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Charging batter in my new HP Pavilion dv6929wm Entertainment Notebook PC

I've worked for years with eithernet connection (3 monitors)/ Graphic Arts, layout design newspapers, etc.

I've currently opened a business where I convert pics I've taken to a vinyl application, needing high dpi (800 to 1500, generally).

I'm currently seeing customers that require a "shoot" by myself, and before printing (plodder) vinyl pic, they need/ want to view a proof, obviously!

I can't keep dragging around 2' x 3' examples in a large portfolio, therefore to the point . . .

I purchased a laptop to go directly to the customer to review what I've accomplished. However, I've worked primarily for about a year with Windows XP and the laptop has VISTA. I just booted the thing up this morning and WILL NOT be using the devise on line . . . only as a tool to display, also repair, etc. with Photoshop software. I'm moving along pretty well with the set up process, but there's no manual to tell me how long to charge the battery or how. I'm assuning I simply plug it in, either on or off and it charges? But for how long. I miss a "hard copy" manual.

I'm sure I'll have many questions as I download (learn how on laptop first!) my CANON camera software, Photoshop, etc.

Also, I'd like to install a version of Open Office, as Works is a trial program I believe, on the laptop?

Anyway, I'd like to start taking proofs of the "shoots" I've done recently and get this business well established, at least supplimenting Social Security, or possibly, a full fledged business!

Sorry about so long an . . . "intro" . . . can you give me an 800 number or help me on line, possibly talking me through some of the initial learning issues I have?


Rev. ClintA. Lindstrom

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I don't know where you reside but anywhere near larger cities, there will be courses offered by schools, community colleges, and often even larger libraries to bring folks up to speed.
You have so many questions, it's hard to know where to start! 
FYI: >  "before printing (plodder) vinyl pic,"
It's 'plotter' -
I've known a few 'plodders' in my life and fired a couple too! Good luck in your new endeavour-

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