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Is Ninite a trusuted solution for initial package management on fresh/clean install of Windows 7 64Bit?

Is Ninite a trusuted solution for initial package management on fresh/clean install of Windows 7 64Bit?

I'd like to re-open the question from link below, where several packages were suggested besides Ninite.com such as allmyapps.com. Package managers for Windows

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"I'll try and dissect each point to make things a little easier.

In regards to Ninite:

installs the latest version of
software

Yes. Ninite will install the latest (stable) releases of software.

supports 64 bit installs where
possible

Definitely. From Ninite's page - Ninite checks your PC's language and 64-bit support
to install the latest, best version of each program.

strips ads/toolbars/similar stuff

Yes. Ninite installs apps with the default settings and says No to toolbars and other junk where possible. I've tested it with Java and no toolbar was installed. To quote the Ninite website - Ninite installs software fast with default settings and
says ""no"" to browser toolbars and other junk.

provides a way to keep the programs
updated after installation

Unfortunately no. The software is installed ""as is"". If the software (such as Firefox) comes with an updater, you can use that, but Ninite is not really a package manager in the strict sense, more of an easier software deployment tool. You may be interested in Update Notifier for this purpose.

if I can add custom installers to the
software, that's a big plus.

Neither of the solutions in the other thread can do this as far as I know. If you are looking to automatically install other software not listed in Ninite on a clean install of Windows, most installer packages include command line switches you can use to silently install the software.

For great information on deploying software on clean installs, AppDeploy.com is a great resource."