Here is a list of essential Windows 10 Programs for 2017
A Fresh Windows 10
Every now and then, I always have to do a fresh install of Windows 10 on my computer. This ensures that I have a smooth running operating system and no viruses, malware, spyware, etc on my computer. I do this whenever I feel my computer is “bloated”. This will act as a fresh start and in turn keep my computer healthy. However, doing this fresh installation of Windows is a hassle because it does delete every program and data that you have on your computer. You always have to make sure you back up your personal files and keep a list of programs you have to reinstall.
Why it is important to do a fresh install of Windows 10:
Whenever you buy new computers from Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, etc -there is always bloat software installed on the computer. This bloat software are sometimes trial programs that you have to buy later on if you want to keep using them. If you don’t use the bloat software, this will use up your storage on your hard drive, and may slow down your computer if the program is running in the background. And if the program automatically starts when Windows starts. There are many bloated software that are on newly bought computers that always slow down your computer. This is why it’s very important to do a fresh install of Windows 10 -so that you just have the essential programs running and not useless programs that will eat up your memory, CPU usage, hard drive usage, etc.
Always backup your data:
Since you are deleting everything on your hard drive, it is very important to backup your data. I recommend multiple external hard drives to keep your data safe. Remember to backup your documents, pictures, downloads, videos, or anything that is important to you that is worth saving. I always try to keep my files separately and on my desktop for easy access and to also easily backup my files.
First thing to do after a fresh install of Windows 10
What I always do after a newly installed Windows 10 is always update Windows 10 in the settings options. This ensures that you have the latest drivers and security updates from Windows 10 to keep a healthy computer. After installing all the updates available, I go online to this great website for all my essential programs. This site is called Ninite -you can go to their website here: https://ninite.com/ This website allows you to pick and choose from the most popular programs in the world. Ninite also installs all the programs for you -which is a major key in saving time and headaches from installing all those programs.
Here my essential programs I always install from Ninite
- Windows Essential Anti-Virus
This combination of essential programs have always kept my computer happy, healthy, and running smoothly.
One program that Ninite needs to add to their selection is: CCleaner
This is the one program that always keeps my browser fully healthy. It keeps the internet fresh. CCleaner is a tool that will help you delete your browsing history, cookies, saved forms, and much more. It’s a very handy tool to keep your browser in the best shape possible. And I think it is an absolute essential program that you need on your computer. Ninite website however, does not have this program on their list. You can download CCleaner here: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download