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Date: 03/03/11 01:30 PM

73 Responses to Upgrading Through Every Version Of Windows

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Link: Upgrading Through Every Version Of Windows - An experiment to see the effects of installing every major upgrade version of windows, in order, on the same machine.
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    KittenRuler Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    fail
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    stop watching after 5 mins. boreing
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    I love monkey island!!
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    AustinJay Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    @6:36 twatface as a user account name? Nice.
  6. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    God help me I have installed all these at one time or another.
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    chillimac Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    i was expecting it to catch on fire or something...
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    they skipped ME...but so did every one else
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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    I would have been more interested to see this done not on a virtual machine, as I suspect hardware compatibility would have been a much bigger issue.

    I can understand the attempts to run the old games, but I don`t see what the big deal with color schemes was. As the displays for later systems got more complex, it was not surprising that they wouldn`t support older configuration data...and it`s not like it is terribly hard to set up a similar scheme again.
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    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    why....
  11. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    I`m surprised that all that upgrading went that smoothly.
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    NDLOgan Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    Does he have asthma or something? Jesus his haggard breath was starting to drive me up the wall!
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    oh the memories.. and where was ME?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Why did I watch that. Also I`m guessing he`s from Inverness.
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    kameo360fan Female 13-17
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Woo! Go `95! :)
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    walterppj Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    @Crebabhain - Same here! I`d guess you, like me, have installed even more than was shown here.

    WinNT
    WinME (ick)
    DrDOS
    linux (many, many flavors)

    But - I`m completely unfamiliar with anything Mac. Haven`t used an Apple since my IIe.

  17. Profile photo of TannerW
    TannerW Male 18-29
    156 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    Ah, the memories. When I was 8 years old, we got our first desktop computer - a 386 @ 25mhz with DOS 5.0 - and I`ve used every one of those OS`s along the way. Thanks for making me feel old, Fancy.

    Also, twatface.
  18. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    I loved this and not until the end did I realize how much of a nerd I am.
  19. Profile photo of Wizensilver
    Wizensilver Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    I had a nostalgia-gasm around windows 95/98 :`)
    Ah, my mum`s old computer! I remember it being a novelty xD
  20. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    Win 3.1 The base of the best
  21. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    I started with 3.1. But some good memories there. :)
  22. Profile photo of Greylights
    Greylights Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    I enjoyed this video, and I am ashamed that I am not ashamed by that.
  23. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Your move apple...
  24. Profile photo of vegascartman
    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    No Windows ME? Haters!
  25. Profile photo of andynaylor
    andynaylor Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Am i the only one who`s kinda bugged by the fact they missed Windows ME
  26. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    Windows 7 sucks, Vista sucks. Last good Windows was XP.
  27. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    @duffytoler actually win 7 is pretty damn stable... it had a few kinks at launch but that was to be expected. I haven`t had a bsod yet and have been using it since the RC and it has been compatible with everything I`ve thrown at it. XP was king for a while but it just can`t compare anymore.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    @andynaylor: Windows ME is a complete piece of poo and deserves to die. It`s the only Windows OS that I`ve had serious problems with, probably because the computer at my parents` house STILL HAS IT.
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    hellrazor236 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    I notice the very first thing he does when XP is done installing is the exact very first thing I do when XP is done installing.
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    Calderis Male 18-29
    326 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Refused to use Vista. Been using Windows 7 since the free trial version. Upgraded. Still no crashes, and no problems.

    I loved XP, and most of the things I loved about it are present in Win 7.
  31. Profile photo of kerryfairy82
    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    "twatface"
  32. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    "Am i the only one who`s kinda bugged by the fact they missed Windows ME"

    No you`re not. He chose his own path. He jumped from 98 to 2000. He also left out 3.11, Windows for Workgroups.

    2000 was the next in line after NT - also not mentioned as it was a different line.

    It should have been 3.1, 95, 98, Me, XP home, Vista Home, 7 Home.

    The other track would be 3.1, 3.11, NT, 2000, XP Pro, Vista Pro, 7 Pro.

    IMHO that would make more sense.
  33. Profile photo of Chidori-san
    Chidori-san Female 18-29
    105 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    I like how "experimentally" formal this guy sounds, and then he names his computer "twa tface" and makes it pink, red, and yellow; a completely nausea inducing color scheme.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    this is interesting to who?

    okay, since it`s long and boring, let`s talk about me instead. I am long and interesting :-)

    I am going to change my highly unpopular Avatar. I will unvail it this weekend some time. I`ve chosen one that represents both my generation and what people really want to do to me.

    stay tuned
  35. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    Color scheme?? come on who gives a crap about that!
    And also, ive come to notice that microsoft alternates between a sucky version of windows to a great one, happened with 3.0, good, 95, bad, 98 good, 2000/Me bad, XP, good, Vista, baaaad, and seven, greates os alive.
    dont get me wrong, i love all the linux based os, but theyre still not user as friendly as windows, and mac, well you cant do anything with mac, in fact, i think steve jobs can take away your mac if you dont use it correctly
  36. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    That is why I use Ubuntu (With Windows 7 Via VirtualBox)
  37. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    March 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    @Gerry1of1

    i hate you so much
  38. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    huh..... what happened???? it was 10am when this video started..
  39. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    March 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz what? oh, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  40. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    Well maybe this will allow me to play Marble Drop on my computer again.
  41. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    You just put the bored in I AM BORED.
  42. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36874 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    @ PacoP42 "@Gerry1of1 - i hate you so much"

    I can`t imagine what I`ve done to illicit such a remark,
    but not to worry . . . I`m an acquired taste.

    I`ll give you a clue about my new avatar - "BEEF"


  43. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    March 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    yea, but no windows machine has ever lasted 23 years
  44. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    @techgeek07
    Clearly you`ve never been to a public school computer lab.
  45. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    heh, just watched this from slashdot
  46. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    twatface?
  47. Profile photo of kcpd2050
    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    Well done
  48. Profile photo of Tamiflu
    Tamiflu Male 30-39
    10 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    ....booooooring...
  49. Profile photo of bowlinguy
    bowlinguy Male 13-17
    126 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    that was a really interesting video
  50. Profile photo of Thermophage
    Thermophage Male 18-29
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    March 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    Um...didn`t we leave out Windows ME?
    I know it was shyte, but was it not still a version?
  51. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    March 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    @Thermophage

    He mentions in the middle that you cannot upgrade Windows ME to Windows 2000, so it was skipped.

    ME (Or Migraine Edition as I call it) was a programming mess and turned almost every computer it touched into a giant paper weight. And seeing as he wanted to maintain use of his computer, it was a smart choice for him to skip.
  52. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 12:02 am
    2 hours to install vista? Wow. This guy must be using some sort of IDE crapdrive with a P3 or something. It took me 10 minutes to install W7.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 12:05 am
    tl;dnc

    too long; do not care
  54. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 12:10 am
    An interesting trip down memory lane. It brings to mind countless hours upgrading my machines as well as many co-workers. In the end, this video reminded me that I still have a cold, dark spot of hatred in my heart for Microsoft (though I still prefer it to Apple)
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 12:43 am
    wow sweet! I wonder if MS 1.0 supports the i7 :-P
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    danky Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 1:18 am
    @lazyme
    so you had all of the earlier windows installed on your computer too...
  57. Profile photo of TwoDog
    TwoDog Male 50-59
    56 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 2:02 am
    I and everyone I know did not have any problem with ME.....? I was not a great upgrade but it did work fine.

    @Thermophage

    He mentions in the middle that you cannot upgrade Windows ME to Windows 2000, so it was skipped.

    ME (Or Migraine Edition as I call it) was a programming mess and turned almost every computer it touched into a giant paper weight. And seeing as he wanted to maintain use of his computer, it was a smart choice for him to skip.
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    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 2:37 am
    Did Roy from IT Crowd make this video?! o.O
  59. Profile photo of bullswool
    bullswool Male 30-39
    47 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 2:43 am
    twatface, hehe
  60. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 3:20 am
    @techgeek07

    "yea, but no windows machine has ever lasted 23 years"

    Microsoft don`t make the hardware.
  61. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 5:50 am
    @Djer
    Roy is Irish, this guy was scottish.
  62. Profile photo of NinjaB0b
    NinjaB0b Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 6:24 am
    HOT PINK!
  63. Profile photo of IseeingI2I
    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 6:45 am
    @techgeek07 your title as techgeek needs to be revoked immediately as windows is not hardware you shall now be referred to as non-techgeek07
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    ScottishTree Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 9:14 am
    feels i need to go back and use versions prior to 3.11 (which i had to use in High School despite the fact that at the time 98SE was readily available).
  65. Profile photo of Blutdurstig
    Blutdurstig Female 18-29
    165 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 11:00 am
    Ah, I remember the good old days of 3.1, good times.
  66. Profile photo of rncotton
    rncotton Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2011 at 11:24 am
    I immediately thought of Roy, too.

    "Did you try turning it off and on?"
  67. Profile photo of timebestsong
    timebestsong Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    they forgot windows ME
  68. Profile photo of LithiumOne
    LithiumOne Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    @timebestsong
    "WINDOWS ME CANNOT BE UPGRADED TO 2000 SO IT WAS SKIPPED." - From the video.
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    LakaiOrDie Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2011 at 6:14 am
    Doom 2 kicked ass
  70. Profile photo of rene-lemieux
    rene-lemieux Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    what a waste of time
  71. Profile photo of sylphies
    sylphies Female 18-29
    282 posts
    March 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    I love how Doom II will work on 7 but the pen pressure from my tablet won`t work in SAI on 7.

    It`s probably because Microsoft is full of twatfaces and their only concerns are of programs that they create in the first place.
  72. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2011 at 3:58 am
    Definitely a niche sequence
  73. Profile photo of lololeela
    lololeela Female 30-39
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    March 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Oh my God! I loved Monkey Island! I didn`t know it came with the operating system.

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