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Gateway GM5407E Manuals

Manuals and User Guides for Gateway GM5407E

We have 3 Gateway GM5407E manuals available for free PDF download: Reference Manual, User Manual, Setup Manual

  • Gateway GM5407E Reference Manual (132 pages)

    Gateway gm5416: reference guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    About this guide8................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessing the online User Guide8................................................................................................................................................................
    Gateway contact information9................................................................................................................................................................
    Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity9................................................................................................................................................................
    Front12................................................................................................................................................................
    Back14................................................................................................................................................................
    Working safely and comfortably18................................................................................................................................................................
    Reducing eye strain19................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your computer desk and chair19................................................................................................................................................................
    Sitting at your computer20................................................................................................................................................................
    Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain20................................................................................................................................................................
    Preparing power connections20................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting from power source problems20................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking the voltage selection21................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a broadband modem or network22................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a dial-up modem22................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting your computer23................................................................................................................................................................
    Waking up your computer23................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning off your computer24................................................................................................................................................................
    Restarting (rebooting) your computer25................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the keyboard26................................................................................................................................................................
    Premium multimedia keyboard features26................................................................................................................................................................
    Elite multimedia keyboard features27................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the mouse29................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the volume31................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring the audio jacks33................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a printer, scanner, or other device34................................................................................................................................................................
    Preventing static electricity discharge36................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening the case37................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the side panel37................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing the front bezel38................................................................................................................................................................
    Closing the case39................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the front bezel39................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the side panel40................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the color panel40................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing memory43................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding or replacing an optical disc drive45................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the memory card reader47................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding or replacing a hard drive49................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the heat sink and processor51................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding or replacing an expansion card53................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the system battery55................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the system board57................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up a maintenance schedule60................................................................................................................................................................
    Caring for your computer60................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning your computer61................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the exterior62................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the keyboard62................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the monitor63................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the mouse63................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning optical discs63................................................................................................................................................................
    Updating Windows64................................................................................................................................................................
    Using BigFix64................................................................................................................................................................
    Managing hard drive space64................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking hard drive space65................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting unnecessary files66................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking the hard drive for errors66................................................................................................................................................................
    Defragmenting the hard drive68................................................................................................................................................................
    Backing up files69................................................................................................................................................................
    Scheduling maintenance tasks70................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving from your old computer71................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving with Windows Easy Transfer71................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving files and settings manually72................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety guidelines76................................................................................................................................................................
    First steps76................................................................................................................................................................
    Troubleshooting77................................................................................................................................................................
    Add-in cards77................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio77................................................................................................................................................................
    CD or DVD drives77................................................................................................................................................................
    Diskette drive79................................................................................................................................................................
    DVD drives80................................................................................................................................................................
    Ethernet80................................................................................................................................................................
    File management81................................................................................................................................................................
    Hard drive82................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet83................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard84................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Center85................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory88................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory card reader88................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (cable or DSL)89................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (dial-up)89................................................................................................................................................................
    Monitor92................................................................................................................................................................
    Mouse94................................................................................................................................................................
    Networks94................................................................................................................................................................
    Passwords94................................................................................................................................................................
    Power94................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer95................................................................................................................................................................
    Sound96................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system97................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering pre-installed software and drivers98................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Microsoft System Restore104................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system to its factory condition107................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system using the Windows DVD108................................................................................................................................................................
    Telephone support108................................................................................................................................................................
    Before calling Gateway Customer Care108................................................................................................................................................................
    Telephone numbers109................................................................................................................................................................
    Self-help110................................................................................................................................................................
    Tutoring111................................................................................................................................................................
    Training111................................................................................................................................................................
    Index123................................................................................................................................................................
  • Gateway GM5407E User Manual (96 pages)

    Gateway desktop computer user guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Thank you for purchasing our computer8................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Gateway Web site8................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Help and Support9................................................................................................................................................................
    Searching for a topic9................................................................................................................................................................
    Getting help for Windows Media Center9................................................................................................................................................................
    Using online help10................................................................................................................................................................
    Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity10................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Windows desktop12................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Start menu13................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding icons to the desktop14................................................................................................................................................................
    Identifying window items14................................................................................................................................................................
    Working with files and folders15................................................................................................................................................................
    Viewing drives15................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating folders16................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying and moving files and folders16................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting files and folders17................................................................................................................................................................
    Searching for files18................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Windows Search18................................................................................................................................................................
    Browsing for files and folders19................................................................................................................................................................
    Working with documents19................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a new document20................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving a document20................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening a document20................................................................................................................................................................
    Printing a document21................................................................................................................................................................
    Shortcuts22................................................................................................................................................................
    Learning about the Internet24................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up an Internet account25................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessing your Internet account25................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the World Wide Web25................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a Web site26................................................................................................................................................................
    Downloading files27................................................................................................................................................................
    Using e-mail27................................................................................................................................................................
    Sending e-mail28................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking your e-mail28................................................................................................................................................................
    Using faxes29................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Fax and Scan29................................................................................................................................................................
    Sending a Fax29................................................................................................................................................................
    Receiving and viewing a fax33................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the memory card reader36................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a memory card36................................................................................................................................................................
    Using an optical drive37................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting an optical disc38................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing a CD39................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing a DVD39................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing a Blu-ray Disc39................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing an HD-DVD39................................................................................................................................................................
    Recording to optical discs39................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating audio and video files39................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying optical discs39................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing music and movies40................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing audio and video files40................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing optical discs41................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating audio files and music libraries43................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating music files43................................................................................................................................................................
    Building a music library45................................................................................................................................................................
    Editing track information45................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating music CDs and video DVDs46................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a music CD46................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a video DVD47................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating and copying data discs49................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a data disc49................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Media Center50................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting Windows Media Center50................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Media Center remote control52................................................................................................................................................................
    Introduction to networking54................................................................................................................................................................
    Making sure your broadband connection works54................................................................................................................................................................
    Networking terms you should know54................................................................................................................................................................
    Wired Ethernet networking54................................................................................................................................................................
    Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet54................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a router54................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up wired Ethernet network hardware56................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless Ethernet networking57................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless Ethernet standards57................................................................................................................................................................
    Using an access point58................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up wireless Ethernet network hardware59................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your network connection59................................................................................................................................................................
    Naming the computers and the workgroup59................................................................................................................................................................
    Configuring the TCP/IP protocol60................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a wireless Ethernet network60................................................................................................................................................................
    Testing your network62................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding a printer to your network62................................................................................................................................................................
    Sharing resources63................................................................................................................................................................
    Sharing drives and printers63................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the network64................................................................................................................................................................
    Viewing shared drives and folders64................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a shortcut to a network drive65................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening files across the network65................................................................................................................................................................
    Copying files across the network65................................................................................................................................................................
    Printing files across the network65................................................................................................................................................................
    Hardware security68................................................................................................................................................................
    Kensington lock slot68................................................................................................................................................................
    Data security68................................................................................................................................................................
    Startup and hard drive password68................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows user accounts68................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting your computer from viruses69................................................................................................................................................................
    Using McAfee SecurityCenter69................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Security Center73................................................................................................................................................................
    Security updates74................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows Update74................................................................................................................................................................
    BigFix75................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing screen settings78................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing color depth and screen resolution78................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the appearance of windows and backgrounds79................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting a screen saver80................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing gadgets81................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up multiple monitors83................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing system sounds84................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing mouse settings85................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and modifying user accounts86................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing power-saving settings87................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the power scheme87................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing accessibility settings89................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Ease of Access Center89................................................................................................................................................................
  • Gateway GM5407E Setup Manual (2 pages)

    Gateway fx7020: setup guide