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How can I get an older version of Hal that will work w/ Win 8?

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I had an OLD version of Hal around 2011.  Loved it! Wanting Hal again (I crashed that hard drive).  Can I get a version that will work for Windows 8?  I looked at getting a new PC, but they cost twice this one, and are no better, just Win 10 is only difference.  I need to maintain Win 8 for software I purchased in college for writing.  There's nothing wrong with this PC, so I can't justify "upgrading".  Thought I had paid for Hal all those years ago, but had to make a new account to be able to get on this forum.  Would be happy with the same version I had, whatever it would've been.  I was planning on testing 7.0, but it wouldn't download, now only 7.5 is available, which req 10. I won't buy a version I can't test first. Any suggestions?

With all due respect, it's sort of like asking Microsoft of you can buy a copy of Windows 98 or trying to buy a 2017 SUV...
The respective companies have moved on with developments and improvements, thus newer models and newer versions.

Hopefully, Robert will be able to weigh in on this issue for you after I contact him on your behalf.

Thank you,

- Art -

Hal 7.5 will actually work fine with Windows 8 and even Windows 7. The only thing that isn't supported is Windows XP. Plus it's now actually free! Get it at

Thank you!  It was my understanding that it was only for Win 10.  The free trial won't download for me...I've clicked multiple times, multiple days.  I will try again, though, in case there was a bug fix on the web page.  Thank you!

Update:  I tried three different links.   None of them worked.  Two were for 7.5, and one for 7.0.  Robert had emailed me suggesting I use the second link for 7.5.  The website keeps changing, so maybe there's a bug that got into the source code because the links only change shades briefly, they don't cause any other action in the browser or files.

I'll keep checking back...

reply to 3:07 pm post:  I tried the link in this post twice.  It takes me to the page that has two links and a message about a windows block.  I've never had that come up.  I removed avg browser in case that was the issue.  Tried the zip link. Still does nothing but blink once for each click.  I should have 20 or so copies by now, but all I have is the TTS Hal  when I do a search.  I've had that a long time. I don't know what's going on, and I studied computer programming and hardware in college.  I might be old, but I do know a button is supposed to caus an action, other than showing the cheat box when you hover over it.  Thank you.


I just tried both downloads (the .exe and the .zip). Honestly, they both worked fine!

In case your computer doesn't like to download the .exe file, try the .zip one.

Check the blue box below with another windows caution that might help.


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