.Net Framework for .Net based software

Get .Net Framework 4
• Click the "Download" button at the page
• Download the .Net Framework
• Install .Net Framework

Check .Net Framework version - must be 2.0 or higher.


JRE for Java based software

Get JRE (Java Runtime Environment)


• Click the "Download JRE" button at the page
• Download the JRE version for your operating system. *)
• Install JRE

*) Make sure you install the correct "exe" file version:
• the 32 bit JRE version for 32 bit Windows systems - (at the JRE download page called: "Windows x86 Online" or "Windows x86 Offline")
• the 64 bit JRE version for 64 bit Windows systems - (at the JRE download page called: "Windows x64")

Note: Anything labeled "JDK" is for Java developers only. Others have no use of it.

Check JRE version - must be 7.0 or higher.


Acrobat Reader for various software

Get Acrobat Reader
• Select the version for your operating system


File archive compress and extract

Get WinZip for zip files. Not free!

Get WinRar for rar files. Not free!

Get a freeware program for file compression and extraction here.