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Grab our retro 'Start Me Up' vintage Windows 95 shirt before they're gone!

Every few months, Windows Central likes to run a tee-shirt campaign. Not only do we help deliver cool shirts for the fans, but it is an excellent way to help support our site!

The year was 1995. Javascript was just introduced, the number one song on the radio was Waterfalls by TLC and Bill Clinton was President of the United States. It was also the year of Windows 95 and most notably, the introduction of the Start menu. A critical point in computer software history, the Windows 95 launch event was a celebration unlike any other, set to the soundtrack of Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones. To help celebrate this iconic moment, we're pleased to offer this limited edition "Start Me Up" t-shirt.

The design is intentionally vintage with an appearance you could only achieve by washing a t-shirt for over twenty years. You can order and receive this shirt in the span of a few weeks, far less than 20 years! And to boot, you'll be supporting the efforts of Windows Central.

The "Start Me Up" t-shirt is available in an array of sizes and styles. Use the drop down menu to reveal hoodies and t-shirt styles for women!

You can order the shirt worldwide right from teespring who also have an excellent return policy should anything not be up to snuff. Hit the link below to get started and, as always, thanks for your support!

See "Start Me Up" Vintage 95 shirt at Teespring

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

43 Comments
  • Put the hoodie on sale please. Like 20% off. Maybe?
  • (1) Not our prices to set when you take into consideration teespring's cut, cost of the item, and what we make (which is not a lot). (2) At 20% off Windows Central would not make a penny on the sweatshirt making it this whole thing futile.
  • Makes sense. Business is business. Guess I'll have to bite the bullet.
  • Will you make it avaliable it in india too with makemymerch as usual ?
  • This is how I feel when people want Microsoft to sell their products below value.  I'm all for a discount but sometimes the price is the price.  :)
  • This isn't a limited time thing like the ninja cat shirts is it? I'd like to place an order early in March if that is possible.
  • "start me up" seriously? I'd buy some with only the logo.
  • There are many companies that'll make you a T-Shirt if you send them an image. Just get a high-res Win95 logo from google and make one yourself.
  • "Start me up" by the Rolling Stones was pretty much the tag line for Windows 95. Do you remember it?
  • Not really, I was busy battling it out in Warcraft at that time.
  • Euhh looks horrible! Not to mention cheesy..."start me up" lol no, just no.
  • Love the hoodie!
  • On the back it should say, "Ah, the good old days..."
  • That was a great campaign, there was a lot of interest and msft harnessed it well. Win 98 SE was a much more complete os though.
  • I must be blind ... I didn't find the dropdown box to go to women's styles ... only the box to place your order for the man's t-shirt in various colors.  Help?
  • Third option seen here.
  • Only Promotion costs!!!
  • I got the Cortana Tee ("I Know things"). The fabric is excellent and washes easily. Plus it fits better than a boring "box" shaped t-shirt. It was worth it. I'd buy another tee from teesprings any day.
  • Nice, glad to hear!
  • Same here! I have a "99 bugs in the code" shirt from Teespring and the quality is great! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I also own the Cortana Tee and it's fantastic. It fits extremely well and it's a really nice quality shirt. I've ordered my "Start Me Up" shirt so I can't wait for that to arrive.
  • It's raining shirts!  
  • I love these sales! The shirts are always awesome!
  • I don't want no scrub, but I wouldn't mind one of these
  • I'd love to have one of those! Is it going global? Awwww ma money's all dried up TT
  • If possible, kindly include Live tiles in your next design. It will be a really cool way to advertise the new face of Windows.
  • Is there an option to buy these in India??
  • Would do it you hadn't used a Times font. Nasty
  • But that's also what makes it retro! (Courier would have been "too" retro! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Fixedsys would have been the ultimate retro.
  • Wish we could select a different message. Don't particularly care for "start me up".
  • Yeah I'd buy a hoodie straight away without the writing
  • I got the Cortana hoodie and I just ordered this one. Love these designs guys. I'm can't wait to get this one.
  • Where can I order the "shut me down", Windows phone shirt?
  • Doesn't exist.
  • Coming soon, 90% done, honest!!
  • You need a shirt that says "hard reset." That's the new "seems faster" or "wen in India."
  • I remember Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry doing a promotion jig for Windows '95 launch.
  • If it was $10, I would buy one...
  • Man, how long have these been sitting in the warehouse? ;]
  • Women teeshirt is more expensive than men. Poor ladies.
  • Ordered! 
  • Oh, come on, I wish I saw it earlier, I want one =/