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HP Compaq Presario,Presario CQ57-210 Getting Started Manual

Hp compaq presario,presario cq57-210: quick start.

 
Getting Started
HP Notebook

Summary of Contents

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    Getting Started HP Notebook...

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    By installing, copying, downloading, or otherwise using any software product preinstalled on this computer, you agree to be bound by the terms of the HP End User License Agreement (EULA). If you do not accept these license terms, your sole...

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    Safety warning notice WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow.

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    Safety warning notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting to a wireless network ... 18 Connecting to an existing WLAN ... 19 Setting up a new WLAN network ... 20 4 HP QuickWeb ... 22 Getting started ... 22 Starting HP QuickWeb ... 22 5 Keyboard and pointing devices ... 24 Using the keyboard ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Using pointing devices ... 29 Setting pointing device preferences ... 29 Using the TouchPad ... 29 6 Maintenance ... 34 Inserting or removing the battery ... 34 Replacing or upgrading the hard drive ... 36 Removing the hard drive ... 36 Installing a hard drive ...

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    8 Customer support ... 55 Contacting customer support ... 55 Labels ... 56 9 Specifications ... 57 Input power ... 58 Operating environment ... 59 Index ... 60 Using the Windows recovery tools ... 52 Using f11 recovery tools ... 53 Using a Windows Vista operating system DVD (purchased separately) ...

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  • Page 9: Welcome, Finding Information

    Update your antivirus software—Protect your computer from damage caused by viruses. The software is preinstalled on the computer and includes a limited subscription for free updates. For more information, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. For instructions on accessing this guide, refer to Finding information on page ●...

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    Getting Started To access this guide: Select Start > Help and Support > User Guides. – or – Select Start > All Programs > HP > HP Documentation. HP Notebook Reference Guide To access this guide: Select Start > Help and Support > User Guides.

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    *You may find the expressly provided HP Limited Warranty applicable to your product located with the electronic guides on your computer and/or on the CD/DVD provided in the box. In some countries/regions, HP may provide a printed HP Limited Warranty in the box. For countries/regions where the warranty is not provided in printed format, you may request a printed copy at http://www.hp.com/go/orderdocuments...

  • Page 12: Getting To Know Your Computer

    Getting to know your computer ● ● Front ● Right ● Left ● Display ● Bottom Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer...

  • Page 13: Touchpad

    TouchPad Component TouchPad on/off button TouchPad Left TouchPad button Right TouchPad button Description Turns the TouchPad on and off. Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen. Functions like the left button on an external mouse. Functions like the right button on an external mouse.

  • Page 14: Lights

    Off: QuickWeb is off. NOTE: For more information, refer to HP QuickWeb on page 22 and to the HP QuickWeb software Help. ● White: An integrated wireless device, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN) device and/or a Bluetooth® device, is on.

  • Page 15: Buttons And Fingerprint Reader (select Models Only)

    To learn more about your power settings: ● Windows 7—Select Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Power Options. ● Windows Vista—Select Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Power Options ● Or refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide.

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    ● When the computer is in Microsoft Windows, press the button to open the default Web browser. ● When the computer is in HP QuickWeb, press the button to open the default Web browser. NOTE: For more information, refer to...

  • Page 17: Keys

    Keys NOTE: Refer to the illustration that most closely matches your computer. Component Function keys num lk Windows logo key Embedded numeric keypad (select models only) Windows applications key Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the Execute frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with the key (select models only) Turns the embedded numeric keypad on and off when...

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    Component Function keys num lk Integrated numeric keypad (select models only) Windows logo key Windows applications key Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the Execute frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with the key (select models only) Alternates between the navigational and numeric functions...

  • Page 19: Front

    Audio-in (microphone) jack Description ● Blinking White: The hard drive is being accessed. ● Amber: HP 3D DriveGuard has temporarily parked the hard drive. NOTE: For information on HP 3D DriveGuard, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Supports the following digital card formats: ●...

  • Page 20: Right

    Right Component USB 2.0 ports (2) RJ-11 (modem) jack (select models only) Optical drive (select models only) Optical drive light Optical drive eject button Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Connect optional USB devices. Connects a modem cable. Reads and writes (select models only) to an optical disc.

  • Page 21: Left

    Left Component Security cable slot Battery light Power connector Vent External monitor port RJ-45 (network) jack HDMI port ExpressCard slot Description Attaches an optional security cable to the computer. NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen.

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    Component USB 3.0 port (10) USB 2.0 port Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Connects an optional USB device. NOTE: Some models may show a slightly different icon. Connects an optional USB device.

  • Page 23: Display

    Display Component Speakers (2) Internal display switch WWAN antennas (2)* (select models only) WLAN antennas (2)* Internal microphone(s) (1 or 2 depending on model) Webcam light (select models only) Webcam (select models only) *The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennas free from obstructions.

  • Page 24: Bottom

    Bottom Component Battery and access cover release latches Battery bay SIM slot Vents (2) Hard drive bay and wireless and memory module compartments Chapter 2 Getting to know your computer Description Release the battery from the battery bay and the access cover from the computer.

  • Page 25: Networking

    WLAN on page 19 ● Wired—You can access the Internet by connecting to a wired network. For information on connecting to a wired network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Setting up a new WLAN network on page Connecting...

  • Page 26: Using An Internet Service Provider (isp), Connecting To A Wireless Network

    HP Mobile Broadband Module, a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device ● Bluetooth device For more information on wireless technology and connecting to a wireless network, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide and information and Web site links provided in Help and Support. Chapter 3 Networking...

  • Page 27: Connecting To An Existing Wlan

    Connecting to an existing WLAN Windows 7 Turn on the computer. Be sure that the WLAN device is on. Click the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. Select a network to connect to. NOTE: If no WLANs are listed, you may be out of range of a wireless router or access point.

  • Page 28: Setting Up A New Wlan Network

    Setting up a new WLAN network Required equipment: ● A broadband modem (either DSL or cable) (1) and high-speed Internet service purchased from an Internet service provider (ISP) ● A wireless router (purchased separately) (2) ● Your new wireless computer (3) NOTE: Some modems have a built-in wireless router.

  • Page 29: Configuring A Wireless Router, Protecting Your Wlan

    When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always turn on security features to protect your network from unauthorized access. For information on protecting your WLAN, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. Connecting to a wireless network...

  • Page 30: Hp Quickweb, Getting Started, Starting Hp Quickweb

    Gmail, or to your own mail server. ● Widgets—Start using widgets for news, weather, social networking, stocks, a calculator, sticky notes, and more. You can also use Widget Manager to add more widgets to the HP QuickWeb Home screen. NOTE: For additional information about using HP QuickWeb, refer to the HP QuickWeb software Help.

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    Button QuickWeb button NOTE: For more information, refer to the HP QuickWeb software Help. Behavior ● When the computer is off or in Hibernation, opens HP QuickWeb. ● When the computer is in Microsoft Windows, opens the default Web browser.

  • Page 32: Keyboard And Pointing Devices

    Keyboard and pointing devices ● Using the keyboard ● Using pointing devices Chapter 5 Keyboard and pointing devices...

  • Page 33: Using The Keyboard, Identifying The Hotkeys

    Using the keyboard Identifying the hotkeys A hotkey is a combination of the To use a hotkey: Briefly press the ▲ Hotkey combination fn+esc fn+f1 fn+f2 fn+f3 fn+f4 key (1) and either the key, and then briefly press the second key of the hotkey combination. Description Displays system information.

  • Page 34: Using Keypads

    Hotkey combination fn+f5 fn+f6 fn+f7 fn+f8 fn+f9 fn+f10 fn+f11 fn+f12 Using keypads The computer includes an embedded numeric keypad or an integrated numeric keypad, depending on the model. The computer also supports an optional external numeric keypad or an optional external keyboard that includes a numeric keypad.

  • Page 35: Using The Embedded Numeric Keypad (select Models Only)

    Using the embedded numeric keypad (select models only) Component Embedded numeric keypad num lk Description Turns the embedded numeric keypad on and off when pressed in combination with the num lk key. NOTE: The embedded numeric keypad will not function while an external keyboard or numeric keypad is connected to the computer.

  • Page 36: Using The Integrated Numeric Keypad (select Models Only)

    Turning the embedded numeric keypad on and off Press fn+num lk to turn on the embedded numeric keypad. Press keypad. NOTE: The embedded numeric keypad is turned off while an external keyboard or numeric keypad is connected to the computer. Switching key functions on the embedded numeric keypad You can temporarily alternate the functions of keys on the embedded numeric keypad between their standard keyboard functions and their keypad functions:...

  • Page 37: Using Pointing Devices, Setting Pointing Device Preferences, Using The Touchpad

    Using pointing devices NOTE: In addition to the pointing devices included with your computer, you can use an external USB mouse (purchased separately) by connecting it to one of the USB ports on the computer. Setting pointing device preferences Use Mouse Properties in Windows to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options.

  • Page 38: Turning The Touchpad Off And On, Navigating

    Turning the TouchPad off and on To turn the TouchPad off and on, quickly double-tap the TouchPad on/off button. The following table shows and describes the TouchPad display icons. TouchPad light Amber Navigating To move the pointer, slide one finger across the TouchPad in the direction you want the pointer to go. Chapter 5 Keyboard and pointing devices Item Description...

  • Page 39: Selecting, Using Touchpad Gestures

    Selecting Use the left and right TouchPad buttons like the corresponding buttons on an external mouse. Using TouchPad gestures The TouchPad supports a variety of gestures. To use TouchPad gestures, place two fingers on the TouchPad at the same time. NOTE: TouchPad gestures are not supported in all programs.

  • Page 40: Scrolling, Pinching/zooming, Rotating

    Scrolling Scrolling is useful for moving up, down, or sideways on a page or image. To scroll, place two fingers slightly apart on the TouchPad, and then drag them across the TouchPad in an up, down, left, or right motion. NOTE: Scrolling speed is controlled by finger speed.

  • Page 41: Flicking

    Flicking Flicking allows you to navigate through screens or quickly scroll through documents. To flick, use three fingers to touch the TouchPad zone in a light, quick flicking motion up, down, left, or right. NOTE: Three-finger flicking is disabled at the factory. Using pointing devices...

  • Page 42: Inserting Or Removing The Battery, Maintenance

    Cleaning your computer Inserting or removing the battery NOTE: For additional information on using the battery, refer to the HP Notebook Reference Guide. To insert the battery: ▲ Insert the battery (1) into the battery bay until it is seated (2).

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    To remove the battery: CAUTION: Removing a battery that is the sole power source for the computer can cause loss of information. To prevent loss of information, save your work and initiate Hibernation or shut down the computer through Windows before removing the battery. Slide the battery release latches (1) to release the battery.

  • Page 44: Replacing Or Upgrading The Hard Drive, Removing The Hard Drive

    Replacing or upgrading the hard drive CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Shut down the computer before removing the hard drive from the hard drive bay. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing the power button.

  • Page 45: Installing A Hard Drive

    Lift the hard drive (3) out of the hard drive bay. Installing a hard drive Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay (1). Pull the hard drive tab (2) to the left until the hard drive is fully seated. Replacing or upgrading the hard drive...

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    Replace the four hard drive screws (3). Align the tabs on the access cover with the latches on the computer (1), then slide the cover in to close it (2). The release latches automatically lock the access cover into place (3). Chapter 6 Maintenance...

  • Page 47: Adding Or Replacing Memory Modules

    Replace the access cover screw (4). Replace the battery. Connect AC power and external devices to the computer. Turn on the computer. Adding or replacing memory modules The computer has two memory module slots. The capacity of the computer can be upgraded by adding a memory module to the vacant expansion memory module slot or by upgrading the existing memory module in the primary memory module slot.

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    CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Shut down the computer before adding or replacing memory modules. Do not remove a memory module while the computer is on, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing the power button.

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    Grasp the edge of the memory module (2), and then gently pull the memory module out of the memory module slot. CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges only. Do not touch the components on the memory module. To protect a memory module after removal, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.

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    Gently press the memory module (3) down, applying pressure to both the left and right edges of the memory module, until the retention clips snap into place. CAUTION: memory module. Align the tabs on the access cover with the latches on the computer (1), then slide the cover in to close it (2).

  • Page 51: Updating Programs And Drivers

    Connect AC power and external devices to the computer. Turn on the computer. Updating programs and drivers HP recommends that you update your programs and drivers on a regular basis with the latest versions. Go to http://www.hp.com/support receive automatic update notifications when they become available.

  • Page 52: Using Softpaq Download Manager

    SoftPaq Download Manager is available on the HP Web site. To use SoftPaq Download Manager to download SoftPaqs, you must first download and install the program. Go to the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/sdm, and follow the instructions to download and install SoftPaq Download Manager.

  • Page 53: Cleaning Your Computer, Cleaning Products, Cleaning Procedures, Cleaning The Display, Cleaning The Sides And Cover

    Cleaning your computer ● Cleaning products ● Cleaning procedures Cleaning products Use the following products to safely clean and disinfect your notebook or tablet PC: ● Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.3 percent maximum concentration (For example: germicidal disposable wipes. These wipes come in a variety of brand names.) ●...

  • Page 54: Cleaning The Touchpad And Keyboard

    Cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to internal components, do not use a vacuum cleaner attachment to clean the keyboard. A vacuum cleaner can deposit household debris on the keyboard surface. CAUTION: When cleaning the TouchPad and keyboard, do not let liquids drip between the keys.

  • Page 55: Windows 7, Backing Up Your Information, Backup And Recovery

    Recovering information using recovery tools NOTE: For detailed instructions, perform a search for these topics in Help and Support. In case of system instability, HP recommends that you print the recovery procedures and save them for later use. NOTE: Windows includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.

  • Page 56: Performing A System Recovery

    new software and data files, you should continue to back up your system on a regular basis to maintain a reasonably current backup. The system repair discs (select models only) are used to start up (boot) the computer and repair the operating system in case of system instability or failure. Your initial and subsequent backups allow you to restore your data and settings if a failure occurs.

  • Page 57: Using The Windows Recovery Tools, Using F11 Recovery Tools

    Recovery disc (both purchased separately). For additional information, refer to 7 operating system DVD (purchased separately) on page If the Windows partition and the HP Recovery partition are listed, restart the computer, and then press before the Windows operating system loads.

  • Page 58: Using A Windows 7 Operating System Dvd (purchased Separately)

    Follow the on-screen instructions. Using a Windows 7 operating system DVD (purchased separately) To order a Windows 7 operating system DVD, go to http://www.hp.com/support, select your country or region, and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also order the DVD by calling technical support.

  • Page 59: Windows Vista, Backing Up Your Information

    NOTE: For detailed instructions, perform a search for these topics in Help and Support. NOTE: In case of system instability, HP recommends that you print the recovery procedures and save them for later use. NOTE: Windows® includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.

  • Page 60: Performing A Recovery, Using The Windows Recovery Tools

    If possible, back up all personal files. If possible, check for the presence of the Windows partition and the HP Recovery partition. To find the partitions, select Start > Computer.

  • Page 61: Using F11 Recovery Tools, Using A Windows Vista Operating System Dvd (purchased Separately)

    Recovery discs have been included for computers that do not have a partition. Use these discs to recover your operating system and software. To check for the presence of a recovery partition, select Start > Computer. If the partition is present, an HP Recovery drive is listed in the Hard Disk Drives section of the window.

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    NOTE: This process takes several minutes. If possible, back up all personal files. Restart the computer, and then insert the Windows Vista operating system DVD into the optical drive before the Windows operating system loads. When prompted, press any keyboard key. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 63: Customer Support, Contacting Customer Support

    Contacting customer support ● Labels Contacting customer support If the information provided in this user guide, in the HP Notebook Reference Guide, or in Help and Support does not address your questions, you can contact HP Customer Support at: http://www.hp.com/go/contactHP NOTE: For worldwide support, click Contact HP worldwide on the left side of the page, or go to http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html.

  • Page 64: Labels

    Circuit Card Identifier) of the SIM. This label is located inside the battery bay. ● HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number label (select models only)—Provides the serial number of the HP Mobile Broadband Module. This label is located inside the battery bay. Chapter 8 Customer support...

  • Page 65: Specifications

    Specifications ● Input power ● Operating environment...

  • Page 66: Input Power

    DC power source, it should be powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power source supplied and approved by HP for use with this computer. The computer can operate on DC power within the following specifications.

  • Page 67: Operating Environment

    Operating environment Factor Temperature Operating (writing to optical disc) Nonoperating Relative humidity (noncondensing) Operating Nonoperating Maximum altitude (unpressurized) Operating Nonoperating Metric 5°C to 35°C -20°C to 60°C 10% to 90% 5% to 95% -15 m to 3,048 m -15 m to 12,192 m U.S.

  • Page 68: Index

    Index Symbols/Numerics 6–in-1 Media Card Reader 11 access cover removing 36, 39 replacing 37, 42 access cover release latches 16 audio-in (microphone) jack 11 audio-out (headphone) jack 11 Backup and Restore 48 Backup and Restore Center 51, battery removing 34 replacing 34 battery bay 16, 56 Battery light 13...

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    9, 10 Windows Applications 9, 10 Windows logo 9, 10 labels Bluetooth 56 HP Mobile Broadband Module 56 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity 56 regulatory 56 serial number 56 SIM 56 wireless certification 56 WLAN 56 lights Battery 13...

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    wireless network (WLAN), equipment needed 20 wireless network, connecting 18 wireless router, configuring 21 wireless set up 20 WLAN connecting 19 protecting 21 WLAN antennas, identifying 15 WLAN device 56 WLAN label 56 WWAN antennas, identifying 15 zooming TouchPad gesture 32 Index...

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