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Bought a new computer. What should I do first??

#1FLAMING EVIL HOMERPosted 5/28/2012 8:51:21 PM
Ordered a new Dell laptop and should come this week.
What things should I do first??

I hear people talk about uninstalling stuff that's useless and other things. Any guides you guys have for new computers?

It'll be my first computer that's all to myself.
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#2AjaxTheBeastPosted 5/28/2012 9:17:34 PM
Return it ASAP and build one.
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#3EpicKingdom_Posted 5/28/2012 9:19:09 PM
FLAMING EVIL HOMER posted...

It'll be my first computer that's all to myself.


It has begun..
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#4RubMyDuckyPosted 5/28/2012 9:28:49 PM(edited)
AjaxTheBeast posted...
Return it ASAP and build one.


Not everyone has the expertise to build a computer. Unfortunately.

Edit: Fixed funny typo.
#5DiehardFFv2Posted 5/28/2012 9:24:42 PM
From: RubMyDucky | #004
AjaxTheBeast posted...
Return it ASAP and build one.


Not everyone has the expertise to buy a computer. Unfortunately.

Assuming they have an IQ over 70 and fine motor skills, yes they do.
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#6FLAMING EVIL HOMER(Topic Creator)Posted 5/28/2012 9:59:27 PM
Just gonna use it for internet, school, and netflix mostly. Not gonna play any games.
I do however want to make the most of it and have it run the best it can.

Help?
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#7Incendia_IntusPosted 5/28/2012 10:07:39 PM(edited)
Uninstall all of the Dell crapware. I don't know if they still fill their products with useless dell programs or not.

I personally use a program called "Tweak Me!" on all of my computers to disable a lot of services, default programs, and Aero features I don't like or don't use.

Get rid of whatever crap antivirus it has and get MSE and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Install CCleaner for system cleanup and registry error fixes. If it's Windows 7, the default defragger should work fine.
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#8link510Posted 5/28/2012 10:10:22 PM
Incendia_Intus posted...
Uninstall all of the Dell crapware. I don't know if they still fill their products with useless dell programs or not.

I personally use a program called "Tweak Me!" on all of my computers to disable a lot of services, default programs, and Aero features I don't like or don't use.

Get rid of whatever crap antivirus it has and get MSE and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Install CCleaner for system cleanup and registry error fixes. If it's Windows 7, the default defragger should work fine.



CCleaner can remove programs/disable start up programs as well, I'd disable any startup programs you don't need or want. They'll just slow you down and you can just open stuff once you're logged in.

It can be a pan to remove all that bloatware stuff, if you can find your os product key you can just do a fresh install.
#9superdarkshadowPosted 5/28/2012 10:15:50 PM
Collect all drivers and put them on a flash drive. Reinstall Windows with a clean official Windows installation disc/iso and use the code on the bottom of the notebook. Install drivers. Then go to ninite.com and install all your free programs.
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#10FLAMING EVIL HOMER(Topic Creator)Posted 5/28/2012 10:17:59 PM
Thanks for the info.
How would know which stuff is usless??
Is there a chance I'd uninstall something important?
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