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Windows 1.03

Microsoft Windows 1.03 released in 1986. Microsoft Windows 1.03 in two different versions. Both are almost same but small difference in USER.EXE application.
It runs as an application on Microsoft DOS environment. It means you must already have MS-DOS installed on your computer in order to install Windows 1.

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Download Windows 1.03 (bootable disc image)

Windows_1.03_08-21-86_eng.zip

Windows_1.03_08-24-86_eng.zip


 

Microsoft Windows 1.03 released in 1986. Microsoft Windows 1.03 in two different versions. Both are almost same but small difference in USER.EXE application.

It runs as an application on Microsoft DOS environment. It means you must already have MS-DOS installed on your computer in order to install Windows 1.

Windows 1x Description

Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released on November 20, 1985. Its price was $100 at that time. Windows 1.0 was not a complete operating system, but an operating environment that was initially named “Interface Manager” as a codename. Rowland Hanson was the marketing head at Microsoft.

Windows 1 is a lightweight operating system from Microsoft. Here are some features of Windows 1.

  • GUI based user interface
  • Keyboard and mouse support
  • It runs as an application on MS-DOS operating system.

Windows 1 introduced several useful software like Calculator (CALC.EXE), MS Paint (PAINT.EXE), DOS based file manager, Command Line (COMMAND.EXE), etc.

How to install Windows 1.03 from USB/CD

Once you have created Windows 1.03 bootable USB using the Rufus of any other tool (as mentioned above), you are ready to install Windows 1.03 using this USB flash drive.

Make sure you have Windows 1.03 installation USB disc with you. Plug this flash drive into USB port of computer, then start (or restart) computer and follow these steps:

  • Press boot menu key (usually F9 for most computers) and select USB drive from the list.
  • Press any key on your keyboard when prompted.
  • Windows installation files will take a while to load and Windows 1.03 installer setup will start.

Follow the on screen step by step instructions to continue and finish installation.

How to install Windows 1.03 on Virtual Machines?

For some reason, if you want to install Windows 1.03 on virtual machines like VirtualBox or VMware etc. Here is a brief guide for these type of applications.

How to install Windows 1.03 on VirtualBox?

First of all, download VirtualBox for Windows 1.03 (if you do not have it already).

  1. Download Windows 1.03 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VirtualBox and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 1.03 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 1.03 setup installer.

Installation on VirtualBox is almost same to normal installation on real computer.

How to install Windows 1.03 on VMware

First of all, download VMware (if you do not have it already).

  1. Download Windows 1.03 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VMware and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 1.03 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 1.03 setup installer.

Installation on VirtualBox is almost same to normal installation on real computer.

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Download Windows 1.03 (bootable disc image)

Windows_1.03_08-21-86_eng.zip

Windows_1.03_08-24-86_eng.zip


 

What’s New?

  • Stability and bugs fixed.
  • Overall features improved.
  • Refined interface.

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • RAM : 256 KB
  • Disk Space : Hard drive or 2 Floppy disk
  • MS-DOS 2.0