Many of us might not have been here when Microsoft released the first version of Windows. That is because this version of Windows was released in 1985 and it was named as Windows 1.0. Currently, we are at Windows 10 but that does not mean we had 8 other versions of Windows. Rather, the name of Windows versions kept on changing and we have had many versions in between. Still, Microsoft went down the nostalgia train and reminded people about the first ever version of Windows released in 1985.
On this, people started wondering why exactly is Microsoft doing it. Some users also started questioning if a new-yet-old version of Windows is releasing. On this, Microsoft twitter handlers kept saying that something is coming. Now is the time that Microsoft has finally revealed why it was teasing Windows 1.0 to its fans.
And the reason is one of the most unexpected ones that you might have imagined. This was a way to promote Stranger Things by Microsoft which is also based out of 1985. Therefore, Microsoft kept reminding people that Windows 1.0 was also released in the same year. Last weekend, Microsoft even released an app which is named as Windows 1.11 which can be installed on Windows 10.
Of course there's nothing strange about Windows 1.0. Don't worry. Everything will be ..-. .. -. . / — -. / .— ..- .-.. -.– / —.. – …. pic.twitter.com/lRrJn6Fdmf
— Windows (@Windows) July 7, 2019
This app includes most of the Stranger Things themed items and gives you a nostalgic feel of using the first-ever version of Windows also named as “Windows 1.1 Stranger Things” Edition. However, there are two things that you might want to note before downloading the app.
First is that the app is fairly big in terms of size at 775 MBs which means that it might use up data if you are on a limited data connection. Another important thing is that the app is only available in the US for some reason. Microsoft thinks that people don’t watch Stranger Things (our words, not Microsoft’s) so the app is geo-restricted to US location only.