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On the upper right side of the keyboard are special keys for launching commonly-used programs. Use Launch
Manager to customize the function assigned to any of these keys. Go to page 25 for instructions.
1 Acer Empowering key * Press to launch the Acer Empowering Technology
2 Web browser * Press to launch the preferred Internet browser.
3 Mail * Press to launch the preset E-mail application.
PProgrammable key Press to launch a customized program or function.
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The productivity keys on the upper right side of the keyboard provides one-touch manageability for a more
secure and smarter work mode.
1 Lock Press to launch the Windows Lock window. This
enable users to protect the system from unauthorized
access. If your computer is equipped with an
Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader, you only need to
swipe your finger to log into Windows again.
2 Presentation Press to enable professional presentations without
screen saver interruptions or system notifications.
3 Sync Press to launch the NTI Shadow program. This allows
users to perform real-time backups to any designated
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Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility
Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your system's Basic Input/
Output System (BIOS). Since most systems are already properly configured and optimized, there is normally
no need to run this utility.
You will need to run this utility under the following conditions:
TWhen changing the system configuration including:
t Setting the system time and date
t Configuring the hard drives
t Specifying the boot device sequence
t Configuring the power management modes
t Setting up system passwords or making other changes to the security setup
TWhen a configuration error is detected by the system and you are prompted (“Run Setup” message) to
make changes to the BIOS settings.
IMPORTANT: If you repeatedly receive “Run Setup” messages, the RTC battery located on the system
board (RTC1) may be defective. In this case, the system cannot retain configuration values in
CMOS. Replace the RTC battery with a new one.
NOTE: For ease of reading, Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility will be simply referred to as “Setup” or “Setup
Utility” in this Service Guide.
The screenshots used in this guide display default system values. These values may not be the same
as those in your computer.
In the descriptive tables following each of the menu screen illustrations, settings in boldface are the
default and suggested parameter settings.
The Setup Utility loads the configuration values in a battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
This memory area is not part of the system RAM, which allows configuration data to be retained when power is
turned off. The values take effect when the system is booted. Power-On Self Test (POST) uses these values to
configure the hardware. If the values and the actual hardware do not agree, POST generates an error
message. You must run this utility to change the BIOS settings from the default or current configuration.
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Accessing the Setup Utility
1.Turn on the computer.
If the computer is already turned on, save your data and close all open applications, then restart the
2.During POST, press F2.
If you fail to press F2 before POST is completed, you will need to restart the computer.
The first page to be displayed will be the Information
menu. Use the left ( ) and right ( ) arrow keys to
move between selections on the menu bar.
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Navigating Through the Setup Utility
Use the keys listed in the legend bar on the bottom of the Setup screen to work your way through the various
menu and submenu screens of the Setup Utility. The table below lists these legend keys and their respective
Additional help information is available on the General Help
window. Just press F1 on any screen.
and To move between selections on the menu bar.
and To move the cursor to the field you want.The currently selected field will be highlighted.
The right side of each menu screen displays a field help panel—Item Specific Help
This panel displays the help text for the currently selected field. It updates as you move
the cursor to each field.
You can also use these keys to navigate through the multipage General Help
F5 or (-)
F6, (+), or
SpaceTo select a value for the currently selected field (only if it is user-configurable). Press F5
or (-) to select the next lower value; F6, (+), or Space to select the next higher value.
A parameter that is enclosed in square brackets [ ] is user-configurable. Parameters are
not user-configurable for one of the following reasons:
TThe field value is auto-configured or auto-detected.·
TThe field value is informational only.
TThe field is password-protected.
Enter To select a field value.
Esc or Alt-X If you press this key:
TOn one of the menu screens, the Exit menu displays.
TOn a General Help window, closes the window.
F1 or Alt-H To bring up the General Help
window. This window lists other Setup navigation keys that
are not displayed on the legend bar.
F9 Press to load default system values.
F10 Press to save changes and close the Setup Utility.
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