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First things to do with new laptop

Unboxing and Inspection:

Carefully unbox your laptop and inspect it for any physical damage during shipping. Remove any protective packaging.

Charge the Battery:

Plug in your laptop and charge it fully before using it. This ensures optimal battery performance.

Power On and Set Up:
  1. Press the power button to turn on your laptop.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your language, region, and other preferences.
  3. Connect to Wi-Fi and sign in with your Microsoft account or create a new one.
Windows Updates:

Check for Windows updates by clicking on the Start menu, selecting Settings (gear icon), and navigating to “Windows Update.”

Install any available updates to keep your system secure and up-to-date.

Install Essential Software:

Install essential software such as web browsers (e.g., Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome), office suites (e.g., Microsoft Office, LibreOffice), and security software (e.g., antivirus).

Consider installing productivity tools, media players, and other applications you commonly use.

Data Transfer and Backup:

If you’re replacing an old laptop, transfer your files, documents, and settings from the old device to the new one.

Set up automatic backups to an external drive or cloud storage to safeguard your data.

Customize Settings:

Personalize your laptop by adjusting display settings, keyboard shortcuts, and other preferences.

Explore the Control Panel or Settings app to fine-tune your experience.

Explore Features:

Familiarize yourself with features specific to your laptop, such as touchpad gestures, function keys, and special hardware buttons.

Test the webcam, speakers, and other peripherals.

Security Measures:

Set up a strong password or PIN for login.

Enable Windows Defender or install a reliable antivirus program.

Consider setting up BitLocker encryption for data protection.


Your new laptop is ready to use! Enjoy browsing, working, gaming, or whatever you have planned.

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