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Windows 7: Any Must Have Software?

24 Aug 2010   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Any Must Have Software?

Any Software a lot of you feel is MUST HAVE! I checked the List up above by Brink, but I'm curious about any that didn't make the list yet.

When I do a clean install I usually have:

iTunes
Office 10
Firefox
Trillian
iTunes
Winrar
Nero 10
CCleaner
Defraggler
Kaspersky
MP3Gain
Nitro PDF Reader
PhotoScape
TeamViewer
uTorrent


Anything I should add?


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24 Aug 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

gimp
openoffice (for those on a budget)
macrium
malwarebytes
avg
vlc
irfanview
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24 Aug 2010   #3
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

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24 Aug 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The entire subject is EXTREMELY subjective.

You install what you want.
Making sure to create a system restore point before each install.
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24 Aug 2010   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
The entire subject is EXTREMELY subjective.
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+1 to that concept.

I spend the first few days with a new machine taking off the stuff I don't need and from then on, adding stuff I do need. I have to put on the little Hotkey apps I wrote myself or else I'll keep hitting a hotkey that isn't there. That gets old fast.

After that is a third party browser so I can start downloading the rest of the stuff I need.

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24 Aug 2010   #6
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Other than Office, Visual Studio, the debugging tools, and a few older games and an IM client, nothing springs to mind.
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25 Aug 2010   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Get rid of Kaspersky and all the other 3rd party AV software --MSE is just fine, small footprint, no resource consumption and performs wellll even against paid for opposition.

One program I can't live without os Photoshop -- OK it's not for those on a budget but I NEED IT and while the GIMP is good it is missing a lot of functionality that I really use in photoshop --also it's a bit clumsy in handling layers etc.

Cheers
jimbo
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25 Aug 2010   #8
CoolWhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Build 7600
 
 

DVD VideoSoft Free Studio
Handbrake
ImgBurn
firefox and thunderbird
open office
winamp
vlc
winrar
chrome
utorrent

and

STEAM! hehe for us gamers...
+ xfire, teamspeak/ventrilo

and for customizers:
Rainmeter
CAD (CD Art Display)
Rocketdock or ObjectDock (stardock)
Icon Packager
Launchy
Resource Hacker
speedfan
cpuz
Ultimate windows tweaker (or other tweaking app)

check out FileHippo.com - Download Free Software for cool apps
also checkout Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done for some cool apps as well
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25 Aug 2010   #9
Alphamale

Windows 7 U/64
 
 

Spy-bot search and destroy
Norman anti-malware
Malwarebytes
hjsplit
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25 Aug 2010   #10
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

this is what I've always done. plus about 100 tweaks ( .reg/.vbs/ etc )
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