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Your First Notebook PC by Michael Miller

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Chapter 3. Out of the Box: Setting Up Your New Notebook PC

You read through the previous chapter, took the advice to heart, and went out and bought yourself a brand-new notebook PC. What happens next?

From breaking open the box to launching your first program, let’s look at what’s involved in setting up and configuring a new notebook computer. It’s really quite easy, as you’ll soon see.

Setting It Up

I’ve purchased a lot of notebook PCs over the years, and each one is slightly different. Every manufacturer packs things their own certain way; every notebook comes with a slightly different combination of items in the box.

That said, the process of opening and unpacking the box, and then getting the notebook ready for first use, is pretty much ...

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