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ASUS Desktop PC
M32 and M33 Series
User Manual
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  • Page 1 ASUS Desktop PC M32 and M33 Series User Manual : : : : 1 58 12 30...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notices ......................5 Safety information ..................8 Conventions used in this guide ..............9 Where to find more information ..............9 Package contents ..................10 Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome! ......................11 Getting to know your computer ..............11 Setting up your computer ................17 Turning your computer ON ................
  • Page 4 7 / Windows 8.1 functions ® ® Removing a USB storage device ..............65 Configuring the screen resolution settings........... 66 Configuring the Internet connection settings ..........67 Recovering your system ................76 ASUS contact information ASUS contact information ................81...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 6: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS 10 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: this device may not cause interference, and () this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 7 RF Equipment Notices CE: European Community Compliance Statement The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council Recommendation of 1 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive. Wireless Radio Use This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency band.
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    Safety information Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth. DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces.
  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS website www.asus.com. ASUS Local Technical Support Visit ASUS website at http://support.asus.com/contact for the contact information of local Technical Support Engineer.
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Package contents : : : : 1 58 12 30 ASUS Desktop PC Keyboard x1 Mouse x1 Power cord x1 Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1 Support DVD x1 (optional) Antenna (optional) x1 Recovery DVD x1 (optional) • If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic and stylish system casing. Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC. Getting to know your computer Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary with different models.
  • Page 12 Microphone port. This port connects to a microphone. Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker. Supported by ASUS Audio Wizard. Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer. Optical disk drive eject button. Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.
  • Page 13: Product Overview

    Memory Stick™ (MS) / Memory Stick Pro™ (MS Pro) / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / Secure Digital™ (SD) / High Capacity Secure Digital™(SDHC) / xD-Picture (XD) card slot. Insert a supported memory card into this slot. Microphone port. This port connects to a microphone. ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker. Supported by ASUS Audio Wizard. Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer. Optical disk drive eject button. Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.
  • Page 15 Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card. ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only). This optional WLAN card allows your computer to connect to a wireless network. ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.
  • Page 16 LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. LAN port LED indications Activity/Link LED Speed LED ACT/LINK SPEED Status Description Status Description No link 10Mbps connection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN...
  • Page 17: Setting Up Your Computer

    Connecting an external monitor Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only) Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card. To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card: Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.
  • Page 18 HDMI monitor to the HDMI port on the rear panel of your computer. Plug the monitor to your desktop PC. • If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the primary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port on the graphics card.
  • Page 19: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connect your USB keyboard and USB mouse to the USB .0 ports. Connecting the power cord Connect one end of the power cord to the power connector on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to a power source. ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 20: Turning Your Computer On

    Press the power button on your computer. : : : : 1 58 12 30 Power button M33 Series M32 Series Wait until the operating system loads automatically. For details on shutting down your Desktop PC, refer to the Windows 7 / Windows ® ®...
  • Page 21: Chapter 2: Connecting Devices To Your Computer

    M32 Series Rear panel For details, refer to the section Removing a USB storage device in the Windows 7 / Windows ® ® User Manual, which can be found in this manual. M32 / M33 Series ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 22: Connecting Microphone And Speakers

    This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect .1-channel, 4.1-channel, 5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel stereo speakers. Connecting Headphone and Mic M32 Series Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 23 M33 Series Connecting 2.1-channel Speakers ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 24 Connecting 4.1-channel Speakers Connecting 5.1-channel Speakers Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 25: Connecting An Hdtv

    • You need an HDMI cable to connect the HDTV and the computer. The HDMI cable is purchased separately. • To get the best display performance, ensure that your HDMI cable is less than 15 meters. M32 Series M33 Series : : : : 1 58 12 30 ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 26 Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 27: Chapter 3: Using Your Computer

    • Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as windows and straight sunlight. • Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC. ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 28: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Using the memory card reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to read from and write to different memory card drives. To use the memory card: Insert the memory card into the card slot.
  • Page 29: Using The Optical Drive

    8.1, hover your mouse pointer over the lower ® left corner of Windows desktop then right-click on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the ® popup menu, click File Explorer to open the Computer screen. Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 30 Chapter 3: Using your computer...
  • Page 31: Chapter 4: Connecting To The Internet

    • Contact your network administrator for details or assistance in setting up your Internet connection. • For details, refer to the section Configuring the Internet connection settings in the Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 User Manual, which can be found in this manual. ® ® ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 32: Connecting Via A Local Area Network (lan)

    Connecting via a local area network (LAN) To connect via a LAN: Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to your LAN. RJ-45 cable Turn on your computer.
  • Page 33: Wireless Connection (on Selected Models Only)

    • To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card. • Place the antennas on the top of your computer for the best wireless performance.
  • Page 34 Chapter 4: Connecting to the Internet...
  • Page 35: Chapter 5: Troubleshooting

    • Connect the external antennas (optional) to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card and place the antennas on the top of your computer chassis for the best wireless performance. ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 36 The arrow keys on the number key pad are not working. Check if the Number Lock LED is off. When the Number Lock LED is on, the keys on the number key pad are used to input numbers only. Press the Number Lock key to turn the LED off if you want to use the arrow keys on the number key pad.
  • Page 37 From the Desktop Mode screen a) Launch the Desktop Mode from the Start screen. b) Right click anywhere on your Desktop Mode screen. When the pop-up menu appears, click Personalize > Display > Change display settings. ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 38 My speakers produce no sound. • Ensure that you connect your speakers to the Line out port (lime) on the front panel or the rear panel. • Check if your speak is connected to an electrical source and turned on. •...
  • Page 39 • Ensure that the power cord is Your computer’s power properly connected. cord is not properly connected. • Use other compatible power cord. Contact the ASUS Service Center PSU (Power supply unit) about installing another PSU on your problems computer. ASUS M3 and M33 Series...
  • Page 40 Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try another LAN cable. If it still does LAN cable problems not work, contact the ASUS service center. Your computer is not Ensure that your computer is properly Cannot access properly connected to a connected to a router or hub.
  • Page 41 Computer virus attack computer. • Reinstall the operating system. • Send the damaged hard disk drive to ASUS Service Center for Hard disk drive failure servicing. • Replace with a new hard disk drive. • Replace with compatible memory modules.
  • Page 42 • Contact the ASUS Service Center Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com for the service center information.
  • Page 43: Appendix

    ASUS Desktop PC Windows 7 / Windows ® ® User Manual Appendix Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 User Manual ® ® E863 First Edition August 013 Copyright © ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All Rights Reserved...
  • Page 44 7 / Windows 8.1 functions ® ® Removing a USB storage device ..............3 Configuring the screen resolution settings........... 4 Configuring the Internet connection settings ..........5 Recovering your system ................34 ASUS contact information ASUS contact information ................39...
  • Page 45: Using Windows

    Select Use recommended settings or Install important updates only to set up the security settings for your computer. To skip this step, select Ask me later. Review your date and time settings. Click Next. The system loads the new settings and restarts. You may now start using your computer. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 46: Using Windows ® 7 Desktop

    Using Windows 7 desktop ® > Help and Support to obtain more information about Windows Click the Start icon ® Using the Start menu The Start menu gives you access to programs, utilities, and other useful items on your computer. It also provides you with more information about Windows 7 through its Help and Support feature.
  • Page 47: Pinning Programs On The Start Menu Or Taskbar

    From the Start menu, right-click the program that you want to unpin, then select Remove from this list. Unpinning programs from the taskbar To unpin programs from the taskbar: From the taskbar, right-click the program that you want to remove from the taskbar, then select Unpin this program from taskbar. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 48: Managing Your Files And Folders

    Using the notification area By default, the notification area shows these three icons: Action Center notification Click this icon to display all the alert messages/notifications and launch the Windows ® Action Center. Network connection This icon displays the connection status and signal strength of the wired or wireless network connection.
  • Page 49 From the menu that appears, select Sort by, then select your preferred sorting type. Grouping your files To group your files: Launch Windows Explorer. Right-click anywhere on the View pane. From the menu that appears, select Group by, then select your preferred grouping type. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 50: Restoring Your System Settings

    Adding a new folder To add a new folder: Launch Windows Explorer. From the toolbar, click New folder. Key in a name for the new folder. You may also right-click anywhere on the View pane, click New > Folder. Backing up your files Setting up a backup To set up a backup: >...
  • Page 51: Protecting Your Computer

    From the Windows taskbar, click ® Select Manage another account. Select Create a new account. Key in the name of the new user. Select either Standard user or Administrator as the user type. When done, click Create Account. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 52: Getting Windows ® Help And Support

    Setting up a user’s password To set up a user’s password: Select the user that you would like to set a password. Select Create a password. Key in a password and confirm it. Key in your password’s hint. When done, click Create password. Activating the anti-virus software Trend Micro Internet Security is pre-installed on your computer.
  • Page 53: Using Windows

    Windows®8.1 functionalities. Windows 8.1 lock screen ® The Windows®8.1 lock screen may appear when your Desktop PC enters the Windows®8.1 operating system. To proceed, tap on the lock screen or press any key on your Desktop PC's keyboard. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 54: Using The Windows ® Ui

    Using the Windows ® The Windows User Interface (UI) is the tile-based display used in Windows 8.1. It includes ® ® the following features you can use while working on your Desktop PC. Start screen The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user account. It helps organize all the programs and applications you need in just one place.
  • Page 55 Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your Desktop PC. The functions in these hotspots can be activated using your mouse. Hotspots on a running app Hotspots on the Start screen Refer to the next page for the Hotspots’ functions. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 56 Hotspot Action upper left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent app’s thumbnail to go back to that app. Move your mouse pointer down to display all the running apps. From a running app screen: lower left corner Hover your mouse pointer on the lower left corner then to go back to the Start screen.
  • Page 57: Working With Windows ® Apps

    Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. • From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> + <F4>. From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> + <F4>. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 58 Accessing the All Apps screen From the All Apps screen, you can configure an apps settings or pin an app to the Start screen or to the Desktop mode taskbar. Launching the All Apps screen • On the Start screen, click •...
  • Page 59: Charms Bar

    Charms bar looks like once activated. Use your Desktop PC’s mouse or keyboard to launch the Charms bar. • Move your mouse pointer on the upper or lower right corner of the screen. • Press + <C>. + <C>. >. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 60: Inside The Charms Bar

    Inside the Charms bar Search This charm allows you to look for files, applications, or programs in your Desktop PC. Share This charm allows you to share applications via social networking sites or email. Start This charm 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 61: Snap Feature

    Using your keyboard + < . > + left or right key to place the first app on • Launch an app then press the left or right side of the display panel. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 62: Other Keyboard Shortcuts

    Other keyboard shortcuts Using your keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch applications and navigate Windows 8.1. ® Switches between the Start screen and the last running app. Launches the desktop. + <D> Launches the Computer window on the desktop. + <E>...
  • Page 63: Turning Your Desktop Pc Off

    If your Desktop PC is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for at least four (4) seconds until your Desktop PC turns off. Putting your Desktop PC to sleep To put your Desktop PC on Sleep mode, press the Power button once. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 64: Entering The Bios Setup

    Entering the BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings that are needed for system startup in the Desktop PC. In normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimal performance. Do not change the default BIOS settings except in the following circumstances: •...
  • Page 65: Other Windows ® 7 / Windows ® 8.1 Functions

    When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer. DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may cause data loss or damage the USB storage device. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 66: Configuring The Screen Resolution Settings

    Configuring the screen resolution settings Windows ® To configure the screen resolution settings on Windows ® Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen: > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > • Click Change display settings.
  • Page 67: Configuring The Internet Connection Settings

    Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection To configure a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection: Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center. From the Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings. Right-click on your LAN and select Properties. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 68 Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if you want the IP settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following IP address: and key in IP address and Subnet mask. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically if you want the DNS server settings to be...
  • Page 69 Password, and Connection name. Click Connect. Click Close to finish the configuration. Click the network icon in the taskbar and click the connection you just created. Enter your user name and password. Click Connect to connect to the Internet. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 70 Configuring a static IP network connection To configure a static IP network connection : Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address.
  • Page 71 From the Open Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings. Right-click on your LAN and select Properties. Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties. Click Obtain an IP address automatically and click OK. Continue to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 72 Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next. Select Broadband (PPPoE) and click Next. Chapter 3: Using Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 functions ®...
  • Page 73 Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address. When done, click OK. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 74: Wireless Connection

    Wireless connection Connecting to a Wi-Fi network Windows ® To connect to a Wi-Fi network: Click the network icon in the notification area to display the available wireless networks. Select the wireless network that you want to connect to, then click Connect. You may need to key in the network security key for a secured wireless network, then click OK.
  • Page 75 From the Charms bar, select Settings and click the network icon Select the network that you want to connect to from the list. Click Connect. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 76: Recovering Your System

    DO NOT delete the system recovery partition, which is the partition without volume label on Disk 0. The system recovery partition is created at the factory and cannot be restored if deleted. Take your Desktop PC to an authorized ASUS service center if you have problems with the recovery process.
  • Page 77: Resetting Your Pc

    DVD to reinstall your system. • Ensure that all data are backed up before doing a full recovery of your operating system to avoid losing important files. Download the multi-language versions of this notice from the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 78: Recovering From A System Image File

    To reset your PC by using Recovery DVD: • Back up all your data before using this option. • Disconnect all external hard disk drives before performing system recovery on your Desktop PC to avoid restoring Windows on the wrong partition or drive. Press <F8>...
  • Page 79 Next. Select the USB storage device where you want to copy the recovery files. Click Next. Click Create. Wait for a while for the process to complete. When the process is completed, click Finish. ASUS Desktop PC...
  • Page 80: Removing Everything And Reinstalling Windows

    Removing everything and reinstalling Windows Restoring your PC to its original factory settings can be done using the Remove everything and reinstall option s in PC Settings. Refer to the steps below to use this option. Back up all your data before using this option. This process may take a while to complete.
  • Page 81: Asus Contact Information Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site usa.asus.com Technical Support Telephone +1-81-8-787 Support fax +1-81-84-0883 Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-10-959911 Web site www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component) +49-1805-01093*...

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