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
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
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
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 Use Windows 8 Hot Keys
Using Windows 8 key combinations to access features quickly
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?
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 open the Charms menu. + In the Charms menu, select Settings.
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
I Purchased My Notebook In Another Country. Where Can I Find Support?
I Purchased My Notebook In Another Country. Where Can I Find Support? Samsung manufactures notebook PCs for several countries (United Kingdom, South Korea, United States, Hong Kong, etc…). Although notebook PCs may share the same model number, the specifications may differ between countries. If
Why Does A Different Character Appear On The Screen When I Press Certain Keyboard Keys? (Windows 8)
Why Does A Different Character Appear On The Screen When I Press Certain Keyboard Keys? (Windows 8) If you press a key on the keyboard and a different character appears on the display (ex: When you press the Q button, A appears on the screen) this is because your keyboard is set to an
How Do I Update To Windows 8.1?
How Do I Update To Windows 8.1? For steps on updating to Windows 8.1, click on one of the links below to go to Microsoft's update support page. Click here to update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Click here to update from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1. Click here to upgrade from
How Do I Setup The Audio App To Play From A Music CD In Windows 8?
How Do I Setup The Audio App To Play From A Music CD In Windows 8? The Music App does not support playing music from Audio CD's. The app can only play music from the C:\Users\users\my music folder. In order to play music from an audio CD, you will either need to install music software or
How Do I Use The Start Button In Windows 8.1?
How Do I Use The Start Button In Windows 8.1? The Start button is a feature that was added back into the Windows 8.1 Update. It has two functionalities. Left clicking the Start button will bring you to the Start Screen. Right clicking the Start button will open a menu. This menu includes all
The Sound Device Disappears After I Take The Notebook Out Of Hibernation
The Sound Device Disappears After I Take The Notebook Out Of Hibernation This occurs when you use a High Definition Audio device. You can usually resolve this problem by installing the HDA BUS Driver patch (KB929685) from Microsoft. This problem won’t appear when you install Windows Vista for