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For anyone installing Win7, XP (or Vista...) - this is an amazing free service! www.ninite.com

joesixpack 479 October 24, 2009 at 10:23 PM
www.ninite.com - check it out. A very easy way to tag all the apps you need to install once your OS has been installed, set it, and walk away leaving the ninite service to do the job. Fantastic.

Seems like it works with XP and Vista too.

Tom's Hardware loves it - http://www.tomshardware.com/news/...,8929.html
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#2
Thanks for the info..But acronis/Ghost is a good way to image and install things quickly.
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#3
That looks like a fantastic time saver. Nice find. Are there any mainstream reviews for it?
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Quote from cocacolakid View Post :
That looks like a fantastic time saver. Nice find. Are there any mainstream reviews for it?
See - http://www.tomshardware.com/news/...,8929.html
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#5
I really like smart programs like this one... this is a really hot deal to me, thanks
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Quote from joesixpack View Post :
See - http://www.tomshardware.com/news/...,8929.html
Thanks!
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#7
wow that's cool.
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I have a better solution. About 50%-60% of all my programs are portable versions. I have a folder called "Program Files (Portable)" in my root (C:\) drive. Before a reinstall i just copy/paste the folder. This way all custom settings and tweaks are kept and it is MUCH faster than this, or downloading. My experience is that portable programs are smaller and generally faster than their installed versions. I run portable firefox with addons and all a lot faster than installed version, and there is no "traces" left on the host PC. It loads pages faster and has all functions. Run it from a persistent RAM drive (virtual drive created in RAM) and it will be there every time you boot, and it will be the fastest surfing you have ever seen, as everything is written to RAM, not your drive. Browsers write a TON of info to your drive that you never see

If a program does not offer a portable version, a little googling will find you one that has been made.

7-ZipPortable
ccleaner
Defraggler
Everything
FirefoxPortable
FreeCommanderPortable
Portable XNView
TeraCopy Portable
WinDirStatPortable
UltraISO Portable
VLCPortable

there are many others, but sience they are paid programs and their portable versions might be questionable, you will have to leave your imagination Smilie Just google whatever you are looking for +portable.

1. Install windows
2. Paste folder
3. Paste shortcuts you already made to folder

No setup, no customizing, its all done
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#9
wow! this will be a huge help! thank you!
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Honestly, I think it's not merely tech support, but a very good deal as it saves a ton of time, and time is money...
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#11
not as braindead as click-click-click, but wpiw (windows post-install wizard) has been around for ages.. does about the same thing but not limited to what apps can be installed, just takes a little work to set up initially. http://www.wpiw.net/

used to have something else kinda like the OP's link and installpad.. but i can't remember what it was.. grr... why did i have to clean out my flash drive.
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#12
I put everything I install in a folder on a separate partition; deleting anything older than the latest version I installed. Makes re-installation a breeze for me.
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Just an average guy ; )
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This could be a real time saver. I hope it really says "no" to all of the crapware during installation.
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I have a better solution. About 50%-60% of all my programs are portable versions. I have a folder called "Program Files (Portable)" in my root (C:\) drive. Before a reinstall i just copy/paste the folder. This way all custom settings and tweaks are kept and it is MUCH faster than this, or downloading. My experience is that portable programs are smaller and generally faster than their installed versions. I run portable firefox with addons and all a lot faster than installed version, and there is no "traces" left on the host PC. It loads pages faster and has all functions. Run it from a persistent RAM drive (virtual drive created in RAM) and it will be there every time you boot, and it will be the fastest surfing you have ever seen, as everything is written to RAM, not your drive. Browsers write a TON of info to your drive that you never see

If a program does not offer a portable version, a little googling will find you one that has been made.

7-ZipPortable
ccleaner
Defraggler
Everything
FirefoxPortable
FreeCommanderPortable
Portable XNView
TeraCopy Portable
WinDirStatPortable
UltraISO Portable
VLCPortable

there are many others, but sience they are paid programs and their portable versions might be questionable, you will have to leave your imagination Smilie Just google whatever you are looking for +portable.

1. Install windows
2. Paste folder
3. Paste shortcuts you already made to folder

No setup, no customizing, its all done
How do I create a persistent RAM drive, and is there more info on Fx with the RAMdrive online?
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Thanks!
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