8 things to do immediately after installing Windows 10 on a Mac
24.02.2017 0 Comments
To install the Windows 10 operating system not only on PC but also on Mac. Computer users there are two ways to use a virtual machine or system application Boot Camp. In the second case, Windows will work without compromising performance, which is typical for virtual machines. The installation process is simple and safe for the data on your Mac.
Regardless of the chosen method, after you install Windows on a Mac you need to configure the operating system. Resource Gagadget told that the first thing you must do is to use “Windows” on the computer was a joy and brings only positive emotions.
1. To install the latest updates to Windows 10
When you install Windows 10 on your Mac chances are you will not the latest build. Immediately after completion immediately put the latest updates.
Make it very easy and simple. Push the start button, go to Settings, find the section Update and security. Open it and click the first item in Windows update. If you have installed automatic updates, the update process itself has already started. If not, then you must manually start it by clicking on Check updates.
You can safely leave Windows update and continue to use the OS. The system will ask you after download updates reboot. Be prepared for the fact that it is possible to reboot them several times. But you will get the latest version of Windows 10, and downloads the latest driver updates.
2. Download antivirus or enable Windows Defender
You need to understand that Windows is not the macOS. Using the operating system without additional protection, you risk losing sensitive information as credit card numbers or e-wallet that is in fact money. All your personal files and data were protected, you should install antivirus software.
If you haven’t decided what kind of antivirus you bet, you can enable Windows Defender which is already on your device, as it is built into the system. Include the antivirus from Microsoft in Upgrading and security. Using a slider, and now the OS is protected. If you want to install different antivirus software, then Windows Defender is automatically disabled and will not interfere with the work of your selected antivirus.
3. To create a restore point
After installing Windows 10 on a Mac should immediately take care of creating a restore point. It recorded the state of the system on a certain date at a certain time, with certain system settings and installed programs. You need it in case there is some kind of force majeure event and you want to restore the OS. If you don’t want to lose any settings, apps or programs. Of course Windows 10 automatically adjusts the restore point, but it is better to do it yourself. Moreover, it is not so difficult.
If you do not know where to find the tool to create a point, use the Search next to the start button. Just write the Create a restore point. Before you open the desired section of the system where you will need to do several important things. In the first place should include Protection system, if it is not automatically included. Next, go to the tab Configure.
Here you will see whether the system will be able to determine the required amount of memory for restore points. By doing all these manipulations, click on Create.
In a few minutes the system will notify that the process of creating recovery points completed successfully. Now you can safely at the right time to restore the system. Believe me, you is sure to come in handy.
4. To configure display settings
An important stage in Windows 10 setup is to configure the display settings. If you have one of the latest models of iMac or MacBook you can deal with the fact that you will have a blurred image on the screen, the text on the website will be very small. The problem is that you need to adjust your display settings. You can do this by going to Settings -> System -> Display.
The system automatically detects the screen resolution, but can be checked by clicking on Define.
Now let’s turn to the parameter settings display. Before you will be a slider, with which you will be able to customize change the size of text, applications, and other elements. Just do not overdo it, otherwise some apps and programs will not display correctly. Put on the recommended change, especially in any browser later will be able to set your scale.
Can also use the slider to set the desired brightness level of the screen. If was not enough for these settings, you can click on the Additional settings screen.
5. The choice of power scheme
In Windows 10 you can configure power scheme, for example, if you want to extend the battery life of the MacBook. To do this, follow the path control Panel -> Hardware and sound -> power options, or in Search of write a Choice of power scheme. You will see a Choice or setting of the power scheme.
Windows 10 offers a Balanced control scheme of power, which is itself undoubtedly all set up and adjust. But, if you don’t like it, you can choose the power Saving setting, but be prepared that the performance of OS will be lower, when it is needed.
6. To set the default browser
Windows 10 is already a regular Microsoft Edge. This is a brand new and decent browser that is not inferior to competitors. However, if you use Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox or some other browser, you can immediately set it as your default browser. This means that all the links, programs, etc. will open in your chosen browser. It will ease you work and save your nerves.
To do this go start-Settings-System-default Application. Select the Web browser.
There you will see that Microsoft Edge is already installed by default. If you want to replace it with your browser, then click on it, select yours and install it by default. And now your main browser in the laptop.
7. To configure notification settings change
For any user it is important to know about all the changes that will happen in Windows 10. This is especially important if you are alone use the OS. To avoid unpleasant surprises, you need to configure change notification settings. This will allow you to monitor everything that is downloaded or installed, will cause drastic changes in the settings. Even sometimes it helps with the installation of Trojans. At least, at least you’ll be notified that “Windows” something has changed without your knowledge.
To configure notifications you can, if you follow the path control Panel -> All control panel items -> user Accounts. Click on Change settings of user account control.
Using a slider, adjust the level of notifications. If you’re annoyed by pop-UPS notifications and no longer wish to observe them, then move the slider to the lowest position, press OK. They won’t bother you.
8. To show file name extensions, and hidden system files folders
In Windows to store various files with different extension. To easily navigate this sea, you first need to enable the extension of file names. Some reason default Windows hides them, but to fix it. Open Windows Explorer, select View. Will just have to leave the checkbox next to the file name Extensions.
Now you’ll see in folders the extension of any file that is no doubt easier for you to work with them.
The system does not always shows your files and folders. You also need a certain folder or file, but it can not find. Customize the display of hidden system files and folders also in file Explorer use the option. First, you need to put a check in the Hidden items and then go to Settings. You will see the Settings folder. Again, go to the option View. There in the list of folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended).
You will get access to all the necessary system folders and files, but be very careful and do not accidentally delete their contents.