Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Man upgrades Windows 1.0 to Windows 7

03 Mar 2011   #1
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 
Chain of Fools : Upgrading through every version of windows



YouTube - Chain of Fools : Upgrading through every version of windows (HQ)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPnehDhGa14
An experiment to see the effects of installing every major upgrade version of windows, in order, on the same machine.

FAQ

1) Why Didn't you Install ME?

Since Windows ME cannot be upgraded to 2000, I chose to install 2000 straight from 98 as it was chronologically the next release. I might do an "alternate history" version to see what going from 98 to ME to XP looks like.


2) Did Doom 2 and Monkey Island work in Windows 7?

Yes. Sorry I didn't point that out explicitly in the video.


3) Can you do the same thing with Mac OS?

I don't know enough about Mac OS to be able to say, and I would not be the best person to do that experiment as I have never been a Mac user.


4) Where are you from?

Scotland.
All credits to the original author: TheRasteri on Youtube.

It is amazing to see such compatibility on Windows
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Man upgrades Windows 1.0 to Windows 7

Thought this was rather interesting,

Man upgrades Windows 1.0 to Windows 7 [video] | WinRumors

Quote:
One man has captured every install of Windows from 1.0 through to 7 and shared it with the world via YouTube.


The video details install processes and the UI for each version of Windows over the past 25 years and most importantly the upgrade process. The only exception is Windows ME, missing as you can only upgrade to ME or 2000 and not both. The video creator, Andrew Tait, used VMWare to install each version and started by installing MS-DOS 5.0 to prepare for the Windows 1.0 installation. Monkey Island and Doom 2 are both installed to test upgrade compatibility throughout the years.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for that stormy - v interesting.

the narrator bugged me by repeatedly saying 'win dot i n i' - surely it's win-inny?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


04 Mar 2011   #4
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 
for the true geek wanting to view video 1.1 to win7

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2011   #5
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I Salute Microsoft.... Thanks for sharing this interesting video really nice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2011   #6
Everlong

 

I like the choice of name he used to register each OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2011   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post

the narrator bugged me by repeatedly saying 'win dot i n i' - surely it's win-inny?
Nope.

win-inny sounds like the Pooh...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Mar 2011   #8
DeanP

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

I'm still wondering how much RAM, CPU, HDD this has?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2011   #9
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Upgrading through every version of windows

This may be an interesting for the younger crowd and bring back memories for some of you that actually used some of the older win versions.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2011   #10
TCG

 
 

wow, awesome!

Thanks for sharing. Brought back some memories that I thought were long gone
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
A good website for windows upgrades
Upgrade windows 7 to 8: This is what is on the Microsoft website Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - Student Offer Student price £49.99 incl. VAT Windows 8 Pro N Upgrade - Student Offer Student price £49.99 incl. VAT This has the letter N which must stand for something but the description is the same...
General Discussion
Windows Upgrades after Restoration
I've had to reformat/restore my laptop (purchased Feb 2010). Windows Updater is telling me I have 78 Important updates (135.7 Mb) and 6 Optional updates (130 Mb). Do I need to install all the Important updates? Do I just hit install and upload them all in go? Alan (Downunder):confused: ...
Windows Updates & Activation
Vista x64 to Windows 7 X64 - Hardware upgrades???
Can anybody please tell answer the following query? I have the retail version of Vista X64 Ultimate which was installed originally. I then purchased the upgrade disc for Windows 7 ultimate and performed a clean install of win 7. It has been fine for nearly a year now, however I am now...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 RC set to prompt upgrades.
Source - Windows 7 RC set to prompt upgrades
News
Windows 7: Free Upgrades End With SP1
Read more
News
No upgrades from XP to Windows 7?
You won't be able to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 "A lot of people who are skipping Vista but considering Windows 7, on the theory that it will be a greatly improved product, sort of a Vista R2. If that’s your strategy, you probably need to be aware that, at least in the current not-a-beta...
News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App