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  • Page 1 Welcome to the next generation of computers.
  • Page 2 Copyright Information The only warranties for Hewlett-Packard products and services are set forth in the express statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    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...
  • Page 4 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...
  • Page 5 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...
  • Page 6: Finding Hp Touchsmart Pc Information

    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.
  • Page 7: Getting To Know The Hp Touchsmart Pc

    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;...
  • Page 8: Front And Right Side Of The Hp Touchsmart Pc

    *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.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10 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...
  • Page 11: Left Side Of The Hp Touchsmart Pc

    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.
  • Page 12: Removing The Connector Cover

    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.
  • Page 13 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.
  • Page 14: Activity Led Indicator Lights

    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.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Power Source

    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).
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Angle Of 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.
  • Page 18: Synchronizing The Wireless Keyboard Or Mouse

    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.
  • Page 19: Turning The Hp Touchsmart Pc On And Off

    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.
  • Page 20: Changing Power Settings

    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.
  • Page 21: Setting Up A Wireless Home Network

    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).
  • Page 22: Setting Up A Wired Home Network

    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.
  • Page 23: Using Bluetooth Devices

    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.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Ambient Light

    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.
  • Page 25: Using The Optical Disc Drive

    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.
  • Page 26: Using The Tv Tuner To Watch And Record Tv Programs On The Hp Touchsmart Pc

    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.
  • Page 27 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.
  • Page 28: Setting Up The Hp Touchsmart Pc With A Set-top Box

    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.
  • Page 29: Completing The Windows Media Center Setup Wizard

    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.
  • Page 30: Sound Options

    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.
  • Page 31: Connecting And Enabling Digital Speakers Or An Audio Receiver

    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.
  • Page 32: Speaker Volume

    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.
  • Page 33: Configuring Sound For Windows Media Center

    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.
  • Page 34: Connecting A Printer

    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.
  • Page 35: Cleaning The Hp Touchsmart Pc Screen

    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.
  • Page 36: Preparing The Computer For Shipping

    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.
  • Page 37: Recycling Your Old Computer Hardware

    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.
  • Page 38 Getting Started (Features may vary by model)
  • Page 39: Hp Touchsmart Software Overview

    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.
  • Page 40: Navigating Hp Touchsmart

    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.
  • Page 41 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.
  • Page 42: Touch Techniques For The Windows Desktop And Non-hp Touchsmart Software

    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.
  • Page 43: Hp Touchsmart Tiles

    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.
  • Page 44: Hp Touchsmart Photo

    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.
  • Page 45: Capturing Webcam Video And Snapshots

    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.
  • Page 46: Hp Touchsmart Notes

    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.
  • Page 47: Software Quick Reference Table

    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.
  • Page 48 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.
  • Page 49: Hp Touchsmart Faqs

    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?”...
  • Page 50: How Do I Add Tiles (shortcuts) To My Hp Touchsmart Homepage View

    “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?”...
  • Page 51: How Can I See All The Tiles In My Homepage View

    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.
  • Page 52: How Do I Set Up An Rss Feed

    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.
  • Page 53: How Do I Create A Slideshow Of My Photos

    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.
  • Page 54: Why Can't I See All My Music In Hp Touchsmart Music

    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.
  • Page 55: How Do I Create And Edit A Playlist Of My Songs

    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.
  • Page 56: How Do I Create (burn) A Cd Or Dvd Of My Music Or Photos

    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.
  • Page 57: How Do I Make A Video Playlist

    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.
  • Page 58: Where Are My Webcam And Microphones

    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.
  • Page 59: How Do I Make A Video Chat Or A Conference Call

    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.
  • Page 60: How Do I Create A Voice Note

    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.
  • Page 61: How Can I Tell If My Hp Touchsmart Computer Is 64-bit Or 32-bit

    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.
  • Page 62 Getting Started (Features may vary by model)
  • Page 63: Index

    Index adaptor, composite video-to-S-Video digital audio connector Ambient Light DVD drive, using DVD Play, features adjusting button Audio line in connector Audio line out connector FireWire (IEEE 1394) Auto-Start hard disk drive Bluetooth antenna features Headphones using Bluetooth devices HP Pocket Media Drive bay HP TouchSmart button adding a shortcut...
  • Page 64 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...
  • Page 65 television, watch and record TV programs weather updates, getting touch screen webcam accessing software, performing tasks, navigating capturing video and snapshots the computer features features turning on the computer position TV In connector setting up a video call using with the microphone viewing angle USB connector webcam microphones...
  • Page 66 Part number: 492788-002...

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