It is a big deal to get a new laptop, they tend to be quite expensive, and it isn’t something that we treat ourselves to regularly. Thus, it is very important to ensure that your laptop has been correctly configured.
During this process, you should avoid making any mistakes. The initial setup is relatively simple, isn’t it? Following the Windows instructions is all there is to it. The question is, what are the steps that should be taken afterward? Here is a short article that will provide you with an overview of a new laptop checklist to ensure you don’t overlook anything.
Setting up the system:
Connect your new laptop and turn it on to begin the initial setup process.
You will then be prompted to follow the Windows setup instructions, you will be asked for basic information and asked if you have a Windows account.
This stage is fairly straightforward. You should set up your laptop at a location with a secure Wi-Fi connection. Ideally, you should do this at your workplace. It is best to have the wifi password on hand prior to starting the setup process.
Updates to force:
In order to ensure your laptop is up-to-date, it is necessary to complete the necessary installations on your computer. Even if you have the latest model of laptop, it is unlikely that it will be running the newest version of the operating system.
If you have owned a Windows laptop previously, you know how frequently they upgrade their operating system.
This means that if your computer was manufactured six months ago, its operating system is already outdated. There is an option to check for updates when you click in the “type to search” box at the bottom of the screen. To do so, click the box under “type to search” and follow the instructions as instructed. Following these updates, your laptop should be restarted (if it does not do so automatically).
The bloatware must be removed:
The majority of modern laptops come with bloatware. A pre-installed program that in no way contributes to the performance of your laptop, but merely slows it down.
You will often find the game Candy Crush Saga on your PC as an example of obvious bloatware. You are unlikely to want such software. Ideally, you should remove this software during this period when your new laptop is relatively empty and easy to locate.
See if there is anything that needs to be removed from your files section.
The moment you find something you wish to remove, right-click on it and follow the steps in the uninstall guide. The antivirus software McAfee, for example, is a common example of bloatware that you might not know is damaging to your computer. This “antivirus” is almost as harmful as a virus itself, and you should dispose of it. You are better off using Windows Defender, which is free of charge.
The following steps should be followed to install your browser of choice:
Installing your preferred web browser is the next step, if it hasn’t already been done. You should probably use either Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser. Start any browser of your choice by searching for it inside Microsoft Edge.
Finding the download link on their website and following the installation instructions is all that is required to get them up and running. It is very reasonable if you do not choose to utilise Microsoft Edge despite the fact that you have the option to do so.
Microsoft Edge will most certainly make an effort to persuade you to continue using it rather than switching to an other browser; in this effort, it could even provide you with an engaging graph or chart demonstrating how wonderful it is. You are far better off using Google Chrome since all of this information is rather deceptive.
The installation of antivirus software should be the next item on your new laptop’s to-do list. If you have McAfee pre-installed on your laptop, as was just described, you are going to want to remove it as soon as possible. This is certainly a dreadful situation.
The developer of the software has admitted publicly that it is not just one of the less effective antivirus programmes, but also one of the less effective things in general on the face of the whole globe
This is a paraphrase, his real choice of words were far worse and do not belong in this article at all. It is recommended that you make use of Windows Defender, which can be located and installed with little effort by entering “windows defender” into the search box located in the bottom-left corner of your screen.
Alterations to the appearance:
The exciting phase, which is the transformation of the appearance, comes next. deciding on a theme for your laptop, assigning nicknames to your files on your laptop, arranging files on your desktop, and choosing a backdrop for your desktop.
Because there is no such thing as doing something in an incorrect manner, now is the time to inject some of your creative energy into your laptop.
Options for protecting children:
It is essential that parental control settings be configured properly if the laptop was not purchased for yourself but rather for a kid. To do this, all you need to do is go to accounts, family, and other individuals, add a family member, and then add a kid.
After you have completed this step, you will be able to use all of the parental control limits. It is not a problem at all to make any necessary adjustments to them at any moment. You have the ability to put your child’s account under the following constraints:
- Restriction of time spent exploring the web and of outcomes
- Filter out pornographic content
- Place age limitations on certain games.
- Take control of your time in front of the screen.
- Send activity reports to the master account, which in this case is you.
Options for protecting children:
It is my hope that you have gained all of the knowledge from this little essay that is necessary to set up your brand-new laptop.
To guarantee that your laptop operates without any hiccups, it is essential that you carry out these steps as fast and accurately as possible. Before you begin using your laptop in a regular manner, it is imperative that you complete one of the most critical stages, which is to install reputable antivirus software.