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In this download area you'll find free tools and programs for you to download. There are 3 ways you can access these tools - by A-Z, by Windows Advisor issue number or by Category:

.NET 1.1 Framework The .NET Framework version 1.1 redistributable package includes everything you need to run applications developed using the .NET Framework. Featured in this article TN212 - Tips and News [more...]
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.NET Framework 3.5 .NET Framework 3.5 builds incrementally on the new features added in .NET Framework 3.0. For example, feature sets in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows CardSpace. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve File Format Compatibility Problems X70 - XP: Get Windows 7 Security Features [more...]
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.NET runtime .NET Framework 3.5 builds incrementally on the new features added in .NET Framework 3.0. For example, feature sets in Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows CardSpace. In addition, .NET Framework 3.5 contains a number of new features in several technology areas which have been added as [more...]
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BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool configures your computer with a hard disk partition containing the boot files and ensures the operating system is kept on a separate volume. This is necessary for enabling the BitLocker tool, a full drive encryption tool for securing data. Featured in this article T76 - Tips & Tricks: Protect Sensitive [more...]
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Checkbox Add-in Checkbox add-in lets you put checkboxes in your documents without having to set them up as forms. Designed as a tutorial with macros that you can read, you can use this as an add-in and give this capability to all your documents or copy the components to your other templates for use in individual [more...]
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ComDlg32.ocx Install Visual Basic 6.0 run-time files. Featured in this article X65 - XP: The 7 Features Windows Should Have but Doesnt [more...]
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DateLoader Add-in This add-in lets you insert the current date into a document using Alt+Shift+D without updating the date every time you open the document in the future. When used within a template, the date will update when a new document is created. Featured in this article W36 - Word: Add Great New Features for Free [more...]
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exFAT Driver for XP Install this update to add support for the exFAT file system format. Featured in this article TN511 - Tips and News [more...]
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Explorer Breadcrumbs Explorer Breadcrumbs is an add-in for Windows Explorer which contains a contextual series of buttons that allows you to quickly see and navigate through the entire folder hierarchy without leaving the current window. Featured in this article X66 - XP: Essential Steps to Extend the Life of Windows [more...]
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FileHippo Update Checker FileHippo Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions of each program and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. The information is then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download the files you choose. Featured in this article X68 - [more...]
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FileNewDialog Add-in The FileNewDialog add-in returns the old templates window when clicking File > New, instead of the task pane. Featured in this article W36 - Word: Add Great New Features for Free [more...]
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FormatStylesDialog Add-in In Word 2003, clicking Format > Styles and Formatting brings up a task pane instead of the old dialogue box that lists the available templates. This add-in returns the old Format > Styles command. Featured in this article W36 - Word: Add Great New Features for Free [more...]
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Hotfix KB977206 Install this update to allow you to run XP Mode for Windows 7 without hardware pre-requisites, e.g. CPUs with HAVs. Featured in this article W76 - Windows 7: Fast Fixes for XP Mode Problems [more...]
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Internet Explorer Update KB969897 Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Featured in this article I29 - Internet [more...]
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Internet Explorer Update KB969898 This is an update for ActiveX Kill Bits; blocking certain ActiveX controls from running in Internet Explorer 8. Featured in this article I29 - Internet Explorer 8: Fixing Common Problems [more...]
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Internet Explorer Update KB971180 This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have Include updated website lists from Microsoft selected in Internet Explorers Compatibility View Settings. Featured in this article I29 - Internet Explorer 8: Fixing Common Problems [more...]
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Internet Explorer Update KB971930 This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have Include updated website lists from Microsoft selected in Internet Explorers Compatibility View Settings. Featured in this article I29 - Internet Explorer 8: Fixing Common Problems [more...]
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Internet Explorer Update KB972260 Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 Release Candidate and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. Featured in this article I29 - Internet Explorer 8: Fixing Common Problems [more...]
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Internet Explorer Update KB972636 This update helps make websites designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8. To take advantage of this update, you must have Include updated website lists from Microsoft selected in Internet Explorers Compatibility View Settings. Featured in this article I29 - Internet Explorer 8: Fixing Common Problems [more...]
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Java RE 6u12 The latest Java Runtime Enivornment. Featured in this article T35 - Tools: Ultimate Windows Software Environment [more...]
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Ketarin Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates set-up and .EXE packages. It monitors the content of web pages for changes and downloads files to a specified location. The program requires no installation and is very easy-to-use, just drag your programs into the interface window and let it do the rest. Ketarin is perfect [more...]
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Letterhead System Add-in This add-in is a system for self-updating letter forms. It works by having letterhead components stored in one location, and the forms reference that location when used so that they will have the latest letterhead information. Very useful if you are generating your letterhead on the computer or if your letter forms need to [more...]
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Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is a full cumulative update that contains many new features building incrementally upon .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and includes cumulative servicing updates to the .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 subcomponents. Featured in this article CL710 - Checklist: Repair .NET Framework Errors T35 - Tools: [more...]
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Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack Open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article QA613 - Questions and Answers O5 - Office: Solve File Format Compatibility Problems [more...]
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Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector (32-bit) With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including email messages, contacts and calendars. Featured in this article TN711 - Tips & News [more...]
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Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector (64-bit) With Microsoft Outlook Hotmail Connector 64-bit, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including email messages, contacts and calendars. Featured in this article TN711 - Tips & News [more...]
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Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 viewer Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve File Format Compatibility Problems [more...]
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Microsoft Word 2007 viewer View, print and copy Word documents, even if you don’t have Word installed. This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve File Format Compatibility Problems [more...]
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MicrosoftFixit50202.msiUse Fix it to reset Windows Update components. Featured in this article QA715 - Questions and Answers E250 Errors: Top 10 Windows Problems Solved W120 - Windows: The 10 Most Annoying Errors Solved [more...]
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MOBZync MOBZync displays two folders and their contents side-by-side and shows you the differences between them at a glance, using a simple colour-code. You can then synchronise the folders at the touch of a button: easy! [more...]
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MOBZync MOBZync displays two folders and their contents side-by-side and shows you the differences between them at a glance, using a simple colour-code. You can then synchronise the folders at the touch of a button: easy! Featured in this article TT811 - Top 10 Tools [more...]
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MSComCtl.ocx Install Visual Basic 6.0 run-time files. Featured in this article X65 - XP: The 7 Features Windows Should Have but Doesnt [more...]
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Office 2000 Service Pack 1 Office 2003 Service Pack 1 provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office 2003. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve File Format Compatibility Problems [more...]
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Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) The Office 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) provides the latest product updates to Office 2000 and offers you the highest levels of performance and security available for Office 2000. It can be installed by enterprise, small business, or individual users. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve [more...]
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Office Tab Add-in Office Tab allows you to work with multiple documents within a single window in Microsoft Office, similar to the tab feature of web browsers such as Firefox. Using the tool you can quickly switch between documents, worksheets or presentations and avoid cluttering up the task bar with multiple windows. Featured in this article W36 [more...]
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Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains significant security enhancements, in addition to stability and performance improvements. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article O5 - Office: Solve File Format Compatibility Problems [more...]
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Power Shell Windows Power Shell is a scripting language and command-line interface. It allows users to take control of various Windows functions and perform operations in Windows by learning and then writing scripts in the Power Shell language. Featured in this article W72 - Windows 7: Features for Free on Vista and XP [more...]
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Remove Hotfix Backup Files 2.1.6 When you install updates from the Windows Update website, backup folders are created for the files that were replaced so that they can be restored if the update causes problems with your system. If your system is running stable and you don’t need to uninstall the hotfixes, then you can use this utility to [more...]
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Service Pack Blocker Use this tool to block the installation of Windows Service Packs on your computer. Featured in this article V14 - Vista: Problems Solved in Easy Steps [more...]
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smartDrive smartDrive is a tiny little utility for displaying all sorts of information about your hard drive such as the volume name, serial number, file system, free space of your drive and much more. It requires no installation; simply choose the drive you want to check and click ‘Get Drive Info’ to display. Featured in [more...]
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SUMo SUMo, which stands for Software Update Monitor, is a very useful tool for keeping your PC up-to-date by letting you know about the most recent versions of your favourite software. Unlike other auto update features, SUMo performs a scan of your installed programs tells you if updates are available before you need to use [more...]
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SUMo The latest version of the popular SUMo tool works a little like Windows Update keep the applications you’re patched with the latest fixes, giving you a very simple way to find out whether there’s any update available for your programs. SUMo automatically scans your computer and analyses the installed applications to determine if there’s [more...]
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SUMo The latest version of SUMo provides a handy way to keep the applications you’re using up-to-date, giving you a very simple mechanism to find out whether there’s any update available for a certain program or not. SUMo automatically scans your computer and analyses the installed applications to determine if there’s something to be updated. Additionally, [more...]
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System Update Readiness Tool To fix errors that occur when you use Windows Update, install and run the System Update Readiness Tool. The tool scans for inconsistencies on your computer and fixes them as it’s being installed. Featured in this article CL750 - Checklist: Solve Update Problems S390 Stop Service Pack Error Messages [more...]
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TabCtl32.ocx Install Visual Basic 6.0 run-time files. Featured in this article X65 - XP: The 7 Features Windows Should Have but Doesnt [more...]
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Tweak Network Tweak Network is a Firefox ‘add-on’ that will speed-up the loading of web pages and increase the maximum number of simultaneous downloads from a site. Featured in this article T79 - Tips & Tricks: Optimise Your Windows Applications [more...]
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VBRUN60.CAB Install Visual Basic 6.0 run-time files. Featured in this article X65 - XP: The 7 Features Windows Should Have but Doesnt [more...]
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Vista Service Pack 1 (32-bit) Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is an update to Windows Vista that contains previously released updates, as well as changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. Windows Vista SP1 also addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges. Featured in this [more...]
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Vista Service Pack 1 (64-bit) Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is an update to Windows Vista that contains previously released updates, as well as changes focused on addressing specific reliability and performance issues, supporting new types of hardware, and adding support for several emerging standards. Windows Vista SP1 also addresses some management, deployment, and support challenges. Featured in this [more...]
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Vista Service Pack 2 (32-bit) Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since SP1, and simplifies deployment, for consumers, developers, and IT professionals. This version is for PCs with 32-bit CPUs. Featured in [more...]
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Vista Service Pack 2 (64-bit) Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since SP1, and simplifies deployment, for consumers, developers, and IT professionals. This version is for PCs with 64-bit CPUs. Featured in [more...]
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Windows 10 Update Assistant To help keep all Windows 10 systems secure and to provide the latest features and improvements, the Windows 10 Update Assistant downloads and starts the installation of the latest version of Windows 10. Featured in this article QA617 - Questions and Answers [more...]
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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level. It also provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms [more...]
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Windows 8 Setup Tool Setup Windows 8 on your system. Featured in this article W667 - Windows 8.1: Updating Without Problems [more...]
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Windows 8.1 Setup Tool[DownloadButton-23413] Setup Windows 8.1 on your system. Featured in this article W667 - Windows 8.1: Updating Without Problems [more...]
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Windows 8.1/8 Upgrade Assistant Upgrade Assistant is a free download that scans your PC, desktop apps, and connected devices to see if they’ll work with a later version of Windows, and then provides a free compatibility report. Depending on the version of Windows you’re running, you can also use Upgrade Assistant to buy, download, and install Windows online. Featured [more...]
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Windows Installer 3.1 The Microsoft Windows Installer is an application installation and configuration service. Featured in this article I500 - Installation Problems Solved Quickly X820 - XP: The Top 10 Errors [more...]
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Windows Installer 4.5 The Microsoft Windows Installer is an application installation and configuration service. Featured in this article I500 - Installation Problems Solved Quickly X820 - XP: The Top 10 Errors [more...]
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Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Use the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility to remove obsolete entries in the Add/Remove programs utility. Featured in this article U250 - Uninstallation Problems Solved Quickly T36 - Tools to Solve Low-level Windows Problems [more...]
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WinHlp32.exe WinHlp32.exe is required to display 32-bit Help files that have the “.hlp” file name extension. To view .hlp files on Windows Vista, you need to install this application. Featured in this article TN411 - Tips and News [more...]
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WSUS Offline Update With WSUS you can update Microsoft Windows and Office with the latest patches, without the need for an Internet connection. Featured in this article U856 - Updating with the WSUS Offline Tool T73 - Tips & Tricks: Managing Office Updates [more...]
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Wushowhide.diagcab Use this tool to show or hide Windows 10 updates and drivers. Featured in this article W698 - Windows 10: Install the Latest Microsoft Update [more...]
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XP Mode for Windows 7 XP Mode for Windows 7 allows you to run multiple Windows XP environments on your desktop. Featured in this article W76 - Windows 7: Fast Fixes for XP Mode Problems [more...]
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XP Service Pack 2 Service Pack 2 provides better protection against viruses, hackers, and worms, and includes Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for Internet Explorer, and the new Windows Security Center. Internet access required – online download. Featured in this article X52 - XP: Slim-down Windows for Improved Efficiency [more...]
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XP Service Pack 3 Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes all previously released updates for the operating system. This update also includes a small number of new functionalities, which do not significantly change customers’ experience with the operating system. Featured in this article X635 - XP: Now that Microsoft Support has Ended S418 - Service Pack 2014: [more...]
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