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Final Step: Power it up (Power Button)
After you install everything, plug in the power cable, flip the switch on the back of your
PSU, and then press the power button located in the front of your computer case. If all goes
well, your computer should turn on and off with the front power button. If you connected
a monitor, you should see the Power on Self Test (POST) screen. From that point, you can
enter into your BIOS setup by selecting a key on your keyboard (sometime the delete key).
If your computer does not power on don't worry. Make sure all of your connections are
connected inside your computer. Double check everything from your RAM to processor.
Are they in correctly? Are all of your cables plugged in securely? If you system turns on
and beeps instead of going to POST screen, then you might have a major error. You can
find your MB manufacture by searching online or by using the POST screen. You can
troubleshoot your error codes to find out what is going on with your system.
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Section 2: Configuring BIOS before Operating System Installa-
Installing the operating system (OS) can be tricky. You have to pay close attention to all of
the prompts when installing the OS. First you will have to enter the system BIOS. To enter
your computer's BIOS settings you will have to press “DEL” or “DELETE” key on your
keyboard as your computer boots up. Check for what is displayed on the screen to give you
a better idea on which keys to press when booting. (See image below)
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