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.

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.

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Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Windows 3.11 (OEM) (3.5) 3.11 (OEM) English x86 3½ Floppy 7.39MB
Windows 3.11 (OEM) (5.25) 3.11 (OEM) English x86 5¼ Floppy 7.63MB
Windows 3.11 (Retail Full) (3.5) 3.11 (Retail Full) English x86 3½ Floppy 9.17MB
Windows 3.11 (Special Upgrade) (3.5) 3.11 (Special Upgrade) English x86 3½ Floppy 7.45MB
Windows 3.11 [Dutch] 3.11 Dutch x86 Archive 4.94MB
Windows 3.11 [French] 3.11 French x86 Archive 4.98MB
Windows 3.11 [German] 3.11 German x86 Archive 5MB
Windows 3.11 [Italian] 3.11 Italian x86 Archive 4.98MB
Windows 3.11 [Portuguese] 3.11 Portuguese x86 Archive 4.92MB
Windows 3.11 [Spanish] 3.11 Spanish x86 Archive 4.97MB
Windows 3.11 [Swedish] 3.11 Swedish x86 Archive 4.94MB
Windows 3.11 [Thai] 3.11 Thai x86 Archive 9.69MB
Windows 3.11 [Turkish] 3.11 Turkish x86 Archive 7.6MB


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