Windows 3.0 / 3.1 3.11

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.



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Release notes

3.11 was a minor kernel update to 3.1. Although "3.11" is often associated with Windows for Workgroups 3.11, this release does not contain the "workgroup" networking. This was available as both a downloadable patch and full OEM setup disks. 3.11 retains the "3.1" branding in most places.

Product type
OS
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1993
End of life date
2001
Minimum CPU
286
Minimum RAM
2MB
Minimum free disk space
20MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
530 (110 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Windows 3.11 (IBM OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) 3.11 (IBM OEM) English 8.13MB 15
Microsoft Windows 3.11 (OEM) (3.5) 3.11 (OEM) English 7.39MB 24
Microsoft Windows 3.11 (OEM) (5.25) 3.11 (OEM) English 7.63MB 6
Microsoft Windows 3.11 (Retail Full) (3.5) 3.11 (Retail Full) English 9.17MB 37
Microsoft Windows 3.11 (Special Upgrade) (3.5) 3.11 (Special Upgrade) English 7.45MB 11
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Dutch] 3.11 Dutch 4.94MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [French] 3.11 French 4.98MB 2
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [German] 3.11 German 5MB 9
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Italian] 3.11 Italian 4.98MB 0
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Portuguese] (3.5-1.44mb) 3.11 Portuguese 7.85MB 1
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Spanish] 3.11 Spanish 4.97MB 4
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Swedish] 3.11 Swedish 4.94MB 0
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Thai] 3.11 Thai 9.69MB 0
Microsoft Windows 3.11 [Turkish] 3.11 Turkish 7.6MB 0

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