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User Info: jdclanc11

jdclanc11
2 months ago#1
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 15.6-Inches Full HD Notebook (7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U, GeForce 940MX, 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Home.

What steps should I take for initial setup? So far I have done...

1. Avast anti-virus
2. Steam/itunes/google drive
3. System restore point

Does the graphics card work automatically or do I need to configure it?

Thank for any advice.
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User Info: mucloud

mucloud
2 months ago#2
You have a laptop so you should be good to go.

Just make sure your up to date on windows and your good.

If it is not new then Update your GPU drivers.

Nvidia for GTX and AMD for well....AMD lol.
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User Info: Love_Me_Sexy

Love_Me_Sexy
2 months ago#3
Go ahead and uninstall all the bloatware Acer has installed.

Go get the most up to date chipset/network/audio drivers from the manufacturers site (Acer)

As above, get the video drivers from Nvidia and update Windows

See if this helps you:
https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

User Info: maybecalls

maybecalls
2 months ago#4
Get Malwarebytes (freebie version) and CCleaner......................and Steam!

User Info: NuclearHendrix

NuclearHendrix
2 months ago#5
https://youtu.be/u1kGMCfb2xw
^Do this if you're concerned about Windows 10/Microsoft spying on you. I did everything in the video except the more complicated parts where he starts editing system files & whatnot.

I use Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, SpywareBlaster, CCleaner, Adguard, Ghostery.

For gaming related stuff: Steam , GOG/Galaxy, Origin, Uplay, HumbleBundle, Epic Games launcher, Blizzard/Battle.net. GameRanger to play old games multiplayer. If you're coming from consoles, you might even have accounts for some of these already(Uplay, Origin, etc).
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