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I got my new laptop... Now what?

Warning (kind of): I know this question can be google searched, but I wanted more human answers and related to my specs. 

So I just got my new laptop, specs in profile. 

Anything you guys do when starting a new machine except for antivirus and driver updates?

Thanks.
Specs:

HP eq0024au 

Ryzen 5 3500U

8gb ram

512GB SSD

1080p 15.6" Display.
Windows 10

MS office included

With a month of Mc Afee
 

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McAfee is almost equivalent to nothing.

 

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- remove preinstalled bloatware, especially antivirus.

- update windows and drivers.

- install AMD Ryzen Master and Radeon software

- install steam, epic store.

- install office, photo editor etc

- run 3dmark, geekbench etc.

- install chrome or firefox

- login to LTT 

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I would do all the above, plus get more RAM. 

 

what do you plan on doing with the laptop???

 

Also get a nice protective sleeve/bag for it when you use it on the go. 

 

And if you don't use it on the go, then why did you buy a laptop????

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48 minutes ago, ragnarok0273 said:

McAfee is almost equivalent to nothing.

 

i would prefer nothing on my Windows, than McAfee xD

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39 minutes ago, Darkseth said:

i would prefer nothing on my Windows, than McAfee xD

I invite you to leave.

The door is in the top right corner - it's the red X.

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39 minutes ago, ragnarok0273 said:

I invite you to leave.

The door is in the top right corner - it's the red X.

Either you are very very defensive for mcAfee, or you completely misunderstood my Comment?!

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I like playing into people's sarcasm to confuse them.

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20 hours ago, Jason 57 said:

Also get a nice protective sleeve/bag for it when you use it on the go. 

 

And if you don't use it on the go, then why did you buy a laptop????

Already got one with it.

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21 hours ago, Slottr said:

Reinstall windows, get rid of all the OEM bloatware

 

Get rid of that McAfee crud

Imma manually remove the bloatware instead of reinstalling windows.

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4 minutes ago, knockless said:

Imma manually remove the bloatware instead of reinstalling windows.

Alright 

 

5 minutes ago, knockless said:

uninstalled mc afee and got kaspersky

That's arguably in the same boat as McAfee. Use Malwarebytes and the built in defender 

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I'd mainly ensure you have all the apps and utilities that you need. Consider how you'll lay out your desktop (icons, taskbar, wallpaper, that sort of thing).

 

I have to admit: it's a bit amusing as a Mac user to see people talk about how you 'need' to reinstall the OS, remove bloatware and update drivers to get started. With a Mac, you just... start using the computer. Admittedly things have gotten better now that Edge is finally a good browser, but it's weird the things we accept as 'normal' on non-Apple computers.

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