|Component of Microsoft Windows|
|Introduced in||Windows 1.0|
|Last included in||Windows 3.1 build 061d|
|Replaced by||Program Manager, File Manager|
MS-DOS Executive is the shell and first app launched upon boot from Windows 1.0 until its removal in Windows 3.0.
It was first used in Windows 1.0 as a simple file manager and primitive shell. In Windows 3.x, it was replaced by File Manager and a new shell called Program Manager was introduced; However,
MSDOS.EXE was not removed until Windows 3.1 build 061d.
MS-DOS Executive was only available in the x86 16-bit architecture.