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Setting Up the vKey Device

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2014 11:04AM EDT
Getting Started

Setting up your vKey is very simple and should only take you a few minutes.

First, ensure that your computer is shut off. Plug the vKey device into a USB port and then turn the computer on. If this is the first time that you have used your vKey on this specific computer, you will have to ensure that the computer is booting from the vKey device. 

BIOS Configuration

To do this you must configure you BIOS. For most computers, pressing F1 or F2 during boot up will allow you to access the BIOS configuration menus. If this neither of these work, consult the full list of key sequences in the User Guide on pages 12-14, under vKey Support Documentation. Unfortunately, computer BIOSs vary from manufacturer to manufacturer se we cannot tell you exactly how to navigate it.

In the BIOS configuration menu you will need to make the vKey USB the first device in the boot sequence so that the computer boots to the vKey Device first instead of the local hard disk. If your BIOS shows individual USB devices, look for the word "Kensington" in full or in part. This is the type of USB storage used by the vKey device.

Starting the OS

After having completed this step correctly, you should see the vKey Boot Manager Screen. "Boot vKey (default)" should be selected automatically. Hit [Enter] and the vKey Device should start.  You will then be prompted for the vKey Device password. This is device-specific and should be provided to you by your administrator. After inputting the correct password, the vKey OS will start.

You have now successfully set up your vKey Device

If you have any issues or require additional information regarding the setup, consult the vKey User Guide under vKey Support Documentation.

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