Going from Windows 1.0 to Windows 8, the installation process movie

What a long ride it’s been, here is a video that shows the installation process from the very first version of Windows originally released back in 1985, all the way to Windows 8, which was recently released in October 26, 2012.

The video comes from a Windows enthusiast who created an screencast installing Windows 1.0 and going through every other major release, such as Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, and even Windows Millenium, until Windows 8 using a virtual machine.

It’s been about 27 years since the release of Windows 1.0 and software technology has change dramatically through all those years, just imagine trying to install Windows 8 with floppy disks today, how many days could this take?

Now, make a batch of coffee and grab a box of snacks because this video is basically a history movie and it last over an hour.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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.