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Adding anything to freshly installed Windows 8.1

  1. #1

    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1

    Adding anything to freshly installed Windows 8.1

    Yesterday I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 in order to fix a BSOD problem

    All of my hardware checks out great, but I'm being very careful about adding programs and devices.

    I have a few questions:

    1. Should I look for updates for anything that Windows tends to miss? Dell updates?
    2. I took Malwarebytes off because I heard about it causing BSOD. Any other recommendations for protection or does Windows do a pretty decent job?
    3. Any other things you'd like to recommend I have on my computer to keep it running smooth and avoid BSOD are appreciated!

    So far Windows 8.1 runs very smooth!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    hello ,I will add a few comments ,I have use malwarebytes for years ,and recently bought the pro version ,and use it along with windows defender ,all is ok so far ,but I do watch where I surf and download programs from ,I have never had malwarebytes cause a bsod ,they are usually caused by bad ram or device driver errors ,also best that you get Dell updates from dell and not windows
    you should have gotten a error message with the bsod that would help with what caused it
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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