Microsoft Mouse

The Microsoft Mouse is a computer mouse released by Microsoft. On May 2, 1983 – Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Mouse for IBM PCs and compatibles. It is the first mouse released by the company, and it was bundled with Microsoft Word, Notepad, and an on-screen teaching tutorial for an initial price of $195. The Microsoft Mouse is historically important as it was one of Microsoft’s earliest hardware products (The other being an Apple II Z-80 CP/M card). The first Mouse for the IBM PC was actually from Mouse Systems, not Microsoft. However, most clone mice emulated Microsoft’s serial protocol and DOS driver software interface. The first application designed to make full use of the mouse was Microsoft Word for DOS.

Microsoft Mouse 1.00 in 1983.

Microsoft Mouse ad in 1983.

Microsoft Mouse & Paintbrush Manuals


Microsoft Windows 3.00.RC 6

Windows 3.0 Release Candidate 6 is a pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 3.0 from 7th March 1990. It became available on BetaArchive on 2nd June 2015. It was found in old warez archives labeled as “production release” (or simply RTM), but it is about month or two older than the RTM build. It also has several file differences from the final release.

Microsoft Windows 3.00 RC 6 Desktop

Microsoft Windows 3.00.55 Beta

At this point, the product was nearly finished in terms of features and overall usability, and aside from major memory improvements over Windows 2.x, would also include a completely redesigned graphical user interface, namely the Program and File Manager to replace the MS-DOS Executive seen in previous versions of Windows.

A personal computer magazine, InfoWorld, has a full article demonstrating a version of Microsoft Windows 3.0 from this time period in an issue from January 1990.

This version should be installed on a machine running MS-DOS 4.0, IBM DOS 4.0, or Compaq DOS 3.31 in order to take advantage of the new features available in this version of Windows.

Microsoft Windows 3.00.55 Beta

Microsoft Windows 3.00.33 Beta

Windows 3.00.33 is a beta build of Windows 3.0. Microsoft Windows 3.00.33 Beta was mentioned in an internal Microsoft anti-trust document from August 1989. Microsoft Windows 3.00.33 was uploaded by Term24 on the Internet archive on Sept 23, 2003. Microsoft Windows 3.00.33 came with 10 floppy disks including a software development kit. Windows 3.00.33 is missing Setup so you need to install it manually to the C:\WINDOWS folder to get Windows 3.00.33 working. To do this you need to copy all files on the floppy disk to C:\WINDOWS and type WIN.

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The First Of Microsoft Windows 3.00.33 Floppy Disks

Second Floppy Disk Of Microsoft Windows 3.00.33

Third Floppy Disk Of Windows 3.00.33 Floppy Disks

Fourth Floppy Disk Of Windows 3.00.33
Fifth Floppy Disk Of Windows 3.00.33

Boot Screen

Compatibility warning shown when booting into 286r mode

Microsoft Windows 3.00.14 Alpha.

Windows 3.00 build 14 is the earliest available build of Windows 3.0. It was distributed on two 1.2MB 5.25″ floppy disks, which refer to the build as “Microsoft Windows Pre-Release Version 0.1”. It can only run on a 386 or better machine with a specific version of DOS, as not using the correct version will cause Windows to either crash, or refuse to launch the shell.

Windows 1.0 Timeline

This is my Windows 1.0 Timeline.

Early 1982

  • Microsoft hire Charles he

Microsoft release Microsoft Multiplan a Spreadsheet Application revile VisiCorp VisiCalc

Noverber 1982

A prototype version of VisiCorp Visi On debut Fall Comdex 1982

Early 1983

Microsoft being working on Microsoft Interface Manager.

May 1983

Microsoft Interface Manager was show in BYTE Magazine. BYTE Magazine will release at Article in December 1983 Byte Issue

It is Oldest Windows 1.0 Build.

Late Nov 1983

Microsoft shown prototype version of Windows 1.0 for Infoworld Magazine Staff at Microsoft Corporate Headquarters Office in Bellevue Washington

Microsoft debut a Prototype version of Windows 1.0 at Fall Comdex 1983 it similar to version shown for Infoworld Magazine Staff at Microsoft Office.

February 1984

Windows 1.0 Applications is Fully Functional.

Windows 1.0 Build shown in the May 1984 issue of Japanese magazine Monthly ASCII

Windows 1.0 Trash Can Application was debut in this build of Windows 1.0

April 1984

May 1984

Microsoft started Developer Release series of Windows 1.0 started Windows 1.0 DR1 in Late May 1984 ended October 1984 with Windows 1.0 DR5

Microsoft ship Windows 1.0 DR1 it was available to Beta Tester and Application Developers in May 29, 1984

Microsoft used Windows 1.0 DR1 for Tandy 2000 it is known as Early Windows 1.0 Tandy 2000 Build.

June 1984

Microsoft ship Windows 1.0 DR2 it was available to Beta Testers and Application Developers in Late June 1984.

Microsoft used Windows 1.0 DR2 for Tandy 2000 it is known as Middle Windows 1.0 Tandy 2000 Build.

July 1984

Microsoft ship Windows 1.0 DR3 it was available to Beta Testers and Appication Developers in sometime July 1984.

Microsoft used Windows 1.0 DR3 for Tandy 2000 it is known as Later Windows 1.0 Tandy 2000 Build.

August 31, 1984

Microsoft ship Windows 1.0 DR4 it was available to Beta Tester and Application Developers in early-mid September 1984

It oldest Build of Windows 1.0 known in private collection.

Octber 31, 1984

Microsoft ship Windows 1.0 DR5 it was available to Beta Tester and Application Developers in early-mid November

Currently it oldest leaked Build of Windows 1.0.

Jan 1985

Microsoft ship Windows 1.0 Alpha

Microsoft Multiplan Ads, Boxes, and Magazine Articles

I’m finding and posting Magazine Ads and Boxes of Early Microsoft Business Products like Microsoft Multiplan, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Chart, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Business Access Information. I will start with Microsoft Multiplan it was first Business Application made by Microsoft.

The Ad of Multiplan came Microsoft Website itself. This was Ad from 1982-1983. If i guess the date of years this Ad it will be 1983 this picture was taken.
1985 Microsoft/Epyx Multiplan For Commodore 64 Ad.
Box of Microsoft Multiplan 2.0 in 19885.