Compaq Presario CQ5000 Getting Started

Compaq Presario CQ5000 - Desktop PC Manual

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    Getting Started
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    ... only warranties for Hewlett-Packard products and services are set forth in the express statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. ...States and/or other countries/regions. HP supports lawful use of technology and does ...
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    Table of Contents Setting Up the Computer ...1 Putting the Computer Together ...1 Placing the computer in the proper location ...1 Using surge protection ...1 Connecting to the computer ...2 Connecting a Digital Camera (Photo or Video)...8 Connecting Other Devices ...10 Storing Documentation and ...
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    ... connector...37 Getting Help ...39 Finding Onscreen Guides ...39 Finding Guides on the Web...39 Using the Onscreen Help and Support Center ...40 Using the PC Help & Tools Folder ...40 Using the hardware diagnostic tools ...40 Using HP Total Care Advisor ...
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    ... the keyboard buttons ...62 Keyboard Shortcuts...63 Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Troubleshooting...64 Synchronizing a wireless mouse and keyboard ...64 Using the Mouse ... ClickLock option ...70 Changing the scroll wheel speed ...71 Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Troubleshooting...71 Table of Contents v
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    ... access buttons ...90 About the Remote Control...91 Troubleshooting the Remote Control ...92 Remote sensor is ...93 Learning More About Software...93 Using the Desktop...93 Removing desktop icons ...94 Retrieving desktop icons ...94 Removing files permanently...94 Using the Windows Start Button Menu ...
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    ... Media Insertion Guide ...120 Understanding the Activity Light ...123 Formatting a Memory Card ...123 Troubleshooting the Memory Card Reader...124 Using the HP ...130 Transferring files to another computer manually ...130 Disconnecting the Drive...130 Troubleshooting the HP Media Drive ...
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    ... from a CD...136 Deleting music files from the music library...137 Using supported music file types ...137 Playing Music Files in Windows Media ... Playing DVDs ...147 Using Windows Media Center to play DVDs...148 Troubleshooting poor playback when playing DVDs ...148 Using country/region codes...149 ...
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    ... drive ...180 Viewing Pictures in Windows Media Center ...181 Viewing pictures as a slide show ...182 Viewing a slide show with music ...182 Using supported picture file types in Windows Media Center...183 Editing Pictures in Windows Media Center ...184 Fixing red eye or contrast ...184 Cropping ...
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    ... in Windows Media Center ...187 Playing digital videos...187 Using supported video file types ...188 Transferring and Recording Video Files ...188 ...204 Recording the movie project to disc ...205 Upgrading muvee autoProducer ...206 Supported muvee autoProducer output file types ...206 Index...207 x ...
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    ... your new location before plugging the computer into an AC power outlet. WARNING: Please read "Safety Information" in the Limited Warranty and Support Guide before installing and connecting the computer to the electrical power system. Putting the ...
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    Not all power strips provide surge protection; the power strip must be specifically labeled as having this capability. Use a power strip whose manufacturer offers a damage replacement policy that replaces the equipment if surge protection fails. Connecting to the computer Connect the main hardware...
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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Audio Line Out (powered speakers). Audio Line In. Headphones. Microphone. FireWire® (IEEE 1394) for video cameras or other devices with very fast transfer rates. NOTE: You must use a 6-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394) transfer cable with this ...
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    Connector Icon/Label Composite Video 2 Description and function (continued) Secondary Composite video connector (yellow) to connect to a VCR, video camera, or other analog source to the computer. Secondary Left audio input connector (white). A/V In Audio 2 L NOTE: This Audio In connector is ...
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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Printer (parallel) connector to connect a parallel printer (select models only). Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 connector to connect a mouse, keyboard, digital camera, or another device with a USB connector. Ethernet LAN connector is a ...
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    Connector Icon/Label Composite Video Description and function (continued) Composite Video In connector (yellow) to connect to a TV set-top box. Primary left audio input from set-top box connector (white). A/V In Audio 1 L NOTE: Audio can be recorded by using this Audio In connector, which is ...
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    Connector Icon/Label Description and function (continued) Modem (Line In RJ-11) (select models only). Plug the modem cable (provided in the computer box) into the computer modem connector on the back of the computer. Plug the other end to the telephone line wall jack connector. Analog Video VGA/...
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    Connecting a Digital Camera (Photo or Video) The following instructions apply only to digital photo cameras and digital video cameras. NOTE: When connecting an analog video camera to the computer, use the Video and Audio In connectors on the front or back of the computer. Refer to the documentation ...
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    ..., indicating that the camera is ready to use. 4 You may need to install driver software for your camera. If so, Windows displays a message ... software. Insert the driver software CD, click Locate and install driver software, and then follow any onscreen instructions to install the software. If the ...
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    ... (IEEE 1394) cable with the 6-pin FireWire (IEEE 1394) connector on the computer. Storing Documentation and Recovery Discs Store all computer user manuals and warranty information in an easy-to-find, safe location. It is a good idea to store the system recovery discs with the documentation. This ...
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    ... by using Vista: 1 Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click Personalize. 2 Click Display ... can quickly change which device displays the computer desktop by pressing Alt+F5. Each time you ... Control Panel: 1 Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click NVIDIA Control Panel. 2...
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    ... 802.11g, or 802.11a. The preceding illustration shows a home LAN. The desktop computer has a wired connection to a wireless router. The desktop computer also has a printer that it shares with the other computers on the network. Each notebook computer has a wireless ...
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    Setting Up a Wired (Ethernet) Connection The Ethernet connection, which may be called network interface adapter, Network Interface Card, or NIC, provides a high-speed or broadband connection to an Ethernet (10BaseT) or Fast Ethernet (100BaseT) network. After you connect this interface to a network,...
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    ... which can be several meters away. Computers with WLAN devices may support one or more of the four IEEE physical layer industry standards: ... an existing wireless LAN with an Internet connection (consult your Internet Service Provider for further information). An external antenna is supplied with the ...
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    ...does not have an integrated WLAN device, or the driver for the device is not properly installed. 4 Click ...Connect to a network, and then follow onscreen instructions. For more information about setting up a wireless... (English only). Go to: http://hp.com/support and search for wireless topics. Setting...
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    ... or receive e-mail and faxes, you must connect your telephone service line to the modem (A), which is on the back of the computer (B). The setup poster shows ...modem/telephone cable into the computer modem connector and into the telephone service line wall jack connector. A Modem connector B Back of ...
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    ... sold separately. NOTE: For product information on the HP Support Web site, go to: http://www.hp.com/support For details about connecting stereo speakers to the computer, see the setup poster. NOTE: Speakers ...power button or power cord). Your computer supports only active (powered) speaker systems;...
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    .... Your system may also have a separate Digital Out connector (select models only). Software configuration is different for each connector type, as noted in the instructions. NOTE: Type 3 has three connectors. Type 6 has six connectors. Type S has audio card. Sound connector Three connectors Your ...
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    ...a home audio receiver/amplifier) or to digital speakers (select models only). FlexiJack (pink) connects to analog Line In devices or a microphone. The FlexiJack supports two functions. You must select either the microphone or the Line In function in the Creative Console Launcher. See "Configuring ...
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    ... FlexiJack (blue) connects to analog Line In devices or a microphone. The FlexiJack supports two functions. You must select either the microphone or ...), select the working microphone. See "Selecting a microphone." HP computers support many different audio options, sound connections, and speaker ...
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    Speaker Configurations You may set up your computer for the following supported configurations: Name Headphones 2 (stereo) 2.1 4.1 Speaker system None, muted. Left speaker, right speaker. Left speaker, right speaker, and a subwoofer. Two front speakers, two rear speakers, and a subwoofer. Two front ...
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    ... Speakers may be included with the monitor (select models only) or are sold separately. Refer to the product documentation for your speakers. Your computer supports only an active (powered) speaker system. An active speaker system must have its own power cord. A home audio system does not require ...
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    5 Turn on the computer. NOTE: Always turn on the computer before you turn on the speaker system. 6 Plug in the speaker system power. 7 Turn on the speaker system. Step 8 is optional for a two-speaker setup. 8 After the speakers are connected to the computer, configure the audio software for sound ...
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    3 Connect the rear speaker cable to the black connector that matches the back of your computer. 3 6 S For type 3-connector systems, the blue Audio Line In connector functions as a Rear Line Out when a multichannel audio configuration is activated. 4 Connect the cables to the audio system. 5 ...
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    Connecting 5.1 (Five speakers and a subwoofer) audio speakers To connect two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer for six-channel (5.1 speaker) output: 1 Turn off the computer. 2 Connect the front speaker cable to the lime green Audio Line Out connector that matches ...
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    8 Plug in the speaker system power. 9 Turn on the speaker system. 10 After the speakers are connected to the computer, configure the audio software for sound output for your computer model. See "Configuring Speaker and Sound Options." Type 3: See "Configuring speakers with Realtek HD Audio ...
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    4 For type 6 connectors only, connect the side speaker cable to the gray Audio Line Side connector on the back of your computer. 5 Connect the center speaker and subwoofer speaker cable to the gold Audio Line C/Sub connector on the back of your computer. 6 Connect the cables to the audio system. ...
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    The following diagram shows a typical 7.1 audio installation. Color 1 2 3 4 Lime green Black Orange Gray Description Front audio input Rear audio input Center/subwoofer audio input Side audio input (not shown) Connecting your home stereo system (optional) Most home receivers/amplifiers have RCA-...
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    Connecting a home stereo system to a computer requires audio cables that are long enough to reach from the computer to the stereo. You also must purchase Y adapter or mini-extension cables. NOTE: Y adapter and mini-extension cables are purchased separately. 2.1 home stereo installation The ...
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    5.1 home audio installation The following diagram shows a typical advanced home theater audio six-channel (6/5.1 speaker) installation that requires multichannel inputs on a receiver/amplifier. This is only a suggested configuration. Your system may be different. A B C F E C D G Computer ...
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    5.1 home audio installation procedure To connect a six-channel (5.1 speaker) home audio system to the computer: 1 Turn off the computer. 2 Turn off the receiver/amplifier. 3 Connect the front stereo mini-jack end of a Y adapter cable into the lime green Audio Line Out connector that matches the ...
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    7 Select the receiver/amplifier input that the Y adapter cables are plugged into. 8 Turn on the computer. 9 After the audio system is connected to the computer, configure the audio software for sound output for your computer model. See "Connecting Speakers or Microphone." Type 3: See "...
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    7.1 home audio installation procedure To connect an eight-channel (7.1 speaker) home audio system to the computer: 1 Turn off the computer. 2 Turn off the receiver/amplifier. 3 Connect the front stereo mini-jack end of a Y adapter cable into the lime green Audio Line Out connector on the back of ...
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    6 Turn on the receiver/amplifier. 7 Select the receiver/amplifier input to which the Y adapter cables are connected. 8 Turn on the computer. 9 After the audio system is connected to the computer, configure the audio software for sound output for your computer model. See "Configuring Speaker and ...
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    ...: See "Configuring speakers with Realtek HD Audio Manager." Follow the instructions to enable digital audio output. Audio card with digital output... Sound Blaster X-Fi or X-Fi Fatality audio card." Follow the instructions to enable digital audio output. Connecting Headphones Your computer comes...
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    ... and side right Line Out_1 (lime green) 2/2.1 audio setup: Front left and right FlexiJack (white) for Line In, Microphone, Digital In/Out The FlexiJack supports three functions. You must select the function in the Creative Console Launcher. See "Connecting the FlexiJack connector." 36 Getting ...
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    To connect the X-Fi sound card to your speakers: 1 Use the audio connection table to connect your audio system to the sound card. 2 Turn on the computer. 3 Plug in and turn on the speaker system power. After connecting the speaker system to the sound card, follow the steps in "Configuring the ...
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    38 Getting Started (features vary by model)
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    ...Guides on the Web You can find guides and information for your computer by using the Internet to access the Support Web site. 1 Go to ... browser. 2 Select your country/region and language. 3 Click Support and Drivers. 4 Enter the model number of your computer, and then click Search 5 Click Manuals. 6 ...
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    ... Information about your computer is in the onscreen Help and Support Center (select models only). Here, you can find links to driver updates, access to technical support options, and information about commonly asked questions. To open the Help and ...
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    ... HP Total Care Advisor Software HP Total Care Advisor is a desktop tool you use to monitor and access system ... status of your computer health. PC Help provides simple access to help and support information for your computer. Products Showcase provides a listing of products and services available for ...
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    ... Windows Vista by following the onscreen instructions. 6 Follow the onscreen instructions to register with HP or Compaq, sign up for updates, and get online. If you do not ... to finish, double-click the Easy Setup icon on the desktop to run the first-time wizard. Turning On the ...
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    Turning Off the Computer For best results, when using Microsoft Windows Vista, do not shut down the computer, except when you must turn off the power for safety reasons, such as to make repairs, install new hardware or cards in the computer chassis, or change a battery. As an alternative to ...
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    ... computer can retrieve e-mail messages and download information from the Internet automatically, if you set it to do so. To put the computer into Sleep mode manually: Press the Sleep button on the keyboard, if it is present. Or 1 Click the Windows Start Button 2 Click the Power button. Or 1 Click ...
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    ...itself off. When you turn on the computer again, your programs, folders, and documents are restored to the screen. To put the computer into Hibernate mode manually: 1 Click the Windows Start Button 3 Click Hibernate, if it is present. NOTE: If Hibernate is not present, you can set up the computer to...
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    ...network) or DSL (digital subscriber line). Check with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for specific information on the connection. See "About the ...for any specific software and hardware that you may need. Internet service with an ISP. A Web browser. Turning On the Computer for the First Time ...
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    ...and follow the instructions provided by the ISP. 2 If you did not set up for Internet service during ...Services and then click Easy Internet Services. Follow the onscreen instructions to select an ISP and set ... ISP. Double-click the ISP-provided icon on the desktop, and log in. 4 Open your Web browser ...
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    ... change account types for other users, change passwords, change system-wide settings, access all files on the computer, and install software and drivers that are compatible with Windows Vista. Limited - Standard User: Is not allowed to change other user settings or passwords. A Limited account may ...
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    ..., changed, or deleted, it is essential to record each password immediately and store it in a secure place. Use the following list as a basic guide when choosing a password: Choose a password that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. Choose a long password (minimum of six ...
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    ...For additional information on Windows Vista passwords, such as screen saver passwords, type passwords into the Search Help box in the Help and Support Center. Password Windows Vista Administrator password Windows Vista User password Function Protects administrator-level access to computer contents. ...
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    ...viruses beyond the free period by purchasing extended update service. Instructions for using and updating Norton Internet Security software, and for purchasing extended update ...viruses into the Search Help box in the Help and Support Center. on the taskbar. Using firewall software When...
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    ...updates but let me choose whether to download and install them Never check for updates (not recommended) - This option makes the computer more vulnerable to security threats and performance problems and is not recommended. 7 Click OK. on the taskbar. Turning On the Computer for the First Time 53
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    ...: 1 Click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar. 2 Click Help and Support, and then click Software, drivers, and BIOS updates. 3 Follow any onscreen instructions to complete downloading and installing the latest updates. Guidelines for Installing ...
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    ... Start Button Click Help and Support. Click Recover factory settings. Choose an option, and then follow the onscreen instructions. on the taskbar. For antivirus software, uninstall the existing... Windows Easy Transfer. 6 Follow the onscreen instructions in the Windows Easy Transfer wizard to transfer...
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    ...information about using the keyboard, customizing keyboard buttons, and using any special keyboard keys. You may need to install keyboard software and drivers to access all the special features and functions of the keyboard. Your computer may include either a standard keyboard or a wireless keyboard...
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    Function keys The function keys, located above the main keys, are labeled F1 through F12. Most function key operations vary by software program. F1 and F3 are available at all times: Pressing F1 opens a Help window for the software program being used. Pressing F3 opens a search window. Edit keys...
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    Numeric keys Press the Num Lock key to lock and unlock the numeric key functions: When the Num Lock light on the keyboard is on, the numeric keys work in the same way as the number keys and arithmetic functions found on a basic calculator. When the Num Lock light on the keyboard is off, the ...
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    ... into or out of power-saving mode. It may take 10-30 seconds before screen reappears. Switches between computer users. Opens Help and Support Center. Opens imaging software program. Can be reconfigured. Opens music software program. Can be reconfigured. Opens video software program. Can be ...
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    ...be reconfigured to open any Web site or software program. Links to HP Web site. E-mail Or HP Club hp Or Compaq Or Compaq My Presario Links to Compaq Web site. Or Shopping Goes to a shopping Web site. Can be reconfigured to open a site or software program. ...
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    Media control or playback buttons Icon Label Eject 1 and Eject 2 Rec Stop Play/Pause Prev Next Volume Description Opens or closes upper and lower optical drive trays. Starts recording to selected media. Stops media. Plays or pauses media. Rewinds media. Fast-forwards media. Volume knob controls ...
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    ... to perform specific actions. For example, from the Windows Vista desktop, press the Alt (alternate) key, the Ctrl (control) ... (the letter S) to display support information for the computer (including the model number, serial number, and service ID). You see this combination of keys represented as ...
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    Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Troubleshooting Synchronizing a wireless mouse and keyboard If the wireless mouse and keyboard do not respond, use this procedure to resynchronize the devices. 1 Plug the receiver into a USB port on the computer. If you have a choice, a USB port on the front of the ...
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    ... button (C) on the underside of the keyboard until the blue LED on the receiver stops flashing. For additional mouse and keyboard troubleshooting tips, refer to the Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide. Using the Keyboard 65
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    ...included with the mouse. You may need to install mouse software and drivers to access all the special features and functions of the mouse. Your computer includes a mouse for directing the cursor (pointer) on the Windows Vista desktop. The mouse uses a roller ball or optics (a light and sensor) to ...
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    Using the Mouse Buttons The mouse has two or three buttons on the top: Click the left mouse button (A) to position the cursor or select an item. Click the right mouse button (C) to display a menu of commands for the item you clicked. On select models, use the scroll wheel button (B) in the center ...
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    Autoscrolling 1 Place the cursor anywhere in the document, and then press the scroll wheel button once. An autoscroll icon appears. 2 Move the mouse in the direction you want to scroll. The farther you move the mouse from the starting point, the faster the document scrolls. 3 To stop autoscrolling,...
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    Changing mouse pointer speed To change the speed of the cursor on the screen relative to the motion of the mouse: 1 Click the Windows Start Button 2 Click Control Panel. 3 Click Hardware and Sound, if it is present. 4 Click Mouse. 5 Click the Pointer Options tab. 6 In the Motion area, use the ...
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    ... the number of lines per scroll by clicking the arrow buttons. 7 Click Apply, and then click OK. on the taskbar. Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Troubleshooting If the wireless mouse and keyboard do not respond, see "Synchronizing a wireless mouse and keyboard" in the "Using the Keyboard" ...
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    ...see "Connecting Speakers or Microphone." NOTE: Speakers may be passive (no power button or power cord) or active (power button or power cord). Your computer supports only active (powered) speaker systems; the speaker system must have its own power cord. A stereo speaker set is a left-right, two-...
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    Adjusting speaker volume Use the Volume icon on the taskbar to set speaker volume. Then, you can adjust the volume by using: The Volume knob or buttons on the keyboard (select models only). The Volume knob on the speakers (select models only). There are two ways to use the Volume icon: 1 Click the ...
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    Selecting a microphone Your computer comes with one microphone connector on the back of the computer. Some models have a second microphone connector on the front of the computer. Only one microphone connector works at a time, and the back connector is ready to use unless you have the multichannel ...
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    ... to close the window. Now that you have configured the audio card software, you must configure audio output for your media software program. The procedure is different for each program. Refer to the instructions that came with the media software program. 76 Getting Started (features vary by model)
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    Configuring the FlexiJack connector Your audio device may have a FlexiJack connector that supports both microphone and Line input. If so, you can change the FlexiJack mode, if necessary. To do this, you must select the function in the Creative Console Launcher after you connect the audio cable to ...
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    ...the Windows Start Button 2 Point to All Programs. 3 Click Creative, Sound Blaster X-Fi, and then click Documentation. 4 Click Online Manual. on the taskbar. Configuring speakers with Realtek HD Audio Manager After you have installed and connected your speakers, complete the following steps if your ...
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    .... You can select an environment, such as Stone Room or Auditorium. Under Equalizer, you can either click a preset button, such as Pop or Live, or manually adjust the settings and then save them for easy selection later. Speakers: Enables you to select the number of speakers, view whether the ...
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    Microphone: Enables fine control over the recording volume and playback volume of the microphone. Includes buttons for noise suppression and acoustic echo cancellation. Line In (Digital Input): Enables control over volume, playback, mute, recording, and multistreaming audio. 80 Getting Started (...
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    ...You can select an environment, such as Stone Room or Auditorium. Under Equalizer, you can either click a preset button, such as Pop or Live, or manually adjust the settings and then save them for easy selection later. Configuring sound for recording with the Realtek HD Audio Manager The microphone ...
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    Retasking front panel audio connectors You can retask the Line In, Mic In, Headphone, and Front Speaker Out connectors on the front of the computer, as necessary. 1 Click the Windows Start Button 2 Click Control Panel. 3 Click Hardware and Sound, and then click Realtek HD Audio Manager. 4 Click a ...
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    Configuring multistreaming audio The Realtek HD Audio Manager software enables you to listen to two different audio sources on two different speaker sets. For example, you can hear one audio source through a rear-panel speaker connection, and a second source through a front-panel headphone or ...
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    When to use multistreaming audio You may multistream two audio sources as described in the following typical examples: 1 For online gaming: You hear 5.1 game sound on AV receiver or powered speakers. You also hear gaming conversation on a headset. See "Example 1: For online gaming." 2 For ...
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    Example 2: For digital home entertainment To configure multistreaming audio output for digital home entertainment with Realtek HD Audio Manager: 1 Connect the audio output connectors as follows: A headphone set or powered speakers to the front Headphone Out (green) connector for stereo music ...
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    ... volume. Reconfigure the sound software for surround sound. Reinstall the audio card drivers by using application reinstallation program; refer to the Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide that came with the computer. 86 Getting Started (...
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    ... the computer. Log off from Windows Media Center or switch users. Access Teletext menus while watching live TV. The remote control cannot: Navigate the Windows desktop or control other computer programs outside of Windows Media Center. Be used as a VCR, DVD player, or stereo remote control. Turn on...
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    .... TV sound is still available. Green - Opens a Teletext menu. Red - Opens a Teletext menu. Guide - Opens the Television Program Guide. Recorded TV - Opens the recorded tv window where recorded TV programs are listed. Arrows - Moves the cursor to ...
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    ... does not automatically go into Sleep mode if Windows Media Center is open. It is recommended that you close Windows Media Center before you manually place the computer in sleep mode. NOTE: If the computer model does not include a TV tuner, some remote control buttons are inactive. Using the ...
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    ..., backup information for certain TV programs, and themes for television sets capable of viewing these pages. The Teletext buttons are also used for Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB) data functions. The actual Teletext pages are broadcast in a hidden part of the television signal and ...
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    About the Remote Control Use the remote control to open the Windows Media Center program, and use it to view TV, record TV programs, play previously recorded TV programs, and play music, movies, or video. To open Windows Media Center using the remote control, simply point it at the remote sensor, ...
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    Troubleshooting the Remote Control If the remote doesn't work: Make sure that the batteries for the remote control are charged and installed ... should appear on the remote sensor. If the light appears, then the problem is probably in the Windows Media Center software. Close Windows Media Center, ...
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    ...Windows Vista operating system, which displays the desktop on the monitor and controls your computer's... only). Or Click the Windows Start Button Support. on the taskbar, and then click Help ... a folder or start a program. One icon on the desktop that performs a special function is for the Recycle Bin...
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    ... Delete. The icon is placed in the Recycle Bin. Retrieving desktop icons 1 Double-click the Recycle Bin icon... desktop. 2 Drag the icon onto the desktop. Removing files permanently 1 Right-click a file, and then... Delete. 2 Right-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop, and then click Empty Recycle ...
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    ... and then press Enter on the keyboard. 4 Click Yes in the message that appears. To copy an item: 1 Right-click the item. 2 Click Copy. 3 Go to the desktop or folder, right-click an empty area, and then click Paste. If you use Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel to delete a software program, ...
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    Resizing Windows All windows have three buttons in the upper-right corner. The middle button is either the Maximize button or the Restore Down button, depending on the state of the window. Feature Name Minimize Description Collapses the window to the taskbar (but does not close it). To bring the ...
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    ... mail (e-mail). Use the Internet to search for information or services on the Web, or to retrieve, read, or send e-mail ... to the Internet and use the information and services available there, you need an Internet ... have created millions of Web sites in support of their activities. A Web site consists ...
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    Your e-mail address identifies the electronic post office box where people can send you electronic mail. E-mail addresses have the form [email protected] The domain is usually the name of the ISP or organization. The extension usually identifies the type of organization. For example, if your ...
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    ...view unrated Web sites or pages, users must enter the Content Advisor password that you have set. This means that any unrated page, even Help and Support or Internet Explorer, is not viewable if the user does not know the password. To enable Content Advisor: 1 Click the Windows Start Button 2 Click ...
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    ...-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the desktop. Or Click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar,..., and then follow any onscreen instructions. For information about using and updating the Norton ...-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the desktop. 2 Click the Norton Internet Security tab...
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    ...Security Full System Scan: 1 Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the desktop. 2 Click the Norton Internet Security tab. 3 Click the Tasks &...folders, and drives: 1 Double-click the Norton Internet Security icon on the desktop. 2 Click the Norton Internet Security tab. 3 Click the Tasks &...
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    .... 5 Click Add, E-mail Account, and then click Next. 6 Follow the onscreen instructions to add your account. on the taskbar. Using the e-mail program provided by your ISP Follow the instructions provided by your ISP to install its Web browser and e-mail program, and to ...
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    Software Quick Reference Table (Select models only) Your computer includes a number of software programs that: Record and play CDs. Record data CDs. Import and edit video files. Record video CDs and DVDs. Organize digital media files. The following table describes the functionality that is specific...
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    ...) Quickly organize the Web links you want to keep available to you on your desktop. Comparison-shop using the convenient shopping search engine. Get HP software and driver updates. Get important messages from HP. Access PC Health and Security and PC Help tools. ...
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    With this program: Backup My PC (select models only) You can: (continued) Create computer backup files to protect your data and other... this CD before using the DVD Writer/CD Writer drive. To do this, follow the installation instructions that came with the CD. Introducing Your Computer Software 105
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    Managing Files A file is any unit of information that is named and stored on the computer hard disk drive or other electronic storage media, such as a CD, diskette, or even in a digital camera. A file can be a document, picture, music, video, or other data. Almost everything that you do on the ...
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    Creating Folders 1 Click the Windows Start Button Or Click the Windows Start Button Explorer. on the taskbar, and then click Windows on the taskbar, and then click Computer. 2 Navigate to the location where you want to place the new folder. 3 Click Organize, and then click New Folder. 4 Type a ...
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    Finding Files To find a file, you can use the Search box at the top of every folder, or the search box on the Windows Start Button menu, which searches the whole computer. To search from a folder Search box: 1 Click the Windows Start Button Or Click the Windows Start Button Explorer. on the taskbar...
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    ... goes to the Recycle Bin and stays there until the Recycle Bin is emptied manually or it is cleared to make room for more recently deleted files. 1 Double-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop. 2 Right-click the file that you want to retrieve, and then click ...
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    ... printer. Printers receive instructions from the computer by means of software programs called printer drivers. In many cases... does not, follow the instructions that came with the printer to install the specific printer driver manually. You can print text and graphics from most software programs and ...
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    Using CD and DVD Media Drives Using the CD and DVD Drives Your computer can come with several types of CD or DVD drives that allow you to perform different tasks. What you can do depends on what kind of drive you have. Blu-ray DVD+RW/+R HD DVD+RW/+R Allows you to: Read data from CDs. Play ...
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    Handling CDs and DVDs To avoid damaging a disc, follow these guidelines: Return the disc to the case when you are finished using it. Handle the disc by its outside edges or center hole only. Do not touch the unlabeled side of a disc or place the unlabeled side down on a desk. Doing so could scratch...
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    4 Close the disc tray by: Gently pushing the tray into the computer. Or Clicking the open/close button on the control panel for the program that controls the drive. Or Pressing the media control open/close button or Eject button on the keyboard (select models only). Or Pressing the Eject button on...
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    ... computers come with the double-layer DVD Writer. It supports single-layer and double-layer DVD ... disc compatibility information for your computer, go to the HP Support Web site at: http://www.hp.com/support NOTE: Double-layer DVD technology is supported by select models only. 116 Getting Started ...
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    Optical Drive Quick Reference Table Optical drive can: Read CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs. Read DVDs. Read data on a CD. Play music. Record data or music to disc for storage or backup. View DVD movies. Record DVD movies. Play games. Create LightScribe label. Play Blu-ray DVD. Play HD DVD. Record data to ...
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    ... enables you to record data to Blu-ray, HD DVD, and other recordable DVD discs. NOTE: The BD HD DVD+RW/+R drive does not support recording high-definition data to disc. For more information about using these programs, see "Playing DVDs" and "Creating Audio and Data Discs." 118 Getting ...
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    Using the Memory Card Reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards, or media, to store digital picture files. The optional memory card reader (select models only) can read from and write to a variety of types of memory cards and the IBM Microdrive disk drive. The card ...
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    ... the notched corner on the media. For more information, see "Media Insertion Guide." CompactFlash and Microdrive are keyed and cannot be inserted incorrectly. Insert ... is blinking. Doing so may cause loss of data. Media Insertion Guide 4-slot memory card reader (select models only) A Activity ...
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    Card SmartMedia (SM) memory card xD media CompactFlash Type I media CompactFlash Type II media Microdrive disk drive Secure Digital (SD) memory card Mini Secure Digital (MiniSD) Memory Card* MultiMediaCard (MMC) Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RSMMC)* MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC +)* MultiMediaCard Mobile...
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    2-slot memory card reader (select models only) A Activity light F Upper slot G Lower slot 2-slot reader location F (upper) Card Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card MultiMediaCard (MMC) Insert the media Facing up (gold connector fingers down) Facing up (gold connector fingers down) Facing up (gold ...
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    ... or edit your picture files, make sure that the memory card is in the unlocked position. 1 Format the memory card in your digital camera. Follow the instructions that came with your digital camera. Or Insert the media into the correct card slot on the reader until it stops and locks into place. The ...
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    Troubleshooting the Memory Card Reader If you are having problems reading from or writing to a memory card, try the following: Some cards ... of the memory card. Make sure that the memory card is one of the supported types: CompactFlash Type I and II, Microdrive, Memory Stick,...
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    ... camcorders, and MP3 players. Quickly transfer files between PCs. Play media files. Back up your files. ... HP Media Drives with Windows Media Center, refer to the documentation on the HP Support Web site at: http://www.hp.com/support Using the HP Personal Media Drive and HP Pocket Media Drive 125
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    Connecting the Drive The HP Media Drive is designed to work with most computers as an external drive that is connected by using a USB cable, but it also can be inserted into specifically designed HP computers. These computers have a special horizontal or vertical drive bay that connects to the ...
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    ... D) on the front of the drive is lit. HP Media Drive fronts A Drive activity indicator light B Power on indicator light C HP Personal Media Drive guide ridges D Power/drive activity LED indicator HP Personal Media Drive (A, B, C) HP Pocket Media Drive (D) Using the HP Personal Media Drive and HP ...
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    ... cable (F) into the USB connector on the back of the HP Media Drive. NOTE: USB 2.0 uses only one USB connector. USB 1.x systems use both USB connectors. 3 Install the software and drivers. Refer to the HP Media Drive documentation for more information. 128 Getting Started (features vary by model)
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    Locating the Drive and Assigning a Drive Letter When you plug the drive into an USB 2.0 connector or insert it into an HP Media Drive bay, the operating system automatically assigns a letter to the hard disk drive. The assigned letter depends on other storage devices connected to the computer. To ...
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    ...the drive in a well-ventilated area. Transferring files to another computer manually You can transfer your computer profile information, which includes how..., music, or video you have created. To transfer your files manually: 1 Connect the drive to the computer. 2 Select your files, and then drag and...
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    ...Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray at the bottom of the desktop. If this icon is hidden, click the arrows on the taskbar to ... installed on your system before you try to troubleshoot a drive problem. These service packs are issued to fix bugs, add drivers, and enhance the ...
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    ...are having performance issues, make sure that the USB 2.0 card drivers are the most current available and are installed properly. ... working Reinstall the software. Refer to the software and drivers installation instructions that came with the HP Media Drive. Write Cache Enable does not stay enabled...
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    Playing CDs, DVDs, or VCDs This section describes how to play CDs, DVDs, or VCDs by using Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, or other audio and video programs. This section also describes using Music and radio, and changing DVD and audio settings. Using Music The Music area in Windows ...
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    Using Music with Windows Media Center You can copy digital music files and organize a music library by using music library in the Windows Media Center or by using the Windows Media Player program. Music files that are added to music library in the Windows Media Center and in the Windows Media ...
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    Using the music library Adding music to the music library When you add music files to the music library, they are placed into the music library in the Windows Media Center and the Windows Media Player. The added music files can immediately be found and played back using Music in Windows Media ...
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    .... 7 Click Copy CD. The first time that you copy a music CD, you must select the copy-protection option, and then follow any onscreen instructions. 8 After selecting the choices for copy options in the next few windows, click Next. 9 Click Yes to begin copying tracks to the music library. This ...
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    ...on the taskbar, and then click Windows Using supported music file types You can play the ... to Windows Media Player Help for more information about supported file types. File extension .cda .wav .... file Windows Media Audio file NOTE: Only supported audio file types are displayed in the Music window. ...
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    Playing Music Files in Windows Media Center To open Windows Media Center, select Music by scrolling up or down in the Windows Media Center window, and then by clicking music library. You will find a few music albums and tracks listed in the Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player music ...
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    If you insert a music CD when Windows Media Center is not open, the AutoPlay window appears and lists various options. You can select the Audio CD options by using the Windows Media Center or Windows Media Player. If you have another program set as the default audio player, Windows opens the ...
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    Playing an album in Windows Media Center 1 Click the Windows Start Button Media Center. 2 Click Music. 3 Click music library. 4 Insert a music CD into the CD drive. 5 Click albums. 6 Select the album that you want to play. 7 Click Play Album. on the taskbar, and then click Windows Playing a song ...
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    Creating a Queue in Windows Media Center A queue is a temporary list of songs that is created in Music as you select songs, albums, or playlists to play. You can continue to add songs, or you can delete songs from the queue. You can create a queue and save it as a playlist that you can access in ...
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    1 Click Play Album to play the album from the album details window. 2 The now playing window opens, and the album starts playing. 3 In the now playing window, you can also select: View Queue to view an ordered list of all tracks that will be played on the album. Visualize to view a moving picture ...
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    Creating a Playlist in Windows Media Center A playlist is a customized list of songs that you can keep to play later or record to a CD. Using playlists, you can group various digital music files together and determine the order in which you want the files to play. You can create a playlist that ...
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    5 Go back to the Windows Media Center. Click the mouse on the left arrow on the top left of the screen to go back to Windows Media Center. 6 Click play all. 7 Click View Queue. 8 Click Save As Playlist, and give the playlist a name. 9 Use the alphanumeric keypad to enter a name for the playlist, ...
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    ...disc with these files. 11 Click OK to do other things while the disc is being burned. 12 Click Done when the recording is complete. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law. ...
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    Listening to Online Radio Stations In the radio area of Windows Media Center, you can play, listen, and preset various online radio stations. 1 From the Windows Media Center, click Music, and then click radio twice. 2 Click presets to preset and organize your favorite radio stations. 3 By clicking ...
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    Playing CDs with Windows Media Player NOTE: Some commercial music CDs are copy-protected and cannot be played with Windows Media Player. Such CDs come with their own (built-in) player that must be used. 1 Insert the music CD or DVD movie into the drive. When the AutoPlay window opens, select ...
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    ...mouse to operate the media controls to control the movie. 5 To play the DVD in full-screen mode, double-click anywhere in the DVD Play window. Troubleshooting poor playback when playing DVDs If you experience poor playback, such as skipping, when playing DVDs with DVD Play or Power Cinema, try the ...
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    .... Once the code locks, you can play DVDs from that country/region only. If the country/region code locks and you need help, contact Support. Playing DVD Movies in Windows Media Center (Select models only) Watching DVDs in Windows Media Center allows you to control the playback with the remote ...
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    3 If a DVD menu appears, use the remote control or the mouse to select the DVD menu items and control the DVD movie playback. 4 To stop playing the DVD, press Stop on the remote control or move the mouse to display the media controls, and then click the Stop button. 5 Move the mouse for other icons...
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    4 When you find the language you want, click Save. 5 To return to the main settings window, press the Backspace key on the keyboard or press the Back button on the remote control, or click the left arrow on the top left of the screen. Changing DVD remote control options To change the DVD remote ...
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    Changing DVD closed captioning You can change the DVD closed captioning options: 1 Click the Windows Start Button Media Center. 2 From the Tasks menu, click settings. 3 In the settings window, click DVD. 4 In the DVD Settings window, click Closed Captioning. on the taskbar, and then click Windows ...
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    ... only with Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. HD DVD and Blu-ray movies play only through the DVD Play BD/HD DVD software. CPU power is dedicated to support HD DVD and Blu-ray playback functions. It is recommended that you close all other applications before and during HD DVD and Blu-ray playback. AACS keys ...
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    Some HD DVD and Blu-ray advanced features may not be supported. As HD DVD and Blu-ray are new formats containing new technologies, certain disc,...they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection, and the display may require HDCP support. To play a DVD, you must have a DVD drive: 1 Insert the DVD into...
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    Playing Video CDs (VCDs) To play a VCD you must have either a CD or DVD drive: 1 Insert the VCD into the CD or DVD drive. The default video CD program opens. If the Video CD wizard window opens, choose the program you want to use from the list. You may have to scroll down in the window to see all ...
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    Using Windows Media Center Microsoft Windows Media Center lets you do amazing things with your computer. With a full range of easy-to-use digital entertainment features, you can experience movies, music, and photos like never before. Windows Media Center is simple and convenient to use. You can ...
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    ... NOTE: For more information about setting up the computer, refer to the setup instructions that came with the computer. Completing the setup wizard If you did not ...Center Setup, and then Run Setup Again. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the wizard. NOTE: You can change the Windows Media...
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    ..., display information about your music CDs and DVDs, and download the Television Program Guide if your computer came with a TV tuner. NOTE: You must subscribe to an Internet Service Provider to have an Internet connection. Optimize how Windows Media Center looks on your...
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    Windows Media Center Start Menu A Open the Windows Media Center Start menu. B Go back one screen. C Minimize the Windows Media Center window. D Resize the Windows Media Center window. E F Close the Windows Media Center window. Use arrow keys to scroll up and down, left and right through the ...
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    ... DVD+/-R/-RW media. Listen to Internet radio stations. Access streaming music and video subscription services. Some music and video subscription services may not be available in all countries/regions. Using Windows Media Center 161
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    ... when the computer is not in use. Then, you can display the computer desktop instantly by touching a keyboard key or a remote control button. The right music for...when you are selecting or playing your music. If you subscribe to music services, you can now add this option directly to the Start menu, ...
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    ...video recorder. Windows Media Center has built-in support for high-definition video. Whether you are... can find various media offers and services. The Online Media window is periodically updated by Microsoft. Some of the services that are listed may not be available in certain countries/regions. Your ...
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    ... use the remote control, or if you stop using the mouse (after 5 seconds), the Windows Media Center menu bars become hidden. NOTE: You can use the resize buttons to switch to the desktop or to run Windows Media Center side-by-side with another program. 164 Getting Started (features vary by model)
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    Selecting items in Windows Media Center You can control the Windows Media Center functions and navigate Windows Media Center windows by using the remote control, the keyboard, or a mouse. In the Windows Media Center windows, a selected item such as a folder, file, or menu item is either highlighted...
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    Windows Media Center control menu To access the control menu in Windows Media Center, move the mouse to display the menu bars: 1 Click the Windows Start Button Media Center. on the taskbar, and then click Windows 2 From the Tasks menu, click shutdown to open the window with the menu items that are...
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    ... buttons on the remote control to select an option, or follow the onscreen instructions. 5 Select Save to save your changes. Windows Media Center ... signal, audio, and closed captioning (not all channels support closed captioning). You can download or edit the Television Program Guide, set hard disk ...
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    ... Web address that is listed in the Limited Warranty and Support Guide, and search for your model's ... numbers. Some models do not have guides or manuals available on the Web site. Using Windows ... keyboard, or remote control. You can return to the desktop almost instantly by pressing any Sleep button...
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    ... to CDs or DVDs. You can also use Windows Media Player to download and copy music files to a portable device or memory card. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not endorse or encourage the use of our products for purposes other than those permitted by copyright law. NOTE: ...
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    ...). Compressed files can only be played on computers, CD players, or DVD players that support the file format that you use to create the disc (.mp3 is most commonly supported). For file format compatibility, check the documentation for the device in which you intend to ...
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    .... CD-R discs cannot be erased. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not ... may not fit on the disc. If the recording fails, manually select a slower recording speed, if available,... data to ensure accurate burning. IMPORTANT: HP supports the lawful use of technology and does not ...
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    Before you begin creating discs Save all work, and close all open programs. Turn off the screen saver. Creating audio CDs This section provides instructions for burning an audio CD that can be played in most home and car CD players. To create an audio CD: 1 Insert a writable CD into the disc-...
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    Creating video discs This section provides instructions for creating a video disc. You can create a video disc from files on the computer...Capture button: a b c d Select a capture device, such as DV Camera, TV, PC Camera, CD, or DVD from the toolbar. Click the Play button to playback your video. Click...
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    Copying a disc The following section explains how to make a copy of an existing CD or DVD. Copying a disc using two disc drives If you have two disc drives, you can copy a CD or DVD directly from one drive to the other. To copy a DVD by using this method, you must have two DVD drives. Otherwise, ...
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    Creating data discs This section provides instructions for burning data files onto a disc. To create a data disc: ... label using LightScribe Technology (Select models only) The following section provides instructions for making a disc label by using LightScribe technology. For instructions on making a...
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    ... with LightScribe requires three things: A LightScribe-enabled disc drive (select models only), identified by the LightScribe logo Labeling software that supports LightScribe A writable LightScribe disc (sold separately) Making a LightScribe label by using CyberLink LabelPrint You may burn data, ...
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    ... help using CyberLink LabelPrint, click the Help icon to open the Help information. Making a paper disc label The following section provides instructions for creating a paper label for the disc. To create a LightScribe label, refer to "Making a disc label using LightScribe Technology." 1 Load ...
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    7 Click the arrow button at the bottom of the window to continue. 8 Under Step 3: Select the label's layout and background: a Select a layout style by clicking the arrows under Layout Style to scroll through the different label layouts available, and then click the Select button when you find the...
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    Working with Pictures and Videos You can view, copy, edit, print, and share digital images and videos by using the computer. You can transfer digital images and videos to the computer by using the following methods: CD or DVD: Insert the disc into the CD or DVD drive. Digital camera or digital ...
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    Viewing Pictures in Windows Media Center With Windows Media Center, you can view, sort, edit, print, and create a CD or DVD of the pictures from the folders that you create in the Pictures directory in Windows Explorer. Pictures is a folder on the hard disk drive in the Documents window, and it is ...
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    Viewing Pictures in Windows Media Center After you organize your pictures in the Pictures folder in Windows Explorer, open Windows Media Center to view them: 1 Click the Windows Start Button Windows Media Center. on the taskbar, and then click 2 Click Pictures + Videos and then click picture ...
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    Viewing pictures as a slide show 1 Click the Windows Start Button Windows Media Center. on the taskbar, and then click 2 Click Pictures + Videos, and then click picture library. 3 Select the folder of pictures that you want to view as a slide show, and then press Enter on the keyboard. 4 Click ...
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    ... Windows MetaFile Portable Network Graphics Only supported image file types display in the Pictures + ... edit the image with a photo editor and save it in a supported file format. Folder icons appear even... they cannot be displayed. Some file types are supported only if appropriate filters and software...
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    Editing Pictures in Windows Media Center Fixing red eye or contrast 1 Click the Windows Start Button Media Center. 3 Select a picture to edit. 4 Press the i (More information) button on the remote control or Ctrl+D on the keyboard, and then select Picture Details. 5 Click Touch Up. on the taskbar, ...
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    4 Press the i (More information) button on the remote control or Ctrl+D on the keyboard, and then select Picture Details. 5 Click Touch Up. 6 Click Crop. 7 Use the mouse and keyboard to do one or more of the following: Select the arrows under the picture to move the picture side to side, or up or ...
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    ...the i (More information) button on the remote control, and then click Picture Details. Click Print, and then click Print again. 5 Follow any onscreen instructions. on the taskbar, and then click Windows 2 Click Pictures + Videos, and then click picture library. Copying Pictures to CDs and DVDs in ...
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    ... file. The video plays in full-screen mode. Use the mouse to resize the window if you want to watch the video while doing something else on the desktop. 6 To exit full-screen mode and return to the previous window, press the Back button on the remote control or the Backspace key on the keyboard. The...
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    ... Windows Media Center. Other file types are supported if the computer has the correct software installed:... Media Video file NOTE: For more information about supported video file types, refer to Help and... digital video files Refer to Help and Support for more information about capturing and recording ...
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    Creating a DVD from Video Files in Windows Media Center 1 Click the Windows Start Button Media Center. on the taskbar, and then click Windows 2 From the Tasks menu, click burn cd/dvd. 3 Insert writable media (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/-RW) into the drive. 4 Select Video DVD, and then click Next...
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    Creating Movies by Using muvee autoProducer (Select models only) Creating personalized and professional-looking video movies is simple with muvee autoProducer, a software program that is installed on the computer. The 6.0 version of muvee autoProducer includes features such as video capture and ...
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    ... disk drive before recording it to disc. 7 Modify the movie: Make final changes to the movie before you save it. 8 Burn to disc: You can record the movie to DVD, VCD, or SVCD. The following sections provide detailed instructions for each of these steps. 192 Getting Started (features vary by model)
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    Using muvee autoProducer Getting started To open muvee autoProducer (select models only): 1 Click the Windows Start Button on the taskbar. 2 Click All Programs, muvee autoProducer, Home movies made easy!, and then click Launch muvee autoProducer 6 to open muvee autoProducer. 3 On the File menu, ...
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    4 Select one of the following buttons: Button Get Video from Camera Add Video Enables you to: Open the muvee Video Capture window to capture (copy) live or recorded video. Open the Add Video window to add existing video files to the project. Open the Add Pictures window to add existing still-image ...
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    ... the camera, and set it to VCR mode. Refer to the instructions in the manufacturer's documentation. 3 Click the Import video/pictures from ...(IEEE 1394) port on the computer. 2 Turn on the camera. Refer to the instructions in the manufacturer's documentation. 3 Click the Import video/pictures from...
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    ...Connect the DV camera to the FireWire (IEEE 1394) port on the computer. 2 Turn on the camera, and set it to VCR mode. Refer to the instructions in the manufacturer's documentation. 3 Click the Import Video/Pictures from a device button. 4 Select From My Camcorder. 5 Click the Play button to start ...
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    3 Adjust the order of the video files by dragging and dropping the files. NOTE: To remove a clip from the project, select it, and then click the trash can icon. 4 You can use the magicMoments feature in muvee autoProducer to mark specific scenes in a video clip that you want to include in, or leave...
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    ... muvee autoProducer to control the pan and zoom motion that is applied to the picture: a b Click the magicSpot button to open the magicSpot window. Click the Manual button to display two overlapping frames over the picture. c d Move the frames around to set the start and end points for motion. The...
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    Adding music To add music files to the movie project as a soundtrack: 1 Click the Add music button in the Music area. The Add Music window opens. 2 Browse the folders on the hard disk drive to select existing music files for the movie: Add up to three music files. Select multiple music files by ...
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    Changing the settings IMPORTANT: Each time that you make a change to a movie project, you must click the make muvee button again to add that change to the movie. To adjust the audio and video project settings for the movie: 1 Click the Personalize button. The Personalize window opens. 2 Click the ...
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    6 Click the Title tab to type in the movie title. Select the animation style of the title. Choose the background color or image style. Click the Use image button to browse for an image that you want to use with the title. Type in the title. Select Use Font, and then click the Use Font button to ...
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    ... before you save it. You can also have muvee autoProducer replace pictures or videos with other similar or contrasting ones. Alternatively, you can manually choose the replacement shots. To modify a movie: 1 Click the tweak muvee button. The Tweak muvee window opens. 2 Click the Start Playback ...
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    ... the Auto-replace with different button to automatically replace a picture or video segment with a completely different picture or video segment. Click the Manually replace the selected segment button to replace a picture or video segment with a picture or video segment of your choice. Click the ...
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    ... format in the window that opens. 5 Click Save Now. The muveeShare window opens. 6 Choose where you want to save the movie (disc, e-mail, Web streaming, PC, or Mobile Device) by clicking one of the icons at the top of the window, and then select the settings. 7 When you are done, click Close. Or ...
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    Recording the movie project to disc To create a DVD, VCD, or SVCD disc of the movie project: 1 Click the muveeShare button. The Listed muvee files window opens with all the muvee files listed. 2 Remove the check mark next to any muvee files that you do not want to save. 3 Edit the muvee files ...
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    ... and still images in the movie project. It also includes support for DivX file types, so that you can ... the Internet and displays muvee autoProducer offers. Supported muvee autoProducer output file types The supported muvee autoProducer file types are the following: File extension .dv-avi .avi .mpeg...
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    ... card reader, memory 119 carpal tunnel syndrome 48 CDs erasing rewritable 170 playing 141 change the speed of the cursor 70 CompactFlash media 121 troubleshooting memory card reader 124 CompactFlash Type I 122 CompactFlash Type II 122 Composite video connector 4, 6 computer front-panel connectors 2 ...
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    ... New Hardware message, connecting a digital camera 9 D desktop switching from Windows Media Center 164 devices ... connecting to a computer 8 recording videos 173, 195 troubleshooting 9 digital video camera capture 195 H headphones connector 4 using 35 Help and Support 40 High-Definition 118 disc ...
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    ... 175 local area network (LAN) 12 M magicSpot 198 manuals storing 10 memory card reader 179 card types 119 in-use light 123 troubleshooting 124 using 119 memory card, formatting 123 ... finding and playing an album 141 playing a song 140 supported file types 137 music playing with Windows ...
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    ... 100 remote sensor 92 using 91 repetitive strain injury (RSI), see Safety & Comfort Guide rewritable discs, erasing 170 S Safety & Comfort Guide 48 safety warnings 48 scanner, connecting 10 scrolling with the mouse 68 Secure Digital (SD) memory card ...
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    T Teletext buttons, using 90 transferring information to your new computer 55 troubleshooting remote sensor 92 turning off computer 44 W WEP 16 Windows Media Center menu bars 164 navigating 165 opening with remote control 91 playing DVDs 149 playing videos 187 resizing window 164 using with another...
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