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Windows Media Player is a media player that is included with Microsoft Windows. It was replaced by Groove Music/Movies & TV in Windows 10, but it was pretty much revived in Windows 11.

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Frontpage is a program by Microsoft that made building websites very easy, with some features from other applications in the Microsoft Office suite. It's not as useful in the current day considering it utilized IE's own HTML extensions that have obviously been phased out by the late 2000s, but it's still fun. It's also a hallmark of my favorite era of the internet (90s - early to mid 00s), so there's that.

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Netscape is a discontinued internet suite, and was the main competitor to Internet Explorer in the 1990s and early 2000s. It's market share dropped sharply in the late 1990s due to IE gaining traction, because it was bundled with Windows and, at the time, Mac OS (which eventually led to the antitrust lawsuit Microsoft received by the USA government in 2001). It was eventually superseded by Mozilla Firefox (which was a lot more successful against IE). The version available is 7.2.

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RetroZilla is a fork of the old Mozilla internet suite that has been updated with a modern version of the Gecko browser engine, to allow fossils of machines to browse the modern web. The version available is 2.2.

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Virtual PC

Virtual PC was a hypervisor originally developed by Connectix, but later sold to Microsoft. It was (sort-of) replaced by Hyper-V. The version available is 2007.

For instructions on how to install it on Windows 8.x and Windows 10 (x86), go here.

If you want the rollup that adds some extra goodies, such as fullscreen 1080p and fixes to networking, get that here. Replace the files in your installation directory with these.

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Speakonia was a Text-to-Speech (TTS) program created by CFS-technologies, initially released in 2002(?). The final version ( was released in 2008. It utilizes the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI), specifically version 4 of it.

Although quite outdated and unsupported, it is still very popular among the TTS community.

Activation instructions can be found here.

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MSN Messenger

MSN Messenger is a messaging service launched by Microsoft in 1999, and gradually shut down from 2013 to 2017.

It's really cool. It also has since been revived by projects such as Escargot.

CrossTalk connection instructions coming soon...

For versions 2009 - 2012, go to the Windows Live Essentials download.

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger is a messaging service launched by Yahoo! in 1998, and was shut down in 2016. It's also really cool.

CrossTalk connection instructions coming soon...

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Windows Live Essentials

Windows Live Essentials is a suite of applications, with a few well known ones such as Movie Maker and Windows Live Messenger.

CrossTalk connection instructions coming soon...

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Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer was an infamous web browser by Microsoft, and was EVILLLLL!!!

It once had a complete monopoly on the internet, even reaching 99.5% market share at some point in 1999/2000.

It's since fallen off (and outright killed, it's no longer supported) because, well, WAY better browsers have come out since then and chipped away at it.

Still a neat piece of computing history though.

The version available is 5.5 SP2.

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Microsoft Plus!

Microsoft Plus! is an assortment of add-ons and goodies for users of Windows 95, 98, and XP. It includes desktop themes, games, Internet Explorer on Windows 95, among many other things.