Necessary Components (70 programs)

  1. DirectX 9.29.1974
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer 9.29.1974
    Description

    Microsoft DirectX lets you optimize the use of a PC's hardware capabilities specifically for gaming and videos. It provides a collection of...

    6
    4.8K ratings
    25.7M downloads
    • Pros: Essential for getting the most from your PC
    • Cons: Uninstalling very difficult
  2. Realtek HD Audio Drivers 2.75
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Realtek HD Audio Drivers 2.75 Vista/7/8 (32 bit)
    Description

    Realtek HD Audio Drivers is a tool that allows you to listen to audio in HD on your PC. Make sure your audio is perfect Drivers are generally...

    7
    2.3K ratings
    5.4M downloads
    • Pros: Listen to audio in HD
    • Cons: Can be challenging to manage from Device Manager
  3. Realtek HD Audio Drivers 2.74
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Realtek HD Audio Drivers 2.74 (2000 / XP / 2003)
    Description

    Realtek HD Audio Drivers is a tool that allows you to listen to audio in HD on your PC. It manages the interface between your operating system and...

    7
    2.8K ratings
    8.2M downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  4. Windows XP Service Pack 3
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Description

    The latest Service Pack for XP is finally here and it includes some minor but important updates for Windows users. Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)...

    7
    2.3K ratings
    11.4M downloads
    • Pros: Includes new Management Console
    • Cons: No major usability improvements
  5. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
    Description

    Microsoft .NET is a special platform aimed at helping developers create new applications for Windows. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 features all the...

    6
    519 ratings
    3.5M downloads
    • Pros: Easy to install
    • Cons: Requires system restart
  6. Logitech Webcam Software 2.80
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Logitech Webcam Software 2.80
    Description

    The Logitech Webcam Software package, previously known as QuickCam, contains the most recent drivers for Logitech webcams. The new installer asks...

    6
    762 ratings
    1.7M downloads
    • Pros: Convenient step-by-step installer
    • Cons: Nothing worth mentioning
  7. Synaptics Touchpad Driver 15.1.22
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Synaptics Touchpad Driver 15.1.22 (64 bits)
    Description

    Synaptics Touchpad Driver is the official driver for the majority of laptop touchpads. Installing it improves the performance of these devices and...

    6
    253 ratings
    575K downloads
    • Pros: New options in the Mouse panel
    • Cons: Nothing worth mentioning
  8. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 RC
    Description

    The free .NET Framework from the world's leading software developer Microsoft enables users to create web, desktop and mobile applications that are...

    7
    317 ratings
    567K downloads
    • Pros: Does not require user to uninstall previous versions
    • Cons: Occasional problems may occur when updating previous versions
  9. Intel Graphics Driver 15.17.11.2202
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Intel Graphics Driver 15.17.11.2202 (7/Vista 32 bits)
    Description

    Intel Graphics Driver is a catch-all name for a variety of drivers for an even bigger variety of graphics cards built right into the CPU that...

    7
    704 ratings
    705K downloads
    • Pros: Performance
    • Cons: Frequent updates
  10. Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 (XP 32 bits)
    Description

    The Microsoft Windows Installer is a piece of software that enables you to install programs on Microsoft Windows operating systems. In many cases a...

    6
    281 ratings
    5.5M downloads
    • Pros: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard
    • Cons: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed
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