Watch Every Single Version of Windows Ever in One Exhaustive Video

A very patient soul spent hours and hours of his life installing each version of Windows from 1.0 to 8.0 Pro, then sped up the footage. The result? The entire history of the operating system condensed into just over an hour. Bonus points: Daft Punk's Random Access Memories as the soundtrack.

It's fun to see how antiquated Windows 1.0 looks against Windows 8's clean, Metro design, and the hour-long ride gives you a nice, big picture look at how far Windows has come (with a quick break for Doom and Reversi). The main takeaway, though? Man, if only Windows installed as quickly today as it did 20 years ago. [CNET]

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It's pretty awesome to know that one could have actually upgraded all they way from MS DOS to Windows 8. I wonder if there's anybody who legitimately did that, transferring their boot drive image to larger hard drives (and upgrading computer components).