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Windows 1.0

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Windows 1.0
Basic Information
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Type(s)
Operating System
Status(es)
Unsupported
Microsoft Windows
Predecessor
MS-DOS 2.0
Successor
Windows 1.01
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Windows 1.0 (briefly codenamed Interface Manager) is a 16-bit graphical operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation and released to testers in July, 1983. It runs as a graphical shell on top of an existing MS-DOS installation. Support was officially discontinued on December 31, 2001.

Windows 1.0 offered limited multitasking. Some basic applications included with Windows 1.0 were Calculator, Calendar, Clipboard Viewer, Clock, Notepad, Reversi, Paint, Write, and Cardfile.

Minimum Specifications[edit | edit source]

MS-DOSMS-DOS Minimum/Recommended Specifications
Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Operating System MS-DOS 2.0
CPU Intel-logo.svg 8086 CPU Intel-logo.svg 80286
RAM 192 KiB