MyDigitalMedia Essentials

This page contains a number of pieces of updates and free software that is required on any typical Windows PC following a factory restore, or following a fresh install of Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

Note: The software listed here are our recommendations and may not match everyone's preferences. Choose the software and updates below that are applicable to you.

Microsoft Windows Vista
 

Service Pack 1 - 32-bit 64-bit
ks.sys update
Service Pack 2SP1 - 32-bit 64-bit
Platform Update SupplementSP2 - 32-bit 64-bit

SP1:Service Pack 1 must be installed prior to installing Service Pack 2
SP2:Service Pack 2 must be installed prior to installing the Platform Update Supplement

Microsoft Windows 7


Service Pack 1 - 32-bit 64-bit

Software


FoxIt Reader
High performance alternative to Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash Player
Flash Player, required to play some online movies and games

Adobe AIR
Required for some online and downloadable applications

Adobe Shockwave Player
Required for some online games

Microsoft Silverlight 5
Required for some rich internet sites, and online videos

Windows Live Essentials for Windows Vista or Windows 7
Suite of tools including Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Mesh and Windows Live Family Safety tools.

Windows Live Essentials for Windows XP
Suite of tools including Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Live Movie Maker, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Mesh and Windows Live Family Safety tools.

Microsoft Security Essentials
Free real-time anti-virus software for Microsoft Windows.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
The latest, most secure and fastest version of Internet Explorer to date.

Spotify
Free music online music streaming with the option to upgrade to a paid-for account.

Google Chrome
A lightweight alternative web browser. Runs particularly well on low performance computers, or those that are regularly over loaded.

MyDigitalMedia are a small business IT consultancy specialising in web design, and web development creating high quality bespoke web solutions, and establishing our client's brands online, without a hefty price tag. Based in Widnes, Cheshire we cover all surround areas including St. Helens, Liverpool, Warrington, and Runcorn and have a number of national clients from throughout North Wales, and as far as Plymouth. Thanks to the internet, and online conferencing, we're never too far away. View our portfolio to view examples or projects that we have undertaken to date.