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New Student Laptop - Setup Instructions

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Use these instructions to set up your new laptop for the first time.

Step 1:

***Check contents of box. Make sure you unpack a 2-part power cord and the laptop itself***

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CONNECT THE CHARGING CORD TO THE LAPTOP AND PLUG INTO POWER. POWER ON THE LAPTOP BY PRESSING THE POWER BUTTON. IT WILL TAKE A MOMENT TO LOAD.

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Step 2:

SELECT THE DEFAULT US KEYBOARD LAYOUT AND CLICK YES, THEN CHOOSE SKIP ON THE NEXT SCREEN PROMPTING YOU TO ADD A SECOND KEYBOARD LAYOUT

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Step 3:

CONNECT TO YOUR HOME WIFI NETWORK BY SELECTING IT FROM THE LIST AND ENTERING THE PASSWORD. THEN CLICK NEXT TO JOIN. ONCE CONNECTED, SELECT NEXT AGAIN AND THE COMPUTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY REBOOT.

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Step 4:

ENTER YOUR  Office 365  EMAIL ADDRESS (KNOWN AS YOUR CTLS LOG-IN = firstname.lastname@students.cobbk12.org)  AND CLICK NEXT. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO ANOTHER SCREEN AND PROMPTED TO RE-ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AS WELL AS PASSWORD. THEN CLICK SIGN IN.

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Step 5:

WINDOWS 10 WILL BEGIN TO LOAD. YOU ARE LOGGED IN ONCE YOU SEE THE COBB COUNTY DESKTOP.

ONCE YOU SEE THE DESKTOP, PLEASE KEEP YOUR DEVICE CONNECTED TO POWER AND INTERNET OVERNIGHT TO ALLOW FOR ALL REQUIRED SOFTWARE AND CERTIFICATES TO INSTALL.  THIS WILL ALSO PROVIDE TIME TO FULLY CHARGE YOUR DEVICE.

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