Whether you’ve got a brand-new device or need to reinstall Windows 10, this article will help you get your device up and running. I’ll show you how to pick a secondary language keyboard layout, select account and privacy preferences, sync your files across devices, and use Cortana to help you with everyday tasks, with the new 10 May 2019 Windows Update.
When you begin setting up your device, you’ll find an Ease of Access icon which allows you to bring up the narrator, an audio assistant that reads information to you. You can also magnify parts of your screen or the entire screen if you need visual assistance .This is where you can start setting your preferences. If you ever change your mind about a setting or preference, don’t worry, you can always change them later.
Select your region
Choose your language keyboard
The secondary keyboard layout might look different on your screen, and not match the physical keyboard you’re typing on, letters and numbers might not match up. For instance, if you choose Spanish keyboard settings, be aware that using a US keyboard layout will type the letter that appears on the screen and might not match the letter on the keyboard itself.
After you set up your device, you can change your keyboard language at any time by selecting the language icon on your taskbar or by using the keyboard shortcut Alt + Shift.
Select your setup preference
If you are setting up Windows 10 Pro edition, you will see a screen that lets you choose whether you are setting up for personal or work use. If you are setting up a work device, it’s best to work with your IT team to ensure you can correctly connect it to your company’s services.
Sign in with your account
If you’ve used Microsoft services like Xbox, Skype, Microsoft Office, or OneDrive, you may already have a Microsoft account. You can sign in here, or create a new account using any email address.
Activity history allows you to start a task on one device and finish on another. Say, for instance, you opened an Excel spreadsheet on one device, but couldn’t finish it at that time. Simply open Timeline on any device to see the spreadsheet and continue working. When you send Microsoft your activity history, which includes the websites you visit and the apps you use, Timeline shows all the activity on your devices and allows you to resume that activity from where you left off on a different device.
Cortana is your device’s personal assistant, and it can help answer questions, set reminders, and find other information to help plan your day better. To use Cortana, you’ll need to give permission to access relevant data. If you choose to deny access, this will prevent Cortana from performing tasks.
There is no worst feeling than a hacker getting ahold to your personal information. This can wreak havoc on your life. That’s why Microsoft makes it easy to control who gets access to this information. On the privacy settings page, you can control what information you share with Microsoft.
For each setting, you can learn what information is being requested and what it’s used for.. When you set a toggle, it’ll inform you what that means for the data, but also how it’ll affect what services that data uses. Keep in mind that your privacy settings will affect how well various apps and services might work. For example, if you limit location-based data, your maps and weather may not work as well.
Once you’ve done this final step, the set up process is complete! You just have to wait a bit while the device sets up a few things, and soon you’ll be greeted by the desktop. You’ll then be ready to enjoy your device.