Necessary Components (28 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
    25.5M downloads
    • Pros: Essential for getting the most from your PC
    • Cons: Uninstalling very difficult
  2. 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
    260 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
  3. 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
    2.2K ratings
    5.3M downloads
    • Pros: Listen to audio in HD
    • Cons: Can be challenging to manage from Device Manager
  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
    2.7K ratings
    8.1M downloads
    • Pros: -
    • Cons: -
  5. 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
    11.5M downloads
    • Pros: Includes new Management Console
    • Cons: No major usability improvements
  6. Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Icon
    Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 (Vista 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
    100 ratings
    280K downloads
    • Pros: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard
    • Cons: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed
  7. Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
    License
    Free
    Language
    English
    Icon
    Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 (Vista 64 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...

    5
    85 ratings
    256K downloads
    • Pros: Handy for people that do not have an installation wizard
    • Cons: Is redundant on most computers because it is simply not needed
  8. 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
    505 ratings
    3.4M downloads
    • Pros: Easy to install
    • Cons: Requires system restart
  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
    747 ratings
    1.7M downloads
    • Pros: Convenient step-by-step installer
    • Cons: Nothing worth mentioning
  10. 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
    246 ratings
    558K downloads
    • Pros: New options in the Mouse panel
    • Cons: Nothing worth mentioning
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