Yesterday, I shared some steps I take to set up a Windows 7 machine the right way. Windows Guides reader, Gene, recently sent me this really useful guide on how to set up a computer and I’d like to share it with you.

Here’s an excerpt from the guide:

I have had many questions and times when I had to set up a new computer that someone had just bought either from a store or a website and it arrived on their doorstep. The following is the procedure that I use to make sure that the system is ready to put online and available for the internet to start trying to be used in a botnet or hit with all the virus’s that are out there looking for new systems that someone has not set up to stop them. I am not by anyway the expert as this is just the way I do it and there are probably other ways and systems to do it also but I don’t have access to them.

How to Set Up a New Computer (PDF 311 KB)

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3 thoughts on “How to Set up a New Computer: PDF Guide”

  1. RSVR85 says:

    Great guide Gene, thank you for sharing this. It will surely come in handy to those setting up a fresh system. Good work!

  2. RSVR85 says:

    Great guide Gene, thank you for sharing this. It will surely come in handy to those setting up a fresh system. Good work!

  3. RSVR85 says:

    Great guide Gene, thank you for sharing this. It will surely come in handy to those setting up a fresh system. Good work!

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