Support for Windows 7 and earlier has ended. Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 require the latest version of Audacity.


Note: If you see Application configuration incorrect when launching Audacity 2.0.0 or later, download and install the appropriate Microsoft “Redistributable Package” from Microsoft :

Please note that Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 is now obsolete and is likely to be removed by Microsoft from their download catalog in the near future.

Audacity 2.3.3 for Windows 7

Windows 7 reached it’s end of life after Audacity 2.3.3 was released. Later versions of Audacity may still work but are untested and not officially supported.

Audacity 2.0.6 for Windows 2000/other legacy systems

Version 2.0.6 of Audacity is the final version for Windows 2000,  and for XP lacking Service Pack 3 (32-bit systems) or Service Pack 2 (64-bit systems).  Also use 2.0.6 if your hardware does not support  SSE 2.

  • Audacity 2.0.6 installer (.exe file, 21.8 MB, including user manual) for Windows 2000
  • Audacity 2.0.6 zip file (8.5 MB) for Windows 2000 – use this if you want a smaller download (without help files), or cannot run the installer because of restricted permissions.
Audacity 2.0.0 for Windows 98/ME

Version 2.0.0 of Audacity is the final, recommended version for Windows 98/ME.

  • Audacity 2.0.0 installer (.exe file, 19.2 MB, including help files) for Windows 98/ME
  • Audacity 2.0.0 zip file (7.8 MB) for Windows 98/ME – Use this if you want a smaller download (without help files), or cannot run the installer because of restricted permissions.

Optional Downloads

Plug-ins and Libraries
  • LADSPA plugins installer (.exe file, 1.5 MB) – over 90 plug-ins.
  • Plug-ins – Download additional effects and filters.
  • LAME MP3 encoder – Allows Audacity to export MP3 files.
  • FFmpeg import/export library – Allows Audacity to import and export many additional audio formats such as AC3, AMR(NB), M4A and WMA, and to import audio from video files. Be sure to download the FFmpeg version marked as compatible for your version of Audacity.
Alternative Download Links
  • Some older versions of Audacity are available from:
    1. FossHub: Left-click on text links to start download. This is the recommended option for old versions.
    2. Google Code: Click on the headings to sort the list.
    3. SourceForge: Has a few additional archaic versions.

Due to severe security risks, unsupported operating systems should never be connected to the Internet.