Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:08 UTC
Windows If you had asked me, I would have guessed that this wouldn't be possible. One intrepid OS explorer has made a video wherein he not only installs every version of Windows since 1985's Windows 1.0, but proceeds to upgrade from one to another. The video, titled Chain of Fools: an Exploration of Windows upgrade procedures, shows how DOS and Windows are installed in a VMWare VM, and how a couple of DOS games were installed to see how newer versions of Windows handle backward compatibility. Similarly, various customizations were made to the Windows preferences to see how they survived the upgrades. Video embedded after the break.
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sc3252
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2005-09-06

I would have liked to see him install native windows 95 applications and some windows 2000 applications to see if they still worked since Dos seems to have some of the easiest applications to emulate.

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Athlander Member since:
2008-03-10

Word for Windows (from the Windows 3.1 era) and an early Windows game would have been interesting.

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