Installing Windows 10 OS Easily. Your guide this lightning round let’s set the stage you just unboxed a brand new Windows 10 PC or you’re a little advanced. And you put Windows 10 on your Mac thanks to boot camp. Either way you are ready to get started in your brand new windows experience.
So the most important thing and the most annoying thing you can do with your brand new Windows 10 PC. Is to make sure you’re getting the most recent security updates. patches and drivers for your brand new OS to do this. You simply tap on the Start menu button you type in Windows Update and then you start the annoying.
But important process of checking for updates restarting your computer checking for updates let’s say you have a printer you might want to look up your printers manufacturer. And grab their drivers for Windows instead as opposed to Microsoft’s. In some case that this might mean the difference between being able to print double-sided and being able to do nothing on your brand-new printer.
One of the coolest things you can do for brand-new Windows PC is to use a website called Ninite.com to make yourself a custom installation package. That sounds really nerdy here’s what that means you go to the website you pick a bunch of apps. That you want to install like Chrome or Firefox or notepad++ if you’re super cool.
What it does is it creates a single set of program for you, is that way you just double click on that when you downloaded it and poof every program. You’ve picked automatically installs for you no have to worry about doing it all yourself. It’s a ton of time one app you really should check out as part of that package is the antivirus tool Avast even though window ships with Windows Defender which is a pretty good antivirus tool.
There are better and Avast it’s one of the best free programs, you can get that you should install on your PC ASAP adding caps and games is important. But you also want to take a few moments to remove all the crap that Microsoft has already put on your system. That you’re never going to use for example hit the Start menu there are a lot of icons. That you will never ever probably touch that includes poor little solitaire. So pull up programs and features rip them all off your system save some space and make sure that you will never ever have the stuff to look at ever again.
Now to get even more geeky into the settings weeds. You want to go to the control panel pull up system and then advanced system settings for example you can set the name of your PC. You can also turn off System Restore which might sound like something you don’t want to do but if you’re not the kind of person. Who knows you’ll ever use System Restore and why give up all the extra hard drive space for a feature. That you won’t touch now you might have heard advice to never ever turn off a firewall. Because a firewall is a great way to keep hackers and other nefarious people from messing with your stuff here’s.
The thing though your wireless router has a stronger firewall when your Windows machine. So you don’t really need a firewall in your private network you can turn that off keep the firewall on for public networks. When you’re browsing in a coffee shop you at least have a little more protection but at home let your router do the work for you the most important.
Account on your Windows PC is your Microsoft account. If you already have one you want to take some time to log into it, if you don’t have one you want to create one what that does is it ties your Windows key. The activation key that you hopefully have typed in by now to a brand new Microsoft account and that will stay with you forever.
Then right below the settings screen where you put in your Microsoft account is also an option to add other third-party accounts to integrate with Windows. So you can have everything you need right there directly in your operating system.
It’s time to make Windows 10 pretty pull up the taskbar settings and you can decide if you even want to see the taskbar on your Windows 10 Desktop. If you have a picture of your cat that you just have to set as your desktop background. Where you do it you can also tile it to look even more strange you can also adjust the colors of your Windows 10 experience.
That you happen to have a certain shade of blue or green that you want to permeate throughout your entire desktop also important is. The Windows 10 lockscreen not only can you customize what image you want to see on the lockscreen. As you’re logging into Windows with your pin or your passcode you can also decide what apps you want to receive. A quick status from which will show you updates about your day. Without ever having to log in to your system we’ve covered a lot of basics. But there is much more you can do in Windows 10 to customize your PC and really make it your own.