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Step-by-Step Guide to Set Up a Computer


Setting up a computer may appear to be a daunting and hard operation, but it is simpler than you imagine. When you’re setting up a new system that’s still lying in the delivery boxes, a step-by-step how-to guide is all you need to get started. Here is a guide that can help you through the arduous chore of a standard computer setup

Step 1 

Remove any protective tape or plastic covering. Place the monitor and casing on a workstation or desk. This will assist in keeping the machine from overheating.

Step 2

Connect the monitor cord to the power socket. It is important to note that monitor cables come in various shapes and sizes, and finding the right socket can take time and effort. If you run into such problems, refer to the computer’s instruction manual

Step 3 

Insert one cable end into the PC and another into the monitor port on the back of the computer casing. Many computer wires can only be plugged in one manner. If the cable fits, don’t force it. Connect the plug when it has been lined with the port. 

Step 4

Remove the packing sheets of the keyboard and look for a rectangular USB or round PS/2 connector. If it has a USB connector, connect it to any USB ports on the back of the computer. Else, connect it to the computer’s purple keyboard port on the rear if it has a PS/2 connector.  

Step 5

Remove the packing sheets of the mouse to check if it has a PS/2 or USB port. If it already has a USB port connector, plug it in on the back of the computer. If the keyboard has a USB connection, the mouse can be connected instead of plugging directly into your computer.

Step 6 

Connect them to your computer’s audio port if you have external speakers or headphones. Many systems have colour-coded ports. The green port is for speakers or headphones, and the pink port is for microphones. The blue port is a line-in port that may be utilised with other devices.

Step 7

Look for the two power supply cords that are included with your computer. Connect the first power distribution cable to the computer case’s back panel, accompanied by a surge protector. Connect the device to the voltage regulator using the other wire. You may also utilise an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide temporary power in the event of a power loss.

Step 8

Finally, connect the surge protector to a power outlet. You may also need to turn it on if it has a power switch. If you do not have a surge protector, you may plug the computer into the wall. This is not recommended, though, because electrical surges might harm the computer.

Step 9 

At this point, you can connect any peripherals, such as a printer, scanner, camera, or other devices. If required, follow the instructions that came with the computer to set up the peripherals.

Bottom Line

Having a basic knowledge of the know-how of computer setup allows you to be more effective and makes tedious tasks simple. If your old system is no longer operating well, you may buy a new system and need help setting it up for the first time. Seeking help from repair specialists can provide the best assistance too.



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