Yes, it’s that time again to rebuild my laptop and expunge the cruft that I’ve accumulated.  Yes, that’s a word, look it up!  🙂

I was going to wait until Macworld to see if the x86 iBook was announced but a number of things are coming together to make it happen now.  This thing is getting slow, especially on bootup.  More importantly, I discovered that MSFT released a new version of Vista in December and the reviews are very positive, especially in regards to stability.  So, I’m going to be dual booting Vista and XP with the intention of Vista being the main OS for a while.  If it turns out to be really horrible I’ll just go back to XP and make the Vista partition a data drive.

So, I’m making this list of “things” I need to do to a fresh install so I don’t forget anything important.  Those of you that are not me can use this as a list of how to properly set up a laptop!  Har!

Office
Visio
Firefox, With Extensions:Adblock w/blocklist, Bookmarks Synchronizer, Performancing, Spellbound Development
Adobe Acrobat
Trillian
Putty, wconsd
Tera Term Pro Web
3com’s 3CDaemon
iTunes
Ultraedit
TightVNC
DaemonTools
VirtualPC
Azureus
Cisco VPN Client, migrate .pcf files
DVD Decoder
Ethereal
Google Earth
Nero
UltraISO
VLC Media Player
WinRAR
PhotoShop
NetStumbler
Angry Ip Scanner
ActiveSync
Antivirus
GoogleTalk

That’s all of the apps I can think of at the moment.  There are some other things that I tweak though.

Save the rasphone.pbk file from C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftNetworkConnectionsPbk
Pick through “My Documents” and move the Virtual Machines
Put Putty in the path statement
Transfer Putty settings from the registry

Of course, there’s a lot more that goes into it.  Several of the programs listed here require some level of configuration.  For
instance, the Bookmark Sync.  I’ll come back to this and edit it if I can think of anything else.

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