|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|
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