Setting up your new HP laptop
1. Start the Windows setup
Turn on your laptop and start the Windows setup. First, enter the language, time format, and the keyboard layout you want to use. We recommend choosing:
- 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. WiFi - connecting to a network
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. The fine print
You usually agree to the license agreement without reading it. This text is about legal matters, the fine print so to say. Read it if you have the time. If you agree, click Agree.
4. Log in with a Microsoft account
If you have a Microsoft account, log in and click Next. If you want an account but don't have one yet, choose 'Create an account'. If you don't have an account or don't want to log in, go back to step 2 if you've already connected your laptop to the internet. If you chose to set up an internet connection later, you don't have to create a Microsoft account because you can log in with an offline account.
5. Set your username and password
Enter the name you want to use as your username on your new laptop. Click Next and enter a password.
6. Privacy settings
On standard privacy settings, information is sent to Microsoft regularly. This is to ensure the best protection. Our advice is to select these standard settings. Do you value privacy and know exactly which options you do and don't need? Adjust the settings in this window.
7. Registration and protection
Register with HP to share information about your warranty status and your contact details with HP, among other things. This is completely optional. Click Next to check what you do and don't want to share with HP.
After this step, your laptop will install the latest Windows updates. This usually takes a few minutes, but in some cases it takes a few hours.
8. Getting started
You're ready to use your new laptop now. Note that the laptop will probably have to install a few Windows updates. Have the laptop install this update because it can't function optimally otherwise.