Monday, January 25, 2010

Win7 Install on a Dell Latitude E5400

A Custom install (not Upgrade) from WinXP.  Installing Win7-64 Home Premium.  Initial install and updates went fine.  I used an admin user for install to save work later.  Next steps.

  • Created & tested the User account.
  • Radmin for working on the laptop from my desktop.  Not only is it a better screen and keyboard, I can take screenshots and blog them here.
  • Fences.  I drag the install programs into their own fence for ease of deleting later, without the risks of deleting a wanted shortcut.
  • Activated Windows.
  • Firefox.
  • ESET Smart Security.  As expected it shut down Radmin remote access.  Setting the UI to Advanced and turning on the Firewall’s Interactive Filtering Mode brought up a dialog to let Radmin work.
  • Opera.
  • Chrome.  No shortcut for the User account.  Installed also in User account.
  • SnagIt
  • TortoiseSVN
  • Office
  • Acrobat

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