Just a Query about window 7

  Terry Brown 17:08 13 Apr 10
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Why is it called Windows 7 as there have been 9 versions of Microsoft

win3.1,win3.11,win95,win98,win 2000,win me,win XP,Vista, and then win7, being number 9.

Could they have started it in 2007, if so why release Vista- unless it was to make money? or a test version for Win7.

Terry

  bremner 17:28 13 Apr 10

Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3 = 3, 3.1, 3.11
Windows 4 = 95 & 98
Windows 5 = XP
Windows 6 = Vista
Windows 7 = Windows 7

  bremner 17:30 13 Apr 10

Windows 4 inc ME

The other 'stream' was the Windows NT and that included NT3, NT4 2000 2003 2008

  Zeppelyn 23:10 13 Apr 10

Well you can put whatever logic you like to this but technically Windows 7 is 6.1 but for ease, this is how we got there.

Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3 = 3, 3.1, 3.11, NT3.1, NT3.5
Windows 4 = 95,98, ME, NT4.0
Windows 5 = 2000, XP
Windows 6 = Vista
Windows 7 = Windows 7

Its related to the OS kernel version numbers, for example Windows 2000 is 5.0, XP is 5.1, Vista 6.0 and Seven is 6.1 so work that one out.

  michaelw 09:31 14 Apr 10

7 is supposedly a lucky number and I guess MS had their fingers crossed.

  Terry Brown 09:50 14 Apr 10

According to windows own website there are up to 11 'windows' versions.
Win 95 & win 98 (& win98 se) were completly different versions as is Vista and win 7.
Terry
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