Post subject: First 5 things you do once you install an OS? Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:36 am
Joined Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:25 am
Favourite OS Real Life
Here's an interesting topic. I just completed my 4th system that I'm giving out this Christmas season, to families in need, and... I noticed that I have a small pattern that I have when I'm installing an OS, no matter what. The first five things that I do are: Activate (If it needs it), or Install FireFox (Both happen about the same time) Remove shadows from context menus\mouse\clean up UI and remove useless stuff while keeping eyecandy. Install and Activate Avast! antivirus. (and make sure it works) Get ALL Windows updates. (Minus Windows Search 4.0 on low end systems) Set custom bootscreen (if applicable) and logon screen
Post subject: Re: First 5 things you do once you install an OS? Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:31 am
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Favourite OS Windows 8 64bit 9200
1.Tweaks like show my computer etc on desktop and other configuration of the ui. 2.Install drivers and utilities that are related to them. 3.Install Fire fox and ad block plus (for starters) then go to windows update, install Microsoft update and then run it. 4.Anti virus (Avira),Firewall (Commodo set to run in just firewall mode) Browser Protection (Spyware blaster). As well as Ccleaner and Defraggler 5.Install other applications then Ccleaner file + reg clean and Defrag.
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Post subject: Re: First 5 things you do once you install an OS? Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:34 pm
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Joined Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:31 am
1. Drivers 2. Setting up GUI to how I like it, and other settings like turning off defender 3. Install Software (AVS, Filezilla, VLC, Irfanview, Office etc) (usually lots of installers at once) 4. Games 5. Join the Domain
Post subject: Re: First 5 things you do once you install an OS? Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:11 pm
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Favourite OS 2428
1. Drivers if any are missing in Device Manager 2. Open up IE and go to www.getfirefox.com and dowload the latest version along with some must have addons, like Adblock plus and the needed ones like Flash. 3. Run Windows Update, activate if it needs me to, and setup Automatic updates. 4. Add anti-virus, usually AVG Free. 5. MS Office 2003 (Since my copy has unlimited installations)
Post subject: Re: First 5 things you do once you install an OS? Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:13 pm
Joined Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:06 pm
First thing for me these days is to open up the Taskbar control panel and set it to "use small icons" and "never combine", and "unpin" the icons that are "pinned" by default, ie kill the hated "Superbar" - no-one else then?
Next disable UAC, install graphics drivers, set up the Control Panel settings how I want them and turn off things like System Restore/Defender/Indexing etc, before installing programs and then games, and finally activating once everything's installed (in case it needs to be wiped and done again for whatever reason, also adding drivers will sometimes trigger another activation if you install a lot).
Post subject: Re: First 5 things you do once you install an OS? Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:06 pm
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Favourite OS Longhorn 4074
install firefox install drivers update directx install applications such as yahoo messenger,winrar,live essentials,avast,utorrent,winamp,vlc,and some free cd/dvd writing install games or create shortcuts back tweak the os for speed or whatever i need