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Whenever you do a fresh install of Windows or buy new PC you have to go through one tedious task. Which is to download and install software that are essential to run your PC. Downloading and installing latest version of each software takes a lot of time. Moreover some software installers are like riddles. One wrong move and your home page will be replaced by a shady search engine, computer will be filled with toolbars you  don’t want or other crap-ware.


Thankfully there is great software called Ninite which do all the work for you. You just have to visit its homepage. Select your favourite softwares. Download the multi application installer and run it.  Now just sit back and relax. It will install and update everything without any interrupts.

Here is the summary of the steps:

Step 1:

Visit www.Ninite.com and select you favourite applications. (Ubuntu users go here www.ninite.com/linux )

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Step 2:

Download the installer and run it.

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Step 3:

There  is no step 3. Were you expecting one ? Just relax or do some other work and let the installer install the softwares.

What we liked about it

  1. No interrupts, completely automated.
  2. If you already have a software it will update it.
  3. It parallely downloads one software and installs the other. Hence its fast.
  4. No need to worry about unwanted toolbars. It will automatically skip it for you.
  5. 64 bit version of the software will be installed if it is available when you are on a 64 bit OS.

What we didn’t like

  1. Software setups are deleted after install. Not an ideal solution for people with slow connections.
  2. Both 32 and 64 bit Java are installed on a 64 OS. Maybe a pro for some people.
  3. Limited selection of softwares. We could not find our favourite PotPlayer.

Bonus

To save you time even more. Here is a link of applications I normally install on a new PC. It will instal chrome, everything, firefox, foobar, imgburn, java, klitecodecs, notepadplusplus, opera, picasa, revo, skype, sumatrapdf, teamviewer, utorrent, windirstat, and winmerge. Download

About Aamir Rizwan

Aamir Rizwan is a passionate blogger and the founder of TechAnger.com. He likes staying at the top of latest technology. In his free time he enjoys listening music, watching House MD and playing third person shooters.

  • Rohít Panícker

    Worth Reading.! (y) Well Done.! Addicted to this blog.! 🙂

  • Mohammad Hussain

    Nice article you have..but not good for slow connection and I don’t see any useful softwares their..

    • Thank you for commenting. I use it to install at least 20 softwares on a new install of windows. Of course many softwares are missing but they cannot cover every software required by every individual. It is only intended for basic softwares. But still it saves a lot of time. Yes, it is not an ideal solution for slow connection as I have already mentioned.

  • Itz awesome