WordPerfect 5.x (Win)

During the late 1980's, WordPerfect was THE standard word processor for DOS based PCs in big business. Under DOS, it competed mostly against Wordstar. WordPerfect for Windows enjoyed some success in the early Windows environments, but was quickly displaced by Microsoft Word for Windows. Later Windows versions were part of Borland Office/Novell PerfectOffice/Corel Office/Corel WordPerfect Office.

5.1 was the first release for Windows 3.x.

The 5.x for Windows series were extremely buggy, especially 5.1. This badly hurt WordPerfect's reputation, and drove more Windows users to Microsoft Word.

Note: There were a number of smaller point releases/updates for each version, identified by the release date. Please let us know if you have any additional 5.x versions!

Product type
Application Word Processor
WordPerfect Corporation
Release date
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
WordPerfect 5.1 For Windows [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 5.1 For Windows Dutch x86 3½ Floppy 5.86MB
WordPerfect 5.1 for Windows (3.5) 5.1 for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 6.78MB
WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows (3.5) 5.2 for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 8.68MB
WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows [Danish] (3.5) 5.2 for Windows Danish x86 3½ Floppy 11.09MB
WordPerfect 5.2 for Windows [Swedish] (3.5) 5.2 for Windows Swedish x86 3½ Floppy 8.94MB


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