PA // Microsoft Windows 95 launch with Bill Gates

The humble Windows operating system has had an illustrious past... Can you believe it's been fifteen long years since we first installed Windows 95 on our unsuspecting and unloved hard drives?

Windows 95 was released amidst a media frenzy on 24 Aug 1995. Rock legends The Rolling Stones encouraged us all to "Start It Up" when this seminal rock anthem was used in the promotion for the much-lauded operating system.

Relive Windows history in pictures and see how far we've come...

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