Computer Setup for Windows 8.1

This series of articles will help you setup your new computer for an efficient use. These are applicable for Desktops, Laptops and Tablets.

Microsoft Account
The Microsoft Account is used to save your settings and gives you free 7GB space on OneDrive, the Microsoft Cloud Storage.  This can be used to store and share your documents, photos, music or videos. More. . .

Windows 8.1 Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows works very well with mouse and touch. But the keyboard shortcuts are the fastest and easiest way of getting things done. More. . .

Initial Settings
Settings that will improve your experience of using your computer need to done first. More. . .

Partition your Hard Disk
In order to improve performance of your computer over it’s life we need to partition the hard disk. More. . .

Removing Programs
Some of the manufacturer installed programs are really not required. They need to be removed. More. . .

Clean up Hard Disk
Before you start you should remove unnecessary files from your computer . More. . .

Personal File Folders
The default locations of your personal files and folders need to be setup. More. . .

Start Screen
What is the Start Screen and how it helps you control and use your computer. More. . .

Resources and Tips
Resources and Tips to help you use your computer well. Plus useful Program Download Links, Additional Language Support Etc. More. . .


Please leave your comments, suggestions and requests for additional information in the comments section.


One thought on “Computer Setup for Windows 8.1

  1. Anonymous

    This is excellent! Thank you for your clear guidance. Much better than any of the materials from Microsoft!


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