Windows 3.0 / 3.1 3.0

Windows 3.x was the first to gain significant development and commercial traction. It combined the 8086, 286, and 386 modes of Windows 2 in to one package. It replaced the MSDOS Executive with a Program Manager and File Manager similar to those in OS/2 1.x. Much of its success was spurred by the availability and success of Microsoft Office. Although Microsoft would have had you believe otherwise, Windows 3.x was the direct foundation for Chicago/Windows 95.


Product type
OS
Release date
1990
End of life date
2001
Minimum CPU
8086/8088 or higher
Minimum RAM
640KB
Minimum free disk space
10MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
528 (123 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Windows 3.0 (3.0 RC 6 Beta) 3.0 RC 6 Beta Prerelease English 4.39MB 5
Microsoft Windows 3.0 (3.00.55 Beta) [Incomplete] 3.0 (3.00.55 Beta) Prerelease English 3.84MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0 (3.5-720K) 3.0 English 3.94MB 38
Microsoft Windows 3.0 (5.25-1.2MB) 3.0 English 3.94MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0 Manual 3.0 English 91.08MB 5
Microsoft Windows 3.0 Multimedia Edition [NEC PC-9801] [NEC OEM] [Japanese] (3.5-1.23mb) 3.0 MME [NEC PC-9801] [NEC OEM] Japanese 5.83MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0 Pre-Release 0.1 (5.25) 3.0 Pre-Release 0.1 Prerelease English 7.26MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0 [German] (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0 German 4.01MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0 [Inboard 386] (5.25-360kb) 3.0 [Inboard 386] English 3.99MB 3
Microsoft Windows 3.0 [Italian] (3.5-720k) 3.0 Italian 3.8MB 3
Microsoft Windows 3.0 [NEC PC-9801] [Epson OEM] [Japanese] (3.5-1.23mb) 3.0 [NEC PC-9801] [Epson OEM] Japanese 4.27MB 3
Microsoft Windows 3.0 [Philips OEM] [Dutch] (3.5-720k) 3.0 [Philips OEM] Dutch 6.71MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0 [Spanish] (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0 Spanish 3.83MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0 [Swedish] (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0 Swedish 3.77MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.02 [IBM OEM] [Japanese] (3.5-1.44mb) 3.02 [IBM OEM] Japanese 6.15MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0a (3.5-720K) 3.0a English 3.95MB 3
Microsoft Windows 3.0a (5.25-1.2MB) 3.0a English 3.95MB 3
Microsoft Windows 3.0a (5.25-360k) 3.0a English 5.9MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a (Z-NIX OEM) (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0a English 10.94MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0a Multimedia Edition [Creative Labs OEM] (ISO) 3.0a MME [Creative Labs OEM] English 9.38MB 12
Microsoft Windows 3.0a Multimedia Edition [Tandy OEM] (BINCUE) 3.0a MME [Tandy OEM] English 268.43MB 4
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [French] (3.5-720k) 3.0a French 3.85MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [German] (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0a German 3.89MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [IBM OEM] [Danish] (3.5-720k) 3.0a [IBM OEM] Danish 3.78MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [Italian] (3.5-720k) 3.0a Italian 3.81MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [Itautec OEM] [Portuguese-Brazil] (3.5-1.44mb) 3.0a Portuguese-Brazil 3.99MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [Norwegian] (3.5-720k) 3.0a Norwegian 3.88MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [Portuguese-Brazil] (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0a Portuguese-Brazil 3.97MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [Spanish] (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0a Spanish 3.86MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [Swedish] (5.25-360k) 3.0a Swedish 3.76MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.0a [Trad.Chinese] (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0a Trad.Chinese 9.98MB 13
Microsoft Windows 3.0b [NEC PC-9801] [NEC OEM] [Japanese] (3.5-1.23mb) 3.0b [NEC PC-9801] [NEC OEM] Japanese 4.75MB 2

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