Here are the list of must have software tools I have installed and recommend.
- Tuneup Utilities can also automatically run important maintenance tasks, such as cleaning up your hard disk and registry, for you, or you can run them yourself manually. A slow and untidy computer is now a thing of the past for you. TuneUp Utilities recognizes whether there are any problems on your system and offers simple solutions. You can also use TuneUp Utilities to customize the appearance of your Windows system to your personal requirements.
- Power ISO is a powerful CD/DVD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount these files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD-ROM image files including ISO and BIN.
- CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download. FREE
- Picasa is FREE photo editing software from Google that makes your pictures look great.
Sharing your best photos with friends and family is as easy as pressing a button!
- Unlocker was designed to be a very useful Windows Explorer extension allowing users with a simple right-click on a file or folder to easily get rid of error message such as error deleting file or folder, cannot delete folder: it's being used currently.
- AutoRuns shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. FREE
- VLC Media Player / UMPlayer is a highly portable multimedia player can handle nearly all media formats, including AAC, AC3, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, Matroska, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, OGG, QT, RealMedia, VOB, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMV, XVID and many more. FREE
- Total Video Coverter is a piece of extremely powerful and full-featured converter software that supports almost all video and audio formats. The software is designed to convert video for your mobile video player as 3gp, mp4, PSP, PS3, iPod, iPhone etc and also VCD or DVD player, XBOX360.