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Things to install on a new computer

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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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Comments and Discussions

GeneralSuggestions Pin
Michael_Haephrati12-Sep-13 8:27
Michael_Haephrati12-Sep-13 8:27 
The article you have written covers a topic that speaks to all of us. We all need to reinstall OS or move to another PC.
What you should add is:
1. Your routine of preparing the new computer. For example, I install first my firewall and anti-virus. Then Office, etc.
2. The add-ins and applications you recommended in this article, please provide a download link and more details.
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Michael_Haephrati12-Sep-13 8:25
Michael_Haephrati12-Sep-13 8:25 
GeneralScratch one Pin
ledtech38-Sep-13 19:44
ledtech38-Sep-13 19:44 
GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
Casey Sheridan31-Aug-12 5:55
professionalCasey Sheridan31-Aug-12 5:55 

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