A selection of essential Windows software through the millennia for all Windows but "8"!
All the software in this section has been retrieved from CDs annexed to commercial magazines. Most of them are freeware standalone utilities and many of them are nice applications coming from the past millennium. Most programs are perfectly working on Windows 31, 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista and 7. No cracks are posted; those applications carrying a serial number are regular bonuses from the annexed magazines. All applications are downloadable in .zip files. No personal liability is taken if things go awry.

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calc98.zip Scientific/Engineering calculator with units conversions and physical properties. Statistics, financial, array and matrix functions. Algebraic or RPN logic. User customisable size, fonts, layout and appearance.
equator1.zip a powerful yet simple RPN calculator for Windows.
esbcalc.zip This is a small Scientific Calculator that supports full precedence. It does not support Exponential Notation, but does include a number of functions (including Trigonometric, Hyperbolic, & Logarithmic - Base 10, Base 2 & Natural), Paper Trail, Clipboard Support, History of results and more.
excalc.zip Expression Calculator is a powerful mathematical expressions evaluator. It is full 32 bit object oriented.
excalib.zip a full featured RPN calculator for Windows. It is an exclusively RPN calculator designed for ease of use and quick results.
funccalc.zip With FuncCalc, just type your formula in all at once - with all its brackets, functions and variables - press ENTER and get the result.
hexcalc.zip hexadecimal calculator.
matcalc.zip a simple utility for manipulating matrices of real numbers.Can perform most standard matrix operations for matrices up to 20 elements square.
RPNcalc2.zip a floating Reverse Polish Notation calculator with basic math functions including y^x and 1/x.
rpncalc.zip a reverse polish notation programmable calculator for science and engineering. It supports over 180 functions and 9 data types (real, integer, variable, vector, matrix, list, program, unit, and complex).

Units Converters

baseconverter.zip hexadecimal converter.
convert.zip a program to convert a number to a different base. It also has the ability to perform operations on the numbers entered.
econv.zip will convert common engineering units.
NumericalChamaleon.zip a most complete converter, written in Java.
tempconv.zip temperature converter.

Disk Utilities

commander.zip FreeCommander is an easy-to-use alternative to the standard windows file manager on the go
grub.zip hard disk boot utility.
MacriumReflectFree.zip create a backup image of an entire disk or selected partition(s).
MBRtool.zip MBRtool is a very powerful tool that allows you to manipulate just about anything in/about the Master Boot Record.
MBRWizard20b.zip MBRwizard allows you to manipulate just about anything in/about the Master Boot Record.
O&ODiskImageExpress.zip hard disk imaging utility.
PartitionRecoveryFloppy.zip creates a bootable floppy disk with the partition table's data.
treesize.zip Every hard disk is too small if you just wait long enough. Treesize tells you where precious Clusters have gone.
ultradefrag-5.0.2.bin.i386.zip hard disk defragmenter.
xosl.zip Extended Operating System Loader.
xplorer2 Lite.zip

Floppy Disk Utilities

max4w.zip a high-powered but easy-to-use disk formatting and copying utility that can format or copy any type of DOS disk-- including Maxi-style extended capacity disks and Microsoft 1.7MB DMF disks--in one easy step; format or copy Macintosh 1.44MB disks; copy many other non-DOS disks; and analyze an unknown disk and determine its type.
transmac.zip a utility for accessing Macintosh disks including floppys, CDROMs, SyQuest, Zip, Jazz, EZ135, optical, hard disks, and other drives.
VirtualFloppyDrive.zip a Virtual Floppy Drive (VFD) for Windows NT platform.

Graphics Applications

3D_move.zip morphological operations on 3D structures.
animator.zip Extensis PhotoAnimator is an exciting, full-fledged yet affordable animation package that will change forever the way you create and work with Web animations.
artweaver.zip image editor.
autocad Autocad Lite 97
GPD.zip Graph Paper Designer-Creates both regular graph paper and hex paper. Both types of paper are user configurable. Hexagon size may be changed, graph paper line widths may be changed, as well as several other user configurable options.
GraphCalc.zip 3D graphics generator.
GraphicRulers1.0.zip Creates a vertical and horizontal ruler in inches and vertical and horizontal ruler in pixels
GraphicRuler.zip Screen Ruler is a great virtual ruler ready to be dragged around on your computer screen. Very useful to measure objects in Pixels. It features a vertical or horizontal orientation, a dynamic mouse measurement tracking, custom length, plus it can also remain on top, above all windows.
HornilStylePix.zip image editor
ImageAnalizer.zip Reads/writes BMP, ICO, CUR, WMF, EMF, JPEG, PNG, PCX and JPEG 2000 images · Reads RAS, PNM, PGM, PPM, HIPS and Matlab files · Build-in conventional and adaptive filters · Color model conversion: RGB, CMY, HSI, Lab, YCbCr and YIQ · Math expression module for creating and transforming images · Advanced "pocket" calculator with equation solver · and much more.
ImageXYZ insert 3D text into your photographs.
PhotoBC-en Photo Black & Color permet d'effectuer une désaturation partielle sur une image en sélectionnant les couleurs à conserver. La désaturation partielle est le fait de préserver un sujet coloré et laisser le reste de l'image en niveaux de gris.
Photofiltre.zip image editor.
Picturenaut.zip an image editor focused on HDR generation from a series of bracketed exposures, tonemapping, and HDR editing.
PicView.zip picture viewer for several formats and with slideshow options.
PovCad4.zip POVCAD 4 for Windows, a 3-D modeler and ray tracing scene file utility program.
randot11.zip Random dot stereogram generator.
raw2pov.zip WRAW2POV converts raw data files as output by various CAD programs into smooth ray-traceable objects for POV 1, POV 2, Vivid 2 and Polyray.
snagit5.zip a screen capture utility with many options.
tierazon.zip a powerful fractal generator. Most of this site's graphics in the magic square has been obtained with this small, incredible program.
ZPaint1_2.zip ZPaint lets you easily create rectangular 3D shapes


passrec.zip password recovery tools

Sundry Utilities

grepWin.zip .
PDFView.zip .
eUPX-Tool+ Compression utility. This version include "UPX v3.03" and it's able to compress with LZMA (a better file compression format).
Wavosaur.zip free audio editor with VST and ASIO support.
wpanic09.zip The most invaluable tool for any _serious_ computer work available for Windows. Not exactly a port from UNIX's xpanic, but with the same functionality, WinPanic will pop up on your screen at selectable intervals and tell you exactly what you need -- DON'T PANIC -- in large and friendly letters.






AddRemove.zip displays the entries in the Add/Remove Programs list of Windows Registry, checks if itis valid, and uninstalls the selected program or removes the entry from the list.
DriverMax.zip export and recover your system's drivers if you have to do a new installation..
inter52.zip This is the first of seven archives containing the MSDOS Interrupt List, release 52.
ProcessExplorer.zip Process Explorer is an advanced process management utility that picks up where Task Manager leaves off.
ProcessMonitor.zip Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity.
ResHack.zip view, modify, add, rename and delete resources in Win32 executables and resource files. Incorporates an internal resource compiler and decompiler.
ServiWin.zip ServiWin utility displays the list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some of them, additional useful information is displayed.
SysInternals.zip The Sysinternals Troubleshooting Utilities: File and Disk Utilities-Networking Utilities-Process Utilities--Security Utilities-System Information Utilites-Miscellaneous Utilities
strun.zip The StartupRun utility displays the list of all applications that are loaded automatically when Windows boots. For each application, additional information is displayed.
TweakNowPowerPack2012.zip many options to configure and tune Windows.
VBRun-dll_s.zip this includes Microsoft Visual Basic Libraries 1,2,3, 4, 5 6 and all those DLLs generally required by old programs which often are not included with the program needing them. (there are 51 files in this 14.2MB .zip folder)

USB Utilities


Sundry Applications

achart12.zip ASCII Character Table.
ArcConvert.zip This convertor can convert the following archives: 7ZIP/LZH/CAB/ZIP/ARJ/ACE/RAR/TAR/TGZ/GZ/Z/BZ2/YZ1/YZ2/GCA/BEL/RPM/DEB/BH/Noa32/HKI/PAQAR/SQX/HA/ZOO/UHARC/LFB/ZLIB/UCL/IMP/RS/SPL/APK/Arc/DZ/MSI to the following archives: ZIP/7-ZIP/CAB/LHA/TAR/TGZ/BZ2/YZ1/BGA/RAR/ACE/NOA32/HKI/PAQAR/UHARC/YZ2/DZ/HA
calendar.zip a Windows' calendar application that allows you to see the entire year at a glance. You can view any Gregorian calendar year from the range 1 to 32767 A.D. A number of formatting options, including display colors and fonts, can be selected.
calmast.zip Calendar Master is a program that you can use to print calendars.
capture.zip capte portions of the screen and save them as Window's BMP files.

Web and Network

AboTime.zip Synchronizes your computer's clock or network with the atomic clocks available on the Internet.
html2text.zip converts html pages int txt pages.
HttTrack.zip Offline Browser (Mirror Utility) This program is an offline browser utility. It allows you to transfer one or several web-sites from the Internet to your hard disk.
text2Htm.zip converts txt pages in html pages.
webmastertools.zip This software is a compilation of wizards that will help you create a number of JavaScript and HTMl effects for your web pages.
XenuLinkSleuth.zip Checks in depth the correctednes sof the links in a web page.

Chess Games

Chessit_1.zip Chess-it! is a freeware chess game. The program supports multiple piece sets, unlimited back/forward, complete list of moves, printing/saving capabilities, computer/human players and more.
ChessIt_2.zip Chess-it! is a freeware chess game. The program supports multiple piece sets, unlimited back/forward, complete list of moves, printing/saving capabilities, computer/human players, e-mail playing and more.