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Ever since the dawn of the Windows operating system, Microsoft has used Splash Screens as a means of distracting us while the operating system is loading. In addition to their entertainment value, the Windows splash screens typically provide us with some sort of feedback on the progress of the sometimes lengthy startup process.
In this gallery, you’ll be able to browse through all the splash screens from Windows 1.01 to Windows 7.
This gallery was originally published in June 2010.
Microsoft released Windows 1.01 on November 20, 1985