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
    4.9K ratings
    25.9M 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
    5.5M downloads
    • Pros: Listen to audio in HD
    • Cons: Can be challenging to manage from Device Manager
  3. 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
    2.4K ratings
    11.5M downloads
    • Pros: Includes new Management Console
    • Cons: No major usability improvements
  4. 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
    8.3M downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  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. 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
    320 ratings
    583K downloads
    • Pros: Does not require user to uninstall previous versions
    • Cons: Occasional problems may occur when updating previous versions
  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
    254 ratings
    599K downloads
    • Pros: New options in the Mouse panel
    • Cons: Nothing worth mentioning
  8. 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
    705 ratings
    729K downloads
    • Pros: Performance
    • Cons: Frequent updates
  9. 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
    763 ratings
    1.7M downloads
    • Pros: Convenient step-by-step installer
    • Cons: Nothing worth mentioning
  10. Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
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    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) 64-bit
    Description

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is an important system update that includes performance, stability and security improvements for Windows 7, as well as a...

    7
    301 ratings
    648K downloads
    • Pros: Improvements in security and stability
    • Cons: Some features are not really visible to the user
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