Monday, January 25, 2010

When Setting up a Windows Computer

This is current for me (a friend bought a new computer and I'll go help him set it up) . . . when you buy a new Windows system, what do you install right off the bat?

I can think of
  • Firefox (and extensions--I'll list those below)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • iTunes
  • CoolTimer
  • MW Snap (screencapture)
  • Antivirus (what kind?)
  • Java/Flash/Shockwave
  • Jing
  • GomPlayer
  • MagicDisk (if you have kids' software that is CD-dependent)
  • Picasa
  • Zoomit
  • Skype
  • Photostory
  • Handbrake (ripping DVDs to MP4)
  • PDF995 (to make pdfs or docs into jpgs for printing at Costco)

Firefox Extensions
  • DownloadHelper
  • Scrapbook
  • Bookmark Current Tab Set
  • Google Gears

What default settings should be changed on Windows 7?

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