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Inspiron 3501 Setup and Specifications

Set up your Inspiron 3501

NOTE The images in this document may differ from your computer depending on the configuration you ordered.
  1. Connect the power adapter and press the power button.

    Image: Connecting the power adapter and press the power button ofInspiron 3501

    NOTE To conserve battery power, the battery might enter power-saving mode. Connect the power adapter and press the power button to turn on the computer.
  2. Finish operating system setup.
    For Ubuntu:

    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. For more information about installing and configuring Ubuntu, search in the Knowledge Base Resource at www.dell.com/support.

    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.

  3. Locate and use Dell apps from the Windows Start menu—Recommended.
    Table 1. Locate Dell appsProvides the list of Dell apps on Inspiron 3501.
    Resources Description
    Image: My Dell

    My Dell

    Centralized location for key Dell applications, help articles, and other important information about your computer. It also notifies you about the warranty status, recommended accessories, and software updates if available.

    Image: Support Assist

    SupportAssist

    SupportAssist proactively and predictively identifies hardware and software issues on your computer and automates the engagement process with Dell Technical support. It addresses performance and stabilization issues, prevents security threats, monitors, and detects hardware failures. For more information, see SupportAssist for Home PCs User's Guide at www.dell.com/serviceabilitytools. Click SupportAssist and then, click SupportAssist for Home PCs.

    NOTE In SupportAssist, click the warranty expiry date to renew or upgrade your warranty.
    Image: Dell Update

    Dell Update

    Updates your computer with critical fixes and latest device drivers as they become available. For more information on using Dell Update, search in the Knowledge Base Resource at www.dell.com/support.

    Image: Dell Digital Delivery

    Dell Digital Delivery

    Download software applications, which are purchased but not preinstalled on your computer. For more information on using Dell Digital Delivery, search in the Knowledge Base Resource at www.dell.com/support.


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