Thursday, January 24, 2013

Usefull applications for Windows


After a clean install of win7 on your PC/Laptop there are some post install configuration that can be performed to optimize the OS. I am providing a list of some applications that will help you to optimize and secure your OS to a great extent.

·         Service Packs
All the Microsoft Service Packs can be found collectively at:

1.       Windows 7 Service Pack 1
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe                       64 bit
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe                                32  bit

2.       Windows Xp Service Pack 2
WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe
For installing Service Pack 2, Service Pack 1 should be installed first.

3.       Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows6.0-KB948465-X86.exe                                   32 bit
Windows6.0-KB948465-X64.exe                                   64 bit
For installing Service Pack 2, Service Pack 1 should be installed first.

After installing OS Service Packs you can also install Office Service packs
4.       Office 2007 Service Pack 3
office2007sp3-kb2526086-fullfile-en-us.exe

5.       Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Office2003SP3-KB923618-FullFile-ENU.exe

If we have got Office 2003 installed, still we can access files created by Office 2007 or above (.docx,.xlsx,.pptx) we can install a Compatibility Pack from Microsoft
FileFormatConverters.exe

·         Auslogics Disk Defrag Screen Saver
This is not just a screen saver but a UTILITY screen saver which automatically defrag your harddisk when your screensaver is activated. You don’t have to monitor it or perform any action for its operation. It is very light weight unlike other defragmentation tools.
disk-defrag-screen-saver-setup.exe

·         Panda USB Vaccine

·         Autorun Eater

·         Avast Home Edition antivirus with free 1 year Home License

·         K-Lite Codec Pack

·         CCleaner

·         Plugins - Flash Player, Java Runtime Environment, Shockwave Player, Silverlight

·         .Net framework

·         DirectX

·         Teracopy OR Supercopier OR Ultracopier

·         Download Managers – Internet Download Manager (IDM) OR Free Download Manager (FDM)

·         Pdf - Foxit Reader OR Adobe Reader

·         MS Office alternatives

·         Online Cloud Storage
https://skydrive.live.com/ - Microsoft – 25GB Free
https://drive.google.com/ - Google – 5GB Free

·         Some useful links :