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Reinstalling Windows 7 - Recommend software

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Thread Starter 
MY windows has been giving me issues because Ive changed hardware in past few months. SO I have decided to reinstall everything. Here's a list of some useful software I will definitely install:

1- Antivirus
2- Adobe suite
3- MIcrosoft office
4- 7zip
5- Nero
6- Registry mechanic
7- Daemon
8- Acronis
9- WinDVD video converter
10- Pinnacle Game profiler
11- Adobe reader
12- Firefox
13- Skype, AIM, MSN, Digsby, Yahoo messenger
14- Steam

Can you guys suggest anything else that might be of use? Any useful software preferrably freeware. Any opinions about the list?
Edited by 198four - 2/21/11 at 3:27pm
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Steam
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post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
Added to the list...by the way...dont you have to pay for games on steam? are there any free games?
post #4 of 20
Yes you have to pay for the games, but it is a must have if you plan on purchasing any games online.
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I would highly recommend using this program to optimise the services that Windows uses. It is entirely based on "Black Vipers" settings and is completely safe. I would highly recommend using the "Safe" settings.

http://leewhittington.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2o9q42

This is MUCH quicker than manually turning services off.
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[Samsung 840 EVO 250GB] [Spinpoint F3 1TB] [Samsung SH-S223Q] [Corsair H110] 
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[Windows 8.1 x64] [ASUS VW247H] [Corsair HX620] [Corsair Carbide 500R] 
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[Samsung 840 EVO 250GB] [Spinpoint F3 1TB] [Samsung SH-S223Q] [Corsair H110] 
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[Windows 8.1 x64] [ASUS VW247H] [Corsair HX620] [Corsair Carbide 500R] 
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Hash Tab, Irfanview, ImgBurn, Spybot, Unlocker 1.9.0
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Samsung 950 Pro 256gb, Samsung 850 Pro 256gb, 2... Asus 24x DVD±R Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Dell U2412m, Dell 2007WFP (S-IPS) Deck Legend Ice (Tactile) Corsair RM750i Fractal Design Define R5 
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Samsung 950 Pro 256gb, Samsung 850 Pro 256gb, 2... Asus 24x DVD±R Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 
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Dell U2412m, Dell 2007WFP (S-IPS) Deck Legend Ice (Tactile) Corsair RM750i Fractal Design Define R5 
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post #7 of 20
Not a single overclocking program mentioned?

-Coretemp
-HWMonitor
-CPU-Z
-GPU-Z
-Kombuster
-Afterburner
-Furmark
-OCCT
Finally an update
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i7 7700k @ 4.8 MSI Z270 Pro Carbon Zotac GTX1060 6gb GSkill TridentZ 16gb (3200mhz) 
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Samsung 960 Evo 500gb Samsung 850 EVO 250gb WD Blue 500gb x2 RAID0 ASUS DVDRW 
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Thermalright Venemous-X Windows 10 Acer H257HU 1440p Razor Blackwidow 
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Samsung 960 Evo 500gb Samsung 850 EVO 250gb WD Blue 500gb x2 RAID0 ASUS DVDRW 
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Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
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Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
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Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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Das Model S Professional Silent Antec BP550 Plus NZXT Phantom Razer DeathAdder 
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Corsair H100 - Excellent Compact Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
 
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Core i7 920 @ 4.0GHz - 1.21v EVGA Classified X58 Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II 6GB Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair F60 + 1TB Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus MK241H 24" 1920x1200 
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post #9 of 20
winrar, itunes (wanna fight about it), flash player

catalyst control center
Edited by Tha_Real_Smurf - 2/21/11 at 3:35pm
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Windows 8-64bit Acer X233H Logitech G15 v2 Thermaltake 875w 
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Windows 8-64bit Acer X233H Logitech G15 v2 Thermaltake 875w 
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Anydvd
Dvd clone drive <- way better than daemon
foobar 2000
Ccleaner
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