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Apr 10, 2014

how to setup a brand new samsung laptop?

Hey, i am an IT ignorant and don't know much of the stuff about computers. i got a brand new samsung laptop which came with windows 8 preloaded, an antivirus, and few other utilities. it did not come with any manual or instructions or CD/DVD.

 

please can someone explain the procedure, step by step, how to set it up safely so that i am able to use my laptop in a nice and efficient manner? i am going to use it for web surfing, media playing, some MS office use, emailing etc. i heard of the things such as windows upgrades and taking system image etc but i do not know what needs to be done and in which order. please help. thanks a lot

04/14/2014
Here's a link to the Samsung support site:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/

That's probably your best bet to get help with this.
j
04/10/2014

Here is a link where you can get a manual for your specific Samsung laptop.http://www.samsung.com/levant/support/download/supportDownloadMain.do#

 

Honestly, there isn’t really a need for a step-by-step guide with modern versions of Windows. It isn’t like the old days when you needed to be familiar with DOS to make use of a PC. However, here is a link to Microsoft’s guide for new Windows users. It should take you through the basics, and you can always ask specific questions here if you run into a problem - there is usually someone with an answer, or they will at least point you in the right direction. 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to

 

Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender, so you already have a basic level of protection against malware/viruses right out of the box. If you want, you can always install third-party antivirus software like Avast or AVG. 

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