Windows 1.0 RTM
The setup program has been given quite an overhaul, and overall looks a lot more organized than it was before.
Some new mouse options have been added.
Here it is! The first officially released build of Windows to be sold in stores!
A lot of the programs have been given all-new icons in their "about" boxes!
The ability to swap the mouse buttons has been added. Here's an interesting little text document that was included!
The introduction of Microsoft Write!
This is also an included document!
Here's the terminal program, new to this build!
Here's the boot screen!
...and here's me installing the VESA patch.
This was the international release of Windows. Windows 1.01 was only available in the USA, while Windows 1.02 was only available in other territories.
For every build from this point onwards, I installed the VESA patch right off the bat in order to save time.
As this was the international release, it has regional settings. This was the first build to do so.
This was also the first build to include RAMDrive, which was a driver from Microsoft that basically used a chunk of your computer's RAM, and mapped it as a virtual hard drive. Pretty ambitious for 1985, if you ask me, especially when most people didn't have that much RAM at the time! Here's me adding it to CONFIG.SYS.
Here's what you see upon booting up DOS.
...and here you can see how RAM it's using from within Windows.
This build was released worldwide, and mainly added support for more printers, and added official support for the AT&T 6300 series of machines (Olivetti M24 outside of the USA), which PCem can emulate, and it looks pretty cool!
Here, you can see that the copyright information has been updated.
Here's something related to an HP printer.
The last build in the Windows 1.0x series. As far as I know, this mainly added a bunch of bugfixes. An in-depth list of all of the changes is in the readme.
Oddly enough, the MS-DOS Executive's "About" box still says 1986, while other programs, as well as the boot screen, say 1987.
...and here's the boot screen. The Microsoft logo has been updated to the famous 1987 logo that they would continue to use until 2012. It reminds one of the Windows 2.0x boot screen.
...and that's all of the Windows 1.0x builds! I'll do the Windows 2.0x builds very soon! It was really fun installing all of these again, and doing these reviews for the first time was also a lot of fun, and I really look forward to doing more builds in the future! Thanks to everybody here for giving me this awesome and wonderful opportunity, as I've always been crazy about this stuff, and to be able to talk about it is such an honor! :)