New Windows 7 PC, please help me get started on the right track
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) - 6/17/11 4:03 PM
Question: New Windows 7 PC, please help me get started on the right track
I'm happy to say that I am a proud owner of a brand-new HP Pavilion
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit desktop. It's fully loaded with all the
hardware bells and whistles--Intel i7-970 six-core CPU, 1.5 TB hard
drive, 12GB of RAM, Blu-ray player with DVD-R, 1GB ATI Radeon video
card, and more. Before I begin to really start using this workhorse,
I want to start it off on the right track. I know there are a lot of tips
and tricks scattered out there on how to properly maintain a PC, but I
really want to nail down a solid list of routine tasks and procedures
(software and hardware) to maintain it regularly to keep this baby
running in tip-top shape for years to come. This computer took me a
long time to save up for and I want to get the most out of my hard-earned
money and make it last. Can you please help me out with that?
All advice, recommendations, and coaching are welcome. I'm taking
notes now. Thanks to all who can help out.
--Submitted by: Eric C.
Here are some member answers to get you started, but
please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question.
Some basic ideas --Submitted by: MightyDrakeC
Set up a few Automated Windows Tasks, and a few programs --Submitted by: Anysia
Getting an HP started right. --Submitted by: thekid1949
Think Defensively --Submitted by: tkainz
Eric some additional information --Submitted by: Lee
Thanks to all who contributed!
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