PC Setup Checklist

configure printers
map Q: drive to nas
remove any trial versions of antivirus or other security software
run windows updates reboot repeat
install bginfo – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897557.aspx
install newsid – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897557.aspx
install avg free – http://www.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg_free_stf_en_85_339a1525.exe
Install Yahoo ToolBar with Anti-Spy
install winrar – http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar39b2.exe
install firefox
install treesize free – http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/TreeSizeSetup.exe
install outlook 2007 – http://support.themessagecenter.com/support/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=viewdownload&downloaditemid=18
edit local %windir%system32driversetchosts file if needed
Configure outook profile using mail control panel
install bittorrent
install skype
install openoffice
install blackberry desktop software
install blackberry handheld software
install apple itunes and quicktime
install adobe acrobat reader
install google earth
setup network time server – us.pool.ntp.org
setup and test vpn client to work headquarters
Turn off “I want to make windows better” check box
Install and test free pdf 995 creation print driver

Connect to exchange server and download cached copy of mail box
Change display options to windows classic and turn off options to enhance performance
turn off system restore
turn off drive indexing
label hard drive for user_c

Equipment List

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6-outlet surge protector, 210 Joules
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