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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Desktop
  • Model/name: G10AC
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Finnish, Spanish, Italian

Table of Contents

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Copyright © 2013 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any
means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written
permission of ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”).
Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless
such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the
product is defaced or missing.
ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS
DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS,
LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE),
EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY
DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR
INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE,
AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO
RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS
MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.
Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or
copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the
owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
E8185
First Edition V1
March 2013
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Contents
Notices	........................................................................................................... 5
Safety information........................................................................................... 8
Conventions used in this guide....................................................................... 9
Where to find more information...................................................................... 9
Package contents......................................................................................... 10
Chapter 1:	 Getting started
Welcome!.......................................................................................................11
Getting to know your computer......................................................................11
Setting up your computer.
............................................................................. 16
Turning your computer ON........................................................................... 19
Chapter 2:	 Using Windows®
8
Starting for the first time.
............................................................................... 21
Using the Windows®
UI................................................................................. 22
Working with Windows®
apps....................................................................... 25
Other keyboard shortcuts............................................................................. 30
Turning your Desktop PC OFF..................................................................... 31
Putting your Desktop PC to sleep................................................................. 31
Entering the BIOS Setup.............................................................................. 32
Chapter 3:	 Connecting devices to your computer
Connecting a USB storage device................................................................ 33
Connecting microphone and speakers......................................................... 34
Connecting multiple external displays.......................................................... 37
Connecting an HDTV.................................................................................... 39
Chapter 4:	 Using your computer
Proper posture when using your Desktop PC.............................................. 41
Using the memory card reader..................................................................... 42
Using the optical drive.................................................................................. 43
Using the keyboard (on selected models only).
............................................ 44
Chapter 5:	 Connecting to the Internet
Wired connection.......................................................................................... 45
Wi-Fi connection (on selected models only)................................................. 50
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Contents
Chapter 6:	 Using the utilities
ASUS AI Suite II.
........................................................................................... 53
ASUS Smart Cooling System (optional)....................................................... 60
Recovering your system............................................................................... 62
Chapter 7:	 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting............................................................................................ 65
ASUS contact information.
............................................................................ 72
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Notices	
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling
information in different regions.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•	 This device may not cause harmful interference; and
•	 This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•	 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•	 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•	 Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•	 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.
Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
BSMI: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
KC (RF Equipment)
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Safety information
Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a
clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent
and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth.
•	 DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has
been damaged.
•	 DO NOT expose to dirty or dusty environments. DO NOT operate during a gas leak.
•	 DO NOT place or drop objects on top and do not shove any foreign objects into the
Desktop PC.
•	 DO NOT expose to strong magnetic or electrical fields.
•	 DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the modem during
electrical storms.
•	 Battery safety warning: DO NOT throw the battery in fire. DO NOT short circuit the
contacts. DO NOT disassemble the battery.
•	 Use this product in environments with ambient temperatures between 0˚C (32̊F)and 35˚C
(95̊F).
•	 DO NOT cover the vents on the Desktop PC to prevent the system from getting
overheated.
•	 DO NOT use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.
•	 To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•	 Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•	 Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•	 If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
	 ASUS websites
	 The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS website www.asus.com.
	 ASUS Local Technical Support
	 Visit ASUS website at http://support.asus.com/contact for the contact information of
local Technical Support Engineer.
•	 The user manual is located in the following folder in your Desktop PC:
	 • C:\Program Files(X86)\ASUS\eManual
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
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Information to prevent damage to the components when trying
to complete a task.
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Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
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ASUS G10 Series Keyboard x1
Mouse x1 Power cord x1 DVD/SDVD/RDVD x1
(optional)
Installation Guide
Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1 Antenna x 1 (optional)
Antennas x 2 (optional)
Package contents
•	 If any of the above items are damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
•	 The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary
with different models.
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Chapter 1
Getting started
Front panel
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS G10AC Desktop PC!
The ASUS G10AC Desktop PC provides cutting-edge performance, uncompromised
reliability, and user-centric utilities. All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic
and stylish system casing.
Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC.
Getting to know your computer
Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary
with different models.
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USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB
3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
•	 DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
•	 Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows® OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
•	 USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•	 We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for
faster and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.
USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB
2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
Microphone port. This port connects to a microphone.
Headphone port. This port connects to a headphone or speaker. Supported by
ASUS Audio Wizard.
Memory Stick™ / Memory Stick Pro™ card slot. Insert a Memory Stick™ /
Memory Stick Pro™ card into this slot.
Optical disk drive bay. There is an optical disk drive in this bay.
Optical disk drive eject button. Press this button to eject the optical disk drive
tray.
Sliding I/O front cover. Slide this cover to display the I/O ports and ODD bay.
Expansion bay. Allows you to install an optical disk drive, power pack, or
Universal Storage Module (USM) in this bay.
Secure Digital™ / MultiMediaCard slot. Insert a Secure Digital™ /
MultiMediaCard card into this slot.
CompactFlash®
/ Microdrive™ card slot. Insert a CompactFlash®
/ Microdrive™
card into this slot.
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Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector.
RATING: 100-120/200-240V, 9/4.5A, 47-63Hz.
Power switch (on selected models only). Switch to turn ON/OFF the power
supply to your computer.
USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB
2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
DisplayPort. This port connects a display monitor or a home-theater system.
DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device and is HDCP compliant
allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content.
Rear panel
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	 Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
4-channel 6-channel 8-channel
Light Blue Line In Line In Line In Line In
Lime Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out
Pink Mic In Mic In Mic In Mic In
Orange – – Center/Subwoofer Center/Subwoofer
Black – Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out
Gray – – – Side Speaker Out
USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB
3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
•	 DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
•	 Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows® OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
•	 USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•	 We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for
faster and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects to the rear speakers in a 4, 6,
and 8-channel audio configuration.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects to the center/subwoofer
speakers.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker. In a 4, 6,
or 8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
Supported by ASUS Audio Wizard.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in a 2, 4,
6, or 8-channel configuration.
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USB 3.0 ports, support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode. These Universal
Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse,
printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.�
•	 The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows®
7 or later versions. UASP standard only
supports Windows®
8.
•	 DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
•	 Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows®
OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
•	 USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•	 We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for
faster and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
VGA port. This port is for VGA-compatible devices such as a VGA monitor.
Optical S/PDIF_OUT port. This port connects to an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Combo port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard
or mouse.
Expansion slot bracket. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an
expansion card.
ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only). This optional WLAN card allows
your computer to connect to a wireless network.
ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on
this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network
(LAN) through a network hub.
Activity/Link LED Speed LED
Status Description Status Description
OFF No link OFF 10Mbps connection
ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100Mbps connection
BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1Gbps connection
LAN port
SPEED
LED
ACT/LINK
LED
LAN port LED indications
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Setting up your computer
This section guides you through connecting the main hardware devices, such as the external
monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord, to your computer.
Connecting an external monitor
Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only)
Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card.
To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card:
1.	 Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.
2.	 Plug the monitor to a power source.
The display output ports on the ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.
HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and
other protected content.
Air vents. These vents allow air ventilation.
DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for your
computer.
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•	 If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the
primary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port
on the graphics card.
•	 To connect multiple external monitors to your computer, refer to Connecting multiple
external monitors in Chapter 3 of this user manual for details.
Using the onboard display output ports
Connect your monitor to the onboard display output port.
To connect an external monitor using the onboard display output ports:
1.	 Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port, or a DVI-D monitor to the DVI-D port, or an
HDMI monitor to the HDMI port on the rear panel of your computer.
2.	 Plug the monitor to a power source.
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Connecting a USB keyboard and a USB mouse
Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your
computer.
Connecting the power cord
Connect one end of the power cord to the power connector on the rear panel of your
computer and the other end to a power source.
Connect your USB keyboard and USB mouse to the USB 2.0 ports.
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Turning your computer ON
This section describes how to turn on your computer after setting up your computer.
To turn your computer ON:
1.	 Turn on the power switch.
2.	 Turn your monitor ON.
3.	 Press the power button on your computer.
4.	 Wait until the operating system loads automatically.
For details on shutting down your Desktop PC, refer to the section Turning your Desktop
PC OFF in Chapter 2.
Power button
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Chapter 2
Using Windows®
8
Starting for the first time
When you start your computer for the first time, a series of screens appear to guide you in
configuring the basic settings of your Windows®
8 operating system.
To start for the first time:
1.	 Turn your computer on. Wait for a few minutes until the setup screen appears.
2.	 Carefully read the license terms. Tick I accept the license terms for using Windows
and click Accept.
3.	 Follow the next onscreen instructions to configure the following basic items:
•	 Personalize
•	 Settings
4.	 Once you are done configuring the basic items, the Windows®
8 video tutorial appears.
Watch this tutorial to learn more about Windows®
8 functionalities.
For details on using Windows®
8, refer to the next sections.
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Using the Windows®
UI
The Windows®
User Interface (UI) is the tile-based display used in Windows®
8. It includes
the following features you can use while working on your Desktop PC.
Start screen
The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user account. It helps organize
all the programs and applications you need in just one place.
You can press the Windows key to launch the Start screen from any apps.
Windows®
apps
These are apps pinned on the Start screen and displayed on tiled-format for easy access.
A screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher is required to run Windows®
apps.
Some apps require signing in to your Microsoft account before they are fully launched.
User account
Zoom in/out button
for live tiles
live tiles
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Hotspots
Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your Desktop
PC. The functions in these hotspots can be activated using your mouse.
Hotspots on a running app
Hotspots on the Start screen
Refer to the next page for the Hotspots’ functions.
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Hotspot Action
upper left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent
app’s thumbnail to go back to that app.
Move your mouse pointer down to display all the
running apps.
lower left corner From a running app screen:
Hover your mouse pointer then click on the Start
screen’s thumbnail to go back to the Start screen.
NOTE: You can also press the Windows key on
your keyboard to go back to the Start screen.
From the Start screen:
Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent
app’s thumbnail to go back to that app.
top Hover your mouse pointer until it changes to a hand
icon. Drag then drop the app to a new location.
NOTE: This hotspot function only works on a running
app or when you want to use the Snap feature. For
more details, refer to Snap feature under Working
with Windows®
apps.
upper and lower right
corner
Hover your mouse pointer to launch the charms bar.
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Working with Windows®
apps
Use your Desktop PC’s keyboard or mouse to launch and customize your apps.
Launching apps
•	 Position your mouse pointer on an app then left-click once to launch it.
•	 Press <Tab> twice then use the arrow keys to browse through the apps. Press <Enter>
to launch your selected app.
Customizing apps
You can move, resize, or unpin apps from the Start screen using the following steps.
•	 To move an app, drag and drop the app to a new location.
Resizing apps
Right-click the app to activate its settings bar then click Smaller.
Unpinning apps
To unpin an app from the Start screen, right-click on the app to activate its settings bar then
click Unpin from Start.
Closing apps
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Move your mouse pointer on the top side of the launched app then wait for the pointer to
change to a hand icon.
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Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it.
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From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> + <F4>.
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Accessing the All Apps screen
From the All Apps screen, you can configure an apps settings or pin an app to the Start
screen or to the Desktop mode taskbar.
Launching the All Apps screen
Right-click on the Start screen or press + <Z>, and click the All Apps icon.
Pinning an app on the Start screen
1.	 Launch the All Apps screen.
2.	 From the All Apps screen, right-click an app to display its settings bar.
3.	 From the settings bar, click Pin to Start.
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Charms bar
The charms bar is a toolbar that can be triggered on the right side of your screen. It consists
of several tools that allow you to share applications and provide quick access for customizing
the settings of your Desktop PC.
Launching the charms bar
When called out, the charms bar initially appears as a set of white icons. The image above
shows how the charms bar looks like once activated.
Use your Desktop PC’s mouse or keyboard to launch the charms bar.
• 	 Move your mouse pointer on the upper or lower right corner of the screen.
• 	 Press �� ����
+ <C��
>.
charms bar
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Inside the charms bar
Search
This tool allows you to look for files, applications, or programs in your
Desktop PC.
Share
This tool allows you to share applications via social networking sites or
email.
Start
This tool reverts the display back to the Start screen. From the Start
screen, you can also use this to revert back to a recently opened app.
Devices
This tool allows you to access and share files with the devices attached
to your Desktop PC such as an external display or printer.
Settings
This tool allows you to access the PC settings of your Desktop PC.
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Snap feature
The Snap feature displays two apps side-by-side, allowing you to work or switch between
apps.
A screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768 pixels is required to use the Snap feature.
Snap bar
Using Snap
To use Snap:
1.	 Use your Desktop PC’s mouse or keyboard to activate Snap onscreen.
Using your mouse
a)	 Click on an app to launch it.
b)	 Hover the mouse pointer on the top side of your screen.
c)	 Once the pointer changes to a hand icon, drag and drop the app to the right or left
side of the display panel.
Using your keyboard
•	 Launch an app then press + < . > to activate the Snap bar. The first app would
automatically be placed in the smaller display area.
2.	 Launch another app. This second app will automatically appear in the bigger display
area.
3.	 To switch between apps, press + <J>.
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Other keyboard shortcuts
Using your keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch applications
and navigate Windows®
8.
Switches between the Start screen and the last running app.
+ <D>
Launches the desktop.
+ <E>
Launches the Computer window on the desktop.
+ <F>
Opens the File search pane.
+ <H>
Opens the Share pane.
+ <I>
Opens the Settings pane.
+ <K>
Opens the Devices pane.
+ <L>
Activates the Lock screen.
+ <M>
Minimizes the Internet Explorer window.
+ <P>
Opens the Second screen pane.
+ <Q>
Opens the Apps search pane.
+ <R>
Opens the Run window.
+ <U>
Opens Ease of Access Center.
+ <W>
Opens the Settings search pane.
+ <X>
Opens a menu box of Windows tools
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+ <+>
Launches the magnifier and zooms in your screen.
+ <->
Zooms out your screen.
+ <,>
Allows you to peek at the desktop.
+ <Enter>
Opens the Narrator Settings.
+ <Prt Sc>
Enables the print screen function.
Turning your ��������������
Desktop PC����
OFF
To turn your Desktop PC OFF:
Do any of the following to shut down your Desktop PC:
•	 From the charms bar, click Settings > Power > Shut down to do a normal shutdown.
•	 From the login screen, click Power > Shutdown.
•	 If your Desktop PC is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for at least four (4)
seconds until your Desktop PC turns off.
Putting your Desktop PC to sleep
To put your Desktop PC on Sleep mode, press the Power button once.
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Entering the BIOS Setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings that are needed for
system startup in the Desktop PC.
In normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure
optimal performance. Do not change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
•	 An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you
to run the BIOS Setup.
•	 You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly recommend
that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service personnel.
Quickly enter the BIOS
Windows®
8 boot time is quite fast, so we developed the following ways for you to quickly
access the BIOS:
•	 Press the power button for at least four seconds to shut down your Desktop PC, then
press the power button again to turn your Desktop PC back on, and press <Del> during
POST.
•	 When your Desktop PC is off, disconnect���������������������������������������
the power cord from your Desktop PC’s
power connector. Reconnect the power cord and press the power button to turn on your
Desktop PC. Press �������������������
<Del> during POST.�
POST (Power-On Self Test) is a series of software controlled diagnostic tests that run when
you turn on your Desktop PC.
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Chapter 3
Connecting devices to your computer
Connecting a USB storage device
This desktop PC provides USB 2.0/3.0 ports on both the front and rear panels. The USB
ports allow you to connect USB devices such as storage devices.
To connect a USB storage device:
	 •	 Insert the USB storage device to your computer.
Front panel
Rear panel
DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may
cause data loss or damage the USB storage device.
You can connect your USB storage devices to the USB 3.0 ports.
To remove a USB storage device:
1.	 From the Start screen, click Desktop to launch
the Desktop Mode.
2.	 Click from the taskbar, then click Eject
[Name of USB Drive].
3.	 When the Safe to Remove Hardware
message pops up, remove the USB
storage device from your computer.
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Connecting microphone and speakers
This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and
rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect 2-channel,
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel stereo speakers.
Connecting Headphone and Mic
Connecting 2-channel Speakers
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Connecting 4-channel Speakers
Connecting 6-channel Speakers
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Connecting 8-channel Speakers
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Connecting multiple external displays
Your desktop PC may come with VGA, HDMI, or DVI ports and allows you to connect multiple
external displays.
Setting up multiple displays
When using multiple monitors, you are allowed to set display modes. You can use the
additional monitor as a duplicate of your main display, or as an extension to enlarge your
Windows desktop.
To set up multiple displays:
1.	 Turn off your computer.
2.	 Connect the two monitors to your computer and connect the power cords to the
monitors. Refer to Setting up your computer section in Chapter 1 for details on how
to connect a monitor to your computer.
When a graphics card is installed in your computer, connect the monitors on the output
ports of the graphics card.
For some graphic cards, only the monitor that is set to be the primary display has display
during POST. The dual display function works only under Windows.
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3.	 Turn on your computer.
4.	 Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen:
From the Start screen
a)	 Launch the All Apps screen and pin Control Panel on the Start screen.
For details, refer to Pinning an app on the Start screen from the section Working with
Windows®
apps.
b)	 From the Control Panel, click Adjust screen resolution under Appearance and
Personalization.
From the Desktop mode screen
a)	 Launch the Desktop mode from the Start screen.
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Right click anywhere on your Desktop mode screen. When the pop-up menu
appears, click Personalize > Display > Change display settings.
5.	 Select the display mode from the Multiple displays: drop-down list.
	 •	
Duplicate these displays: Select this option to use the additional monitor as a
duplicate of your main display.
	 •	
Extend these displays: Select this option to use the additional monitor as an
extension display. This increases your desktop space.
	 •	
Show desktop only on 1 / 2: Select this option to show desktop only on monitor
1 or monitor 2.
6.	 Click Apply or OK. Then click Keep Changes on the confirmation message.
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Connecting an HDTV
Connect a High Definition TV (HDTV) to the HDMI port of your computer.
•	 You need an HDMI cable to connect the HDTV and the computer. The HDMI cable is
purchased separately.
•	 To get the best display performance, ensure that your HDMI cable is less than 15
meters.
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Chapter 4
Using your computer
Proper posture when using your Desktop PC
When using your Desktop PC, maintaining the proper posture is necessary to prevent strain
to your wrists, hands, and other joints or muscles. This section provides you with tips on
avoiding physical discomfort and possible injury while using and fully enjoying your Desktop
PC.
To maintain the proper posture:
•	 Position your computer chair to make sure that your elbows are at or slightly above the
keyboard to get a comfortable typing position.
•	 Adjust the height of your chair to make sure that your knees are slightly higher than
your hips to relax the backs of your thighs. If necessary, use a footrest to raise the level
of your knees.
•	 Adjust the back of your chair so that the base of your spine is firmly supported and
angled slightly backward.
•	 Sit upright with your knees, elbows and hips at an approximately 90º angle when you
are at the PC.
•	 Place the monitor directly in front of you, and turn the top of the monitor screen even
with your eye level so that your eyes look slightly downward.
•	 Keep the mouse close to the keyboard, and if necessary, use a wrist rest for support to
reduce the pressure on your wrists while typing.
•	 Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare
such as windows and straight sunlight.
•	 Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC.
Eye level to the top of
the monitor screen
Foot rest 90˚ angles
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3.	 When finished, right-click the memory card drive icon on the Computer screen, click
Eject, and then remove the card.
Never remove cards while or immediately after reading, copying, formatting, or deleting
data on the card or else data loss may occur.
To prevent data loss, use “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” in the Windows®
notification area before removing the memory card.
Using the memory card reader
Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or
media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to
read from and write to different memory card drives.
To use the memory card:
1.	 Insert the memory card into the card slot.
2.	 Select a program from the AutoPlay window to access your files.
•	 If AutoPlay is NOT enabled in your computer, hover your mouse pointer over the lower
left corner of Windows®
desktop then right-click on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From
the popup menu, click File Explorer, and then double-click the memory card icon to
access the data on it.
•	 Each card slot has its own drive icon which is displayed on the Computer screen.
•	 A memory card is keyed so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a card into a
slot to avoid damaging the card.
•	 You can place media in one or more of the card slots and use each media
independently. Place only one memory card in a slot at one time.
Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows®
desktop then right-click
on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the popup menu, click File Explorer to open the
Computer screen.
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Using the optical drive
Inserting an optical disc
To insert an optical disc:
1.	 While your system is on, press the eject button below the drive bay cover to open the
tray.
2.	 Place the disc to the optical drive with the label side facing up.
3.	 Push the tray to close it.
4.	 Select a program from the AutoPlay window to access your files.
If AutoPlay is NOT enabled in your computer, hover your mouse pointer over the lower
left corner of Windows®
desktop then right-click on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the
popup menu, click File Explorer, and then double-click the CD/DVD drive icon to access
the data on it.
Removing an optical disc
To remove an optical disc:
1.	 While the system is on, do either of the following to eject the tray:
•	 Press the eject button below the drive bay cover.
•	 Right-click the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer screen, and then click Eject.
Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows®
desktop then right-click
on the Start screen’s thumbnail. From the popup menu, click File Explorer to open the
Computer screen.
2.	 Remove the disc from the disc tray.
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Using the keyboard (on selected models only)
The keyboard varies with models. The illustrations on this section are for reference only.
Hot keys Description
Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off.
Decreases the system volume.
Increases the system volume.
ASUS KB34211 modern wired keyboard
ASUS PK1100 keyboard
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Chapter 5
Connecting to the Internet
Wired connection
Use an RJ-45 cable to connect your computer to a DSL/cable modem or a local area network
(LAN).
Connecting via a DSL/cable modem
To connect via a DSL/cable modem:
1.	 Set up your DSL/cable modem.
Refer to the documentation that came with your DSL/cable modem.
2.	 Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your
computer and the other end to a DSL/cable modem.
Modem
RJ-45 cable
3.	 Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer.
3.	 Configure the necessary Internet connection settings.
•	 For more details, refer to the sections Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network
connection or Configuring a static IP network connection.
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Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your
Internet connection.
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Connecting via a local area network (LAN)
To connect via a LAN:
1.	 Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your
computer and the other end to your LAN.
RJ-45 cable
LAN
2.	 Turn on your computer.
3.	 Configure the necessary Internet connection settings.
•	 For more details, refer to the sections Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network
connection or Configuring a static IP network connection.
•	 Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your
Internet connection.
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Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection
To configure a dynamic IP/PPPoE or static IP network connection:
1.	 From the Start screen, click Desktop to launch the Desktop mode.
2.	 From the Windows®
taskbar, right-click the network icon and click Open Network
and Sharing Center.
3.	 From the Open Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings.
4.	 Right-click on your LAN and select Properties.
5.	 Click Internet Protocol Version
4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
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6.	 Click Obtain an IP address
automatically and click OK.
Continue to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection.
8.	 Select Connect to the Internet and
click Next.
7.	 Return to the Network and
Sharing Center and then click
Set up a new connection or
network.
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9.	 Select Broadband (PPPoE) and click
Next.
10.	 Enter your User name and,
Password, and Connection name.
Click Connect.
11.	 Click Close to finish the
configuration.
12.	 Click the network icon in the taskbar
and click the connection you just
created.
13.	 Enter your user name and password.
Click Connect to connect to the
Internet.
Configuring a static IP network connection
To configure a static IP network connection:
1.	 Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE
network connection.
2	 Click Use the following IP address.
3.	 Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and
Gateway from your service provider.
4.	 If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server
address and alternative address.
5.	 When done, click OK.
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Wi-Fi connection (on selected models only)
Connect your computer to the Internet through a wireless connection.
•	 To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external
antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card.
•	 Place the antennas on the top of your computer for the best wireless performance.
•	 The external antennas are optional items.
To establish a Wi-Fi connection, you need to connect to a wireless access point (AP).
Wireless AP
Modem
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To connect to a Wi-Fi network:
1.	 Do any of the following to launch the charms bar from the Start screen or from any
application mode:
	 a)	 Hover you mouse pointer on the upper or lower right of the screen.
	 b)	 On your keyboard, press + <c>.
charms bar
2.	 From the charms bar, select Settings and click the network icon .
3.	 Select the network that you want to connect to from the list.
4.	 Click Connect.
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