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Corel Draw 3.0 System Requirements For IPRO Course


I was wondering if anyone knows what the minimum system requirements were for Corel Draw version 3.0 (1992). I understand that this version is some what old and past its sell by date, but I'm doing this a project for an IPRO college course and I can't find the requirements anywhere. If anyone could help me out with this, I would very much appriciate it.


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  • IIRC, the only environment available around then, was Windows 3.1. Perhaps even OS/2 version 1.1, which ran Windows 3.1 apps in a Windows 3.1 like environment.

    Is this the information that you are looking for?

  • In reply to Hugh Johnson:

    Hello Sonic, Hugh...

    I have the User's guide book of CorelDRAW! 3.0, I scanned some pages with all the system requirements informaion for that version... I collect all the books from all versions, so if you need anything else just let me know. i have all version with the books, all but one, the coreldraw 10.


    Boris P.

  • In reply to Nikolay:

    one more thing... I don't have the X4 either

  • In reply to Nikolay:

    I won't be the minimum requirement that will be the issue with 3 but the max.

    I ran that on 4mb of RAM Win 386 DOS 6 and a 80MB HD.

    It will be a good one to learn to SaveAs a lot on.


  • In reply to Nikolay:

    Wow. Thanks for that. I suppose the only thing left to know is whether Corel Draw 3.0 can be setup and run on later operating system versions like XP Professional and following that you can upgrade to X4. Only ask because I've known certain programs that run on say Windows 95 to be incompatible with XP as an example.

  • In reply to Sonic23:

    That was before Win95. This is 16bit Windows, 6 was the first 32 bit version, that was 95.

    Good luck with it I wouldn't bother myself. Is it on floppies? If so they are very likely corrupt by now.

    Wikipedia is the best source for history.


  • In reply to Sonic23:


    ... and following that you can upgrade to X4. Only ask because I've known certain programs that run on say Windows 95 to be incompatible with XP as an example.

    This question you really have to ask COREL. And they do have a phone Wink
    But here is what it said on www.corel.com

    To purchase the upgrade version of this product, you must own a previous licensed version of:

    • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
    • CorelDRAW (standalone)
    • CorelDRAW Classic
    • CorelDRAW Select
    • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Special Edition
    • Corel PHOTO-PAINT® (standalone)
    • Corel DESIGNER®
    • Micrografx Designer®
    • Micrografx Graphics Suite®
    • Micrografx® Picture Publisher® or Corel® Picture Publisher®

    Note: Upgrade eligibility excludes academic, OEM and Not For Resale (NFR) versions. Corel products not listed above are not eligible for the upgrade version.



  • In reply to Sonic23:

    I have a box somewhere in the office and will check the exact specs next week. CorelDRAW 3.0 was the first "Graphics Suite" per say and included PHOTO-PAINT for the first time. It was made for Windows 3.x times (16-bit).

    Regarding the upgrade, you are eligible to upgrade to X4 if you own a full box of 3.0.


  • In reply to Gerard Metrailler:

    Hello again Gentleman, just to be sure... did you check the attached file on my first response to this threat?, sorry I forgot to mention it... that info was taken from the user's guide book.

    Boris P.

  • In reply to Nikolay:

    I don't think you should go there Boris. Even if it does work you won't be able to open the files in X4. That only goes down as far as 9.

    This sounds like a one way trip to hell with no return ticket.


  • In reply to Yani:

    Maybe you're right Yani... I'm not sure, I though Sonic was lookin for some information, like an investigation or project... I didn't know he wanted to run the 3.0 on xp,  well, as you can see english is not my mother language :(.

    Boris P.

  • In reply to Nikolay:

    Actually Boris like many people here who have English as a 2nd language you guys are often more careful than us native speakers. So it goes totally unnoticed.

    Sorry I thought this was your project for a minute there. Once you hit reply it's a pest to look up the post list.

    OT I have a facebook mate in Columbia, that provoked me to have a better look at geo and political issues there. It's the next OS trip I want to take. I thought some of the architecture looked stunning. How come when you look at the population maps the west coast is so under populated and the big cities are in the hills? That's the opposite to here where most of the population lives on the coast line. From an Australian perspective it has attributes of 'the undiscovered country'.



  • Hello Sonic23,

    Looking at the version 3.0 box, here are the official requirements:

    • IBM compatible 286s, 486s, and PS/2s. 286s require Windows in protected mode with minimum 4 megs of RAM
    • Windows 3.1 required for TrueType fonts
    • Windows 3.0 font support provided by Adobe Type Manager 2.0 (not included)
    • hard drive
    • VGA Windows supported monitor
    • mouse or tablet

    Fun to see that there is no hard drive disk space or memory requirements written on the box.