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Set-up mode exit

by johnnywatt / September 24, 2014 4:52 AM PDT

Recently a friend gave me an old Dell computer that I thought if I could get it set up it might be useful for a few things. But when it booted up it booted into what I guess is the set-up mode. It's that place where you initial set the date, time, time zone, language, etc. My problem is that I can't find any way to exit this set-up mode to check out the operating system.

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(NT) True. I've seen such and I find I must complete the setup
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 4:55 AM PDT
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Re: setup
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 26, 2014 8:17 PM PDT
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In all BIOS'es I've seen, the screen says something like "press esc to exit without saving changes, F10 to save changes and reboot".

But you don't set date, time, time zone, language in the BIOS. You do that in the OS. So this seems to be the first boot of a new OS your friend installed on it (probably he did a return to factory conditions, a very sensible thing to do when giving your PC to somebody else). Now it's up to you to set it up like you did in all versions of Windows in all PC's you ever had.


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