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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. It is the longest supported version of Windows ever, supported for 16 years.

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 1.0x Screenshots

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