Photos: Classic Windows screensavers from Windows 1.0 to Windows 98

Journey to the past

The tower PCs of the 1990s may now be landfill, but decades later the screensavers that danced across their screens are still burned into memory.

Whether it's winged toasters, flying Windows icons or a sprawling network of 3D pipes, the classic screensavers of yesteryear made a lasting impression.

Revisit some of the best-known screensavers from Windows history, dating right back to the very first release of Windows.

Jump to Windows screensavers through the ages:

Windows 1.0

Windows 3.x

Windows 95

Windows 98

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.