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Yep, im copying all my files to an external HDD and nuking my drive and installing a fresh copy of windows 7 64-bit from xp 64-bit. Any suggestions or great programs you guys want to throw at me?

i will be able to use:

xp mode
virtual pc 2007
itunes (since it wont work with xp 64 bit)
Edited by graphicsman - 2/3/11 at 9:45am
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you might want some gadgets..

GPU Monitor 4.0: http://www.windows7download.com/win7.../mokttrar.html

or

Gpu Observer: http://windows7gadgets.net/gadgets/system/gpu-observer/
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you might want some gadgets..

Gpu Observer: http://windows7gadgets.net/gadgets/system/gpu-observer/
i really like the interface with cpu-z that is made for windows 7
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well i got it installed, now i cannot seem where to find how to make my dual monitors stretch my desktop background
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uh you can use ultramon?
   
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uh you can use ultramon?
ya i read about that, any other good gadgets
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post #7 of 19
Erm, definitely want an array of protection software like...

Microsoft Security Essentials
Spybot Search & Destroy
MVPS Host (google it) << Run As Admin to install
Comodo Firewall (free) is good..

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Performance Monitor 4.0! <<love this program!

Other than that, hmmm....

KLite Codec Pack (full)
VLC Media Player (awesome!)
Ashampoo Burning Studios (free & awesome)
Gimp (great picture editor!)

OpenOffice.org (if you don't have MS Office)

Definitely, once you have your INITIAL OS installed with the original Drivers from your driver disc BEFORE YOU CONNECT TO THE INTERNET, make a Windows Backup (if you have it in your edition), this way you can restore your computer from a disc image.

I say before you connect to the internet & after you install the original drivers, because you can fix problems from this backup, without having to reinstall your OS!

That's my 2 cents... enjoy
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KLite Codec Pack (full)
VLC Media Player (awesome!)
Aren't the codecs built into VLC? Making the codec pack kinda pointless.
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Yep, im copying all my files to an external HDD and nuking my drive and installing a fresh copy of windows 7 64-bit from xp 64-bit. Any suggestions or great programs you guys want to throw at me?

i will be able to use:

xp mode
virtual pc 2007
itunes (since it wont work with xp 64 bit)
WMP in win 7 has lot of features even a plugin to sync to ipod so you don't have itunes trying to install quick****, bonjunck, and sarficrap the only down side is the plugin is 20 bucks.

i suggest the "take owner ship" mod
and avast it's just as good as Microsoft Security Essentials and has built in firewall so 1 program instead of 2.
VLC isn't bad to have either for movies.
instead of firefox use palemoon it's FF optimized for windows it looks and runs the same just little less ram.

also yes codecs are built in to VLC
Edited by cdoublejj - 2/2/11 at 12:26am
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any good themes, design wise not gamer
Edited by graphicsman - 2/3/11 at 9:51am
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