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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Laptop
  • Model/name: K550CA
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch

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First Edition
February 2013
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Table of Contents
About this manual......................................................................................................7
Conventions used in this manual..............................................................................8
Icons.....................................................................................................................................8
Typography........................................................................................................................8
Safety precautions.....................................................................................................9
Using your Notebook PC...............................................................................................9
Caring for your Notebook PC......................................................................................10
Proper disposal.................................................................................................................11
Chapter 1:Hardware Setup
Getting to know your Notebook PC....................................................................14
Top View..............................................................................................................................14
Bottom.................................................................................................................................19
Right Side...........................................................................................................................21
Left Side..............................................................................................................................23
Front Side...........................................................................................................................25
Chapter 2:Using your Notebook PC
Getting started............................................................................................................28
Install the battery pack.(on selected models)......................................................28
Charge your Notebook PC............................................................................................29
Lift to open the display panel......................................................................................31
Press the power button.................................................................................................31
Gestures for the touchpad......................................................................................32
Using the keyboard....................................................................................................39
Function keys....................................................................................................................39
Function keys for ASUS Apps......................................................................................40
Windows®8 keys..............................................................................................................41
Multimedia control keys (on selected models).....................................................41
Numeric keypad (on selected models)....................................................................42
Using the optical drive..............................................................................................43
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Chapter 3:Working withWindows® 8
Starting for the first time..........................................................................................46
Windows®
8 lock screen............................................................................................46
Windows®
UI.................................................................................................................47
Start screen........................................................................................................................47
Windows® Apps...............................................................................................................47
Hotspots..............................................................................................................................48
Working with Windows®
apps................................................................................51
Launching apps................................................................................................................51
Customizing apps............................................................................................................51
Closing apps......................................................................................................................52
Accessing the Apps screen...........................................................................................53
Charms bar.........................................................................................................................55
Snap feature......................................................................................................................57
Other keyboard shortcuts.......................................................................................59
Connecting to wireless networks.........................................................................61
Wi-Fi......................................................................................................................................61
Bluetooth ...........................................................................................................................63
Airplane mode..................................................................................................................65
Connecting to wired networks..............................................................................66
Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection.....................................66
Configuring a static IP network connection..........................................................68
Turning your Notebook PC off...............................................................................69
Putting your Notebook PC to sleep..........................................................................69
Chapter 4:ASUS apps
Featured ASUS Apps..................................................................................................72
LifeFrame............................................................................................................................72
Power4Gear Hybrid.........................................................................................................74
Instant On...........................................................................................................................76
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Chapter 5:Power-on SelfTest (POST)
The Power-on Self Test (POST)...............................................................................78
Using POST to access BIOS and Troubleshoot......................................................78
BIOS.................................................................................................................................78
Accessing BIOS.................................................................................................................78
BIOS Settings.....................................................................................................................79
Troubleshoot................................................................................................................89
Refresh your PC................................................................................................................89
Reset your PC....................................................................................................................90
Advanced options...........................................................................................................91
Chapter 6:Upgrading your Notebook PC
Installing a Random-access Memory module (on selected models).......94
Replacing the Hard Disk Drive (on selected models)....................................97
Installing a new battery pack (on selected models)......................................103
Appendices
DVD-ROM Drive Information (on selected models)............................................108
Blu-ray ROM Drive Information (on selected models)........................................110
Internal Modem Compliancy......................................................................................110
Overview.............................................................................................................................111
Network Compatibility Declaration..........................................................................111
Non-Voice Equipment ...................................................................................................111
Federal Communications Commission Interference Statement....................113
FCC Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Caution Statement..................................114
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC)...................................115
CE Marking.........................................................................................................................115
IC Radiation Exposure Statement for Canada.......................................................116
Déclaration d’Industrie Canada relative à l’exposition aux ondes radio ....117
Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains............................................118
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France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands........................................................118
UL Safety Notices.............................................................................................................120
Power Safety Requirement..........................................................................................121
TV Notices..........................................................................................................................121
REACH..................................................................................................................................121
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice...............................................................121
Prevention of Hearing Loss..........................................................................................121
Nordic Lithium Cautions (for lithium-ion batteries)............................................122
Optical Drive Safety Information...............................................................................123
CTR 21 Approval (for Notebook PC with built-in Modem)...............................124
ENERGY STAR complied product...............................................................................126
European Union Eco-label............................................................................................126
Global Environmental Regulation Compliance and Declaration...................127
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services...........................................................................127
Regional notice for Singapore....................................................................................127
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About this manual
This manual provides information about the hardware and software
features of your Notebook PC, organized through the following
chapters:
Chapter 1: Hardware Setup
This chapter details the hardware components of your Notebook
PC.
Chapter 2: Using your Notebook PC
This chapter shows you how to use the different parts of your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 3: Working with Windows® 8
This chapter provides an overview of using Windows® 8 in your
Notebook PC.
Chapter 4: ASUS Apps
This chapter features the ASUS apps included with your Notebook
PC’s Windows® 8 operating system.
Chapter 5: Power-on Self-test (POST)
This chapter shows you how to use POST to change the settings
of your Notebook PC.
Chapter 6: Upgrading your Notebook PC
This chapter guides you through the process of replacing and
upgrading parts of your Notebook PC.
Appendices
This section includes notices and safety statements for your
Notebook PC.
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Conventions used in this manual
To highlight key information in this manual, some text are presented as
follows:
IMPORTANT! This message contains vital information that must be
followed to complete a task.
NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can
help complete tasks.
WARNING! This message contains important information that must be
followed to keep you safe while performing tasks and prevent damage to
your Notebook PC's data and components.
Icons
The icons below indicate the devices you can use for completing a
series of tasks or procedures on your Notebook PC.
= Use the touchpad.
= Use the keyboard.
Typography
Bold = This indicates a menu or an item that must be selected.
Italic = This indicates sections that you can refer to in this manual.
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Safety precautions
Using your Notebook PC
This Notebook PC should only be used in
environments with ambient temperatures between
5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F).
Refer to the rating label on the bottom of your
Notebook PC and ensure that your power adapter
complies with this rating.
Do not leave your Notebook PC on your lap or near
any part of your body to prevent discomfort or
injury from heat exposure.
Do not use damaged power cords, accessories, and
other peripherals with your Notebook PC.
While powered on, ensure that you do not carry or
cover your Notebook PC with any materials that can
reduce air circulation.
Do not place your Notebook PC on uneven or
unstable work surfaces.
You can send your Notebook PC through x-ray
machines (used on items placed on conveyor belts),
but do not expose them to magnetic detectors and
wands.
Contact your airline provider to learn about related
inflight services that can be used and restrictions
that must be followed when using your Notebook
PC in-flight.
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Caring for your Notebook PC
Disconnect the AC power and remove the battery
pack (if applicable) before cleaning your Notebook
PC. Use a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth
dampened with a solution of nonabrasive detergent
and a few drops of warm water. Remove any extra
moisture from your Notebook PC using a dry cloth.
Do not use strong solvents such as thinners,
benzene, or other chemicals on or near your
Notebook PC.
Do not place objects on top of your Notebook PC.
Do not expose your Notebook PC to strong
magnetic or electrical fields.
Do not use or expose your Notebook PC near
liquids, rain, or moisture.
Do not expose your Notebook PC to dusty
environments.
Do not use your Notebook PC near gas leaks.
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Proper disposal
Do not throw your Notebook PC in municipal waste.
This product has been designed to enable proper
reuse of parts and recycling. The symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product
(electrical, electronic equipment and mercury-
containing button cell battery) should not be
placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations
for disposal of electronic products.
Do not throw the battery in municipal waste. The
symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates
that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
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Chapter 1:
Hardware Setup
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Getting to know your Notebook PC
Top View
NOTE: The keyboard's layout may vary per region or country. The top
view may also vary in appearance depending on the Notebook PC model.
15”model
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Microphone
The built-in microphone can be used for video conferencing,
voice narrations, or simple audio recording.
Camera
The built-in camera allows you to take pictures or record videos
using your Notebook PC.
Camera indicator
The camera indicator lights up when the built-in camera is in
use.
Microphone (on selected models)
The built-in microphone can be used for video conferencing,
voice narrations, or simple audio recording.
Display panel
This high-definition display panel provides excellent viewing
features for photos, videos, and other multimedia files on your
Notebook PC.
Power button
Press the power button to turn your Notebook PC on or off. You
can also use the power button to put your Notebook PC to sleep
or hibernate mode and wake it up from sleep or hibernate mode.
In the event that your Notebook PC becomes unresponsive,
press and hold the power button for about four (4) seconds until
your Notebook PC shuts down.
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Numeric keypad (on selected models)
The numeric keypad toggles between these two functions: for
numeric input and as pointer direction keys.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Numeric keypad (on selected
models) section in this manual.
Keyboard
The keyboard provides full-sized QWERTY keys with a
comfortable travel depth for typing. It also enables you to use
the function keys, allows quick access to Windows®, and controls
other multimedia functions.
NOTE: The keyboard layout differs by model or territory.
Touchpad
The touchpad allows the use of multi-gestures to navigate
onscreen, providing an intuitive user experience. It also simulates
the functions of a regular mouse.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Gestures for the touchpad
section in this manual.
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Status indicators
The status indicators help identify the current hardware status of
your Notebook PC.
	 Power indicator
	 The power indicator lights up when the Notebook PC
is turned on and blinks slowly when the Notebook
PC is in sleep mode.
	Two-color battery charge indicator
	 The two-color LED provides a visual indication of the
battery’s charge status. Refer to the following table
for details:
Color Status
Solid Green The Notebook PC is plugged to
a power source and the battery
power is between 95% and
100%.
Solid Orange The Notebook PC is plugged
to a power source, charging its
battery, and the battery power
is less than 95%.
Blinking Orange The Notebook PC is running on
battery mode and the battery
power is less than 10%.
Lights off The Notebook PC is running on
battery mode and the battery
power is between 10% to 100%.
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	 Drive activity indicator
	 This indicator lights up when your Notebook PC is
accessing the internal storage drives.
	 Bluetooth / Wireless indicator
	 This indicator lights up when your Notebook PC’s
wireless function (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) is enabled.
	 Number lock indicator (on selected models)
	 This indicator lights up when the number lock
function is activated. This allows you to use some of
the keys on your keyboard for numeric input.
	 Capital lock indicator
	 This indicator lights up when the capital lock
function is activated. Using capital lock allows you
to type capitalized letters (such as A, B, C) using your
Notebook PC’s keyboard.
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Bottom
NOTE: The bottom side may vary in appearance depending on model.
WARNING! The bottom of the Notebook PC can get warm to hot while in
use or while charging the battery pack. When working on your Notebook
PC, do not place it on surfaces that can block the vents.
IMPORTANT! Battery time varies by usage and by the specifications for
this Notebook PC. The battery pack cannot be disassembled.
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Battery pack
The battery pack is automatically charged when your Notebook
PC is connected to a power source. When charged, the battery
pack supplies power to your Notebook PC.
Spring battery lock (on selected models)
The spring battery lock automatically locks the battery pack in
place once it is inserted into the battery slot.
IMPORTANT! This lock should be held in an unlocked position
when removing the battery pack.
Manual battery lock (on selected models)
The manual battery lock is used to keep the battery pack
secured. This lock should be manually moved to a locked or
unlocked position to insert or remove the battery pack.
Air vents
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the
Notebook PC.
WARNING! Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other
objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may
occur.
Hard disk drive compartment (on selected models)
This compartment is a reserved space for the HDD (hard disk
drive) of your Notebook PC.
Random-access memory module compartment (on selected
models)
This compartment allows you to add RAM (random-access
memory) modules to increase the memory capacity of your
Notebook PC.
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Right Side
USB 2.0 port (on selected models)
This USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB 2.0
or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards, pointing devices, flash
disk drives, external HDDs, speakers, cameras and printers.
Optical drive
Your Notebook PC’s optical drive may support several disc
formats such as CDs, DVDs, recordable discs, or rewritable discs.
Optical disc drive eject button
Press this button to eject the optical drive tray.
15” and 14" model
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Manual eject hole
The manual eject hole is used to eject the drive tray in case the
electronic eject button does not work.
WARNING! Use the manual eject hole only when the electronic
eject button does not work.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Using the optical drive
section in this manual.
Kensington® security slot
The Kensington® security slot allows you to secure your
Notebook PC using Kensington® compatible Notebook PC
security products.
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Left Side
Power (DC) input port
Insert the bundled power adapter into this port to charge the
battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC.
WARNING! The adapter may become warm to hot while in use.
Do not cover the adapter and keep it away from your body while
it is connected to a power source.
IMPORTANT! Use only the bundled power adapter to charge
the battery pack and supply power to your Notebook PC.
Air vents
The air vents allow cool air to enter and warm air to exit the
Notebook PC.
WARNING! Ensure that paper, books, clothing, cables, or other
objects do not block any of the air vents or else overheating may
occur.
VGA port
This port allows you to connect your Notebook PC to an
external display.
15” and 14" model
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HDMI port
This port is for the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
connector and is HDCP compliant for HD DVD, Blu-ray, and
other protected content playback.
LAN port
Insert the network cable into this port to connect to a local area
network.
USB 3.0 port
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) 3.0 port provides a transfer rate
of up to 5 Gbit/s and are backward compatible to USB 2.0.
USB 2.0 port
This USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is compatible with USB 2.0
or USB 1.1 devices such as keyboards, pointing devices, flash
disk drives, external HDDs, speakers, cameras and printers.
Headphone output/microphone input combo jack port
This port allows you to connect your Notebook PC to amplified
speakers or headphones. You can also use this port to connect
your Notebook PC to an external microphone.
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Status indicators
The status indicators help identify the current hardware status
of your Notebook PC.
Memory card reader
This built-in memory card reader supports SD and SDHC card
formats.
Front Side
NOTE: The front side may vary in appearance depending on model.
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Chapter 2:
Using your Notebook PC
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Getting started
NOTE: If your Notebook PC does not have its battery pack installed, use
the following procedures for installation.
Install the battery pack. (on selected models)
A.	 Move the manual battery lock to the unlocked position.
B.	 Align and insert the battery pack into the Notebook PC’s battery
slot.
C.	 Move the manual battery lock back to the locked position after
inserting the battery pack.
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Charge your Notebook PC.
A.	 Connect the AC power cord to the AC/DC adapter.
B.	 Plug the AC power adapter into a 100V~240V power source.
C.	 Connect the DC power connector into your Notebook PC’s power
(DC) input.
Charge the Notebook PC for 3 hours before using it in
battery mode for the first time.
NOTE: The power adapter may vary in appearance, depending on models
and your region.
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IMPORTANT!
•	 Ensure that your Notebook PC is connected to a grounded
power adapter before turning it on for the first time.
•	 When using your Notebook PC on power adapter mode, the
socket outlet must be near to the unit and easily accessible.
•	 Locate the input/output rating label on your Notebook
PC and ensure that it matches the input/output rating
information on your power adapter. Some Notebook PC
models may have multiple rating output currents based on
the available SKU.
•	 Power adapter information:
	 -	 Input voltage: 100-240Vac
	 -	 Input frequency: 50-60Hz
	 -	 Rating output current: 3.42A (65W), 4.74A (90W)
	 -	 Rating output voltage: 19V
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Lift to open the display panel.
Press the power button.
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Moving the pointer
You can tap or click anywhere on the touchpad to activate its pointer,
then slide your finger on the touchpad to move the pointer onscreen.
Slide horizontally
Slide vertically
Slide diagonally
Gestures for the touchpad
Gestures allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your
Notebook PC. Refer to the following illustrations when using hand
gestures on your touchpad.
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One-finger gestures
Tap/Double tap
•	 In the Start screen, tap an app to launch it.
•	 In Desktop mode, double-tap an application to launch it.
Drag and drop
Double-tap an item, then slide the same finger without lifting it off the
touchpad. To drop the item to its new location, lift your finger from the
touchpad.
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Left-click Right-click
•	 In the Start screen, click an
app to launch it.
•	 In Desktop mode, double-
click an application to
launch it.
•	 In the Start screen, click an
app to select it and launch
the settings bar. You can also
press this button to launch
the All Apps bar.
•	 In Desktop mode, use this
button to open the right-
click menu.
NOTE: The areas inside the dotted line represent the locations of the left
mouse button and the right mouse button on the touchpad.
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Top edge swipe
•	 In the Start screen, swipe from the top edge to launch the All
Apps bar.
•	 In a running app, swipe from the top edge to view its menu.
Left edge swipe Right edge swipe
Swipe from the left edge to shuffle
your running apps.
Swipe the right edge to launch
the Charms bar.
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Two-finger gestures
Tap Rotate
Tap two fingers on the touchpad
to simulate the right-click
function.
To rotate an image, place two
fingers on the touchpad then
turn one finger clockwise or
counterclockwise while the other
stays still.
Two-finger scroll (up/down) Two-finger scroll (left/right)
Slide two fingers to scroll up or
down.
Slide two fingers to scroll left or
right.
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Zoom out Zoom in
Bring together your two fingers on
the touchpad.
Spread apart your two fingers on
the touchpad.
Drag and drop
Select an item then press and hold the left button. Using your other
finger, slide down the touchpad to drag and drop the item to a new
location.
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Three-finger gestures
Swipe up Swipe down
Swipe three fingers upward to
show all running applications.
Swipe three fingers downward to
show the Desktop mode.
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Function keys
The function keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard can trigger the
following commands:
Using the keyboard
Puts the Notebook PC into Sleep mode
Turns Airplane mode on or off
NOTE: When enabled, the Airplane mode disables all
wireless connectivity.
Decreases display brightness
Increases display brightness
Turns the display panel off
Activates the second screen
NOTE: Ensure that the second display is connected to
your Notebook PC.
Enables or disables the touchpad
Turns the speaker on or off
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Puts the Notebook PC into Sleep mode
Turns Airplane mode on or off
NOTE: When enabled, the Airplane mode disables all
wireless connectivity.
Function keys for ASUS Apps
Your Notebook PC also comes with a special set of function keys that
can be used to launch ASUS apps.
Toggles the ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement
Technology app to switch between these display
color enhancement modes: Gamma Correction, Vivid
Mode, Theater Mode, Soft Mode, My Profile, and
Normal.
Launches the ASUS LifeFrame app
Launches the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid app
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Windows®8 keys
There are two special Windows® keys on your Notebook PC’s keyboard
used as below:
Press this key to go back to the Start screen. If you are
already in the Start screen, press this key to go back to
the last app you opened.
Press this key to simulate the right-click functions.
Multimedia control keys (on selected models)
The multimedia control keys allow you to control multimedia files, such
as audios and videos, when played in your Notebook PC.
Press in combination with the arrow keys on your Notebook PC,
illustrated as below.
Stop
Play or
pause
Skip to
previous
track or
rewind
Skip to
next track
or fast
forward
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Numeric keypad (on selected models)
A numeric keypad is available on
selected Notebook PC models. You
can use this keypad for numeric
input or as pointer direction keys.
Press
to
toggle between using
the keypad as number
keys or as pointer
direction keys.
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Using the optical drive
NOTE: The actual location of the electronic eject button may vary
depending on your Notebook PC model.
Inserting an optical disc
1.	 While the Notebook PC is
on, press the electronic eject
button to partially eject the
optical drive tray.
2.	 Gently pull out the drive tray.
IMPORTANT! Be careful not
to touch the optical drive lens.
Ensure that there are no objects
that may get jammed under the
drive tray.
3.	 Hold the disc by the edge,
with its printed side up, then
gently place it inside the hub.
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4.	 Push down the disc’s plastic
hub until it snaps onto the
optical drive hub.
5.	 Push the drive tray gently to
close the optical drive.
NOTE: While data is being
read, it is normal to hear some
spinning and vibrating in the
optical drive.
Manual eject hole
The manual eject hole is located on the optical drive door and is used to
eject the optical drive tray in case the electronic eject button does not
work.
To manually eject the optical drive tray, insert a straightened paper clip
into the manual eject hole until the drive tray opens.
WARNING! Use the manual eject hole only when the electronic eject
button does not work.
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Chapter 3:
Working with Windows® 8
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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 your Notebook PC for the first time:
1.	 Press the power button on your Notebook PC. Wait for a few
minutes until the setup screen appears.
2.	 From the setup screen, pick a language to use on your Notebook
PC.
3.	 Carefully read the License Terms. Tick I accept the terms for
using Windows then click Accept.
4.	 Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the following basic
items:
•	 Keep your PC secure
•	 Personalize
•	 Wireless
•	 Settings
•	 Sign in to your PC
5.	 After configuring the basic items, the Windows®8 tutorial appears.
Watch this to learn more about Windows®8 functionalities.
Windows®
8 lock screen
The Windows®8 lock screen may appear when your Notebook PC enters
the Windows®8 operating system. To proceed, tap on the lock screen or
press any key on your Notebook PC's keyboard.
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Windows®
UI
Windows® 8 comes with a tile-based user interface (UI) which allows
you to organize and easily access Windows® apps from the Start screen.
It also includes the following features that you can use while working
on your Notebook PC.
Start screen
The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user
account. It helps organize all the applications you need in just one
place.
Zoom in/out button
Windows® Apps
These are apps pinned on the Start screen and displayed on tiled-format
for easy access.
NOTE: Some apps require signing in to your Microsoft account before
they are fully launched.
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Hotspots
Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the
settings of your Notebook PC. The functions in these hotspots can be
activated using the touchpad.
Hotspots on a running app
Hotspots on the Start screen
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Hotspot Action
upper left corner Hover your mouse pointer on the upper left
corner then tap on the recent app’s thumbnail
to revert back to that running app.
If you launched more than one app, slide
down to show all running apps.
lower left corner From a running app screen:
Hover your mouse pointer on the lower
left corner then tap 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 on the lower
left corner then tap on the running app’s
thumbnail to go back to that app.
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Hotspot Action
top side Hover your mouse pointer on the top side
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 the
Snap feature under Working with Windows®
apps.
upper or lower right
corner
Hover your mouse pointer on the upper or
lower right corner to launch the Charms bar.

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