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Just reinstalled windows. What are some essential things to install?

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3 years ago#1
By "reinstalled" I mean "my HDD broke".

By essential I mean antimalware, utilities, etc
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3 years ago#2
Something other than IE. 7zip or Winrar.
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3 years ago#3
So far the first thing I installed was Chrome. Next I installed Malware Bytes free and AVG free (even though AVG doesn't seem to be as good as it used to). I may install MSE also but I don't want to have too much conflict.

I forgot about zip/rar, yeah I'll get that
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3 years ago#4
I would recommend replacing AVG with MSE
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3 years ago#5
I'd download a media player such as VLC.
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3 years ago#6
grab several utilities and programs from Ninite.com - Including VLC, WinRAR, MBAM, Chrome/FFox, Flash/Reader/Java etc...
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3 years ago#7
DirectX
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Adobe Reader
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
Java Development Kit (even if you don't develop stuff with it, it's useful for Minecraft tweaks and some other stuff when normal JRE doesn't do the job)
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable
Combined Community Codec Pack
Microsoft .NET Framework
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3 years ago#8
Zashule posted...
grab several utilities and programs from Ninite.com - Including VLC, WinRAR, MBAM, Chrome/FFox, Flash/Reader/Java etc...
3 years ago#9
TheC0ndemnedOne posted...
DirectX
Adobe Flash
Adobe Shockwave
Adobe Reader
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
Java Development Kit (even if you don't develop stuff with it, it's useful for Minecraft tweaks and some other stuff when normal JRE doesn't do the job)
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable
Combined Community Codec Pack
Microsoft .NET Framework


You really only need to download those things when they're necessary. If you never use it (for example, I never have a need for Sliverlight because I don't go on websites that use it) then don't install it because it just clutters stuff up.
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3 years ago#10
Google chrome, antivirus. latest drivers for your hardware and windows updates.
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