How to set up a new computer?

 

When you power up your system for the first time, the first option that will come up on the screen is to select the keyboard layout. select (US keyboard layout) or as per your choice and then simply follow the on-screen instructions to set up your computer.

The whole setting up of the operating system may take from 45 minutes to one hour.

Ensure that the laptop is connected to the internet when it ask you to connect the computer with the wifi. You may need a Microsoft email account to set up your PC log in or create a local account if you do not have any. However using a Microsoft account is more secure because if you forget your login password, you can go online and reset the password whereas using a local account, if you forget the password you will need to reset/reinstall your Operating System which will erase all the data from the computer.

After the the setup is complete and your pc is ready, here are a few things that you should remember.

1. Run a windows update and install all the updates that are available. There may probably be a lot of them, after the installation of the windows update is completed, restart your laptop.

2. Secure your laptop, make sure your security settings are all enable. Open Settings, the settings option will be available when you click on the windows icon which is at the bottom left corner of the screen. Click on Update and Security, on the left side of the window screen, click on Windows Defender Ensure that Limited Periodic Scanning, Real-time Protection, Cloud-based Protection, and Automatic sample submission are all enabled.

3. Install your favorite applications and software, such as Microsoft office, your favorite browser, etc.

4. After everything is completed, create a system image backup. By doing this you can avoid reinstalling all your applications and software after windows re-installation.

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