Setting up a new PC – 2021

Another annual article by PC World – advice for setting up a new PC.

• PC World > “How to set up your new computer” by Brad Chacos, Executive editor (Dec 24, 2021) – Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.


  • Run Windows Update on your new PC
  • Install your favorite browser
  • Set up your new PC’s security
  • Clean your computer’s bloatware
  • Fill your new computer with software
  • Back up your new computer
  • Optional: Update your new PC’s drivers
  • Optional: Learn about your new computer
  • Wrap-up

Sure, there are some other tasks you should perform, such as moving over files from your old PC and saving the product keys for Windows and your other installed software