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NEC Versa
VX
Release Notes
Congratulations on purchasing your NEC Versa VX notebook computer! Before using your
system, complete the installation process and read the important information detailed in this
document. The topics described in this document apply to NEC Versa VX systems running the
®
Windows
2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows NT operating systems. Topics
specific to a particular operating system are noted. All other topics apply to all operating
systems.
CONTENTS
Using Hard Disk Drive Security ....................................................................................................... 2
Establishing Hard Disk Drive Passwords ...................................................................................... 2
Changing Hard Disk Drive Passwords .......................................................................................... 2
Using Hard Disk Drive Password Protection................................................................................. 3
Moving the Hard Disk Drive ........................................................................................................ 3
Updating the Modem Driver............................................................................................................. 4
Installing PC Cards .......................................................................................................................... 4
Attaching the NEC Versa PortBar .................................................................................................... 4
Identifying the Switch Settings ......................................................................................................... 4
Swapping PC Cards.......................................................................................................................... 4
Removing the Battery....................................................................................................................... 5
Mini-PCI FCC Registration Numbers ............................................................................................... 5
Using Wake on Ring ........................................................................................................................ 5
Using Windows 2000 ....................................................................................................................... 5
Rebooting Your Versa VX System ............................................................................................... 5
Conserving Battery Power............................................................................................................ 5
Using the Infrared Port................................................................................................................. 6
Using Windows 98........................................................................................................................... 7
Setting Your Audio Driver ........................................................................................................... 7
Disabling Power Management...................................................................................................... 7
Using Windows 95........................................................................................................................... 7
Using the Email Button ................................................................................................................ 7
Using Windows 95 or Windows 98................................................................................................... 8
Installing SoftDVD Player............................................................................................................ 8
Updating the Video Driver ........................................................................................................... 8
Using Windows NT.......................................................................................................................... 9
MIDI File Support ....................................................................................................................... 9
Creating a STF Partition File........................................................................................................ 9
Installing Internet Explorer........................................................................................................... 9
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Congratulations on purchasing your NEC Versa VX notebook computer! Before using your system, complete the installation process and read the important information detailed in this document. The topics described in this document apply to NEC Versa VX systems running the ®...
  • Page 2: Using Hard Disk Drive Security

    Hard disk drive (HDD) password protection restricts access to the drive only if the drive is removed from your NEC Versa and installed in another system. You are not prompted to enter your hard disk drive passwords while the drive remains in your current system.
  • Page 3: Using Hard Disk Drive Password Protection

    If the hard drive is installed in another NEC Versa system with hard disk drive security enabled, the password must be entered to allow access to the hard drive. If this NEC Versa system does not support hard disk drive security, you cannot access the data on the hard drive.
  • Page 4: Updating The Modem Driver

    Updating the Modem Driver If your NEC Versa system has a built-in mini-PCI modem, update the modem driver to provide more reliable V.90 connections and to enable over-current protection. The over-current protection feature of the modem avoids damage that results if you accidentally plug the modem into a digital line.
  • Page 5: Removing The Battery

    Using Windows 2000 Be sure to read the following sections when using Windows 2000 on your NEC Versa VX. Rebooting Your Versa VX System When you reboot your NEC Versa VX running the Windows 2000 operating system, the following warning message appears: Invalid Hibernation Partition….run HDPREPEZ or AMI Save to File Utility...
  • Page 6: Using The Infrared Port

    Select ‘SMC IrCC-Fast Infrared Port’ under the Infrared Devices window and click Next. Click Yes when the Update Driver warning appears. Click Next to initiate the update. Click Finish, then click to close the System window. Click Yes when prompted to restart your system. 6 NEC Versa VX Release Notes...
  • Page 7: Using Windows 98

    Restart the system. Press the Internet key. Configure or bypass the Internet Connection Wizard. Internet Explorer launches. If you have another mail application, see Chapter 6 of the NEC Versa VX User’s Guide for instructions on modifying the Email button.
  • Page 8: Using Windows 95 Or Windows 98

    Updating the Video Driver Use the following procedure to update your system’s video driver. Insert the NEC Versa VX Application and Driver CD into the CD-ROM drive. If the CD does not load automatically, do the following: Double click the NEC Customize icon.
  • Page 9: Using Windows Nt

    Using Windows NT Be sure to read the following sections when using Windows NT on your NEC Versa VX. MIDI File Support MIDI files are not supported under Windows NT. Creating a STF Partition File If you accidentally delete the Save-to-File (STF) partition file or reformat the hard drive, use the following steps to create a new STF partition file.
  • Page 10 From the Windows taskbar, select Start and Run. Type c:\sp5\sp5i386.exe Click OK. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the service pack. When the installation completes, your system restarts and updates Windows NT. 10 NEC Versa VX Release Notes in the Open box. '%&(# %(' 819-200638-002 03/2000...

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