Windows/386 2.1

Build of Windows 2.x
OS family16-bit Windows
Version number2.1
Compiled on1988-09-09
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Windows/386 2.1 is an RTM build of Windows 2.x. This is the Intel 80386-specific variant of Windows 2.1, which was enhanced with support for the virtual 8086 mode (MS-DOS applications could run simultaneously) and extended memory. It was marketed as "Windows/386" to denote it from its 286 variant. This is the first version to have Memset included with Windows, which installs SmartDrive.

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • The version reported by GetVersion is 2.16. This is likely caused by a conversion error in the source code, as the decimal number 16 is equal to 10 in hexadecimal.

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