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OpenFOAM doesn't run on Microsoft Windows out of the box because it relies on a case-sensitive file system. With some work however it is possible to run OpenFOAM on Windows.

Note: None of these solutions are officially supported by the OpenFOAM Foundation.

1 Do it yourself

2 Commercial solutions

3 Community solutions

Sorted by date of the last update:

Provides the modified source code of OpenFOAM, as well as binary installation with a limited feature-set from blueCFD-Core. Is updated with a similar frequency to blueCFD-Core.
Provided OpenFOAM versions: 2.0.x and 2.1.x, both 32-bit and 64-bit. No MPI support.
Last Update: 3rd of April 2013
OpenFOAM-2.1.x for Win64
Based on Symscape's instructions, but built with Open-MPI instead of MS-MPI. Support thread for this build available here: Windows (x64) Binaries for OpenFOAM-2.1.x using OpenMPI
Last Update: 7th of January, 2013
OpenFOAM 1.7.0 for Windows 32 bit
Based on instructions from this wiki page. Support thread for this build available here: OpenFOAM-1.7.0 for Win32
Last Update: 9th of December, 2010
openfoam16wi32 project at SourceForge
On Yuu Kasuga's blog (in Japanese) is a short tutorial on how to install and use the files on this project, which provides OpenFOAM 1.6 32-bit binaries for Windows.
Last Update: 9th of September, 2010 (for the RAR file; 7zip file on 10th of June, 2013)
Provides a port of OpenFOAM 1.5, built natively on Windows. It also provides a GUI for editing case files and launching ParaView. It seems to have been a proof-of-concept project for a master thesis.
Last Update: 28th of May, 2009