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Page history last edited by Paul G. Taylor 10 years, 4 months ago

Setting up the Acer Inspire 5741G Laptop

September 2010


Operating System : MS Windows 7

Applications : --


Office                                 MS Office 2010

Browser                              Firefox
                                          Firefox Add-ons at      addons.mozilla.org     ID = 88egt-acer

Secondary browser             Google Chrome

Email client                         Thunderbird

Graphics Editor                   GIMP

Graphics Viewer                  IrfanView

Graphics Organiser             Google Picasa

VoIP                                   Skype

Dictionary                            TheSage - combined dictionary and Thesaurus


Utilities : --


Glary Utilities

GoodSync                    Scheduled Synchronization of specified directories.




Security Applications : --

Firewall                              ZoneAlarm Free

Antivirus                             AVG-free

Update patches                  Secunia PSI

Malware Detection              SpyBot Search and Destroy





Uninstalled Applications : --


Microsoft Works

McAfee Security Suite   After uninstalling this with Add/Remove Applications, I ran the removal tool from McAfee's web site to clean it all up.

Internet Explorer has not been uninstalled but it has been made not the default browser and the menu link has been removed.




Final tasks to perform : --


  • Install Wireless Router and ensure that home network is working and connected to the Internet.
  • Install Printer as a networked device so it can be used by the Laptop, wirelessly.
  • Install MS Office on Desktop computer.
  • Log into Eileen's Virtual Network at LogMeIn.
    Log in with email account - 88eileent@gmail.com
    Network Name                - 88eileent-Internet
    Install this on the Desktop Computer also.

  • Set up a backup schedule.

  • Take an image of the C :\ drive





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