Dell Inspiron DCSLF user manual

User manual for the device Dell Inspiron DCSLF

Device: Dell Inspiron DCSLF
Size: 1,60 MB
Date of adding : 2013-04-01 18:05:56
Number of pages: 70
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INSPIRON
SETUP GUIDE

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™ INSPIRON SETUP GUIDE Regulatory model: DCSLF

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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. __________________ Information in this document is subject to change without notice. © 2010 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any ma

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Contents Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop . . . . . . . .5 Software Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dell Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Before Setting Up Your Computer . . . . . . . . . 5 Extend the Rear Stabilizing Feet. . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dell DataSafe Online Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Connect the Keyboard and Mouse. . . . . . . . . 7 Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Connect the Display. . . . . .

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Contents Restoring Your Operating System . . . . . . .42 Finding More Information and Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 System Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Basic Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Dell DataSafe Local Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 System Recovery Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Dell Factory Image Restore . . . . . .

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INSPIRON Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop This section provides information about Before Setting Up Your ™ setting up your Inspiron desktop. Computer WARNING: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, read the When positioning your computer, ensure that you allow easy access to a power source, safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety adequate ventilation, and a level surface to place your computer. best practices information, see the Regula

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Extend the Rear Stabilizing Feet With the computer sitting in an upright position, carefully lift the rear of the computer, and rotate the stabilizing feet outwards. The extended feet ensure maximum system stability. 6

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Keyboard and Mouse Connect the USB keyboard and mouse to the USB connectors on the back panel of your computer. 7

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Display Your computer has integrated VGA and HDMI video connectors. NOTE: A DVI connector may be available if you purchased a discrete graphics card. You can purchase the HDMI‑to‑DVI adapter and additional HDMI or DVI cables at www.dell.com. Use the appropriate cable based on the connectors available on your computer and display. Refer to the following table to identify the connectors on your computer and display. NOTE: When connecting to a single

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connection Type Computer Cable Display VGA‑to‑VGA (VGA cable) DVI‑to‑DVI (DVI cable) HDMI‑to‑HDMI (HDMI cable) HDMI‑to‑DVI (HDMI‑to‑DVI adapter + DVI cable) 9

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Network Cable (Optional) A network connection is not required to complete your computer setup, but if you have an existing network or Internet connection that uses a cable connection (such as a broadband device or Ethernet jack), you can connect it now. NOTE: Use only an Ethernet cable to connect to the network connector (RJ45 connector). Connect the telephone cable only to the modem connector (RJ11 connector) and not to the network connect

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Connect the Power Cable CAUTION: To help avoid damaging your computer, ensure that the voltage selector switch is set for the voltage that most closely matches the AC power available in your location. To locate the voltage selector switch, see “Back View Features” on page 20. 11

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Press the Power Button 12

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Set Up Microsoft Windows ® ® Your Dell computer is preconfigured with Microsoft Windows operating system. 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: Do not interrupt the operating system’s s

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop You will require the following to create the Create System Recovery system recovery media: Media (Recommended) • Dell DataSafe Local Backup NOTE: It is recommended that you create a • USB key with a minimum capacity of 8 GB or system recovery media as soon as you set ™ DVD‑R/DVD+R/Blu‑ray Disc up Microsoft Windows. NOTE: Dell DataSafe Local Backup does The system recovery media can be used to not support rewritable discs. restore your computer to the oper

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop Setting Up a Wired Connection Connect to the Internet • If you are using a dialup connection, connect ‑ (Optional) the telephone cable to the optional modem To connect to the Internet, you need an external and to the telephone wall jack before you set modem or network connection and an Internet up your Internet connection. service provider (ISP). • If you are using a DSL or cable/satellite If an external USB modem or WLAN adapter is modem connection, co

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop ® Windows 7 Setting Up a Wireless Connection 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any NOTE: To set up your wireless router, see the open programs. documentation that shipped with your router. 2. Click Start → Control Panel. Before you can use your wireless Internet connection, you need to connect to your 3. In the search box, type network, and wireless router. then click Network and Sharing Center→ Connect to a network. To set up your connection to

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Setting Up Your Inspiron Desktop To set up your Internet connection: Windows 7 Windows Vista 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. NOTE: The following instructions are applicable for the Windows default view, 2. Click Start → Control Panel. ™ so they may not apply if you set your Dell 3. In the search box, type network, and then computer to the Windows classic view. click Network and Sharing Center→ Set up 1. Save and close any open files, and exit any a new connect

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Using Your Inspiron Desktop ™ This section provides information about the features available on your Inspiron desktop. Front View Features 10 1 FlexBay drive eject button — Opens the Flexbay cover when pressed. 1 9 2 FlexBay slot — Can support an optional Media Card Reader or an additional hard drive. 8 2 3 Power button — Turns the computer on or off when pressed. The light in the center of this button indicates the power state. NOTE: For information on power problems, see “Power Problems


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