Windows 3.0 build 33 found

Apparently someone managed to locate a early build of Windows 3.0 from August 1989 and has dumped it.

I haven't had the time to check it out myself, but BetaWiki has some more information on it.

Notably, it doesn't include Program Manager despite looking a lot more like the final version than build 1.14, and doesn't seem to have a proper installer (?), although SETUP.INF still exists (and has a reference to PROGMAN.EXE, meaning it existed but was excluded from this build)


  • Interesting. So this is later than that OEM testing version.

    Seems a little odd that it didn't have program manager. It's hard to imagine a version of program manager that was WORSE than the final 3.0 version. :P
  • @robobox I did not see your post Windows 3.00.33 beta before I posted mine sorry
  • Windows 3.0 build 33 running in 86Box.

  • This is very interesting, nice find.
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