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Windows 7: After Format Programs


28 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
After Format Programs

Hello everyone. I'm about to format my pc since i get BSODs and i would like this time to keep it as stable and clean as possible. So i want to ask you what programs to use that won't cause any problem with my pc and are fully compatible with my Windows version.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The specs of my pc can be found in my profile. Also, the pc is mostly used for gaming.

Here is the list of programs i need(free or not, i don't care, i just need the best if possible):

1) Protection (Antivirus, Firewall, etc.).

2) Maintenance (To clean my pc and keep it stable).

3) CD/DVD Burning (That can burn image files).

4) Virtual Drive (That can use .mds/.mdf files).

5) Drivers (A program to see the drivers in my system, to see details, in which software/hardware they belong, if they are outdated etc.).

6) Any other software/tool you think it's a must or you want to suggest.

Thanks a lot for your time! Looking forward to your replies!


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28 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Protection
Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes used in conjuction with the Winows Firewall and of course common sense

Maintenance, Laguodisio, who follows this procedure.
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance
Those that depend on software to do the job, very often return, here with problems

Have no suggestions for you next two questions

Other software
Win Patrol
Secunia PSI - Consumer - Products
CCleaner (free version can be used as part of your maintenance). Must be set up properly for best outcome. I can help with that as it is very easy.

Those that use the Driver programs, often report that it is not as expected
In a cmd prompt, type driverquery. You can see all your drivers and the dates. Anything older than 7/09 is considered old. I think that you can get some of that information, also, from autoruns. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963902.aspx
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28 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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28 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What about BitDefender 2010? It's one of the top security programs.
Nero Burning ROM?
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28 Sep 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Bit is not needed. Just common sense. MSE, Malwarebyes and Windows Firewall, as I stated above. All this other stuff is just going to hurt performance.
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14 Apr 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i use a website to install most the programs i want , choose the programs and d/l the installer and run and does it all for you the site is Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once
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