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Vostro 3888 Setup and Specifications

Set up your computer


  1. Connect the keyboard and mouse.
    Connect the keyboard and mouse
  2. Connect to your network using a cable, or connect to a wireless network.
    Connect to the network
  3. Connect the display.
    Connect the display
    NOTE: If you ordered your computer with a discrete graphics card. Connect the display cable to the discrete graphics card connectors.
  4. Connect the power cable.
    Connect the power cable
  5. Press the power button.
    Press power button
  6. Finish operating system setup.
    For Ubuntu:

    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. For more information about installing and configuring Ubuntu, see the knowledge base articles SLN151664 and SLN151748 at

    For Windows:Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. When setting up, Dell recommends that you:
    • Connect to a network for Windows updates.
      NOTE: If connecting to a secured wireless network, enter the password for the wireless network access when prompted.
    • If connected to the internet, sign in with or create a Microsoft account. If not connected to the internet, create an offline account.

    • On the Support and Protection screen, enter your contact details.

    1. Connect to a network.
      Image: Connect to a network
    2. Sign-in to your Microsoft account or create a new account.
      Image: Sign-in to your Microsoft account or create a new account
  7. Locate and use Dell apps from the Windows Start menu—Recommended.
    Table 1. Locate Dell appsLocate Dell apps
    Image: Register your computer

    Dell Product Registration

    Register your computer with Dell.

    Image: Dell Help and Support

    Dell Help & Support

    Access help and support for your computer.

    Image: Dell Help & Support
    Image: Support Assist


    Proactively checks the health of your computer’s hardware and software.

    NOTE: Renew or upgrade your warranty by clicking the warranty expiry date in SupportAssist.
    Image: Dell Update

    Dell Update

    Updates your computer with critical fixes and important device drivers as they become available.

    Image: Dell Digital Delivery

    Dell Digital Delivery

    Download software applications including software that is purchased but not preinstalled on your computer.

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