Disliking Windows 10? Run Windows 1.01 in Your Browser Right Now



Short Bytes: If Windows 10  isn’t something that is making you excited, it’s time to take a walk down the memory lane and look at Window’ past. It’s been more than 30 years when Windows 1.01 OS disappeared from the scene. But, now you can use the original Notepad and draw amazing artworks in the very first version of Paint.

I know it’s possible to re-install the operating system on your system but why take those pains when you can enjoy it virtually. Few months ago, a similar online version of Windows 93 took the internet by storm.

In a post by gHacks, they have shared some sites where you can relive the ancient Windows versions for free. Windows 1.01 runs with the help of a PCJS emulator and gives you a taste of this breakthrough OS by Microsoft.


This is an IBM PC XT Model 5160 JavaScript-based emulator. PCJS basically emulates the software entirely with Intel 8088 CPU clocked at 4.77MHz and 265KB of RAM.

Windows 1.01 was launched in 1985 and allowed the users to multitask a taskbar similar to the latest versions of Windows. Those who have used older systems, would find this Windows 1.01 online version nostalgic.


Everything performed by this Windows 1.01 online version is possible due to the power and flexibility of JavaScript. Click this link to explore Windows 1.01 on your PC.

For experiencing the Windows of past, check out the post on gHacks.

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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