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.

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