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Drivers first, then security, then steam. Everything else gets installed as needed.
post #22 of 25
First Chrome..... then Drivers.... then HWMon, CPU-Z, CoreTemp, EVGA Precision X, Corsair Link, Intel SSD Toolbox, Origin + Games, Steam + Games, VLC, Winrar, iTunes, Logmein, Fraps, 3D Mark 11, and DisplayFusion. That's pretty much all I use
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Thanks to this thread I've now replaced iTunes with Foobar2000. Much sleeker and faster thumb.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.
There is no need to run steam backup. All you do is move the steam folder. I never have to download anything again. biggrin.gif
post #25 of 25
Graphics drivers first, then system drivers, and then any Windows Updates that need to be installed.

Essential software that goes on first for me includes Waterfox, 7-zip, MediaMonkey, LibreOffice, PhotoShop, Acrobat and VLC. If I'm using the machine for work, InDesign goes on too. I install a copy of my Firefox bookmarks and a few extensions to the browser right away, too, and customize the Windows install to the way I like it to work.
     
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