New Laptop Checklist
I hope I won't need to get another laptop for a number of years, but by then I'll have forgotten everything I needed to do to get this one set up. I just got a new Dell XPS, and below I'll list everything I needed to do to take it from a brick of metal in a box to a beautiful and functional machine.
- unbox it
- plug it in
- wait a few minutes
- go through various setup screens to tell it country, language, wifi, etc. and to connect Microsoft account
Microsoft Office signin
Disney Plus signin
Install the following with Chocolatey:
- Chrome (go through old computer tabs, throw out unimportant ones, transfer others. also set to default browser)
- VS Code
Install the following without Chocolatey (not available):
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Visual Studio
Use the Microsoft Store to Install:
- Amazon Prime Video
Confirm that non-backed up things (like desktop/downloads) from old computer are backed up and/or don't contain anything important.
Stickers! (aka the most important part)
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