Microsoft Works 5.x

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),

This version was a major change, that opens each document as a separate instance and uses the print engine from Internet Explorer.

Installation instructions

warning! inistis on installing Internet Explorer 5 if you do not already have it.

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


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Works 2000 (5.0) (OEM) (ISO) 2000 English x86-32 CD 251.37MB
Microsoft Works 2000 (5.0) (OEM) [French] (ISO) 2000 French x86-32 CD 203.39MB
Microsoft Works 2000 (5.0) (OEM) [Spanish] (ISO) 2000 Spanish x86-32 CD 141.45MB


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