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Happy 25th birthday, Start Happy 25th birthday, Start
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Start button, Microsoft put out this little vignette as a tribute. Happy 25th birthday, Start

Back in August of 1995, Microsoft released Windows 95, the revolutionary operating system that was the precursor to the Windows we know today.

And while Windows 3.1 before that was the first Windows with a graphical user interface, Windows 95 introduced the world to the Start button. It’s been a staple of Windows computing ever since.

Well, except for that business with Windows 8, of course, where the Start button disappeared briefly. Fortunately, it returned due to popular demand in Windows 8.1, and remains a key component of Windows 10.

Windows 95’s release also marked the use of a startup sound, which kicks off the video. If you’re old enough, those notes have probably been burned into your subconscious and possibly even evoke some good memories.

(Like trying to figure out what the heck DirectX is and why your old DOS games wouldn’t run – ed)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Start button, Microsoft put out this little vignette as a tribute.

It’s cute, it’s short, and it’s fun. Enjoy.

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