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Nomad
05-06-2010, 08:38 PM
I just redid my HD. For a bit of fun, I thought what do you install at the start.

Apart from drivers and updates, mine are:
Windows.
Office.
Adobe Lightroom (photography)
Arobat
Anti Virus
Download Accel.
Mailwasher.

pcuser42
05-06-2010, 08:48 PM
Off the top of my head, I'd install:


Windows
Office
Firefox
Thunderbird
Microsoft Security Essentials
Google Talk
Windows Live Messenger
Pidgin + Facebook chat addon
Tweetdeck
Paint.NET
VLC
CCleaner
ImgBurn
Visual Basic.NET
Garfield Desktop Comic :D
F.lux


A long list! :p

Erayd
05-06-2010, 08:53 PM
I start with a gentoo stage 3 tarball, recompile everything in it for my CPU, and then install the following*:
Latest zen (*not* the same thing as xen) kernel
reiserfsprogs
A syslog daemon
A cron daemon
screen
vim
mutt
irssi
gentoolkit
eix
layman
lvm 2
bridge-utils
iptables
sipcalc
xorg
nvidia-drivers
nvidia-settings
gvim
kde4
gkrellm
wireshark
opera
firefox
chromium
aria2c
pidgin
calibre
amarok
digikam
gimp
lyx
openoffice
uclibc cross toolchain

Everything else gets installed on an as-needed basis when I run into a situation that requires it.

*Note that there may be a few items missing from that list - normally I'm better at remembering what I install when I actually do it. I don't redo my main system that often, as Linux isn't self-breaking the way Windows seems to be.

Speedy Gonzales
05-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Not much. Windows, the updates, ccleaner, poweriso, Skype, the drivers / program for the tuner, Winzip, FF, and Office if I can be bothered reinstalling it, Mirc, Itunes if I can be bothered reinstalling it, PEN (an email notifier program), CDburnerXP

Twelvevolts
05-06-2010, 10:17 PM
I just redid my HD. For a bit of fun, I thought what do you install at the start.


The Operating System

KarameaDave
05-06-2010, 10:20 PM
The Operating System

:lol:

pcuser42
05-06-2010, 10:52 PM
The Operating System

Which is why Windows is at the start of my list :p

(The rest are in no particular order.)

Twelvevolts
05-06-2010, 10:57 PM
Thanks for clarifying that.

KarameaDave
05-06-2010, 11:00 PM
Not Linux then, pcuserwinvista? :D

The Error Guy
05-06-2010, 11:06 PM
Drivers aside....
:A
Windows
Adobe Design Premium CS5 < So much better than CS4
Office
uTorrent (to re d/l most of my apps again
Chrome
Flash
VLC
50+ Various lumps of software that make up my life
Then I accumulate rubbish and slow my PC down over a year or so untill it was exactly like it was when i bought it. (shiny new and full of craplets)

:Go to A

Twelvevolts
05-06-2010, 11:16 PM
Drivers aside....
:A
Windows
Adobe Design Premium CS5 < So much better than CS4
Office
uTorrent (to re d/l most of my apps again
Chrome
Flash
VLC
50+ Various lumps of software that make up my life
Then I accumulate rubbish and slow my PC down over a year or so untill it was exactly like it was when i bought it. (shiny new and full of craplets)

:Go to A

Not to mention the school monitoring software.

hueybot3000
05-06-2010, 11:18 PM
I fully thought this thread was going to be something about installing drivers for an HD tv tuner or something.

I install windows, disable all the startup crap, install winamp and firefox. And everything else as I need it

pcuser42
05-06-2010, 11:33 PM
Not Linux then, pcuserwinvista? :D

Why? :p

KarameaDave
05-06-2010, 11:46 PM
Why? :p

Just stirring man. :D

bob_doe_nz
06-06-2010, 12:26 AM
My basic install after windows and drivers...

7zip
CCleaner
Comodo Firewall
DVBViewer
Nod32
Fraps
ImageShack Uploader
ImgBurn
Irfanview
EditpadLite
Firefox
Thunderbird
MediaPlayer Classic
StarDownloader
VLC

johcar
06-06-2010, 01:29 PM
After the OS,

Easeus Partition Master (to separate data from OS/Apps)

Remap Libraries to data partition
Copy all data across to appropriate folders from previous HDD

Then

Zoanealarm SS

Then

Office, then all the updates for Windows and Office.

Then

Various Windows gadgets
Secunia PSI
RocketDock
Firefox (including all my addons)
Chrome
Opera
Safari
Skype
Foxit Reader
Dreamweaver CS3 (can't afford or justify an upgrade)
Alcohol 120%
Snagit
Picasa
Editpad Pro and Regex Buddy
SQL Server 2003 (can't afford or justify an upgrade)
Instant Eyedropper
Omnipage Pro (v14 - can't afford or justify an upgrade)
TiVo Desktop
iTunes (to synchronise the phone)
Winzip

Then whatever games I happen to be playing at the time (usually from stored Alcohol images)

trinsic
06-06-2010, 02:23 PM
Windows 7
Firefox
ATi Drivers
Steam
Antivir
WinSCP
PuTTy

Everything else resides on the NAS.

R2x1
06-06-2010, 02:38 PM
I would load Vista on a disk, but I don't have a Frisbee.

pctek
06-06-2010, 04:18 PM
Fun. Er, no.
I have all the tweaked bits, various tools and utilities as well as the usual collection of apps that I make an image of C: so if need be, I don't have to re-do anything, just restore the image.
Fun is swapping out hardware........

wainuitech
06-06-2010, 06:12 PM
Fun is swapping out hardware........ yep -- FINALLY got around to replacing the dodgy motherboard in this thing -- Even blew out all the Dust :eek: Heaven forbid a tech's PC is clean inside :groan:

What a difference :banana

Blam
06-06-2010, 08:14 PM
Most users probably already know about this, but this is quite a useful site for reinstalling programs:
http://ninite.com/

You tick the boxes, and it clicks through all the steps(saying no to all toolbars/crapware and with default settings)

Blam

BBCmicro
06-06-2010, 11:01 PM
AVG
Audacity
Thunderbird
Irfanview
Syncback
Foxit
ImgBurn
Filezilla client and server
Xmedia Recode (replaces SUPER which doesn't work W7x64, not even in XPmode)
Photoshop6
OOo
StartupDelayer (for OOo in particular)
VLC
CPU-Z
7-zip
Firefox

(man, this is such a great site for archiving your actions...)