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Office 365

Visual Studio w/ Resharper

Jetbrains Idea 12

Adobe CS6 Design Premium

VMware Workstation

7zip

Fraps

VLC

Spotify

Steam

Notepad++

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  • Spotify
  • Write++
  • Google Chrome
  • Minecraft

Probably will update this list once I get to use Windows 8 more. Just bought this laptop yesterday. :D

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WinRAR
Ccleaner
Defraggler
Paintshop Pro
Nero
SMPlayer
Foobar2000
Comodo Dragon
Java
Paint.net
KeePass
Tixati
Mp3tag
MS Office
Windows Live Mail
Adobe Reader
Ashampoo Burning Studio
 

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All are portable apps with exception to Steam and Deepfreeze:

 

SyncBack

PhotoFiltre

BluRay Ripper

YTD Video Downloader

Any Video Converter Ultimate

AutoRuns

Wise disk cleaner and uninstaller

Steam

DeepFreeze standard

 

That's it, I like to keep it Simple

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For some reason I can never max out my download rates without using a download manager.

More "schtuff" I don't understand why people run. Unless you're downloading the entire Internet, why do download rates matter?

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Office

Visual Studio

Skype

Cygwin

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My list of apps.

 

7Zip

Ccleaner

Keepass

Recuva

Microsoft Office 2007

Faststone Image Viewer

Faststone Photo resizer

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11

Topaz Labs filter suite

Adobe Lightroom 5

Photomatix Pro 4

Portrait Professional studio 11

Microsoft image composite editor

Serif PanoramaPlus X4

VLC media player

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More "schtuff" I don't understand why people run. Unless you're downloading the entire Internet, why do download rates matter?

When downloading a large file the difference between 500kb and 2,000kb per sec is noticeable

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Windows Media Player

Reversi

Word for Windows 2.0

Excel 5.0

Photoshop 4.0

PowerPoint 4.0

After Dark

Microsoft Money 2.0

Trumpet Winsock

Internet Explorer 5.0

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When downloading a large file the difference between 500kb and 2,000kb per sec is noticeable

I'm constantly downloading large TIFF files daily... They take their time, but I could care less about pushing to the max. All browsers have downloaders built in...

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but when I use the Internet download manager I max out my download speeds. it's the difference between two mins in 10 minutes so why not use it

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My "Must haves" (apps I have that I think all people should have) are pretty limited:

 

Chrome

Firefox

Winrar

Media Player Classic Homecinema

 

 

Of course, then there's the software *I* always must have:

Adobe suite (Photoshop/bridge/premiere)

3ds Max

Ventrilo

Hexchat

Steam

Truecrypt

Synctoy

Notepad++

Hostr windows widget

Dropbox

Steam

 

..I guess that about covers it.

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but when I use the Internet download manager I max out my download speeds. it's the difference between two mins in 10 minutes so why not use it

 

Because when I can download two movie files totaling close to 3 gigs in less than 10 mins it doesn't matter at all, I don't think I've downloaded any single thing that has taken over 10 mins to complete, didn't even take notice what their downloa rates were, just downloaded them and got on with it

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I literally just upgraded to Windows 8 one week ago tonight. I also just installed the last app I consider as being essential about 4 hours ago for what I use my PC for.

 

Since it is so fresh in my head, these are the apps I need in order to play PC games and use my PC as a movie streaming server.

They are as follows (and I am going to try and even remember the order):

 

  • WinRar
  • Logitech Control Center
  • Nvidia Drivers & GeForce Experience
  • Creative Drivers and Sound Blaster Control Panel
  • Chrome
  • EVGA Precision X
  • Riva Tuner
  • HP Printer Software for OfficeJet Premium 6700
  • VLC Media Player
  • Quick Par
  • Newsbin Pro
  • Universal Media Server
  • ConvertXToDVD
    (my preferred application for making DVD movie disks for my parents to watch)
  • Steam Client
  • Origin Client
    - Installed The Battlefield 4 Beta
  • Punkbuster Manual Updater

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Microsoft Office

Chrome browser

Skype

VLC

some anti-virus software

Mac Blu-ray player

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z0phi3l, on 11 Oct 2013 - 22:48, said:

Because when I can download two movie files totaling close to 3 gigs in less than 10 mins it doesn't matter at all, I don't think I've downloaded any single thing that has taken over 10 mins to complete, didn't even take notice what their downloa rates were, just downloaded them and got on with it

 

Not everyone has that good of speeds.

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-  IE

Classic Shell :woot:

-  7+ Taskbar Tweaker

-  Notepad++

-  Registry Jumper

-  PDF-Xchange

-  Google Chrome (as secondary browser)

-  Yahoo! Messenger

-  Everything Search

-  VistaSwitcher

-  ShutdownGuard

-  7-Zip

-  WinRAR

-  ERUNT

-  AutoHotkey

-  FileLocator

-  FileMenu Tools

-  Microangelo

-  Mouse Without Borders

-  MPC-HC

-  PerigeeCopy

-  Resource Hacker

-  SmartClose

-  Paint.NET

-  TeamViewer

-  Mathematica

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On a serious note:

 

  • (Pixologic) Zbrush
  • (SideEffects) Houdini
  • (the Foundry) Nuke
  • (Marmoset) Toolbag
  • (Adobe) Photoshop
  • (Quixel) dDo/nDo
  • (Santiago Orgaz) xNormal
  • (Microsoft) VS 2008/2010
  • (Wingware) WingIDE
  • STP Player
  • Camtasia
  • Notepad++

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directv2pc....watch recorded shows in HD and surf and no neck pain from having to turn head to see tv

 

 

klite codec with media player classic.

 

chrome

 

steam

 

amazon music app.

 

roboform

 

winrar

 

7zip

 

adobe reader.

 

defraggler

 

ccleaner

 

 

combined with windows 8 ...

 

start8

 

modernmix.

 

windowblinds with stardock metro skin.

 

netflix app.. (I been cutting bills left and right and I refuse to remove my netflix service)

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Looking through my start menu/screen and here's what I got installed:-

 

- 7zip

- Malwarebytes Antimalware

- Firefox (main browser I like to use), Chrome

- Avast Antivirus

- Cyberduck/ Notepad++ for trying to teach myself about webpage design.

- Adobe CS5

- Office 2013 Home and Student

- Skype and Yahoo! Messenger

- Dexpot - To have multiple workspaces like OSX but for Windows

- Potplayer for videos, VLC for watching DVDs

- Musicbee for listening to music and iTunes for downloading podcasts

- NitroPDF reader

- Asus and other system drivers, Nvidia drivers, etc~

- Revo Uninstaller

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Google Chrome with Adblock plus, Https everywhere , Neater bookmarks and Magic actions for YouTube

ESET smart security

Foxit PDF

Office 2013

Skype

Ccleaner

AIMP3

VLC

Minilyrics

PowerISO

Everything

utorrent

Speedfan

Internet Download Manager

WinRar

DFX Audio Enhancer

Process Lasso

F.lux

cFosspeed

Diskeeper

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1. Firefox

2. EMET 4.0

3. Foobar2000

4. Daum Potplayer

5. Sysinternals Autoruns

6. 7-zip

7. Spywareblaster

8. CCleaner

9. Revo Uninstaller Free

10. Office 2013 or LibreOffice

11. Throttlestop

12. Irfanview

13. Process Lasso

14. Antivirus (Bitdefender, or Avira)

15. F.lux

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Kinda disappointed to see so many people on a tech forum using some really lame A/V software.


VLC Player
Foxit Reader
ccleaner
Malwarebytes
Notepad+++
Teracopy
flash/java
Firefox
WinRAR

utorrent
Office 2010
SkyDrive


And all of this is done in 1 swift package:  
    www.ninite.com/pro

 

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Hello,

Kinda disappointed to see so many people on a tech forum using some really lame A/V software.

Well, as far as your list, I dont see any A/V software on your PC at all....

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