Getting Started Guide setting up a Windows 7 PC

posted Jul 5, 2013, 2:32 PM by CJ Flynn   [ updated Jul 5, 2013, 2:34 PM ]

 The  main pieces of software needed to help your computer reach it's potential: 


  1. Start Open internet Explorer then download a better web browser such asGoggle  Chrome  Website

  2. then download Microsoft Security Essentials a FREE antivirus  created by Microsoft as the name would suggest. Website    
  3. CCleaner is really good at cleaning up an old computer and making it run betterDownload
  4. FireFox - the world's best web browser Download

  5. Foxit PDF Reader - a free fast and stable PDF reader Download 
  6. AbiWord  works similarl to classic versions (pre-Office 2007) of Microsoft Word, as it is a simple small program that uses less resources than MS Office or Liberaoffic. Website 
  7. One advantage of Notepad++ over the built-in Windows text editor Notepad, is that Notepad++ supports tabbed editing, which allows working with which allows working with multiple open files. Notepad++ opens big files significantly faster and can be used as Windows Notepad replacement. Notepad++ Downloadwebsite 
  1.  Even more Free software is available for download at this

Good Add-ons for Firefox Or Chrome 

        Ad block-plus is a good add-on to start with. It blocks almost all advertisements on the internet from showing up when you are on FireFox. Download

Web of Trust (WOT) is a website advisory Add-on. It will tell you if a  website is safe or has viruses. Download

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox and Chrome extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.Download