I’m buying a new Dell PC, Microsoft Windows 7 pre-installed by Dell. Now, when I turn on the computer for the first time do I need to be connected to the internet to successfully complete the Windows 7 Set Up procedure? Why or why not? (I’m asking this because I’m anticipating internet connection problems with the new computer, but that’s another issue.)
Computer OS: Windows 7
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You actually will not need the Internet once you buy your new Dell computer
Not to complete the initial setup
What will happen is when you turn it on for the first time it will have you set the proper Time Zone
Choose a user name and a password XX you wish
It will skip the networking options since no internet or router would be detected.
Once you have Internet however it will be plug and play meaning you wont need to install any additional software or change any settings
I would recommend calling your local cable or phone company to ask about broadband services.
Dial-up is not really recommended for the Internet now a days
If you are doing limited internet browsing most Internet providers offer a lite plan which is a little slower than full speed but more than enough for basic browsing
Once it is online it will start performing all Windows Updates automatically and will reboot automatically several times over the first couple of weeks you add internet on the Dell
Does Win 7 give me the option to not create a password?
It will, if you wish to setup a password XXX the computer the first time you turn it on it will ask right before the initial setup completes
But to answer the overall question you will not need internet at all to get started.
Once you do have internet I recommend writing this url down http://tinyurl.com/jeremymbam
You would type that address in the webbrowser on the Dell once you have internet
It will start a download
You would want to press Run and install the file, it is a program called Malwarebytes. It will help fight any spyware/malware on your new computer if the computer starts acting funny
It is a completely free program also
It's one us techs use to fix or maintain our customers PC's
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My name is Jeremy
Okay. To summmarize: I can complete Win 7 setup without internet connection. And, Win 7 will give me tthe option to refuse a password. Right?
It sure will, it gives you the option to choose a password, if you do not wish to set one click the skip button
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