Microsoft Windows is one of the most popular operating systems in the world today.Windows

It runs on P.C’s, Laptops, Smart Phones, and Tablets. And it also has a community of hobbyist programmers that give many software companies a run for their money.

Computer City Repairs has compiled a list of ten free computer programs every Microsoft Windows user should have installed on their computers.

Computer Backup

Windows 7, 8, and 10 have a built in backup program that allows you to save your important files on an external hard drive or USB stick. You could even make a copy of your hard disk, so when disaster strikes, you restore Windows and it would be like nothing happened.  windowsantivirus

Antivirus/Anti Spyware

Windows Defender: an antivirus program that comes preinstalled in modern versions of Windows. It scans and removes viruses, and it protects your computer while it runs in the background. Unlike many other antivirus programs, it’s not bloated and won’t cause your computer to slow down.

Internet Browsers

Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome: two great web browsers. Both require a small amount of memory and resources, which no inconvenient slow down.  They are also customizable and allow for multiple add-ons to be installed, allowing you to have an individualized web experience.

File Compression

7-Zip and Universal Extractor: two powerful compressions programs that allow you to open different types of compressed files. They also let you create a compressed archive from different types of files. You could use them to store personal and professional files like pictures, documents, videos, and music in compressed archives.

CD/DVD Burning

Imgburn and CDBurnerXP: Whether you’re stuck in the early 2000’s or you need to use discs, these two programs make burning them easy. Just load up the software, choose what you want on the disc, and burn. Don’t forget to put a blank disc in, never mind the programs will walk you thru the steps.


GoogleDocs and Open Office: Microsoft Office is a great and powerful software suite, but it is a bit expensive. Especially for teenagers and young adults who need to prepare school and work materials.

Google Docs lives online and you’re able to the same things as in Microsoft Office. It has a word processor, a presentation creator/organizer, data entry sheets, and more.

Open Office is also similar to Microsoft Office, but you download it. Both programs are extremely similar and let you get things done. The best thing is that they are both powerful and free alternatives to the famous Windows office suite.