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SETTING UP WINDOWS 10

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  • When you first start your laptop, you will see the ‘Hello there’ language selection screen:
  • Select your country options and time zone then click on Next.
  • Follow the on screen instructions to complete the Windows 10 setup screens.
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Connecting to the Internet

Connecting to your wireless router is part of the initial Windows setup wizard.

If you do not do this the first time you start up your laptop, you can do this by clicking on the wireless icon in the notification area on the taskbar:

1) Click the wireless icon in the notification area
2) Select the network you want to connect to
3) Tick the ‘Connect automatically’ checkbox
4) Click the ‘Connect’ button
5) Enter your network security key 6) Click on the ‘Next’ button

If the network flyout is not showing any available wireless networks, make sure that your router is switched on and broadcasting its WiFi connection.

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Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

To master the basics of Windows 10, see what’s new, discover surprising and little-known tricks, and try things out with a press of a button, use the Windows 10 tips app. Just type Tips in the search box on the taskbar to find the app, or choose the Tips app in the Start menu.

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Windows 10 Help

Microsoft have a comprehensive help site for Windows 10.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows

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Windows 10 Tutorials

There are literally millions of help pages or video tutorials online. Spending a bit of time learning Windows tips and shortcuts will definitely save you time in the long-run.

Try searching for Getting started with Windows 10 or Windows 10 tutorials.

The following websites are also very good sources of support and advice:

CNET - Your Guide to Windows 10
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/windows-10-guide

Laptop Magazine - 100 tips & tutorials for Windows 10
www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-use-windows-10

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SETTING UP WINDOWS 11

Selecting the region

‘Is this the right country or region?’ screen is the first display shown on Windows 11 initial Setup. This screen allows you to select your geographical region. Select your preferred country. Clicking Yes displays the next Windows 11 setup screen

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Selecting the keyboard layout

The screen shown below allows you to select your keyboard layout. US is at the top of the list. If you want a different keyboard layout, scroll through the list until you see the layout you want. Select the appropriate keyboard layout and then click Yes.

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Connecting to the Internet

Connecting to your wireless router is part of the initial Windows setup wizard.

1) Select the network you want to connect to
2) Enter your network security key
3) Click the ‘Next’ button

If the network flyout is not showing any available wireless networks, make sure that your router is switched on and broadcasting its WiFi connection.

If you do not want to do this the first time you start up your laptop, you can ignore this by clicking on 'I don't have internet button'

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Accepting Windows 11 license agreement

Read through and accept the license terms. Clicking on 'Accept' will lead to the next screen

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Naming Your PC

'Let’s name your device' screen allows you to optionally create a custom system name for your new Windows 11 system. If you want to create a custom name, enter the name you want in the input box in the middle of the screen following the naming rules that are posted on the screen and then click Next. However, this step is optional. If you don’t care about creating a custom name, you can click the 'Skip for now' link at the bottom of the screen and Windows will automatically generate a name for the system.

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Windows 11 Tips and Tricks

Windows 11 comes with new capabilities to make life easier—visit Windows 11 features link https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/features to learn how to make the most of them.

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Windows 11 Help and Learning

Make the everyday easier with Windows 11 by exploring Microsoft Comprehensive Site for Windows 11 Help and Learning Here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows#WindowsVersion=Windows_11):

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Windows 11 Tutorials

There are millions of help pages or video tutorials online. Spending a bit of time learning Windows11 tips and shortcuts will definitely save you time in the long-run.

Try searching for Getting started with Windows 11 or Windows 11 tutorials.

The following websites are also very good sources of support and advice:

Introducing Windows 11

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/06/24/introducing-windows-11/

11 tips to get the most out of Windows 11

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2022/10/12/11-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-windows-11/

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