Optimizing A Latitude E4310 With Windows 7

 August 24, 2010

These are instructions for optimizing/"Pennifying" a Dell Latitude E4310 with Windows 7 for the University's environment. These instructions also are generally applicable to other modern Latitudes such as the E4200, E5410, E6410, and E6510.

Install and Configure PennConnect Applications

  1. Install the latest version of the PennConnect DVD (the current version is Fall 2010).
  2. If you are on-campus in an area with AirPennNet, a dialog box will open asking you for your PennKey user name and password. Enter these and you will be connected to the network.
  3. Restart the E4310.
  4. Update your virus definitions by opening Symantec Endpoint Protection and running LiveUpdate.

Run Windows Update

  1. From the Start menu, run Windows Update and install all important updates (accept any license agreements that pop up).
  2. Restart the E4310.

Install Dell Client System Update

  1. Download Dell Client System Update from this link.
  2. Launch the installer and click the Install button. A screen may appear warning that Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 must be installed.
  3. Click the Install button. A Setup screen appears.
  4. Click the Next button and select the I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Click the Install button.
  8. Click the Finish button.
  9. Click the Finish button.


Run Dell Client System Update

  1. Launch Dell Client System Update from the Start Menu.
  2. Click the arrow next to Check for Dell Updates. Client System Update will check with Dell's web-site for relevant updates.
  3. Click the checkbox next to Automatically reboot system when needed.
  4. Click the Install button. Client System Update will download and install the updates.
  5. Click the Reboot Now button. The E4310 restarts.


Update Important Drivers

Install these drivers from Dell's Support site:

Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad (released 5/17/2010)


Update Other Applications

Adobe Reader, Firefox, and Thunderbird (all installed by the PennConnect DVD) have their own updaters. Make sure you let those run and update the applications to their latest versions.


--John Mulhern III, Lead for Client Technologies, ISC Technology Support Services (August 24, 2010)

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Date Posted: March 8, 2013 Tags: Notebook, Provider Resource, Supported Product, Configuration, Dell, Dell Latitude

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