HyperTerminal and Windows Vista

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 30 June 2009 / Last Updated on 30 June 2009]

Windows Vista no longer includes HyperTerminal - here are some workarounds.

Some apps never die. HyperTerminal, a terminal emulator you can use for Telnet, for connecting to routers, and other purposes, can be found on Windows XP under Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications. Unfortunately it's gone from Windows Vista, so what can you do if you need it?

You could purchase HyperTerminal Private Edition version 6.4 from Hilgraeve Software as this version can run on Windows Vista.

Or you could try one of the following alternative products which may meet your needs:
• ZOC
• Indigo
• PuTTY (free)

If you have feedback concerning this tip, I'd love to hear from you.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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