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The version is correct 1.0. Not 10.0, 1.0. Will it run on Windows 7?

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Can I ask why you would want version 1.0? I'm just interested. – Nathan W Oct 14 '10 at 3:03
It will not run on Windows 7 at all. Dave Smith was able to get it working in a Win 3.1 VM but it was not easy. – Bill Dollins Oct 14 '10 at 15:39
On Windows it only runs on Win 3.1 and 3.11. It won't even run on Windows 95. There were also some UNIX OSs it would run on. I ditto Bill above that the only way to get it to run on Windows 7 is inside a Win 3.1x VM, which then of course it's not really "running" on Win7, right? The other issue here is look carefully at why you'd want to run ArcView 1.0. If I remember correctly it could only view old PC/ArcInfo and version 5 and 6 ARC/INFO coverages. Not shapefiles. And not coverages created at version 7 or later. – JimBarry Apr 13 '11 at 23:18
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From the The Surveying, Mapping & GIS blog post blast from the past. (direct download link). You'll need Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups, though I wouldn't be surprised if FreeDOS or Wine would work as well (or better!).

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Plus if I remember correctly, the only spatial datasets it would read are ArcInfo 5 or 6x coverages, PC ArcInfo 3x coverages. AV1 was pre-shapefile and certainly no geodatabases, no DBMS connect, and I don't believe any raster formats, maybe old GRID but no promises. – JimBarry Mar 5 '11 at 2:18

arcexplorer can be used for free. But no other arcview can. It is not supported any longer and you will have a tough time finding it. Then you will have a tough time running it the last os it was supported on was win 95.

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AV 3.x runs beautifully on Win 7 64 bits. So maybe there's hope for ArcExplorer? – whuber Oct 13 '10 at 21:03
Agreed Bill. Almost any app that was originally written to run on Win 3.1 with 32MB of RAM and a 486-66 processor is going to fly on today's machines. – JimBarry Apr 13 '11 at 23:22
not the same question but leads in the direction of a working installation for successfull migration.… – Brad Nesom Apr 14 '11 at 3:36

AV3.2 runs in WINE 1.0.1: -- I can't verify this.

AV3.1 seems to run in WINE 1.2.2, Ubuntu 10.4. On my system there seems to be a problem with character I/O and fonts - many text fields are garbled. But otherwise generally seems to work.

You might also consider ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education (AEJEE, pronounced "edgy"): This is a Java bundle which runs on Mac as well as Windows; and I did get it to work on a Linux system once. AEJEE supports network mapservers (ESRI ArcIMS only unfortunately) and has a "Catalog" function which makes it somewhat more like ArcGIS with training wheels -- but if you're really interested in ArcView on Linux you should probably try WINE again.

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