Activating/Setting-Up Windows 10

This document contains information about setting up your computer and configuring Windows 10 for the first time. To set up your new computer, unpack the computer, turn it on, and then complete the Windows 10 setup process.

Setting up Windows 10

Follow the steps below to complete the setup process.


To avoid damaging the data on the computer, do not turn off your computer during the setup process.  If it is a laptop make sure the battery is at least half full before starting the set-up process.
During the setup process, Windows 10 might take a long time to process an item without visual feedback on the screen to indicate progress. This is normal.


1- Turn Power On

2- After that, you see the "Hi there" screen. Select your country/region, your preferred app language, your preferred keyboard layout, and your time zone, then click Next.

Figure : "Hi there" options

3- Enter a serial key from the sticker that looks similar to the one below.  The Windows product key is usually on a multicolored, Microsoft-branded sticker,  on your PC case or underside of the laptop casing.  PLEASE NOTE:  Some of the numbers/letters may be covered by a silver coating.  If so, gently remove the silver with a tissue and finger.  Also, keep in mind the 8 and B look similar as well as the G and 6.   

You can also skip this step, using the "Do This Later" link in the lower left. If you do that, you need to enter the key later, using the Activation page in Settings. Until you do that, some features of Windows 10 won't work properly.

Figure : Product Key 


4- On the "Here's the legal stuff" screen, read through the disclosures, then click Accept.

Figure : Here's the legal stuff

5- To connect to a network (Internet), click your preferred network from the list of options.

If your network is not listed or if you are unable to connect to the Internet, click Skip this step to continue without a wireless connection. You can then set up the network later.
Figure : Let's get connected
After selecting your network, type your User name and Password in the appropriate fields, then click Next.
6- On the Get going fast screen, click Use Express settings if you want to select the options described.
If you would like more information, click Learn more, or if you would like to select your own options, click Customize settings.
Figure : Get going fast
7- To create a local account, type your User name, password, and Password hint in the fields provided, then click Next. And wait a few more minutes.
Figure : Create and account for this PC
8- Finally, you get fresh Windows 10. After this, you may have to update Windows and activate your Windows license, configure Windows settings, and backup your system. This is entirely up to you.