Now you don't have to wonder what to do after installing Windows 10. We've looked at the essential steps to get your system ready for everyday use. While you might still have to make small tweaks here and there, the initial setup is most of the work.
You wouldn't want to go through all this setup only to have your computer ruined by a virus or dead hard drive. It's vital to back up your data to protect it from these and other dangers. Below that, click on Choose default apps by file type to associate various programs with other file types, such as PDF, DOCX, and TXT. Windows 10 is pretty easy to get started with, but for the best experience, there are some important things to do after installing Windows 10. Doing these takes a bit of time, but sets you up for a smoother time down the road.
After you finish the translation, Run InstalledDriversList, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor. A file named InstalledDriversList_lng.ini will be created in the folder of InstalledDriversList utility. This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 10. On 64-bit systems, you must use the 64-bit version of InstalledDriversList. If you're running Windows 8/8.1 then you're probably good to go.
NX can be a pain in the behind because while your processor might support it, it could be disabled in the system BIOS, which then means having to dig around looking for the on switch. Manually check out your CPU by wading through this list.
This will tell you directly if the CPU supports NX, and it will be listed as "NX / XD / Execute disable bit". Look under Instructions and if you see SSE2, EM64T and either VT-d or VT-x (which is what's needed for NX support) then you're ready to rock. If it won't work, the installer will tell you before you wade out beyond your depth. NX helps your processor guard the PC from attacks by malicious software. PAE gives 32-bit processors the ability to use more than 4 GB of physical memory on capable versions of Windows, and is a prerequisite for NX. So in order to be able to run Windows 10 (or Windows 8/8.1), you need a processor that supports PAE, NX, and SSE2.
How can you decide if your hardware is up to the challenge of running Windows 10? "Basically, if your PC can run Windows 8.1, you're good to go. If you're not sure, don't worry–Windows will check your system to make sure it can install the preview." The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for some time now, which means that it won't be long until the Windows upgrade cycle kicks into high gear once again. But if my inbox is anything to go by, a lot of readers are still confused as to whether their existing hardware will allow them to make the leap to Windows 10. Close the Apps & features window, and then launch the installer again.
For the best experience, here are some important things to do after installing Windows 10. Verify your USB connection and network connectivity, and then wait while Windows 10 detects your printer hardware. Make sure your Firewall software allows for exceptions or exclusions for the Windows Update service. When Go Back is complete, log in with the user account and password from your previous version of Windows. Wait while your system is restored to the previous version of Windows. If you were using a different password with the previous Windows version on your computer, you might need your old password.
You may also receive a message which blocks the installer from running stating that Windows has prevented an app not verified by Microsoft from starting. More often than not, this window will appear if you have your App Recommendation settings set to Microsoft Store only. If you do receive this message, follow these steps to turn it off.
Beyond that, the older your PC is, the more likely you are to be outta luck. You could also experiment with a native boot VHD, although this is a kludgy and possibly buggy route to take.