Nothing beats tips and suggestions, especially when you’re starting out with something new and different, like a laptop computer. Here are some things that are highly recommended:

  • Restart Windows. This fixes many common problems.

  • If it was working “yesterday,” try the Windows 10 feature Reset This PC.

  • Changes cause problems. Upgrading software or hardware or changing the settings in Windows usually causes whatever new problems your laptop encounters.

  • Activate and use antivirus software.

  • Put a personal label or asset-tracking sticker on your laptop.

  • Hunt down those AC power outlets when you’re out on the road!