PCWorld offers a list of 7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC. Whether you have a new PC or you’re trying to hang on to an old one, here’s how to tweak some of those steps to make your computer even more efficient and secure:
“The first step is by far the most tedious. You shouldn’t muck around on the web unless your copy of Windows is fully patched and up to date, period.”
Definitely make sure your new PC is running the most up-to-date version of Windows.
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