Windows 11 at a glance: here are the top 10 things to do after installing the new operating system on your PC


Windows 11 just launched last year, and people continue to explore what’s in store with the latest operating system. Some users find it difficult to use, while others find it more convenient than the previous version.

If you recently obtained it, you might be thinking of a particular set of things you should be doing in this operating system. To help you with that, here is a little guide that will help you decide with these.

What you should do with your new Windows 11

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Windows 11 at a glance: here are the top 10 things to do after installing the new operating system on your PC

According to a report from XDA, there are a lot of things you can do the first time you get the latest operating system for your PC. From checking for updates to uninstalling outdated software, let’s dive right into the tasks.

Remove applications from the taskbar

When you hover over Windows 11, you will notice a lot of icons in the Start menu and taskbar. Some of these could be useful, while others could now be deleted. It’s always a good thing to get rid of apps that you no longer need.

While you’re looking for them, you can start cleaning by right-clicking on the empty space on the taskbar and tapping on settings. You will be taken to the settings so you can choose which icons to turn on or off.

You can also detach some of them from Start and even uninstall unnecessary apps that you think could only add space to your PC.

Related article: Windows 11: How to Schedule an Update

Check for new updates

We often ignore the regular updates of our PC and unbeknownst to us they have a huge impact on the overall performance of our PC. Getting Windows 11 means updating all the features you used on Windows 10.

To get the latest updates for the most recent operating system, go to Settings and search for Windows Update. After that, tap on “Check for updates”. Updates will now be launched, downloaded and installed.

Disable apps you don’t need

Removing all the apps you don’t need will keep your PC running faster. This is a recommended thing to do especially when unloading applications. You always have the option of redownloading them if you want to reuse them another time.

Disabling startup tasks will pave the way for healthier performance of your computer.

Change the look of Windows 11

The interface of Windows 11 is different from Windows 10, and that is why we recommend that you do such a thing. In this new operating system, you can completely customize its appearance according to your preferences.

In the Settings app, find the Personalization page and now you can see all of the available options that you can apply. You can apply predefined themes on the page and even change the photos and background colors.

Activate clipboard history

Windows 11 offers a unique option to keep many items on the clipboard whenever you want. To do this, press the Windows key and V, and the history window will be prompted to open. By default, this feature is disabled.

To activate, press Activate and click Windows Key + V again if you want to copy an item to the clipboard.

Organize your notifications

If you have any apps installed on your PC, expect some notifications related to them to pop up out of nowhere. In fact, you can control which apps might send notifications in your system.

To get started, go to Settings and tap on the System page. Find Notifications and click on it. You can adjust the notification settings for each app.

Configuring OneDrive

If you plan to use dedicated cloud storage, you can set up OneDrive right away on your Windows 11. To change the settings for this service, go to Settings, and then tap the arrow icon in the right corner of the bar. stain.

After that, tap on the OneDrive icon.

Install a web browser

Obtaining the Windows 11 operating system is not complete without setting up a browser of your choice. Usually the system will prefer Microsoft Edge, but you can always select other options like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

To get started, go to Settings and select Apps. Tap Default apps and you can now see the list of all apps. Navigate further and choose the preferred browser.

Install applications

Installation is now easier thanks to Windows 11. From the MS Store, you can install the applications you want to use. Click on Settings and go to the Activation page. Remember to switch the option to Windows 11 Pro or Home. This would take you to the Microsoft Store.

The Verge reported on the 11 great apps you should get for your Windows 11 PC.

Merge disk partitions

From your hard drive you can merge partitions but it comes with a risk so think twice before doing this thing. To do this, right click on the Windows icon and then go to Disk Management. You can see multiple scores on your computer.

In September, Tech Times reported that Microsoft relaunched the latest version of PC Health Check for Windows 11. The following month, Edge browser introduced voice typing and editor support for the new operating system. .

Also Read: Windows 11’s New Notepad Supports Dark Mode, and MORE- Here’s How to Try It Now

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