List of Windows 1.0 pre-Development Release builds

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The following article lists all Microsoft Windows 1.0 pre-release builds compiled before the May 1984 build.

1983

BYTE magazine demonstration

Main article: Windows 1.0/BYTE

1st November 1983 build

The "announcement" build

This build has been demonstrated on the official Microsoft Windows announcement in New York from 10th November 1983.

20th November 1983 build

This build has been shown in the May 1984 issue of the Japanese magazine Monthly ASCII.

Monthly ASCII

Fall COMDEX 1983 demonstration

Main article: Windows 1.0/COMDEX 1983

The "Popular Computing" build

This build has been shown in the May 1984 issue of the Popular Computing magazine, and was probably compiled sometime in late 1983.

1984

22nd February 1984 build

Just like the 20th November 1983 build, this build has been shown in the May 1984 issue of the Japanese magazine Monthly ASCII.

April 1984 build

This build was shown in the History of Microsoft - 1983 video at around 3:10.[1] The status bar at the top shows the date as 9th April 1984, so the build would have been likely compiled in early April 1984.

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