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  1. #1
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    Default What software would I put in a Brand New Computer

    Hello PressF1,
    It's taken awhile but finaly I'm here... And its because of a new computer.

    Its interesting reading trying to make sense of all the opinions today on whats the best setup for a good system... but that is the problem I am now faced. I have got myself a core quad and graphics card with 8GB of ram. More important I have an unopened 500GB hard drive and the question, where do I start?

    I'd be very keen to hear some wise input with maybe a few reasons why,
    Thanks in advanced

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    Default Re: What software would I put in a Brand New Computer

    For software, I assume you are familiar that security protection is important. So antivirus/spyware/firewall/ad blockers/cleaners/system updates, etc are generally essential, as many on this forum will agree.

    So maybe start with ccleaner, spybot (search and destroy), and Avast 5. I use different firewalls for trial testing, so can't really recommend one as yet. Currently using a simple one called Private Firewall 7. Their are others/alternatives security software/tools which others here will know more about and will suggest.

    8 G's of ram? Man... Is that for intense gaming?
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    Default Re: What software would I put in a Brand New Computer

    I don't really install much now ..

    Win updates, Win firewall, a antivirus, that's about it. Then software that you need.

    I only get the stuff when I need them. There are some good stuff here.
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    Default Re: What software would I put in a Brand New Computer

    Yup I havent installed a lot

    Just ccleaner, Mirc for irc, Auslogics Defrag, since it can defrag more than one hdd at the same time, CDburnerXP for burning, PowerISO for editing ISO's (after I create ISO's to test in XP Mode). MSE for the virus scanner.

    Skype for rellies, Teamviewer so I can check other PC's out, when people have probs. Office, FF for the browser. Winzip

    I may install Paintshop pro x3, WinDVD, and Videostudio Pro x3 later

    Thats about it

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    Default Re: What software would I put in a Brand New Computer

    I'd start with an operating system, an Office suite, Photo manipulation, a Browser and Email, a firewall.

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    Default Re: What software would I put in a Brand New Computer

    Well I got Ad Blocker, it's nice, they haven't really bothered me in the past thou

    I tend to use Win7's free DVD player, CD/DVD burninng software, I just need the basics. WIndows Media might even convert to Mp3, I think it does copy Mp3 to traditional CD tracks thou, at least WinXP did.

    Yeah some chatting software, MS Office of course Mobile phone software, GPS, bits and pieces like that. My photography. But gone are the days when we had noise reduction software, heck, these days I don't even have a recovery software. Pano's pretty good in Photoshop already, HDR not bad thou I prefer something else. Don't really use lens improvement software ..... I use Adobe Lightroom, much of the time cannot be bothered.

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