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
    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
    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
    DirectX 11 Technology Update
    Document
    Presentation from Gamefest 2010
    FREE
    Release Date:
    6/7/2010
    Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7
    Update
    Download the fast and fluid browser recommended for Windows 7.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    11/6/2013
    Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
    Tool
    The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install runtime components that are required to run C++ applications built with Visual Studio 2012.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    11/20/2013
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
    Update
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    3/15/2011
    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:
    11/18/2008
    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
    DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime
    Redistributable component
    Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c End-User Runtime will update your current version of DirectX — the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.
    FREE
    Release Date:
    10/17/2007