This can be nostalgic to many geeks who have been using Microsoft’s Windows operating system for a long time now. Andrew Tait must be appreciated for taking pain to install every version of Windows OS from 1.0 to 7 inside a VMWare instance, and thereby giving us an overview of how Windows has changed over the years. And all that in just 9 minutes!


For someone who started off with Windows 95, getting to see DOS 5.0 and Windows 1.0 was a treat. The whole procedure took 3 days for Andrew to complete. It is interesting to see how DOS versions of Doom 2 and Monkey Island still works on Windows 7 after all these years!

This fascinating experiment shows how much effort Microsoft puts into ensuring legacy compatibility. It’s not all about BSOD you see!


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4 thoughts on “A Look at Windows OS Over the Years – Windows 1.0 to Windows 7

  1. Posting about the history is good. Keep up the good work guys. I used window 7 application and it’s very pretty to use. You make all your application good in every users interface. I appreciate your good work.

  2. Microsoft Such a Master In OS field , it’s change the computer world ,and windows 7 is the best OS i ever Use , i got the news windows 8 will be in market in 2012 , I m Seriously waiting for this

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