29 November, 2017
Note, starting in 2016, the file numbering system is changed from yddd to yymmdd format.
The WinApps CD contains a huge library of useful PC files. It is constantly kept up-to-date. Each version is named WinAppsyymmdd where yy is the last two digits of the year, mm is the two-digit month and dd is the two digit day of the month.
Bootable: The WinApps CD is bootable to a DOS prompt independent of the hard drive. The optical drives are supported in this DOS boot.
Here are the links related to WinApps CDs:
WinApps CD current contents listings:
• WinAyymmdd.pdf - alphabetical list with descriptions and instructions in PDF format
• WinAyymmdd.txt - alphabetical list with descriptions and instructions in TXT format
• WinAyymmddxls.pdf - list in newest to oldest order in PDF format
• WinApps_CD.htm (this document)
• WinAyymmddxls.txt - list in newest to oldest order in TXT format that includes updates made between formal WinApps releases. Its filename implies a newer date than the rest of the WinAyymmdd files. This list can be accessed online at: <https://tinyurl.com/WinAppsISO-Actual> .
Current Winapps ISO File:
The ISO file is an image of a WinApps CD. Download the WinAppsyymmdd.ISO and double-click on it. Popular CD burning programs (Roxio and Nero) will want to go directly to the CD burning mode. A free CD/DVD burning program that does ISO files is CDBurnerXP for Win 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86 / x64):
Note that Win7 has a built-in ISO file burning capability that's very simple:
(This also works similarly in Win8/10.)
I prefer to use the free ImgBurn program:
ImgBurn runs in Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 (including all the 64-bit versions).
Saving on Flash Drive vs Burning CD:
Many users don't want to burn the ISO file to a CD. Instead, they drag-n-drop the downloaded ISO file onto 7Zip <http://www.7-zip.org/download.html>. Once unZIPped in 7Zip, they use 7Zip's Copy command to copy the individual files and folders directly to a USB Flash Drive. [Note that the Flash Drive is not bootable as is the burned CD.]