Design Evolution of the Microsoft Windows Welcome Screen

Enjoy this trip down memory lane as you see what the Windows splash screens used to look like.

Windows 1.0 Splash Screen (1985)

Windows 1.01 Title Screen (1985)

Windows 1.01 Title Screen (1985)
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Windows 2.0 Splash Screen (1987)

Windows 2.03 Title Screen (1987)

Windows 2.03 Title Screen (1987)
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Windows 3.0 Splash Screen(1990)

Windows 3.0 Title Screen (1990)

Windows 3.0 Title Screen (1990)
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Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.1, and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Splash Screens (1992-1993)

Windows 3.1, NT 3.1, and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Title Screens (1992)

Windows 3.1, NT 3.1, and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Title Screens (1992)
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Windows 95 Splash Screen(1995)

Windows 95 Title Screen (1995)

Windows 95 Title Screen (1995)
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Windows 98 Splash Screen(1998)

Windows 98 Title Screen (1998)

Windows 98 Title Screen (1998)
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Windows 2000 Professional and Server Splash Screens (2000)

Windows 2000 Pro and Server Title Screens (2000)

Windows 2000 Pro and Server Title Screens (2000)
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Windows ME Splash Screen (2000)

Windows ME Title Screen (2000)

Windows ME Title Screen (2000)
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Windows XP Splash Screen(2001)

Windows XP Title Screen (2001)

Windows XP Title Screen (2001)
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Windows Vista Splash Screen (2006)

Windows Vista Title Screen (2006)

Windows Vista Title Screen (2006)
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Windows 7 Splash Screen (2009)

Windows 7 Title Screen (2009)

Windows 7 Title Screen (2009)
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Splash Screen (2012)

Windows 8 and 8.1 Title Screen (2012)

Windows 8 and 8.1 Title Screen (2012)
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Windows 10 Splash Screen (2015)

Windows 10 Title Screen (2015)

Windows 10 Title Screen (2015)
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Next: The Full Windows History, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Microsoft.com

See our user interface progression of Microsoft Windows starting in 1985.

See our design evolution of Microsoft Word starting in 1984.

Also, check out our article on the visual design history of Microsoft Excel which launched in 1982.

Finally, if you really like this stuff, why not see what the Microsoft.com website looked like from 1994 to today?

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