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Windows 1.0 is the first desktop environment developed and made by Microsoft. It is built on top of MS-DOS. Unlike its successor, Windows 2.0, Windows 1.0 did not allow windows to overlap each other.

Windows1.0

Windows 1.01 desktop

Microsoft Windows 1.0x

History

Version Release Dates:

  • Windows 1.00: November 6, 1985 (beta release, recalled)
  • Windows 1.01: November 20, 1985 (official release)
  • Windows 1.02: May 1986
  • Windows 1.03: August 1986
  • Windows 1.04: April 1987

Succeeded by Windows 2.0 In November 1987,

Support for this version of Windows ended on December 31, 2001.

Features

Windows 1.x System requirements:

  • Video: CGA/HGC/EGA
  • DOS: MS-DOS 2.0
  • RAM: 256 KB or more,
  • Disk Drive(s): 2 double-sided disk drives or hard drive.

Windows 1.0 included programs:

Gallery of Windows 1.x Screenshots

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