The talented folks at Ninite made installing Windows programs easy…and updating software easier. Go to their website at www.ninite.com and click on the software titles you want from a fairly extensive list:
Click the blue button at the bottom of the page that says “Get Your Ninite” to download a small .exe installer. Ninite installs your software quietly in the background without the usual wizard. Shortcuts will appear on your desktop when installation has completed.
Bonus tip: Right-click on your Ninite .exe program and select “Pin to Start Menu.” When you click on this shortcut tile, say a month from now, Ninite will check your software’s website to see if there is an available update. If there is an update, it will update to the latest version automatically. If not, it moves to the next software title in your list.
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