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Microsoft Continues Windows 1.0 Promotion for Stranger Things Season 3

While Microsoft has not confirmed why Windows 1.0 promotions are going live, is seems Stranger Things Season 3 plays a big part.


has been a retro frame of mind this week. Specifically, the company has been taking to with cryptic posts about Windows 1.0, which was launched was back in 1985. While no official confirmation has been given, it seems the posts are tied to Season 3 of Stranger Things

The popular Original Series has dropped today (July 4) and it seems Microsoft is involved in a cross-promotion.

Stranger Things Season 3 is set in 1985, the same year in which Microsoft's launched Windows 1.0 for the first time. While the show is streaming from today, we have yet to see if Windows 1.0 features in the season.

While it is likely that's the case, we have to get a bit pedantic. Stranger Things Season 3 is set in the summer, while Microsoft did not launch Windows until November.


You can check out Stranger Things on Netflix now, and of course, have a great Fourth of July.

Windows 1.0

Windows 1.0 is arguably more important as an historical platform rather than its actual quality. It's easy to forget that the system that kickstarted Microsoft to PC dominance was poorly received by critics when launched.

For instance, critics believed the over-emphasis on mouse input was problematic. Of course, we can look back on that with a wry smile, but Microsoft moving ahead of the game in 1985 was not understood at the time.

Windows 1.0 was also a long-lived platform, with official Microsoft support extend to December 31, 2001.

Let us know below if you remember using Windows 1.0.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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