Download a copy of PC-Decrapifier (or Decrap) and Should I Remove It. (You’ll need to get other things from Ninite (below) but start by getting Revo Uninstaller in case you’re having trouble decrapifying something.)
Product Key Finder by Magical Jellybean.
From Ninite.com create installers for:
- Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. You can’t have too many alternatives to Exploder.
- Dropbox and Google Drive.
- Notepad++, Python, WinSCP, Putty, and WinMerge
vim and gow (Gnu on Windows) and maybe Cygwin.
MarkdownPad (or pay $15 and get Pro)
Be not slow to consult Alternative To.
And when you’re ready, make a backup image using Clonezilla. Or at least a system restore point.