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    Mini User Guide...

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    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your Mini. To obtain the latest information in the Mini User Guide, go to the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/support.

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    Safety warning notice WARNING! To reduce the possibility of heat-related injuries or of overheating the computer, do not place the computer directly on your lap or obstruct the computer air vents. Use the computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard surface, such as an adjoining optional printer, or a soft surface, such as pillows or rugs or clothing, to block airflow.

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    Safety warning notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using the wireless controls ... 14 Using the wireless button ... 14 Using Wireless Assistant software (select models only) ... 15 Using HP Connection Manager (select models only) ... 15 Using operating system controls ... 16 Using a WLAN ... 17 Setting up a WLAN ...

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    Network icon for WLAN is not displayed ... 25 Current WLAN network security codes are unavailable ... 25 WLAN connection is very weak ... 26 Cannot connect to the wireless router ... 26 Connecting to a local area network (LAN) ... 27 4 Multimedia Multimedia features ...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using hotkeys ... 50 8 Power management Setting power options ... 54 Using power-saving states ... 54 Using the battery meter ... 55 Using power plans ... 56 Setting password protection on wakeup ... 56 Using external AC power ... 56 Connecting the AC adapter ...

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    Shutting down the computer ... 67 9 Security Protecting the computer ... 68 Using passwords ... 68 Setting passwords in Windows ... 69 Setting passwords in Setup Utility ... 69 Using antivirus software ... 72 Using firewall software ... 73 Installing critical updates ...

  • Page 9: Identifying The Hardware, Top Components, Touchpad

    Hardware features Identifying the hardware Components included with the computer may vary by region and model. The illustrations in this chapter identify the standard features on most computer models. To see a list of hardware installed in the computer: Select Start > Control panel > System and Security. In the System area, click Device Manager.

  • Page 10: Lights

    Component Right TouchPad button* TouchPad scroll zone *This table describes factory settings. To view or change pointing device preferences, select Start > Devices and Printers. Then, right-click the device representing your computer, and select Mouse. Lights Component Caps lock light Power light Wireless light Chapter 1 Hardware features...

  • Page 11: Buttons

    Buttons Component Power button* Wireless button *This table describes factory settings. For information about changing factory settings, refer to the user guides located in Help and Support. Description ● When the computer is off, press the button to turn on the computer.

  • Page 12: Keys, Front Components

    Keys Component Windows® logo key Windows applications key Function keys Front components Component Speakers (2) Chapter 1 Hardware features Description Displays system information when pressed in combination with the key. Executes frequently used system functions when pressed in combination with a function key. Displays the Windows Start menu.

  • Page 13: Right-side Components

    Component Battery light Drive light Right-side components Component Digital Media Slot Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack USB ports (2) Description ● On: A battery is charging. ● Blinking: A battery that is the only available power source has reached a low battery level. When the battery reaches a critical battery level, the battery light begins blinking rapidly.

  • Page 14: Left-side Components

    Component External monitor port RJ-45 (network) jack Left-side components Component Security cable slot Power connector Vent USB port HDMI port Chapter 1 Hardware features Description Connects an external VGA monitor or projector. Connects a network cable. Description Attaches an optional security cable to the computer. NOTE: The security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from...

  • Page 15: Display Components

    Display components Component Internal display switch Webcam light Webcam Internal microphone Description Turns off the display if the display is closed while the power is on. On: The webcam is in use. Captures still photographs and videos. NOTE: To capture videos, you must install additional webcam software.

  • Page 16: Bottom Components

    Bottom components Component Battery release latches (2) Battery bay Vents (4) Hard drive bay Chapter 1 Hardware features Description Release the battery from the battery bay. Holds the battery. Enable airflow to cool internal components. NOTE: The computer fan starts up automatically to cool internal components and prevent overheating.

  • Page 17: Wireless Antennas

    Wireless antennas Component WLAN antennas (2)* WWAN antennas (2) (select models only)* *The antennas are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennas free from obstructions. To see wireless regulatory notices, refer to the section of the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices that applies to your country or region.

  • Page 18: Additional Hardware Components, Identifying The Labels

    Additional hardware components Component Power cord* Battery* AC adapter *Batteries and power cords vary in appearance by region and country. Identifying the labels The labels affixed to the computer provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the computer. ●...

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    An optional device may be a wireless local area network (WLAN) device. You may need this information when traveling internationally. ◦ The serial number of your HP Mobile Broadband Module. The regulatory label is affixed inside the battery bay. Identifying the labels...

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    Using HP QuickWeb software (select models only) HP QuickWeb software is an optional, instant-on environment that is separate from the Windows operating system. QuickWeb allows you to rapidly access certain programs without the need to start the operating system. You will enjoy this feature if you browse the Internet, view and send e-mail, view digital photos, listen to music, or keep in touch through instant messages or Skype.

  • Page 21: Using Wireless Devices

    ● HP Mobile Broadband Module—A wireless wide area network (WWAN) device that provides access to information wherever mobile network operator service is available. In a WWAN, each mobile device communicates to a mobile network operator’s base station. Mobile network operators install networks of base stations (similar to cell phone towers) throughout large geographic areas, effectively providing coverage across entire states, regions, or even countries.

  • Page 22: Identifying Wireless And Network Status Icons, Using The Wireless Controls, Using The Wireless Button

    Identifies the Wireless Assistant software on the computer and indicates that all of the wireless devices are off. Opens HP Connection Manager, which enables you to create a connection with an HP Mobile Broadband device (select models only).

  • Page 23: Using Wireless Assistant Software (select Models Only), Using Hp Connection Manager (select Models Only)

    Click the Help button. Using HP Connection Manager (select models only) You can use HP Connection Manager to connect to WWANs using the HP Mobile Broadband device in your computer (select models only). To start Connection Manager, click the Connection Manager icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 24: Using Operating System Controls

    Using operating system controls Some operating systems also offer a way to manage integrated wireless devices and the wireless connection. For example, Windows provides the Network and Sharing Center that allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network, manage wireless networks, and diagnose and repair network problems.

  • Page 25: Using A Wlan, Setting Up A Wlan, Protecting Your Wlan

    Using a WLAN With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network (WLAN), which is composed of other devices and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point. NOTE: The terms wireless router and wireless access point are often used interchangeably. ●...

  • Page 26: Connecting To A Wlan

    When you set up a WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always enable security features to protect your network from unauthorized access. The common security levels are Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)- Personal and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Because wireless radio signals travel outside the network, other WLAN devices can pick up unprotected signals and either connect to your network (uninvited) or capture information being sent across it.

  • Page 27: Roaming To Another Network

    After the connection is made, place the mouse pointer over the network icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, to verify the name and status of the connection. NOTE: The functional range (how far your wireless signals travel) depends on WLAN implementation, router manufacturer, and interference from other electronic devices or structural barriers such as walls and floors.

  • Page 28: Using Hp Mobile Broadband (select Models Only), Inserting A Sim

    HP Mobile Broadband enables your computer to use wireless wide area networks (WWANs) to access the Internet from more places and over larger areas than it can by using WLANs. Using HP Mobile Broadband requires a network service provider (called a mobile network operator), which in most cases is a mobile phone network operator.

  • Page 29: Removing A Sim

    Insert the SIM into the SIM slot, and gently push the SIM into the slot until it is firmly seated. Replace the battery. NOTE: HP Mobile Broadband is disabled if the battery is not replaced. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices.

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    Press in on the SIM (1), and then remove it from the slot (2). Replace the battery. Reconnect external power. Reconnect external devices. Turn on the computer. Chapter 3 Wireless and local area network...

  • Page 31: Using Bluetooth Wireless Devices, Bluetooth And Internet Connection Sharing (ics)

    Bluetooth and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) HP does not recommend setting up one computer with Bluetooth as a host and using it as a gateway through which other computers may connect to the Internet. When two or more computers are connected using Bluetooth, and Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) is enabled on one of the computers, the other computers may not be able to connect to the Internet using the Bluetooth network.

  • Page 32: Troubleshooting Wireless Connection Problems, Cannot Connect To A Wlan

    Troubleshooting wireless connection problems Some possible causes for wireless connection problems include the following: ● Network configuration (SSID or security) has been changed. ● Wireless device is not installed correctly or has been disabled. ● Wireless device or router hardware has failed. ●...

  • Page 33: Cannot Connect To A Preferred Wlan Network, Network Icon For Wlan Is Not Displayed

    A Windows “Device not Found” error message may also be displayed. The driver must be reinstalled. Get the latest version of the WLAN computer software and drivers for your computer from the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com.

  • Page 34: Wlan Connection Is Very Weak, Cannot Connect To The Wireless Router

    If you are provided with new wireless network keys and SSID for a network, and if you have previously connected to that network, follow the steps below to connect to the network: Select Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Click Manage wireless networks in the left panel.

  • Page 35: Connecting To A Local Area Network (lan)

    Connecting to a local area network (LAN) Connecting to a local area network (LAN) requires an 8-pin, RJ-45 network cable (purchased separately). If the network cable contains noise suppression circuitry (1), which prevents interference from TV and radio reception, orient the circuitry end of the cable (2) toward the computer. To connect the network cable: WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not plug a modem...

  • Page 36: Multimedia Features, Identifying Your Multimedia Components

    Multimedia Multimedia features Your computer includes multimedia features that allow you to listen to music, watch movies, and view pictures. Your computer may include the following multimedia components: ● Integrated speakers for listening to music ● Integrated microphone for recording your own audio ●...

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    Component Webcam light Webcam Internal microphone Audio-out (headphone) jack/Audio-in (microphone) jack Speakers (2) Volume mute hotkey Description On: The webcam is in use. Captures still photographs and videos. NOTE: To capture videos, you must install additional webcam software. Records sound. Produces sound when connected to optional powered stereo speakers, headphones, earbuds, a headset, or television audio.

  • Page 38: Adjusting The Volume

    Component Volume down hotkey Volume up hotkey Adjusting the volume You can adjust the volume using the following controls: ● Computer volume hotkey—A combination of the function key: ◦ To mute or restore volume, press fn+f8. ◦ To decrease volume, press fn+f10. ◦...

  • Page 39: Multimedia Software, Using Preinstalled Multimedia Software, Installing Multimedia Software From The Internet

    If the Speakers icon is not displayed in the notification area, follow these steps to add it: Right-click the Show hidden icons icon (the arrow at the left side of the notification area). Click Customize notification icons. Under Behaviors, select Show icon and notifications for the Volume icon. Click OK.

  • Page 40: Audio, Connecting External Audio Devices, Checking Your Audio Functions

    Audio Your computer has a variety of audio features that allow you to: ● Play music using your computer speakers and/or connected external speakers. ● Record sound using the internal microphone or an optional external headset microphone. ● Download music from the Internet. ●...

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    NOTE: For best results when recording, speak directly into the microphone and record sound in a setting free of background noise. To confirm or change the audio settings on your computer, select Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound. Audio...

  • Page 42: Video, Connecting An External Monitor Or Projector, Connecting An Hdmi Device

    Video Your computer enables you to use a variety of video features: ● Watch movies ● Play games over the Internet ● Edit pictures and video to create presentations ● Connect external video devices Connecting an external monitor or projector Use a VGA cable (purchased separately) to connect an external display, such as a monitor or projector, to the external monitor port on the computer.

  • Page 43: Configuring Audio For Hdmi (select Models Only)

    To connect a video or audio device to the HDMI port: Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the computer. Connect the other end of the cable to the video device, according to the device manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 44: Webcam

    Webcam Your computer includes an integrated webcam, located at the top of the display. The webcam is an input device that allows you to capture and share video. To access the webcam: Select Start > All Programs > ArcSoft WebCam Companion 3 > WebCam Companion 3. Click Capture >...

  • Page 45: Drives, Identifying Installed Drives, Handling Drives

    Drives and external devices Drives Identifying installed drives Your computer includes a hard drive (with a rotating disc) or a solid state-drive (SSD) with solid-state memory. Because an SSD has no moving parts, it does not generate as much heat as a hard drive. To view the drives installed on the computer, select Start >...

  • Page 46: Improving Hard Drive Performance, Using Disk Defragmenter

    CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions: Before you move a computer that is connected to an external hard drive, initiate Sleep and allow the screen to clear, or properly disconnect the external hard drive. Before handling a drive, discharge static electricity by touching the unpainted metal surface of the drive.

  • Page 47: Using Disk Cleanup, Replacing The Hard Drive In The Hard Drive Bay

    Using Disk Cleanup Disk Cleanup searches the hard drive for unnecessary files that you can safely delete to free up disk space and help the computer to run more efficiently. To run Disk Cleanup: Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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    Pull the hard drive tab (2) up and lift the hard drive (3) out of the hard drive bay. To install a hard drive: Grasp the hard drive tab (1) and insert the hard drive (2) into the hard drive bay, until the rubber stops slide into place.

  • Page 49: Using External Drives

    Tighten the 2 hard drive cover screws (2). Using external drives Removable external drives expand your options for storing and accessing information. USB drives include the following types: ● 1.44-megabyte diskette drive ● Hard drive module (a hard drive with an adapter attached) ●...

  • Page 50: Connecting Optional External Drives, Sharing Optical Drives

    Connecting optional external drives NOTE: For more information about required software and drivers, or to learn which computer port to use, refer to the manufacturer's instructions. To connect an external drive to the computer: CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the equipment when connecting a powered drive, be sure that the drive is turned off and the AC power cord is unplugged.

  • Page 51: External Devices, Using A Usb Device, Connecting A Usb Device, Removing A Usb Device

    External devices Using a USB device Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a hardware interface that can be used to connect an optional external device, such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub. Devices can be connected to the system, an optional docking device, or an optional expansion product.

  • Page 52: Using Digital Media Slot Cards, Inserting A Digital Card

    To remove a USB device: Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. NOTE: To display the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon, click the Show hidden icons icon (the arrow at the left of in the notification area).

  • Page 53: Removing A Digital Card

    Insert the card into the Digital Media Slot, and then push in on the card until it is firmly seated. You will hear a sound when the device has been detected, and a menu of options may be displayed. Removing a digital card CAUTION: To prevent loss of data or an unresponsive system, use the following procedure to safely remove the digital card.

  • Page 54: 6 Memory Modules

    Memory modules The computer has one memory module slot, which is located inside the hard drive bay. The memory capacity of the computer can be upgraded by replacing the existing memory module. WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock and damage to the equipment, unplug the power cord and remove all batteries before installing a memory module.

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    Lift the hard drive cover (2) away from the computer. Remove the existing memory module: Pull away the retention clips (1) on each side of the memory module. The memory module tilts up. CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges only.

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    Insert a new memory module: CAUTION: To prevent damage to the memory module, hold the memory module by the edges only. Do not touch the components on the memory module, and do not bend the memory module. Align the notched edge (1) of the memory module with the tab in the memory module slot. With the memory module at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the hard drive bay, press the module (2) into the memory module slot until it is seated.

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    Tighten the 2 hard drive cover screws (3). Replace the battery. Turn the computer right-side up, and then reconnect external power and external devices. Turn on the computer.

  • Page 58: Setting Pointing Device Preferences, Using Pointing Devices, Using The Touchpad, Connecting An External Mouse

    Pointing devices and keyboard Setting pointing device preferences To access Mouse Properties, select Start > Devices and Printers. Then, right-click the device representing your computer, and select Mouse. Use Mouse Properties in Windows® to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options.

  • Page 59: Initiating Sleep

    Function Initiate Sleep. Switch the image. Decrease screen brightness. Increase screen brightness. Initiate QuickLock. Mute or restore speaker sound. Decrease device volume. Increase device volume. To use a hotkey command on the device keyboard, follow either of these steps: ● Briefly press the –...

  • Page 60: Switching The Screen Image, Decreasing Screen Brightness, Increasing Screen Brightness, Initiating Quicklock

    When Sleep is initiated, your information is stored in memory, the screen is cleared, and power is conserved. While the device is in the Sleep state, the power light blinks. The device must be on before you can initiate Sleep. CAUTION: If a critical battery level occurs while the device is in the Sleep state, the device initiates Hibernation and the information stored in memory is saved to the hard drive.

  • Page 61: Muting Speaker Sound, Decreasing Speaker Volume, Increasing Speaker Volume

    NOTE: Before you can use QuickLock, you must set a Windows user password or a Windows administrator password. For instructions, refer to Help and Support. To use QuickLock, press instructions on the screen to enter your Windows user password or your Windows administrator password and access the computer.

  • Page 62: Using Power-saving States, Initiating And Exiting Sleep, Power Management Setting Power Options

    Power management Setting power options Using power-saving states The computer has two power-saving states enabled at the factory: Sleep and Hibernation. When Sleep is initiated, the power lights blink and the screen clears. Your work is saved to memory, letting you exit Sleep faster than exiting Hibernation. If the computer is in the Sleep state for an extended period or if the battery reaches a critical battery level while in the Sleep state, the computer initiates Hibernation.

  • Page 63: Initiating And Exiting Hibernation, Using The Battery Meter

    ● Press a key on the keyboard or button on the remote control (select models only). ● Activate the TouchPad. When the computer exits Sleep, the power light turns on and your work returns to the screen where you stopped working. NOTE: If you have set a password to be required on wakeup, you must enter your Windows password before your work will return to the screen.

  • Page 64: Using Power Plans, Viewing The Current Power Plan, Selecting A Different Power Plan

    Using power plans A power plan is a collection of system settings that manages how the computer uses power. Power plans can help you conserve power or maximize performance. You can change power plan settings or create your own power plan. Viewing the current power plan Click the battery meter icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 65: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the AC adapter provided with the computer, a replacement AC adapter provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter purchased from HP. ● Approved AC adapter ● Optional docking device or optional expansion product...

  • Page 66: Testing An Ac Adapter, Using Battery Power

    Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet (3). Testing an AC adapter Test the AC adapter if the computer exhibits any of the following symptoms when it is connected to AC power: ● The computer will not turn on. ●...

  • Page 67: Finding Battery Information In Help And Support, Using Battery Check, Displaying The Remaining Battery Charge

    WARNING! To reduce potential safety issues, use only the battery provided with the computer, a replacement battery provided by HP, or a compatible battery purchased from HP. Computer battery life varies, depending on power management settings, programs running on the computer, display brightness, external devices connected to the computer, and other factors.

  • Page 68: Charging A Battery

    Align the tabs on the battery with the notches on the computer (1), and then insert the battery into the battery bay. The battery release latches (2) automatically lock the battery into place. To remove the battery: Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface. Slide the battery release latches (1) to release the battery, and then remove the battery (2).

  • Page 69: Maximizing Battery Discharge Time, Managing Low Battery Levels, Identifying Low Battery Levels

    The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is off. Charging may take longer if a battery is new, has been unused for 2 weeks or more, or is much warmer or cooler than room temperature.

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    The computer takes the following actions for a critical battery level: ● If Hibernation is enabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer initiates Hibernation. ● If Hibernation is disabled and the computer is on or in the Sleep state, the computer remains briefly in the Sleep state, and then shuts down and loses any unsaved information.

  • Page 71: Resolving A Low Battery Level, Resolving A Low Battery Level When External Power Is Available

    Resolving a low battery level CAUTION: To reduce the risk of losing information when the computer reaches a critical battery level and has initiated Hibernation, do not restore power until the power lights turn off. Resolving a low battery level when external power is available Connect one of the following devices: ▲...

  • Page 72: Step 2: Disable Hibernation And Sleep, Step 3: Discharge The Battery

    To fully charge the battery: Insert the battery into the computer. Connect the computer to an AC adapter, optional power adapter, optional expansion product, or optional docking device, and then plug the adapter or device into external power. The battery light on the computer turns on. Leave the computer plugged into external power until the battery is fully charged.

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    To discharge a battery: Unplug the computer from its external power source, but do not turn off the computer. Run the computer on battery power until the battery is discharged. The battery light begins to blink when the battery has discharged to a low battery level. When the battery is discharged, the battery light turns off and the computer shuts down.

  • Page 74: Step 4: Fully Recharge The Battery, Step 5: Reenable Hibernation And Sleep, Conserving Battery Power

    Step 4: Fully recharge the battery To recharge the battery: Plug the computer into external power and maintain external power until the battery is fully recharged. When the battery is recharged, the battery light on the computer turns off. You can use the computer while the battery is recharging, but the battery will charge faster if the computer is off.

  • Page 75: Disposing Of A Used Battery, Shutting Down The Computer

    If a computer will be unused and unplugged from external power for more than 2 weeks, remove the battery and store it separately. To prolong the charge of a stored battery, place it in a cool, dry place. Calibrate a battery before using it if it has been stored for one month or more. Disposing of a used battery WARNING! To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, or puncture;...

  • Page 76: Security Protecting The Computer, Using Passwords

    Security Protecting the computer Standard security features provided by the Windows operating system and the non-Windows Setup Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks. Follow the procedures in this chapter to use the following features: ●...

  • Page 77: Setting Passwords In Windows, Setting Passwords In Setup Utility

    You can use the same password for a Setup Utility feature and for a Windows security feature. You can also use the same password for more than one Setup Utility feature. Use the following guidelines when setting a password in Setup Utility: ●...

  • Page 78: Administrator Password, Power-on Password, Managing An Administrator Password, Entering An Administrator Password

    Password Power-on password* *For details about each of these passwords, refer to the following topics. Administrator password Your administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in Setup Utility. After this password is set, you must enter it each time you access Setup Utility. Your administrator password is not interchangeable with an administrator password set in Windows, nor is it displayed as it is set, entered, changed, or deleted.

  • Page 79: Managing A Power-on Password, Entering A Power-on Password

    Managing a power-on password To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing = BIOS Setup Options” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. Use the arrow keys to select Security >...

  • Page 80: Using Antivirus Software

    To access Norton Internet Security, or to get more information about it, select Start > All Programs > Norton Internet Security. NOTE: HP recommends that you always update the antivirus software to help protect your computer. NOTE: For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the Search box in Help and Support.

  • Page 81: Using Firewall Software

    Using firewall software When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able to gain access to the computer, your personal files, and information about you. Use the firewall software preinstalled on the computer to protect your privacy. Firewall features include logging and reporting of network activity, and automatic monitoring of all incoming and outgoing traffic.

  • Page 82: Installing Critical Updates

    Installing critical updates CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the computer from security breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an alert. Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer was shipped.

  • Page 83: Software Updates

    10 Software updates Updated versions of the software provided with your computer may be available on the HP Web site. Most software and BIOS updates on the HP Web site are packaged in compressed files called SoftPaqs. Some download packages contain a file named Readme.txt, which contains information regarding installing and troubleshooting the file.

  • Page 84: Determining The Bios Version, Downloading A Bios Update

    Do not insert, remove, connect, or disconnect any device, cable, or cord. To download a BIOS update: Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your computer: Select Start > Help and Support > Maintain, and then select the software and drivers update.

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    Make a note of the path to the location on your hard drive where the BIOS update is to be downloaded. You must access this path when you are ready to install the update. NOTE: If you connect your computer to a network, consult the network administrator before installing any software updates, especially system BIOS updates.

  • Page 86: Updating Programs And Drivers

    To download and install software other than a BIOS update, follow these steps: Access the page on the HP Web site that provides software for your computer: Select Start > Help and Support, and then select the software and drivers update.

  • Page 87: Setup Utility Starting Setup Utility, Using Setup Utility, Changing The Language Of Setup Utility

    11 Setup Utility Starting Setup Utility Setup Utility is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your Windows operating system is not working. The utility reports information about the computer and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.

  • Page 88: Displaying System Information, Restoring Default Settings In Setup Utility, Exiting Setup Utility

    ● To select an item, press enter. ● To close a text box or return to the menu display, press esc. ● To display additional navigation and selection information while Setup Utility is open, press f1. Displaying system information The following procedure explains how to display system information in Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is not open, begin at step 1.

  • Page 89: Setup Utility Menus, Main Menu, Security Menu, System Configuration Menu

    Delay (sec.)―Set the delay for the of Setup Utility in intervals of 5 seconds each (0, 5, 10, 15, 20). ● HP QuickWeb—Enable/disable HP QuickWeb at boot time. Set the delay for the user to start Windows. ● Internal Network Adapter boot―Enable/disable boot from Internal Network Adapter.

  • Page 90: Diagnostics Menu

    Select Diagnostics menu Select Primary Hard Disk Self Test Memory Test Chapter 11 Setup Utility To do this ◦ USB Card Reader ◦ Network adapter NOTE: Only the devices attached to the system appear in the boot order menu. To do this Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive.

  • Page 91: Index

    Index AC adapter connecting 57 identifying 10 testing 58 administrator password creating 70 entering 70 managing 70 airport security devices 38 antennas 9 applications key, Windows 4 audio devices, connecting external 32 audio functions, checking 32 audio-in (microphone) jack 5, 29 audio-out (headphone) jack 5, battery calibrating 63...

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    30 Index switching screen image 52 using 51 HP Connection Manager software 15 HP Mobile Broadband Module 20 HP USB Ethernet Adapter, connecting 27 hubs 43 icons network 14, 25 wireless 14 installed drives, identifying 37 interference, minimizing 26...

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    34 public WLAN connection 18 QuickLock 69 QuickLock hotkey 52 QuickWeb software 12 readable media 54 regulatory information HP Mobile Broadband Module serial number 11 regulatory label 11 wireless 11 release latches battery 8, 60 restoring default settings 80...

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    WLAN antennas, identifying 9 WLAN device 13 writable media 54 WWAN antennas, identifying 9 WWAN device 20 Index...

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