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Mohammed Jeelani -- Build to Perform, Architect to Evolve --

The best part about working at Microsoft is that you have access to just about every software ever written by Microsoft - All licensed for you to install and see and try out. I could get my hands on the program that started it all - Windows 1.01 - Here's a screen shot of Windows 1.01 running inside a Virtual PC, the VPC is running with 4MB of RAM :-)

[For some reason if the images don't load up and it gives u a 403.1 - hit Refresh on yr browser!]

[Click for Windows 1.01 Image]

Windows 1.01 wouldn't even detect my mouse - I wonder if the mouse was even supported then - maybe it was, maybe it wasn't - I’m not quite sure.

Here Windows 2.03 - now this one detected my mouse pretty well - again running on a VPC with 4 MB RAM.

[Click for Windows 2.03 Image]

Finally the closest to what most of us have ever seen - Windows 3.01,nah not Windows 3.1 or 3.11, this is 3.01. But a more familiar windows, again running on a VPC with 4MB RAM :-)

[Click for Windows 3.01 Image]

Pretty nostalgic stuff - touchy....


Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2005 12:39 AM | Back to top

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Hi jeelz,

I am getting the following error when trying to access the image:<p>
HTTP1.1 STATUS 403 Remote Access to this object forbidden This file cannot be directly accessed from a remote site, but must be linked through the Brinkster Member's site.
Left by Vijay shankar ganesh K on May 01, 2005 3:50 PM

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Try hitting Refresh on yr browser!
Left by Jeelz on May 30, 2005 12:25 AM

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Wow ) I remember that time of blue scrins ...
In a past i have a 14 inch monitor and windows 3.1 ...
Left by Martin on Mar 07, 2006 6:55 PM

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Nice keep it up. Do you know where I could get a copy of win 1.01 for my old computer my current copy went missing.

Email me at: ne time
Left by Steve on May 20, 2006 8:34 AM

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