Latest Beta Version of
is for those that are willing to test the latest version of WinVNKey and
give feedbacks to WinVNKey's author (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Click here to browse beta packages and
download the latest version.
latest version should have the highest version number as well as the most
recent date and time. If you cannot see the full filename, simply put the
mouse over the filename and watch the full filename at the status bar at
the bottom of the browser.
report bugs by clicking on WinVNKey's Run button | Browse | Report Bugs. In
this way WinVNKey will summarize its primary settings for you to send to
the software is released in two versions: with Han/Nom support and without
Han/Nom support. If you don't need to use WinVNKey to type Han/Nom (Chinese
characters and classic Vietnamese Nom characters), you should use the
without-Han/Nom version because it is much smaller in size.
version may be available in various forms distinguished by the file suffix:
- exe suffix: biggest size,
self-extracting, supporting automatic install
- zip suffix: compressed file,
- rar suffix: compressed file,
- 7z suffix: compressed file,
smallest size, manual install
forms are equivalent. You need to download only one of them. The 7z form
has the smallest size. If you are more concerned about the download time,
choose the 7z form.
the download time does not matter, you should download the exe version for
automatic install because it requires the least amount of work from you.
You simply click on the exe file and it walks you through the install
the exe package fails to install properly (such as on some XP + SP2
systems), you should try any of the non exe package. For a zip/rar/7z
package, you have to uncompress it, and then click on winnt\winvnkey.exe to
uncompress easily on Windows XP by right clicking on the file and choose
the menu "Extract files". If this feature is unavailable on your
Windows version, you can download any of these utilities for free at:
(open source, can unpack zip, rar, 7z, and others)
This tool is recommended because it is completely free.
- www.rarlab.com (commercial, can
unpack zip, rar, 7z, and others).
This tool is free for a 40-day trial period. After 40 days, you can
still use it to unpack files but it is annoying to see a warning
message every time you run it.
when installing on top of an old version
install process may fail without displaying any error message, irrespective
of the package (exe, rar, zip). This usually happens if you have just
exitted WinVNKey a few minutes ago and then begin to install the new
version of WinVNKey. The reason is that the file msghook.dll is still
hooked to all the processes currently running on your system. Thus this
existing file cannot be overwritten because of sharing violation. If you
wait long enough (30 minutes, 1 hour, ...), eventually all the processes
will release msghook.dll. Once this happens, you can overwrite this file.
don't have patience to wait or don't want to reboot, the fastest way is to
rename msghook.dll to something else. Then you can run the exe package to
install in the same location as the old version, or to uncompress the
zip/rar file into the same location as the old version, or copy the new
file msghook.dll from another location over the old one.