Microsoft has released a new advert for Internet Explorer which might just make you cry - if you were born between 1984 and 1988, have a taste for nostalgia and turn the music up really loud. And now the web is 25 years old it seems as good a time as any to revisit what made it great in the first place.

The 'Child Of The 90s' ad takes a trip back through everything that was popular back in the land before iPods, including Pogs, bad haircuts and, well, Internet Explorer.

The point is that you grew up, and so did they. So switch from Chrome already.

But the effect for the right audience - including yours truly - is just to make you a bit weepy for a lost time when the internet made weird noises when connecting and Rage Against The Machine were still making albums.

Take a look, above.

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  • Underwater Bomb

    We're assuming that this guy was attempting to take an underwater selfie.

  • Cat Bomb

    Watch out, baby!

  • Tail Bomb

    Nothing like a perfectly timed tail.

  • Behind Bomb

    "Ignore me!"

  • Jumping Dog Bomb

    The beer is poison!

  • WTF Bomb

    "Why are you taking pictures of butts?"

  • Smiling Cat Bomb

    Just really happy to be here.

  • Penguin Bomb

    "What are you reading?"

  • Nature Documentary Bomb

    It's cool, he's the new boom mic operator.

  • Riding Bomb

    "My turn next!"

  • Dog Bomb

    "Oh sorry, wrong room."

  • MySpace Bomb

    At least someone is trying to stop these from happening.

  • Red Fish Bomb

    At least that last guy is in the picture.

  • Old School Bomb

    This cat's great-grandchildren are probably in this slideshow as well.

  • Shocked Cat Bomb

    Who's bombing who?

  • Driving Bomb

    "Turn left on Sunset."

  • Watching The Baby Bomb

    "I want to sit on the chair."

  • Stealth Cat Bomb

    Sneak attack is underway.

  • Censoring Dog Bomb

    Stopping inappropriate Facebook photo uploads since 2008.

  • Horse Bomb

    How is he even doing that with his neck?

  • Computer Cat Bomb

    What are you doing here?

  • Another Sneaky Cat Bomb

    Also: <a href="http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/soon" target="_hplink">"Soon"</a>

  • Giraffe Bomb

    Talk about a third wheel.

  • Black Cat Bomb

    "You'd rather take a picture of a straw than take one of me?

  • Sneak Attack Bomb

    The other cat REALLY doesn't like glamour shots.

  • Shopping Cat Bomb

    "Um, I think someone forgot my Fancy Feast."

  • Dinner Bomb

    "Do I smell fish?"

  • Let Me Out Bomb

    "Um, a little help?"

  • Curious Giraffe Bomb

    What is this contraption.

  • Disapproving Cat Bomb

    He does not approve.

  • Night Vision Cat Bomb

    His night vision is perfect for interrupting hipster photo shoots.

  • Meerkat Attack Bomb

    He stood on that pinecone to get in this photo: commitment.

  • Landscape Bomb

    "Sorry, did I ruin your postcard?"

  • Family Photo Bomb

    Still part of the family.

  • Beluga Bomb

    Maybe planned, still terrific.

  • Another Jumping Dog Bomb

    "My husband and I were taking our border collie, Jack, out for his daily beach run and play. (This) is the photo of him being photobombed. I didn't see the dog until I saw it on the screen after the photo was taken."- Submitted By Laura Hancock

  • Waterbuck Calf Bomb

    "I was trying to take a picture of this cute Waterbuck calf, when it's mom stepped in to see what I was doing to her baby...LOL." Submitted by: Karen Stephens

  • Curious Dog Bomb

    "What, what is this?"

  • Sneak Attack Dog Bomb

    "I was taking a picture of my cat Simon one day when Teddy got a bit jealous (like he always does). Hope you enjoy!" Submitted by: Hali Jakeman

  • Green Bird Bomb

    Submitted by: Karen Lyons Kalmenson

  • Scary Cat Bomb

    In our experience cats really do hate driving.

  • Jumping Dog Bomb

    This dog is huge!

  • Cat From Above Bomb

    Where was this cat standing?

  • Corner Dog Bomb

    Submitted By: Kylee Callahan

  • "Soon" Bomb

    "Here is Badger, completely unaware of his archenemy Groucho doing the bombing..." -Submitted By: Kimberly Rai Cook

  • Smooth Dog Photobomb

    Submitted By: Heather Smith Robitzek

  • NSFW Llama Bomb

    Submitted By: Christopher Guignon

  • Kissing Bomb

    Hey! Me too, right?

  • Growl Bomb

    Submitted By: Alan Kelly

  • Dachshund Bomb

    "Photobomb of my dachshund with my then 3-month-old daughter." -Submitted By: Melanie Walsh

  • Bird Bomb

    Submitted By: Jean Seraichyk

UPDATE: This post was originally published in January 2013, when the advert was new. The date on this post was accidentally updated to 2014. Apologies for any accidental confusion.