Setting Up Your Inspiron LaptopSet Up the Operating System
Your Dell computer is preconfigured with the operating system you selected at the time of purchase.
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, see
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.