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Upgrading to W10 - install programs before or after?


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#1 sparrow hawk

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 03:49 AM

I have just done a factory reset on my Windows 7 laptop so I have a clean installation with practically nothing installed.

 

I will probably upgrade to Windows 10, however my question is reagrding all the programs I want to reinstall.

 

Would it be better to install everything now and then update Windows, or go to 10 first and then install everything?

Bearing in mind I may want to revert back to 7 depending on the 10 experience (probably unlikely though).

 

 



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:27 AM

Go to Windows 10, and then install your programs......(Windows/microsoft will wipe any programs that are not specifically Microsoft during the process of installing win 10)

 

If you want to be super organized....make a list and download them all to a thumb drive beforehand)

 

When Window 10 boots for the first time, Windows Defender will protect you (in terms of an AV)....so there is no mad rush to install an AV. (I use sophos free, for what its worth)


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:47 AM

Ok thank you.

 

To sidetrack slightly, is Windows Defender regarded as a good AV in itself or is it recommended to have something else as well?

My usual combo is Comodo Internet Security with Anti-MalwareBytes as backup.  Free version of both ;)

Does WD take the place of one of these or better to use all 3?



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 04:52 AM

if you have been well satisfied with the combination of Comodo and mbam,(malwarebytes) stick to it.

 

Only use ONE anti virus.....having a second anti virus will produce all sorts of weirdness and slow downs etc etc etc

 

As soon as you install Comodo, Windows defender will automatically turn itself off.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy




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