Upgrading Windows from 1.0 to 7.0

March 3rd, 2011 4 Comments

Yes it takes 10 minutes to watch this video, but I’ll bet you will.

Update: Andrew Tait is the man responsible for this epic journey, h/t Jason Kottke, Geekosystem.

On display here is one item that users generally take for granted, i.e. backward compatibility. Plus, this is another great use for a VM, providing a sandbox for tinkering, experimenting and nostalgia.

I’d love to see someone, maybe Chet (@oraclenerd) or Eddie (@eddieawad), install and upgrade all the Oracle versions they can find. I’ll bet Justin (@oracletechnet) would even help provide the old install media.

Fun project anyone?

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4 Responses to “Upgrading Windows from 1.0 to 7.0”

  1. uvox Says:

    Good one! I worked on Windows 3.0 and 3.1. Brought back memories. Installation? Try explaining what 5.25 inch disks are to kids!

  2. Jake Says:

    Me too, my first exposure to Windows (from Mac) was 3.11, jolting to say the least. My daughter won’t get what a CD is, let alone a floppy disk.

  3. Eddie Awad Says:

    A funner project would be to upgrade every Oracle DB using only your nose. Here is a demo, which, incidentally, is also a ~10 min video http://awads.net/wp/2008/01/02/use-only-your-nose-to-install-an-oracle-database-how-to-video/ :)

  4. Jake Says:

    I remember that video :) Just finding all the install media to attempt that would be a tough project.

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