Microsoft Works 1.x (DOS)

Microsoft Works was a scaled-down Word Processor, Spreadsheet, and Database bundle geared towards the home user. It was released in variants for early DOS, Windows, and Macintosh. Microsoft Works competed against FrameWork, AlphaWorks/LotusWorks, PFS First Choice, and many others. Works was a completely different product from, and even competed against Microsoft Office. Occasionally, Works was bundled with a version of Word, to cover for weaknesses and lack of popularity of the native word processor in the package. Microsoft Works was discontinued in 2007, with the final version being 9.0.

Wanted: Macintosh versions, Microsoft Works 1.0 for Windows? (There may not have been a 1.0 for windows),

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Communications Database
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Works 1.0 (3.5) 1.0 English x86 3½ Floppy 1.05MB
Microsoft Works 1.0 (5.25) 1.0 English x86 5¼ Floppy 919.59KB
Microsoft Works 1.05 (5.25) 1.05 English x86 5¼ Floppy 1.32MB
Microsoft Works 1.05 for DOS [German] (5.25-360k) 1.05 for DOS German x86 3½ Floppy 1.32MB


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