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STeam!
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I use ninite to get all the basics out of the way, and then I let my huge steam library install... lol takes a week or two... depending on the download speeds I get/keep.

www.ninite.com
Why reinstall steam when you dont need to? You know that steam is fully portable right? You can simply copy steam off your OS drive/partition then drag it back on after the reinstall.No need to re-download everything.
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First i install the Drivers then

Then

Then Games+Steam



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Why reinstall steam when you dont need to? You know that steam is fully portable right? You can simply copy steam off your OS drive/partition then drag it back on after the reinstall.No need to re-download everything.
Thats exactly what i always do
     
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post #14 of 25
Bare minimum:

Firefox
Office Outlook
VLC
utorrent
Winamp

That's pretty much all I need, games after that.
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After a fresh OS installation i install the following: Waterfox (my browsing needs), Revo Uninstaller, Foobar2000, and Pot Player. thumb.gif
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post #16 of 25
I just go through Ninite and select the usual things I need.
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Here's all mine:



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I include drivers by default and mobo utilities.

My others are as follows:

WinAmp
iTunes (I use a slim down version without Quicktime)
Notepad++
Firefox
Acrobat and Photoshop
Opera
PowerISO
uTorrent
Zune
SMPlayer
MP3Tag
VMWare
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And that's about it. Everything else I install as needed.
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Here's all mine:

The lack of ClearType hurts my eyes. tongue.gif
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Why reinstall steam when you dont need to? You know that steam is fully portable right? You can simply copy steam off your OS drive/partition then drag it back on after the reinstall.No need to re-download everything.

I tried the steam backup once, it took forever to 'back up' and took forever to install as well... I just use gamesave manager, and my internet connection, saves me the hassle of needing a couple terabytes of portable drives for my steam library.... I already use them for backups of my audio library.
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