Setting up a Chromebook


When you first get a Chromebook, or if you factory reset yours, you'll need to go through some steps to get it set-up. This guide will help you with each step, and get you through it as quickly as possible.


Acer Chromebook user manual

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Setup Wizard - Chromebook


Press the power button to turn the laptop on in the top-right corner of the keyboard. You'll also need to make sure that you've got a Wi-Fi connection because the Chromebook is mainly designed for online use. You won't be able to complete the setup if you can't connect to the internet.

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First, choose a Language and Keyboard setting using the drop down menus.


Use the third box to choose a Wi-Fi network. Type in the Wi-Fi password then click Connect.


When it's connected, click Continue.


There's some Terms and Conditions to agree to. Have a read through them then click Accept and continue.

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If you've got a Google account, type in your email address and then click Next. If you haven't got one, choose More options then Create a new account and follow the instructions.


Type in your Google password and click Next.


Choose a picture to use for your account, or take a new one by clicking the camera icon at the top. Click OK to finish.

When the setup is finished, you can 'Take a tour' to get used to where things are on the Chromebook.


Connecting to a Wi-Fi network


If you're out and about and want to connect to a new Wi-Fi network, here's how.

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In the bottom-right corner of the desktop, click the Wi-Fi symbol.


Click the right arrow next to the network settings.


Click the network you want to connect to.


Type in the Wi-Fi password (if needed) then click Connect.


That should be all you need to get your Chromebook set up. If you need more help, contact Team Knowhow Experts.

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