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 PostPost subject: Build Scheme?        Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:15 am 
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I'm very interested in the build numbering scheme for windows. Does Microsoft just treat each successive build of each successive os as just one more build number in one long line, or do they ever start the build numbering over for a given os?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:04 am 
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microsoft doesn't start over, for NT builds, they have been using one line for all NT builds, and one from windows 95 to me.
The 9x one cease, leaving the NT one to continue.
Microsoft will increase the number for everything they round up new codes. Not all builds are sucessful builds, but are still accounted for. Somethings ms likes to jump abit like 25xx to 35xx for .net server, to 40xx for longhorn and 50xx for vista. And sometimes builds act like service packs, like windows xp x64, 3790.1289 and 3790.1433 are different builds, but are service pack version updates. also for windows server 2008, every build since vista rtm was 6001. So ms' build numbers are a bit random at times.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:06 am 
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Why is the neptune build number so high?
And Why starts whistler at 2202 not at 5111?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:10 am 
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As for the Neptune build, no idea why it's that high. For Whistler, this is easy because they started by incrementing the Win2k build number as Whistler was/is based on Win2k.


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i think they were just trying new stuff and wanted it a bit seperated from 2000


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:45 pm 
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empireum wrote:
As for the Neptune build, no idea why it's that high. For Whistler, this is easy because they started by incrementing the Win2k build number as Whistler was/is based on Win2k.

i believe neptune was part of the 9x build numbers, windows me was 3000, then they jumped to 5000. (for version 5.0, maybe)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:02 pm 
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Yes, that's right.
Although Neptune was NT-based, it was part of the consumer line, but Win Me was in development alongside Neptune, so they should have started with a very large number (e.g.5000) - they did not know where the Me builds will stop.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:47 pm 
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With various Longhorn builds (particulary the ones from the early days), Microsoft went up one build per day, etc Mon 11 Jun was build 1201, Tue 12 Jun was build 1202, and so on. That seems to have got abolished however later on.


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