Video: Upgrading from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7

I couldn’t even try to guess how many hours I’ve spent waiting patiently, and sometimes not so patiently, for a Microsoft Windows installation to complete. Those familiar screens represent times of rebirth and renewal. The installation process is either the final step step towards a whole new world of Windows features and options, or a last resort rescue mission on a machine ravaged by trojans, viruses and miscellaneous mysterious system processes.

But what would happen if you tried to upgrade all the way from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7? YouTube user TheRasteri set out to explore this frankly unlikely situation and recorded it all on video. The result is part-weepy nostalgia fest, part-OS humor classic (if you like that sort of thing… which you should), part-interesting look at how Microsoft’s attitude to backward compatibility and preservation of user settings has fluctuated through the years.

Enjoy!

[Via: The Next Web]

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