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        AskWoody Lounger

        Am I correct in assuming that the need to update a new computer out of box counts as a “pressing need” to update? I’m expecting mine Monday.

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        Da Boss

        It is best to set up a new computer OFFLINE. If you connect to a network/Internet first, you will be forced to create a Microsoft ID. If you do the setup offline, you can elect to use a Local ID.

        Once you establish the ID and reach the Desktop, you should go through the Settings App and the Control Panel and change the settings to achieve the amount of privacy you desire. Particularly, you should pay attention to Windows Update to avoid forces updates in the future. For Windows Update settings, there is some information in AKB2000016.

        Once you have the settings right, then connect to the Internet and do the necessary updates.

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Don’t forget to backup to external USB disk as soon as you have it up and running, then regularly pre update.

        cheers, Paul

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        AskWoody Lounger

        Well depending on how your new computer arrives…

        What I prefer to do is, have an install media, and another with updates, prepared beforehand so you can install and update to a reasonable baseline before going online.

        It is best to set up a new computer OFFLINE.

        … sadly, this is becoming ever more difficult. I mean, sheesh, modern versions of Solaris want to go online during a fresh install too? (On the other hand, Solaris was from Sun, who were the original “the network is the computer” folks… in 1984, and that trademark was dropped in 2010 when Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems…)

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