Windows 1.x

From West Elmira Computers Museum
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Windows 1.x
Released1.01: November 20, 1985
1.02: May 1986
1.03: August 1986
1.04: April 1987
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Windows 1.x is a group of operating systems that constitute the first iteration of the Windows product line by Microsoft.


Windows 1.0 was labeled the “Premiere Edition”. It wasn't for sale but was released to reviewers and to retail outlets to demonstrate.

Windows 1.0, 1.01, the international-exclusive 1.02, 1.03, and the IBM PS/2 compatible 1.04 had 16-bit file access. Applications created with these versions were compatible with Windows 2 but weren't compatible with Windows 3 and higher operating systems due to the lack of protected mode.

The Windows 1.x line relied on the DOS operating system for essential functions, and were restricted to the 16-bit architecture of DOS.

Digital 16-bit Windows 1.x games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Date Added to the Museum Notes
WineMine Joshua Thielen 2013 April 25, 2019 Port by Nathan Lineback of the 2000 game, WineMine, to Windows 1.0.