List of Microsoft Windows versions

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This page lists and links to information on the various versions of Microsoft Windows, a major computer operating system developed by Microsoft.

Personal computer versions[edit]

In this section, a client version of Windows is a version that end-users or OEMs can install on personal computers, including desktop computers, laptops and workstations.

Windows version Release date Release version Editions Latest build Support status
Windows 10 29 July 2015 NT 10.0[1]
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
  • Windows 10 Pro Education
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows 10 IoT Core
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
  • Windows 10 S

See Windows 10 editions

17134.320

1803 (May 2018 Update)

17763.1

1809 (Oct 2018 Update)

  • All editions except LTSB: Mainstream support until October 13, 2020; Extended support until October 14, 2025
  • 2015 LTSB: Mainstream support until October 13, 2020; Extended support until October 14, 2025
  • 2016 LTSB: Mainstream support until October 12, 2021; Extended support until October 13, 2026
Windows 8.1 17 October 2013 NT 6.3
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 OEM
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing

See Windows 8 editions

9600

(April 8 update)

  • Mainstream support ended on January 9, 2018
  • Extended support until January 10, 2023
Windows 8 26 October 2012 NT 6.2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 OEM

See Windows 8 editions

9200

May 2018 Update Coming soon

  • Unsupported as of January 12, 2016
Windows 7 22 July 2009 NT 6.1
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise Business Edition
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Thin PC

See Windows 7 editions

7601

(Service Pack 1)

  • Mainstream support ended on January 13, 2015
  • Extended support for Home users ends on January 14, 2020
  • Extended Support for Professional and Enterprise users ends on January 10, 2023
Windows Vista 30 January 2007 NT 6.0
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate

See Windows Vista editions

6002

(Service Pack 2)

  • Mainstream support ended on April 10, 2012
  • Extended support ended on April 11, 2017
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 25 April 2005 NT 5.2 N/A 3790

(Service Pack 2)

  • Mainstream support ended on April 14, 2009
  • Extended support ended on April 8, 2014
Windows XP 25 October 2001 NT 5.1

See Windows XP editions

2600

(Service Pack 3)

  • Mainstream support ended on April 14, 2009
  • Extended support ended on April 8, 2014
Windows ME 14 September 2000 4.90 N/A 3000
  • Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2003
  • Extended support ended on July 11, 2006
Windows 2000 17 February 2000 NT 5.0 Professional 2195
  • Mainstream support ended on June 30 2005
  • Extended support ended on July 13, 2010
Windows 98 25 June 1998 4.10 2222 A
  • Mainstream support ended on June 30 2002
  • Extended support ended on July 11, 2006
Windows NT 4.0 24 August 1996 NT 4.0 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation 1381

(Service Pack 6a)

  • Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2002
  • Extended support ended on June 30, 2004
Windows 95 24 August 1995 4.00
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 95 SP1 (31 December 1995)
  • Windows 95 OSR1 (14 February 1996)
  • Windows 95 OSR2 (24 August 1996)
  • Windows 95 USB Supplement to OSR2 (27 August 1997)
  • Windows 95 OSR2.1 (27 August 1997)
  • Windows 95 OSR2.5 (26 November 1997)
950
  • Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2000
  • Extended support ended on December 31, 2001
Windows NT 3.51 30 May 1995 NT 3.51 Windows NT 3.51 Workstation 1057
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows NT 3.5 21 September 1994 NT 3.50 Windows NT 3.5 Workstation 807
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 3.2 22 November 1993 3.2 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 November 1993 3.11 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows NT 3.1 27 July 1993 NT 3.10 Windows NT 3.1 528
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2000
Windows 3.1 April 1992 3.10
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows for Workgroups 3.1 (October 1992)
N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 3.0 22 May 1990 3.00 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 2.11 13 March 1989 2.11
  • Windows/286
  • Windows/386
N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 2.10 27 May 1988 2.10
  • Windows/286
  • Windows/386
N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 2.03 9 December 1987 2.03 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 1.04 April 1987 1.04 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 1.03 August 1986 1.03 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 1.02 May 1986 1.02 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows 1.0 20 November 1985 1.0 N/A N/A
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001

Server versions[edit]

Name Release Date Release Version Number Editions Latest Build Status support
Windows Server 2019 2 October 2018 NT 10.0
  • Windows Server 2019 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard
  • Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
N/A
Windows Server 2016 12 October 2016 NT 10.0 [2]
  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
  • Mainstream support ends until January 11, 2022
  • Extended support ends until January 12, 2027
Windows Server 2012 R2 17 October 2013 NT 6.3
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
9600
  • Mainstream support ends until October 9, 2018
  • Extended support ends until October 10, 2023
Windows Server 2012 4 September 2012 NT 6.2
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows MultiPoint Server 2012
9200
  • Mainstream support ends until October 9, 2018
  • Extended support ends until October 10, 2023
Windows Server 2008 R2 22 October 2009 NT 6.1 7601
  • Mainstream support ended on 13 January 2015
  • Extended support ends on 14 January 2020
Windows Server 2008 27 February 2008 NT 6.0 6002
  • Mainstream support ended on 13 January 2015
  • Extended support ends on 14 January 2020
Windows Server 2003 R2 6 December 2005 NT 5.2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 (CCS)
  • Windows Storage Server
  • Windows Home Server
  • Mainstream support ended on July 13, 2010
  • Extended support ended on July 14, 2015
Windows Server 2003 24 April 2003 NT 5.2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
  • Windows Storage Server
  • Mainstream support ended on July 13, 2010
  • Extended support ended on July 14, 2015
Windows 2000 17 February 2000 NT 5.0
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
5.0.2195
  • Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2005
  • Extended support ended on July 13, 2010
Windows NT 4.0 29 July 1996 NT 4.0
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server Enterprise
  • Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
1381
  • Mainstream support ended on 31 December 2002
  • Extended support ended on 31 December 2004
Windows NT 3.51 June 1995 NT 3.51 Windows NT 3.51 Server 1057
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001
Windows NT 3.5 September 1994 NT 3.50 Windows NT 3.5 Server 3.5.807
  • Unsupported as of December 31, 2001

Device versions[edit]

Appliances[edit]

Name Release
date
Release
version
An edition of Sold with
Windows RT 8.1 18 October 2013 NT 6.3 Windows 8.1 ARM-based tablet computers
Windows RT 26 October 2012 NT 6.2 Windows 8 ARM-based tablet computers
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition November 2002 NT 5.1 Windows XP Microsoft Tablet PC
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 NT 5.1/NT 5.2 Windows XP Home theater PCs, network attached storage (NAS) and set-top boxes

Mobile devices[edit]

Mobile devices include smartphones, handheld tablet computers and personal digital assistants

Embedded devices[edit]

Canceled versions[edit]

  • Windows Odyssey – a version intended to be an update to the Microsoft Windows NT 5.x codebase. The teams working on Neptune and Odyssey combined to work on Windows XP.
  • Windows Mobile 7 or Photon - originally a successor of Windows Mobile, it had been scrapped for Windows Phone 7 with Metro UI.[3][4]
  • Windows Neptune (27 December 1999) – the first planned version of Microsoft Windows NT to have a consumer edition variant, based on the Windows 2000 codebase. A version was sent out to testers but was never released.[5]
  • Windows Nashville (2 May 1996) – also known as Windows 96
  • Cairo (29 February 1996) – a "true object-oriented OS", planned after Windows NT 4.0.

Timeline[edit]

A family tree of operating systems created by Microsoft. This time line is neither complete nor comprehensive. For example, Windows Server and Windows Embedded families are left out.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thurrott, Paul (22 November 2014). "Microsoft Confirms that Windows 10 will also be Version 10 Internally". SuperSite for Windows. Penton Media.
  2. ^ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/sysinfo/operating-system-version
  3. ^ "Windows Mobile 7 vs Windows Phone 7". Popular Pages at brighthub.com. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Revealed: Original Windows Mobile 7 UI". news at neowin.net. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Microsoft combines Neptune, Odyssey into Whistler". CNN. 27 January 2000. Archived from the original on 1 September 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2010.