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Gateway M-151 Reference Manual

Gateway M-151 Reference Manual (348 pages)

8512932 - Gateway Notebook Reference Guide R2 (English/French)  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptops | Size: 12.24 MB
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

Gateway M-151 Reference Manual (172 pages)

Gateway M-1412: Hardware Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptop | Size: 6.36 MB
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

Gateway M-151 Reference Manual (138 pages)

Gateway 200ARC: Reference Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptop | Size: 2.2 MB
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

Gateway M-151 User Manual (112 pages)

Gateway M-1412: User Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptop | Size: 8.08 MB
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

Gateway M-151 User Manual (106 pages)

Gateway 200E: User Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptop | Size: 7.94 MB
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................................................................................................................................................................