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Windows 3.x can refer to either an individual or all of the following versions of Microsoft Windows:

Releases of Windows NT were also given "3.x" version numbers:


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Windows
The console image for Windows.
Manufacturer Microsoft
Active 1995—present
Total Games unknown (790 present)
← MS-DOS (none) →
Popular guides
  1. MapleStory
  2. Mount&Blade
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  4. Ragnarok Online
  5. Dominions 3: The Awakening
  6. Lineage II
  7. Final Fantasy VII
  8. Drift City
  9. GunZ The Duel
  10. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
For digital distribution, see Category:Steam and Category:Direct2Drive.

Windows is the collective name for Microsoft's immensely popular line of operating systems. As well as being widely used by businesses, Windows is the primary operating system PC games are developed for. It is the successor to MS-DOS, which previously held a similar market share in both the home and business markets.

New versions of Windows generally maintain a high degree of compatibility with software developed for past versions of Windows (and limited compatibility with MS-DOS), and new software releases will often work on older versions of Windows. This changed with Windows Vista; some releases (such as Halo 2) are specifically designed to only work with Windows Vista, and so cannot be used on previous versions of Windows.


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Simple English

Windows 3.x
(Part of the Microsoft Windows family)
Developer
Microsoft
Release information
Release date: March 18, 1992 info
Source model: Closed source
License: Microsoft EULA
Kernel type: Other
Support status
Not Supported

Windows 3.1x was a family of Microsoft Windows operating systems released from 1992 to 1994. The previous version of Windows before this one was Windows 3.0. This Windows could run in either Standard or 386 Enhanced memory modes. Both of the modes used a Graphical User Interface (or picture-based), and supported a mouse, but 386 Enhanced Mode was faster and was better at multitasking (or doing for things at once).

Windows 3.1x also had many features from versions of Windows before it. These included a calculator, a notepad, and more. It also brought in many new features, like the Program Manager (which is still in Windows XP today - Start>Run>progman.exe), and the icons and programs looked better.

Windows 3.1x was made better in 1994, with Windows for Workgroups, that added networking support. It was the last Windows version to feature the program manager.

Preceded by
Windows 2.0
Windows Versions
2001-2007
Succeeded by
Windows 95 / Windows NT 4.0


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