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Finding Information

NOTE:

Some features may be optional and may not ship with your computer. Some features 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

• Device documentation

• Notebook System Software (NSS)

Find It Here

Drivers and Utilities Media

Documentation and drivers are already installed on your computer. You can use the Drivers and Utilities media to

reinstall drivers (see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" on page 149) or run the

Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 115).

Readme files may be included on your

Drivers and Utilities media to provide last-minute updates about technical changes to your computer or advanced technical-reference material for technicians or experienced users.

NOTE:

Drivers and documentation updates can be found at support.dell.com.

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What Are You Looking For?

• Warranty information

• Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)

• Safety instructions

• Regulatory information

• Ergonomics information

• End User License Agreement

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Dell™ Product Information Guide

• How to set up my computer Setup Diagram

NOTE:

See the setup diagram that came with your computer.

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What Are You Looking For?

• Service Tag and Express Service Code

• Microsoft

®

Windows

®

Licence Label

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Service Tag and Microsoft Windows

Licence

NOTE:

Your computer’s Service Tag and

Microsoft

®

Windows

®

License labels are located on your computer.

Your computer’s Service Tag contains both a Service Tag number and an

Express Service Code.

• Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use support.dell.com or contact support.

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

• Use the product key on the License

Label if you need to reinstall your operating system.

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.

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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

• 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

• Notebook System Software (NSS) — If you reinstall the operating system on your computer, you should also reinstall the NSS utility. NSS 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 Dell

3.5-inch USB floppy drives, Intel

® processors, optical drives, and USB devices. NSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer.

Dell Support Website — support.dell.com

NOTE:

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

To download Notebook System Software:

1

Go to support.dell.com, select your country/region, and then click Drivers

& Downloads.

2

Enter your Service Tag or Product Type and Product Model, and then click

Confirm.

3

Select your operating system and language, and then click Find

Downloads, or under Downloads

Search, search for the keyword

Notebook System Software.

NOTE:

The support.dell.com user interface may vary depending on your selections.

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What Are You Looking For?

Find It Here

• Software upgrades and troubleshooting hints — Frequently asked questions, hot topics, and general health of your computing environment

Dell Support Center

The Dell Support Center is an automated upgrade and notification system installed on your computer. This support provides real-time health scans of your computing environment, software updates, and relevant self-support information. Access the Dell Support

Center from the icon on the taskbar.

For more information, see "Dell Support

Center" on page 120.

• How to use Microsoft Windows XP or

Windows Vista™

• How to work with programs and files

• How to personalize my desktop

Windows Help and Support

Microsoft Windows XP:

1

Click the Start button and click Help and Support.

2

Either select one of the topics listed, or type a word or phrase that describes your problem into the Search box, click the arrow icon, and then click the topic that describes your problem.

3

Follow the instructions on the screen.

Microsoft Windows Vista:

1

Click the Windows Vista Start button

2

, and then click Help and Support.

In

Search Help, type a word or phrase that describes your problem, and then press <Enter> or click the magnifying glass.

3

Click the topic that describes your problem.

4

Follow the instructions on the screen.

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What Are You Looking For?

• Information on network activity, the

Power Management Wizard, hotkeys, and other items controlled by Dell

QuickSet

Find It Here

Dell QuickSet Help

To view Dell QuickSet Help, right-click the QuickSet icon in the Microsoft

®

Windows

®

taskbar, and select Help. The taskbar is located in the lower-right corner of your screen.

For more information on Dell QuickSet,

see "Dell™ QuickSet Features" on page 189.

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What Are You Looking For?

Find It Here

• How to reinstall my operating system Operating System Media

The operating system is already installed on your computer. To reinstall your operating system, use one of the following methods:

• Microsoft Windows System Restore

Microsoft Windows System Restore returns your computer to an earlier operating state without affecting data files.

• Operating System Installation Media —

If you received operating system media with your computer, you can use it to restore your operating system.

For more information, see "Restoring

Your Microsoft

®

Windows Vista™

Operating System" on page 153.

After you reinstall your operating system, use the Drivers and Utilities media 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 media varies according to the operating system you ordered.

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Key Features

  • Rack (2U) Black, Grey
  • HDD Storage drives installed 0.6 TB
  • 600 W

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