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Windows 7: What do you do or install after a fresh 7 OS install?

08 Apr 2010   #21

Windows 7 Home x64

  • Chipset
  • Video
Windows Updates
  • 1st round
  • Avast
Windows Updates
  • 2nd Round

Everything else in no particular order (Office, iTunes, Acrobat etc.)

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08 Apr 2010   #22
Valor D

Windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PandaMarketer View Post
Hi. What do you do after a fresh windows 7 install to customize your computer? Aside from installing firefox, notepad++, filezilla etc, I always edit the folder options to show hidden files (except sys) and show extensions.

I also change the libraries.

What do you do?
First thing that I did was to remove that stupid "partition" which was dividing my harddrive into 2 parts. Next, I went into the Control Panel and removed all of those bs "trial" programs. Including the trial anti-virus. Next I lowered the security setting for the Administrator rights (another ingenius "upgrade" they made) so I could install Microsoft Apps 2003 and all my other programs, including my anti-virus. Next I installed Mozilla Firefox, and deleted Explorer. Then I uploaded all my personal files which I had saved to disk. There are a million other things which I've done to tweak it since then, but it's really all a matter of personal preference.
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09 Apr 2010   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
My process

1: Windows 7 ISO
2: Avast (including any program / definition updates)
3: Windows updates
4: Windows Home Server Connector
<<<From the Windows Home Server Software folders I install the following:>>>
5: FF with normal addons (ABP, Coral IEtab, Better Privacy, Bug me not)
6: MS office or Open office 3.2
7: Foxit reader
8: CD burner XP
9: Paint.NET
10: Bios or Driver updating
11: Run Full system scans (including startup), MS malware removal tool, Windows Def.
12: Turn off restore points
13: Now I do a full "Baseline backup" using my Windows home server as the GOLD copy and save it Permanently for when it is needed for Bare metal restore, Virus overlays restorations, other major reasons to do a full system image restore, etc.
14: Now add music, pictures, and other personalized touches or theme tweeks
15: Start the Daily, Weekly, Monthly backups (full and incremental) using Windows Home Server for redundancy and single file/directory restores).

Now roll out machine and enjoy
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