Dell Inspiron 1012 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Inspiron 1012

Device: Dell Inspiron 1012
Size: 0,98 MB
Date of adding : 2014-07-01 17:51:04
Number of pages: 82
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INSPIRON
SETUP GUIDE

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™ INSPIRON SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: P04T series Regulatory type: P04T001

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Notes, Cautions, and Warnings NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem. WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. ™ ® ® If you purchased a Dell n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft Windows operating systems are not applicable. __________________ Info

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Contents Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop. . . . . . . . . .5 Back View Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Computer Base Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . 5 Connect the AC Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Touch Pad Gestures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Connect the Network Cable (Optional) . . . . . 7 Display Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Removing and Replacing the Batt

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Contents Using Support Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Returning Items for Repair Under Warranty or for Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Dell Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Before You Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 My Dell Downloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Contacting Dell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Finding More I

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INSPIRON Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop This section provides information about setting WARNING: Do not block, push objects ™ up your Inspiron laptop. into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not place your Dell™ Before Setting Up Your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, or on fabric Computer surfaces, such as carpets or rugs, while When positioning your computer, ensure that it is powered on. Restricting the airflow you allow easy access t

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the AC Adapter Connect the AC adapter to the computer and then plug it into an electrical outlet or surge protector. WARNING: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to a power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or permanent damage to your computer. 6

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Connect the Network Cable (Optional) To use a wired network connection, connect the network cable. 7

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Press the Power Button 8

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Set Up the Operating System Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase. ® ® Microsoft Windows To set up Windows for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. These steps are mandatory and may take some time to complete. The Windows setup screens will take you through several procedures including accepting license agreements, setting preferences, and setting up an Internet connection. CAUTION

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Create System Recovery Media (Recommended) NOTE: It is recommended that you create a system recovery media as soon as you set up Microsoft Windows. The system recovery media can be used to restore your computer to the operating state it was in when you purchased the computer, while preserving data files (without the need of the Operating System disc). You can use the system recovery media if changes to the hardware, software, drivers, or other system settings

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To create a system recovery media: 1. Ensure that the AC adapter is connected (see “Connect the AC Adapter” on page 6). 2. Insert the disc or USB key in the computer. NOTE: Your computer does not have an internal optical drive. Use an external optical drive or any external storage device for the procedures that involve discs. 3. Click Start → Programs→ Dell DataSafe Local Backup. 4. Click Create Recovery Media. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. NOTE: For

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Install the SIM Card (Optional) NOTE: Installing a SIM is not required if you are using an EVDO card to access the Internet. Installing a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card allows you to browse the Internet, check e-mail, and connect to a Virtual Private Network. To access the Internet, you must be within the network of your cellular service provider. To install the SIM card: 1. Turn off your computer. 2. Remove the battery (see “Removing and Replacing the B

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop 1 battery bay 2 SIM card 3 SIM card slot 1 3 2 13

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop Enable or Disable Wireless (Optional) 14

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To enable wireless: To disable wireless: 1. Turn on your computer. 1. Double-click the icon on the system tray or press . 2. Double-click the icon on the system tray or press . The Wireless Enable/Disable dialog box appears. The Wireless Enable/Disable dialog box appears. 2. Clear the option(s) you want to disable: 3. Select the option(s) you want to enable: – Enable Bluetooth – Enable Bluetooth – Enable Wireless LAN/WiMax – Enable Wireless LAN/WiM

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To complete setting up your wired Internet Connect to the Internet connection, follow the instructions in “Setting (Optional) Up Your Internet Connection” on page 17. To connect to the Internet, you need an external Setting Up a Wireless Connection modem or network connection and an Internet Before you can use your wireless Internet service provider (ISP). connection, you need to connect to your If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter wireless router.

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop 3. Click Start→ Connect to→ Wireless Setting Up Your Internet Connection Network Connections→ View Wireless ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country. Contact Networks. your ISP for offerings available in your country. 4. Follow the instructions on the screen to If you cannot connect to the Internet but have complete the setup. successfully connected in the past, the ISP Windows 7 might have a service outage. Contact your ISP to check the service status, or

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop To setup your Internet connection: 6. In the next window, click the appropriate option: Windows XP – If you do not have an ISP, click NOTE: The following steps were written for Choose from a list of Internet service the Windows default view, so they may not providers (ISPs). apply if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view. – If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did 1. Save and close any open files, and exit


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