Disclaimer : While i know that most of these freeware are safe and stable because i installed and tested them, I will not be responsible if something goes wrong with your installations. Some of them are buggy and some are beta.
If by any chance you do get in troubles with one of the installations, you can always leave a comment and I or someone else will help you fix it.
Read first the entry and download the freeware needed. Make a new folder into My Documents and download there to avoid clutter and find them easily. You can find Pimp that Windows Part 1 here.
Note: Most of the apps listed here are linking to FileHippo.com, a trustworthy downloading source.
Let’s start with the essentials. We only need freeware and we will only use freeware.
- Secure Windows
- Compress/ Decompress
- Pick a browser
- Pick an email client
- Pick an anti-spam
- Check System Information
- Style your Windows
- Video/Audio tools
- Image tools
- Desktop and other related utilities
- Back it up
A freeware antivirus-choose from :
A prevention freeware
Spyware Blaster .
Don’t even think about leaving this one out.
Beware of the rogue antispyware software!
Quick note : I’ve tested Comodo antivirus together with Comodo firewall and the antivirus was hanging. Remove it if it causes troubles and replace it with another one.
Now we need a compression freeware such as 7Zip or . They both open all type of archive formats.
Let’s move to the next step now and have a look to the device information with CpuZor Everest Home Edition.To monitor your pc’s voltage and temperature use SpeedFan.
If you would like to see some deep information about your computer such as software and your license keys, your missing patches and your systems vulnerability, then i recommend Belarc. ,
Our next step is to get rid off the classic look of your Windows and to do so, please follow this link to Pimp that Windows part one -Looks and Easy access.
You’ll find there everything you need to transform your desktop from a boring one to a fancy one.
Need more? .
I don’t know what you would prefer so i provide you with a link to some of
While we are here, as well..
Of course ,there are
To view your images ,use FastStone Image Viewer or use Picasa (it organizes your images as well).
To take a screenshot use Fast Stone Capture., but i am only giving you now the best ones.
Time to take care of those office stuff and let’s start by installing OpenOffice.org . We all know by now what is for so let’s go on with a PDF Creator then a Notepad++ followed by a desktop publishing freeware PagePlus SE.
When you are done with we’ll go over to Html/css/php editors and we’ll have the following : Nvu editor -see some , then if you are into php you’d want to have and for your css needs.
I will skip over the Desktop search and file sharing. But if you want to install any of them, head over to Filehippo and pick your file sharing , or for freeware (scroll down the page).
Let’s move to the next step and take care of the maintenance.
You’ll only need few tools here.
By the moment we are done with installing everything, we’ll need to defragment and put all the files next to each other, check for some reg keys and some other important tasks.
There’s no need to install 20 apps in order to keep our system clean and running smooth. We need 3 instead from which 2 are multi-functional.
Advanced WindowsCare – will take care of the errors on your pc, clean it, prevents security threats and so on. What can i say? It’s a great one.
-Now that’s a tweaker. It has lots of features that tweaks your system from startup to shut down.
Some of the included features are :cleaning junk files and registry, cleaning ram, rename,encrypt and split files, uninstall manager…etc.
This one is a beauty.
Iobit SmartDefrag- This tool does your job. Just set it to defragment and that’s it. If you don’t want it, then just use the Windows defragmenter.
CCleaner – this is just an addition and it is not really necessary to install it because the Advanced Windows Care and RegToy will take care of the same things. Anyway, install it if you want.
Time to back up to make sure we haven’t done all this work for nothing.
Go and grab Comodo BackUp , , HDClone Freee Edition,
or choose another backup utility from here …or just use the original backup app incorporated into your Windows.
After you’re done with all the installations, clean the junk files, do a quick scan and when you are done, secure your files by backing them up.
That’s all for now. You are done!
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