Dell Latitude E-Family & Mobile Precision Reimage "How-To" Guide
The purpose of this document is to detail the required steps for reimaging Dell Latitude E-Family &
Mobile Precision notebooks.
Dell Latitude E-Family & Mobile Precision notebooks systems ship with Microsoft operating systems (see
Chapter 2.1 for detail). These images include the Dell recommended software stack and settings, drivers,
and applications which are tested and validated with the system.
Drivers and applications must be installed on Dell Latitude E-Family & Mobile Precision systems in a
prescribed order to ensure optimal performance. Failure to install drivers and applications as detailed in
this document may result in undesirable performance.
Dell provides drivers and applications that are not included in Microsoft Operating Systems. These drivers
are required to enable the new technologies and features of Dell Latitude E-Family & Mobile Precision
products, including the 512e Advanced Format HDD (See appendix –B). Reinstalled images should be
built from a clean hand installed OS load and following the steps in this guide. Dell does not recommend
starting from an image built on previous generations of products or other computer systems.
Dell recommends ensuring BIOS settings (including SATA configurations modes) are correctly set and
using the latest device drivers and applications when imaging their systems.
This "How-To" guide applies to the following Latitude E-Family & Mobile Precision systems: