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Gateway M275 Notebook

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Customizing Troubleshooting

Contents

1 Checking Out Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Right Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Keyboard area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Identifying your model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Gateway model number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Gateway serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Internal wireless label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Finding your specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

2 Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Basic safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the AC adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Starting your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Waking up your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Turning off your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Restarting (rebooting) your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LED status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Keyboard status indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Key types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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System key combinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tablet control buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Multi-function buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the EZ Pad touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Converting the display from notebook to tablet mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Storing and removing the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Pen button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Tablet Input Panel (TIP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using speech recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting to a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Broadband Internet connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Help and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Searching for a topic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Do More With Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Using eSupport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

4 Windows Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

About Windows XP tablet PC Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 About the Windows environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Using the desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Using the Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Adding icons to the desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Identifying window items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Working with files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Viewing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Creating folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Copying and moving files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Deleting files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Browsing for files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Searching for files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Using the Windows Search utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Working with documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Creating a new document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Saving a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Opening a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Printing a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Keyboard shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

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5 Using the Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Learning about the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Setting up an Internet account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Accessing your Internet account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Using the World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Connecting to a Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Downloading files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Using e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Sending e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Checking your e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

6 Sending and Receiving Faxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Installing and configuring Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Installing Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Configuring Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Sending a simple fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Setting up your cover page template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Faxing from programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Faxing a scanned document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Receiving and viewing a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Canceling a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Automatically retry sending a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Automatically cancelling a fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

7 Using Multimedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Recording and playing audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Playing audio and video files with the Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Using S/PDIF digital audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Changing modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Using the DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Identifying drive types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Listening to CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Listening to CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Using MUSICMATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Playing CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Creating MP3 music files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Editing track information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Building a music library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Changing the music library display settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Listening to Internet radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

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Using advanced features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Playing a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Creating CDs using Nero Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 Creating a data CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Copying a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Copying music tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Creating a music CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136 Advanced features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Using the optional diskette drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 Using the memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Memory card types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Using a memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Connecting a digital camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Connecting a digital video camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Editing videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Viewing the display on a projector or monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Viewing the display on a television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Changing from one display to another . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

8 Managing Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

Monitoring the battery charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Recharging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Recalibrating the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Changing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Extending battery life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Conserving battery power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Using alternate power sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Changing power modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163 Changing power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 Changing the power scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Changing alarm options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Changing advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 Activating and using Hibernate mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170

9 Traveling With Your Gateway M275. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

Packing your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Traveling by air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Radio frequency wireless connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Additional tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

10 Customizing Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Using the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Changing display orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Adjusting brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Adjusting the screen and desktop settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Adjusting the color depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Adjusting the screen resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Changing the colors on your Windows desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Changing the desktop background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Selecting a screen saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Adjusting tablet and pen settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Programming the buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Adjusting the Tablet PC Input Panel Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Changing the touchpad settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Adding and modifying user accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

11 Networking Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197

Benefits of networking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Sharing a single Internet connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Sharing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Sharing peripheral devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Streaming audio and video files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Playing multi-player games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

Selecting a network connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Using a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Example wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Equipment you need for a wired Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Using a wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Wireless Ethernet speed and frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Example access point wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Equipment you need for an access point wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . 207 Example peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Equipment you need for a peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . 209 For more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Using your convertible tablet PC on a network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Installing and configuring your convertible tablet PC for Ethernet networking 210 Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

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12 Moving From Your Old Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213

Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Transferring files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Finding your files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Transferring Internet settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 Setting up your ISP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 Transferring your e-mail and address book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Transferring your Internet shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Installing your old printer or scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Installing a USB printer or scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 Installing a parallel port printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 Installing your old programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

13 Maintaining Your Gateway M275. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

Caring for your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222 Display screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222 Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Replacing the pen point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 Maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

Protecting your convertible tablet PC from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 Managing hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229 Checking hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229 Using Disk Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 Checking the hard drive for errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231 Defragmenting the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233 Backing up files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 Using the Scheduled Task Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 Cleaning your convertible tablet PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Cleaning the convertible tablet PC screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Cleaning the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238

14 Restoring Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241

Using the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 Reinstalling device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243 Updating device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 Reinstalling programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 Reinstalling Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248

15 Upgrading Your Gateway M275 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251

Adding and removing a PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252

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Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Adding or replacing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Adding or replacing memory in the memory bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Replacing memory under the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Replacing the hard drive kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

16 Using the Gateway M275 Port Replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Left side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Connecting to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Attaching to the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Disconnecting from the port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Securing your port replicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

17 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Software support tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Device installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Diskette drive (external) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 DVD or DVD/CD-RW drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Interface/Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Memory card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Modem (dial-up) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 PC Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302

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Touchpad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304 Before calling Gateway Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304 Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305 Tutoring and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306 Self-help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306 Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307

A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309

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Gateway M275Your 1

This chapter introduces you to the basic features of your convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter to learn:

How to identify the features of your Gateway convertible tablet PC

How to locate your convertible tablet PC’s model and serial number

How to locate the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

How to locate the specifications for your convertible tablet PC

What accessories are available for your convertible tablet PC

Tips & Tricks You can download an electronic copy of this

guide from support.gateway.com/support/manlib/.

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Modular bay

LCD panel

 

 

release latch

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Modular bay

 

Use this bay for a DVD drive or combination

 

 

DVD/CD-RWdrive. For more information, see“Changing

 

 

modules” on page 110.

 

 

To determine the type of drive in the modular bay,

 

 

examine the drive tray’s plastic cover and compare the

 

 

logo to those listed in “Identifying drive types” on

 

 

page 112.

 

 

Important: Your convertible tablet PC may have come

 

 

with a DVD or DVD/CD-RWdrive. To order a different

 

 

module, contact Gateway.

 

 

LCD panel release latch

Open the LCD panel by pressing the release latch.

 

 

 

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Left Side

Left Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington

PC Card

Memory card

 

 

Power

Speaker

lock slot

slot

reader

 

 

switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Kensington™ lock slot

 

 

Secure your convertible tablet PC to an object by

 

 

 

connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

 

PC Card slot

 

 

Insert one Type II PC Card into this slot. For more

 

 

 

information, see “Adding and removing a PC Card” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 252.

 

 

 

 

Memory card reader

 

 

Insert a memory card from a digital camera, MP3 player,

 

 

 

PDA, or cellular telephone into the memory card reader.

 

 

 

For more information, see “Using the memory card

 

 

 

reader” on page 142.

 

 

 

 

IEEE 1394 port

 

 

Plug an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or i.Link® )

 

 

 

device (such as a digital camcorder, Iomega™ Zip™

 

 

 

drive, or MP3 player) into this 4-pinIEEE 1394 port. For

 

 

 

more information, see “Connecting a digital video

 

 

 

camera” on page 146.

 

 

 

 

Microphone jack

 

 

Plug a microphone into this jack. The built-inmicrophone

 

 

 

is turned off when a microphone is plugged into this jack.

 

 

 

For the location of your built-inmicrophone, see

 

 

 

“Keyboard area” on page .8

 

 

 

 

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Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Headphone jack

 

Plug amplified speakers or headphones into this jack.

 

 

The built-inspeakers are turned off when speakers or

 

 

headphones are plugged into this jack.

 

 

 

Power switch

 

Slide to turn the power on or off. You can also configure

 

 

the power switch for Standby/Resume mode. For more

 

 

information on configuring the power switch mode, see

 

 

“Changing power settings” on page 165.

 

 

 

Speaker

 

Provides audio output when headphones or amplified

 

 

speakers are not plugged into your convertible tablet PC

 

 

or port replicator.

 

 

 

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Right Side

Pen

Speaker

Modem jack

Kensington

 

 

 

lock slot

Component

Icon

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Write, tap, and input directly on your convertible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tablet PC’s display using the cordless pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provides audio output when headphones or amplified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers are not plugged into your convertible tablet PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or port replicator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modem jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a modem cable into this jack. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Connecting the modem” on page 47.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kensington™ lock slot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secure your convertible tablet PC to an object by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connecting a Kensington cable lock to this slot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ventilation

USB

 

 

Docking

Ethernet

 

Power

Status

fan

port

 

 

port

jack

 

connector

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

port

 

 

 

 

port

 

 

Component

Icon

 

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ventilation fan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helps cool internal components. Do not block or insert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

objects into these slots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

diskette drive, flash drive, Iomega™ Zip™ drive, printer,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse) into these ports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug an analog VGA monitor into this port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Docking port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect the port replicator to this port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning! Power is passed through this port. This

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

docking connection is certified to UL 1950 for use only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with port replicators designed for your Gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

convertible tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug a 10/100 Ethernet network cable into this jack. For

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more information, see “Connecting to a wired Ethernet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

network” on page 48 and “Networking Your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gateway M275” on page 197.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plug the AC adapter cable into this connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inform you of the power status or when a drive is in use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, see “LED status indicators” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latch

System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latch

label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay

hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard

Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drive bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bay cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System label

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes the product model number. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Identifying your model” on page 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert a straightened paper clip into this hole to manually restart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open this cover to install a memory module. For more information,

cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Adding or replacing memory” on page 255.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pen latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the pen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery latch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide to release the battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insert the battery into this bay. For more information, see “Changing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

batteries” on page 159.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hard drive is located in this bay. For more information, see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Replacing the hard drive kit” on page 267.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

For information on using your keyboard, see “Using the keyboard” on page 28.

 

 

 

Microphone

LCD panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

multi-function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons/status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

multi-function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buttons/status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

Microphone

 

Record audio through this microphone. The built-inmicrophone

 

 

is turned off while an external microphone is connected. For

 

 

the location of your microphone jack, see “Left Side” on page 3

 

 

and “Back” on page 274.

 

 

 

LED status

 

Inform you of the power status or when a drive is in use. For

indicators

 

more information, see “LED status indicators” on page 25.

 

 

 

Tablet control

 

See “Tablet control buttons” on page 32for a description of

buttons

 

each button.

 

 

 

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Keyboard area

 

 

 

 

Component

Icon

Description

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

Provides all the features of a full-sized86-keykeyboard. For

 

 

more information, see “Using the keyboard” on page 28.

 

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

Provides all the functionality of a mouse. For more information,

 

 

see “Using the EZ Pad touchpad” on page 35.

 

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

Press these buttons to open programs assigned to them.

Multi-function

 

These buttons are set to open your default e-mailprogram, your

buttons

 

default Web browser, online help, and the My Computer

 

 

window. For more information, see “Multi-function buttons” on

 

 

page 34.

 

 

 

 

Keyboard Status

 

Inform you when a button has been pressed that affects how

indicators

 

the keyboard is used. For more information, see “Keyboard

 

 

status indicators” on page 27.

 

 

 

 

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Identifying your model

Important The labels shown in this section are for informational purposes only. Label information varies by model, features ordered, and location.

Gateway model number

The label on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC contains information that identifies your convertible tablet PC model and its features. Gateway Technical Support will need this information if you call for assistance.

Gateway model

number

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Gateway serial number

You can locate the Gateway serial number:

Printed on a white sticker on the bottom or back of your convertible tablet PC.

Printed on the customer invoice that came with your convertible tablet PC. The invoice also contains your customer ID number.

Internal wireless label

A label similar to the following indicates your convertible tablet PC contains a wireless communications device. The label is affixed to the main system label.

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity

The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label found on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC includes the product key code for your operating system.

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Finding your specifications

For more information about your convertible tablet PC, such as memory size, memory type, and hard drive size, visit Gateway’s eSupport page atsupport.gateway.com. TheeSupport page also has links to additional Gateway documentation and detailed specifications. For more information, see“Using eSupport” on page 55.

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Accessories

Accessories

Gateway offers accessories that can help you make the most of using your convertible tablet PC. To order accessories, visit the Accessory Store at accessories.gateway.com.

Batteries and automobile/airplane power adapters

If you run your convertible tablet PC on battery power for extended periods, you may want to buy an additional battery so you can swap batteries when necessary. See “Replacing the battery” on page 160 for more information about using an additional battery in your convertible tablet PC.

With an automobile/airplane power adapter, you can save battery power by plugging your convertible tablet PC into an automobile cigarette lighter or an airplane in-flightpower receptacle.

Carrying cases

Gateway has large-capacitycarrying cases if you need additional space for accessories or supplies.

Drives

Use a diskette drive or USB flash drive for storing files or transferring files to another computer. See “Using the optional diskette drive” on page 140.

Memory

Large programs, such as multimedia games or graphics programs, use a lot of memory. If your programs are running more slowly than you think they should, try adding more memory. See “Adding or replacing memory” on page 255 for more information.

Peripheral devices

You can attach devices (such as a keyboard, mouse, printer, monitor, or diskette drive) to your convertible tablet PC.

Port replicators

Although you can attach devices directly to your convertible tablet PC, a port replicator lets you make all of those connections at one time. When you travel with your convertible tablet PC, you merely disconnect from the port replicator instead of unplugging all the devices.

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A port replicator also provides additional ports and other expansion features not included with your convertible tablet PC. See “Using the Gateway M275 Port Replicator” on page 271 for more information about using a port replicator with your convertible tablet PC.

Printers

You can attach almost any type of printer to your convertible tablet PC. The most common types are inkjet and laser printers, which print in color or black and white. See “Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device” on page 49 for more information about attaching a printer to your convertible tablet PC.

Inkjet printers and cartridges are relatively inexpensive, but they are slower than laser printers. Using an inkjet color printer, you can print pictures, banners, and greeting cards, as well as documents.

Laser printers and cartridges are more expensive, but they print much faster than inkjet printers. Laser printers are better than inkjet printers when you are printing large documents.

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This chapter provides basic information about your Gateway convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter to find out how to:

Connect the AC adapter

Start and turn off your convertible tablet PC

Identify the status indicators

Use the keyboard

Use the EZ Pad touchpad

Use the display

Use the pen

Connect the modem

Connect to an Ethernet network

Install peripheral devices

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Safety instructions

Certain precautions should be observed to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to your convertible tablet PC.

General tips

When setting up your convertible tablet PC for work, place it on a level surface.

Before you clean your convertible tablet PC, turn if off, unplug it from its power source, and remove the battery. For more information, see “Cleaning your convertible tablet PC” on page 237.

Do not push objects into air vents or openings of your convertible tablet PC. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out interior components.

When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector, not on the cable itself. As you pull out the connector, keep it evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable make sure both connectors are correctly oriented and aligned.

Use of mobile phones can interfere with the sound system. Your convertible tablet PC operation is not impaired but we recommend that a distance of 12 inches (30 cm) be maintained between your convertible tablet PC and the mobile phone.

When you move your convertible tablet PC between environments with very different humidity or temperature ranges, condensation may form on or within your convertible tablet PC. To avoid damaging your convertible tablet PC, allow sufficient time for the moisture to evaporate before using your convertible tablet PC.

When traveling, do not check your convertible tablet PC as baggage. You can put your convertible tablet PC through an X-raysecurity machine, but never put your convertible tablet PC through a metal detector. If you have your convertible tablet PC checked by hand, be sure to have a charged battery available in case you are asked to turn on your convertible tablet PC. For more information, see“Traveling With Your Gateway M275” on page 173.

When traveling, do not place your convertible tablet PC in overhead storage compartments where it could slide around. For more information, see “Traveling With Your Gateway M275” on page 173.

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Safety instructions

Do not drop your convertible tablet PC or subject it to other physical shocks.

To completely turn off all convertible tablet PC power, turn your convertible tablet PC off, remove the battery, and disconnect the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.

The bottom of your convertible tablet PC can become warm with use. This is normal.

Do not apply heavy pressure to your convertible tablet PC or subject it to strong impact. Excessive pressure or impact can cause damage to convertible tablet PC components, break the display screen, or otherwise cause malfunctions.

Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors or instability in the card’s operation. Be careful when you remove a PC Card that has been used for extended periods.

Using the battery

Do not carry a battery in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects (such as car keys) could short-circuitthe battery terminals. The resulting excessive current flow can cause extremely high temperatures and may result in heat damage.

Protect your convertible tablet PC, battery, and hard drive from environmental hazards such as dirt, dust, food, liquids, temperature extremes, and overexposure to sunlight.

Replace only with a Gateway convertible tablet PC battery to avoid risk of fire or explosion. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on page 159.

Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not dispose of batteries in a fire. They may explode. For more information, see “Changing batteries” on page 159.

Using the AC adapter

Place the adapter in a ventilated area, such as a desktop or on the floor, when you use it to run your convertible tablet PC or to charge the battery. Do not cover the adapter with papers or other items that will reduce cooling, and do not use the adapter while it is inside a carrying case.

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Make sure that nothing rests on your adapter’s power cable and that the cable is not located where it can be tripped over or stepped on.

Use only the adapter and power cord approved for use with this convertible tablet PC. Use of another type of adapter may create a risk of fire or explosion.

If you use an extension cable with your adapter, ensure that the total ampere rating of the products plugged in to the extension cable does not exceed the ampere rating of the extension cable.

Basic safety precautions

When using your convertible tablet PC and peripheral devices, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:

Do not use this product near water. For example, do not use it near a bathtub or kitchen sink.

Avoid using the wired modem or LAN during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.

The cable used with the modem should be manufactured with a minimum wire size of 26 American wire gauge (AWG) and an FCC-compliantRJ-11modular plug.

To help avoid the potential hazard of electric shock, do not connect or disconnect any cables or perform maintenance or reconfiguration of this product during an electrical storm.

Warning When working with peripheral devices or replacing memory modules, always follow installation instructions closely. Except for replacing memory or the hard drive, do not attempt to service your convertible tablet PC yourself. (See“Using eSupport” on page 55and“Telephone support” on page 304 for service information.)

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Connecting the AC adapter

Connecting the AC adapter

You can run your convertible tablet PC using an AC adapter or your convertible tablet PC’s battery. The battery was shipped to you partially charged. You should use the AC adapter right away to fully charge the battery. Allow 24 hours for the battery to fully charge.

Important If the battery is not fully charged before you use your convertible tablet PC on battery power for the first time, the battery life may be much shorter than you expect. If the battery life seems short even after being charged for

24 hours, the battery may need to be recalibrated. For more information, see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 158.

To connect the AC adapter:

1 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.

Warning Make sure that you use the AC adapter that came with your convertible tablet PC or one of the same type purchased from Gateway.

Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. The replacement cord must be of the same type and voltage rating as the original cord or your convertible tablet PC may be damaged.

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3

Connect the AC adapter to your convertible tablet PC’s power connector.

Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.

The battery charge indicator turns on (see “LED status indicators” on page 25 for the location of the battery charge indicator). If the battery charge indicator does not turn on, unplug the adapter from your convertible tablet PC, then plug it back in.

4 When you finish using your convertible tablet PC for the first time, turn it off and leave it connected to AC power for at least 24 hours.

Warning

Do not attempt to disassemble the AC adapter. The

 

 

AC adapter has no user-replaceableoruser-serviceable

 

 

parts inside. The AC adapter has dangerous voltages that

 

 

can cause serious injury or death. Contact Gateway about

 

 

returning defective AC adapters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protecting from power source problems

During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your convertible tablet PC can increase to far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your convertible tablet PC and peripheral devices by connecting them to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and prevents them from reaching your convertible tablet PC.

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Connecting the AC adapter

Warning

High voltages can enter your convertible tablet PC through

 

both the power cord and the modem connection. Protect

 

your convertible tablet PC by using a surge protector. If

 

you have a telephone modem, use a surge protector that

 

has a modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a

 

surge protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During

 

an electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and

 

the modem.

 

 

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Starting your convertible tablet PC

To start your convertible tablet PC:

1 Press the latch on the front of your convertible tablet PC, then lift the LCD panel.

2 Slide the power switch located on the left side of your convertible tablet PC.

-OR-

Open the LCD panel.

The power switch is preset to On/Off mode. However, you can also set it to function in Standby/Resume mode. For instructions on changing the power switch mode, see “Changing power settings” on page 165.

Important The Power on Lid Lift feature turns on your convertible tablet PC whenever you open the LCD panel. Your convertible tablet PC was shipped to you with the Power on Lid Lift feature turned off. For more information, see“Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature” on page 169.

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Turning off your convertible tablet PC

3 If you are starting your convertible tablet PC for the first time, follow theon-screeninstructions to set up your convertible tablet PC.

Waking up your convertible tablet PC

When you do not use your convertible tablet PC for several minutes, or if you close the LCD panel without turning your convertible tablet PC off, it may enter a power-savingmode calledStandby. While in Standby, the power indicator flashes.

If your convertible tablet PC is in Standby mode, open the LCD panel or slide the power switch to “wake” it up. For more information on turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature, see“Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature” on page 169. For more information on changingpower-savingsettings, see“Changing power settings” on page 165.

Turning off your convertible tablet PC

To turn off your convertible tablet PC:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapTurn Off Computer. TheTurn Off Computer dialog box opens.

2 Click/TapTurn Off. Windows shuts down and turns off your convertible tablet PC.

Important If for some reason you cannot use the Turn Off Computer option in Windows to turn off your convertible tablet PC, slide and hold the power switch for about five seconds, then release it.

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Restarting (rebooting) your convertible tablet PC

If your convertible tablet PC does not respond to keyboard or touchpad input, you may have to close programs that are not responding. If closing unresponsive programs does not restore your convertible tablet PC to normal operation, you may have to restart (reboot) your convertible tablet PC.

To close unresponsive programs and restart your convertible tablet PC:

1 Press the Windows Security button. A window opens that lets you close a program that is not responding. For more information, see“Tablet control buttons” on page 32.

2

3

4

-OR-

Press CTRL+ALT+DEL. A window opens that lets you close a program that is not responding.

Click/Tap the program that is not responding.

Click/Tap End Task.

If your convertible tablet PC does not respond, turn it off, wait ten seconds and turn it on again.

Important If your convertible tablet PC does not turn off immediately, complete the following steps until your convertible tablet PC turns off:

1Slide and hold the power switch for about five seconds, then release it.

2Insert a straightened paper clip into the reset hole on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC.

3Unplug the power cord and remove the battery for more than 10 seconds.

As a part of the regular startup process, a program to check the disk status runs automatically. When the checks are finished, Windows starts.

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Status indicators

Status indicators

LED status indicators

LED status indicators inform you when a drive is being used or indicate the power status of your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

Memory card reader

 

 

Disc drive

 

Battery charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hard drive

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicator

Icon

Description

Hard drive

 

The hard drive is in use.

Disc drive

 

The DVD or DVD/CD-RWdrive is in use.

Memory card

 

The memory card reader is in use.

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Indicator

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LED shows the battery activity and status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blue - battery is fully charged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED purple - battery is charging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blinking red - battery charge is very low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED solid red - battery is malfunctioning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This LED only lights up when your convertible tablet PC is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LED shows your convertible tablet PC’s power status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED on - convertible tablet PC is on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED blinking - convertible tablet PC is in Standby mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED off - convertible tablet PC is off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Status indicators

Keyboard status indicators

Keyboard status indicators inform you when a button has been pressed that affects how the keyboard is used.

Pad lock

Scroll lock

Caps lock

Indicator

Icon

Description

Caps Lock

 

Caps Lock is turned on.

Scroll Lock

 

Scroll Lock is turned on. For more information, see “System key

 

 

combinations” on page 30.

Pad Lock

 

Numeric keypad is turned on.

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Using the keyboard

Your convertible tablet PC features a full-sizekeyboard that functions the same as a desktop computer keyboard. Many of the keys have been assigned alternate functions, including shortcut keys for Windows and function keys for specific system operations.

You can attach an external keyboard to your convertible tablet PC using a USB port. You do not need to shut down your convertible tablet PC to connect a USB keyboard.

Function keys/

System keys

Navigation keys/

Volume keys

FN key

Windows

Numeric

Application

Arrow keys/LCD

 

key

keypad

key

brightness keys

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Key types

The keyboard has several different types of keys. Some keys perform specific actions when pressed alone and other actions when pressed in combination with another key.

Key type

Icon

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

Function keys

 

 

 

Press these keys labeled F1 toF12 to perform actions in

 

 

 

 

programs. For example, pressing F1 may open help.

 

 

 

 

Each program uses different function keys for different purposes.

 

 

 

 

See the program documentation to find out more about the

 

 

 

 

function key actions.

 

 

 

 

 

System keys

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to

 

 

 

 

perform specific actions. For more information, see “System key

 

 

 

 

combinations” on page 30.

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation keys

 

 

 

Press these keys to move the cursor to the beginning of a line,

 

 

 

 

to the end of a line, up the page, down the page, to the beginning

 

 

 

 

of a document, or to the end of a document.

 

 

 

 

 

Volume keys

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to

 

 

 

 

increase or decrease the volume or to turn off all sound.

 

 

 

 

 

FN key

 

 

 

Press the FN key in combination with a colored system key (such

 

 

 

 

as STATUS,STANDBY, orPAUSE) to perform a specific action.

 

 

 

 

 

Windows key

 

 

 

Press this key to open the Windows Start menu. This key can

 

 

 

 

also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities like

 

 

 

 

F (Search utility),R (Run utility), andE (Explorer utility).

 

 

 

 

 

Numeric keypad

 

 

 

Use these keys to type numbers when the numeric keypad is

 

 

 

 

turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

Application key

 

 

 

Press this key for quick access to shortcut menus and help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assistants in Windows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrow keys

 

 

 

Press these keys to move the cursor up, down, right, or left.

 

 

 

 

 

LCD brightness

 

 

 

Press these colored keys in combination with the FN key to

keys

 

 

 

control the screen brightness.

 

 

 

 

 

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System key combinations

When you press the FN key and a system key at the same time, your convertible tablet PC performs the action identified by the colored text or icon on the key.

Press and hold FN, then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

Display the power status box in the upper-leftcorner of your

 

display. The box shows the battery charge level, the BIOS version,

 

and whether the AC adapter is being used. Press the key

 

combination again to close this box.

 

 

 

Toggle your convertible tablet PC’s display between the LCD, an

 

external monitor, or both displays at the same time. A monitor

 

must be plugged into the monitor port on your convertible

 

tablet PC.

 

 

 

Enter Standby mode. Slide the power switch to leave Standby

 

mode. For more information, see “Changing power modes” on

 

page 163.

 

 

 

Turn the wireless Ethernet emitter on or off. For more information,

 

see “Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” on page 210.

Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright sunlight.

Press a second time to decrease the brightness below the normal dimmest setting. Use this feature in dim lighting situations.

Press a third time to return the display to the normal brightness setting.

Important: Using this feature will affect battery performance.

For more information, see “XtraBright/XtraDim” on page 181.

Turn on Pad Lock so you can use the numeric keypad. Press this key combination again to turn off Pad Lock. The Pad Lock status indicator appears when this function is turned on.

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Press and hold FN, then

To...

press this system key...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pause the text scrolling in a DOS screen. Press this key

 

 

 

 

 

 

combination again to continue scrolling. The Scroll Lock status

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator appears when this function is turned on. (This function

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is only available in some programs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pause execution of a DOS program. (This function is only

 

 

 

 

 

 

available in some programs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop the currently running DOS program. (This function is only

 

 

 

 

 

 

available in some programs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase the brightness of the display. This key combination

 

 

 

 

 

 

overrides the XtraBright/XtraDim setting. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Adjusting brightness” on page 180.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease the brightness of the display.This key combination

 

 

 

 

 

 

overrides the XtraBright/XtraDim setting. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

 

see “Adjusting brightness” on page 180.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home

Mute the sound. Press the key combination again to restore the

sound. For more information, see “Adjusting the volume” on

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 102.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PgUp

Increase the volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the

volume” on page 102.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PgDn

Decrease the volume. For more information, see “Adjusting the

volume” on page 102.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buttons

Tablet control buttons

Press the tablet control buttons to control the convertible tablet PC while it is in tablet mode. The buttons have dimples so that you can press them with your pen.

 

 

 

 

XtraBright/

 

 

 

 

XtraDim

 

 

Tablet input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen

panel

 

Windows

 

 

 

rotation

 

 

 

security

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button

Icon

 

Press to...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen rotation

 

 

 

 

Rotate the display orientation. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

see “Changing display orientation” on page 180.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tablet input panel

 

 

 

 

Open the tablet input panel. For more information,

 

 

 

 

 

see “Tablet Input Panel (TIP)” on page 44.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Button

Icon

 

Press to...

 

 

 

 

 

XtraBright/XtraDim

 

 

 

Increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal

 

 

 

 

brightest setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright

 

 

 

 

sunlight.

 

 

 

 

Press a second time to decrease the brightness

 

 

 

 

below the normal dimmest setting. Use this feature

 

 

 

 

in dim lighting situations.

 

 

 

 

Press a third time to return the display to the normal

 

 

 

 

brightness setting.

 

 

 

 

Important: Using this feature will affect battery

 

 

 

 

performance.

 

 

 

 

For more information, see “XtraBright/XtraDim” on

 

 

 

 

page 181.

 

 

 

 

 

Windows security

 

 

 

Open the Windows Task Manager. Also is used for

 

 

 

 

domain authentication or logon screen.

 

 

 

 

 

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Multi-functionbuttons

Press the multi-functionbuttons to open the programs associated with them.The buttons have dimples so that you can press them with your pen.

Help

Internet

E-mail

My Computer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button

Icon

Press to...

E-mail

 

Open your default e-mailprogram.

Internet

 

Open your default Web browser.

Help

 

Open online help.

My Computer

 

Open the My Computer window.

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Using the EZ Pad touchpad

Using the EZ Pad touchpad

The EZ Pad™ consists of a touchpad, two buttons, and a rocker switch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left touchpad

 

Right touchpad

 

 

button

 

button

 

 

 

Touchpad

 

Rocker switch

 

 

 

When you move your finger on the touchpad, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same direction.

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You can use the EZ-Padleft andright buttons below the touchpad to select objects.

You can assign a function to the rocker switch between the touchpad buttons. This function can be to scroll up or down, maximize or minimize the active window, or open and close the Start menu. For more information about programming the rocker switch, see“Changing the touchpad settings” on page 192.

Using the touchpad

To...

Do this...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move the pointer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move your finger around on the

on the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

touchpad. If you run out of space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and need to move the pointer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

farther, lift your finger, move it to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the middle of the touchpad, then

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

continue moving your finger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select an object

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position the pointer over the object.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quickly press and release the left

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button once. This action is called

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

clicking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start a program or open a file or folder.

Position the pointer over the object. Press the left button twice in rapid succession. This action is called double-clicking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using the EZ Pad touchpad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To...

Do this...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access a shortcut

 

 

 

 

Position the pointer over the object.

menu or find

 

 

 

 

Quickly press and release the right

 

 

 

 

more information

 

 

 

 

button once. This action is called

about an object

 

 

 

 

right-clicking.

on the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move an object

 

Position the pointer over the object.

on the screen.

 

Press the left button and hold it

 

 

 

down, then use the touchpad to

 

 

 

move (drag) the object to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

appropriate part of the screen.

 

 

 

Release the button to drop the

 

 

 

object where you want it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For instructions on how to adjust the double-clickspeed, pointer speed,right-handorleft-handconfiguration, and other touchpad settings, see“Changing the touchpad settings” on page 192.

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Using the display

Your convertible tablet PC’s screen combines the eye-soothingreadability of aliquid-crystaldisplay with the responsiveness of a pen controller. The screen provides a hard, smooth writing surface, minimizes glare, and increases readability.

Unlike other touchscreens and PDAs, your convertible tablet PC’s display responds only to your convertible tablet PC’s pen. Your convertible tablet PC will not respond to a PDA pen or the touch of a fingertip.

Steady your hand on the display surface while writing. The pressure of your hand or fingers will not affect any open programs.

Switching from AC to battery power dims the display slightly to save battery power.

Important If you prefer maximum brightness while on battery power, use the XtraBright/XtraDim button. For more information, see“Tablet control buttons” on page 32.

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Using the display

Converting the display from notebook to tablet mode

To convert the display from notebook mode to tablet mode:

1

2

Open the LCD panel to the normal viewing position.

Locate the rotation direction arrow on the LCD panel hinge.

Rotation direction arrow

3 Rotate the LCD panel in the direction of the rotation direction arrow until the panel is backwards. The panelsoft-locks into the final position.

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4 Close the LCD panel onto the keyboard. There is a click when the LCD panel latch locks.

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Using the pen

Your convertible tablet PC’s pen is the only device that can write, tap, and input directly on your convertible tablet PC’s display.

Warning

A finger-tapor PDA stylus has no effect on your convertible

 

tablet PC’s display, and ink pens and other pointed objects

 

could damage the surface. Always use the pen that came

 

with your convertible tablet PC. You can order extra pens

 

from Gateway.

 

 

Warning Do not sharply strike the display. Although the display is durable, it can break.

The pen can do everything a mouse does. Just think “tap” instead of “click”.

With a mouse:

With a pen:

 

 

Point and click

Point and tap

 

 

Double-click

Double-tap

 

 

Click-and-drag

Tap-and-drag

 

 

Right-click

Button-tap

 

(press the pen button while tapping or press and hold with the pen)

 

 

Storing and removing the pen

To store the pen in your convertible tablet PC:

1 Locate the pen holder on the right side of your convertible tablet PC. For more information, see“Right Side” on page 5.

2 Slide the pen into the holder with the pocket clip down until the pen clicks into place.

 

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To remove the pen from our convertible tablet PC:

1 Locate the pen latch on the bottom of your convertible tablet PC. For more information, see“Bottom” on page 7.

2 Slide the pen latch until the pen is release from the pen holder.

Calibration

The first time you use your convertible tablet PC, you should calibrate your pen for both portrait and landscape orientations. Calibration ensures the accuracy of the pen and adjusts the screen’s performance for different users.

If the on-screenpointer does not seem to line up with the tip of thepen—forexample, because someone else has used your convertible tablet PC and adjusted it for their ownuse—recalibrateit to your tapping patterns.

Recalibrate if you write with the opposite hand from the previous user—right-handedwriter toleft-handedwriter.

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Using the pen

To open the calibration program:

Double-click/Double-tap(Tablet and Pen Settings) in the taskbar, then click/tapCalibrate. Follow theon-screeninstructions.

Gestures

A gesture is a shape you draw with your convertible tablet PC pen to send a command to your convertible tablet PC. In Input Panel, you can also use gestures to control the insertion point in the active program. When you use these gestures, you get the same result as pressing the corresponding key on a standard keyboard.

Open the Tablet Input Panel by waving the pen back and forth over the screen.

Backspace by drawing a right-to-leftline on the display surface.

In most text input programs, you can erase text by scratching it out. Windows interprets a scratchout as a delete command.

To erase, draw a short, wide “Z.”

You will find more information about gestures and gesture symbols, as well as handwriting tips, in the Help section of the TIP’sTools menu. For more information, see“Tablet Input Panel (TIP)” on page 44.

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Pen button

The pen button serves the same function as the right button on a mouse. Press it and tap (button-tap)to openright-clickmenus when they are available.

Tips

Hold the pen the same way you hold a writing pen, and steady your writing hand by resting it on the display surface.

Line up the pointer before you tap, in cases where the pointer and pen point are out of alignment. The screen reads the position of the pointer, not the tap.

Store the pen in the Gateway convertible tablet PC’s pen holder. Store extra pens in a drawer to avoid prolonged pressure on the pen tip.

The pen has internal electronics, so keep it dry and avoid contact with liquids.

Your convertible tablet PC responds to most Penabled™ EMR pens manufactured by Wacom®.

Tablet Input Panel (TIP)

Tap (theKeyboard icon) near the Start button to open the Tablet Input Panel (TIP). Use the TIP to enter data by hand, soft keyboard, or voice into a word processing program or atext-entryform.

Access the TIP keyboard and writing pad by clicking/tapping the tabs near the bottom of the window.

To set up speech options, click/tapTools, then click/tapSpeech.

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TIP tips

Open a program for your input (for example, a word processing program or a Web form) before using the writing pad or soft keyboard.

To adjust writing pad and keyboard settings, click/tap Tools, then click/tap

Options.

For security and accuracy when entering masked text (such as passwords), use your convertible tablet PC Input Panel’s soft keyboard instead of the writing pad.

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Using speech recognition

The Gateway convertible tablet PC is designed to accept and interpret the human voice, both for dictation (speech recognition) and for keyboard-equivalentvoice commands.

Set up speech recognition through your convertible tablet PC Input Panel’s

Tools menu.

Learn more about voice commands in the Accessibility section of the Help and Support Center.

Use the built-inmicrophone or an external microphone.

To modify the speech recognition function, see “Adjusting the Tablet PC Input Panel Settings” on page 191.

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Connecting the modem

Connecting the modem

Your convertible tablet PC has a built-in56K modem that you can use to connect to a standard telephone line.

Important To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications line cord.

To connect the modem:

1 Insert one end of the modem cable into the modem jackon the right side of your convertible tablet PC.

2 Insert the other end of the modem cable into a telephone wall jack. The modem will not work with digital or PBX telephone lines.

3 Start your convertible tablet PC, then start your communications program.

 

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Connecting to a wired Ethernet network

Your convertible tablet PC has a network jack that you can use to connect to a 10/100 wired Ethernet network.

Important Your convertible tablet PC may be equipped with abuilt-inwireless Ethernet emitter or you may have a wireless Ethernet PC Card. For information about connecting to a wired or wireless Ethernet network, see“Networking Your Gateway M275” on page 197. For information about installing a wireless Ethernet PC Card, see“Adding and removing a PC Card” on page 252.

To connect to a wired Ethernet network:

1 Insert one end of the network cable into the network jack

 

 

 

on the back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of your convertible tablet PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Insert the other end of the network cable into a network jack. Ask your network administrator to help you select the correct network jack.

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Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device

Broadband Internet connections

You can use your convertible tablet PC’s Ethernet jack for more than just networking. Many broadband Internet connections, such as cable modems and DSL modems, connect to your convertible tablet PC’s Ethernet jack. For more information, see “Using the Internet” on page 79 and“Networking Your Gateway M275” on page 197.

Installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device

Important Before you install a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device, see the device documentation and installation instructions.

Your convertible tablet PC or port replicator has one or more of the following ports: IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire® or i.Link®), Universal Serial Bus (USB), serial, and parallel. You use these ports to connect peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, and digital cameras to your convertible tablet PC. For more information about port locations, see“Checking Out Your Gateway M275” on page 1 and“Using the Gateway M275 Port Replicator” on page 271.

IEEE 1394 and USB ports support plug-and-play andhot-swapping,which means that your convertible tablet PC will usually recognize such a device whenever you plug it into the appropriate port. When you use an IEEE 1394 or USB device for the first time, your convertible tablet PC will prompt you to install any software the device needs. After doing this, you can disconnect and reconnect the device at any time.

Parallel and serial port devices are not plug-and-play.See the device documentation for detailed information and installation instructions.

Help and For more information about installing peripheral devices,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword installing devices in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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This chapter tells you about additional information resources available to help you use your convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter to learn how to access:

Help and Support

Do More With Gateway

Online help

Gateway Web site

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Help and Support

Your convertible tablet PC includes Help and Support, an easily accessible collection of help information, troubleshooters, instructional videos, and automated support. Use Help and Support to answer questions about Windows.

To start Help and Support:

Click/TapStart, then click/tapHelp and Support. Help and Support opens.

You can find help information by clicking/tapping a link, performing a search, or browsing the index.

Searching for a topic

To search for a topic in Help and Support, type a word or phrase (keyword) in the Search box located at the top of any Help and Support screen, then click/tap the arrowbutton.

For each search, you receive the following search result types:

Suggested Topics - These topics are located in Help and Support and are relevant to your search topic.

Full-textSearch Matches - These topics are located in Help and Support and contain the words you entered in theSearch box.

Microsoft Knowledge Base - These topics are located on the Microsoft Web site and contain the words you entered in the Search box. You must be connected to the Internet to search for and access these topics.

To view a list of your search results, click/tap the results header for the type of results you want to view.

To view a topic, click/tap the topic name in the Search Results list.

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Do More With Gateway

Do More With Gateway

Your convertible tablet PC may include Do More With Gateway, a tool that provides additional information about using your Gateway convertible tablet PC for digital music, digital photography, digital video, gaming, and other programs. To access Do More With Gateway, click/tapStart, then click/tapDo More With Gateway. Click/Tap the topics listed on theleft-sideof the page to learn more about the software already installed on your convertible tablet PC as well as partnerships and special offers available through Gateway.

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Online help

Many programs provide information online so you can research a topic or learn how to perform a task while you are using the program. You can access most online help information by selecting a topic from a Help menu or by clicking/tapping aHelp button.

You can search for information by viewing the help contents, checking the index, searching for a topic or keyword, or browsing through the online help.

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Gateway Web site

Gateway Web site

Gateway’s online support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and provides the most current drivers, product specifications, tutorials, and personalized information about your convertible tablet PC. Visit the Gateway eSupport Web site at support.gateway.com. For more information about connecting to the Internet, see“Using the Internet” on page 79.

Using eSupport

The eSupport site is divided into five major areas:

Support Home

Downloads

Contact Us

Account Info

PC Tools

Each of these areas is represented by a menu across the top of the Web page.

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Support Home

To get specific information about your convertible tablet PC, type your serial number into the My Support box, then click/tap Continue,or click/tap Look up my serial number for me. For more information, see “Finding your specifications” on page 12.

Click/Tap Support Home, then click/tapAll Support Documents to access product documentation, specifications, and guides. By entering your serial number, you get specific documents related to your convertible tablet PC. You can also browse through the reference area to locate an article specific to the question you have.

Click/Tap Support Home, then click/tapGeneral Tutorials to access an extensive library ofhow-toarticles and videos on topics such as making audio CDs and installing a hard drive.

Downloads

Click/Tap Downloads, then click/tapMy Downloads to get the latest software updates for BIOS and driver upgrades. By entering your serial number you get drivers specific to your convertible tablet PC. Click/TapAll Downloads to walk through astep-by-stepwizard to locate your drivers.

Contact Us

Click/Tap Contact Us to access links to technical support with a live technician, including chat ande-mail.Click/TapCall Us to get a list of Gateway telephone numbers for both sales and support. For more information, see“Telephone numbers” on page 305.

Account Info

Click/Tap Account Info to access support fornon-technicalissues, like the status of your order or changing your account address.

PC Tools

Click/Tap PC Tools to access utilities to help you manage your convertible tablet PC.

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Windows Basics

Read this chapter to learn how to:

Use the Windows desktop

Manage files and folders

Work with documents

Use shortcuts

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About Windows XP tablet PC Edition

The Microsoft Windows XP tablet PC Edition operating system is a fully functioning version of Windows XP Professional with added pen-basedcomputing features:

Tablet and Pen Settings — set properties for the pen, tablet buttons, and display screen

tablet PC Input Panel (TIP) — use its writing pad, soft keyboard, and voice recognition for entering data

Windows® Journal hand-writedocuments, then turn them into text or image files

Sticky Notes — make a quick note with your pen or voice and drop it into another program

Document annotation — insert handwritten notes into Word documents and other programs

Enhanced speech and voice recognition — say what you are thinking, and your tablet will understand

Inkball — practice and master pen input with this game of strategy

MicroSoft OneNote — capture, organize, and reuse your notes on notebook computers, desktop computers, or Tablet PCs.

The What’s New in Windows XP link in the Help and Support Center and theWindows XP Start Here booklet that shipped with your convertible tablet PC can help you learn more about using Windows XP tablet PC Edition.

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About the Windows environment

About the Windows environment

After your convertible tablet PC starts, the first screen you see is the Windows desktop. The desktop is like the top of a real desk. Think of the desktop as your personalized work space where you open programs and perform other tasks.

Your desktop may be different from this example, depending on how your convertible tablet PC is set up.

Help and For more information about the Windows XP desktop,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword Windows desktop in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Using the desktop

The desktop contains the taskbar, the Start button, and the Recycle Bin icon.

Desktop elements Description

The taskbar is the bar at the bottom of the computer display containing the Start button on the left and a clock on the right. Other buttons on the taskbar represent programs that are running.

Click/Tap a program’s button on the taskbar to open the program’s window.

The Start button provides access to programs, files, help for Windows and other programs, and computer tools and utilities.

Click/Tap the Start button, then open a file or program by clicking/tapping an item on the menu that opens.

The Recycle Bin is where files, folders, and programs that you discarded are stored. You must empty the Recycle Bin to permanently delete them from your convertible tablet PC. For instructions on how to use the Recycle Bin, see“Deleting files and folders” on page 68.

Using the Start menu

You can start programs, open files, customize your system, get help, search for files and folders, and more using the Start menu.

To use the Start menu:

1 Click/Tap theStart button on the lower left of the Windows desktop. The Start menu opens showing you the first level of menu items.

2 Click/TapAll Programs to see all programs and files in the Start menu. When you move the mouse pointer over any menu item that has an arrow next to it, another menu, called asubmenu, opens and reveals related files, programs, or commands.

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3 Click/Tap a file or program to open it.

Help and For more information about the Windows XP Start menu,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword Windows Start menu in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Adding icons to the desktop

You may want to add an icon (shortcut) to the desktop for a program that you use frequently.

To add icons to the desktop:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapAll Programs.

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2 Right-click(press the right touchpad button) the program that you want to add to the desktop.

-OR-

Button-tap(press the pen button) the program that you want to add to the desktop.

3 Click/TapSend To, then click/tap for that program appears on the

Desktop (create shortcut). A shortcut icon desktop.

Help and For more information about desktop icons, click/tapStart,

Support then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword desktop icons in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Identifying window items

When you double-click/double-tapthe icon for a drive, folder, file, or program, awindow opens on the desktop. This example shows the Local Disk (C:) window, which opens after youdouble-click/double-taptheLocal Disk (C:) icon in theMy Computer window.

Title bar

Close

Menu bar

Maximize

 

 

Minimize

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Every program window looks a little different because each has its own menus, icons, and controls. Most windows include these items:

Window item

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

The title bar is the horizontal bar at the top

 

 

of a window that shows the window title.

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking/Tapping the minimize button reduces

 

 

the active window to a button on the taskbar.

 

 

Clicking/Tapping the program button in the

 

 

taskbar opens the window again.

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking/Tapping the maximize button

 

 

expands the active window to fit the entire

 

 

computer display. Clicking/Tapping the

 

 

maximize button again restores the window

 

 

to its former size.

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking/Tapping the close button closes the

 

 

active window or program.

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking/Tapping an item on the menu bar

 

 

starts an action such as Print or Save.

 

 

 

Help and

 

For more information about windows, click/tap Start, then

 

Support

 

click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

Type the keyword window in theSearch box

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

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Working with files and folders

You can organize your files and programs to suit your preferences much like you would store information in a file cabinet. You can store these files in folders and copy, move, and delete the information just as you would reorganize and throw away information in a file cabinet.

Viewing drives

Drives are like file cabinets because they hold files and folders. A convertible tablet PC almost always has more than one drive. Each drive has a letter, usually Local Disk (C:) for the hard drive and 3½ Floppy (A:) for the optional diskette drive. You will also have more drives such as a DVD orDVD/CD-RWdrive.

To view the drives on your convertible tablet PC:

Click/TapStart, then click/tapMy Computer on the Start menu.

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To see the files and folders on a drive:

Double-click/Double-tapthe drive icon. If you do not see the contents of a drive after youdouble-click/double-tapits icon, click/tapShow the contents of this drive.

 

 

 

 

Help and

 

For more information about files and folders, click/tap

 

Support

 

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

 

Type the keyword files and folders in theSearch box

 

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

 

Creating folders

Folders are much like the folders in a file cabinet. They can contain files and other folders.

Files are much like paperdocuments—letters,spreadsheets, andpictures—thatyou keep on your convertible tablet PC. In fact, all information on a convertible tablet PC is stored in files.

Folders

Files

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To create a folder:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapMy Computer on the Start menu.

2 Double-click/Double-tapthe drive where you want to put the new folder. Typically, Local Disk (C:) is your hard drive and 3½ Floppy (A:) is your optional diskette drive. If you do not see the contents of the drive, click/tap

Show the contents of this drive.

3 If you want to create a new folder inside an existing folder, double-click/double-tap the existing folder. If you do not see the contents of the folder, click/tap Show the contents of this driveor Show the contents of this folder.

4 Click/TapFile,New, then click/tapFolder. The new folder is created.

5 Type a name for the folder, then pressENTER. The new folder name appears by the folder icon.

Help and For more information about creating files and folders,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword creating files and foldersin the

Search box, then click/tap the arrow.

For information about renaming folders, see “Keyboard shortcuts” on page 78.

Copying and moving files and folders

The skills you need to copy and move files are called copying,cutting, andpasting.

When you copy and paste a file or folder, you place acopy of the file or folder on the Windowsclipboard, which temporarily stores it. Then, when you decide what folder you want the copy to go in (thedestination folder), youpaste it there.

When you cut and paste a file or folder, you remove the file or folder from its original location and place the file or folder on the Windows clipboard. When you decide where you want the file or folder to go, you paste it there.

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Important The clipboard stores whatever you cut or copy until you cut or copy again. Then the clipboard contains the new information only. Therefore, you can paste copies of a file or folder into more than one place, but as soon as you copy or cut a different file or folder, the original file or folder is deleted from the clipboard.

To copy a file or folder to another folder:

1 Locate the file or folder you want to copy. For more information, see“Viewing drives” on page 64 and“Searching for files” on page 71.

2 Right-click(press the right touchpad button) the file or folder that you want to copy. Apop-upmenu opens on the desktop.

3

4

5

6

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Button-tap(press the pen button) the file or folder that you want to copy. Apop-upmenu opens on the desktop.

Click/Tap Copy on thepop-upmenu.

Open the destination folder.

With the pointer inside the destination folder, right-click/button-tap.

Click/Tap Paste. A copy of the file or folder appears in the new location.

To move a file or folder to another folder:

1 Locate the file or folder you want to move. For more information, see“Viewing drives” on page 64 and“Searching for files” on page 71.

2 Right-click(press the right touchpad button) the file or folder that you want to move. Apop-upmenu opens on the desktop.

3

4

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Button-tap(press the pen button) the file or folder that you want to move. Apop-upmenu opens on the desktop.

Click/Tap Cut on thepop-upmenu.

Open the destination folder.

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5 With the pointer inside the destination folder,right-click/button-tap.

6 Click/TapPaste. The file or folder you moved appears in its new location and is removed from its old location.

Help and For more information about copying files and folders orSupport moving files and folders, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp

and Support.

Type the keyword copying files and foldersor moving files and foldersin the Search box , then click/tap the arrow.

Deleting files and folders

When you throw away paper files and folders, you take them from the file cabinet and put them in a trash can. Eventually the trash can is emptied.

In Windows, you throw away files and folders by first moving them to the Windows trash can, called the Recycle Bin, where they remain until you decide to empty the bin.

You can recover any file in the Recycle Bin as long as the bin has not been emptied.

To delete files or folders:

1 In My Computer or Windows Explorer, click/tap the files or folders that you want to delete. For instructions on how to select multiple files and folders, see“Keyboard shortcuts” on page 78.

If you cannot find the file you want to delete, see “Searching for files” on page 71.

2 Click/TapFile, then click/tapDelete. Windows moves the files and folders to the Recycle Bin.

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Help and For more information about deleting files and folders,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword deleting files and foldersin the

Search box, then click/tap the arrow.

To recover files or folders from the Recycle Bin:

1 Double-click/Double-taptheRecycle Bin icon. TheRecycle Bin window opens and lists the files and folders you have thrown away since you last emptied it.

2 Click/Tap the files or folders that you want to restore. For instructions on how to select multiple files and folders, see“Keyboard shortcuts” on page 78.

3 Click/TapFile, then click/tapRestore. Windows returns the deleted files or folders to their original locations.

To empty the Recycle Bin:

Caution Emptying the Recycle Bin permanently erases any files or folders in the bin. These files cannot be restored.

1 Double-click/Double-taptheRecycle Bin icon on the desktop. TheRecycle Bin window opens.

2 Click/TapFile, then click/tapEmpty Recycle Bin. Windows asks you if you are sure that you want to empty the bin.

3 Click/TapYes. Windows permanently deletes all files in the Recycle Bin.

Help and For more information about emptying the Recycle Bin,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword emptying Recycle Bin in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Browsing for files and folders

A file or folder that you need is rarely right on top of your Windows desktop. It is usually on a drive inside a folder that may be inside yet another folder, and so on.

Windows drives, folders, and files are organized in the same way as a real file cabinet in that they may have many levels (usually many more levels than a file cabinet, in fact). So you usually will have to search through levels of folders to find the file or folder that you need. This is called browsing.

To browse for a file:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapMy Computer. TheMy Computer window opens.

2 Double-click/Double-tap the drive or folder that you think contains the file or folder that you want to find. If you do not see the contents of a folder, click/tap Show the contents of this driveor Show the contents of this folder.

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3 Continuedouble-clicking/double-tappingfolders and their subfolders until you find the file or folder you want.

Help and For more information about browsing for files and folders,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword files and folders in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Searching for files

If you are looking for a particular file or folder or a set of files or folders that have characteristics in common, but you do not remember where they are stored on your hard drive, you can use the Search utility to search by:

Name or part of a name

Creation date

Modification date

File type

Text contained in the file

Time period in which it was created or modified

You can also combine search criteria to refine searches.

Files and folders found using this utility can be opened, copied, cut, renamed, or deleted directly from the list in the results window.

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Using the Windows Search utility

To find files and folders using the Search utility:

1 Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Search. The Search Results window opens. Click/Tap All files and folders.

2 If you want to search by file or folder name, type in all or part of the file or folder name in the name box in the left pane of the window.

If you type all of the name, Search will list all files and folders of that name.

If you type part of the name, Search will list all of the file and folder names containing the letters you typed.

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3 Click/TapSearch. When the search is completed, Windows lists the files and folders whose names contain the text that you searched for.

4 Open a file, folder, or program bydouble-clicking/double-tappingthe name in the list.

Help and For more information about searching for files and folders,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword searching in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Using advanced search options

Search can find files meeting more criteria than file name. You can narrow your search by selecting the search options that you want. You can search by the:

Date the file was created or modified.

Size of the file.

Type of file, such as a program or a text document.

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Working with documents

Computer documents include word processing files, spreadsheet files, or other similar files. The basic methods of creating, saving, opening, and printing a document apply to most of these types of files.

The following examples show how to create, save, open, and print a document using Microsoft® WordPad. Similar procedures apply to other programs such as WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

For more information about using a program, click/tap Help on its menu bar.

Creating a new document

To create a new document:

1 Click/TapStart,All Programs,Accessories, then click/tapWordPad. Microsoft WordPad starts and a blank document opens.

2 Begin composing your document. Use the menus and toolbar buttons at the top of the window to format the document.

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Saving a document

After you create a document, you need to save it if you want to use it later.

To save a document:

1 Click/TapFile, then click/tapSave. TheSave As dialog box opens.

Save in

list

File name

2 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theSave in list, then click/tap the folder where you want to save the file. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through the folders listed below theSave in list.

3

4

Type a new file name in the File name box.

Click/Tap Save.

 

 

 

 

Help and

 

For more information about saving documents, click/tap

 

Support

 

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

 

Type the keyword saving in theSearch box

 

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

 

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Opening a document

To view, revise, or print an existing document, first you need to open it. Open the document in the program that it was created in.

To open a document:

1

2

Start the program.

Click/Tap File, then click/tapOpen.

3 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theLook in list, then click/tap the folder you want to open. If you do not see the folder you want, browse through the folders listed below theLook in list.

Look in

list

4 Double-click/Double-tapthe document file name. The document opens.

 

 

 

 

Help and

 

For more information about opening documents, click/tap

 

Support

 

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

 

Type the keyword opening files in theSearch box

 

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

 

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Printing a document

To print a document, you must have a printer connected to your convertible tablet PC or have access to a network printer. For more information about installing or using your printer, see the printer documentation.

To print a document:

1

2

3

4

Make sure that the printer is turned on and loaded with paper.

Start the program and open the document.

Click/Tap File, then click/tapPrint. ThePrint dialog box opens.

Set the print options, then click/tap OK. The document prints.

 

 

 

 

Help and

 

For more information about printing documents, click/tap

 

Support

 

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

 

Type the keyword printing in theSearch box

 

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

 

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Keyboard shortcuts

The following table shows a few shortcuts that you can use in Windows and almost all programs that run in Windows. For more information about shortcuts, see your Windows or program documentation.

To...

Do this...

 

 

Copy a file, folder, text, or graphic

Click the item, then press CTRL +C.

 

 

Cut a file, folder, text, or graphic

Click the item, then press CTRL +X.

 

 

Paste a file, folder, text, or graphic

Click inside the folder or window where you want to paste

 

the object, then press CTRL +V.

 

 

Select multiple items in a list or window

Click the first item, press and hold down the CTRL key,

 

then click each of the remaining items.

 

 

Select multiple adjacent items in a list

Click the first item in the list, press and hold down the

or window

SHIFT key, then click the last item in the list.

 

 

Permanently delete a file or folder

Click the file or folder, then press SHIFT +DELETE. The

 

file or folder is permanently deleted. The file or folder is

 

not stored in the Recycle Bin.

 

 

Rename a file or folder

Click the file or folder, press F2, type the new name, then

 

press ENTER.

 

 

Close the active window or program

Press ALT +F4.

 

 

Switch to a different file, folder, or

Press ALT + TAB.

running program

 

 

 

Help and For more information about Windows keyboard shortcuts,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword Windows keyboard shortcutsin the

Search box, then click/tap the arrow.

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UsingInternetthe5

This chapter provides information about the Internet and the World Wide Web. Read this chapter to learn how to:

Set up and access an Internet account using America Online®

Connect to a Web site using a browser

Download files from the Internet

Send and receive e-mailusing America Online

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Learning about the Internet

The Internet is a worldwide network of computers linked together to provide information to people everywhere. The two most popular services on the Internet aree-mailand the World Wide Web. You can access this network by connecting your convertible tablet PC to a telephone, DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), or cable line and signing up with an Internet service provider (ISP).

Cable and DSL modems, a connection known as broadband, use your TV cable or special telephone lines to connect to your ISP and access the Internet. Cable and DSL modems connect to your convertible tablet PC through an Ethernet jack and provide a faster connection speed than a standard telephone modem.

Important For the location of your modem and Ethernet jacks, see“Right Side” on page ,5“Back” on page ,6and“Back” on page 274.

Internet Servers

store information so other computers can access it from the Internet.

Your computer connects to the Internet through an ISP.

ISP Servers

let you connect to the Internet and access your e-mailmessages.

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Setting up an Internet account

If you want to access the Internet you need:

A modem – a device that connects your convertible tablet PC to other computers or servers using a telephone, DSL, or cable line.

An Internet service provider – a company that provides access to the Internet through an ISP server. When you connect to an ISP, the ISP server lets you access the Internet and youre-mailmessages.

A Web browser – a program that displays information from the World Wide Web.

An e-mail program – a program that lets you create, send, and receivee-mailmessages over the Internet.

Setting up an Internet account

Before you can view the information on the World Wide Web, you need to set up an Internet account with an Internet service provider (ISP). If you have chosen America Online as an ISP, follow these instructions to set up and connect to your account. To set up a different ISP service or to transfer an existing account to this convertible tablet PC, contact the ISP directly.

If you set up an account with America Online, an Internet e-mailaddress is created for you. After completing the setup, you are ready to access the Internet.

To set up an Internet account with America Online:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap America Online.

2 Follow theon-screeninstructions. After setting up your account, you can connect to the Internet and access youre-mailservices.

 

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Accessing your Internet account

To connect to your America Online Internet account:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap America Online.

2 Complete the member name and password information, then click/tapConnect. Your convertible tablet PC dials the Internet account telephone number. After connecting, theWelcome window opens.

If you are using a service other than America Online, check with your ISP for the correct procedure for connecting.

To disconnect from your America Online Internet account:

Click/Tap X in thetop-rightcorner of the America Online window. Your convertible tablet PC disconnects from the Internet.

Important Make sure that your convertible tablet PC disconnects correctly from your Internet account. If you do not have an “unlimited hours” ISP account, you may have to pay for the time that you are connected, even if you are not at your convertible tablet PC.

If you are using a service other than America Online, check with your ISP for the correct procedure for disconnecting.

Help and For general information about using Internet accounts,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword ISP in theSearch box

, then click/tap the arrow.

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Using the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is a multimedia window to the Internet that gives you access to millions of information sources.

Information on the Web comes to you on Web pages, which are electronic documents that you view using a Web page display program called abrowser. You can use any of the commercially available Web browsers, like Microsoft Internet Explorer (which comes installed on your new convertible tablet PC), Netscape Navigator, or the browser built into America Online.

Web pages can contain text, animations, music, and other multimedia features. A group of related Web pages is called a Web site. You can access Web sites to shop, track investments, read the news, download programs, and much more.

You can explore a Web site or visit other Web sites by clicking/tapping areas on a Web page called links orhyperlinks. A link may be colored or underlined text, a picture, or an animated image. You can identify a link by moving the mouse pointer over it. If the pointer changes to a hand, the item is a link.

To learn more about using the Web browser, click/tap Help in the menu bar.

Link

Web page

Linked Web

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Connecting to a Web site

After you set up an account with an Internet service provider (ISP) such as America Online, you can access the many information sources on the World Wide Web.

To connect to a Web site:

1 Connect to your Internet account. After your convertible tablet PC connects, a default opening page or welcome screen opens.

2 To go to a different Web site, type theaddress (called aURL for “Universal Resource Locator”) in the browser address bar (for examplewww.gateway.com), then click/tapGO on the browser address bar.

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On the current Web page, click/tap a link to a Web site.

The Web browser locates the server computer on the Internet, downloads (transfers) data to your convertible tablet PC, and displays the page on the site that you requested.

Help and For more information about connecting to a Web site,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword connecting to Web site in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Sometimes Web pages display slowly. The speed that a Web page displays on your screen depends on the complexity of the Web page and other Internet conditions. Additionally, the speed of your connection will determine how fast Web pages display.

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Using the World Wide Web

Downloading files

Downloading is the process of transferring files from a computer on the Internet to your convertible tablet PC.

To protect your convertible tablet PC against viruses, make sure that you scan the files you download. For more information, see “Protecting your convertible tablet PC from viruses” on page 226.

To download files or programs from a Web site:

1

2

Connect to your Internet account.

In the address bar, type the address of the Web site that contains the file or program you want to download, then click/tap GO on the browser address bar.

- OR -

Click/Tap a link on a Web page to navigate to the Web site containing the file that you want to download.

3 Create or locate the folder where you want to store the file on your convertible tablet PC. For more information, see“Working with documents” on page 74.

4

5

6

7

Click/Tap the link on the Web page for the file that you want to download.

Follow the on-screeninstructions for saving the file in the folder that you want. A copy of the file is downloaded to your convertible tablet PC. The time that it takes to transfer the file to your convertible tablet PC depends on file size and Internet conditions.

Open the folder that you created.

Install or view the downloaded file by double-clicking/double-tappingit. If applicable, follow the instructions provided on the Web site to run or install the program.

 

 

 

 

Help and

 

For more information about downloading files, click/tap

 

Support

 

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

 

Type the keyword downloading files in theSearch box

 

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

 

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Using e-mail

E-mail (electronic mail) lets you send messages to anyone who has an Internet connection ande-mailaddress.E-mailis usually a free service of your Internet account.

The Internet never closes, so you can send e-mailmessages at any time. Youre-mailmessages arrive at moste-mailaddresses in minutes.

An e-mail address consists of a user name, the @ symbol, and the Internetdomain name of the Internet service provider (ISP) or company that “hosts” that user. Youre-mailaddress is assigned when you sign up for an account with an ISP. For example, a person with an account with America Online might have ane-mailaddress that is similar to this one:

jdoe@aol.com

User name

Internet domain name

Sending e-mail

To send e-mailusing America Online:

1

2

3

4

5

6

Connect to your America Online account.

Click/Tap Write.

Type the e-mailaddress of the recipient you want to sende-mailto in the

Send To box.

Type the subject of your e-mailin theSubject box.

Type the e-mailmessage.

When finished, click/tap Send Now. Youre-mailis sent over the Internet to thee-mailaddress you specified.

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Checking your e-mail

To check your e-mailusing America Online:

1

2

3

Connect to your America Online account.

Click/Tap Read.

Double-click/Double-tapthe message you want to read.

For more information about managing and organizing your e-mailmessages, see the online help in youre-mailprogram.

Help and

For general information about using e-mail,click/tapStart,

Support

then click/tap Help and Support.

 

Type the keyword e-mail in theSearch box

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

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Receiving Faxes

Microsoft Fax lets you send and receive faxes using the modem. Read this chapter to learn how to:

Install and configure Fax

Create and send a new fax

Set up a fax cover page template

Fax a document you scanned or created in another program

Receive, view, and print a fax

Help and For more information about sending andSupport receiving faxes, click/tapStart, then

click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword Fax in theSearch box

, then click/tap the arrow.

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Installing and configuring Fax

Important Your modem cable must be installed before you can send and receive faxes. You cannot use your standard telephone modem to connect to the Internet while sending and receiving faxes.

Installing Fax

Microsoft Fax lets you send and receive faxes using your modem. When Windows XP was originally installed on your convertible tablet PC, Fax was not installed. You need to install Fax from your Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD.

To install Fax:

1 Insert the Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVDin your DVD or DVD/CD-RW drive.

2 If theWelcome to Microsoft Windows XP dialog box opens, click/tapInstall optional Windows components. The Windows Components Wizard opens.

3

4

5

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If the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP dialog box does not open, click/tapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens.Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tapAdd and Remove Programs. TheAdd or Remove Programs dialog box opens. Click/TapAdd/Remove Windows Components. The Windows Components Wizard opens.

Click/Tap Fax Services, then click/tapNext.

Click/Tap Finish to exit the Windows Components Wizard.

Click/Tap Exit to close theWelcome to Microsoft Windows XP dialog box.

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Configuring Fax

Before you send your first fax, you need to set up your user information. Your fax cover sheets and fax headers contain this information, some of which is required by law. The Fax Configuration Wizard opens the first time you try to send a fax.

Important The first time you run the Fax Configuration Wizard, you may need to provide information in theLocation Information and thePhone and Modem Options dialog boxes.

To configure Microsoft Fax:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then click/tap Fax Console. The Fax Configuration Wizard opens.

2 On the Welcome to Fax Configuration Wizardscreen, click/tap Next. The Sender Informationscreen opens.

3 Type the information about yourself that you want to appear on your fax cover page, then click/tapNext. TheSelect Device for Sending or Receiving Faxes screen opens.

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4 Click/Tap the arrow to open thePlease select the fax device list, then click/tap the modem you are using to send and receive faxes.

5 If you want the modem to automatically answer the telephone in order to receive faxes, click/tap theEnable Receive check box.

6 Click/Tap Next. The Transmitting Subscriber Identification (TSID)screen opens.

7 Type the transmitting fax identifier information. This identifier information is required by law. You can type up to 20 characters in the text box. We suggest using eight characters for your identifier name, followed by 12 characters for your telephone number.

Important Some fax machines cannot use special characters such as hyphens. We suggest using spaces instead of hyphens in telephone and fax numbers.

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Click/Tap Next.

If you set up your convertible tablet PC to receive faxes, type the receiving fax identifier information, then click/tap Next. This identifier information is required by law and can be the same identifier that you typed inStep 7. TheRouting Options screen opens.

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10 If you set up your convertible tablet PC to receive faxes, select a folder you want to store received faxes in and a printer you want to print received faxes on, then click/tapNext. TheConfiguration Summary screen opens.

11 Click/TapFinish.

Sending a simple fax

You can use the Send Fax Wizard to send a simple one-pagefax to one or more recipients.

To send a simple fax:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then click/tap Send a Fax. The Send Fax Wizard opens.

2 On the Welcome to Fax Configuration Wizardscreen, click/tap Next. The Recipient Informationscreen opens.

3 Type the name and fax number of the recipient of your fax.

4 If you need to use the area code for your recipient, click/tapUse dialing rules to type the fullten-digitfax number.

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5 If you want to send your fax to more than one recipient, click/tapAdd and type the name and fax number of the next recipient.

6 When you have added all your recipients, click/tapNext. ThePreparing the Cover Page screen opens.

7 Click/Tap the arrow to open theCover page template, then click/tap the cover page template you want to use.

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Type the subject text in the Subject line area.

Type the message text in the Note area, then click/tapNext. TheSchedule screen opens.

10 Select when you want to send the fax and a priority for the fax, then click/tapNext. TheCompleting the Send Fax Wizard screen opens.

11 Click/TapFinish.

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Setting up your cover page template

You can create your own cover page template that you can use in place of the cover page templates that Microsoft Fax provides for you. To create a cover page template, you use the Fax Cover Page Editor. On this template, you insert information fields that automatically import values you enter in both the Send Fax Wizard and the Fax Configuration Wizard when you send your fax.

To set up your fax cover page template:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then click/tap Fax Cover Page Editor. The Cover Page-Fax Cover Page Editor opens. If the Cover Page Editor Tips dialog box opens, click/tap OK.

2 If you want to include fields that are imported from either the Send Fax Wizard or the Fax Configuration Wizard (such as To or From), add them to the page by using theInsert menu, then move them to the appropriate place on your template. You can also use the Insert menu to include information that is automatically calculated (such as number of pages or date and time sent).

3 If you want to include text that always appears on your cover page (such as a letterhead or address), draw a box using the text box tool, type your text inside of it, then move the box to the appropriate place on your template.

4 If you want to include a logo that appears on your cover page, copy it to the Windows clipboard, then paste it into the Cover Page Editor and move it to the appropriate place on your template.

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To save your cover page template, click/tap File, then click/tapSave As. TheSave As dialog box opens with your personal cover pages folder already in theSave in list.

Type the new cover page template name.

Click/Tap Save.

 

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Faxing from programs

To fax a document directly from most programs:

1 Open your document in the program it was created in.

2 Click/TapFile, then click/tapPrint. ThePrint dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theName list, then click/tap theFax printer.

4 Click/TapPrint orOK. The Send Fax Wizard opens.

5 Complete the wizard by following the instructions in“Sending a simple fax” on page 93.

Faxing a scanned document

To fax a document that you have scanned:

1 Scan the document using the program for your scanner.

2 With the scanned file open, click/tapFile, then click/tapPrint. ThePrint dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theName list, then click/tap theFax printer.

4 Click/TapPrint orOK. The Send Fax Wizard opens.

5 Complete the wizard by following the instructions in“Sending a simple fax” on page 93.

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Receiving and viewing a fax

Receiving and viewing a fax

To receive and view a fax:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Fax, then click/tap Fax Console. The Fax Console opens. When the Fax Console is open, it detects incoming faxes and stores them in the Inbox.

2 To view a fax, click/tapInbox, thendouble-click/double-tapthe fax you want to view. The fax viewer opens, where you can view and print the fax.

Canceling a fax

You can cancel a fax that you have set up to send at a time in the future.

To cancel a fax that has not been sent:

1 If Fax is not open, click/tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications,

Fax, then click/tapFax Console. The Fax Console opens.

2 Click/TapOutbox, thenright-click/button-tapthe fax you want to cancel.

3 Click/TapDelete to cancel the fax.

4 Click/TapYes.

 

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Automatically retry sending a fax

You can set up Fax so it continues to try sending your fax if the receiving fax machine is busy.

Important Fax is automatically set up to retry three times at ten minute intervals.

To automatically retry sending a fax:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens.

2 If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Printers and Other Hardware. Click/Tap View installed printers or fax printers. The Printers and Faxes window opens.

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If your Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click/double-tapthePrinters and Faxes icon. ThePrinters and Faxes window opens.

3 Right-click/Button-tapFax, then click/tapProperties. TheFax Properties dialog box opens.

4 Click/Tap theDevices tab, then click/tapProperties. TheModem dialog box opens.

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Specify the number of retries and the amount of time between retries.

Click/Tap OK.

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Automatically cancelling a fax

If your convertible tablet PC tried to send a fax and failed to connect to a fax machine, you can automatically cancel a failed fax.

To automatically cancel a failed fax:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens.

2 If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Printers and Other Hardware. Click/Tap View installed printers or fax printers. The Printers and Faxes window opens.

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If your Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click/double-tapthePrinters and Faxes icon. ThePrinters and Faxes window opens.

3 Right-click/Button-tapFax, then click/tapProperties. TheFax Properties dialog box opens.

4 Click/Tap theDevices tab, then click/tapProperties. TheModem dialog box opens.

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Click/Tap the Cleanup tab.

Click/Tap to select the Automatically delete failed faxes after check box and specify the number of days.

Click/Tap OK.

 

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This chapter provides information on using the multimedia capabilities of your convertible tablet PC. Read this chapter to learn how to:

Adjust the volume

Record and play audio files

Use Windows Media Player

Use a DVD or DVD/CD-RWdrive

Play CDs and DVDs

Use MusicMatch

Create CDs

Use the memory card reader and optional diskette drive

Attach a digital camera or digital video camera to your convertible tablet PC

View the display on a monitor, projector, or television

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Adjusting the volume

You can use the volume controls to adjust the overall volume and the volume of specific sound devices in your convertible tablet PC.

To adjust the overall volume level using hardware controls:

If you are using external speakers, turn the knob on the front of the speakers.

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Use the mute and volume control buttons on the keyboard. For more information, see “System key combinations” on page 30.

To adjust the overall volume level from Windows:

1 Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheAdjust the system volume orSounds and Audio Devices. TheSounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box opens.

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3 Click/Tap theVolume tab.

4 Drag theDevice Volume slider to change the volume or click/tap to select theMute check box, then click/tapOK.

 

 

 

 

Help and

 

For more information about adjusting the volume, click/tap

 

Support

 

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

 

Type the keyword adjusting volume in theSearch box

 

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

 

To adjust specific volume levels:

1 Click/Tap Start, then click/tap Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheAdjust the system volume orSounds and Audio Devices. TheSounds and Audio Devices Properties dialog box opens.

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3 Click/Tap theVolume tab.

4 Click/Tap Advancedin the Device volumearea.

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If the device you want to adjust does not appear in the window, click/tap Options, Properties, the check box next to the audio device you want to adjust, then click/tap OK.

Drag the volume level and balance sliders for the device you want to adjust. For more information about the controls, click/tap Help in the window.

Click/Tap X in thetop-rightcorner of the window to close it.

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Recording and playing audio

Recording and playing audio

Use the following instructions to make an audio recording by speaking into the built-inmicrophone or an optional external microphone.

To make an audio recording:

1 Plug a microphone into the Microphone jack on your convertible tablet PC or port replicator. For the location of the Microphone jack, see“Left Side” on page 3 and“Back” on page 274.

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Use the built-inmicrophone located on the LCD panel.

2 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, then click/tap

Sound Recorder. The Sound Recorder opens.

Rewind

Play

Record

Fast Forward

Stop

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Click/Tap (record), then speak into the microphone.

When you finish recording, click/tap (stop).

Click/Tap File, then click/tapSave As. TheSave As dialog box opens.

Name the recording, specify the location where you want to save the recording, then click/tap Save. The recording is saved.

 

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To play an audio recording in Sound Recorder:

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Open the Sound Recorder.

2

Click/Tap File, then click/tapOpen. TheOpen dialog box opens.

3

Click/Tap the file you want to play, then click/tap Open.

4

Play the file by clicking/tapping (play), then stop playing the file by

 

clicking/tapping

 

(stop).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help and For more information about making or playing an audio

Support recording, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp and

Support.

Type the keyword recording audioor playing audioin the Search box , then click/tap the arrow.

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Playing audio and video files with the Windows Media Player

Playing audio and video files with the Windows Media Player

The Windows Media Player can play several types of audio and video files, including WAV, MIDI, MP3, AU, AVI, and MPEG formats. For more information about using the Windows Media Player, click/tap Help.

To play a file using the Windows Media Player:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap Windows Media Player. The Windows Media Player opens.

Video file information

Video screen

Play

Stop

2 Click/TapFile, then click/tapOpen. TheOpen dialog box opens.

Important If the menu bar does not appear, click/tap the show menu barbutton.

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3 Click/Tap the file you want to play, then click/tapOpen.

4 Play the file by clicking/tapping(play), then stop playing the file by clicking/tapping(stop).

Help and For more information about playing audio and video using

Support the Windows Media Player, click/tapStart, then click/tap

Help and Support.

Type the keyword Media Player in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Using S/PDIF digital audio

To listen to your convertible tablet PC on a stereo system using the S/PDIF digital audio jack, you must activate S/PDIF.

Important To use the S/PDIF function on your convertible tablet PC, you must use the Gateway M275 port replicator. For more information, see“Using the Gateway M275 Port Replicator” on page 271.

To activate S/PDIF digital audio:

1 Plug one end of the Toslink cable into the S/PDIF digital audio jack on the back of your port replicator.

2 Plug the other end of the Toslink cable into your stereo receiver.

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3 Open theMaster Volume window. For more information, see“Adjusting the volume” on page 102.

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Click/Tap Advanced in theMaster Volume area. If the Advanced button does not appear in theMaster Volume area, click/tapOptions, thenAdvanced Controls.

Click/Tap Enable SPDIF.

 

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Changing modules

Your convertible tablet PC’s modular bay supports different bay modules, such as a DVD or combinationDVD/CD-RWdrive.

Modular bay lock screw

Modular bay latch

To change bay modules:

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If you are removing a drive, make sure that the drive is empty.

Turn off your convertible tablet PC (do not place it in Standby or Hibernate mode).

Close the LCD panel.

Disconnect your convertible tablet PC from the optional port replicator (see “Disconnecting from the port replicator” on page 277).

Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.

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6 Remove the module bay lock screw.

Screw

7 Slide and hold the module bay latch. The module may move out slightly.

8 Slide the module out.

9 Firmly push the new module straight into the bay until the latch clicks into place.

10 Replace the module bay lock screw.

 

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Using the DVD or DVD/CD-RWdrive

You can use your convertible tablet PC to enjoy a wide variety of multimedia features.

Identifying drive types

Your Gateway convertible tablet PC may contain one of the following drive types. Look on the front of the drive for one of the following logos:

If your drive has this

This is your drive

Use your drive for...

logo...

type...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD drive

installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing

 

 

 

DVDs, and accessing data.

 

 

 

You cannot use this drive to create CDs or

 

 

 

DVDs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combination

installing programs, playing audio CDs, playing

 

 

DVD/CD-RWdrive

DVDs, accessing data, and recording music

 

 

 

and data to CD-RorCD-RWdiscs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You cannot use this drive to create DVDs.

 

 

 

For more information, see “Creating CDs using

 

 

 

Nero Express” on page 125.

 

 

 

 

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Using the DVD or DVD/CD-RWdrive

Inserting a CD or DVD

Eject button

Manual eject hole

Activity indicator

Important Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may not be able to play these CDs on your convertible tablet PC.

To insert a CD or DVD:

1 Press the eject button on the DVD orDVD/CD-RWdrive. After the disc tray opens slightly, pull the tray completely open.

2 Place the disc in the tray with the label facing up, then press down carefully on the disc until it snaps into place

Important When you place asingle-sideddisc in the tray, make sure that the label side is facing up. If the disc has two playable sides, place the disc so the name of the side you want to play is facing up.

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3 Push the tray in until it is closed.

Listening to CDs

You can use the DVD or DVD/CD-RWdrive on your convertible tablet PC to listen to music CDs.

Important Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may not be able to play these CDs on your convertible tablet PC.

Listening to CDs

Use the Windows Media Player to listen to CDs. For more information about using the Windows Media Player, click/tap Help. You can also use MUSICMATCH to listen to CDs. For more information, see“Using MUSICMATCH” on page 116.

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Listening to CDs

To play a CD:

1 Insert a CD into the DVD orDVD/CD-RWdrive.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

2 If a dialog box opens with a list of CD players, click/tapWindows Media Player. The Windows Media Player opens.

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If a dialog box does not open with a list of CD players, click/tap Start,All Programs, then click/tapWindows Media Player. The Windows Media Player opens.

3 When the media player opens, click/tap(play).

Play

Stop

Volume

Previous

Mute

Next

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If you do not hear sound or you want to change the volume, see “Adjusting the volume” on page 102.

Help and For more information about playing CDs, click/tapStart,

Support then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword playing CDs in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Using MUSICMATCH

Using MUSICMATCH®, you can:

Play music CDs

Create MP3 music files from your music CDs

Edit music track information

Use your music files to build a music library

Listen to Internet Radio

For more information on using MusicMatch, see its online help.

Playing CDs

You can use the MUSICMATCH program to play music CDs.

Important Some music CDs have copy protection software. You may not be able to play these CDs on your convertible tablet PC.

To play a music CD:

1 To have MUSICMATCH automatically list the album, artist, and track names of your CD, connect to the Internet before inserting your CD.

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2 Insert the music CD into the DVD orDVD/CD-RWdrive on your convertible tablet PC.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

3 If anAudio CD dialog box opens, click/tapPlay Audio CD using MUSICMATCH Jukebox, then click/tapOK. Themusicmatch window opens, the CD begins playing, and the names of the music tracks appear in the playlist area.

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If a dialog box does not open, click/tap Start,All Programs,MUSICMATCH, then click/tapMUSICMATCH Jukebox. Themusicmatch window opens, the CD begins playing, and the names of the music tracks appear in the playlist area.

 

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Creating MP3 music files

Using MUSICMATCH, you can copy the tracks from a music CD to your convertible tablet PC’s hard drive as MP3 files. MP3 (MPEG Layer 3) is a standard for digitally compressinghigh-fidelitymusic into compact files without noticeably sacrificing quality. MP3 files end in the file extension.MP3.

Important Some music CDs have copy protection software. You cannot copy tracks from these CDs.

To create MP3 files:

1 To have MUSICMATCH automatically list the album, artist, and track names of your CD, then use that information for naming and storing your MP3 files, connect to the Internet before inserting your CD.

2 Insert a music CD into your DVD orDVD/CD-RWdrive.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

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3 If anAudio CD dialog box opens, click/tapPlay Audio CD using MUSICMATCH Jukebox, then click/tapOK. Themusicmatch window opens.

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If a dialog box does not open, click/tap Start,All Programs,MUSICMATCH, then click/tapMUSICMATCH Jukebox. Themusicmatch window opens.

4 If the CD is playing, click/tapStop.

5 In theMUSIC CENTER area, underCOPY, click/tapCD -> Files. The MUSICMATCH recorder opens.

6 Click/Tap to clear the check box for any track you do not want to record.

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7 Click/TapStart.

8 When a message appears that tells you the CD drive needs to be configured, click/tapOK. After the drive is configured, MUSICMATCH records the tracks to your hard drive as MP3 files. A progress bar appears next to each track as it is recorded.

Editing track information

After you add a CD track as an MP3 file to your music library, you can edit the track’s information.

To edit track information:

1 Open MUSICMATCH.

2 If a CD is playing, click/tap the stop button.

3 In theMUSIC CENTER area, click/tap the track you want to edit.

4 Click/Tap Options, Music Library, then click/tap Edit Track Tag(s). The Edit Track Tag(s) dialog box opens.

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5 Enter information such as track title, lead artist, album, and genre.

6 Click/TapOK. The new track information appears in the MUSICMATCH playlist, music library, and recorder window.

Building a music library

Use MUSICMATCH to build a music library. You can organize your music tracks by categories, find a track quickly by using the sort features, and add information to a music file.

You can add music tracks to your music library by:

Creating MP3 files – When you create MP3 files from the tracks on your music CD, MUSICMATCH automatically adds these files to your music library.

Dragging and Dropping – Drag and drop files from Windows Explorer or your desktop to the music library.

Downloading files from the Internet – When you are connected to the Internet, MP3 files that you download are automatically added to your music library.

Caution During the download process, MP3 files may become corrupt. If you are having trouble listening to, or working with, a downloaded file, try downloading the file again.

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Changing the music library display settings

To change the music library display settings:

1

2

In MUSICMATCH, click/tap Options, then click/tapSettings. TheSettings window opens.

Click/Tap the Music Library tab.

3

4

Click/Tap an arrow button to open a column list, then click/tap the category that you want to display in the column.

When you have finished selecting categories, click/tap OK.

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Using MUSICMATCH

Listening to Internet radio

To listen to an Internet radio station:

1 Connect to the Internet, then open MUSICMATCH.

2 In theMUSIC CENTER area, under PLAY, click/tapOnline Music.

3 To select one of the MUSICMATCH Internet radio stations, click/tap

Featured Radio Stations orRadio Stations, the radio station, then click/tap the arrow in theplay this station box. MusicMatch connects to the station and plays the audio. If you do not seeFeatured Radio Stations orRadio Stations, drag the scroll bar on the left.

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To play another Internet radio station, click/tap Broadcast Radio, the appropriate category in theBroadcast Stations list, the radio station, then click/tap the arrow in theplay this station box. MusicMatch connects to the station and plays the audio. If you do not seeBroadcast Radio, drag the scroll bar on the left.

Using advanced features

You can also use MusicMatch to create your own music CDs and to download MP3 files to your portable MP3 player. For more information, see the MusicMatch online help.

Tips & Tricks

See Do More With Gateway for more information about

 

using your convertible tablet PC to play digital music and

 

download music from the Internet. Click Start, then click

 

Do More With Gateway. If you are in the Business

 

Solutions view, click Consumer Solutions. Click Digital

 

Music.

 

 

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Playing a DVD

A Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) is similar to a standard CD but has greater data capacity. Because of this increased capacity, full-lengthmovies, several albums of music, or several gigabytes of data can fit on a single disc. You can play DVDs with the InterVideo DVD Player program or Windows Media Player. For more information about playing DVDs, click/tapHelp in the DVD player program.

To play a DVD:

1 Make sure that the speakers are turned on or headphones are plugged in and that the volume is turned up.

2

3

Turn off your screen saver and standby timers.

To play a DVD using InterVideo DVD, click/tap Start,All Programs,DVD, then click/tapDVD Player. The InterVideo DVD Player video screen and control panel open.

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To play a DVD using Windows Media Player, click/tap Start,All Programs, then click/tapWindows Media Player. The Windows Media Player opens.

Important If the InterVideo DVD player is not on your Start menu, and if Windows Media Player cannot play a DVD, you will need to install the InterVideo DVD program. To install the InterVideo DVD program, insert the InterVideo DVD Software disc into your DVD drive and follow theon-screeninstructions.

4 Insert a DVD into the DVD drive, then click/tap(play). The DVD plays. Use the volume controls in the DVD player to adjust the volume. For more information on using the DVD player, see its online help.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

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Help and For more information about playing DVDs, click/tapStart,

Support then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword playing DVDs in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Creating CDs using Nero Express

You can use Nero Express to copy tracks from a music CD to your hard drive, copy or create data CDs, create music CDs, and more.

Important We recommend that you do not use your convertible tablet PC for other tasks while creating CDs.

Important If you record copyrighted material on a CD, you need permission from the copyright owner. Otherwise, you may be violating copyright law and be subject to payment of damages and other remedies. If you are uncertain about your rights, contact your legal advisor.

Important Some CDs have copy protection software. You cannot create MP3 files from these CDs and you may not be able to listen to these CDs on your convertible tablet PC.

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Creating a data CD

To create a data CD:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.

2 Insert a blank, writable CD into your recordable drive.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

3 If a dialog box opens, click/tapTake no action, then click/tapOK.

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4 Move your pointer overData, then click/tapData Disc. TheDisc Content screen opens.

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5 Click/TapAdd. TheSelect Files and Folders dialog box opens.

6 Browse to the folder that contains the files you want to add. You can click/tap the arrow to open theLocation list, then click/tap a drive or folder, or you can click/tap folders in theName list. Press and hold theCTRL key to select multiple files.

7

8

Click/Tap Add. You can continue to select files and click/tapAdd.

After you select all your files, click/tap Finished.

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Click/Tap Next. TheFinal Burn Settings screen opens.

Click/Tap the arrow to open the Current recorder list, then click/tap your recordable drive.

Click/Tap Burn. TheBurning Process screen opens and Nero Express burns the files to the CD.

When a message tells you that the recording is complete, click/tap OK. Click/TapNext to return the main Nero Express screen.

Click/Tap Exit.

 

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Copying a CD

To copy a music CD or data CD:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.

2 Click/Tap Copy entire disc. The Select source and destinationscreen opens.

3 Insert the music CD or data CD you want to copy into your recordable drive.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

4 Click/Tap the arrow to open theSource drive list, then click/tap the drive that contains your source disc.

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5 Click/Tap the arrow to open theDestination drive list, then click/tap your recordable drive.

6 Click/TapBurn. TheNero’s Title and CD Database dialog box opens.

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7 Wait until the dialog box closes.

- OR -

Click/Tap Cancel.

The Burning Process screen opens. Nero Express copies the tracks or files to your hard drive.

8 A message prompts you to insert a CD. Remove the source CD, insert a blank, writable CD, then wait for the message box to close. Nero Express copies the files from your hard drive to the writable CD.

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When a message tells you that the recording is complete, click/tap OK.

Click/Tap Next to return to the main Nero Express screen.

Click/Tap Exit.

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Copying music tracks

To copy music CD tracks to your hard drive:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.

2 Insert the music CD that has the tracks you want to copy into your DVD orDVD/CD-RWdrive.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

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4

If an Audio CD dialog box opens, click/tapTake no action, then click/tapOK.

Click/Tap More. The Nero Toolbar opens.

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5 Click/Tap theSave Tracks icon. TheNero’s Title and CD Database dialog box opens.

6 Wait until the dialog box closes.

- OR -

Click/Tap Cancel.

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If a message box opens, click/tap OK. TheSave Tracks dialog box opens.

Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Output file format list, then click/tap the format you want for the saved tracks.

To record all the tracks, click/tap GO. The recording process begins.

- OR -

To record selected tracks, hold down the CTRL key, click/tap the tracks you want, then click/tapGO. The recording process begins.

After the recording is complete, click/tap Close.

 

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Creating a music CD

To create a music CD:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then click/tap Nero Express. Nero Express opens.

2 Insert a blank, writable CD into your recordable drive.

Important If the drive you want to use is not in the modular bay, you need to swap modules. For more information about swapping modules, see“Changing modules” on page 110.

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4

If a dialog box opens, click/tap Take no action, then click/tapOK.

Move your pointer over Music, then click/tap one of the following options:

Audio CD to create a music CD that will play on all CD players. Nero Express converts MP3 and WMA files to Audio CD format.

Audio and Data CD to create a CD that contains tracks and data files. You can play the music files in a CD player and you can view all files on your convertible tablet PC.

MP3 Disc to create a CD using MP3 files. You can play the CD on your convertible tablet PC or a player that supports MP3 files.

WMA disc to create a CD using WMA files. You can play the CD on your convertible tablet PC or a player that supports WMA files.

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The screen you use to add files opens.

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5 Click/TapAdd. TheSelect Files and Folders dialog box opens.

6 Browse to the folder that contains the files you want to add. You can click/tap the arrow to open theLocation list, then click/tap a drive or folder, or you can click/tap folders in theName list. Press and hold theCTRL key to select multiple files.

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Click/Tap Add. You can continue to select files and click/tapAdd.

After you select all your files, click/tap Finished.

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Click/Tap Next. TheFinal Burn Settings screen opens.

Click/Tap the arrow to open the Current recorder list, then click/tap your recordable drive.

Click/Tap Burn. TheBurning Process screen opens and Nero Express burns the files to the CD.

When a message tells you that the recording is complete, click/tap OK. Click/TapNext to return the main Nero Express screen.

Click/Tap Exit.

 

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Advanced features

In addition to Nero Express, you can use:

Nero BackItUp to create a backup of files on your hard drive, then use BackItUp to restore the files you backed up in case of a hard drive failure, virus, or other problem.

Nero CD-DVD Speed to test your DVD andDVD/CD-RWdrives for transfer rates, load and eject times, seek and access times, and more.

Nero Cover Designer to create labels for your CDs and DVDs, covers for your CD and DVD cases, booklets to include with your CDs and DVDs, and more.

Nero DriveSpeed to control DVD orDVD/CD-RWdrive read speed and spin down time.

Nero InfoTool to find out about your drive capabilities and your convertible tablet PC configuration.

To use these programs, click/tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, Nero Programs, then click/tap the program you want.

For more information, see the online help in the programs and the online user’s guides. To access the user’s guides, click/tap Start, All Programs, Burn a CD or Data DVD, User’s Guides, then click/tap the guide you want.

Using the optional diskette drive

A diskette drive uses 3.5-inchdiskettes (sometimes calledfloppy disks). Diskettes are useful for storing files or transferring files to another computer.

Warning Do not expose diskettes to water or magnetic fields.

Exposure could damage the data on the diskette.

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Tips & Tricks

 

If you need to use a diskette drive, Gateway recommends

 

 

 

purchasing a USB diskette drive. To order a USB diskette

 

 

drive, visit the Accessory Store at

 

 

accessories.gateway.com.

 

 

 

Diskette activity indicator

Diskette eject button

To use a diskette:

1 Plug the diskette drive into a USB port on your convertible tablet PC or port replicator. For the location of your USB ports, see“Back” on page 6,“Left side” on page 273, and“Back” on page 274.

2

3

Insert the diskette into the diskette drive with the label facing up.

To access a file on the diskette, click/tap Start, then click/tapMy Computer.Double-click/Double-tapthe drive letter (for example, the A: drive), thendouble-click/double-tapthe file name.

4 To remove the diskette, make sure that the diskette activity indicator is off, then press the diskette eject button.

 

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Using the memory card reader

You can use memory cards to transfer pictures from a digital camera to your convertible tablet PC. You can also use the memory card reader to transfer data between your convertible tablet PC and a device that uses memory cards, such as a PDA, MP3 player, or cellular telephone.

Memory card types

The memory card reader supports the following card types:

Memory Stick®

MultiMediaCard™

Secure Digital™

SmartMedia™ (3.3V only)

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Using a memory card

To insert a memory card:

1 Insert the memory card into the memory card slot with the label facing up and the arrow on the label pointing towards your convertible tablet PC.

Important Insert the SmartMedia card with the label facing down. Your convertible tablet PC only accepts 3.3V SmartMedia cards.

2 To access a file on the memory card, click/tapStart, then click/tapMy Computer.Double-click/Double-tapthe drive letter (for example, the E: drive), thendouble-click/double-tapthe file name.

To remove a memory card:

Make sure that the memory card reader status indicator (see “LED status indicators” on page 25) is off, then pull the memory card out of your convertible tablet PC.

 

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Important

Do not use the remove hardware

icon in the taskbar

 

to remove the memory card.

 

 

 

 

Connecting a digital camera

You can connect most digital cameras to your convertible tablet PC’s USB port to transfer pictures.

To connect a digital camera:

1 Connect one end of the USB cable to your digital camera, and connect the other end of the cable to the USB port on the right side of your convertible tablet PC.

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2 Use the program that came with your digital camera to transfer the pictures to your convertible tablet PC.

-OR-

Use the Scanner and Camera Wizard to transfer the pictures to your convertible tablet PC.

-OR-

If your digital camera appears as a drive on your convertible tablet PC in the My Computer window, see“Working with files and folders” on page 64 for information about moving files to your hard drive.

Help and For more information about using the Scanner andSupport Camera Wizard, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp and

Support.

Type the keyword digital picture in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Tips & Tricks

See Do More With Gateway for more information about

 

using your convertible tablet PC to edit, store, and print

 

digital photos. Click/Tap Start, then click/tapDo More

 

With Gateway. If you are in theBusiness Solutions view,

 

click/tap Consumer Solutions. Click/Tap Digital Photos.

 

 

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Connecting a digital video camera

Your convertible tablet PC has an IEEE 1394 (also known as Firewire or i.Link) port that can be used to connect to a digital video camera. To find the location of the IEEE 1394 port, see “Left Side” on page 3.

To connect a digital video camera:

Connect one end of the IEEE 1394 cable to your external source, such as

a video camera, and connect the other end of the cable to the IEEE 1394 port on the side of your convertible tablet PC.

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Editing videos

Pinnacle Expression is a video capture program that lets you capture and edit full-motionvideo, single images, and audio through the IEEE 1394 port. You can also use Pinnacle Expression to createvideo DVDs. For more information about using the Pinnacle Expression, see its online help.

To edit a video:

1

2

Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Pinnacle Expression, then click/tap Pinnacle Expression. The program starts.

Use Pinnacle Expression to edit your video.

Important If Pinnacle Expression is not on your Start menu, install it from the Pinnacle Expression CD. Insert the CD into your DVD drive and follow the instructions in the setup wizard. For more information on using Pinnacle Expression, see its online help and the online guide located on the program CD.

Tips & Tricks

See Do More With Gateway for more information about

 

using your convertible tablet PC to edit videos. Click/Tap

 

Start, then click/tapDo More With Gateway. If you are

 

in the Business Solutions view, click/tapConsumer

 

Solutions. Click/Tap Digital Video.

 

 

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Viewing the display on a projector or monitor

You can use your notebook for giving presentations by connecting an external monitor or projector to your monitor (VGA) port. Your notebook supports simultaneous LCD and CRT display. Simultaneous display allows you to control the presentation from your notebook and at the same time face your audience.

To use a projector or external monitor:

1

2

3

4

Turn off your convertible tablet PC.

Plug the projector or monitor cable into the VGA port on your convertible tablet PC or port replicator. For the location of the VGA port, see “Back” on page 6 and“Back” on page 274.

Turn on your convertible tablet PC.

Plug the projector’s or monitor’s power cord into an AC power source and turn it on. Windows XP recognizes the new hardware and searches for its driver. You may need to install the driver from the disc supplied by the projector’s or monitor’s manufacturer or download the driver from the manufacturer’s Web site.

5 After the driver is installed,right-click/button-tapany empty space on the desktop, then click/tapProperties. TheDisplay Properties dialog box opens.

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6 Click/Tap theSettings tab.

7 Right-click/Button-tapthe second monitor icon (labeled2), then click/tap

Attached.

8

9

10

Click/Tap Apply.

Adjust properties such as Screen Resolution orColor Quality if necessary.

Click/Tap OK.

Important PressFN+F3 to switch between viewing the display on the LCD panel and viewing the display on the projector or monitor.

Important If an external monitor or projector is connected, your convertible tablet PC turns off the LCD panel, but does not enter Standby mode, when the LCD panel is closed.

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Viewing the display on a television

The S-Videoout jack on your optional port replicator lets you view your convertible tablet PC display on a television screen using a standardS-Videocable.

Important To turn on external video by default, connect the television (or other external video device) before starting your convertible tablet PC.

Important Audio is not transmitted through theS-Videoout jack. Use thebuilt-inspeakers, a set of headphones or external powered speakers, or connect your convertible tablet PC to a stereo system using the S/PDIF jack to hear sound while playing a DVD. DVD playback to a VCR will be scrambled by copyright protection software.

To view your convertible tablet PC display on a television:

1 With your convertible tablet PC off, connect one end of a standardS-Videocable to theS-Videoout jack on your port replicator. For the location of theS-Videoout jack, see“Back” on page 274.

2 Connect the other end of the cable to the Video in jack on your television or VCR.

3

4

5

Turn on the television or VCR.

Start your convertible tablet PC.

Click/Tap Start, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapAppearance and Themes.

6 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheDisplay icon. TheDisplay Properties dialog box opens.

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7 Click/Tap theSettings tab.

8 Click/Tap Advanced. The Multiple Monitors and Intel Propertiesdialog box opens.

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Click/Tap the Intel Extreme Graphicstab.

Click/Tap the Graphics Properties button. TheIntel Graphics Controller Properties dialog box opens.

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11 Click/Tap theTelevision button.

Important If the Television button is grayed out, your convertible tablet PC has not detected the television. Make sure that the television is turned on and connected correctly.

12 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theColors list, then click/tapTrue Color.

13 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theScreen Area list, then click/tap

640 by 480.

14 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theVideo Standard list, then click/tap

NTSC-M.

Important

If you are traveling internationally, you may need to change

 

the video standard. For example, many televisions in Asia

 

use PAL instead of NTSC.

 

 

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15 Click/TapApply. Your LCD panel will blank out and what was on your LCD panel now appears on your television.

Important Your television may be able to run at a higher resolution. If the icons and screen area appear too large on your television, try a different Screen Area value.

16 Click/TapOK.

Changing from one display to another

After you have set up the second display on your convertible tablet PC to be a television, you can quickly switch between viewing the display on the LCD panel and viewing it on the television.

To...

Press

 

 

Change the display from the LCD panel to the television

CTRL+ALT+F2

 

 

Change the display from the television to the LCD panel

CTRL+ALT+F3

 

 

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Managing Power

While your convertible tablet PC is running on battery power, you should manage power consumption to get the most use out of the battery. Read this chapter to learn how to:

Check and recharge the battery

Recalibrate the battery

Change batteries

Extend the life of the battery by conserving battery power and using alternate power sources

Change power-savingsettings

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Monitoring the battery charge

Closely monitor the battery charge. When the battery charge gets low, change the battery or connect to AC power immediately to prevent losing any unsaved work.

Monitor the battery charge by:

Double-clicking/Double-tappingthe power cord iconor battery iconin the taskbar. ThePower Meter dialog box opens.

Important If the power cord or battery icon does not appear on the taskbar, click/tap the show hidden iconsbutton. If the icon still does not appear, make sure thatAlways show icon on the taskbar is checked on the Power Options Properties Advanced tab. See“Changing advanced settings” on page 168 for more information.

Pressing FN+STATUS to view the power status box, which opens in theupper-leftcorner of the screen. The power status box shows the current power source, the battery charge level, and the power management mode.

Looking at the battery charge indicator:

LED blue - battery is fully charged.

LED purple - battery is charging.

LED blinking red - battery charge is very low.

LED solid red - battery is malfunctioning.

Important This LED only lights up when your convertible tablet PC is connected to AC power or the battery charge is very low. For the location of the battery charge indicator, see“LED status indicators” on page 25.

Waiting for a Low Battery warning message to appear.

If your battery charge indicator displays what looks like an inaccurate charge, you may need to recalibrate the battery. For more information, see “Recalibrating the battery” on page 158.

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Recharging the battery

The battery recharges while it is installed and your convertible tablet PC is connected to AC power. While the battery is recharging, the battery charge indicator turns purple and the battery icon in the taskbar has a lightning bolt .

Important If the power cord or battery icon does not appear on the taskbar, click/tap the show hidden iconsbutton. If the icon still does not appear, make sure thatAlways show icon on the taskbar is checked on the Power Options Properties Advanced tab. See“Changing advanced settings” on page 168 for more information.

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Recalibrating the battery

If your convertible tablet PC unexpectedly goes into Standby mode while you are using it but the battery charge is not low, you may need to recalibrate your battery. You should also recalibrate the battery periodically to maintain the accuracy of the battery gauge.

To recalibrate the battery:

1 Connect the AC adapter, then turn on your convertible tablet PC.

2 As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, pressF2. The BIOS Setup utility opens.

3 Open theAdvanced menu.

4 HighlightBattery Auto Learning, then selectEnabled by pressing the spacebar.

5 Open theExit menu, then highlightExit Saving Changes and pressENTER.

6 SelectYes, then pressENTER.

The battery recalibration process begins and a screen opens showing you the progress. The entire process will take several hours.

Important Do not interrupt the battery recalibration process. If recalibration is interrupted, you must start the process over again.

When the recalibration has finished, the message “Press [Esc] key to exit” appears.

7 PressESC. The battery charge indicator now displays an accurate battery charge. If the battery charge indicator does not show an accurate charge, contact Gateway Technical Support.

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Changing batteries

If your convertible tablet PC is plugged into an AC outlet, you can change the battery while the convertible tablet PC is turned on. If your convertible tablet PC is not plugged into an AC outlet, you must turn the convertible tablet PC off while changing the batteries.

Warning Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with a Gateway M275 battery (M275DAZ or equivalent). Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled. Do not disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C), or incinerate. Dispose of used battery promptly. Keep away from children.

Battery latch

Battery

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Replacing the battery

To replace the battery:

1 If your convertible tablet PC is on and is connected to AC power, go toStep 2.

2

3

4

5

-OR-

If your convertible tablet PC is on and is not plugged into an AC outlet, save your work and turn off the convertible tablet PC.

Close the LCD panel.

Disconnect your convertible tablet PC from the optional port replicator (see “Disconnecting from the port replicator” on page 277).

Turn your convertible tablet PC over so the bottom is facing up.

Slide the battery lock to the unlocked position, then slide the battery release latch.

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6 Lift the battery out of the bay.

7 Place a recharged battery into the bay and press down until it snaps into place.

8 Slide the battery lock to the locked position.

9 Turn your convertible tablet PC over and reattach the optional port replicator.

10 Open the LCD panel and slide the power switch.

 

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Extending battery life

Conserving battery power

While using the battery to power your convertible tablet PC, conserve power by:

Dimming the display as low as is comfortable. For dim or dark environments, use the XtraBright/XtraDim button to set your display to the dimmest setting possible.

Removing PC Cards when you do not need them. Many PC Cards use a small amount of power while inserted, even if they are not being used.

Modifying the power management settings for maximum power savings. For more information, see “Changing power settings” on page 165.

Closing the LCD panel to turn off the display while you are not using your convertible tablet PC. The display stays off until you open the panel again.

Using Hibernate mode for maximum power savings while your convertible tablet PC is not in use. For more information, see “Activating and using Hibernate mode” on page 170.

Using the DVD or DVD/CD-RWdrive only when necessary. These drives use a large amount of power.

Recharging the battery often, taking an extra battery, and fully recharging the batteries before traveling. For more information, see “Recharging the battery” on page 157 and“Changing batteries” on page 159.

Turning off the Power on Lid Lift feature. For more information, see “Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature” on page 169.

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Using alternate power sources

To extend battery life, use alternate power sources whenever possible.

If traveling internationally, take electrical adapters. Save the battery for times when you cannot use a power adapter. If you plan on taking your AC power adapter, also take a single-plugsurge protector.

If you will have access to an automobile cigarette lighter, use a power inverter or automobile/airplane adapter. Save the battery for times when you cannot use a power adapter.

To find AC power outlets in airports, look for them next to support pillars, in large areas such as boarding gates, and under banks of telephones.

Changing power modes

You can use the following power modes to lengthen the life of your convertible tablet PC’s battery:

Standby - while your convertible tablet PC is in Standby, it switches to a low power state where devices, such as the display and drives, turn off.

Hibernate - (also calledsave to disk) writes all current memory (RAM) information to the hard drive, then turns your convertible tablet PC completely off. The next time you turn on your convertible tablet PC, it reads the memory information from the hard drive and opens the programs and documents that were open when you activated Hibernate mode. For more information on using Hibernate mode, see“Activating and using Hibernate mode” on page 170.

Using power saving modes

Always save your work before using Standby mode. In Standby mode, your convertible tablet PC reduces or turns off the power to most devices except memory. However, the information in memory is not saved to the hard drive. If power is interrupted, the information is lost.

When in Hibernate mode, your convertible tablet PC saves all memory information to the hard drive, then turns the power completely off.

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If your

...and you want to...

...then

convertible

 

 

tablet PC is...

 

 

 

 

 

On

Enter Standby mode

Press FN+STANDBY.

 

 

-OR-

 

 

Close the LCD panel.

 

 

 

On

Enter Hibernate mode

Click/Tap Start, then click/tapTurn Off Computer.

 

(must be activated)

Press and hold SHIFT, then click/tapHibernate.

 

 

 

In Standby or

Exit Standby or

Slide the power switch.

Hibernate mode

Hibernate mode

 

 

 

 

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Changing power settings

You can change the function of the power switch, Standby system key, and power-savingtimers by changing power settings on your convertible tablet PC.

You can customize power settings from the Windows Control Panel by selecting power schemes, setting power alarms, adjusting advanced power settings, and activating Hibernate mode.

Power schemes (groups of power settings) let you change power saving options such as when the display or hard drive is automatically turned off. You can select one of the defined power schemes or create a custom power scheme.

Important The processor installed in your convertible tablet PC may use Intel® SpeedStep™ technology to conserve battery power. ASpeedStep-equippedprocessor can change its operating speed according to the power source. Your convertible tablet PC’s default settings operate the processor at full speed while connected to AC power and at reduced speed (which uses less power) while using battery power. Power schemes also set the speed of an Intel® SpeedStep™-equippedprocessor.

Alarms can alert you when the battery charge is low.

Advanced power settings let you assign different power saving modes to the power switch and Standby system key. You can also select which power saving mode is activated when you close the LCD panel.

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Changing the power scheme

To change the power scheme:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapPerformance and Maintenance.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tapthePower Options icon. ThePower Options Properties dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap the arrow button to open thePower Schemes list, then click/tap the power scheme you want.

- OR -

Set the timers, then click/tap Save As and type a name for the scheme.

4 Click/TapOK.

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Help and For more information about changing the power scheme,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword power scheme in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Changing alarm options

To change the alarm options:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapPerformance and Maintenance.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tapthePower Options icon. ThePower Options Properties dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap theAlarms tab.

4

5

Adjust the alarm settings.

Click/Tap OK.

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Help and For more information about changing the alarm options,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword alarm options in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Changing advanced settings

To change advanced power management settings:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapPerformance and Maintenance.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tapthePower Options icon. ThePower Options Properties dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap theAdvanced tab.

4 Click/Tap the arrow button to open aPower buttons list, then click/tap the power setting mode you want to use.

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5 Click/TapOK.

Help and For more information about changing the powerSupport management settings, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp

and Support.

Type the keyword power management in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Turning on the Power on Lid Lift feature

The Power on Lid Lift feature turns on your convertible tablet PC whenever you open the LCD panel. Your convertible tablet PC was shipped to you with the Power on Lid Lift feature turned off.

To turn on the Power on Lid Lift feature:

1 Turn on your convertible tablet PC.

2 As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, pressF2. The BIOS Setup utility opens.

3 Open theAdvanced menu.

4 HighlightWake From Lid, then selectEnabled by pressing the spacebar.

5 Open theExit menu, then highlightExit Saving Changes and pressENTER.

6 SelectYes, then pressENTER.

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Activating and using Hibernate mode

To activate Hibernate mode:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapPerformance and Maintenance.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tapthePower Options icon. ThePower Options Properties dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap theHibernate tab.

4 Click/Tap theEnable hibernation check box, then click/tapApply.Hibernate mode is now an option you can select on the Advanced tab in thePower Options Properties dialog box and in theTurn Off Computer or

Shut Down Windows dialog box.

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To use Hibernate mode:

As an automatic power savings mode:

Open the Power Options Properties dialog box, then click/tap thePower Schemes tab. Click/Tap the arrow button to open aSystem hibernates list, then click/tap the time you want to use.

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Open the Power Options Properties dialog box, then click/tap theAdvanced tab. Hibernate is now an option in thePower buttons lists.

As a manually-selectedpower savings mode, click/tapStart, then click/tapTurn Off Computer. Press and holdSHIFT, then click/tapHibernate.

Help and For more information about using Hibernate mode,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword hibernate in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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These tips can make traveling with your convertible tablet PC more convenient and trouble-free.Read this chapter to learn about:

Using the modem

Using your radio frequency wireless connections

Transferring files

Protecting your convertible tablet PC from loss and theft

Managing your convertible tablet PC’s power efficiently

Tips & Tricks You can download an electronic copy of this

guide from support.gateway.com/support/manlib/.

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Packing your convertible tablet PC

Remove all peripheral devices and cables. Remember to pack those you will need while traveling, and do not forget to pack at least one convertible tablet PC pen.

Protect the pen by keeping it in your convertible tablet PC’s pen holder during travel. For more information, see “Right Side” on page 5.

Pack the Gateway convertible tablet PC securely into the Gateway carrying case, and keep it separate from toiletries, liquids, and food. Do not pack it in checked luggage.

Keep your convertible tablet PC stable during travel. Secure it to prevent it from sliding around in overhead bins and car trunks.

Traveling by air

Prepare for airport security by charging the battery in case Security asks you to start your convertible tablet PC.

Have your convertible tablet PC hand-inspectedor sent through theX-rayscanner, but never carry it through the metal detector.

Turn off your convertible tablet PC for takeoff and landing.

Do not check your convertible tablet PC as baggage.

Turn off wireless RF devices such as your wireless Ethernet emitter while the aircraft is moving. For more information, see “Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” on page 210.

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Modem

Take a telephone cord to connect the modem to telephone jacks. If you are traveling internationally, take telephone jack adapters or an acoustic handset coupler.

Take a telephone line protector.

Take a telephone line tester to check for unsafe lines, especially if you are traveling internationally.

Take remote access information with you so you can connect to your ISP while outside of your usual calling area. A list of country dialing codes may be especially useful if you are traveling internationally.

Radio frequency wireless connections

Every country has different restrictions on the use of wireless devices. If your convertible tablet PC is equipped with a wireless device, check with the local radio approval authorities prior to your trip for any restrictions on the use of a wireless device in the destination country.

If your convertible tablet PC came equipped with an internal embedded wireless device, see “Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information” on page 309 for general wireless regulatory guidelines.

Wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and

IEEE 802.11g communication devices are examples of devices which use wireless to communicate. For instructions on how to turn off your wireless device, see “Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” on page 210.

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Files

Copy your working files from your desktop computer to your convertible tablet PC before you travel.

If you need to access your desktop computer files from your convertible tablet PC while traveling, set up your desktop computer for remote access. Contact your network administrator for more information about remote access.

Take extra recordable media for transferring files between computers and backing up files.

Security

Get a locking cable for your convertible tablet PC so you can attach a cable lock and leave your convertible tablet PC in your hotel room while you are away.

Always keep your convertible tablet PC with you while waiting in airports, train stations, or bus terminals. Be ready to claim your convertible tablet PC as soon as it passes through the x-raymachine in security checkpoints.

Write down your convertible tablet PC model number and serial number (see “Identifying your model” on page 10) in case of theft or loss, and keep the information in a safe place. Also, tape your business card or an address label to your convertible tablet PC and accessories.

Whoever sits next to you or behind you can see your convertible tablet PC display. Avoid working with confidential files until you can be sure of privacy.

Use a startup password to restrict access to your convertible tablet PC.

Important Use a password that you can remember, but that is difficult for someone else to guess. The password feature is very secure, with no easy way to recover a forgotten password. If you forget your password, you must return your convertible tablet PC to Gateway for service. Call Gateway Technical Support for instructions.

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To create a startup password:

1 Restart your convertible tablet PC. As soon as you see a startup screen, pressF2. The BIOS Setup utility opens.

2 Open theSecurity menu, then highlightSet Supervisor Password, then pressENTER and follow the instructions. You must set the supervisor password in order to set the user (startup) password.

3

4

Highlight Set User Password, then pressENTER and follow the instructions. This is the password you need to enter at startup.

Highlight Password on boot, then selectEnabled by pressing the spacebar.

5 Open theExit menu, highlightExit Saving Changes, then pressENTER. When you start your convertible tablet PC, you are prompted to enter the user password you set inStep 3.

Power

Take your AC power adapter to recharge the battery. If you are traveling internationally, take power plug adapters.

Take a portable surge protector to protect your convertible tablet PC from power surges.

To get the best performance from your convertible tablet PC, avoid using the battery whenever possible, monitor the battery charge, and use the most efficient power management settings.

For information on conserving battery power, see “Conserving battery power” on page 162.

For information on using alternate power sources, see “Using alternate power sources” on page 163.

For information on monitoring the battery charge, see “Monitoring the battery charge” on page 156.

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Additional tips

If you plan to use several USB peripheral devices, take a portable USB hub to provide additional USB ports.

Take a network cable if you need to connect to a network. Some hotels provide Internet connectivity only through their networks.

If your convertible tablet PC has been exposed to cold temperatures, allow it to warm to room temperature before turning it on.

Carry proof of ownership or a merchandise passport when traveling internationally.

Consult your insurance company and credit card company to learn about emergency travel assistance if your convertible tablet PC is lost or damaged.

Take your Gateway Windows XP Pro Tablet PC DVD in case you need to install an additional driver or software.

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This chapter provides information about customizing your convertible tablet PC by changing settings in Windows. Read this chapter to learn how to:

Change screen and display settings

Change the background and screen saver

Adjust the touchpad settings

Add, change, and switch user accounts

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Using the display

Changing display orientation

You can change the display orientation from the default, landscape (horizontal), to portrait (vertical) or secondary landscape (180 degrees from the default) Screen Rotation button. For more information, see “Tablet control buttons” on page 32.

To change display orientation:

Press Screen Rotation button to step through display orientations.

To change orientation properties:

Double-click/Double-taptheTablet and Pen Settings iconin the taskbar, then click/tap theDisplay tab.

Adjusting brightness

To adjust screen brightness:

Use the increase brightness and decrease brightness keys on the keyboard. For more information, see “System key combinations” on page 30.

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XtraBright/XtraDim

Use XtraBright to increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest setting for 255 seconds. Use this feature in bright lighting situations, such as outside in bright sunlight.

Use XtraDim to decrease the brightness below the normal dimmest setting. Use this feature in dim lighting situations.

To use XtraBright/XtraDim:

Press the XtraBright/XtraDim button or press the XtraBright/XtraDim key on the keyboard to increase the LCD panel brightness above the normal brightest setting for 255 seconds. For more information, see “Tablet control buttons” on page 32 and“System key combinations” on page 30.

-OR-

Press the XtraBright/XtraDim button or press the XtraBright/XtraDim key on the keyboard a second time to decrease the brightness below the normal dimmest setting. For more information, see “Tablet control buttons” on page 32 and“System key combinations” on page 30.

 

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Adjusting the screen and desktop settings

Adjusting the color depth and screen area are two of the most basic display settings you may need to change. You can also adjust settings such as the screen background and screen saver.

Adjusting the color depth

Color depth is the number of colors your screen displays. Various image types require various color depths for optimum appearance. For example, simple color drawings may appear adequately in 256 colors while color photographs need millions of colors to be displayed with optimum quality.

Windows lets you choose from several color depth settings. We recommend that you use the 32-bitTrue Color setting at all times.

If the color in your images seems “false” or “jumpy,” especially after you have played a game or run a video-intensiveprogram, check the color depth setting and return it to32-bitTrue Color, if necessary.

To change the color depth:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapAppearance and Themes.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheDisplay icon. TheDisplay Properties dialog box opens.

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3 Click/Tap theSettings tab.

4 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theColor quality list, then click/tap the color depth you want.

5 To save your changes, click/tapOK, then click/tapYes.

Help and For more information about adjusting display settings,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword changing display settingsin the

Search box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Adjusting the screen resolution

You can increase the screen resolution to fit more icons on your desktop, or you can decrease the resolution to make reading the display easier. The higher the resolution, the smaller individual components of the screen (such as icons and menu bars) appear.

To adjust the screen resolution:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap

Appearance and Themes.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheDisplay icon. TheDisplay Properties dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap theSettings tab.

4

5

Drag the Screen resolution slider to the size you prefer.

To save your changes, click/tap OK, then click/tapYes.

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Help and For more information about adjusting screen resolution,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword changing screen resolutionin the

Search box, then click/tap the arrow.

Changing the colors on your Windows desktop

You can change the colors of Windows desktop items, such as the background color and dialog box title bars.

To change desktop colors:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapAppearance and Themes.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheDisplay icon. TheDisplay Properties dialog box opens.

3 Click/Tap theAppearance tab.

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4 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theColor scheme list, click/tap the color scheme you want, then click/tapOK. The new colors appear on your desktop.

- OR -

If you want to create a new color scheme as part of a desktop theme:

a b

c d e

Click/Tap Advanced. TheAdvanced Appearance dialog box opens.

Click/Tap the arrow button to open the Item list, then click/tap the item you want to change.

Change the color or font settings for the item.

Click/Tap OK, then click/tap theThemes tab.

Click/Tap Save As, type a name for the new theme, then click/tapOK twice. The new colors appear on your desktop.

Changing the desktop background

You can change the Windows desktop background picture. Windows provides several backgrounds, or you can use pictures that you have created or retrieved from other sources.

To change the desktop background:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapAppearance and Themes.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheDisplay icon. TheDisplay Properties dialog box opens.

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3 Click/Tap theDesktop tab.

4 Click/Tap a background picture in theBackground list.

- OR -

Click/Tap Browse to select a background picture from another location.

5 If you want the picture you chose to cover the entire screen, click/tap the arrow button to open thePosition list, then click/tapStretch orTile.

6 If the picture you chose does not cover the entire screen and you did not choose to stretch or tile the image inStep 5, you can change the solid color behind the picture by clicking/tapping the arrow button to open theColor list, then clicking/tapping a color.

7 Click/TapOK.

Help and For more information about changing the background,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword changing desktop backgroundin the

Search box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Selecting a screen saver

You can use a screen saver to keep others from viewing your display while you are away from your convertible tablet PC. Windows supplies a variety of screen savers that you can choose from, and many more are available from the Internet and as commercial products.

To select a screen saver:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tap

Appearance and Themes.

2

3

Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheDisplay icon. TheDisplay Properties dialog box opens.

Click/Tap the Screen Saver tab.

4 Click/Tap the arrow button to open theScreen Saver list, then click/tap the screen saver you want. Windows previews the screen saver.

5 If you want to customize the screen saver, click/tapSettings, then make your changes. If the Settings button is not available, you cannot customize the screen saver you selected.

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6 If you want to display the Welcome (Login) screen whenever you exit the screen saver, click/tap the On resume, display Welcome screencheck box.

7 If you want to change the time before the screen saver is activated, click/tap the up or down arrows next to theWait box.

8 Click/TapOK.

Help and For more information about selecting a screen saver,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword screen savers in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Adjusting tablet and pen settings

Windows XP tablet PC Edition includes a control panel for adjusting pen, display, and button preferences such as:

Right-handedvs.left-handeduse

Pen calibration in portrait and landscape modes

Button functions

Pen actions such as double-tapping

To change tablet and pen settings:

1 Double-click/Double-taptheTablet and Pen Settings iconin the taskbar. TheTablet and Pen Properties dialog box opens.

2 Click/Tap thePen Options tab.

3 Change the pen options settings, then click/tapOK.

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Programming the buttons

Most of the tablet control buttons on your convertible tablet PC’s can be reprogrammed with new functions. For more information, see “Tablet control buttons” on page 32.

To reprogram button functions:

1 Double-click/Double-taptheTablet and Pen Settings iconin the taskbar. TheTablet and Pen Properties dialog box opens.

2 Click/Tap theTablet Buttons tab.

3 Change the button settings, then click/tapOK.

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Adjusting the Tablet PC Input

Panel Settings

To adjust writing pad, writing tools, and speech settings:

1

Click/Tap

(the Keyboard icon).

2

Click/Tap

Tools, then click/tapOptions.

3 Click/Tap a tab, then change the input panel settings.

 

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Changing the touchpad settings

You can adjust the double-clickspeed, pointer speed,left-handorright-handconfiguration, and other touchpad settings.

To change your touchpad settings:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapPrinters and Other Hardware.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheMouse icon. TheMouse Properties dialog box opens.

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Changing the touchpad settings

3 Click/Tap theDevice Settings tab, then click/tapSettings to change your touchpad settings.

4 To modify a touchpad setting, click/tap the+ in front of a setting, then modify the setting.

5 To assign a function to the rocker switch, click the+ in front ofButtons, click the up or down button, then click the action you want.

6 Click/TapOK to save changes.

Help and For more information about changing mouse settings,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword mouse settings in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Adding and modifying user accounts

You can create and customize a user account for each person who uses your convertible tablet PC. You can also switch (change) user accounts without turning off your convertible tablet PC.

User account tips

If you want to create an account for someone, but you do not want that user to have full access to your convertible tablet PC, be sure to make that account limited. Remember that limited accounts may not be able to install some older programs.

If a program or peripheral device is installed in one account, it may not be available in other accounts. If this happens, install the program or device in the accounts that need it.

Files created in one account are not accessible from other accounts unless the files are stored in the Shared Documents folder. The Shared Documents folder is accessible from all accounts on that computer and from other computers on the network.

To add, delete, or modify user accounts:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-taptheUser Accounts icon. TheUser Accounts window opens.

3 Follow theon-screeninstructions to add, delete, or modify a user account.

Help and For more information about user accounts, click/tapStart,

Support then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword user accounts in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Adding and modifying user accounts

To switch user accounts:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapLog Off. TheLog Off Windows dialog box opens.

2 Click/TapSwitch User. The WindowsWelcome screen opens.

3 Click/Tap the user account that you want to use. When you switch between user accounts, any programs that were running for the previous user continue to run.

 

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Connecting your home, small office, or home office computers lets you share drives, printers, and a single Internet connection among the connected computers.

Read this chapter to learn about:

Benefits of using a network in your home, small office, or home office

Types of network connections

Purchasing additional network equipment

Turning the wireless Ethernet emitter on and off

Tips & Tricks

The Setting Up Your Windows Network

 

 

 

guide has been included on your hard drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It provides instructions for installing and

 

 

 

configuring Ethernet networking on your

 

 

 

notebook. To access this guide, click Start,

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Programs, then click Gateway

 

 

 

Documentation.

 

 

 

 

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Benefits of networking

A network lets you:

Share a single Internet connection

Share computer drives

Share peripheral devices

Stream audio and video files

Play multi-playergames

Sharing a single Internet connection

Each computer that is connected to the network can share the same broadband connection or modem and telephone line and access the Internet at the same time. This saves on the cost of installing another telephone line for your second computer and paying for a second Internet service provider (ISP) account.

Help and

For more information about sharing an Internet connection,

Support

click/tap Start, then click/tapHelp and Support.

 

Type the keyword internet sharing in theSearch box

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

Sharing drives

With a network, you can copy files from computer to computer by copying and pasting or dragging and dropping. You will no longer waste your time transferring files by using recordable media. In addition, you can map a drive on a networked computer to another computer, and access the files as if they were located on the hard drive of the computer you are using.

Help and For more information about sharing network drives,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword sharing network drives in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Sharing peripheral devices

Each computer that is connected to the network can share the same peripheral devices, such as a printer. Select print from the computer you are currently using and your file is automatically printed on your printer no matter where it is located on your network.

Help and For more information about sharing network devices,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword sharing in theSearch box

, then click/tap the arrow.

Streaming audio and video files

With a network, you can store audio files (such as the popular .MP3 files) and video files on any networked computer, then play them on any of the other computers or devices connected to your network. This process is called streaming.

Help and

For more information about streaming files, click/tap Start,

Support

then click/tap Help and Support.

 

Type the keyword streaming in theSearch box

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

Playing multi-playergames

With a home network, you can play multi-playergames. Load a game likeMicrosoft Midtown Madness 2 on your computers, and in minutes, you and your friends can race in competing cars through the streets of San Francisco.

Help and For more information about playingmulti-playergames,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword games ornetwork games in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Selecting a network connection

The biggest decision you need to make when creating your network is what type of connection you will use. Gateway supports both wired and wireless Ethernet networks. Use the following criteria as a guide when selecting a network connection.

Wired Ethernet network

Create a wired Ethernet network if:

You are building a new home or your existing home already has Ethernet cable installed in each room that has a device you want to connect

You are creating a network in an office or business where network speed is more important than moving about with your computer

Your computer has an Ethernet jack for connecting to the network

Wireless Ethernet network

Create a wireless Ethernet (IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, or IEEE 802.11g) network if:

You are looking for an alternative to installing cable for connectivity

The ability to move about with your computer is as important as network speed

Your computer has wireless Ethernet for networking

Help and

For more information about selecting network connections,

Support

click/tap Start, then click/tapHelp and Support.

 

Type the keyword networks ornetwork types in the

 

Search box

, then click/tap the

 

arrow.

 

 

 

 

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Using a wired Ethernet network

A wired Ethernet network consists of two or more computers connected together through an Ethernet cable. This connection type is commonly used in offices around the world and can be used to build computer networks in the home.

Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet

Ethernet is available at three different speeds. Standard Ethernet runs at 10 Mbps, Fast Ethernet runs at 100 Mbps, and Gigabit Ethernet runs at 1000 Mbps. Most home networks are built using Standard or Fast Ethernet

components. Business networks are typically built using Fast or Gigabit Ethernet components.

To create a wired Ethernet network, you or your electrician must:

Install special Ethernet cables in your home or office

Important Check local code requirements before installing Ethernet cable or other wiring in your home or office. Your municipality may require you to obtain a permit and hire a licensed installer.

Install an Ethernet card in each of your desktop computers (if your computers do not already have built-inEthernet jacks)

Install an Ethernet PC Card in each of your notebooks or convertible tablet PCs (if your notebooks or convertible tablet PCs do not already have built-inEthernet jacks)

Install an Ethernet router,switch, orhub

Tips & Tricks

If you are connecting just two computers (known as a

 

peer-to-peerwired Ethernet network), you can eliminate

 

the router, switch, or hub and use a special crossover

 

cable.

 

 

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Example wired Ethernet network

The following is an example of a wired Ethernet network. The network is made up of a router, a cable or DSL modem, your computers, and cables connecting each of these components. The router is the central control point for the network. Attached to the router are all of your computers or Ethernet-readydevices. Also connected to the router is a cable or DSL modem that provides access to the Internet.

Cable/DSL modem

Router,

switch, or hub

Tips & Tricks

To add the ability to access a wireless Ethernet network

 

to your wired Ethernet network, connect an access point

 

to the router, switch, or hub. For more information about

 

accessing a wireless Ethernet, see “Using a wireless

 

Ethernet network” on page 204.

 

 

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Equipment you need for a wired Ethernet network

For a wired Ethernet network you need:

An Ethernet jack on each desktop computer, notebook, tablet PC, and convertible tablet PC.

- OR -

An Ethernet card (also called network interface cards or NICs) installed in each desktop computer.

- OR -

An Ethernet PC Card installed in each notebook or convertible tablet PC.

An Ethernet router. Select a router that gives you the following features:

A jack for connecting to a cable or DSL modem.

The ability to assign IP addresses to your networked computers dynamically. This prevents intruders from seeing the computers over the Internet.

A built-infirewall to protect the computers on your network from intruders trying to access your data over the Internet.

Built-inswitching (with enough ports for all computers and devices on the network) so you will not have to purchase a hub or switch.

If you did not purchase a router that includes built-inswitching or if the router does not have enough ports to attach all of your computers, an Ethernet hub or switch with enough ports for all computers and devices in the network.

Ethernet cable going from each computer to the router, hub, or switch.

Important For best results, all Ethernet components should be either standard Ethernet (10 Mbps), Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps or 10/100), or Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps or 10/100/1000). A mixture of components rated at different speeds will result in your network running at the speed of the slowest rated component.

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Using a wireless Ethernet network

A wireless Ethernet network is ideal for creating a home or office network or adding mobility to an existing wired Ethernet network. A wireless Ethernet network allows you the freedom to move about your home or office with your notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC. For example, you can take your notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC from your home office to your patio without having an Ethernet jack available.

Warning Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication. For instructions to turn wireless Ethernet on and off, see“Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off” on page 210.

Important If your convertible tablet PC came equipped with an internal radio frequency wireless device, see“Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information” on page 309 for general wireless regulatory and safety guidelines. To find out if your convertible tablet PC has an internal wireless device, check the label (see“Identifying your model” on page 10) or the device manager.

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Wireless Ethernet speed and frequency

Wireless Ethernet is available at two different speeds and at two different frequencies. The following table compares the various wireless Ethernet network types.

Network Type

Speed

Frequency

Advantages

Disadvantages

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11a

54 Mbps

5 GHz

Less possible

Shorter range (25 to

 

 

 

interference than

 

75 feet) than

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11b and

 

IEEE 802.11b and

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11g

 

IEEE 802.11g

 

 

 

 

 

Not compatible with

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11b or

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11g

 

 

 

 

 

 

networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11b

11 Mbps

2.4 GHz

Large number of

Possible interference

 

 

 

 

access points already

 

from cordless phones

 

 

 

 

exist in airports,

 

and microwaves

 

 

 

 

college campuses, and

Not compatible with

 

 

 

 

businesses

 

IEEE 802.11a

 

 

 

Compatible with

 

networks

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11g

 

 

 

 

 

 

networks

 

 

 

 

 

Longer range (100 to

 

 

 

 

 

 

150 feet) than

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11g

54 Mbps

2.4 GHz

Compatible with

Possible interference

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11b

 

from cordless phones

 

 

 

 

networks

 

and microwaves

 

 

 

Longer range (100 to

Not compatible with

 

 

 

 

150 feet) than

 

IEEE 802.11a

 

 

 

 

IEEE 802.11a

 

networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important The speed of a wireless network is related to signal strength. Signal strength is affected by the distance between your wireless network devices, by radio interference, and by interference from natural obstructions such as walls, floors, and doors.

The two most common types of wireless Ethernet networks are access point and peer-to-peer.

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Example access point wireless Ethernet network

By using an access point, you can join a wireless Ethernet network and access a wired Ethernet network. The following example shows how an access point also lets you access the Internet.

The following is an example of an access point wireless Ethernet network. The network is made up of an access point, a cable or DSL modem, and your computers. The access point is the central control point for the network. Attached to the access point is the cable or DSL modem that provides access to the Internet. Each of the computers or Ethernet-readydevices communicate with the access point using radio waves. If your computer does not havebuilt-inwireless Ethernet capabilities, you need to add a wireless PCI card (desktop), PC card (notebook or convertible tablet PC), or USB adapter.

Cable/DSL modem

Access point

USB wireless adapter

Tips & Tricks If you want to access a wireless Ethernet network from

your wired Ethernet network, connect an access point to

the router, switch, or hub. For more information about accessing a wired Ethernet, see “Using a wired Ethernet network” on page 201.

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Using a wireless Ethernet network

Equipment you need for an access point wireless Ethernet network

For an access point wireless Ethernet network you need:

A wireless Ethernet PCI card installed in each desktop computer - OR -

A wireless Ethernet USB adapter attached to each desktop or notebook computer, or convertible tablet PC

- OR -

A notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC with wireless Ethernet built-in

- OR -

A wireless Ethernet PC Card installed in each notebook or convertible tablet PC that does not have wireless Ethernet built-in

A wireless Ethernet access point to connect your wireless Ethernet network to the Internet or a wired Ethernet network

Important IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g use the same radio frequency. IEEE 802.11a uses a different radio frequency than IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g. All wireless Ethernet components must use the same frequency. A combination of IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11b or IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11g components will

not work. Some wireless devices can broadcast and receive signals on both frequencies.

A mixture of IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g components will result in your network running at the speed of the slower IEEE 802.11b components.

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Example peer-to-peerwireless Ethernet network

Use a peer-to-peer(also known as ad hoc) wireless Ethernet network if you are setting up or joining a temporarycomputer-to-computernetwork. This type of network does not include access into a wired network or the Internet. You can create this type of network to quickly move files from one computer to another.

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Equipment you need for a peer-to-peerwireless Ethernet network

For a peer-to-peerwireless Ethernet network you need:

A wireless Ethernet PCI card installed in each desktop computer

- OR -

A wireless Ethernet USB adapter attached to each desktop or notebook computer or convertible tablet PC

- OR -

A notebook, tablet PC, or convertible tablet PC with wireless Ethernet built-in

- OR -

A wireless Ethernet PC Card installed in each notebook or convertible tablet PC that does not have wireless Ethernet built-in

For more information

For more information about purchasing equipment for your home or office Ethernet network, discuss your particular needs with your Gateway representative. In addition, several books and Internet sites are dedicated to networking (for example: www.homenethelp.com). See these sources for more information about networking your home or office with wired or wireless Ethernet.

Help and For more information about networking, click/tapStart,

Support then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword networking in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Using your convertible tablet PC on a network

Installing and configuring your convertible tablet PC for Ethernet networking

The Setting Up Your Windows Network guide has been included on your hard drive. It provides instructions for installing and configuring both wired and wireless Ethernet networking on your convertible tablet PC. To access this guide, click/tap Start, All Programs, then click/tap Gateway Documentation.

Turning your wireless Ethernet emitter on or off

Warning Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current aviation regulations require wireless devices to be turned off while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g communication devices are examples of devices that provide wireless communication.

Warning In environments where the risk of interference to other devices or services is harmful or perceived as harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be restricted or eliminated. Airports, Hospitals, and Oxygen or flammable gas laden atmospheres are limited examples where use of wireless devices may be restricted or eliminated. When in environments where you are uncertain of the sanction to use wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless device.

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To turn the wireless Ethernet emitter on or off:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapNetwork and Internet Connections. TheNetwork and Internet Connections window opens.

2 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tapNetwork Connections. TheNetwork

Connections window opens.

3 Right-click/Button-tapWireless Network Connection, then click/tapEnable to turn on the wireless Ethernet emitter or click/tapDisable to turn off the wireless Ethernet emitter.

 

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ComputerYour Old12

If your new convertible tablet PC is replacing an old computer, you may have personal data files, Internet settings, a printer or other peripheral devices, and other unique computer settings that you want to move from your old computer to your new one. Read this chapter to learn about:

Using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

Transferring Files

Transferring Internet Settings

Installing your old printer or scanner

Installing your old programs

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Using the Files and Settings

Transfer Wizard

You can move your data files and personal settings, such as display, Internet, and e-mailsettings, from your old computer to your new one by using the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. The wizard also moves specific files or entire folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures, and Favorites.

To open the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard:

Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click/tap Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

Help and For more information about using the Files and Settings

Support Transfer Wizard, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp and

Support.

Type the keyword using transfer wizard in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Transferring files

You can manually transfer your personal data files by copying them to removable media, such as a diskette, writable CD, USB flash drive, or Zip disk, or by using a home network. For more information, see “Creating CDs using Nero Express” on page 125 and“Networking Your Gateway M275” on page 197.

Finding your files

Many programs automatically save your personal data files in the

My Documents folder. Look in your old computer’s My Documents folder for personal data files. Use Windows Find or Search to locate other personal data files. For more information, see “To find files using Find or Search:” on page 216, or“Searching for files” on page 71.

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To find files in the My Documents folder:

1 In Windows XP, click/tapStart, then click/tapMy Documents. TheMy Documents window opens and displays many of your saved personal data files. Go toStep 4.

2

3

- OR -

In Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows 2000, double-clicktheMy Computer icon on the desktop. Go to the next step.

Double-click/Double-taptheC:\ drive icon.

Double-click/Double-taptheMy Documents folder. TheMy Documents window opens and displays many of your saved personal data files.

4 Copy your personal data files to removable media or to another computer on your network.

You can often identify different data file types by looking at the file’s extension (the part of the file name following the last period). For example, a document file might have a .DOC extension and a spreadsheet file might have an .XLS extension.

File type

File usually ends in...

 

 

Documents

.DOC, .TXT, .RTF, .HTM, .HTML, .DOT

 

 

Spreadsheets

.XLS, .XLT, .TXT

 

 

Pictures

.JPG, .BMP, .GIF, .PDF, .PCT, .TIF, .PNG, .EPS

 

 

Movies

.MPEG, .MPG, .AVI, .GIF, .MOV

 

 

Sound and Music

.WAV, .CDA, .MP3, .MID, .MIDI, .WMA

 

 

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To find files using Find or Search:

1 In Windows XP, click/tapStart, then click/tapSearch. TheSearch Results window opens.

- OR -

In Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows 2000, click Start,Find orSearch, then clickFor Files or Folders. TheSearch Results window opens.

2 Use Windows Find or Search to locate data files by file name or file type. For help on finding files, click/tapHelp, then click/tapHelp and Support Center orHelp Topics. For more information, see“Searching for files” on page 71.

Help and For more information about finding files, clickStart, then

Support click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword searching for files in theSearch box, click/tap the arrow, then click/tap

the Full-textSearch Matchesbutton.

Transferring Internet settings

You can use different methods to transfer your Internet account from your old computer to your new one.

Setting up your ISP

If your current Internet service provider (ISP) software came preinstalled on your new convertible tablet PC, run that setup program. If it asks to set up a new account or an existing one, choose to set up an existing account.

If your current ISP software is not preinstalled on your new convertible tablet PC, locate the original Internet setup program provided by your local ISP, or contact your ISP to see if they have an updated version of their software, and install it on your new convertible tablet PC.

If you use MSN as your ISP, or if you know your ISP settings, use the Windows Internet Connection Wizard.

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Installing your old printer or scanner

To use the Internet Connection Wizard:

1

2

Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, then click/tap

New Connection Wizard. The New Connection wizard opens.

Configure your Internet settings by following the on-screeninstructions.

Help and For more information about setting up an Internet

Support connection, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp and

Support.

Type the keyword Internet connection in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Transferring your e-mailand address book

See your old e-mailprogram’s online help for information onexporting andimporting e-mailmessages and the address book. You can often export all of your olde-mailmessages or address book to recordable media, then import them into your new convertible tablet PC’se-mailprogram. You may also want to consider printing the old information or using your old computer to send thee-mailmessages to yourself, then using your new convertible tablet PC to retrieve thee-mailmessages.

Transferring your Internet shortcuts

You can export and import your old Netscape Navigator bookmarks or Microsoft Internet Explorer favorites. For more information, see your Internet browser program’s online help.

Installing your old printer or scanner

Windows may have built-insupport for older printers, scanners, or other peripheral devices. This means you do not need any additional software. Newer devices, however, usually require your original software installation CDs or diskettes.

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If you have trouble after you install the software for your old devices, you can use System Restore to restore your convertible tablet PC’s previous settings.

Help and

For information about restoring your convertible tablet PC’s

Support

previous settings, click/tap Start, then click/tapHelp and

 

Support.

 

Type the keyword System Restore in theSearch box

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

Installing a USB printer or scanner

USB devices may have special installation instructions. See your USB device’s installation guide.

Installing a parallel port printer

You can usually install parallel port printers by following these steps.

To install your old printer:

1 Shut down and turn off your convertible tablet PC.

2 Connect your parallel port printer.

3 Turn on your printer, then turn on your convertible tablet PC.

4 If Windows detects your printer, install your printer by following theon-screeninstructions. You are finished.

- OR -

If Windows does not detect the printer, go to the next step.

5 Click/TapStart, then click/tapControl Panel. TheControl Panel window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category View, click/tapPrinters and Other Hardware.

6 Click/Double-click/Tap/Double-tapthePrinters and Faxes icon, then click/tapAdd a printer. The Add Printer wizard opens.

7 Install your printer by following theon-screeninstructions.

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Help and

 

For more information about installing a printer, click/tap

 

Support

 

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

 

Type the keyword installing a printer in theSearch box

 

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

 

See your peripheral device’s user guide for installation information and tips. Because most installation software is periodically updated, you should also check the manufacturer’s Web site for software updates.

Installing your old programs

You probably use some programs that did not come installed on your new convertible tablet PC, such as personal finance software, graphics programs, or games.

Spend some time going through your old computer’s Start and Programs menus, making note of any programs you want to install on your new convertible tablet PC. Locate your original program installation CDs and installation guides. Your original CDs and guides should contain any serial numbers or product ID keys that may be required for program installation and registration. Remember to check the publisher’s Web site for important program updates.

Tips & Tricks

If your new convertible tablet PC comes with a newer

 

version of a program, it is usually better to use the newer

 

version than to reinstall the old one.

 

 

If you have trouble after installing your old programs, you can restore your convertible tablet PC’s previous settings using System Restore.

Help and

For more information about restoring your convertible

Support

tablet PC’s previous settings, click/tap Start, then click/tap

 

Help and Support.

 

Type the keyword System Restore in theSearch box

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

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MaintainingGateway M275Your13

This chapter provides basic information about maintaining your convertible tablet PC hardware and software. Read this chapter to learn how to:

Care for your convertible tablet PC

Protect your convertible tablet PC from viruses

Manage hard drive space

Back up files

Clean your convertible tablet PC

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Caring for your convertible tablet PC

To extend the life of your convertible tablet PC:

Be careful not to bump or drop your convertible tablet PC, and do not put any objects on top of it. The case, although strong, is not made to support extra weight.

When transporting your convertible tablet PC, we recommend that you put it in a carrying case.

Keep diskettes, modular drives, and your convertible tablet PC away from magnetic fields. Magnetic fields can erase data on both diskettes and hard drives.

Never turn off your convertible tablet PC when the hard drive light is on because data on the hard drive could be lost or corrupted.

Avoid subjecting your convertible tablet PC to extreme temperature changes. The case and LCD panel can become brittle and easy to break in cold temperatures and can melt or warp in high temperatures. Damage due to either extreme is not covered by your warranty. As a general rule, your convertible tablet PC is safest at temperatures that are comfortable for you.

Keep all liquids away from your convertible tablet PC. When spilled onto computer components, almost any liquid can result in extremely expensive repairs that are not covered under your warranty.

Avoid dusty or dirty work environments. Dust and dirt can clog the internal mechanisms.

Do not block the ventilation fan.

When storing your convertible tablet PC for an extended period of time, unplug AC power and remove the battery after discharging it partway.

Display screen

Use only your convertible tablet PC’s pen on the display. Do not write on the surface with an ink pen or pencil.

Nothing heavier than your writing hand should be placed on top of the display.

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Protect the display surface from unnecessary contact by turning the screen so it is in the notebook orientation and closing it when transporting the Gateway convertible tablet PC. For more information, see “Converting the display from notebook to tablet mode” on page 39.

Never spray or pour liquids directly on the display surface.

Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

Use the special cleaning cloth included with your convertible tablet PC to wipe away dust and fingerprints. Dampen the cloth with water or a mild window glass cleaner solution but never spray anything directly on the surface. If liquid collects around the edges, wipe it up immediately.

Pen

Always store the pen in the Gateway convertible tablet PC’s pen holder when not in use. For more information, see “Right Side” on page 5.

Store extra pens horizontally in a box or drawer.

Pens should not be stored vertically on the tip because constant tip pressure can affect pen-screeninteraction.

The pen has electronics in it, so it should not be exposed to or immersed in liquids.

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Replacing the pen point

Normal use can wear down the pen’s point, and also cause it to pick up abrasive particles that may scratch the display. Therefore, the pen ships with extra points and a replacement tool.

To replace the pen point:

1 Use the replacement tool to grab the old point and pull it out of the pen.

2 Insert a new point and apply slight pressure to set it in place.

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Maintenance schedule

Use the following table to set up a regular maintenance schedule.

Maintenance task

Monthly

When needed

See...

 

 

 

 

Check for viruses

X

X

page 226

 

 

 

 

Manage hard drive space

 

X

page 229

 

 

 

 

Clean up hard drives

X

X

page 230

 

 

 

 

Scan hard drive for errors

X

X

page 231

 

 

 

 

Defragment hard drive

X

X

page 233

 

 

 

 

Back up files

X

X

page 235

 

 

 

 

Recalibrate the battery

 

X

page 158

 

 

 

 

Clean convertible tablet PC case

 

X

page 237

 

 

 

 

Clean keyboard

 

X

page 238

 

 

 

 

Clean convertible tablet PC

 

X

page 238

screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean mouse

 

X

page 238

 

 

 

 

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Protecting your convertible tablet PC from viruses

A virus is a program that attaches itself to a file on a computer, then spreads from one computer to another. Viruses can damage data or cause your convertible tablet PC to malfunction. Some viruses go undetected for a period of time because they are activated on a certain date.

Protect your convertible tablet PC from a virus by:

Using the Norton® AntiVirus program to check files and programs that are on diskettes, attached toe-mailmessages, or downloaded from the Internet.

Checking all programs for viruses before installing them.

Disabling macros on suspicious Microsoft Word and Excel files. These programs will warn you if a document that you are opening contains a macro that might have a virus.

Periodically updating the Norton AntiVirus program to protect against the latest viruses.

Help and For more information about protecting your convertible

Support tablet PC against viruses, click/tapStart, then click/tap

Help and Support.

Type the keyword viruses in theSearch box

, then click/tap the arrow.

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To scan for viruses:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Norton AntiVirus, then click/tap Norton AntiVirus 2003. Norton AntiVirus opens.

Scan for viruses

2 Click/Tap Scan for Viruses.

Scan

3 Click/Tap the type of scan you want to make in the Scan for Viruses area, then under Actions, click/tapScan.

 

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To remove a virus:

1 If Norton AntiVirus finds a virus, follow allon-screeninstructions to remove the virus.

2 Turn off your convertible tablet PC and leave it off for at least 30 seconds.

3 Turn on your convertible tablet PC and rescan for the virus.

To update Norton AntiVirus:

1 Make sure that you are connected to the Internet.

2 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Norton AntiVirus, then click/tap LiveUpdate - Norton AntiVirus. The LiveUpdate wizard opens.

3 Follow theon-screeninstructions to update your Norton AntiVirus program with the latest virus protection files.

4 When the program has finished, click/tapFinish.

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Managing hard drive space

Windows provides several utilities you can use to manage your hard drive.

Checking hard drive space

To check hard drive space:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapMy Computer. TheMy Computer window opens.

2 Right-click/Button-tapthe drive that you want to check for available file space, then click/tapProperties. Drive space information appears.

 

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Using Disk Cleanup

Delete unnecessary files, such as temporary Windows files, to free hard drive space.

To use the Windows Disk Cleanup program:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapMy Computer. TheMy Computer window opens.

2 Right-click/Button-tapthe hard drive that you want to delete files from, for example Local Disk (C:), then click/tapProperties. TheProperties dialog box opens at the General tab.

3

4

5

Click/Tap Disk Cleanup. TheDisk Cleanup dialog box opens.

Make sure that the check box beside each file type you want to delete is selected. For more information about file types you can delete, read the descriptions in the Disk Cleanup dialog box.

Click/Tap OK, then click/tapYes.

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Help and For more information about keeping the hard drive space

Support free of unnecessary files, click/tapStart, then click/tap

Help and Support.

Type the keyword disk cleanup in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

Checking the hard drive for errors

The Error-checkingprogram examines the hard drive for physical flaws and file and folder problems. This program corrects file and folder problems and marks flawed areas on the hard drive so Windows does not use them.

If you use your convertible tablet PC several hours every day, you probably want to run Error-checkingonce a week. If you use your convertible tablet PC less frequently, once a month may be adequate. Also useError-checkingif you encounter hard drive problems.

To check the hard drive for errors:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapMy Computer. TheMy Computer window opens.

2 Right-click/Button-tapthe hard drive that you want to check for errors, for example Local Disk (C:), then click/tapProperties. TheProperties dialog box opens.

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3 Click/Tap theTools tab.

4

5

Click/Tap Check Now.

Click/Tap the options you want to use, then click/tap Start. For help, pressF1. Windows checks the drive for errors. This process may take several minutes. After Windows has finished checking the drive for errors, it provides a summary of the problems that it found.

6 Correct any problems that are found by following theon-screeninstructions.

7 Click/TapOK.

Help and For more information about checking the hard drive forSupport errors, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp and Support.

Type the keyword checking for disk errorsin the Search box , then click/tap the arrow.

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Defragmenting the hard drive

When working with files, sometimes Windows divides the file information into pieces and stores them in different places on the hard drive. This is called fragmentation, and it is normal. In order for your convertible tablet PC to use a file, Windows must search for the pieces of the file and put them back together. This process slows the hard drive performance.

The Disk Defragmenter program organizes the data on the drive so each file is stored as one unit rather than as multiple pieces scattered across different areas of the drive. Defragmenting the information stored on the drive can improve hard drive performance.

While the Disk Defragmenter program is running, do not use your keyboard or mouse because using them may continuously stop and restart the defragmenting process. Also, if you are connected to a network, log off before starting Disk Defragmenter. Network communication may stop the defragmentation process and cause it to start over.

To defragment the hard drive:

1 Click/TapStart, then click/tapMy Computer. TheMy Computer window opens.

2 Right-click/Button-tapthe hard drive that you want to defragment, for example Local Disk (C:), then click/tapProperties. TheProperties dialog box opens.

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3 Click/Tap theTools tab.

4

5

Click/Tap Defragment Now.

If Disk Defragmenter does not start automatically, click/tap Defragment or

Start.

Disk Defragmenter shows its progress on the computer display. When finished, Disk Defragmenter asks if you want to quit the program.

6 Click/TapClose orYes, then click/tap theX in thetop-rightcorner to close theDisk Defragmenter window.

Help and For more information about defragmenting the hard drive,

Support click/tap Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

Type the keyword defragmenting in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Backing up files

Backing up files and removing them from the hard drive frees space for new files on the hard drive. It also protects you from losing important information if the hard drive fails or you accidentally delete files.

You should back up your files regularly to a writable CD (if you have a recordable drive) or to diskettes (if you have a diskette drive). Use a backup device, such as a recordable drive or Zip drive, to do a complete hard drive backup. For more information, see “Creating CDs using Nero Express” on page 125. If you do not have ahigh-capacitybackup device and you want to purchase one, you can contact Gateway’sAdd-onSales department or visit the Accessories Store ataccessories.gateway.com.

Help and

For more information about backing up files, click/tap

Support

Start, then click/tap Help and Support.

 

Type the keyword saving files in theSearch box

 

, then click/tap the arrow.

 

 

Using the Scheduled Task Wizard

The Scheduled Task Wizard lets you schedule maintenance tasks such as running Disk Defragmenter and Error-checking.

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To start the Scheduled Task Wizard:

1 Click/Tap Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click/tap

Scheduled Tasks. TheScheduled Tasks window opens.

2 Double-click/Double-taptheAdd Scheduled Task icon. The Scheduled Task Wizard opens.

3 Click/TapNext, then click/tap the task or program you want to schedule and follow theon-screeninstructions to customize the task.

Important Your convertible tablet PC must be on during scheduled tasks. If your convertible tablet PC is off, scheduled tasks will not run.

Help and For more information about using the Scheduled Tasks

Support Wizard, click/tapStart, then click/tapHelp and Support.

Type the keyword Scheduled Task Wizard in theSearch box, then click/tap the arrow.

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Cleaning your convertible tablet PC

Keeping your convertible tablet PC clean and the vents free from dust helps keep your convertible tablet PC performing at its best. You may want to gather these items and put together a convertible tablet PC cleaning kit:

A soft, lint-freecloth

An aerosol can of air that has a narrow, straw-likeextension

Isopropyl alcohol

Cotton swabs

A CD or DVD drive cleaning kit

Cleaning the exterior

Warning

When you shut down your convertible tablet PC, the power

 

turns off, but some electrical current still flows through your

 

convertible tablet PC. To avoid possible injury from

 

electrical shock, unplug the power cord and modem cable

 

from the wall outlets.

 

 

Always turn off your convertible tablet PC and other peripherals, then remove the battery before cleaning any components.

Use a damp, lint-freecloth to clean your convertible tablet PC and other parts of your convertible tablet PC. Do not use abrasive or solvent cleaners because they can damage the finish on components.

Your convertible tablet PC is cooled by air circulated through the vents on the case, so keep the vents free of dust. With your convertible tablet PC turned off and unplugged, brush the dust away from the vents with a damp cloth. Be careful not to drip any water into the vents. Do not attempt to clean dust from the inside of your convertible tablet PC.

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Cleaning the keyboard

You should clean the keyboard occasionally by using an aerosol can of air with a narrow, straw-likeextension to remove dust and lint trapped under the keys.

If you spill liquid on the keyboard, turn off your convertible tablet PC and turn your convertible tablet PC upside down. Let the liquid drain, then let the keyboard dry before trying to use it again. If the keyboard does not work after it dries, you may need to replace it.

Cleaning the convertible tablet PC screen

Use the special cleaning cloth included with your convertible tablet PC to wipe away dust and fingerprints. Dampen the cloth with water or a mild window glass cleaner solution but never spray anything directly on the surface.

Cleaning the mouse

If you have a mouse and the mouse pointer begins moving erratically across the computer screen or becomes difficult to control precisely, cleaning the mouse will likely improve its accuracy.

Clean your optical mouse by wiping the bottom of the mouse with a damp lint-freecloth.

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To clean your trackball mouse:

1

2

Turn the mouse upside down.

Rotate the retaining ring on the bottom of the mouse counter-clockwise,then remove the retaining ring and mouse ball.

3

4

Remove any dust, lint, or dirt from the mouse ball with a soft cloth.

Clean the mouse rollers with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol.

Mouse rollers

5 Replace the mouse ball and lock the retaining ring into place.

 

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