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Windows 1.11 is a Stranger Things 3 tie-in that lets you save the world and wallow in nostalgia

Windows 1.11
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Stranger Things season 3 is set in 1985, which coincidently is also the year Windows 1.0 was released, and to celebrate, Microsoft has released the Windows 1.11 app for Windows 10.

Not only does the Windows 1.11 app (opens in new tab) emulate the user interface of the first version of Windows, but there are Easter eggs and secrets peppered throughout the app that tie in with Netflix’s latest season of Stranger Things.

Windows 1.11 also contains games and puzzles that bring you a fair whack of nostalgia, and also unlocks unique content from the show.

Not your parents' Windows 1.0

While Windows 1.11 will be vaguely familiar to anyone who used the original Windows 1.0, there are a few noticeable differences.

For a start, while the original Windows 1.0 shipped on floppy disks, required 720KB disk space and 320KB RAM as a minimum, Windows 1.11 is downloaded from the Microsoft Store in Windows 10, needs 775.56MB space on your hard drive, and is rated for PEGI 16 due to strong violence – something the original Windows 1.0 didn’t have to worry about.

Via MSPowerUser (opens in new tab)

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Computing and Entertainment

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.