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PCs for Grown-Ups: Getting the Most Out of Your Windows 8 Computer by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 3. Setting Up Your PC

Now that you’ve got your PC, you’re probably chomping at the bit waiting to get it up and running. I can’t blame you! A new computer is always an exciting addition to the family, but this is the time to slow down just a bit and get things right. In this chapter, I show you the best way to get your PC set up, from choosing a location to setting up your work area to connecting all the components.

Setting Up Your Work Area

The short answer to the question “Where should I set up my computer?” is “Wherever you have room.” Not surprisingly, however, there is (or, really, there should be) more to it than that. Specifically, you need to give some thought to setting up your work area to ensure that you’re both comfortable ...

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