How to Install Windows 10 on the Dell Latitude D630
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BIOS Setup

This section provides a performance optimised BIOS configuration for the Dell Latitude D630 based on BIOS Revision A19.

The system uses a non-UEFI legacy BIOS, and as such is generally easy to configure. To enter BIOS Setup, power-on or reboot the laptop and wait for the Power On Self Test (POST) screen with F2 = Setup in the top right corner to be displayed.

Dell Latitude D630 Power On Self Test (POST)
Power On Self Test (POST)

Press F2 to enter Setup. The text in the top right corner will change to Preparing to enter Setup .. and after a few moments the BIOS Setup screen will be displayed. The first group of System screens displays various information about the specific model configuration.

Dell Latitude D630 BIOS System Info
System Information
Dell Latitude D630 BIOS Processor Info
Processor Information
Dell Latitude D630 BIOS Memory Info
Memory Information
Dell Latitude D630 BIOS Device Info
Device Information
Dell Latitude D630 BIOS Battery Info
Battery Information

Next, step though each of the remaining groups and configure the Recommended settings as described in the following tables.

Onboard DevicesDefaultRecommended
Integrated NICEnabled w/PXEEnabled w/PXE
Internal ModemEnabledEnabled
External USB portsEnabledEnabled
Parallel PortECPECP
Serial PortCOM1COM1
PC Card and 1394EnabledEnabled
SATA OperationATAACHI
Module Bay DeviceEnabledEnabled
Flash Cache ModuleOffEnabled
ASF ModeOffOff
MicrophoneEnabledEnabled
VideoDefaultRecommended
Ambient Light SensorOffOff
Brightness33
Brightness (AC)88
Primary VideoDock Video CardDock Video Card
SecurityDefaultRecommended
Admin PasswordNot SetNot Set
System PasswordNot SetNot Set
Password ChangePermittedPermitted
Password BypassPermittedPermitted
Wireless Switch ChangeDeniedDenied
Wi-Fi Catcher ChangeDeniedDenied
CPU XD SupportEnabledEnabled
Signed Firmware UpdateDisableDisable
TPM SecurityOffOn
TPM ActivationDeactivateDeactivate
Computrace(R)DeactivateDeactivate

CPU eXecute Disable (XD) Support is a hardware prerequisite required to install Windows, and must be Enabled.

PerformanceDefaultRecommended
Multi Core SupportEnabledEnabled
Dynamic AccelerationEnabledEnabled
SpeedStep EnableEnabledEnabled
Power ManagementDefaultRecommended
Auto On ModeOffOff
Auto On Time08:00 AM08:00 AM
USB Wake SupportOffEnabled
Wake on LAN/WLANOffOff

Enabling USB Wake Support allows input activity from a USB device, such as external keyboard or mouse, to be used to wake up the laptop from low-power sleep mode.

DockingDefaultRecommended
Undocking MethodHot UndockHot Undock
PCI Slot MonitoringEnabled SilentEnabled Silent
Universal ConnectEnabledEnabled

The Docking options refer to when the laptop is connected to a Dell Latitude D-Family Docking Station or Advanced Port Replicator.

POST BehaviourDefaultRecommended
Adapter WarninigsEnabledEnabled
Fn Key EmulationScroll LockScroll Lock
Fast BootMinimalAuto
VirtualizationOffEnabled
Keypad (Embedded)Fn Key OnlyFn Key Only
Mouse/TouchpadTouchpad-PS/2Touchpad-PS/2
NumLock LEDOnOn
USB EmulationEnabledEnabled

Windows supports the use of the Simple Boot Flag (SBF) to control the need for system diagnostics at boot time (Fast Boot).

Enabling Virtualization turns on the Intel VT-x processor extensions, allowing the use of virtualization technologies such as VMware Workstation and Oracle VirtualBox. However, Microsoft Hyper-V will not function, as the Intel Core 2 processor does not have the required SLAT hardware extensions.

WirelessDefaultRecommended
Internal BluetoothEnabledEnabled
Internal Wi-FiEnabledEnabled
Internal CellularEnabledEnabled
Wireless SwitchAllAll
Wi-Fi CatcherEnabledEnabled
LAN/Wi-Fi Auto SwitchOffOff

When all Recommended changes have been made, press Esc and select Save/Exit. The system will reboot.

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