Microsoft Works 2.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),

Version 2.0 for DOS adds Windows-like user interface capabilities, such as displaying multiple documents type simultaneously and the ability to switch between them. Version 2 can run in a graphical mode that gives users access to some WYSIWYG features. Version 2 can also make use of Extended memory and includes a thesaurus.

Installation instructions

This version is for MS/PC-DOS running on IBM PC compatibles. Requires 512K of ram, can run using two floppy drives, and supports up to VGA graphics.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Communications Database
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1990
Minimum CPU
8088
Minimum RAM
512KB
Minimum free disk space
720KB
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Works 2.0 for DOS (3.5) 2.0 for DOS English x86 3½ Floppy 2.07MB
Microsoft Works 2.0 for DOS [French] (3.5) 2.0 for DOS French x86 3½ Floppy 2.5MB
Microsoft Works 2.0 for DOS [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for DOS German x86 3½ Floppy 2.51MB
Microsoft Works 2.0 for DOS [German] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0 for DOS German x86 5¼ Floppy 2.94MB
Microsoft Works 2.0 for DOS [Swedish] (3.5) 2.0 for DOS Swedish x86 3½ Floppy 4.85MB
Microsoft Works 2.0 for DOS [Swedish] (3.5) (alt) 2.0 for DOS Swedish x86 3½ Floppy 2.83MB
Microsoft Works 2.0A for DOS (3.5) 2.0A for DOS English x86 3½ Floppy 1.92MB

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