First things first, what should you do with your brand new laptop? You go via the Windows 10 setup, and you’re all done, right? Not really. Your notebook isn’t ready — till you do some tweaking. Let us get the ball rolling.
#1 Check for updates
Your notebook should check for updates automatically, but it is also possible to check manually. Just click on the gear icon above the Start button to go to the Settings, select Update & Security > Windows Update and then click the Check for updates button. (Or, just type”updates” to the search box and click on Check for updates.)
#2 System restore
If something goes wrong with your laptop, you can save a great deal of time and hassle if you’ve got a”restore point,” which resembles a backup of your entire operating system. To prepare a restore point, search for”restore” in the taskbar and click on Create a restore point. You’ll be taken to the System Protection tab of the System Properties window.
From that point you can select what you want to get included in the backand then click on the Configure button. Select the radio dial into Turn on system protection if it’s not already on. And then you can choose how much disk space to book, generally nomore than 2 or 3 percent.
#3 Power plan
If you would like to prolong your laptop’s battery lifetime, one of the best things you can do is switch the Power Saver, High Performance, and Balanced power plans based on your requirements . To select a plan, right click on the battery icon in the lower-right corner of your display and click on Power settings. Next, click Additional power settings to select a power plan.
#4 App installment tolerance amount
To restrict which apps can be installed on your laptop, you can disallow anything that isn’t from the Windows Store. Proceed into Settings > Apps > Apps & attributes and you also are able to select whether to permit installations from only the Windows Store, any program installations (with a warning), or unrestricted program updates .
#5 Eliminate bloatware
Vendors package new laptops with lots of trial apps, which are mostly unnecessary and unwanted software called bloatware.
Windows 10 provides an easy method to see which apps are installed on your laptop and a fast way to uninstall those you don’t want. Head to Settings > Apps > Apps & attributes and peruse the listing. If you don’t need an program and are 100% sure your computer does not need it, click on the Uninstall button.
Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) which makes all of your data inaccessible till you pay a fee to hackers.
To combat it, type’Windows Defender Security Center’ to the search bar in the bottom of your display, click on it and go to Virus & hazard protection > Virus & hazard protection settings. Here, you’ll have the ability to enable a new option called Controlled folder accessibility , which protects you against ransomware attacks. By default, the Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders have been protected, but you can add others also.
Can you know what settings to change and update to maximize your laptop? This article barely scratches the surface of Window 10’s safety and efficacy settings. Call us now for fast chat with a few of our Microsoft experts about taking yours to the next level.