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
    21386 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
    1680 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
    23 votes
    • PROS: Comes with integrated business intelligence, Packed with great features
    • CONS: Real time editing not yet available, Only feasible for corporate use
  • Microsoft .NET Framework

    4.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Introducing Microsoft.NET Framework

    7
    280 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
    86 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
    450 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
  • Solitaire for Windows 10

    1.0.0.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Collection of Solitaire Games for Computers and Mobile Phones

    7
    440 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.
  • Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

    11.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Software utilities program for Windows

    5
    133 votes
    • 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
    • Audio driver for Microsoft Windows 7

      2.52

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download Audio driver for Microsoft Windows*

      10
      3 votes
      • MiniTool Partition Wizard

        10.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free partition management program for Windows

        7
        297 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 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 Mahjong for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Free Game for Puzzle Lovers

        7
        172 votes
        • PROS: Colourful graphics, Free to play, Extremely addictive
        • CONS: Only suitable for Windows 10 users, An internet connection is required
      • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

        8.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Connect to a Windows based computer from your Mac

        7
        33 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
      • 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
      • Trello for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        kanban planning with trello for windows 10

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

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        7
        168 votes
        • PROS: First-party virtualisation, Very fast
        • CONS: Limited OS support, Limited tech support
      • Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10

        2015.917.1335.4617

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Microsoft Jigsaw for Windows 10 - Free Gaming App

        6
        26 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 Outlook Connector

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Use Outlook to access Windows Live Hotmail

        6
        205 votes
        • PROS: Check your Windows Live Hotmail from Outlook, Better spam filtering, No need to log into hotmail.com
        • CONS: Calendar and task scheduling services requires subscription
      • Microsoft Minesweeper for Windows 10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Revisit a Classic with Microsoft Minesweeper for Windows 10

        5
        116 votes
        • PROS: A game premise that has stood the test of time., Adds new twists on the old format.
        • CONS: Some may prefer to stick with the original., If Minesweeper never appealed to you, this won't either.
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