You have just bought a new PC and are wondering what you are supposed to do next. Needless to mention you would like to ensure that it remains safe for a longer period of time possible.
Here is the list of steps that you should do to protect your new computer and ensure that it remains as exciting as it is now forever.
1. Install the Security Updates
After that you have installed your Windows into the system, you should download all the available High Priority security updates. Well the chances for Windows Update are low if you have bought the system from a good seller but what’s wrong in at least checking the available updates?
Go to Control Panel -> Automatic Updates and check the option that suits you. It will download the updates and install when you want.
2. Install all the Security Tools
What’s better than installing the security software to add more security to the system? There are many tools to choose from some free while some not.
3. Install the required Programs
Install all the required and necessary software for your use like MS Office, Firefox etc. But remember it is a good practice to remove all those software which are not in use.
4. Ghost your Drive
Ghosting means to have a backup of everything that your hard drive contains whether it is the installed programs, settings or the data. This will help you when you want to format the computer and re-install Windows. So next time when you want to reload Windows just use your ghost copy.
5. Staying Alert always
The last but important step, stay safe and alert always. Never turn off your firewall, always scan the removable media like USB Drive before opening it, take backups at frequent intervals and never install any unknown software.
Following these steps, you can ensure proper safety of your computer. Let me know how you liked the post?