How to Set Up an Undock Button on a Dell Laptop

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How to Set Up an Undock Button on a Dell Laptop
A docking station makes a laptop more like a desktop (laptop image by Du...¡an Zidar from Fotolia.com)

A docking station is used with a laptop to be able to use peripherals, such as printers, additional monitors, external keyboards, mice and scanners. With a docking station, the laptop is more like a desktop computer while being used at a desk. You can find the undock button on the right side of the monitor stand. You have the option to disable or enable the undock button, and you can change the option in the Windows Registry Editor.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click "Start" then type "regedit" in the search box.

  2. 2

    Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER," "Software," "Microsoft," "Windows," "CurrentVersion," "Policies," then "Explorer" on the left side of the screen.

  3. 3

    Right-click anywhere in the right panel, select "New" and then click "DWORD Value." Name the new value "NoStartMenuEjectPC."

  4. 4

    Right-click the new value and click "Modify." An "Edit DWORD" window will open. Type the number "0" in the "Value Data" field to set up the undock button on the Dell laptop.

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