Watch a Machine Get Upgraded from MS-DOS to Windows 7 [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 3rd, 2011

What happens if you try to upgrade a machine from MS-DOS to Windows 7? One curious geek ran the experiment using VMWare and recorded the whole, surprisingly fluid, ride for our enjoyment.

Andrew Tait was curious, what would happen if you followed the entire upgrade arc for Windows from the 1980s to the present all on one machine?

Thanks to VMWare he was able to find out, following the upgrade path all the way from MS-DOS to Windows 7.

Check out the video below to see what happens:

Chain of Fools: Upgrading Through Every Version of Windows [YouTube via WinRumors]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/3/11
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