That looks a sensible starting list, and I appreciate the reminders - thanks!
I hadn't thought about uninstalling those items, but I will now. VLC, MSE, 7Zip,etc - spot on and taken as read.
In the past I've partitioned my drives into System/Samples, Documents/Audio Data. I don't believe that's such a good idea now, as at least one of those partitions always ends up badly sized. I'm just going to have the System and Documents folder on the first drive and the Samples and Audio data foldered on the second drive. What does anyone else feel about this?
I don't touch Google at all. I refuse to even use Google's search, unless it's front ended with startpage.com - I prefer a search facility that doesn't spy on me! I can't bring myself to use Chrome, I'm afraid.
I like ninite for getting all of the basic software installed - fire and forget.
And many check-points with image backups!!
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