How to install Windows XP HyperTerminal client on Windows 7 or Vista for Free

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

windows-7-logo1Windows XP comes preloaded with a HyperTerminal application that helps you to connect with other remote computers. The application is often used by system admins to connect to switches and carry out maintenance operation. Unfortunately, both Windows 7 and Vista application lacks this application. There are workarounds, but most of them charge highly and the free alternatives are not standard. We got a better workaround to install HyperTerminal client to WIndows 7 and Vista for free.

Here’s how to install Windows XP HyperTerminal client on Windows 7 or Vista

Step 1

Start your Windows XP system. Copy the files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe from that system to the target Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine where you wanna install it.
Instead, you can download the files in a zip-package.

Step 2

If you are using the Zip files extract the two files from that pack to get target system.
Ensure that both the files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe are in one folder.

Step 3

Double-click the hypertrm.exe file to launch the HyperTerminal client

Once you are done, you have a HyperTerminal client that works normally on Windows 7 and Vista. So you have a HyperTerminal client completely free and it works perfectly.


April 9, 2010: 5:57 am

I really had a great time with your post! I am looking forward to read more blog post regarding this! Well written!

Brandon Blake
February 22, 2010: 10:08 pm

I am trying to make this work as well, but i can’t SAVE a session like i did in XP. Meaning everytime
I open the hyperterminal.exe i have to retype the phone number.

Will loading the hticons.dll fix that problem. Is there any other way to save the session?

Thanks for the intel!!!!


December 27, 2009: 5:21 pm

Notice in the screen shoot above there are no icons in the icon area. You will also need the Hticons.dll file so that you will have the standard MS Icons. Thanks for posting this. It was very handy…

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