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ASUS Desktop PC

User Guide

D520MT/ BM2CD D521MT/ MD330/ BM3CD

D520SF/ SD330/ BP1CD

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Copyright 2017 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS).

Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.

SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.

Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners benefit, without intent to infringe.

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Contents

Notices ................................................................................................................................................ 5

Safety information .........................................................................................................................10

Conventions used in this guide.................................................................................................11

Where to find more information ...............................................................................................11

Package contents ...........................................................................................................................12

Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome! ...........................................................................................................................................13

Getting to know your computer ...............................................................................................13

Setting up your computer...........................................................................................................26

Turning your computer ON ........................................................................................................30

Chapter 2: Connecting devices to your computer Connecting a USB storage device ............................................................................................31

Removing a USB storage device ...............................................................................................33

Connecting microphone and speakers ..................................................................................34

Changing to the external audio output .................................................................................38

Connecting multiple external displays ..................................................................................39

Chapter 3: Using your computer Proper posture when using your Desktop PC ......................................................................41

Using the memory card reader (optional) .............................................................................42

Using the optical drive (on selected models only) .............................................................43

Configuring the USB ports using the BIOS............................................................................44

Configuring the HDD security setting using the BIOS ......................................................45

Chapter 4: Connecting to the Internet Wired connection ...........................................................................................................................47

Wi-Fi connection (on selected models only) ........................................................................54

Chapter 5: Using ASUS Business Manager ASUS Business Manager ..............................................................................................................55

Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................65

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Appendix: Windows 7 / Windows 10 User Manual

Chapter 1: Using Windows 7 Preloading the USB 2.0/3.0 drivers for Windows 7 installation ....................................75

Starting for the first time .............................................................................................................80

Using Windows 7 desktop..........................................................................................................81

Managing your files and folders ...............................................................................................83

Restoring your system settings .................................................................................................85

Protecting your computer...........................................................................................................86

Getting Windows Help and Support ......................................................................................87

Recovering your system ...............................................................................................................88

Chapter 2: Using Windows 10 Starting for the first time .............................................................................................................91

Using the Windows 10 UI ...........................................................................................................92

Keyboard shortcuts .......................................................................................................................96

ASUS contact information ASUS contact information ...........................................................................................................98

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Notices

ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling information in different regions.

REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm

Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: Thisdevicemaynotcauseharmfulinterference;and

Thisdevicemustacceptanyinterferencereceivedincludinginterferencethatmaycause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorientorrelocatethereceivingantenna.

Increasetheseparationbetweentheequipmentandreceiver.

Connecttheequipmenttoanoutletonacircuitdifferentfromthattowhichthereceiveris connected.

Consultthedealeroranexperiencedradio/TVtechnicianforhelp.

The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate this equipment.

Lithium Battery Warning CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturers instructions.

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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference- causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Cet appareil numrique de la classe B est conforme la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Cet appareil numrique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Rglement sur le matriel brouilleur du Canada. Le prsent appareil est conforme aux normes CNR dIndustrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. Son utilisation est sujette aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) cet appareil ne doit pas crer dinterfrences et (2) cet appareil doit tolrer tout type dinterfrences, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhait de lappareil.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement

VCCI Class B Statement

KC: Korea Warning Statement

Avertissement relatif aux batteries Lithium ATTENTION ! Danger dexplosion si la batterie nest pas correctement remplace. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie de type semblable ou quivalent, recommande par le fabricant. Jeter les batteries usages conformment aux instructions du fabricant.

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RF Equipment Notices

CE: European Community Compliance Statement The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.

Wireless Radio Use This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency band.

Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.

FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.

Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. Cet appareil numrique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Rglement sur le matriel brouilleur du Canada.

BSMI: Taiwan Wireless Statement

Japan RF Equipment Statement

KC (RF Equipment)

India E-Waste (Management) Rules 2016 This product complies with the "India E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016" and prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight in homogenous materials and 0.01 % by weight in homogenous materials for cadmium, except for the exemptions listed in Schedule II of the Rule.

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ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

All ASUS products with the ENERGY STAR logo comply with the ENERGY STAR standard, and the power management feature is enabled by default. The monitor and computer are automatically set to sleep after 10 and 30 minutes of user inactivity. To wake

your computer, click the mouse or press any key on the keyboard.

Please visit http://www.energystar.gov/powermanagement for detail information on power management and its benefits to the environment. In addition, please visit http:// www.energystar.gov for detail information on the ENERGY STAR joint program.

*Note: Energy Star is NOT supported on Freedos and Linux-based products.

Simplified EU Declaration of Conformity ASUSTek Computer Inc. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU. Full text of EU declaration of conformity is available at https://www.asus.com/support/.

The Wi-Fi operating in the band 5150-5350MHz shall be restricted to indoor use for countries listed in the table below:

AT BE BG CZ DK EE FR

DE IS IE IT EL ES CY

LV LI LT LU HU MT NL

NO PL PT RO SI SK TR

FI SE CH UK HR

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CD-ROM Drive Safety Warning

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

WARNING! To prevent exposure to the optical drives laser, do not attempt to disassemble or repair the optical drive by yourself. For your safety, contact a professional technician for assistance.

Service warning label

WARNING! INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM OR VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.

CDRH Regulations The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976. These regulations apply to laser products manufactured from August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States.

WARNING! Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein or in the laser product installation guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

Optical Drive Safety Information

Laser Safety Information

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Safety information

Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth.

DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces. Seek servicing if the casing has been damaged.

DO NOT expose to dirty or dusty environments. DO NOT operate during a gas leak.

DO NOT place or drop objects on top and do not shove any foreign objects into the Desktop PC.

DO NOT expose to strong magnetic or electrical fields.

DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the modem during electrical storms.

Batterysafetywarning:DO NOT throw the battery in fire. DO NOT short circuit the contacts. DO NOT disassemble the battery.

Usethisproductinenvironmentswithambienttemperaturesbetween5C(41F)and35C (95F).

DO NOT cover the vents on the Desktop PC to prevent the system from getting overheated.

DO NOT use damaged power cords, accessories, or other peripherals.

To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system.

Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.

Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power company.

If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

Hazardous Moving Parts Warning

WARNING: Keep fingers and other body parts away from any moving parts.

Hazardous moving parts. Desktop should be completely shutdown before servicing product. Replacing fan components should only be attempted by qualified service personnel.

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Conventions used in this guide To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

ASUS websites

The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS website www.asus.com.

ASUS Local Technical Support

Visit ASUS website at http://support.asus.com/contact for the contact information of local Technical Support Engineer.

DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.

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Package contents

Ifanyoftheaboveitemsisdamagedormissing,contactyourretailer.

Theillustrateditemsaboveareforreferenceonly.Actualproductspecificationsmayvarywith different models.

ASUS Desktop PC Keyboard x1 Mouse x1

Power cord x1 Support DVD x1 Recovery DVD x1 (Optional)

Installation Guide

Nero burning software

DVD x1 (Optional)

Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1

ASUS mouse pad x 1 (Optional)

Welcome! Thank you for purchasing the ASUS Desktop PC! The ASUS Desktop PC provides cutting-edge performance, uncompromised reliability, and user- centric utilities. All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic and stylish system casing.

Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC.

Getting to know your computer

Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary with different models.

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Chapter 1 Getting started

Front panel

D520MT/ BM2CD

Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.

Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.

Headphone port. This Line In (lime) port connects a headphone with a stereo mini- plug.

Optical disk drive (optional). This optical disk drive reads or writes data to or from optical discs.

Optical disk drive eject button (optional). Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.

Memory card readers (optional). This area contains one or more memory card reader slots.

USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

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USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

DONOTconnectakeyboard/mousetoanyUSB3.0portwheninstallingaWindows operating system.

Windows7requiresUSB3.0drivertobeinstalledbeforeusingUSB3.0devices.

WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforafasterand better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

D521MT/ MD330/ BM3CD

Optical disk drive (optional). This optical disk drive reads or writes data to or from optical discs.

Optical disk drive eject button (optional). Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.

Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.

USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

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Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.

Headphone port. This Line In (lime) port connects a headphone with a stereo mini- plug.

USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

DONOTconnectakeyboard/mousetoanyUSB3.0portwheninstallingaWindows operating system.

Windows7requiresUSB3.0drivertobeinstalledbeforeusingUSB3.0devices.

WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforafasterand better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

Memory card readers (optional). This area contains one or more memory card reader slots.

5.25 inch optical disk drive bay. The 5.25 inch optical disk drive bay is for 5.25 inch DVD-ROM / CD-RW / DVD-RW devices.

D520SF/ SD330/ BP1CD

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Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer.

Optical disk drive eject button (optional). Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray.

Optical disk drive (optional). This optical disk drive reads or writes data to or from optical discs.

Memory card readers (optional). This area contains one or more memory card reader slots.

Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.

Headphone port. This Line In (lime) port connects a headphone with a stereo mini- plug.

USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

DONOTconnectakeyboard/mousetoanyUSB3.0portwheninstallingaWindows operating system.

Windows7requiresUSB3.0drivertobeinstalledbeforeusingUSB3.0devices.

WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforafasterand better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

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Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector.

RATING: 115/230Vac, 50-60Hz, 6/3A or

220-230Vac, 50Hz, 3A or

230Vac, 50Hz, 3A or

100-120Vac, 50-60Hz, 8A

PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.

PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.

HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content.

DisplayPort. This port is for a DisplayPort-compatible devices.

Rear panel

D520MT/ BM2CD

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USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

DONOTconnectakeyboard/mousetoanyUSB3.0portwheninstallingaWindows operating system.

Windows7requiresUSB3.0drivertobeinstalledbeforeusingUSB3.0devices.

WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforafasterand better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.

Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4.1-channel, 5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.

Line In port (light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.

Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in a 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration.

Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration

Port Headset 2.1-channel 4.1-channel 5.1-channel 7.1-channel

Light Blue (Rear panel) Line In Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out

Lime (Rear panel) Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out

Pink (Rear panel) Mic In Mic In Bass/Center Bass/Center

Front panel - - - Side Speaker Out

Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card.

ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.

Activity/Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description OFF No link OFF 10Mbps connection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1Gbps connection

LAN port

SPEED LED

ACT/LINK LED

LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

LAN port LED indications

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Air vents. These vents allow air ventilation.

DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for your computer.

VGA port. This port is for VGA-compatible devices such as a VGA monitor.

Serial port. This COM port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.

LPT connector (on selected models only). Connect a parallel device such as a printer to this LPT (Line Printing Terminal) connector.

Serial port (on selected models only). This COM port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.

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Power switch. Switch to turn ON/OFF the power supply to your computer.

Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector.

RATING: 115/230Vac, 50-60Hz, 6/3A or

220-230Vac, 50Hz, 3A or

230Vac, 50Hz, 3A or

100-120Vac, 50-60Hz, 8A

PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.

PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.

HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content.

DisplayPort. This port is for a DisplayPort-compatible devices.

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USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

DONOTconnectakeyboard/mousetoanyUSB3.0portwheninstallingaWindows operating system.

Windows7requiresUSB3.0drivertobeinstalledbeforeusingUSB3.0devices.

WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforafasterand better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.

Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4.1-channel, 5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.

Line In port (light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.

Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in a 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration.

Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration

Port Headset 2.1-channel 4.1-channel 5.1-channel 7.1-channel

Light Blue (Rear panel) Line In Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out

Lime (Rear panel) Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out

Pink (Rear panel) Mic In Mic In Bass/Center Bass/Center

Front panel - - - Side Speaker Out

Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card.

LPT connector (on selected models only). Connect a parallel device such as a printer to this LPT (Line Printing Terminal) connector.

Activity/Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description OFF No link OFF 10Mbps connection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1Gbps connection

LAN port

SPEED LED

ACT/LINK LED

LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

LAN port LED indications

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Serial ports (on selected models only). These COM ports are for pointing devices or other serial devices.

VGA port. This port is for VGA-compatible devices such as a VGA monitor.

Air vents. These vents allow air ventilation.

DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for your computer.

Serial port. This COM port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.

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PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.

PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.

HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content.

DisplayPort. This port is for a DisplayPort-compatible devices.

USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

DONOTconnectakeyboard/mousetoanyUSB3.0portwheninstallingaWindows operating system.

Windows7requiresUSB3.0drivertobeinstalledbeforeusingUSB3.0devices.

WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforafasterand better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

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Air vents. These vents allow air ventilation.

DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for your computer.

Power connector. Plug the power cord to this connector.

RATING: 115/230Vac, 50-60Hz, 6/3A or

220-230Vac, 50Hz, 3A

Expansion slot brackets. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card.

ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only). This optional WLAN card allows your computer to connect to a wireless network.

LPT connectors (on selected models only). Connect a parallel device such as a printer to these LPT (Line Printing Terminal) connectors.

LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

LAN port LED indications

Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration

Port Headset 2.1-channel 4.1-channel 5.1-channel 7.1-channel

Light Blue (Rear panel) Line In Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out

Lime (Rear panel) Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out

Pink (Rear panel) Mic In Mic In Bass/Center Bass/Center

Front panel - - - Side Speaker Out

Activity/Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description OFF No link OFF 10Mbps connection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1Gbps connection LAN port

SPEED LED

ACT/LINK LED

USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.

Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.

Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4.1-channel, 5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.

Line In port (light blue). This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.

Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in a 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration.

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VGA port. This port is for VGA-compatible devices such as a VGA monitor.

Serial port (on selected models only). This COM port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.

Serial port. This COM port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.

Setting up your computer This section guides you through connecting the main hardware devices, such as the external monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord, to your computer.

Connecting an external monitor

Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only) Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card.

To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card:

1. Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.

2. Plug the monitor to a power source.

The display output ports on the ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.

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Using the onboard display output ports Connect your monitor to the onboard display output port.

To connect an external monitor using the onboard display output ports:

1. Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port or a DVI-D monitor to the DVI-D port on the rear panel of your computer.

2. Plug the monitor to a power source.

D520MT/ BM2CD D521MT/ MD330/ BM3CD

D520SF/ SD330/ BP1CD

IfyourcomputercomeswithanASUSGraphicsCard,thegraphicscardissetastheprimary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port on the graphics card.

Toconnectmultipleexternalmonitorstoyourcomputer,refertoConnecting multiple external display in Chapter 2 of this guide for details.

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Connecting a USB keyboard and a USB mouse Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your computer.

D520MT/ BM2CD

D521MT/ MD330/ BM3CD

D520SF/ SD330/ BP1CD

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Turning your computer ON This section describes how to turn on your computer after setting up your computer.

Turning your computer ON To turn your computer ON:

1. Turn your monitor ON.

2. Press the power button on your computer.

3. Wait until the operating system loads automatically.

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Connecting a USB storage device This desktop PC provides USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports on both the front and rear panels. The USB ports allow you to connect USB devices such as storage devices.

To connect a USB storage device:

InserttheUSBstoragedevicetoyourcomputer.

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You can enable or disable the front and rear USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports individually from the BIOS Setup. Refer to the Configuring the USB ports using the BIOS section in Chapter 3 of this user manual for details.

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Removing a USB storage device

Windows 7 To remove a USB storage device on Windows 7:

1. Click from the Windows notification area on your computer, then click Eject USB2.0 FlashDisk or Eject USB3.0 FlashDisk if you are using the USB 3.0 flash drive or USB 3.0-compatible devices.

2. When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer.

Windows 10 To remove a USB storage device on Windows 10:

1. Click , then click from the Windows taskbar on your computer, then click Eject.

2. When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer.

DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may cause data loss or damage the USB storage device.

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WhenyourDesktopPCcomeswithaninternalspeaker,theaudiooutputwillbefromthe internal speaker.

Whenyouconnectanexternalaudiodevicesuchasearphoneorspeaker,youneedtoenable the audio device output. For details, refer to the section Changing to the external audio output.

Whenyoudisconnecttheaudiodevice,youneedtomanuallychangetheaudiooutputtothe internal speaker from the Control Panel.

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Changing to the external audio output When you connect an external audio device to your Desktop PC, enable the audio device output to ensure a clear audio quality.

To change to the external audio output:

1. Connect an external audio device such as earphone or speaker to the rear Line Out port. The Audio Manager screen automatically pops up.

For the location of the rear Line Out port, refer to the section Getting to know your computer.

2. Tick Front Speaker Out, then click OK.

3. Tick Line In, then click OK. The audio output will now be from the external audio device.

The Audio Manager screenshots above are for reference only.

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Connecting multiple external displays Your desktop PC may come with VGA, HDMI, or DVI ports and allows you to connect multiple external displays.

Setting up multiple displays When using multiple monitors, you are allowed to set display modes. You can use the additional monitor as a duplicate of your main display, or as an extension to enlarge your Windows desktop.

To set up multiple displays:

1. Turn off your computer.

2. Connect the two monitors to your computer and connect the power cords to the monitors. Refer to Setting up your computer section in Chapter 1 for details on how to connect a monitor to your computer.

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3. Turn on your computer.

4. From the Start menu, click Settings > System > Display.

5. Configure the settings for your displays.

For some graphic cards, only the monitor that is set to be the primary display has display during POST. The dual display function works only under Windows.

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Chapter 3 Using your computer

Proper posture when using your Desktop PC When using your Desktop PC, maintaining the proper posture is necessary to prevent strain to your wrists, hands, and other joints or muscles. This section provides you with tips on avoiding physical discomfort and possible injury while using and fully enjoying your Desktop PC.

Eye level to the top of the monitor screen

Foot rest 90 angles

To maintain the proper posture:

Positionyourcomputerchairtomakesurethatyourelbowsareatorslightlyabovethe keyboard to get a comfortable typing position.

Adjusttheheightofyourchairtomakesurethatyourkneesareslightlyhigherthanyour hips to relax the backs of your thighs. If necessary, use a footrest to raise the level of your knees.

Adjustthebackofyourchairsothatthebaseofyourspineisfirmlysupportedandangled slightly backward.

Situprightwithyourknees,elbowsandhipsatanapproximately90anglewhenyouareat the PC.

Placethemonitordirectlyinfrontofyou,andturnthetopofthemonitorscreenevenwith your eye level so that your eyes look slightly downward.

Keepthemouseclosetothekeyboard,andifnecessary,useawristrestforsupportto reduce the pressure on your wrists while typing.

UseyourDesktopPCinacomfortably-litarea,andkeepitawayfromsourcesofglaresuchas windows and straight sunlight.

Takeregularmini-breaksfromusingyourDesktopPC.

Using the memory card reader (optional) 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.

Amemorycardiskeyedsothatitfitsinonlyonedirection.DONOTforceacardintoaslotto avoid damaging the card.

Youcanplacemediainoneormoreofthecardslotsanduseeachmediaindependently.Place only one memory card in a slot at one time.

2. Select a program from the AutoPlay window to access your files.

OnWindows 7, 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.

OnWindows10,ifAutoPlayisNOTenabledinyourcomputer,clickFile Explorer from the Start menu, and then double-click the memory card icon to access the data on it.

EachcardslothasitsowndriveiconwhichisdisplayedontheFileExplorerscreen.

3. When finished, right-click the memory card drive icon on the Computer screen, click Eject, and then remove the card.

Never remove cards while or immediately after reading, copying, formatting, or deleting data on the card or else data loss may occur.

To prevent data loss, use Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media in the Windows notification area before removing the memory card.

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Using the optical drive (on selected models only)

Inserting an optical disc To insert an optical disc:

1. While your system is on, press the eject button below the drive bay cover to open the tray.

2. Place the disc on the optical drive with the label side outward if the desktop is positioned vertically and the label side up if the desktop is positioned horizontally.

3. Push the tray to close it.

4. Select a program from the AutoPlay window to access your files.

If AutoPlay is NOT enabled in your computer, to access the data on an optical disc:

OnWindows 7, click the Start > Computer, and double-click the CD/DVD drive icon.

OnWindows 10, click File Explorer from the Start menu, then double-click the CD/DVD drive icon.

Removing an optical disc To remove an optical disc:

1. While the system is on, do either of the following to eject the tray:

Presstheejectbuttonbelowthedrivebaycover.

FromtheStartmenu,clickFile Explorer, right-click the CD/DVD drive icon, and click Eject.

2. Remove the disc from the disc tray.

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Configuring the USB ports using the BIOS You can enable or disable the front and rear USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports from the BIOS Setup.

To disable or enable the front and rear USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports:

1. Press to enter the BIOS Setup at startup.

2. From the BIOS Setup screen, click Advanced > USB Configuration > USB Single Port Control.

3. Select the USB port that you want to enable or disable.

4. Press to enable or disable the selected USB port.

5. Click Exit and select Save Changes & Reset to save the changes made.

Refer to Chapter 1 for the location of the USB ports.

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Configuring the HDD security setting using the BIOS You can set a password in the BIOS Setup to protect your HDD.

To set a password for your HDD from the BIOS Setup:

1. Press to enter the BIOS Setup at startup.

2. From the BIOS Setup EZ Mode screen, click Exit > Advanced Mode. From the Advanced Mode screen, click Main > HDDx: [name of HDD] to open the HDD Password screen.

3. Select the Set User Password item and press .

4. From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press .

5. Confirmthepasswordwhenprompted.

6. Click Exit and select Save Changes & Reset to save the changes made.

Take note of this password, which you would need to access the HDD.

To change the password for your HDD from the BIOS Setup:

1. Follow steps 1 and 2 of the previous section to open the HDD Password screen.

2. Select the Set User Password item and press .

3. From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press .

4. From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press .

5. Confirmthepasswordwhenprompted.

6. Click Exit and select Save Changes & Reset to save the changes made.

To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press whenpromptedtocreate/confirmthepassword.Afteryouclearthepassword,the Set User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.

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Wired connection Use an RJ-45 cable to connect your computer to a DSL/cable modem or a local area network (LAN).

Connecting via a DSL/cable modem To connect via a DSL/cable modem:

1. Set up your DSL/cable modem.

Refer to the documentation that came with your DSL/cable modem.

2. Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to a DSL/cable modem.

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Connecting via a local area network (LAN) To connect via a LAN:

1. Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to your LAN.

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2. Turn on your computer.

3. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings.

ContactyournetworkadministratorfordetailsorassistanceinsettingupyourInternet connection.

Formoredetails,refertothesectionsConfiguring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection or Configuring a static IP network connection.

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Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection To configure a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection:

1. Launch Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7 / 10 system.

Windows 7

GotoStart > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.

Windows 10

Doeitherofthesetwoways:

Fromthetaskbar,right-click , then click Open Network and Sharing Center.

FromtheStartmenu,clickSettings > Network & Internet > Ethernet > Network and Sharing Center.

2. From the Open Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings.

3. Right-click on your LAN and select Properties.

4. Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/ IPv4) and click Properties.

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5. Click Obtain an IP address automatically and click OK.

Continue to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection.

8. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next.

7. Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network.

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9. Select Broadband (PPPoE) and click Next.

10. Follow the next onscreen instructions to complete the setup.

Configuring a static IP network connection To configure a static IP network connection:

1. Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section.

2 Click Use the following IP address.

3. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider.

4. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address.

5. When done, click OK.

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Wi-Fi connection (on selected models only) Connect your computer to the Internet through a wireless connection.

To establish a Wi-Fi connection, you need to connect to a wireless access point (AP).

Toincreasetherangeandsensitivityofthewirelessradiosignal,connecttheexternal antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card.

Placetheantennasonthetopofyourcomputerforthebestwirelessperformance.

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3. On the ASUS Manager setup screen, select the applications you want to install.

4. Click Install.

5. The system will prompt you to reboot your system once installation is complete.

ASUS Business Manager ASUS Manager provides a set of tools for customizing and maintaining your ASUS computer.

Installing ASUS Business Manager

1. Insert your ASUS support DVD into your optical drive.

2. On the support CD window, click Utilities > ASUS Business Manager.

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Chapter 5 Using ASUS Business Manager

Starting ASUS Manager Launch ASUS Manager from the Start Menu by clicking Start > ASUS > ASUS Manager

Icon View and List View

ASUS Manager has an Icon View and List View. Click the List View icon to display a list of tools available for your system.

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System The System Information screen displays hardware and software details about your computer.

Update Click Update on the main ASUS Manager screen to download and install hardware drivers, the latest BIOS, and updated ASUS applications.

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Security Click Security on the main ASUS Manager screen to access PC Cleanup and USB Lock utilities.

PC Cleanup PC Cleanup provides options to remove temporary and unnecessary files from your computer to free up hard drive space.

ASUS Secure Delete ASUS Secure Delete keeps your files secure by making deleted files completely irrecoverable using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

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1. Once ASUS Secure Delete is launched, do any of the following to add files to the deletion box:

Draganddropthefilestothedeletionbox.

2. To remove a file from the deletion list, select the file, then click .

Right-clickthefilethenselectASUSSecure Delete.

To use ASUS Secure Delete:

3. Tick Delete the files listed in the recycle bin if you want to permanently delete all the files in the recycle bin.

4. Click Clear, and then click OK on the confirmation message to permanently delete all the files listed in the deletion box and the recycle bin (if selected in step 3).

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Backup & Recovery Click Recovery on the main ASUS Manager screen to begin Windows maintenance tasks such as system restoration, adjusting startup settings and repairing Windows with a recovery disk.

USB Lock The USB Lock feature secures your USB ports, card reader and optical drive from unwanted access by setting up a password.

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Power Click Power on the main ASUS Manager screen to configure power management. With Power Manager, you can specity time settings for system hibernation, sleep, display and hard drive activity.

Tool Click Tool on the main ASUS Manager screen to access the Support screen, Ai Booting or MyLogo.

Support Support lists links to ASUS support web sites and contact information.

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Ai Booting Ai Booting displays a list of bootable storage devices. Select a device and click the left/right buttons to modify the boot sequence.

MyLogo ASUS MyLogo allows you to customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the image that appears on screen during the Power-On Self-Tests (POST).

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Changing the BIOS boot logo

1. Select any of the options, then click Next:

ChangetheBIOSbootlogoandupdatetheBIOS.

ChangetheBIOSbootlogoonly.

Beforeselectingthefirstoption,downloadtheBIOSfiletoyourcomputerusingASUS Update.

2. Click Browse to locate the picture file that you want to use as the boot logo (and the downloaded BIOS if required) and then click Run.

3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.

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Chapter 6 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting 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.

Checkifyourcomputerisproperlyconnected.

Checkifthewalloutletisfunctioning.

CheckifthePowerSupplyUnitisswitchedon.RefertothesectionTurning your computer ON/OFF in Chapter 1.

? My computer hangs.

Dothefollowingtoclosetheprogramsthatarenotresponding:

1. Simultaneously press + + keys on the keyboard, then click Task Manager.

2. Do the following based on the operating system:

On Windows 7:

a) Click Applications tab.

b) Select the program that is not responding, then click End Task.

On Windows 10:

Under Task Manager in the Processes tab, select the program that is not responding, then click End Task.

Ifthekeyboardisnotresponding.PressandholdthePowerbuttononthetopof your chassis until the computer shuts down. Then press the Power button to turn it on.

? I cannot connect to a wireless network using the ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only)?

Ensurethatyouenterthecorrectnetworksecuritykeyforthewirelessnetworkyou want to connect to.

Connecttheexternalantennas(optional)totheantennaconnectorsontheASUS WLAN Card and place the antennas on the top of your computer chassis for the best wireless performance.

? The arrow keys on the number key pad are not working.

Check if the Number Lock LED is off. When the Number Lock LED is on, the keys on the number key pad are used to input numbers only. Press the Number Lock key to turn the LED off if you want to use the arrow keys on the number key pad.

? No display on the monitor.

Checkifthemonitorispoweredon.

Ensurethatyourmonitorisproperlyconnectedtothevideooutputportonyour computer.

Ifyourcomputercomeswithadiscretegraphicscard,ensurethatyouconnectyour monitor to a video output port on the discrete graphics card.

Checkifanyofthepinsonthemonitorvideoconnectorisbent.Ifyoudiscover bent pins, replace the monitor video connector cable.

Checkifyourmonitorispluggedtoapowersourceproperly.

Refertothedocumentationthatcamewithyourmonitorformoretroubleshooting information.

? When using multiple monitors, only one monitor has display.

Ensurethatthebothmonitorsarepoweredon.

DuringPOST,onlythemonitorconnectedtotheVGAporthasdisplay.Thedual display function works only under Windows.

Whenagraphicscardisinstalledonyourcomputer,ensurethatyouconnectthe monitors to the output port on the graphics card.

Checkifthemultipledisplayssettingsarecorrect.

? My computer cannot detect my USB storage device.

ThefirsttimeyouconnectyourUSBstoragedevicetoyourcomputer,Windows automatically installs a driver for it. Wait for a while and go to My Computer to check if the USB storage device is detected.

ConnectyourUSBstoragedevicetoanothercomputertotestiftheUSBstorage device is broken or malfunctions.

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? I want to restore or undo changes to my computers system settings without affecting my personal files or data.

On Windows 7:

The Windows System Restore feature allows you to restore or undo changes to your computers system settings without affecting your personal data such as documents or photos. For more details, refer to the section Restoring your system in Chapter 2.

On Windows 10:

You can use Windows 10 recovery option to refresh or reset your computers system settings. To use the refresh option, click Settings > Update & recovery > Reset this PC from the Start menu, select Keep my files, wait for several seconds and click Next to continue or Cancel to quit. To use the reset option, click Settings > Update & recovery > Reset this PC from the Start menu, select Remove everything > Only the drive where Windows is installed > Just remove my files, and click Reset.

By default, your personal files, apps and settings are stored in the system volume (eg. C:\), ensure to move them to a data volume (eg. D:\ or E:\) before resetting your system.

? The picture on the HDTV is distorted.

ItiscausedbythedifferentresolutionsofyourmonitorandyourHDTV.Adjustthe screen resolution to fit your HDTV. To change the screen resolution:

On Windows 7:

1. Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen:

Click > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Change display settings.

RightclickanywhereonyourWindowsdesktop.Whenthepop-upmenu appears, click Personalize > Display > Change display settings.

2. Adjust the resolution. Refer to the documentation came with your HDTV for the resolution.

3. Click Apply or OK. Then click Keep Changes on the confirmation message.

On Windows 10

FromtheStartmenu,clickSettings > System > Display.

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? My speakers produce no sound.

EnsurethatyouconnectyourspeakerstotheLineoutportonthefrontpanelor the rear panel.

Checkifyourspeakerisconnectedtoanelectricalsourceandturnedon.

Adjustyourspeakersvolume.

EnsurethatyourcomputerssystemsoundsarenotMuted.

Ifitismuted,thevolumeiconisdisplayedas . To enable the system

sounds, click from the Windows notification area, then click .

Ifitisnotmuted,click and drag the slider to adjust the volume.

Connectyourspeakerstoanothercomputertotestifthespeakersareworking properly.

? The DVD drive cannot read a disc.

Checkifthediscisplacedwiththelabelsidefacingup.

Checkifthedisciscenteredinthetray,especiallyforthediscswith non-standard size or shape.

Checkifthediscisscratchedordamaged.

? The DVD drive eject button is not responding.

1. On Windows 7, click > Computer.

On Windows 10, from the Start menu, click File Explorer.

2. Right-click , then click Eject from the menu.

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Power Problem Possible Cause Action

No power (The power indicator is off)

Incorrect power voltage

Setyourcomputerspowervoltage switch to your areas power requirements.

Adjustthevoltagesettings.Ensurethat the power cord is unplugged from the power outlet.

Your computer is not turned on.

Press the power key on the front panel to ensure that your computer is turned on.

Your computers power cord is not properly connected.

Ensurethatthepowercordisproperly connected.

Useothercompatiblepowercord.

PSU (Power supply unit) problems

Contact the ASUS Service Center about installing another PSU on your computer.

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Display Problem Possible Cause Action

No display output after turning the computer on (Black screen)

The signal cable is not connected to the correct VGA port on your computer.

Connectthesignalcabletothecorrect display port (onboard VGA or discrete VGA port).

IfyouareusingadiscreteVGAcard, connect the signal cable to the discrete VGA port.

Signal cable problems Try connecting to another monitor.

LAN Problem Possible Cause Action

Cannot access the Internet

The LAN cable is not connected.

Connect the LAN cable to your computer.

LAN cable problems Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try another LAN cable. If it still does not work, contact the ASUS service center.

Your computer is not properly connected to a router or hub.

Ensure that your computer is properly connected to a router or hub.

Network settings Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the correct LAN settings.

Problems caused by the anti- virus software

Close the anti-virus software.

Driver problems Reinstall the LAN driver

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Audio Problem Possible Cause Action

No Audio

Speaker or headphone is connected to the wrong port.

Refertoyourcomputersusermanual for the correct port.

Disconnectandreconnectthespeaker to your computer.

Speaker or headphone does not work.

Try using another speaker or headphone.

The front and back audio ports do not work.

Try both the front and back audio ports. If one port failed, check if the port is set to multi-channel.

Driver problems Reinstall the audio driver

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Problem Possible Cause Action

System speed is too slow

Too many programs are running.

Close some of the programs.

Computer virus attack Useananti-virussoftwaretoscanfor

viruses and repair your computer. Reinstalltheoperatingsystem.

The system often hangs or freezes.

Hard disk drive failure Sendthedamagedharddiskdriveto

ASUS Service Center for servicing. Replacewithanewharddiskdrive.

Memory module problems

Replacewithcompatiblememory modules.

Removetheextramemorymodules that you have installed, then try again.

Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance.

There is not enough air ventilation for your computer.

Move your computer to an area with better air flow.

Incompatible software are installed.

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Problem Possible Cause Action

Too noisy right after turning on the computer.

Your computer is booting up.

It is normal. The fan runs on its full speed when the computer is powering on. The fan slows down after entering the OS.

The BIOS settings have been changed.

Restore the BIOS to its default settings.

Old BIOS version

Update the BIOS to the latest version. Visit the ASUS Support site at http:// support.asus.com to download the latest BIOS versions.

Computer is too noisy when in use.

The CPU fan has been replaced.

Ensure that you are using a compatible or ASUS-recommended CPU fan.

There is not enough air ventilation for the computer.

Ensure that your computer is working in an area with good air flow.

The system temperature is too high.

UpdatetheBIOS. Ifyouknowhowtoreinstallthe

motherboard, try to clean the inner space of the chassis.

Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance.

If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PCs warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com for the service center information.

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Chapter 1 Using Windows 7

Preloading the USB 2.0/3.0 drivers for Windows 7 installation Preload the USB 2.0/3.0 drivers to be able to use the keyboard and mouse during the Windows 7 installation. The following steps guide you in preloading the USB 2.0/3.0 drivers and installing Windows 7.

Method 1: Preloading/installing via ODD and USB device

1. Ensure that you have the following:

ASUSSupportDVD(includedwithyourDesktopPCpackage)

Windows7installationsource(copiedtoaformattedUSBstoragedevicewith8GBor morecapacity)

Opticaldiskdrive(ODD)

2. Connect the USB storage device containing the Windows 7 installer.

3. InserttheASUSsupportDVDintotheODDofyourDesktopPC.

4. TurnonyourDesktopPCandpress[F8]duringPOST(Power-OnSelfTest)toentertheboot screen.

5. Select the USB storage device as the boot device.

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6. The USB 2.0/3.0 driver loads automatically during the installation startup.

7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Windows 7 installation.

Method 2: Preloading/installing via ASUS EZ Installer

1. Ensure that you have the following:

ASUSSupportDVD(includedwithyourDesktopPCpackage)

Windows7installationDVD

DesktoporNotebookPC(withIntelCPUexceptSkylakeorBraswellCPU)*

ASUSDesktopPC**

USBstoragedevice(with8GBormorecapacity)

Internal/externalOpticalDiskDrive(ODD)

*UseyourdesktopornotebookPCforsteps2to4.

**UseyourASUSDesktopPCforsteps5to9.

2. Inyourcomputer,connectanexternalODDandinserttheWindows7installationDVDinit.

3. ConnectanotherexternalODDtothesamecomputer,andinserttheASUSSupportDVDin it.FromthesupportDVD,launchASUSEZInstaller.

4. Select any of these two methods to create a modified Windows 7 installation file:

Windows7OSdisktoUSBstoragedevice

Windows7OSdisktoISOfile

RefertothenextsectionsonthestepstocreateamodifiedWindows7installationfile.

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Windows 7 OS disk to USB storage device

a) SelectWindows7OSdisktoUSBstoragedevicethenclickNext.

b) CheckIagreeandthenclickNext.

c) SelectthesourceoftheWindows7installationdiskthenclickNext.

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d) SelecttheUSBstoragedeviceandclickNext.

e) Clicktherefreshicon if the USB storage device is not displayed. Click Yes to clear the contents on the USB storage device and create a bootable USB device.

The USB storage device will be formatted, so ensure that you have backed up your data from it.

f ) Oncecompleted,clickOK to finish.

Windows 7 OS disk to ISO file

a) SelectWindows7OSdisktoISOfilethenclickNext.

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b) CheckIagreeandthenclickNext.

c) SelectthesourceoftheWindows7installationdiskthenclickNext.

d) SelectthefoldertosavethemodifiedWindows7installationISOfileandclickNext.

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e) Oncecompleted,clickOK to finish.

f ) BurnorcopythisISOfileontoanemptyDVDtocreateamodifiedWindows7 installationDVD.

5. InyourASUSDesktopPC,insertthemodifiedWindows7installationDVDintoanexternal ODDorconnecttheUSBstoragedevicewithmodifiedWindows7installationfiles.

6. PoweronyourASUSDesktopPCandpress[F8]duringPOST(Power-OnSelfTest)toenterthe boot screen.

7. SelecttheODDorUSBstoragedeviceasthebootdevice.

8. TheUSB2.0/3.0driverisloadedautomaticallyduringinstallationstartup.

9. FollowtheonscreeninstructionstocompletetheWindows7installation.

Starting for the first time When you start your computer for the first time, a series of screens appear to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your Windows 7 operating system.

To start for the first time:

1. Turn your computer on. Wait for a few minutes until the Set Up Windows screen appears.

2. From dropdown list, select your language, then click Next.

3. From the dropdown lists, select your Country or region, Time and currency, and Keyboard layout, then click Next.

4. Key in uniques names for the user name and computer name, then click Next.

5. Key in the necessary information to set up your password, then click Next. You may also click Next to skip this step without entering any information.

If you want to set up a password for your account later, refer to the section Setting up a user account and password in this chapter.

6. Carefully read the license terms. Tick I accept the license terms and click Next.

7. Select Use recommended settings or Install important updates only to set up the security settings for your computer. To skip this step, select Ask me later.

8. Reviewyourdateandtimesettings.ClickNext. The system loads the new settings and restarts. You may now start using your computer.

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Using Windows 7 desktop

Click the Start icon > Help and Support to obtain more information about Windows 7.

Using the Start menu The Start menu gives you access to programs, utilities, and other useful items on your computer. It also provides you with more information about Windows 7 through its Help and Support feature.

Launching items from the Start menu To launch items from the Start menu:

1. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start icon .

2. From the Start menu, select the item that you want to launch.

You may pin programs that you want constantly displayed on the Start menu. For more details, refer to the section Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar on this chapter.

Using the Getting Started item The Getting Started item on the Start menu contains information about some basic tasks such as personalizing Windows, adding new users, and transferring files to help you to familiarize yourself with using Windows 7.

To use the Getting Started item:

1. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start icon to launch the Start menu.

2. Select Getting Started. The list of available tasks appears.

3. Select the task that you want to do.

Using the taskbar The taskbar allows you to launch and manage programs or items installed on your computer.

Launching a program from the taskbar To launch a program from the taskbar:

FromtheWindows taskbar, click an icon to launch it. Click the icon again to hide the program.

You may pin programs that you want constantly displayed on the taskbar. For more details, refer to the section Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar on this chapter.

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Pinning items on the jumplists Whenyouright-clickanicononthetaskbar,ajumplistlaunchestoprovideyouwithquick-access totheprogramsoritemsrelatedlinks.Youmaypinitemsonthejumplistsuchasfavoritewebsites, often-visitedfoldersordrives,orrecentlyplayedmediafiles.

To pin items to the jumplist:

1. Fromthetaskbar,right-clickanicon.

2. Fromthejumplist,right-clicktheitemthatyouwanttopin,thenselectPin to this list.

Unpinning items from the jumplist To unpin items from the jumplist:

1. Fromthetaskbar,right-clickanicon.

2. Fromthejumplist,right-clicktheitemthatyouwanttoremovefromthejumplist,thenselect Unpin from this list.

Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar To pin programs on the Start menu or taskbar:

1. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start icon to launch the Start menu.

2. Right-clicktheitemthatyouwanttopinontheStartmenuortaskbar.

3. Select Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start menu.

Youmayalsoright-clickontheiconofarunningprogramonthetaskbar,thenselectPin this program to taskbar.

Unpinning programs from the Start menu To unpin programs from the Start menu:

1. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start icon to launch the Start menu.

2. FromtheStartmenu,right-clicktheprogramthatyouwanttounpin,thenselectRemove from this list.

Unpinning programs from the taskbar To unpin programs from the taskbar:

1. Fromthetaskbar,right-clicktheprogramthatyouwanttoremovefromthetaskbar,then select Unpin this program from taskbar.

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Using the notification area By default, the notification area shows these three icons:

Action Center notification

Click this icon to display all the alert messages/notifications and launch the Windows Action Center.

Network connection

This icon displays the connection status and signal strength of the wired or wireless network connection.

Volume

Clickthisicontoadjustthevolume.

Displaying an alert notification To display an alert notification:

ClicktheNotificationicon , then click the message to open it.

For more details, refer to the section Using Windows Action Center in this chapter.

Customizing icons and notifications You may choose to display or hide the icons and notifications on the taskbar or on the notification area.

To customize icons and notifications:

1. From the notification area, click on the arrow icon .

2. Click Customize.

3. From the dropdown list, select the behaviors for the icons or items that you want to customize.

Managing your files and folders

Using Windows Explorer WindowsExplorerallowsyoutoview,manage,andorganizeyourfilesandfolders.

Launching Windows Explorer To launch Windows Explorer:

1. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start icon to launch the Start menu.

2. Click ComputertolaunchWindowsExplorer.

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Exploring files and folders To explore files and folders:

1. Launch WindowsExplorer.

2. From the navigation or view pane, browse for the location of your data.

3. From the breadcrumb bar, click the arrow to display the contents of the drive or folder.

Customizing the file/folder view To customize the file/folder view:

1. LaunchWindowsExplorer.

2. From the navigation pane, select the location of your data.

3. Fromthetoolbar,clicktheViewicon .

4. FromtheViewmenu,movetheslidertoselecthowyouwanttoviewthefile/folder.

Youmayalsoright-clickanywhereontheViewpane,clickView, and select the view type that you want.

Arranging your files To arrange your files:

1. LaunchWindowsExplorer.

2. From the Arrange by field, click to display the dropdown list.

3. Select your preferred arrangement type.

Sorting your files To sort your files:

1. LaunchWindowsExplorer.

2. Right-clickanywhereontheViewpane.

3. From the menu that appears, select Sort by, then select your preferred sorting type.

Grouping your files To group your files:

1. LaunchWindowsExplorer.

2. Right-clickanywhereontheViewpane.

3. From the menu that appears, select Group by, then select your preferred grouping type.

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Adding a new folder To add a new folder:

1. LaunchWindowsExplorer.

2. From the toolbar, click New folder.

3. Key in a name for the new folder.

Youmayalsoright-clickanywhereontheViewpane,clickNew > Folder.

Backing up your files

Setting up a backup To set up a backup:

1. Click > All Programs > Maintenance > Backup and Restore.

2. Click Set up backup. Click Next.

3. Select your backup destination. Click Next.

4. Select Let Windows choose (recommended) or Let me choose as your backup mode.

If you select Let Windows choose,Windowswillnotbackupyourprograms,FAT-formattedfiles, RecycleBinfiles,ortemporaryfilesthatare1GBormore.

5. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process.

Restoring your system settings The Windows System Restore feature creates a restore point where the computers system settings are stored at certain time and date. It allows you to restore or undo changes to your computers system settings without affecting your personal data.

To restore your system:

1. Close all running applications.

2. Click > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process.

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Protecting your computer

Using Windows 7 Action Center Windows 7 Action Center provides you with alert notifications, security information, system maintenanceinformation,andtheoptiontoautomaticallytroubleshootandfixsomecommon 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 Windows7ActionCenter,clicktheNotificationicon , then click Open Action Center.

2. 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. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start icon to launch the Start menu.

2. Select All Programs > Windows Update.

3. From the Windows Update screen, click the task that you want to do.

Setting up a user account and password You may create user accounts and passwords for people who will use your computer.

Setting up a user account To set up a user account:

1. From the Windows taskbar, click > Getting Started > Add new users.

2. Select Manage another account.

3. Select Create a new account.

4. Key in the name of the new user.

5. Select either Standard user or Administrator as the user type.

6. When done, click Create Account.

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Setting up a users password To set up a users password:

1. Select the user that you would like to set a password.

2. Select Create a password.

3. Key in a password and confirm it. Key in your passwords hint.

4. When done, click Create password.

Activating the anti-virus software TrendMicroInternetSecurityispre-installedonyourcomputer.Itisathird-partyanti-virussoftware protectingyourcomputerfromvirus.Itispurchasedseparately.Youhavea30-daytrialperiodafter activating it.

To activate Trend Micro Internet Security:

1. Run the Trend Micro Internet Security application.

2. Carefully read the license terms. Click Agree & Activate.

3. Inputyoure-mailaddressandselectyourlocation.ClickNext.

4. Click Finish to complete the activation.

Getting Windows Help and Support Windows Help and Support provides you with guides and answers in using the applications in Windows 7 platform.

To launch Windows Help and Support, click > Help and Support.

Ensure that you are connected to the Internet to obtain the latest Windows online help.

Recovering your system

Windows 7

Using the system recovery partition ThesystemrecoverypartitionquicklyrestoresyourDesktopPCssoftwaretoitsoriginalworking state.Beforeusingthesystemrecoverypartition,copyyourdatafiles(suchasOutlookPSTfiles)to USB storage devices or to a network drive and make note of any customized configuration settings (suchasnetworksettings).

About the system recovery partition The system recovery partition is a reserved space on your hard disk drive used to restore the operatingsystem,drivers,andutilitiesinstalledonyourDesktopPCatthefactory.

DONOTdeletethesystemrecoverypartition,whichisthepartitionwithoutvolumelabelonDisk 0. The system recovery partition is created at the factory and cannot be restored if deleted. Take yourDesktopPCtoanauthorizedASUSservicecenterifyouhaveproblemswiththerecovery process.

Using the system recovery partition:

1. Press <F9> during bootup.

2. HighlightWindowsSetup[EMSEnabled]andpress.

3. From the Recover system to a partition screen, click .

4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.

VisittheASUSwebsiteatwww.asus.comforupdateddriversandutilities.

Using the Recovery DVD (on selected models)

RemovetheexternalharddiskdrivebeforeperformingsystemrecoveryonyourDesktopPC. According to Microsoft, you may lose important data because of setting up Windows on the wrong disk drive or formatting the incorrect drive partition.

To use the Recovery DVD:

1. InserttheRecoveryDVDintotheopticaldrive.YourDesktopPCneedstobepoweredON.

2. RestarttheDesktopPCandpress<F8>onbootupandselecttheopticaldrive(maybe labeledasCD/DVD)andpress<Enter>tobootfromtheRecoveryDVD.

3. Select OK to start to restore the image.

4. 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.

5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.

DONOTremovetheRecoverydisc,unlessinstructedtodoso,duringtherecoveryprocessorelse your partitions will be unusable.

VisittheASUSwebsiteatwww.asus.comforupdateddriversandutilities.

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Chapter 2 Using Windows 10

Starting for the first time When you start your computer for the first time, a series of screens appear to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your Windows 10 operating system.

To start your Desktop PC for the first time:

1. PressthepowerbuttononyourDesktopPC.Waitforafewminutesuntilthesetupscreen appears.

2. From the setup screen, pick your region and language that you want to use on your desktop PC.

3. Carefully read the License Terms, then tap I Accept.

4. Follow the onscreen instructions to configure the following basic items:

Personalize

Getonline

Settings

Youraccount

5. Wait until Windows 10 finishes installing the apps and system settings. After the installation, the Windows 10 desktop appears.

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picture, sign out of your account, or lock your Desktop PC

Click to display all the apps

Click to put on sleep mode, shut down, or restart your desktop PC

Click to expand the Start screen

Click to launch the Start menu Pin on or launch a tiled-format app from the Start screen

Pin on or launch an app from the taskbar

Start menu Windows 10 brings back the Start menu with some enhancements, such as the space that you can customize with your favorite apps, people, or websites.

You can launch the Start menu in two ways:

ClicktheStartbuttonfromthelower-leftcornerofthetaskbar.

PresstheWindows Start key on your keyboard.

Pinning apps to the Start screen or taskbar To pin an app to the Start screen or taskbar:

1. From the Start menu, click All apps, then select the app that you want to pin.

2. Click Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar to pin your selected app to the Start screen or taskbar. You can also drag then drop an app to the Start Screen or taskbar to pin it.

Using the Windows 10 UI The Windows10UserInterface(UI)includesthefavoriteStartmenuandthetiled-formatonthe Startscreen.ItincludesthefollowingfeaturesyoucanusewhileworkingonyourDesktopPC.

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Start screen The Start screen , which appears together with the Start menu, helps organize all the apps you need injustoneplace.TheappsontheStartscreenaredisplayedontiled-formatforeasyaccess.

Some apps require signing in to your Microsoft account before they are fully launched.

Click to restore the Start screen

Moving apps on the Start screen You can move apps from the Start screen simply through dragging and dropping the app to your preferred location.

Unpinning apps from the Start screen TounpinanappfromtheStartscreen,right-clickontheapptoactivateitssettingsbarthenclick Unpin from Start.

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Taskbar Windows 10 comes with the standard taskbar, which stores all your currently running apps or items in the background.

Unpinning apps from the taskbar

1. FromtheStartscreenortaskbar,right-clicktheappyouwanttounpin.

2. Click Unpin from Start or Unpin this program from taskbar to remove the app from the Start screen or taskbar.

Using the Task View

When you have several running apps, you can click from the taskbar to display all your running apps, and click on an app or item to launch it.

If task view is disabled, click > Show Task View button to display the task view icon .

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Snap feature The Snap feature displays about four apps or more in one screen, allowing you to work or switch among apps.

Using Snap UseyourDesktopPCsmouseorkeyboardtoactivateSnaponscreen.

Using your mouse

a) Launchanapp,thendragandreleaseonascreencornertosnapitinplace.

b) Snapanotherapptoyourpreferredlocationonthescreen.

Using your keyboard

a) Launchanapp,press and the arrow keys to select the direction where you want to snap the app in place.

b) Snapanotherappusing and the arrow keys.

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Keyboard shortcuts Using your keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch apps and navigate Windows 10.

Switches between the Start screen and the last running app

+ Launches the desktop

+ LaunchesFileExplorer

+ or

+

Activates the File search function

+ Launches Share

+ Launches Settings

+ Launches Media Connect

+ Activates the Lock screen

+ Hides all currently active screens to the taskbar

+

Your desktop PC is mirrored to your secondary monitor

+ Launches Cortana

+ Launches the Run window

+ Launches Ease of Access Center

+ LaunchesamenuboxofWindowstools

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+ <+> Launches the magnifier and zooms in your screen.

+<-> Zoomsoutyourscreen.

+ OpenstheNarratorSettings.

3. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the reinstallation and reset process.

Removing everything and reinstalling Windows 10 Restoring your PC to its original factory settings can be done using the Remove everything and reinstall options in PC Settings. Refer to the steps below to use this option.

Back up all your data before using this option.

This process may take a while to complete.

1. From the Start menu, click Settings > Update & security > Recovery.

2. Scroll down to view the Remove everything and reinstall Windows option. Under this option, click Get started.

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ASUS contact information

ASUS contact information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Address 4F,No.150,Li-TeRd.,Peitou,Taipei112,Taiwan Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 Fax +886-2-2890-7798 Web site www.asus.com/

Technical Support Telephone +86-21-38429911 Fax +86-21-5866-8722,ext.9101# Online support http://qr.asus.com/techserv

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800CorporateWay,Fremont,CA94539,USA Telephone +1-510-739-3777 Fax +1-510-608-4555 Web site http://www.asus.com/us/

Manualsnet FAQs

If you want to find out how the D520MT ASUS works, you can view and download the ASUS D520MT CPU User Manual on the Manualsnet website.

Yes, we have the User Manual for ASUS D520MT as well as other ASUS manuals. All you need to do is to use our search bar and find the user manual that you are looking for.

The User Manual should include all the details that are needed to use a ASUS D520MT. Full manuals and user guide PDFs can be downloaded from Manualsnet.com.

The best way to navigate the ASUS D520MT CPU User Manual is by checking the Table of Contents at the top of the page where available. This allows you to navigate a manual by jumping to the section you are looking for.

This ASUS D520MT CPU User Manual consists of sections like Table of Contents, to name a few. For easier navigation, use the Table of Contents in the upper left corner.

You can download ASUS D520MT CPU User Manual free of charge simply by clicking the “download” button in the upper right corner of any manuals page. This feature allows you to download any manual in a couple of seconds and is generally in PDF format. You can also save a manual for later by adding it to your saved documents in the user profile.

To be able to print ASUS D520MT CPU User Manual, simply download the document to your computer. Once downloaded, open the PDF file and print the ASUS D520MT CPU User Manual as you would any other document. This can usually be achieved by clicking on “File” and then “Print” from the menu bar.