This page will help you to find a copy of WordStar

Free downloads Free Downloads?

Forget it! No version of WordStar for DOS or for Windows, is legally available for free download from anywhere! Don't waste your time asking for a free copy because you won't get one.

WordStar Command Add-in for Microsoft Word 97 & 2000 Transitioning to Microsoft Word?

Then get the WordStar Command Emulator for Word Now!

The WordStar Command Emulator for Word 97 and later, including 2007, 2010, and 2013.

WordStar for Windows WordStar for Windows

All versions of WordStar for Windows appear for sale from time-to-time, but I'd recommend that unless you want to run it on Windows 3.0, or you're a collector, that you only buy WordStar for Windows 2.0.

All Versions of WordStar for Windows

One of the places where WordStar for Windows frequently appears is the eBay (USA) or eBay (UK) on-line auctions.

If you also search the item descriptions as you can sometimes find things that are poorly titled, but it can also throw up lots of spurious items as well - like upgrade offers to other programs.

WordStar for Windows 2.0

One problem on eBay is that WordStar for Windows 2.0 is sometimes confusingly advertised as WordStar for Windows 95 version 2.0. The advertiser is using the fact that the box has a sticker saying that the program works with Windows 95 as an excuse for suggesting that this is a Windows 95 version - it is NOT. There never has been a Windows 95 version of WordStar for Windows,so if you already have WordStar for Windows 2.0 don't buy it unless you want a second copy. If you have WordStar for Windows versions 1.0, 1.1, or 1.5, or Xoom Word Pro then it may be worth buying; you'll be getting WordStar for Windows 2.0..

Xoom Word Pro Xoom Word Pro

Xoom Word Pro (based on WordStar for Windows), as part of the Xoom Home Office Suite 97 appears for sale from time-to-time. One of the best places to look, as always, is the eBay on-line auctions.

WordStar for DOS WordStar for DOS

All versions of WordStar for DOS appear for sale from time-to-time. Unless you want to run the program on very old hardware you'd be better off sticking to the later releases and avoiding version 3.x.

All Versions of WordStar for DOS

One of the places where WordStar for Windows frequently appears is the eBay (USA) or eBay (UK) on-line auctions.

If you also search the item descriptions as you can sometimes find things that are poorly titled, but it can also throw up lots of spurious items as well - like upgrade offers to other programs.

WordStar 7.0

This is probably the best version to search for. Version 7d was the last version available.

WordStar 7.0 Textbook Edition

This book and disk set, Called WordStar Included, often appears on the eBay on-line auctions and in several on-line book shops. For a full description, see: WordStar for DOS 7 Textbook Edition & WordStar Included Book.

WordStar 6.0

If you're looking for WordStar 6.0 then John Kerruish in the UK had about 20 unused educational packs for sale. These packs are sealed bags of 5.25" floppies, a manual and a licence card.

If you can't use 5.25" floppies John will copy your disk set to CD free of charge. You'll be sent the originals and the CD copy. The CD will have a folder for each floppy, so you can create your own floppy install set. Each pack is £10-00 (about US$17) including postage if within the UK, for international orders postage is at cost.

Details are in the WordStar Forums.

Other Sources

If you know of any other sources of WordStar, or have surplus copies to sell, let me know and I'll add them to the list above.

Other WordStar sites are listed on the Resources page for each version of WordStar.

If you have any useful WordStar tips or utilities that you're prepared to share please send a message to the site administrator, or post a message in the WordStar Forums and we'll either post them here or link to them on your own site.