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HP Notebook PCs - Overview of Instant On Software Environment

This document is specific for Envy Notebook PCs with Instant On Software and Windows 7.
Instant On Software (IOS) is an optional, instant-on environment that is separate from your Windows operating system. IOS allows you to rapidly access certain programs without the need to start the Windows 7 operating system. The IOS environment provides less functionality than Windows 7; however you can use your computer within 10 seconds or less of pressing the power button. You will enjoy the IOS feature if you browse the Internet, view and send e-mail, view digital photos, listen to music, or keep in touch through instant messages or Skype. You decide when or if you want to enter the Windows 7 OS to use all of your regular programs.
You are not required to use the Instant On Software when starting the computer. By default, when the power button is pressed, the IOS screen is displayed for a period of time, and you can select any of IOS programs within seconds. However, if you do not select any program, the computer will automatically launch the full Windows 7 operating system.
Program Icons
From the IOS start up screen, you can use any of the following features:
IOS Icon
Program
Web browser — Search and browse the Internet, and create links to your favorite Web sites. Default browser name is Splashtop Browser
Music player — Listen to your favorite music and create play lists. Supports both .mp3 and .wav file types.
Photo viewer — Browse through photos, create albums, and view slide shows. Supports .bmp, .gif, .jpg, and .png file types.
Skype — Skype is a voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) that lets you communicate free of charge with other Skype users. With Skype, you can have a conference call or a video chat with one or more people at a time. You can also make long-distance phone calls to land lines.
Chat — Pidgin is an instant messaging programs for chatting with friends on IM programs such as AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, MSN, Windows Live! Messenger, or Yahoo Messenger.
Web calendar — Launches your default Web calendar to display, edit, and organize your schedule.
Web mail — Launches your default Web mail program to view and send e-mail.
Windows Operating System — Launch Windows 7 and use all of your regular programs.
Shutdown IOS — Shuts down the computer from the Instant On Software environment.
See also
HP Notebook PCs - Overview of Instant On Software Environment - c01995690

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