Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
    Tool
    Install this compatibility pack if you would like to open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations that were created in the newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Scroll down to see instructions and system requirements.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    1/6/2010
    DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
    Redistributable component
    The Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX — the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    4/18/2011
    The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Service Pack
    Service Pack 3 provides the latest updates to the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite. This update also applies to Microsoft Office Project, Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, Microsoft Office Visio, and Visual Web Developer.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    10/25/2011
    Malicious Software Removal Tool
    Application
    This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday o...
    FREE
    Release Date:
    4/7/2014
    Internet Explorer 8
    Update
    Internet Explorer 8. Faster, Easier, More Private, and More Secure.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    3/11/2009
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
    Tool
    .NET Framework 4.5 is a highly compatible, in-place update to .NET Framework 4.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    10/9/2012
    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    Tool
    Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends wh...
    FREE
    Release Date:
    4/20/2010
    Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Service Pack
    Office 2003 Service Pack 3 provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office 2003.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    9/17/2007
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
    Service Pack
    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 Fr...
    FREE
    Release Date:
    11/17/2008
    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2618444)
    Security Patch
    This update addresses the vulnerability discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-099. To find out if other security updates are available for you, see the Overview section of this page.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    12/12/2011