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Now, once you have verified that you have Internet connectivity,
then really your major focus should be making your system secure,
because now you're connected to the Internet, which means
malicious actors of the Internet could be trying to attack your network or attack your computer.
So the focus on security is really very important.
One of the first things to do is to make sure that the latest updates for the operating system are installed
on so we can go ahead and enable automatic updating
and then check to see the latest updates are installed and install them
on dhe. The other thing we should verify is we have an anti malware or anti virus program running on the system as well.
The other things to verify once you have done that security check is this
did all the hard way installed correctly, so we'll have a look at how to check for that.
Also, you should uninstall any unneeded applications. So as I mentioned earlier, sometimes the problem is that if you get a computer with windows preinstalled on it,
then you may well find there's lots of trial software on it that you don't really need and have no intention of buying
apart from the fact that it's cluttering up your hard drive.
Remember, from a security perspective, it's not a good idea to have unnecessary applications and features installed on turned on on your machine.
beyond that, there may be applications you do want that are not currently installed,
so you can go ahead and install those applications so that your computer is then ready for use.
One of the first things you need to do is verify that all of the hardware is installed correctly.
So for this we can use a tool called Device Manager.
Device Manager shows all the hardware that was found during installation,
it's also will show you if there were problems with installing any devices.
In this case, there were no problems, but sometimes you see a yellow or red icon to indicate that there was a problem with the device.
One of the most common issues is that a driver was not found for the device.
You can in that case, right click on a device and run the Update Driver software wizard.
This gives you the option of either checking online for updated or new drivers or, if you've already done loaded one
loading it from your desktop.
Keeping Windows update. It is very important police because of security reasons,
so automatic updating should be turned on.
Microsoft gives you these choices. Install updates automatically. That's the recommended setting, in which case your PC regularly checks for new updates and if any are available, it will install them automatically.
You can, alternatively say, download the updates, but I'll choose when they should be installed.
This gives you a bit more control over the actual installation,
and finally, you can say just check for updates, but I'll choose when to download them and went to install them.
You can also choose to install recommended updates the Zahra plates that are not considered critical but sometimes will fix problems or add new features.
So Windows is now checking for updates. This process can take a long time, depending on how many updates have to be downloaded
while updates being downloaded. Just go and check to see if we have any unneeded programs in control panel. You can go into a
pled cold programs and features. You can see what applications are installed, and if there's anything you don't need, you can remove them.
This is because computers sometimes come preloaded with all kinds of trial applications that you may never want to use,
so updates are still downloading. In the meantime, let's open up Internet Explorer
because this is Windows seven.
It automatically takes me to this page, where Microsoft is helpfully offering to give you a security makeover.
What it'll do is it'll. If you click on the installed now button,
it will install anti virus software,
and it will check that your firewall is turned on that automatic updating is turned on
on a few other things really did. Do Internet Explorer.
Just be aware that this is only necessary. And Windows seven, Windows eight and Windows 10 come with anti virus software called Windows Defender Already installed.
But since this is a Window seven machine,
I'm going to click on Install now on that it Go ahead,
configure security for me. Install anti virus software, check my firewall and check that Windows update is turned on
while my anti virus is being installed. Let's go over and check on witness update and receipt has discovered that there's one important update and several optional updates that are available. I'm not going to install them now because it's already in the middle of doing an installation, but I would normally have clicked. Okay, installed those now.
So, as you saw in that video,
you may, in the case of Windows seven, when you open up your Web browser, automatically get taken
to a website where Microsoft Office to install anti virus software onto your machine.
The background to this is the following. Windows seven originally did ship with an anti spyware program that they called Windows Defender,
but it was not a general anti virus program. It didn't check for all types of malware.
Instead, it only checked for spyware.
But then Microsoft decided they were gonna turn Windows Defender into a fully fledged anti malware application that check for all kinds of malicious software, including viruses.
Windows eight and Windows 10 come with that version of Windows Defender, the one that is the full anti virus anti malware program.
If you have Windows seven, though,
then if it doesn't automatically offer to install the newer version of Defender,
you can simply go onto the Internet and search for Microsoft security essentials.
Once you find that you'll get to a website where you can download the latest version of Windows Defender,
and that means you will then have full anti virus protection on your computer.
If you choose not to use Windows Defender, then you need to get some third party anti bias application and make sure that is installed on your machine. I should emphasize it is extremely dangerous to go connect to the Internet and browse websites without having an anti malware application running on your computer.
So in this module 5.1, we have looked at installing cables and cable management.
We have looked at the initial set up off the operating system after installation is complete,
and we saw that some of the important issues were to enable security that is, deploy anti virus programs, enable automatic updates and apply the latest security updates.
You also should verify after installation that all your hardware it's working on. We saw the desert tool and windows called device manager
that you can use to verify that all the devices are correctly configured
on. If you did buy the computer with windows preinstalled, you may want to go uninstall any software that you don't need
on. We also looked at verifying Internet connectivity on the I P configuration settings. You should expect to see if everything is working normally.
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