System Operations. MSI MS-A616

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System Operations

This chapter provides you with essential information on system operations�


All information is subject to change without prior notice�


Power Management

Power management of personal computers (PCs) and monitors has the potential to save significant amounts of electricity as well as deliver environmental benefits.

To be energy efficient, turn off your display or set your PC to sleep mode after a period of user inactivity� h Power Management in Windows 10

■ [Power Options] in Windows OS allow you to control the power management features of your display, hard drive, and battery� Right-click [Start] , select

[Control Panel] from the list and then click [System and Security]�


Select [Power Options] and choose a power plan that suits your personal needs. You may also fine-tune the settings by clicking [Change plan settings].

■ The Shut Down Computer menu presents the options of Sleep (S3/S4) & Shut

Down (S5) for rapid and easy management of your system power� h Power Management through ENERGY STAR qualified monitors

The power management feature allows the computer to initiate a low-power or “Sleep” mode after a period of user inactivity�

When used with an external ENERGY STAR qualified monitor, this feature also supports similar power management features of the monitor� To take advantage of these potential energy savings, the power management feature has been preset to behave in the following ways when the system is operating on AC power:

■ Turn off the display after 10 minutes

■ Initiate Sleep after 30 minutes

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System Operations h Waking the System Up

The computer shall be able to wake up from power saving mode in response to a command from any of the following:

■ the power button,

■ the mouse,

■ the network (Wake On LAN), the keyboard�

Energy Saving Tips:

■ Turn off the monitor by pressing the monitor power button after a period of user inactivity�

■ Tune the settings in Power Options under Windows OS to optimize your PC’s power management�

■ Install power saving software to manage your PC’s energy consumption�

■ Always disconnect the AC power cord or switch the wall socket off if your PC would be left unused for a certain time to achieve zero energy consumption�


Network Connection (Windows 10)

h Wired Network

1� Right-click [Start] and select [Control Panel] from the list�

2� Select [View network status and tasks] under [Network and Internet]�


3� Select [Set up a new connection or network]�

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4� Choose [Connect to the Internet] and click [Next]�

5� Select [Broadband (PPPoE)] to connect using DSL or cable that requires a user name and password�

6� Type the information from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and click [Connect] to establish your LAN connection�


h Wireless Network

1� Go to [Start] , click [Settings] and select [Network and Internet]�

2� A list of available WLAN connections pops up� Choose a connection from the list�

3� To establish a new connection, select [Network and Sharing Center]�


4� Select [Set up a new connection or network]�

5� Followingly, choose [Manually connect to a wireless network] and click [Next] to continue�

6� Enter information for the wireless network you intend to add and click [Next] to proceed�

7� A new WLAN connection has been made�

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System Recovery (Windows 10)

The purposes for using the System Recovery Function may include:

■ Restore the system back to the initial status of original manufacturer’s default settings�

■ When some errors have occurred to the operating system in use�

■ When the operating system is affected by virus and is not able to work normally.

■ When you want to install the OS with other built-in languages�

Before using the System Recovery Function, please back up the important data saved on your system drive to other storage devices�

If the following solution fails to recover your system, please contact the authorized local distributor or service center for further assistance�


Reset this PC

1� Go to [Start] , click [Settings] and select [Update and security]�

2� Select [Recovery] and click [Get started] under [Reset this PC] to start the system recovery�


3. The [Choose an option] screen pops up. Choose between [Keep my files] and

[Remove everything]�

Keep my files

Reset this PC

Remove everything

Only the drive where

Windows is installed

All drives

Just remove my files

Remove files and clean the drive

Just remove my files

Remove files and clean the drive

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System Operations h Keep my files

1. Select [Keep my files].

2� The [Your apps will be removed] screen shows a list of apps that will need to be reinstalled from the web or installation discs� Click [Next] to continue�


3� The next screen will show the changes to be made during the process� Click [Reset] to start the system reset�

h Remove everything

1� Select [Remove everything]�


2� If you have multiple hard drives, a screen will pop up, asking you to choose between

[Only the drive where Windows is installed] and [All drives]�

3. Then select between [Just remove my files] and [Remove files and clean the drive].

4� The next screen will show the changes to be made during the process� Click [Reset] to start the system reset�

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