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Few Things to Know About Dell Computer Setup

By Jack K Wilson Subscribe to RSS | February 17th 2012 | Views:
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Computer setup is an important step, as it makes dead hardware components alive, and lets you communicate with the machine through the application software. Obviously, the exuberance will be on top, when you have brought a new Dell computer at home. Congrats! Want to setup your Dell machine for the first time. Only a properly setup machine can serve the objective of the investment, so take it seriously. Also, get a small USB key to create a Password Recovery Disk and 2 blank DVD-writeable discs or a 16GB USB key for Recovery Media. These tools come handy whenever you are in unpleasant situation like forgotten password and system crash.

The objective of this Dell Help article is to guide you thoroughly through stages of Dell computer setup. For the sake of simplicity it has been divided into steps. Let’s start.

Physical Setup

Plug your computer into AC power using the enclosed power cables.

Connect your monitor

Connect your mouse and keyboard

Connect your speakers

Turn your computer on.

Don’t miss to refer to the User Manual or Setup Guide for your specific computer model.

Microsoft Windows Setup

Turn on the machine, and you will come through Windows-screen demanding information as mentioned below:

Country, Language and Keyboard Layout

User Name (required) and Computer Name (fills based on User Name, but you can change if you like)

Login Password (voluntary step), note that if you lose your password and do not have a Password Reset Disk, other than the hint provided the only other option is to reinstall Windows.

Agree to the Microsoft and Dell license terms.

Set your computer security settings. Dell strongly recommends using the recommended settings.

Date and Time settings

Configure your wireless settings, if applicable. Enable the HomeGroup settings.

Dell Setup Screen

Afterwards, Dell Getting Started Guide starts. It provides steps to setup McAfee SecurityCenter and DataSafe Online, create recovery disc. You can know more regarding backup and transfer of your data from an old machine and setting up printers or other peripherals.

Create a Password Reset Disk

Insert your USB removable media. Navigate the Control Panel followed by “User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click “User Accounts”. In the left pane, click Create a password reset disk, and then follow the instructions.

Update Windows

Your Dell computer may not be completely up-to-date with all of the latest Windows security and usability updates. Be sure to click Start and select Windows Update to keep your computer up-to-date and secure.

Update Drivers and BIOS

The machine demands updated drives so as to successfully communicate with the attached peripherals as well as to diktat the system components like video cards, sound cards and modems. Navigate to the “Drivers and Downloads” section of the Dell Support to get the latest drivers and firmware for your Dell system, which in turn boost up the performance and security aspects, and are exclusively needed for expanded compatibility.

However, if you are encountering any issues regarding Dell computer setup, you can call on the Dell Number for instant help.

Jack K Wilson - About Author:
The author is a technician at Techvedic technologies, a firm that delivers end to end Dell support to clients. Online computer repair, Dell number, computer technical support, Dell help are few services offered at this one platform along with many others.

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