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Gateway GT5426E Reference Manual

Gateway GT5426E 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................................................................................................................................................................
Important Safety Information114................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your System114................................................................................................................................................................
Care During Use115................................................................................................................................................................
Replacement Parts And Accessories115................................................................................................................................................................
Regulatory Compliance116................................................................................................................................................................
United States Of America116................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Declaration Of Conformity116................................................................................................................................................................
Laser Safety Statement118................................................................................................................................................................
External Television Antenna Grounding118................................................................................................................................................................
Lightning Protection119................................................................................................................................................................
Environmental Information120................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Statement121................................................................................................................................................................
Index123................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway GT5426E User Manual

Gateway GT5426E User Manual (96 pages)

Gateway Desktop Computer User Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Desktop | 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 GT5426E Starter Manual

Gateway GT5426E Starter Manual (46 pages)

8511921 - Gateway Getting Started Guide for Windows Vista (English/French)  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.49 MB
Table of contents
We Do Windows4................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Things Started5................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining Order6................................................................................................................................................................
Need Additional Help8................................................................................................................................................................
For Your Listening And Viewing Pleasure12................................................................................................................................................................
Keeping Your Computer Safe14................................................................................................................................................................
Improving Performance19................................................................................................................................................................
Prepare To Recover21................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling The Operating System22................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway GT5426E Setup Manual

Gateway GT5426E Setup Manual (2 pages)

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