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Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft since 1983. The latest release is Windows 10 .

Versions

16-bit MS-DOS-based Operating Systems

Trade name Version Codename Additional information Available on FTP?
Windows 1.0 1.0x Interface Manager First version of Windows
Windows 2.x 2.xx Unknown
Windows 3.0 3.0x Snowball
Windows 3.1x 3.1x

16/32-bit hybrid Operating Systems (Monolithic) (on DOS Foundation)

Trade name Version Codename Additional information Available on FTP?
Windows 95 4.0 Chicago Start Menu introduced.
Windows "Nashville" 4.1 Nashville 1 build leaked, Not released
Windows 98 4.1 Memphis
Windows ME 4.9 Millenium

NT Based Operating Systems

Trade name Version Codename Additional information Available on FTP?
Windows NT 3.1 3.1 NT OS/2
Windows NT 3.5x 3.5x Daytona
Windows Cairo 4.0 Cairo Not released, planned
Windows NT 4.0 4.0 Shell Update Release
Windows 2000 5.0 Memphis NT Beta builds was called "NT 5.0"
Windows "Neptune" 5.5 Neptune 1 build leaked, Not released
Windows "Triton" (?) Triton Not released
Windows "Odyssey" 6.0(?) Odyssey Not released
Windows XP 5.1 Whistler
Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PC's 5.1 Eiger, Monch
Windows Embedded 2009 5.1 Quebec
Windows Server 2003 5.2 .NET Server Previous Codenames : "Whistler Server"
Windows Home Server 5.2 Quattro
Windows Vista 6.0 Longhorn Code Reset, .NET Server RC1 > 2003 SP1 RC
Windows Server 2008 6.0 Longhorn Server
Windows Small Business Server 2008 6.0 Cougar
Windows Essential Business Server 2008 6.0 Centro
Windows 7 6.1 Vienna Previous codename was Blackcomb
Windows Server 2008 R2 6.1 Server 7
Windows Embedded 7 6.1 Quebec
Windows Multipoint Server 2010 1.0 Solution Server
Windows Multipoint Server 2011 6.1 WMS 2
Windows Small Business Server 2011 6.1 SBS 7
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials 6.1 Aurora
Windows Home Server 2011 6.1 Vail
Windows Thin PC 6.1 Unknown
Windows 8 6.2 Windows 8 Start menu removed, replaced with start screen
Windows RT 6.2 Windows on ARM Only available to Microsoft partners.
Windows Server 2012 6.2 Server 8
Windows 8.1 6.3 Blue
Windows RT 8.1 6.3 Unknown
Windows Server 2012 R2 6.3 Server 'Blue'
Windows Server 2016 10.0 Redstone Server Previous codenames: Server xNext, Threshold Server
Windows Server 2019 N/A vNext Pre-Release
Windows Server 19H1 N/A vNext Pre-Release build released. Not finished yet

Windows 10 Operating Systems

Trade name Version Codename Update name Build lab Development status Available on FTP?
Windows 10 10.0 Threshold Windows 10 th1 Released, no longer supported.
Windows 10 TH2 v1511 Threshold 2 November Update th2_release Released
Windows 10 RS1 v1607 Redstone 1 Anniversary Update rs1_release Released
Windows 10 RS2 v1703 Redstone 2 Creators Update rs2_release Released
Windows 10 RS3 v1709 Redstone 3 Fall Creators Update rs3_release Released
Windows 10 RS4 TBD Redstone 4 April 2018 Update rs4_release Released
Windows 10 RS5 TBD Redstone 5 rs_prerelease In finalization
Windows 10 Vanadium TBD Redstone 5 rs_prerelease no builds yet
Windows 10 Vibranium TBD rs_prerelease no builds yet

See Also