Auto install multiple latest version Windows freeware w/o junkware @ Ninite
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Auto install multiple latest version Windows freeware w/o junkware @ Ninite

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Found 22nd Jan
Not sure how well this will go down but a service I've found very useful in the past and free so thought I'd post.

Simply select the packages you want, download the installer and run.

It automatically fetches and installs the latest stable version and installs them with no further user intervention and catches sneaky junkware tick boxes so no unwanted toolbars etc.

Great for when you get a new PC and want all the software you had on your last one.

How to geek review
howtogeek.com/201…re/

Wikipedia page
en.wikipedia.org/wik…ite

From Ninite website
Ninite will

start working as soon as you run it
not bother you with any choices or options
install apps in their default location
say no to toolbars or extra junk
install 64-bit apps on 64-bit machines
install apps in your PC's language or one you choose
do all its work in the background
install the latest stable version of an app
skip up-to-date apps
skip any reboot requests from installers
use your proxy settings from Internet Explorer
download apps from each publisher's official site
verify digital signatures or hashes before running anything
work best if you turn off any web filters or firewalls
save you a lot of time!

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Used the site for a very long time. Very good. patchmypc.net/dow…oad is also another very good one (updates software too)
Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 22nd Jan

Don't you have to install them one at time from there? With Ninite and PatchMyPC you tick some boxes of the software you want, click go and it installs them all automatically (without toolbars and other junk).

marty-401

I've always got my downloads from here and never had any problems … I've always got my downloads from here and never had any problems http://download.cnet.com/windows/



Edited by: "Sin_of_nature" 22nd Jan

One of the best websites out there.

Sin_of_nature

Don't you have to install them one at time from there? With Ninite and … Don't you have to install them one at time from there? With Ninite and PatchMyPC you tick some boxes of the software you want, click go and it installs them all automatically (without toolbars and other junk).


Yes. But still very easy and I think more choice and reviews of products.

Now if they only included Windows Updates

Great site I've been using it for years, it gets you back up and running in no time after a format.

Alternatively, avoid Windows and install an open source operating system.

Good reminder - like marra says, Ninite is a great way of installing multiple programs at once, e.g. after a clean install, and don't underestimate the advantage that avoiding installing all the junk apps is - a lot of these freeware programs come with other junk bundled that you have to remember to untick. Hadn't heard of patch my pc - good one, thanks, Sin of nature.

gorgo2015

Alternatively, avoid Windows and install an open source operating system.



Sure thing, which one runs Photoshop?

Nice one, good to have this. Thanks

Looks a great idea, but how does it handle those installers which prompt (sometimes quite slyly, using opt-out rather than opt-in) to install some other third-party software during their install process?

Original Poster

kalico

Looks a great idea, but how does it handle those installers which prompt … Looks a great idea, but how does it handle those installers which prompt (sometimes quite slyly, using opt-out rather than opt-in) to install some other third-party software during their install process?




It deselects them, it automates the whole process and installs the programs in their default location. No clicking next on an installer It specifically avoids junkware, I'm guessing before a program goes on the list they run through it manually to catch things like that, similarly after updates but that is just a guess. I've never had any problems and I think it would ruin their business case if they started.

Original Poster

The help page ninite.com/hel…ks/ might explain it better

Cheers OP ...

I've always got my stuff from filehippo but i'll certainly give this a look. heated.

gorgo2015

Alternatively, avoid Windows and install an open source operating system.



Will do. Which one is best optimised for my rx480 and HTC vive?

I have been using Ninite for years.
Very good for new builds and added as a scheduled task to check all the software is the latest version.

Ninite has saved me sooo much time over the years. And it means that I can't accidentally install bloatware by forgetting to deselect check boxes.

Used it all the time till adobe reader was removed from it, Not so much now. Superb little installer.

I've used Ninite for many a year; so good. Thanks for posting OP, a lot of people will find this useful!

dreamager

Will do. Which one is best optimised for my rx480 and HTC vive?


No open source operating system will optimise its software for your proprietary peripherals. The kernel contains usually all the drivers for the most common pluggable devices. If the manufacturer of your peripheral follows the standards, fine. If they don't, but provide a closed source binary for the drivers, fine. Otherwise you're welcome to spend a fortune on an expensive graphics card and then be told by Microsoft what to do with it.

Anyway, the most common graphics card sooner or later will be supported in the kernel. Somebody will eventually reverse engineer the driver if it is not supported straight away.

gorgo2015

No open source operating system will optimise its software for your … No open source operating system will optimise its software for your proprietary peripherals. The kernel contains usually all the drivers for the most common pluggable devices. If the manufacturer of your peripheral follows the standards, fine. If they don't, but provide a closed source binary for the drivers, fine. Otherwise you're welcome to spend a fortune on an expensive graphics card and then be told by Microsoft what to do with it.Anyway, the most common graphics card sooner or later will be supported in the kernel. Somebody will eventually reverse engineer the driver if it is not supported straight away.



I like the idea of Microsoft telling me I can play my hyper-realistic games in well optimised VR, rather than the open-source ones saying I can't, or at most, functioning badly

dreamager

I like the idea of Microsoft telling me I can play my hyper-realistic … I like the idea of Microsoft telling me I can play my hyper-realistic games in well optimised VR, rather than the open-source ones saying I can't, or at most, functioning badly


If this is the case, good for you and please stop asking half-assed provocative questions, because this only makes you look stupid.

yeah, i'll add even more hours to the installation process by using an open source OS that i've never seen before

Always used ninite, but just tried patchmypc.
Installed one old update and knackered my software, but found some old software that needed deleting manually.
Sticking with ninite.

All the people wanting credit for saying they've been using it for years... What do you want? a medal?

Thanks op. Looks like a good time saver.

tjc2005

All the people wanting credit for saying they've been using it for … All the people wanting credit for saying they've been using it for years... What do you want? a medal?Thanks op. Looks like a good time saver.


Please!!!!! or just a old cocoa tin lid.

Original Poster

tjc2005

All the people wanting credit for saying they've been using it for … All the people wanting credit for saying they've been using it for years... What do you want? a medal?Thanks op. Looks like a good time saver.



Personally I've been using it for awhile and was surprised when a search yielded no deals so I'm glad that the community have backed up my assertions I understand your point of view but think posters with more cred than me hold a little more weight with members, just my thoughts..

Thanks for the thanks, and to everyone else I also appreciate it.. just got a heat wave badge, no taksey backsies

jadamso

Now if they only included Windows Updates


Windows can update itself. If however you want to micromanage updates you could use Windows Update Mini Tool.

majorgeeks.com/fil…tml

gorgo2015

If this is the case, good for you and please stop asking half-assed … If this is the case, good for you and please stop asking half-assed provocative questions, because this only makes you look stupid.



Making a statement like "Alternatively, avoid Windows and install an open source operating system." does indeed make you look stupid and has no meaning or relevance to this topic.

Windows can update itself. If however you want to micromanage updates you … Windows can update itself. If however you want to micromanage updates you could use Windows Update Mini Tool.http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html



Appreciate the link. Thanks :0)

tjc2005

All the people wanting credit for saying they've been using it for … All the people wanting credit for saying they've been using it for years... What do you want? a medal?Thanks op. Looks like a good time saver.



Interesting perception of things ...

Yeh, thanx for Posting this too OP, never heard of any of this stuff either?!, lol. :-)
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