Top 15 needed applications for windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mygeneticcode, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. mygeneticcode

    mygeneticcode MDL Novice

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    Hi mates can anyone suggest me the most needed applications for windows 8.1 for its maintenance, looks etc.
     
  2. eight

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    Windows built-in Disk Cleanup & Windows built-in Defragmentation & Optimization.
     
  3. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Ccleaner and 7-zip
     
  4. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    foobar2000 or winamp to play music
    adwleaner and hitman pro just in case
    google chrome or waterfox/firefox depends on choice
    nero 2015 to burn dvds or blu rays
    and defraggler to defrag drives
     
  5. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    The best tool for maintenance is your brain.
    Don't install stuff you aren't going to use.

    As far as looks, I don't know. I typically just black desktop and keep it organized.
     
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  6. gunter

    gunter MDL Novice

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    command prompt,control panel,Local Security Policy,Services,Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and antivirus Windows defender
     
  7. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    timjac41 MDL Novice

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    classicshell
     
  9. Imkruzen

    Imkruzen MDL Member

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    I have to go with Murphy's recommendations.
    I test the progs in VM and assess them first.

    I try to use portable apps where possible. Waterfox, Opera, Firefox come in portable versions. I have Waterfox on my data drive and can run it from any drive I boot into and have the same config.
    Every time you install prog. there are reg entries made. Even after uninstalls they remain in the registry, some were impossible to delete. Acronis comes to mind.
     
  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I don't know about 12 but.

    in order of appearance on my first install are

    01) Firefox
    02) 7Zip
    03) CCLeaner
    04) Win8 Manager
    05) Paragon HDM
    06) Office
    07) uTorrent
    08) IDM
    09) HexEdit
    10) WinSCP
    11) The latest Full ADK
    12) a Wallpaper lol


    ok almost 12, I tried.
     
  11. Imkruzen

    Imkruzen MDL Member

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    I've found that WinSCP, CCLeaner, uTorrent, Firefox, HexEdit, Paragon HDM, IDM, 7Zip are all available in the form of standalone Portable executables. Some may write temp files, but easy to clean out, just delete the folder. Helps to keep it clean.

    Not a suggestion just my preference. To each his own.
     
  12. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yep all are portable, and are part of a toolkit I put together to build/work on systems for other people. My personal stuff I just install them full since space isnt an issue and the majority are used almost daily.
     
  13. myg0t

    myg0t MDL Novice

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    1. 7zip
    2. CCleaner
    3. Skype
    4. VLC media Player
    5. AIMP
    6. Comodo Internet Security
    7. Total Commander
    8. ImgBurn
    9. OSFMount
    10. Google Chrome "Canary"
    11. Autoruns
    12. Photofiltre
    13. XnView
    14. Hexelon Max 6
    15. Revo Uninstaller

    and...

    16. Notepad 2
    17. utorrent
    18. PDF-XChange Viewer
     
  14. Imkruzen

    Imkruzen MDL Member

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    :biggrin: Exactly what I have. I use the WinPen Pack and added some stuff I like to use. Another one that I really like is Hiren's Boot DVD 15.2 Restored Edition, which you most likely have as well. :D
     
  15. abbodi1406

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    Smart Version would have saved you :D
     
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  17. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    LOL yes totally missed that. That is portable too! heh
     
  18. spidernz

    spidernz MDL Senior Member

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    My list of portable apps +Jdownlaoder2, Tixati, Klite mega codecs pack, virtual box portable,

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  19. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Novice

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    I prefer winrar to 7zip (just a preference). And K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, which includes Media Player Classic for playing movies and music. Gvim is my editor of choice. CCleaner of course. Imgburn. TCC LE (command shell).
     
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    a0a0 MDL Novice

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    Windows 8 Firewall Control: Sphinx Software