|Internet Explorer 11|
The latest Free popular Internet Browser for Windows 7 (and included in 8.1 & 10) only the fastest ever!
Check if you need the 32 or 64 bit version (Above link is for 32bit version)
The Best alternative Web Browser to Internet Explorer Now at Version (Quantum) 59 or a beta version 60 is available
Windows Live Mail
Windows 7 and 8.1 can also use can use windows Live Mail 2012 (Part of Windows Live Essentials)
although it is now officially withdrawn Mozilla Thunderbird is probably preferred on 7&8.1 now
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Free PDF document reader/viewer now at version Adobe DC for 7/8.1/10
File Compression Utility for unzipping (expanding) .zip and more files Not free for ever - Shareware
Google Picasa 3
No question the best free digital picture image manager/viewer/editor for non-commercial use.
Now officially withdrawn
Microsoft Security Essentials If you load only one security tool on your PC make it this one - FREE from Microsoft. Included already with Windows 8/10 (Although Branded as Windows Defender)
Malwarebytes Anti Spy/root/virus/trojan/malware Cleaner Tool. I have used this for several years- one of the very best free security tools available
AVG Anti Virus
A Good Free Anti Virus Program Noticeably less overhead than Kaspersky, McAfee or Norton. From Grisoft now at version 2018 recommended if you have a powerful modern desktop PC (with at least 4GB Ram) and a dedicated graphics card for older units use Microsoft Security Essentials above.