Codex Gamicus

Windows/386 2.01 is a graphical operating released by Microsoft Corporation on December 9, 1987. It runs as a graphical shell on top of an existing MS-DOS installation. Windows/286 2.01 was superseded by Windows/386 2.10. Support was officially discontinued on December 31, 2001.

Windows/386 2.01 allows application windows to overlap each other, unlike its predecessor Windows 1.0, which could only display only tiled windows. More sophisticated keyboard shortcuts were introduced, as well as support for VGA graphics.

Minimum Specifications[]

MS-DOS MS-DOS Minimum Specifications
Minimum Specifications
System Personal Computers using an Intel 80386 Processor, (including IBM Personal System/2, Model 80, Compaq Intel 80386-Based Personal Computers and Compatibles) or Equipped with an Intel Inboard 386/AT.
Operating System MS-DOS 3.30
CPU Intel-logo.svg 80386
Graphics IBM CGA, IBM EGA, IBM VGA, Hercules graphics card, or compatibles
Storage Hard disk with 2 MB free space
Floppy Disk Drive A low-density (720 KB) 3.5" or 1.20 MB 5.25" Floppy Disk Drive is required for Installation.