Set Up Your Windows Laptop

  • Instructions for setting up your laptop at the beginning of the year or after it has been re-imaged are below: 

    Set Chrome as Default Browser

    • Click the Start menu at the bottom left of your screen.
    • Click the Settings icon on the left (looks like a gear)
    • Click Apps
    • Click Default Apps
    • Under Web Browser, click Edge
    • Click Chrome
    • Click Switch Anyway

    Log Into Gmail

    Import Favorites/Bookmarks

    • Open Chrome
    • Click the three vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen
    • Click Bookmarks
    • Click Bookmark Manager
    • Click the three vertical dots that now appear near the top right of the screen, next Search Bookmarks
    • Click Import Booknarks
    • Select the file from your H Drive that you saved at the end of last year (or another file location where you saved your favorites)
    • Click Import

    Pin Icons to your Task Bar (bottom of your computer screen) for Easy Access

    • Please right click and UNpin the Mail app on your task bar (looks like an envelope).  It is automatically pinned at the bottom of your screen when you first log in.  However we cannot use that app with Gmail.  
    • Open other applications you use frequently and right click the icon in the task bar to pin them to the Task Bar.

    Keep Your Laptop Running Smoothly

    Click here for tips to keep your computer running smoothly throughout the school year.

    Request Help

    If you need assistance with technology this year, please contact us: 

    Tech Help Desk Requests.