10 must have apps...


TheMystic

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What are the 10 or more must have (or your most favourite) apps/ softwares that you always install on your Windows system?

Please exclude social media apps and streaming services.

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Windows 11 21H2 Build 22000.282
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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Here are mine:

1. VLC (video player)
2. 7zip
3. WinSCP (for accessing files on the network)
4. Sumatra PDF (simple, lightweight PDF reader)
5. IrfanView (for pictures)
6. Personal Backup (for backup of files)


Microsoft Store

1. MusicBee (music player for local files)
2. ShareX (for screenshot)
3. Battery Percentage Icon

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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VLC
7zip
SumatraPDF
XnView
Audacity
CCleaner
Karen's Replicator and Karen's Directory Printer
AIDA64 Extreme
Revo Uninstaller
Autoruns 13.98
GPU-Z and CPU-Z
Macrium Reflect
Minitools Partition Wizard
Easeus Partition Master
Firefox
Bitdefender Internet Security
WAU Manager
AnyBurn
Foobar2000 <--- a media player
Winaero Tweaker
Utorrent
Canon Utilities
EVGA Precision X1


MS Store...
TranslucentTB
 
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.521
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4201)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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VLC
7zip
SumatraPDF
XnView
Audacity
CCleaner
Karen's Replicator and Karen's Directory Printer
AIDA64 Extreme
Revo Uninstaller
Autoruns 13.98
GPU-Z and CPU-Z

MS Store
TranslucentTB
Is CCleaner any good still?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Is CCleaner any good still?


I like it. Most people don't.
I disable most of it. I only use the Cleaner and the Registry Cleaner.
They're both mild enough to be helpful, but not cause any problems.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.521
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4201)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Macrium Reflect
Malwarebytes Premium
VLC
Calibre E-book Management
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 Build-10.0.22000.978
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Intel S1200 Core i3 10105
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte S1200 MicroATX B560M DS3H DDR4
    Memory
    16.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GT710 2GB PCIe Video Card
    Sound Card
    Realtek® Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Acer 24in
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial P1 M.2 PCIe SSD
    PSU
    500W
    Case
    Thermaltake ATX Versa H21 Case
    Cooling
    Internal fans by (3)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 850
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless mouse
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps / 20Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender, Malwarebyte
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 Build-22000.978
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Test-PC
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS S1150 MicroATX B85M-E
    Memory
    12.0 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Video Card
    Sound Card
    Integrated Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Chimei 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    120GB WD 2.5" Green SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    1TB WD 3.5" 7200rpm SATA 6Gb/s Caviar Blue
    PSU
    400W
    Case
    Cougar MicroATX MG100 Case Black
    Cooling
    Deepcool 120mm Case Fan
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless keyboard
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps / 20Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Only running Win 11 on this PC for test purposes

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I like it. Most people don't.
I disable most of it. I only use the Cleaner and the Registry Cleaner.
They're both mild enough to be helpful, but not cause any problems.
I too have used it for long without any problems. But I feel it is becoming increasingly irrelevant with very little/ insignificant benefit today. Apart from the placebo effect, I am not sure if I have seen any performance improvement using it.

Besides, everything today is about data collection and spying. So I'm having reservations now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

chazcon

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01 - Directory Opus
02 - BitDefender
03 - BlueBeam
04 - Carbonite
05 - Firefox
06 - Notepad++
07 - Synchronize It
08 - Paint.NET
09 - Beyond Compare
10 - SCiTE
11 - FastStone
12 - Spotify
13 - Net Uptime Monitor
14 - Samsung Magician
15 - NZXT CAM
16 - NU AUDIO
17 - AHK
18 - Sizer & Dual Monitor Tools (on multiple monitor rigs)
19 - MS office apps
20 - PlanSwift, MS Project & MS Teams at work

oops op said 10...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    User built
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
    Memory
    Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 32GB (4 x 8GB) 4400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT
    Sound Card
    EVGA Nu Audio Card, 712-P1-AN01-KR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus MG279Q 27-Inch FreeSync
    Screen Resolution
    2560 X 1440
    Hard Drives
    boot drive Samsung 970 PRO M.2 SSDNVMe 1TB
    storage drive Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SSD SATA 2TB
    PSU
    CORSAIR AX Series, AX1000 1000 Watt
    Case
    NZXT H510i ATX Mid-Tower Black/Red
    Cooling
    cooling CPU MSI Core Frozr L cooling case (2) NZXT AER RGB 2 120mm, (2) Cougar CFD14HBW 140mm
    Keyboard
    Das Keyboard 4 Professional with custom WASD keycaps
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Elite 16,000 DPI
    Internet Speed
    1GHz
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    BitDefender
    Other Info
    case NZXT H510i ATX Mid-Tower Black/Red
    motherboard Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
    CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    cooling CPU MSI Core Frozr L
    cooling case (2) NZXT AER RGB 2 120mm, (2) Cougar CFD14HBW 140mm
    graphics card XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT
    RAM Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 32GB (4 x 8GB) 4400MHz
    boot drive Samsung 970 PRO M.2 SSDNVMe 1TB
    storage drive Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SSD SATA 2TB
    keyboard Das Keyboard 4 Professional with custom WASD keycaps
    mouse Razer DeathAdder Elite 16,000 DPI
    sound card EVGA Nu Audio Card, 712-P1-AN01-KR
    speakers Bose Companion 2 Series III
    headset GAME ONE Sennheiser black
    power supply CORSAIR AX Series, AX1000 1000 Watt
    OS Windows 10 Pro
    mouse pad Razer Invicta
    monitor Asus MG279Q 27-Inch FreeSync
    printer HP LaserJet Pro M402dn

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Revo Uninstaller
Office (old version I've used for 15 years)
Macrium
Malwarebytes
Nitro
Aida64
Rufus
Coretemp
CPUZ
+ about 10 more
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.382
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium

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7zip
Revo Uninstaller
Office (old version I've used for 15 years)
Macrium
Malwarebytes
Nitro
Aida64
Rufus
Coretemp
CPUZ
+ about 10 more
Feel free to list the rest too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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WinRAR
VLC
8GadgetPackSetup
CCleaner
Foxit PDF reader
Kingston SSD Manager
Stardock Fences
Stardock Start 11
AIDA64 Extreme
GPU-Z and CPU-Z
Window Manager
Rufus
Firefox
Thunderbird
Samsung Magician
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro build 22622.601
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-11700KF
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix B560-F GAMING WIFI
    Memory
    Kingston FURY Beast RGB DDR4 16GB 3200MHz 2x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX3060Ti Dual Mini V2, PCI Express 4.0, 8GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    Asus Essence STX II 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2X BenQ GL2460
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston A2000 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD - Samsung SSD 850 2.5 500 GB SATA 3 6/GB/s. Samsung SSD 850 2.5 250 GB SATA 3 6/GB/s. Seagate® Backup Plus Desktop 4TB USB3.0 3.5", SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
    PSU
    Corsair TX650M, 650W
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-DELTA RGB
    Cooling
    Cool Master ML240L V2 ARGB
    Keyboard
    Asus TUF Gaming K5 Cable USB
    Mouse
    Asus TUF Gaming M5 Cable USB
    Internet Speed
    750 mbps Down / 25 mbps Up
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Cerwin-Vega Speakers - HP Deskjet 3060 Series - ED 3.1 Wireless Modem - Samsung S20 Plus 5G Smartphone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64 Bit 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z170 Pro4
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz 16GB DDR4,2x8GB, 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8GB
    Sound Card
    7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 24" 24A312
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 950 PRO 512GB M.2 PCIe M.2 - OCZ SSD 250GB, SATA3 6GB/s -ICY BOX 3,5" SATA 3Gb/s External Cabinet USB3.0
    PSU
    Fortron Source HyperM 600w
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 Black Pearl
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    750 mbps Down / 25 mbps Up
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

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My frequently updated folder "Essential_Programs_v1.53", is always copied on new installs and consists of

8GadgetPackSetup(34.0).msi
DesktopRestore (1.6.4)
ExpressVPN(6.8.5)
FinePrint_625_Ger.exe
HardwareInfo(6.42)
HddLedInstall(1.25).exe
Icaros_v2.3.0.exe
Irfanview(4.58)
Mozilla Firefox (92.0.1-esr)
OpenHardwareMonitor(8.0.0)
ProcessExplorer(16.47)
Stardock Fences/Start10
SMPlayer(21.8.0)
UltraSearch Professional (3.01)
UniversalViewer(5.7.2.0)
Usbtreeview(3.3.6)
Winamp(5.581)
WinRar(5.80)

plus a folder with common W7/10/11 registry tweaks.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    W10 Enterprise LTSC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom
    CPU
    i7-2700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3
    Memory
    24GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung curved
    Screen Resolution
    FHD
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO870 SSD 1TB
    Seagate Barracuda HDD 8TB
    PSU
    be quiet 550W
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Cooling
    be quiet PURE ROCK SLIM BK008
    Keyboard
    KLIM Domination k852
    Mouse
    Logitech standard cordless
    Internet Speed
    10/1 DSL (the fastest line speed available here...)
    Browser
    Mozilla FF 91.2.0esr
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    W10 GUI heavily modified with Stardock Blinds "7 for 10" skin and Startmenu.
    No MS Account and no MS apps.
    I upgraded to W10 only for gaming purposes, otherwise I'd kept my beloved W7 Ultimate x64
  • Operating System
    W11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte PH67A-D3-B3
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI Geforce 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    FujitsuSiemens 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 (oldschool 4:3)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO850 SSD 250GB + Samsung 1TB HDD
    PSU
    be quiet 550W
    Case
    Mars MCNW ATX Gaming
    Cooling
    be quiet PURE ROCK SLIM BK008
    Mouse
    oldschool Dell optical wired
    Keyboard
    Dell German 102
    Internet Speed
    slow DSL, 10/1Mbps, but thats the best offer here
    Browser
    Mozilla 91.2.0esr
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    This is an older PC for testing new OS,
    Furthermore: 4 Dell/HP laptops on Win7 Ultimate x64, used for NAS, Media server, browsing, workshop and sound studio

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Hmm, I appear to be missing the trend here :wink:. The things I consider essential for me (as in used daily) are:

Adobe Acrobat Pro
Wolfram Mathematica
Emacs
MikTex
Cygwin
Microsoft Office
Araxis Merge
OpenVPN
ESET Internet Security
Firefox
SumatraPDF

Lately with the home office and all, I have to add

Zoom
Microsoft Teams
Skype
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-10600K
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix Z490-A Gaming
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 1650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung U32J59x 32" 4K
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160

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• QTTabBar
• Chrome
• Office
• Greenshot
• Foobar
• MPC-BE
• Text Edit Plus
• Sumatra PDF
• Camtasia Studio
• vMix
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook

valkryie999

Member
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3:36 AM
Posts
3
OS
Windows 11 Pro
.Ashampoo WinOptimizer
.Ashampoo Driver Updater
.Kaspersky Internet Security
.PotPlayer
.WPS Office
.PowerArchiver
.FreeFileSync
.Handbrake
.CrystalDiskInfo
.CoreTemp
.Steam
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel i9 11900k
    Motherboard
    Z590 Aorus Extreme
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI RTX3090
    Sound Card
    Built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS Swift PG27A
    Screen Resolution
    2K 144 hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1TB and 2TB and Samsung 860 Pro 4TB
    PSU
    Corsair AX1600
    Case
    .
    Cooling
    NZKT Z73
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G702 Hero
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Egde Chromium
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

hdmi

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Power User
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Local time
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655
Location
Belgium
OS
11 Home
K-Lite Codec Pack Full
K-Lite Codec Pack - Update (if applicable)
foobar2000 (and some addons for it)
WinRAR
Sandboxie-Plus
Firefox Portable
SetDefaultBrowser (to set Firefox Portable sandboxed as my default browser)
Everything
Link Shell Extension
Open-Shell
Battery Mode
TranslucentTB
ExplorerPatcher
Equalizer APO
Peace
HWiNFO
ThrottleStop
Winaero Tweaker
Ultimate Windows Tweaker
Calibre Portable
GIMP
Krita
...

(I also use a fairly large collection of other tools, utilities, scripts, tweaks, fixes, etc. and that I haven't mentioned above.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 200Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

Fabler2

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Power User
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9:36 PM
Posts
1,855
OS
Win 11 Pro & Dev.
Libre Hardware Monitor
Macrium
Minitool
Lightshot
7zip
IconPackager
cpu-z
HWiNFO64
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskInfo.
Everything.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & Dev.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

TigerTom

The tiger's loose
Member
VIP
Local time
10:36 PM
Posts
110
Location
German Expat in Italy
OS
W10 Enterprise LTSC

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    W10 Enterprise LTSC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom
    CPU
    i7-2700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3
    Memory
    24GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung curved
    Screen Resolution
    FHD
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO870 SSD 1TB
    Seagate Barracuda HDD 8TB
    PSU
    be quiet 550W
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Cooling
    be quiet PURE ROCK SLIM BK008
    Keyboard
    KLIM Domination k852
    Mouse
    Logitech standard cordless
    Internet Speed
    10/1 DSL (the fastest line speed available here...)
    Browser
    Mozilla FF 91.2.0esr
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    W10 GUI heavily modified with Stardock Blinds "7 for 10" skin and Startmenu.
    No MS Account and no MS apps.
    I upgraded to W10 only for gaming purposes, otherwise I'd kept my beloved W7 Ultimate x64
  • Operating System
    W11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte PH67A-D3-B3
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI Geforce 1050Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    FujitsuSiemens 19"
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 (oldschool 4:3)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO850 SSD 250GB + Samsung 1TB HDD
    PSU
    be quiet 550W
    Case
    Mars MCNW ATX Gaming
    Cooling
    be quiet PURE ROCK SLIM BK008
    Mouse
    oldschool Dell optical wired
    Keyboard
    Dell German 102
    Internet Speed
    slow DSL, 10/1Mbps, but thats the best offer here
    Browser
    Mozilla 91.2.0esr
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    This is an older PC for testing new OS,
    Furthermore: 4 Dell/HP laptops on Win7 Ultimate x64, used for NAS, Media server, browsing, workshop and sound studio

stevehaz_uk

New member
Local time
9:36 PM
Posts
5
OS
Windows 11
Directory Opus 12.12
Revo Uninstaller
Kerish Doctor
Jdownloader 2
Bleachbit
Notepad++
Opera Browser
Window Manager 8
Fineprint1104
Thunderbird
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11

Timaximus

Active member
Member
Local time
10:36 PM
Posts
36
OS
Windows 11 Pro - 22H2 - Build 22621.607
1. Malwarebytes,
2. MS Office 365,
3. Winrar,
4. Acrobat Reader,
5. Visual Studio Community,
6. SQL Server Express,
7. Paint.NET,
8. Epic Launcher,
9. Bethesda Launcher,
10. Steam,
11. Citrix Receiver,
12. Edge,
13. Teams.

Regards,

Tim van S.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro - 22H2 - Build 22621.607
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    OMEN by HP Laptop 17
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OMEN by HP 32
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 + 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD + 1TB HDD + 4TB Synology 218+ NAS
    Keyboard
    OMEN by HP 1100
    Mouse
    OMEN Vector Wireless
    Internet Speed
    600/40 Mbit Cable
    Browser
    Edge (What Else)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + F-Secure + MalwareBytes free
    Other Info
    Razer Nari Essential wireless headphone + BOSE Mini Soundlink
  • Operating System
    Windows Server 2022 - 22H2 - Build 25151.1010
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim Desktop S01
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10400 CPU @ 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    iiyame PL2453MT - 24" dual touch screen
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD + 256GB SSD + 256GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M235 wireless mouse
    Keyboard
    HP Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    600/40 Mbit Cable
    Browser
    Edge (What Else)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + F-Secure + MalwareBytes free

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