Ninite is the perfect website for installing many common programs on a new or freshly wiped computer. It's always up-to-date, and automatically denies every "want-our-toolbar"-like option.
I'm not sure how well known it is, but [link] is amazing when setting up a fresh install of windows. You just pick a bunch of common programs (chrome, skype, steam, notepad++, etc.), download one executable, run it, and it downloads and installs all of the programs you selected.
In what I've witnessed, don't download anything if you don't know how to uncheck the "download this bullshit toolbar" box.
Edit: /u/John2143658709 pointed out a great program called Unchecky. I highly recommend it for those relatives that have a few new toolbars every time you visit.
Edit 2: As a lot of you have pointed out, Ninite is also a helpful program.
It automates installation of selected software.
If run again it will update the same software.
It's a fantastic time saver for anybody who has to deal with freshly installed windows machines.
/u/spez: this = the
Ninite is not a piece of software but a website that allows you to download many of the applications you typically need on a new / recently formatted computer, all at once, without any risks or problems or hidden bloatware or toolbars or any other shit.
What's considered small?
Not enough people know to use ninite.com so by some scale it's small. If ninite has it, you should probably use ninite to install and to update it.
~~Very different type of site, but massdrop.com just gets better the more people who use it. Users there vote in what products they like, then massdrop contacts the vendor and uses large audience size to get lower prices. The more people who use it, the better it becomes.~~
Edit: I originally suggested massdrop, though I've only had one experience with them. Their business model intrigued me and I thought it'd get better the more people who used their service. Though my only experience of them was good, it was just a single incident. Comments & PMs from other people who've used the site have now made me leery of them, so I'll retract my recommendation of them. I stand by my other site recommendation though, I'm a sysadmin by trade and ninite is solid through and through.
Ninite.com is a great alternative to typical software repository sites.
Select all the programs you want, download the installer, then run it to automatically install (or update) all of those programs simultaneously. It also opts out of all the toolbars and bullshit that plague free software.
Warning: You can't choose what drive it downloads to (SSD vs HDD). It will download to whatever your OS is on (usually the C: drive.) This may be a problem with people with small 120 GB SSDs like me who have to micromanage their downloads to go to their HDD to save room for the games.
Use [link] for all your software installs. It will save you hours on an fresh OS install and not install any of the BS/malware/adware. Run the download again and it will update all the stuff it installed originally.
For Windows, ninite is pretty good. It seems to work best if you are using it on a new system, I had a problem with it when I already had Firefox installed and tried to use a ninite installer that included Firefox. Linux distributions are already far ahead of this with their package managers, but Microsoft is supposed to be working on a similar concept for Windows.
My grandmother bought a new laptop rather than let me or my father tune her old one up. Not two weeks later I get a call saying that her laptop is running slow. I grab my USB of magical antivirus/malware programs and drive over.
I start with just letting windows defender do it's thing, finds nothing. Ok, malwarebytes now. I go make a sandwich while it's running, and come back to 30 - ugh. 3057 malicious files on her TWO WEEK OLD DEVICE. I still can't grasp how she did that.
Edit: since people were asking, the contents of my magical computer healing stick:
Defender comes pre-installed on Windows machines now, but I have Avast as a backup as there's a lot of malware that disables defender. Malware is more common than hard viruses on the machines of incompetent users IME, and I use Malwarebytes for that. Great program, malware database is updated often, scans in all the right places. If it's a heavily infected machine I run Spybot to check for spyware. I also tend to give it a quick tidy-up with CCleaner afterward.
Most of these programs have versions that can run straight off a flash drive, no installation on the infected machine required.
I also have a Ninite setup to install security programs in case I think the machine needs it.
>We install and update over 500,000 programs each day for millions of home users and Ninite Pro subscribers like NASA, Harvard Medical School, and Tupperware.
Best of all they do it without the obligatory bloatware.
Ninite.com for free install and update management in Windows. No hassle, no junkware, safe and easy for multiple downloads, installs and updates of basically every popular app. What's not to like?
That is not needed
TIPS TO CLEAN A NEW PC
Download/Install Revo Uninstaller,
You can use [link] - 7zip, ImgBurn, SumatraPDF, OpenOffice, VLC Media Player are also good
Once Revo is installed, use that to uninstall unwanted programs.
What Revo does is not only uninstall the program like Norton but also removed all the files related to in the root directories which does not happen with a general uninstall. Norton really is like a Virus so it is important to do this.
You can also uninstall pretty much everything else also if you like, save the Microsoft certified programs, rest are not necessary but use your own judgement.
Type "Msconfig" in Windows Search/Run, Go to Startup Tab, if it tells you to open new Window, click on that(windows 10).
You can disable pretty much everything, only enable something like "Realtek Audio", etc. Turn off stuff like Skype.
Now when your PC turns on it won't take 30 minutes to boot up, this is also great for PC users with old computers. I bet most people who read this will have 20+ startup programs running.
For Users of Older PC's or even new ones
Go to [link]
Go through your Programs list in Revo Uninstaller.
Search each program in Should I Remove it, You will likely have 5-10 virus programs with an old PC.
Awesome website, lets you bundle up links to installers for multiple programs all into one self-contained/running file, that, when run, will batch-install all the included programs.
[link] this website creates a single customisable download package that includes a selection of essential software of your choice such as browsers, Skype, Java, iTunes etc. Really useful if you're in a hurry or want to save half an hour.
Ninite is a website that lets you install and update multiple programs at once. It's a god send for when you've bought a new PC or OS. It doesn't have an encyclopedic list of programs but the core necessities are there. So handy to immediately get Chrome, WinRar, VLC and Steam when you're starting fresh. ~~If it has one fault it's that~~ it doesn't offer a download for Internet Explorer.
Because their business model is clear - make a really handy, free consumer product to gain reputation, then sell a very similar enterprise product that adds a some features which are really handy to IT departments that manage a lot of machines and price it in a way that makes it a no-brainer compared to the employee time it saves.
Another option that I'm incredibly fond of is Ninite. Let's you install multiple packages as well. No bloatware included. Fantastic for pushing out to a lot of machines over the network as well. Plus, you only need to generate an installer once as it will download the most recent versions of the packages from the Ninite cloud each time you run the installer. Very nifty.
Edit: Random addendum: for those of you in the MSP business that may or may not use Kaseya, their "Software Deployment" module is Ninite. They charge a shit-ton for their licenses though, so I'd recommend managing Ninite separately. Save some $$$ ;)
f.lux (reduces eye strain at night)
SVP (interpolation software for mediaplayers, makes 24fps movies run at 60fps or higher.)
Unchecky (Software that automatically unchecks spam/adware in installers, and gives you a warning if accidently have one checked)
Greenshot (better screenshotting software, standard settings works like snipping tool but with functions to instantly upload your screenshot to sites like imgur and more)
Classic start (puts back the start menu in Windows 8/8.1)
Steam (obvious reasons)
Geforce Experience (if you have a Nvidia GPU then this is great, mostly for the Shadowplay feature and easy driver updates)
Clover (adds browser like tabs and more to Windows Explorer)
[this program might have some stability issues so just be warned about that, especially since you won't be able to refert to standard windows explorer if it decides to crash everytime you try to start it due to Control Panel using Clover if it's installed, although it should most of the time stop crashing if you restart or force close clover with task manager a few times.]
Taiga [for anime watchers] (automatically updates your animelists on sites like MAL if it detecs you are watching anime)
Notepad++ (it's basicly Notepad but superior in every way possible)
See [link] for a site to very easily download and install a lot of programs you would like on a new system, including some of the ones I named above. I'd recommend you select K-Lite codecs in it aswell since it gives you all the video codecs you need to watch videos, it also installes MPC-HC which is my video player of choice, although you can uninstall it if you prefer a different video player.
Here is what is happening.
As most of you know Blizzard is going to be launching a new expansion for WoW next week (Hype). This is a critical time for blizzard that may make or break WoW forever.
Now a bunch of 'hacker' groups have threatened blizzard with DDoS attackes for a while, pretty much blackmail, give us lots of money or we will ruin your login server. This is what happened 2 years ago with WoD; the game had 5 hour queues for weeks.
This tactic doesn't really work well most of the time for a lot of reasons.
1) Blizzard really do have some of the best in the business and can mitigate some of the issues IF they have server space to deal with it. (IE there are not suddenly 5 million more people playing WoW than this time last month + a bunch more people playing Karazan on HS)
2) Taking down blizzard's servers would not be a 'big' deal if it were just another week, but Blizz has A LOT riding on the next few weeks.
They are specifically going after login functionality because it is both easy to attack AND devastating to the company's users. It bottlenecks every player and causes huge latency elsewhere. Blizzard have everything riding on battle-net login and bringing down one login server cripples 6 major games.
Here is a brief (and a little dated) overview of how DDoS works
EDIT: I wanna quickly mention that Blizz really can do very little to stop these attacks as long as you have a static feature as part of your web-service (Like a login) then you are very vaunerable to DDoS. Wanna help Blizzard? Make sure your system in not a zombie-slave to these guys by running 2 of the free great security tools that can be found here.
Not since I was shown the ways of Ninite. A (mostly) silent installer/updater that makes sure to install everything you want and nothing you don't. Running it after you have already used it to install programs will make it auto update all of those programs you had it install, and again make sure no junk gets thrown in there.
An absolute must in the IT world.
For anyone that installs programs on a regular basis I recommend using Ninite . It automatically removes any extras from the install wizard, super useful after a Windows install
Get rid of mcafee, and any other bloatware.
AVG free antivirus 2016 is solid
and get malwarebytes anti-malware, both free and they should be all you need.
You can get both here as well as any other popular utilities. [link]
Ninite [link] if you are doing a fresh install of Windows.
Select the programs you want, download the installer, and it will automatically install everything while skipping any "external offers" like the ASK toolbar and it will update every program automatically whenever a new update becomes available.
Ninite is a free tool that installs and updates many/most of the standard utilities without the Adware that comes with the apps' normal installers. You pick all the different apps you want, and it downloads, installs, and updates the apps automatically. (Chrome, Firefox, 7zip, MSE, AVG, LibreOffice, Audicity, Team Viewr, Adobe Reader, Dropbox, BTSync, Google Drive -- pretty much any general purpose utility app you could want is on their list.)
It's an invaluable tool for setting up a new system.
ninite is insanely useful and free.
What is it? Go to the site, click all the free software you want from the list, click next to download the 1 program; and it will one click install all your programs without any junk.
ninite.com is your friend here. Just select all the runtimes in one installer. Then she just needs to run one thing to update all of them with no other clicking required except to close it when it is finished. and you do not get toolbars or virus programs or any junk.
[link] For some reason or another I tend to factory reset my computers every year or so. I have to look this website up every time but it really helps. Otherwise I would start with Spotify so I can listen to music while I download everything else.
After the OS is installed, Ninite has been run and I've got it configured how I like it...
IMAGE OR CLONE YOUR OS DRIVE.
That way you'll always have a 'clean install' point you can revert to. Definitely saved my butt a few times.
Edit: Shameless plug to my post about cloning/imaging/backups
Download updates once. Put on thumb drive/network share. Copy to computer and run the .exe in the client folder. It'll install+ reboot as many times as necessary.
Second one: [link]
It downloads and installs programs automatically.
What I do for FileZilla, or other open source software on Windows, is use Portable Apps. No installation needed and no malware. I personally have my programs sitting in a folder on Dropbox and thus have them instantly available across my different machines. Uninstalling is simply dropping the app's folder into the trash.
There's other alternatives to SourceForge too. Chocolatey, which is a package manager, or Ninite, also a package manager. Chocolatey has a bigger selection but Ninite has an easier interface for those who aren't used to the command line. Either one will be malware free.
Ninite Lifehacker Pack for Windows.
Pick the stuff you want, Evernote, Libreoffice, Office Viewer, Chrome, Skype, VLC, Spotify, Dropbox, F.Lux, 7Zip, .Net, Silverlight, Java, Revo Uninstaller, Notepad++ and AHK are my picks. Ninite packs are awesome, install the software you want with zero malware.
(Not fucking uTorrent grab Deluge instead)
And of course Firefox on top of Chrome as primary browser, and add Adblock+Ublock to both. Then add Tunnelbear to Chrome for easy proxy access.
What's with this pattern? It's become increasingly difficult to avoid adware. I recently had an installer that flatout installed adware without a warning or opt-out (fuck CBR Reader).
Some of these pieces of adware have become so well known I can actually name them from personal encounters alone (like those cocksuckers at Conduit).
I now try and avoid even using official installers because of this crap. Ninite is a shining example of how an installer should work (although I wish it supported more programs -- I wonder how it works on their end?). Package managers and building from source work.
I wouldn't mind a service that lets me search if an installer has bundled adware. I wonder if there'd be interest for it if I made it myself...
Also, not so much essentials, but rather depending on what you do:
I mostly get those via Ninite, also useful to just check if you forgot something and prepare an installer.
When I used this software I remember it explicitly saying that it declines any extra offers for installers, and simply installs the vanilla version.
Edit: on the official website listed under section "Ninite Will":
Yeah. You shouldn't be using uTorrent anymore. Like really. Don't. - full of shitty ads, bundled crapware and also considering payments. why should u bother.
If you want closest alternative to it, go qBittorent - download here to make it simple
> Spybot 2 added to Ninite.
> April 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm
That was the last one :/ from there on only updates.
I actually wrote them several emails asking if they would include other programs and they always responded with something like: "Thank you for your suggestions, we are strongly considering adding those programs since the demand for them is high."
But in the end they added nothing :(
My list of programs i wish they added to ninite:
just to name a few
Download Avast and also Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Both are free and do a decent job. You may also want to download CCleaner to clean up your computer a little.
You can get them using [link] for easy installation.
And since the IT guy is your mate, don't ever say any of the following after they've worked on your computer.
Because Windows historically never had a general software update mechanism, corporate system administrators usually use software that packages programs up and manages many computers from one central location to keep software up to date in a large scale (most applicable to windows). An example is BMC's Marimba. Outside of programs like this, most of the time you just need to run each program km question and look for a 'check for updates' function, usually in the help menu, or look online for a newer version.
If you're using Linux, it's usually as easy as sudo yum upgrade, or sudo apt-get upgrade
EDIT: as mentioned by other commenters, apparently ninite does this now; I thought it only did blind installs but apparently it has gotten better with time. Neat.
There is an app that does just this called "Everything". It is AMAZING and I know a few people that swear by it. Go to [link], tick Everything, install it and be amazed. You can thank me later ;)
pro tip: Log on to the admin account when you set a computer up, then you have all the rights you want without extra clicks.
Also consider https://ninite.com/ it makes setting up other peoples computers easy enough.
I use [link] which will autodownload software from the developer/company site.
Hopefully the Win10 package manager does well because I would love auto-updated/auto-installed software. Aptitude and Yum have spoiled me.
Ninite. Choose which programs you want and it will automatically install them and keep them updated. The updating part isn't automatic, you'll need to rerun the executable.
Utilities: TeraCopy (improves the way Windows copies files), Notepad++ (improves on Notepad), Sublime Text (really, really great text editor), foobar2000 (no-frills audio player), and Foxit Reader (no-frills PDF reader).
ninite.com is super useful if you need to re-install windows for any reason. Basically, you go through a checklist of popular free software and it builds a single installer that installs everything to your computer so you don't have to try to remember what software you use, find the website for each, download all the installers, then click through countless user agreements and confirmation buttons. For example, you can check off:
and it downloads a single .exe file that installs all those programs.
I use greenshot. It allows you to take screen shots and save locally or automatically upload to imgur and other sites. You can get it here It's listed under the imaging section.
For everyone? Ninite.
For techies and power users? Chocolatey NuGet.
Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows that allows you to install, remove, and update your programs from the command line while taking care of dependencies. You can also use it to create installation scripts that allow you to automatize computer setups.
It isn't quite apt-get yet and it feels kind of hackey but it is very useful.
Use it to create a handy way of updating all your software. This is really important. Keeping all of your software up to date will keep you protected most of the time
Making sure you're on the latest version of whatever version of Windows you use. If you can upgrade to Windows 10
Use something like malware bytes regularly will help but the most important thing is avoiding dodgy websites.
Don't click the links in emails. If you want to go to a website after receiving an email just open your Web browser and navigate to it. This will keep you protected from email scams.
That's about it. An anti virus program may help, avast is very popular. This will give added protection on top of windows firewall.
You can of course transfer data, but it'd be best to install a fresh windows copy on the SDD, then install programs/move files since the SSD will interact with the BIOS slightly differently than your hard drive. (Due to different name/address)
I'd recommend ninite for quickly reinstalling the essentials.
These are on that website and you can build an installer that can install them all.
They got some good programs there to get you started try looking into a few a little more in depth.
While what you are looking to do is possible, I personally wouldn't bother. I'd take the cloud-storage route and make good use of Gdrive, Dropbox, Evernote, etc... to keep all of my stuff. Then I just need to re-install the apps on a new system and have access to everything I need. Other files and things you don't want stored there for whatever reason, could easily be stored on a flash/external drive.
I have a Ninite installer I keep around that installs all of my most-used apps. New system, run the installer, a couple minutes later, all my apps are installed and ready to go.
Of course, this is just what I would do in your situation. There's nothing stopping you from installing linux onto external media and booting from it if you so choose to go that route.
Which actually could have been nice, if it was easier to get your software on there and there were fewer restrictions regarding what it could do. I still think you should always be able to easily "sideload" programs onto your desktop, but I wouldn't have minded a place where I could download, for example, Firefox, Steam, and Mumble, without having to go to each program's respective website, download, and run the individual installers.
Ninite thankfully alleviates much of this work for new PCs. I think it can even update applications, but I've never used it for that.
Check out Ninite. The one site I go to whenever I make a new build for myself or a friend.
You pick out all the programs you want off of a list and it puts them all into one installer. Really handy.
Ok, now that you have RES, grab these for your browser (if you don't have them already):
NoScript (FF Only AFAIK, a bit of a pain to get used to but it's like a condom for the Internet).
WebMail Notifier (Firefox).
Also install these (assuming you are on a Windows system):
CCleaner - cleans up temp files,etc.
Defraggler - defrags hard drive. Faster than built in MS defrag.
VLC and/or MPC - HC + KLite Codecs - VLC can play pretty much anything. MPC-HC is a better vid player than Windows Media Player.
Paint.NET - easier to use than GIMP and better than MS Paint
Microsoft Security Essentials if you don't have an AV. If you do have some thing like Norton,etc I'd uninstall it and install MSE.
7Zip - use this insted of WinRar,etc to zip/rar/unzip/unrar files.
You can grab an auto installer for the above here: [link]
Many of these bundled downloaders actually contain Adware which gets installed on your PC if not unselected. Don't know about Baidu, but please don't use bundled downloaders or only trustworthy ones like Ninite.
A lot of basic application listed in Ninite.
VLC or MPC-HC for video players
7zip for shit-free compression and decompression
And of course, Reddit Enhancement Suite. Reddit's interface is shit without this.
Ich habe vor einiger Zeit auch schon so meine Erfahrungen mit der Migration HDD->SSD machen dürfen.
Ich rate zu einer Kompletten Neuinstallation (Es spart im Nachhinein Tatsächlich Zeit und man hat ein frisches, schnelleres System).
Falls du jedoch auf Biegen und Brechen das System System rüberziehen (migrieren) willst, kann ich Clonezilla empfehlen (Für den Fall, dass kein Tool der Platte beiliegt oder das Linux-Systeme übertragen werden sollen. Hierfür musst du dich jedoch mit einem Konsolen-Interface anfreunden).
Für den Fall, dass du eine Samsung SSD gekauft hast, müsste dort eine Bootbare CD beiliegen, welche ein eigenes (nur mit Windows-Partitionen kompatibles) Tool zum migrieren der Dateien enthält (Bei anderen SSDs kann es natürlich auch Tools geben, jedoch kenne ich diese nicht da ich bisher nur Samsung SSDs verwendet habe).
Um die Struktur des Dateisystems musst du dir dabei keine sorgen machen. Es werden alle Einträge Automatisch angepasst (Im Normalfall werden auch neue Partitions-IDs erstellt).
Ein kleiner Tipp noch: Bei der Installation von Windows erstellst du dir am besten einen Ordner mit allen wichtigen Treibern. Habe ich auch für jeden meiner PCs im Haus. Es wird dir in Zukunft helfen Installationen Schneller durchzuziehen. Nach der Installation des Grundsystems kann ich noch ninite ([link]) empfehlen, um Standardtools (z.B. JDk, Notepad++, usw) in aktuellen Versionen Automatisch zu installieren.
Things not on ninite.com (google em)
If I were you, I'd save all my media to a drive that's NOT my C: drive and go program crazy, see what you like and what you don't. Then, nuke the OS from orbit, reinstall, and just install what you have a taste for.
Its a good list...but if you don't know what they are, you probably don't need it.
Faster way to get most of those anyway.
Just make sure to update your motherboard and graphic cards drivers.
May I talk to you about our lord and saviour, package managers?
^^^(Or ^^^head ^^^over ^^^to ^^^/r/linuxmasterrace ^^^and ^^^get ^^^an ^^^OS ^^^where ^^^that ^^^stuff ^^^comes ^^^by ^^^default)
an internet browser
7zip and libreoffice if you find yourself having to open an odd document or zipped file.
Also, you can download these things painlessly with Ninite
HIGHLY recommend ninite ^^ [link]
no soy IT pero se hacerlo.
la pregunta es si quiere salvar o no los archivos que tiene en el disco que quiere formatear. si estan salvados en otro disco/PC es mas facil. sino bueno, salvalos primero.
ahora, tenes 2 opciones, o formateas con el instalador de windows, o formateas desde windows (formatear un disco/particion que no es donde esta el SO instalado)
seguro vas con la primera.
ahora, te importa tener windows original o te chupa un huevo? si te importa, instalalo con la KEY o comprate una nueva. sino, el ultimate te sirve, o el que prefieras. (fijate el micro que tenes, si necesitas 64 bit o 32)
una vez que te decidiste, tenes otra vez dos opciones: o vas con DVD, o con Pendrive. si vas con DVD quemas la ISO, si vas con pen, hay un soft "windows 7 usb dvd tool" o algo asi, que te convierte el pen en un instalador. talvez necesites configurar en el bios que arranque primero con el pendrive (lo mismo te puede pasar con el DVD)
listo todo? mandate a instalar, en un momento te va a pedir que elijas en que disco queres instalarlo, eliminas la particion, formateas, no me acuerdo bien como, pero tenes la lista de particiones y abajo botoncitos, es intuitivo, pero anda probando sin miedo. una vez que esta formateado, YO RECOMIENDO hacer una particion de 40-80gbs (lo que prefieras) y otra con el resto del espacio, e instalar en la particion chica. y ya esta. el resto es darle siguiente y aceptar.
por que la particion chica? por que si se te jode windows, podes formatear solo la particion chica y en la otra guardas todo lo que te interese. con 40gbs esta mas que suficiente para el SO y una montaña de programas (no para juegos talvez) y en la particion grande guardas todo ordenadito o como prefieras.
EDIT: ahhh, sobre los programas, esta web [link]
Use Ninite, and tick the programs you want to download. Steam, you definitely need for gaming.
Now the following list, I'm not going to link them. Instead, Google them.
vlc - Video and music player!
Notepad++ , superior text editor to Windows default app.
WinDirStat , find what's taking up space in your harddrive, and easily organise your files.
WinRAR/7Zip - To use .rar and .zip file extensions.
CCleaner - Remove adware, bloatware, malware, and deletes left-over registry components from uninstalling programs
Rainmeter - Put cool shit on your desktop.
Puush - Instantly upload screenshots to the web.
Windows + E, opens Windows Explorer.
Ctrl Shift Escape brings up task manager.
Ctrl Alt Delete, brings up shutdown options, and helps in case of your OS freezing up.
Other shortcuts are pretty similar with Mac OS. So you should get around okay, I think.
It does not look like the default view so it might be another software, but [WinDirStat] does exactly that. I'd suggest using [Ninite] to install it.
Yes, someone could be on your network, stealing your info, but unless you're using hotel wifi or something, this is less likely than some alternatives.
It could be malware on your computer. Try this:
Also (good advice in general): install Malwarebytes Antimalware.
You can download it from their official site, but what I use to download (and update) free tools is: ninite.com, one installer for both installing and updating lots of useful tools to have on a machine, even office machines.
Ninite.com has most of the good free windows software all in one location, you can download and install multiple apps at once, if they're already present it will update them instead, is secure and does not ship with junkware that some of the vendor installers come with.
Over half of the software listed in this thread so far is available there.
Windows 7 o si queres algo "mejor", Windows 8.1 U1(Y NO EL 8 A SECAS), pero instalale el Classic Start, que se puede bajar con ninite.
Siempre y cuando hablemos de Windows truchos. Si estas pensando en comprarte uno, comprate el 8, que tiene rollback a windows 7 y ademas Windows 10 va a ser un update gratuito para 8.
Edit: Si no, siempre podes dejar lo que sea que tengas y usar Windows 93
There's only one answer for this:
It's basically just a super easy interface to download multiple programs at once. Get Ninite first, then just tick the box of every other app/program you want and it will download them, without making you go to every website and downloading them individually.
I use a Powershell Script + Batch file hooked up to a scheduled task.
Script will pull all machines from AD, feed into Ninite and push the updates nightly.
Is the source for my scripts.
Edit; Just noticed a comment on my blog, Ninite now have some AD functions built in see: [link]
Edit #2; Just updated Ninite script to work with the new AD functions.
Just gotta get those final reports to be colour coded :P
Ninite. That is all.
antivirus? AVG if you want everything (including bloat). Avira if you want small and lightweight, but it's a bit hard to handle. i personally like avast, good mix of both features and unintrusiveness.
Also, media player? i personally like VLC, even if it's a bit bloated.
dunno any photo software or video editing. utorrent is simple and fast for torrents.
Batch installing programs
Touch pad/ screen gestures.
set left handed mode for pen if you are left handed.
enabling high performance mode
Micro SD card management for backups
Configuring Windows Hello to work with glasses on and off.
Mastering One note
offline maps (download the current city you live in)
syncing across all your devices.
Ninite programmatically grabs all of its downloads from the sites themselves
> Downloads come from the publishers' sites and are checked for correct digital signatures or matching SHA-1 hashes before Ninite uses them
Edit: at first I thought you were just spewing bullshit, shot from the hip, but now that I read your other comments, I see that you are suggesting any software that isn't foss, isn't safe enough for end users to use.
Edit 2: from that perspective a bunch of the software available there, also isn't safe enough for end users
Avast isn't terrible, but you can do better.
Avira, MalwareBytes, and Super Anti-Spyware are my holy trinity. Avira runs in the background, and if you think your computer's acting funky, fire up the other two and have them run full scans.
You can get all three from Ninite, which I should add, is an amazing resource. I work at a computer repair shop, and it's the first thing I do when I set up a new install or if I need to decrapify something a customer brings in.
And since it defaults to updating when you rerun the downloaded program, you can schedule it in silent mode to run every week or so to keep everything up to date automatically.
Despite how often I talk about it, ninite still isn't known by most people. It's the best way to install or update all of the software they offer for Windows, and can do as many items in one installer as you want. No junkware included either.
> Where are we supposed to send them to get safe, reliable, useful software?
[link] (with Chocolatey-gui). There is also [link] for a mix of Free and proprietary, freeware software. You shouldn't have to troll the web for software.
Now when you computer starts it will automatically update Java silently. Feel free to select any other applications you want to keep updated in step 2.
As soon as you update all drivers from your manufacturer and install all windows updates,
Ninite is a FANTASTIC tool. Grab your browser of choice and every other tool you use on a semi-regular basis. I highly recommend TeraCopy (better file transfer), Revo Uninstaller (better program uninstalls), WinDirStat (figure out where all your disk space is going), 7-Zip (better compression).
Grab your AV of choice. Not going to get into that debate here, I've had it too many times.
Get browser addons: AdblockPlus, NoScript (makes everything very secure at the cost of sometimes-not-functioning normal websites)
Look up teracopy. It does this and more and is free. Also look up ninite as it allows for a ton of autodownloading and autoupdating of great free programs. When it updates programs it will do it and forcefully skip the extra bullshit those programs try to install such as toolbars and shit. It is great because then your java runtime and flash stays up to date so you won't have issues with viruses from those areas. Great program. Try it out. You will love it.
Or you can grab the Windows 7 shell for Windows 8 and just not have to deal with the clearly touchscreen oriented Metro UI at all. And other software handy for any fresh install of Windows: [link]
[link] Is what we use at one of my clients that has 600 workstations. We tried solarwinds emminentware which adds on third party program updates to WSUS but that was a nightmare to manage. This has been really simple.
I can't really blame you, then. I remember when it used to take quite a bit longer in the XP days. I was also a lot less knowledgeable about computers back then, so that probably also contributed to my setup time.
A modern system (assuming you build it yourself or buy a decent pre-built one) will probably have an SSD. That cuts install time in half, practically. Even if you don't have an SSD, Windows 10 is really light and doesn't take too long to install. Assuming you have an updated ISO (which is readily available from Microsoft) you don't need to install any Windows updates. All that's left to do is sign into your account and install motherboard/graphics drivers. If you previously had a Windows 10 machine, all your settings should sync when you sign in to your Microsoft account. For anything else you'd need in terms of basic software, there's Ninite.
When I used to do local freelance IT repair (I'm assuming this is what it's for) I usually had the following software on hand:
[link] is a useful site when rebuilding pcs
[link] has some useful programs.
Have you tried Ninite? It's so fucking nice to use that while it's intended for installing/updating a bunch of software at once, I tend to use it now instead of the regular software creator's download pages.
This is why I use a 3TB hard drive for everything but the OS, applications, and a handful of games. All my pictures, documents, downloads, and most of my games are on the 3TB non-OS drive. After formatting, all I have to do is install drivers, update Windows, and install 2 games and Ninite for my applications.
That's actually a good question. I wish they would create a list of switches that you could add to modify the location. But I doubt they'll ever do that. [link]
I'd do a fresh install of Windows 7, then use SlimDrivers to update all the drivers (it's free and gets drivers from their manufacturers, but watch out for toolbars and crap in the installer - use the little blue download link, not the big green one that goes through download.com).
After that, I'd use ninite to update runtimes and grab whatever programs you might want to use. As a bonus - the shortcut that installs everything at once can be used later to update everything at once.
Also, don't forget all the Windows updates and a free antivirus (ninite has a few good ones)
Ninite, a really awesome mass program installer. Windows only.
If it's a Mac, I use Get Mac Apps though it's not as cool of a tool.
Edit: Fixed first link.
I did this my dad's laptop told me if I can make it faster off course I did change the SSD from 500GB to 1TB, installed windows 8.1, installed Bitdefender 2013 Lifetime protection, clear all the bloatware out of it, and finally installed Start Menus and finally did a system image recovery and store it on the external hard-drive for backups.
...And later he wanted all those bloatwares back. So I went to this site and installed everything what my dads does, usually Facebook.
Since his computer is a touchscreen now he can just touch the monitor rather using his mouse.
I built my first ever PC last summer. It fired up in one try and has not had any performance issues, nor do I expect it to. Ditch the mechanical drive and go with an SSD. Install all of your software with Ninite in one swoop. Run Steam, enjoy controller support, run an HDMI to your TV, max out the graphical settings, and never pay full price for a game again. You won't even know you're playing on a PC. I'm never going back to consoles.
Here, I have this website which is a godsend for this situation. Will edit comment with link.
EDIT: direct download link to essentials
Piriform's CEO asked us to take their apps down.
The big deal with the Pro version is our remote mode. See the screenshot at the top of [link]
It does also cache and reuse downloads, among other things.
I think you have a decent idea of what you're getting into.
If you have some files to transfer get them into a NTFS or FAT32 filesystem before you install Windows or it'll be a pain in the ass to get them.
Use ninite. It's the most convenient way to fetch software on a fresh Windows install that I know of. Sadly.
I don't know how long you've been away from Windows but just in case, carefully inspect every page of every install wizard you use. Unless you actually want Ask toolbar and McAfee.
not advice for building a pc but once you've built it use [link] to install multiple programs like steam, firefox and malwarebytes all at once.
Also if they do not have a program you want please suggest that program to them currently they're missing battle.net and discord
Welcome back! One thing I am truly envious from Macbooks is the 're-open windows on startup' option. Sadly, I don't think there is anything for that for Windows. Here's what I get after installing a Windows OS:
You can download a package installer for most of these programs from Ninite. Unfortunately, you can't change the installation path from the OS drive - if you're picky about that. I have my OS on an SSD which doesn't have a lot of room so I try to limit what get's installed there.
If your OS is on an SSD, check out this optimization guide.
Malware: Malwarebytes & Spybot.
AntiVirus: Windows Defender.
Firewall: Windows firewall or Glasswire.
A good site where you can find most of these programs for free. [link]
May I present to you PCDeCrapifier. You want to use this version rather than the most recent version because the most recent version is pretty neutered unless you pay for it. Sets up a restore point, removes unneeded and icons, and then gives you a list of all uninstallable software. From there you select the stuff to remove and it takes care of it all for you alphabetically (sometimes you have to run it twice on HP machines because some of their bloat is dependent on bloat later in the alphabet). It's the opposite of ninite which installs basic freeware automatically for you after selecting from the list.