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  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 64-Bit build-7601

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Microsoft Operating System Legacy

    7
    7711 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions
    • CONS: May take some learning
  • Windows 10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows 10 is here to change the game

    7
    11413 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
  • Windows 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Good for tablets: touchscreen operation, new apps and easier on the battery

    7
    10556 votes
    • PROS: Sleek, modern design, Very stable, Snappy interface, Includes new native Metro Apps, Support for traditional desktop apps
    • CONS: Metro interface takes some getting used to, Works better on touch screen devices
  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 32 bit

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Operating System Legacy

    7
    20419 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions
    • CONS: May take some learning
  • Remix OS Player

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play Android games on your PC

    8
    92 votes
    • PROS: Run Android games on the latest version of Android OS, on your PC, Map unlimited buttons to controls in the game
    • CONS: May not run with all games out of box
  • Vysor Android Control on PC

    1.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Put your Android operating system on Windows

    9
    54 votes
    • PROS: You may use a keyboard to interact with your phone, Point and click on your phone using this app
    • CONS: You have to give this app a lot of permissions, Users have to pay a subscription
  • Ubuntu

    (Xenial Xerus) 16.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best free operating system out there

    8
    1113 votes
    • PROS: Completely free operating system, Very quick and easy to use, Easy Windows installer, Ubuntu One syncs with mobile devices
    • CONS: Can be difficult to install external components, Tricky to get used to after using Windows
  • Internet Explorer 9 64-bit

    Windows 7 64-bit 9.0.8112.16421

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The latest edition of the web's most popular browser

    7
    624 votes
    • PROS: Faster multicore JavaScript engine, Support for HTML5 and CSS3, Very well integrated with the operating system, Sleek interface
    • CONS: Basic HTML5 support
  • Free PC Cleaner

    4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Effective PC Registry Cleaner

    6
    404 votes
    • PROS: This free PC cleaner works within minutes., Scans can be initiated with a single click., Constant monitoring helps to actively protect the operating system.
    • CONS: As this is a free download it may not be as effective as a paid application., There can be times when a system is slowed down by this software
  • DOSBox

    0.74

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Run MS-DOS classics without hassle

    7
    407 votes
    • PROS: Lots of games available, Can run any DOS application
    • CONS: Need to be familiar with DOS
  • Google Chromium OS

    (32516) 4.0.253.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-based operating system developed by Google

    7
    710 votes
    • PROS: Completely different from other OS, No learning curve: it's all a web browser, Takes seconds to boot, Perfect OS for netbooks
    • CONS: Only available as source code at the moment, Very early stage of development
  • ZoomIt

    4.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Zoom in your deskop and draw right on it

    7
    136 votes
    • PROS: Easy to setup and use, Allows hotkey configurations
    • CONS: Doesn't offer many colours or marker sizes
  • VirtualBox Portable

    6.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create a virtual computer with a separate operating system inside your PC

    7
    295 votes
    • VMware Player

      12.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

      7
      497 votes
      • PROS: Test a new OS and new software without risks, Easy to set up and run, Can easily share data with the host system, Lets you create virtual machines
      • CONS: High system requirements
    • Prayaya V3

      1.2.132.32768

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Portable virtual operating system for your USB memory stick

      7
      32 votes
      • PROS: Fully portable, Easy to set up and run, Works as any other Windows system, You can switch between virtual and real systems
      • CONS: Slower than your original system
    • Chrome OS Linux

      1.9.1077_

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and lightweight operating system built around Google Chrome web browser

      8
      90 votes
      • PROS: The best web browser, blazing fast and secure
      • CONS: Some hardware may not be fully supported
    • RamBooster

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free software to free up extra RAM within an operating system

      7
      284 votes
      • PROS: Users will not have to pay to download this software package., A user-friendly display will keep track of memory allocation at all times.
      • CONS: RamBooster will not detect any viruses that may be present within a system., Not as effective as some professional disk cleanup programs.
    • YUMi

      (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) 2.0.1.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free USB operating system service

      7
      98 votes
      • PROS: Helpful guides, Wide range of tools
      • CONS: Some technical hardware incompatibilities, Slow updates
    • EasyBCD

      2.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free duel-booting tool for your Windows PC

      7
      273 votes
      • PROS: May be used as part of your disaster recovery process, Great for backing up and repairing your bootloader
      • CONS: It offers solutions to problems that already have solutions, The free version has no instruction manual
    • Microsoft Virtual PC

      2007 (32 Bits) 2007

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Virtual Operating System Emulator for Windows Computers

      7
      743 votes
      • PROS: Microsoft Virtual PC does not require a significant amount of memory to function., It supports most common Windows-based performance applications.
      • CONS: This package has not been updated since February 2011; leading to potential operational issues., More advanced versions of the Windows operating system are not supported., Not available for testing other operating systems such as Mac, Linux (Ubuntu) or Android, Won't work on newer operating systems such as Windows 10 or Windows 8
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1(Xenial Xerus) 16.0411137.8Windows
    2Home Premium 32 bit204197.2Windows
    3105567Windows
    4Home Premium 64-Bit build-760177116.9Windows
    5114136.8Windows
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