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Manuals and User Guides for Gateway NV59C09u

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  • Gateway NV59C09u Reference Manual (164 pages)

    Gateway 200e: reference guide

    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 NV59C09u Reference Manual (138 pages)

    Gateway 200arc: reference guide

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