Useful Windows 10 Downloads

A list of helpful downloads for Windows 10



  1. Ian
    This article is designed as a repository for popular Windows 10 related downloads that would be useful for forum members. We'll keep it updated as new software is added or there are better options available.

    Windows 10 ISO:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

    You can create your own installation media by running the installer direct from the Microsoft website. This will also allow you to download and save the ISO file if you wish.

    Classic Shell:
    http://classicshell.net/

    If you don't like the look of the Windows 10 start menu, you can achieve the XP/7 look by using Classic Shell.

    Ninite:
    https://ninite.com/

    Ninite is a simple software package manager that allows you to install from a select list of common Windows applications with a few clicks. Highly recommended for new PC installs. No bloatware in here!

    SpyBot Anti-Beacon:
    https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

    A popular anti-spy tool to prevent some of the Windows 10 telemetry options. It works well and allows you to disable OneDrive and other integrated components.

    Windows Essentials (including Movie Maker):
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18614/windows-essentials

    If you're after Windows Movie Maker, it is bundled within the Windows Essentials package. It still works in Windows 10, but I would recommend avoiding any of the other software options within the package (as they are designed for Windows 7/8).

    Windows 7 Games for Windows 10:
    http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-7-games-for-windows-10/

    If you miss the old games (Solitaire, Freecell, etc...) from Windows 7, then you can use this app to get them back in Windows 10.

    SysInternals Tools:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb545021.aspx

    An advanced collection of tools for Windows troubleshooting, recommended for experienced PC users to hunt down problems.

    7-Zip:
    http://www.7-zip.org/

    A free and comprehensive compression utility - it will open/compress almost anything.

    LibreOffice:
    https://www.libreoffice.org/

    Free office productivity suite, including word processor, spreadsheets and drawing tools.

    VLC:
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    A lightweight and open-source video player, with integrated codecs for many popular video formats (including DVD player).

    Foxit Reader:
    https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/

    Popular and free PDF reading software, with PDF printer support.