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  • Gateway M-151 Reference Manual (348 pages)

    8512932 - gateway notebook reference guide r2 (english/french)

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1: About This Reference9................................................................................................................................................................
    About this guide10................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessing your online User Guide10................................................................................................................................................................
    Gateway contact information10................................................................................................................................................................
    Gateway model and serial number11................................................................................................................................................................
    Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity11................................................................................................................................................................
    For more information11................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Notebook13................................................................................................................................................................
    Front14................................................................................................................................................................
    Left15................................................................................................................................................................
    Right17................................................................................................................................................................
    Back18................................................................................................................................................................
    Bottom19................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard area20................................................................................................................................................................
    LCD panel22................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started23................................................................................................................................................................
    Working safely and comfortably24................................................................................................................................................................
    Reducing eye strain24................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your computer desk and chair25................................................................................................................................................................
    Sitting at your notebook25................................................................................................................................................................
    Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain25................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the AC adapter26................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting from power source problems27................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a broadband modem or network28................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the optional dial-up modem29................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting your notebook29................................................................................................................................................................
    Waking up your notebook31................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning off your notebook31................................................................................................................................................................
    Restarting (rebooting) your notebook32................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the status indicators33................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the keyboard34................................................................................................................................................................
    Key types35................................................................................................................................................................
    System key combinations36................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optional fingerprint reader39................................................................................................................................................................
    Running the TouchStrip Tutorial39................................................................................................................................................................
    Enrolling your fingerprints40................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Fingerprint Control Center42................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the password bank43................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the fingerprint reader features44................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the EZ Pad touchpad45................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optional multimedia panel48................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optional webcam49................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the brightness52................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the volume53................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning your wireless radio on or off55................................................................................................................................................................
    IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio55................................................................................................................................................................
    Bluetooth radio57................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4: Using Drives and Accessories59................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the DVD drive60................................................................................................................................................................
    Identifying drive types60................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a DVD drive61................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the memory card reader63................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory card types63................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting a memory card64................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a memory card64................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a memory card64................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and removing an Express Card65................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a printer or other peripheral device66................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a USB device66................................................................................................................................................................
    Viewing the display on a projector, monitor, or television67................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the display properties69................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the projector or monitor for a presentation70................................................................................................................................................................
    Ordering accessories71................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5: Managing Power73................................................................................................................................................................
    Monitoring the battery charge74................................................................................................................................................................
    Recharging the battery74................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing batteries75................................................................................................................................................................
    Recalibrating the battery76................................................................................................................................................................
    Extending battery life77................................................................................................................................................................
    Maximizing battery performance77................................................................................................................................................................
    Conserving battery power77................................................................................................................................................................
    Using alternate power sources78................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing power modes79................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing notebook power settings80................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the power plan80................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing advanced settings82................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6: Traveling with Your Notebook85................................................................................................................................................................
    Packing your notebook86................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling by air86................................................................................................................................................................
    Dial-up modem86................................................................................................................................................................
    Radio frequency wireless connections87................................................................................................................................................................
    Files87................................................................................................................................................................
    Security88................................................................................................................................................................
    Power89................................................................................................................................................................
    Additional tips89................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Notebook91................................................................................................................................................................
    Caring for your notebook92................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning your notebook92................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the exterior93................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the keyboard93................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the notebook screen93................................................................................................................................................................
    Maintaining the battery94................................................................................................................................................................
    Storing batteries94................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning CDs or DVDs95................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system95................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering pre-installed software and drivers96................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Microsoft System Restore103................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system to its factory condition106................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system using the Windows DVD107................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 8: Upgrading Your Notebook109................................................................................................................................................................
    Preventing static electricity discharge110................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding or replacing memory modules111................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the hard drive kit115................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 9: Troubleshooting121................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety guidelines122................................................................................................................................................................
    First steps122................................................................................................................................................................
    Troubleshooting123................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio123................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery123................................................................................................................................................................
    CD drives123................................................................................................................................................................
    Diskette drive (external)123................................................................................................................................................................
    Display124................................................................................................................................................................
    DVD drives125................................................................................................................................................................
    Ethernet127................................................................................................................................................................
    Express Cards127................................................................................................................................................................
    File management127................................................................................................................................................................
    Fingerprint reader128................................................................................................................................................................
    Hard drive128................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet129................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard130................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Center131................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory134................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory card reader135................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (cable or DSL)135................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (dial-up)135................................................................................................................................................................
    Mouse138................................................................................................................................................................
    Networks (wired)139................................................................................................................................................................
    Networks (wireless)141................................................................................................................................................................
    Passwords143................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer144................................................................................................................................................................
    Sound145................................................................................................................................................................
    Status indicators145................................................................................................................................................................
    Touchpad146................................................................................................................................................................
    Video146................................................................................................................................................................
    Telephone support146................................................................................................................................................................
    Before calling Gateway Customer Care146................................................................................................................................................................
  • Gateway M-151 Reference Manual (172 pages)

    Gateway m-1412: hardware guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1: About This Reference9................................................................................................................................................................
    About this guide10................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessing your online User Guide10................................................................................................................................................................
    Gateway contact information10................................................................................................................................................................
    Contacting Gateway Customer Care10................................................................................................................................................................
    Gateway model and serial number10................................................................................................................................................................
    Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity11................................................................................................................................................................
    For more information11................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Notebook13................................................................................................................................................................
    Front14................................................................................................................................................................
    Left15................................................................................................................................................................
    Right17................................................................................................................................................................
    Back18................................................................................................................................................................
    Bottom19................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard area20................................................................................................................................................................
    LCD panel23................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started25................................................................................................................................................................
    Working safely and comfortably26................................................................................................................................................................
    Reducing eye strain26................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your computer desk and chair27................................................................................................................................................................
    Sitting at your notebook27................................................................................................................................................................
    Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain27................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the AC adapter28................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting from power source problems29................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a broadband modem or network30................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the optional dial-up modem31................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting your notebook32................................................................................................................................................................
    Waking up your notebook33................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning off your notebook33................................................................................................................................................................
    Restarting (rebooting) your notebook34................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the status indicators35................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the keyboard37................................................................................................................................................................
    Key types38................................................................................................................................................................
    System key combinations39................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optional fingerprint reader42................................................................................................................................................................
    Running the TouchStrip Tutorial42................................................................................................................................................................
    Enrolling your fingerprints43................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Fingerprint Control Center45................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the password bank46................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the fingerprint reader features47................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the EZ Pad touchpad48................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optional multimedia panel51................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the optional webcam53................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the brightness56................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the volume57................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning your wireless radio on or off59................................................................................................................................................................
    IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio59................................................................................................................................................................
    Bluetooth radio61................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4: Using Drives and Accessories63................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the DVD drive64................................................................................................................................................................
    Identifying drive types64................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a DVD drive65................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the memory card reader67................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory card types67................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting a memory card68................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a memory card68................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a memory card68................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and removing an Express Card69................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a printer or other peripheral device70................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a USB device70................................................................................................................................................................
    Viewing the display on a projector, monitor, or television71................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the display properties73................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the projector or monitor for a presentation74................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5: Managing Power77................................................................................................................................................................
    Monitoring the battery charge78................................................................................................................................................................
    Recharging the battery78................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing batteries79................................................................................................................................................................
    Recalibrating the battery80................................................................................................................................................................
    Extending battery life81................................................................................................................................................................
    Maximizing battery performance81................................................................................................................................................................
    Conserving battery power81................................................................................................................................................................
    Using alternate power sources82................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing power modes83................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing notebook power settings84................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the power plan84................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing advanced settings86................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6: Traveling with Your Notebook89................................................................................................................................................................
    Packing your notebook90................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling by air90................................................................................................................................................................
    Dial-up modem90................................................................................................................................................................
    Radio frequency wireless connections91................................................................................................................................................................
    Files91................................................................................................................................................................
    Security92................................................................................................................................................................
    Power93................................................................................................................................................................
    Additional tips93................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Notebook95................................................................................................................................................................
    Caring for your notebook96................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning your notebook96................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the exterior97................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the keyboard97................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the notebook screen97................................................................................................................................................................
    Maintaining the battery98................................................................................................................................................................
    Storing batteries98................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning CDs or DVDs99................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system99................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering pre-installed software and drivers100................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Microsoft System Restore107................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system to its factory condition110................................................................................................................................................................
    Recovering your system using the Windows DVD111................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 8: Upgrading Your Notebook113................................................................................................................................................................
    Preventing static electricity discharge114................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding or replacing memory modules115................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the hard drive kit119................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 9: Troubleshooting123................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety guidelines124................................................................................................................................................................
    First steps124................................................................................................................................................................
    Troubleshooting125................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio125................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery125................................................................................................................................................................
    CD drives125................................................................................................................................................................
    Diskette drive (external)125................................................................................................................................................................
    Display126................................................................................................................................................................
    DVD drives127................................................................................................................................................................
    Ethernet129................................................................................................................................................................
    Express Cards129................................................................................................................................................................
    File management129................................................................................................................................................................
    Fingerprint reader130................................................................................................................................................................
    Hard drive130................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet131................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard132................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Center133................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory136................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory card reader137................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (cable or DSL)137................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (dial-up)137................................................................................................................................................................
    Mouse140................................................................................................................................................................
    Networks (wired)141................................................................................................................................................................
    Networks (wireless)143................................................................................................................................................................
    Passwords145................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer146................................................................................................................................................................
    Sound147................................................................................................................................................................
    Status indicators147................................................................................................................................................................
    Touchpad148................................................................................................................................................................
    Video148................................................................................................................................................................
    Telephone support148................................................................................................................................................................
    Before calling Gateway Customer Care148................................................................................................................................................................
  • Gateway M-151 Reference Manual (138 pages)

    Gateway 200arc: reference guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1: About this reference7................................................................................................................................................................
    About this guide8................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessing the online User Guide8................................................................................................................................................................
    Gateway contact information9................................................................................................................................................................
    Gateway model and serial number9................................................................................................................................................................
    Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity9................................................................................................................................................................
    For more information10................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Notebook11................................................................................................................................................................
    Front12................................................................................................................................................................
    Left12................................................................................................................................................................
    Right14................................................................................................................................................................
    Bottom15................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard area17................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3: Using Your Gateway Notebook19................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the AC adapter20................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting from power source problems21................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting the dial-up modem22................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a cable or DSL modem or to a network23................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting your notebook24................................................................................................................................................................
    Waking up your notebook24................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning off your notebook24................................................................................................................................................................
    Restarting (rebooting) your notebook25................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the status indicators26................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the keyboard27................................................................................................................................................................
    Key types28................................................................................................................................................................
    System key combinations29................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the EZ Pad touchpad31................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting the volume33................................................................................................................................................................
    Turning your wireless radio on or off34................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4: Using Accessories37................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the memory card reader38................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory card types38................................................................................................................................................................
    Inserting a memory card38................................................................................................................................................................
    Using a memory card38................................................................................................................................................................
    Removing a memory card39................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and removing a PC Card39................................................................................................................................................................
    Using an optional port replicator41................................................................................................................................................................
    Installing a printer or other peripheral device41................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting a USB printer, scanner, or digital camera42................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting an IEEE 1394 video camera or MP3 player42................................................................................................................................................................
    Viewing the display on a projector or monitor43................................................................................................................................................................
    Ordering accessories44................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5: Managing Power47................................................................................................................................................................
    Monitoring the battery charge48................................................................................................................................................................
    Recharging the battery48................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing batteries49................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the battery49................................................................................................................................................................
    Recalibrating the battery50................................................................................................................................................................
    Extending battery life51................................................................................................................................................................
    Conserving battery power51................................................................................................................................................................
    Using alternate power sources52................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing power modes52................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing notebook power settings53................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the power scheme54................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing alarm options56................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing advanced settings57................................................................................................................................................................
    Activating and using Hibernate mode58................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6: Traveling with Your Notebook61................................................................................................................................................................
    Packing your notebook62................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling by air62................................................................................................................................................................
    Dial-up modem62................................................................................................................................................................
    Radio frequency wireless connections63................................................................................................................................................................
    Files64................................................................................................................................................................
    Security64................................................................................................................................................................
    Power65................................................................................................................................................................
    Additional tips65................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Notebook67................................................................................................................................................................
    Caring for your notebook68................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning your notebook69................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the exterior69................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the keyboard70................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning the notebook screen70................................................................................................................................................................
    Cleaning CDs or DVDs70................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 8: Upgrading Your Notebook71................................................................................................................................................................
    Preventing static electricity discharge72................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding or replacing memory modules73................................................................................................................................................................
    Replacing the hard drive kit76................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 9: Troubleshooting79................................................................................................................................................................
    Safety guidelines80................................................................................................................................................................
    First steps80................................................................................................................................................................
    Troubleshooting81................................................................................................................................................................
    Audio81................................................................................................................................................................
    Battery81................................................................................................................................................................
    CD drives81................................................................................................................................................................
    Device installation81................................................................................................................................................................
    Display82................................................................................................................................................................
    External DVD drives84................................................................................................................................................................
    File management86................................................................................................................................................................
    Hard drive86................................................................................................................................................................
    Internet87................................................................................................................................................................
    Keyboard88................................................................................................................................................................
    Media Center89................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory93................................................................................................................................................................
    Memory card reader94................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (cable or DSL)94................................................................................................................................................................
    Modem (dial-up)94................................................................................................................................................................
    Mouse98................................................................................................................................................................
    Networks (wired)99................................................................................................................................................................
    Networks (wireless)101................................................................................................................................................................
    Passwords104................................................................................................................................................................
    PC Cards104................................................................................................................................................................
    Pointing device104................................................................................................................................................................
    Printer105................................................................................................................................................................
    Sound107................................................................................................................................................................
    Status indicators107................................................................................................................................................................
    Touchpad108................................................................................................................................................................
    Video108................................................................................................................................................................
    Telephone support109................................................................................................................................................................
    Before calling Gateway Customer Care109................................................................................................................................................................
    Telephone numbers110................................................................................................................................................................
    Self-help111................................................................................................................................................................
    Tutoring111................................................................................................................................................................
    Training112................................................................................................................................................................
    Information113................................................................................................................................................................
    Important safety information114................................................................................................................................................................
    Regulatory compliance statements116................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless guidance116................................................................................................................................................................
    Canada122................................................................................................................................................................
    Japan124................................................................................................................................................................
    Laser safety statement125................................................................................................................................................................
    Environmental information125................................................................................................................................................................
    Notices127................................................................................................................................................................
    Index129................................................................................................................................................................
  • Gateway M-151 User Manual (112 pages)

    Gateway m-1412: user guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1: Getting Help7................................................................................................................................................................
    Thank you for purchasing our notebook8................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Gateway Web site8................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Help and Support9................................................................................................................................................................
    Searching for a topic9................................................................................................................................................................
    Getting help for Windows Media Center9................................................................................................................................................................
    Using online help10................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2: Using Windows11................................................................................................................................................................
    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................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Tablet PC20................................................................................................................................................................
    Calibrating your tablet20................................................................................................................................................................
    Using gestures21................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the digital pen21................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Tablet Input Panel (TIP)22................................................................................................................................................................
    Working with documents23................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a new document23................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving a document23................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening a document24................................................................................................................................................................
    Printing a document24................................................................................................................................................................
    Shortcuts25................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3: Using the Internet and Faxing27................................................................................................................................................................
    Learning about the Internet28................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up an Internet account28................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessing your Internet account29................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the World Wide Web29................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a Web site30................................................................................................................................................................
    Downloading files30................................................................................................................................................................
    Using e-mail31................................................................................................................................................................
    Sending e-mail31................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking your e-mail32................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Fax and Scan32................................................................................................................................................................
    Sending a Fax33................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your cover page template36................................................................................................................................................................
    Faxing a scanned document or from programs36................................................................................................................................................................
    Canceling a fax37................................................................................................................................................................
    Receiving and viewing a fax37................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4: Playing and Creating Media Files39................................................................................................................................................................
    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................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5: Networking Your Notebook51................................................................................................................................................................
    Introduction to Networking52................................................................................................................................................................
    Networking terms you should know52................................................................................................................................................................
    Ethernet networking52................................................................................................................................................................
    Wired Ethernet networking52................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless Ethernet networking55................................................................................................................................................................
    Establishing your Ethernet network connection57................................................................................................................................................................
    Testing your network60................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding a printer to your network60................................................................................................................................................................
    Sharing resources60................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the network61................................................................................................................................................................
    Bluetooth networking63................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6: Protecting Your Notebook65................................................................................................................................................................
    Hardware security66................................................................................................................................................................
    Kensington lock slot66................................................................................................................................................................
    CompuTrace66................................................................................................................................................................
    Data security67................................................................................................................................................................
    Trusted Platform Module (TPM)67................................................................................................................................................................
    Startup and hard drive password67................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows user accounts67................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting your notebook from viruses68................................................................................................................................................................
    Using McAfee SecurityCenter69................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Security Center72................................................................................................................................................................
    Security updates74................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows Update74................................................................................................................................................................
    BigFix75................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling securely75................................................................................................................................................................
    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................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing system sounds83................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing mouse, touchpad, or pointing device settings84................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing mouse settings84................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing touchpad or pointing device settings85................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting tablet, digital pen, and input panel settings86................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and modifying user accounts87................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing accessibility settings88................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Ease of Access Center88................................................................................................................................................................
    Using voice recognition89................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Windows Mobility Center90................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up parental controls92................................................................................................................................................................
    Filtering Internet access92................................................................................................................................................................
    Scheduling notebook and Internet use93................................................................................................................................................................
    Restricting game access93................................................................................................................................................................
    Restricting specific programs95................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating activity reports95................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 8: Maintaining Your Notebook97................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up a maintenance schedule98................................................................................................................................................................
    Updating Windows98................................................................................................................................................................
    Using BigFix98................................................................................................................................................................
    Managing hard drive space99................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking hard drive space99................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting unnecessary files100................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking the hard drive for errors101................................................................................................................................................................
    Defragmenting the hard drive102................................................................................................................................................................
    Backing up files103................................................................................................................................................................
    Scheduling maintenance tasks104................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving from your old computer104................................................................................................................................................................
    Transferring files and settings with Windows Easy Transfer104................................................................................................................................................................
    Transferring files and settings manually105................................................................................................................................................................
    Index107................................................................................................................................................................
  • Gateway M-151 User Manual (106 pages)

    Gateway 200e: user guide

    Table of contents
    Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 1: Getting Help7................................................................................................................................................................
    Thank you for purchasing our notebook8................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Gateway Web site8................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Help and Support8................................................................................................................................................................
    Contacting Gateway9................................................................................................................................................................
    Getting help for Windows Media Center9................................................................................................................................................................
    Using online help9................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 2: Using Windows11................................................................................................................................................................
    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................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Tablet PC19................................................................................................................................................................
    Calibrating your tablet20................................................................................................................................................................
    Using gestures21................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the digital pen21................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Tablet Input Panel (TIP)22................................................................................................................................................................
    Working with documents23................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a new document23................................................................................................................................................................
    Saving a document23................................................................................................................................................................
    Opening a document24................................................................................................................................................................
    Printing a document24................................................................................................................................................................
    Shortcuts25................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 3: Using the Internet and Faxing27................................................................................................................................................................
    Learning about the Internet28................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up an Internet account28................................................................................................................................................................
    Accessing your Internet account29................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the World Wide Web29................................................................................................................................................................
    Connecting to a Web site30................................................................................................................................................................
    Downloading files30................................................................................................................................................................
    Using e-mail31................................................................................................................................................................
    Sending e-mail31................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking your e-mail31................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Fax and Scan32................................................................................................................................................................
    Sending a Fax32................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up your cover page template35................................................................................................................................................................
    Faxing a scanned document or faxing from programs36................................................................................................................................................................
    Canceling a fax36................................................................................................................................................................
    Receiving and viewing a fax36................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 4: Playing and Creating Media Files37................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing music and movies38................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing audio and video files38................................................................................................................................................................
    Playing optical discs39................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating audio files and music libraries41................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating music files41................................................................................................................................................................
    Building a music library42................................................................................................................................................................
    Editing track information43................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating music CDs and video DVDs43................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a music CD43................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a video DVD44................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating and copying data discs47................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating a data disc47................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Media Center47................................................................................................................................................................
    Starting Windows Media Center48................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 5: Networking Your Notebook49................................................................................................................................................................
    Introduction to Networking50................................................................................................................................................................
    Networking terms you should know50................................................................................................................................................................
    Ethernet networking50................................................................................................................................................................
    Wired Ethernet networking50................................................................................................................................................................
    Wireless Ethernet networking53................................................................................................................................................................
    Establishing your Ethernet network connection55................................................................................................................................................................
    Testing your network58................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding a printer to your network58................................................................................................................................................................
    Sharing resources58................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the network60................................................................................................................................................................
    Bluetooth networking61................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 6: Protecting Your Notebook63................................................................................................................................................................
    Hardware security64................................................................................................................................................................
    Kensington lock slot64................................................................................................................................................................
    Data security64................................................................................................................................................................
    Startup and hard drive password64................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows user accounts64................................................................................................................................................................
    Protecting your notebook from viruses65................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Norton 36065................................................................................................................................................................
    Using Windows Security Center68................................................................................................................................................................
    Security updates69................................................................................................................................................................
    Windows Update69................................................................................................................................................................
    BigFix70................................................................................................................................................................
    Traveling securely70................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 7: Customizing Windows71................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing screen settings72................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing color depth and screen resolution72................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing the appearance of windows and backgrounds73................................................................................................................................................................
    Selecting a screen saver74................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing gadgets75................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing system sounds77................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing mouse, touchpad, or pointing device settings78................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing mouse settings78................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing touchpad or pointing device settings79................................................................................................................................................................
    Adjusting tablet, digital pen, and input panel settings80................................................................................................................................................................
    Adding and modifying user accounts81................................................................................................................................................................
    Changing accessibility settings82................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Ease of Access Center82................................................................................................................................................................
    Using voice recognition83................................................................................................................................................................
    Using the Windows Mobility Center84................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up parental controls86................................................................................................................................................................
    Filtering Internet access86................................................................................................................................................................
    Scheduling notebook and Internet use87................................................................................................................................................................
    Restricting game access87................................................................................................................................................................
    Restricting specific programs89................................................................................................................................................................
    Creating activity reports89................................................................................................................................................................
    Chapter 8: Maintaining Your Notebook91................................................................................................................................................................
    Setting up a maintenance schedule92................................................................................................................................................................
    Updating Windows92................................................................................................................................................................
    Using BigFix92................................................................................................................................................................
    Managing hard drive space93................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking hard drive space93................................................................................................................................................................
    Deleting unnecessary files94................................................................................................................................................................
    Checking the hard drive for errors94................................................................................................................................................................
    Defragmenting the hard drive95................................................................................................................................................................
    Backing up files96................................................................................................................................................................
    Scheduling maintenance tasks97................................................................................................................................................................
    Moving from your old computer97................................................................................................................................................................
    Transferring files and settings with Windows Easy Transfer97................................................................................................................................................................
    Transferring files and settings manually98................................................................................................................................................................