Windows/286

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Windows/286
Front-Cover-Microsoft-Windows-286-PC-525.jpg
Basic Information
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Type(s)
Operating System
8086, 088 and 80286
Status(es)
Unsupported
Microsoft Windows
Predecessor
Windows 1.04
Successor
Windows 3.0
Platform(s)
MS-DOS
United Nations International Release Date(s)
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Windows/286 (originally referred to as Windows before being renamed to Windows/286 with version 2.10) is a graphical operating released by Microsoft Corporation on December 9, 1987. It runs as a graphical shell on top of an existing MS-DOS installation. Windows/286 was complemented by Windows/386 and succeeded by Windows 3.0. Support was officially discontinued on December 31, 2001.

Minimum Specifications[edit | edit source]

MS-DOSMS-DOS Minimum/Recommended Specifications
Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
System Personal Computers using an Intel 80286 Processor (IBM Personal Computers and Compatibles)
Operating System MS-DOS 3.30
CPU Intel-logo.svg 8086 or 8088 CPU Intel-logo.svg 80286
RAM 512 KB conventional memory
Graphics IBM EGA, IBM VGA, IBM 8514, IBM CGA, Hercules graphics card, or compatibles.
Storage Hard disk required
Floppy Disk Drive A low-density (720 KB) 3.5" or 1.20 MB 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive is required for Installation.
Input Use of the Microsoft Mouse is optional.