How to Log On to Windows 10 on Your New Computer

By Nancy C. Muir

With your monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected to your new computer, it’s time to turn it on and start the Windows 10 log in process.

  1. Start by pressing the power button on your computer to begin the Windows 10 start-up sequence. When you first turn on a new computer, you should choose Express Settings to set up your computer.

  2. In the resulting Windows 10 Welcome screen, click the bottom of the screen and drag upward to reveal the sign-in screen.

    Enter your password or PIN, if you’ve set up one, and then press Enter on your keyboard. (If you haven’t set up the password-protection feature for more than one user, you’re taken directly to the Windows 10 desktop when you turn on your computer. If you have more than one user you have to choose the one you want to log on as.) Windows 10 verifies your password and displays the Windows 10 desktop, as shown in the figure.

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