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Windows Setup

  • Latest Windows service pack - XP SP3
  • Windows updates
  • AVG or other antivirus - disable daily scan
  • Chrome and/or Firefox web browsers
  • Microsoft Office or Open Office - disable quickstart
  • Java
  • Flash for IE and other browsers
  • Printer
  • Acrobat Reader or Foxit - disable quickstart
  • VLC
  • iTunesWinamp, or other music management software - set to rip cds as mp3s
  • Picasa or other photo management software
  • CDBurnerXP
  • LogMeIn
  • Any other software the user wants
  • Disable automatic reboots for windows updates: create the registry setting HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU\NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers as a DWORD set to 1. Restart for it to take effect.
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