First things first, put the energizer batteries into your controllers and plug in the headset, and follow Cortana's 5 minute instructions on setup.
After your room is setup, position the pulley's so that the last one before the cord reaches your headset is about 2 feet behind the center of your play space. Centering it in your play space actually causes cord entanglement issues, I found out the hardway.
On a regular monitor, install Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR, you'll need it to play steam games, it's also what allows you to access the steam games from the Windows Cliff House.
Purchase and install Virtual Desktop next.
Launch Virtual Desktop either from Steam on your desktop, or from the Cliffhouse (cliffhouse will close when other VR apps open).
Mirror my settings below, or set them to whatever you are comfortable with.