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Latitude 5421 Setup and Specifications

Set up your Latitude 5421

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: Connect the power adapter
    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, see the knowledge base articles SLN151664 and SLN151748 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 Latitude 5421.
    Resources Description
    Image: Dell Product Registration

    Dell Product Registration

    Register your computer with Dell.

    Image: Dell Help and Support

    Dell Help & Support

    Access help and support for your computer.

    Image: Support Assist

    SupportAssist

    SupportAssist is the smart technology that keeps your computer running at its best by optimizing settings, detecting issues, removing viruses and notifies when you need to make system updates. SupportAssist proactively checks the health of your system's hardware and software. When an issue is detected, the necessary system state information is sent to Dell to begin troubleshooting. SupportAssist is preinstalled on most of the Dell devices running Windows operating system. For more information, see SupportAssist for Home PCs User's Guide on www.dell.com/serviceabilitytools.

    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 about using Dell Update, see the knowledge base article SLN305843 at www.dell.com/support.

    Image: Dell Digital Delivery

    Dell Digital Delivery

    Download software applications, which are purchased but not pre-installed on your computer. For more information about using Dell Digital Delivery, see the knowledge base article 153764 at www.dell.com/support.


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