3 Things you Should do to Every New Computer
Before logging into the new computer document any of the following numbers as applicable:
- Serial number
- Model number
- Service tag
- Product number
Install a second web browser
Both Windows and Apple devices come with an internet browser built-in. But what happens if you have a problem with the browser? How will you get on the internet to troubleshoot the issue? To fix the issue? To download a new browser? The answer is: very carefully and you can be sure it will be tedious!
The best way to prevent such an inconvenience is to download a secondary browser before doing anything else. If you start using the device first, it will be really easy to forget to download the browser even if you intended to. The secondary browser you download does not matter. The purpose is to create some resiliency before issues arise.
If something were to ever happen to the built-in browser, you will be thankful you took the 3 minutes it takes to add a secondary browser! If you experience a browser issue with Edge, check out this post that covers common ways to fix built-in Windows applications.
Install Acrobat Reader
Whatever type of new device you buy, there are a few things you should do before anything else. First, document any specific numbers related to the device in case you need to reference them later for warranty or software support. Second, download a second browser so you can still get on the internet even if something happens to the built-in browser. Lastly, install Acrobat Reader so you can easily open files sent to you.
As always, new technology can be fun and exciting, but it is also important to take a few minutes to plan ahead as this will prevent lots of frustration later.