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Windows 7: Must Have's

26 Feb 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

MSE
Macrium (Norton Ghost on Vista)
Sandboxie
Fast Stone Capture and Jing for screen capture
WM Capture and Machete for video recording/editing
MS Office 2007/10
Revo
Process Explorer
Format Factory
WinPatrol
WinDirStat


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27 Feb 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Antimalware from MalwareBytes.org
Firefox from Mozilla
WOT (Web Of Trust) add-on
NoScript add-on
CCleaner from Piriform
Roboform from Siber Systems
Adobe Reader from Adobe
Secunia Personal Software Inspector from Secunia

There are other programs that I use but these are the ones that, for me, are essential.
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27 Feb 2010   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

PerfectDisk
Shark007 Codecs
paint.net
7-zip
notepad++
filezilla
putty
recuva
steam
MSE
Windows Live Essentials
CCleaner
Winamp
Foxit reader
MS Office
Firefox
WinPatrol
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27 Feb 2010   #14
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Latest versions of the following (I usually download them and save them to a USB stick and install from that):

Drivers
Microsoft Keyboard
Microsoft Mouse
NVidia Graphics
Realtek HD Audio

Security
AdAware
Avast! Anti-Virus
MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware


Tools
Belarc Advisor
CCleaner
CPU-Z
DiskAnalyzer Pro
GPU-Z
Network Activity Indicator
Process Explorer
WinPatrol

Other
Adobe Flash
Adobe Reader
Java
Office
picture shark
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27 Feb 2010   #15
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

nothing that isn't already listed above. i like to keep things light.
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27 Feb 2010   #16
rev1775

7-Pro-64
 
 

Hmmm,

These are always my first installs after a fresh OS install.

Ms Office
Adobe CS4
Power ISO
Paragon Partition Manager
Nero 9
VMworkstation
Audible books Manager
U Torrent
Acoustica CD/DVD Lable Maker
Winrar
Djview
Acronis Backup and Recovery.

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27 Feb 2010   #17
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

The KMPlayer
Handbrake
InfraRecorder/Imgburn
Real Alternative
RealVNC
MediaMonkey
DVD Decrypter/DVD Shrink
iPhoneBrowser
WBFS Manager
Picasa

Plus many that have already been listed.
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27 Feb 2010   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Lots of unnecessary software here. I would:

Gaming PC:

Nothing - except drivers, updates and 3D Mark Vantage/PC Mark Vantage

Other PC's:

Foxit Reader - Adobe is fat junk
K-Lite Basic Codec Pack (just ffdshow and 3 other tools really)
Teamviewer 5
MSE or another suitable app, no need for more antimalware tools
HD Tune
Keepass
Adobe Flash
DivX Web Player (if necessary)
Drivers + Windows Updates
Secunia PSI
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27 Feb 2010   #19
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

My short absolutely must have list:

MS Office
Firefox
Thunderbird
paint.net
CDBurnerXP
Winamp
IZArc
Speedfan
GFI Backup
Notepad++
Gadwin Printscreen
MSE
LCD Smartie
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28 Feb 2010   #20
sergiogarcia9

 

- Chrome
- Winrar
- Photoshop CS4 (or another image editing program)
- Winrar
- Messenger
- Utorrent
- SIW
- PowerISO
- Notepad++
- Avast! [Free]
- Lots of codecs
- Mysticthumbs
- Restorator
- Librarian
- Office package (MS office or Openoffice)

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