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: 18 years of Windows evolution...

09 Feb 2010   #11


My girlfriend installed 7 and went back to the old mouse cursors from Win 3.1 and dinosoaurs... Oh dear...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #12

Nostalgic moments with Windows, Part 2

Windows NT 4 running on VirtualBox. It's a shame pre-XP OS's run so incredible badly on Virtual PC. VirtualBox has no problems with these older Windows versions.

Screenshots before any updates. Notice the Internet Explorer version!


Attached Images
18 years of Windows evolution...-winnt.png 18 years of Windows evolution...-winnt2.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Way cool, Kari!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Feb 2010   #14

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Keri, Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2010   #15

Nostalgic moments with Windows, Part 3

Windows 2.0 (386), running in VirtualBox:

18 years of Windows evolution...-win-2.0.png

This evolution of Windows, IT and computing is fascinating. I was cleaning my drawers a couple of days ago and found this:

18 years of Windows evolution...-ab_level.png

In the beginning of this millennium Finland was the first country to standardize so called citizens computer skill testing, a system today used in all European Union countries, though still quite unknown to citizens.

There was two levels, a normal so called citizens test, A-level, and AB-level for professionals. Spring 2003 I was on a holiday trip in my native Finland, and a stupid bet in a pub led to some phone calls to a couple of ministries, to get a permission to make the test even I did not live in Finland anymore.

So I did the test. When I now look this document, given only 7 years ago, it shows the speed of Windows evolution. In the test I used then state of the art OS and software, the absolute latest in evolution. Seven years to today and Seven.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

Hey Kari, no Windows ME?

How about Microsoft BOB? lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2010   #17


I'm searching both ME, CE and BOB. I have ME but disk is so scratched it don't work anymore, found one also in eBay but after transferring the money it never came.

BOB and CE are hard to find...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

15 years ago when I was 7 years old, I would have thought Bob was very neat and nice to use. Especially considering the era and my lack of knowledge of computers at the time, that would have blown my mind. Now, it's more like a nostalgia trip. As far as Windows ME, I have a copy of it. Any time I try to install all its updates though, right after I do it, it refuses to open IE and it goes all crazy on me. Just a testament to what a great OS that really was. (And by great, I mean greatly flawed)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #19
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

I started with Windows 95 at school. I have Windows 7 now and I am keeping up-to-date with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 8 Gaming Evolution Needs to Be More Than Just About DirectX ..
Windows 8 Gaming Evolution Needs to Be More Than Just About DirectX vNext - Softpedia
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 refuses to work on Windows 7.
Hi there I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit at present, and I dug out my old Pro Evolution Soccer 5 game and tried to play it but I get an APPCRASH error when I try to open both the pes5.exe and the settings.exe. Here's one of the error messages:- Problem signature: Problem Event...
Windows 7 SP1, the Evolution
The first major step in the evolution of Windows 7 is synonymous with the first service pack for the operating system. Customers should not in any way expect a release of the magnitude of Windows XP SP2, but the upgrade is cooking, although the company is not making any timeline dates public, not...
Windows 7 Evolution, M1 (6519), M2 (6589), M3 (6801), Beta (7000), RC-Branch
It's now over one year since Microsoft introduced the first Windows 7 Build. Back at the start of 2008, the next iteration of the Windows client was still in Alpha stage, with the software giant planning a total of three major development milestone releases ahead of moving the operating system into...

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 13:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App