How I Set Up a Clean Laptop

How I Set Up a Clean Laptop

How to set up a laptop. Keeping a clean and simple desktop

Formatting/Fresh Install:
– I do the install in offline mode (without internet) so I don’t have to log in with a Microsoft account.
– I turn off Cortana, history and disable all the Microsoft fluff.

– I remove every app I can except for Media Codecs (for video editing)
– Don’t remove Cortana, MS Store, or Windows defender with 3rd party apps. That’ll break stuff.
– I use to get an installer package. It’s clean and free of malware/bloatare
– I don’t bother with 3rd party virus Apps. Most of them are awful.

Centering Taskbar:
– I turn off the search bar, Cortana and the task view buttons.
– When you center the app icons, keep in mind that open apps will add to the tail end of it.

Rainmeter: (
– The skin I use is Mond. And I use my own font with it.
– The ones with heavy animations tend to use a ton of resources. Avoid those if you need to keep it light.

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