When you format your PC, or buy a new one, what software do you install first?
• Google Chrome
• CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)
• Windows Live essentials
• Avast! Antivirus
- KM Player.
al these for running all video/audio formats.
- Google Chrome.
- Autorun Remover.
- Internet Download Manager (IDM).
- ESET nod32.
Very first (beside drivers)? Total Commander.
After that the list is similiar, security software (avast, mb), a web browser (firefox), media players (potplayer and foobar) and ultramon because the dual monitor setup.
After that it could be many things, download managers (µTorrent, jdownloader, free download manager) sw for work/hobbies for example (adobe products, phpstorm, 3dsmax, zbrush, etc), but I usually start customizing the ui soon too (rainlendar, rainmeter/samurize, launchy, object desktop, standalonestack, win7 themes, icon packages, etc).
So yeah, the usual stuff is a big pile of software already installed on the system.
My browser of choice, my antivirus of choice, and drivers are all put on right away. After that, it's things like Steam, Libre Office, Photoshop, etc.
Internet browser obviously goes first, so I can download the rest of the software without having to use dirty, dirty IE.
Then my password manager, media players and Open Office. Anything else I'll get as I need it.
Here's what's on my list:
- Mozilla Firefox
- Avira AntiVir
- VLC Media Player
- Yahoo! Messenger
2.Security Software like Avast,Comodo Firewall.
3.Player like K-Lite Media Player,VLC Player.
5.Internet software like Firefox,IDM etc..
I usually install the following:
1. Any drivers I need.
2. Windows Updates (including any service packs that are available)
3. MS Office
4. Anti virus and firewall
6. Mozilla Thunderbird
7. Google Chrome
8. Mozilla Firefox
9. TopStyle Lite
10. Acrobat Reader
Google Chrome and Firefox
7zip (better than winrar)
Audacity (to record sound)
Batterybar (to know how much batter my laptop has left)
VLC media player
Microsoft Security Esssentials
Windows Live Messenger
Virtualbox (for virtual OS)
Dualboot with Ubuntu!
A lot of interesting lists here.
I install Firefox and 7-zip first. Afterwards, I usually install Python and Visual Studio, along with Notepad++. Oh, and Bittorrent too.
directx, drivers, .net, codec, then office and graphic soft..
2. Avira free
3. Codec Pack
5. the rest
Ha, good question - quite a lot usually but these are the things I remember:
- AVG Free
- Peer Guardian
- Windows Live (unfortunately)
- PUTTING ALL THE STUFF ON THE START MENU!! HATE NOT HAVING NOTEPAD, COMMAND PROMPT, ETC NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. ALSO FFS, HAVING TO ALWAYS MAKE THE RUN COMMAND APPEAR ON START MENU ON MACHINES ABOVE XP. DAMNIT.... sorry rant.
+ turn all graphical features off, no window showing while dragged etc. Put on classic for all menus. The obvious stuff.
avira free antivirus
and other entertainment softwares
This is not something I do every year but first I install the Linux distribution I want to have. If it's not preinstalled I install drivers and other software until I have internet access, sound, desktop environment, and all that stuff that makes you computer run normally. I then install a web browser (firefox with all the plugins I need). After this it's no strict order because some stuff I will install when I need them and some stuff I just install because I was thinking about them. VLC, GIMP, GCC, Geany, MPlayer, htop, Transmission, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, Pidgin, a pdf viewer, Audacious are some of the software I install quite early on because I use them.
I Still use Windows XP my default software pack has stayed same for couple of years now. These are the software I install.
02. VLC Player
03. Live Messanger
06. Comodo Internet Security Premium
07. Malwarebyte Anti-Malware
08. Yahoo Messenger
11. DAEMON Tools Lite
12. Adobe Dreamweaver
13. Adobe Photoshop
14. MS. Office
It might sound funny but I need all these software right away. So second thing I do after new Windows installation is installing all these software. Every one of these.
First I install all updates from Windows Update, which contain Windows Live Essentials and Microsoft Security Essentials.
Then I install:
- Firefox or Google Chrome (More likely Google Chrome);
- Adobe Flash Player (IE and non-IE);
- Acrobat Reader;
- Sound Card Drivers;
- Video Card Drivers;
- Shark007's FREE Codecs;
- DFX Audio Enhancer;
- Microsoft Visual Studio (2010, as of now);
Well, that's about it. There's every basic thing for any computer. =)