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Windows Vista used to be available for public download on servers owned by Digital River, Microsoft's service provider for e-commerce. As of February 2015, these downloads have been pulled. "Free" access to the OS disk images is no longer possible.

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Microsoft Mathematics is a collection of tools and graphical calculators for students. Public downloads of the software used to be available through the servers owned by Digital River. These downloads have been pulled, but the good news is, Microsoft is now giving out the software free of charge!

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Streets & Trips, also known as AutoRoute in Europe, is a route navigation and optimization software that was available by Microsoft until 2014. Public downloads used to be available from Digital River, but the servers have now shut down.

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Microsoft Works is a piece of standard software that often comes preinstalled on new computers. For some time, the download was available for free, but has consequently been pulled by Microsoft.

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For many years, Microsoft has been offering free virtualisation tools and trial virtual hard disks. The use of virtualisation techniques is quite common in professional environments now, but can be very helpful for personal use as well.