Download Microsoft Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 64-Bit build-7601

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    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Microsoft Operating System Legacy

    7
    8058 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions
    • CONS: May take some learning
  • Windows 10

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    Windows

    Windows 10 is here to change the game

    7
    11544 votes
    • PROS: Free to upgrade, Consistent across devices, A more natural, customizable experience, Spartan and Cortana allow for more natural browsing and searches
    • CONS: If your only using one device, many features will be lost on you
  • DirectX 11

    11.2

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    Platform
    Windows

    The essential driver for Windows gamers

    7
    1780 votes
    • PROS: Improved visual and audio performance, Easy to install, Noticeable change in your games
    • CONS: All behind the scenes, so not that exciting
  • Microsoft Word 2013

    15.0.5085.1000

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    One of the best word processors gets even better

    6
    11842 votes
    • PROS: Ribbon interface is easier to navigate, Performance improvements all around, Great reading mode, Documents and settings synced with Skydrive, Easy photo import
    • CONS: No Windows XP support, No escape from the ribbon interface, Some tools are hard to find
  • Windows Movie Maker 2012

    16.4.3528.331

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    Platform
    Windows

    Solid, free video editor from Microsoft

    7
    21725 votes
    • PROS: Hardware acceleration, Easy sharing to social networks, Video stabilization
    • CONS: More advanced users should look elsewhere
  • Microsoft Excel 2013

    15.0.5031.1000

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    Smarter and easier workbooks

    6
    3574 votes
    • PROS: Quick analysis suggests best way to present data, Redesigned interface makes it easier to use, Insert photos from online sources, Automatic pivot table creation, Helpful error messages
    • CONS: Still intimidating to the novice
  • Microsoft Edge

    Windows 10

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    Windows
    iPhone

    Microsoft's new browser aims to usher in new era of web browsing

    6
    1438 votes
    • Office 2013 Service Pack 1

      (64-bit)

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      Platform
      Windows

      Improve security, performance and stability of Microsoft Office 2013

      7
      94 votes
      • Internet Explorer 8

        (XP, Vista) 8

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        Platform
        Windows

        Microsoft gets back on track with a promising web browser

        7
        6033 votes
        • PROS: Standard compliant, Interesting new features: Accelerators, Web Clips, New InPrivate browsing, Protection against online scams and malware
        • CONS: Accelerators are tied to Microsoft's online services, Privacy issues in Suggested sites
      • Skype for Windows 10

        2.7

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        Platform
        Windows

        Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

        7
        1726 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 PowerPoint 2013

        15.0.4420.1017

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        Create presentations with ease

        6
        10686 votes
        • PROS: Useful prompter for secondary monitors, Pulls in photos and video from online services, Useful welcome screen, Save, share, and collaborate in the cloud, Ribbon and tools aren't distracting
        • CONS: Could be more streamlined for novices, Photo editing feels tacked on
      • Windows Live Mail

        16.4.3522

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        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        As the years go by, email stands strong

        6
        2562 votes
        • PROS: A veteran among email clients
        • CONS: Rapidly-approaching sunset means no updates
      • Microsoft Publisher 2013

        15.0.4420.1017

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        Windows

        Create publications with ease

        5
        1646 votes
        • PROS: Create and publish print documents with ease, Easily find pictures from sites such as Facebook and Flickr, Automatically save to cloud storage, Included in all PC versions of Office 2013
        • CONS: New clip art cannot be accessed when offline
      • Microsoft Office 2016

        15.31

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        Platform
        Mac

        Updated Tool for Windows Users

        8
        26 votes
        • PROS: Comes with integrated business intelligence, Packed with great features
        • CONS: Real time editing not yet available, Only feasible for corporate use
      • Microsoft Access 2013

        15.0.4420.1017

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        Windows

        Turn your database into an Access web app

        6
        901 votes
        • PROS: Easily create Access apps from templates, Access apps function as a SharePoint, Share data with SkyDrive across the cloud, Can import Access 2010 and Excel files
        • CONS: Removed some Query designs and Upsizing Wizard, Less focus on traditional databases
      • Office Home & Student 2016

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        Windows

        Microsoft is modernizing their office and yours

        6
        1029 votes
        • PROS: Good for power users, Tell Me is incredibly useful, New colors are aesthetically pleasing
        • CONS: Just an incremental change for most users
      • Windows Media Creation Tool

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The official tool for installing Windows 10

        8
        41 votes
        • PROS: A single solution for any type of upgrade, It guides you through all the steps
        • CONS: Offers few configuration options, Very little information, especially when there is an error
      • Microsoft Visual Studio

        Ultimate

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        Windows

        The only Development Environment You'll Ever Need

        6
        601 votes
        • PROS: Code for virtually any platform in multiple languages for Computer and Mobile, Numerous tools like debugging GUI design repository and more
        • CONS: This is a developers tool and the full version carries a heavy price tag
      • Internet Explorer 6

        6-service-pack-1-sp1

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        Platform
        Windows

        Free Software for Microsoft Users

        6
        607 votes
        • PROS: Stable and reliable, Free to download and use
        • CONS: Only suitable for Windows users, Can be tricky to install
      • Audio driver for Microsoft Windows 7

        2.52

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        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Download Audio driver for Microsoft Windows*

        10
        3 votes
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