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Finding Information
Start Button
Microsoft Windows Help and Support
Control Panel
Information About Installed Hardware
Device Manager
Hardware Devices Installed on Your Computer
Programs Installed on Your Computer
Wireless Networking
Dell Support Website
Technical Support
Customer Service
Warranty Information
Dell Forums
Contact Us
BIOS (System Setup Program) Settings
Microsoft Windows Desktop
Overview
Taskbar
Displaying the Taskbar
Customizing the Taskbar
Displaying Hidden Icons From the Notification Area
Adding Icons in the Notification Area
Desktop Icons and Shortcuts
Deleting an Icon From the Desktop
Shortcut Menus
Changing the Desktop Appearance
Windows Vista®
Setting up a Screen Saver
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Start Button (Menu)
Customizing the Start Menu
Accessing and Using the Control Panel
Customizing Your Computer Settings
Setting the Display for Multiple Monitors
Cables and Connections
DisplayPort™ - Features and Benefits
NVIDIA SLI and ATI Crossfire Technologies
Navigation Devices (Mouse,
Mouse
Controlling the Speed of the Mouse Buttons
Controlling the Speed of the Scroll Wheel
Cleaning a Non-Optical Mouse
Cleaning an Optical Mouse
Using a Bluetooth®
Touch Pad
Circular Scrolling
Single Finger Zoom
Cleaning the Touch Pad
Turning the Touch Pointer On or Off From the Taskbar
taskbar
Using a USB Pointing Device (Mouse)
Troubleshooting a USB Pointing Device
Keyboard
Customizing Your Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Changing the Input Language of Your Keyboard
Using the Numeric Keypad on a Laptop Computer
General Keyboard Shortcuts
Printers—Settings and Drivers
Accessing Printer Information
Changing Printer Settings
For Windows Vista®
For Windows®
Setting up Printers
Adding a Printer
Setting the Default Printer
Sharing Printers on a Network
Installing a Printer Driver
To install a printer driver:
Drives and Media
Freeing up Hard Drive Space
Shadow Storage
Storage
Reducing Hard Drive Space Used by Shadow Storage
Solid-State Drive (SSD)
Installing Drivers for Media Drives
Determining Whether a Device Driver is the Source of a Device Problem
Replacing a Driver With a Previous Version of the Driver
Using the Drivers and Utilities Media to Reinstall a Driver
Manually Reinstalling a Driver
Drive Problems
Hard Drive Problems
Working with RAID
RAID Level 0
RAID Level 1
RAID Level 0+1 Configuration
RAID Level 5 Configuration
Setting Your Computer to RAID-Enabled Mode
Configuring RAID
Assigning New Drives to a RAID Array With the Operating System Installed
Converting From One RAID Configuration to Another RAID Configuration
Rebuilding a RAID Configuration (RAID 1 only)
Creating a RAID Level 0 Configuration With the Operating System Installed
Creating a RAID Level 1 Configuration With the Operating System Installed
Recovering From a Single Hard Drive Failure (RAID 1)
Migrating to a RAID Level 0 Configuration
Migrating to a RAID Level 1 Configuration
Shutting Down Your Computer
Shutdown States
Ending a Program That is not Responding
Ending a Process That is not Responding
Docking and Undocking Your Laptop Computer
Undocking Without Shutting Down
Shutting Down a Stalled or "Frozen" Computer
Starting Your Computer in Safe Mode
Restarting Your Computer After a Power Loss
Files and Folders
Navigating to Files
Selecting and Opening Files
Selecting a Group of Files
Selecting Several Random Files
Opening and Saving a File
Opening a Graphic Image (Picture or Art)
Finding Files
Searching for a File
Renaming Files
Printing Files
Deleting Files
Sharing Files
Sharing Files With Password Protection
Restricting Access to a File
Transferring Files and Settings to a New Computer
Transferring Files Between Computers Running Windows XP
Backing up Files
Running Backup With Hidden Drives
Restoring Files
Managing Applications (Programs)
Installing Applications on Your Computer
Installing (Downloading) Applications From the Internet
Installing Applications From a Network
Removing Applications From Your Computer
Ending an Application When it Does not Respond
Maintenance Tasks (Enhance
Performance and Ensure Security)
Cleaning Your Computer
Before You Start
Cleaning the Computer
Cleaning Optical Drives and Optical Drive Media
Managing Your Computer Performance
Performance Tuning
System Setup Based Performance Tuning
Software Based Performance Tuning
NVIDIA Performance
NVIDIA Monitor
Cleaning Up Your Hard Drive
Defragmenting Your Hard Drive
Detecting and Repairing Disk Errors
Scanning for Viruses and Spyware
Power (Power Settings, Power
Protection Devices, and Batteries)
Setting Power Options
Power Protection Devices
Surge Protector
Power Line Conditioner
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Laptop Computer Batteries
Using Your Laptop Computer for the First Time
Preserving the Life of a Battery
Replacing a Battery
Checking the Battery Charge
Conserving Battery Power
Charging the Battery
Storing a Battery
Dell™ ControlPoint Power Manager
Networks (LAN, Wireless, Mobile
Local Area Networks (LAN)
What You Need to Set up a LAN
page151
Setting up a new LAN
Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN)
What you Need to set up a WLAN
See "Checking Your Wireless Network Card" on page154
Checking Your Wireless Network Card
"Checking Your Wireless Network Card" on page154
Ad Hoc Networks
Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network) Networks
Establishing a Mobile Broadband Network Connection
connection
Checking Your Mobile Broadband Card
Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network
Activating Mobile Broadband Service
WiMAX
WPAN
Managing Your Network
Securing Your Network
Securing Your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
Locating Networks With the Dell Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator
Scanning for a Wireless Network
Enabling the Network Locator
Active Management Technology (Intel
Accessing the Internet
What you Need to Connect to the Internet
Web Browsers for Viewing Internet Sites
Web Addresses
Setting up Your Internet Connection
Troubleshooting Problems Connecting to the Internet
Web Browser Settings
Setting the Browser Home Page
Using Accessibility Options for Visual Impairments
Internet Security and Privacy
Increasing Security for Your Computer While Accessing the Internet
Protecting Your Privacy While Accessing the Internet
Viruses
Searching for Information on the Internet
Printing a Web Page
Freeing up Space and Protecting Your Computer
Clearing Browser History
Deleting Temporary Internet Files
Decreasing the Size of the Temporary Files Folder
Maintaining Privacy by Blocking and Deleting Cookies
Setting up a new E-mail Account
Managing and Organizing E-mail Messages
Securing Your E-mail
Viruses and Phishing
Avoiding E-mail Attachments
Viewing E-mail Messages
Sending E-mail
Creating a Contact Group (Mailing List)
Backing Up E-mail Messages
Multimedia (CDs/DVDs, 5.1 Audio,
MP3s, TVs, Digital Cameras, and
Projectors)
CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Disc™ Media
Playing a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc Media
Copying CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc Media
Setting up the 5.1 Audio Connections
Laptop Media Devices (MP3 Players)
Connecting a Laptop Media Device (MP3 Player) to Your Computer
Setting up the Laptop Media Device the First Time
Copying Audio and Video Files to Your Laptop Media Device
Playing Media Using the Dell Travel Remote
Adjusting the Volume on Your Computer
Enabling S/PDIF Digital Audio Through the Media Software
Enabling S/PDIF Digital Audio in the Windows Audio Driver
Setting up the Cyberlink (CL) Headphones
Using a Digital Camera With Your Computer
Using Windows Media Player
Connecting Your Computer to a TV
and Adjusting Display Settings
Accessing a TV With Your Computer Using a TV Tuner Card
Connecting Your Computer to a TV or Audio Device
Determining What you Have and What you Need
Identifying the Connectors on Your Computer
Identifying the Connectors on Your TV
Physically Connecting Your Computer to a TV or Audio Device
Performing the Basic Connection Steps
Selecting the Correct Input Signal From the TV Menu
TV Menu Example
What to do If the TV Does not Recognize a Signal
Evaluating Suggested Connection Configurations
Enabling the Display View for the Computer and the TV
Verify the Connection to the TV
Verify the Input Signal for the TV
Set up the TV as a Display Device
Configure the Display Views
Dual Independent Display Mode
Swapping Primary and Secondary Displays
Switching the Display Image
Configuring Display Settings
Accessing the Video Card Control Features
Getting Help for Video Display Resolution Problems
Adjusting Display Settings With the Vendor Video Card Control Panel
Using the Wizards
Using a Video Card Wizard to Configure Display Settings
Using a TV Wizard to Configure Display Settings
Getting Help for Video Card Control Panels
Troubleshooting Display Settings
Where to Find Help
Resolving Common Problems
Security and Privacy
Administrator Rights
User Groups
Smart Cards
Fingerprint Readers
Facial Recognition Software
Using a Firewall to Secure Your Computer
Turning On Windows Firewall
Encrypting Files and Folders
Using Antivirus Software
Reducing the Risk of Getting Computer Viruses
Dealing With Cookies
Blocking all Cookies
Avoiding Spyware and Malware
Undoing the Last System Restore
Enabling System Restore
Using Dell™ PC Restore and Dell Factory Image Restore
Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore
Using the Operating System Media
Before you Begin
Reinstalling Windows XP or Windows Vista
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Tools
Power Lights for Desktop Computers
Diagnostic Lights for Desktop Computers
Diagnostic Lights for Laptop Computers
System Messages for Desktop Computers
System Messages for Laptop Computers
Windows Hardware Troubleshooter
Running the Dell Diagnostics
Dell Support Center
Solving Problems
Battery Problems
Optical Drive Problems
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Error Messages
IEEE 1394 Device Problems
Keyboard Problems for External Keyboards
Lockups and Software Problems
Memory Problems
Mouse Problems
Network Problems
Power Problems
Printer Problems
Scanner Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems for Laptop Computers
Video and Monitor Problems
Power Lights
Dell Technical Update Service
System Setup
Viewing System Settings With the System Setup Program
Entering the System Setup Program
Working With Options on the System Setup Program Screen
Changing the Boot Sequence
Performing a One-Time Boot
Changing Boot Sequence to a USB Device
Changing the BIOS Settings
Viewing the BIOS Settings
Upgrading the BIOS (Flashing the BIOS)
USB Port
IEEE 1394 Port
RS232 Serial Port
Parallel Port
eSATA Port
Modem
Ethernet Port
Keyboard and Mouse Port (PS2)
VGA Port
DVI-I Port
S-Video TV-Out Port
Component Video
Composite Video
HDMI Port
DisplayPort™
S/PDIF Port (Coaxial RCA)
S/PDIF Port (Toslink)
Obtaining Assistance
Dell Support Service
Technical Support and Customer Service
Online Services
AutoTech Service
Automated Order-Status Service
Problems With Your Order
Product Information
Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Before You Call
Contacting Dell
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