We have been listening to comments from our customers and overall feedback for the new Windows has been quite positive. However, as with any major system change there can be a few teething problems. If you or someone you know are having issues after you have installed Windows 10, or would just like a bit of helping hand with anything else, we are just a phone call away! We can be reached on 0411 777 654.
Assuming everything went to plan with your recent upgrade, here are a few things you may want to do now that you have Windows 10 installed.
Check For Windows Updates
Even though you have just installed the latest version of Windows, there have already been several updates and patches that have been released. It makes sense to install these as soon as possible, as they designed to resolve a lot of bugs and compatibility problems. The easiest way to do this is to simply type “windows update” in the search box next to the start button, and then select “check for updates”.
Enable System Protection
By default, System Protection (which allows you to perform system restores if something goes horribly wrong down the track) is switched off. This also allows you to roll back Windows updates that may not be working correctly for one reason or another. There is a quick guide here for how to enable this feature.
Check For Application Updates
During the Windows installation process, you may have been asked to remove certain programs for compatibility issues. Now that Windows has been installed, it doesn’t hurt to check if there are newer version of your favourite programs that you can install/upgrade to. Many programs have provided updates since Windows 10 was released to ensure that there are no compatibility issues.
Customise The Look Of Windows
Now that you have the new Windows installed, don’t forget to customise it to make it your own! You can right click on the desktop and select “personalise” from the menu that pops up. From here you can change your background picture, colours, the login screen and the Start Menu to make it just how you want it.
Sign Up For A Microsoft Account
If you have previously used Windows 8, the chances are you probably already have a Microsoft account. However, if you are upgrading from Windows 7 you may need to create one. You don’t need internet access for this to work and you can use your existing email address. Having an account allows you to save certain Windows settings when you are online and helps improve security. You can do this by choosing “Settings” from the Start menu and then “Accounts”. Under the “Your account” section, click “Sign in with a Microsoft account instead” and follow the on-screen instructions.
Change Your Notification Settings
Windows 10 has what is called the “Action Centre” where it can display important and useful notifications for you. However, some Apps may use this to give you notifications that are of no real use, and they can start to get quite annoying. You can control this by customising what programs you receive notifications from. Start by clicking the notifications icon in the system tray (the little popup icon) and then select “All Settings”, then “System” and then “Notifications & actions”.
If you would like advice on this, or any other computer matter, please give us call on 0411 777 654. Our friendly staff are always happy to help!