New PC Setup Guide
- Step One: UNBOXING THE COMPUTER
- Step Two: REMOVING PACKAGING MATERIAL
- Step Three: CONNECTING PERIPHERALS
- Step Four: POWERING ON THE COMPUTER
Step One: Unboxing the computer
- Your new computer is in an outer and inner box. Start by carefully removing the PC from the outer shipping box.
- Next remove the computer from the inner box by flipping the box upside-down with the open side on a flat surface like a desktop or level ground. (please ensure that all four flaps of the box are splayed out on all sides)
- Carefully lift up the box away from the packing foam structure and computer case.
- Carefully lift each side of the case as you remove the packing foam from each side of the computer case.
- Place the computer right side up as pictured on the packaging on your desktop or level surface.
- Do not discard any packaging until you are completely up and running
Step Two: Removing the Packaging Material
- Your new computer will have one to two thumb screws on the right-hand side when looking at the back of the PC.
- Remove these thumb screws with a Phillips screw driver.
- Remove the side panel and carefully place it on a flat surface.
- Remove the foam insert protecting the internal components of the PC.
- Reattach the side panel and thumb screws.
Step Three: CONNECTING PERIPHERALS
Now that your computer is out of the packaging, you are ready to connect the power and accessories to it.
- Firstly, it's best when setting up a new computer to only connect the bare essential hardware before connecting other hardware which might have conflicts in the beginning. This hardware includes only the following: Monitor(s), Keyboard, Mouse, Power Cord, Speakers, Headphones, and Wireless Adapter.
- When plugging in the monitor whether it's one or multiple displays, you want to use the display connection on the graphics card and NOT the display connections on the motherboard.
- Make sure you also plug in the power to your monitors.
- Keyboard and Mouse
- Accessories can generally plug into any of the USB ports available on the computer but generally, it's best to use the USB ports on the back of computer rather than the front so that your front USB ports are more accessible for other USB accessories such as USB network adaptors and storage drives.
- Headphones and Speakers
- If you are using both external speakers and headphones you'll want to plug your speakers into the (green) audio-out port in the rear of the computer and you'll want to plug your headphone (if it is a 3.5mm type) into the front (green) audio-in port and (pink) mic port.
- If you are only using headphones then you can plug your headphone (if it is a 3.5mm type) into the front or rear (green) audio-in port and (pink) mic port. However, if your headphone also requires a USB connection then you'll also need to use the USB port nearest to your audio connections.
- Wireless Network Adapter or Wireless Network Card
- If your computer comes with a wireless network adapter (usually a small USB device), you will need to plug that into an available USB port.
- If your computer comes with a wireless network card built into your computer or motherboard, then you will need to install the included antenna(s) to the network card.
- If your computer does not include either of these, you will need to connect your router to the computer's LAN port using an RJ-45 network cable if you want internet connectivity.
- AC Power
- Plug the included power cord into the back of your computer, then plug it into the AC wall outlet. You need to make sure the switch on the PSU is in the ON position and then press the power button at the top/front of the PC to power your computer on.
Step Four: POWERING ON THE COMPUTER
When you turn on your computer for the first time, Windows will require you to do the initial setup known as the Microsoft Windows Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE). During this process, windows will ask you for your Name, Language, and other general preferences. Just follow the instructions and let it guide you through the process. Your Windows Product Key will be attached to the rear top or left side of your Intrex PC. You will be prompted to enter this product to Active Windows during the initial setup.