Re: Setting up A New Laptop Question Please.
Janet, be sure the Best
Buy store you visit has a functioning Geek Squaed desk so that
they can help you set up your new laptop. Because of pandemic
restrictions, some Best Buy stores may not have Geek Squad
ttechnicians on hand, so call the store you plan to visit first
and explain that you ar blind and will need help setting up the
new laptop you purchase from them. In my experience,sales staff
at Best Buy will only answer general questions about the
computers they sell, and will refer you to the Geek Squad desk
for technical assistance. All computers they sell come with
Windows 10 already installed, which includes Narrator andWindows
Security as part of the operating system . Depending on the
amount of help a Geek Squad technician provides, you may be
charged extra for this service. Just as a reminder, the
keystroke to toggle Narrator on and off is Control-Windows
key-Enter. In Windows 10, MS Edge is set as the default
browser, so you will need to download the Brave browser yourself
and set it as the default. Good luck.
On 1/2/2021 8:47 PM, Janet wrote:
Gene, Thank you as this is great to hear. One problem solved! Smile! One of the very first things I would like to do is to put Brave on my Laptop. I just think I will ask Best Buy if they will turn on Narrator, or I will turn it on to see if it will come on and stay on ! Isn't Narrator part of Windows? I'm wondering if Narrator is part of Windows, and if Narrator is not working correctly, is Windows fully installed. Just trying to figure this out. There has to be some way I can set up the Laptop though. I don't know if it would do any good to call MS tech support though, and I have to admit if I have to do that, I dread that! LOL! Janet -----Original Message----- From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 7:07 PM To: main@TechTalk.groups.io Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please. Brave automatically blocks advertising so there is nothing to do. Gene -----Original Message----- From: Janet Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:37 PM To: main@TechTalk.groups.io Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please. Gene, I will definitely be using Brave, as I absolutely love Brave as my browser, and I wouldn't even want to go online if I didn't have Brave! Do I need to turn on an ad blocker in Brave though, as I don't think I turned any on when I first installed Brave. Janet -----Original Message----- From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 6:23 PM To: main@TechTalk.groups.io Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please. I would suggest, however, that you use either the Brave Browser for most of your browsing or, if you want to use something else, use an ad blocker. U Block Origin, spelling, has a very good reputation and my recollection is that I didn't have to do any setup. I just installed it as an add-on or plugin, or whatever the exact description is. Its not a question of whether you want to block ads, though you may, but advertising on web sites may be dangerous. Ads may be hacked and try to install malware. So in addition to antimalware software, I consider either a browser that blocks advertising by design, Brave does, or one on which you install a good add blocker to be important for Internet security. Asto exactly how you install one on the browser you will be using, the list can discuss that once you decide which browser you will use as your main browser. Gene -----Original Message----- From: Gene Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:44 PM To: main@TechTalk.groups.io Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please. As far as I know, you won't have to set up security if all you want to do is use the program Mivcrosoft provides with Windows. As I recall, its system Defender. You may want to use something in addition such as Malware Bytes but System Defender is a highly rated program and you will be unlikely to need something else unless you want to use something like Malwaare Bytes. You will have to go through some sort of procedure as has been discussed here when you first use the computer. Aside from what you are discussing, the only thing I can think of is to set up your computer to work with your WIFI, unless at home, you are going to connect your computer to your router by cable. I don't know enough about how you set up your computer to work with your WIFI to discuss it. When I had my modem set up here, the serviceman set up my laptop to work with it. I think AT&T does that for customers when a router is connected by them. Gene -----Original Message----- From: Janet Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 5:19 PM To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up A New Laptop Question Please. Hi All, I'm just curious if Windows Ten is already installed on my Laptop, what might be left that I would need to do? I know I will need to set up an email program, install my screen reader, set up security though. Just so I know what to expect when I bring home my Laptop. I know how to plug it in though! LOL! Janet Peace Be With You.