Microsoft Works 4.5

Microsoft Works was a scaled-down Word Processor, Spreadsheet, and Database bundle geared towards the home user. It was released in variants for early DOS, Windows, and Macintosh. Microsoft Works competed against FrameWork, AlphaWorks/LotusWorks, PFS First Choice, and many others. Works was a completely different product from, and even competed against Microsoft Office. Occasionally, Works was bundled with a version of Word, to cover for weaknesses and lack of popularity of the native word processor in the package. Microsoft Works was discontinued in 2007, with the final version being 9.0.

Wanted: Macintosh versions, Microsoft Works 1.0 for Windows? (There may not have been a 1.0 for windows),

Works 4.5 appears to be mostly a repackaging for CD-ROM.

Warning: 4.5a will force you to install Microsoft Internet Explorer 4, (if you don't have IE 4 or later) for no good reason even if you tell it not to install.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Communications Database
Release date
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Works 4.5 (OEM) [English] (ISO) 4.5 (OEM) English x86-32 CD 60.49MB
Microsoft Works 4.5 (OEM) [German] (ISO) 4.5 (OEM) German x86-32 CD 28.22MB
Microsoft Works 4.5 [French] (ISO) 4.5 French x86-32 CD 28.83MB
Microsoft Works 4.5 [Italian] (ISO) 4.5 Italian x86-32 CD 29.97MB
Microsoft Works 4.5a (OEM) (ISO) 4.5a (OEM) English x86-32 CD 115.6MB


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