How to Set Up a Compaq Armada 1750

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How to Set Up a Compaq Armada 1750
Compaq Armada 1750 can still be used for basic word processing or e-mail. (laptop image by Angie Lingnau from

The Compaq Armada 1750 is a laptop computer which began manufacture in 1999. The computer contains a Pentium II core processor running at 300MHz (Megahertz), a 4.3 GB (Gigabyte) hard drive, and 16 MB (Megabytes) of memory. The laptop can be used to run CD-ROM or floppy disks. Not all Compaq Armada laptops shipped with an instruction manual, so if you've just picked up one of these older but sturdy computers, you may be wondering how to set the machine up.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Unpack the computer and check that you have received the machine itself, power cord and modem cable. The computer comes with a built-in battery.

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    Plug the power cord into the three-pin slot at the back of the computer and connect to mains power. Compaq recommend that users charge the battery fully before disconnecting: this means a two-hour charge if the computer is not in use, or a five-hour charge while you are using the machine.

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    Open the computer by sliding the clasps on either side of the machine's top half toward you, then tilting the screen up. The feet on the bottom of the machine can also be extended to tilt the keyboard for more ergonomic typing, but this is optional.

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    Switch the machine on by sliding the power switch above the "9" key from left to right.

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    Input your user details into the computer to set up the software. This process entails giving a user name, setting a language for the operating system, and setting the time and date. Navigate the set-up screens with the arrow keys of your keyboard or the touchpad located below the space bar. When you have entered your settings into the computer, press "Enter" to save and complete set-up.

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