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    ASUS Desktop PC M32CD User Guide...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Wireless connection (on selected models only) ..............35 Chapter 5: Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..........................37 Appendix Windows 10 User Manual ® Starting for the first time ......................47 Using the Windows 10 UI ......................48 ® Keyboard shortcuts ........................52 ASUS contact information ASUS contact information ......................54...

  • Page 4: Notices

    Notices ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials. Please go to for the detailed recycling information in different regions.

  • Page 5: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference- causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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    RF Equipment Notices CE: European Community Compliance Statement The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive. Wireless Radio Use This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency band.

  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Safety information Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth. DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces.

  • Page 8: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS website ASUS Local Technical Support Visit ASUS website at for the contact information of local...

  • Page 9: Package Contents

    Package contents ASUS Desktop PC Keyboard x1 Mouse x1 Power cord x1 Installation Guide x1 Warranty Card x1 DVD/SDVD/RDVD x1 Dipole antenna x1 (optional) (optional) / Built-in PIFA antenna x 2 (optional) • If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. • The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary with different models.

  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic and stylish system casing. Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC. Getting to know your computer Illustrations are for reference only. The ports, their locations and the chassis color vary with different models.

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    Insert a supported memory card into this slot. Microphone port. This port connects to a microphone. Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker. Supported by ASUS Audio Wizard. Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content. USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 Type A ports. These 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type A ports are for USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 devices. ASUS M32CD...

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    Side Speaker Out Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card. ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only). This optional WLAN card allows your computer to connect to a wireless network. Chapter 1: Getting started...

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    ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Computer

    Connecting an external monitor Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only) Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card. To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card: Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.

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    Plug the monitor to your desktop PC. If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the primary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port on the graphics card.

  • Page 18: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting a USB keyboard and a USB mouse Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your computer. Connect your USB keyboard and USB mouse to the USB 2.0 ports. Connecting the power cord Connect one end of the power cord to the power connector on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to a power source.

  • Page 19: Turning Your Computer On

    This section describes how to turn on your computer after setting up your computer. Turning your computer ON To turn your computer ON: Turn your monitor ON. Press the power button on your computer. Wait until the operating system loads automatically. Power button ASUS M32CD...

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    Chapter 1: Getting started...

  • Page 21: Chapter 2: Connecting Devices To Your Computer

    When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer. DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may cause data loss or damage the USB storage device. ASUS M32CD...

  • Page 22: Connecting Microphone And Speakers

    Connecting microphone and speakers This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect 2.1-channel, 4.1-channel, and 5.1-channel stereo speakers. Connecting Headphone and Mic Connecting 2.1-channel Speakers Chapter 2: Connecting devices to your computer...

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    Connecting 4.1-channel Speakers Connecting 5.1-channel Speakers ASUS M32CD...

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    Connecting 7.1-channel Speakers Chapter 2: Connecting devices to your computer...

  • Page 25: Connecting Multiple External Displays

    From the Start menu, click Settings > System > Display. Configure the settings for your displays. For some graphic cards, only the monitor that is set to be the primary display has display during POST. The dual display function works only under Windows. ASUS M32CD...

  • Page 26: Connecting An Hdtv

    Connecting an HDTV Connect a High Definition TV (HDTV) to the HDMI port of your computer. • You need an HDMI cable to connect the HDTV and the computer. The HDMI cable is purchased separately. • To get the best display performance, ensure that your HDMI cable is less than 15 meters. Chapter 2: Connecting devices to your computer...

  • Page 27: Chapter 3: Using Your Computer

    • Adjust the back of your chair so that the base of your spine is firmly supported and angled slightly backward. • Sit upright with your knees, elbows and hips at an approximately 90º angle when you are at the PC. • Place the monitor directly in front of you, and turn the top of the monitor screen even with your eye level so that your eyes look slightly downward. • Keep the mouse close to the keyboard, and if necessary, use a wrist rest for support to reduce the pressure on your wrists while typing. • Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as windows and straight sunlight. • Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC. ASUS M32CD...

  • Page 28: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Using the memory card reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to read from and write to different memory card drives.

  • Page 29: Using The Optical Drive

    To remove an optical disc: While the system is on, do either of the following to eject the tray: • Press the eject button below the drive bay cover. • From the Start menu, click File Explorer, right-click the CD/DVD drive icon, and click Eject. Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS M32CD...

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    Chapter 3: Using your computer...

  • Page 31: Chapter 4: Connecting To The Internet

    DSL/cable modem. Modem RJ-45 cable Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings. • Contact your network administrator for details or assistance in setting up your Internet connection. • For more details, refer to the sections Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection or Configuring a static IP network connection. ASUS M32CD...

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    Connecting via a local area network (LAN) To connect via a LAN: Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to your LAN. RJ-45 cable Turn on your computer.

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    From the Open Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings. Right-click on your LAN and select Properties. Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/ IPv4) and click Properties. Click Obtain an IP address automatically and click OK. Continue to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection. ASUS M32CD...

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    Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next. Select Broadband (PPPoE) and click Next. Follow the next onscreen instructions to complete the setup. Configuring a static IP network connection To configure a static IP network connection: Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section.

  • Page 35: Wireless Connection (on Selected Models Only)

    Connect your computer to the Internet through a wireless connection. To establish a wireless connection, you need to connect to a wireless access point (AP). Wireless AP Modem • To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card. • Place the antennas on the top of your computer for the best wireless performance. • The external antennas are optional items. ASUS M32CD...

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    Chapter 4: Connecting to the Internet...

  • Page 37: Chapter 5: Troubleshooting

    Select the program that is not responding, then click End Task. • If the keyboard is not responding, press and hold the Power button on the top of your chassis until the computer shuts down. Then press the Power button to turn it I cannot connect to a wireless network using the ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only)? • Ensure that you enter the correct network security key for the wireless network you want to connect to.

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    The arrow keys on the number key pad are not working. Check if the Number Lock LED is off. When the Number Lock LED is on, the keys on the number key pad are used to input numbers only. Press the Number Lock key to turn the LED off if you want to use the arrow keys on the number key pad.

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    The DVD drive cannot read a disc. • Check if the disc is placed with the label side facing up. • Check if the disc is centered in the tray, especially for the discs with non-standard size or shape. • Check if the disc is scratched or damaged. The DVD drive eject button is not responding. From the Start menu, click File Explorer. , then click Eject from the menu Right-click ASUS M32CD...

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    • E nsure that the power cord is properly Your computer’s power cord connected. is not properly connected. • U se other compatible power cord. PSU (Power supply unit) Contact the ASUS Service Center about problems installing another PSU on your computer. Display Problem Possible Cause Action • C onnect the signal cable to the correct...

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    Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try LAN cable problems another LAN cable. If it still does not work, contact the ASUS service center. Your computer is not Ensure that your computer is properly Cannot access the properly connected to a connected to a router or hub.

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    Memory module problems The system often that you have installed, then try again. hangs or freezes. • C ontact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. There is not enough Move your computer to an area with air ventilation for your better air flow.

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    • C ontact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at for the service center information. ASUS M32CD...

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    Chapter 5: Troubleshooting...

  • Page 45: Appendix

    ASUS Desktop PC Windows ® User Manual Appendix Windows 10 User Manual ® E10435 First Edition May 2015 Copyright © ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All Rights Reserved...

  • Page 47: Starting For The First Time

    Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the following basic items: • Personalize • Get online • Settings • Your account Wait until Windows® 10 finishes installing the apps and system settings. After the installation, the Windows® 10 desktop appears. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 48: Using The Windows 10 Ui

    Using the Windows 10 UI ® The Windows ® 10 User Interface (UI) includes the favorite Start menu and the tiled-formatted Start screen. It includes the following features you can use while working on your Desktop PC. Click your account name to change the Click to expand the Start screen picture, sign out of your account, or lock your Desktop PC Click to launch the Start menu Pin on or launch an app...

  • Page 49: Start Screen

    Some apps require signing in to your Microsoft account before they are fully launched. Click to restore the Start screen Moving apps on the Start screen You can move apps from the Start screen simply through dragging and dropping the app to your preferred location. Unpinning apps from the Start screen To unpin an app from the Start screen, right-click on the app to activate its settings bar then click Unpin from Start. ASUS Desktop PC...

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    Taskbar Windows® 10 comes with the standard taskbar, which keeps all your currently running apps or items in the background. Unpinning apps from the taskbar From the Start screen or taskbar, right-click the app you want to unpin. Click Unpin from Start or Unpin this program from taskbar to remove the app from the Start screen or taskbar.

  • Page 51: Snap Feature

    Snap another app to your preferred location on the screen. Using your keyboard a) Launch an app, press and the arrow keys to select the direction where you want to snap the app in place. b) Snap another app using and the arrow keys. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 52: Keyboard Shortcuts

    Keyboard shortcuts Using your keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch apps and navigate Windows ® Switches between the Start screen and the last running app Launches the desktop + <D> Launches File Explorer + <E> Activates the File search function + <F>...

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    From the Start menu, click Settings > Update & security > Recovery. Scroll down to view the Remove everything and reinstall Windows option. Under this option, click Get started. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the reinstallation and reset process. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 54: Asus Contact Information

    800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +1-510-739-3777 Fax +1-510-608-4555 Web site Technical Support Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Fax +49-2102-959931 Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone (Component) +49-2102-5789555 Telephone Germany (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD) +49-2102-5789557...

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