Must Have Software For Windows PC: About 90 percent of computers systems are running on Microsoft Windows and it is most used operating system in the world. Probably you will also be running Windows OS in your computer system. This article is must read for every user of Windows PC.

If you recently bought a new Windows-based computers or about to buy then you should be aware about the software which should be installed in your Windows PC. These software are needed to help you day-to-day tasks on computer.

Top 10 Must Have Software For Every Windows PC

We have already researched some must have software for you which should be installed in your Windows PC. This list includes software for malware detection and removal, PDF reader, cloud storage, media player, file zip utility and some others. Everybody needs different set of software based on their needs. You may also want to install a video editing software, particular PC game, photo editing software or any other software.

But below are some of the best software which should be installed in every Windows-based computer system.

Lets proceed on to get more information about these must have software for every Windows PC.

List Of Must Have Software For Every Windows PC

1. Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is one of the most popular and must have software for every Windows PC. Microsoft Office is also known as MS Office. MS Office is a bundled software developed by tech giant Microsoft. The package of Microsoft Office includes software like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, MS Outlook and MS OneNote.

Every software in MS Office suite has its unique function. You can create documents, presentations, spreadsheet and much more. You can find a Windows-based computer system in which MS Office is not installed. It is one of the most used and must have software for Windows 7.

If you don’t want to spend money on this software, you can also use Microsoft Office alternative software like LibreOffice.

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2. Avast Free Antivirus/AVG Free AV

After buying a new computer or installing Microsoft Windows, protecting your system from malware attacks should be your top priority. Malwares can easily corrupt the data of any infected system so you need to take care of that. Avast Free Antivirus one of the best free antivirus software and can do a great job in protecting your system from malware infection. It can event beat paid antivirus in many test.

AVG Free Antivirus is also a popular free antivirus software. It provides basic protection from malware. You have to install

3. Adobe Reader/Foxit Reader

Which software you will use to open and read PDF files? You can install Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. Both these are intuitive software to read PDF files. Adobe Reader is a program or software developed by Adobe Systems. With Adobe Reader, you can open, view. create, edit and print PDF files.

Foxit Reader is the best alternative for Adobe Reader. You can do all basic task like create, view and edit of PDF files. Foxit Reader is a very fast PDF reader and has been downloaded by over 275 million users.

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4. CCleaner

CCleaner is software for effectively cleaning temporary files from system. It also scan and cleans junk registry from system. You can also configure startup items means you can stop or start any program on startup with CCleaner.

CCleaner is a must have software for PC maintenance.

5. Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/Opera

Most of the computer users browse internet on their computer. So their PC must be installed with a fast and stable web browser. You can choose between Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera Web Browser.

Google Chrome is sleek & fast web browser developed by tech giant Google. On the other hand, Mozilla Firefox is fast and most stable web browser developed by Mozilla. These two web browsers (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) are most popular and used browser in the world.

You have already heard about the Opera web browser. Opera is very famous for its Opera Mini browser on mobile device. You can also install its desktop browser on Windows OS. Opera desktop web browser is also very fast.

6. VLC Media Player/Daum Pot Player

VLC Media Player is one of the best video player for Windows operating system. It will play most in fact all of the media files of any format. You can also stream videos straight from VLC Media Player. VLC Media Player already includes most of the codec to play media files.

It can even play half download or broken media files. Surely VLC Media Player will complete your needs for playing any media file.

Daum Pot Player is another great media player which can play any media file. One of the best point about Pot Player is that it use less memory and CPU usage.

7. WinRar/7-Zip

WinRar and 7-Zip are two best software utilities for compressing files and opening compressed files. These type of files are in .zip and .rar format.

You can use one of these software for compression related tasks. 7-Zip is recommended as its user interface is very simple and it is a freeware.

8. Dropbox/Google Drive

For securing your important data and accessing it anywhere, you should need a cloud storage service. Dropbox and Google Drive are two best cloud storage services you can opt for. These cloud storage services will keep your data in sync on every mobile device.You can also choose Microsoft Onedrive which is also a better cloud storage service.

You should download their client software for Windows operating system before using it. You can also these service on we interface.

9. Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is a must have software for every Windows PC. Without installing it, you will not be able watch any online video. YouTube will not play any video without flash player. If you want to play online games than install flash player first.

10. uTorrent & Skype

uTorrent is a must have and best software to download uTorrent files. Most of the people download torrent files from internet. For this uTorrent is required to download and open that file.

Skype is also include in the list of must have software. Internet users now do video chat to communicate with each other. There is  no better service than Skype to do a video chat.


So theses are the must have software for every Windows PC. These softwares will fulfill your need of web browsing, cloud storage, virus prevention and all other basic needs in a computer.

Most of the important software are included in this list. If you know about any other program which can take place in above list then your are welcomed in comment section.

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