Tired of finding basic free software after every Windows reinstall? If so, here we provide some free software list to make things easier for you. It is recommended that you do Windows system update first.
Firstly you may want to install is drivers. You could try to use Windows update feature first. Ream more: Free driver installation tools.
Google Chrome – Download
Mozilla Firefox – Download
Opera Software Opera – Download
Internet Explorer is installed by default, but many people like to use third party internet browsers. Those above are the most popular free browsers.
WinRAR 5.5 32-bit – Download
WinRAR 5.5 64-bit – Download
7-Zip 15.09 32-bit – Download
7-Zip 15.09 64-bit – Download
Those advanced free archiving / compression tools provides lot of possibilities comparing to Windows default tool.
Adobe Reader – Download
Foxit Reader 8.3.1 – Download
PDF (Portable Document Format) is very common format. Pdf reader should be considered as a default software.
Must have software if you working with documents. We already covered that section in this article: How to get a free office program? Microsoft and alternatives.
Bitdefender Free – Download
Avast Free – Download
Panda Free – Download
ZoneAlarm + Firewall – Download
Some Windows versions have integrated protection, but you should install additional protection anyway. Here are some popular free antivirus and anti-malware programs.
VLC Player 2.2.8 – Download
K-Lite Codec Pack 11.5 – Download
Winamp 5.6 – Download
Windows have Media Player by default, but it may lack some abilities. Here are some popular media players.
Skype – Download
Viber – Download
Communication programs are not necessarily required by everyone. But still it is most common program on every computer.
Wise Registry Cleaner 9.53 – Download
There are some very good freeware and portable software to tweak / improve system performance. Also read more: Classic start menu in Windows 8 or Windows 10.
This is the most basic free software list after Windows reinstall. If you have any suggestions to the list, please leave a comment below.