setting up a new computer

Setting up a new computer after installation of operating system and drivers is very important and you need to know exactly what you want and what you are doing.

Its quite handy for a person who has done it before, but for a new user it can be a quite complex.

But your operating system has it all for you,So in this post we cover steps to be taken.



Setting up Screen resolution:

Setting up screen resolution is very important without which you may not be able to view things clearly or in a better quality, but make sure you have installed your graphics driver already.


Resolution based on LCD monitor sizes recommendations

19-inch standard ratio LCD monitor 1280 × 1024

20-inch standard ratio LCD monitor 1600 × 1200

20- and 22-inch widescreen LCD monitors 1680 × 1050

24-inch widescreen LCD monitor  1920 × 1200


Laptop screen sizes resolution recommendations


13- to 15-inch standard ratio laptop screen 1400 × 1050

13- to 15-inch widescreen laptop screen  1280 × 800

17-inch widescreen laptop screen  1680 × 1050

screen resolution

Screen Resolution setup shows the recommended resolution for your monitor.

To setup your screen resolution just right click on your desktop then click on screen resolution, check for the resolution marked (recommended). Usually the highest resolution your monitor can support.


 Create Shortcut icons for quick access


Don’t you hate it when you cannot find something quickly ? so lets create shortcut icons on the desktop to find them easily.

Right click on your desktop and click personalize then click on change desktop icons .

desktop icons settings

You can select all the icons or exclude some as per your convenience,  in my desktop as you can see I have excluded control panel.



Setting up restore point


By having restore point you can use a restore point to restore your computer’s system files to an earlier point in time.

Mostly used for troubleshooting.

To set up right click on your computer icon and then go to properties on the left panel click advance system settings then on system protection then on the below click on create with a name of your restore point.


creating restore point

Note: You can also restore your computer without having restore point by using a command RSTRUI.EXE on windows command but creating restore point is recommended.


Setting up power plans.


Power plans can save energy, maximize system performance, or balance energy conservation with performance.

click on start  Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Power Options.

power options

Select the plan you wish to have Balanced is recommended, then click on change power settings according to your plan selection.

You will then get your power plan settings make changes accordingly. Example of a power plan setup on my computer.

power plan settings


Also read: Download softwares you need after you buy a new computer.

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