Dinosaur Sightings: Windows splash screens from 1.01 to 7

Dinosaur Sightings: Windows splash screens from 1.01 to 7

Summary: Check out the splash screens that have graced various Windows operating systems!

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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

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Topics: Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • Ahh Windows 2000 Professional

    The greatest OS of all time.
    x I'm tc
    • RE: Dinosaur Sightings: Windows splash screens from 1.01 to 7

      @jdakula YES I loved win 2k pro. Everything else including win7pro has paled in comparison. The most stable, quick and effective os experience i have ever had to date.
      awkward hug
  • RE: Dinosaur Sightings: Windows splash screens from 1.01 to 7

    I loved booting 3.1 <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/happy.gif" alt="happy">

    I had to type win.exe to get it to start in dos
    DJK2