Microsoft Word 2.x (Windows)

The Microsoft Word word processor was first introduced for MS-DOS in 1983. Its design made use of a mouse and WYSIWYG graphics. Its crude WYSIWYG/mouse support was a direct response to the Apple Lisa/Mac, and VisiCorp Visi On. Initially it competed against many popular word processors such as WordStar, Multimate, and WordPerfect. Word for DOS was never really successful.

The Mac version was introduced in 1985 where it acquired a friendlier user interface and gained some popularity. A Microsoft Windows version was introduced in 1989, although Palantir WinText, NBI Legend, and Samna AMI/AMI Pro had beaten them to their own Windows platform. For a time Word for Windows competed with WordPerfect for Windows. There were also ports to OS/2, the Atari ST, and Unix.

The DOS, Mac, and Windows versions are quite different from each other, and each restarted their version numbering at "1.0". Later versions are bundled with Microsoft Office. Also see a complete list of word processors archived on Winworld.

Installation instructions

Word 2.0 for Windows is a 16-bit Windows 3.0 application, and contains a GUI setup program.

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Product type
Application Word Processor
Release date
1991
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 9.13MB
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0 for Windows English x86 5¼ Floppy 8.13MB
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows Dutch x86 3½ Floppy 7.76MB
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Italian] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows Italian x86 3½ Floppy 8.47MB
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Portuguese] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0 for Windows Portuguese x86 5¼ Floppy 7.55MB
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows Swedish x86 3½ Floppy 9.07MB
Microsoft Word 2.0a for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0a for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 8.11MB
Microsoft Word 2.0a for Windows (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0a for Windows English x86 5¼ Floppy 8.1MB
Microsoft Word 2.0b for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0b for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 8.18MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 8.12MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows English x86 5¼ Floppy 8.12MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [British English] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows British English x86 5¼ Floppy 8.1MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [DEC OEM] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows [DEC OEM] English x86 3½ Floppy 8.82MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows French x86 3½ Floppy 9.31MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Polish] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows English x86 5¼ Floppy 5.56MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Russian] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows Russian x86 5¼ Floppy 5.8MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Spanish] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows Spanish x86 5¼ Floppy 9.06MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Turkish] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows Turkish x86 3½ Floppy 4.77MB
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows and Bookshelf [Gateway 2000 OEM] (ISO) 2.0c for Windows English x86 CD 382.5MB

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