Setting up a new computer or laptop can sometimes seem overwhelming. There are many apps and updates to install, settings to customise, and security features to consider. Today, computer setup service providers do this on your behalf, making it effortless for you. However, if you want to set up your computer by yourself, here are ten steps to ensure your new computer is set up most safely.
Connect your devices to the Internet.
Connect your devices to the Internet.
- Connect your computer to the Internet. If you have a desktop, connect an Ethernet cable from your modem directly into one of its ports. If you have a laptop or tablet, connect via Wi-Fi.
- Connect your router to the modem. This is usually done with an Ethernet cable that plugs into the USB on each device—one end should remain plugged in a while connecting the other end (the “dead” end) to its corresponding port on each device until they light up and make a connection sound like “click,” “bong,” or whatever other noise they use for this purpose (they’re different).
- Connect your modem to the internet service provider (ISP). Some ISPs require two cables: one from ISP -> Modem; then another from Modem -> Router/Computer(s). Others require only one cable going from ISP->Modem; but if yours does not, then purchase an inexpensive splitter at any hardware store near you so that both ends will be connected properly before moving forward with the steps below!
Customise your computer settings.
You can customise your computer settings to ensure your system is performing at peak performance. The following sections will explain how to do this:
If you’re using Windows 10, follow these steps to open Control Panel: Open Start Search (Windows key + S), type “control panel,” then click Control Panel in the search results list. After doing so, select System & Security > Action Center & Notification Settings from within Control Panel’s window pane on your screen; once there, click “Change Action Center settings” under the Notifications & sounds section of said window pane (you may have to scroll up/down depending on where it appears). Scroll down toward the bottom half until “Notification Settings” appears—click it! From there, go through each category one-by-one until all desired options are turned ON/OFF as desired; select OK when finished making changes.
Make a backup of essential files.
You should have a backup of your important files, which you can do in a few different ways. Use an external hard drive, USB key or cloud storage. Use an app to automatically back up your computer and take care of other tasks like cleaning up files or deleting unnecessary programs. It will keep everything running smoothly. You should also make sure that you back up your computer before doing anything else with it – even if there’s nothing new on it (you’ll never know what might change unexpectedly). You should also back up regularly; once a month is fine, but twice a month is better if possible.
A Complete setup is the best way to make sure your computer is safe and functioning correctly.
A thorough setup is the best way to ensure your computer is safe and properly functioning. If you are not sure how to do a thorough format, here are some steps:
- Make sure all of your hardware devices are connected. This includes USB cables, mice, keyboards, monitors and speakers.
- Open Windows Settings by clicking on the Windows icon in the bottom left corner of the screen and selecting “Settings” from the list that appears at the right. From there, select “Devices” under “System” and choose “Update Controllers” from that menu option. Your computer will check for updates automatically when it notices new controllers have been plugged into your system; if they aren’t yet recognised as working correctly, then Windows will perform an update which should resolve any issues with them working correctly with drivers installed on your machine (this also applies if you’ve recently added some new hardware).
If you think this is too much work or you don’t have time for this, don’t worry because computer setup service providers do all this work for you at a very reasonable cost. And you can continue doing what you’re meant to do – work on your computer instead of spending your time fixing it!