So, it's one of THOSE threads again.
I'm tired of Vista now, and a recent upgrade seem to have solved some of my issues, but not all of them. New ones have cropped up and I'm no longer sure if it's a hardware or software issue. The natural thing to do is a reformat. Might aswell upgrade to Win7 in the process.
Currently backing up everything and downloading "the essentials". So far, apart from (the latest) graphic and motherboard chipset drivers, I've (re-)downloaded Open Office, Mozilla Firefox, Winamp and CCleaner. I'll likely do a firmware upgrade of my BIOS aswell but, eh, not really relevant for you to know.
So, taking suggestions. What are essential first-install things for you, or what do you recommend? I just remembered Photoshop, gotta take a note of that. Also taking general advice, such as "don't forget to backup your bookmarks".
Anything, really. Also, Impulse is a given (Steam is not). Thinking of trying out Mozilla Thunderbird, too, because I'm horrible at using those web things. Is it any good?
Edit: And Combined Community Codec Pack.