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Gateway MX6625 Reference Manual

Gateway MX6625 Reference Manual (164 pages)

Gateway 200E: Reference Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptop | Size: 5.72 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: About This Reference9................................................................................................................................................................
About this guide10................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing your online User Guide10................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway contact information11................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway model and serial number11................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity11................................................................................................................................................................
For more information12................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Notebook13................................................................................................................................................................
Front14................................................................................................................................................................
Left15................................................................................................................................................................
Right16................................................................................................................................................................
Back17................................................................................................................................................................
Bottom17................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard area19................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Getting Started21................................................................................................................................................................
Working safely and comfortably22................................................................................................................................................................
Reducing eye strain22................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your computer desk and chair23................................................................................................................................................................
Sitting at your notebook23................................................................................................................................................................
Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain23................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting the AC adapter24................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting from power source problems26................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting the dial-up modem27................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting to a broadband modem or network28................................................................................................................................................................
Starting your notebook28................................................................................................................................................................
Waking up your notebook30................................................................................................................................................................
Turning off your notebook30................................................................................................................................................................
Restarting (rebooting) your notebook31................................................................................................................................................................
Using the status indicators32................................................................................................................................................................
Using the keyboard33................................................................................................................................................................
Key types33................................................................................................................................................................
System key combinations35................................................................................................................................................................
Using the EZ Pad touchpad37................................................................................................................................................................
Using the optional EZ Point pointing device40................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing the EZ Point pointing device cap41................................................................................................................................................................
Turning the touchpad or pointing device on or off42................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the brightness43................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the volume44................................................................................................................................................................
Turning your wireless radio on or off45................................................................................................................................................................
IEEE 802.11 wireless network radio46................................................................................................................................................................
Bluetooth radio46................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Using Drives and Accessories47................................................................................................................................................................
Changing modules48................................................................................................................................................................
Using the CD or DVD drive50................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying drive types50................................................................................................................................................................
Using the memory card reader52................................................................................................................................................................
Memory card types52................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting a memory card52................................................................................................................................................................
Using a memory card53................................................................................................................................................................
Removing a memory card53................................................................................................................................................................
Adding and removing a PC Card53................................................................................................................................................................
Using a port replicator55................................................................................................................................................................
Installing a printer or other peripheral device55................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting a USB device56................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting an IEEE 1394 device57................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing the display on a projector or monitor57................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the display properties58................................................................................................................................................................
Using the projector or monitor for a presentation60................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing the display on a television61................................................................................................................................................................
Ordering accessories62................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Managing Power65................................................................................................................................................................
Monitoring the battery charge66................................................................................................................................................................
Recharging the battery(ies)66................................................................................................................................................................
Changing batteries67................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing the main battery67................................................................................................................................................................
Installing a secondary battery68................................................................................................................................................................
Recalibrating the battery(ies)69................................................................................................................................................................
Extending battery life70................................................................................................................................................................
Maximizing battery performance70................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving battery power70................................................................................................................................................................
Using alternate power sources71................................................................................................................................................................
Changing power modes71................................................................................................................................................................
Changing notebook power settings73................................................................................................................................................................
Changing the power plan73................................................................................................................................................................
Changing advanced settings75................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Traveling with Your Notebook77................................................................................................................................................................
Packing your notebook78................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling by air78................................................................................................................................................................
Dial-up modem78................................................................................................................................................................
Radio frequency wireless connections79................................................................................................................................................................
Files79................................................................................................................................................................
Security80................................................................................................................................................................
Power81................................................................................................................................................................
Additional tips81................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Notebook83................................................................................................................................................................
Caring for your notebook84................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning your notebook84................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning the exterior85................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning the keyboard85................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning the notebook screen86................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining the battery(ies)86................................................................................................................................................................
Storing batteries86................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning CDs or DVDs87................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering your system88................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering pre-installed software and drivers89................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft System Restore95................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering your system to its factory condition98................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering your system using the Windows DVD100................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8: Upgrading Your Notebook101................................................................................................................................................................
Preventing static electricity discharge102................................................................................................................................................................
Adding or replacing memory modules103................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing the hard drive kit106................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting111................................................................................................................................................................
Safety guidelines112................................................................................................................................................................
First steps112................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting113................................................................................................................................................................
Audio113................................................................................................................................................................
Battery113................................................................................................................................................................
CD drives113................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette drive (modular or external)114................................................................................................................................................................
Display115................................................................................................................................................................
DVD drives116................................................................................................................................................................
Ethernet118................................................................................................................................................................
File management118................................................................................................................................................................
Hard drive118................................................................................................................................................................
Internet119................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard120................................................................................................................................................................
Media Center121................................................................................................................................................................
Memory124................................................................................................................................................................
Memory card reader125................................................................................................................................................................
Modem (cable or DSL)125................................................................................................................................................................
Modem (dial-up)125................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse129................................................................................................................................................................
Networks (wired)129................................................................................................................................................................
Networks (wireless)131................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords133................................................................................................................................................................
PC Cards133................................................................................................................................................................
Pointing device134................................................................................................................................................................
Printer135................................................................................................................................................................
Sound136................................................................................................................................................................
Status indicators137................................................................................................................................................................
Touchpad or pointing device137................................................................................................................................................................
Video137................................................................................................................................................................
Telephone support138................................................................................................................................................................
Before calling Gateway Customer Care138................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway MX6625 Reference Manual

Gateway MX6625 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 MX6625 User Manual

Gateway MX6625 User Manual (132 pages)

Gateway 200E: User Guide  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptop | Size: 3.72 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 1: Getting Help7................................................................................................................................................................
Thank you for purchasing our notebook8................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway Web site8................................................................................................................................................................
Using Support9................................................................................................................................................................
Help and Support10................................................................................................................................................................
Searching for a topic10................................................................................................................................................................
Getting help in Media Center11................................................................................................................................................................
BigFix11................................................................................................................................................................
Online help12................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 2: Using Windows XP13................................................................................................................................................................
About the Windows desktop14................................................................................................................................................................
Using the Start menu15................................................................................................................................................................
Adding icons to the desktop16................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying window items16................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows XP Tablet PC 200517................................................................................................................................................................
Using Tablet PC extensions18................................................................................................................................................................
Working with files and folders21................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing drives21................................................................................................................................................................
Creating folders22................................................................................................................................................................
Copying and moving files and folders23................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting files and folders24................................................................................................................................................................
Browsing for files and folders25................................................................................................................................................................
Searching for files26................................................................................................................................................................
Using the Windows Search utility26................................................................................................................................................................
Working with documents28................................................................................................................................................................
Creating a new document28................................................................................................................................................................
Saving a document29................................................................................................................................................................
Opening a document30................................................................................................................................................................
Printing a document30................................................................................................................................................................
Shortcuts31................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 3: Recovering Your System33................................................................................................................................................................
System recovery options34................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers and applications recovery34................................................................................................................................................................
Creating drivers and applications recovery discs35................................................................................................................................................................
Copying drivers and applications recovery files to a network36................................................................................................................................................................
Creating discs from recovery files on a network37................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering your system38................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering specific files and software38................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering your system using Microsoft System Restore40................................................................................................................................................................
Recovering your system from the hard drive41................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 4: Using the Internet43................................................................................................................................................................
Learning about the Internet44................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up an Internet account45................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing your Internet account45................................................................................................................................................................
Using the World Wide Web45................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting to a Web site46................................................................................................................................................................
Downloading files47................................................................................................................................................................
Using e-mail47................................................................................................................................................................
Sending e-mail48................................................................................................................................................................
Checking your e-mail48................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 5: Protecting your notebook49................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware security50................................................................................................................................................................
Kensington lock slot50................................................................................................................................................................
CompuTrace50................................................................................................................................................................
Data security51................................................................................................................................................................
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)51................................................................................................................................................................
Notebook startup and hard drive password51................................................................................................................................................................
Windows XP user accounts51................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting your notebook from viruses52................................................................................................................................................................
Using McAfee SecurityCenter53................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows XP Security Center55................................................................................................................................................................
Security updates56................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Update56................................................................................................................................................................
Traveling securely58................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 6: Using Multimedia59................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the volume60................................................................................................................................................................
Playing music and movies62................................................................................................................................................................
Playing WAV audio files62................................................................................................................................................................
Playing audio and video files63................................................................................................................................................................
Playing CDs or DVDs63................................................................................................................................................................
Creating audio files and music libraries66................................................................................................................................................................
Creating music files66................................................................................................................................................................
Building a music library68................................................................................................................................................................
Editing track information69................................................................................................................................................................
Creating and editing videos70................................................................................................................................................................
Editing videos70................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring your video to your notebook70................................................................................................................................................................
Editing your video71................................................................................................................................................................
Saving your video72................................................................................................................................................................
Creating music CDs and video DVDs72................................................................................................................................................................
Creating a music CD72................................................................................................................................................................
Creating a video DVD75................................................................................................................................................................
Creating and copying data CDs and DVDs79................................................................................................................................................................
Creating a data CD or DVD79................................................................................................................................................................
Advanced multimedia software features83................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Media Player advanced features83................................................................................................................................................................
CyberLink Power2Go advanced features83................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 7: Wireless Networking85................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless networking86................................................................................................................................................................
Buying wireless equipment86................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your wireless network87................................................................................................................................................................
Making sure your broadband connection works87................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your access point87................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your notebook88................................................................................................................................................................
Testing your network89................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing resources90................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing drives and printers90................................................................................................................................................................
Using the network92................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing shared drives and folders92................................................................................................................................................................
Mapping a network drive92................................................................................................................................................................
Opening files across the network93................................................................................................................................................................
Copying files across the network93................................................................................................................................................................
Printing files across the network93................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting to hotspots94................................................................................................................................................................
Adding devices to your network94................................................................................................................................................................
Adding a desktop computer to your network94................................................................................................................................................................
Adding a printer to your network94................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 8: Sending and Receiving Faxes95................................................................................................................................................................
Installing and configuring Fax96................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Fax96................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Fax96................................................................................................................................................................
Sending a simple fax98................................................................................................................................................................
Setting up your cover page template100................................................................................................................................................................
Faxing from programs100................................................................................................................................................................
Faxing a scanned document101................................................................................................................................................................
Receiving and viewing a fax101................................................................................................................................................................
Canceling a fax101................................................................................................................................................................
Automatically retry sending a fax102................................................................................................................................................................
Automatically canceling a fax102................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 9: Customizing Your Notebook103................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the screen and desktop settings104................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the color depth104................................................................................................................................................................
Changing the colors on your Windows desktop106................................................................................................................................................................
Changing the desktop background107................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting a screen saver108................................................................................................................................................................
Using an extended desktop109................................................................................................................................................................
Changing the mouse, touchpad, or pointing device settings110................................................................................................................................................................
Changing mouse settings110................................................................................................................................................................
Changing touchpad or pointing device settings111................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting tablet and pen settings112................................................................................................................................................................
Programming the buttons113................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting the Tablet PC Input Panel Settings113................................................................................................................................................................
Adding and modifying user accounts114................................................................................................................................................................
Chapter 10: Maintaining Your Notebook115................................................................................................................................................................
Updating Windows116................................................................................................................................................................
Using BigFix116................................................................................................................................................................
Managing hard drive space117................................................................................................................................................................
Checking hard drive space117................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting unnecessary files118................................................................................................................................................................
Checking the hard drive for errors118................................................................................................................................................................
Defragmenting the hard drive119................................................................................................................................................................
Backing up files120................................................................................................................................................................
Scheduling maintenance tasks121................................................................................................................................................................
Moving from your old computer121................................................................................................................................................................
Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard121................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring files122................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Internet settings123................................................................................................................................................................
Installing your old printer or scanner124................................................................................................................................................................
Installing your old programs124................................................................................................................................................................
Index127................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway MX6625 User Manual

Gateway MX6625 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................................................................................................................................................................
Gateway MX6625 Starter Manual

Gateway MX6625 Starter Manual (46 pages)

8511921 - Gateway Getting Started Guide for Windows Vista (English/French)  
Brand: Gateway | Category: Laptops | Size: 2.49 MB