Downloads Page [created by Noel
February 15, 2021
posted here are listed in alphabetical order.
Win8.1 users: If you are still using Windows 8.1,
install Update 1 (KB2919355) & Update 3 (KB3000850)
and their latest updates.
Win7 SP1 users: If you are still using Windows 7,
install Service Pack 1 and their latest updates.
WinVista SP2 users: If you are still using Windows
Vista, install Service Pack 2 and their latest updates.
WinXP SP3 users: If you are still using Windows XP,
install Service Pack 3 and Windows Installer 4.5
Win2000 SP4 users: If you are still using Windows 2000,
install Service Pack 4 with the KB891861
Rollup 1, Windows Installer 3.1 and Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
& their latest security updates.
Shareware: (these are NOT free; please register/pay to get
Note: A little
star * indicates a must have program.
Some of these shareware programs can act like trialware, meaning
it's free to try for a certain amount
When that time has run out, they may stop working & you will
have to register the software(s) for
use. Others will have some features disabled until you
register them to acces these features.
Mass Downloader tool now has a plugin
for those using Firefox & Seamonkey browsers
(this is an
updated version of the Mass Downloader plugin but install the
Mass Downloader program first).
Winzip 9.0 may
require Win98 or better to use; however Winzip 9.0 does seem to
run under Win95 as long
appropriate Win95 updates are installed. Winzip version 11
& higher require Win2000, XP or Vista
and are not
compatible with Win9x/ME & NT4. Win98 & ME users
should obtain Winzip 10 here
should get Winzip 9.0 at this Oldversion.com
site. Winzip versions 20 & higher have
full Windows 10 support but versions 21 & higher will
require at least Windows 7 to use as version 20 is
the last version to support XP & Vista.
^ - The latest version of Malwarebytes
software requires at least Windows 7 SP1 to use. Those
Windows XP or Vista can obtain Malwarebytes 3.5.1 from here,
which is the last version to support XP/Vista.
Freeware: (more coming soon)
A little ~ symbol
denotes a program is freeware but also adware. A little
star * indicates a must have tool.
MS Windows Defender download for Windows XP/2003 is no longer
available from Microsoft
ended support for the consumer editions of Windows XP
[home/pro/TPC/MCE] on 4/8/2014.
<> ! RED
ALERT: Please download Shareaza at the Official Shareaza
site and NOT at the
site. The shareaza.com site is a "phishing" scam site
that contains ShareazaV4
spyware. If you have already downloaded and/or installed
immediately and download the correct version of Shareaza from
the official web site.
~ - Spybot S&D
versions 2.0 to 2.4 require WinXP SP2 or higher to install and use
as it will not work
under pre-XP editions of
Windows. Those using Win2000 or older should obtain Spybot
Spybot download page. Windows 7, 8.x and 10
users may want to upgrade to or install
version 2.7 for the newest features but XP & Vista
users should stay with Spybot
2.4 as the
2.5, 2.6 & higher versions will not work on these older
^ - The latest version of Malwarebytes software requires at
least Windows 7 SP1 to use. Those using
Windows XP or Vista can obtain Malwarebytes 3.5.1 from here,
which is the last version to support XP/Vista.
Software [Common Internet Browsers] all are free:
Note: The SeaMonkey browser
suite replaces the old & obsolete Mozilla browser suite and
most recent Gecko runtime engine featured in certain Mozilla
Firefox browsers. No more new
versions of the Netscape Web Browser are being made but existing
versions can be found here.
latest Seamonkey and Firefox web browsers require a minimum of
an Intel Pentium 4 CPU w/
SSE2 support with at least 512 megabytes of RAM. Latest
nightly build of Firefox 220.127.116.11pre
Win98/ME/NT4 can be downloaded here.
that Seamonkey 2.x & Firefox 3.x-12.x require
minimum of Win2000 to use (unless Win98/ME users have latest
version of KernelEx
13 & higher and Seamonkey 2.10.0 & higher will require
minimum of WinXP SP3 to
& use. Firefox
12 and Seamonkey
2.9.1 are the last versions to support Win2000. The
Safari web browser for Windows has been discontinued but Apple
will still provide updates
Safari for recent Macintosh OS X operating systems & iPhone
iOS systems. The new Vivaldi
browser is based on
the old Opera (Presto) engine for old versions of Opera web
versions 1.1 &
higher require at least Win7 to use. Version 1.0 (32bit
of Vivaldi is the only
version to support
WinXP & WinVista. Also WinXP & Vista users must
use the 32bit ESR version
52.9.x as Firefox versions 53 and higher have completely
dropped XP/Vista support and
require Windows 7 or
higher to use. And Seamonkey versions 2.53.x & higher
will also require
at least Win7 to use
as the last version of Seamonkey to support XP/Vista is 2.49.5.
A Computing.net forum user has found a way to install Firefox
2.0 under a Windows 95 OS.
forum topic on how to install and run Firefox 2 under
Win95. Also, Opera Browser
and greater no longer work under Win9x/ME/NT4 as those versions
fail to load on startup.
Last version of
Opera to reliably support Win9xME is v10.54
and for NT4 it's v9.64.
users can try
installing Opera versions 10.60 to 10.63 on their machines with
Chrome's Print Preview feature was fully completed and
became an official feature in
& higher. Chrome 14 & higher include Print
Preview for recent Apple Macintosh OSes.
versions from 15 to 25 dropped the Print Preview feature but
returned starting with version 26.
Installing Google Chrome: The Google Chrome setup
program will normally install the brower
files into the Application
Data or AppData folder and not in
the Program Files folder. To force the setup
install the Google Chrome browser files into the \Program Files\
folder (AND assuming you are
clean and new installation of Google Chrome), just run the chrome_installer.exe
switch from the Run dialog box. You can find links to
these offline installers here.
Google Chrome browser for Windows versions 35 and later require
a mimimum of an Intel
processor with SSE2 support or an AMD K8 (Athlon 64 or Sempron
64) or AMD "X2" CPU as
they no longer
support nor run on older legacy systems with Intel Pentium 3 or
AMD K7 processors & below.
browser versions 50 & higher require minimum of Windows 7
as Google dropped XP & Vista
April 2016. And Opera
browser versions 37 & higher will no longer
install nor run on
they require at least Win7. As with Opera v15 &
higher, Vivaldi browser's setup program
crashes on legacy CPUs w/out SSE2 support and require CPUs with
SSE2 or better (Intel Pentium 4 or
AMD Athlon 64, Sempron 64, etc.). And Firefox 49 &
greater also require minimum Intel Pentium 4 or
or AMD equivalent processor with SSE2 support and will not
install nor function on older CPUs; same thing
applies to Seamonkey 2.46 & higher as those versions will
also require CPUs with SSE2 support. Also,
the current downloads of the Pale Moon browser listed here only
support SSE2 based CPUs and won't
install nor work on pre-SSE2 processors. Users with
pre-SSE2 CPUs should get any of the SSE or IA32
based Pale Moon browser downloads on their "contributed
builds" page. The newly released version 28
of the Pale Moon browser only supports Win7 & greater.
WinXP users can use either MyPal or
browsers on any PC with CPUs with or without SSE/SSE2.
Note for Internet Explorer: All
download links for IE have been removed and have been replaced
downloads for Microsoft Edge Chromium.
Plug-Ins & Media Players:
RealNetworks RealPlayer 18 (aka RealTimes) requires at least
Win7 to run. To download previous versions
get them from this
Oldversion.com page, if you are using a slower machine,
WinVista or older OS.
versions from 7.x to 9.x require at least Windows 2000 to use
while Adobe Reader X (ver. 10)
& XI (ver.
11) require a minimum of Windows XP SP2/SP3 to use. Version
6.02 of Adobe Reader is the
supported under Win98se, WinME & WinNT4 SP6.
For the latest Flash Player ActiveX downloads for Windows 8.x
& 10 see MS
support KB article 4580325.
Flash Player 11.x
& later require a minimum of WinXP SP2 and can't install
under Win2000 & earlier. Last
version of Flash
Player officially supported under Win2000 is 10.1.102.64,
however, version 10.2.159.1 can
install and work
under Win2000, even though Adobe doesn't officially support that
version on Win2k. If you
want to install
the latest version of Flash Player 10.3 under Win2k, install Unofficial
Player versions 11.x/12.x only support WinXP & higher (and
Win2000 w/ GDI+
should get Shockwave Player v10.3.0.24
while Win95/NT4 users should obtain v8.51 here.
Older versions of
Flash Player (including the discontinued v18 ESR ones) are no
longer available from Adobe.
Note that Adobe has discontinued support
for Shockwave Player on April 9, 2019 and discontinued
for Flash Player on December 31, 2020 AND will remove
all Flash Player downloads sometime in early 2021.
All Shockwave Player download links have recently been
~ - The Adobe
Acrobat Reader DC versions (2015 & 2017) require minimum
Windows 7 to install
The last version of Adobe Reader to support Windows XP SP3 &
Vista SP2 is version XI and
all support for Adobe Reader XI ended on October 15, 2017
although a November 2017 security update
was released for it here.
* - The Apple
Quicktime Player downloads have been removed as they've been
discontinued a few years ago.
<> - Due to lack of updated versions
of Winamp for several years, version 5.8 beta was released in
late 2018 on
their web site that is compatible with Win8.1 & Win10.
& Updates: [free to try; register/pay to keep; updates are
can download a demo version of these popular antivirus
programs. If you want to continue using
software, buy any one of them. Some of them are sold in
computer stores. Use the most recent
version of any
antivirus software whenever possible. Antivirus detection
updates & patches are free but
upgrades are not
free. Most of these antivirus products require WinXP SP2
or higher to use. NOD32
versions 3.0 and
higher require Win2000 or greater to use but it could be used
under WinNT4 SP6a
Installer 2.0 installed, however, some features of NOD32 v3.x,
4.x may not work under NT4.
NOD32 is a very
good "lightweight" antivirus program that uses much less system
more popular antivirus software but it's biggest weaknesses is
that users are unable to
and apply virus detection updates to NOD32 with NO internet
and sometimes the
ESET servers do not work when attempting to obtain NOD32 virus
To download NOD32
virus detection updates offline, read here.
To download the latest Clamwin setup
setup file for
NT4 users, read this
Clamwin forum topic.
~ - It is
recommended that Win10 users
upgrade to at least Avast 2015 R2 as this version is
the new Windows 10 OS. Version 0.99.4 of the ClamWin
Antivirus program has been
contains recent security fixes for the program and is compatible
with Windows 8/8.1 as well
as with Windows
~ - Versions
4.5.216 and greater of the Microsoft Security Essentials
software no longer officially support
Windows XP and
the current downloads are for Windows Vista & Windows 7
only. The latest virus
definition updates for Microsoft Security Essentials beyond July
2015 no longer support WinXP/2003
and WinXP/Win2003 users will need to use alternative antivirus
programs that still function on these OSes.
Version 4.10.209 of MSE will be the last version to support
Windows Vista and although Microsoft ended
support for Vista on April 11, 2017, the newest MSE definition
updates no longer support Vista/Server 2008.
Also, Microsoft Security Essentials is not needed under Win8.x
& Win10 as the built in Windows Defender
program on those OSes has the same functions as MSE.
- Only current
& recent versions of the Avira Antivir software are
compatible with Windows 10 & no longer
support WinXP/2003 OSes.
Other sites to
get Demo, Freeware & Shareware Programs [and Device
Note: The Oldversion.com site is
a nice place to download older versions of certain software when
using an older version
Windows like Windows 95, 98 or Windows NT4.
Microsoft Addons for Windows:
.NET Framework Full Offline Installer Downloads:
.NET Framework 1.1 & 2.0 addons include version 5.1.3101 of
the gdiplus.dll file but will not be
.NET Framework 4.8 for Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, Server 2012 R2
& 10 v1607 - v1809 <4503548>
.NET Framework 4.6.2 for Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, Server
2012 R0/R2 & 10 v1507/1511 <More
.NET Framework 4.6.1 for Windows Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8.x,
Server 2012 & 10 RTM <More
Framework 4.0 for Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server
2008 & Seven <More
MS .NET Framework 4.0 for Windows 2000 SP4 <Download
.NET Framework 3.5 Offline Installer for Windows 8, 8.1
& 10 (How
to Install article)
Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista &
Server 2008 <More
MS .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & 3.0 SP2 for Windows 2000
Framework 2.0 SP2 for Win2000 SP4, XP SP2/SP3 & Server
2003 SP2 <More
Framework 2.0 RTM for Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP &
Server 2003 <More
Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 for Windows 98, 2000, ME, NT4
SP6a & XP <More
Framework 1.1 for Windows 98, NT4 SP6a to Windows
XP/Server 2003 <More
WinXP SP1 & Win2003 systems as that file is already
included. MS .NET Framework v2.0
can not be
installed nor will run under WinNT4 so use version 1.1
instead. MS .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
has been released
but requires WinXP, Server 2003 or higher to use and includes MS
versions 3.0 SP2
and 2.0 SP2. I only link to the full redist. packages of
.NET Framework which are large
Windows 7 includes .NET Framework 3.5.1 while Windows 8 includes
.NET Framework 4.5,
includes .NET Framework 4.5.1; Windows 10 v1511 includes .NET
Windows 10 v1607 includes .NET Framework 4.6.2; Windows 10 v1703
includes .NET Framework 4.7;
Windows 10 v1709 includes .NET Framework 4.7.1 and the v1803
& v1809 releases include v4.7.2 of
.NET Framework while the v1903, v1909 & later releases of
Win10 include .NET Framework 4.8.
There may be problems after installing .NET Framework 2.0 SP2,
3.0 SP2 & 3.5 SP1 on
Windows XP, 2003,
Vista & 2008. See MS KB article 959209
and install the updates listed there. The
there do not apply to Win7, Win8 & higher.
~ - The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1
software can also be installed under Vista SP2. However,
.NET Framework 4.6.2 & higher won't install on Vista &
earlier and require at least Win7 SP1. MS
.NET Framework 4.7.1 & higher include the KB4019990
d3dcompiler_47.dll updates for Win7 & Win8.0
and also require Win10 anniversary update v1607 (Redstone) or
greater to install and won't install under
the RTM/v1507 & v1511 (Threshold) releases of Win10.
Windows Installer Engine Downloads:
Windows Installer 2.0 is included in Windows 2000 with Service
Pack 3 or higher installed, Windows XP,
Server 2003. Windows Installer 3.1 is now available as a
redistributable download for
users, XP SP1/SP2 & Server 2003 systems and is included in
Windows Server 2003
Service Pack 2
and Windows XP Service Pack 3. Windows Installer 3.x is not
available for Windows 95, 98,
ME & NT4
systems. The Windows Installer 3.1 addon has been revised to fix
the problem mentioned
support KB article 898628. Those using Windows
Server 2003 should install SP2 which includes the
latest fixes for
Windows Installer 3.1 under Windows Server 2003 systems.
Windows Installer 4.5 is only
Windows XP SP2/SP3, Server 2003 SP1/SP2, Vista orig./SP1 &
Server 2008. Ver. 4.5 of MSI
is included in
Windows Vista SP2 & Server 2008 SP2. Windows 7 &
8.x include Windows Installer 5.0 and
the latest MSI updates for these are included in the Oct. 2016
& greater cumulative updates.
Note: To install 64bit Windows Installer
4.5 on Windows XP X64 edition, just download & run the
package for Windows Server 2003 x64.
XML (extended markup language) Downloads & Security
XML 3.0 & higher require at least Win98, WinNT4 with SP6,
Win2000/ME or better to use. Win95
install XML 2.6 SP3 instead from MS article 823490.
Microsoft XML 6.0 & beyond cannot
be used under
Win9x, ME & NT4 and requires Win2000 SP4, XP SP1 or higher
to use. XML 6.0 is included
Vista. There is no standalone MS XML 5.0 download as XML
5.0 is part of MS Office 2003 &
Office 2007 and
updates for MSXML 5.0 will be posted on my Office &
Works Updates page - part 1.
Versions of XML
installed can be determined by reading MS article 269238.
XML 4.0 Service Pack 3 no
Win98/ME/NT4 and requires Win2000 SP4 or better to use.
Win98/ME/NT4 users can
latest unofficial XML 4.0 SP2 update available.
Silverlight 5.1 for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.x & 10
4.0 for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2008 & Seven (MS12-034)
for Unicode (unicows.dll) version 1.1.3790 for Windows 95,
98 & ME <More
Redistributable for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista &
- > MS
GDI+ Redist. security update info - (MS09-062)
OLE Automation Update V2.40.4520 & OLEAUT32.DLL
2.40.4520 Security Update
Windows 95, 98, ME & NT4 (Win9xME)
Rich Text Editor DLL & Uniscribe DLL updates pack for
Rich Text Editor DLL & Uniscribe DLL updates pack for
- HTML Help
1.41 for Windows 98/ME/NT4 & IE 5.x/6.x [unofficial;
v5.20.3790.4110] <Download here>
- HTML Help
1.33 for Windows 95 & IE 5.x [unofficial; v4.74.9273]
Chipset Driver Downloads: (essential if using brand new
Drivers & Updates site:
Software Installation Utility page:
"nForce" as the Product Type to obtain motherboard drivers)
& Downloads site:
Agreement first before obtaining driver downloads)
'Chipset or Platform' driver after selecting your Operating
These motherboard chipset drivers are needed when using new
kinds of motherboards under
Win98 SE, 2000,
ME, XP, Vista or Seven or to fix bugs in older kinds of
motherboards and using any
Wavetable Synthesizer Downloads: (make those old AC97 sound
cards play MIDI files better)
(many of these are considered
note: none of these MIDI Softsynths are compatible with
64bit Windows OSes.
use a 32bit version of Windows to run any of the
software listed below and be using
Intel Pentium II 233Mhz (slow) & an Intel Pentium 4 with
Hyperthreading (3.xGhz) CPU
between an AMD K6 [166Mhz] & an AMD K7 [Sempron 3300+ or
Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2Ghz] CPU).
multi-core (aka, Dual-Core, Quad-Core, AMD K8/K10 series and
the Intel Core i3/i5/i7 series) processors
properly handle these Yamaha softsynths (except for the
S-YXG50 VST version which is not listed here).
See either this page or
this page on
a list of MIDI software synthesizers available.
Note 1: I
have installed and tested the Edirol/Roland Virtual Sound Canvas
VSC-88H3 v3.23 and
beta 2 / v0.A5 software synthesizers under Windows Vista and
have confirmed them
However, you MUST run their setup programs in WinXP
SP2 compatibility mode in order for
them to install
and run successfully under 32bit editions of Windows
Vista/Win7/Win8. Read the vscvista.txt
file on how to setup Roland Virtual Sound Canvas
v3.23 under Vista/Win7/Win8 and the wg_vista.txt
on how to install
WinGroove under Vista/Win7/Win8. The Roland VSC-55
MIDI softsynth is no longer
available here as
it is superseded by VSC-88H3.
X - The S-YXG70
softsynth is temporarily not available until I can find a site
that has a copy of it.
! - Warning:
Wingroove versions 0.A4 Beta 2 and earlier do NOT install
correctly as a "MIDI Device Driver"
SP3/SP4 when performing a "clean" installation of
Wingroove. To resolve this problem,
Wingroove 0.A4 or earlier including your Wingroove registration
info, reboot & install the Japanese
Wingroove 0.A5, then reboot & un-install that but without
removing your Wingroove registration info,
reboot and then
re-install Wingroove 0.A4 English under Win2k SP3/SP4. OR
you can just simply remove
all traces of
your previous version of Wingroove (including its reg info) and
just install the Japanese version
0.A5. Be sure to write down your registration info before
performing a complete removal of
Wingroove so that
you can re-enter it when installing the latest available
choosing between the 2Mb & 4Mb wavetable soundset files
for S-YXG50/S-YXG100 [and a link
to the rare
SYXG50 v4.01.25 Legacy/WDM JP (2002) release which includes
WDM drivers for Win98se/ME]
Win2k/XP] and breaking the 128 max polyphony limit are posted
on my sxgtips.txt
Yamaha S-YXG100 softsynth program is NOT compatible with
NT-based editions of Windows
Win2k/XP & later). The Yamaha S-YXG100+ softsynth
can only be used under Win95/98/ME
There was another edition of S-YXG100 called "S-YXG100 PVL"
[aka. the PolyVL edition] but
available in Japanese language AND Yamaha never produced an
NT-compatible version of
However, to get the full benefits of the S-YXG100 PVL
softsynth, you must be using Win98 or
WinME on at
least an Intel Pentium 3 (600Mhz), AMD Athlon/K7 (700Mhz)
Note 2: None of these softsynths have
been tested under Windows 10 operating system and they
^ these software
wavetable synthesizers have been discontinued and are no longer
being updated and no
may or may not work as expected. Many of these can
only be used on 32bit/x86 version of Win10 but
not the commonly used 64bit X64 & ARM64 versions.
longer supported by their manufacturers.
~ full edition
but discontinued product
Yamaha XGPlayer v4 update packs now include MidToAudio converter
DLL file, however, the
MidToAudio (aka. MIDI to Wave) converter loads in XGPlayer v4 only
if the Yamaha WDM softsynth driver
installed; for some odd reason, the MidToAudio converter will
not show up in XGPlayer v4.x when
SYXG50 v3.x or SYXG100 v1.x is installed
$ only version
0.A5 of Wingroove has "partial" XG support for XG-based MIDI
& - ask me
for the valid registration keys for Wingroove to use it as a
full version with no nags
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