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Which of these would be the best first step after a fresh installation of Windows 7?

A) Install all required applications

B) Perform an upgrade of storage and/or RAM

C) Install security patches

D) Pair with any Bluetooth devices

E) Perform a full system backup

F) Take a bit of a break

The answers: C) Install security patches

Before doing anything on a computer, it needs to be protected against any known security exploits. Installing all of the applicable security patches will ensure that the computer will remain secure.

Want to know more? Watch “Installing Windows 7.”

The graphical Windows 7 installation process is relatively easy and doesn’t take long to complete on a typical computer. In this video, you’ll learn how to install Windows 7 on a virtual machine.