MS-DOS Executive

MS-DOS Executive
Component of Microsoft Windows
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MS-DOS Executive in Windows 1.01
Typefile manager
Introduced inWindows 1.0
Last included inWindows 3.1 build 061d
Replaces
Replaced byProgram 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.