One month with a new OS

After moving my desktop from XP Professional to Vista Professional at the beginning of January, I decided to leave it mostly software-free and just install things as I needed them, keeping a log as I went.  The results were, well, pretty dull I guess, but give a good picture of what’s actually important on a machine.  It’ll serve as a good checklist for the next time I start from scratch on a box.

  • Vista, followed by running Windows Update
  • Logitech G15 keyboard & G5 Mouse drivers
  • AVG
  • X-fi driver
  • Office 2007, followed by running Microsoft Update
  • Irfanview
  • Firefox
  • Thunderbird
  • TightVNC
  • Printer drivers for our HP 6180 all-in-one
  • VLC
  • 7zip
  • CDisplay
  • PDF Creator
  • Adobe Reader
  • Directx9
  • SSF
  • windirstat
  • ePSXe
  • vmware player
  • iTunes
  • Picasa
  • Handbrake
  • ffmpeg
  • DVD Decryptor
  • Microsoft Reader
  • UltraVNC
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