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  1. Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
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    Free
    Language
    English
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    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Description

    Make Microsoft Office 2007 better than ever. ... to date SP3 for Office 2007 offers essential bug fixes and improvements that will ensure your copy of Microsoft Office is safer and more stable than ...

    6
    1.7K ratings
    6.9M downloads
    • Pros: Corrects bugs and improves performance
    • Cons: None
  2. Windows Movie Maker 2012 16.4.3528.331
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Windows Movie Maker 2012 16.4.3528.331
    Description

    Solid, free video editor from Microsoft. ...is a free video editor from Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2012 is the stand out application of Windows Essentials 2012 This basic video editing tool ...

    6
    6.6K ratings
    28.4M downloads
    • Pros: Hardware acceleration
    • Cons: More advanced users should look elsewhere
  3. DirectX 11 11.2
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    DirectX 11 11.2
    Description

    The essential driver for Windows gamers. ... set of drivers distributed by Microsoft that offer improved visual and audio performance Its ...: Black Ops 2, it is essential Other games, like GTA 5 ...

    6
    381 ratings
    1.9M downloads
    • Pros: Improved visual and audio performance
    • Cons: All behind the scenes, so not that exciting
  4. DirectX 9.29.1974
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    Free
    Language
    English
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    DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer 9.29.1974
    Description

    Essential component for PC gaming. Microsoft DirectX lets you optimize the use of a PC's hardware capabilities specifically for gaming and videos It provides a collection of libraries ...

    6
    4.6K ratings
    25.1M downloads
    • Pros: Essential for getting the most from your PC
    • Cons: Uninstalling very difficult
  5. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 RC
    Description

    Introducing Microsoft NET Framework. ...It offers considerable improvement in essentials like CLR (Common Language ...is a vital component of the Microsoft NET Framework that facilitates the ...

    7
    291 ratings
    528K downloads
    • Pros: Does not require user to uninstall previous versions
    • Cons: Occasional problems may occur when updating previous versions
  6. Windows Essentials 16.4.3503.0728
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    Free
    Language
    English
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    Windows Essentials 16.4.3503.0728
    Description

    Microsoft's essential apps to get you started. ... of Windows Essentials as they received the biggest overhaul Both programs are now designed for Windows 8 in mind and feature the Microsoft ribbon ...

    6
    214 ratings
    678K downloads
    • Pros: Great package of apps to get started with
    • Cons: Live Messenger struggling to stay relevant
  7. Microsoft Flight
    License
    Trial version
    Language
    English
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    Microsoft Flight
    Description

    The long running flight simulator series returns. ...players of all levels Take off is easy Microsoft Flight is easy to play right from ... scenery and simple flight is essential, and made easier by the ...

    6
    532 ratings
    861K downloads
    • Pros: Easy to get into
    • Cons: First planes are very slow
  8. Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 (Vista 64 bits)
    Description

    Essential to open MSI installation files.

    5
    76 ratings
    230K downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  9. Skype 7.23.0.105
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    Free
    Language
    English
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    Skype 7.23.0.105
    Description

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century. ...and stable Conclusion: an essential program Its functions, quality ... passing via eBay before it came to Microsoft, which acquired it in 2011 Within ...

    7
    19.1K ratings
    91.7M downloads
    • Pros: Group videoconferencing
    • Cons: Requires a good connection
  10. Visual C++ 2010
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Visual C++ Express 2010
    Description

    Essential toolkit for Visual C++. Visual C++ 2010 Express is a free set of tools that developers can use to create custom applications using basic and expert settings Visual C++ is a ...

    6
    1.3K ratings
    1.6M downloads
    • Pros: Essential tool for Visual C++
    • Cons: Lacks advanced features
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