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Vostro 3888 Setup and Specifications

Assigning a system setup password


You can assign a new System or Admin Password only when the status is in Not Set.

About this task

To enter the system setup, press F12 immediately after a power-on or reboot.


  1. In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select Security and press Enter.
    The Security screen is displayed.
  2. Select System/Admin Password and create a password in the Enter the new password field.
    Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
    • A password can have up to 32 characters.
    • At least one special character: ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | }
    • Numbers 0 through 9.
    • Upper case letters from A to Z.
    • Lower case letters from a to z.
  3. Type the system password that you entered earlier in the Confirm new password field and click OK.
  4. Press Esc and save the changes as prompted by the pop-up message.
  5. Press Y to save the changes.
    The computer restarts.

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