PolyEdit Lite is a free word processor for Windows. While it’s not the most powerful word processor out there, it is a perfect replacement for WordPad and Notepad. There is a pro version, but this free version is more than enough for basic writing tasks.
Lyx is a free word document processor that takes the pain out of formatting your documents. Unlike other word processors that require you to do a lot of formatting, this word processor, created by the Lyx development team has taken care to make sure everything looks great from the start. Not only that, this program is also packed with some sweet features.