Download Run Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Windroy

    (WindowsAndroid) 1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Android in Windows like it was any other application

    7
    1631 votes
    • PROS: Uses Android 4.0.4, Useful for learning about Android, Run Android natively in Windows
    • CONS: No Audio, Apps have to be installed manually
  • WineBottler

    1.6.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows applications on your Mac

    5
    242 votes
    • PROS: Easier than installing a virtual machine, Free to use
    • CONS: Doesn't support OpenGL, Superseded by WineBottler, No Snow Leopard support
  • Xming

    6.9.0.31

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run This Display Server For Free On Windows

    7
    9 votes
    • PROS: It is easy to make it portable, Fantastic free X server, Has MinGW compiler suite,
    • CONS: Non-programmers and/or non-IT scholars will have no idea what this is, Not as configurable as Cygwin/X, Have to pay if you wish to use it commercially,
  • Messenger WithYou

    2.0.90

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Run Windows Live Messenger on your Android

    6
    14 votes
    • PROS: Well designed, Easy to use, Share files, Shows notifications
    • CONS: Lacks options, Small file size limit when sharing
  • Temple Run: Oz for Windows 10

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Escape from the temple in the world of Oz

    7
    277 votes
    • PROS: Exciting game mode, Good atmosphere, Constantly evolving scenario, Several enhancers
    • CONS: Little innovation compared to its predecessor
  • Wine

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows Apps On Almost Anything

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Free and always will be, Runs software like MS Office without issues
    • CONS: A few annoying bugs, Some bad fonts when using OSX
  • 3D-Analyze

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Effective tool to run 3D games on older operating systems

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: A great substitute for a traditional graphics card., It can work in conjunction with most versions of Windows.
    • CONS: Might not be able to emulate the accuracy of professional GPUs., There is no free version of this software.
  • KEmulator

    Lite 0.9.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run Java games and programs on Windows

    7
    246 votes
    • PROS: High level of compatibility , Many graphics options , Video and image capture, Good performance
    • CONS: Interface not very accessible
  • VirtualBox

    4.3.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows and OS X at the same time

    6
    79 votes
    • PROS: Easy installation, Offers many of the same features common to Parallels, Folder sharing and USB support
    • CONS: Doesn't support drag and drop, Doesn't feature extended preferences of Parallels, Finding shared folders is a bit tricky
  • CrossOver Mac

    Standard 12.1

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows programs on your Mac

    6
    269 votes
    • PROS: Easy to set up, Launches programs quickly, Big Wine software library
    • CONS: Unsupported applications might not run well
  • Windows XP Mode

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

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

    8.5

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows within OS X

    6
    70 votes
    • PROS: Runs Windows seamlessly in OS X, Superb Cocoa interface, Optimized for Windows 8 and Mountain Lion, Very easy to install a new OS, Supports Thunderbolt
    • CONS: Very heavy on RAM and CPU, Gaming is faster using Bootcamp, May result in frequent lock-ups and crashes if CPU and RAM resources are low, No auto-updates
  • Temple Run: Rebelle

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A Full Version Racing game for Windows

    7
    119 votes
    • Windows Live Messenger Portable

      14.0.8117.416

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Live Messenger without installation

      7
      350 votes
      • PROS: No installation required, Can be run from a USB key, Includes all the functionality from the desktop version
      • CONS: Somewhat unstable, May trigger antivirus alarms
    • DirectX Redistributable

      June 2010

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run DirectX on Windows

      6
      185 votes
      • dslrBooth - Photobooth Software for Windows

        3.9.17.2

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Run a photo booth using a dslr canon or nikon camera and a printer

        5
        88 votes
        • Parallels Desktop 10

          10.1.1

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Run Windows on your Mac without rebooting

          6
          129 votes
          • PROS: Very easy to set up, Allows you to switch effortlessly between Windows and OS X, Interchanges files between your OS X and Windows environment, Latest version is faster than ever, Use Windows apps from your Dock, Now allows access from mobile devices, Uses speech recognition in OS X, Puts Windows apps into Dock, Integrated with iCloud
          • CONS: Can be a bit slow to use compared to an installation of Windows using Boot Camp, Requires a lot of free hard drive space to work, Leaves components behind after uninstall
        • Tapety Need for Speed The Run

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Free Desktop customization program for Windows

          7
          252 votes
          • WinOnX

            1.5

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Mac

            A full version app for Mac, by NES Software

            8
            7 votes
            • MobaLiveCD

              1.2

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Run your LiveCD directly on Windows

              6
              12 votes
              • PROS: Clear, pleasant GUI, It can run with other applications open
              • CONS: Slow to load the ISO file and to run them, Frame not resizable
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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            5Standard 12.12695.5Mac