Finding Information. Dell Precision T7400, Precision DCD0, DCDO, Precision T7400 DCDO


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Finding Information

NOTE:

Some features or media may be optional and may not ship with your computer. Some features or media may not be available in certain countries.

NOTE:

Additional information may ship with your computer.

What Are You Looking For?

• A diagnostic program for my computer

• Drivers for my computer

• My device documentation

• Desktop System Software (DSS)

Find It Here

Drivers and Utilities Disc

NOTE:

The

Drivers and Utilities

disc may be optional and may not ship with your computer.

Documentation and drivers are already installed on your computer. You can use the

Drivers and Utilities

disc to reinstall drivers (see "Reinstalling Drivers and

Utilities" in your

User’s Guide

) and to run

the Dell™ Diagnostics (see "Dell

Diagnostics" on page 33).

NOTE:

Drivers and documentation updates can be found at

support.dell.com

.

• How to remove and replace parts

• Specifications

• How to configure system settings

• How to troubleshoot and solve problems

Dell Precision™ User’s Guide

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

XP and Microsoft

Windows Vista™ Help and Support Center

1

Click

Start

Help and Support

Dell

User and System Guides

System

Guides

.

2

Click the

User’s Guide

for your computer.

Quick Reference Guide

5

What Are You Looking For?

• Warranty information

• Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)

• Safety instructions

• Regulatory information

• Ergonomics information

• End User License Agreement

Find It Here

Dell™ Product Information Guide

• Service Tag and Express Service Code

• Microsoft

®

Windows

®

Product Key

Service Tag and Microsoft Windows

Product Key

These labels are located on your computer:

• Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use

support.dell.com

or contact Dell support.

• Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when contacting Dell support.

NOTE:

As an increased security measure, the newly designed Microsoft Windows license label incorporates a missing portion, or

hole

, to discourage removal of the label.

6

Quick Reference Guide

What Are You Looking For?

Find It Here

• Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians, online courses, and frequently asked questions

• Community — Online discussion with other Dell customers

Dell Support Website — support.dell.com

NOTE:

Select your region or business segment to view the appropriate support site.

• Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such as the memory, hard drive, and operating system

• Customer Care — Contact information, service call and order status, and warranty and repair information

• Service and support — Service call status, support history, service contract, and online discussions with support

• Dell Technical Update Service —

Proactive e-mail notification of software and hardware updates for your computer

• Reference — Computer documentation, details on my computer configuration, product specifications, and white papers

• Downloads — Certified drivers, patches, and software updates

• Desktop System Software (DSS) — If you reinstall the operating system for your computer, you should also reinstall the

DSS utility. DSS automatically detects your computer and operating system and installs the updates appropriate for your configuration, providing critical updates for your operating system and support for processors, optical drives, USB devices, for example. DSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer.

To download Desktop System Software:

1

Go to

support.dell.com

, select your country/region, and then click

Drivers

& Downloads

.

2

3

Click

Select Model

or

Enter a Tag

, make the appropriate selections or enter the appropriate information for your computer, and then click

Confirm

.

Scroll down to

System and Configuration

Utilities

Desktop System Software

, and then click

Download Now

.

NOTE:

The

support.dell.com

user interface may vary depending on your selections.

Quick Reference Guide

7

What Are You Looking For?

Find It Here

• How to use Windows XP

• How to use Windows Vista

• How to work with programs and files

• How to personalize my desktop

Windows Help and Support Center

1

Click

Start

Help and Support

.

2

Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and click the arrow icon.

3

Click the topic that describes your problem.

4

Follow the instructions on the screen.

• How to reinstall my operating system

Operating System Disc

The operating system is already installed on your computer. To reinstall your operating system, use the

Operating System

disc that came with your computer (see

"Restoring Your Operating System" in your

User’s Guide

).

8

Quick Reference Guide

After you reinstall your operating system, use the optional

Drivers and Utilities

disc to reinstall drivers for the devices that came with your computer.

Your operating system product key label is located on your computer.

NOTE:

The color of your operating system installation disc varies according to the operating system you ordered.

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