|08 Nov 2012||#1|
3rd party updates guide for Windows 8.
I am looking to install all the updates/programs needed for the Windows environment to be a well-oiled machine.
I am looking to make this a thread that would be helpful to others as well.
Your contribution is appreciated.
I will smooth this guide out with your help. Adding links to download locations, ect.
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
AMD X3 440 Rana
8GB DDR3 RAM
Nvidia 9800 GT
So far I have:
- All the latest drivers via Windows Driver Update and Driver Genius. (And manual download for NVIDIA driver.)
- Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome with Ad Block Extension.
- Start8 (Start Menu) by Stardock
- Pokki (Start Menu) Can be ran side by side.
- AVG Free Anti-Virus
- Microsoft Silverlight
- K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable
(Which versions are there? Should I install x86 version on a 64-bit system too?)
- WinRAR (64-bit)
- Adobe Flash Player
Please help with questions I have along the list. I want to make it clear for everyone, including myself so can get this guide fully functional.
|My System Specs|
|08 Nov 2012||#2|
Perhaps this topic would be more at home here:
I would definitely delete AVG and install MSE in it's place. Rather than try to make Win 8 look like Win 7 with the introduction of 3rd party software most of us will not be using Win 8 on a PC. It might be OK for the "Toys" but personally I will wait for Win 9.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads|
Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates
For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install. I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework. Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of...
|Windows Updates & Activation|
Third Party automatic updates...
I have gone to my MSConfig and I only let my AV, my KB & Mouse start. I have also gone to Services to check that only what I want starts. Finally, I have gone to Startup and that is empty. Yes, from time to time, Adobe updates (Flash player and what have you), Jave, etc. will pop up alerting me...
Windows Security Updates vs Third-Party Antivirus Programs
Sorry if I sound like an idiot, but I've been wondering for a while (or at least since I heard about Windows ending support for XP) - are both Windows built-in security and third-party antivirus necessary to protect a computer from infection? If so, why? Windows keeps sending me security patches...
Windows 7 Ultimate party pooper!
I have been running the Windows 7 RC trial without any major problems.Recently I was selected to host a Windows 7 launch party. The party pack arrived and I loaded the Windows 7 Ultimate disc provided. Since then every time my computer is re booted the internet connection is lost.The only...
Pirate Party 3rd Largest Political Party in Sweden
Support for the Swedish Pirate Party surged following the Pirate Bay verdict and today it became the third largest political party in the country. When they are elected for the European Parliament next month, the party hopes to end the abuse of copyright by multi-billion dollar corporations. ...
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50.