Windows v1.0


25 years ago on the 20th November 1985 Windows 1.0 was launched!



System Hardware requirements for Windows 1.0

CGA/Hercules/EGA Monochrome or colour monitor

MS-DOS 2.0

256 KB of RAM or greater

Two floppy drives


Windows 1.0 – 1985 Retail price $100


Bill Gates originally wanted to call this Interface Manager.

But his Marketing exec Rowland Hanson convinced him of changing the name of it to Windows 1.0.


Happy 25th Birthday Windows!

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