reader comments 0 I was excited when the Windows 7 upgrade to 10.8 arrived a few months ago, and the software upgrade to Mac OS X 10:9 didn’t take long to arrive. 

It turns out, however, that you can’t install a new version of Windows 7 on your current computer without downloading a bunch of additional apps. 

That’s not a big deal for some, but it’s a problem for many others. 

If you have a Mac, Windows, or both, you need to download the new operating system and install all the required apps to be able use it. 

For most, that means installing the latest version of Skype, and for others, it’s probably going to involve downloading all of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, as well as all of the new Windows 10 apps and the latest Microsoft Office suite. 

To make sure you get everything you need, we’ve rounded up a list of apps that will allow you to run your Mac, PC, or Windows 7 desktop from any Mac. 

These apps are available for download for free or with paid versions. 

I’ve also included links to the download links in each section. 

Don’t miss out on the best free apps and games for your Windows, Mac, and Linux PC!

Windows 7 Free for Windows 7, Mac OSX 10.6 or 10.7, and Mac OS 10.10.4 and later. 

Windows 8.1 and newer. 

Microsoft Office (free). 

Adobe Flash Player (free, and paid). 

Skype (free) and Adobe Photo (free.) 

Advance Photo (also free). 

Microsoft OneNote (free), Microsoft Outlook (free on Windows 7), Microsoft OneNote Online (free to start, and a paid subscription option for more email). 

Mobi Reader (free download). 

Word (free and paid), PowerPoint (free option). 

DropBox (free file sharing). 

Google Drive (free storage). 

Windows Search (free offline access to Google search). 

Tinder (free online dating). 

Twitter (free for a year and a half). 

Chrome (free after the trial period). 

Viber (free SMS messaging service). 

Yahoo Mail (free mobile email).

Microsoft Office 365 (free subscription). 

Access to Office 365 and Office 365 Essentials (paid for the full year). 

Excel (paid). 

Calculator (free software). 

Powerpoint (free version). 

Spotify (free music streaming service).

Windows 8 (free upgrade).

Windows 10 (free if you buy a device with the Anniversary Update). 

Mac OS X Yosemite (free upgrades).

Windows Server 2016 (free once you purchase a Windows 10 Pro, Pro+ edition, or Pro+ Home edition device.) 

Yosemite Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 (free with a qualifying upgrade for a device that has a Core i7 processor or greater). 

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (free as a developer license).

Windows Phone 8 (paid upgrade). 

Litecoin (paid developer license, which requires the purchase of an official wallet app). 

Dell XPS 15 (paid device). 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (paid app).

Windows 8 Pro (free tablet version).

Windows 7 Home Premium (paid tablet version) Windows 10 Pro (paid subscription).

Windows Phones (paid with a credit card) Android: Windows Phone (paid) Microsoft Band (paid): Microsoft HoloLens Microsoft Cortana Microsoft Surface (paid paid) Apple Watch  Blackberry PlayBook Pricing for the above mentioned apps can vary by region and device. 

As for those who aren’t yet in the game, we’re happy to hear you’re enjoying the new OS. 

We’ll be releasing the full list of the free apps for Windows, macOS, and OS X in the coming days, so stay tuned.