Ask the Readers: What’s the Best Order for Installing Apps on a New Computer?

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 29th, 2011

Whether your computer is brand new or feels brand new after an OS refresh, we’re curious to see what order you install applications in. What goes on first? What goes on last? What is forgotten until you need it?

This week, inspired by this Best Order to Install Everything guide over at the Windows 7 tutorial site 7 Tutorials, we’re curious to hear what order you’re installing applications in. Whether you just purchased a new PC, wiped an old one, or performed an upgrade the necessitates re-installing some apps, we want to hear about it.

Sound off in the comments with your installation lists and tips; make sure to check back on Friday to see our What You Said roundup.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/29/11
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