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How To Set Up a New Toshiba Satellite L640

How To Set Up a New Toshiba Satellite L640

I just picked up a great little Toshie at Dick Smith. It has an i5 processor, 2gb RAM (I’ll add more later) and 320gb HDD. I was after a 13.3” i5 but this 14” was offered up at a great price so I grabbed it.

When I bought my last laptop (Sony Vaio), I made the mistake of just using it. I didn’t realise there were things I had to do BEFORE I started adding programs and data to it.

So, here’s what I recommend.

  1. Take the machine out of the box and plug in the cable. (Doh!)
  2. Turn it on.
  3. The start up process begins. If you have Windows Home Premium, it will ask whether you want to set-up 32 bit or 64 bit. Here’s the deal. Choose 64 bit if you have 4gb or more RAM AND read on ...