How to install the Windows XP HyperTerminal Software on Windows 7

In this article i will tell you how to install the Windows XP’s HyperTerminal software client on Windows Vista or Windows 7. HyperTerminal is a Windows XP application that helps you to connect your computer to other Network devices for configure, perform regular maintenance operations. But Windows Vista or Windows 7 do not include this application by default. Other alternatives for HyperTerminal also available on free or paid basis.

You can extract Windows XP Hyper terminal files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe from I386 directory in Windows XP CD and paste them any directory on the Windows 7 or Vista machine, no installation required.

Download Windows XP HyperTerminal Software on Windows 7:

Alternatively, you can download Windows XP HyperTerminal files in zip format. Once you have the zip file, you need to extract the hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe files to any directory of your Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine.

HyperTeminal For Windows7 or Vista

HyperTeminal For Windows7 or Vista











You should keep the files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe of Windows XP’s HyperTerminal in the same folder. Now you can launch the HyperTerminal client by double clicking on hypertrm.exe file. Now you have a fully working HyperTerminal client. This HyperTerminal client functions normally on your Windows Vista or a Windows 7 system as like Windows XP system. The best part about this method is that the HyperTerminal client you get this way is both free and it works.

HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows. We have other alternatives like Putty, Private Edition and TeraTerm etc. I is covered in below post.

How to use putty as HyperTerminal on Windows Vista /7 and other alternative options for HyperTerminal

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  1. Steven says:

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  2. Ebenstein says:

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  3. Chuckster says:

    The reason the stripped down version of Hyperterm was not included with Windows Vista or Windows 7 is because Hilgraeve, the company that owns Hyperterm wants everyone to pay for it. They even removed the Hyperterm Personal Edition from their website. I believe they now have a time limited trail version, however, the Personal Edition version is still available from several websites (search Google for it) and is compatible with both Vista and 7. Just remember it was only free for “personal use” When you install it and say you don’t personally own the computer you’re installing it on it will send you to the Hilgraeve website for you to purchase it.

  4. Sam says:

    Great article on Hyperterminal in Windows 7 or Vista.


  5. John says:

    Really useful. Many thanks.

  6. Naren says:

    I found alternatives to HyperTerminal, These are very good and we can use in Windows Vista or Windows 7.

    HyperTerminal Private Edition – This is a commercial terminal emulation program that you can use to communicate with serial COM ports, dial-up modems, and TCP/IP networks.

    TeraTerm – TeraTerm is an open-source terminal emulator and SSH module that supports IPv6, SSH1, SSH2, Telnet, serial ports, and file transfer protocols (XMODEM, Kermit, ZMODEM, B-PLUS, etc).

    Putty – Another free Telnet and SSH implementation for Windows. It also is an xterm terminal emulator. This is probably my favorite alternative to HyperTerminal.

    Original XP HyperTerminal

    If you just can’t live without the original HyperTerminal in Windows XP, you can actually extract two files from your XP installation and copy them over to Windows 7 or Vista.

    The two files you will need are hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe. Simply copy those files into any directory on your machine and it will work. You should be able to find hypertrm.exe in C:\Program Files\Windows NT and hypertrm.dll in C:\Windows\System32.

    If you have the Windows XP CD, you should be able to find both of these files in the i386 directory on the CD.


  7. Simo says:

    Thank you so much for the step-by-step of how to install Windows XP HyperTerminal Client in Windows 7 or Windows Vista. I seriously tried to figure it out on my own for like two hours. Sometimes computers can be frustrating. Luckily there are people like you how make blogs for people like me.
    Thanks again!

  8. Kale says:

    This was perfect – really easy download Windows XP HyperTerimal Files. Thanks so much. I’ve been trying to find a workaround for this since Windows XP

  9. Amjad says:

    My laptop has only USB ports and no serial(Com) port to connect my console to the router. After installing hyperterminal, and the USB-Serial converter, I can launch hyperterminal, but instead of opening the console, it will ask for the destination IP address in which I want to connect using port 23 (telnet). And there is no suggestion to Com prt but the only port I have is something called TCP/IP (winsock).
    How can i fix my Hyperterminal to see a Com port in windows 7?

    • admin says:

      Hi Amjad,

      Install USB to Serial drivers properly and go to the device manager in Windows to check the COM Port number. and Select the same COM port in HyperTerminal then it will work.


  10. Niven says:

    Thanks for sharing Windows XP HyperTerminal files to download easily.

  11. George says:

    Wonderful i can download XP HyperTerminal files here and find alternatives to HyperTerminal in windows Vista or 7. Thanks for sharing

  12. Rahul says:

    Nice post, I had downloaded Windows XP HyperTerminal files and able to work on Windows Vista or Windows 7, Thanks for sharing.


  13. daniel says:

    Thanks for sharing Windows XP HyperTerminal Software files

  14. nagu says:

    can you please let me know how to extract Windows XP Hyper terminal files hypertrm.dll and hypertrm.exe from I386 directory in Windows XP CD and paste them any directory on the Windows 7 or Vista machine.

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