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Must Have Windows Applications

What would you do when your computer considerably slowed down? Windows crashes more often, Computer hangs in between tasks, it freezes when you open multiple applications or simply put, running differently as before? Perhaps you have satiated your harddrive with millions of mp3s haha, helluva lot of videos, not-so-helpful and seldom-used applications. For the information of those not so abreast about computers, windows utilizes that extra free space of your harddrive as virtual memory to make your computer machine run faster. The more free space you have, the faster your machine executes programs. So what do you need to do when your PC starts to misbehave? 

You may burn the mp3s, videos and other large files in Dvds. Uninstall unneeded applications and redundant programs. After these two steps, defrag your harddrive. Now, defragging your harddrive using the bundled windows software will take half a day to complete, so instead, use the auslogics defrag (google it) and the defragging will only take less than 20mins depending on your harddrive’s size. When done, run your updated anti-virus or anti-spyware programs. However, if, for unknown reason, your pc encounters the so-called blue screen of death, or some other windows errors, you may want to reinstall windows . i always recommend a clean install of the windows OS to reset everything to their factory defaults. But first, be sure to back up all your important files, bookmarks, saved passwords, message archives, game settings/configuration files. 

Whenever the my pc is in dire need of harddisk reformatting, these applications are the ones i basically install first. If you have great applications in mind which are absent in the list, scribble them in the comments :D

  • Microsoft Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Office – select customize and install only the needed software
  • adobe photoshop or photo elements - for thorough picture editing
  • adobe reader - for reading ebooks and pdf documents
  • AMP Winoff - turns off your pc automatically by assigned schedule
  • Auslogics – best tune up software for your pc
  • AVG – for your virus protection
  • bitcomet – for downloading torrents
  • Chikka – in case you ran out of phone credits
  • Divx player and codecs – for playing divx movies
  • DU meter – for real-time internet speed monitoring
  • frostwire – substitute for limewire (lesser spyware)
  • google earth
  • google talk
  • itunes – for syncing of your ipod/iphone
  • joystick 2 mouse – to control your mouse pointer with a keypad
  • k-lite – to enable your windows media player to play any kind of video format
  • Microsoft encarta dictionary – for quick offline reference
  • Laptop Alarm – your laptop will sound a very loud alarm when someone moves your mouse, unplug a USB device, unplugs the charger, or closes the lid of your laptop (useful when you’re in coffee shops and public places)
  • lifeglobe aquarium – true aquarium in your desktop to soothe your tired eyes
  • Mozilla firefox 3 – for safer and faster browsing
  • Mozilla thunderbird – best mail third-party client (i can check all my 5 emails at a time)
  • multilingual speaking clock – for time announcement/reminder
  • muvee reveal – for my video editing
  • nature illusion studio – for photo visual effects
  • nero – for burning DVDs
  • otsAV DJ – Best music player for disk jockeys
  • picasa – for automated picture uploads
  • picture collage maker – the name speaks for itself
  • pidgin – chat client- great substitute for gtalk, msn, ym
  • rainlendar – floating calendar for reminders, appointments
  • rocketdock – to unclutter your desktop icons in a mac-like dock
  • safari – in case firefox lags
  • skype – recommended video chat in case ym sucks
  • spybot – second level anti-virus software, in case AVG doesn’t clean everything
  • super antispyware – third level anti-virus
  • wall master – to make your desktop change wallpaper at random
  • winamp – for quick mp3 playing
  • winrar – to uncompress zipped files
  • yahoo messenger – chat client


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