If you have recently purchased a new Windows computer or have reformatted your current system, this guide will show you how to reinstall a good percentage of your most used programs with a single installation process. Things such as Chrome, Firefox, Steam, Skype, VLC, Avast and so on.


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After reformatting your PC one of the most frustrating and time-consuming aspects about the setup process is re-installing programs and apps. Thankfully there is a way to make this process substantially easier using a service and tool called Ninite. Although Ninite is a fairly well-known tool, a lot of people still aren’t taking advantage of it.

Ninite works by allowing you to select programs to install on your system from a long list of options. The category list is quite impressive and includes browsers, messaging, media, runtimes, imaging, docs, security etc. Within each of these categories, you will find programs like Chrome, Firefox, Steam, Skype, Gimp, Avast, Avg, Winrar and so on. Ninite’s feature and program lists are below if you need a little more convincing.

  • Ninite starts working as soon as you run it
  • Doesn’t bother you with any choices or options
  • Installs apps in their default location
  • Says no to toolbars or extra junk
  • Installs 64-bit apps on 64-bit machines
  • Installs apps in your PC's language (one you pick)
  • Does everything in the background
  • Save you a lot of time! (an understatement)
  • Installs the latest stable version of an app
  • Skips up-to-date apps
  • Skips any reboot requests from installers
  • Uses your proxy settings from Internet Explorer
  • Downloads apps from each publisher's official site
  • Verifies digital signatures or hashes before running anything
  • Works best if you turn off any web filters or firewalls



How to Use Ninite to Bulk Install Programs on Windows 10.

Even if you haven’t recently reformatted your computer, you can still use Ninite, there are no restrictions preventing you from using the service. To begin, go to the Ninite website using the link below.


Once you are on the Ninite page, use the tick boxes next to the programs within each category to add them to your list. You can add as many items to the list as you require, so don’t be sparing. Once you are done, click Get Your Ninite and a special .exe file will be downloaded to your computer.

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Now all you have to do is run the Ninite.exe file and wait for the programs to install. Below is an example of the finished product. For whatever reason Musicbee didn’t install so I had to install it manually.

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Although Ninite has the most popular programs listed, there are a few common programs that would be awesome to see added to the list, Origin, and Uplay for example. If you are wondering why programs like Photoshop CS6, Camtasia, Word etc aren’t on the list, it is because they require considerably more input during setup, things such as keys and login info. If you are really into the service, there’s also a pro version, however, it is more suited for businesses.