Experience the upgrades from Windows 1.0 through Windows 7 [video]

Someone have found the time to go through most of all major Microsoft Windows version upgrades, put them in a video and uploaded to YouTube;  it is really interesting how everything worked out at the end.

From Windows 1.0 through the latest Windows 7 has passed over 25 years, a lot of changes and innovations since then, better user interface, greater improvement in security, hundreds if not thousands of new features, and many others. It is impressive how someone can cram over 25 years of history in less than 10 minutes video length.

This video, created by Andrew Tail, will demonstrate the processes and user interface upgrades of most of the major Windows versions. To create this demonstration VMware has been used, starting by installing MS-DOS 5.0 as it was required to install Windows 1.0. Doom 2 and Monkey Island video games were also installed to show application compatibility throughout Windows versions.

It shouldn’t be a surprise, but I would like to point out that you won’t be seeing Windows ME in this video, I hope you don’t get disappointed!

This is a video that, if you are a technology enthusiastic and you have several minutes to spare, you should not miss the opportunity to watch.


To complement this video you might also want to check the history of operating systems infographic.

Source YouTube via Winrumors

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.