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Windows 7: 3rd party updates guide for Windows 8.

08 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 8 Professional x64
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.

My system:
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
AMD X3 440 Rana
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.
- CCleaner
- 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
- Java

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 SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

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 SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2012   #3


We are a Windows 7 site, for Windows 8 you should go here - Windows 8 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 8 Professional x64

There are more people here. Ill post it there once I get help here. This applies to windows 8 too.
And I am actually using Windows 8 on my desktop. I was tired of 7. Bit sluggish imo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2012   #5


No this is a Windows 7 general discussion section not Windows 8.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
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