Are there any Windows 9 builds?

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Are there any Windows 9 builds?

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Does anyone know of any Windows 10 builds with the Windows 9 name? All I know about them is that they triggered code for 9x, and it said that the program is not compatible.
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no they arent any windows 10 builds called windows 9
the earliest two (9780 and 9785) just called themselves windows 8.1
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HedgehogWin7 wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:11 pm
Does anyone know of any Windows 10 builds with the Windows 9 name? All I know about them is that they triggered code for 9x, and it said that the program is not compatible.
I think not. For this, a release version of Windows 9 should have been released, but Tony Prophet, the head of Windows marketing said that the name Windows 9 could get Windows 8.1, but Microsoft did not want Windows 9 to be associated with the unpopular Windows 8. So they already decided that windows 9 was already there, albeit with the name windows 8.1, so the decision was immediately made to name the new product "Windows 10".
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Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
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Fanta Shokata wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
also a good option
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Do some research (not much) and you will quickly find out that there were NEVER any Windows 9 branded builds.
Windows 10 should've been named Windows X

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The closest you're going to get to Windows 9 is in the file "C:\windows\System32\migwiz\replacementmanifests\CommandPrompt-Win8-Replacement.man"

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  <!-- Gather blocks required for collecting data from Windows 8, Windows Blue, and some Windows 9 systems -->
  <!-- Apply blocks required for applying to Windows 9 versions built BEFORE the correct CommandPrompt.man reaches winmain -->
  <!-- The body of this should match CommandPrompt.man to fix Win9 systems before the changes reach winmain -->
  <!-- 9845 is a guess of the build version when this will reach main. The correct CommandPrompt.man will be used after that build -->

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Fanta Shokata wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
thats what they say...
to me its most likely just the moniker "10" as in X (osx anyone ?), more appealing to masses

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Fanta Shokata wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
Did they test it out?
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Fanta Shokata wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
That's not how the version check works. When applications check the Windows version, they rely on the version number -- (NT) 9.0 being mistaken for 4.0 or 4.1 would have been unlikely.

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actually, it is, because they - supposedly - weren't checking ir properly and were checking for the string "Windows 9" somewhere.

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Random_User wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:58 pm
Fanta Shokata wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
That's not how the version check works. When applications check the Windows version, they rely on the version number -- (NT) 9.0 being mistaken for 4.0 or 4.1 would have been unlikely.
Then why did they skip Windows 9?
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It is hard to understand Microsoft's product branding.

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Random_User wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:58 pm
Fanta Shokata wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
That's not how the version check works. When applications check the Windows version, they rely on the version number -- (NT) 9.0 being mistaken for 4.0 or 4.1 would have been unlikely.
Well, if NT 9 didn't trigger code, then don't call it 10, call it 9! Simple!
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HedgehogWin7 wrote:
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:09 am
Random_User wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:58 pm
Fanta Shokata wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:26 pm
Microsoft skipped Windows 9 because some programs would check if Windows version was 95 or 98.
That's not how the version check works. When applications check the Windows version, they rely on the version number -- (NT) 9.0 being mistaken for 4.0 or 4.1 would have been unlikely.
Well, if NT 9 didn't trigger code, then don't call it 10, call it 9! Simple!
I don’t think you understand what MS wanted to do. They said Win10 was the last version of windows (which might not be true now) and MS wanted to stop on a number that would be appealing to most people and 9 was not that. 10, on the other hand, was.
Windows 10 should've been named Windows X

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winnt32 wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:43 pm
actually, it is, because they - supposedly - weren't checking ir properly and were checking for the string "Windows 9" somewhere.
indeed, I believe the rumor called out Java apps in particular that checked the OS version by using `System.getProperty("os.name")`
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