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  1.    29 Jul 2016 #1
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    buidling a new Windows 10 system, software needed?


    I'll be helping a friend from work build his first computer this weekend. We have all the parts and he has a new copy of Windows 10 Pro 64bit. When I do clean installs on Window 7, I usually install MSE ( I know 10 has Defender so MSE isn't needed). I also install MalwareBytes, and Speccy. What other programs should I install? The computer will be used for gaming/streaming.
    Last edited by HarryD; 30 Jul 2016 at 03:30.
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  2.    30 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryD View Post
    I'll be helping a friend from work build his first computer this weekend. We have all the parts and he has a new copy of Windows 10 Pro 64bit. When I do clean installs on Window 7 installs I usually install MSE ( I know 10 has Defender so MSE isn't needed). I also install MalwareBytes, and Speccy. What other programs should I install? The computer will be used for gaming/streaming.
    Autoruns - to control what 'bloatware' is loaded
    Classic Shell - better than the Start Menu IMHO. Configure to use mouse hover to open Classic Shell & left click to open Start Menu
    Windows Live Essentials - if you want the programs offered
    Macrium Reflect Free - for image backups
    CCleaner - for PC cleanup
    Google Chrome - I find it more useful than Edge
    Mini Tool Partition Wizard - if you need to reconfigure disk partitions
    Tree Size Free - to see what is using up your disk space
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  3.    30 Jul 2016 #3
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    A Place Called Hell.
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    Windows 8 9200 RTM+IVI!CRU$0FT WEndowz teen

    Aria2c
    Firefox
    Qbittorrent
    7zip
    Vlc
    Malware bytes
    That is what I use daily
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  4.    30 Jul 2016 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the suggestions. I saved some to a thumb drive that I'll bring to his house and install.
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  5.    30 Jul 2016 #5
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    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 3,458
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    not sure I would install a torrent program on a computer that wasn't mine ...
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  6.    30 Jul 2016 #6
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    Thread Starter

    Not installing any torrent programs. I have saved to a thumb drive: CPUZ, GPUZ, MalwareBytes, Chrome, 7Zip, Macrium Reflect Free, CCleaner, MSI Afterburner, Speccy, Spybot AntiBeacon, CryptoPrevent, and Display Fusion.

    I'll let him decide what he wants installed., with my advice of course.
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  7.    30 Jul 2016 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryD View Post
    Not installing any torrent programs. I have saved to a thumb drive: CPUZ, GPUZ, MalwareBytes, Chrome, 7Zip, Macrium Reflect Free, CCleaner, MSI Afterburner, Speccy, Spybot AntiBeacon, CryptoPrevent, and Display Fusion.

    I'll let him decide what he wants installed., with my advice of course.
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  8.    31 Jul 2016 #8
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    The build went well, until the cabling. He has a right angle SATA data cable (came with the motherboard), and right angle SATA power cables. With the design of the case (InWin 303) you can't use these types of cable. He'll be changing them out and redoing the cable management.
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  9.    02 Aug 2016 #9
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    Win 7

    when you use it , you will find that some software you need it then you will install. because now , we can not remember so many .
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  10.    03 Aug 2016 #10
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    Thread Starter

    The owner of the computer ordered new SATA data and power cables. In the mean time he plugged in a 1TB HDD and formatted it. Now he says Windows can't see the HDD (in disk management), it is listed in BIOS.
    When the new cables come in I'll stop by his house and see what's going on.
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