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Hewlett Packard HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)

With the HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC, you can scroll effortlessly through social networks. Share photos with a few simple taps. Start a Skype chat with a touch. All on a thin and light design you'll want with you all the time.
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Questions & Answers for Hewlett Packard HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)

Question

How do I add a dvd drive? (STEPS how to please)

asked 7 months ago
By
Grateful
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
6 answers
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answer 1
you can buy a external disk player that plugs into the usb. i don't have 1. it might be hard to get it to run dvds as it probably does NOT have dvd drivers but it might run them in windows media player.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wolvrine14
answer 2
You simply need to purchase an external cd-dvd drive. You can buy one at Walmart for around $25-$30. Then you plug it into the laptop in the USB drive. Then a pop up may appear to install software which should take 2 minutes, and you're ready to go. They are small so its really not much of a hassle. It should fit into your laptop case so you can bring it with you.
answered 7 months ago
By
vsfiction
answer 3
you can't
answered 7 months ago
By
laptopguy009
answer 4
They sell portable usb ones cheap
answered 7 months ago
By
saintpoly
answer 5
you would have to buy an external drive and plug into one of the usb ports, I think that would be the easiest. As far as making one built right into the laptop I have no idea and wouldn't chance doing it myself. Hope this helped.
answered 7 months ago
By
Joann84
answer 6
You can't add an internal DVD drive. You need to purchase an external DVD drive and connect the USB cord that comes with the drive into one of the laptop's USB ports. Laptop will install the drive for you. Once installed, the external DVD drive while connected to laptop will appear under Devices and Drives.
answered 7 months ago
By
HP222
Question

Is Microsoft Word preinstalled?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Barb
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
6 answers
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answer 1
No; no Office products are installed (Word, Excel, etc)
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
djcatlin
answer 2
yes
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
memo2014
answer 3
No, Microsoft Word is not installed on this computer. Microsoft Office software will have to be purchased separately.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
Yes the trial version is installed. You have to purchase Microsoft Word after so many free uses.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
StephenDFS
answer 5
Only if you pay extra for it and tell them.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
IvieYonnie
answer 6
This HP PC may have a trial version of the Microsoft Office Software.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
HP Team
Question

Is there a webcam?

asked 3 months ago
By
Barbie
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
kchood
answer 2
Yes this product has a HD Webcam.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
yes
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
zulu53
answer 4
yes barbie. there is a camera built in just above the screen it can take photos and videos in HD. i skype (video) every day.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
wolvrine14
answer 5
Yes.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Sacret
answer 6
The HP Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm does have a webcam.
answered 3 months ago
By
HP Team
Question

Hope this isn't too stupid but can you use a mouse with this computer?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Mo
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
6 answers
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answer 1
Mo yes you can use a usb mouse with any computer that has a usb.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wolvrine14
answer 2
wireless one can be used
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
memo2014
answer 3
I think so. wireless only
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
memo2014
answer 4
Yes you can connect a mouse to the usb.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
Yes, they offer wired and wireless mouse devices ranging in sizes and prices.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
StephenDFS
answer 6
You can connect a USB mouse to this HP PC and use a mouse.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
HP Team
Question

Which side is the battery charger plug in on?

asked 4 months ago
By
Tink
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
6 answers
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answer 1
The charger plugs in on the right side.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Right side!
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
cowboyway4040
answer 3
right side
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
memo2014
answer 4
On the right side.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
memo2014
answer 5
Right hand side
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
RetiredTechGuy
answer 6
From the pictures I have seen on the Walmart web site I would say that the charger plugs in on the left side of the PC.
answered 4 months ago
By
HP Team
Question

interested in this laptop, but is it wi fi ready

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Keyzlady14
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes. BUY IT!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
JoshRI
answer 2
yes keyz most laptops have a built in wifi antenna.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wolvrine14
answer 3
Yes; within minutes of starting up this laptop I was able to connect to my wireless network. Note there is a wireless antenna on/off button on the top row of the keyboard (to the right of the mute button). If the button light is orange, the Wi-Fi is off; if the button light is light blue, the Wi-Fi is on.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
djcatlin
answer 4
yes
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
memo2014
answer 5
yes
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
RedfishJohn
answer 6
This HP PC has the 802.11b/g/n WLAN wireless technology.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
HP Team
Question

Can you add java or is java already installed?

asked 4 months ago
By
authenticone
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
5 answers
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answer 1
i do not know but i went online and got the lasts version after i got mine. it only takes a few minutes.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
wolvrine14
answer 2
You have to download java.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
boo702
answer 3
Java is an add-on to the browser or your preference. It does not come with the computer.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
You can install Java if you have to. Wouldn't do it unless you just have to have it. Make sure you keep it updated if you do.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
RetiredTechGuy
answer 5
Java is not pre-installed on this HP PC but is a free download. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
answered 4 months ago
By
HP Team
Question

Can it be used with regular internet connection and not wireless

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
nanny
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
JoshRI
answer 2
yes it has a Ethernet cable port right beside the charger port. you will lose the portability using a cable tho. if you do not have wi-fi there are routers sold at your local walmart.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
wolvrine14
answer 3
Yes, the HP Laptop can use any internet connection, either broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a WiFi signal.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
Yes as far as I know; there is an Ethernet connection port but I haven't tested this myself
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
djcatlin
answer 5
This HP PC comes with standard Ethernet connectivity.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
HP Team
Question

Can you stream netflix into this laptop

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Lisa
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
4 answers
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answer 1
lisa windows 8 has a app page it does have a netfix app already installed, but you will have to set it up and pay monthly if you don't already have netfix. and it needs a internet connection to work.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
wolvrine14
answer 2
Yes. You can use Netflix with the TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop, but you will need to visit Microsoft's app store, and download the app first.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Yes you can. You just have to make sure the HDMI connector
makes good contact. You hear a ping when it does.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Sesinho
answer 4
This HP PC should support watching movies using the Netflix movie stream option. However, HP does not test or support third party applications or software and recommends contacting the manufacturer of any third party applications or software that you intend to use for the minimum system requirements and any compatibility questions that you might have.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
HP Team
Question

does this have web cam & restore disc

how do you make a back up restore disc if no cd writer
asked 7 months ago
By
mojopo
on HP Sparkling Black 14" Pavilion TouchSmart 14-b109wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron B877 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, Touchscreen, and Windows 8 (DVD/CD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED)
4 answers
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answer 1
No this doesn't have a webcam, they do have one just like this but a tad more expensive with a webcam built in
answered 7 months ago
By
stewy18
answer 2
has webcam but no restore disc - my husband asked the same thing when we opened the box
answered 7 months ago
By
BENJAM12345
answer 3
Easy, you will need a 32gb minimum USB drive OR a 32gb SD/micro SD card and have it mount to a USB adapter and then plug to your computer.

Once you have the above memory device, go on the search type create recovery disc or just type recovery and you should see the option to create a recovery drive.

Each computer can only create one drive so make sure you keep that backup secure once you created it. Also, don't use the recovery option that came with the window 8 software, it will result in failure to create in midway through, you have to use the HP version of software to create your recovery drive, this is to prevent you from creating more than one recovery drive.
answered 7 months ago
By
PBengineer
answer 4
Yes it has a webcam and you need 7 blank dvds to create a restore disk. You can also use a 32gb usb drive. Use an external dvd burner.
answered 7 months ago
By
wisenhiemer
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