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Windows 2.11 (Windows/286 and Windows/386)

Microsoft Windows 2.11 released on March 13, 1989. It got some improvements, tweaks and bugs fix. Windows 2.11 is available in two editions:

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Download Windows 2.11 (Windows/286 and Windows/386) disc images

Windows_2.11_286_(3.5)_eng.zip

Windows_2.11_386_(3.5)_eng.zip


 

Microsoft Windows 2.11 released on March 13, 1989. It got some improvements, tweaks and bugs fix. Windows 2.11 is available in two editions:

  1. Windows / 286
  2. Windows / 386

There is no major difference between these editions, but just small changes.

Windows 2x Description

Windows 2 is a lightweight operating system from Microsoft. This version was released after Windows 1x. Here are some features of Windows 2.

  • Control Panel (introduced in Windows 2.03)
  • Desktop icons
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Minimize and maximize buttons in window explorer
  • Application overlapping
  • Speed improvements

Windows 2 was designed for Intel 286 processor. It requires 512KB RAM and 720KB disk space.

Its price was $100 at that time. Windows 2.0 got more popularity than Windows 1.0, the earlier version of Windows OS. The introduction of Microsoft Excel and Word played a major role in its popularity. It was able to utilize maximum 1 MB of memory.

Microsoft Windows 386 was released on December 9, 1987. It was also known as Windows/386. Its price was $100.

Microsoft Windows 286 was released in June 1988. It was also known as Windows/286. Its price was $100.

How to install Windows 2.11 from USB/CD

Once you have created Windows 2.11 bootable USB using the Rufus of any other tool (as mentioned above), you are ready to install Windows 2.11 using this USB flash drive.

Make sure you have Windows 2.11 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 2.11 installer setup will start.

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

How to install Windows 2.11 on Virtual Machines?

For some reason, if you want to install Windows 2.11 on virtual machines like VirtualBox or VMware etc. Here is a brief guide for these type of applications.

How to install Windows 2.11 on VirtualBox?

First of all, download VirtualBox for Windows 2.11 (if you do not have it already).

  1. Download Windows 2.11 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VirtualBox and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 2.11 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 2.11 setup installer.

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

How to install Windows 2.11 on VMware

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

  1. Download Windows 2.11 ISO image from download section (above on top of this page)
  2. Launch VMware and start creating new virtual machine.
  3. Now select Windows 2.11 ISO image and accept default settings.
  4. Start virtual machine you just created and continue with Windows 2.11 setup installer.

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

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Download Windows 2.11 (Windows/286 and Windows/386) disc images

Windows_2.11_286_(3.5)_eng.zip

Windows_2.11_386_(3.5)_eng.zip


 

What’s New?

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

System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Processor : Intel 80286 / Intel 80386
  • RAM : 512 KB
  • Disk Space : 720 KB