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Posted 24 Aug 2012
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Things to install on a new computer

, 24 Aug 2012
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New install of Windows needs a bunch of little things added


I used to keep a list of apps, patches and what not that I used to have to install when setting up a machine but its been a whle since I have been on the desktop role so I thought it would be good to make a little list here. Please feel free to add your submision as a comment and I'll add it to the list.

Now I am not talking about whatever in house applications, windows updates, other software packages like Office or home type applications you use. I mean the core everyday business essentials type stuff that would be common to every company out there...

Windows 7 add ons

  • Flash Player
  • Alternate Browser (Typically firefox and chrome get installed)
  • Java JRE
  • .net framework
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Some antivirus/malware program... typically this has been Security Essentials
  • Silverlight
  • GoTo Meeting Codec
  • Skype
  • MSN Live Messenger

I think thats my list of general things, without these I'll be getting calls to install one of them within a week. Anything I am missing?


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Vince Yonemitsu
Systems / Hardware Administrator Code Project Solutions Inc.
United States United States
I did my schooling at Humber College in the late 90's when everyone was trying to learn how to fix Y2K bugs in COBOL. It was then that I decided that I wanted nothing to do with programming. When all was said and done I have spent the last 12 years (and growing) in various Networking, Support, and Server Management positions for various private and public sector employers. It’s funny how I have now come full circle and I am again surrounded by programmers. Smile | :)

When I manage to get away from the office I am usually fishing, off-roading, golfing, canoeing or camping. Pretty much anything that keeps me outside. Actually I just bought my first DSLR camera and I think its going to soak up much of my time and resources over the next little while.

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