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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
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04 Mar 2011   #2
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

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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.
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04 Mar 2011   #3

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?
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04 Mar 2011   #4

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

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04 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I Salute Microsoft.... Thanks for sharing this interesting video really nice.
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04 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I like the choice of name he used to register each OS.
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04 Mar 2011   #7

 
 

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...
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04 Mar 2011   #8

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7
 
 

I'm still wondering how much RAM, CPU, HDD this has?
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25 Mar 2011   #9

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.

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25 Mar 2011   #10
TCG

 
 

wow, awesome!

Thanks for sharing. Brought back some memories that I thought were long gone
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