In this section, you will find links to other Microsoft websites that offer downloads.
Note that almost all of the downloads available from these websites can also be found in the Microsoft Download Center; however, the other Microsoft sites may offer services and information that you may not find in the Download Center.
If you are looking for downloads for the Windows operating system or for Microsoft Office, try using
, which helps you keep your computer up to date without requiring you to visit the Download Center.
Get the latest version of Microsoft DirectX, and find other important DirectX updates for your version of Windows.
Windows Internet Explorer downloads
Find critical updates, recommended releases, and other system updates for Internet Explorer.
Office for Mac downloads
Get more out of Microsoft software for the Macintosh with updates and utility downloads.
Microsoft Games trial versions
If you would like to try some Microsoft games, start with a visit to this site, where many games are available to be downloaded as trial versions.
Microsoft Hardware downloads
To make sure you are taking advantage of the full functionality of your Microsoft products, get the latest software updates from Microsoft Hardware.
Get add-ins, updates, and more downloads to help you get the most from your mobile phone, handheld PC, or Pocket PC.
You will also find mobile-device downloads for developers.
MSDN Developer downloads
Choose from a broad range of developer-related tools and add-ins, service packs, product updates, and beta and preview releases.
MSDN Subscriber downloads
If you are an active MSDN Universal and Professional subscriber or a current Microsoft Certified Partner (MCP), get access to the latest MSDN Subscription software.
Office Downloads Marketplace
Find a wide array of downloads, critical updates, and viewers for Microsoft Office.
Service Packs for Microsoft Products
Download service packs containing updates for system reliability, program compatibility, and security.
See which service packs are currently available from Microsoft Help and Support.
TechNet downloads for IT Professionals
Find hotfixes, security bulletins and updates, and more downloads.
This is the central repository of Microsoft download resources for IT professionals.
Windows Media Download Center
Amplify your play with Microsoft Windows Media Player, encoders, codecs, and other related downloads.