If you’re planning to set up a new Windows 10 computer, you’ll be happy to know it’s actually quite simple, especially if you follow these five essential steps. This article will guide you through the entire process of installing and configuring your new Windows 10 computer so that it meets your needs today and well into the future. Let’s get started!
Step 1 – Create an account
The first step to setting up your new Windows 10 computer is creating an account. You’ll need to provide some basic information, like your name and birthday, and choose a username and password. Once you’ve got that set up, you’re ready to move on to the next step.
- Connecting to Wi-Fi: If your Windows 10 computer doesn’t already have Wi-Fi installed, it’s easy enough to connect by following these instructions: Press the Settings button in the bottom left corner of your screen. Select Network & Internet. Select Wi-Fi. Under Wireless, select Add a network. Select the type of connection you want from the list of options displayed. Enter the network name and security key if necessary. Check to Remember this network so your device will automatically connect to this Wi-Fi hotspot when in range.
- Set up automatic updates: It’s important to keep your Windows 10 computer updated with patches for security reasons. To set up automatic updates, follow these steps: Press the Settings button in the bottom left corner of your screen. Select Update & Security.
Step 2 – Connect to the internet
In order to connect to the internet, you will need an internet service provider (ISP). Once you have chosen an ISP, you will need to subscribe to their service and set up an account. After that, you will need to connect your computer to the ISP’s network. You can usually do this by connecting a wire from your modem or router to one of the open ports on your laptop or desktop. If you are unsure which port should be used, consult with the manufacturer of your device for instructions on how to do so.
Make sure not to unplug any wires while doing this! Next, select Network Settings in the Start Menu and enter your username and password if necessary. Then, click View full settings. Click Change adapter options under Networking Status in the left column. Select both options: Show icon in taskbar and Show notifications under Tasks; then click OK at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3 – Update Windows
One of the first things you should do after setting up your Windows 10 computer is check for updates. To do this, open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I on your keyboard. Then, click on Update & Security. Next, scroll down and select Check for Updates. If any updates are available, they will be listed in the window that appears next. Click Install now and wait while they download and install.
Step 4 – Customize settings
Now that you’ve installed Windows 10 and set up a user account, it’s time to start customizing your settings. The first thing you’ll want to do is open the Settings app by clicking the Start button and then selecting the Settings icon. From there, scroll down to Personalization > Lock screen. By default, Windows 10 will display the lock screen background picture of whatever folder you’re currently viewing on your computer desktop; however, if you click on the drop-down menu at the top of this window, you can choose from any image on your PC as well as use one of Microsoft’s pre-loaded backgrounds instead.
Step 5 – Install software
Now that you’ve set up your Windows 10 computer, it’s time to install some software. Here are five essential programs to get you started -Microsoft Office: If you need to edit documents, or create spreadsheets or presentations, this is the one for you.
- Adobe Photoshop: If you need more advanced editing capabilities than what Microsoft Office offers, this is the best option for photo editing and graphic design work.
- Apple iTunes: Although iTunes can be used on a Mac or PC, Apple does not offer a Windows version of its music player. Therefore, many people prefer to use third-party software like Spotify or VLC Media Player. Other useful apps include Google Chrome (to browse the web), Firefox (to browse the web), Skype (for video calls) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDFs). In addition, you may want to consider installing antivirus software, which can protect your computer from viruses and malware. Finally, if you have a wireless printer connected to your computer through Wi-Fi, now would be the perfect time to install the driver so that it will be ready when needed.