In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Prepare the work area
• Unpack and set up a new desktop computer
• Complete post-setup tasks
Suppose a neighbor or relative calls you, breathless and excited. “I just bought a new computer! Can you come help me set it up?” Of course you can help. After all, you’re CompTIA IT Fundamentals certified, right? Or you soon will be. Besides, it’ll be fun.
In this chapter, we provide a lot of practical advice on setting up and configuring new computers. You’ll learn how to choose a good location for a desktop computer, how to navigate the computer’s setup process, and what to do after the initial setup to make sure the computer is connected, secure, and ready for ...