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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    Like a dose of Pox.

    Chicken pox, of course.
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    I think I'll get them to do their own BIOS update. For what was supposed to be a basic W10 setup, this is getting rather complicated.
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    Before or after re-install?

    It's a Dell Inspirion lappy, IIRC.
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    Please excuse idiot-grade questions but I'm more used to W7 install, service pack then security and critical patches.

    So I can :-

    1) Connect up, update and let it install build after build...
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    I'm not even sure where I'd get the latest ISO, but I'm not sure I want to get invopved in re-installing. This is supposed to be a quick, basic setup. No battle plan survives the first shot, eh?
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    Right, so far, (apparently) so good.

    It's W10 Home and appears to be legit, licensed and activated. Build 1703.

    Next (I think) .... run Updates. As soon as i get it talking to the web.
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    I'd forgotten all about slmgr, it's been so lonng since I've used it.

    Thanks, ik. That'll tell me more about what I do/don't need to worry about.
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    I don't yet know if it's activated or not, or for sure if the W10 install is legit. I've just been handed the machine, almost completely out of battery. I know it boots to W10 but nothing much more...
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    As a W10 almost novice, my usage of a firewall (usually Comodo) on W7 etc was primarily to watch/block what tried to connect/talk out from the PC.

    Browser-wise, I've used Firefox or Opera for...
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    I know W10 is installed, because it was booted for me. Beyond that, currently in the dark.

    I know there was a CD/DVD supplied but I don' rememher seeing Dell branding all over it. It looked more...
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    Activation is one of my concerns. I'm told it's a clean install, but .... of what?

    It's a Dell laptop originally supplied with W10 so, cross-fingers, it's legit. I really can do without sorting...
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    I'll give it a go later/tomorrow.

    Thanks, DwU.
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    Re: Basic setup/security for laptop

    So basically, fire it up, plug it in to ethernet and wait for it to do it's thing?

    Then maybe tweak settings later?

    I currently don't have their email? Can it still be done on a local account?...
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    Basic setup/security for laptop

    A friend has bought a new (used) laptop that's had a basic (and no doubt old) W10 reinstalled as completely fresh.

    And they've asked me (of all people) to do a basic configuration to make it safe...
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