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    Eee PC Software Manual Eee PC 901 Series Eee PC 903 Series...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: About This User’s Manual ... 1-2 Notes for This Manual ... 1-2 Safety Precautions ... 1-3 Chapter 2: Internet ... 2-2 Configuring a wireless network connection ... 2-2 Configuring a network connection ... 2-4 Wireless Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet ... 2-9 Browsing web pages ...2-11 Accessing E-mail ...2-12 Enjoying free resources ...2-12...

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    Using Hidden Partition ... 3-2 Using the Recovery DVD ... 3-3 Using USB Flash Disk ... 3-4 Chapter 4: Installing Windows Preparing to install Windows ® Installing Windows XP ... 4-2 Support CD information ... 4-4 ASUS Eee PC ® ® XP ... 4-2...

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    Running the support CD ... 4-4 Drivers menu ... 4-4 Utilities menu ... 4-5 Contact ... 4-6 Other information ... 4-6 Appendix Trademark Statements ...A-2 GNU General Public License ...A-3 Copyright Information ... A-14 Limitation of Liability ... A-15 Service and Support ... A-15 Table of Contents...

  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Introducing The Eee Pc

    About This User’s Manual Notes for This Manual Safety Precautions Introducing the Eee PC...

  • Page 6: About This User's Manual

    About This User’s Manual You are reading the Eee PC User’s Manual. This User’s Manual provides information about how to use Eee PC. The following are major sections of this User’s Manual: 1. Using the Eee PC Provides information on using the Eee PC’s utilities. 2.

  • Page 7: Safety Precautions

    (41°F) and 35°C (95°F) DO NOT throw the Eee PC in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. ASUS Eee PC DO NOT place or drop objects on top and do not shove any foreign objects into the Eee PC.

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    Chapter 1: Introducing the Eee PC...

  • Page 9: Chapter 2: Using The Eee Pc

    Internet Work Learn Play Settings Favorites Using the Eee PC...

  • Page 10: Internet

    Internet Configuring a wireless network connection Press <F2>) to activate the wireless LAN function. Click Wireless Networks from Internet tab. Select the wireless access point you want to connect to from the list and click Connect to build the connection. Ensure that the box before Enable wireless is checked.

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    (<Fn> + <F2>). Activate the wireless LAN function before configuring a wireless network connection. Right-click the wireless signal bar in the Notification area to quickly Connect to another network, Create new connection, or browse All Network Connections. ASUS Eee PC...

  • Page 12: Configuring A Network Connection

    Configuring a network connection If you want to obtain network access, connect the network cable, with RJ-45 connectors on each end, to the network port on the Eee PC and the other end to a hub or switch. The illustration below is the example of your Eee PC connected to a network hub or switch for use with the built-in Ethernet controller.

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    4. Select the hardware that you want to use to make your connection and click Next. 5. Toggle the first option Dynamic IP address (DHCP) and click Next. 6. Enter a name for this connection and click Next. ASUS Eee PC...

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    7. Click Finish to apply the settings or click Back to make changes. Click the box before Connect automatically at system startup or before the box Start this connection when finished based on your needs. Using a static IP: 1. Repeat the step 1–4 of Using a dynamic IP to start the static IP network configuration.

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    Next to proceed directly. 6. Enter a name for this connection and click Next. 7. Click Finish to apply the settings or click Back to make changes. Contact your service provider if you have problem connecting to the internet. ASUS Eee PC...

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    Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) Repeat the step 1–2 of Using a static IP to start the PPPoE network configuration. Select the type of connection you are using and click Next. Select the hardware that you want to use to make your connection and click Next.

  • Page 17: Wireless Point-to-point Protocol Over Ethernet

    Next. Select the hardware that you want to use to make your connection and click Next. Click the Browse Wireless Networks button to search for the network point you would like to connect. ASUS Eee PC...

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    Enter the wireless channel information and click Next. Set the encryption information for the wireless connection and click Next. Enter your user name and password and click Next. Enter a name for this connection and click Next. Click Finish to apply the settings or click Back to make changes.

  • Page 19: Browsing Web Pages

    Launches the Mozilla Firefox web browser Visit our Eee PC homepage ( to obtain the latest information and register at for full service of your Eee PC. If you think the browser font size too small to read, go to View >...

  • Page 20: Accessing E-mail

    Accessing E-mail Select Web Mail to display the webmail accesses, including Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and AOL Mail. Select your e-mail service provider and click it to link to the webmail homepage. If you do not use any of the displayed e-mail provider, click the Back to Internet tab button and select Web to log onto your own e-mail account.

  • Page 21: Controlling Your Eee Pc Afar

    Click Accept from to set up the Eee PC you want to connect. Enter an Authentication code and click Connect. DO NOT click the Ask whenever receives connection request box if you want to freely connect to this Eee PC. ASUS Eee PC 2-13...

  • Page 22: Using Web Storage

    The Eee Connect icon appears in the Notification area. Repeat the step 1–2 on another Eee PC to generate another account and click Connect to. Enter the account you want to connect and the authentication code, then click Connect. If you click the Ask whenever receives connection request box on the other Eee PC, you would need to wait for the permission.

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    After your YOStore account is successfully created, this screen appears. Click and enter your Account and Password to login YOStore. You can easily drag and drop to upload files onto your free online space. ASUS Eee PC 2-15...

  • Page 24: Chatting With Friends

    Chatting with friends Select Messenger from the Internet tab and the Welcome to Pidgin screen displays. Press the Add button to configure your instant messaging account. Select an instant messaging service you are using from the drop-down list and fill out your password along with other necessary information to login your account.

  • Page 25: Work

    . If you have problems using these applications, click Help on the top right corner and select Work tab for detailed instructions. ASUS Eee PC Starts the application to create, and share presentations. Starts the word...

  • Page 26: Accessing Files

    Accessing files The following example describes how to locate and open your document from the connected external storage device: Double-click Documents to start StarOffice Writer. On the File menu, click Open, or press <Ctrl> + <O>. At the prompt, click My Home on the left. Select D: and click Open to enter.

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    Select the desired file, and click Open to open. After the file is opened, you can start editing your document and doing your job. For other office applications, follow the general steps above to access files. ASUS Eee PC 2-19...

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    Mail The Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client allows to import preferences, account settings, address books, and other data from an existing account in your original personal computer or notebook. Follow the Account Wizard for new account setup. Starts the Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client. Contact your service provider If you do not know the incoming and outgoing server address of your e-mail account.

  • Page 29: Management Software

    To locate and open your file: 1. Connect your USB flash memory disk or USB portable hard disk drive containing desired data to your Eee PC. 2. Highlight and select Open in File Manager at the prompt. ASUS Eee PC 2-21...

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    3. All the files and folders in your USB external storage device are shown in the right pane. Locate the desired file and double-click it to open. • Use the directory tree in the left pane to locate files more quickly if numerous folders are listed.

  • Page 31: Accessories & Dictionary

    Dictionary (in selected territories) Starts the Dictionary. Dictionary is only available in selected territories by default, but users in other areas can still obtain this application from ASUS server through the Add/Remove Software function. ASUS Eee PC (<Fn> + <Prt Sc>) to initiate the screen capture Runs the Screen capture application.

  • Page 32: Learn

    Learn Science After entering Science, you will find the options of the interactive Periodic Table, Planetarium, and Star Map. Move the pointer over and start your science learning. 1. Periodic Table provides miscellaneous information, including picture, energy information, chemical data, and atom model for all elements.

  • Page 33: Language

    Function Plotter is a useful tool to plot different function expressions. You can zoom in and out the corresponding graph. Starts Fraction Tutorial. Starts the interactive Geometry tool. ASUS Eee PC Starts TuxMath. Starts Function Plotter. 2-25...

  • Page 34: Paint

    Paint Paint includes an image editing program (Paint) and a drawing program (Tux Paint). Starts mtPaint. Web Learn This is a shortcut to Skoool. Double-click the item to link to Skoool interactive learning site ( Click your own country or the country you would like to visit and enter. Mebook Starts the MeReader for e-books reading.

  • Page 35: Play

    Media Player Enjoy your music and movies with Media Player. Move the pointer over the items on the user interface, and the pop out message would show the function of the button or the slider. ASUS Eee PC 2-27...

  • Page 36: Music Manager

    Music Manager The built-in music manager helps you arrange your multi-media data in a well-organized fashion. Starts Music Manager. Connect your iPod to your Eee PC and click the Media Device tab to show the playlists in your iPod. You can drag and drop the desired files to create your playlist in the right pane.

  • Page 37: Photo Manager

    BMP, XPM, PPM, PNM, XCT, PCX format. Video Manager Starts Photo Manager. ASUS Eee PC supports video and audio files in the following format: wmv, DVD, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 SP, Xvid, mp3, wma, ogg, wav, MPEG4 AAC, PCM, Dolby digital (2.0 decode) format.

  • Page 38: Webcam

    Webcam Click Webcam and start video recording or image capture. Activates Webcam. Sound Recorder Allows you to record a sound clip. Initiates Sound Recorder. Picasa Allows you to manage and upload your photos easily. Starts Picasa2. Games Select an available game and have fun. 2-30 Chapter 2: Using the Eee PC...

  • Page 39: Settings

    From the Settings tab, click Bluetooth. Click Discovery > Device Discovery, or press <F5> directly to search for the nearby devices. Select the Bluetooth-enabled device you would like to connect and click Discovery > Service Discovery to detect the available services. ASUS Eee PC 2-31...

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    The colored buttons are the available services, and the unavailable ones will be dimmed. To transfer files to the selected device, click the File Transfer button and click Connect. You can also click Object Push if you want to send, get or exchange cards.

  • Page 41: Desktop Mode

    Connect an external monitor before booting up the Eee PC. If you have installed Windows XP to your Eee PC, right-click the ASUS Eee PC Utility icon display resolution. ASUS Eee PC...

  • Page 42: Anti-virus

    Anti-Virus From the Settings tab, select Anti-Virus and perform virus scanning to protect your Eee PC. Click to start the anti-virus application. Volume Click the speakers icon to open the control panel. Adjust the system volume and balance by moving the sliders. Click to adjust the volume.

  • Page 43: Instant Shutdown

    To setup your printer, double-click Printers and press Add to add a new printer. The installed printers display in the window. Refer to the QVL in Appendix or visit our website for the latest qualified vendor for the printers. ASUS Eee PC 2-35...

  • Page 44: System Info

    System Info This option displays the system information of your Eee PC. The displayed system information differs depending on model. Date & Time Adjusts the system date and time of your Eee PC. 2-36 Chapter 2: Using the Eee PC...

  • Page 45: Personalization

    Click the tab on the top to switch the category and the screen will display the available software on the server. Locate the software you want to install/update. Click the Install button to install/update the selected software. ASUS Eee PC 2-37...

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    Click OK to confirm the installation. Your Eee PC starts the download and installs/updates the selected software from the server. 2-38 Chapter 2: Using the Eee PC...

  • Page 47: Bios Update

    Go to Settings > Add/Remove Software. Click the Settings tab on the top to switch the category. Click the Open button in BIOS Updates Locate the latest BIOS and click the Install button to update the BIOS. ASUS Eee PC 2-39...

  • Page 48: Easy Software Updates

    Click OK to reboot and update the BIOS. Easy Software Updates A software update icon in the Notification area functions as a reminder. It will check for updates, download and install updates depending on your preferences. Check for Updates Right-click the Software Updates icon in the Notification area and select Check for Updates to...

  • Page 49: Touchpad

    Click the tabs to switch the displayed disk drive. • Extra Drive may not be available for all Eee PC models. • The disk space varies depending on model. ASUS Eee PC 2-41...

  • Page 50: Diagnostic Tools

    Diagnostic Tools The Diagnostic Tool helps you with easy trouble-shooting. System Info. Click the System Info. button on the left to display the system information. Click the Details button on the top to switch between system information summary and details The system information varies depending on model.

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    If you can't find a solution to your problem after the system test, you can visit our support website or click Send Feedback with System Log to send the test log to ASUS support team. Our technical personnel would help you with the problems.

  • Page 52: Eeeap

    EeeAP EeeAP allows you to connect to EeeAP wireless network easily. Click to start EeeAP. Click EeeAP to start the EeeAP Setup Wizard. The setup wizard detects the nearby EeeAP wireless access point and obtains SSID and password automatically. Click Connect to build the connection.

  • Page 53: Instant Key (on Selected Models)

    Click to customize the instant keys. Click Instant Key from the Settings tab. Click the Change button to configure. Select a preferred application for the instant key and click OK. Click EXIT to finish the instant key setup. ASUS Eee PC 2-45...

  • Page 54: Voice Command (in Selected Territories)

    Voice Command (in selected territories) Operate your Eee PC hands-free. With voice command, you can launch Eee PC utilities without touching the keyboard. Click to activate VoiceCommand. Follow the instructions below to use voice command: Click VoiceCommand from the Settings tab. Dr.

  • Page 55: Task Manager

    We do not recommend you use Task Manager to stop the applications that are working on your important data. Or, back up your important data before using Task Manager. ASUS Eee PC in the Notification area to display (<Fn> + <F6>) directly to launch Task...

  • Page 56: Favorites

    Favorites Click to link to ASUS VIP and give suggestions. Customize Customize your favorites on the Favorites tab. Click Customize and start to add or remove your favorites. From the available favorites list in the left pane, select a desired item to include in your favorites, and click Add.

  • Page 57: System Recovery

    System Recovery System Recovery...

  • Page 58: System Recovery

    System Recovery There are three ways to perform the system recovery. Refer to the following sections for details. The OS image file bundled in the Recovery DVD may be not the latest version. After the system recovery, use the Add/Remove Software in the Settings tab to update your OS.

  • Page 59: Using The Recovery Dvd

    Ready. Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel. Waiting 5 Sec Ready to image Eee PC using build 2008.03.05_21.08. Enter "yes" to continue, anything else to reboot. When the recovery is completed, press <Enter> to reboot the system. ASUS Eee PC...

  • Page 60: Using Usb Flash Disk

    Connect your USB flash disk (size larger than 2GB) to another PC/NB (bundled with Windows XP or later version) and insert the Support CD to that PC/NB at the same time. Click Utilities on the left and select ASUS Linux USB Flash Utility. Select Copy Eee PC image files to USB flash and make it bootable.

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    Click Yes to continue. The system starts formatting your USB flash disk. A dialog box appears. Follow the instructions to eject the USB disk and replug it to your PC/NB. Click Retry to continue. Click OK to complete the process. ASUS Eee PC...

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    Select USB:XXXXXX (may be labeled as the USB flash brand name) to boot from the USB flash disk drive. HDD:SM-ASUS-PHISON SSD HDD:SS-ASUS-PHISON SSD USB:XXXXXXXX 10. Key in yes and press <Enter> to continue the system recovery.

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    Connect your USB flash disk to another PC/NB and insert the Support CD to that PC/NB at the same time. Click Utilities on the left and select ASUS Linux USB Flash Utility. Select Format the USB flash disk back to Windows format (FAT16) and click Run.

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    Chapter 3: System Recovery...

  • Page 65: Chapter 4: Installing Windows

    Preparing to Install Windows® XP Installing Windows® XP Support CD Information ® Installing Windows...

  • Page 66: Preparing To Install Windows Xp

    • The official Windows® XP Service Pack 2 disc from Microsoft® • A USB flash disk (size larger than 1GB) or external hard disk drive • ASUS Eee PC support CD • The older version of Windows® OS does not support USB DVD- ROM.

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    Windows® XP OS setup. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. After entering Windows, insert the Support CD to the USB DVD/CD-ROM and click InstAll - Drivers Installation Wizard to install all drivers. ASUS Eee PC...

  • Page 68: Support Cd Information

    Support CD information The support CD that comes with the Eee PC package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all the features. All the following screens appear only in the Windows® XP SP2 environment.

  • Page 69: Utilities Menu

    Utilities menu The Utilities menu shows the applications that the Eee PC supports. ASUS Eee PC Click to go to the previous page Click to go to the next page...

  • Page 70: Contact

    Contact Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. Other information The icons on the top right corner of the screen provide additional information on the Eee PC and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display the specified information.

  • Page 71: Appendix

    Trademark Statements GNU General Public License Copyright Information Limitation of Liability Service and Support Appendix...

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    Trademark Statements Google Talk service and its logos are trademarks of Google Inc.. GroupWise service and its logos are trademarks of Novell Inc.. MSN service and its logos are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. QQ service and its logos are trademarks of Tencent Inc.. Yahoo! service and its logos are trademarks of Yahoo! Inc..

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    All future firmware updates will also be accompanied with their respective source code. For more information on how you can obtain our open source code, visit our website ( ASUS Eee PC • Tux, of Math Command • Kig • KmPlot •...

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    GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. Preamble The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it.

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    Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program). Whether that is true depends on what the Program does. ASUS Eee PC...

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    1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program's source code as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice and disclaimer of warranty; keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty;...

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    Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or, ASUS Eee PC...

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    c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you received the program in object code or executable form with such an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.) The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it.

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    ASUS Eee PC...

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    This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to be a consequence of the rest of this License. 8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among...

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    END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.

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    If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Lesser General Public License instead of this License. ASUS Eee PC A-13...

  • Page 84: Copyright Information


  • Page 85: Limitation Of Liability

    ASUS will only be responsible for or indemnify you for loss, damages or claims based in contract, tort or infringement under this Warranty Statement. This limit also applies to ASUS’ suppliers and its reseller. It is the maximum for which ASUS, its suppliers, and your reseller are collectively responsible.

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    A-16 Appendix...

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