexikey® Application 1 - 17
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1
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
Windows Logo
Keyboard Shortcut
Use the Windows logo
key
+ D key combination to switch between the Start screen
and Windows Desktop.
Keyboard Shortcuts
The following Windows Logo Key (Winkey) keyboard shortcuts are useful for navigation/operation in Windows 10.
Windows Logo
Key +
Description
Tap Winkey
Toggle the Start menu
A
Open the Action Center
B
Select the Taskbar Notification Area
C
Launch Cortana (in listening mode)
D
Toggle the Desktop
E
Launch File Explorer (Quick Access tab)
+ Number (1, 2, etc)
Launch an application from the taskbar (numbered from left to right)
Menu/Application
Keyboard Shortcut
When the Desktop app
is running you can use
the Menu/Application
key
on the keyboard to display the
context menu as per a
mouse right-click.
1 - 18 Flexikey® Application
Table 1 - 4 - Keyboard Shortcuts
Quick Start Guide
Function/Hot Key Indicators
The function keys (F1 - F12 etc.) will act as hot keys when pressed while the Fn key is held down.
Keys
Fn +
Function
Play/Pause (in Audio/Video Programs)
Keys
Function
Fn +
Brightness Decrease/Increase
Fn +
*Fan Control Toggle
Automatic Fan
Control / Full Power
Fn +
PC Camera
Power Toggle
Fn +
TouchPad Toggle
Fn +
Airplane Mode
Toggle
Fn +
Turn LCD Backlight Off
(Press a key to or use TouchPad to turn on)
Fn +
Fn +
Mute Toggle
Fn + NumLk
Number Lock
Toggle
Volume Decrease/Increase
Fn + ScrLk
Scroll Lock
Toggle
Display Toggle
Caps Lock
Caps Lock
Toggle
Control Center Toggle
Fn + Backspace
Fn +
Fn +
Fn +
Fn + Power Button
Powered USB 3.0 Port Power Toggle
Sleep Toggle
Flexikey® Enable/Disable
*Note: It is recommended that you use Maximum fan speed when playing games (use Fn + 1)
Table 1 - 5 - Function & Hot Key Indicators
Function/Hot Key Indicators 1 - 19
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Control Center
When in the Windows Desktop application (not in the Start screen) press the Fn + Esc key combination, or
double-click the icon
in the notification area of the taskbar to toggle the Control Center on/off. The Control Center gives quick access to frequently used controls and enables you to quickly turn the camera/touch pad
on/off (see Appendix B for full details).

Control Center Access
To run the
Control Center press the
Fn + Esc key
combination,
or
doubleclick the icon
in the notification area
of the taskbar.
Close the Control Center by clicking
the
close icon in the top right of the
panel (move the cursor onto the top
right corner of the panel to highlight it).
Figure 1 - 11 - Control Center
1 - 20 Control Center
Quick Start Guide
Front & Left Views - Model A
Figure 1 - 12
Front & Left Views
1.
2.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7
8
9

Powered USB 3.0 Port
Note that the USB 3.0 port is not operational under DOS and does not support wake on
USB. The powered USB 3.0 ( 9 ) port can supply power (for charging devices only, not
for operating devices) when the system is off but still powered by the AC/DC adapter
plugged into a working outlet, or powered by the battery with a capacity level above 20%
(this may not work with certain devices - see page 7 - 11). Toggle power to this port by using Fn + power button.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
LED Indicators
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
DC-In Jack
HDMI-Out Port
Mini DisplayPort 1
Mini DisplayPort 2
2 * USB 3.1 Gen
2 (Type C) Ports
USB 3.0 (USB 3.1
Gen 1 - Type A)
Port
1 * Powered USB
3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen
1) Port

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port Speed
Note that when a single USB device is plugged in to a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) port the data transfer speed will be 10Gbps, however when two devices are plugged in to both USB 3.1 (Gen
2) ports, this bandwidth will be shared between the ports.
Front & Left Views - Model A 1 - 21
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 13
Front & Left Views
LED Indicators
Security Lock Slot
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
4. DC-In Jack
5. HDMI-Out Port
6. Mini DisplayPort 1
7. Mini DisplayPort 2
8. 2 * USB 3.1 Gen
2 (Type C) Ports
9. USB 3.0 (USB 3.1
Gen 1 - Type A)
Port
10. 1 * Powered USB
3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen
1) Port
Front & Left Views - Model B
1
1.
2.
3.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8
9
10

Powered USB 3.0 Port
Note that the USB 3.0 port is not operational under DOS and does not support wake on
USB. The powered USB 3.0 ( 10 ) port can supply power (for charging devices only,
not for operating devices) when the system is off but still powered by the AC/DC adapter
plugged into a working outlet, or powered by the battery with a capacity level above 20%
(this may not work with certain devices - see page 7 - 11). Toggle power to this port by using Fn + power button.

USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port Speed
Note that when a single USB device is plugged in to a USB 3.1 (Gen 2) port the data transfer speed will be 10Gbps, however when two devices are plugged in to both USB 3.1 (Gen
2) ports, this bandwidth will be shared between the ports.
1 - 22 Front & Left Views - Model B
Quick Start Guide
Right & Rear Views - Model A
Figure 1 - 14
Right & Rear Views
4
1
2
3
5
8
1.
6
7
2.
8

3.
4.
Multi-In-1 Card Reader
5.
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RS MMC
SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC up to UHS-II
6.
7.

8.
Overheating
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent(s)/fan intake(s) while
the computer is in use.
Microphone-In
Jack
2-In-Audio Jack
(Headphone /
S/PDIF-Out Jack)
USB 3.0 (USB
3.1 Gen 1 - Type
A) Port
Multi-in-1
Card
Reader
SIM Card Reader
(for 3G/4G USIM
Cards - see over)
*RJ-45 LAN Jack
Security
Lock
Slot
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
*You will need to open
the RJ-45 LAN Jack cover slightly before inserting a LAN cable
Right & Rear Views - Model A 1 - 23
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 15
Right & Rear Views
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Microphone-In
Jack
2-In-Audio Jack
(Headphone /
S/PDIF-Out Jack)
USB 3.0 (USB
3.1 Gen 1 - Type
A) Port
Multi-in-1
Card
Reader
SIM Card Reader
(for 3G/4G USIM
Cards - see over)
*RJ-45 LAN Jack
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
Right & Rear Views - Model B
4
1
2
3
5
7
6
7

Multi-In-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use the most popular digital storage card formats:
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RS MMC
SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC up to UHS-II

Overheating
*You will need to open
the RJ-45 LAN Jack cover slightly before inserting a LAN cable
To prevent your computer from overheating make sure nothing blocks the vent(s)/fan intake(s) while
the computer is in use.
1 - 24 Right & Rear Views - Model B
Quick Start Guide
3G/4G Module SIM Card Installation
Insert the SIM card 1 as illustrated below (pay careful attention to the orientation of the card as the gold contact
side of the card should face upwards towards the top of the computer) until it clicks fully into position. To eject
the card simply press it until it ejects, but do not attempt to eject the card while connected to a 3G/4G network
(see below).


SIM Card
Orientation
SIM Card Ejection
Note that the SIM card’s
readable side (with the
gold-colored contacts)
should face upwards as
illustrated.
1
Figure 1 - 16
SIM Card Insertion
1
Simply press on the SIM card to
eject it, however do not do this
while a connection is in progress.
If you do eject the card while a
3G/4G connection is ongoing,
you will need to shut down the
system, reinsert the SIM card,
restart the system and then reestablish the 3G/4G connection.
If you wish to change SIM cards
then you will need to shut the
system down, reinsert the SIM
card, restart the system and
then reestablish the 3G/4G connection.
Right & Rear Views - Model B 1 - 25
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Figure 1 - 17
Bottom View
1.
2.
3.
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
RJ-45 LAN Jack
SIM Card Reader

Bottom View - Model A

Overheating
2
3
1
1
1
Battery Information
To prevent your computer from overheating
make sure nothing
blocks the Vent/Fan
Intake while the computer is in use.
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a
new battery before using it.
Completely discharge and
charge the battery at least
once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
See “Battery Information”
on page 3 - 17 for full instructions. This model’s battery is embedded and
cannot be removed without
violating the terms of your
warranty. Contact your distributor/supplier for details.

Bottom Cover Removal Warning
Do not remove any cover(s) and /or screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade as this may
violate the terms of your warranty.
If you need to replace/remove the hard disk/RAM/optical device etc., for any reason, please
contact your distributor/supplier for further information.
1 - 26 Bottom View - Model A
Quick Start Guide
Bottom View - Model B
Figure 1 - 18
Bottom View

1.
Overheating
2
1
1
1
3
To prevent your computer from overheating
make sure nothing
blocks the Vent/Fan
Intake while the computer is in use.
2.
3.
Vent/Fan Intake/
Outlet
RJ-45 LAN Jack
SIM Card Reader

Battery Information
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a
new battery before using it.
Completely discharge and
charge the battery at least
once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.

Bottom Cover Removal Warning
Do not remove any cover(s) and /or screw(s) for the purposes of device upgrade as this may
violate the terms of your warranty.
If you need to replace/remove the hard disk/RAM/optical device etc., for any reason, please
contact your distributor/supplier for further information.
See “Battery Information”
on page 3 - 17 for full instructions. This model’s battery is embedded and
cannot be removed without
violating the terms of your
warranty. Contact your distributor/supplier for details.
Bottom View - Model B 1 - 27
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows 10 Start Menu
Most of the apps, control panels, utilities and programs within Windows 10 can be accessed from the Start
Menu by clicking the icon
in the taskbar in the lower left corner of the screen (or by pressing the Windows
Logo Key
on the keyboard).
Desktop
Figure 1 - 19 - Windows Start Menu
1 - 28 Windows 10 Start Menu
Quick Start Guide
Right-Clicking the Windows Logo In Start Menu
Right-click the Start Menu
icon (or use the Windows Logo Key
+ X key combination) to bring up an
advanced Context Menu of useful features such as Control Panel, Programs and Features, Power Options, Task
Manager, Search, File Explorer, Command Prompt, Device Manager and Network Connections etc.
Right-Click Icon
Figure 1 - 20 - Right-Click Windows Logo in Start Menu
Windows 10 Start Menu 1 - 29
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Start Menu Apps & Tiles
The Windows 10 Start Menu will contain a number of apps, and many more will be installed as you add more
applications etc. Not all of these apps can fit on the screen so may need click and drag the handles at the edge of
the screen to expand the menu in order to view all the apps (you can use the scroll bar to move up and down the
screen).
Figure 1 - 21 - Expanding the Start Menu
1 - 30 Windows 10 Start Menu
Quick Start Guide
Pinning/Unpinning Apps & Programs to/from the Start Menu
To make things easy to find you can add and remove tiles for apps and programs to the Start Menu. Right-Click
on a program’s icon and select Pin to Start from the drop-down menu. To remove an app or program from the
Start Menu right-click the icon and select Unpin from Start. You can use the same method to pin apps/programs to/from the taskbar (select pin to taskbar/unpin this program from the taskbar).
Figure 1 - 22 - Pin to Start/Unpin from Start
Windows 10 Start Menu 1 - 31
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows 10 Control Panel
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to open the Control Panel. The Control
Panel can be accessed in a number of ways in Windows 10.
• Right-click the Start Menu icon
in the taskbar in the lower left
corner of the screen and select
Control Panel from the menu.
• Press the Windows logo key
on your keyboard and X to bring
up the context menu, and then
press P to bring up the Control
Panel.
• Type Control Panel into the
Search box in the taskbar and
click on the icon when it pops up.
Figure 1 - 23 - Windows 10 Control Panel Access
1 - 32 Windows 10 Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Settings
The Settings item in the Start Menu (and also as an App) gives you quick access to a number of system settings
control panels allowing you to adjust settings for System, Devices, Network & internet, Personalization, Accounts, Time & language, Ease of Access, Privacy and Update & security.
Figure 1 - 24 - Settings
Windows 10 Control Panel 1 - 33
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Windows 10 Taskbar
In many instances throughout this manual you will see an instruction to access the notification area of the taskbar. The notification area of the taskbar in the bottom right of the screen. Some of the Control Panels and applications referred to throughout the course of this manual can be accessed from here.
Taskbar
Taskbar - Pinned Programs and Apps
Notification Area
Figure 1 - 25 - Taskbar
You can pin/unpin apps to/from the taskbar in much the same way as you can to the Start screen (see “Pinning/
Unpinning Apps & Programs to/from the Start Menu” on page 1 - 31).
1 - 34 Windows 10 Control Panel
Quick Start Guide
Video Features
You can switch display devices, and configure display options, from the Display settings (click the Start Menu
and click Settings > System or right-click the desktop and select Display settings) control panel (see over). In
Windows 10 it is possible to quickly configure external displays from the Project menu (press the Windows
logo key
on your keyboard and the P key or Fn + F7).
To Configure Displays using Project
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your display to the
appropriate port, and turn it
on.
Press the
+ P (or Fn +
F7) key combination.
Click on any one of the
options from the menu to
select PC screen only,
Duplicate,
Extend
or
Second screen only.
You can also click Connect
to a wireless display at the
bottom of the Project screen
and follow the steps to
connect to any wireless
enabled display.

Configuring External Displays
When a single external display is attached to
the HDMI or Display Ports, use the System (in
Settings - page C - 7) control panel or the
+ P (or Fn + F7 - page C - 6) key combination,
to configure the external display.
When multiple external displays are attached
you should use the NVIDIA (page C - 25) control panel to configure the external displays.
You cannot configure external displays using the Intel(R) HD Graphics control panel.
Figure 1 - 26 - Project (Devices)
Video Features 1 - 35
1
1
Quick Start Guide
To access the Display Settings:
1.
2.
3.
You can quickly adjust the display by right-clicking the desktop and selecting Display Settings 1 (Figure 1 27).
Adjust the settings using the sliders in the menu or click Advanced display settings 2 (Figure 1 - 27) to
change resolution.
Click Apply to save any changes made to resolution.
1
2
Figure 1 - 27 - Display Settings
1 - 36 Video Features
Quick Start Guide
To access the Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel:
1.
Right-click the desktop and select Intel(R) Graphics Settings from the menu.
OR
2.
Click the icon
menu.
in the notification area of the Desktop taskbar and select Intel(R) Graphics Settings from the
Figure 1 - 28 - Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Features 1 - 37
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Power Options
Power Options (Hardware and Sound) can be accessed from the Control Panel. The Power button item in
Start Menu (or the context menu) may be used to Shut down or Restart (you can also add Hibernate/Sleep to
the menu - see page 1 - 39). To fully control all the power options (including Hibernate mode) go to the Power
Options control panel and configure the power button, sleep button and lid to perform the function selected.
Using the Power Button
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Start Menu.
Click the Power button
.
Select the power state required
from the menu.
Figure 1 - 29 - Shut Down/Restart
1 - 38 Power Options
Quick Start Guide
You can also use the context menu (right-click the Start Menu
icon or press the Windows logo
combination) to Sign out, Sleep, Hibernate, Shut down, and Restart.
+ X key

Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Men
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to the Power Options (Hardware and Sound)
control panel.
Click Choose what the power buttons do.
Click “Change settings that are currently
unavailable”
.
Click to put a check in the Hibernate/Sleep box
under Shutdown settings.
Click Save Changes and close the control panel.
Figure 1 - 30 - Context Menu Shut Down or sign out
Ctrl + Alt + Delete Key Combination
You can use the CTRL + ALT + DEL key combination to bring up a full-screen displaying Lock, Sign out,
Change a password, Task Manager and Switch User. If you click the Power icon in the lower right corner of
the screen a power management option menu appears to display Sleep, Hibernate, Shut down, and Restart.
Power Options 1 - 39
1
1
Quick Start Guide
Minimum Screen Resolution Settings
1.
2.
3.
Windows 10 has minimum screen resolution requirements.
Right-click a blank area of the Desktop and select Display Settings).
Adjust the Resolution to make sure that it is at least 1024 * 768, although preferably 1366 * 768 or above.
Figure 1 - 31 - Display Settings (Resolution)
1 - 40 Power Options
Features & Components
Chapter 2: Features & Components
2
Overview
Read this chapter to learn more about the following main features and components
of the computer:
•
•
•
•
Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive
Multi-In-1 Card Reader
Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse
Audio Features
Overview 2 - 1
Features & Components
2

Bottom Cover
Removal Warning
Do not remove any cover(s) and /or screw(s) for
the purposes of device
upgrade as this may violate the terms of your
warranty.
Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive
The hard disk drive/solid state drive is used to store your data in the computer. The
hard disk can be taken out to accommodate other serial (SATA) hard disk drives,
however you will need to contact your distributor/supplier to do this in order to avoid
violating the terms of your warranty. The system can also support solid state drives
as storage devices (see “Storage” on page D - 2 for specification information).

Caddy Bay Devices
If you need to replace/
remove the hard disk for
any reason, please contact your distributor/supplier
for
further
information.
This model series supports a caddy bay for the installation of a storage device. e.g. HDD.
Note that the device installed in the caddy bay is to be used for data storage only, and will
not support the installation of an OS (Operating System).
2 - 2 Hard Disk Drive/Solid State Drive
Features & Components
Multi-In-1 Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the
card into the slot and it will appear as a removable device, and can be accessed in
the same way as your hard disk (s). Make sure you install the card reader driver (see
“Card Reader” on page 4 - 8).
• MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RSMMC
• SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC up to UHS-II
*Note: Some of these cards require PC adapters that are usually supplied with the cards.

Push-Push Card
Reader
The card reader features a push-in/push-out
card insertion and ejection mechanism. Simply
push the card to insert
and eject it, however Ms
Duo cards require an
adapter.
Figure 2 - 1
Right Side View
Multi-In-1 Card Reader 2 - 3
2
Features & Components
2

Touchpad Cleaning
In order to improve pad
performance it is necessary to keep the surface
clean and free of fingerprints and marks etc.
Use a soft dry cleaning
cloth to keep the pad
surface clean.
Disabling the Pad
Use the Fn + F1 or Control Center button to disable the Touchpad.
Figure 2 - 2
Touchpad
Sensitivity
Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse
The Touchpad is an alternative to the mouse; however, you can also add a mouse to
your computer through one of the USB ports. The Touchpad buttons function in
much the same way as a two-button mouse. Make sure you have installed the TouchPad driver (see “Touchpad” on page 4 - 8).
Touchpad Sensitivity
The mouse button zones at the bottom of the pad measure about 15mm from the
bottom of the pad, and the left and right buttons are divided roughly down the middle. Press the left button zone for a left click, and right button zone for a right click
action.

Mouse Driver
If you are using an external
mouse your operating system
may be able to auto-configure
your mouse during its installation or only enable its basic
functions. Be sure to check
the device’s user documentation for details.
2 - 4 Touchpad and Buttons/Mouse
Features & Components
Mouse Properties Control Panel
You can configure the functions from the Mouse control panel in Windows as follows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Right-click the Start Menu
icon.
Select Control Panel.
Click Mouse (Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers).
Click the menu headings tabs to adjust your mouse preferences.

Disabling the
Touchpad
If you need to disable
the Touchpad for any
reason (e.g. you may
find that when using
the computer’s internal
keyboard you accidentally trigger the Touchpad when resting your
wrists or palms on it)
you can do so by using
Fn + F1 key combination.
Figure 2 - 3
Mouse Properties
Control Panel Buttons
Mouse Properties Control Panel 2 - 5
2
Features & Components
2
Figure 2 - 4
Mouse Properties
Control Panels
2 - 6 Mouse Properties Control Panel
Features & Components
Mouse & Touchpad Devices
You can also configure the functions from the Mouse & touchpad control panel in
Devices in the Settings control panel as follows.
1.
2.
3.
Click the Settings item in the Start Menu (this is also as an App or All Settings in
the Action Center).
Click Devices.
Click Mouse & touchpad.

Disabling the
Touchpad
If you need to disable
the Touchpad for any
reason (e.g. you may
find that when using
the computer’s internal
keyboard you accidentally trigger the Touchpad when resting your
wrists or palms on it)
you can do so by using
Fn + F1 key combination.
Figure 2 - 5
Settings > Mouse &
touchpad
Mouse & Touchpad Devices 2 - 7
2
Features & Components
Touchpad Settings
You can disable the Touchpad by clicking the Touchpad button to turn it off.
2
You can set the system to automatically disable the internal Touchpad when an external USB point device (e.g a USB mouse) is attached. Click “Leave touchpad on
when a mouse is connected” to off.
Figure 2 - 6
Mouse & Touchpad
(Touchpad turned off
when mouse
connected)
2 - 8 Mouse & Touchpad Devices
Features & Components
Touchapd Taps
Make sure “Allow taps on the touchpad” is on if you want to use the tap feature.
2
The Delay feature helps prevent recognizing taps on the pad by accident, by recognizing when your palm is resting on it or brushing its surface while you are typing.
Use the drop-down menu to either turn of any delay, or to adjust the delay to your
preference.
Figure 2 - 7
Mouse & Touchpad
Adjust Delay
Mouse & Touchpad Devices 2 - 9
Features & Components
You to use a specific gesture or taps on the surface of the pad to perform specific
actions to manipulate documents, objects and applications, and these may be enabled or disabled by clicking on the appropriate button.
2
Figure 2 - 8
Mouse & Touchpad
Taps and Gestures
2 - 10 Mouse & Touchpad Devices
Features & Components
The two-finger tap acts as a right-click mouse action and can bring up context
menus etc.
2
The two-finger scrolling feature works in most scrollable windows and allows you
to scroll horizontally and vertically. Place two fingers, slightly separated, on the
Touchpad surface and slide both fingers in the direction required (in a straight continuous motion).
Figure 2 - 9
Scrolling Gesture
The two-finger pinch to zoom gesture can be used to perform the same function as
a scroll wheel in Windows applications that support CTRL + scroll wheel zoom
functionality. Place two fingers on the pad (for best results use the tips of the fingers)
and slide them apart to zoom in, or closer together to zoom out.
Figure 2 - 10
Zooming Gesture
Mouse & Touchpad Devices 2 - 11
Features & Components
The three and four-finger taps may be configured may be used to trigger Cortana
Search or the Action Center.
2
Figure 2 - 11
Mouse & Touchpad
Select Actions
The three finger-drags & slides gesture may be used to enhance navigation with a
variety of applications such as browsing the Internet or scrolling through a photo
viewer.
Figure 2 - 12
Slide Gesture
2 - 12 Mouse & Touchpad Devices
Features & Components
The following is an overview of the main gestures you can use with your Touchpad.
2
Figure 2 - 13
Touchpad
Gestures
Mouse & Touchpad Devices 2 - 13
Features & Components
2

Volume Adjustment
The sound volume level
can be clicking using the
volume control icon
in the notification area
of the taskbar.
Audio Features
You can configure the audio options on your computer from the Sound
control
panel in Windows, or from the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in the notification area/control panel (right-click the notification area icon to bring up an audio menu and select Sound Manager). The volume may also be adjusted by means
of the Fn + F5/F6 key combination (see Table 1 - 5, on page 1 - 19).
Figure 2 - 14
Realtek Audio
Manager
Right-click the icon
to access the menu above, and then
select Sound Manager.
See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page C - 8 for a description of the audio configuration
when connecting an HDMI supported display device.
2 - 14 Audio Features
Features & Components
Setup for Audio Recording - Realtek Standard
2
(For systems supporting Cortana see over)
To record audio sources on your computer at optimum quality follow the instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Control Panel and make sure you are in Classic View.
Click Realtek HD Audio Manager (or right-click the notification area icon
and
select Sound Manager).
Click Microphone Effects (tab) in Microphone (tab), and then click to select
Noise Suppression (button), or adjust the Recording Volume level to around 60,
to obtain the optimum recording quality.
Click OK to close the control panel and save the settings.

Auto Popup Dialog
You should enable the auto
popup dialog to automatically detect when a device
has been plugged-in. If disabled, double-click connector settings
and click
the box to enable the auto
popup detection of pluggedin devices.
Figure 2 - 15
Realtek Audio
Manager Recording Setup
(Standard)
Audio Features 2 - 15
Features & Components
Setup for Audio Recording - For Cortana
2
(For standard Realtek systems see previous)
To record audio sources on your computer at optimum quality follow the instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Control Panel and make sure you are in Classic View.
Click Realtek HD Audio Manager (or right-click the notification area icon
and
select Sound Manager).
Click the Microphone tab and adjust the Recording Volume level to around 60,
and enable any of the effects suitable for your environment to obtain the optimum
recording quality.
Click OK to close the control panel and save the settings.

Figure 2 - 16
Realtek Audio
Manager Recording Setup
(Cortana)
2 - 16 Audio Features
Auto Popup Dialog
You should enable the auto
popup dialog to automatically detect when a device
has been plugged-in. If disabled, double-click connector settings
and click
the box to enable the auto
popup detection of pluggedin devices.
Features & Components
Setup for Headphones/Speakers/S/PDIF - 2-In-1 Audio Jack
To connect either headphones, speakers or a S/PDIF supported system to the 2-In-1
audio jack follow the instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
Plug either the headphones or a S/PDIF supported system in to the 2-In-1 audio
jack.
When the pop-up menu appears make sure you select the appropriate device by
putting a check in the box alongside it and clicking OK.
To make sure the pop-up menu appears see sidebar.

Auto Pop-Up Dialog
You should enable the
auto pop-up dialog to
automatically
detect
when a device has been
plugged-in. If disabled,
double-click connector
settings
and click
the box to enable the
auto pop-up detection of
plugged-n devices.
Figure 2 - 17
Pop-Up Menu for
Audio Devices
(2-In-1 Audio Jack)
Audio Features 2 - 17
2
Features & Components
2
2 - 18
Power Management
Chapter 3: Power Management
Overview
To conserve power, especially when using the battery, your computer power management conserves power by controlling individual components of the computer
(the monitor and hard disk drive) or the whole system. This chapter covers:
•
•
•
•
•
•
The Power Sources
Turning On the Computer
Power Plans
Power-Saving States
Configuring the Power Buttons
Battery Information

OS Note
Power
management
functions will vary slightly depending on your
operating system. For
more information it is
best to refer to the user’s
manual of your operating system.
The computer uses enhanced power saving techniques to give the operating system
(OS) direct control over the power and thermal states of devices and processors. For
example, this enables the OS to set devices into low-power states based on user settings and information from applications.
Overview 3 - 1
3
Power Management

3
Forced Off
If the system “hangs”,
and the Ctrl + Alt + Del
key combination doesn’t
work, press the power
button for 4 seconds, or
longer, to force the system to turn itself off.
The Power Sources
The computer can be powered by either an AC/DC adapter or a battery pack.
AC/DC Adapter
Use only the AC/DC adapter that comes with your computer. The wrong type of AC/
DC adapter will damage the computer and its components.
1.
•
•
2.
3.
When first setting up the computer use the following procedure (as to safeguard the computer during shipping, the battery will be locked to not power the
system until first connected to the AC/DC adapter and initially set up as below):
Attach the AC/DC adapter cord to the DC-In jack on the left of the computer, then plug
the AC power cord into an outlet, and connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter
and leave it there for 6 seconds or longer.
Remove the adapter cord from the computer’s DC-In jack, and then plug it back in again;
the battery will now be unlocked.
Raise the lid/LCD to a comfortable viewing angle.
Press the power button to turn “On”.
Battery
The battery allows you to use your computer while you are on the road or when an
electrical outlet is unavailable. Battery life varies depending on the applications and
the configuration you're using. To increase battery life, let the battery discharge
completely before recharging (see “Battery FAQ” on page 3 - 21).
We recommend that you do not remove the battery. For more information on the battery, please refer to “Battery Information” on page 3 - 17.
3 - 2 The Power Sources
Power Management
Turning On the Computer
Now you are ready to begin using your computer. To turn it on simply press the power button on the front panel.
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Stand by/Hibernate/
Shutdown hot-key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and
holding the power button for longer than this will shut the computer down). Use
Power Options (Hardware and Sound) in the Windows control panel to configure
this feature.

Power Button as Stand by or Hibernate Button
You can use the OS’s “Power Options” control panel to set the power button to send the
system into Stand by or Hibernate mode (see your OS’s documentation, or “Configuring
the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 9 for details).
Turning On the Computer 3 - 3
3
Power Management
Shutting the Computer Down
Note that you should always shut your computer down by choosing the Shut down
command as this will help prevent hard disk or system problems. Use the Power
item in the Start Menu and select Shut down.
3
You can also use the context menu (right-click the Start Menu
icon or press the
Windows logo
+ X key combination) to Sign out, Sleep, Hibernate, Shut
down, and Restart.
If you want to add Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu see “Adding Hibernate/
Sleep to the Power Menu” on page 3 - 10.
Figure 3 - 1
Shut Down/Restart
3 - 4 Shutting the Computer Down
Power Management
Power Plans
The computer can be configured to conserve power by means of power plans (Control Panel > Power Options). You can use (or modify) an existing power plan, or
create a new one.
The settings may be adjusted to set the display to turn off after a specified time, and
to send the computer into Sleep after a period of inactivity.
Click Change plan settings and then click Change advanced power settings to access further configuration options in Advanced Settings.

Resuming
Operation
See Table 3 - 1, on
page 3 - 11 for information on how to resume
from a power-saving
state.
Password
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on system resume in order to protect your data.
Figure 3 - 2
Power Plan
Advanced Settings
Power Plans 3 - 5
3
Power Management
Each Windows power plan will also adjust the processor performance of your machine in order to save power. This is worth bearing in mind if you are experiencing
any reduced performance (especially under DC/battery power).
3
Choose High performance (you may need to click Show additional plans to view
the High performance plan) for maximum performance when the computer is powered from an AC power source. Choose the Power saver (bear in mind that this
scheme may slow down the overall performance of the computer in order to save
power) for maximum power saving when the computer is battery (DC power) powered.
Figure 3 - 3
Power Plans
3 - 6 Power Plans
Click to Show/Hide
additional
power plans
Power Management
Power-Saving States
You can use power-saving states to stop the computer’s operation and restart where
you left off. Windows 10 uses the Sleep, Hibernate and Shut Down power-saving
states.
Sleep
In Sleep all of your work, settings and preferences are saved to memory before the
system sleeps. When you are not using your computer for a certain length of time,
which you specify in the operating system, it will enter Sleep to save power.
The PC wakes from Sleep within seconds and will return you to where you last left
off (what was on your desktop) without reopening the application(s) and file(s) you
last used.
If your mobile PC in Sleep is running on battery power the system will use only a
minimum amount of power. After an extended period the system will save all the
information to the hard disk and shut the computer down before the battery becomes
depleted.

Wake On LAN
Support
Wake-On-LAN is only
supported from Sleep or
Hibernate states in
Windows.
If you require your computer to wake up from
network activity in Windows then make sure
that the computer is either in Sleep or Hibernate.
Wake-On-LAN is not
supported from Shutdown states in Windows.
To add Sleep to the Power Menu see “Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power
Menu” on page 3 - 10.
Power-Saving States 3 - 7
3
Power Management
Hibernate
Hibernate uses the least amount of power of all the power-saving states and saves
all of your information on a part of the hard disk before it turns the system off. If a
power failure occurs the system can restore your work from the hard disk; if a power
failure occurs when work is saved only to memory, then the work will be lost. Hibernate will also return you to where you last left off within seconds. You should
put your mobile PC into Hibernate if you will not use the computer for a period of
time, and will not have the chance to charge the battery. To add Hibernate to the
Power Menu see “Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu” on page 3 - 10.
3
Shut down
You should Shut down the computer if you plan to install new hardware, plan to be
away from the computer for several days, or you do not need it to wake up and run
a scheduled task. Returning to full operation from Shut down takes longer than from
Sleep or Hibernate.
Figure 3 - 4
Power Button &
Start Menu Power
3 - 8 Power-Saving States
Power Management
Configuring the Power Buttons
The power/sleep button (Fn + F12 key combo) and closed lid may be set to send the
computer in to a power-saving state. Click Choose what the power buttons do on
the left menu in Power Options to bring up the menu.

Password
Protection
It is recommended that
you enable a password
on wake up in order to
protect your data.
However you can disable this setting from the
Power Options menu
by clicking Require a
password on wakeup
in the left menu, and selecting the options (click
Change settings that
are currently unavailable).
Figure 3 - 5
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 9
3
Power Management
Adding Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu
Add Hibernate/Sleep to the Power Menu as follows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3
Go to the Power Options (Hardware and Sound) control panel.
Click “Change settings that are currently unavailable”
Click Choose what the power buttons do.
Click to put a check in the Hibernate/Sleep box under Shutdown settings.
Click Save Changes and close the control panel.
Figure 3 - 6
Power Options
Define Power
Buttons - Shutdown
Settings
3 - 10 Configuring the Power Buttons
.
Power Management
Resuming Operation
You can resume operation from power-saving states by pressing the power button,
or in some cases pressing the sleep button (Fn + F12 key combo).
Power Status
Icon
3
To Resume
Color
Table 3 - 1
Power Off
Off
Press the Power Button
Press the Power Button
Sleep
Blinking Green
Resuming
Operation
Press the Sleep Button (Fn + F12 Key
Combo)
Off (battery)
Hibernate
Press the Power Button
Orange (AC/DC adapter)
Display Turned Off
Green
Press a Key or Move the Mouse/Touchpad


Power Button
Closing the Lid
When the computer is on, you can use the power button as a Sleep/Hibernate/Shut Down
hot key button when it is pressed for less than 4 seconds (pressing and holding the power
button for longer than this will force the computer to shut down).
If you have chosen to
send the computer to
Sleep when the lid is
closed, raising the lid
will wake the system up.
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 11
Power Management

3
Power Conservation
Modes
The Power Saving setting will result in maximum power saving, but
with the possible loss of
some performance.
Power Conservation Modes
This system supports Power Saving power management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep modes after a designated period
of inactivity. Adjust Power Conservation Modes from the Control Center:
1.
2.
Press the Fn + Esc key combination to toggle the Control Center on/off.
Click either the Performance, Balanced or Power Saving button.
Setting the mode to Balance will give power
saving matched with
performance.
Performance will give
optimum computer performance but with less
power conservation.
Note that the Energy
Star setting will put the
display into sleep after
no more than 15 minutes of user inactivity.
Figure 3 - 7
Control Center
3 - 12 Configuring the Power Buttons
Power Management
Ctrl + Alt + Delete Key Combination
You can use the CTRL + ALT + DEL key combination from almost any of the Windows 10 interfaces/Apps to bring up a full-screen displaying Lock, Switch User,
Sign out, Change a password and Task Manager options. If you click the Power
icon in the lower right corner of the screen a power management option menu appears to display Sleep, Shut down, and Restart.
3
Figure 3 - 8
Ctrl + Alt + Delete
Menu
To fully control all the power options (including Hibernate mode) go to the Power
Options control panel and configure the power button, sleep button and lid to perform the function selected.
Configuring the Power Buttons 3 - 13
Power Management
Settings Menu Power Controls
The Settings item in the Start Menu (and also as an App) gives you access to a number of power settings control panels which enable you to quickly adjust power options. Click System to access the menu including the power option settings.
3
Figure 3 - 9
Settings
3 - 14 Settings Menu Power Controls
Power Management
Battery Saver
Battery Saver will display the battery level, and by clicking Battery Use you can see
the current state of battery usage by application etc. Click Battery saver settings to
adjust the battery saver level.
3
Figure 3 - 10
Settings > Battery
Saver
Settings Menu Power Controls 3 - 15
Power Management
Power & Sleep
Power & sleep gives you quick access to Screen and Sleep settings. Click Additional power settings to go to the main power options control panel.
3
Figure 3 - 11
Settings > Power &
Sleep
3 - 16 Settings Menu Power Controls
Power Management
Battery Information

Follow these simple guidelines to get the best use out of your battery.
Low Battery
Warning
Battery Power
Your computer’s battery power is dependent upon many factors, including the programs you are running, and peripheral devices attached. You can set actions to be
taken (e.g. Shut down, Hibernate etc.), and set critical and low battery levels from
power plan Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings (see Figure
3 - 3 on page 3 - 6).
Click the battery icon
in the notification area to see the current battery level and
charge status (you can also click Power & sleep settings to access the Settings
menu to quickly adjust power settings).
When the battery is critically low, immediately
connect the AC/DC
adapter to the computer
or save your work, otherwise, the unsaved
data will be lost when
the power is depleted.
Figure 3 - 12
Battery Icon
(Notification Area) &
Battery Advanced
Settings
Battery Information 3 - 17
3
Power Management

3
Windows Mobility
Center
The Windows Mobility
Center control panel
provides an easy point
of access for information
on battery status, power
plans used and wireless
device status etc.
Conserving Battery Power
• Use a power plan that conserves power (e.g Power saver), however note that
this may have an affect on computer performance.
• Lower the brightness level of the LCD display. The system will decrease LCD
brightness slightly to save power when it is not powered by the AC/DC adapter.
• Reduce the amount of time before the display is turned off.
• Close wireless, Bluetooth, modem or communication applications when they are
not being used.
• Disconnect/remove any unnecessary external devices e.g. USB devices,
ExpressCards etc.
Figure 3 - 13
Windows Mobility
Center
(Control Panel)
3 - 18 Battery Information
Power Management
Battery Life
Battery life may be shortened through improper maintenance. To optimize the life
and improve its performance, fully discharge and recharge the battery at least
once every 30 days. We recommend that you do not remove the battery yourself.
New Battery
Always completely discharge, then fully charge, a new battery (see “Battery FAQ”
on page 3 - 21 for instructions on how to do this).
Recharging the Battery with the AC/DC Adapter
The battery pack automatically recharges when the AC/DC adapter is attached and
plugged into an electrical outlet. If the computer is powered on, and in use, it will
take several hours to fully recharge the battery. When the computer is turned off but
plugged into an electrical outlet, battery charge time is less. Refer to “LED Indicators” on page 1 - 9 for information on the battery charge status, and to “Battery
FAQ” on page 3 - 21 for more information on how to maintain and properly recharge the battery pack.
Battery Information 3 - 19
3
Power Management

3
Caution
Danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the
same or equivalent type
recommended by the
manufacturer. Discard
used battery according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Proper handling of the Battery Pack
• DO NOT disassemble the battery pack under any circumstances
• DO NOT expose the battery to fire or high temperatures, it may explode
• DO NOT connect the metal terminals (+, -) to each other

Damaged Battery Warning
Should you notice any physical defects (e.g. the battery is bent out of shape after being
dropped), or any unusual smells emanating from the notebook battery, shut your computer
down immediately and contact your distributor/supplier. If the battery has been dropped we
do not recommend using it any further, as even if the computer continues to work with a
damaged battery in place, it may cause circuit damage, which may possibly result in fire. It
is recommended that you replace your computer battery every two years.
3 - 20 Battery Information
Power Management
Battery FAQ
How do I completely discharge the battery?
Use the computer with battery power until it shuts down due to a low battery. Don’t
turn off the computer even if a message indicates the battery is critically low, just let
the computer use up all of the battery power and shut down on its own.
1.
2.
3
Save and close all files and applications.
Create a power plan for discharging the battery and set all the options to Never.
Figure 3 - 14
Power Plan Create
Battery Information 3 - 21
Power Management
3.
Click Change plan settings (after creating it) and click Change plan settings >
Change advanced power settings.
3
Figure 3 - 15
Change Plan
Settings / Change
Advanced Power
Settings
3 - 22 Battery Information
Power Management
4.
5.
Scroll down to Battery and click + to expand the battery options.
Choose the options below (click Yes if a warning appears):
3
Figure 3 - 16
Power Options
Advanced Settings Battery
•
•
•
•
•
Low battery levels = 0%
Critical battery Levels = 1%
Low battery action = Do Nothing
Critical battery action (On battery) = Shut Down
Critical battery action (Plugged in) = Do Nothing
Battery Information 3 - 23
Power Management
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How do I fully charge the battery?
When charging the battery, don’t stop until the LED charging indicator light changes
from orange to green.
How do I maintain the battery?
Completely discharge and charge the battery at least once every 30 days or after
about 20 partial discharges.
3 - 24 Battery Information
Drivers & Utilities
Chapter 4: Drivers & Utilities
This chapter deals with installing the drivers and utilities essential to the operation or
improvement of some of the computer’s subsystems. The system takes advantage of
some newer hardware components for which the latest versions of most available operating systems haven’t built in drivers and utilities. Thus, some of the system components won’t be auto-configured with an appropriate driver or utility during
operating system installation. Instead, you need to manually install some system-required drivers and utilities.
What to Install
You will need to attach an external optical CD/DVD device drive to install the
drivers from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc. The disc contains the drivers and utilities necessary for the proper operation of the computer. Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 4 lists what you need to install and it is very important that
the drivers are installed by the method outlined in this chapter, and in the order
indicated. Note that the information on the following pages is for Windows 10 (64bit only).
Module Driver Installation
The procedures for installing drivers for the Wireless LAN, Bluetooth & WLAN
Combo, Intel Technology, Sound Blaster and 3G/4G modules are provided in
“Modules” on page 6 - 1.

Driver Installation &
Power
When installing drivers make sure your
computer is powered
by the AC/DC adapter
connected to a working power source.
Some drivers draw a
significant amount of
power during the installation procedure, and if
the remaining battery
capacity is not adequate
this may cause the system to shut down and
cause system problems
(note that there is no
safety issue involved
here, and the battery will
be rechargeable within 1
minute).
What to Install 4 - 1
4
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached DVD drive.
Click the message “Tap to choose what happens with this disc.”
Click Run autorun.exe.
Click Install Drivers (button), or Option Drivers (button) to access the Optional driver menu.
Figure 4 - 1 - Drivers Installer Screen 1
4 - 2 Driver Installation
Drivers & Utilities
5.
6.
7.
Check the driver installation order from Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 4 (the drivers must be installed in this order)
which is the same as that listed in the Drivers Installer menu below.
Click to select the driver you wish to install, (you should note down the drivers as you install them).
Follow the instructions for each individual driver installation procedure as listed on the following pages.
4
Figure 4 - 2 - Install Drivers
Driver Installation 4 - 3
Drivers & Utilities
Win 10 (64-bit) Driver
4
Page #
Win 10 (64-bit) - Optional Items
Page #
Chipset
Page 4 - 7
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)
Page 6 - 2
Intel Video (VGA)
Page 4 - 7
Wireless LAN Module
Page 6 - 10
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
Page 4 - 7
Fingerprint Reader Module
Page 6 - 15
LAN
Page 4 - 8
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Page 6 - 19
Card Reader
Page 4 - 8
Sound Blaster Audio (2 versions available)
Page 6 - 24
Touchpad
Page 4 - 8
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
(required for hard disks in AHCI & Optane modes)
Page 6 - 47
Control Center
Page 4 - 8
PC Camera Module
Page 6 - 54
Airplane
Page 4 - 8
Trusted Platform Module (no driver installation required)
Page 6 - 59
MEI Driver
Page 4 - 8
3G/4G Module (no driver installation required)
Page 6 - 65
Audio
Page 4 - 9
All drivers provided are for the Windows 10 (64-bit) operating system.
Table 4 - 1 - Driver Installation
Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules.
4 - 4 Driver Installation
Drivers & Utilities
Manual Driver Installation
Click Browse CD/DVD (button) in the Drivers Installer application and browse to the executable file in the
appropriate driver folder.
Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable
Check for updates (Settings > Update & security >
Check for updates) in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes from Microsoft). See “Windows Update” on
page 4 - 9 for instructions.
Updating/Reinstalling Individual Drivers
If you wish to update/reinstall individual drivers it
may be necessary to uninstall the original driver.To do
this go to the Control Panel in the Windows OS and
double-click the Programs icon (Programs > Uninstall a program). Click to select the driver (if it is not
listed see below) and click Uninstall, and then follow
the on screen prompts (it may be necessary to restart
the computer). Reinstall the driver as outlined in this
chapter.
If the driver is not listed in the Programs and Features menu:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to the Control Panel).
Double-click Device Manager (Hardware and
Sound > Devices and Printers > Device
Manager).
Double-click the device you wish to update/reinstall
the driver for (you may need to click “+” to expand
the selection).
Click Driver (tab) and click the Update Driver or
Uninstall button and follow the on screen prompts.
Driver Installation 4 - 5
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Drivers & Utilities
User Account Control
4
If a User Account Control prompt appears as part of
the driver installation procedure, click Continue or
Allow, and follow the installation procedure as directed.
Windows Security Message
If you receive a Windows security message as part of
the driver installation process. Just click “Install this
driver software anyway” or “Install” to continue the
installation procedure.
You will receive this message in cases where the driver has been released after the version of Windows you
are currently using. All the drivers provided will have
already received certification for Windows.
New Hardware Found
If you see the message “New Hardware Found” during the installation procedure (other than when outlined in the driver install procedure), click Cancel
to close the window, and follow the installation procedure.
4 - 6 Driver Installation

Driver Installation General Guidelines
The driver installation procedure outlined in this Chapter
(and in Chapter 7 Options & Modules), are accurate at
the time of going to press.
Drivers are always subject to upgrade and revision so
the exact procedure for certain drivers may differ slightly. As a general guide follow the default on screen instructions for each driver (e.g. Next > Next > Finish)
unless you are an advanced user. In many cases a restart is required to install the driver.
Make sure any modules (e.g. WLAN or Bluetooth) are
ON (i.e. the system is not in Airplane Mode) before
installing the appropriate driver.
Drivers & Utilities
Driver Installation Procedure
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc and click Install Drivers (button).
Chipset
Note: During the driver installation process the screen
resolution may change. Make sure you restart after the
driver installation process, as instructed, in order to
restore the original resolution.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click 1.Install Chipset Driver > Yes.
Click Next > Accept > Install.
Click Finish.
Click Restart Now to restart the computer.
Intel Video (VGA)
1. Click 2.Install Intel VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
1. Click 3.Install NVIDIA VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click AGREE AND CONTINUE (button) to
accept the terms of the license agreement.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Restart Now to restart the computer.
5. After all the drivers have been installed (an
internet connection is required) run the
NVIDIA GeForce Experience by clicking the
desktop icon (or App).
6. Restart the computer and run the application
again after restart.
Note: After installing the video driver go to the Display/Display Settings control panel to adjust the video settings to the highest resolution.
Driver Installation 4 - 7
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Drivers & Utilities
LAN
4
Note: If the computer enters a deep sleep mode during
installation, you will be prompted to plug in a network
cable, and click OK, to continue installation. If a network cable is not available, restart the system and reinstall the LAN driver.
1. Click 4.Install LAN Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish.
Card Reader
1. Click 5.Install Cardreader Driver > Yes.
2. Click Finish.
Touchpad
1. Click 6.Install Touchpad Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the button to accept the license agreement
and click Next.
4. Click Finish > Restart Now to restart the computer.
4 - 8 Driver Installation
Control Center
1. Click 7.Install Control Center AP > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish to restart your computer.
Airplane
Note: Do not use Update Driver in Device Manager to
install the Airplane mode driver.
1. Click 8.Install Airplane Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Install.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
MEI Driver
1. Click 9.Install MEI Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next.
3. Click the check box to accept the license and
then click Next.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Finish.
Drivers & Utilities
Audio
1. Click 10. Install Audio Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
After installing the audio driver the system will not return to the Drivers Installer screen. To install any of
the optional drivers, eject the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and then reinsert it (or double-click the disc icon in My Computer), and click
Option Drivers (button) to access the optional driver
menu.
It is recommended that you install the Sound Blaster
Audio application (see “Sound Blaster Audio” on
page 6 - 24) and Intel Rapid Storage Technology
driver (see “Intel® Rapid Storage Technology” on
page 6 - 47 - required for AHCI & RAID mode).

Windows Update
After installing all the drivers make sure you enable Windows Update in order to get all the latest security updates etc. (all updates will include the latest hotfixes
from Microsoft).
To enable Windows Update make sure you are connected to the internet:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the Control Panel.
Click Windows Update (System and Security/
Security).
Click Check for updates (button).
The computer will now check for updates (you
need to be connected to the internet).
Click Install now (button) to begin checking for the
updates.
Click Install updates (button) to install the
updates.
Driver Installation 4 - 9
4
Drivers & Utilities
Optional Drivers
See the pages indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 4 for the driver installation procedures for any modules included in your purchase option.
4
Note there are 2 Soundblaster
audio versions available for this
computer.
Note the optional driver installation order will differ depending
on your Model type. Follow the
number indicated on the drivers
installer screen to install the
driver in the correct order appropriate for your model.
Models A & B
OR
Figure 4 - 3 - Optional Drivers Installer Screen
Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN & Bluetooth Combo modules.
4 - 10 Driver Installation
BIOS Utilities
Chapter 5: BIOS Utilities
Overview
This chapter gives a brief introduction to the computer’s built-in software:
If your computer has never been set up, or you are making important changes to the
system (e.g. hard disk setup), then you should review this chapter first and note the
original settings found in Setup. Even if you are a beginner, keep a record of the settings you find and any changes you make. This information could be useful if your
system ever needs servicing.
There is one general rule: Don’t make any changes unless you are sure of what you
are doing. Many of the settings are required by the system, and changing them could
cause it to become unstable or worse. If you have any doubts, consult your service
representative.

BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS
screens pictured on
these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s
BIOS.
BIOS versions are subject to constant change
and revision, therefore
your computer’s actual
screens may appear
slightly different from
those pictured on these
pages.
Overview 5 - 1
5
BIOS Utilities

BIOS Settings
Warning
5
Incorrect settings can
cause your system to
malfunction. To correct
mistakes, return to Setup and restore the Optimized Defaults with
<F3>.
UEFI Boot & POST
When UEFI Boot is enabled, then the prompts
to press F2 or F7 will
not appear. However
you can still press F2 to
enter the setup, or F7 to
choose the preferred
boot device, if you press
the key immediately the
system boots up.
The Setup Utility
Each time you turn on the computer the system takes a few seconds to conduct a
POST, including a quick test of the on-board RAM (memory).
As the POST proceeds, the computer will tell you if there is anything wrong. If there
is a problem that prevents the system from booting, it will display a system summary
and prompt you to run Setup.
If there are no problems, the Setup prompt will disappear and the system will load
the operating system. Once that starts, you can’t get into Setup without rebooting.
The Aptio Setup Utility tells the system how to configure itself and manage basic
features and subsystems (e.g. port configuration).
To enter Setup, turn on the computer and press F2 (give the system a few seconds
to enter Setup). If the Boot Logo is enabled the F2 on screen will be highlighted to
illustrate that the system is processing the request during the POST (or press F7 for
boot options). If you get a “Keyboard Error”, (usually because you pressed F2 too
quickly) just press F2 again.
If the computer is already on, reboot using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete combination and
then hold down F2 when prompted. The Setup main menu will appear.
To see the boot options press F7 and choose your preferred boot device.
5 - 2 The Setup Utility
BIOS Utilities
Failing the POST
Errors can be detected during the POST. There are two categories, “fatal” and “nonfatal”.
Fatal Errors
These stop the boot process and usually indicate there is something seriously wrong
with your system. Take the computer to your service representative or authorized
distributor/supplier as soon as possible.
Non-Fatal Errors
This kind of error still allows you to boot. You will get a message identifying the
problem (make a note of this message!) and you can then press F7 (the F7 on screen
will be highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) for boot
options.
Press F2 (give the system a few seconds to enter Setup; the F2 on screen will be
highlighted to illustrate that the system is processing the request) to run the Setup
program and try to correct the problem. If you still get an error message after you
change the setting, or if the “cure” seems even worse, call for help.
The Setup Utility 5 - 3
5
BIOS Utilities

Setup Menus
5
The
Setup
menus
shown in this section are
for reference only. Your
computer’s menus will
indicate the configuration appropriate for your
model and options.
Setup Screens
The following pages contain additional advice on portions of the Setup. Along the
top of the screen is a menu bar with menu headings. When you select a heading, a
new screen appears. Scroll through the features listed on each screen to make changes to Setup.
Instructions on how to navigate each screen are in the box at the bottom right side of
the screen.
Figure 5 - 1
Navigation Menu
If these tools are confusing, press F1 to call up a General Help screen, and then use
the arrow keys to scroll up or down the page.
The Item Specific Help on the upper right side of each screen explains the highlighted item and has useful messages about its options.
If you see an arrow next to an item, press Enter to go to a sub-menu on that subject. The sub-menu screen that appears has a similar layout, but the Enter key may
execute a command.
5 - 4 The Setup Utility
BIOS Utilities
Main Menu
Figure 5 - 2
Main Menu
SATA Port # (Main Menu)
Pressing Enter opens the sub-menu to show the configuration of HDDs on the computer’s SATA Ports.
Main Menu 5 - 5
5
BIOS Utilities
System Time & Date (Main Menu)
The hour setting uses the 24-hour system (i.e., ØØ = midnight; 13 = 1 pm). If you
can change the date and time settings in your operating system, you will also change
these settings. Some applications may also alter data files to reflect these changes.
System/Extended Memory: (Main Menu)
This item contains information on the system memory, and is not user configurable.
The system will auto detect the amount of memory installed.
5
MB Series / BIOS Revision / KBC/EC firmware Revision / MAC Address
This item contains information on the BIOS version, network adapter address etc.,
and is not user configurable.
5 - 6 Main Menu
BIOS Utilities
Advanced Menu
Figure 5 - 3
Advanced Menu
5
Advanced Chipset Control (Advanced Menu)
The sub-menu here allows you to enable/disable GPU Performance Scaling, FlexiCharger and VT-d (see page 5 - 9).
Advanced Menu 5 - 7
BIOS Utilities
Intel® Optane™
SATA Mode (Advanced Menu)
The SATA (Serial ATA) control is configured to operate in AHCI (Advanced Host
Controller Interface) mode or in Intel RST Premium (for Intel® Optane™) mode.
Intel® Optane™ is a combination of a compatible
memory device and Intel
Rapid Technology software. This combination is
designed to speed up your
system performance.
The SATA Mode should be set BEFORE installing an operating system, and after
you have backed up all necessary files and data (see sidebar). See “Setting Up SATA
Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)” on page 6 - 2 for details. Make sure you install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology application if you have set the SATA Mode to Intel
RST Premium, or to AHCI (see “IRST Driver Installation” on page 6 - 47).
Contact your distributor or
supplier to see if your system supports this technology.
If you wish to change your SATA mode to/from AHCI/Intel RST (Optane) mode
note that doing so may prevent your operating system from booting, and may require
a reinstall of the OS. If you do wish to change the SATA mode then backup any necessary data on your hard disk(s) as you will need wipe the disks clean in order to prevent system problems.

5
SATA Mode
Selection
If you have installed the
Windows OS with either
AHCI or Intel RST (Optane) mode enabled, DO
NOT disable the set mode
(if you wish to disable the
set mode you will need to
reinstall the Windows OS).
5 - 8 Advanced Menu
Power On Boot Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the beep as the computer starts up.
Battery Low Alarm Beep (Advanced Menu)
Use this menu item to enable/disable the battery low alarm beep.
BIOS Utilities
GPU Performance Scaling (Advanced Menu > Advanced Chipset Control)
You can enable/disable NVIDIA GPU Performance scaling from this menu. The
NVIDIA Card does the scaling if this option is on, and has less latency than the Intel
GPU. This can be useful if you play games etc.
FlexiCharger Enable (Advanced Menu > Advanced Chipset Control)
The sub-menu here allows you to enable/disable the FlexiCharger. The FlexiCharger may be set to automatically start charging your battery when the battery reaches
a certain capacity level (e.g. you could start the battery charge level at 40%).
You can then set the level to stop charging (e.g. 100%), and of course this stop
charge level must be higher then the start charge level.
See the sidebar warning for information on running the FlexiCharger for an extended period as this is not recommended.

FlexiCharger
Warning
If you leave the FlexiCharger continuously "Enabled” for a period of
three months or more,
the battery meter's reading accuracy will deteriorate.
To reset this, set the
FlexiCharger to "Disabled", and then allow
the battery to completely
discharge (see “Battery
FAQ” on page 3 - 21)
before enabling the
function again.
Figure 5 - 4
Advanced Chipset
Control >
FlexiCharger
Advanced Menu 5 - 9
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BIOS Utilities
VT-d (Advanced Menu > Advanced Chipset Control)
Enable/disable Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) from
this menu. This extends Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT) by providing hardware assists for a virtualization solution.
5
5 - 10 Advanced Menu
BIOS Utilities
Security Menu

Security Menu
The changes you make
here affect the access
to the Setup utility itself,
and also access to your
machine as it boots up
after you turn it on.
These settings do not
affect your machine or
network
passwords
which will be set in your
software OS.
Figure 5 - 5
Security Menu
Set Supervisor Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for access to the Aptio Setup Utility. This will not affect
access to the computer OS (only the Aptio Setup Utility).
Security Menu 5 - 11
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BIOS Utilities

Password Warning
5
If you set a boot password (Password on boot
is “Enabled“), NEVER
forget your password.
The consequences of
this could be serious. If
you cannot remember
your boot password you
must contact your vendor and you may lose all
of the information on
your hard disk.
5 - 12 Security Menu
Note: To clear existing passwords press Enter and type the existing password, then
press Enter for the new password (without typing any password entry) and Enter
again to confirm the password clearance.
Set User Password (Security Menu)
You can set a password for user mode access to the Aptio Setup Utility. This will
not affect access to the computer OS, (only the Setup utility) unless you choose to
set a Password on Boot (see below). Many menu items in the Aptio Setup Utility
cannot be modified in user mode.
Note: You can only set the user password after you have set the supervisor password.
Password on boot: (Security Menu)
Specify whether or not a password should be entered to boot the computer (you may
only set a password on boot if a supervisor password is enabled). If “Enabled”
is selected, only users who enter a correct password can boot the system (see the
warning in the sidebar). The default setting is “Disabled”.
BIOS Utilities
Secure Boot Control (Security Menu)
Secure Boot prevents unauthorized operating systems and software from loading
during the startup process. Secure Boot is available as a menu option if you have
enabled UEFI Boot (see “UEFI Boot (Boot Menu)” on page 5 - 16). Enabling Secure Boot will bring up the Secure Boot Mode menu to enable you to configure Secure Boot as Standard (with a fixed secure boot policy) or Customized (which
enables you to make changes to the Key Management database if required).
5
Figure 5 - 6
Security Secure Boot
(Key Management)
Security Menu 5 - 13
BIOS Utilities

TPM Menu Item
Settings
5
You will need to check
with your IT administrator for the actual TPM
settings required within
your organization.
Figure 5 - 7
Security Device
Support
5 - 14 Security Menu
TPM Configuration (Security Menu - with UEFI Enabled)
This sub-menu will allow you to enable/disable Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
support. Press Enter to access the Security Device Support menu and select Enable
to support TPM as long as UEFI Boot is enabled (see “Trusted Platform Module”
on page 6 - 59 for details).
BIOS Utilities
Boot Menu
Figure 5 - 8
Boot Menu

BIOS Screens
Note that the BIOS
screens pictured on
these pages are intended for guidance in setting up your system’s
BIOS.
When you turn the computer on it will look for an operating system (e.g. Windows
7) from the devices listed in this menu, and in this priority order. If it cannot find
the operating system on that device, it will try to load it from the next device in the
order specified in the Boot Option Priorities. Item specific help on the right is
available to help you move devices up and down the order.
BIOS versions are subject to constant change
and revision, therefore
your computer’s actual
screens may appear
slightly different from
those pictured on these
pages.
Boot Menu 5 - 15
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BIOS Utilities
Boot Option Priorities (Boot Menu)
Press Enter to access the menu, use the arrow keys to move up and down the menu,
and press Enter to select a device from the Boot Option # list (the selected device
will be highlighted in white).
UEFI Boot (Boot Menu)
Enable/disable UEFI Boot from this menu. The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification provides a clean interface between operating systems and
platform firmware at boot time. In contrast to BIOS, UEFI defines a set of standard
boot and runtime services. The Network Stack will be enabled as an option under
UEFI Boot.
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5 - 16 Boot Menu
BIOS Utilities
Exit Menu
Figure 5 - 9
Exit Menu
5
Click Save Changes and Reset to save all changes made. Choosing to Discard
Changes, or Exit Discarding Changes, will wipe out any changes you have made
to the Setup. You can also choose to restore the original Setup defaults that will return the Setup to its original state, and erase any previous changes you have made in
a previous session.
Exit Menu 5 - 17
BIOS Utilities
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5 - 18
Modules & Options
Chapter 6: Modules & Options
Overview
This chapter contains information on the following modules, which may come with
your computer, depending on the configuration purchased. If you are unsure please
contact your service representative.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)
Wireless LAN Module
Fingerprint Reader Module
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Sound Blaster Audio
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
PC Camera Module
Trusted Platform Module
3G/4G Module

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the WLAN &
Bluetooth module(s)
are OFF (or the system
is in Airplane Mode) if
you are using the computer aboard aircraft
(see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 19).
Overview 6 - 1
6
Modules & Options

SATA Mode
Selection
The SATA mode selection should be made before installing your
operating system.
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DO NOT change your
selected SATA mode
unless you intend to reinstall your operating
system. Make sure you
have backed up all your
data before doing so.
See “SATA Mode (Advanced Menu)” on
page 5 - 8.
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)
AHCI Mode
Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows
the storage driver to enable advanced serial ATA features such as Native Command
Queuing (for maximum hard disk efficiency and performance). Make sure you install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application to support your HDDs/
SSDs in AHCI mode (see “Intel® Rapid Storage Technology” on page 6 - 47).
Intel® Optane™
Intel® Optane™ is a combination of a compatible memory device and Intel Rapid
Technology software. This combination is designed to speed up your system performance by caching boot data, executables, frequently accessed data and system
page files to an non volatile, low latency Intel® Optane™ SSD.
Contact your distributor or supplier to see if your system supports this technology.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Application
Make sure you install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application if you
have set up your system in Intel RST Premium (for Intel® Optane™) mode (see
“Intel® Rapid Storage Technology” on page 6 - 47).
After setting the SATA mode to Intel® Optane™ and installing the Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology application, DO NOT uninstall the Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology application.
6 - 2 Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)
Modules & Options
Intel® Optane™ Setup Procedure
After initial setup make sure you install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver
- see “IRST Driver Installation” on page 6 - 47).
See also “Clearing Intel® Optane™” on page 6 - 7 (however backup up any necessary files and data before deleting an Optane setup, as doing so will result in the loss
of all data on the volumes).
You need to setup Intel® Optane™ before installing your Windows 10 operating
system, and you will need to prepare the following in order to do so.
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• The Microsoft Windows 10 OS DVD.
• An attached external DVD drive.
• An Intel® Optane™ SSD installed in your system.
• The Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Start-up your notebook computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS.
Go to the Boot menu, select UEFI Setting and press <Enter> (see page 5 - 15).
Set UEFI Boot to “Enabled”.
Press <Esc> to exit the menu and go to the Main menu.
Select OffBoard NVMe Controller Configuration and press enter to check that
an Intel® Optane™ SSD is present.
Press <Esc> to exit the menu and go to the Advanced menu.
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI) 6 - 3
6
Modules & Options
7.
Select SATA Mode (see page 5 - 8), press <Enter> and select “Intel RST
Premium”.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Press <F4> and <Yes> to “Save Changes and Reset”.
As the computer restarts press <F2> to enter the BIOS again.
Go to Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology (Advanced menu) and press <Enter>.
. (Note this item only appears after you have restarted and accessed the BIOS
again after having set SATA Mode to Intel RST Premium.)
Figure 6 - 1
SATA Mode
Selection (BIOS)
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Figure 6 - 2
Intel(R) Rapid
Storage Technology
(Advanced Menu)
12. If you are reinstalling a system that has previously been setup in Intel RST
Premium mode, make sure you have cleared the Intel Optane Memory (see
“Clearing Intel® Optane™” on page 6 - 7).
6 - 4 Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)
Modules & Options
13. Press <F4> and <Yes> to “Save Changes and Reset”, however ensure that the
condition in the bulleted point below is met before doing so.
• Make sure the Windows 10 OS DVD is in the attached DVD drive, as the computer starts up it will automatically boot from the Windows 10 OS DVD (you
will be prompted to press a key to boot from the DVD).
14. Press <F7> as the computer starts up to bring up the boot device menu.
15. Select the DVD drive containing the Windows 10 OS DVD and press <Enter>.
16. Press a key at system startup to begin installing Windows from your Microsoft
Windows 10 disc.
17. Click Next > Install Now to continue installing the operating system as normal
(see your Windows documentation if you need help on installing the Windows
OS).
18. Select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).
19. It is recommended that you select and then delete existing partitions.
20. Click New to create a partition for Windows.
21. It is very important to make sure that when you create the partition, to leave at
least a minimum of unallocated space of 5MB (see sidebar).
22. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Windows 10 operating system.
23. Install the Windows drivers from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual
disc as per Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 4 (make sure you install the Intel Rapid
Storage Technology driver - see overleaf).
24. Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application to manage your Intel®
Optane™ system as instructed in “Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for
Optane Systems” on page 6 - 48.

Creating a Windows
Partition for Optane
When installing Windows, make sure that
you leave a minimum of
5MB of unallocated
space for the Intel® Optane™ software to create needed metadata.
After you have created a
Windows partition the
Windows Setup screen
will display the partitions
and sizes, including the
unallocated space. If the
unallocated space is
less than 5MB, then delete the partitions and
recreate them until the
criteria is met.
Note this is 5MB only,
not GB.
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI) 6 - 5
6
Modules & Options
25. After installing the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application you can access
Device Manager (right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager).
26. Click Disk drives to check the Optane drive.
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Figure 6 - 3
Device Manager
(Disk drives)
6 - 6 Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)
Modules & Options
Clearing Intel® Optane™
If you wish to clear an existing Intel® Optane™ setup then follow the procedure below to do so. However backup up any necessary files and data before clearing an
Intel® Optane™ setup, as doing so will result in the loss of all data on the volumes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure that Intel® Optane™ is Enabled in the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application.
Start-up your computer and press <F2> to enter the BIOS.
Go to Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology (in the Advanced menu) and press
<Enter>.
Select Intel Optane, **** (listed under Optane Volume:) and press <Enter>.
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Figure 6 - 4
Intel(R) Rapid
Storage Technology
(Advanced Menu)
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI) 6 - 7
Modules & Options
5.
Select “Deconcatentate” and press <Enter>.
6.
Select Yes from the “Are you sure you want to perform deconcatentation”
option.
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Figure 6 - 5
Intel(R) Rapid
Storage Technology
(Deconcatentate)
6 - 8 Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)
Modules & Options
7.
Select “Start deconcatentation” and press <Enter>.
Figure 6 - 6
Intel(R) Rapid
Storage Technology
(Start
Deconcatentation)
8.
9.
The system will return to the standard Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology menu
when complete (see Figure 6 - 2 on page 6 - 4).
You should then select the appropriate SATA Mode for your system and reinstall
the OS.
Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI) 6 - 9
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Modules & Options

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
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The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the WLAN &
Bluetooth module(s)
are OFF if you are using
the computer aboard
aircraft by putting the
system in to Airplane
Mode (see Table 1 - 5,
on page 1 - 19).
Wireless LAN Module
If your purchase option includes a Combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth module (either Intel® or Qualcomm Atheros) then install the driver for the appropriate
module as instructed below.
Make sure that the module is on (i.e. the system is not in Airplane Mode) before installing the driver.
Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 4.
Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN
& Bluetooth Combo modules.
6 - 10 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
Intel® WLAN Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Click in the check box to agree to the End User License Agreement and click
Install.
5. Click Finish.
6. The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in
Windows (see page 6 - 12).
Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Combo Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 1.Install WLAN Driver > Yes.
4. Select the language preferred and click Next.
5. Click Next > Next.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Click in the check box to accept to the License Agreement and click Next.
Click Finish.
Click Yes to restart the computer.
The operating system is the default setting for Wireless LAN control in
Windows (see page 6 - 12).
Wireless LAN Module 6 - 11
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Modules & Options
WLAN Configuration in Windows 10
You can configure a wireless connection using one of the following options, however make sure the Wireless LAN module is turned on (and not in Airplane Mode)
before configuration begins.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click the Wireless icon
in the notification area of the taskbar.
Make sure that Airplane mode is off (the Airplane mode icon should be gray).
A list of available access points will appear.
Double-click an access point to connect to it (or click it and click Connect).
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Figure 6 - 7
WiFi & Network
Connections
6 - 12 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
5.
6.
7.
8.
Enter a network security key (password) if required, and click Next.
You can choose to share or connect to devices or not.
When you are connected to the network access point it will display Connected
status
.
Select any connected network and click Disconnect
to disconnect
from a connected access point.

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard Aircraft
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The use of any portable electronic
transmission devices aboard aircraft is
usually prohibited.
Make sure the module is either OFF or
in Airplane mode if you are using the
computer aboard aircraft.
Figure 6 - 8
Network Connected
(Click Disconnect)
Wireless LAN Module 6 - 13
Modules & Options
9. You can click the Airplane Mode button to turn the mode On or Off.
10. You need to either use Airplane Mode, or to turn the WLAN module off aboard
aircraft.
11. If you click on Network Settings to bring up Network & Internet for a more
comprehensive list of network and internet settings including Wi-Fi (can be turned
on/off), Airplane mode (Airplane mode and Wireless devices can be turned on/off)
VPN, Dial-up, Ethernet and Proxy.
12. You can also access the Network & Internet settings from the Start Menu
(Settings > Network & Internet).
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Figure 6 - 9
Network & Internet
Settings
6 - 14 Wireless LAN Module
Modules & Options
Fingerprint Reader Module
The fingerprint reader module provides a high level of security for your computer.
Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection.
There are two different fingerprint modules supplied with this model. Install the
driver from the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc by following the
appropriate instructions on the page overleaf.
The fingerprint reader module uses the Sign-in options configuration of the Windows Account.

Fingerprint Reader
and Power Saving
States
If your computer is in a
power saving state (e.g.
Hibernate or Sleep) you
should keep your finger
clear of the fingerprint
sensor.
Allow the system to fully
resume before swiping
your finger across the
sensor.
Fingerprint Reader Module 6 - 15
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Modules & Options
Fingerprint Reader Driver Installation
Note the optional driver installation order will differ depending on your Model type.
Follow the number indicated on the drivers installer screen to install the driver in
the correct order appropriate for your model.
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1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into the DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers.
3. Click 2./3.Install Fingerprint Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Install.
5. Click Finish to complete the installation.
6. The fingerprint reader module uses the Sign-in options configuration of the
Windows Account (see overleaf).
6 - 16 Fingerprint Reader Module
Modules & Options
Fingerprint Module Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click the Settings item in the Start Menu and then click Accounts and click Signin options.
You will need to add a Windows password (click Add under Password).
After you have added the password you will need to also add a PIN.
Under Windows Hello click Set up under Fingerprint.
The wizard will then guide you through the set up process to scan your fingerprints.

PIN Code
You will be asked to add
a PIN code when setting
up the Fingerprint Reader. This is in addition to
your windows password.
Note this code as it may
be required to help you
sign-in if there are any
issues with using the fingerprint reader to sign-in
(see “Fingerprint SignIn Issues” on page 6 18).
Figure 6 - 10
Accounts - Sign-in
options
(Add Fingerprint)
Fingerprint Reader Module 6 - 17
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Modules & Options
6.
You will be instructed to swipe the same finger across the reader a number of
times (this may be in excess of 20 times).
7. Try to present different parts of your finger in different positions (similar to the
various positions you may use when using it, and if you see red at any point try a
different position).
8. Click Close when complete.
9. You can choose to Add another finger (this is recommended) or Remove the
current fingerprint reading.
10. You can now scan your fingerprint to log-on to the computer.

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Fingerprint Sign-In Issues
If at the Windows Hello screen, the Fingerprint reader fails to recognize the fingerprint
3 times it will then block access to the computer.
In this case you will need to use your PIN (the PIN you used when initially setting up the
fingerprint reader) to access the computer. Alternatively you can sign-in using your windows password.
After using the PIN code (or windows Password) to access the computer you can go to the
Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options if you wish to change any settings.
6 - 18 Fingerprint Reader Module
Modules & Options
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
If your purchase option includes a Combination Wireless LAN & Bluetooth module (either Intel® or Qualcomm Atheros) then install the driver for the appropriate
module as instructed below.
Make sure that the module is on (i.e. the system is not in Airplane Mode) before installing the driver.

Bluetooth Data Transfer
Note that the transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is supported
in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not supported). Therefore if you are copying
a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled device, you will not be able to copy a file from
the Bluetooth enabled device to your computer until the file transfer process from the computer
has been completed.

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the WLAN &
Bluetooth module(s)
are OFF if you are using
the computer aboard
aircraft by putting the
system in to Airplane
Mode (see Table 1 - 5,
on page 1 - 19).
Note that you need to install both the WLAN & Bluetooth drivers for the WLAN
& Bluetooth Combo modules.
Note the optional driver installation order will differ depending on your Model type.
Follow the number indicated on the drivers installer screen to install the driver in
the correct order appropriate for your model.
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module 6 - 19
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Modules & Options
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Intel Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2./3.Install Combo BT Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click in the check box to accept the license and click Next.
6. Select the setup type (Typical is recommended) and click Install.
7. Click Finish.
8. See “Bluetooth Configuration in Windows” on page 6 - 21 for configuration instructions.
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Combo Driver Installation
1. Make sure the system is not in Airplane Mode, and then insert the Device
Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 2./3.Install Combo BT Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click Install.
6. Click Finish.
7. Click Yes to restart the computer.
8. See “Bluetooth Configuration in Windows” on page 6 - 21 for configuration instructions.
6 - 20 Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Modules & Options
Bluetooth Configuration in Windows
1.
2.
Click the Settings item in the Start Menu and then click Devices (or click the Bluetooth icon
in the taskbar and click Add a Bluetooth Device).
Click Bluetooth and make sure Bluetooth is On and a list of discovered devices
will appear.
Figure 6 - 11
Devices > Bluetooth
Bluetooth Taskbar
Menu
3.
4.
Double-click the device you want to pair with the computer and click Pair.
On first connection the computer will provide you with a pairing code to be entered
onto the device.
Figure 6 - 12
Enter the Passcode
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module 6 - 21
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Modules & Options
5.
6.
Enter the code into your Bluetooth enabled device and click Yes on the computer
to complete the pairing.
Select a device and click Remove Device
to disconnect from
any device.
Figure 6 - 13
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Devices > Bluetooth
Remove Device
6 - 22 Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module
Modules & Options
To Make your Computer Discoverable to Bluetooth Devices
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click the Settings item in the Start Menu and then click Devices.
Click Bluetooth and under Related Settings click More Bluetooth options (or
click the Bluetooth icon
in the taskbar Open Settings).
In Bluetooth Settings make sure that Allow Bluetooth devices to find this PC
check box (Discovery) has a check inside it.
Make sure that the Alert me when a new Bluetooth device wants to connect
check box (Notifications) has a check inside it, if you want to be notified when a
Bluetooth device wants to connect.
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Figure 6 - 14
Bluetooth Settings
Bluetooth & WLAN Combo Module 6 - 23
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Audio
Install the Sound Blaster AP to allow you to configure the audio settings to your
requirements for the best performance in games, music and movies.
There are 2 versions of the Soundblaster Audio software available for this comoputer series.
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• Model A & Model B Designs I & II computers use the Sound Blaster X®
Pro-Gaming 360° Audio AP (see pages 6 - 25 to 6 - 34).
• Model B Design III computers use the Sound Cinema 3 Audio AP (see pages
6 - 35 to 6 - 46).
6 - 24 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster X® Pro-Gaming 360° Audio AP Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc an attached
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 4.Install Sound Blaster AP > Yes.
4. Select the installation language and click OK.
5. Click the button and Next to accept the license agreement terms.
6. Click Next.
7. Select Full Installation and click Next > Next.
8. Click Install.
9. Click Finish to restart the computer.
Run the Sound Blaster Connect 2 control panel
the taskbar (or from the item in the Start menu).
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from the notification area of
Figure 6 - 15
Sound Blaster
Connect
(Taskbar
Notification Area
Icon)
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 25
Modules & Options

Setup for External
Speakers/Headphones
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If you find the sound is
not balanced when connecting
to
external
speakers/headphones
then select a pre-exisitng
setting under Blaster Experience e.g Neutral,
and test if the balance
achieved is better.
Sound Blaster Connect
The Sound Blaster Connect BLASTER X EXPERIEINCE home Dashboard contains a number of preset audio configurations for your use (or use the Personal setting to configure the settings to your own preference).
Click to expand
It is recommended that
you experiment with different settings in order to
achieve the best result,
and you can adjust any
of the settings and these
will be assigned to Personal.
Figure 6 - 16
Sound Blaster
Connect
(Dashboard)
6 - 26 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Connect - Sound
The Sound page allows you to adjust the Personal settings for Reality 3D, Equalizer, Acoustic Engine, Scout Mode and Environment.
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Reality 3D allows you to enable 5.1/71 surround sound
for headphones or speakers for Music, Movie or Games (click the button to turn it
on).
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Figure 6 - 17
Sound Blaster
Connect (Reality 3D)
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 27
Modules & Options
The Equalizer allows you to manually adjust the Custom settings.
Figure 6 - 18
Sound Blaster
Connect (Equalizer)
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6 - 28 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
The Acoustic Engine offers a suite of playback technologies to enhance sound.
Each playback technology has an On/Off button to allow you to enable/disable it,
and most controls feature a dial to adjust the levels.
Figure 6 - 19
Sound Blaster
Connect
(Acoustic Engine)
•
•
•
•
Surround: Provides virtual sound channels to control the level of immersion.
Crystalizer: Enriches audio to make it sound livelier.
Bass: Enhances the bass level of the sound system.
Smart Volume: Minimizes sudden volume changes to avoid the need for constant adjustment.
• Dialog Plus: Optimizes dialogue levels for movies etc.
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 29
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Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Connect - Scout Mode
Click on the power button to enable Scout Mode to enhance your ability to hear enemies in games from a further distance away than would normally be possible.
Figure 6 - 20
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Sound Blaster
Connect
(Scout Mode)
6 - 30 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Connect - Environment
These profiles add a sense of realism to the gaming experience.
Figure 6 - 21
Sound Blaster
Connect
(Environment)
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 31
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Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Connect - Voice Morph
These profiles allow you to alter your voice in gaming or online chats.
Figure 6 - 22
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Sound Blaster
Connect
(Voice Morph)
6 - 32 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Connect - Setup
Setup at the bottom left of the screen contains 2 headings (Speaker and Calibration) which allow you to select the appropriate type of speakers or headphones for
your system, and to adjust their calibration.
Figure 6 - 23
Sound Blaster
Connect
(Setup)
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 33
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Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Connect - Settings
General Settings at the bottom left of the screen allows you to set the language and
distance preferences and to check for the latest application updates. Click Reset in
Recovery to return to the factory default settlings.
Figure 6 - 24
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Sound Blaster
Connect
(Settings > General)
6 - 34 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Installation
1. Before installing the driver make sure you have a working internet connection.
2. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached
DVD drive.
3. Click Option Drivers (button).
4. Click 4.Install SBCinema AP > Yes.
5. Click Next > Full Installation (button).
6. Click Next > Finish to restart the computer.

Software Update
Check for the latest software updates by making
sure you are connected
to the internet and clicking Software Update
from
the
Settings
menu. Follow the instructions provided to
update the software.
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 35
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Modules & Options

Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 & HDMI
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Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Application
Run the Sound Blaster Cinema control panel from the notification area of the taskbar (or from Creative folder item in the Apps menu). Click on the tabs to access the
any of the control panel menus.
Note that the Sound
Blaster Cinema 3 SBX
Pro Studio audio effects
do not apply to audio
generated through an
HDMI connection.
Figure 6 - 25
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3
Apps Menu &
Taskbar Icon
6 - 36 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Power
The Sound Blaster Cinema 3 can be turned On/Off by clicking the Power Button
(when the power is off the icon will be dimmed ).
Power Button
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Figure 6 - 26
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 Power
Button
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 37
Modules & Options

Reality 3D
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The Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Reality 3D controls can be used to
configure sound for both
the internal speakers,
and any connected audio source, including
TVs through an HDMI
connection, if audio is
supported.
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 - Reality 3D
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Reality 3D allows you to enable 5.1/71 surround sound
for headphones or speakers, and to test different surround effects. There are separate
pages to allow configuration of either headphones or speakers, and you can fine tune
effects for specific headphone types supported. Click Start
to begin to configure the settings.
Figure 6 - 27
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 - Reality
3D Experience Zone
(Headphones)
6 - 38 Sound Blaster Audio
Headphones
Modules & Options
You can scroll left or right through the headphones supported.
Figure 6 - 28
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3
Headphones
Volume can be adjusted by clicking on the dial.
Figure 6 - 29
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3
Volume Dial
Click on any of the effects buttons to test the effects.
Figure 6 - 30
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3
Effect Buttons
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 39
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Modules & Options
The Speakers page has two tabs (3D Experience Zone and Speaker Calibration)
which can be accessed by clicking the icons at the top right of the page.
Click to switch between 3D Experience Zone and Speaker Calibration
Speakers
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Figure 6 - 31
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 - Reality
3D Experience Zone
(Speakers)
6 - 40 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Click Test to run the speaker calibration test, and Stop once complete. Adjust the
speaker distances and levels from the controls at the bottom of the page.
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Figure 6 - 32
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 - Speaker
Calibration
(Speakers)
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 41
Modules & Options

SBX Pro Studio
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The Sound Blaster Cinema SBX Pro Studio
controls can be used to
configure sound for both
the internal speakers,
and connected audio
sources through the
headphone jack. However it cannot be used to
configure audio sources
through an HDMI connection.
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 SBX Pro Studio
The Sound Blaster Cinema 3 SBX Pro Studio offers a suite of playback technologies to enhance sound. Each playback technology at the bottom of the screen has
an On/Off button to allow you to enable/disable it, and most controls feature a slider to adjust the levels.
• Surround: Provides virtual sound channels to control the level of immersion.
Figure 6 - 33
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 SBX Pro
Studio
Surround
6 - 42 Sound Blaster Audio
Menu
Modules & Options
• Crystalizer: Enriches audio to make it sound livelier.
Figure 6 - 34
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 SBX Pro
Studio
Crystalizer
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• Bass: Enhances the bass level of the sound system.
Figure 6 - 35
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 SBX Pro
Studio
Bass
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 43
Modules & Options
• Smart Volume: Minimizes sudden volume changes to avoid the need for constant adjustment.
Figure 6 - 36
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 SBX Pro
Studio
Smart Volume
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• Dialog Plus: Optimizes dialogue levels for movies etc.
Figure 6 - 37
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 SBX Pro
Studio
Dialog Plus
6 - 44 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Profiles
The Profile buttons on the left side of the screen give you preset settings to enhance
your audio settings for Music, Movie, Game and Voice. You can choose Custom
to adjust the settings to your own set preferences.
MUSIC
MOVIE
Figure 6 - 38
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3
Profiles
GAME
VOICE
CUSTOM
Sound Blaster Audio 6 - 45
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Modules & Options
Sound Blaster Cinema 3 Settings
Click the Settings button at the bottom left of the page to adjust the settings to your
preferences.
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Figure 6 - 39
Sound Blaster
Cinema 3 - Settings
6 - 46 Sound Blaster Audio
Modules & Options
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver supports your AHCI mode SATA
drive, or your Intel® Optane™ system. Install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology application (after installing all necessary drivers in the correct order) to support
your Optane system or SATA drive if set up in AHCI mode in the BIOS (see “SATA Mode (Advanced Menu)” on page 5 - 8).
IRST Driver Installation
1. Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached
DVD drive.
2. Click Option Drivers (button).
3. Click 5.Install IRST Driver > Yes.
4. Click Next > Next.
5. Click in the check box to accept the license and click Next.
6. Click Next > Next > Next.
7. Click Finish to restart the computer.
8. Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology app from the Apps screen.

IRST and M.2 PCI-e
SSDs
Note that Intel® Rapid
Storage
Technology
does not support M.2
SSDs with a PCI-e Interface (M.2 SSDs with
a SATA Interface are
supported).
After setting the SATA mode to Intel® Optane™ and installing the Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology application, DO NOT uninstall the Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology application.
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Modules & Options
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for Optane Systems
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application displays status information on your
Intel® Optane™ configuration. Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application from the item in the Start menu.
When the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application is launched the system
will open the Status window. Here you can view the general health of the storage
system. Various volume creation and management options are available depending
on the system’s status.
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Figure 6 - 40
Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology
Status
6 - 48 Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Modules & Options
Enabling Intel® Optane™
1.
2.
Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application.
Click Enable.
Figure 6 - 41
IRST - Intel®
Optane™ Memory
(Enable)
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Enable
3.
The system will pop-up a message and ask you to select a compatible fast drive
(in this case there should only be one option).
Figure 6 - 42
IRST - Intel®
Enable Optane™
Memory
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 6 - 49
Modules & Options
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
6
You will need to restart the computer after enabling Optane, and make sure the
system is powered by the powered AC/DC adapter, and not by battery only.
Click Yes to begin the process (this may take some time).
After the process has been completed restart the computer.
After restarting can access Device Manager (right-click the Start menu and select
Device Manager).
Click Disk drives to check that the drive should read Intel Optane ******.
Figure 6 - 43
Device Manager
(Disk drives)
6 - 50 Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Modules & Options
9.
Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application to check the status.
Figure 6 - 44
IRST - Intel®
Optane™ Memory
(Enabled)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 6 - 51
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Modules & Options

Disabling Intel®
Optane™
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Disabling Intel® Optane™
If you need to disable Intel® Optane™ for any reason follow these instructions.
1.
2.
Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application.
Click Disable.
3.
Click Yes when the message pops up.
Disable Intel® Optane™ if you want to
reinstall/reset the system or update the
IRST driver. See also
“Clearing Intel® Optane™” on page 6 - 7.
Figure 6 - 45
IRST - Intel®
Optane™ Memory
(Disable)
Figure 6 - 46
IRST - Yes to
Disable
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Modules & Options
4.
5.
6.
7.
Restart the computer to complete the process.
Run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application.
The Status of Intel® Optane™ Memory is indicated in the Window.
To enable Intel® Optane™ Memory follow the process indicated in “Enabling
Intel® Optane™” on page 6 - 49.

HDDs & Intel®
Optane™ SSDs
Note that if your system’s HDD or Intel®
Optane™ SSD is to be
transferred to another
system for use for any
reason, you will need
to disable Intel® Optane™ in IRST first.
Removal of any cover(s) and /or screw(s)
violates the terms of
your warranty.
Figure 6 - 47
IRST - Intel®
Optane™ Memory
(Status)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 6 - 53
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Modules & Options
PC Camera Module
When the PC Camera application is run the LED indicator to the left of the camera
will be illuminated (see 2 Figure 1 - 2 on page 1 - 6). Note that you need to use the
Camera app in Windows to take pictures and capture video. Use the Fn + F10 key
combination (see “Keyboard Shortcuts” on page 1 - 18) to toggle power to the PC
Camera module.
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Note that you need to use the Camera app
ture video.
6 - 54 PC Camera Module
in Windows to take pictures and cap-
Modules & Options
Camera App
1.
2.
3.
Make sure the PC Camera is turned on by using the Fn + F10 key combination (or
Control Center button).
Run the Camera app from the Start menu by clicking on the Camera app icon
(you can type “camera” into the search box to find the Camera app if it is not
pinned to the Start menu).
The interface displays two buttons on the right of the screen; one for photo and
one for video.
Figure 6 - 48
Camera App Mode
Icons
Photo
4.
5.
Video
Simply click on the appropriate button to switch to either photo or video modes.
You can use the buttons at the top to access the Photo collection, Self Timer or
Settings.
Figure 6 - 49
Camera Menu Bar
PC Camera Module 6 - 55
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Modules & Options
6.
Click Settings
to access the camera settings menu to make adjustments for
Camera Button long key press function, Photo Aspect ratio, Framing grid,
video recording frame rates, Flicker reduction and Digital video stabilization.

Camera Settings
The Self Timer may be set to take Photos after 2, 5 or 10 seconds and can also be set to continue taking pictures until the
camera button is pressed again.
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Figure 6 - 50
Camera Settings
The Aspect Ratio can be changed to those supported by the
system.
You can use a Framing grid to help you line up pictures.
The Video recording resolution and frame rate can be set to
any supported by the system. Note that capturing high resolution video files requires a substantial amount of disk space for
each file. After recording video, check the video file size (rightclick the file and select Properties) and the remaining free space
on your hard disk (go to File Explorer, right-click the hard disk,
and select Properties). If necessary you can remove the recorded video file to a removable medium e.g. CD, DVD or USB Flash
drive.
If you need to reduce any screen flicker, change the settings in
Flicker reduction to either e.g. 50Hz or 60Hz.
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Modules & Options
Taking Pictures/Capturing Video
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Make sure the PC Camera is turned on by using the Fn + F10 key combination (or
Control Center button).
Run the Camera app from the Start menu by clicking on the Camera app icon
(you can type “camera” into the search box to find the Camera app if it is not
pinned to the Start menu).
Click to select either photo
or video
modes.
Click the photo icon to take a picture, and the camera icon will briefly turn yellow as
the picture is taken.
Click on the video icon
to start video capture (if video capture begins a timer
will appear at the bottom of the screen and the icon will turn yellow).
To stop video capture click the video icon again.
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Figure 6 - 51
Video Camera
Recording in
Process
PC Camera Module 6 - 57
Modules & Options
7.
Captured photos and videos will be saved to the Photos app stored in the Start
menu (type Photos into the search box if you cannot find the app).
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Figure 6 - 52
Photo App
(For Captured
Photos & Videos)
6 - 58 PC Camera Module
Modules & Options
Trusted Platform Module
(Optional)
The TPM security chip allows you to create and manage digital certificates for user
and platform authentication. This type of security is usually administered within
large enterprises and organizations, and therefore requires implementation by a system administrator before users can access security features.
Make sure you have administrator’s rights to your computer, and have a Windows
password enabled for full security protection. In addition Make sure you prepare
a removable media (e.g. a USB flash drive) to store passwords etc. before beginning the TPM initialization process.
Before setting up the TPM functions you must enable and initialize the security platform.
Trusted Platform Module 6 - 59
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Modules & Options

TPM Configuration
You can select TPM
Configuration
from
the Security menu as
long as UEFI is enabled.
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Enabling & Activating TPM
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Restart the computer.
Enter the Aptio Setup Utility pressing F2 during the POST/startup.
Use the arrow keys to select the Security menu.
Select TPM Configuration and press Enter to access the sub-menu.
Select Enable in Security Device Support.
You will then need to press F4 to save the changes and restart the computer.
Clearing TPM
Information
You can select Pending operation, and
then select TPM clear
to clear existing TPM information in order to reset the TPM.
Figure 6 - 53
TPM State (Enable)
6 - 60 Trusted Platform Module
Modules & Options
TPM Management in Windows
You can manage your TPM settings from within Windows:
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Control Panel.
Click BitLocker Drive Encryption (System and Security).
Click TPM Administration.
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Figure 6 - 54
BitLocker Drive
Encryption
(TPM
Administration)
Trusted Platform Module 6 - 61
Modules & Options
4.
The TPM Management window allows you to configure the TPM within Windows.
As TPM is usually administered within large enterprises and organizations, your
system administrator will need to assist you in managing the information here.
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Figure 6 - 55
Trusted Platform
Module (TPM)
Management on
Local Computer
Administration
6 - 62 Trusted Platform Module
Modules & Options
TPM Actions
1.
2.
3.
Click Prepare the TPM and follow the instructions in the Wizard to prepare the
TPM (this will probably require a restart of the computer and confirmation of the
setting changes after restart by pressing the appropriate F key).
After the restart the TPM will be prepared and you can then use the Actions menu
to Turn TPM off, Change Owner Password, Clear TPM or Reset TPM Lockout.
A wizard will help take you through any setup steps.
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Figure 6 - 56
TPM Actions Menu
Trusted Platform Module 6 - 63
Modules & Options
BitLocker
BitLocker Drive Encryption can be used in conjunction with the TPM to encrypt
data on the disk. Access the Microsoft BitLocker Drive Encryption control panel
applet from the Windows control panel (System and Security).
1.
2.
Click Turn on Bit Locker.
Follow the on-screen instructions to setup BitLocker, and make sure you have a
removable media (e.g. a USB flash drive) to store saved recovery keys etc.
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Figure 6 - 57
BitLocker Drive
Encryption
6 - 64 Trusted Platform Module
Modules & Options
3G/4G Module
If you have included an optional UMTS/HSPA+ based 3G Module (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System or High Speed Packet Access) module or LTE
(Long Term Evolution) 4G module (see “Communication” on page D - 3 for specification details) in your purchase option, you do not require a driver/application
installation for Windows. Follow the instructions overleaf to install the SIM card
(which will be supplied by your service provider), and then use the Charms Bar
Wireless icon to access the 3G/4G network in the same manner as the WLAN.

Important Notice
If your purchase option includes both Wireless LAN and 3G/4G modules, then the appropriate antennas will be installed. Note that In order to comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the antenna must not be co-located or operate in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.

Wireless Device
Operation Aboard
Aircraft
The use of any portable
electronic transmission
devices aboard aircraft
is usually prohibited.
Make sure the WLAN &
Bluetooth module(s)
are OFF (or the system
is in Airplane Mode) if
you are using the computer aboard aircraft
(see Table 1 - 5, on
page 1 - 19).
Important Notice - 3G/4G & Bluetooth/Wireless LAN Modules
In order to comply with FCC regulations you should NOT operate the 3G/4G module and
the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules at the same time as this may disrupt radio frequency,
and cause interference. When the 3G/4G module is powered on, make sure that the Bluetooth/Wireless LAN modules are powered off.
3G/4G Module 6 - 65
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Modules & Options

SIM Card
Orientation
Note that the SIM card’s
readable side (with the
gold-colored contacts)
should face upwards as
illustrated.
3G/4G Module SIM Card Installation
Insert the SIM card 1 as illustrated below (pay careful attention to the orientation
of the card as the gold contact side of the card should face upwards towards the top
of the computer) until it clicks fully into position. To eject the card simply press it
until it ejects, but do not attempt to eject the card while connected to a 3G/4G network (see below).

SIM Card Ejection
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Figure 6 - 58
SIM Card Insertion
1
1
6 - 66 3G/4G Module
Simply press on the SIM card to
eject it, however do not do this
while a connection is in progress.
If you do eject the card while a
3G/4G connection is ongoing,
you will need to shut down the
system, reinsert the SIM card,
restart the system and then reestablish the 3G/4G connection.
If you wish to change SIM cards
then you will need to shut the
system down, reinsert the SIM
card, restart the system and
then reestablish the 3G/4G connection.
Modules & Options
3G/4G Configuration in Windows 10
You can configure a 3G/4G connection as below, however make sure the system is
not in Airplane Mode before configuration begins. You can connect to a 3G/4G connection in much the same way as the WLAN connection.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Click the Settings item in the Start Menu and then click Network and Internet.
Click Cellular a list of available access points will appear.
Click the access point and click Connect.
The system will connect to your network.
Connected will appear under the connection.
You can then access the internet, download e-mail etc. as per any internet
connection.
To disconnect you can select the connection and click Disconnect.
You need to use Airplane Mode aboard aircraft.
You can also click the Wireless icon
in the notification area of the taskbar, click
Cellular and double-click an access point connect to access the connection
information.
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Modules & Options
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Troubleshooting
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting
Overview
Should you have any problems with your computer, before consulting your service representative, you may want
to try to solve the problem yourself. This chapter lists some common problems and their possible solutions. This
can’t anticipate every problem, but you should check here before you panic. If you don’t find the answer in these
pages, make sure you have followed the instructions carefully and observed the safety precautions in the preface.
If all else fails, talk to your service representative. You should also make a record of what happened and what
remedies you tried.
Of course, if something goes wrong, it will happen at the most inconvenient time possible, so you should preview
this section just in case. If, after you’ve tried everything, and the system still won’t cooperate, try turning it off
for a few minutes and then rebooting. You will lose any unsaved data, but it may start working again. Then call
your service representative.
Overview 7 - 1
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Troubleshooting
Basic Hints and Tips
Many of the following may seem obvious but they are often the solution to a problem when your computer appears not to be working.
• Power - Is the computer actually plugged into a working electrical outlet? If plugged into a power strip,
make sure it is actually working. Check the LED Power & Communication Indicators (see “LCD Panel
Open - Model A” on page 1 - 6) to see the computer’s power status.
• Connections - Check all the cables to make sure that there are no loose connections anywhere.
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• Power Savings - Make sure that the system is not in Hibernate or Sleep mode by pressing the keys configured in your Power Options (see “Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 7), the Fn + F12 key combination, or
power button to wake-up the system.
• Brightness - Check the brightness of the screen by pressing the Fn + F8 and F9 keys to adjust the brightness.
• Display Choice - Press Fn + F7 to make sure the system is not set to “external only” display.
• Boot Drive - Make sure there are no optical media and/or USB storage devices in any connected drive.
7 - 2 Basic Hints and Tips
Troubleshooting
Backup and General Maintenance
• Always backup your important data, and keep copies of your OS and programs safe, but close to hand.
Don’t forget to note the serial numbers if you are storing them out of their original cases, e.g. in a CD wallet.
• Run maintenance programs on your hard disk and OS as often as you can. You may schedule these programs to run at times when you are not using your computer. You can use those that are provided free with
your OS, or buy the more powerful dedicated programs to do so.
• Write down your passwords and keep them safe (away from your computer). This is especially important if
you choose to use a Supervisor password for the BIOS (see “The Setup Utility” on page 5 - 2).
• Keep copies of vital settings files such as network, dialup settings, mail settings etc.(even if just brief notes).

Warranty
The CPU is not a user serviceable part. Opening this compartment, or accessing the CPU in any way, may violate your warranty.
Backup and General Maintenance 7 - 3
7
Troubleshooting
Viruses
• Install an Anti-Virus program and keep the definitions file (the file which tells your program which viruses
to look for) up to date. New computer viruses are discovered daily, and some of them may seriously harm
your computer and cause you to lose data. Anti-Virus programs are commercially available and the definitions file updates are usually downloadable directly from the internet.
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• Be careful when opening e-mail from sources you don’t know. Viruses are often triggered from within email attachments so take care when opening any attached file. You can configure most Anti-Virus programs to check all e-mail attachments. Note: You should also beware of files from people you know as the
virus may have infected an address book and been automatically forwarded without the person’s knowledge.
• Keep a “Bootable CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/USB storage device” (this CD/DVD/USB device provides basic
information which allows you to startup your computer) handy. You may refer to your OS’s documentation
for instructions on how to make one, and many Anti-Virus programs will also provide such a disk (or at
least instructions on how to make one).
7 - 4 Viruses
Troubleshooting
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
• Do not be tempted to make changes to your Windows Registry unless you are very sure of what you are
doing, otherwise you will risk severely damaging your system.
• Don’t open your computer or undertake any repair or upgrade work if you are not comfortable with what
you are doing.
• Read the documentation. We can assume, since you are reading this that you are looking at the computer’s
manual, but what about any new peripheral devices you have just purchased? Many problems are caused by
the installation of new hardware and/or software. Always refer to the documentation of any new hardware
and/or software, and pay particular attention to files entitled “READ ME” or “READ ME FIRST”.
• When installing a new device always make sure the device is powered on, and in many cases you will need
to restart the computer. Always check that all the cables are correctly connected.
• Make sure you have installed the drivers for any new hardware you have installed (latest driver files are
usually available to download from vendor’s websites).
Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software 7 - 5
7
Troubleshooting
• Thoroughly check any recent changes you made to your system as these changes may affect one or more
system components, or software programs. If possible, go back and undo the change you just made and see
if the problem still occurs.
• Don’t over complicate things. The less you have to deal with then the easier the source of the problem may
be found; Example - if your computer has many devices plugged into its ports, and a number of programs
running, then it will be difficult to determine the cause of a problem. Try disconnecting all of the devices and
restarting the computer with all the peripheral devices unplugged. A process of elimination (adding and
removing devices and restarting where necessary) will often find the source of a problem, although this may
be time consuming.
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7 - 6 Upgrading and Adding New Hardware/Software
Troubleshooting
Problems and Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
You turned on the power but it doesn’t
work.
Battery missing / incorrectly installed. Check the battery bay, make sure the
battery is present and seated properly (the design of the battery only allows it to
go in one way). Make sure there’s nothing interfering with the battery contacts.
The battery LED power indicator
blinking orange.
, is
Low Battery. Plug in the DC power source. If the computer doesn’t start up
immediately, turn it off then on again.
You are losing battery power too quickly.
The system is using too much power. If your OS has a Power Options scheme
(see “Power Plans” on page 3 - 5) check its settings. You may also be using a
peripheral device/USB device that is drawing a lot of power.
Actual battery operating time is shorter
than expected.
The battery has not been fully discharged before being recharged. Make sure
the battery is fully discharged and recharge it completely before reusing (see
pages 3 - 17 to 3 - 21).
Power Options have been disabled. Go to the Control Panel in Windows and
re-enable the options.
A peripheral device/USB device is consuming a lot of power. Turn off/remove
the unused device to save power.
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 7
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The system will not wake up from a
power saving state (Sleep/Hibernate)
on network activity (Wake on LAN) even
though I have plugged in the powered
AC/DC adapter.
Wake on LAN is supported in AC mode only.
The computer feels too hot.
Make sure the computer is properly ventilated and the Vent/Fan intakes are not
blocked. If this doesn’t cool it down, put the system into Hibernate mode or turn
it off for an hour. Make sure the computer isn’t sitting on a thermal surface (see
“Overheating” on page 1 - 23/1 - 26). Make sure you’re using the correct
adapter.
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When the system enters a power saving state the plugged in AC/DC adapter
should be connected, and should remain connected, in order to allow the
system to wake up on network activity. Unplugging the adapter, and then
plugging it back in again, will not allow the system to wake up on network
activity.
Make sure that your notebook is completely powered off before putting it into a
travel bag (or any such container). Putting a notebook which is powered on in a
travel bag may cause the Vent/Fan intakes to be blocked.
When playing a video in Media Player,
while using a 4K panel, the counting timer
area at the bottom of the screen
appears to be cut off slightly.
The size of text, apps and other items in Settings > System > Display is set to
250%. In this case it is recommended that the setting should be less than
250%.
When you are playing a game and you
use the Windows Key to switch to the
desktop an error message, or Blue
Screen, occurs.
This is a DirectX compatibility issue. In this case disable DirectX from within the
game controls.
7 - 8 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Nothing appears on screen.
Possible Cause - Solution
The system is in a power saving mode. Toggle the sleep/resume key
combination, Fn + F12 (see “Configuring the Power Buttons” on page 3 - 9).
The screen controls need to be adjusted. Toggle the screen control key
combinations Fn + F8/F9. If you’re connected to an external monitor, make sure
it’s plugged in and turned on. You should also check the monitor’s own
brightness and contrast controls.
The computer is set for a different display. Toggle the screen display key
combination, Fn + F7. If an external monitor is connected, turn it on.
The screen saver is activated. Press any key or touch the TouchPad.
No image appears on the external
monitor I have plugged in and powered
on.
You haven’t installed the video driver and configured it appropriately from the
Control Panel. See Appendix C for instructions on installing and configuring
the video driver.
You forget the boot password.
If you forget the password, you may have to discharge the battery of the CMOS.
Contact your service representative for help.

Password Warning
If you choose to set a boot password, NEVER forget your password. The consequences of this could be serious. If you cannot
remember your boot password you must contact your vendor and you may lose all of the information on your hard disk.
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 9
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Troubleshooting
7
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The sound cannot be heard or the volume
is very low.
The volume might be set too low. Check the volume control in the Volume
Control Panel in the Windows notification area, or use the key combination Fn
+ F5 and F6 (see “Keyboard Shortcuts” on page 1 - 18) to adjust.
My internal microphone seems to be
disabled and/or I can still hear sound
from the speakers even though I have
plugged headphones into the headphone
jack.
You have disabled “Front panel jack detection” in Connector Settings in the
Realtek HD Audio Manager control panel. Go to the Realtek HD Audio
Manager and click the Connector Settings icon
and make sure that there is
no tick alongside “Front panel jack detection” and click OK.
Unwelcome
typing.
Num Lock is turned ON (see “Keyboard Shortcuts” on page 1 - 18).
numbers
appear
when
I am sliding my finger up and down on the
right side of the Touchpad to scroll a
Window and the Touchpad does not
respond.
There are different Touchpad versions available on this computer, and this
version requires tapping/holding to scroll. Either tap repeatedly, or hold the
finger down, at the top or bottom right of the Touchpad (depending on the
scrolling direction required) to scroll the window.

Other Keyboards
If your keyboard is damaged or you just want to make a change, you can use any standard USB keyboard. The system will detect and
enable it automatically. However special functions/hot keys unique to the system’s regular keyboard may not work.
7 - 10 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The system freezes or the screen goes
dark.
The system’s power saving features have timed-out. Use the AC/DC adapter,
press the sleep (Fn + F12) key combination, or press the power button if no
LEDs are lit.
The system never goes into a power
saving mode.
Power Options features are not enabled. Go to the Windows Power Options
menu and enable the features you prefer (see “Power-Saving States” on
page 3 - 7). Make sure you have enabled Hibernate mode from the control
panel.
The computer is off (or in Sleep Mode) but
powered by the AC/DC adapter plugged in
to a working outlet, or by battery with a
capacity above 20%. I have plugged a
device into the powered USB port in
order to charge it, but the device is not
charging.
The port is not powered on. Toggle power to the port using the Fn + power
button combination.
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth modules
cannot be detected.
The modules are off as the computer is in Airplane Mode. Go to the Charms
Bar and select Settings and then click the WiFi icon (Airplane mode should be
Off).
The PC Camera module cannot be
detected.
The module is off. Press the Fn + F10 key combination in order to enable the
module (see “Keyboard Shortcuts” on page 1 - 18). Run the camera
application to view the camera picture.
This function may not work with certain external USB compliant devices (check
your device’s documentation). If this is the case, power the computer on and
connect the external USB device in order to charge it.
Note that this function is designed to help charge USB compliant devices, but
is not designed to allow their operation.
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 11
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Troubleshooting
7
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
The Wireless LAN/Bluetooth modules
cannot be configured.
The driver(s) for the module(s) have not been installed. Make sure you have
installed the driver for the appropriate module (see the instructions for the
appropriate module in “Modules & Options” on page 6 - 1).
A file cannot be copied
connected Bluetooth device.
a
The transfer of data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device is
supported in one direction only (simultaneous data transfer is not
supported). If you are copying a file from your computer to a Bluetooth enabled
device, you will not be able to copy a file from the Bluetooth enabled device to
your computer until the file transfer process has been completed
No sound can be heard through an HDMI
connected display.
You have not configured the HDMI audio output. See “HDMI Audio
Configuration” on page C - 9.
Audio Volume is too low when listening
through headphones.
You have set the Speaker Configuration to 5.1 Speaker. It is recommended that
you set the Speaker Configuration to Stereo (not to 5.1 Speaker) when
listening through headphones in order to maximize audio quality. See “Audio
Features” on page 2 - 4.
The fingerprint reader has problems
scanning fingers.
When fingers are wet or sweaty the software application may have difficulty
reading a scanned finger. Make sure your fingers are clean and dry when
attempting to scan them across the sensor for detection.
to/from
7 - 12 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
At the Windows Hello screen, the
Fingerprint reader fails to recognize the
fingerprint 3 times and blocks access
to the computer.
In this case you will need to use your PIN (the PIN you used when initially
setting up the fingerprint reader) to access the computer. Alternatively you can
sign-in using your windows password.
Gaming performance is slow.
It is recommended that you use Maximum fan speed when playing games.
Use the Fn + 1 key combination to adjust the fan speed.
After using the PIN code (or windows Password) to access the computer you
can go to the Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options if you wish to change any
settings.
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Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 13
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
I have used Update Driver in Device
Manager (Unknown device > Other
Devices) to try and install the Airplane
Mode driver. Windows encountered a
problem in attempting to update the driver,
and a yellow exclamation mark appears
in Device Manager against the Unknown
device.
It is very important that the drivers are installed in the order indicated in Chapter
4 (which is the numbered installation order on the Device Drivers & Utilities +
User’s Manual disc). This issue can occur when drivers are manually installed,
and not in the correct order.
If you have attempted to Update Driver from the Device Manager control panel
and have encountered problems, then use the method below to correct this:
To correct this problem:
1.
7
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the Programs and Features (Programs) control panel in
Windows.
Select any installed Airplane Mode driver item (e.g. Insyde Airplane
Mode HID Mini-Driver), and click Uninstall/Change to uninstall the
current driver.
Restart the computer.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc and click
Install Drivers (button).
Double-click the Airplane Driver item in the menu.
Follow the instructions to install the correct driver (you will need to
restart the computer as part of the installation process).
7 - 14 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
When using a Bluetooth headset the
audio appears to be mono and not
stereo.
This is a common issue with Bluetooth headsets. To resolve this issue do the
following (you will need to repeat this procedure after every boot up, restart,
or when the system resumes from hibernation):
1.
2.
3.
Go to the Devices & Printers control panel in Windows.
Double-click the Bluetooth headset.
Click Connect to complete the stereo connection.
OR
1.
2.
3.
A file being copied to/from a connected
Bluetooth device appears to be
transferring very slowly.
Go to the Sound control panel in Windows.
Right-click (in the Playback tab) the Bluetooth Stereo Audio device (the
default device is Headset).
Click Connect to complete the stereo connection.
You may have the Bluetooth control panel (Settings > Devices > Bluetooth)
open. When transferring data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled
device, make sure that the Bluetooth control panel is closed.

Bluetooth Control Panel
(Settings > Devices)
Close the Bluetooth control panel (pictured on the right) when
transferring data between the computer and a Bluetooth enabled device.
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 15
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
I can’t hear any sound from the
microphone in my connected headset,
when trying to test the audio playback.
You need to enable listening to the microphone in the audio control panel in
order to hear any sound through your connected headset as follows:
1.
2.
Right-click the volume control icon
Select Recording Devices.
in the taskbar.
3.
4.
Double-click Microphone and select Listen.
Click to put a check in Listen to this device check box.
5.
6.
7.
Click Apply.
You can then listen to the playback though the headset for testing.
Remember to disable this feature (remove the check from the Listen to
this device check box) otherwise you may hear an echo from the internal
microphone when you disconnect the headset.
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7 - 16 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause - Solution
When I record audio, and the Sound
Blaster Audio system environment
(Blaster Experience) is configured in
Gaming mode, the playback contains an
echo sound.
You will need to reduce the reverb level in the Blaster Experience mode in the
Sound Blaster AP:
1.
2.
3.
Select Gaming from the Blaster Experience (Dashboard).
Lower the Reverb level from the default setting under Environment.
The setting will be saved in Personal mode to be reused in future.
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Environment
Reverb
Personal
Problems and Possible Solutions 7 - 17
Troubleshooting
Resolving the “Can’t connect to this network” issue with the 3G/4G Module
1.
2.
3.
4.
If you have issues connecting to the cellular network when you are attempting to use the 3G/4G network then
you may need to manually connect to the Internet access point name (APN).
Usually the Internet APN is set automatically, however if your cellular data connection isn't working, you should
try manually entering a new Internet APN based on your location and mobile operator.
To find your APN settings contact your mobile operator directly (or of you can connect to a WiFi network on your
PC, or have a phone handy, try searching online to find the Internet APN settings for your mobile operator).
See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/cellular-settings or search the Microsoft website for
"Windows 10 cellular settings".
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7 - 18 Problems and Possible Solutions
Troubleshooting
Intel® Optane™ Notes
Intel® Optane™ is a combination of a compatible memory device and Intel Rapid Technology software. This
combination is designed to speed up your system performance. However note the following;
• The SATA Mode should be set BEFORE installing an operating system, and after you have backed up all
necessary files and data (see sidebar). See “Setting Up SATA Mode (Optane™ or AHCI)” on page 6 - 2 for
details. Make sure you install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology application if you have set the SATA
Mode to Intel RST Premium, or to AHCI (see “IRST Driver Installation” on page 6 - 47).
• It is very important to make sure that when you create a hard disk drive partition when installing Windows
for an Intel® Optane™ system, that you leave at least a minimum of 5MB of unallocated space (note this is
5MB only, not GB).
• After setting the SATA mode to Intel® Optane™ and installing the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
application, DO NOT uninstall the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application.
• If you are reinstalling a system that has previously been setup in Intel RST Premium mode, make sure
you have cleared the Intel Optane Memory (see “Clearing Intel® Optane™” on page 6 - 7). If you
haven’t cleared the Optane setup you may not find a suitable hard disk drive partition on which to reinstall
an operating system.
• If you need to reinstall an operating system, uninstall the IRST driver/application or swap the hard disk
drive (or Intel® Optane™ SSD) make sure you have cleared the Intel Optane Memory (see “Clearing
Intel® Optane™” on page 6 - 7).
Intel® Optane™ Notes 7 - 19
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Troubleshooting
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7 - 20
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Appendix A: Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the interface (ports & jacks) which allow your computer
to communicate with external devices, connect to the internet etc.
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 1
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Notebook Ports and Jacks
Item
Description
2-in-1 Audio Jack
(Headphone-Out &
S/PDIF-Out Jack)
Headphones may be connected through this jack. Note: Set your system’s volume to a reduced
level before connecting to this jack. In addition this jack also functions as a S/PDIF (Sony/Philips
Digital Interface Format) Out port allowing you to connect your DVD-capable PC to a Dolby AC3 compatible receiver for “5.1” or ‘dts’ surround sound.
Card Reader
The card reader allows you to use some of the latest digital storage cards. Push the card into the
slot and it will appear as a removable device.
•
•
A
DC-In Jack
HDMI-Out Port
Microphone-In Jack
MMC (MultiMedia Card) / RSMMC
SD (Secure Digital) / Mini SD / SDHC / SDXC up to UHS-II
Plug the supplied AC/DC adapter into this jack to power your computer.
The HDMI-Out (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an audio/video connector interface for
transmitting uncompressed digital streams. This allows you to connect an external monitor, TV or
Flat Panel Display etc. as a display device by means of a HDMI cable. Note that HDMI carries
both audio and video signals.
Plug an external microphone in to this jack to record on your computer.
A - 2 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
Mini DisplayPort 1.3
The Mini DisplayPorts are miniaturized versions of the DisplayPort, which is a digital display
interface standard that allows a digital audio/video interconnect, between the computer and its
external display or a home-theater system.

Mini DisplayPort Cables
When using cables connected to the Mini DisplayPort, try to make sure that the cables are not bent excessively,
as bending the cables may cause signal problems.
RJ-45 LAN Jack
This port supports LAN (Network) functions (you will need to open the cover slightly before
inserting a LAN cable).
Note: Broadband (e.g. ADSL) modems usually connect to the LAN port.
Security Lock Slot
To prevent possible theft, a Kensington-type lock can be attached to this slot. Locks can be
purchased at any computer store.
Interface (Ports & Jacks) A - 3
A
Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Item
Description
USB 3.1 (USB 3.1 Gen 2
Type C) Port
These USB ports are for low-speed peripherals such as keyboards, mice or scanners, and for
high-speed peripherals such as external HDDs, digital video cameras or high-speed scanners
etc. Devices can be plugged into the computer, and unplugged from the computer, without the
need to turn the system off (if the power rating of your USB device is 500mA or above, make sure
you use the power supply which comes with the device).
USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1
Type A) Port
Powered USB 3.0 (USB
3.1 Gen 1 Type A) Port
The USB 3.0 ports capable of 5Gbps (SuperSpeed) are classified as USB 3.1 Gen 1. There are
three USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) ports on this computer model. In addition there are two USB 3.1
Gen 2 ports (Type C) capable of 10Gbps SuperSpeed+ for a single device, or if two devices
are plugged in to both USB 3.1 (Gen 2) ports, this bandwidth will be shared between the
ports. Type C ports are the smaller sized USB ports, and the larger USB Type A ports are
denoted by their blue color.
Note: The powered USB 3.0 port may be toggled on /off by means of the Fn + Power Button
A
key combination. When the powered USB port is on it will supply power (for charging devices
only, not for operating devices) when the system is off but still powered by the AC/DC adapter
plugged into a working outlet, or powered by the battery with a capacity level above 20% (this
may not work with certain devices - see page 7 - 11). Toggle power to this port by using Fn +
power button.
Note: This function is designed to help charge USB compliant devices, but is not designed to
allow their operation.
Note: The maximum amount of current supplied by USB Type-C ports is 500 mA for USB2.0/900
mA for USB 3.1
A - 4 Interface (Ports & Jacks)
Control Center & Flexikey®
Appendix B: Control Center & Flexikey®
Overview
The following chapter will give a quick description of the functions of the Control Center & Flexikey® applications.
Control Center
The Control Center gives quick access to frequently used controls, power management features and enables you
to quickly turn modules on/off. Click the Control Center icons to toggle the appropriate function, or hold the
mouse button down and move the dial control where applicable. Certain functions will automatically be adjusted
when a power mode is selected. The Control Center in Windows 10 works under the Desktop app and not under
the Start screen.
Flexikey®
The Flexikey® application is a quick hotkey configuration application, which allows you to assign a single key
to launch multiple key combinations, or to launch programs and applications, to create text macros and to
disable certain keys. The application can also be used to configure the mouse buttons to create hotkeys for
gaming etc. All the configuration settings are retained under (up to12) profiles to which the settings are applied.
Click Flexikey® in the Gaming section of the Control Center, or the click the icon
in the notification
area of the taskbar, to launch the application.
Overview B - 1
B
Control Center & Flexikey®

Control Center Access
B
To run the Control Center press the Fn + Esc key combination, or double-click the icon
in
the notification area of the taskbar. Close the Control Center by clicking the
close icon in
the top right of the panel (move the cursor onto the top right corner of the panel to highlight it).
Flexikey® Access
The Flexikey® is accessed from within the Control Center by clicking Flexikey® in the Gaming section of the Control Center.
Figure B - 1 - Control Center & Flexikey®
B - 2 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
Power Modes
You can set a Power Mode by clicking the appropriate icon at the top of the Control Center. Each power
mode will affect the Power Conservation Mode, Airplane Mode, Power Plan and PC camera power etc.
You can click a Control Center icon to set an overall power mode and then click individual icons in the
Control Center to power on/off the Touchpad and PC camera.
Modes
Quiet
Power Saving
Performance
Entertainment
Power Plan
Balanced
Power Saver
High Performance
Balanced
Power Conservation Mode
Balance
Power Saving
Performance
Balance
ON
OFF
ON
ON
Icon
PC Camera
B
TouchPad
ON
ON
ON
ON
Airplane Mode
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
Table B - 1- Power Modes
Overview B - 3
Control Center & Flexikey®
Control Center Menus
The Control Center contains 3 menu headings (System Program, Device and Gaming) under the Power
Modes. Click the menu headings and then click any of the buttons outlined on the following pages.

Display Utility
The Display Utility icon
will only appear in the
System Program menu if
your display’s resolution is
QHD (2560 * 1440) or
above.
The Display Utility allows
you to adjust text size on
the screen to make it easier
to view (see page B - 8).
B
The System Program will
at
display an arrow icon
the bottom right of the
menu which you can click to
allow you to access the
second page of the menu
containing the Time Zone
item.
Figure B - 2 - Control Center Menus
B - 4 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
Power Status (System Program)
The Power Status icon will show whether you are currently powered by the battery, or by the AC/DC adapter
plugged in to a working power outlet. The power status bar will show the current battery charge state.
Brightness (System Program)
The Brightness icon will show the current screen brightness level. You can use the slider to adjust the screen
brightness or the Fn + F8/F9 key combinations, or use the Fn+ F2 key combination to turn off the LED backlight
(press any key to turn it on again).
Volume (System Program)
The Volume icon will show the current volume level. You can use the slider to adjust the Volume or the Fn +
F5/F6 key combinations, or use the Fn+ F3 key combination to mute the volume.
Fan Speed (System Program)
You can set the fan speed to Maximum (full power), Automatic, Custom or Overclock from this menu item.
The fan speed will adjust itself automatically to control the heat of the CPU. However you can adjust the setting
to maximum if you prefer..

Custom Settings
Click Save to retain customized settings, or Reset to select default settings.
Overview B - 5
B
Control Center & Flexikey®
Power Conservation (System Program)
This system supports Power Saving power
management features that place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep modes after a designated period of inactivity (see “Power Conservation Modes” on page 3 - 13). Click either the Performance,
Balanced or Power Saving button.
Sleep Button (System Program)
Click either the Hibernate or Sleep buttons to have the computer enter the selected power-saving mode (see
“Power-Saving States” on page 3 - 8).
Desktop Background (System Program)
Clicking the Desktop Background button will allow you to change the desktop background picture.
B
Display Switch (System Program)
Click the Display Switch button to access the menu (or use the
priate attached display mode.
+ P key combination) and select the appro-
Time Zone (System Program)
Clicking the Time Zone button will access the Date and Time Windows control panel.
Display Utility (System Program for High Definition displays only)
The Display Utility button will only appear in the menu for QHD (2560 * 1440) or above displays (see page B
- 8).
B - 6 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
TouchPad/Camera (Device)
Click either of these buttons
to toggle the TouchPad or camera module’s power status. The icon will appear dimmed when it is off. Note that the
power status of the camera module is also effected by the Power Mode selected (see Table B - 1, on page B - 3).
Backlight Keyboard - Enter Sleep Timer (Device)
Enable and then select the amount of time the system for which the system is idle before the keyboard LED enters sleep mode (i.e. the LED keyboard illumination will turn off to save power).
Caps Lock/Scroll Lock/ Number Lock/Airplane Mode
Click the button to toggle the appropriate lock mode and Airplane Mode.
Left Windows Key (Gaming)
Click Disable to disable the Windows Key on the left side of the keyboard. This may be useful if you are using
the gaming keys (W, A, S & D) and wish to avoid accidentally triggering menus with the Windows Key.
B
Headphone (Gaming)
The headphones may be
set for different effects using this menu.
Flexikey® (Gaming)
Click the button to access the Flexikey® application.
Overview B - 7
Control Center & Flexikey®
Display Utility (System Program for High Definition displays only)
The Display Utility icon
will only appear in the System Program menu if your display’s resolution is QHD
(2560 * 1440) or above. The Display Utility allows you to adjust text size on the screen to make it easier to view.
The initial screen will display the default Express settings as indicated below.
B
Figure B - 3 - Display Utility - Express Settings
Click Save to retain the settings, and you will then need to sign out of the computer, and sign back in again, to
adjust the settings. Note that you must save any open files and close open programs before signing out in
order not to lose any work.
B - 8 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
Click Advanced to adjust the settings to adjust the overall DPI scaling to your requirements, or you can also
click on the items (Icons, Title Bars, Message Boxes, Menus, Tool Tips & Palette Titles) in the lower half of
the screen to customize the text size.
B
Figure B - 4 - Display Utility - Advanced Settings
Click Save to retain the settings, and you will then need to sign out of the computer, and sign back in again, to
adjust the settings. Note that you must save any open files and close open programs before signing out in
order not to lose any work.
Any changes made to the individual text size items are linked to the overall DPI Scaling selected. If you change
the DPI scaling, the customized text size changes will become grayed out and will only become available again
after you have signed out of the computer, and signed back in again.
Overview B - 9
Control Center & Flexikey®
The System Program will display an arrow icon at the bottom right of the menu which you can click to allow
you to access the second page of the menu containing the Time Zone item.
B
Figure B - 5 - Time Zone (if Display Utility is Included)
B - 10 Overview
Control Center & Flexikey®
Flexikey® Application
Click the button
in the Control Center, or the click the icon
to access the Flexikey® application.
in the notification area of the taskbar,
Profiles
The menus on the left side of the application relate to Profiles. You can Add or Delete Profiles (you can maintain 12 active Profiles), Export and Import profiles from the menus. If you double-click on a Profile you can
change the Profile Name, and change an Image file (images created using PNG files).

Windows Key
P Key
&
Note that you can
assign actions to
any keyboard key
except the Windows key
and P
key.
B
Figure B - 6 - Flexikey® - Profiles
Flexikey® Application B - 11
Control Center & Flexikey®
Flexikey® Application Features
• EXPRESS KEY - This feature allows you to configure a single key to send multiple key combinations or to
create more useful shortcut keys. This is useful in gaming or when using applications which have a complex
set of keyboard shortcuts.
• LAUNCH APP - This simply assigns single keys to launch any program’s or application’s executable file.
• EXPRESS TEXT - With this you can assign single keys to send commonly used strings of text.
• DISABLE - Use this function to disable any keyboard keys.
• STATISTICS - Use this to quickly record keys in use in any application, and to disable unused keys.
Keyboard and Mouse Settings
Click Enable to create settings for the keyboard and/or mouse by clicking the button on the top left of the screen
(e.g. you may wish to create a profile with settings only for the mouse or keyboard). Clicking on the keyboard
or mouse icons will allow you to access the settings page for the either the keyboard or mouse.
B
Figure B - 7 - Enable Keyboard & Mouse / Language Selection
Language Interface
You can change the language interface by right-clicking the icon
selecting the language from the menu.
B - 12 Flexikey® Application
in the notification area of the taskbar and
Control Center & Flexikey®
Enabling or Disabling Flexikey®
You can enable or disable Flexikey® (and therefore any hotkeys or mouse profile functions currently in use) by
using the Fn + Backspace key combination. Pressing this key combination will toggle you between the currently
selected keyboard or mouse profile to the standard keyboard and/or mouse settings, and back again.
Figure B - 8 - Enable/Disable Flexikey®
The icon Flexikey® icon in the notification area of the taskbar will appear grayed out
when Flexikey® is off,
and in color
when on (an on screen icon will also pop-up to display the status of the application as it is toggled
on/off).
Flexikey® Enabled
B
Flexikey® Disabled
Figure B - 9 - Taskbar Notification Area Icons
Flexikey® Application B - 13
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings
The keyboard settings allow you to configure actions for any single key (or a combination of keys). Click the
key and then select the Action Type (Express Key, Launch App, Express Text or Disable) from the menu at
the bottom of the page. You can rename the action by clicking in the Name box, and click in Tool Tips to type
in a note to remind you of the action’s function.

Windows Key
P Key
&
Note that you can
assign actions to
any keyboard key
except the Windows key
and P
key.
B
Figure B - 10 - Key Configuration
B - 14 Flexikey® Application
Control Center & Flexikey®
Mouse Settings
When an external mouse is attached, the mouse settings allow you to configure actions for the left 1 , right 2
and middle 3 buttons of the attached mouse, and also for any backward 4 and forward 5 buttons if applicable (on a gaming type mouse). Click the button number and then select the Action Type (Express Key,
Launch App, Express Text or Disable) from the menu at the bottom of the page. You can rename the action
by clicking in the Name box, and click in Tool Tips to type in a note to remind you of the action’s function.
B
Figure B - 11 - Mouse Configuration
Flexikey® Application B - 15
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings - Express Key
To configure a single key to send multiple key combinations, or to create more useful shortcut keys, use Express
Key.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click on a key to select it, and then click to select
Express Key in Action Type.
In the following example we want to change an existing game key configuration which uses the left shift key for
sprinting, and the W key for moving forwards, to use the left Ctrl key to combine this movement to sprint
forward.
Click on the chosen key for the shortcut action.
Click in the Tool Tips field and type to give the key combination a name e.g. “Sprint Fwds”, then click back in
the Name field (to avoid adding the recorded keys to the Tool Tips name).
Click Start Record and then press the key or keys (in this case we will press Left Shift and W) required (make
sure you press the key(s) required and do not click on them).
Click Stop Record to complete the process.
B
Figure B - 12- Express Key Record Key Combination
B - 16 Keyboard Settings - Express Key
Control Center & Flexikey®
7.
8.
9.
10.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
If you want to remove any individual key click to select it, and then click Delete.
If you want to clear all the settings click Restore to return to the default key setting.
Any assigned Express Keys will appear in orange.
Figure B - 13 - Key Combination Set
B

Tool Tips
The Tool Tips field allows you to type a note to remind yourself of the function you have programmed the key for under
any Profile.
Keyboard Settings - Express Key B - 17
Control Center & Flexikey®
Enabling Time Record
If you want to create a delay between key presses within the key combination, then you can use Time Record
function to do so.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key for the shortcut action, and then
click to select Express Key in Action Type.
Click in the Tool Tips field and type to give the key combination a name, then click back in the Name field (to
avoid adding the recorded keys to the Tool Tips name).
Click Start Record and then press the key or keys required in the sequence and time delay between key
presses required (make sure you press the key(s) required and do not click on them).
Click Stop Record.
Click to select a key in the sequence and click Enable Time Record
, then click a
key to view the time delay.
B
Figure B - 14 - Enable Time Record
B - 18 Keyboard Settings - Express Key
Control Center & Flexikey®
6.
You can edit the delay between key presses by clicking in the Delay Time (MS) field and typing a new number
for the delay between the key presses.
B
Figure B - 15 - Time Record Between Key Presses
7.
8.
9.
10.
Click
to close the Time Record window.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
If you want to remove any individual key click to select it, and then click Delete.
If you want to clear all the settings click Restore to return to the default key setting.
Keyboard Settings - Express Key B - 19
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings - Launch App
You can configure keys to launch any application or program as follows:
1.
2.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key to launch the application, and
then click to select Launch App in Action Type.
Click Browse... at the bottom right of the application window.
B
Figure B - 16 - Keyboard - Launch App (Browse to Executable File)
B - 20 Keyboard Settings - Launch App
Control Center & Flexikey®
3.
4.
Navigate to the executable file of the application and click Open.
The key will now be configured to open the selected application under your chosen Profile, and the key will
appear in green.
B
Figure B - 17 - Key Set to Launch App
5.
6.
If you want to remove any Launch App Key, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
Keyboard Settings - Launch App B - 21
Control Center & Flexikey®
Keyboard Settings - Express Text
A single key can be set to send a string of text within any application using Express Text.
1.
2.
3.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key, and then click to select Express
Text in Action Type.
Click in Start key if required (the Start key is the key used to in your target program to open a text message), or
you can leave it blank if you prefer.
Click in the Click to type field and type in your message.
B
Figure B - 18 - Keyboard - Express Text
B - 22 Keyboard Settings - Express Text
Control Center & Flexikey®
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click in Send key if required (the Send key is the key used to in your target program to send a text message e.g
the Enter key would be the most commonly used), or you can leave it blank if you prefer.
The key will now be configured to send the text message in the target program under your chosen Profile, and
the key will appear in blue.
If you want to remove any Express Text key, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.

Copy & Paste Text
Note that some applications and games do not support copy and pasted text. Where this is the case, any text you may have
copy and pasted in to the “Type to Text” field may not be displayed within the application. In this case you will need to type
the text into the field instead.
B
Keyboard Settings - Express Text B - 23
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Keyboard Settings - Disable
You can use the program to disable any keys not required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enable and select the keyboard under your chosen profile, click to select a key to disable, and then click to select
Disable in Action Type.
The key will now be disabled.
If you want to enable the key again, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
The key will be disabled under your chosen Profile, and the key will appear in Gray.
B
Figure B - 19 - Keyboard - Disable
B - 24 Keyboard Settings - Disable
Control Center & Flexikey®
Mouse Settings - Express Key
To assign a mouse button click to send multiple key combinations (an external mouse must be attached), or to
create more useful shortcut keys, use Express Key.
1.
2.
3.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Express Key in Action Type.
In the following example we will configure the central mouse wheel to combine the actions of left shift key for
sprinting, and the W key for moving forwards in a game program.
Click on the central mouse wheel for the shortcut action.
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Figure B - 20 - Mouse - Express Key Record Key Combination (Mouse)
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4.
Click in the Tool Tips field and type to give the key combination a name e.g. “Sprint Fwds”, then click back in
the Name field (to avoid adding the recorded keys to the Tool Tips name).
5. Click Start Record and then press the key or keys (in this case we will press Left Shift and W) required (make
sure you press the key(s) required and do not click on them).
6. Click Stop Record to complete the process.
7. Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
8. If you want to remove any mouse setting click to select it, and then click Delete.
9. If you want to clear all the settings click Restore to return to the default mouse setting.
10. The mouse button for any assigned Express Keys will appear in orange.
Enabling Time Record for Mouse Settings
If you want to create a delay between key presses within the mouse click combination, then you can use Time
Record function to do so in the same manner as that used for keyboard settings (see “Enabling Time Record”
on page B - 18).
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Mouse Settings - Launch App
You can assign a mouse button click to launch any application or program as follows:
1.
2.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Express Key in Action Type.
Click Browse... at the bottom right of the application window.
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Figure B - 21 - Mouse - Launch App (Browse to Executable File)
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3.
4.
5.
Navigate to the executable file of the application and click Open.
The mouse click will now be configured to open the selected application under your chosen Profile, and the
button will appear in green
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
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Figure B - 22 - Mouse Button Set to Launch App
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Mouse Settings - Express Text
A mouse button click can be set to send a string of text within any application using Express Text.
1.
2.
3.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Express Text in Action Type.
Click in Start key if required (the Start key is the key used to in your target program to open a text message), or
you can leave it blank if you prefer.
Click in the Text Context field and type in your message.
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Figure B - 23 - Mouse - Express Text
Mouse Settings - Express Text B - 29
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4.
5.
6.
7.
Click in Send key if required (the Send key is the key used to in your target program to send a text message e.g
the Enter key would be the most commonly used), or you can leave it blank if you prefer.
The mouse button click will now be configured to send the text message in the target program under your
chosen Profile, and the button will appear in blue.
If you want to remove any Express Text mouse button, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
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Mouse Settings - Disable
You can use the program to disable any mouse button clicks if not required.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enable and select the mouse under your chosen profile, click on a mouse button to select it, and then click to
select Disable in Action Type.
The button click will now be disabled.
If you want to enable the button again, select it and click on Restore.
Click Save to save the settings within your chosen profile.
The button click will be disabled under your chosen Profile, and the key will appear in Gray.
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Figure B - 24 - Mouse - Disable
Mouse Settings - Disable B - 31
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Statistics
The Statistics tab allows you to record keys used in any application, and to disable any infrequently, or unused,
keys to save any accidental incorrect key presses.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click the Statistics Tab, and press Start Record to start recording the frequency of key presses for keys used.
You can then go to the application you wish to use the profile for, and use the application as normal so that a
standard set of keys used may be recorded.
Return to the Flexikey® application and press Stop Record to stop recording.
At the end of the recording process colors will represent the frequency of key presses, with red as the most
frequent through to lighter blue the less frequent (the color bar at the bottom of the screen displays the color
code against the number of key presses).
Under Quick Disable click the color which corresponds to the keys you wish to disable.
All disabled keys will then change to gray and will be disabled under this profile.
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Figure B - 25 - Statistics
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Appendix C: Video Driver Controls
Overview
The basic settings for configuring the LCD are outlined in “Video Features” on
page 1 - 35. The basic video features for this computer can be configured using the
Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel, Windows Display Settings or NVIDA control panel.

Configuring External Displays
When a single external display is attached to the HDMI or Display Ports, use the System
(in Settings - page C - 7) control panel or the
+ P (or Fn + F7 - page C - 6) key combination, to configure the external display.

Video Card Options
Note that card types,
specifications and drivers are subject to continual
updates
and
changes. Check with
your distributor/supplier
for the latest details on
video cards supported.
When multiple external displays are attached you should use the NVIDIA (page C - 25) control panel to configure the external displays.
You cannot configure external displays using the Intel(R) HD Graphics control panel.
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Microsoft Hybrid Graphics
Most notebook computers come with either a discrete or integrated graphics solution.
Discrete graphics solutions feature a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
which are capable of playing games, watching HD video or running GPU-based applications. However computers with discrete graphics solutions tend to be heavy in
power consumption, and slightly larger in size in order to incorporate the dedicated
discrete GPU.
Integrated graphics solutions usually feature memory sharing technology to help
save power consumption and allow for longer battery life. However computers with
integrated graphics solutions will not usually run games, HD video or GPU-based
applications without severe limitations.
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Microsoft Hybrid Graphics is a seamless switchable graphics technology designed
to get best performance from the graphics system while allowing longer battery life,
without having to manually change settings. Thus when an application is run that requires extra performance or quality, then the operating system will run the discrete
GPU (dGPU); when the system does not require such enhanced performance it will
let the integrated (iGPU) handle it.
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How Switchable Technology works
When the system is powered up and is displaying just the desktop, the dGPU will be
powered off. In this case the system is running in the same way as a system without
a discrete graphics solution. However when an application that requires use of the
dGPU is run (e.g, a game or HD Video), the dGPu is powered on and takes over the
processing duties. If the program is closed, then the dGPU will be powered back
down again until required.
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Video Driver Installation

Video Card Options
Note that card types,
specifications and drivers are subject to continual
updates
and
changes. Check with
your distributor/supplier
for the latest details on
video cards supported.
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Make sure you install the drivers in the order indicated in Table 4 - 1, on page 4 - 4.
Insert the Device Drivers & Utilities + User’s Manual disc into an attached DVD
drive and click Install Drivers (button).
Video (VGA)
1. Click 2.Install VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click Next > Yes > Next > Next.
3. Click Finish to restart the computer.
NVIDIA Video (VGA)
1. Click 3.Install NVIDIA VGA Driver > Yes.
2. Click AGREE AND CONTINUE (button) to accept the terms of the
license agreement.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Restart Now to restart the computer.
5. After all the drivers have been installed (an internet connection is required) run the
NVIDIA GeForce Experience by clicking the desktop icon (or App).
6. Restart the computer and run the application again after restart.
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NVIDIA GeForce Experience

If you have a working internet connection (and you will need remain connected
to the internet to run NVIDIA GeForce Experience) you can click the NVIDIA
GeForce Experience desktop icon
(or App) to run the application. This will optimize your gaming settings for your NVIDIA GPU by downloading the latest settings from the NVIDIA cloud data center.
You may need to create an NVIDIA account to log-in to the system (alternatively
you may be able to use your Facebook or Google account to log-in).
After logging in to the system you can click through any on-screen instructions to
update your settings and check for installed games etc.
NVIDIA GeForce
Experience
Version
Note that the NVIDIA
GeForce Experience
application is subject
to constant, change,
update and revision,
so make sure you connect and update regularly in order to get the
latest settings and information.
By running the NVIDIA GeForce Experience you will be able to download the latest drivers to insure compatibility with games, power saving features and various
other enhancements for your NVIDIA GPU (these features are subject to change and
update so check with the NVIDIA website for the latest information).
Note that to enable BatteryBoost you must be connected to the internet.
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Configure Other Displays Using Project
You can configure attached displays from Project.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your display to the appropriate port, and turn it on.
Press the
+ P (or Fn + F7) key combination.
Click on any one of the options from the menu to select PC screen only,
Duplicate, Extend or Second screen only.
You can also click Connect to a wireless display at the bottom of the Project
screen and follow the steps to connect to any wireless enabled display.
Figure C - 1
Project
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C - 6 Configure Other Displays Using Project
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Configuring an External Display In Windows
The System Control Panel in Settings may be used to configure displays.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your external display to the appropriate port, and turn it on.
Click the Start Menu and click Settings > System (or right-click the desktop and
select Display settings).
You can Duplicate, Extend or choose to display on 1 screen only.
Click Apply to save any changes made.
Click Advanced display settings to access further options.
Figure C - 2
System > Display
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
Volume Adjustment
The sound volume level
can be clicking using the
volume control icon
in the notification area
of the taskbar.
HDMI Audio Configuration
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals.
In some cases it will be necessary to go to the Sound control panel and manually
configure the HDMI audio output as per the instructions below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to the Sound control panel.
Click Playback (tab)
The playback device will be selected.
You may need to select the audio device and click Set Default (button).
Double-click the device to access the control panel tabs.
Figure C - 3
Sound - HDMI
Device (set Default)
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6.
7.
Adjust the HDMI settings from the control panel tabs.
Click OK to close the Sound
control panel.
Figure C - 4
HDMI Device
Properties
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Other Applications
If you are using a third
party application to play
DVDs etc. from any attached DVD device,
you will need to consult
the application’s documentation to see the
appropriate audio configuration (the application must support digital
to analog translation).
HDMI Notes
• Connect a device with HDMI support to the HDMI-Out port BEFORE attempting to play audio/video sources through the device.
• To play audio sources through your external display’s (TV or LCD) speakers
you will need to go to the audio configuration control panel on the display and
configure the audio input accordingly (see your display device manual).
HDMI Video Configuration
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI-Out port to your external display.
Configure your external display as per the instructions in this chapter.
Set up your external display (TV or LCD) for HDMI input (see your display device
manual).
You can now play video/audio sources through your external display.
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Wireless Display
Wireless Display uses your Wireless LAN module/WLAN Bluetooth Combo module (you need to make sure that your video adapter/display device is compatible
with your particular WLAN/Combo module) in conjunction with a compatible
video adapter/display device (purchased separately) to allow you to display the
contents of the notebook display on another display (e.g. HDTV), without the need
to have cables stretching across a room.
You can use the wireless display to play games, browse the internet, display videos
or photo slide shows on your TV/external display without using HDMI or A/V cables.

Compatible
Adapters
For a list of compatible
adapters check the video adapter/display device documentation, or
with your distributor/
supplier.
Before configuring Wireless Display you will need to set up your compatible
adapter with your display/speakers. Connect the adapter using an HDMI or A/V cable and turn on the display (or in the case of speakers connect them to the wireless
speaker adapter with the cables provided with the adapter), and then set the display
to the appropriate input channel (see the documentation supplied with your compatible adapter/display for full details).
Note that no driver or application is required for wireless display in Windows 10.
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Wireless Display Configuration
1.
2.
3.
Note that no driver or application is required for wireless display in Windows 10.
Press the
+ P key combination.
Click Connect to a wireless display (see overleaf if this does not appear) at the
bottom of the Project screen and follow the steps to connect to any wireless
enabled display.
4.
The system will then search for compatible display devices (this may take up to
60 seconds so allow time for this to complete).
Figure C - 5
Add a Wireless
Display
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5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Double-click any detected display device in the list.
You may then need to input a pin number for the device to which you are
connecting and click Next.
The display will then connect (for specific settings for your display see the
documentation supplied with your compatible adapter/display for full details).
Go to the Project menu and click Disconnect to temporarily disconnect from the
wireless display.
To permanently disconnect from the display (you will need to go back through the
connection process again) you can select it in Devices and click Remove Device
> Yes.
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
NVIDIA Control
Panel
To access the GeForce..... control panel
from the desktop; rightclick the desktop, then
click NVIDIA Control
Panel.
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NVIDIA Control Panel
More advanced video configuration options are provided in the NVIDIA Control
Panel tab. Use the NVIDIA Control Panel to configure displays in Discrete mode.
1.
2.
Go to the Control Panel.
Double-click NVIDIA Control Panel (click to view the control panel in either Large
icons or Small icons if you are in Category view).
Figure C - 6
NVIDIA Control
Panel
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The NVIDIA Control Panel provides additional video configuration controls and
tools which allow quick access to features such as image settings, 3D Settings and
video configuration.

Navigating the
Control Panel
Navigate through the
control panels in much
the same way as you
would a web page.
Click on the sub-heading tasks in the left
menu (and on the highlighted links) for information.
Use
the
buttons on the top left
to go back, forward
etc.
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Figure C - 7
NVIDIA Control
Panel
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Further menu items will appear in the NVIDIA Control Panel in Discrete mode, providing additional video configuration controls and tools which give access to features such as display configuration, 3D Settings etc.
Figure C - 8
NVIDIA Control
Panel
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The Help menus provide index and search features, and direct links to the NVIDIA
website etc.
Figure C - 9
Help Menu
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
Display GPU
Activity Icon
Click to enable Display GPU Activity
Icon in the Notification Area to quickly
access the GPU Activity monitor from the
taskbar.
Customization Options
One of the most important aspects of hybrid technology is that it will switch between
the integrated GPU and discrete GPU seamlessly and automatically, and does not require any input from the user. However customization options are offered for users
who prefer to set their own parameters for GPU usage.
Context Menu
One of the quickest ways to choose which GPU to use for a particular application is
by using the “Run with graphics processor” in the context menu.
1.
2.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click Desktop from the top menu and select Add “Run with graphics
processor” to Context Menu (it should have a check alongside it).
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Figure C - 10
NVIDIA Control
Panel - View
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3.
4.
5.
6.
Close the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Find the executable file icon of the application you want to run.
Right-click the icon and select Run with graphics processor from the context
menu.
Select either High-performance NVIDIA processor (dGPU) or Integrated
graphics (iGPU) to run the program with the selected GPU.

iGPU or dGPU
Note the NVIDIA control panel refers to
High-performance
NVIDIA
processor
(which is the discrete
GPU) and Integrated
graphics (which is the
integrated GPU).
Figure C - 11
Right-click the application executable file
Context Menu with
Run with graphics
processor
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
Customization
Options
Although hybrid technology is completely
seamless to the user,
there are customization options within the
control panel (see
page C - 17).
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Global Settings
Global settings allows you to set the preferred graphics processor for overall use.
Ideally this would be the iGPU for battery life, but this can be set to the dGPU if preferred.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click Manage 3D Settings (3D Settings) and select Global Settings (tab).
Select either Integrated graphics (iGPU) or High performance NVIDIA
Processor (dGPU) from the drop-down menu.
Click the Setting menu items to select any options required.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 12
Global Settings
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Program Settings
Program settings allows you to make specific adjustments for installed applications.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click Manage 3D Settings (3D Settings) and select Program Settings (tab).
Select a program to customize from the drop-down menu, or click Add to add
any program that does not appear in the menu.
Select the preferred graphics processor for the program from the drop-down
menu.
Click the Setting menu items to select any options required.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 13
Program Settings
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Change Resolution
You can Change Resolution for your attached displays from the NVIDIA control
panel.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your external display to the appropriate port, and turn it on.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Double-click Display (if the sub-menus are not visible), and then click Change
resolution.
Click to select the display, and then adjust the settings from “2.Choose the
resolution.” and “3.Apply the following settings.”
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 14
Change Resolution
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Display Devices - NVIDIA CP
Note that you can use an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) cable connected to the HDMI-Out port and/or DisplayPort compatible cable connected to a
DisplayPort 1.3 to connect an external display. See your external display device’s
manual to see which formats it supports.

Configuring External Displays
When a single external display is attached to the HDMI or Display Ports, use the System
(in Settings - page C - 7) control panel, or the
+ P (or Fn + F7 - page C - 6) key combination, to configure the external display.
When multiple external displays are attached you should use the NVIDIA (page C - 25) control panel to configure the external displays.
You cannot configure external displays using the Intel(R) HD Graphics control panel.
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
Sound Blaster
Audio & HDMI
Connection
Note that Sound Blaster
audio will be disabled
when you are connecting to an external display through an HDMI
connection.
Display Mode
Description
Single
One of the connected displays is used as the display device
Clone
Clone simply shows an exact copy of the Primary display desktop on the other
display(s). This mode will drive multiple displays with the same content
Extend
Extend treats connected displays as separate devices, and they act as a virtual
desktop resulting in a large workspace. When enabled, you can drag any icons or
windows across to the other display desktop. It is therefore possible to have one
program visible in one display, and a different program visible in the other display
Table C - 1
Display Modes
NVIDIA
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Configuring an External Display (NVIDIA)
Clone the External Displays
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach your external displays to the appropriate ports, and turn them on.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Double-click Display (if the sub-menus are not visible), and then click Set up
multiple displays.
Any attached display will appear under “1.Select the displays you want to use.”

Display Not Shown
If the attached display
does not appear in the
“1.Select the displays
you want to use.” window, click “My Display
is not shown...” and
then click the appropriate button to force detection of the missing
display.
HDMI Audio Setup
See “HDMI Audio Configuration” on page C 8 for instructions on configuring audio for HDMI
display devices.
Figure C - 15
5.
6.
Click the check box alongside any display you wish to use.
Click Apply > Yes to save any changes made (the Apply button will appear in the
bottom right of the control panel when changes have been made).
Set Up Multiple
Displays
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Extending the Display

Changing the
Primary Display on
Extended Displays
If you want to switch the
primary display if the
displays are extended
then right-click the secondary display icon and
select “Make Primary”.
Click Apply > Yes to
save the change (see
over).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Attach your external displays to the appropriate ports, and turn them on.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Double-click Display (if the sub-menus are not visible), and then click Set up
multiple displays.
Click to select a primary display under “1.Select the displays you want to use.”
Right-click the icons under “2.Drag the icons to match ....” and select Extend.
Figure C - 16
Extend the Display
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Right-click Extend
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6.
7.
8.
The Primary display (the main window display) will be denoted by an asterisk * in
the top right corner of the icon.
To change the Primary display right-click the icon and select Make primary.
Click Apply > Yes to save any changes.
Figure C - 17
Switch Primary
Display
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Right-click and select Make primary and click Apply > Yes
to save changes.
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9.
You can drag the icons to match the desktop layout you want to use (e.g. you may
want to extend the display to the right or left of the primary display).
10. Click Apply > Yes to save any further changes.
Figure C - 18
Drag Display
Icons
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Drag the display icons to match the layout you want to use.
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HDCP Status
If your external display is HDCP (High Bandwith Digital Content protection) compatible then the NVIDIA control panel will display the HDCP system status.
Figure C - 19
HDCP Status
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Adjust Video Settings
You can adjust video color and image settings from the Video sub-menus.
1.
2.
3.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click “+” next to Video if its sub-items are not shown and then click either Adjust
video color settings or Adjust video image settings.
Make any adjustments required for any display and click Apply to save the
settings.
Figure C - 20
Adjust Video Color
Settings
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Configure Surround, PhysX®
NVIDIA® PhysX® is a physics engine that can use the GPU to accelerate game and
3D application performance. You can select the GeForce video card or CPU as a
PhysX® processor, or configure the computer to auto-select a PhysX® processor
(recommended default setting).
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Click Configure Surround, PhysX.
Click to select a processor from the menu (PhysX Settings); Auto-select
(recommended) is the default setting.
Click Apply to save the settings.
Figure C - 21
Configure
Surround, PhysX
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Set Digital Audio
As HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) carries both audio and video signals you can configure the audio output from the NVIDIA control panel and Sound
control panel. The settings will depend upon the external HDMI display to which
you have connected.
Connected displays will appear alongside the appropriate port. Click “Open Windows Sound Settings” (button) to access the Sound control panel.
Figure C - 22
Set up Digital Audio
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Advanced video configuration options are provided by the Intel® HD Control Panel. Use the Intel® HD Control Panel to configure displays in Hybrid mode. To access the control panel see below and overleaf:
1.
Right-click the Desktop and select Intel(R) Graphics Settings from the menu.
Figure C - 23
Right-Click Desktop
(Intel Graphics
Settings)
OR
2.
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Click the icon
in the notification area of the Desktop taskbar and select Intel(R)
Graphics Settings from the menu.
Figure C - 24
Taskbar Notification
Area Icon Menu
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OR
3.
Double-click the Intel(R) HD Graphics control panel in the Windows Control
Panel.
Figure C - 25
Control Panel
Intel® Graphics
Settings
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You may make changes to any of the graphics properties by clicking the appropriate
menu panel and adjusting the settings from the menus.

Home
Click the Home button to
return to the main menu
screen in any of the submenu screens.
Figure C - 26
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
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Display
Click either Display Settings or Color Settings to make display adjustments.

Configuring External
Displays
Figure C - 27
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Display
When a single external display is attached to the HDMI
or Display Ports, use the
Display (page C - 7) or System (in Settings - page C 7) control panels, or the
+ P (or Fn + F7 - page C - 6)
key combination, to configure the external display.
When multiple external displays are attached you
should use the NVIDIA
(page C - 25) control panel
to configure the external displays.
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You cannot configure external displays using the
Intel(R) HD Graphics control panel.
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The Custom Resolutions sub-menu allows you to adjust the display (or any attached display) to any width, height, refresh rate, color depth and underscan percentage of your choice. Note that incorrect settings can cause system instability and even
possible component damage, so this is adjusted at your own risk.
Figure C - 28
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Display Settings Custom
Resolutions
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3D
This menu allows you to choose how 3D images are displayed. Performance gives
the smoothest motion of images, Quality displays the most detail, Balanced Mode
provides better computer performance with good quality and Custom allows you to
configure the Anisotropic Filtering and Vertical Sync and features to your preferences. Click Apply to save changes.
Figure C - 29
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel 3D
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Options and Support
Hot Key Manager in Options and Support allows you to create hot keys for opening the application, rotating the display, scaling etc. Click Apply to save changes.
Figure C - 30
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Options and
Support
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
Preferences
Click the Options menu at the top of the screen to display the sub-menus. The Information Center provides details on System Information, the Built-In Display
and any attached displays.
Go to the Preferences
sub-menu in Options to
configure the preferences
for the Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel.
Make sure you click Enable under Tray Icon to
display the Intel® HD
Graphics Control Panel
icon in the notification area
of the taskbar (as below).
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Figure C - 31
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel
Options Information Center
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Video Driver Controls
Video
The Video menu allows you to brighten or darken movies, or to switch to vivid colors. The Preview image will display a sample image using the current settings. You
can Save Profile and name the Profile to recall the settings at any time. Click Apply
to save changes (select Color Enhancement, Image Enhancement, Image Scaling
or Gamut Mapping from the menu).
Figure C - 32
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel Video
(Color
Enhancement)
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Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel C - 41
Video Driver Controls
Click the Video menu at the top of the screen to display the sub-menus.The Image
Enhancement menu allows you to adjust the Sharpness, Skin Tone Enhancement, Noise Reduction, Contrast Enhancement and Film Mode Detection. Click
Apply to save changes.
Figure C - 33
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel - Video
(Image
Enhancement)
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C - 42 Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel
Video Driver Controls
Power
The battery life can be extended through dynamic control of the frame rate if Extended Battery Life for Gaming is enabled. Settings can be selected for when the
system is powered by battery or is plugged in.
Figure C - 34
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel Power
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Video Driver Controls
Profiles
You can select one of the preset profiles (Brighten Video, Darken Video and Enhance Video Colors) from the menu on the left. Alternatively you can go through
the menus to make adjustments to your preferences for Display, Color, Video, Options and Support and Power (tick any boxes for the settings required), and then
Save the settings to a profile (which may be imported or exported).
Figure C - 35
Intel® HD Graphics
Control Panel Profiles
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Specifications
Appendix D: Specifications

Latest Specification Information
The specifications listed in this Appendix are correct at the time of going to press. Certain items (particularly processor types/
speeds and CD/DVD device types) may be changed, updated or delayed due to the manufacturer's release schedule. Check
with your distributor/supplier for details.
Note that this computer model series may support a range of CPUs and/or video adapters.
To find out which CPU is installed on your system go to the Start menu and select Settings, and then select System and
click About. This will also provide information on the amount of Installed RAM etc.
To get information on your system’s video adapter go to the Start menu and select Settings, and then select System and
click Display> Advanced display settings > Display adapter properties.
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Specifications D - 1
Specifications
Core Logic
Storage
Interface
Mobile Intel® HM175 Express Chipset
One Changeable 2.5" / 7.0 mm (h) HDD /
SSD with SATA (Serial) Interface
*Two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Ports (Type C)
Three USB 3.0 Ports (USB 3.1 Gen 1,
including 1 AC/DC Powered USB Port)
Two Mini DisplayPorts 1.3
One HDMI-Out (High-Definition
Multimedia Interface) Port (with HDCP)
One 2-in-1 Audio Jack
(Headphone / S/PIDF optical output)
One Microphone-In Jack
One Line-Out Jack
One RJ-45 LAN Jack
One DC-In Jack
Display
15.6” / 39.62cm, 16:9, 3.2mm Thick
Backlit Panel
UHD (3840 * 2160) / FHD (1920 * 1080)
Memory
Dual Channel DDR4
Two 260 Pins SO-DIMM Sockets
Supporting DDR4 2400 MHz
*Memory Modules (real operational
frequency depends on the FSB of the
processor)
Memory Expandable from 8GB to 32GB
Compatible with 4GB, 8GB or 16GB
Modules
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SO-DIMM Memory Types
All SO-DIMM memory modules installed in the
system should be identical (the same size and
brand) in order to prevent unexpected system
behavior.
D - 2 Specifications
One M,2 2280 SSD, PCIe Gen 3*4 /
SATA Interface - (Factory Option)
Audio
High Definition Audio Interface
S/PDIF Digital Output
Built-In Array Microphone
Two Built-In 2W Speakers
ANSP™ 3D Sound Technology on
Headphone Output
For All Model A & Model B Designs I & II:
Sound Blaster® X® Pro-Gaming 360°
For Model B - Design III:
Sound Blaster® Cinema 3
Pointing Device & Keyboard
Built-in Secure pad OR Touchpad with
Microsoft PTP Multi-Gesture and
Scrolling Functionality - (Factory Option)
WASD Gaming Keys
Full Size Color Illuminated LED Keyboard
with Numeric Pad
*Note: The maximum amount of current supplied
by USB Type-C ports is 500 mA for USB2.0/900
mA for USB 3.1
Card Reader
*Embedded Multi-In-1 Card Reader
- MMC/ RS MMC
- SD/ Mini SD / SDHC/ SDXC up to UHS-II
*Note: Some of these cards require adapters,
which are usually supplied with the cards.
Specifications
Slot
Two OR Three M.2 Card Slots
=======================================
Slot 1 for M.2 2230 WLAN Combo Module
with PCIe & USB Interfaces (A Key)
Slot 2 for M.2 2280 SSD (Solid State
Drive) Card with SATA / PCIe Gen 3*4
Interface (M Key)
(Factory Option) Slot 3 for LTE or UTMS/
HSPA (3G/4G Module) + M.2 3042 Card with
USB Interface (B Key)
Communication
Built-In 10/100/1000Mb Base-TX
Ethernet LAN
2.0M FHD PC Video Camera Module
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
(2*2 802.11 a/c) M.2 WLAN + Bluetooth
Combo M.2 2230 Module (Factory Option)
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168 (1*1
802.11 ac) WLAN + Bluetooth Combo M.2
2230 Module (Factory Option)
Qualcomm® Atheros Killer™ WirelessAC 1535 Dual Band (2*2 802.11 ac)
WLAN + Bluetooth Combo M.2 2230
Module (Factory Option)
Embedded 4 Cell Polymer Battery Pack
55WH
3G UTMS/HSPA+ M.2 3042 Card Module
(Factory Option) OR
4G LTE M.2 3042 Card Module (Factory
Option)
Security (Kensington® Type) Lock Slot
BIOS Password
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (Factory
Option)
Intel® PTT for Systems Without TPM
Area Finger Print Reader (Factory Option)
Power Management
Supports Wake on LAN
Supports Wake on USB (AC Mode Only)
Supports Wake on RTC Alarm (AC Mode
Only)
Power & Battery
For Model A - Design I & Model B
Designs I & III:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter AC input 100
- 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19V, 7.89A
(150 Watts)
OR
For Model A - Design II & Model B
Deisgn II:
Full Range AC/DC Adapter AC input 100
- 240V, 50 - 60Hz, DC Output 19.5V,
9.23A (180 Watts)
Security
Features (For Some Model Designs)
Metallic Finish
Shipping Mode
FlexiCharger
Virtual Reality Reader
Supports Windows® 10 Cortana with
Voice
USB Drive (Factory Option)
Intel® Optane™
------------------------------------------------------These features apply to some individual model
designs within this series (check with your
distributor/supplier for details)
Operating System
Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Specifications D - 3
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Specifications
Indicators
Dimensions & Weight
LED Indicators - Power/Suspend, Battery,
HDD, Airplane Mode, Camera
Model A:
380mm(w) * 252mm(d) * 18.6mm(h)
2.0kg *Barebone System with 55WH
Battery
Model B:
380mm(w) * 255mm(d) * 18.6mm(h)
2.0kg *Barebone System with 55WH
Battery
BIOS
One 64Mb SPI Flash ROM
AMI BIOS
Environmental Spec
Temperature
Operating:
Non-Operating:
5°C - 35°C
-20°C - 60°C
Relative Humidity
Operating:
Non-Operating:
20% - 80%
10% - 90%
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D - 4 Specifications
*A barebone system does not include the HDD,
RAM, adapter, power cord and factory option
modules (weight tolerance within +/- 5%).