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  • Windows Media Player

    The media player provided pre-installed with all modern Windows versions (7 and higher): Windows Media Player 12 plays more music and video than ever, including Flip Video and unprotected songs from your iTunes library! Organize your...

     

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    Free Windows

  • Snipping Tool

    You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips: Free-form Snip.

     

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    Free Windows

  • File Explorer

    File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer, is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Notepad

    Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Microsoft announced that Paint is officially deprecated with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Anyway last version of the program will still be usable in Windows 10.
  • Internet Explorer

    Windows Internet Explorer (IE) is a graphical web browser developed by Microsoft and has been included as part of the Windows operating system since 1995.

     

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    Free Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

    • Discontinued Development has been stopped (except critical issues), replaced by https://alternativeto.net/software/microsoft-edge/ on the long-term.
  • Windows Defender

    Windows Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Vue.js

    Vue.js - Intuitive, Fast and Composable MVVM for building interactive interfaces.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web

  • Windows Calculator

    Windows Calculator, commonly known as Calculator from the application's title bar, is a calculation application included in all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

     

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    Commercial Windows

  • Windows Photo Viewer

    View pictures in Windows Photo Viewer. You can use Windows Photo Viewer to view your digital photos in a variety of ways.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Windows Photo Viewer is deprecated in Windows 10 in favor of https://alternativeto.net/software/microsoft-photos/ . It's inherited from Windows 7 or 8 if you upgraded the system to Windows 10. It's not in it if you installed Windows 10 from scratch.
  • Microsoft Photos

    You can use the Photos app to view or edit photos and videos in your Pictures library and on OneDrive, and to import photos and videos.

     

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    Free Windows Windows RT Windows Phone

  • Paint 3D

    Paint 3D is Microsoft's totally rebuilt and enhanced version of Microsoft Paint built for Windows 10 and with extensive 3D support as well as other helpful, long-needed additions like pen support and easier cropping feature.

     

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    Free Windows Windows S

  • Windows Sidebar

    Windows Sidebar is a long, vertical bar that is displayed on the side of your desktop. It contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Due to a security vulnerability, Microsoft retired the feature in newer releases of Windows. It is also recommended to turn off Sidebar and Gadgets.
  • Windows DVD Maker

    Windows DVD Maker, included in Windows Vista and Windows 7, allowed users to create professional-looking video DVDs of your home movies and photos that can be viewed on your DVD players, regardless of geographical region codes.

     

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    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Windows DVD Maker was removed as of Windows 8.
  • Windows Sticky Notes

    Sticky Notes got even more useful in Windows 7. Now you can format text, resize, and flip through open notes. Found in Start Menu > Programs > Accessories

     

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    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Only available in Windows 7
  • Windows Search

    Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is an indexed desktop search platform created by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Microsoft Outlook Express

    Outlook Express is a desktop mail app that was included with pre-Windows 7 versions of Internet Explorer on Windows XP .

     

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    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Outlook Express is no longer available or supported by Microsoft. It was replaced by Windows Mail and then by https://alternativeto.net/software/windows-live-mail/ .
  • ReadyBoost

    ReadyBoost is a disk cache component of Microsoft Windows, first introduced with Microsoft's Windows Vista in 2006 and bundled with Windows 7 in 2009.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Windows Computer Management

    Built-in Windows Program that includes Disk Managment, Service Control, Device Manager, etc.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Microsoft Narrator

    Screen reader included in Microsoft Windows.

     

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    Free Windows

  • Windows Backup and Restore

    Creates safety copies of your most important personal files, so you're always prepared for the worst.

     

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    Free Windows