Set Up the Operating System
Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase.
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
CAUTION: Do not interrupt the operating system's setup process. Doing so may render your
computer unusable and you will need to reinstall the operating system.
NOTE: For optimal performance of your computer, it is recommended that you download and
install the latest BIOS and drivers for your computer available at support.dell.com.
NOTE: For more information on the operating system and features, see
To set up Ubuntu for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen.
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop