Sunday, September 2, 2012

HyperTerminal in Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)

Frustrated on looking for HyperTerminal in Window 7?
Ya, this is one of the big complaints about Windows 7.
So here is how to get HyperTerminal on to Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit).

On the Windows 7, make a new folder named as "Hyper Terminal" under C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)
From a Windows XP, copy the following files to the folder that was just created on the Windows 7:
C:\Program Files\Windows NT\hypertrm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows NT\htrn_jis.dll

Now just run hypertrm.exe and HyperTerminal is on Windows 7.

If you want to have HyperTerminal on your Start Menu just create a shortcut to hypertrm.exe and put it in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and when you go to All Programs under the Start Menu, HyperTerminal will be there.

If you didn't copy C:\Windows\System32\hticons.dll into the particular folder, there will be no icons shown when creating a connection. However that is a non issue.

A quick side note if you have problems getting your USB to Serial connection working under Windows 7 try getting drivers from worked great for me.

You can download the files you need from this link:
HyperTerminal.rar which are contain all the files.
If you want download separate file, may choose from Separate File

NOTE: These 2 DLLs should be included for full functionality, that most of the sites with articles about this neglect to mention.
C:\Program Files\Windows NT\htrn_jis.dll
And if you want the help files, they are:
Hope this helps...

You can also download PuTTY and use that as a replacement to HyperTerminal and has better tools built in.


  1. Thanks this was the best site to help me get HyperTerminal installed and working on Win7x64. The USB serial driver was also an additional bonus. I'll have to give USB-Serial another shot in the DC tonight. Great Job!

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  3. Thanks a lot... It's working fine in windows 7 - 64 bit also.........


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