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Written by Jos

Setting up your new HP laptop

Yes! You have your new HP laptop. All that's left is setting it up. Below, we'll tell you step by step how to install Windows 10 on your HP notebook. So unpack it quickly and don't forget to plug in the charger.

1. Start the Windows setup

Start the setup.

Turn on your laptop and start the Windows setup. First, enter the language, time format, and the keyboard layout you want to use. We recommend choosing:

  • Configuration language: your preferred language
  • Time and currency layout: Dutch *Keyboard or input method: United States (NL/QWERTY) or France (BE/AZERTY)

The next screen will ask you to add a second keyboard layout. If you don't want this, click Skip.

2. WiFi - connecting to a network

How to connect to WiFi.

Choose the network you want to connect to from the list on the screen and setup your connection. Choose 'Automatically connect' if you always want to be connected to this network at home. Note: if you're already connecting to the Internet, you have to log in with a Microsoft account in step 4. If you don't want that, skip the this step to create an offline account in step 4.

3. The fine print

Read the license agreement.

You usually agree to the license agreement without reading it. This text is about legal matters, the fine print so to say. Read it if you have the time. If you agree, click Agree.

4. Log in with a Microsoft account

Create a Microsoft account if necessary.

If you have a Microsoft account, log in and click Next. If you want an account but don't have one yet, choose 'Create an account'. If you don't have an account or don't want to log in, go back to step 2 if you've already connected your laptop to the internet. If you chose to set up an internet connection later, you don't have to create a Microsoft account because you can log in with an offline account.

5. Set your username and password

Choose a username and password.

Enter the name you want to use as your username on your new laptop. Click Next and enter a password.

6. Privacy settings

Choose privacy settings.

On standard privacy settings, information is sent to Microsoft regularly. This is to ensure the best protection. Our advice is to select these standard settings. Do you value privacy and know exactly which options you do and don't need? Adjust the settings in this window.

7. Registration and protection

If necessary, register your laptop with HP.

Register with HP to share information about your warranty status and your contact details with HP, among other things. This is completely optional. Click Next to check what you do and don't want to share with HP.

After this step, your laptop will install the latest Windows updates. This usually takes a few minutes, but in some cases it takes a few hours.

8. Getting started

Working with your HP laptop.

You're ready to use your new laptop now. Note that the laptop will probably have to install a few Windows updates. Have the laptop install this update because it can't function optimally otherwise.

Jos
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