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Asus Q400VC User Manual

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User Guide for Windows® 8
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  • Page 1 E7495 Notebook PC User Guide for Windows® 8 e7495_Win8_User_Guide.indd 1 8/13/12 2:47:52 PM...
  • Page 2: Copyright Information

  • Page 3: 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.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Inside the Charm bar ..................16 Snap feature .....................17 Wi-Fi connection ....................18 Disabling Airplane mode ................18 Enabling Wi-Fi ....................18 Function keys .....................0 Function keys for ASUS Apps ..............1 Featured ASUS Apps .................. LifeFrame ...................... PowerGear Hybrid .................. USB Charger+ ....................6 Instant On ......................8 Remove everything and reinstall Windows ..........9...
  • Page 5: About This User Guide

    About this user guide This user guide provides an overview of using Windows® 8 plus the exclusive ASUS software applications included with your Notebook As you read along, you will find certain icons, messages, and typography used as follows: Icons The icons below indicate which device can be used for completing a series of tasks or procedures on your Notebook PC.
  • Page 6: Before Upgrading To Windows 8

    ® Before upgrading to Windows To facilitate a smoother transition from your previous operating system, read the system requirements below before upgrading to Windows® 8: Processor 1GHz or faster 1GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Hard disk space 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) Graphics card Microsoft DirectX9 graphics device with WDDM driver...
  • Page 7: Using Windows ® 8 For The First Time

    ® Using Windows 8 for the first time After completing the installation process, Windows® 8 directs you to a series of steps where you can customize your account settings and set user preferences for your Notebook PC. The setup process consists of the following: Step 1: Pick the language Step 2: License Agreement Step 3: Personalize...
  • Page 8: Starting Up Windows ® 8

    Starting up Windows ® To access Windows® 8 from Shut Down, Sleep, or Hibernate mode, refer to the following steps: Press the power button on your Notebook PC . The Windows® 8 lock screen appears after the Notebook PC boots up. Click on the touchpad or press any key on the keyboard to proceed.
  • Page 9: Windows ® Ui

    ® Windows Windows® 8 comes with a tile-based user interface (UI) which allows you to organize and easily access Windows® apps from the Start Screen. It also includes the following features that you can use while working on your Notebook PC. Start screen The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user account.
  • Page 10: Hotspots

    Hotspots Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your Notebook PC. The functions in these hotspots can be activated using the touchpad. Hotspots on a launched app Hotspot Action upper left corner (1) Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent app’s thumbnail to revert back to that app.
  • Page 11 Hotspots on the Start screen Hotspot Action upper left corner (1) Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent app’s thumbnail to revert back to that app. (2) If you launched more than one app, slide down to show all launched apps. lower left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent app’s thumbnail to revert back to that...
  • Page 12: Working With Windows Apps

    ® Working with Windows apps Use your Notebook PC’s touchpad or keyboard to launch and customize your apps. Launching apps Position your mouse pointer over the app then left-click or tap once to launch it. Press tab twice then use the arrow keys to browse through the apps.
  • Page 13: Accessing All Apps

    Accessing All Apps Aside from the apps already pinned on your Start screen, you can also open other applications like the exclusive ASUS Software apps bundled with your Notebook PC through the All Apps screen. Horizontal scroll bar Launching the All Apps screen Right-click on the Start screen then click the All Apps icon.
  • Page 14 Adding more apps on the Start screen Position the mouse pointer over the app you want to add on the Start screen. Right-click on the app to activate its settings. Click on the icon. e7495_Win8_User_Guide.indd 14 8/13/12 2:48:00 PM...
  • Page 15: Charm Bar

    Charm bar The Charm bar is a toolbar that can be triggered on the right side of your screen. It consists of several tools that allow you to share applications and provide quick access for customizing the settings of your Notebook PC. Charm Bar Launching the Charm bar NOTE: When called out, the Charm bar initially appears as a set...
  • Page 16: Inside The Charm Bar

    Inside the Charm bar Search This tool allows you to look for files, applications, or programs in your Notebook PC. Share This tool allows you to share applications via social networking sites or email. Start This tool reverts the display back to the Start screen. From the Start screen, you can also use this to revert back to a recently opened app.
  • Page 17: Snap Feature

    Snap feature Using the Snap feature allows you to run two applications simultaneously on your Notebook PC. Once activated, the Snap bar appears to divide your display into two. IMPORTANT! A screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768 pixels is required to use the Snap feature.
  • Page 18: Wi-Fi Connection

    Wi-Fi connection Access emails, surf the Internet, and share applications via social networking sites using your Notebook PC’s Wi-Fi connection. IMPORTANT! The Airplane mode should be turned off to enable this function. Disabling Airplane mode Use your Notebook PC’s touchpad or keyboard to disable this mode. Launch the Charm bar.
  • Page 19 Select an access point from the list of available Wi-Fi connections. The access point you chose gets activated as below. Click Connect to start the network connection. NOTE: You may be prompted to enter a security key to activate the Wi-Fi connection. e7495_Win8_User_Guide.indd 19 8/13/12 2:48:08 PM...
  • Page 20: Function Keys

    Function keys The function keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard can trigger the following commands: fn + f1 puts the Notebook PC into Sleep mode fn + f2 turns Airplane mode on or off NOTE: When enabled, the Airplane mode disables all wireless connectivity.
  • Page 21: Function Keys For Asus Apps

    Function keys for ASUS Apps Your Notebook PC also comes with a special set of function keys that can be used to launch ASUS apps. fn + C toggles the ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology app to switch between these display...
  • Page 22: Featured Asus Apps

    Featured ASUS Apps LifeFrame Enhance your webcam functions through the LifeFrame app. Create snapshots, edit photos, record videos, record audio files, use your webcam as a security monitoring device, and play games using this app. NOTE: Some Notebook PC models might require you to enable the camera before using LifeFrame.
  • Page 23 LifeFrame functions Camera Use this function to take pictures using your webcam. Camcorder Use this function to take videos through your webcam. Monitor This function lets you use your webcam as a security video monitor as it automatically detects movement then captures it on photo.
  • Page 24: Power4Gear Hybrid

    Power4Gear Hybrid Optimize the performance of your Notebook PC using the power saving modes in Power4Gear. NOTE: Unplugging the Notebook PC from its power adapter automatically switches Power4Gear Hybrid to Battery Saving mode. To launch Power4Gear Hybrid Press fn + spacebar Select from these power plan modes.
  • Page 25 Performance mode Use this mode when doing high-performance activities like playing games or conducting business presentations using your Notebook To customize, click the Performance icon inside the Power4Gear Hybrid window then click on Settings. Battery Saving mode This mode extends your Notebook PC’s battery life while plugged in to the power adapter or while running on battery power only.
  • Page 26: Usb Charger

    Using the USB Charger+ Settings The USB Charger+ Settings lets you set the charge limit when your ASUS Notebook PC is running on battery power. This also allows you to charge devices while your Notebook PC is on sleep, hibernate, or shutdown mode.
  • Page 27 Select one or both of these charging options: Enable quick charge when the system is running or Enable quick charge when the system is in sleep/hibernate/shutdown mode. NOTE: On some models, the USB Charger+ automatically selects both options. You can deselect these two options, if necessary.
  • Page 28: Instant On

    (Deep S3) using Instant On. NOTE: Deep S3 is a technology that lets you save more battery power while your ASUS Notebook PC is on sleep mode. IMPORTANT! The standby time varies according to your Notebook PC's remaining battery capacity, computer model, configuration, and operating conditions.
  • Page 29: Remove Everything And Reinstall Windows

    Remove everything and reinstall Windows Restoring your Notebook PC to its original factory settings can be done using the Remove everything and reinstall option in PC Settings. Refer to the steps below to enable this option: IMPORTANT! Back up all your data before enabling this option. NOTE: This process may take a while to complete.
  • Page 30: Shutting Down Your Notebook Pc

    Shutting down your Notebook PC Shutting down your Notebook PC can be done on the Start screen or from the desktop. Launch the Charm bar. Click Settings > Power > Shutdown. To shut down from the desktop, press alt + f4 to launch the Shut Down window.