Windows 3.1x

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Windows 3.1x
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS family16-bit Windows
Version3.1x
Codename
Preliminary name
Architecturex86 (PC/AT, PC-98, FM Towns)
Latest build3.11
Release date1992-03-18
Support end2001-12-31
Replaces
Windows 3.0
Replaced by
Windows 95

Windows 3.1x is a family of Windows versions following Windows 3.0 initially released in 1992. It added TrueType support and included multimedia components installed by default. System stability was greatly increased compared to Windows 3.0, while the user interface was refined and improved. Support for real mode was dropped, and in further updates, Standard mode was dropped as well. It was succeeded by Windows 95 released in 1995.

History[edit | edit source]

The first release was Windows 3.1 in 1992. Windows for Workgroups 3.1 was released alongside Windows 3.1 in 1992 and featured support for networking. It was updated to Windows for Workgroups 3.11 in 1993, whose core was also backported to Windows 3.1 as an update. A separate simplified Chinese release called Windows 3.2 was also made, fixing problems related to the input of Chinese characters.

Aside from the standalone version, Microsoft also released a combined bundle of MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1 codenamed Janus.[1] Later, with the release of MS-DOS 6.00, an updated version codenamed Jastro was released.[2]

Builds[edit | edit source]

Windows 3.1[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 2[edit | edit source]

Final Beta[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

International RTM[edit | edit source]

East Asian Beta[edit | edit source]

East Asian RTM[edit | edit source]

Windows 3.11[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Windows 3.2[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Windows for Workgroups 3.1[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

Final Beta[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Windows for Workgroups 3.11[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 1[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]