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The title says it all, i want to use hyperterminal like puTTY but in Win7 without using a client...


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closed as not a real question by Iain, EEAA, squillman, Zoredache, John Gardeniers Mar 3 '11 at 12:13

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I don't understand what you mean "without using a client", but why not just use putty or puttytel? – joeqwerty Mar 2 '11 at 21:41
IIRC Windows 7 doesn't include hyperterminal. Your choices are get a copy from a machine that does, or use something like putty. – RobM Mar 2 '11 at 21:54

As far as i know THIS is your only option for Hyperterminal in Win7. I used this same method back when i first installed Win7. If you are hoping to get the same functionality out of HT as you do with puTTY, then you should stick with puTTY.

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puTTY way better, wouldnt worry about hyperterminal – IanN Mar 2 '11 at 21:41
I'm also fairly sure that grabbing HyperTerm from another machine violates the license that Microsoft distributed HyperTerminal under (as it is not Microsoft software, it's owned by a 3rd party and licensed to Windows users). Of course, of all the possible license violations we all do every day this is fairly minor, but some people might have a problem with it. – Mark Henderson Mar 2 '11 at 22:29
@Mark: True. HyperTerminal was removed from Windows Vista and 7 and the only legal way to get it on Windows 7 is to purchase it. – joeqwerty Mar 2 '11 at 22:33

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