MS-DOS Executive

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MS-DOS Executive
Component of Windows
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Type
Introduced inWindows 1.0
Last included in
Replaces
Replaced by

MS-DOS Executive is the shell and first app lunched upon boot form Windows 1.0 until its removal in Windows 3.0.

It was first used in Windows 1.x 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.

MS-DOS Executive was only available in x86 16-bit architecture.