Acer Empowering Technology

The Empowering Technology toolbar makes it easy for you to access frequently used functions and manage your new Acer system. Activated by pressing the Empowering Key, it provides access to the following utilities:

NOTE: The following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary.

  • Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home Theater on your system (only for certain models).
  • Acer ePower Management optimizes battery usage via customizable power plans.
  • Acer eDataSecurity Management protects data with passwords and encryption (only for certain models).
  • Acer eRecovery Management backs up and recovers data flexibly, reliably and completely.
  • Acer eSettings Management accesses system information and adjusts settings easily.

For more information, right-click on the Empowering Technology toolbar, then select Help. For help with a particular utility, launch the utility and click the a icon at the bottom of the active window.

Launching Acer Empowering Technology

To launch Acer Empowering Technology:

  1. Press the Empowering Key to display the Acer Empowering Technology toolbar on the desktop.
  2. To hide the toolbar, press the Empowering Key again or click the hide button gj on the toolbar. You may also launch Acer Empowering Technology by running the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in the Start menu, or by double-clicking the ^ icon if you have created a desktop shortcut.

To launch Acer Empowering Technology applications:

  1. On the Acer Empowering Technology toolbar, click the icon that corresponds to the application you want to launch.
  2. When you mouse over an application icon, a quick menu appears below the toolbar. The quick menu allows you to perform certain tasks simply and quickly.
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3. You may also run the application by selecting it from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in the Start menu.

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Empowering Technology password

You must set the Empowering Technology password to use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management to protect your data.

To set the Empowering Technology password:

  1. Launch Acer eRecovery Management.
  2. Click the Restore tab.
  3. Click Password settings. The Empowering Technology Password Center dialogue box pops up.
  4. Click Create a new password.
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  1. In the Create a New Password dialogue box, key in and confirm your password in the appropriate boxes. Your password should have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 characters.
  2. Enter a password hint that will help you remember your password.
  3. Make sure the box Use for Acer eRecovery Management is checked.
  4. Click OK to set the password.

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Acer eAudio Management allows you to easily control the enhanced sound effects of Dolby Home Theater on your system. Select Movie or Game mode to experience the awesome realism of 5.1-channel audio output from the speakers fitted to your system via Dolby Surround sound technology. Music mode lets you enjoy your favorite tunes, in vivid detail.

To choose your playback device, click the ((-$• icon on the upper right side of the Acer eAudio Management window.

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Acer ePower Management features a straightforward user interface for configuring your power management options. To access this utility, select Acer ePower Management from the Empowering Technology toolbar, run the program from the Acer Empowering Technology program group in Start menu, or right-click the Windows power icon in the system tray and select Acer ePower Management.

Using power plans

Acer ePower Management comes with three predefined power plans: Balanced, High performance and Power saver.

View and adjust settings for On Battery and Plugged In modes by clicking the appropriate tabs. For more power options, click ^ in the Acer ePower Management utility, or right-click the Windows power icon in the system tray and select Power Options.

You can also create customized power plans. You can create, switch between, edit, delete and restore power plans, as described below.

To create a new power plan:

Creating customized power plans allows you to save and quickly switch to a personalized set of power options.

  1. Click the New power plan option or icon e.
  2. Enter a name for your new power plan.
  3. Choose a predefined power plan to base your customized plan on.
  4. If necessary, change the display, sleep and hibernation settings you want your computer to use.
  5. Click OK to save your new power plan.

To switch between power plans:

1. Move your mouse over the Acer ePower Management | application on the Acer Empowering Technology toolbar. The quick menu appears.

Select the power plan you want to switch to.

2. You may also switch between power plans by launching the Acer ePower Management application. Select the power plan you wish to switch to, then click Apply.

To edit a power plan:

Editing a power plan allows you to adjust system settings like LCD brightness, CPU speed and Graphics power mode (only for certain models).

  1. Switch to the power plan you wish to edit.
  2. Adjust settings as required.
  3. Click Apply or Save to save your new settings.

NOTE: You can revert to the default settings of the predefined power plans by clicking the Restore button. To delete a power plan:

You cannot delete the power plan you are currently using. The active power plan will mark with in upper left corner of power plan icon. If you want to delete the active power plan, switch to another one first. 1. Select the power plan you wish to delete.

2. Click the Delete this plan icon, [^j

NOTE: You cannot delete the predefined power plans, but you can modify the settings of the predefined power plans.

Battery status

  1. The quick menu shows the remaining battery life based on current usage.
  2. You can also launch the Acer ePower Management application and refer to the Battery status panel located just below the power plans.
  3. Click the Battery tab to view remaining battery life, battery status, and remaining battery life in standby and hibernate modes.
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Acer eDataSecurity Management is an encryption utility that protects your files from being accessed by unauthorized persons. It is conveniently integrated with Windows Explorer as a shell extension for quick data encryption/decryption and also supports on-the-fly file encryption for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook.

On first use, the Acer eDataSecurity Management setup wizard will prompt you to create the Master Password. You will use this password to access the Personal Secure Disk (PSD). The Master Password may also be used to encrypt/decrypt files by default.

If you set a different password to encrypt a file, but you forgot the encryption password, you can use the Master Password to decrypt the file.

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NOTE: The password used to encrypt a file is the unique key that the system needs to decrypt it. If you lose the password, the Master Password is the only other key capable of decrypting the file. If you lose both passwords, there will be no way to decrypt your encrypted file! Be sure to safeguard all related passwords!

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Acer eRecovery Management is a versatile backup utility. It allows you to create full or incremental backups, burn the factory default image to optical disc, and restore from previously created backups or reinstall applications and drivers. By default, user-created backups are stored to the D:\ drive.

Acer eRecovery Management provides you with:

  • Backup:
  • Back up factory default to CD/DVD •Back up drivers and applications to CD/DVD •Create user backup •Manage user backups • Restore:
  • Restore system to factory default •Reinstall applications/drivers •Restore system from user backup •Password settings

To use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management to protect your data, you must first set the Empowering Technology password. To set the password, refer to the section "Empowering Technology password".

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For more information, please refer to"Acer eRecovery Management" on page 62 in the Acer System User's Guide.

NOTE: If your computer did not come with a Recovery CD or System CD, please use Acer eRecovery

Management's Backup factory default to CD/DVD feature to burn a backup image to CD or DVD. To ensure the best results when recovering your system using a CD or Acer eRecovery Management, detach all peripherals (except the external Acer ODD, if your computer has one), including your Acer ezDock.

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Acer eSettings Management allows you to inspect hardware specifications, set BIOS passwords and modify boot options.

Acer eSettings Management also:

  • Provides a simple graphical user interface for navigation.
  • Prints and saves hardware specifications.
  • Lets you set an asset tag for your system.

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The Windows Mobility Center collects key mobile-related system settings in one easy-to-find place, so you can quickly configure your Acer system to fit the situation as you change locations, networks or activities. Settings include display brightness, volume, power plan, wireless networking on/off, external display settings, synchronization status and presentation settings.

Windows Mobility Center also includes Acer-specific settings like sharing folders overview/sharing service on or off, Bluetooth Add Device (if applicable), and a shortcut to the Acer user guide, drivers and utilities.

To launch Windows Mobility Center:

Start Windows Mobility Center from the Control panel.

Start Windows Mobility Center from the Accessories program group in the Start menu.

Launch Windows Mobility Center by right-clicking fl in the system tray and select Windows Mobility


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