April 19, 2011

How to install multiple programs with just one click

So you've got yourself a shiny new laptop. Now what follows is the arduous process of installing all your usual programs: web browser, chat client, PDF reader, image viewer and perhaps an anti-virus software, zip file manager or synchronisation tools like Dropbox or Evernote.

The regular (and time consuming) process involves downloading each setup file individually, running the setup and clicking on the 'next' or 'I accept' prompts that pop up.

Some of the programs might even require that you restart the system. You can make things much simpler and just head to www.ninite.com .

What Ninite offers is simple — all the software you need, to get started with a new PC, in one place. Simply select what you want and download a single installation file.

The Ninite installer takes care of the entire install without any intervention on your part. It automatically gets the latest version of the software, prevents installation of any toolbars or 'bloatware' works instantly without you having to sign in or register for an account.

At a later stage, if you run the same installation file again, Ninite will update the installed programs.

Apart from being completely free and saving you the headache of hovering around your PC during installation, it'll also save you a few hours of your life. For those who need to perform setups like this on a regular basis, it's a Godsend.

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