So, you've just upgraded to Windows 10? Or you've had your OS reinstalled on your machine? It's like having a whole new computer...with both the upsides, and the downsides. Here are a few steps that you'll want to take to get settled on your new machine. Click on the links below to view tutorials about each step of the process.


As you're getting used to your new machine, remember to be patient; it will take some time for Windows 10 to index your system. Expect to see slower performance for the first couple of hours after upgrading.


  1. Log into your favorite browser to restore your bookmarks and extensions. If you don't already log into your browser, you'll need to set this up before upgrading you operating system. Both Chrome and Firefox support browser sign-in. Here's a tutorial about signing into Chrome.
  2. Change your default programs to the the ones you prefer.
  3. Re-install any printers you may be missing.
  4. Learn about some of the new features of Windows 10.


Optional actions:

  1. Launch the Shoretel phone application and log in. Don't forget: your Shoretel username is your first initial followed by your last name. Note: the Shoretel application is a bit of a drag on system resources, so I'd advise only enabling Shoretel if you know you're going to use it.
  2. Disable system sounds. While you can just disable some sounds (like notifications or alerts), my recommendation is to just disable ALL of the sounds. 
  3. Disable Microsoft OneDrive. Unless you're a devout OneDrive user, you probably won't need this service.
  4. Unpin applications you don't use from the taskbar. Good candidates are Mail, Edge, and the Windows Store. You can unpin an app by right-clicking on its icon, then selecting 'Unpin from Taskbar'.
  5. Likewise, pin commonly-used applications to your start menu by launching them, right clicking on the application icon, then selecting "Pin to Taskbar".



-RBB