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Must Have programs for Windows?

sswilson

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I used to use peazip for a long time. It started acting up and I uninstalled...that was probably 2 years ago. Windows seems to work fine on its own now for decompressing.



Forgot about afterburner. Every build with a dedicated gpu gets that.
I use windows for zip files and never have a problem with it, but there's that 5% of compressed files that come from the linux/coder community who insist on using .RAR...... :)
 

gingerbee

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vlc for every and all media or media player classic I only use windows defender on most of the pc's in the house only one has avg/avast on it and never have any problems

vlc
G/cpu-z
adobe reader cause I like it
winrar
chrome
HWinfo64
teracopy
sometimes list:
media player classic
cccp codex
steam
origin
 

JD

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Chocolatey is probably a good starting point if you want to automate the installs of these freeware apps. It's a community package manager for Windows. Pretty similar to your apt, yum, etc that you'd use in Linux.

Then you can just have a single line command like:
choco install googlechrome notepadplus.install vlc

List of packages here: https://chocolatey.org/packages
 

Lysrin

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Chocolatey is probably a good starting point if you want to automate the installs of these freeware apps. It's a community package manager for Windows. Pretty similar to your apt, yum, etc that you'd use in Linux.

Then you can just have a single line command like:
choco install googlechrome notepadplus.install vlc

List of packages here: https://chocolatey.org/packages
I did not know about Chocolatey. Nice! Thanks @JD
 

Shadowmeph

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I used to like firefox I still use it sometimes but it seems at least for my laptop to have big issues possible memory leaks I dont notice it to much on my other PCs but z I think it is because I have 16GB ram on thsoe I use Opera web broswer it has its own VPN so it comes in handy at times Ccleaner also I use allot just have to make sure not to install the other things it asks if you want. I still am looking for a free email client that can have multiple email accounts in it because I hate having to constantly have 7-8 tabs open just for my email accounts. ( I have multiple email accounts for things like gaming ,spam from places that you have to have email accounts then they send out your email to spammers. at thisa time I have some ideot that uis using my Gaming email started t oget Porn spam from accounts they signed up for using my email so I probably will be deleting that account and creating a new Gaming email account . ALso Love Kodi shark007 codecsbut I also have VLC so that I dont have to open Kodi to watch a small video qbittorrent ipfilter to download ipblocks for my torrent client peerblock because I am to lazy to add the script into my router Putty Sumatrapdf reader would prefer a different one tyhat is free that can edirt PDFs without having to be a neurosurgeon Handbreak probably a few others
 

SugarJ

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First I've heard of Chocolatey. I've used ninite.com for years to automate my installs of common software (Chrome / Firefox, AV software, 7zip, VLC & K-lite codecs). Chocolatey appears to have many more packages, although not the click the box and download ease of ninite.
 

Mr. Friendly

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  • CCleaner
  • MalwareBytes
  • TeamViewer
  • TeamSpeak
  • Adobe Reader
  • WinRAR
  • Steam
  • VLC & Media Player Classic
  • K-Lite Codec Pack
  • Discord
  • Spotify
  • qBittorrent
  • GoogleEarth
  • Solitaire
  • BlueStacks
 

Entz

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Notepad++
7-zip (or WinRar)
Edgium (previous Chrome) -- Once its baked in the OS then no need.
ManageEngine (installed remotely)

Rest is system task specific.

On a personal machine it would be
Turn on Bitlocker
Thunderbird
Veeam Free
IDrive
Visual Studio + Other related items
Cura
Game stuff if required
 

gingerbee

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First I've heard of Chocolatey. I've used ninite.com for years to automate my installs of common software (Chrome / Firefox, AV software, 7zip, VLC & K-lite codecs). Chocolatey appears to have many more packages, although not the click the box and download ease of ninite.
Ya I just found out about it to seems geared for the more advanced user cause I believe it handles the updates too but I could be wrong about that I have never used it ninite has always worked just fine for me
 

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