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New laptop set-up

I have a new laptop, just opened the there anything I need to do before I start using it (i.e. - make back-up discs, etc.)

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It should have something already install to make a recovery disk, if your on vista type recovery in the search and it should bring something up to make disk. this should be done asap in case something goes wrong you can put the software back on there. you also want to be sure you have a spyware & virus scaner on there. the ones that come with your computer and normaly only good for 90 days at the most. the 2 free ones i use are avast or avg ( only install one of them ) and for spyware try spybot or malwarebytes

also goto windows updates and get all the fix's and patchs for windows

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