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Each  free download on this page contains a complete Installation Disk of a useful FREE Program or Utility from another software producer. All downloads on this page are self-extracting compressed archives of Installation Disks, specially prepared by BusterSoft , which will "re-create themselves" on separate spare floppy diskettes. To "re-create" an Installation Disk, (1) download a file into your usual hard drive "download directory", (2) place a spare diskette into your floppy drive, and (3) "run" the downloaded file. Installation Disks created from these downloads also include easy to use BusterSoft Installation utilities. See Program Descriptions, below, for individual Program Requirements and Compatibility.

You may use any Program you install from downloads found on this page without registration or financial obligation, and.....

You may also share Installation Disks made from these downloads, including our BusterSoft Installation/Setup utilities, provided that you share only complete non-modified copies without charge. Another feature of the self-extracting downloads on this page, is that ALL can be extracted onto floppy disk in ANY Windows or DOS computer:

Windows3.1/95/98 Internet users can easily download and create DOS Program "Installation Disks" for friends with non-Internet capable DOS computers. Even DOS-only computer users can download and "create" "Installation Disks" from any of the Windows3.1 or Windows95 programs listed below, for friends who can use those Programs.
All BusterSoft downloads, and BUSTER SOFTWARE distribution disks are fully pre-tested for viruses; we request that you check your system for viruses before making or copying Installation Disks intended for sharing. (Also see "Labeling Disks To Be Shared", below, for suggested label wording.)


ROOTS MASTER v2.3 FREE Genealogy Program for DOS & Windows 3.1/95/98.
Easy to use Free DOS-based Genealogy program that operates well in Windows or DOS. This download also includes both DOS and Windows Installation utilities provided by BusterSoft .  Features include: Unlimited number of people, generations; GEDCOM file import and export; prints ancestor charts, descendant charts, and a wide variety of useful reports. A complete, Free version of a former retail RKS Software, Inc. product, ROOTS MASTER is provided without technical support. Details about RKS Software's current retail-only Windows Genealogy Program is included. Compatible with DOS, Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98, but does not "handle" long filenames. Easy color Menu operation, and has built-in Help/User Guide.

Steps for Downloading and Installing ROOTS MASTER  v2.3:
    1 - Click RMV23.EXE to download this file into your hard disk "download directory"

        (jot down this "filename", and its "save to" or "download directory".)
    2 - After downloading, place a spare formatted HighDensity diskette into drive A:, then run RMV23.EXE
    3 - When extraction to diskette is complete, run A:\WINSETUP.EXE to install Roots Master in Windows,
- or -  run A:\INSTALL.EXE to install Roots Master in DOS.
                (if not in A: drive, substitute your correct drive letter for A: in steps 2 and 3 above)
 

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WIZ 16bit v4.0 FREE "ZIP" file Utility for Windows 3.1, 95 & 98.
Extracts or creates "ZIP" compressed files, and will also create or open self-extracting "ZIP" (.EXE) archives. Compatible with Windows3.1 and Windows95/98, but does not "handle" long filenames, or multi-disk spanning (see 32-bit version below). Novices (and many Pros) will need to thoroughly study this free utility's built-in Help Files to learn how to correctly use its wide variety of features and options. WIZ is a product of Info-ZIP Group, and is compatible with files created with PKZIP® (inventors of the "ZIP" archive), and WinZip® (popular archive utility, uses the WIZ "ZIP engine").

Steps for Downloading and Installing 16bit WIZ v4.0:
    1 - Click WIZ16V4.EXE to download this file (jot down this "filename", and its "save to" Directory/Folder),
    2 - After downloading, place a spare formatted HighDensity diskette into drive A:, then run WIZ16V4.EXE
    3 - When extraction to diskette is complete, run A:\WINSETUP.EXE to install WIZ 16-bit in your computer.
                (if not in A: drive, substitute your correct drive letter for A: in steps 2 and 3 above)
 

32-Bit Win Version / DOS Version / Genealogy / Disk Label Suggestions / Top of Page


WIZ 32bit v4.0 FREE "ZIP" file Utility for Windows 95 & 98.
Extracts or creates "ZIP" compressed files, and will also create or open self-extracting "ZIP" (.EXE) archives. Compatible with Windows 95 and Windows 98, and this version "handles" long filenames and multi-disk spanning. Novices (and many Pros) will need to thoroughly study this free utility's built-in Help Files to learn how to correctly use its wide variety of features and options. WIZ is a product of Info-ZIP Group, and is compatible with files created with PKZIP® (inventors of the "ZIP" archive), and WinZip® (popular archive utility, uses the WIZ "ZIP engine").

Steps for Downloading and Installing 32bit WIZ v4.0:
    1 - Click WIZ32V4.EXE to download this file (jot down this "filename", and its "save to" Directory/Folder),
    2 - After downloading, place a spare formatted HighDensity diskette into drive A:, then run WIZ32V4.EXE
    3 - When extraction to diskette is complete, run A:\WINSETUP.EXE to install WIZ 32-bit in your computer.
                (if not in A: drive, substitute your correct drive letter for A: in steps 2 and 3 above)
 

16-Bit Win Version / DOS Version / Genealogy / Disk Label Suggestions / Top of Page


UNZIP v5.4 and ZIP v2.2 FREE "ZIP" file Utilities for DOS.
These DOS "command line" utilities Extract and Create compressed "ZIP" files, and can create or open self-extracting "ZIP" (.EXE) archives. Compatible with DOS and PkZIP® version 2.04g, but do not "handle" multi-disk spanning or long filenames. Due to multi-platform (DOS and non-DOS) design, Novices (and many Pros) will need to thoroughly study these free utilities' Instruction Files to learn how to correctly use their "command line" options and features, but they are FREE. UNZIP_ZIP are products of Info-ZIP Group, and are compatible with files created with PKZIP® ( inventors of "ZIP" archives), and WinZip® (a popular archive utility). NOTE: ZIP & UNZIP DOS Utilities can be used directly from "Installation Disks" created with the following downloads:

Steps for Downloading and Installing ZIP v2.2:
    1 - Click ZIPV22.EXE to download this file (jot down this "filename", and its "save to" Directory/Folder),
    2 - After downloading, place a separate spare 720kb or larger diskette into drive A:, then run ZIPV22.EXE
    3 - When extraction to diskette is complete, run A:\INSTALL.EXE to install ZIP in your computer.
                (if not in A: drive, substitute your correct drive letter for A: in steps 2 and 3 above)

Steps for Downloading and Installing UNZIP v5.4:
    1 - Click UNZIPV5.EXE to download this file (jot down this "filename", and its "save to" Directory/Folder),
    2 - After downloading, place a separate spare 720kb or larger diskette into drive A:, then run UNZIPV54.EXE
    3 - When extraction to diskette is complete, run A:\INSTALL.EXE to install UNZIP in your computer.
                (if not in A: drive, substitute your correct drive letter for A: in steps 2 and 3 above)

NOTE: ZIP & UNZIP DOS Utilities can be used directly from "Installation Disks" created from these UnZip_Zip downloads.
NOTE: "Original Installation Disks" created from these UnZip_Zip downloads must be separate 720kb or larger disks. Your "Original 720kb+ Installation Disks" can then create 360kb Program/Installation Disks in a second 5.25" floppy drive.
NOTE: **ZIP & UNZIP Installation Disks must be created on separate diskettes or crucial files will be overwritten.
NOTE: ZIP and UNZIP can be installed from their separate Installation Disks into the same Hard Disk directory.
NOTE: Creation of "self-extracting executable ZIP files requires downloading and installing both Zip and UnZip.
 

16-Bit Win Version / 32-Bit Win Version / Genealogy / Disk Label Suggestions / Top of Page


Labeling Free Program Installation Disks To Be Shared with Friends:

You may freely share complete non-modified copies of Installation Disks made from downloads from this page with your friends. These, like most "Program Installation Disks" have several executable files, and although we have made every effort to make our Installation Disk versions of these programs "bullet-proof", running the wrong file can cause incomplete or corrupted installation, and in some cases render the Installation Disk useless. So if you share these programs with friends, be a real friend and make it easy for them to use the disks by adding a label to each disk with the following, or similar wording:
 

WIZ 32-bit version 4.0
for Windows95/98
FREE Windows "ZIP" file Utility.

To Install, run:

WINSETUP.EXE

(See INSTALL.TXT for Instructions)

WIZ 16-bit version 4.0
for Windows3.1/95/98
FREE Windows "ZIP" file Utility.

To Install, run:

WINSETUP.EXE

(See INSTALL.TXT for Instructions)

ROOTS MASTER v3.3
for DOS or Windows3.1/95/98
FREE Genealogy Program.
To Install In Windows, run:
WINSETUP.EXE
To Install In DOS, run:
INSTALL.EXE
(See INSTALL.TXT for Instructions)
UNZIP v5.4 (or ZIP v2.2**)
FREE DOS "ZIP" file Utility.

To Install, run:

INSTALL.EXE


(See INSTALL.TXT for Instructions)

**(UNZIP 5.4 and ZIP v2.2 Installation Disks must be Separate Disks.)
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