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This article was published on March 2, 2011

Nostalgia: Upgrading Through Every Version of Windows [Video]

Nostalgia: Upgrading Through Every Version of Windows [Video]
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Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

Windows has changed a lot over the years, but how backwards compatible has it remained? This experiment started with Windows 1.0, installing upgrades right through to Windows 7.

How many programs and settings could remain intact across almost twenty years of OS updates? You might be surprised… Bonus points if you spot which version of Windows is missing.

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