My old PC was my hot testing ground. I installed all KINDA of crap on that poor Compaq machine.
back in those days, i didn't defrag, i had poor PC maintenance habits, i'd had partitions from old installations and tests i did over the years. yadda yadda yadda ... ya know?!
When I bought my wife a new PC for Christmas a few years ago for college (she was then just my girlfriend), I now have her computer (whats hers is mine, right?) cause mine finally died on me.
I use it more than she does.
The shop where I got it built also included Windows XP Pro. I've since then messed around with hers MORE than I ever did with mine, cause, HEY! I got a new XP install disk, right?
Mess up bad enough, i can just reinstall.
So I got a buddy of mine to show me how to make my installation smaller, using nLite.
i still don't get how to do it, but last week, he was able to cut down my windows installation to about 300KB.ssoo ... my question for YOU DonationCoders, what is your amazing list of software that you install on a new XP machine?
<<BTW:I've made a list of what i wish to install on my next XP installation with my newly composed (is that the right word?) ... my newly composed XP disk. http://jammo.net/myEssentialsCD3.txt
i used this opensource app called TreeLine? it's on that list.>>