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Video tour: Upgrading through every version of Windows

A reader pointed out this video to me, and I thought it would make a good “Friday Fun” feature. It may be educational, for some, as well. For others, it may just be a quick stroll down memory lane.

Someone loaded DOS into a virtual machine, and then proceeded to upgrade it with each successive version of Windows, up to the present. Computers then, through now.. a visual evolution. A trip through time. I missed out on the DOS days. I started out with Windows 3.11

Vodpod videos no longer available.

* Reco’d reading: Forget Intel’s Thunderbolt, Wireless USB is the game-changer

Last week Intel made a big deal about the official launch of its Light Peak technology — now called Thunderbolt — which enables much faster data transfers (10Gbps) and the ability to consolidate accessories and video connections into one cable with a connector that is half the size of a USB plug.

* Another free computer? Yippee! I like free computers.

My thank to the reader for the ‘heads up’ (you know who you are). Have a great weekend, everybody!

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March 4, 2011 - Posted by | computers | , , ,


  1. I dont know why anyone would do that but you are right that was a good blasst from the past. Brought back memories. My first computer was a 386 Intel.


    Comment by rahredsknz | March 4, 2011 | Reply

    • rahredsknz,
      My first computer was a Mac (I bought because it had a graphics-based submarine game), and my first PC was a P II (I bought because there was a game called Duke Nukem 3D) running Windows 95.
      I sold the Mac shortly after buying it, but the P II, I still have and it still runs. (Though I did upgrade it to Windows 98 SE [to cure the Y2K bug].)

      333 MHz CPU
      32 MB RAM
      4.3 GB HHD
      4 MB 2D grahics card..
      and! a 4 MB Hercules 3D card!


      Comment by techpaul | March 4, 2011 | Reply

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