Download Microsoft Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows Movie Maker 2012

    16.4.3528.331

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Solid, free video editor from Microsoft

    6
    21147 votes
    • PROS: Hardware acceleration, Easy sharing to social networks, Video stabilization
    • CONS: More advanced users should look elsewhere
  • Skype for Windows 10

    2.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    7
    1612 votes
    • PROS: Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging, High quality video chats, Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts, Lots of emoticons, Free group video calls and screen sharing
    • CONS: Interface looks a bit sparse, Contacts may need editing after importing
  • Microsoft Office 2016

    15.31

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Updated Tool for Windows Users

    8
    20 votes
    • PROS: Comes with integrated business intelligence, Packed with great features
    • CONS: Real time editing not yet available, Only feasible for corporate use
  • Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

    11.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Software utilities program for Windows

    5
    132 votes
    • Microsoft .NET Framework

      4.7.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Introducing Microsoft.NET Framework

      7
      277 votes
      • PROS: Does not require user to uninstall previous versions, Enables key applications to function, Compatible across all Windows PCs and devices
      • CONS: Occasional problems may occur when updating previous versions, .NET Framework may not fix serious errors.
    • Windows Keyfinder

      6.0.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free software to recover Microsoft Windows product keys

      6
      76 votes
      • PROS: This software package is free to download and activate., Multiple versions of Windows can be accessed with the click of a button.
      • CONS: There is no variant available for mobile phones., Updates do not commonly take place, so bugs may be present.
    • Microsoft Visual C# 2008

      Express 9.021022.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Windows application creator for personal computers

      6
      449 votes
      • PROS: There is absolutely no charge to install Microsoft Visual C 2008, It provides the user with access to a host of automated tools and functions
      • CONS: Users will still need to have some previous coding experience, It is not as advanced as more modern software
    • Flip4Mac

      3.3.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Microsoft endorsed WMV player for Mac

      6
      298 votes
      • PROS: Plays WMV files in standalone Flip Player or QuickTime, Doesn't obscure playback with controls, Converts video and audio to other formats, Optimized for OS X 10.7+, Powerful tools for video editors working with WMV, Playback support in Office 2011 for Word and PowerPoint, Keynote can import Windows Media files through Flip4Mac , Supports video previews in Finder, Supports WMV in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Mail, Official Windows Media Player
      • CONS: Does not support Snow Leopard, Does not support screencasting, Leaves a watermark in QuickTime, Advanced features only in Pro version
    • Solitaire for Windows 10

      1.0.0.31

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Collection of Solitaire Games for Computers and Mobile Phones

      6
      414 votes
      • PROS: One of the most well-known and respected Microsoft games., All decks can now be solved; eliminating past frustrations.
      • CONS: There are not any new versions of Microsoft solitaire to play., A file size of 1354 megabytes might impede certain operating systems.
    • Audio driver for Microsoft Windows 7

      2.52

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download Audio driver for Microsoft Windows*

      10
      2 votes
      • 3D Builder

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Free program for Windows‚ by Microsoft Corporation

        8
        39 votes
        • Microsoft Mahjong for Windows 10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free Game for Puzzle Lovers

          7
          163 votes
          • PROS: Colourful graphics, Free to play, Extremely addictive
          • CONS: Only suitable for Windows 10 users, An internet connection is required
        • Trello for Windows 10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          kanban planning with trello for windows 10

          8
          15 votes
          • PROS: Reliable Microsoft product, Free to use
          • CONS: Doesn't break the mould, Not supported on iOS devices
        • Microsoft Windows Installer

          (Vista 32 bits) 4.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Free Installer For Microsoft Windows

          6
          161 votes
          • PROS: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard, Allows you to install things on corrupted computers, The interface is the same as the Microsoft installer
          • CONS: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed, Allows users to force their computer to accept unacceptable software, It could use a better technical manual to explain how it works
        • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

          8.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

          7
          31 votes
          • PROS: Easy to setup and connect, Lots of configuration preferences, Slick new interface
          • CONS: Not as functional as Windows version, Connections can be unstable
        • MiniTool Partition Wizard

          10.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free partition management program for Windows

          7
          299 votes
          • PROS: Offers more information in one place than Microsoft does , Arranges your changes in the correct order automatically
          • CONS: Doesn't support the management of dynamic disks , New users may accidentally destroy their data
        • Microsoft Windows Installer

          (Vista 64 bits) 4.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Free Installer For Microsoft Windows

          5
          144 votes
          • PROS: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard, Allows you to install things on corrupted computers, The interface is the same as the Microsoft installer
          • CONS: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed, Allows users to force their computer to accept unacceptable software, It could use a better technical manual to explain how it works
        • Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10

          2015.917.1335.4617

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10 - Free Gaming App

          6
          25 votes
          • PROS: Intuitive control system., Turn your own photos into jigsaws., Daily Challenges provide new content every day.
          • CONS: Only available on Windows devices., Contains in-app purchases.
        • Microsoft Windows Installer

          (XP 32 bits) 4.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Free Installer For Microsoft Windows

          7
          691 votes
          • PROS: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard, Allows you to install things on corrupted computers, The interface is the same as the Microsoft installer
          • CONS: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed, Allows users to force their computer to accept unacceptable software, It could use a better technical manual to explain how it works
        • Windows XP Mode

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Run Windows XP On Its Own, For Free, From Microsoft.

          7
          166 votes
          • PROS: First-party virtualisation, Very fast
          • CONS: Limited OS support, Limited tech support
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