1. peachy001's Avatar
    Hi all

    I have been using XP at home, but I have decided to buy a laptop. The laptop comes with Windows 8. Is there anything you can recommend that I do straight off? One thing I would like to do is great some kind of recovery media. But, I also want to have it running great quickly. Are there any updates I need to do straight away?


    Any tips are very welcome.

    Thanks.
    03-17-2015 02:27 PM
  2. MoshMast's Avatar
    Performing all available Windows Updates is a good thing to do anyways and I usually start out any new PC by doing this exactly.

    You can create recovery media if you want, but I haven't found it to be necessary since Windows 8 has a built-in reset option to reinstall itself.

    If you haven't used 8.1 before: make sure you familiarize yourself with the new gestures and navigation options. A great way to do this is to use the Help+Tips app that comes preloaded with your laptop. I find that most people who are frustrated with Windows 8 haven't really tried to learn it yet and just blindly assume it isn't a good operating system.

    Things have changed but you won't look back once you've invested the time to truly take advantage of Windows 8!
    peachy001 likes this.
    03-18-2015 01:20 AM
  3. peachy001's Avatar
    Nice one, thankyou. I'm really looking forward to it.
    03-18-2015 02:59 AM

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