Set Up the Operating System
Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of
Set Up Microsoft Windows
To set up Microsoft 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 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, go to
Set Up Ubuntu
To set up Ubuntu for the first time, follow the instructions on the screen. See the Ubuntu
documentation for more operating system specific information.
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop