History Archive

August Cumulative Update Nukes Your Update History

Wait, what, now? In one of the oddest developments ever, it appears that the August cumulative update for Windows 10 fiddles with your update history, wiping it out altogether. Apparently, this is a bug that affects the

Microsoft Windows Is 29 Years Old Today, Happy Birthday

Microsoft Windows. The world’s most popular operating platform. Under fire from mobile and open source alternatives, but still keeping it strong after nearly three decades. Windows 1.0 launched exactly 29 years ago — on November 20, 1985.

Steve Ballmer Wrote The First Blue Screen Of Death Text

Yes, the one and only. The Blue Screen of Death, also known as BSOD, is as much a Windows trademark, as the Start Button, Start Menu, and more recently, the Start Screen. Currently it shows up whenever

Microsoft Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary Today

April 4, 1975 was the big day when Bill Gates and Paul Allen officially founded what was to become the Redmond software empire. Today, Microsoft celebrates its 39th anniversary. Microsoft already has history page up on its

Windows 3.0 Celebrates Its 23rd Birthday

All eyes are currently fixed on Windows 8, its upcoming refresh, or how and where the Surface tablets are debuting. But it was 23 years ago that Microsoft launched one of its most important products. Windows 3.0,

How Windows Blue Has A Lot In Common With Windows 3.1

A direct comparison may sound odd to you, but then again, not many know the story behind the Windows 3.0 iteration of Microsoft’s line of operating systems. Let’s just say that that version number, released in 1990

Will Windows 8 "Skip Success" Based on Windows’ History?

Failure is easy to spot Microsoft’s lineage of operating systems have had a mixed legacy of success.  Some of its OSs have been wildly successful while others have failed to catch on with the buying public. This

Will Windows 8 “Skip Success” Based on Windows’ History?

Failure is easy to spot Microsoft’s lineage of operating systems have had a mixed legacy of success.  Some of its OSs have been wildly successful while others have failed to catch on with the buying public. This

Celebrate The 27th Birthday Of Windows 1.0

Today’s the day! November 20 marks the day when Windows 1.0 found its way to the streets. Microsoft rolled out the first version of Windows in 1985. It was the first Microsoft software that provided a multi-tasking