Adding optional external devices. Toshiba Z10t, PT132U00500S, PT132U00600S, Z10t-A1111, Z10t-A1110, PT132U-00500S, Z15t-A1210, PT131U00202D

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Adding optional external devices. Toshiba Z10t, PT132U00500S, PT132U00600S, Z10t-A1111, Z10t-A1110, PT132U-00500S, Z15t-A1210, PT131U00202D | Manualzz

Getting Started

Adding optional external devices

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Adding optional external devices

NOTE Before adding external devices, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See

“Setting up your software” on page 33 .

After starting your device for the first time you may want to:

Connect external devices (see “Connecting an external device” on page 52

)

Connect an external monitor (see

“Using external display devices” on page 53

)

Adding memory

Your computer comes with enough memory to run most of today’s popular applications. Toshiba will not be responsible for any product damage, data loss, service or part replacement made necessary by improper installation of a memory module.

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive

Your device includes recovery utilities to allow you to recover your internal storage drive if necessary.

The following internal storage drive recovery options are available:

Recovery option Description

Creating recovery media

This option allows you to create the recovery media you will use to restore your device.

Restoring from recovery media

See “Creating recovery media” on page 38

.

This option allows you to restore your system from the recovery media you created.

Refresh your PC

(with user’s data)

Reset your PC

See “Restoring from recovery media” on page 41

.

This option allows you to refresh your system without losing your data.

See “Refresh your PC (with user’s data)” on page 42 .

This option allows you to remove all data from your system and reinstall Windows ® .

See “Reset your PC” on page 44

.

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Recovering the Internal Storage Drive

A recovery image of your device is stored on the internal storage drive, and the image can be restored by running the recovery utilities directly from your internal storage drive as described in the sections below. However, it is strongly recommended that you create recovery media. If the recovery files on your internal storage drive become corrupted or are deleted, you can restore your system from your recovery media. Also, if your original internal storage drive fails, you can restore your system to a new internal storage drive from your recovery media. It is strongly recommended that you create recovery media before using your system for the first time. See

“Creating recovery media” on page 38

and

“Restoring from recovery media” on page 41

.

NOTE ❖

During the recovery process your device must be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor.

❖ When you restore your system, only the operating system files, applications, and drivers originally shipped with the device are restored. Any files that you created are not restored during this process. Be sure to separately save the files you have created to external media using Windows ® or another backup

program. For more information, see “Backing up your work” on page 65 .

Creating recovery media

NOTE To purchase an optional external writable optical disc drive for creating recovery DVDs, please visit the Toshiba web site at accessories.toshiba.com

It is strongly recommended that you create recovery media.

If the recovery files on your internal storage drive become corrupted or are deleted, you can restore your system from your recovery media. Also, if your original internal storage drive fails, you can restore your system to a new internal storage drive from your recovery media.

Getting Started

Recovering the Internal Storage Drive

NOTE During the recovery process your device must be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor.

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NOTE When you create recovery media, only the operating system files, applications, and drivers originally shipped with the device are backed up to the external media and can be restored from this media. Any files that you created are not backed up on the recovery media. You will need to separately back up the files you created; for

more information, see “Backing up your work” on page 65

.

When you create recovery media, the system will prompt you to insert several blank DVDs or connect one or more USB flash drives of a certain minimum capacity to your device.

The amount of space required for storing the recovery files varies by device model. Follow the procedure below to determine how much space you will need for storing your system’s recovery files.

To create recovery media:

1 From the Start screen begin typing Recovery Media

Creator and click or touch your selection. If you are in the Desktop, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. When the

Windows ® charms appear click or touch the Search ( ) charm and, in the Search field, type Recovery Media

Creator . In the list that appears, click or touch your selection.

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The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box displays.

(Sample Image) TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box

2 Select DVD or USB Flash from the drop-down list, depending on the type of external media you want to use.

3 Check the “Information” area of the dialog box to determine the number of DVDs you will need and/or the minimum amount of storage space required for copying your system’s recovery files to USB flash drive(s).

4 Do one of the following:

❖ If you are copying files to DVD, insert a blank DVD into the optical disc drive.

❖ If you are copying files to a USB flash drive, connect a USB flash drive of the required minimum capacity

(as specified in the TOSHIBA Recovery Media

Creator utility) to your device.

All information stored on your DVDs or USB flash drive(s) will be erased during the process of creating the recovery media. Be sure to save the information stored on your external media to another storage device before executing this procedure, or use blank media.

5 Click or touch the Create button in the TOSHIBA

Recovery Media Creator utility dialog box.

6 Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the copy process.

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Recovering the Internal Storage Drive

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NOTE If you are copying the recovery files to DVDs, be sure to label each DVD in the set sequentially (for example, “1 of

3,” “2 of 3,” etc.), so that you will know in which order to insert the discs during recovery.

For information on using the Recovery media you have created with the preceding steps, see

“Restoring from recovery media” on page 41

.

Restoring from recovery media

The recovery process deletes information stored on the internal storage drive. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see

“Backing up your work” on page 65 ).

NOTE During the recovery process your device must be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor.

If you have created recovery media for your system, you can restore your system from such media, if necessary. For example, if your original internal storage drive fails, you can restore your system to a new internal storage drive from your recovery media. For instructions on creating recovery media, see

“Creating recovery media” on page 38

.

NOTE When you restore your system, only the operating system files, applications, and drivers originally shipped with the device are restored. Any files that you created are not restored during this process. Be sure to separately save the files you have created to external media using Windows ® or another backup program. For

more information, see “Backing up your work” on page 65

.

To recover your internal storage drive from recovery media:

1 Make sure your device is turned off.

2 Do one of the following:

If your recovery files are on DVDs, insert the first recovery DVD into your optical disc drive.

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❖ If your recovery files are on a USB flash drive, connect the USB flash drive to your device.

3 Turn on your device while pressing the F12 key on your keyboard.

The Boot menu displays.

4 Using the arrow keys, select the DVD option or the USB

Flash option, depending on which type of media you are using, and then press the ENTER key.

5 A warning screen appears, stating that when the recovery is executed all data on your internal storage drive will be deleted and rewritten. Click or touch Yes to continue.

6 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.

When the process is complete, a message displays indicating that the drive has been recovered.

7 Click or touch Finish to restart the device.

Refresh your PC (with user’s data)

Using “Refresh your PC” recovers your internal storage drive to factory default state and attempts to save your data. Toshiba does not guarantee successful data backup. Please make a complete back up of your data to external media before executing the recovery. For more

information, see “Backing up your work” on page 65

.

NOTE During the recovery process your device must be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor.

You can recover the factory default software (refresh your

PC), while the device will attempt to back up your data using the utilities stored on your device’s internal storage drive:

TECHNICAL NOTE: Your data will be copied into the backup folder. All of the data will be moved to this folder during the recovery process, however the current directory structure will be retained.

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Recovering the Internal Storage Drive

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1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge.

2 When the Windows ® charms appear click or touch the

Settings ( ) charm.

3 Click or touch Change PC Settings .

The PC settings window appears.

(Sample Image) PC settings screen

4 Click or touch General .

5 Scroll down to “Refresh your PC without affecting your files,” and click or touch Get Started .

The “Refresh your PC” screen appears.

(Sample Image) Refresh your PC screen

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Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back up. Be sure to save your work to external media before

executing the recovery (see “Backing up your work” on page 65 ).

6 Click or touch the Next button to begin.

The “Ready to refresh your PC” screen appears.

(Sample Image) Ready to refresh your PC screen

You will be prompted to refresh your system.

7 Click or touch the Refresh button.

8 Your system will restart.

The “Refreshing your PC” window appears. When the process is complete your system will reboot your

Windows ® operating system.

Reset your PC

The recovery process deletes information stored on the internal storage drive. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see

“Backing up your work” on page 65

).

NOTE During the recovery process your device be must connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor.

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Recovering the Internal Storage Drive

45

1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge.

2 When the Windows ® charms appear click or touch the

Settings ( ) charm.

3 Click or touch Change PC Settings .

The PC settings window appears.

(Sample Image) PC settings screen

4 Click or touch General .

5 Scroll down to “Remove everything and reinstall

Windows,” and click or touch Get Started .

The “Reset your PC” screen appears.

(Sample Image) Reset your PC screen

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6 Click or touch the Next button.

The “Do you want to fully clean your drive?” screen appears.

(Sample Image) Do you want to fully clean your drive screen

7 Select one of the following options:

Just remove my files

Fully clean the drive

The “Ready to reset your PC” screen appears.

(Sample Image) Ready to reset your PC screen

8 Click or touch the Reset button.

The “Resetting your PC” window appears. When the process is complete your system will reboot your

Windows ® operating system.

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NOTE Selecting the “Fully clean the drive” option may take several hours.

Installing drivers and applications

The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your device.

To reinstall drivers and applications:

1 From the Start screen begin typing TOSHIBA

Application Installer and click or touch your selection.

If you are in the Desktop, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. When the Windows ® charms appear click or touch the Search ( ) charm and, in the Search field, type TOSHIBA Application Installer . In the list that appears, click or touch your selection.

Search field

(Sample Image) Installing drivers and applications

2 Click or touch Next .

3 Click or touch the item you want to install.

4 Click or touch Install .

5 Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the

installation process, see “TOSHIBA Application Installer” on page 103

.

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