Setup a new PC for a friend

I have setup a laptop for a friend who is mainly using the PC at school (university), social web and music/movies. So this is what I recommend for installation:

  • Windows 7 (x64)
  • Install Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Setup automatic patching of the computer (every day)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • WinRAR
  • Configure Power settings to be more optimal than default settings
  • Install an online backup software ( is a good choice)
  • Install Java
  • Install web integrated applications (Flash, Adobe Air, Silverligt)
  • Install PDF Creator (PDF Creator homepage)
  • Install software for phone management (if needed)

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