Written by Kasper

Install your new laptop with Windows 10 in S mode

You bought a new laptop with Windows 10 in S-mode, and of course you immediately want to get started! The only thing you have to do is install Windows. Quickly unpack your laptop and connect the cable. In this article, I'll explain step by step how to get your laptop with Windows 10 in S-mode ready for use.

1. Start the Windows Setup

Start the installation process.

Turn on your laptop. The Windows setup should start now. Follow the steps on the screen. We recommend the following settings:

  • Configuration language: your preferred language
  • Time and currency layout: Dutch
  • Keyboard or input method: United States (NL/QWERTY) or France (BE/AZERTY)
  • The next screen will ask you to add a second keyboard layout. If you don't want this, click Skip.

2. Connect to the internet

Connect to the internet.

Choose the network you want to connect to from the list on the screen and setup your connection. Choose 'Automatically connect' if you always want to be connected to this network at home. Note: if you're already connecting to the Internet, you have to log in with a Microsoft account in step 4. If you don't want that, skip the this step to create an offline account in step 4.

3. Read the fine print

The license agreement issued.

Almost no one reads the fine print, but it's still good to know what's in the user agreement. At least scroll through it. Click 'Agree' to continue.

4. Log in with a Microsoft account

Register with a Microsoft account.

If you have a Microsoft account, log in and click Next. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one. If you don't want an account or don't want to log in, you can go back to step 2 to set up the internet connection later. This way, you can skip the login process to create an offline account on your laptop.

5. Set a username and password

Set a username and password.

Enter the username you want to use on your new laptop here. Click Next and enter a password.

6. Adjust the privacy settings

Select the desired privacy settings.

By default, Windows 10 sends all kinds of data on your use of the laptop and Windows to Microsoft. We recommend the standard settings. Want more privacy? Turn the desired settings to 'Off' and click 'Agree'.

7. Getting started with your laptop

Ready to get started.

Well, those were a lot of screens, but the installation is done! Log in with your newly created Windows account and get started with your laptop. Note that the laptop still needs to install a single Windows update. Updates are important for Windows 10 laptops to perform optimally, so let the laptop install them before you get started with the new laptop.

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