New Laptop Setup and Installation

Recently, you got a new laptop? And, being a non-technician you want to make sure that you get all the setup rightly done? Then worry not, trust me after reading this article you will surely get benefited somewhere. It’s not always easy to optimize the new Laptop fully in that case this will help you. The process is simple if you are planning to Setup Windows 10 for a new laptop, then it might take some time, but relatively it easy to implement.

Things to do when you get a new laptop

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Well, before heading towards the experts you can follow these steps to install, and Here's everything you need to know to get your new laptop set up. So, please keep a check on the below- listed points:

Firstly, you need to take out the brand-new laptop you recently purchased. Now, plug it in for the first time and then go through the Windows setup. Your new laptop will be ready to use once you are done with the steps that you should do to set up your new laptop.

Step 1: Run All Windows Updates on your Windows 10.

Initially, your laptop is mostly going to show and download a series of Windows 10 updates on its own so it’s better advised to get it done by forcing them to install manually. 

  • First, Type "updates" in the search box.
  • After this Windows will start searching for all new downloading updates, in the meantime you can implement the next task you don’t need to wait for the completion of this process.
  • In case Windows doesn't automatically start the search for updates, then you need to select the "Check for updates" box.  

Step 2: Now Uninstall Bloatware

Most Computer vendors put lots of preloaded software of third-party on your computer. From 30-day trials of antivirus software to casual games (ex: Candy Crush) you may not want to play, all of this bloatware is sucking up system resources. To uninstall bloatware:

1. Navigate to Settings. You can get there from the Start Menu.

2. Select System.

3. Select Apps and Features from the left menu. 

In case you don't notice this option, press on the search box and type Apps, next select Apps and Features. Alternatively, you can jump steps 1 and 2 and then type "Uninstall" in the Search Box on the Taskbar and later choose "Add or remove programs" that you want to uninstall.

4. Select an app you wish to uninstall

5. Click Uninstall.

6. Click the second uninstall button that appears.

Step 3: Copy or Sync Your Files

What good is your new computer if it doesn't have your most important data on it? There are numerous possible ways to move the documents, photos, videos, and other key files over a new from an old computer. These include

OneDrive Sync: If your necessary files are saved in OneDrive, then it will automatically get download to your new computer once the user logs in to the new PC with their Microsoft account.

Dropbox or Google Drive: These services work similarly just like OneDrive but it doesn’t come preloaded with Windows system(unless your laptop manufacturer put them there). If you were choosing them to store files on the old system, install them on the new one.

Copy files manually. Select all the files under your Documents, Music, Videos, and Photos libraries, copy them to an external drive (ex: Flash drives, hard drives), and then copy them over to the new machine. This is a bit boring task so we recommend using Cloud storage if possible.

Step 4: Install Antivirus 

These days antivirus software is important no matter how careful you think you are while surfing over the internet. If you hit even one wrong link, accidentally or otherwise, your entire computer could become victim to a malware infection — an awful scenario that can generally be avoided with some good antivirus software. The point of antivirus software is to prevent these sorts of situations before they happen and, if that fails, fix them immediately afterward. You must have some sort of antivirus software to shield your PC from threats.

If you're looking for a recommendation, we rated Bitdefender as one of the best free antivirus software available, thanks to its excellent malware protection and low impact on your PC's performance, as well as 24/7 customer support. With it, you can prevent virus attacks before they happen, as well as scan and eliminate threats after the fact, if anything harmful manages to make it onto your computer. 

Step 5: Set Up Windows lock via Hello Fingerprint or Face Login

Numerous current-generation laptops come with lock systems including either a fingerprint or an infrared camera for facial recognition. If you have either one, you should set up Windows Hello, a feature that lets you log in with a finger or a glance, so you can avoid the hassle of using a normal password. This is an extra prominent security feature to have to keep your files protected. 

1. Navigate to Settings.

2. Then, Click on Accounts.

3. Select the option of Sign-in options.

4. On the right-hand side of the screen click on the Setup button available under either Fingerprint or Face Recognition.

5. Here click on Get Started.

6. Now, Swipe your finger (for fingerprint readers) or stare at the camera (for facial recognition) as mentioned. If you don't have the option of a fingerprint reader or an IR camera, then on Windows 10 you won't be able to proceed further.

7. After this, click on Set up PIN option. On Windows 10 you need to have that a PIN set as a backup, in the case when your finger or face recognition doesn't work. You won't be asked to do this if you already have a PIN.

8. Now Enter a PIN of your choice and click OK.

Step 6: Install the Browser of your Choice 

Microsoft's Edge Browser is speedy, lightweight, and worth for using. However, if you are a user of Chrome or Firefox or maybe both then you might have accounts and extensions set up in them. In that scenario, you will be wanting your favorite browser right away. To set the new browser as the default browser on your laptop, follow these steps.

1. First, Download and run the browser installer that you want. 

2. Then open the settings. You can locate that menu through Start Menu.

3. Now, Click System.

4. Select the Default apps in the left panel.

5. Here, click on the icon under the Web browser. It may ask you to "Choose a default" or it may show the icon for the current default browser. 

6. Lastly, Select the browser in the pop-up menu that appears.

Step 7: You can configure the Cortana feature or Turn it Off as per the requirement.

Step 8: You can disable the Time-Wasting Lock Screen

Step 9: Adjust Your Display resolution based on the requirements. This can help you to protect your eyes from the laptop screen.

Step 10: You set up Keyboard Shortcuts for Every App that you are using

Step 11: Unhide File Extensions and Hidden File.

Step 12: Change the Desktop Theme as per your choice.

Thanks for reading till the end, hopefully, this information will help you in the New Laptop setup and installation process. While implementing any settings if you face any error at any point, or you need expert guidance related to any software, hardware, or any other query related to laptops, then worry not. Simply connect with the technicians of Repair My Phone Today and leave all your worries on them.

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