MS-DOS (6.0) must be installed first before Windows 3.11 can be installed. At this point Windows was still reliant on MS-DOS, but were regarded as two separate products.
After install and some graphics drivers. By default Windows will use VGA mode which restricts you to 640×480 and 16 colours. Windows Sound System is not included in this build but can be installed and was required to use the Windows Sound System Soundcard.
- Microsoft Anti-Virus: They had their own Anti-Virus application, before Windows security essentials, Defender or Windows Live OneCare. Different drivers can be scanned manually on request.
- Smartdrive: Disk caching application
- Undelete: As the concept of the recycle bin did not exist until Windows 95, Microsoft Undelete was offered instead which could restore files deleted by the user that had not been overwritten
- Write: Predecessor to Wordpad, for when you don’t have Microsoft Office installed
- Paintbrush: Paint
- Notepad: Text editing application
- Recorder: Used to record keyboard and mouse commands, useful for automation.
- Calculator: On screen calculator
- Clock: Displays the time in both analogue (Face) and digital format
- Character Map: Insert and remap any characters that are not supported by the users keyboard
- Media Player: Plays WAV and MIDI sound files supported by the users soundcard
- Sound Recorder: Records sound from the line input to a WAV file
Control Panel remains unchanged from Windows For Workgroups 3.1
Some drivers that may be useful to users of PCem, depending on the machines they are emulating
The Commodore PC I was using used a Acumos graphics accelerator onboard and integrated to its motherboard, which was based on a Cirrus Logic CL-GD5402. Installing a driver lets you access further resolutions and colour modes that the graphics chip supports.
AVGA2 Driver – Vetusware
Windows Sound System
This build of Windows did not ship with Windows sound system drivers but can be installed.
WinWorldPC – WSS and SoundBlaster drivers