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After the Installation
This chapter describes the initial setup tools which open after you finish the installation, reboot the system, and log in for the first time.
Two separate configuration tools are part of {PRODUCT}. If you installed the [application]*GNOME* desktop environment (the default {PRODUCT} environment, installed for example as part of the {PRODUCT} Workstation Edition), the [application]*GNOME Initial Setup* utility will open; for all other graphical environments, the [application]*Initial Setup* tool serves the same purpose.
Both of these tools will allow you to configure user-specific settings which have not been configured during the installation. Some of the settings are available both in the graphical installer (or as Kickstart commands) as well as in the initial-setup utilities; in that case, they will only be displayed after the first reboot if you skipped them during the installation. This means that, for example, if you configured a user account before the installation finished, you will not be prompted to do so again after the installation completes.
GNOME Initial Setup
The [application]*GNOME Initial Setup* utility will be displayed after you log in for the first time with any user account, as long as your first login is in the [application]*GNOME* desktop environment.
GNOME Initial Setup with language selection displayed.
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This utility allows you to configure several user-specific settings, such as system language or the default keyboard layout. Use the `Next` and `Previous` buttons at the top of the window to navigate between screens. Some screens (`Configure online accounts` in particular) are optional and can be skipped using the `Skip` button in the top right corner.
After you finish configuring all screens, click `Start using Fedora` to exit the utility. After that, the `Getting Started` page from GNOME help will be displayed, and you can either browse the help content, or close it and start using your desktop.
Common Post-installation Tasks
After you finish the installation and go through one of the initial setup utilities described above, your system is ready for use. However, other administrative tasks not covered by the installer or the initial setup utilities may still be necessary, depending on how you plan to use your system. The list below describes some of the more common tasks usually performed immediately after a new installation.
Recover a lost `root` password
The `root` password, which is configured during the installation, is required for accessing the system as the `root` user. Without this password you will not be able to configure your system or install additional software. If you lost or forgot your `root` password, you can reset it by following the steps described in xref:install/Troubleshooting.adoc#sect-trouble-after-reset-root-password[Resetting the Root Password].
Configure the network
In most cases, network access is configured during the installation process, either in the [application]*Anaconda* installation program (see xref:install/Installing_Using_Anaconda.adoc#sect-installation-gui-network-configuration[Network & Hostname]) or in a Kickstart file (see xref:appendixes/Kickstart_Syntax_Reference.adoc#sect-kickstart-commands-network[network (optional) - Configure Network Interfaces]). For information on configuring the network after the installation, see the [citetitle]_{PRODUCT} Networking Guide_, available at link:++https://docs.fedoraproject.org/++[].
Perform an initial system update
If you installed {PRODUCT} from a full installation ISO image (such as the Workstation live image or full Server DVD), it is recommended to perform an initial system update, because your installation media likely contained older versions of software packages. During the initial update, all installed packages are updated to their latest available versions. Updates to packages provide security fixes, bug fixes and enhancements.
The [application]*DNF* package manager is used for updating installed packages. For more information about updating your system with [application]*DNF*, see the [citetitle]_{PRODUCT} System Administrator's Guide_, available at link:++https://docs.fedoraproject.org/++[].
Install driver updates