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New 3D stark-covers 7zip download icon 3D covers (288k) zip download icon 3D covers (360k)
IE7 Unattended Fix 7zip download icon IE7-Unattended (1k) zip download icon IE7-Unattended (4k)
IE8 Unattended Fix 7zip download icon IE8-Unattended (1k) zip download icon IE8-Unattended (4k)
TomTom Alert Tones 7zip download icon TomTom Alerts (832k) zip download icon TomTom Alerts (3,691k)
UK Channel Logos 7zip download icon Version 1 (22-6-09) (967k)
7zip download icon Version 2 (14-7-09) (2,355k)
7zip download icon Version 3 (12-10-11) (252k)
zip download icon Version 1 (997k)
zip download icon Version 2 (2,794k)
zip download icon Version 3 (252k)
New GoogleMaps Icons 7zip download icon Version 2 (146k)
7zip download icon Originals (not made by us) (152k)
zip download icon Version 2 (171k)
7zip download icon Originals (not made by us) (152k)
OpenTTD Cuba Scenario scn download icon Cuba (Temperate) Scenario (168k)
png download icon Cuba Heightmap (92k)
png download icon Heightmap for google earth (98k)
7zip download icon SRTM4 DEM (9,282k)
xls download icon Microdem Heights Calculator (14k)
zip download icon Cuba (Temperate) Scenario (167k)
zip download icon Cuba Heightmap (86k)
zip download icon Heightmap for google earth (91k)
zip download icon SRTM4 DEM (13,884k)
zip download icon Microdem Heights Calculator (10k)
AnyRail Hornby SeTrack geometries 7zip download icon London Kings Cross (33k)
7zip download icon SeTrack geometries (183k)
7zip download icon Sheffield Victoria (38k)
7zip download icon Triple loop (95k)
7zip download icon London Kings Cross (33k)
7zip download icon SeTrack geometries (183k)
7zip download icon Sheffield Victoria (38k)
7zip download icon Triple loop (95k)

Mirrored by us

Starred items are apps that were previously free but that have been replaced with newer non-free versions

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Helios NeoLink 1.4 exe download icon NeoLink 1.4 (44,721k) zip download icon NeoLink 1.4 (44,721k)
Helios H4000, X3000, X5000
User Guides & Documents
pdf download icon Helios Documents (796k) zip download icon Helios Documents (6,168k)
Helios H4000 firmware v9 7zip download icon H4000 firmware (1,057k) zip download icon H4000 firmware (2,243k)
Helios X5000 firmware 7zip download icon 20-Oct-2006 (1,920k)
7zip download icon 8-Jan-2007 (1,920k)
7zip download icon 10-Apr-2007 (2,125k)
zip download icon 20-Oct-2006 (3,445k)
zip download icon 8-Jan-2007 (3,445k)
zip download icon 10-Apr-2007 (3,646k)
Helios X3000 firmware 7zip download icon 20-Oct-2006 (1,919k)
7zip download icon 22-Dec-2006 (1,920k)
7zip download icon 10-Apr-2007 (2,124k)
zip download icon 20-Oct-2006 (3,464k)
zip download icon 22-Dec-2006 (3,464k)
zip download icon 10-Apr-2007 (3,665k)
SSD Software Device Driver 7zip download icon SSD driver (7k) zip download icon SSD driver (7k)
Nokia CA-42 Cable Driver 7zip download icon CA-42 driver (45k) zip download icon CA-42 driver (54k)
InstallShield AIO ScriptEngine exe download icon Script Engine (2,642k) zip download icon Script Engine (2,638k)
Microsoft IntelliType 2.22 exe download icon IntelliType 2.22 (10,019k) zip download icon IntelliType 2.22 (9,906k)
Microsoft IntelliPoint 4.12 exe download icon IntelliPoint 4.12 (9,918k) zip download icon IntelliPoint 4.12 (9,799k)
Stark Covers (10-Oct-2009) 7zip download icon Stark Covers (15,062k) zip download icon Stark Covers (18,550k)
Media Center Studio exe download icon MC Studio (1,743k) zip download icon MC Studio (1,698k)
IcoFX 1.6.4* 7zip download icon IcoFX 1.6.4 (1,488k) 7zip download icon IcoFX 1.6.4 (1,488k)
ProduKey 7zip download icon ProduKey x86 (46k)
7zip download icon ProduKey x64 (55k)
7zip download icon ProduKey x86 (46k)
7zip download icon ProduKey x64 (55k)
LG PC Suite 3 7zip download icon LG PC Suite 3.1.19 (99,810k)
7zip download icon LG PC Suite 3.1.20 (99,772k)
7zip download icon LG PC Suite 3.1.19 (99,810k)
7zip download icon LG PC Suite 3.1.20 (99,772k)
Settlers 2 Windows XP Fixes 7zip download icon VGA Fix (94k)
7zip download icon UniRefresh (79k)
7zip download icon NoLFB (1k)
7zip download icon AX-VGA (5k)
7zip download icon VGA Fix (94k)
7zip download icon UniRefresh (79k)
7zip download icon NoLFB (1k)
7zip download icon AX-VGA (5k)
TunerSalad* 7zip download icon TunerSalad Footlong (103k) 7zip download icon TunerSalad Footlong (103k)
GalaxSim Unlock* 7zip download icon GalaxSimUnlock 1.0 (108k) 7zip download icon GalaxSimUnlock 1.0 (108k)
Meta<Browser/>* 7zip download icon Meta<Browser/> 1.0 (2,043k) 7zip download icon Meta<Browser/> 1.0 (2,043k)
VirtualDub x64 Plugins 7zip download icon Meta<Browser/> 1.0 (2,043k) 7zip download icon VirtualDub x64 plugins (2,043k)

The Bluetooth Guide Files

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Broadcom Blutonium Uninstaller exe download icon zip download icon
TDK BlueAlert Utility exe download icon zip download icon
Bluetooth Guide v1 (26-Oct-2003) pdf download icon zip download icon
Bluetooth Guide v2 (16-Feb-2004) pdf download icon zip download icon
Bluetooth Guide v3 (8-May-2004) pdf download icon zip download icon
Bluetooth Guide v3b (15-Sept-2004) chm download icon zip download icon
Installation INF for 3Com 3CRWB6096B version 3 PC Card inf download icon zip download icon
Widcomm Installation Driver Recognition File (for v 1.4.3.4) inf download icon zip download icon
USB Firmware Update Utility exe download icon zip download icon
Generic CSR Firmware (31st March 2004) v839 for BlueCore2 based devices dfu download icon zip download icon
Dell CSR Firmware (29th March 2004) for Dell devices only dfu download icon zip download icon
Fix for (some) USB dongles that are stuck in DFU mode after a firmware update (including the D-Link DBT-120 rev B3) exe download icon zip download icon
Disable Key Indication Registry Fragment reg download icon zip download icon
Microsoft Windows XP Pre-SP2 Bluetooth Patch (Q323183) exe download icon zip download icon
Disable Network Security Registry Fragment reg download icon zip download icon
Widcomm Bluetooth Diagnostic / Monitoring Tool exe download icon zip download icon

Collaborative ImagesByName Project

Mirrored here as theHTPC.net has had a rocky history

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People Wave 1 (396Mb) 7zip download icon 7zip download icon
3D Boxset Covers 2.0 (349Mb) 7zip download icon 7zip download icon
Original Studio Base Images, 15-Jan-2010 (1.27Mb) 7zip download icon 7zip download icon
Rominator Studio Logos 3.0 (18.4Mb) 7zip download icon 7zip download icon
Chip Studio Logos 1.0 (43.6Mb) 7zip download icon 7zip download icon
Techols Movie & TV Ratings 3.0 (1.46Mb) 7zip download icon 7zip download icon

External Links

Browsers

x86 32bit x64 AMD64 x86-64 64bit
Mozilla Firefox 41.0 WaterFox 40.0.0.3
Google Chrome 45.0.2454.101 45.0.2454.101
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 (Win Vista)
11.0 (Win 7)
9.0 (Win Vista)
11.0 (Win 7)
Opera 12.17
32.0.1948.25
12.17
no

AV Codecs & Media Players

x86 32bit x64 AMD64 x86-64 64bit
ffdshow Tryouts 1.3.4531
MPC-HC

App 1.7.9
Standalone Filters 1.7.9

Haali Media Splitter Combined installer 13-06-2013
LAV Splitter Combined installer 0.66.0
Quitetime Lite 4.1.0 no
Real Alternative 2.02 no
Xiph DirectShow Filters combined installer 0.85.17777
VLC 2.2.1 2.2.1

Media Related Apps

x86 32bit x64 AMD64 x86-64 64bit
Emby (fka MediaBrowser) 3.0.5724.5
Media Center Master 2.14 build 35615.885 no
MCEBuddy 2.4.2
MC-TVConverter Version 2.1.0
WMPTagPlus 2.1 no
TunerFreeMCE 5.8.7a
MCE LoveFilm 4.1.3
Remote Potato 1.0.6
GuideTool 1.2.5
GraphStudioNext 0.7.0.430 0.7.0.430
Win7DSFilterTweaker 5.9
VC1tweak VC1tweak thread on doom9
RipBot264 1.19.1
MacroTube MacroTube providers
Media Center Themer 1.51
SickBeard SickBeard (SickRage fork)

Updates, Runtimes and Plugins for Windows

x86 32bit x64 AMD64 x86-64 64bit
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.8.204.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (only if you really need it)
1.1 (only if you really need it)
3.5 SP1 (includes 2.0, 3.0)
4.0 (Win XP, 2003)
4.5.2 (Win Vista and newer)
Java Runtimes JRE 8 update 60
Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.185
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.40728.0
Microsoft Visual C++

(latest version page by Microsoft)

2005 SP1
2008 SP1
2010 SP1
2012 u4
2013
2015
2005 SP1
2008 SP1
2010 SP1
2012 u4
2013
2015
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c v9.29.1974 (18-Apr-2011)
Windows Installer 4.5 (Win XP, Vista, 2003, 2008)
Office Compatibility Pack version 4 (2010)
Microsoft Camera Codec Pack 6.3.9721.0

Microsoft Service Packs

Format x86 32bit x64 AMD64 x86-64 64bit
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 n/a
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Service Pack 2
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x86
Service Pack 2 x86
Service Pack 1 x64
Service Pack 2 x64
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 x86 Service Pack 2 x64
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x86 Service Pack 2 x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 n/a Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 n/a
Office 2000 Service Pack 3 n/a
Office XP Service Pack 3 n/a
Office 2003 Service Pack 3 n/a
Office 2007 Service Pack 3 n/a
Office 2010 Service Pack 2 x86 Service Pack 2 x64
Office 2013 Service Pack 1 x86 Service Pack 1 x64

Document & file viewers

Format Details
Word (DOC, DOCX) Word Viewer. Opens both DOC and DOCX word documents from Word 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Excel (XLS, XLSX) Excel Viewer. Opens both XLS and XLSX excel spreadsheets from Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Powerpoint (PPT, PPTX) PowerPoint Viewer. Opens both PPT and PPTX powerpoint presentations from PowerPoint 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Acrobat (PDF) Adobe Reader XI. Opens all PDF files.
RAW digital images Microsoft Camera Codec Pack. Supports RAW files from many popular digital cameras.

Recommended Free Utilities

Note: Items marked with a * are either no longer available on their original site, are hosted on unreliable sites, or were hosted on sites that no longer exist. In these cases they can be found under our list of “hosted by us” files above

App Description
IcoFX 1.6.4* Free icon extractor and editor. Supports full alpha transparency, windows 7 x64 and 256×256 pixel icons amongst other features. Note: Version 2 and above are no longer freeware.
EAC Exact Audio Copy. Enables bit-perfect jitter-free ripping of audio CD’s, including compression to common formats including FLAC
MP3tag Audio-file tagger. Includes intelligent filename < – > tag conversion, support for a wide range of tagging formats and full manual control of all tag / meta data.
ProduKey Utility to retrieve serial numbers from Microsoft products prior to a reinstall.
ClownBD Utility to rip HD video from BluRay disks. Enables re-authoring, stream selection, and automatic merging of the m2ts files that make up the movie.
CCleaner & CCEnhancer Utility, and extra application profiles, to clean up unneeded files and programs from windows.
System Ninja Utility to clean up unneeded files and programs from windows.
CPU-Z Utility to identify the hardware in your system.
Speccy Utility to identify the hardware in your system. Offers more general system information than the alternatives.
SpeedFan Utility to monitor and control temperatures and fan speeds.
VirtualDub or VirtualDubMod Utility to edit, enhance and recode video. Extendible with plugins. See the article for more information on 64bit plugins
Key Update Tool Utility from Microsoft to change the serial key for an installed instance of windows. Especially useful if an OEM licensed machine has been installed with a corporate key and need to be reverted.
7zip Decompression utility with support for all common formats. Achieves very high compression.
RT Se7en Lite Create customised Windows 7 install disks, including slipstreaming service packs.
Free DVD MP3 Ripper Freeware utility which can extract audio from DVD, VCD/SVCD and MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2) files into MP3s.
RegShot Freeware utility which takes a before and after snapshot of the Windows registry. Very useful for identifying changes made to the registry by programs, especially during installation.
InSSIDer Utility to detect the presence and details of nearby wireless networks. Effectively a Windows 7 compatible replacement for NetStumbler
RogueSpear’s Standard Installer Small package with a very large number of very useful system utilities. Free registration required. Update: The site was hacked and is now offline. I’ve not found any mirrors.
DVD Flick Simple DVD Authoring tool
Google Earth Google’s famous satellite imagery of planet Earth
MediaInfo Utility for identifying media file formats and the codecs contained within
Audacity Free audio editing tool
Microsoft Pro Photo Tools Utility to edit the metadata in photos
WordWeb System Tray dictionary and thesaurus
Cue Splitter Can split albums stored as a single audio file into separate tracks using an associated cue file
FooBar2000 Media Player with lots of powerful utilities built-in. Can split and transcode file formats that other utilities struggle with (e.g. splitting cue/flac 24Bit 96KHz or transcoding M4A/ALAC to FLAC)
DrDOS Bootdisk See the “Driver Free Disk For BIOS Flashing” section.
CDBurnerXP CD, DVD and BluRay writing tool.
Radio Downloader Podcast and BBC Radio Downloader.
PNGGauntlet Excellent utility for compressing PNG images as much as possible. Uses the power of 3 utilities: PNGOUT, OptiPNG and DeflOpt.
Image Resizer A right-click image resize utility, similar to the old Image Resizer PowerToy. Offers several options and resolutions. Compatible with Win 7, 64bit OSes.
Test Disk An excellent multi-platform FOSS utility that can recover lost partitions, make non-booting disks bootable again, unformat, and recover files.
Virtual CloneDrive Creates a virtual optical drive for mounting ISOs and other images of CDs, DVDs and BDs.
YTD TouTube Downloader Basic Simple and easy to use downloader of YouTube videos. Has worked reliably (with updates) for at least a couple of years.
SQL Dump file splitter Utility to break SQL files into multiple smaller files. Ideal for getting around file-size limits in phpMyAdmin.
FileZilla FTP Client Excellent free open-source FTP client and server.
Handbrake Powerful free open-source video transcode app. Includes extensive configuration options for h.264
UltraVNC Easy-to-use free alternative to remote desktop in windows. Doesn’t impose some of the artificial restrictions that remote desktop has.
Prey Free service to remotely monitor, track, lock or wipe your PC (or phone) if it gets stolen.
Winamp The original and best free MP3 player software. Now supports many other files features and formats.
John’s Background Switcher Free tray utility that creates a slide-show as your wallpaper. Can use photos directly from many photo-sharing sites if provided with your login details.
AVStoDVD Free utility to burn a wide range of video formats to standards-compliant DVD-Video.
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool A free utility originally made by HP that will enable you to format you USB Flash drive and make it bootable.
PeerBlock A free utility which offers some security by blocking access to many IP addresses known to be dodgy. Particularly useful for users of torrent sites.
Greedy Torrent A free utility for users of torrents which allows you to download without uploads (i.e. leech) by reporting a false upload value back to the tracker.
fat32format Utility to format drives and flash cards to fat32, beyond the 32gig size limit imposed by the windows format tool.
Macrium Reflect Utility to clone, back-up and image HDDs and HDD partitions. Very useful when upgrading a system HDD to an SSD.
Defraggler Utility to defragment disk drives. More powerful and flexible than the inbuilt windows tool, with the classic visual representation included too.
Stellarium View information about celestial bodies.
Microsoft Image Composition Editor Impressive tool for joining photos into panoramics. Quicker and easier than most, and produces better results than most. Close to the best of both worlds.
Tortoise SVN Provides SVN support to windows with an easy to use interface.
SetFileDate Utility for changing the created, modified and accessed times for files in windows. Useful for changing timestamp of compressed or remuxed video files which are part of a photo gallery sorted by date taken.
PuTTY Utility equivalent to telnet for SSH connections. Essential for remote admin of *nix servers from a windows client.
Malware Bytes Powerful companion to anti-virus which detects malware that AV software often misses. Unlimited free version available.
AdwCleaner Excellent utility for removing stubborn malware that MalwareBytes and your anti-virus fail to remove.
Bad Peggy Scans for bad images, including jpeg and png.
AviDemux Small and simple but powerful tool for rotating and cropping videos. Supports all modern formats. Can do time-cropping without re-encoding.

Recommended non-free Utilities

App Price Description
Start8 $4.99 Used to re-enable a proper Windows-7 style start menu on versions that don’t have a proper start menu
DVBLink 5 €21.01 Share you TV tuners across your network, turning any PC into a HTPC with live TV
WinRAR 5 €29.95 Alternative to 7zip with support for rar. Free trial available.
Textpad 7 £16.50 Advanced text editor. Free trial available.
MyChannelLogos XL $5.00 Shows channel logos in the Media Center channel list. Also allows modifying some other guide settings.
HDD Regenerator $99.00 Can recover and repair (without remapping) many bad sectors on a HDD. Can be priceless for data recovery.
PerfectDisk Pro $29.99 Powerful defrag utility which can defrag NTFS metadata, bootsector etc.

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