How to Set up a Computer

This is how to set up a PC for use with Windows and Linux operating systems. Make sure you have everything to use the PC.

Steps

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    First, purchase a Desktop PC from companies such as Dell and PC World. Make sure that the PC does what you want it to do.
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    Next, open the box to find the components purchased with the desktop (monitor, mouse, keyboard).
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    After that, place the desktop where you think it should go (near or on a desk is good).
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    Now, connect the cables. You should have a VGA or DVI cable for the monitor, a 3.5 mm cable for the speakers, A PS/2 or USB cable for the keyboard and mouse and a power cable.
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    After that, connect everything to a extension cable and connect that to an AC outlet.
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    Next, turn on the PC.
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    You're all set up!

Warnings

  • Do not link extension cables together, as this causes a majority of house fires.
  • Do not open the PC up until the PC is disconnected from the power or extension cord.

Things You'll Need

  • A desktop computer
  • Peripherals such as monitors, speakers, keyboards and mouse
  • Optional extras such as cameras and iPods

Article Info

Categories: Cabling and Wiring Connection | Computers and Electronics