Tips and Suggestions for Your Laptop

By Dan Gookin

Part of Laptops For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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!