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Video: upgrading from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7

By Emil ยท 10 replies
Mar 4, 2011
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  1. YouTube user Andrew Tait has uploaded a video titled "Chain of Fools : Upgrading through every version of windows (HQ)" (via Slashdot). In it, he takes a computer running Windows 1.0 on top of MS DOS 5.0 and upgrades it all the way to Windows 7.

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  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    i dont bother upgrading, theres something about that which just doesnt feel right...if ur going to reinstall the OS, better do a clean install :p....and props to the guy for putting effort into this, was quite informative :)
  3. Agreed. I have found that upgrading from Vista to 7 results in no speed/performance improvements. However, if I wipe the same system and do a clean install of 7, everything runs much more quickly.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    Interesting video, wonder if its possible to do on 1 set of hardware rather than through a VM.
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Awe, Windows 3.1, welcome back old friend. Had that baby running on a 486 DX2 66. Now that booted up fast.
  6. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    Ah, it brings back the memories and was quite interesting. I started off with MS-DOS 3.2 and did a few DOS upgrades up to 6.22 (if my memory is correct). On Windows I went from 1.0 to 7, such fun times...
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    I did a 95 to 98 to 98se to ME sequence, at least I think I did... Probably didn't because at some point along the way you'd expect continual BSODs :) But at least I ran all 4 of those on one computer over the years.
  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,532   +226

    Windows 2000 set up an account for previous Win98 user.


  9. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Anybody noticed that Windows 2.0 actually allowed *more* colour-customization than Windows 7? :)
  10. Your amazing not only for your skill In putting this together but, for not snapping and killing anyone In the process.
    I started out with win 3.1 and except for ME and Vista I'm still pounding away with windows..
    Great job.
  11. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    Nice video,quite insightful. My first windows was 95 or 98,i dont exactly remember since they looked the same to me!

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