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HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100, h4300, h5100 and h5500 - Using and Installing Software

Installing Pocket PC applications
Installing Pocket PC applications from the Companion CD
To install application software available on the Companion CD, do the following:
  1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive, or return to the Main menu. The Getting Started screen is displayed.
  2. Select Enhance your Pocket PC to access the application software menus.
  3. Select the type of application to install (Productivity, Mobility, Entertainment, or Tools).
  4. Select Install from the CD software menu to install the applications.
Applications and documentation on the Companion CD
The Companion CD provides software and links to software that can be installed on the Pocket PC.
  note:
If the application is included on the Companion CD, then basic telephone support for installation, setup, and configuration is provided by HP customer support.
Applications
Application name
Description
Microsoft ActiveSync 3.7
ActiveSync 3.7 is the synchronization software that is designed to work with the ActiveSync client on the HP iPAQ.
Microsoft Outlook 2002
Outlook 2002 is is included on the Companion CD. Synchronization is also supported for Outlook 98 and Outlook 2003.
Connection Wizard
Connection Wizard is a recommended desktop application that helps users set up Pocket PCs to accept a variety of connection options. For example, modem, VPN, or cell phone connection setup.
Cadenza
Lotus Notes e-mail, contacts, to-do lists, calendar and journal Syncronization software.
Callex Pocket PC with ETPlayer -- Voicemail
Callex Pocket PC with ETPlayer is a voice messaging manager for recording and receiving voice and text messages (14-day trial).
Colligo Personal Edition
Transfer files, send instant messages and chat--exchange information on a wireless campus, in wireless hot spots, etc. Optimized for short-range wireless networks, Colligo Personal Edition enables you to form an instant portable network with those around you.
Conduits Pocket Watch
Pocket Watch tells time across the world.
F-Secure
F-Secure FileCrypto for Handhelds protects stored data from unauthorized access.
Illium Software eWallet
Store, protect, and back up your important information (30 day trial).
Illium Software ListPro
Make, use and re-use all your important lists (30 day trial).
iPresentation Mobile Converter LE
The iPresentation Mobile Converter allows you to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations on the Pocket PC (30 Day trial).
Macromedia Flash Player
Macromedia Flash Player delivers motion, sound and interactivity by playing SWF and Internet flash content files.
Margi Presenter-to-Go
Presenter-to-Go PC software compresses files from any printable Windows application into mobile presentations that can be copied to the handheld.
Microsoft Transcriber
Transcriber provides handwriting recognition technology that you teach to work optimally with your writing.
Microsoft Windows Media Player V8
This is the version of the Media Player for Pocket PC 2003. Earlier versions of Media Player are not compatible with Pocket PC 2003.
QuickView Plus (QVP)
QVP supports viewing over 70 different file types, and supports document formatting and layout.
RealOne Player for Pocket PC
Allows access to RealAudio and RealVideo programs from the Internet, as well as drag-and-drop music files from the desktop to a mobile device.
Xcellenet Afaria
Afaria helps companies manage mobile devices, applications and content from a central location.
Documentation
Documentation
Description
Safety and Comfort Guide
This guide explains the appropriate use of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
Reference Guide
This guide explains the initial setup of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC and provides instructions on how to perform typical tasks.
e-Book Reference Guide
This is an e-Book version of the Reference Guide.
Installing Pocket PC applications to alternate locations
When the installation scripts ask whether the user would like to install to the default application install directory, do the following:
  1. Select Yes to install the application into the default directory in the RAM file system of the Pocket PC. Select No to display the Select Destination Media dialog.
  2. The dialog indicates the space that the application requires and the amount of RAM or storage card space available on the HP Pocket PC. The dialog does not report the amount of available HP iPAQ file store space.
  3. Click the Down Arrow to display the Save In list of available destinations. The list includes all detected media destinations. As shown in the example, if a storage card is detected, the storage card is included as an option.
    Figure : Selecting destination media
  4. Select the desired destination and click OK. The installation continues normally and the application is installed on the selected media. The application icons appear in their normal locations on the HP Pocket PC. The registry settings for the application are stored in the RAM-based Registry.
HP iPAQ Pocket PC settings
Personal settings
Feature
Specification
Buttons
Buttons allows the user to change the default button configurations and set them back to default if necessary.
Input
Use the Input dialogs to select how the HP iPAQ responds to different input methods.
Menus
Menus allows the user to select the entries in the standard Start menu.
Owner information
Owner Information allows the user to personalize the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
Password
Password enables or disables the use of basic or strong password protection or biometric (fingerprint) security on the unit. If a user forgets the password, the unit must be fully reset and all RAM data that has not been backed up is lost.
Sounds and notifications
Sounds and Notifications controls the system volume, enables or disables the use of sound, and determines how the unit handles notification of events (sound, light, vibration, or as displayed messages).
Today
Today controls the display style of the Today screen and the items included in the Today screen display.
Figure : Settings (Personal)
System settings
Applet
Description
About
About displays version and copyright information about the software on the device. It is also used to set a Device Name for the unit that is used by ActiveSync and management programs.
Asset viewer
Asset Viewer displays information about the handheld including ROM version, operating system revision, memory, and so on.
Backlight
Backlight controls the brightness setting for the unit. It also enables the ambient light sensor.
Bluetooth
Setting up and using Bluetooth wireless communications.
Certificates
On your device, you can add and delete public key certificates.
Clock
Clock is used to set the Home and Visiting time for the unit and to set alarms.
Expansion pack
Expansion Pack reports the status of any attached Expansion Pack.
iPAQ audio
HP iPAQ Audio controls headphone bass and treble as well as microphone gain.
iPAQ WLAN
Setting up and using the WLAN functionality.
iTask settings
iTask settings allow the user to control the contents and ordering of the iTask pop-up menus.
Memory
Memory displays and allows adjustment of the RAM memory balance between storage and program execution space. It is also used to examine the status of attached storage cards and the HP iPAQ File Store. The Running Programs tab is used to activate or stop individual applications, or to halt the execution of all active applications.
Power
Power reports the charge status of the battery. This applet is also used to set the battery and AC power standby periods.
Regional settings
Regional settings allows the user to set how the HP iPAQ displays numbers, dates, time of day, and currency.
Remove programs
Use Remove Programs to uninstall any add-on application that was installed in RAM, the HP iPaq Files Store or any storage cards. Applications that are part of the operating system ROM image cannot be uninstalled.
Screen
Screen invokes the same screen alignment routine that is used during the initial setup of the HP iPAQ unit.
Self-test
Self-test provides routines to validate the operation of different components (for example, sound, button function, and so on).
Figure : Settings (System)
Connection settings
Applet
Description
Beam
Beam enables or disables the ability to receive incoming infrared connections.
Connections
Connections is used to set information such as port characteristics, phone numbers, dialing, VPN, proxy settings, and so on.
Figure : Settings (Connection)
HP iPAQ Pocket PC standard programs
The standard Programs menu includes applications that are embedded in the ROM firmware image. All of these programs are installed with HP Pocket PC 2003. The applications cannot be removed or updated unless the entire ROM image is updated.
Application
Description
Games
By default, the classic Solitaire game and JawBreaker are the only entries in this group.
Calculator
The standard calculator is currently included in all versions of the HP Pocket PC operating system.
File Explorer
File Explorer is the HP Pocket PC version of the desktop application.
Infrared Receive
Use Infrared Receive to set the unit in receive mode. The HP iPAQ will search for a sending infrared device and attempt to establish a link.
iPAQ Backup
HP iPAQ Backup is used to back up the contents of RAM memory to either a Compact Flash storage card or to the HP iPAQ File Store.
iPAQ Image Viewer
Users can view BMP, JPEG, and PNG images with the Image Viewer application. Users can also create a slide show of images with adjustable timing and transition effects.
iTask
The upper portion of the iTask display lists currently running applications.
Microsoft Reader
This application allows the user to read e-Books.
MSN Messenger
MSN Messenger is a Microsoft instant messaging application.
Pictures
Use Pictures to view .JPG pictures stored on your device or on a storage card, send pictures to others, view a slideshow of your pictures, or set a picture as the background on the Today screen.
Pocket Excel
Pocket Excel is the Pocket PC 2003 version of the desktop Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program.
Pocket Word
Pocket Word is the Pocket PC 2003 version of the desktop Microsoft Word program. ActiveSync converts Word (.DOC) files to/from Pocket Word (.PSW) files whenever the user synchronizes, copies, or moves files.
Tasks
This application can synchronize your task list with Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Exchange.
Terminal Services
Use the Terminal Services Client to establish user connections with a Windows Server system on the network.
Figure : Programs
HP iPAQ pocket PC self-test diagnostics
Component
Test
Sound
Plays a tone and prompts the user to confirm that the tone was audible.
Screen calibration
Runs a variation of the Screen Alignment procedure to test whether the membrane and the screen are in alignment.
Screen patterns
Exercises the screen drivers by displaying different patterns on the screen.
Read/write files
Opens a new file, writes to it, and reads from it.
IR transfer
Tests the internal IR circuitry. You do not need a second IR device to run this test.
LED notification
Flashes the power/notification LED and prompts the user for confirmation.
Key test
Displays a graphic of the HP iPAQ and sequentially highlights each hardware key. The user presses each key as directed to complete the test.
Figure : Settings (self-test)

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