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i goto this site and install the essentials!

www.ninite.com

then kick back and relax with a glass of jack daniels!
Wow.. Thanks man! +rep
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go to ninite.com *damn it someone posted it
well I go to alternativeto.net

remove the following features via Add/Remove
Games -> Media Features (I don't use Media Center or Player)
remove Gadget, Tablet PC Components
disable services I never use homegroup, windows defender..etc.
disable windows search if you don't use Outlook or search alot
turn off all the unnecessary performance in like Fade out menu...etc.

hm.. what else is there lots of things but I can't remember
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go to ninite.com *damn it someone posted it
well I go to alternativeto.net

remove the following features via Add/Remove
Games -> Media Features (I don't use Media Center or Player)
remove Gadget, Tablet PC Components
disable services I never use homegroup, windows defender..etc.
disable windows search if you don't use Outlook or search alot
turn off all the unnecessary performance in like Fade out menu...etc.

hm.. what else is there lots of things but I can't remember
Thanks! Will keep all of that in mind Ninite saved em so much time I can't believe it.


Anyone here use Revo Uninstaller? Also if I want to see all the threads that I have started on OCN where would I go to view that?
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post #14 of 41
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Replenish my porn library, if insufficient backups weren't made. Also make sure I have up to date drivers and firmware, disable auto restore points (save some space for SSD), but porn still takes precedents.
Keeping important on primary drives is just so unsafe. My libraries of music (200+gb), blu-ray rips (too much) and porn (waay too much) are like bunkers. I'd raid1 everything, but I'd need a enterprise-level NAS for it
     
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post #15 of 41
Pretty much the aforementioned (yes, even the porn stash, lol). But before anything else, once I get all the drivers, apps, themes, etc. installed, I'd make a Clonezilla image so I'd have a mint condition, yet fully configured install that I can restore to.
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I smoke a cigarette after a good format.
    
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For my SSD I follow this guide after a fresh install : MaximumPC SSD Setup. Allows you to save as much space as possible on your SSD by defaulting the user folders to a different drive through registry edits. Works perfectly. I also then come up with a nice organization scheme (usually have each hard disk for separate things - one for games, one for applications, another for storage and shared folders). After I have everythign the way I want it I do a full system image through Windows at this point just in case something goes wrong later down the road before I do a reinstall.
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This was EXACTLY what I was looking for, you are a god.


^_^
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I copy my steam folder over from my backup drive, and run nitrite installer.
Then I inport my folder of 500 wallpapers.
Then I install GPU tool to take my GPU past what I can in catalyst.
 
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