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Thank you for your purchase! We want to make your experience a satisfying one, so we’ve put together tips to help you get started with your Gateway computer.

Contents

 

Getting started with Windows

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Windows Welcome Center.......................................................

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Getting help ..................................................................................

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Internet .........................................................................................

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E-mail.............................................................................................

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Using CDs and DVDs ................................................................

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Safety and security....................................................................

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Improving performance .........................................................

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Restoring your system.............................................................

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we do Windows

After you start your computer and complete the Windows® setup, the first thing you’ll see on your screen is the Windows desktop. The desktop includes a taskbar, Start button (), and Recycle Bin icon. Other icons may be added depending on your computer’s configuration.

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the Recycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bin to delete

 

 

 

 

 

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time, check

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the latest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a favorite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is the

Windows desktop

Click(Start) to access programs and to turn off your computer

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For more information about Windows, see“Windows Basics”under Help and Support in the Start menu.

getting things started

The Start menu is the command center of your computer. Whether you want to start a program, find a file, change settings, or even shut down your system, the Start menu is where it all begins.

Click here to access the Internet, e-mail, and your most frequently used programs

Click here to see all your programs

Type here to find a file or folder

Click here to open files and folders, access networking, and to change settings

Click here

Click here

Click here

to put your

to lock your

to shut

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down your

Sleep mode

 

computer

For more information about Windows, see“Windows Basics”under Help and Support.

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maintaining order

Managing files and folders starts with the Computer folder. From there, you can see everything on your computer. To get there, click(Start), then click Computer. To save something right away, use the Documents folder that has already been set up for you. To access that folder, click(Start), then click Documents.

Documents

Already created for you, this folder is ready for immediate use

Computer

Look here to see what’s on your computer

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For more information about Windows, see“Windows basics”under Help and Support.

welcome to the Welcome Center!

The Welcome Center offers a wealth of options for getting more information about your computer, as well as links to special deals from Gateway partners! To access the Welcome Center, click(Start), Control Panel, then click System and Maintenance. Click Welcome Center and select an option.

Get information about your computer

Transfer files and settings from a previous computer to a new one

Learn about the newest features in Windows Vista

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need additional help?

If you need a little extra help with something on your computer, Gateway offers several options designed to meet your needs:

Gateway Web support—Available 24/7, Gateway’s online support provides current drivers, product specifications, tutorials, and personalized information about your computer. Visit us at www.support.gateway.com.

Help and Support—This collection of Windows help and troubleshooting information, along with automated support, is easily accessible. Just click

(Start), then click Help and Support. Click a link, do a search, or simply browse to find what you’re looking for.

Gateway’s Web support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Help and Support is a quick and easy way to get information

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