If you recently bought a new(or eventually upgraded after ), You do not have to rely on default settings that may not make sense for the actual use of the device. Customizing your laptop to your needs saves you time and energy and prevents safety concerns.
While some criticize Windows 10 as overly complex and flawed, NetMarketShare still has a market share of nearly 50% in the laptop operating system, which means Windows 10 is running on more laptops and desktops than any other operating system.
13 settings need to be made when setting up your Windows 10 laptop. Also read ourand the .
Checking for updates
Microsoft releases a regular stream of Windows updates. Your new laptop will automatically check for updates. However, you can check this manually by going to Settings (clicking the gear icon above the Start button), selecting Update & Security> Windows Update and then clicking on the button Check for updates . (Or just type "updates" in the search box and click Check for updates .) You can update your laptop this way, instead of waiting for updates to install the next time you shut down your laptop ,
Enabling System Restore
Make sure you have set up a restore point in case something goes wrong with your laptop. To set up a restore point, search for "restore" and then click . Create a restore point . You will be directed to the System Protection tab of the System Properties window.
From there you can select the main system drive (probably drive C 🙂 and then click the Configure button. Click the radio button for . Activate system protection if it is not already activated. You can then choose how much space to reserve for your recovery points. You don't need more than 2 or 3%.
Set a default browser
If you want to use Chrome or a browser other than Microsoft’s Edge browser, you’ll need to install it yourself. If you do that, you probably want to make it your default browser. After installing Chrome, you will be asked the first time you want to set Chrome as your default browser. If you miss this offer, you can click on Microsoft Edge in the "Web browser" section under Settings> Apps> Standard apps to make a different selection.
Connect your phone to your PC
Simply connect your Android or iPhone to your Windows 10 computer by going to Settings> Phone . Click Add Phone and follow the instructions to connect the phone and PC. This connection allows you to edit files on your phone from your PC or send articles or other information from your phone to your laptop. There is also a way to place and receive.
Adjusting the display settings
Congratulations on your purchase of a laptop with a razor-sharp 1080p display (or higher). While your images look incredibly sharp, text and symbols can now be small and difficult to read or click. Lowering the resolution doesn't help because the resulting image looks blurry. With Windows 10, however, you can scale the size of text, icons, and apps.
Right-click on the desktop and select Display Settings . For resizing text, apps, and other elements you can select a higher percentage to increase the size of text in 25% increments, or to Advanced scaling settings click Choose your own percentage.
Setting focus support rules
If you try to get the job done but are repeatedly interrupted by notifications, you should turn on focus support, a tool that was added to control in April 2018. What notifications you get at some point.
Set this up under Settings> System> Focus Assistant. Choose from three options: Off (Get all notifications from your apps and contacts), Priority (Show only selected notifications from a priority list you have customized and send the rest to your action center ) and only alarms (hide all notifications except alarms). You can also activate this function automatically at certain times or when playing a game.