Using the system utilities

Acer Bio-Protection (only for certain models)

Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution is a multi-purpose fingerprint software package integrated with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Utilizing the uniqueness of one's fingerprint, Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution incorporates protection against unauthorized access to your computer with centralized password management via Password Bank; easy music player launching with Acer MusicLaunch*; secure Internet favorites via Acer MyLaunch*; and fast application/website launching and login with Acer FingerLaunch. Acer ProfileLaunch** can launch up to three applications/ websites with a single finger swipe.

Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution also allows you to navigate through web browsers and documents using Acer FingerNav*. With Acer Bio-Protection Fingerprint Solution, you can now enjoy an extra layer of protection for your personal computer, as well as the convenience of accessing your daily tasks with a simple swipe of your finger!

For more information, refer to the Acer Bio-Protection help files. NOTE:

  • Acer ProfileLaunch, MusicLaunch, MyLaunch and FingerNav are only available on select models.
  • In models without Acer ProfileLaunch, Acer FingerLaunch can be used to open applications in the Acer ProfileLaunch icons area; a single finger swipe will launch only one application at a time.
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Acer GridVista (dual-display compatible)

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.

To enable the dual display feature of your notebook, first ensure that a second display is connected, then, open the Display Settings properties box using the Control Panel or by right-clicking the Windows desktop and selecting Personalize. Select the secondary monitor (2) icon in the display box and then click the check box Extend the desktop onto this monitor. Finally, click Apply to confirm the new settings and click OK to complete the process.

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Acer GridVista is a handy utility that offers four pre-defined display settings so you can view multiple windows on the same screen. To access this function, please go to Start, All Programs and click on Acer GridVista. You may choose any one of the four display settings indicated below:

Double (vertical), Triple (primary at left), Triple (primary at right), or Quad.

Acer Gridvista is dual-display compatible, allowing two displays to be partitioned independently.

Acer GridVista is imple to set up:

  1. Run Acer GridVista and select your preferred screen configuration for each display from the taskbar.
  2. Drag and drop each window into the appropriate grid.
  3. Enjoy the convenience of a well-organized desktop.

NOTE: Please ensure that the resolution setting of the second monitor is set to the manufacturer's recommended value.

Acer Backup Manager

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.

Acer Backup Manager is a simple three-step process that allows you to create backup copies of your entire system or selected files and folders according to a schedule or as you need to.

To start Acer Backup Manager, press the Acer Backup Manager key above the keyboard. Alternatively, you can go to Start > All Programs > Acer Backup Manager > Acer Backup Manager. This will open the Welcome screen; from this screen you will be taken through the three steps to setup scheduled back ups.

Click Continue to proceed to the following screen. Click the + button and follow the onscreen instructions:

  1. Select the content you want to back up. The less content you select, the quicker the process will be, but it will increase your risks of losing data.
  2. Select where you want the backup copies to be stored. You will need to select an external drive or your D: drive; Acer Backup Manager cannot store a backup on the source drive.
  3. Select how often you want Acer Backup Manager to create back ups.

Once you have finished these three steps, backups will be created according to the schedule. You can also create backups manually by pressing the Acer Backup Manager key.

If you wish to change your settings at any time, run Acer Backup Manager from the Start menu and go through the steps outlined above.

Acer Backup Manager

Acer Backup Manager

Software Acer Backup Manager

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Power management

This computer has a built-in power management unit that monitors system activity. System activity refers to any activity involving one or more of the following devices: keyboard, mouse, hard disk, peripherals connected to the computer, and video memory. If no activity is detected for a period of time (called an inactivity timeout), the computer stops some or all of these devices in order to conserve energy.

This computer employs a power management scheme that supports the advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI), which allows for maximum power conservation and maximum performance at the same time. Windows handles all power-saving chores for your computer.

Acer PowerSmart key^£]

The Acer PowerSmart key uses the power-saving features of your computer's graphics sub-system to reduce overall power consumption. When you press the Acer PowerSmart key, the screen brightness is reduced and the graphics chip switched to a lower speed; PCI and WLAN switch to power-saving modes. Press the Acer PowerSmart key again to return to your previous settings.

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.

Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly restore the system. You can back up/restore the factory default image, and reinstall applications and drivers.

NOTE: All of the following content is for general reference only. Actual product specifications may vary. Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:

  • Backup:
  • Create Factory Default Disc
  • Create Drivers and Applications Disc
  • Restore:
  • Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults
  • Restore Operating System and Retain User Data
  • Reinstall Drivers or Applications

This chapter will guide you through each process.

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems that do not have a built-in optical disc burner, plug in an external optical disc burner before entering Acer eRecovery Management for optical disc-related tasks.

To use the password protection feature of Acer eRecovery Management, you must first set the password. The password is set by launching Acer eRecovery Management and clicking Settings.

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Password for Restore Process

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Password Protection: Disabled

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Create a New Password

From the Backup page of Acer eRecovery Management, you can burn the factory default image or back up drivers and applications.

  1. Click on Start > All Programs > Acer > Acer eRecovery Management.
  2. Acer eRecovery Management opens to the Backup page.
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  1. Select the type of backup (factory default or drivers and applications) you would like to burn to disc.
  2. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

NOTE: Create a factory default image when you want to burn a bootable disc that contains your computer's entire operating system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to have a disc that will allow you to browse the contents and install selected drivers and applications, create a drivers and application backup instead — this disc will not be bootable.

Restore

The restore feature allows you to restore or recover the system from a factory default image or from previously created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for your Acer system.

  1. Click on Start, All Programs, Acer, Acer eRecovery Management.
  2. Switch to the Restore page by clicking Restore.
Acer Erecovery Management
  1. You can choose to restore the system from a factory default image or reinstall applications and drivers.
  2. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Restore Windows Vista from backup discs

To restore Windows Vista from your previously burned backup discs, you will need to insert the first backup disc and enable the F12 Boot Menu via the BIOS Setup Utility.

  1. Turn on your computer and insert the first system recovery disc into the optical disc drive. Restart your computer.
  2. During startup when the Acer logo shows, press the F2 key to enter BIOS Setup, where you can set system parameters.
  3. Use the left and right arrow keys to select the Main submenu.
  4. Use the up and down arrow keys to select F12 Boot Menu.
  5. Use the F5 or F6 key to change F12 Boot Menu to Enabled.
  6. Press the ESC key to enter the Exit submenu, press the ENTER key to Exit Saving Changes. Press the ENTER key again to select Yes. The system will reboot.
  7. After rebooting, when the Acer logo shows, press the F12 key to open the Boot Menu. Here you can select which device to boot from.
  8. Use the arrow keys to select the IDE CD, then press the ENTER key. Windows will be installed from the recovery disc.
  9. Insert the second recovery disc when prompted, then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the restore.
  10. Remove the recovery disc from the optical drive once the restore is complete. Do this before rebooting your computer.

NOTE: This feature is only available on certain models.

If you prefer to set the boot priority for long-term use, you should select the Boot submenu.

  1. Turn on your computer and insert the first system recovery disc into the optical disc drive. Restart your computer.
  2. During startup when the Acer logo shows, press the F2 key to enter BIOS Setup, where you can set system parameters.
  3. Use the left and right arrow keys to select the Boot subme
  4. Use the up and down arrow keys to select the IDE CD device.
  5. Use the F6 key to move the IDE CD device to the highest boot priority, or use the F5 key to move other devices to a lower boot priority. Ensure that the IDE CD device is the highest priority.
  6. Press the ESC key to enter the Exit submenu, press the ENTER key to Exit Saving Changes. Press the ENTER key again to select Yes. The system will reboot.
  7. When you reboot, Windows will be installed from the recovery disc.
  8. Insert the second recovery disc when prompted, then follow the onscreen prompts to complete the restore.
  9. Remove the recovery disc from the optical drive once the restore is complete. Do this before rebooting your computer.

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