|I would check out Gizmos Freeware for firewall & anti virus. |
Then download Service pack 3.
Get the recommended updates.
Although personally. I found Internet explorer 8 slowed down my pc.
Then, once you have a basic install, I would use ghost or acronis to clone the drive, then you will have new image to clone the drive from next time you want to do a fresh install.
In any other order, Install Office set up email. Get Driver Max to get the latest drivers.
Personally, I also create a separate partition. You can then change the properties of My documents, so that they are save to a separate partition, you can also, backup/image your C drive to this, then if the is problem with you main installation, you can restore, (ghost or acronis) from D:
I use Comodo, anti virus & firewall, mainly because it seems to upate the virus definitions automatically.
Although I use AVG on my other pc.
UK MP's are thieving scunbags.
EU members are worse.