Windows 1.0/Beta Release

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Beta Release
Kernel version 1.0
CPU Architecture x86 (16-bit)
Edition N/A
BIOS date 8th May 1985
Key and TCB link No key required

Beta Release is a pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 1.0. It was shipped to testers in May 1985.


This build doesn't create a WINDOWS folder by default, so you have to create it yourself.

Machine requirements

This version is designed for users of IBM and COMPAQ personal computers running MS-DOS or PC-DOS, and requires a graphical display adapter.