Dell Latitude E7240 Owner's Manual

System Setup Options

  • NOTE: Depending on your computer and its installed devices, the items listed in this section may or may not appear.
Table 1. General
Option Description
System Information This section lists the primary hardware features of your computer.
  • System Information: Displays BIOS Version, Service Tag, Asset Tag, Ownership Tag, Ownership Date, Manufacture Date, and the Express Service Code.
  • Memory Information: Displays Memory Installed, Memory Available, Memory Speed, Memory Channels Mode, Memory Technology, DIMM ASize, DIMM B Size,
  • Processor Information: Displays Processor Type, Core Count, Processor ID, Current Clock Speed, Minimum Clock Speed, Maximum Clock Speed, Processor L2 Cache, Processor L3 Cache, HT Capable, and 64-Bit Technology.
  • Device Information: Displays Primary Hard Drive, Fixed bay Device, System eSATA Device, Dock eSATA Device, LOM MAC Address, Video Controller, Video BIOS Version, Video Memory, Panel Type, Native Resolution, Audio Controller, Modem Controller, Wi-Fi Device, WiGig Device, Cellular Device, Bluetooth Device.
Battery Information Displays the battery status and the type of AC adapter connected to the computer
Boot Sequence Allows you to change the order in which the computer attempts to find an operating system.
  • Diskette Drive
  • Internal HDD
  • USB Storage Device
  • CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive
  • Onboard NIC
Advance Boot Option This option is required for Legacy boot mode. This option is not allowed if Secure Boot is enabled.
  • Enable Legacy Option ROMs — This option is disabled by default.
Date/Time Allows you to set the date and time.
Table 2. System Configuration
Option Description
Integrated NIC Allows you to configure the integrated network controller. The options are:
  • Disabled
  • Enabled
  • Enabled w/PXE: This option is enabled by default.
  • Enable UEFI Network Stack: This allows you to enable UEFI Networking Protocols in pre-OS and early OS networking environment.
Parallel Port Allows you to define and set how the parallel port on the docking station operates. You can set the parallel port to:
  • Disabled
  • AT
  • PS2
  • ECP (Latitude 7440)
Serial Port Identifies and defines the serial port settings. You can set the serial port to:
  • Disabled
  • COM1 (Default Setting)
  • COM2
  • COM3
  • COM4
  • NOTE: The operating system may allocate resources even if the setting is disabled.
SATA Operation Allows you to configure the internal SATA hard-drive controller. The options are:
  • Disabled
  • AHCI
  • RAID On (Default Setting)
  • NOTE: SATA is configured to support RAID mode.
Drives Allows you to configure the SATA drives on board. The options are:
  • SATA-0
  • SATA-1
  • SATA-2
  • SATA-3

Default Setting: All drives are enabled.

SMART Reporting This field controls if the hard drive errors for the integrated drives are reported during system startup. This technology is part of the SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) specification.
  • Enable SMART Reporting - This option is disabled by default.
USB Configuration Allows you to define the USB configuration. The options are:
  • Enable Boot Support
  • Enable External USB Port
  • Enable USB3.0 Controller

Default Setting: all the options are enabled.

USB PowerShare Allows you to configure the behavior of the USB PowerShare feature. The option is disabled by default.
  • Enable USB PowerShare
Audio Allows you to enables or disables the integrated audio controller.
  • Enable AudioThis option is enabled by default.
Keyboard Illumination Allows you to choose the operating mode of the keyboard illumination feature. The options are:
  • Disabled (Default Setting)
  • Level is 25%
  • Level is 50%
  • Level is 75%
  • Level is 100%
Unobtrusive Mode Allows you to set the mode that will turn off all light and sound emissions from the system. The option is disabled by default.
  • Enable Unobtrusive Mode
Miscellaneous Devices Allows you enable or disable the various on board devices. The options are:
  • Enable Microphone
  • Enable Hard Drive Free Fall Protection
  • Enable Camera
  • Enable Media Card
  • Disable Media Card

Default Setting: All devices are enabled

Table 3. Video
Option Description
LCD Brightness Allows you to set the display brightness depending up on the power source (On Battery and On AC).
Table 4. Security
Option Description
Admin Password This field lets you set, change, or delete the administrator (admin) password (sometimes called the setup password). The admin password enables several security features.
  • Enter the old password
  • Enter the new password
  • Confirm the new password

Default Setting: Not set

System Password Allows you to set, change or delete the system password.
  • Enter the old password
  • Enter the new password
  • Confirm the new password

Default Setting: Not set

Internal HDD-1 Password Allows you to set, change or delete the administrator password.

The drive does not have a password set by default.

  • Enter the old password
  • Enter the new password
  • Confirm the new password

Default Setting: Not set

Strong Password Allows you to enforce the option to always set strong passwords.

Default Setting: Enable Strong Password is not selected.

Password Configuration You can define the length of your password. Min = 4 , Max = 32
Password Bypass Allows you to enable or disable the permission to bypass the System and the Internal HDD password, when they are set. The options are:
  • Disabled (Default Setting)
  • Reboot bypass
Password Change Allows you to enable the disable permission to the System and Hard Drive passwords when the admin password is set.

Default Setting: Allow Non-Admin Password Changes is not selected

Non-Admin Setup Changes Allows you to determine whether changes to setup option are permitted when an administrator password is set. The option is disabled.
  • Allows Wireless Switch Changes
TPM Security Allows you to enable the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) during POST.

Default Setting: The option is disabled.

Computrace Allows you to activate or disable the optional Computrace software The options are:
  • Deactivate (Default Setting)
  • Disable
  • Activate
  • NOTE: The Activate and Disable options will permanently activate or disable the feature and no further changes will be allowed
CPU XD Support Allows you to enable the Execute Disable mode of the processor.

Default Setting: Enable CPU XD Support

OROM Keyboard Access Allows you to set access to enter the Option ROM Configuration screens using hotkeys during boot process. The options are:
  • Enable (Default Setting)
  • One Time Enable
  • Disable
Admin Setup Lockout Allows you to prevent users from entering Setup when an Administrator password is set.

Default Setting: Disabled

Table 5. Secure Boot
Secure Boot Enable Allows you to enable or disable Secure Boot feature
  • Disabled
  • Enabled(Default Setting)
  • NOTE: For enable system needs to be UEFI boot mode and enable legacy option ROMs to be turned off.
Expert key Management Allows you to manipulate the security key databases only if the system is in Custom Mode. The Enable Custom Mode option is disabled by default. The options are:
  • PK
  • KEK
  • db
  • dbx

If you enable the Custom Mode, the relevant options for PK, KEK, db, and dbx appear. The options are:

  • Save to File- Saves the key to a user-selected file
  • Replace from File- Replaces the current key with a key from a user-selected file
  • Append from File- Adds a key to the current database from a user-selected file
  • Delete- Deletes the selected key
  • Reset All Keys- Resets to default setting
  • Delete All Keys- Deletes all the keys
  • NOTE: If you disable the Custom Mode, all the changes made will be erased and the keys will restore to default settings.
Table 6. Performance
Option Description
Multi Core Support This field specifies whether the process will have one or all cores enabled. The performance of some applications will improve with the additional cores. This option is enabled by default. Allows you to enable or disable multi-core support for the processor. The options are:
  • All (Default Setting)
  • 1
  • 2
Intel SpeedStep Allows you to enable or disable the Intel SpeedStep feature.

Default Setting: Enable Intel SpeedStep

C States Control Allows you to enable or disable the additional processor sleep states.

Default Setting: The option C states is enabled.

Intel TurboBoost Allows you to enable or disable the Intel TurboBoost mode of the processor.

Default Setting: Enable Intel TurboBoost

Hyper-Thread Control Allows you to enable or disable the HyperThreading in the processor.

Default Setting: Enabled

Rapid Start Technology The Intel Rapid Start feature might improve the battery life by automatically putting the system into a low power state during sleep after a user specified time. The options are enabled by default:
  • Intel Rapid Start Feature
  • Transition to Rapid Start when using Timer

The Rapid Start Timer value can be configure to put the system into Rapid State as per requirement.

Table 7. Power Management
Option Description
AC Behavior Allows the computer to power-on automatically, when AC adapter is plugged. The option is disabled.
  • Wake on AC
Auto On Time Allows you to set the time at which the computer must turn on automatically. The options are:
  • Disabled (Default Setting)
  • Every Day
  • Weekdays
  • Select Days
USB Wake Support Allows you to enable the USB devices to wake the computer from standby mode. The option is disabled
  • Enable USB Wake Support
Wireless Radio Control Allows you to control the WLAN and WWAN radio. The options are:
  • Control WLAN radio
  • Control WWAN radio

Default Setting: both the options are disabled.

Wake on LAN/WLAN This option allows the computer to power up from the off state when triggered by a special LAN signal. Wake-up from the Standby state is unaffected by this setting and must be enabled in the operating system. This feature only works when the computer is connected to AC power supply.
  • Disabled - Does not allow the system to power on by special LAN signals when it receives a wake-up signal from the LAN or wireless LAN. (Default Setting)
  • LAN Only - Allows the system to be powered on by special LAN signals.
  • WLAN Only
  • LAN or WLAN
  • LAN with PXE Boot
Block Sleep Allows you to block the computer from entering into the sleep state. Option is disabled by default.
  • Block Sleep (S3)
Peak Shift Peak Shift can be used to minimize AC consumption during peak powers times of day. Set the start and end time to run in Peak Shift mode.
  • Enable Peak Shift (Disabled)
Advanced Battery Charge Configuration Allows batteries in the system in Advanced Battery Charge Mode to maximize battery health. This uses standard charging algorithm and other techniques during non-work hours to maximize battery health
  • Enable Advanced Battery Charge Mode(Disabled)
Primary Battery Configuration Allows you to define how to use the battery charge, when AC is plugged in. The options are:
  • Adaptive(Enabled)
  • Standard Charge
  • Express Charge
  • Primary AC Use
  • Custom Charge — you can set the percentage to which the battery must charge.
Intel Smart Connect Technology The option is disabled by default. If option enables will periodically sense nearby wireless connection while the system is asleep. It will synchronize emails or social media application that were open when system entered the sleep state.
  • Smart Connection(Disabled)
   
Table 8. POST Behavior
Option Description
Adapter Warnings Allows you to activate the adapter warning messages when certain power adapters are used. The option is enabled by default.
  • Enable Adapter Warnings
Keypad (Embedded) Allows you to choose one of two mode it enable the keypad that us embedded in the internal keyboard.
  • Fn Key Only
  • By Numlock
  • NOTE: When setup is running, this option has no effect, Setup works in the “Fn Key Only” mode.
Mouse/Touchpad Allows you to define how the computer handles the mouse and touchpad input. The options are:
  • Serial Mouse
  • PS2 Mouse
  • Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse (Default Setting)
Numlock Enable Specifies if the NumLock function can be enabled when the computer boots. This option is enabled by default.
  • Enable Numlock
Fn Key Emulation Allows you to match the <Scroll Lock> key feature of PS-2 keyboard with the <Fn> key feature in an internal keyboard. The option is enabled by default.
  • Enable Fn Key Emulation
Fastboot Allows you to speed up the boot process by bypassing some compatibility steps.
  • Minimal
  • Thorough
  • Auto
Extended BIOS POST Time Allows to creates an additional pre-boot delay and allows the user to see POST status message.
  • 0 seconds
  • 5 seconds
  • 10 seconds
Table 9. Virtualization Support
Option Description
Virtualization Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology.

Default Setting: Enable Intel Virtualization Technology

VT for Direct I/O Enables or disables the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) from utilizing the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel® Virtualization technology for direct I/O.

Enable VT for Direct I/O — This option is enabled by default.

Trusted Execution This option specifies whether a Measured Virtual Machine Monitor (MVMM) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel Trusted Execution Technology. The TPM virtualization Technology, and Virtualization technology for direct I/O must be enabled to use this feature.

Trusted Execution — disabled by default.

Table 10. Wireless
Option Description
Wireless Switch Allows you to determine which wireless device can be controlled by the wireless switch. The options are:
  • WWAN
  • WLAN
  • Bluetooth
  • WiGig

All options are enabled by default.

Wireless Device Enable Allows you to enable or disable the wireless devices. The options are:
  • WWAN
  • Bluetooth
  • WLAN/WiGig

All options are enabled by default.

Table 11. Maintenance
Option Description
Service Tag Displays the service tag of your computer.
Asset Tag Allows you to create a system asset tag if an asset tag is not already set. This option is not set by default.
Table 12. System Logs
Option Description
BIOS events Displays the system event log and allows you to clear the log.
  • Clear Log
Thermal Events Displays the thermal event log and allows you to clear the log.
  • Clear Log
Power Events Displays the power event log and allows you to clear the log.
  • Clear Log

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