Windows 10 takes us way back to the good old days, where our life online used to be far simpler than it is today. Since the computer was so magical and unique to us, small things about it used to amuse us; the ability to detect movement in the mouse, the graphics and the desktop background and the wallpaper, of course.
If we go way back in history, Windows did not quite have any graphics to begin with, when it started in 1982 to 1985 with Windows 1.0. Then in 1987 to 1990, it updated its display with some colors including blue, red and yellow. From 1990 to 1994 it was known for getting the graphics called Windows 3.1. It started to look like more of the versions that came next and it is also when the very recognizable icon of a window with the four colors on it, came to life.
In 1995 and 1998, Windows 95 came into being. It was when the PC matured and the Internet started gaining popularity. Windows still had the same icon and it is the time when it started the start-up menu. Also we can see the icons we see today with only a slight difference. The icons back then were more pixelated. Basically, in Windows 95 the background was of a teal blue color. Then, from 1998 till the year 2000, Windows 98 came into being. This is the version of Windows which we all have used, and the desktop background of this was a darker shade of blue, while the icons remained the same.
From 2001 to 2005, Windows XP was born and the background was an Ombré blue with new improved icons on it. It had Windows XP professional written on it. Then in 2006 till 2008, Windows Vista was introduced and it was a darker version of Windows. The icons remained the same, except the fact that it had an Ombré blue background, which gave away the earlier theme of windows. Initially, its background was an Ombré teal and lemon yellow colored. From 2009 to 2011 Windows 7 started. Windows 7 had two versions. Both the versions had a lighter blue colored theme. The background of this was also a window which was crystallized and it had different aspects of nature showing in every one of the four parts of the window.
Windows 8 dates from 2012. It was all tiles and you could use a solid color. The background of this was usually a picture which was pre-set. But, speaking from my personal opinion, Windows 8 had more to do with the start-up menu then the wallpaper. Windows 8 also changed the icon which was just four pieces of a window, and it lost all the colors.
Windows 8.1 did not have any significant changes to the wallpaper. Windows 10, started in 2015. It is spared to be the best windows ever. The background is now upgraded to a give an actual look of an open window, with blue colored light emerging through it.