XP Build list

XP Build list

  1. XP Pro (SP2 or greater slipstreamed)
  2. Configure networking + enable firewall
  3. Install drivers – latest from web
  4. [Optional] install iis – run iislockdown tool
  5. UltraMon
  6. CMD Prompt changes: Lucida Console 12pt; Layout: height=35; colors: screen text 0,240,0;
  7. .NET framework 1.1 sp1
  8. Intellipoint 4.1 (not 5.0)
  9. Windows media 10
  10. DirectX 9
  11. Allwindowsupdates.com + configure automatic updates for auto install and reboot 
  12. Diskeeper
  13. E-trust antivirus
  14. Admuncher[Corey’s review]
  15. Google toolbar
  16. IE Sync+ download favorites no longer supported
  17. Latest flash plugin
  18. Xp powertoys(tweakui + image resizer + command prompt here)
  19. [Optional] Nortel VPN client
  20. Winzip+command line interface
  21. Winrar
  22. ACDSee Classicfell out of favor
  23. Office 2003 + OneNote + Visio + Project + Frontpage
  24. Configure Outlook for Exchange 2003 w/ cached Exchange mode
  25. Office updates 
  26. Cloudmark SpamNetNow called SafetyBar
  27. Newsgator+fetchlinks+ .text posting plugin
  28. Plaxo2.0 – now with Calendar + task syncronization
  29. Copernic orX1[Corey’s old review of X1(I use X1 at this point, but Lookout remains a good option for those unwilling to spend $99)I am now using Copernic Desktop Search
  30. Virtual PC 2004w/sp1- copy over standard XP, 2003, Linux test images
  31. Winamp 5 +MAD input plugin+audioscrobbler plugin
  32. MSN Messenger 6.2+Messenger Plus!  (be sure not to install Plus!’s spyware “sponsor“)
  33. Adobe Acrobat Reader 6(don’t use Adobe download manager)
  34. Blogjet(now will spell check)
  35. ActiveSync
  36. Quicktime, iTunes  – remove tray icon, uncheck all file associations. Configure iTunes for manual iPod sync
  37. Optional RealPlayer (only if absolutely necessary)
  38. Grabit+QuickPar+ Nvcrc + hjsplit
  39. Beyond Compare 2– install mp3, jpg plugins
  40. Adobe Photoshop + Album
  41. MaxiVista
  42. FavOrg
  43. 3dMark + PCMark 2004
  44. Adaware or try the new Microsoft Anti-Spyware beta
  45. ISO buster
  46. DivX codec only
  47. OptionalPcAnywhere
  48. OptionalNero 6
  49. OptionalWindows Media Encoder
  50. Optional SQL Server 2000 Client tools
  51. Optional Visual Studio 2003 Enterprise Architects Edition
  52. CDEX
  53. Adobe Audition
  54. Money2005
  55. Winbolic Link  [Corey’s review]
  56. Clippath
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11 comments

  1. The positions are roughly the order of installation, not how much I like them.

    I plan on adding reviews on this site for various products and will link to them here.

    Maxivista is very cool though I agree. I have an old Dell laptop with a v. nice 15" screen that was gathering dust so its perfect as a second monitor.

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