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Start here for a refreshing PC experience.


Section 1: Setting up your new PC........................4-15 Section 2: Setting up your Windows Live ID.........16-23 Section 3: A quick overview of your new PC........24-28 Section 4: Information and support....................29-31

Setting up your new PC

Use this guide to get up and running in nine simple steps.

Microsoft Engineers have spent time carefully tuning your Microsoft Signature PC to help achieve maximum performance, as well as, including software that makes it really fly. For you, that translates to a uniquely enjoyable experience. Your new computer is modified for even more reliability and streamlined to be as fast as it can be. And with Windows LiveTM Essentials, Internet Explorer 9, Zune music software, Microsoft Security Essentials, and more, its loaded with features that are in perfect step with your lifestyle. With Microsoft Signature your computers contents and settings may differ somewhat from those of the manufacturer. Therefore, you should use this guide to set up your new PC. Youll be off and running in just a few minutes. To get started, follow the simple steps beginning on the next page.

Step 1: Assign a name

First things first. Power on your new computer, and youll be prompted to create a user name and computer name.

Step 2: Create a password

Its a good idea to create a password for your account. You can enter one here. Choose a password that you can remember easily, but others cant guess. You can also enter a hint to help you remember it.

Step 3: Review usage agreement

This step allows you to review and accept the agreements required for use of your new PC. Look over the agreements and check the boxes to accept the terms.

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Step 4: Choose an update setting

Windows 7 installs regular updates automatically to protect your PC and improve its performance. To get the most out of your experience, if presented with this dialog, we suggest choosing Use recommended settings in this step.

Step 5: Set your clock

Now, select the time zone you live in.


Step 6: Choose a wireless network

If a wireless network is present, Windows 7 will automatically help you connect to it in this step. Just choose the right network and add the password if needed.


Step 7: Select your location

In this step, youll specify where your computer is located so Windows 7 can apply the correct settings. Most likely youll want to choose Home network.


Step 8: Create a home group

Creating a home group links computers on a network so you can share photos, music, and videoseven printers. Before moving on, be sure to write down your passkey on page 30. To learn more, click on the link, Tell me more about home groups.


Step 9: Allow setup to complete

It takes Windows 7 just a moment to apply your settings, then your PC setup is complete.


Youre good to go
Your new computer is set up, enhanced, and running Windows 7. Now you can start enjoying it. Part of the Microsoft Signature process involves altering or removing some of your computers software. Thisalong with all the great things weve addedis how the Microsoft Signature enhances your PC experience.


Setting up Windows Live

Get more from your experienceshare photos and videos, chat with friends, check email.


Step 1: Create a Windows Live ID

Share photos and videos, chat with friendseven write a blog. Windows Live lets you get the most out of your new PC experience. First, youll need to create your own Windows Live ID. To get one, sign up at If you already have one, skip to page 19.


Step 2: Activate your account

In this step, youll fill in your information to complete the activation of your Windows Live ID account.


Step 3: Link your account

Linking your Windows Live ID makes it even easier to share files and connect to other computers on a network. You can also safely access files remotely when you are not on your home network. To begin, click on the Start button below to bring up the Start menu. Within the Start menu, go to the search function at the bottom and type in Link online IDs. Then click the search result that says Link online IDs.


Step 4: Select an account to link

You will then be taken to a window that contains a link that says Link online ID. Click on it to continue. If you would like to learn more, click on How do I benefit from linking my online IDs?


Step 5: Activate link with credentials

This is the final step in completing your Windows Live ID link. Type in both your Windows Live ID and your password. Click Sign in. Now you can use your online ID to access your files remotely from other computers on a networkfor example, accessing your home computers files from your work PC.


Access your Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail brings together all your email accounts in one place along with multiple calendars. To access and activate your Windows Live Mail account, click on the envelope icon in the desktop taskbar, then follow the prompts.


Start using your new account

Once youve completed the setup process, youll be asked to enter your Windows Live ID and password. Now youre ready to start using your new Windows Live Mail account. To learn more, visit


A quick overview of your new PC

Your PC is loaded with features to make your life easier.


Trust Microsoft Security Essentials

Your new computer came with Microsoft Signature, and that means it comes standard with some truly remarkable features. One of the and protection is Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials is a powerful ally. the way you like itwithout long wait times and interruptions. Microsoft Security Essentials is a comprehensive package for your security needs. Installing additional


Explore your new software

Windows Media Center Manage and enjoy your entire digital entertainment library with one easy-to-use application. Internet Explorer 9 The new Internet Explorer 9 gets you to the web faster with quicker load times and allows you to interact with web pages faster than ever before. HomeGroup Share printers, files and libraries with ease between computers on your home network. Zune Organize and play your favorite tracks or discover new ones with Zune Marketplace.


Explore Windows Live Essentials

Live Mail No matter what email addresses you useWindows Live Hotmail, Yahoo!, GmailTM or othersyou can manage them all in one place with Live Mail. Live Messenger Chat, play games, share photos and much more. Live Photo Gallery Upload pics and videos to your PC, then edit and share them with the world. Live Movie Maker Create movies and slide shows from your photos and videos and send them to friends and family.


Explore Windows Live Essentials

Live Family Safety Monitor and regulate your childs computer usage with smart, customizable features. Live Writer Share photos and videos on almost any blog service Windows LiveTM, WordPress, BloggerTM, LiveJournalTM, TypePad, and many more. Live SkyDriveTM Store, access and share up to 25 GB of files from anywhere onlinewith just a few clicks.


Information and support

With Microsoft Signature, getting started is easier than ever. If you have questions during setup, visit or call us at (877) 696-7786. You have 90 days of free tech support from date of purchase.


Write down your user names, passwords and other notes. Then store this booklet in a safe place. User name Computer name Password Windows LiveTM ID user name Windows Live ID password Home group passkey Notes



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