Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 is an Upside Down mess

Microsoft’s Windows 1.11 is an Upside Down mess

Microsoft has created a Windows 1.11 app that features classic Paint, Write, and the original Windows cmd prompt. Microsoft has also released Windows Throwback, a set of Windows 1.0 themed wallpapers.

Microsoft has warned its Windows 10 users of a new issue with Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN) affecting Windows 10 May 2019 version 1903 update on Build 18362.207 (KB4501375). As predicted and hinted, this blast from the '80s past is a crossover with Stranger Things season 3.

Windows 1.11, though is not just another app, and shares its connection with American science fiction-horror web television series, Stranger Things 3.

We're not seeing this update yet on Windows 10 Mobile or the Xbox One, and that's probably a good thing as having a competent OneDrive app is much more important on these platforms. But the Stranger Things tie-ins don't end there. "We're excited to be able to transport fans to one of our favorite years, and to empower them to leverage technology to do extraordinary things, just like the heroes of the show". The tie-up between Microsoft and Netflix became obvious with Microsoft's next tweet- an image of the main Microsoft software that was released with the Microsoft Windows 1.0 in 1985 - the same year Stranger Things season 3 is traversing through. Those ages 13 and up can register at their local Microsoft Store or online for two workshops: Rule the Arcade and Strange-ify Your World.

Once you update the app, the first thing you'll notice is the new icon of the OneDrive app. Anyone interested in entering the contest, which runs until July 15, needs to Retweet or Like the reveal post on the Xbox Twitter channel or the Xbox Facebook page. Unlike the operating system, Windows 1.0, which was launched back in 1985 - Windows 1.11 is an entertainment app with easter egg hunts, reference galore to Stranger Things and callbacks to previous seasons.

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