system requirements for windows 3.1

August 11, 2011 at 18:09:47
Specs: Windows 7
i want to see the system requirements of windows 3.1

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#1
August 11, 2011 at 19:18:41
From Microsoft:

Windows 3.1/3.11

Standard Mode:
* Intel 80286 (or higher) processor
* 1 MB or more of memory (640K conventional and 256K extended)
* 6.5 MB of free disk space (9 MB is recommended)

386 Enhanced Mode:
* Intel 80386 (or higher) processor
* 3 megabytes (MB) total memory (4 MB is recommended)
* 8 MB of of free disk space (10.5 MB is recommended)

Windows For Workgroups 3.11:
* 80386sx microprocessor or better
* 3 megabytes (MB) total memory (4 MB is recommended)
* 6.2 MB of hard drive space (14.5 MB recommended)

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#2
August 12, 2011 at 02:08:02
A 286 can run it in real mode, but it's apparently quite unstable. Probably why they recommend at least a 386 processor.

You need at least a DOS 3 platform to run it. My favorite is IBM DOS 5. I like it because there's no "MS DOS is starting..." splash. It's no big deal, but it just looks better - to me anyway. I have also managed to get my conventional free memory all the way up to 613600. I have not managed to get higher with 6.22


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#3
August 14, 2011 at 01:53:26
4 megs of ram or higher at least. It ran fine in standard mode on a 286.

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#4
August 24, 2011 at 12:48:48
why do you want to run windows 3.1 anyway since with so much of advancement in technology we're now upto Windows 7 ?

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#5
August 24, 2011 at 16:12:53
The Win 3.x forum is primarily visited by hobbyists. Others might have found some old hardware in the basement and want to see if they can revive it. Windows for Workgroups is a good system for PCs and is a much easier challenge than OS/2 to get working properly for those who aren't computer geeks.

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#6
December 13, 2011 at 23:37:04
"why do you want to run windows 3.1 anyway since with so much of advancement in technology we're now up to Windows 7?"

Oh cĀ“mon, I think all of US have a powerful machine with Win7, but I'm sure all of us have another BELOVED old machine whom we add some stuff and enhance it just for fun, I think also we 3.1 lovers are old enough to remember those good old days. I still use my old laptop Samsung 386SX 20Mhz, 2mb RAM, 80MB HD and b/w monitor, I have Word 6.2 and it works flawlessly, a little bit slow but it works! and my old parallel port printer Epson Apex80, If i had to choose a PC for eternity I'll choose my old Samsung. More respect please!!!


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