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Precision 3431

Re-imaging guide for

Windows

Computer Model: Precision 3431

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Notes, cautions, and warnings

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your product.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury or death

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Contents

Installation overview...............................................................5

Introduction.............................................................................6

Order of reinstallation............................................................ 7

Updating or Resetting the BIOS..............................................9

Flashing the BIOS....................................................................................9

Clearing CMOS settings...........................................................................9

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security...................................................9

Reinstalling the operating system.........................................11

Reinstalling drivers and applications.................................... 12

Displaying drivers and applications on your computer...............................12

Reinstallation sequence for drivers and applications...........13

1 Intel chipset device software............................................................... 13

Downloading and installing the chipset driver.....................................13

2 Critical Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates. ........................14

3 Media-card reader driver....................................................................14

Downloading and installing the media-card reader driver.....................14

4 Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) ......................................16

Downloading and installing the IRST driver ............................ 16

Downloading and installing the APPX ............................. 16

5 Graphics........................................................................................... 17

Downloading and installing the Dell graphics driver............................. 17

6 Audio.................................................................................................17

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7 Dell ControlVault2 Driver and Firmware.18

8 Wireless Local Network (WLAN) drivers and applications......................19

Downloading and installing the Wi-Fi driver...................................19

9 Intel Management Engine driver........................................................ 19

Downloading and installing the Intel Management Engine Components Installer.20

Downloading and installing the Intel Manageability and Security Status Application...20

.NET Framework....................................................................21

Getting help and contacting Dell..........................................22

Self-help resources...............................................................................22

Contacting Dell.....................................................................................23

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Installation overview

NOTE: Dell recommends that you download and install the device drivers from the Dell Drivers & Downloads website. Installing device drivers from a non-Dell website can cause system performance issues, corrupt operating system files, blue screen errors, unexpected shutdown, or infect your computer with malicious software.

Device drivers must be updated when you reinstall the operating system using either CD,

DVD, USB key, or when you are facing networking, graphics, sound or other hardware-

related problems. Dell recommends that you install or update device drivers if you have

performed a factory reset of your Dell computer using the Dell Backup and Recovery

application or other factory-reset methods. This ensures that you have the latest device

drivers installed on your computer and that the devices function optimally.

Installing or updating device drivers may lead to the following improvements:

Increase system performance

Patch security risks

Expand compatibility

Fix device issues and support new features

However, if your computer is operating normally and there are no driver issues listed in

Windows Device Manager and Windows is not suggesting urgent or recommended

driver updates, driver updates are unnecessary. Updating drivers unnecessarily may

create new problems. Review the importance of each driver update on the Dell driver

downloads page before assessing the need to continue with an update.

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Introduction

Re-imaging is the process of removing all software on the computer and reinstalling the

removed software. Re-imaging is required when software in the computer is corrupted

or damaged and can also be used as a means of removing harmful and malicious

software in your computer. This re-imaging guide provides the steps required for re-

imaging your computer.

CAUTION: This re-imaging guide is designed for system administrators. Do not attempt to re-image the system if you are not an administrator or are unsure of the procedures. Failure to follow instructions may result in permanent data loss.

NOTE: Information provided in this guide is applicable to computers with Windows only.

This guide assists you in installing Dell-recommended software stack and settings,

drivers, and applications, which are tested and validated on the Precision Desktop. The

installation of the listed drivers and applications as described in the guide enhances the

optimal performance of your computer.

Dell also provides drivers and applications that are not included with the Windows

operating system.

It is always recommended to re-image on a newly-installed operating system and not

from any previous image-build. Ensure BIOS settings, including SATA configurations and

modes, are appropriately set and the latest drivers and applications are used when re-

imaging the computer.

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Order of reinstallation NOTE: Some drivers and application installation steps may not be applicable, depending on the configuration of the computer you have ordered.

To achieve optimal performance, install the drivers and applications in the following

sequence:

2 BIOS: Allows the operating system to be loaded into the memory and enables the

initial startup process on your computer.

3 Windows operating system: The operating system controls the system's hardware

to be a base on which other software can operate on.

4 Intel Chipset driver: Allows Windows to communicate and adjust settings on

components on the system board.

5 Critical Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates: updates that fix and optimize the

operating system.

6 Media-card reader driver: Enables and enhances the media-card reader.

7 Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver and APPX: Enables and enhances data

storage virtualization for the storage drives installed in the computer.

8 Graphics:

Enhances and optimizes video performance

Enables and provides additional functionality not included in the native VGA

driver, including:

* User-customizable power management features

* Portability and behavioral profiles

* Multiple-monitor support

9 Audio: Enables and enhances the audio controller.

10 Security, which includes:

Dell ControlVault2 Driver and Firmware

10 Networking and Communication, which includes:

Wireless Local Area Network Adapters (WLAN): Enables and enhances the

wireless adapter

Bluetooth: Enables and enhances the Bluetooth adapter

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11 Intel Management Engine Components Installer and Intel Manageability and

Security Status Application: Intel Management Engine driver enable advance

manageability features.

12 Dell Client Command Suite

NOTE: Dell Client Command Suite is the new name of our industry leading Client Systems Management tools. These tools make Dell commercial client systems the world's most manageable client devices. Click on a link for more details

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Updating or Resetting the BIOS Flashing the BIOS It is recommended to flash BIOS when an update is available or when you replace the

system board. To flash the BIOS:

1 Turn on your computer.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads Find it myself.

5 Select the operating system installed on your computer.

6 Scroll down the page and expand BIOS.

7 Click Download to download the latest version of the BIOS for your computer.

8 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the BIOS

update file.

9 Double-click the BIOS update file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

Clearing CMOS settings If, flashing your computer with the latest BIOS update results in your computer being

unable to boot, a BIOS reset is necessary. Clearing the CMOS settings will reset the BIOS

to factory settings. For more information about clearing the CMOS settings, see your

computer's Service Manual.

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security TPM must be enabled in the BIOS setup program for it to be deployed on the computer.

Follow these steps to enable and configure the TPM:

1 Turn on or restart your computer.

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2 Press F2 when the Dell logo is displayed on the screen to enter the BIOS setup

program.

The BIOS setup program is displayed.

3 On the left pane, select Security TPM Security Clear TPM.

4 Select or clear any of the following options to enable or disable it, respectively:

Enabled (Default): The BIOS enables the TPM during POST and it can be

accessed by the operating system.

Disabled: The BIOS will not enable the TPM during POST and it cannot be

accessed by the operating system.

TPM on: The TPM is enabled and activated.

Clear: The BIOS clears the information stored in the TPM.

5 Save the settings and exit.

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Reinstalling the operating system The 64-bit Windows 10 operating system is validated for use on this computer. You can

reset or reinstall the operating system under different scenarios. For more information

about reinstalling the operating system, see the knowledge base article SLN297920 at

www.dell.com/support.

Before attempting a reinstall of your operating system, Dell recommends that you

backup all data as described in the knowledge base article located here.

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Reinstalling drivers and

Applications

Drivers and applications are software that enables Windows (or another operating

system) to communicate with the hardware devices and software in your computer.

Devices such as video and sound cards require drivers to function correctly within

Windows and require applications to enable users to adjust hardware settings.

The Windows reinstallation includes drivers for most devices, but device-specific drivers

may have to be downloaded and installed separately. Dell recommends that you

download the device drivers for your Dell computer from Drivers & Downloads.

Applications must be downloaded and installed separately. Dell recommends that you

download the required applications for your Dell computer from the Dell Download

Center.

Displaying drivers and applications on your

computer 1 Turn on your computer.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads Find it myself.

5 Select the Windows operating system installed on your computer to get a list of

the drivers and applications available on your computer.

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Reinstallation sequence for drivers

and applications

Driver installation is critical if you have reinstalled the Windows operating system on

your Dell computer. Install the drivers in the correct sequence for your computer to

function correctly. In some scenarios, you may have to reinstall or update the device

driver if you are encountering any issues with a specific device.

For more information, see the Dell knowledge-based article SLN148687 at

www.dell.com/support.com.

NOTE: Windows 10 operating system includes the touchpad drivers no other touchpad driver installation is required.

NOTE: Windows 10 operating system includes the webcam driversno additional webcam driver installation is required. For video capture or streaming, users can install webcam software available from third-party providers.

Dell recommends installing drivers or applications in the following sequence.

1 Intel chipset device software

The Windows operating system may not include the updated Intel chipset driver set

for Dell computers. These Intel chipset drivers are available on Dells support site

www.dell.com/support.

Downloading and installing these chipset drivers

1 Turn on your computer.

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2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads

5 Scroll down the page and select Chipset in Category

6 Click Download to download chipset drivers for your computer.

7 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the

chipset driver files.

8 Double-click the chipset driver files icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

NOTE: Intel Chipset drivers including Intel Chipset Device Software Driver,

Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework, Intel Management Engine

Components Installer and Intel HID Event Filter Driver.

2 Critical Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates Dell recommends installing all the latest available QFE updates from the latest Service

Pack. Service packs are automatically downloaded and installed when Windows

Updates is enabled and can be manually downloaded and installed from the Windows

support site.

3 Media-card reader drivers

The Windows operating system does not include the media-card reader driver. Install

the Realtek driver, that is available for download on the Dell support site.

Downloading and installing the media-card reader driver

1 Turn on your computer.

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2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads

5 Scroll down the page and select Chipset in Category.

6 Click Download to download the media-card reader driver for your computer.

7 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the card

reader driver file.

8 Double-click the card reader driver file icon and follow the instructions on the

screen.

4 Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) The IRST software package enables and enhances high-performance Serial ATA (SATA)

and SATA RAID capabilities for supported operating systems. The IRST software

package provides an added protection against data loss in the event of a hard drive

failure.

NOTE: The following conditions must be met before you can install IRST on your computer.

Your computer has a RAID I/O controller hub (ICH). If your computer does

not have a RAID ICH, you cannot install IRST unless a third-party RAID

controller card is installed.

Your RAID controller is enabled by default.

CAUTION: If a SATA hard drive is already installed, enabling the RAID controller might cause your computer to display

a blue screen and an error code followed by a system reboot. To enable RAID, reinstall the operating system.

Downloading and installing the IRST driver

1 Turn on your computer.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

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3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads.

5 Scroll down the page and select Serial ATA in Category.

6 Click Download to download the IRST driver for your computer.

7 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the IRST

driver file.

8 Double-click the driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

Downloading and installing the IRST APPX

1. Turn on your computer.

2. Go to www.dell.com/support.

3. Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or

manually browse for your computer model.

4. Click Drivers & downloads.

5. Scroll down the page and select Serial ATA in Category.

6. Click Download to download the IRST APPX for your computer.

7. After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the file.

5 Graphics

The Windows operating system includes the VGA graphics driver only. For optimal

graphics performance, install the Dell graphics driver applicable to your computer that

is available for download on the Dell support site.

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Downloading and installing the Dell graphics driver

1 Turn on your computer.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads

5 Scroll down the page and select Video in Category.

6 Click Download to download the graphics driver for your computer.

7 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the

graphics driver file.

8 Double-click the graphics driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

6 Audio The Windows operating system does not include the audio driver recommended by

Dell. Install the HD audio driver that is available for download on the Dell support site.

Downloading and installing the Dell audio driver

1 Turn on your computer.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads.

5 Scroll down the page and select Audio in Category.

6 Click Download to download the audio driver for your computer.

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7 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the

audio driver file.

8 Double-click the audio driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

7 Dell ControlVault2 Driver and Firmware

Dell ControlVault2 contains software that protects data in your computer from

disclosure or modification. The software package is available on the Dell support site.

Downloading and installing Dell ControlVault2

1 Turn on your computer.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads.

5 Scroll down the page and select Security in Category

6 Click Download to download the software package for your computer.

7 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved Dell

ControlVault2 Driver and Firmware.

8 Double-click the file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

8 Wireless Local Network (WLAN) drivers and

applications Windows operating systems do not provide native device driver support for WLAN

controllers on Dell computers. To obtain wireless network functionality, install the

relevant WLAN drivers from the Dell support site. WLAN applications, which provide

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additional features including enterprise authentication enhancements can also be

installed from the Dell support site.

Downloading and installing the Wi-Fi driver

1 Turn on the computer.

2 Go to www.dell.com/support.

3 Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click

Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4 Click Drivers & downloads.

5 Scroll down the page and select Network in Category.

6 Click Download to download the Wi-Fi driver for your computer.

7 After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the Wi-

Fi driver file.

8 Double-click the Wi-Fi driver file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

NOTE: For Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Drivers. Please select Modem/Communications in Category of above Step 4.

9 Intel Management Engine driver Intel Management Engine driver enable advance manageability features. To obtain manageability functionality, install the relevant Intel ME drivers from the Dell support site.

Downloading and installing the Intel Management Engine

Components Installer

1. Turn on your computer.

2. Go to www.dell.com/support.

3. Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click Submit.

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NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4. Click Drivers & downloads

5. Scroll down the page and select Chipset in Category.

6. Click Download to download software package for your computer.

7. After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you saved the file.

8. Double-click the file icon and follow the instructions on the screen.

Downloading and installing the Intel Manageability and

Security Status Application

1. Turn on your computer.

2. Go to www.dell.com/support.

3. Click Product support, enter the Service Tag of your computer, and then click Submit.

NOTE: If you do not have the Service Tag, use the auto-detect feature or manually browse for your computer model.

4. Click Drivers & downloads

5. Scroll down the page and select Chipset in Category.

6. Click Download to download the software package for your computer.

7. After the download is complete, navigate to the folder where you file.

8. Double-click the file icon and follow the instructions on the screen

.NET Framework

The .NET Framework is a software framework, which is bundled with Windows

operating systems. The .NET Framework is intended to be used by most applications

created for the Windows platform.

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Getting help and contacting Dell Self-help resources You can get information and help on Dell products and services using these self-help

resources:

Table 1. Self-help resources

Information about Dell products and

services

www.dell.com

Dell Help & Support app

Tips

Contact Support In Windows search, type Help and

Support, and press Enter.

Online help for operating system www.dell.com/support/windows

www.dell.com/support/linux

Troubleshooting information, user manuals, setup instructions,

product specifications, technical help blogs, drivers, software

updates, and so on. www.dell.com/support

Dell knowledge base articles for a variety of computer concerns

1 Go to www.dell.com/support. .

2 Type the subject or keyword in the

Search box.

3 Click Search to retrieve the related

articles.

Learn and know the following information See Me and My Dell at www.dell.com/

about your product: support/manuals.

Product specifications

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Operating system

To locate the Me and My Dell relevant to

Setting up and using your product

Data backup

Troubleshooting and diagnostics

Factory and system restore

BIOS information

your product identifies your product through one of the following:

Select Detect Product.

Locate your product through the drop-down menu under View Products.

Enter the Service Tag number or

Product ID in the search bar.

Contacting Dell To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues, see

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