HyperTerminal in Windows 7

Friday, 23. October 2009

I have talked to a lot of professionals and one of the big complaints about Windows 7 is the lack of HyperTerminal.  So here is how to get HyperTerminal on to Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit).

On the Windows 7 box make a new folder under C:\Program Files\HyperTerminal for 32-bit and for 64-bit make a new folder C:\Program Files (x86)\HyperTerminal

From a Windows XP box and copy the following 3 files to the folder that was just created on the Windows 7 box:

C:\Program Files\Windows NT\hypertrm.exe

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 inC:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and when you go to All Programs under the Start Menu HyperTerminal will be there.

The only issue that I have noticed is that when creating a connection the icons do not show, but in my opinion 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 http://www.prolific.com.tw/eng/downloads.asp?ID=31.  The PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v10518.zip worked great for me.

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  3. abid Says:

    Great work
    its working f9 on windows 7

  4. abdrazak Says:

    If anyone faces any driver problem, i would suggest downloading driver whiz application.It helped me with several driver issues i had.

  5. Jeong Says:

    Thank you very much.
    I works well on Windows7. 🙂

  6. Karen Says:

    When I open Hyperterm in W& it always ask for new connection. How can I get it to go directly to my connection using tcp/ip?

  7. electronics student Says:

    i got hyper terminal on my windows 7 but can’t find the hex file to send to the 8051 trainer can anybody help

  8. Chetan Patel Says:

    Thanks it works and help a lot.

  9. Julie Holmes Says:

    Fantastic how-to, works slick! Thank you!

  10. kikasmz Says:

    Hi, just wanted to say THANKX, it works very fine, waaaauuuuuuuuu

  11. Shibu Says:

    thanks,it worked

  12. Ranjan Ekanayake Says:

    After installing hyperterminal, and the USB-Serial converter, I can launch hyperterminal, 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 port but the only port I have TCP/IP (winsock).
    How can i fix my Hyperterminal through a Com port in windows 7?

  13. Ariel Says:

    Thanks a lot! it works! :))

  14. Brad Says:

    Try using ClearTerminal ( http://www.clearconnex.com/content/clearterminal) its a great free replacement for hyperterminal

  15. Les Says:

    Thanks..this was a wonderful find!

  16. hw Says:

    If you are trying to install this on Windows 2008 64 bit, you need to do the following:

    Create a folder:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\HyperTerminal

    Copy hypertrm.exe to the created folder.

    Copy hypertrm.dll to C:\Windows\SysWOW64

    If you copy the .dll to the system32 folder, you will get an error message about it missing the .dll file.

  17. BLT Says:

    Hi guys. I figured out how to install the icons for Windows 7. Go to download.CNET and download and install HyperTerminal Private Edition 30 day evaluation. Once you install it. Go to the HyperTerminal Private folder and copy the HTicons.dll and move it to your Program Files,Windows NT hyperterm folder. Wala. You have icons now.
    Thanks, BLT

  18. manish Says:

    thanks man,,, it really worked…

  19. Rod Says:

    Thanks that worked well. Also if you want the icons as well you can copy them from:
    and put it into the C:\Program Files\HyperTerminal with the other 3 files.

  20. Ardik Says:

    Thanks a lot. Few easy steps and voalaa!! it is working.

  21. Lister6520 Says:

    Thanks a lot – easy solution to solve a very annoying problem.

    I wonder who had the great idea of dropping Hyperterminal from ‘7.

  22. Bill Says:

    This is an excellent tip.

    Thanks for making this easy.



  23. Larry G. Says:

    Loading the hypertrm.exe and .dll components from XP works as described, thank you for the information.

    Be aware that certain USB -> COM port implementations such as FTDI are not persistent, and disappear when the hardware is unplugged. If you launch Hypertrm and the device is not connected, I only see the TCP/IP (Winsock) choice in the CONNECT USING drop down box.

  24. brucegraytomuzawazi Says:

    thanx pal.this was perfect..it served me

  25. Ravindranaik Says:

    thanks its really easy to connect in Window7

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