You’ve heard about Windows 11 and its revolutionary new features that you can use to help your business excel, but don’t know where to start? Here are three easy steps you can take to get started on the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. Once you have Windows 11, there’s no turning back!
Step 1: Download and Install Windows
The first step to getting started with your new PC is to download and install Windows. If you already have a license key from another device, you can use that key when reinstalling your OS. Otherwise, you can purchase a license from Microsoft here. Once you’ve purchased your license, follow these instructions for how to install windows via USB or DVD. You’ll need an external drive or disc drive to do so. Don’t worry if it sounds intimidating—the process of installing Windows is actually very easy! Just watch out for step 5 and be sure to select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) instead of Upgrade. Follow any other on-screen prompts and before long you should see Congratulations! Your Windows installation was successful. This concludes part 1 of our series on how to setup Windows! Check back soon for more tips & tricks.
Step 2: Sign In to your Account
If you already have a Microsoft account, sign in with that to get started. If not, no worries. The first time you log in to your new PC, you will be prompted to set up an account. You can create an account using your email address or by using your Facebook login info. This link explains how. Once you have created a login for yourself and are signed into it, you are ready to start using Windows 10! It’s really easy to make your own files and folders on your PC. Use these tutorials to figure out how: Create folders, files & docs – First-time users typically use their home desktop as temporary storage for work-in-progress files (aka project items). Although there’s nothing wrong with doing so if you wish to keep things organized it’s best practice to save documents in custom file locations.
Step 3: Make the Desktop Work for You
You can customize your desktop by right-clicking on a blank area, and then click Properties. From there, you can do things like change background images or adjust transparency. You can also change your icon size and location. If you have more than one monitor, you may be able to set up separate desktops for each screen to make it easier to move between programs without losing where you are when returning to a project. Check out Microsoft’s support page for more information about setting up multiple monitors with Windows 10. In addition, you can use Windows search to find specific files or documents—and get better at using search over time. Typing files that include business into search will help bring up results from your Word documents as well as files stored elsewhere on your computer that contain those words. To learn how to search within particular folders, check out CNET’s tips on effective searches here. Keep in mind that Google often has great advice related to all kinds of software problems, too.