KNOWHOW Q&As: Connect and set up your Windows 8 PC

KNOWHOW Q&As: Connect and set up your Windows 8 PC

Find out how to quickly and easily set up your new PC

Question: How do I connect my Windows 8 PC?

Answer: Once everything is unpacked, start by connecting your keyboard and mouse. If wired, they will go into the round PS2 ports (1); if wireless, the receiver will plug into USB ports (2 and 3). Next is the monitor, which will go into one of the three slots – VGA , DVI or HDMI (3). Make sure you tighten the two screws on the side, to lock it into position. If you have internet, connect the Ethernet cable into the network port (4) and any speakers or headphones can slot into the audio ports (5).

If you need to connect printers, webcams or other accessories, you should do this later on, after you have started your computer for the first time.


Question: How do I set up my Windows 8 Advent computer for the first time?

Solution: Once you plug your keyboard, mouse and other accessories into your new computer, it’s time to press the ‘On’ button. Follow the on-screen instructions, which include choosing the language, keyboard layout, and entering your name and email address. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to make your PC more personal by choosing a colour theme, setting up your internet and choosing a username.

After a few minutes, you’ll be taken to the new Windows 8 Start screen. Getting familiar with this new setup can be quite tricky so Knowhow® have a range of articles to help you get started.