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  • Page 1 Aspire R7-571 / R7-572 User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 © 2013 All Rights Reserved. Aspire R7-571 / R7-572 User’s Manual This revision: 03/2013 AcerCloud frees you to enjoy your digital life anytime, anywhere! This computer comes with AcerCloud pre-installed. AcerCloud is a personal cloud service that allows you to access your files over the Internet and make sure your most important files are always up to date.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Battery pack Taking care of your AC adapter ....18 Battery pack characteristics......59 Cleaning and servicing......18 Charging the battery......... 59 Your Acer notebook tour Optimizing battery life....... 61 Checking the battery level......61 Screen view............20 Battery-low warning........61 Keyboard view..........
  • Page 4 Adding a Bluetooth device ....... 75 How do I jump between apps?....96 How do I turn off my computer? ....96 Acer Converter Port Why is there a new interface?....96 HDMI How do I unlock my computer?....96 How do I personalize my computer?..
  • Page 5: Safety And Comfort

    AFETY AND COMFORT AFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 6 - If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating.
  • Page 7 - Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings. - Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you. Bundled dummy cards - Note: Information in this section may not apply to your computer. Your computer shipped with plastic dummies installed in the card slots. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal objects or other particles.
  • Page 8 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: - The power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed.
  • Page 9 Dispose of batteries according to local regulations. Please recycle when possible. Do not dispose as household waste. - Note: Please refer to for battery shipping documents. - Warning! Batteries may explode if not handled properly. Do not disassemble or dispose of them in fire.
  • Page 10 some cases, transmission of data files or messages may be delayed until such a connection is available. Ensure that the above separation distance instructions are followed until the transmission is completed. Parts of the device are magnetic. Metallic materials may be attracted to the device, and persons with hearing aids should not hold the device to the ear with the hearing aid.
  • Page 11 equipment that has been added. Only qualified personnel should service the device, or install the device in a vehicle. Faulty installation or service may be dangerous and may invalidate any warranty that may apply to the device. Check regularly that all wireless equipment in your vehicle is mounted and operating properly.
  • Page 12 Products that are ENERGY STAR qualified use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Acer is committed to offering products and services worldwide that help customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
  • Page 13 IPS AND INFORMATION FOR COMFORTABLE USE Computer users may complain of eyestrain and headaches after prolonged use. Users are also at risk of physical injury after long hours of working in front of a computer. Long work periods, bad posture, poor work habits, stress, inadequate working conditions, personal health and other factors greatly increase the risk of physical injury.
  • Page 14 - If you view your monitor more than your documents, place the display at the center of your desk to minimize neck strain. Taking care of your vision Long viewing hours, wearing incorrect glasses or contact lenses, glare, excessive room lighting, poorly focused screens, very small typefaces and low-contrast displays could stress your eyes.
  • Page 15 Developing good work habits The following work habits make computer use more relaxing and productive: - Take short breaks regularly and often. - Perform some stretching exercises. - Breathe fresh air as often as possible. - Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy body. - Warning! We do not recommend using the computer on a couch or bed.
  • Page 16: First Things First

    IRST THINGS F I R S T We would like to thank you for making an Acer notebook your choice for meeting your mobile computing needs. Your guides To help you use your Acer notebook, we have designed a set of guides: First off, the Setup Guide helps you get started with setting up your computer.
  • Page 17: Taking Care Of Your Computer

    If you need to power down the computer for a short while, but don’t want to completely shut it down, you can put it into Hibernate by pressing the power button. You can also put the computer in sleep mode by pressing the sleep hotkey <Fn>...
  • Page 18: Taking Care Of Your Ac Adapter

    • Never place the computer on uneven surfaces. Taking care of your AC adapter Here are some ways to take care of your AC adapter: • Do not connect the adapter to any other device. • Do not step on the power cord or place heavy objects on top of it. Carefully route the power cord and any cables away from foot traffic.
  • Page 19: Your Acer Notebook Tour

    OU R CER N OT E B O OK TOUR After setting up your computer as illustrated in the Setup Guide, let us show you around your new Acer computer. Aspire R7-571 / R7-572 Your Acer notebook tour - 19...
  • Page 20: Screen View

    A light next to the webcam indicates that the webcam is active. Displays computer output, supports Touchscreen multi-touch input. Tap to return to the Start screen, or to Windows key the last open app. 20 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 21 Internal stereo microphones for sound Microphones recording. Power indicator Indicates the computer’s power status. Indicates battery status. Charging: The light is amber when the Battery indicator battery is charging. Fully charged: The light is blue. Your Acer notebook tour - 21...
  • Page 22: Keyboard View

    The touchpad and selection buttons  form a single surface. Touchpad Press down firmly on the touchpad  surface to perform a left click. Press down firmly on the lower right corner to perform a right click. 22 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 23: Left View

    Left view Icon Item Description Connects to the Acer Converter cable, allowing for easy connection to a LAN, an external display or an additional Acer Converter USB device. Port Note: There are different cables available.
  • Page 24: Information On Usb 3.0

    Information on USB 3.0 • USB 3.0 compatible ports are blue. • Compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices. • For optimal performance, use USB 3.0-certified devices. • Defined by the USB 3.0 specification (SuperSpeed USB). 24 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 25: Right View

    Only one card can operate at any given time. USB port Connects to USB devices. Volume control key Adjusts the system volume. Power button Turns the computer on and off. DC-in jack Connects to an AC adapter. Your Acer notebook tour - 25...
  • Page 26  table or handle of a locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn  the key to secure the lock. Keyless models are also available. 26 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 27: Base View

    Base view Icon Item Description Ventilation and Allows the computer to stay cool. cooling fan Do not cover or obstruct the openings. Speakers Deliver stereo audio output. Your Acer notebook tour - 27...
  • Page 28 Icon Item Description Insert a paperclip into the hole and Battery reset press for four seconds to reset the pinhole computer (simulates removing and reinstalling the battery). 28 - Your Acer notebook tour...
  • Page 29: Using The Keyboard

    SING TH E KEYBOARD The keyboard has full-sized keys and an embedded numeric keypad, separate cursor, lock, Windows, function and special keys. Lock keys and embedded numeric keypad The keyboard has three lock keys which you can toggle on and off. Lock key Description When Caps Lock is on, all alphabetic characters typed...
  • Page 30: Hotkeys

    keycaps. To simplify the keyboard legend, cursor-control key symbols are not printed on the keys. Desired access Num Lock on Num Lock off Number keys on Type numbers in a normal embedded keypad manner. Cursor-control keys Hold <Shift> while using Hold <Fn>...
  • Page 31 Hotkey Icon Function Description Switches display output between the display screen, <Fn> + <F5> Display toggle external monitor (if connected) and both. Turns the display screen <Fn> + <F6> Display off backlight off to save power. Press any key to return. Turns the built-in touchpad on <Fn>...
  • Page 32: Windows Keys

    Hotkey Icon Function Description <Fn> + < > Volume up Increases the sound volume. <Fn> + < > Volume down Decreases the sound volume. <Fn> + Play or pause a selected media Play/Pause <Home> file. <Fn> + Stop playing the selected Stop <Pg Up>...
  • Page 33: Touchpad

    OUCHPAD Touchpad basics The touchpad controls the arrow (or 'cursor') on the screen. As you slide your finger across the touchpad, the cursor will follow this movement. Note: The touchpad is sensitive to finger movement; the lighter the  touch, the better the response. Please keep the touchpad and your fingers dry and clean.
  • Page 34: Touchpad Gestures

    touchpad to select all items in an area. Touchpad gestures Windows 8 and many applications support touchpad gestures that use one or more fingers. Note: Support for touchpad gestures depends on the active application. This allows you to control applications with a few simple gestures, such as: •...
  • Page 35: Recovery

    (see page 89) do not help, you can 'recover' your computer - i.e. return it to an earlier state. This section describes the recovery tools available on your computer. Acer provides Acer Recovery Management, which allows you to create a recovery backup, a drivers and applications backup, and to start recovery options, either using Windows tools, or the recovery backup.
  • Page 36 Note: Since the recovery backup requires at least 16 GB of storage, it is recommended to use a USB drive with a capacity of 32 GB or larger. 1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps.
  • Page 37 opens. Make sure Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive is selected. This provides the most complete and safest recovery backup. 3. Plug in the USB drive then click Next. Recovery - 37...
  • Page 38 • Make sure your USB drive has enough capacity before continuing. The recovery backup requires at least 16 GB of storage 4. You will be shown the backup progress on the screen. 5. Follow the process until it completes. 6. After creating the recovery backup, you can choose to delete the recovery information on your computer.
  • Page 39: Creating A Drivers And Applications Backup

    7. Unplug the USB drive and label it clearly. Important: Write a unique, descriptive label on the backup, such as 'Windows Recovery Backup'. Make sure you keep the backup in a safe place that you will remember. Creating a drivers and applications backup To create a Drivers and Applications Backup, that contains the factory- loaded software and drivers needed by your computer, you may use either Recovery - 39...
  • Page 40 USB storage drive or, if your computer features a DVD recorder, one or more blank recordable DVDs. 1. From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. 2. Click Create Drivers and Applications Backup.
  • Page 41 • If you are using a USB drive, make sure your USB drive has enough capacity before continuing. • If using DVDs, it will also show the number of blank, recordable discs you will need to complete the recovery discs. Make sure that you have the required number of identical, blank discs.
  • Page 42: Recovering Your System

    3. Click Start to copy files.You will be shown the backup progress on the screen. 4. Follow the process until it completes: • If you are using optical discs, the drive ejects each disc as it completes burning it. Remove the disc from the drive and mark it with a permanent marker....
  • Page 43: Reinstalling Drivers And Applications

    solved by returning your system to a previous state when everything was working correctly.  For instructions, see "Returning to an earlier system snapshot" on page 46. 3. Reset your operating system. If nothing else has solved the problem and you want to reset your system, but keep your user information, see "Returning your system to its factory condition"...
  • Page 44 If you are reinstalling using Windows and the recovery information stored on your computer: • From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. • Click Reinstall Drivers or Applications. 44 - Recovery...
  • Page 45 1. Insert the Drivers and Applications Backup into the disc drive or connect it to a free USB port. • If you inserted a DVD wait for Acer Resource Center to start. • If Acer Resource Center does not start automatically, press the Windows key + <E>, then double-click on the optical drive icon.
  • Page 46: Returning To An Earlier System Snapshot

    2. You should see the Contents section of the Acer Resource Center. 3. Click the install icon for the item you want to install, then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation. Repeat this step for each item you want to reinstall.
  • Page 47: Returning Your System To Its Factory Condition

    apps. Type 'Windows system restore' in the Search Help box, then press Enter. Returning to a restore point 1. From Start, type 'Control Panel' and then click Control Panel in the list of apps. 2. Click System and Security > Action Center, then click Recovery at the bottom of the window.
  • Page 48: Recovering From Windows

    Recovering from Windows Start Acer Recovery Management: • From Start, type 'Recovery' and then click Acer Recovery Management in the list of apps. Two options are available, Restore Factory Settings (Reset my PC) or Customized Restore (Refresh my PC). Restore Factory Settings deletes everything on your hard drive, then reinstalls Windows and all software and drivers that were pre-installed on your system.
  • Page 49 Restore Factory Settings with Acer Recovery Management 1. Click Restore Factory Settings. Caution: 'Restore Factory Settings' will erase all files on your hard drive. 2. The Reset your PC window opens. Images for reference only. 3. Click Next, then choose how to erase your files:...
  • Page 50 a. Just remove my files quickly erases all files before restoring your computer and takes about 30 minutes. b. Fully clean the drive completely cleans the drive after each file is erased, so no files can be viewed after the recovery. Cleaning the drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as old files are completely removed.
  • Page 51 Customized Restore with Acer Recovery Management 1. Click Customized Restore (Retain User Data). 2. The Refresh your PC window opens. 3. Click Next, then Refresh. 4. The recovery process begins by restarting your computer, then continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process takes about 30 minutes.
  • Page 52: Recovering From A Recovery Backup

    Recovering from a recovery backup To recover from a recovery backup on a USB drive: 1. Find your recovery backup. 2. If your computer does not have a built-in keyboard, make sure a keyboard is attached to your computer. 3. Plug in the USB drive and turn on your computer. 4.
  • Page 53 7. Select Troubleshoot and then choose the type of recovery to use: a. Click Advanced then System Restore to start Microsoft System Restore: Microsoft System Restore periodically takes a 'snapshot' of your system settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these restore points to get your system running again.
  • Page 54 Reset your PC from the recovery backup Caution: Reset your PC will erase all files on your hard drive. 1. The Reset your PC window opens. Images for reference only. 2. Click Next. 3. Select the operating system to recover (normally only one option is available).
  • Page 55 drive takes much longer, up to 5 hours, but is much more secure as old files are completely removed. 6. Click Reset. 7. After the recovery has finished, you can start using your computer by repeating the first-start process. Refresh your PC from the recovery backup 1.
  • Page 56: Power Management

    OWER MANAGEMENT This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, hard disk, peripherals connected to the computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time, the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy.
  • Page 57 start over a network (Wake on LAN). 1. Open the Desktop. 2. Click Power Options in the Notification area. 3. Select More Power Options.    4. Select Choose what the power buttons do. 5. To access Shutdown Settings, select Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Page 58 6. Scroll down and disable Turn on fast startup. 7. Select Save changes. 58 - Power management...
  • Page 59: Battery Pack

    ATTERY P A CK The computer uses an embedded battery pack that gives you long use between charges. Battery pack characteristics The battery is recharged whenever you connect the computer to the AC adapter. Your computer supports charge-in-use, enabling you to recharge the battery while you continue to operate the computer.
  • Page 60 1. Connect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery. 2. Disconnect the AC adapter. 3. Turn on the computer and operate using battery power. 4. Fully deplete the battery until the battery-low warning appears. 5. Reconnect the AC adapter and fully charge the battery again. Follow these steps again until the battery has been charged and discharged three times.
  • Page 61: Optimizing Battery Life

    • Frequent use; the more you use the battery, the faster it will reach the end of its effective life. A standard computer battery has a life span of about 300 charges. Optimizing battery life Optimizing battery life helps you get the most out of battery operation, prolonging the charge/recharge cycle and improving recharging efficiency.
  • Page 62 Warning! Connect the AC adapter as soon as possible after the battery-low warning appears. Data may be lost if the battery is allowed to become fully depleted and the computer shuts down. When the battery-low warning appears, the recommended course of action depends on your situation: Situation Recommended Action...
  • Page 63: Traveling With Your Computer

    RAVELING W I T H YOUR COMPUTER This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer. Disconnecting from the desktop Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories: 1. Save any open files. 2.
  • Page 64: Preparing The Computer

    Preparing the computer Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place it in Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you go within the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode, open the display;...
  • Page 65: Taking The Computer Home

    close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the computer. Taking the computer home When you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa. Preparing the computer After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to prepare the computer for the trip home: •...
  • Page 66: Special Considerations

    Special considerations Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and from work: • Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer with you. • If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat.
  • Page 67: Traveling With The Computer

    Traveling with the computer When you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your office building to a client's office building or traveling locally. Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that the battery in the computer is charged.
  • Page 68: Preparing The Computer

    Preparing the computer Prepare the computer as you would normally prepare it for traveling. What to bring with you Bring the following items with you: • AC adapter. • Power cords that are appropriate for the country to which you are traveling.
  • Page 69: Securing Your Computer

    ECURING Y O U R COMPUTER Your computer is a valuable investment that you need to take care of. Learn how to protect and take care of your computer. Security features include hardware and software locks — a security notch and passwords.
  • Page 70: Entering Passwords

    • Password on Boot secures your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot- up and resume from Hibernation (if available) for maximum security. Important: Do not forget your Supervisor Password! If you forget your password, please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center.
  • Page 71: Wireless Networks

    IRELESS N E TW ORK S Connecting to the Internet Your computer's wireless connection is turned on by default. Windows will detect and display a list of available networks during setup. Select your network and enter the password if required. Otherwise, open Internet Explorer and follow the instructions.
  • Page 72 Installation speed and simplicity Installing a wireless LAN system can be fast and easy and eliminates the need to pull cables through walls and ceilings. Components of a wireless LAN To set up your Wireless network at home you need to have the following: Access point (router) Access points (routers) are two-way transceivers that broadcast data into the surrounding environment.
  • Page 73: Using A Bluetooth Connection

    S I N G A LUETOOTH C O N N E C T I O N Bluetooth is a technology enabling you to transfer data wirelessly over short distances between many different types of devices. Bluetooth- enabled devices include computers, cell phones, tablets, wireless headsets, and keyboards.
  • Page 74: Enabling Bluetooth From Windows 8

    Enabling Bluetooth from Windows 8 Bluetooth on your computer is disabled by default. To enable your computer’s Bluetooth adapter, do the following: 1. Open the Charms and select Settings > Change PC Settings > Wireless, or press the Windows key + <W> and then type ’Wireless’; in the results, click on Wireless.
  • Page 75: Adding A Bluetooth Device

    4. Select the Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer check box, click Apply, and then click OK. Adding a Bluetooth device Every new device must first be "paired" with your computer’s Bluetooth adapter. This means it must first be authenticated for security purposes. You only need to pair once.
  • Page 76 From the notification area, click the Bluetooth icon, and select Add a Bluetooth Device. Click on the device you want to add. 76 - Using a Bluetooth connection...
  • Page 77 A code displays on your computer, which should match the code displayed on your device. Select Yes. Then, accept the pairing from your device. Note: Some devices using older versions of the Bluetooth technology require both devices to enter a PIN. In the case of one of the devices not having any inputs (as in a headset), the passcode is hardcoded into the device (usually "0000"...
  • Page 78 devices and printers. Right click on your device and select Advanced Operations > Connect to operation window. 78 - Using a Bluetooth connection...
  • Page 79 The operation window enables you to play music and audio from your device through your computer, send files to your device and change Bluetooth settings. Using a Bluetooth connection - 79...
  • Page 80: Acer Converter Port

    Note: There are different cables available. Please check with your retailer to see which are compatible with your computer. The Acer Converter Port is a proprietary port that allows you to extend the connectivity options of your computer using a single cable.
  • Page 81: Hdmi

    HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. HDMI provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, and A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
  • Page 82: Universal Serial Bus (Usb)

    (USB) N I V E R S A L E R I A L The USB port is a high-speed serial bus which allows you to connect USB peripherals without taking up system resources. 82 - Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  • Page 83: Bios Utility

    BIOS UTILITY The BIOS utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS. Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run it. To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2>...
  • Page 84: Acer Screen Grasp

    C R E E N RASP Acer Screen Grasp is a handy screen capture tool that allows you to capture all or part of anything that’s displayed on your computer’s screen. It works for both Desktop and Windows 8 UI applications.
  • Page 85: Adjusting The Settings

    Settings: Change the defaults. Adjusting the Settings Tap the Settings icon to adjust the defaults for Acer Screen Grasp. You can enable or disable the launch gesture (tap the screen with three fingers), set the app to launch the editing tool after capturing, view a short introduction tutorial, or view the Help content.
  • Page 86: The Editing Tool

    After you’ve captured the screen, you can edit the image. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 12 Description Create another screen capture. Undo. Redo. Pencil tool. Marker tool. Text tool. Eraser. 86 - Acer Screen Grasp...
  • Page 87 Description Mosaic effect. Tool settings. Share capture to... • Windows clipboard • Facebook • Acer Scrapboard • Word • PowerPoint • Excel Save. Pin/unpin the toolbars. Acer Screen Grasp - 87...
  • Page 88: Acer Scrapboard

    CRAPBOARD Acer Scrapboard is a useful tool to manage your screen captures. Screen captures are automatically sorted by date. Tap the icon on the screen capture to open the website in Internet Explorer. 88 - Acer Scrapboard...
  • Page 89: Frequently Asked Questions

    REQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one. I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up Look at the power indicator: •...
  • Page 90 • The brightness level might be too low. Press <Fn> + < > (increase) to adjust the brightness level. • The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display toggle hotkey <Fn> + <F5> to toggle the display back to the computer.
  • Page 91: Requesting Service

    Place your proof-of- purchase in the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport. If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorized ITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. Please visit
  • Page 92 Before you call Please have the following information available when you call Acer for online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help solve your problems efficiently.
  • Page 93: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter shows you how to deal with common system problems.  Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center for assistance.
  • Page 94 Error messages Corrective action Insert a system (bootable) disk, then press Disk boot failure <Enter> to reboot. Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS Equipment utility, then press Exit in the BIOS utility to configuration error reboot. Contact your dealer or an authorized service Hard disk 0 error center.
  • Page 95: Tips And Hints For Using Windows 8

    Tips and hints for using Windows 8 We know this is a new operating system that will take some getting used to, so we've created a few pointers to help you get started. Three concepts you might want to keep in mind 1.
  • Page 96: How Do I Jump Between Apps

    Swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards, tap Settings > Power and select the action you'd like to take. Alternatively, from Desktop, tap Acer Power Button and select the action you'd like to take. Why is there a new interface? The new interface for Windows 8 is designed to work well with touch input.
  • Page 97: How Do I Personalize My Computer

    Tap and hold the preview icon to see the characters you've entered to ensure the password is correct. How do I personalize my computer? You can personalize Start with a different background image or by arranging the tiles to suit your personal needs. To change the background, swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards and tap Settings >...
  • Page 98: I Want To Use Windows In The Way That I'm Used To - Give Me My Desktop Back

    So, how do I close an app? Swipe the window downwards from the top to the bottom of the screen. Can I change the screen resolution? Swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards and tap Search, tap the text box to open the onscreen keyboard and start typing 'Control Panel' to display the results;...
  • Page 99 How do I make an app appear on Start? If you're in All apps and you want to make an app appear on Start, tap and drag the app downwards and release it. Tap Pin to Start from the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 100: What Is A Microsoft Id (Account)

    What is a Microsoft ID (account)? A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use to sign in to Windows. You can use any email address, but it is best if you choose the one you already use to communicate with friends and sign in to your favorite websites.
  • Page 101: How Do I Check For Windows Updates

    Swipe the right-hand edge of the screen inwards and tap Settings > Change PC settings > Windows Updates. Tap Check for updates now. Where can I get more information? For more information please visit the following pages: • Windows 8 tutorials: • Support FAQs: Frequently asked questions - 101...
  • Page 102: 102 - Regulations And Safety Notices

    EGULATIONS AND SAFETY N OT IC E S STATEMENT This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 103 Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer. OTICE FOR ANADA This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
  • Page 104 Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this computer is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Wireless operation channels for different domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through Ch11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz...
  • Page 105 Departments in which the use of the 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100 mW indoors and less than 10 mW outdoors: 01 Ain Orientales 25 Doubs 59 Nord 71 Saone et Loire 02 Aisne 26 Drome 60 Oise...
  • Page 106 List of national codes This equipment may be operated in the following countries: Country ISO 3166 Country ISO 3166 2 letter code 2 letter code Austria Malta Belgium Netherlands Cyprus Poland Czech Republic Portugal Denmark Slovakia Estonia Slovenia Finland Spain France Sweden Germany...
  • Page 107 This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada. "To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing." «...
  • Page 108 The FCC RF safety requirement The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the computer shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized as follows: 1.

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