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The One Microsoft Windows Video to Rule Them All [Arnox]

Original video creator(s): Arnox - script writer, video maker

Creator's description: From 98 SE to 11, this video will go over all the high points and important secrets of Windows, both past and present. While it sadly doesn't contain EVERYTHING about Windows ever, it should cover all, if not the vast majority of things that would interest most people. This is over two decades of my own Windows experience and research finally compiled into one video.

Timestamps:
00:00 - Introduction
03:17 - Activation and Product Keys
07:11 - Core Windows Editions
09:17 - Hardware Drivers
12:52 - Processor Architecture Support
13:52 - Windows 98 SE
19:22 - Windows 2000
21:21 - Windows XP
30:08 - Windows Vista
35:29 - Windows 7
42:59 - Windows 8/8.1
51:48 - Windows 10
56:48 - Beginning of Windows 10 Rant
1:03:18 - End of Windows 10 Rant
1:06:47 - Windows 11
1:08:16 - Beginning of Windows 11 Rant
1:12:59 - End of Windows 11 Rant
1:15:28 - After Windows
1:17:20 - The End Credits

Clip Source(s):
South Park Season 10, Episode 11

Music source(s):
Resolution (Rewound by Thievery Corporation)
by Thievery Corporation
on Babylon Rewound

Mammagamma [Instrumental]
by The Alan Parsons Project
on Eye in the Sky [Arista]

The Gold Bug
by The Alan Parsons Project
on The Turn of a Friendly Card

I Robot
by The Alan Parsons Project
on The Instrumental Works

Springtime Out the Van Window
by Anthony Green
on Avalon

Your Hand in Mine
by Explosions in the Sky
The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

A Gentle Dissolve
by Thievery Corporation
on Warning Shots - The Digibox

Herbal Essence
by Hazy Rooms
on Shaken: Not Stirred

Gobi Sundown
by Syntetika
on 100% Syntetika

Intoxica
by Radiowar
on Donkey Kong Country 3

Desert
by Tim Clarke
on Tribes 2 OST

Sunrise Ruby
by Yasmine
on Bar De Lune: Egyptian Beats

NY
by Marius Mellebye
on Chillout - Laid-Back Grooves V2

Rain on Me
by Thierry David
on Zen Pause

Red-Eye
by The Album Leaf
on Into the Blue Again

Summer Groove
by Jesus Tamames; Cafe Ibiza

Super Mario World Game Over LoFi Remix
by Phillip Schlosser [HephestosMusic]
on Super Mario World

Transcript and Links:
https://intosanctuary.com/index.php?threads/transcript-the-one-microsoft-windows-video-to-rule-them-all.1194/
Your inflection is all off, like you're just reading directly from a script instead of speaking naturally. For this, I recommend either becoming a better actor or only making an outline of a script so that it forces you to speak spontaneously.
 
Your inflection is all off, like you're just reading directly from a script instead of speaking naturally. For this, I recommend either becoming a better actor or only making an outline of a script so that it forces you to speak spontaneously.
Yeah, it's not the best. In my defense, I had to get through over 20 pages of material. There's other small little issues with the video as well that I didn't catch in time even though I must have made like 3 or 4 editing passes for the video and audio each.
 
Holy crow, that's a lot of research.

Well, I watched the whole thing through.

I was thinking the other day about Windows 2000.

On the day it was released, I went down to CompUSA where there was no fanfare at all accompanying its arrival and the guy at the counter refused to sell it to me.

He would not believe anyone except for some kind of enterprise operation would want this OS. Then he tried to tell me he wasn't allowed to sell it. I have never in my life tried harder to pry a consumer product out of the hand of a retailer than Windows 2000.

The next day I came back, because the manager I had demanded to speak to was not present the day before, and again argued with a different employee who refused to sell it to me. Only after speaking to the manager and assuring him that FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I KNOW THIS IS AN NT SERIES OS AND NOT THE SUCCESSOR TO WINDOWS 98 YOU WITLESS STOOGE (subsequently having worked support in a call center, I became...less unsympathetic to his stubbornness), he shrugged and sold it to me with a bunch of warnings, like handing a machine gun to a toddler, or something.

I quite specifically wanted an NT-stable OS. The concept of getting "past MS-DOS" excited me. And, aside from initially missing support for CD-RWs (a strange omission), the OS was exactly what I wanted: an OS that almost never shit the bed.

Maybe 8 or 9 years ago I saw a Craigslist post where someone really badly needed a Windows 2000 CD for some kind of unique situation he'd run into - old software or something. I agreed to lend him my CD, with the idea that I'd probably never install it again. He basically got it for free. AND THEN DISAPPEARED WITH IT.

There are probably not many people on this planet who have had Windows 2000 STOLEN from them, but I am one of the lucky few.

I am not nostalgic for old Windows, although I do have a Windows 3.1 install in a VM, so I can amuse myself by trying to load websites in NCSA Mosaic.
 
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I KNOW THIS IS AN NT SERIES OS AND NOT THE SUCCESSOR TO WINDOWS 98 YOU WITLESS STOOGE
:risitas:

I got my copy of 2000 Professional for free from one of my relatives along with his old PC as my very first one. My relative had upgraded to XP along a new machine and their old one was just taking up space so they gave it to me. I loved that machine, and yeah, that OS was super light and stable for me as well. I don't have that PC anymore, sadly (since the graphics card seemed to shit itself one day with artifacts and I sold the rest of the system to someone else during a move.) BUT I still have that copy of 2000 complete with the OEM CoA sticker. Occasionally, I wonder why I keep it as, as I mention in the video, you can get a working copy of Windows 2000 Datacenter with a working product key now, but I still hold on to it anyway I guess for both nostalgia and collecting purposes.
 
You're 110% right about the direction of modern Windows. I think Windows 7 was the last great version, and though Windows 8/8.1 was salvageable, the amount of work you have to do is at the point where you essentially aren't even installing Windows 8, just a community distro of it. Now if only Linux could get its act together...
 
You're 110% right about the direction of modern Windows. I think Windows 7 was the last great version, and though Windows 8/8.1 was salvageable, the amount of work you have to do is at the point where you essentially aren't even installing Windows 8, just a community distro of it. Now if only Linux could get its act together...
Nah, not true. At least, if you just want to make Widows 8 fully functional, it only takes one small third party program. The rest is just window dressing.

But yeah, a Linux video is next. In terms of Linux having feature parity with Windows, Linux is probably much further along than you'd think.
 

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