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Gateway GM5407E Reference Manual

Gateway GM5407E Reference Manual (132 pages)

Gateway GM5416: Reference Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Desktop | Size: 6.3 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: About This Reference7................................................................................................................................................................
About this guide8................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing the online User Guide8................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway contact information9................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity9................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Computer12................................................................................................................................................................
Front12................................................................................................................................................................
Back14................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started18................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Upgrading Your Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Maintaining Your Computer60................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting75................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: Legal Notices113................................................................................................................................................................
Index123................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway GM5407E User Manual

Gateway GM5407E User Manual (96 pages)

Gateway Desktop Computer User Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Personal Computer | Size: 7.67 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Getting Help7................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Using Windows Vista11................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Using the Internet and Faxes23................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Using Drives and Media Files35................................................................................................................................................................
Using the memory card reader36................................................................................................................................................................
Memory card types36................................................................................................................................................................
Using a memory card36................................................................................................................................................................
Using the diskette drive37................................................................................................................................................................
Using an optical drive37................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying drive types37................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Networking Your Computer53................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless security62................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Protecting Your Computer67................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: Customizing Windows77................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Using voice recognition90................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway GM5407E Setup Manual

Gateway GM5407E Setup Manual (2 pages)

Gateway FX7020: Setup Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Desktop | Size: 0.24 MB