Windows 10: Looking for 'must have' programs - All suggestions welcome!!

Discus and support Looking for 'must have' programs - All suggestions welcome!! in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; My friends have already made their suggestions. I am performing a clean install of Windows 10. Most of you have what you consider programs that are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Nisko, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. Nisko Win User

    Looking for 'must have' programs - All suggestions welcome!!


    My friends have already made their suggestions. I am performing a clean install of Windows 10. Most of you have what you consider programs that are very valuable to you and would be just as valuable to many other users - including me. What better place to ask but in this forum!! If you have a program that helps your computer run better or it's a program that has a use for the general population, please take the time to post the names of those programs here. Anyone interested in a program can look it up on their browser - so just the program's name please. Of course, if you want to elaborate on how it helps you, please go ahead. I'll post my favorites when this post is fully answered. Thank you very much...........

    :)
     
    Nisko, Aug 20, 2016
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  2. 3 days looking for the "All Programs Lists"

    The link you included is not a Microsoft website?

    If you are used to the Start/All Programs folder, in
    Windows 10, this is called Start/All Apps.

    If you don't want to use the normal Start Menu to open MSPaint, you can simply press
    WinKey+R, type mspaint in the Open box and click
    OK.

    When Paint opens, if this is a program that you use often,
    Right Click
    the Paint Icon on the Taskbar and select the
    Pin To Taskbar option.

    Let us know if you have more questions.

    Regards
     
    Ronnie Vernon, Aug 20, 2016
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  3. jcmbaril Win User
    3 days looking for the "All Programs Lists"

    ARE YOU SERIOUS???

    We have to do this to find PAINT in Windows 10 ?

    Where is paint in windows 10, how to open?

    Are you **** serious ???

    [Moved from Community Participation Center]
     
    jcmbaril, Aug 20, 2016
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  4. TheSchaft Win User

    Looking for 'must have' programs - All suggestions welcome!!

    I run the following on all my systems:

    - Windows 10 Firewall Control (from Sphinx Software. Allows for control of the Windows firewall easily and can prevent programs from "phoning home")

    - WinPatrol (tracks changes to start menu, etc.)

    - Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free (good addition to virus checkers)

    - 8GadgetPack (bring back the gadgets like digital clock, CPU usage, Network meter, etc.)

    - Chrome browser and the following extensions: WoT (Web of Trust), HTTPS Anywhere, uBlock Origin, Disable HTML5 Autoplay

    - MPC-HC (for playing video and music)

    - IrfanView (for viewing and simple editing of pictures)

    - Macrium Reflect Free (for imaging and restoring system)

    - 7-Zip (for decoding everything from ZIP to RAR)

    - CCleaner (for cleaning up temp files and unused register entries)

    That is the basic set I use and recommend. I use the free versions of all of the above. I'm sure folks here have a load of others.
     
    TheSchaft, Aug 20, 2016
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  5. BunnyJ New Member
    The only thing I can add is to not use CCleaner for registry cleaning. There's no proof that it helps out. Use it for other cleaning tasks.

    My 2c
     
    BunnyJ, Aug 20, 2016
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  6. TheSchaft Win User
    While I agree that registry cleaning is mostly useless, if someone is going to do it, everything I've read says that CCleaner is the least harmful. Since folks still insist on doing it, I thought I'd add that it does registry cleaning.
     
    TheSchaft, Aug 20, 2016
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  7. BunnyJ New Member
    I agree that if someone want to do that CCleaner is the best of all of the tools to use.
     
    BunnyJ, Aug 20, 2016
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  8. exploder Win User

    Looking for 'must have' programs - All suggestions welcome!!

    Some apps I install, free too!

    - Firefox - web browser with the uBlock Origin add on.

    - LibreOffice

    - CDBurner XP

    - VLC

    - Oracle Java

    - Adobe Flash

    - Adobe Acrobat Reader

    - Thunderbird
     
    exploder, Aug 20, 2016
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  9. Nisko Win User
    Thank you folks!! I already use about a half of those programs listed. However, I will review the other ones for applicability on my system. Some of them sound very useful and I had not heard of them before. Thanks again!
     
    Nisko, Aug 20, 2016
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  10. JohnC Win User
    Two other free programs that I use: Rufus- to create bootable USB drives, and Mini tool partition wizard.
     
    JohnC, Aug 20, 2016
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  11. Edwin New Member
    Winaero Tweaker - not because it makes the PC run an better but it makes the OS look and behave the way I want it to.

    Firefox - that's a no brainer! *Wink

    WMP, VLC and Foobar - media player assortment

    Greenshot - 3rd party screen capture, a must!

    WinRAR or Free RAR EXtract Frog - compression utilities

    also, a decent office suite, (haven't settled on one)

    then there are necessities specific to ones system,

    and of course... 'toys'/games........

    I could go on........
     
    Edwin, Aug 20, 2016
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  12. Nisko Win User
    Please go on - but I don't play games. Mostly, I like to communicate with others and tinker with my hardware and software. I just love computers and always have.
     
    Nisko, Aug 20, 2016
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  13. simrick Win User

    Looking for 'must have' programs - All suggestions welcome!!

    Now Edwin......don't break his machine! We are just getting to a clean install in his help thread....*Wink (just kidding....)

    Nisko, Edwin is an extreme-tweaker, and he is the best at it! *Smile
     
    simrick, Aug 20, 2016
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  14. Nisko Win User
    What office suites are you considering? I'm only aware of Libre and Microsoft Office.
     
    Nisko, Aug 20, 2016
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  15. Nisko Win User
    Edwin, what else do you use for tweaking?
     
    Nisko, Aug 20, 2016
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