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How To Set Up a Dell Computer

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Did you just buy a new Dell computer and now want to set it up but don’t know how to do it? You are at the right place.

Quick Answer

First, you will have to set up the hardware components of your Dell computer, and then you can proceed to set up the operating system. After that, you will have to create a system restore point and update the drivers.

This guide will show you how to set up your new Dell computer from start to finish.

How To Set Up a Dell Computer

You can follow these simple steps to set up your new Dell computer successfully.

Step #1: Physical Setup

First of all, you have to set up all the components of your Dell computer. For this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Connect your desktop to the monitor with a VGA cable.
  2. Connect the keyboard and mouse with the desktop using appropriate USB ports.
  3. Connect the power cables to both the desktop and monitor.
  4. Connect the power cables to the electricity and press the power button.

This will turn on your Dell computer, and you will have to move on to the next step for further setup.

Step #2: Setup Operating System

  1. Once your computer is on, booting up will take some time; be patient and wait for your monitor to show the operating system setup.
  2. Select your region and press the “Next” button.
  3. Set up your Wi-Fi connection or connect your computer to the internet using an Ethernet port.
  4. Sign in to your Microsoft account or create a new one. It is essential to have a Microsoft account to use Windows operating system in 2022.
  5. Create a password to protect your computer from other people’s usage.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up other standard features, like Cortana or OneDrive. You can also skip them for later.

This will set up your windows operating system, and you will be able to use your new Dell computer.

Step #3: Create Restore Point

You will have to create a system restore point that will help you restore your computer to the state where it is now.

  1. Click on the taskbar in the bottom-left corner, type “Create a Restore Point“, and click on the first result.
  2. Select the C Drive and click on the “Create button.
  3. A pop-up will appear; enter a short description of the restore point (e.g., “First restore point).
  4. Click “Save“.
  5. Tap “OK“, and the system restore points will be successfully created.

Step #4: Update Drivers

Now, you have to update drivers, making your Dell computer smooth to use. For this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Click on the task manager at the bottom-left corner of the screen and type “Device Manager“.
  2. Click on the first result, and a pop-up window will appear on the screen.
  3. Select the monitor icon with a magnifying glass to refresh the hardware and show you the hardware that needs a driver update. 
  4. All hardware components with a yellow alert icon. Double-click on those drivers.
  5. Click on the “Update Driver” button.
  6. Select “Search Automatically for Driver” and wait for some instances to complete the process.
  7. It will automatically update the driver, and you will have to move on to update other drivers. 

This is how you can easily update all the drivers.

Conclusion

So, this is how you can easily set up your new Dell computer and start using it immediately. If you have just bought a Dell laptop and want to set it up, you can skip step #1, proceed to the other steps, and successfully set up your laptop.

I hope the above-given steps will help you successfully set up your new computer, and if you face any problem following any step, you can ask me by writing in the comment section below. I will answer your query within a few hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I set up my Dell computer without a Microsoft account?

No, you are not allowed to set up your Dell computer without a Microsoft account.

In the past, you could skip the Microsoft account login while setting up your computer, but with the latest Windows 10 updates, it is necessary to log in to your Microsoft account to proceed to the windows. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you can create one.

But if you don’t connect to the internet while setting up your computer, you can set up the computer without a Microsoft account. But you wouldn’t be able to use some Windows features, so it is necessary to log in or create a Microsoft account.

Can I set up a Dell computer without internet?

Yes, you can set up your Dell computer without the internet by just hitting the “Skip” button when it asks you to connect to the Wi-Fi.

Is it necessary to create a system restore point while setting up a Dell computer?

Creating a system restore point while setting up your Dell computer is unnecessary, but it is highly recommended.

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