After a new Windows installation, all of us have that list of ‘must install‘ software which we install first! Which Windows software or freeware do you install first, after you have installed a fresh copy of Windows? And do you install it in any particular order?
Well, speaking for myself, after completing a fresh Windows 7 installation, I first update it! Then I install the following software:
- NOD32 AntiVirus
- Revo Uninstaller Pro. This can then monitor all subsequent installations.
- Microsoft Office
- Windows Live Mail
- Folder Guide
- Foxit PDF Reader
- Ace Utilities
- WinPatrol: After all installations are done, I use WinPatrol to remove startup entries from all possible locations. I usually have just my Anti Virus software in the startups list.
These are just a few. I do also install Firefox, Opera, Chrome, SnagIt, TweetDeck, Toolwiz TimeFreeze, etc. I use Ultimate Windows Tweaker as it helps me make Windows 7 behave the way I want it to, Ultimate Windows Customizer to customize my Windows installation; and often use the Quick Restore Point Maker frequently – but then these are portable apps which do not require an install! Want to see some more useful portable apps for Windows 7 & Vista? Go here!
Do share your list of must-install software! Sure, there could be more; but lets try and restrict the list to 10!
I’d love to see your list !