The 'MUST HAVE' software list

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  1. Nemes1s

    Nemes1s Master Guru

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    Well, i love software, so i thought it would be cool to see what the first things are that everyone installs after a fresh format, and what it does that makes it so awesome. (And i am not talking about drivers.)

    Heres mine:

    Riva Tuner (Duh)
    ObjectDock (Windows dock that looks great)
    Tune Up Utilities 2008 (Maintain and keep Windows happy)
    Driver Cleaner Pro (Get rid of Nvidia's nasty leftovers)
    K-Lite Mega codec pack + Media Player Classic (Movies 'n Stuff)
    Firefox (Internet Browser, faster than most imo)

    Anything you guys use not here thats really awesome? Or what would you use in place of something i have? Let me know.

    :pc1:
     
  2. Drizzt

    Drizzt Master Guru

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    Firefox
    SpywareBlaster
    uTorrent
    iTunes+Quicktime
    VLC Player
    Nod32
    Daemon Tools
     
  3. Nemes1s

    Nemes1s Master Guru

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    I cant stand Daemon Tools.

    Usually use Ultra ISO. Way more features, less recources, and never messes anything up for me at all. I also use Winamp instead of iTunes.

    Quicktime = :bang:
     
  4. Palerider

    Palerider Ancient Guru

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    Window Blinds
    Icon Packager (GUI stuff)
    MS Works suite
    MS Office
    Firefox
    Sunbird -great free Mozilla Calendar/planner!
    Diskeeper Pro (defrag utility)
    Nero
     

  5. eRa`

    eRa` Ancient Guru

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    Foxit Reader
    Firefox
    iTunes
    VLC
    RivaTuner
    OpenOffice
    Windows Vista
     
  6. Hey Mario®

    Hey Mario® Active Member

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    Drivers...
    Windows updates...
    Fallout 1/2 :)
    NOD32
    MS Office
    Opera
    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
    TuneUp Utilities
    CCleaner
    RivaTuner
    ATITool
    Foxit Reader
    Windows Live Messenger
    ******** Phone Tools
    Nero Lite

    Edit: what's up with Moto...?

    2nd Edit:

    7-Zip
    CPU-Z
    GPU-Z
     
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  7. Nemes1s

    Nemes1s Master Guru

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    Same thing thats up with ********* i think.

    ;)
     
  8. Zer0K3wL

    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    guru3d driver sweaper
    rivatuner latest
    tune up utilities
    fraps
    tweak vista
    vista codec pack 4.5.6 anything newer has bad sound quality >_>
     
  9. archie123

    archie123 Ancient Guru

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    Aorus 1080ti Extreme
    perfect disk 8
    nod32
    ccleaner
    driver cleaner
    tuneup utilities 07
    faststone image viewer
    riva tuner
    ping plotter
    cpu/z
    vista anti lag
    process explorer
    orthos
    super pi
    cpu burn in

    i could go on all night ;)
     
  10. damien666

    damien666 Ancient Guru

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    rivatuner
    nod32
    diskeeper
    fraps
    drivercleaner.net
    utorrent
    flashget
    futuremark
    vlc player


    these are my apps i cant live without
     

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    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    rivatuner
    Foobar2000
    FIREFOX 2!!!
    Tuneup utilities 2008
    VLC Player
    MSN Messenger
    Rockdock
    Thoosje sidebar for XP.
    ATT.
     
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    llerenaprincipe Ancient Guru

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    volkov956 Ancient Guru

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    Winrar
    Winamp
    Foxit Reader (way faster then adobe crap)
    Symantec Anti Virus (Not Norton gotta love 0% scan usage).
    Fire Fox
    Trillian Less Bloatware then MSN

    Thats it
     
  14. Skyline1010

    Skyline1010 Master Guru

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    iTunes
    PowerISO
    Firefox
    CPU-Z
    GPU-Z
    RivaTuner
    Photoshop (I have 7.0 though)
    Pidgin
    3Dmark06
    MS Office 2007
    ModPlug Tracker
    PC Tools Threatfire
     
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  15. jalextacy

    jalextacy Member Guru

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    Visiontek HD 4870 512mb
    NOD32
    CCleaner
    O&O Defrag 10 Professional
    Utorrent
    Mozilla Firefox 3.0
    Mozilla Thunderbird w/Lightning
    Yahoo! Widgets
    Windows Media Player 11
    Windows Messenger
    Microsoft Office Suite 2007
    Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom
    RocketDock
    Unlocker
    Media Player Classic/ Vista Codec Pack
     

  16. Satan

    Satan Ancient Guru

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    Firefox
    Thunderbird w/Lightning
    Pidgin

    Then for other stuff I've got:
    VLC
    Rocket Dock
    Abiword
    Paint.NET or PS3
    Foobar2000
    CDBurnerXP Pro 3
    uTorrent
     
  17. circeseye

    circeseye Master Guru

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    Firefox
    SpywareBlaster
    uTorrent
    spybot search and destroy
    VLC Player
    Nod32
    xfire
    teamspeak
    winrar
    nero
    alcohol120
    thunderbird
    powerdvd
    office
     
  18. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    Firefox
    Winamp
    VLC
    Winrar
    Daemon Tools

    I know my list is tiny. :(
     
  19. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    Uhm i am just going to put whatever i usually have on my new install.

    Drivers
    Firefox + Plug-ins
    Tune-up Uttilities
    CCleaner
    Spybot - Search and Destroy
    Zone Alarm suite
    Winamp + a lot of plug-ins
    Itunes + Quicktime + Safari
    Audacity
    Nero 7
    Everest Ultimate
    Riva Tuner
    7-zip Archive
    Adobe Suite
    Microsoft Office 2007 Suite
    DVD Shrink
    Clone DVD2
    Alcohol %120
    Skype
    Trillian
    Object Dock
    GOM Player
    VLC Player
    K-lite Codec pack
    Flashget + uTorrent
    CPU-z + GPU-z
    Driver Sweeper
    Paint.Net

    Too many.. :)
     
  20. Decane

    Decane Ancient Guru

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    Must-have software, as in, essential software very difficult to do without:
    • [*]All necessary drivers (of course)
      [*]ATI Tray Tools
      [*]Document writing software (be it MSWord or OpenOffice)
      [*]7-Zip File Manager (does .rar too!)
      [*]A PDF viewer (I use Adobe Reader 8)
      [*]Firefox (or Opera)
      [*]iTunes (best music player ever?)
      [*]Adobe Flash Player (I use flash on a daily basis)
      [*]Winamp (hard to do without my daily dosage of jazz at Sky.FM)
      [*]Steam (need this so I can play some games I no longer actually play)
      [*]Driver Cleaner Pro (would be nice to keep, TBH)
      [*]CCleaner (suppose I could delete all of it manually...)
    I've used color-coding to indicate hierarchically, which ones are most important (IMHO!) and which ones might not be so important.
    Code:
    Red = Most critical.
    Green = Least critical, but still not pleasant to live without.
     

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