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10 Things To Do After Installing or Upgrading To Windows 10


10 Things To Do After Installing or Upgrading To Windows 10: What are the first 10 things you need to do immediately after you install/upgrade your PC to Windows 10? If you’ve just upgraded to Windows 10, you’re probably wondering what to do next with Microsoft’s newest operating system. Here are 10 things you do before trying anything else.

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10 Things To Do After Installing or Upgrading To Windows 10


Step 1: Change desktop resolution

Right click on the desktop and select Display settings -> Advance display settings -> Resolution 1366* 768 an Apply it.

Step 2: Change driver letters

If you use USB to install Windows, then your USB will be D: partition. As a result, the other partion in your computer will be E:, F:,..

Change driver letters

Now eject/unplug your USB. Right click on This PC and select Manage. Go to Disk Management. Now if you want to change letter D: -> E: Right click and select Change Driver Letter and Paths… -> Change -> Change your letter and click Ok. You can do the same to change other partitions.

Step 3: Install Drivers

I recommended you to download drivers from your PC/Laptop’s official websites. There you will find all your essential software.

Step 4: Set up your accounts

Go to change account setting and sign in with your Microsoft account. If you don’t have a MS account Click Create one! You should add Email to use apps in Windows 10. Set PIN, Password, Picture password if you want to.

Step 5: Update your Windows and set up Windows Update

Make sure that you already have internet connection. Go to Setting -> Update & security. Click check for updates. Windows will download update packs and install automatically. And it may take so much time. While the task is getting done we can set up windows updates for the best experience.

Step 6: Install .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual C++ Redistributable

Step 7: Devices & Personalize settings (Mouse, Auto Play, Start, Desktop, Theme…)

  • Hide Cortana/Search box: Right click and go to Cortana and select show Cortana icon.
  • Speed up pointer: Setting->Devices -> Mouse & touchpad -> Click Additional mouse options -> Click pointer option and Fast it.
  • Turn off AutoPlay: Setting->Devices -> Turn off AutoPlay
  • Change Desktop Background
  • Change Theme color
  • Set Your lock screen

Step 8: Bring icons to Desktop:

  • Settings -> Personalisation -> Themes -> Desktop icon settings -> Click Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, Network.
  • Customize Start Menu
  • Pin File Explorer to Start
  • Turn system icons on or off

Step 9: Set File Explorer to open “This PC” as defaultFile Explorer to open “This PC”

Search “file explorer options” in Settings and change Quick access to This PC and Untick Show frequently used folders in Quick access.

Step 10:  Install some software and set default programs.windows10 default setting

So these were 10 things to do after installing or upgrading to Windows 10. If you think we have missed any then to let us know that in the comment section and for more future articles like this make sure to like our Facebook page, follow @mytechhelps on social media and make www.mytechhelps.com your daily habit.


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