what are the first programs/tweaks/settings you do after a fresh install?

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  1. jasongenova

    jasongenova MDL Junior Member

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    For me:

    - Disable everything on installation screen.
    - Upon first boot, I disconnect my internet right away. Either do Microsoft Toolkit or GenuineTicket.XML. For XML, I disable ClipSVC then paste XML.

    As for programs:
    - Revo Uninstaller
    - KeePass
    - Volume2
    - Everything
    - Launchy
    - CopyQ(finally replaced Ditto)
    - FileLocator Pro(for content of files)
    - Rocketdock
    - Samsung Magician
    - Kerish Doctor
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    I order Tin Foil Hat:D
     
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  3. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Cue T-S with yet another post about Vivaldi and how rubbish Chrome etc are... :rolleyes:
     
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  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Personaly I fisrt install Macrium Reflect to put all my files back from my backup ;)
     
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  5. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    :offtopic:

    Thanks button is back. What happened to Like button, is it coming back too? :g:
     
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  6. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Me like the like button :D
     
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  7. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Maybe someone would prefer an useless and fanboyish message like yours? :g:
     
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  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #8 lobo11, Jun 20, 2016
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    The thanks button was here yesterday, but smaller, don't know about Like button.:p


    Ask DAZ
     
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  9. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    The report button is still there so we can report lobo for going off topic all the time :p Nice to see you sobered err woke up there Mate :)
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    off topic:eek:
     
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  11. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Rocket dock yeah I must say that is the most "usseless" progs of the whole list :D
     
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  12. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Second I install an photo of my mother in law as background to remind me to get the fullest out of life right now :p
     
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  13. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #13 lobo11, Jun 20, 2016
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    Launchy is not in my top ten also, works sometimes/sometimes not, lol:D

    Or maybe they have made it alot better since I used it?

    I install Acronis Backup first and make backup after every 5 programs installed, I hate clean installing.
     
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  14. scaramonga

    scaramonga MDL Member

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    ^^ Not install any of that s**t ^^

    :)
     
  15. AzTec

    AzTec MDL Member

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    find my win Se7en backup disk and reinstall

    but usually

    eSet Nod v8
    Clover 3
    WinAmp
    VLC
    Nero v8
    Chrome
     
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  16. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    1) disable telemetry and app telemetry
    2) disable driver downloads
    3) disable Windows Defender
    4) enable netfx3 for a few programs I still use
    5) run dxredist
    6) install vcredist 2010 and 2012
    7) install video card drivers
    8) connect internet and run windows update
    9) reboot and install a few progs: chrome, winrar, 7z, hashtab

    That's about it. I'm fairly plain.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  18. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone MDL Novice

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    Nowadays, a fresh install of Windows means I just got a new laptop, so the first thing I do is shrink the drive, install Linux (right now my distro of choice is Mint KDE) in a dual-boot configuration with a nice-sized chunk of NTFS partition for shareable data. Then I start shucking all the preinstalled bloatware/malware out.

    I use several Firefox profiles for different browser environments, so I spend some time installing the necessary add-ons for each profile. Gotta do this in both Windows and Linux.

    I usually install Libre Office, and occasionally MIcrosoft Office when the need arises, then Calibre, Amazon books and Amazon music. My schematic design software, klink for tethering to my phone. Backup software to auto-save to the NAS. Printer interface.

    Wallpapers, dark themes... you can see why I used to build standalone installation discs for XP.
     
  19. jsalpha2

    jsalpha2 MDL Novice

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    Use winaerotweaker to fix the volume control...Make it go up and down instead of side to side. OCD strikes again!
     
  20. MacAddict01

    MacAddict01 MDL Member

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    I'm with you. It's not OCD when it makes more sense to make it go up and down to the vast amount of humans. :D