HP EliteBook 745 G4 user manual download (Page 55 of 75)

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Only internal hard drives are protected by HP 3D DriveGuard. A hard drive installed in an optional
docking device or connected to a USB port is not protected by HP 3D DriveGuard.
Because solid-state drives (SSDs) lack moving parts, HP 3D DriveGuard is unnecessary for these
For more information, see the HP 3D DriveGuard software Help.
Identifying HP 3D DriveGuard status
The hard drive light on the computer changes color to show that the drive in a primary hard drive bay and/or
the drive in a secondary hard drive bay (select products only) is parked. To determine whether a drive is
currently protected or whether it is parked, view the icon on the Windows desktop in the
area, at
the far right of the taskbar.
Updating programs and drivers
HP recommends that you update your programs and drivers on a regular basis. Updates can resolve issues
and bring new features and options to your computer. For example, older graphics components might not
work well with the most recent gaming software. Without the latest driver, you would not be getting the most
out of your equipment.
Go to
to download the latest versions of HP programs and drivers. In addition,
register to receive automatic
when updates become available.
If you would like to update your programs and drivers, follow these instructions:
All Programs
>Windows Update
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Cleaning your computer
Use the following products to safely clean your computer:
Dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.3 percent maximum concentration (for example, disposable
wipes, which come in a variety of brands)
Alcohol-free glass-cleaning
Solution of water and mild soap
cleaning cloth or a chamois (static-free cloth without oil)
Static-free cloth wipes
Avoid strong cleaning solvents that can permanently damage your computer. If you are not sure
that a cleaning product is safe for your computer, check the product contents to make sure that ingredients
such as alcohol, acetone, ammonium chloride, methylene chloride, and hydrocarbons are not included in the
Fibrous materials, such as paper towels, can scratch the computer. Over time, dirt particles and cleaning
agents can get trapped in the scratches.
Cleaning procedures
Follow the procedures in this section to safely clean your computer.
Updating programs and drivers