this is a guide about how to try Windows 3.1 .
Though it is easily available on internet but not easy to install for average users on current system so I simplified here.
Those who want to know technical depth can leave this post.
What you need?
- Dosbox (x86 Dos emulator). Since Windows 3.1 was just an app which runs on dos.
- Windows 3.1 installed files. Get it from here .
Download Dosbox and install on your system. and create a desktop shortcut for it.
Then download Windows 3.1 installed files and extract the content (dosbox folder) to C: drive such that it should appear as C:/dosbox/ , not like c:/dosbox/dosbox .
Now Right click and open the properties of desktop shortcut of dosbox.
Edit the target box from "C:\Program Files\DOSBox-0.74\DOSBox.exe" -userconf
to "C:\Program Files\DOSBox-0.74\DOSBox.exe" -conf c:\dosbox\123.conf -noconsole -exit
Click Apply and OK.
Now double click that shortcut to open.
You should see the following screen
If you face any problem, comment below. I'll help you.