Where Did HyperTerminal Go?

If you’re using a version of Windows since Vista  need HyperTerminal you’ll find it’s no longer part of Windows.  If you only need remote shell access, you can use the Windows Remote Shell (WinRS).  If you need to troubleshoot modems go to Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Phone and Modem Options.  However, if you need to connect to serial devices as you did with HyperTerminal you’ll need to download an alternative, my favourite is Putty http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html