What do you install on a new or reformatted computer?

Trotter

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We used to have a thread somewhere on this but time has buried it in the sands of yesterday.

What is your goto list of programs that you install on a newly built or reformatted rig? It does not matter if the apps are freeware or not.
 

Trotter

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I normally install:

  • Firefox
  • Windows 7 Codecs
  • Teamviewer
  • CCleaner Slim
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Pro)
  • MS Office
  • Quicktime
  • Flash player
  • Shockwave Player
  • Adobe reader (or Foxit Reader)
  • WinRAR
  • Revo Uninstaller
  • Security Essentials
  • Java

That's all I can think of right now...
 

tj_extreme

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BitTorrent, VLC, Steam, Skype, Rainmeter, ImgBurn, Chrome, CPUID, Fraps, WinRAR.

And for security, I got a 60 trial of WebRoot SecurityAnywhere Antivirus with the G75. I love it! Really low system resource usage, and it's working pretty well. It's leagues ahead of MSE, IMHO.
 

hikaricloud

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Firefox
Chrome
Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes
Ace Utilities (sometimes CCleaner as well)
uTorrent
Winamp
VLC
WinRAR
Flash
Shockwave
ImgBurn
CoreTemp
Quicktime/iTunes
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office
UltraMon
Foxit Reader
FL Studio
PMS (Playstation Media Server)
Canon EOS Utility
MSN Messenger (or whatever it's called these days)
Defraggler (For secondary drives, main is SSD)

All I can think of for now while I'm at work. I've been meaning to update my jump drive with my default programs...
 

iFargle

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On Windows:
VLC
Steam
Facebook Messenger
Chrome
Notepad++
PuTTY
Adobe Flash
MS Office
Adobe CS5
uTorrent
Dropbox
7-Zip
Java
Network Meter, CPU Usage, Drives Monitor, and ATi Monitor desktop widgets

and drivers :tongue:

On Mac OS:
VLC
CodeRunner
Reeder
Sparrow
Fliud
iTerm 2.0
Transmission
Adobe CS 5
Adobe Flash
Java
 

PP Mguire

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Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Drivers - DX9c Redist
WinRAR
7-Zip x64
CCC Pack
Chrome - Adblock - PDF Viewer
Daemon Tools
MSI Afterburner
Xfire
GRLevel3
Go to Services and disable a ton
Copy Skyrim folder over from server and I'm done.
 

Oreo

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Adobe Photoshop CS5
Air Video Server
CPU-Z
Chrome
Cyberlink MediaEspresso
Cyberlink Power Director
Daemon Tools
Desura
Fraps
IDM
iTunes
MSI Afterburner
Media Player Classic
RealFlow
Skype
Spotify
Steam
Teamviewer
TinyGrab
VPN Reactor
WinRAR

And of course games, drivers, flash etc.
 
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