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ASUS Desktop PC

BM6AD (MD310)
BM1AD
BP1AD (SD310)
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BM6AD (MD310)
BP1AD (SD310)

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  • Page 1: Asus Desktop Pc

    ASUS Desktop PC BM6AD (MD310) BM1AD BP1AD (SD310) BM1AD BM6AD (MD310) BP1AD (SD310) User Manual...

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    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 ................0 Turning your computer ON/OFF ..............

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    7 / Windows 8.1 functions ® ® Removing a USB storage device ..............71 Configuring the screen resolution settings........... 7 Configuring the Internet connection settings ..........73 Recovering your system ................8 ASUS contact information ASUS contact information ................87...

  • 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: (1) this device may not cause interference, and () this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

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    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 ASUS Desktop PC Keyboard x1 Mouse x1 Power cord x1 Support DVD x1 Recovery DVD x1 (Optional) Nero burning software Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1 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.

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    2 x 5.25 inch optical disk drive bays. The 5.5 inch optical disk drive bays are for 5.5 inch DVD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD-RW devices. Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone. Headphone port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker. USB 2.0 ports.

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    3.5 inch drive bay. This 3.5 inch drive bay is for 3.5 inch hard disk drives / memory card readers. Microphone. This port connects to a microphone. Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker. ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus .0 (USB .0) ports connect to USB .0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

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    3.5 inch drive bay. This 3.5 inch drive bay is for 3.5 inch hard disk drives / memory card readers. Microphone. This port connects to a microphone. Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker. ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

  • Page 16: Rear Panel

    Rear panel BM1AD / BM6AD (MD310) Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector. RATING: 115-230Vac, 6.0A/3.0A, 50/60Hz PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/ keyboard. HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content.

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    Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card. ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

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    BP1AD (SD310) PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/ keyboard. HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content. DVI-I port. This port is for any DVI-I compatible device and are HDCP compliant, allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray and other protected content.

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    Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card. ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

  • Page 20: Setting Up Your Computer

    Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, or a DVI-I monitor to the DVI-I port, or an HDMI monitor to the HDMI port on the rear panel of your computer. Plug the monitor to a power source. BM1AD / BM6AD (MD310) Chapter 1: Getting started...

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    BP1AD (SD310) 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. ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    Connecting a USB keyboard and a USB mouse Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your computer. BM1AD / BM6AD (MD310) BP1AD (SD310) Chapter 1: Getting started...

  • Page 23: Connecting The Power Cord

    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. BM1AD / BM6AD (MD310) BP1AD (SD310) ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

  • Page 24: Turning Your Computer On/off

    To turn your computer ON: Turn your monitor ON. Press the power button on your computer. Power button Power button BM6AD (MD310) BM1AD Power button BP1AD (SD310) Wait until the operating system loads automatically. For details on shutting down your Desktop PC, refer to the Windows 7 / Windows ®...

  • Page 25: Chapter 2: Connecting Devices To Your Computer

    You can enable or disable the front and rear USB .0 and USB 3.0 ports individually from the BIOS Setup. Refer to the Configuring the USB ports using the BIOS section in Chapter 3 of this user manual for details. Front panel BM6AD (MD310) BM1AD BP1AD (SD310) ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    Rear panel BM1AD / BM6AD (MD310) BP1AD (SD310) For details, refer to the section Removing a USB storage device in the Windows ® Windows 8.1 User Manual, which can be found in this manual. ® Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...

  • Page 27: 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 BM6AD (MD310) BM1AD ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    BP1AD (SD310) Connecting 2.1-channel Speakers Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...

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    Connecting 4.1-channel Speakers Connecting 5.1-channel Speakers ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    Connecting 7.1-channel Speakers Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...

  • Page 31: Connecting Multiple External Displays

    For some graphic cards, only the monitor that is set to be the primary display has display during POST. The dual display function works only under Windows. ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

  • Page 32: Connecting An Hdtv

    Turn on your computer. Configure the Screen Resolution settings. For details, refer to the section Configuring the Screen Resolution settings in the Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 User Manual, which can be found in this manual. ® ® Connecting an HDTV Connect a High Definition TV (HDTV) to the HDMI port of your computer.

  • Page 33: 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 BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

  • Page 34: Using The Optical Drive (on Selected Models Only)

    Using the optical drive (on selected models only) Inserting an optical disc To insert an optical disc: While your system is on, press the eject button below the drive bay cover to open the tray. Place the disc to the optical drive with the label side facing up. Push the tray to close it.

  • Page 35: Configuring The Usb Ports Using The Bios

    Press <Enter> to enable or disable the selected USB port. Click Exit and select Save Changes & Reset to save the changes made. Refer to Chapter 1 for the locations of the USB ports. ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

  • Page 36: Configuring The Hdd Security Setting Using The Bios

    Configuring the HDD security setting using the BIOS You can set a password in the BIOS Setup to protect your HDD. To set a password for your HDD from the BIOS Setup: Press <Delete> to enter the BIOS Setup at startup. From the BIOS Setup EZ Mode screen, click Exit >...

  • Page 37: Chapter 4: Connecting To The Internet

    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 a DSL/cable modem. BM1AD / BM6AD (MD310) Modem RJ-45 cable ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    BP1AD (SD310) Modem RJ-45 cable Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings. • 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.

  • Page 39: Connecting Via A Local Area Network (lan)

    • 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 BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    Chapter 4: Connecting to the Internet...

  • Page 41: 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 BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    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.

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    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 BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    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. •...

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    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 BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    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.

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    • Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. There is not enough Move your computer to an area with air ventilation for your better air flow. computer. Incompatible softwares are Reinstall the OS and reinstall installed. compatible softwares. ASUS BM6AD (MD310), BM1AD, and BP1AD (SD310)

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    • 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 49: 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 51: Using Windows ® 7 Desktop

    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 52: Using The Start Menu

    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 53: 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 54: 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.

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    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 56: 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 57: 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 58: 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 59: Using Windows 8.1

    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 60: Start Screen

    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.

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    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...

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    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 63: Working With Windows ® Apps

    Move your mouse pointer on the top side of the launched app then wait for the pointer to change to a hand icon. • Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. • From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> + <F4>. ASUS Desktop PC...

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    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 65: 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>. ASUS Desktop PC...

  • Page 66: 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 67: 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 68: 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 69: 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 70: 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 71: 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 72: 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 73: 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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.

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    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...

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    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 : Using Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 functions ®...

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    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 80: 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.

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    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 82: 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 83: 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 84: 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>...

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    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 86: 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 87: 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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