1. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       29 Nov 2015 #1

    How to Get Started with a New Computer


    My Windows 10 Dell XPS 8900 desktop tower is on its way. My current desktop runs Windows 7.

    Is there a written guide anywhere that can tell me what to do to get it set up? I had such a guide for Windows 7 and it was very helpful.

    Thanks, b
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  2. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,917
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       29 Nov 2015 #2

    hello and welcome to tenforums ,, it should be all setup when it comes ,just turn it on and get started ,enjoy . check link for some good info .
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/emulator
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Nov 2015 #3

    You will have to create a user account and make a few other choices during the first boot.
    Do you want to use a Microsoft Account to login with or a local account? I'd recommend starting with a MS account so you are able to use Apps and the App Store. You can add a local account later if you want.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,887
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Nov 2015 #4

    Ztruker said: View Post
    I'd recommend starting with a MS account so you are able to use Apps and the App Store. You can add a local account later if you want.
    I recommend starting with a local account first and then changing it to a Microsoft account. The reason I do that is because I want my user folder on my hard drive to be John. If you start with a Microsoft account first Windows creates the user name and I end up with something like johnhave or something like that that I don't want.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       30 Nov 2015 #5

    Choices already.

    I was thinking of a step-by-step to start. Like:
    1 Make a system rescue disk
    2 Make a system image
    3 Get an antivirus
    ... ???
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  6. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,917
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       30 Nov 2015 #6

    abredt said: View Post
    Choices already.

    I was thinking of a step-by-step to start. Like:
    1 Make a system rescue disk
    2 Make a system image
    3 Get an antivirus
    ... ???
    just follow those 3 steps and you got the most important stuff covered ,, myself I don't make rescue disk or image ,or use 3rd party antivirus ,so I though you just wanted info on using win10 ..
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  7. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       30 Nov 2015 #7

    If you don't have a rescue disk nor system image, how would you restore your system in case it has a serious problem?
    cb
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  8. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,917
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       30 Nov 2015 #8

    abredt said: View Post
    If you don't have a rescue disk nor system image, how would you restore your system in case it has a serious problem?
    cb
    I have a win10 iso I use ,I got off the internet .I have one on thumb drive ,one on DVD , just generic ones, they work on any computer ,I back up personal content to portable drive, and only use basic computer programs downloaded from the web
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  9. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,351
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       30 Nov 2015 #9

    abredt said: View Post
    Choices already.

    I was thinking of a step-by-step to start. Like:
    1 Make a system rescue disk
    2 Make a system image
    3 Get an antivirus
    ... ???
    You can't do any of this until you go through the initial login. After that the steps you listed are a good start though I use the builtin Windows Defender along with Malwarebytes Anti-malware Premium and Anti-exploit. #2 is key as far as I'm concerned. I backup every Friday using Macrium reflect Pro set for 1 full and 6 incremental.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 166
    Windows 10
       01 Jul 2016 #10

    abredt said: View Post
    My Windows 10 Dell XPS 8900 desktop tower is on its way. My current desktop runs Windows 7.

    Is there a written guide anywhere that can tell me what to do to get it set up? I had such a guide for Windows 7 and it was very helpful.

    Thanks, b
    I know this thread is old but I just ordered the same computer. I was searching and found a Dell site with some interesting diagnostic tests for the Dell XPS 8900. (see below)
    Test your system for hardware problems.
    Run a quick test to check for common errors with the processor, hard drive, memory, and optical drive. Or, choose a full test that performs a thorough analysis of your system.


    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/xps-8900-desktop/diagnose
    .
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