Windows/286 2.0

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Windows/286 2.0
Basic Information
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Type(s)
Operating System
Status(es)
Unsupported
Microsoft Windows
Predecessor
Windows 1.04
Successor
Windows/286 2.10
United Nations International Release Date(s)
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Windows/286 2.0 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 Windows/286 2.0 was superseded by Windows/286 2.10. Support was officially discontinued on December 31, 2001.

Windows/286 2.0 allows application windows to overlap each other, unlike its predecessor Windows 1.0, which could only display only tiled windows. More sophisticated keyboard shortcuts were introduced, as well as support for VGA graphics.

Minimum Specifications[edit | edit source]

MS-DOSMS-DOS Minimum/Recommended Specifications
Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
CPU Intel-logo.svg 8086 CPU Intel-logo.svg 80286