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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FAT?
by martini on Fri 4th Mar 2011 20:50 UTC
martini
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2006-01-23

Does it means that at the end the VM will be running Win 7 on a FAT partition? or Windows offers to upgrade the partition type on some point?

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RE: FAT?
by phoenix on Fri 4th Mar 2011 21:03 in reply to "FAT?"
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2005-07-11

I don't remember if XP offered to "upgrade" the filesystem to NTFS automatically or not, but there was an option to run it manually after the OS was installed. Open a command prompt and run "convert /?"

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RE: FAT?
by drstorm on Sat 5th Mar 2011 01:57 in reply to "FAT?"
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2009-04-24

Win 95 (optionally) converts FAT to FAT32. Win 2k converts FAT32 to NTFS.

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RE: FAT?
by joekiser on Sat 5th Mar 2011 02:04 in reply to "FAT?"
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2005-06-30

Pretty sure Vista and above require NTFS to install.

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