User manual ASUS ESSENTIO DESKTOP PC CM1630
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Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
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Adding a new folder
To add a new folder: 1. 2. 3. Launch Windows Explorer. Key in a name for the new folder.
You may also right-click anywhere on the View pane, click New > Folder.
Backing up your files
Setting up a backup
To set up a backup: 1. 2. Click > All Programs > Maintenance > Backup and Restore.
Click Set up backup. Select Let Windows choose (recommended) or Let me choose as your backup mode.
If you select Let Windows choose, Windows will not back up your programs, FATformatted files, Recycle Bin files, or temporary files that are 1GB or more.
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.
Restoring your system
The Windows® System Restore feature creates a restore point where the computer’s system settings are stored at certain time and date. It allows you to restore or undo changes to your computer’s system settings without affecting your personal data. Click > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.
Chapter 2: Using Windows® 7
Protecting your computer
Using Windows® 7 Action Center
Windows® 7 Action Center provides you with alert notifications, security information, system maintenance information, and the option to automatically troubleshoot and fix some common computer problems.
You may customize the notifications. For more details, refer to the previous section Customizing icons and notifications in this chapter.
Launching Windows® 7 Action Center
To launch Windows® 7 Action Center: 1. To launch Windows 7 Action Center, click the Notification icon , then click Open Action Center.
From Windows 7 Action Center, click the task that you want to do.
Using Windows® Update
Windows Update allows you to check and install the latest updates to enhance the security and performance of your computer.
Launching Windows® Update
To launch Windows® Update: 1. 2. 3. From the Windows® taskbar, click the Start icon Select All Programs > Windows Update. to launch the Start menu.
Chapter 2: Using Windows® 7
Setting up a user account and password
Setting up a user account
To set up a user account: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. From the Windows® taskbar, click Select Manage another account. Key in the name of the new user.
You may create user accounts and passwords for people who will use your computer.
> Getting Started > Add new users.
Select either Standard user or Administrator as the user type. When done, click Create Account.
Setting up a user’s password
To set up a user’s password: 1. 2. Select the user that you would like to set a password. When done, click Create password.
Chapter 2: Using Windows® 7
Activating the anti-virus software
Trend Micro Internet Security is pre-installed on your computer. Adjust the back of your chair so that the base of your spine is firmly supported and angled slightly backward. Sit upright with your knees, elbows and hips at an approximately 90º angle when you are at the PC. Place the monitor directly in front of you, and turn the top of the monitor screen even with your eye level so that your eyes look slightly downward. Keep the mouse close to the keyboard, and if necessary, use a wrist rest for support to reduce the pressure on your wrists while typing. Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as windows and straight sunlight. Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC.
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Using the memory card reader
Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to read from and write to different memory card drives.
To use the memory card: 1. Insert the memory card into the card slot.
• A memory card is keyed so that it fits in only one direction. • You can place media in one or more of the card slots and use each media independently. Place only one memory card in a slot at one time.
Select a program from the AutoPlay window to access your files.
• If AutoPlay is NOT enabled in your computer, click Windows® 7 Start button on the taskbar, click Computer, and then double-click the memory card icon to access the data on it. • Each card slot has its own drive icon which is displayed on the Computer screen. • The memory card reader LED lights up and blinks when data is being read from or written to the memory card.
When finished, right-click the memory card drive icon on the Computer screen, click Eject, and then remove the card.
Never remove cards while or immediately after reading, copying, formatting, or deleting data on the card or else data loss may occur. [. . . ] Restart the Desktop PC and press <F8> on bootup and select the optical drive (may be labeled as “CD/DVD”) and press <Enter> to boot from the Recovery DVD. Select OK to confirm the system recovery.
Restoring will overwrite your hard drive. Ensure to back up all your important data before the system recovery.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
DO NOT remove the Recovery disc, unless instructed to do so, during the recovery process or else your partitions will be unusable.
Visit the ASUS website at www. asus. com for updated drivers and utilities.
This chapter presents some problems you might encounter and the possible solutions.
My computer cannot be powered on and the power LED on the front panel does not light up
• • • Check if your computer is properly connected. Refer to the section Turning your computer ON/OFF in Chapter 1.
My computer hangs.
• • Do the following to close the programs that are not responding: 1. Simultaneously press <Alt> + <Ctrl> + <Delete> keys on the keyboard, then click Start Task Manger. [. . . ]
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