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Through emulation, all things are possible, such as running Android on Windows How to Emulate Android and Run Android Apps on Your PC How to Emulate Android and Run Android Apps on Your PC It's actually pretty easy to get Android apps running on your desktop or laptop! Here, we step you through the best methods. Read More or playing retro video games 8 Great Emulators to Play Modern Home Consoles on Your PC (1994-2001) 8 Great Emulators to Play Modern Home Consoles on Your PC (1994-2001) Read More . This emulator is no different. It’s easy, and a lot of fun.

It’s crazy to think that Windows 1.0.1 dropped on the world in 1985. I was three years old, so I can’t say I ever used it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have an interest in all things retro tech and a desire to take a walk down memory lane.

Whether it’s a nostalgic trip for you 7 Websites For Sharing Your Nostalgic Memories Of Days Gone By 7 Websites For Sharing Your Nostalgic Memories Of Days Gone By Nostalgia may be bittersweet, but the mere thought of the past ties us all together socially. We share our best and worst memories. This is where the Web comes in as the great watering hole. Read More too or just a way to burn minutes during your lunchbreak, the ability to run the original version of Windows right from within a modern browser is undeniably cool.

Windows 1.0.1 Home Screen

To get going, all you have to do is head over to PCjs where you’ll find a Windows 1.0.1 emulator running on an old-school IBM PC XT (Model 5160). This powerhouse features a clock speed of 4.77 Mhz with 256Kb of RAM. Need disk space? No problem. The IBM PC XT (Model 5160) has 10Mb!

Just don’t expect to run a web browser in it. The World Wide Web wasn’t around yet.

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Image credit: IBM PC XT by Ruben de Rijcke via Wikimedia Commons

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