Codex Gamicus

Windows/286 2.11 is a graphical operating system released by Microsoft Corporation in March 1989. This version of Windows 2.0 was specifically designed to run on the Intel 80286 CPU, although it would also run on the Intel 8086 CPU, only without Higher Memory Area (HMA) support. This was a bugfix release with some changes to memory management, AppleTalk support, and faster printing along with updated printer drivers. This version of Microsoft Windows was superseded by Windows 3.0, although support was officially discontinued on December 31, 2001.

Minimum Specifications[]

MS-DOS MS-DOS Minimum/Recommended Specifications
Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
System Personal Computers using an Intel 80286 Processor (IBM Personal Computers and Compatibles)
Operating System MS-DOS 3.30
CPU Intel-logo.svg 8086 or 8088 CPU Intel-logo.svg 80286
RAM 512 KB conventional memory
Graphics IBM EGA, IBM VGA, IBM 8514, IBM CGA, Hercules graphics card, or compatibles.
Storage Hard disk required
Floppy Disk Drive A low-density (720 KB) 3.5" or 1.20 MB 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive is required for Installation.
Input Use of the Microsoft Mouse is optional.