What do you install on a new or reformatted computer?

Niporase

Beta member
After drivers I usually install:
-Chrome, Firefox, Opera,... (I develop websites)
-Photoshop,Illustrator
-Telegram Desktop
-TextWrangler
-MS Office
-Java
-Adobe Flash
-VLC
-Utorrent
-Slack

That's my basics.
 

lindaxu

Beta member
FlyVPN client on Windows or Mac....to protect my online security and hide my IP when I surf on the Internet. Now, Promo christmas is available. You can have a look at its official website.
 

Spud1200

Fully Optimized
Something I have started installing and doing overall on all my OS's is installing a VPN Open Frame Work. I dont install the PIA App crap but instead use the OpenVPN and Network Manager Software suite built in too nix.

I also disable all network connections and up on booting the system \ s I will activate my Ethernet connection if and when necessary if I want to go on line. Just another security feature as in disabling the network interface.
 

PP Mguire

Build Guru
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 + Classic Shell (Windows 10 once drivers roll out and Oculus support)
Drivers [Chipset-IME-Nvidia]
WinRAR
7-Zip x64
CCC Pack
Chrome - Adblock - PDF Viewer
Daemon Tools (I still use this by pure habit)
eVGA PrecisionX
Adobe CS6 Suite
Vegas Pro 12
Logitech Gaming Software
Origin
NZXT CAM
Office
OBS
Go to Services and disable a ton

A lot of things from my previous list still exist but I've limited a lot of installs by adding a 512GB SSD and leave certain things installed. Steam is one good example, as is FRAPS (which I don't normally use). UltraISO, Handbrake, and the like I move over to my server to free up work time on my main rig and because I can remote into it.
My list has changed quite a bit now that I have multiple machines with dedicated purposes.

Common between 2 rigs:
Windows 10 Pro x64
Nvidia drivers
Malwarebytes
Chrome with Adblock
CCCP x64
7zip x64

Gaming rig specific:
Telemetry and Defender disable reg edits
Creative PAX drivers
Steam
Battle.net
Origin
LGS
MSI Afterburner
Discord

Editing rig specific:
HD60 Pro software
Quadro drivers
Premier Pro CC
Photoshop CC
Lightroom CC
Goldwave
After Effects CC
Pro Tools
Handbrake

98 Box specific:
Unofficial SP1 + USB
Forceware 81.98
3DFX Voodoo 2 drivers
nForce drivers
MP 9
Firefox 3
Creative Live! OEM CD drivers
Remote Desktop
Retro games
 

iFargle

Linux / HPC SME
Staff member
I've pared mine down quite a bit
Windows:
Firefox
Battle.net
Steam
Origin
Greenshot
Ambibox
nVidia, Logitech, and Razer drivers

Linux: standard deployment via Ansible
curl
git
vim
htop
iftop
zip
+ others depending on the containers purpose

MacOS:
Steam
Battle.net
Reeder
Bartender
Firefox
 

Wallaby Dan

Fully Optimized
I just reformatted this computer myself.

Microsoft security essentials
Speedfan
Glarys utilities
Malwarebytes
Picasa
CPUID CPU-Z
Heaven Benchmark
I have my printer software from Epson
I do model railroading so i have Scarm installed.
Windows Media Player.

I think thats about all. the rest is ion the browser. Woops, my Browser is the new edge Chromium. Not to bad!
 

TechnoChicken

Professional Amature
Mine is pretty short

Chrome
Open office (may switch to Libre but open office is more compact)
Speccy (never know when you might need to know some specs on the fly :) )
Etcher
Rufus (you need both etcher for linux and rufus for windows (if you use rufus to write linux usb's then it makes you download a million add-ons))
Word Web
7zip
RCT 2 (Older games you bought the CD and you can install on as many computers as you want, i even just have a ISO i made on a USB)
WinCDEmu
I might remember some more you'll notice almost all of them are freeware-i have a whole stick of freeware. apps for windows..
 
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