Reduced Battery Life
If you are experiencing reduced battery life, you may need to calibrate your battery. Important: If the battery is not charging past 97% when powered on, this is normal. This is to prevent overcharging of the battery to help prolong the life of the battery. If you are using Battery Life
Can I Upgrade The Hard Disk Drive On My Notebook?
Can I Upgrade The Hard Disk Drive On My Notebook? Most Samsung notebooks use a standard 2.5” SATA hard drive. You can upgrade the hard drive as long as the replacement hard drive meets the specifications of the laptop. Upgrading the hard drive will not void the warranty. However, if your
How To Use Windows 8 Hot Keys
Using Windows 8 key combinations to access features quickly
How Can I Limit My Child's PC Usage And Access? (Windows 8/8.1)
Microsoft offers a setting called Family Safety in their Windows 8 OS. Family Safety helps you set limits on the amount of time your child can use the PC, as well as the websites, apps, and games they can use and when they can use them. The instructions provided below will help you access the
What Are The Various Function Key Combinations?
Using the Function Keys, you can perform various tasks on your computer. Below is a list of the Function key combinations and the task each combination performs: Shortcut Keys Name Function + Easy Settings/ Control Center Launches Easy Settings/Control Center. (Program
Can I Boot Directly To The Desktop In Windows 8.1?
In Windows 8.1 you can set your computer to load directly to the desktop, when turned on, instead of to the Start Screen. To set your computer to boot to the desktop, follow the steps below: Go to the desktop. Right click on an empty space in the taskbar. (Usually located at the bottom of the
Can I Personalize The Background Of The Start Screen In Windows 8/ 8.1?
You can change the background color and pattern of the Start Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1. To personalize the Start Screen background, locate your OS and follow the steps below. You can also click here and watch a personalization video on Microsoft's support site. Windows 8 Press the Windows
Can I Name A Group Of Apps On The Windows 8/ 8.1 Start Screen?
Windows 8 If you have created a group of similar apps and would like to create a Group name, follow the steps below: Click on the minus icon on the lower right corner of the screen. Your entire Start Screen will be displayed in the Zoomed Out window. Right click on your group and select
Can I Pin Websites To The Start Screen In Windows 8/ 8.1?
In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can pin your favorite websites to the Start Screen so you can access them with one click. To setup your Start Screen with all your favorite websites, follow the steps below. Important: The steps below use Internet Explorer because only the IE app currently has this
How Do I Add User Accounts In Windows 8.1
For steps, and a video, on setting up Microsoft accounts in Windows 8.1, click here to go to Microsoft's support user account support page.
How Do I Add Apps From The All Apps Screen In Windows 8?
Not all of the available apps are immediately available on the Start Screen. To locate apps from the All Apps screen and pin them to the Start Screen, follow the steps below: Right click on any empty space in the Start Screen to open the All Apps menu. Click on All Apps. All Apps displays
How Do I Enable Secure Boot?
Secure boot is a Windows 8 feature that prevents the loading of malicious software applications, drivers, and OS loaders, that do not contain an authorized digital signature, during the booting process. To enable Secure boot, follow the steps below. Make sure your PC is powered off. Power
What Are The Touch Screen Gestures?
Your Samsung notebook screen supports touch input. Below is a quick guide to the various gestures that are supported. Bear in mind that these functions are application-dependent; some programs may not have support for every gesture. Touch Operation Function Description
How To Install The Samsung Settings Software
Settings allows you to change various settings on your laptop and is necessary to ensure your Fn keys work correctly. Important: In order to install Settings, you will need SW Update. If SW Update is not installed on your computer, click here to install it. Open SW Update by clicking on the
How To Pair A Bluetooth Device In Windows 8
How To Pair A Bluetooth Device In Windows 8 Using Bluetooth, you can exchange files, connect to the internet, construct a private network, communicate with a keyboard or mouse, etc. without a cable connection. The Bluetooth supporting function is only available between devices, and the
How To Upgrade The Memory
How To Upgrade The Memory If you are looking for a part, please visit www.samsungparts.com. Warning: Shut down the computer completely before attempting to replace the memory. Do not replace the memory while the computer is in Sleep mode. Disconnect the power and remove the battery before
How To Use The SmartView 2.0 App
How To Use The SmartView 2.0 App Smart View is an app that you can download on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC to share with and control your TV. Note: Don't have the Smart View App? Download it here! Important: Smart View uses DLNA and is not compatible with Mac. Smart View 2.0 is only
How To Perform A Complete Backup Using Samsung Recovery Solution 5
How To Perform A Complete Backup Using Samsung Recovery Solution 5 A Complete Backup creates an image of the entire (C:) drive. You can use this image later to restore the system in case of system failure. Important: This creates a backup at the full volume size, so for example; if you have
How To Connect To A Wireless Network (Windows 7)
No title Before You Begin: This guide explains how to connect your PC to a wireless network. Note: If you have already followed the directions in this article and you are experiencing problems connecting to a wireless network, please visit our Troubleshooting guides. Before connecting your
How To Access The Web Cam Software (Windows 7)
Important: Cyberlink YouCam only comes pre-installed on PC's with Windows 7 out-of-the-box. If you have deleted this software, click here to go to Cyberlink's site. CyberLink YouCam is a software solution for webcam users. The dual-mode user interface design makes CyberLink YouCam easy
Can I Filter The Search Results In The Windows 8.1 Search Feature?
Can I Filter The Search Results In The Windows 8.1 Search Feature? In Windows 8.1, performing a search on the Start Screen will not only provide results from your PC, but also from the web. To control the filtering of these results, follow the steps below. Press the Windows key + C key to
How Do I Set The Native Resolution In Windows 8?
How Do I Set The Native Resolution In Windows 8? To set the Native Resolution on your Windows 8 PC, follow the steps below: Right Click on the desktop and select Screen Resolution. In the Screen Resolution window, click on the box next to Resolution and, using the slider, select the
How Do I Run Two Apps At The Same Time? (Windows 8)
How Do I Run Two Apps At The Same Time? (Windows 8) Select the Apps in the Start screen. Move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen. Your mouse pointer changes to a hand. If you click and hold your mouse button while moving left or right, you can split the screen to display multiple
Why Update Internet Explorer?
Why Update Internet Explorer? Updating Internet Explorer will provide the following benefits: Better performance Hardware acceleration Streamlined user interface Seamless integration Security Easy to deploy Comprehensive management tools Compatibility and migration support Support for
How Do I Set App Notifications Off During Certain Hours In Windows 8.1?
How Do I Set App Notifications Off During Certain Hours In Windows 8.1? Using the Quiet hours feature in Windows 8.1, you can stop app notifications during set hours of the day. To set Quiet hours, follow the steps below: Press the Windows key and C key to open the Charms menu. + In the