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),


Release notes

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 count
74 (6 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Works 4.5 (OEM) [English] (ISO) 4.5 (OEM) English 60.49MB 3
Microsoft Works 4.5 (OEM) [German] (ISO) 4.5 (OEM) German 28.22MB 2
Microsoft Works 4.5 [French] (ISO) 4.5 French 28.83MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.5 [Italian] (ISO) 4.5 Italian 29.97MB 0
Microsoft Works 4.5a (OEM) (ISO) 4.5a (OEM) English 115.6MB 1


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