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What software do you install first on a new computer?





Arty
When you format your PC, or buy a new one, what software do you install first?

For me:
• Google Chrome
• CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)
• Windows Live essentials
• Avast! Antivirus
• µTorrent
SultanMA
- KM Player.
CCCP.
K-Lite codec.
al these for running all video/audio formats.

- Google Chrome.
- Autorun Remover.
- Internet Download Manager (IDM).
- ESET nod32.
kacsababa
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. Smile
weableandbob
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.
Nameless
Internet browser obviously goes first, so I can download the rest of the software without having to use dirty, dirty IE. Razz
Then my password manager, media players and Open Office. Anything else I'll get as I need it.
chartcentral
Here's what's on my list:
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Avira AntiVir
  • VLC Media Player
  • Notepad++
  • Yahoo! Messenger
cybersa
Nice Thread. Smile

My List:
1.Needed Drivers.
2.Security Software like Avast,Comodo Firewall.
3.Player like K-Lite Media Player,VLC Player.
4.Notepad++
5.Internet software like Firefox,IDM etc..
6.Flash,Dreamweaver,Photoshop....
welshsteve
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
5. Notepad++
6. Mozilla Thunderbird
7. Google Chrome
8. Mozilla Firefox
9. TopStyle Lite
10. Acrobat Reader
11. Paint.NET
loyal
Good topic!

Google Chrome and Firefox
Microsoft Office
Notepad++
7zip (better than winrar)
Audacity (to record sound)
Batterybar (to know how much batter my laptop has left)
Java
Skype
VLC media player
Utorrent
Microsoft Security Esssentials
Windows Live Messenger
Virtualbox (for virtual OS)

Dualboot with Ubuntu!
Ntham
Firefox
Winrar
Spotify
K-Lite
VLC
Arty
A lot of interesting lists here.
SeriousBug
I install Firefox and 7-zip first. Afterwards, I usually install Python and Visual Studio, along with Notepad++. Oh, and Bittorrent too.
alli2000
directx, drivers, .net, codec, then office and graphic soft..
mahirh
operating system
jilbs
1. Chrome
2. Avira free
3. Codec Pack
4. Utorrent
5. the rest Very Happy
Josso
Ha, good question - quite a lot usually but these are the things I remember:

- AVG Free
- Spybot
- Peer Guardian
- VLC
- WinRAR
- Firefox
- Windows Live (unfortunately)
- Irfanview
- Audacity
- 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.
kirii
firefox
avira free antivirus
msn messenger
skype
and other entertainment softwares
Peterssidan
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.
dude_xyx
I Still use Windows XP my default software pack has stayed same for couple of years now. These are the software I install.

01. FireFox
02. VLC Player
03. Live Messanger
04. Skype
05. WinRar
06. Comodo Internet Security Premium
07. Malwarebyte Anti-Malware
08. Yahoo Messenger
09. CDBurnerXP
10. uTorrent
11. DAEMON Tools Lite
12. Adobe Dreamweaver
13. Adobe Photoshop
14. MS. Office
15. Apache/MySQL/PHP
16. FileZilla

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.
xSteam
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;
- WinRAR;
- Sound Card Drivers;
- Video Card Drivers;
- Shark007's FREE Codecs;
- DirectX;
- Java;
- Skype;
- Notepad++;
- Winamp;
- DFX Audio Enhancer;
- FileZilla;
- Microsoft Visual Studio (2010, as of now);
- Steam.

Well, that's about it. There's every basic thing for any computer. =)
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