Summary of Contents for HP TouchSmart IQ820 - Desktop PC
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Table of Contents Finding HP TouchSmart PC Information ................... vi Getting to Know the HP TouchSmart PC ................1 HP TouchSmart PC Features......................1 Front and right side of the HP TouchSmart PC ................2 Left side of the HP TouchSmart PC ....................5 Removing the connector cover ....................6 Back of the HP TouchSmart PC ....................6 Activity LED indicator lights......................8...
Sound Options..........................24 Connecting analog speakers ....................24 Connecting and enabling digital speakers or an audio receiver ...........25 Speaker volume ........................26 Configuring sound for Windows Media Center ................27 Headphones ..........................27 Microphone array ........................27 Using a headset ........................27 Connecting MP3 players ......................27 Connecting a Printer ........................28 Installing a Security Lock ......................28 Cleaning the HP TouchSmart PC Screen ..................29 Using the Computer with Safety and Comfort..................29...
HP TouchSmart FAQs ....................43 How do I add tiles (shortcuts) to my HP TouchSmart homepage view?...........44 How do I add a tile of a favorite Web site link? .................44 How can I see all the tiles in my homepage view? ..............45 How do I temporarily hide a tile? .....................45 How do I delete a tile from the HP TouchSmart homepage? ............45 How do I change the icons designating my tiles? ...............45...
Finding HP TouchSmart PC Information Type of information Where to find Set up your HP TouchSmart PC. Setup poster How-to videos about using Visit hp.com/go/learntouchsmart HP TouchSmart features. (English only) Find features of the computer HP TouchSmart PC Getting Started guide hardware.
Getting to Know the HP TouchSmart PC HP TouchSmart PC Features The HP TouchSmart PC is a fun and engaging touch-enabled high-performance computer built into a high-definition 64.8-cm (25.5-inch) diagonal widescreen display. The slim computer comes with features like webcam (Internet access required and not included), CD/DVD and Blu-ray (select models only) player and burner (actual speeds may vary;...
*High-definition (HD) content is required to view HD images. Most current DVDs do not provide HD images. **All specifications represent the typical specifications provided by Hewlett-Packard’s component manufacturers; actual performance may vary either higher or lower. Bluetooth Use Bluetooth to connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Item Description (continued) Built-in wireless LAN Use the built-in wireless LAN to connect to the Internet through your existing wireless network. The diagram shows the internal location of the wireless LAN (top left and right, not visible externally). The wireless LAN supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (pre-n). (The specifications for the 802.11n WLAN are draft specifications and are not final.
Item Description (continued) Wireless keyboard Sleek wireless keyboard and mouse fit under the HP TouchSmart PC. and mouse Internal speakers Use the built-in, high-quality stereo speakers for a powerful media experience when listening to music or when watching your home videos and DVDs. Slot-loading Watch your favorite DVD or Blu-ray (select models only) disc, or listen to your optical drive...
Left side of the HP TouchSmart PC Features and configurations vary by model Connector Function Ambient light button The HP TouchSmart ambient light casts a colorful glow from the computer base. (select models only) Ambient Light is turned off by default. Turn on ambient light by pressing the Ambient Light button.
Removing the connector cover To remove the connector cover on the back of the computer, insert your finger under the gap on the bottom-left side of the cover, and pull gently. Replace the connector cover by aligning the hooks on the right edge of the cover with the slots on the computer, and then pressing it until it snaps into place.
Item Function (continued) Gigabit Connect to the Internet through your wired network. Ethernet LAN (10/100/1G) Digital audio port Connect to your home theater system or your surround sound digital speakers. (SPDIF Out) Supports 3.1, 4.1 and 5.1 speakers. Audio Line Out Connect external 2.0 and 2.1 powered speakers.
Activity LED indicator lights The following are the activity indicator light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on your HP TouchSmart PC: What it does Event Indicates an event reminder notification has been set from a software application. Setting of the event reminder is available in select software applications only.
Connecting the Power Source Plug the power cord into the AC adapter (brick), and the power adapter cord into the back of the computer. Route the power cord through the notch in the computer stand, and then plug the power cord into an AC power source through a surge protector/uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Route your cables through the cable routing clip (A), and out of the back of the computer. Replace the connector cover by aligning the hooks on the right edge of the cover with the slots on the computer, and then pressing it until it snaps into place. Then, route the cables through the notch (B) in the computer stand.
Adjusting the Angle of the Computer Stand The computer is shipped with the stand in collapsed position. To ensure the computer is in a stable position on your desktop, pull the computer stand open until it snaps into place. Then, if you want to change the angle of the HP TouchSmart PC, hold each side of the computer, and tilt it back to an angle of between 10 and 40 degrees from vertical.
Synchronizing the wireless keyboard or mouse The wireless keyboard and mouse are presynchronized to work with your HP TouchSmart PC. They should work immediately after pulling out the battery tabs, which activate the preinstalled batteries. If needed, turn the mouse switch to the On position (B). You may need to manually synchronize the wireless keyboard or mouse if they are not responding.
Turning the HP TouchSmart PC On and Off Turning on the HP TouchSmart PC After you finish setting up your HP TouchSmart PC, press the Power/Sleep button (A) on the top-right side of the computer to turn it on. Complete the initial setup by following the onscreen instructions. The setup process may take several minutes.
Changing Power Settings Basic power settings help conserve energy or enhance computer performance. You can also customize power settings for your computer hardware. For example, you can set your computer to go to sleep after a specified period of inactivity. What used to be called Standby is now called Sleep in Microsoft Windows Vista.
Setting up a wireless home network Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited. First-time wireless network installation requires that you: Purchase high-speed Internet service from an Internet service provider (ISP). Purchase a broadband modem (DSL or cable).
Setting up a wired home network First-time wired network installation requires that you: Purchase high-speed Internet service from an Internet service provider (ISP). Purchase a broadband modem (DSL or cable). This may be provided by the ISP. Purchase and install a wired router (sold separately), if one is required. NOTE: Broadband modem and router installation procedures vary, depending on the manufacturer.
Add other computers or devices to your wired network: Disconnect power from the broadband modem and the router, and then shut down your HP TouchSmart PC and the computers you want to add to your network. For each wired computer, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the LAN connector on the computer, and then connect the other end of the cable to any available Ethernet connector on the router.
Adjusting the Ambient Light Select models only The HP TouchSmart Ambient Light casts a glow from the base of the computer. By default, Ambient Light is turned off. Once you turn it on, it will remain on until you manually turn it off. You can change the ambient light color through the HP Light program.
Using the Optical Disc Drive You can use your optical disc drive to play and record CDs and DVDs, and Blu-ray (select models only) discs. The slim-slot optical drive does not have a disc tray. To insert a disc, turn the data side toward the back of the computer (label side forward) and slide the disc into the drive slot.
Using the TV Tuner to Watch and Record TV Programs on the HP TouchSmart PC Select models only You can watch and record your favorite TV programs by using Windows Media Center. All menus in Windows Media Center are accessible through touch, and with your remote control, keyboard, and mouse.
Connect the coaxial cable from your TV antenna or TV cable provider to the TV In (B) connector located on the back of the computer behind the connector cover. Connect an S-Video cable to the S-Video In connector (A), located on the back of the computer behind the connector cover.
Setting up the HP TouchSmart PC with a set-top box Select models only If your TV signal requires a cable TV set-top box, a satellite set-top box, or another set-top box, you must connect the IR emitter cable to the computer and your set-top box to use the remote control properly. TV tuners and remote controls are included in select models only.
Completing the Windows Media Center setup wizard Select models only Open Windows Media Center. Tap the Windows Vista start button, tap All Programs, and then tap Windows Media Center. Press the green button on the remote control. Scroll to the Tasks menu, and select Settings, General, and then select Windows Media Center Setup.
Sound Options Your HP TouchSmart PC supports the following speaker options: Built-in analog stereo speakers Analog 2.0 or 2.1 powered speakers Digital 3.1, 4.1, or 5.1 powered speakers Audio receiver NOTES: The HP TouchSmart PC supports powered speaker systems only. Powered speakers require a separate power supply.
Connecting and enabling digital speakers or an audio receiver Connect 3.1, 4.1, or 5.1 digital speakers or an audio receiver to the SPDIF Line Out (orange) connector on the back of the computer behind the connector cover, and then use the following procedure to enable the speakers or audio receiver.
Speaker volume Your HP TouchSmart PC has several ways to adjust the speaker volume. Use the Volume buttons on the right side of the computer. Use the Microsoft Volume icon on the taskbar: Press and hold (or with the mouse, right-click) the Volume icon, and then select Open Volume Mixer.
Configuring sound for Windows Media Center After you install, connect, and configure the speakers, use the following procedure to configure audio output for Windows Media Center: Tap the Windows Vista start button. Tap Windows Media Center. Scroll to the Tasks menu, tap settings, General, and then tap Windows Media Center Setup. Tap Set Up Your Speakers, and then tap Next.
Connecting a Printer Connect a printer by using the USB connectors on the sides or back of the HP TouchSmart PC, or you can use a wireless printer. NOTE: The HP TouchSmart PC does not support printers that require a parallel printer connector. Installing a Security Lock A security lock (not included) allows you to secure your computer from theft and unwanted changes.
Cleaning the HP TouchSmart PC Screen To achieve the best touch sensitivity, keep the screen clean from foreign objects. Avoid excessive dust accumulation on all sides and edges of the screen. Before cleaning the touch screen, you must disable it by turning off the computer. If the computer is not turned off, the touch screen is enabled, and you could lose data while cleaning it.
Preparing the Computer for Shipping In the event you need to ship the computer, use this procedure to place the computer stand in its shipping position. Never put the stand in shipping position when in use; it can tip over and cause damage. Preparing the computer Shut down the computer.
With the latch pulled out, lower the stand toward the computer. Leave the computer stand in the down position for shipping. Recycling Your Old Computer Hardware HP offers computer equipment recycling programs in many countries/regions. To learn about the options, go to www.hp.com/recycle, and select your country/region in the drop-down list.
Getting Started (Features may vary by model)
HP TouchSmart Software Overview What Is HP TouchSmart Software? The HP TouchSmart software suite comes preinstalled on your new computer. HP TouchSmart is made to maximize the touch features on your new computer. You can personalize HP TouchSmart for quick access to your favorite online programs, the Web, and RSS feeds.
Navigating HP TouchSmart Use touch or the wireless keyboard and mouse to select and deselect items in HP TouchSmart. Within HP TouchSmart, additional ways to access and navigate programs are shown here. Action Description Go to HP TouchSmart Tap the House icon to go to the homepage HP TouchSmart homepage.
Action Description (continued) Move an HP TouchSmart Press and drag a tile up or down, and tile to a new location then left or right, to move it to a new location on the HP TouchSmart window. Drag and drop songs to You cannot drag in a straight line to the create a playlist drop location.
Touch Techniques for the Windows Desktop and Non-HP TouchSmart Software To use software and navigate the Windows desktop, you can use the touch screen, keyboard, mouse, or remote control (included with select models only). Some tasks, such as HP TouchSmart programs, browsing the Internet, or accessing your favorite programs, are better suited to the touch screen.
HP TouchSmart Tiles When you open HP TouchSmart software, you see a row of large tiles and a row of small tiles below that. Tiles are shortcuts to either software programs, features in HP TouchSmart, or links to Web sites. Use the large tile area for programs you use often, and use the small tiles for the rest of your program shortcuts.
HP TouchSmart Photo View and edit your photos, create slideshows, and print photos with HP TouchSmart Photo. If you have an Internet connection and a Snapfish account, you can upload your photos to share with others. The Upload button in TouchSmart Photo links to the Snapfish Web site. (Snapfish is not available in some countries/ regions.) Use your thumb and forefinger to make a photo larger or smaller.
Capturing webcam video and snapshots Use HP TouchSmart to record video and take snapshots. Use the YouTube button to upload videos. (The YouTube Web site is not available in all countries/regions. YouTube requires an Internet connection, and you must set up an account.) Outside HP TouchSmart software, you can also use CyberLink YouCam software (select models only) to capture webcam video and snapshots.
HP TouchSmart Notes With HP TouchSmart Notes, you can create text notes and voice notes using touch, the keyboard, a video, photos, or by recording your own voice. This is such a fun way to make notes to yourself or your family. HP TouchSmart Weather Through the Settings button, you can set up a tile to give a two-day forecast for any city or zip code.
Software Quick Reference Table In addition to the HP TouchSmart software suite, you may have the following programs installed. Some of the software listed in the following table is included with select models only. This is not a complete list of all the software included with your computer.
With this program: You can: (continued) CyberLink PowerDirector Record movie files to create VCDs and DVDs that you can play on some DVD players. Copy and share video files. Capture video files. Edit video files. HP Total Care Advisor Quickly organize the Web links you want to keep available to you on your desktop.
HP TouchSmart FAQs “How do I add tiles (shortcuts) to my HP TouchSmart homepage view?” on page 44 “How do I add a tile of a favorite Web site link?” on page 44 “How can I see all the tiles in my homepage view?” on page 45 “How do I temporarily hide a tile?”...
“How do I delete a text or voice note?” on page 54 “How do I display the temperature and forecast for a city?” on page 54 “Can I connect an old printer to my HP TouchSmart computer?” on page 54 “How can I tell if my HP TouchSmart computer is 64-bit or 32-bit?”...
How can I see all the tiles in my homepage view? To view a hidden tile: From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap the Personalize button. In the list of tiles, tap a tile that is disabled to enable it. Tap OK to save your changes and return to the HP TouchSmart homepage. The tile you enabled is now visible.
How do I set up an RSS feed? To subscribe to an RSS feed in Internet Explorer: Tap the Windows Vista start button, and then tap Internet Explorer. Tap the Feeds button to discover feeds on the Web page. Tap a feed. Tap the Subscribe to this Feed button Type a name for the feed, and then select the folder where you want to create the feed.
How do I create a slideshow of my photos? Be sure you name your slideshow and then tap Save, or the slide show will not be saved. To make a slideshow: From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap the Photo tile. Choose from where you want to create a slideshow: Dates, Folders, All Photos, or Removable Drive.
Next, choose from where HP TouchSmart Music will show music files: From the HP TouchSmart homepage, tap Music. Tap Settings, and then tap either Use HP TouchSmart Media library (which is the Music folder on your hard drive) or Use my iTunes library. iTunes does not come preinstalled.
You can also create your own art: Open the Internet to find a piece of art, or identify a piece of art you downloaded to your hard drive (right-click on the art to find options). You might find the artwork of the original CD cover, and choose that. Download the art to your desktop.
How do I create (burn) a CD or DVD of my music or photos? To record, or burn , a CD of your songs, you must use a CD recording program, such as CyberLink Power2Go or Windows Media Player, which you access through your Windows desktop. To create CDs and DVDs of your music or photos using CyberLink software: Tap the Windows Vista start button, tap All Programs, and then tap CyberLink DVD Suite Deluxe.
How do I make a video playlist? You can organize your videos by creating video playlists, much like you might with music. NOTE: You must save your playlist if you want to keep it. Name it first, and then the Save button is enabled, according to this procedure.
Where are my webcam and microphones? The webcam (A) and microphones (B) are at the top center of the computer. To adjust the viewing angle of the webcam shot, tilt the screen, or move your physical position to be in sight. For optimal sound recording, you should be within one-half meter (2 feet) from the HP TouchSmart computer.
How do I make a video chat or a conference call? To set up a video chat, you must have a connection to the Internet, an ISP, and software that enables you to make video calls over the Internet. As with chat or instant messenger software, you can use this kind of software to chat with one or more people at a time.
How do I create a voice note? Open HP TouchSmart, and select the Notes tile. Select the Microphone icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap the Record button to record a short message. Tap the Stop button to stop recording your message. Tap the Play button to review your message.
How can I tell if my HP TouchSmart computer is 64-bit or 32-bit? Tap the Windows Vista start button, and then tap Help and Support. Tap Troubleshooting Tools, and then tap System Information. Tap Touch here to open System Information. After the System Information displays, view Operating System, Name.
Getting Started (Features may vary by model)
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HP TouchSmart RSS Reader setting up RSS feeds playlist HP TouchSmart Video creating supported file formats pocket media drive using power adapter connector Power, LED Power/Sleep button instant messenger, making a video call IR emitter cable connecting to a set-top box Quick-Launch cable, connecting connector...
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