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  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 1
    ... 18 20 Using Windows and your Software...Windows Welcome Center ...Internet Security Offer...Gateway Recovery Management...Your Computer's Documentation ...Playing ... system ...45 Recovering pre-installed software and drivers .. 45 Returning to a previous system condition...46 ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 2
    ...to some useful benefits, such as: • Faster service from our trained representatives • Membership in the Gateway community: receive promotions and ...to visit our website at www.gateway.com/register. Choose your country and follow the simple instructions. After we receive your product registration, ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 3
    ... in the Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide did not help fix it, you can run the Gateway Recovery Management program. This will ...; it contains up-to-date information, help, drivers and downloads. Gateway Support Make sure you write down your computer serial number, date ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 4
    ...Other devices do not crush the cables. • The power cable is connected to the computer before connecting ...power outlet before disconnecting the power cable from the computer. • Three-pin power cords are connected ..., switch it off immediately, unplug the AC adapter, remove the battery and make sure ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 5
    ...computer from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: • the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed... decrease the volume if you cannot hear people speaking near you. • The computer's underside, power adapter and the air from ventilation slots may become hot...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 6
    ...The functions of the keys depend on the program you are using. The keyboard displayed in this guide is just an example. The layout of your keyboard may vary slightly.... you slide your finger across the touch-sensitive pad, the pointer will follow this movement. 6 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 7
    ... to control applications with a few simple gestures. Please see Gateway InfoCentre for more information. Your computer may feature a Touchpad Lock button. The Touchpad Lock button toggles the touchpad on or off to avoid unwanted cursor movements when using the keyboard. This is ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 8
    ...7 13 12 Your Computer's Drives The drives described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does ... to these drives. To view documentation specific to the model you have purchased, please check Gateway InfoCentre. Memory Card Reader Memory cards are used in a wide selection of ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 9
    ...2 Optical Drives An optical drive is able to read from (or write to) a variety of CD or DVD discs (e.g. Audio CD, ...Combo Drive: Blu-ray Combo drives can write to recordable CDs, all 'standard' recordable DVDs ...Blu-ray Writer: Blu-ray drives can write to recordable CDs, all 'standard' recordable DVDs ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 10
    ... trailing wires, your computer's battery can power the computer. AC Power Adapter Your computer can use...the supplied external power adapter (a power 'brick') to run on AC power. A power cable is provided that is appropriate for the country where the computer was purchased. The power adapter provides ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 11
    ... The ports and connector types described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean that they are ... digital devices to your computer, such as digital video cameras, external hard disk drives, or scanners. ExpressCard - This slot allows you to use an ExpressCard/34 or ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 12
    ... external storage device (usually a hard disk drive) with a high-speed SATA connection. Display and Audio Ports VGA ...- Lets you attach the computer to the the supplied AC adapter. The computer requires a Gateway-certified adapter. Other Features Remote Control Receiver - The remote control receiver (...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 13
    ...devices (such as a printer or monitor) if they have a power button. Sleep mode Click on the Sleep button to... Simply close all your applications and press the power button. Forced Shutdown If your computer ...computer still does not respond, press the computer power button to turn your computer off. Keep...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 14
    ... all activity on your computer's hard drive, and then powers down. No power is required, but ..., click on Start > Help and Support. Upgrading your Computer Gateway strives to make your computing ...your old equipment? Don't just throw it out! Gateway encourages you to recycle! Most computer equipment ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 15
    ... NTERNET AND S OFTWARE USING WINDOWS AND YOUR SOFTWARE Gateway computers include software ... wish to use it. To do so, insert the installation CD or DVD. An installation wizard will start automatically ...all you have to do is follow the instructions on the screen. Windows Welcome Center The first time ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 16
    Gateway Recovery Management To prepare your computer for system recovery options, you should create a set...read them carefully! > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway Recovery Management. Gateway 1. Click on Start Recovery Management opens. 2. To create recovery discs for the hard drive's ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 17
    3. Insert a blank disc into the drive indicated in the Burn to list, then click Next. The first... the User's Guide (Gateway InfoCentre) icon on the desktop or click on Start > All Programs > Gateway > Gateway InfoCentre. Select a category To update the contents of the User's Guide (you will need...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 18
    ... updates will be downloaded from Gateway and automatically installed on your computer. Your updated version ... computer! You should also make regular visits to www.gateway.com and check out..., drivers and downloads. Software Documentation Most of the applications preinstalled on your computer by Gateway...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 19
    ..., if you have inserted an audio CD or a DVD movie, Windows will automatically display a dialogue box... example, when you rip a song from an audio CD to your computer, the player uses the Windows Media Audio... you can download and install the missing codec by clicking on the Web Help button in the error ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 20
    ... or to check reviews and consumer reports. The ISP you select will provide instructions on how to connect to... provides fast and 'always-on' Internet service via a cable television line. ... any additional charges will be incurred, especially roaming charges. 20 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 21
    ...to the access point (see illustration below); this type of cable may also be used to connect peripheral devices to the access point. Wireless Adapter An internal wireless adapter is normally already installed in your computer. A button or controls in Windows allow you to activate or disactivate the ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 22
    ... WiFi Network Connection Most computers feature a 'WiFi' button that turns the network connection on or off. If your computer does not feature a 'WiFi' button, you may turn your wireless ... of the aircraft, disrupt communications, and even be illegal. 22 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 23
    ... window. 3. Address bar: Type in an Internet address (e.g. www.gateway.com) and press the Enter key on your keyboard,... list to choose a provider. 5. Back and Forward buttons: Navigate through pages you have ... you to easily search and personalise your Gateway computer. Google Desktop provides fulltext ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 24
    ... To get you started why not visit our website, www.gateway.com. Gateway is dedicated to provide you with on-going personalised support. Check ... Support section to get help tailored to your needs. www.gateway.com is your gateway to a world of online activities and services: visit us regularly for the ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 25
    ... tab and click on the Disk Cleanup button (next to the diagram of the disk drive. 3. Tick each category in the... Defragmenter helps you rearrange the items stored on your hard drive to make your computer run faster ... usage) will decrease wear and tear on your hard drive and thus decrease the chance of ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 26
    ... > Programs and Features. Click on Start 3. Archive files on an external hard disk drive, recordable CDs or DVDs (if your computer is equipped with a CD or DVD writer) and delete them from the hard disk. Run Windows System Tools Windows includes some convenient ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 27
    ... the Windows desktop: 1. Press the Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears. This will open the Recovery Program. 2. Select Windows System Restore... This is useful when a driver installation failed, or when you changed a system setting, and it did not work. Helpdesk - ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 28
    ... automatically at regularly scheduled times or before certain programs or drivers are installed. This option allows you to create your own restore ... the Internet has to offer. In order for you to be safe online, Gateway has pre-installed Symantec's award-winning Norton Internet Security on your ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 29
    ...up resources or clogging up a network. Note: Gateway guarantees that your computer was 100% virus ...Spyware? Spyware refers to generally unwanted programs that are downloaded onto your computer while connected ... versions of Microsoft Windows and other popular software can be configured to download and ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 30
    ...-date. A complete version of Norton Internet Security™ is pre-installed on your Gateway system. It includes a free trial subscription to protection updates. Make sure you...the small lock icon in the bottom of your web browser (usually the right-hand corner). 30 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 31
    ... a potential victim. Responding to these messages or even downloading images ensures you will be added to their lists ... your supposed content winnings. If an offer looks so good it's hard to believe, ask for ... updates have been downloaded and installed on your computer. > Control Panel > System and ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 32
    ... check firewall > Control Panel > System settings, click on Start and Security > Windows Firewall. ...necessary to allow access for program updates, downloads, etc. Windows Updates If you have ... Windows Update settings to automatically install the latest definitions. 32 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 33
    User Account Control The User Accounts control panel can help prevent unauthorized changes ... changes to your computer without permission. > Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety ...Assistance makes it possible to diagnose and repair problems with a computer without personally visiting it. You ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 34
    ...future. Nothing displays on the screen (page 34) The screen freezes when the Gateway logo displays (page 36) The screen freezes when the... press a key on the keyboard to "wake up" the computer. 2. If the computer is in Sleep mode, press the power button. After a short pause the light should light up...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 35
    ... to reset your computer: 1. Unplug the power cable from the wall socket, remove the battery and keep the power button pressed for at least ten seconds. 2. Then ..., put the battery back, connect the power cable again and press the power button to turn on your computer. Check your...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 36
    ... if the test fails, the computer may freeze when the Gateway logo displays. Restart your computer Press... use basic files and drivers. 1. Switch your computer on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8...time you used it. 1. Switch your computer on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8 on your ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 37
    ... prompted to install any required software or device drivers. Did you install new hardware?...detects it automatically and copies the appropriate files (drivers) to your computer to make it work. This process ...device name, going back to a previous version of that driver may help: 1. Right-click on your ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 38
    ..., press the Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears to start ..., you may check the Gateway Support Website on www.gateway.com for downloads as well. Is your computer ...start-up when the Gateway logo appears to start the Recovery Program. Miscellaneous Troubleshooting Keyboard & Touchpad...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 39
    ... phones, other monitors, refrigerators, large stereo speakers, power adapters, halogen lighting with built-...Emits a Continuous Beeping Sound 1. There may be a stuck key on the keyboard or a stuck button on the touchpad:...your computer ON again. My Computer Has no Sound 1. The speaker volume may be set ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 40
    ... does not work properly. > Control Panel > Hardware a. Check that your sound card is correctly configured. Click...Your computer will not play audio CDs. a. Make sure that your computer sound is set up properly ...the telephone line and pull out the power cord from the power outlet. You Cannot Connect to ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 41
    ... has changed. a. Change your settings by clicking on Start > Control Panel. Change the View by: option to Large icons, then select Phone and ... tone on the phone, then your modem or cable may be defective. > Control Panel. b. Check that the dialling type is correctly set-up for your country. Click on ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 42
    ... types of problems encountered with printers. Please read your printer's manual for specific instructions.... the printer's on line button Add paper See your printer's user's guide for information... printer's manual for information about resolving error messages. 42 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 43
    ... website. For support, please contact the manufacturer's hotline. Gateway cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by adding ... Each software program has system requirements, such as the amount of memory or hard drive space needed to run. These requirements can usually be found printed on the ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 44
    Hardware Caution: Gateway strongly recommends that you never change your computer's hardware configuration... your computer when asked to do so by a qualified Gateway technician. Before purchasing a new hardware device...If you encounter some problems with your original computer hardware drivers, you may ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 45
    ... software and drivers: 1. Click on Start > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway Recovery Management. Gateway Recovery Management opens. - OR If you are recovering from your driver and ... tab, then click Reinstall applications/drivers. The Gateway Application Recovery main menu opens....
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 46
    ...Click on Contents. A list of software and device drivers opens. 4. Click on the install icon for the item ... time you install software or device drivers. Help: For more information about using Microsoft...: 1. 2. 3. 4. Click on Start > Control Panel > Action Center, then click on Recovery. Click on Open...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 47
    ... Windows and all pre-installed software and drivers: > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway Recovery Management. Gateway 1. Click on ... your computer, then continues by copying files to your hard drive. This process may take a while, but a Gateway Recovery Management screen shows you its ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 48
    ... to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service. Caution: The transmitting device embedded in this notebook may not be used with...FCC) INTENTIONAL EMITTER PER FCC PART 15 Low power, Radio transmitter type devices (radio frequency (RF)...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 49
    ... modify them in any way. Modification to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service. Caution: The transmitting device embedded in this notebook may not be used with any antenna other than provide ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 50
    ... (TNV-3). Note for computers equipped with wireless controllers and wired modems: Hereby, Gateway, declares that the wireless devices provided with this computer include a low power radio transmitter in full compliance with the essential ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 51
    ... Kingdom. MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRODUCT CE Marking Gateway cannot be held responsible for unauthorised modifications ... ensure that your power adapter complies with the specified rating. Under no circumstances should ... supply has no user-replaceable parts. Inside the power supply are hazardous voltages ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 52
    Gateway recommends that you add a ferrite core round clip to each cable connecting your Gateway computer to a hardware device that has not ... shielded cables only (cat ≥ 5). During product certification, Gateway used the following cable quality: ­ USB2.0 Certified Cables from Hama ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 53
    ...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Environment has been at the heart of our products. Gateway is committed to limit the environmental impact of its products during product... are designed to be easily dismantled, with screws being replaced by clips. ENERGY STAR® PARTNERSHIP Gateway is an official partner of the...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 54
    ..., some titles require a CD or DVD to run. You will find these discs in your computer's packaging. Gateway License Agreement (CD and/or DVD Products). This copy of...copy of the specified version of the Gateway SOFTWARE identified above (which may include at least one CD or DVD disc)...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 55
    I ND EX A AC Adapter ...10, 12 Aerial ...12 Audio CDs ...18, 40 Audio ports...12 Autoplay...19 Environment ...53 Epilepsy... ...34 Dial-up modem ...41 Disk Cleanup ...25 Disk Defragmenter ...25 Display ...39 Download ...19 Drives...8 Memory card reader...8 Optical drives ...9 DSL ...20, 41 ...
  • Gateway NV-54 | Gateway Quick Start Guide for Windows 7 - Page 56
    ... 38, 39 Troubleshooting Display...39 Internet ...40 Keyboard ...38 Printer ...42 Sound...39 Top cases...34 Touchpad...38 TV tuner... 18 TV-Out ...12 P Pointer...6 Ports...11 Power cords ...4 Power on/off...12 ...saving modes...14 Power supply ...10 PowerDVD...19 Printer ...42 R Recovery System ...



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