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Dell Latitude E6400 XFR How-to Manual

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    Dell™ Business Client E-Family Re-Image How-To Guide w w w . d e l l . c o m | s u p p o r t . d e l l . c o m...

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    Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Dell Precision, and Latitude are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, vPro, ProSet, and AMT are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Overview ......Supported Operating Systems ..E-Family New Features and Image Impact .

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    Touchpad ......Modem (Not applicable to Dell Precision M6400) . . . Intel vPro or AMT (Applicable ONLY to vPro Configurations) .

  • Page 5: Overview

    These drivers are required to enable the new technologies and features of Dell E-Family products. Reinstalled images should be built starting from a clean OS load and following the steps in this guide. Dell does not recommend starting from an image built for D-Family products or other computer systems.

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  • Page 7: Supported Operating Systems

    Supported Operating Systems The following Microsoft operating systems have been validated for use on Dell E-Family notebook computers. These operating systems and their service packs are the latest and most updated releases from Microsoft. • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack-3 - 32-Bit •...

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  • Page 9: E-family New Features And Image Impact

    E-Family New Features and Image Impact Dell E-Family systems feature new hardware technologies that require a new software stack, drivers and / or applications. These products are not compatible with previous images built or installed on non E-Family or previous Dell products.

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  • Page 11: Latest Drivers / Applications And Utilities

    Latest Drivers / Applications and Utilities All Dell validated and tested drivers and applications are located on Dell's support web site (support.dell.com). • Choose drivers and downloads • Select Product Model and the Model Number NOTE: The 32-bit or 64-bit version must be selected...

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  • Page 13: Installation Sequence Overview

    Installation Sequence Overview The list below is a general overview of drivers and applications that must be installed on Dell E-Family systems in a prescribed order to ensure optimal performance. Actual system configurations may vary. • Updated BIOS • Dell System Software - A compilation of critical Microsoft QFEs updates.

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  • Page 15: Bios

    BIOS Dell recommends flashing the latest BIOS available to the system. This is posted on Dell's driver and downloads support web site (support.dell.com), under BIOS. Some of the BIOS settings are critical to operating system performance. These are as follows: •...

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    – Deactivate (Default) = The TPM will be deactivated and disabled. – Activate = The TPM will be enabled and activated. – Clear = The BIOS clears the information stored in the TPM. Dell Business Client E-Family Re-Image How-To Guide...

  • Page 17: Recommended Drivers / Applications, Installation Order

    Intel Storage - Intel Matrix Storage Manager The Intel Matrix Storage Manager (IMSM) driver is required to be installed on operating systems other than those validated by Dell in AHCI, IRRT, and RAID SATA modes. The SATA operation modes are configured in the BIOS. Refer to "BIOS" on page 15.

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    Microsoft operating systems other than those specified at the beginning of this document do not include this driver. If SATA configuration mode in the BIOS is set to either AHCI, IRRT or RAID install the following Dell IMSM driver: Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, found under SATA Drivers on Dell's •...

  • Page 19: Graphics And Audio

    Microsoft operating systems do not include the audio driver recommended by Dell, so you must install the following driver: • IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio driver, found under Audio on Dell's driver and downloads support web site (support.dell.com) Microsoft operating systems include the VGA graphics drivers only. For optimum graphics performance, Dell recommends installing the Dell graphics driver applicable to your system.

  • Page 20: Integrated Wired Network Controller

    The solution consists of three independent modules described below and are available only from Dell at support.dell.com under Applications. DCP System Manager Dell ControlPoint System Manager module provides a complete set of power management configuring and alerting capabilities: • Battery Status •...

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    • Dell ControlPoint System Manager Application For All Day Battery Life feature (ADBL), install the following Dell ControlPoint components offered by Dell in addition to the System Manager Module: • Dell ControlPoint System Security Manager driver • Dell ControlPoint System Manager XML file...

  • Page 22: Dcp Connection Manager

    Privacy Panel (Fn+E) - Applicable only for nVidia discrete graphics DCP Connection Manager Dell ControlPoint Connections Manager module provides a complete communications management environment (currently only supports Dell Wireless LAN cards). • Allow the user to create multiple mobile profile settings •...

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    It also provides the capability to enable or disable any of the radios on the notebook, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth GPS, UWB, and mobile broadband. To enable features offered on Dell E-Family thru Dell DCP Connection Manager, install the following application: •...

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    Table 7-2. Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager Features Feature DCP Connection Without DCP Connection Manager, Without DCP Manager 1.0 or and Controller’s Drivers and Apps Connection Manager 1.1 Installed Installed and Without Controller’s Drivers and Apps (Native Operating System) Disconnect on...

  • Page 25: Dcp Security Manager

    – The driver will install the device driver for the security devices installed in the Dell E-Family notebook computer. In addition it will install Microsoft Net framework 2.0 SP1 and any relevant MS QFEs required to allow these security devices to operate correctly –...

  • Page 26: Wireless Network Controller

    Wireless Network Controller Microsoft XP 32-Bit and 64-Bit, and Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit operating systems do not provide native support for WLAN controllers featured in Dell E- Family systems. To obtain wireless network functionality, install the Wireless LAN device driver applicable to the WLAN devices installed in the notebook computer, found under Network on Dell's driver and downloads support web site (support.dell.com):...

  • Page 27: Bluetooth (wireless Pan)

    Mobile Broadband Touchpad Microsoft XP 32-bit and 64-bit, and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems do not include the Dell touchpad driver. Install the following driver provided by Dell: Dell Touchpad / Pointing Stick, found under Input Device Drivers on •...

  • Page 28: Modem (not Applicable To Dell Precision M6400)

    Remotely repair systems even after operating system failures • Protect networks from incoming threats while easily keeping software up to date Ensure that the following drivers provided by Dell are being installed prior to installing the AMT drivers: • Intel Mobile Chipset driver •...

  • Page 29: Touch Screen Digitizer (e6400 Atg Only)

    Microsoft XP 32-bit and 64-bit, and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems do not include the Digitech digitizer driver and application. Install the following drive and app provided by Dell, found under Input Device Drivers on Dell's driver and downloads support web site (support.dell.com): •...

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  • Page 31: Windows Update

    Windows Update Dell recommends performing Microsoft Windows updates to ensure latest security, reliability and compatibility updates are installed. These updates can be downloaded from update.microsoft.com. Dell Business Client E-Family Re-Image How-To Guide...

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  • Page 33: Miscellaneous

    To enhance Plug And Play performance E-Family products no longer require a docking profile Webcam The Dell E-Family Webcam driver enables the built-in system digital camera. Install the following driver provided by Dell: • Creative Labs Integrated Webcam driver, found under Input Device Drivers on Dell's driver and downloads support web site (support.dell.com)

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