Windows 3.0 / 3.1 For Workgroups 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.

Windows for Workgroups 3.11 adds a 386-protected mode networking stack. It includes support for NetBUI and IPX protocols, numerous network cards, a client for accessing remote printers and files shares, and a print and file server. TCP/IP is available as a seperate add-on. The use of protected mode networking software frees up more of the conventional 640k for DOS programs, and simplifies configuration.

Windows 3.11a was a minor change released specifically to address a lawsuit over Stacker. Microsoft pulled compression functionality from a number of unrelated products including Windows for Workgroups, Excel, Powerpoint, Windows NT, Visual C++, and Fortran Powerstation.

The only difference between 3.11 for Workgoups and 3.11a for Workgroups is the REMOVAL of compression code in the Remote Access Server (RASMAC.38_ / RASMAC.386). More information can be found in Infoworld, March 7 1994.

Product type
OS
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
Thu Nov 11 1993
Minimum CPU
386
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.026) (2-7-1993) (beta) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.026 Prerelease English x86 3½ Floppy 10.28MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.048) (5-7-1993) (beta2) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.048 Prerelease English x86 3½ Floppy 10.67MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.070) (8-12-1993) (beta3) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.070 Prerelease English x86 3½ Floppy 12.06MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.070) [German] (8-30-1993) (beta3) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11.070 Prerelease German x86 3½ Floppy 11.02MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (''Snowball'' 3.11.411 B3) FWG 3.11.411 Prerelease English x86 Archive 10.67MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) English x86 3½ Floppy 12.16MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) English x86 5¼ Floppy 10.78MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (Upgrade) Upgrade English x86 3½ Floppy 15.88MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Arabic] FWG 3.11 Arabic x86 Archive 12.19MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Arabic] (alt) FWG 3.11 Arabic x86 Archive 11.93MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Czech] (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 Czech x86 3½ Floppy 12.4MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Danish] FWG 3.11 Danish x86 Archive 11.28MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Dutch] (3.5) FWG 3.11 Dutch x86 3½ Floppy 11.53MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [English for Central-Eastern Europe] FWG 3.11 English C-EEu x86 Archive 12.42MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [English w. Arabic Support] FWG 3.11 English w. Arabic Support x86 Archive 12.1MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Finnish] FWG 3.11 Finnish x86 Archive 11.32MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [French w. Arabic Support] FWG 3.11 French w. Arabic Support x86 Archive 12.6MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [French] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) French x86 3½ Floppy 11.82MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [German] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) German x86 3½ Floppy 11.77MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Hebrew] FWG 3.11 Hebrew x86 Archive 12.22MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Hungarian] FWG 3.11 Hungarian x86 Archive 12.63MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Italian] FWG 3.11 Italian x86 Archive 11.67MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Italian] (OEM) (3.5) FWG 3.11 Italian x86 3½ Floppy 11.63MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Norwegian] FWG 3.11 Norwegian x86 Archive 11.25MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Polish] FWG 3.11 Polish x86 Archive 8.44MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Portuguese-Universal] FWG 3.11 Portuguese Universal x86 Archive 11.67MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Russian] FWG 3.11 Russian x86 Archive 8.05MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Russian] (alt) FWG 3.11 Russian x86 Archive 12.44MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Spanish] FWG 3.11 Spanish x86 3½ Floppy 11.76MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Swedish] (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11 (OEM) Swedish x86 3½ Floppy 11.53MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [Thai] FWG 3.11 Thai x86 Archive 13.12MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 [VMware VM] FWG 3.11 English x86 VMware 199.93MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a English x86 3½ Floppy 23.17MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (OEM) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a (OEM) English x86 3½ Floppy 12.39MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (OEM) (5.25-1.2mb) FWG 3.11a (OEM) English x86 5¼ Floppy 10.77MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a (Upgrade) Upgrade English x86 3½ Floppy 11.96MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a [Dutch] (Retail) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a Dutch x86 3½ Floppy 13.04MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a [French] (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a French x86 3½ Floppy 11.85MB
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11a [French] (Upgrade) (3.5-1.44mb) FWG 3.11a (Upgrade) Upgrade French x86 3½ Floppy 13.18MB

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