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Typos in Edits of 29 July 2015[edit]

The edits made by on 29 July 2015 introduced an unknown number of typographical errors to the table listing important OS version numbers. He subsequently caught and corrected two of them (one later the same day, and another the next day — 30 July 2015), but I believe at least one more remains, and I suspect others are likely. Or at least possible, and worth double-checking for.

(If I were slightly more certain than I am, I would go ahead and make two changes myself. I may yet make them, but I thought I would wait a week or two for someone more knowledgeable than I to jump in.)

The first and most important probable typo I spotted is in the row for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The version number given is the same as that for Windows 8: 9200. Surely the build number of even the earliest version of Windows 8.1 cannot be the same as that of Windows 8, can it?

I'm pretty sure the actual build number is 9600 — the number previously reported by this article for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 for the year and a half prior to's edits, and the number reported for them by Wikipedia's article on Windows NT. What is confusing, and what probably led to's probable mistake, is that Windows 8.1 Update 1 has the same build number as the original version of Windows 8.1 that was released some 6 months earlier!

(I verified this for myself earlier today. The winver command still reports my OS version as "Microsoft Windows Version 6.3 (Build 9600)" ("Version 6.3.9600" when ver is used instead of winver), but I verified in several ways that "Windows 8.1 Update"/"Update for Microsoft Windows (KB 2919355)" was in fact installed by Windows Update just yesterday. So I do in fact have Update 1 of Windows 8.1 installed, but the system is still reporting the same build number as it would for Windows 8.1 without Update 1.)

So the table entry for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 should be changed from "6.3.9200" to "6.3.9600".

A second probable mistake — but slightly less important, and of which I am slightly less sure, than the first — appears in the row entry that includes Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM — the entry whose value is 6.1.7600.16385. I believe that that entry should say "Windows 7 RTM" rather than just "Windows 7", in addition to "Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM". And originally it did say "Windows 7 RTM"! But accidentally put the line break before the first occurrence of "RTM" instead of after, thereby causing "RTM" to appear twice in the line for Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM ("RTM Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM"). And when he later spotted the typo and came back to correct it, he simply deleted the redundant, leading "RTM" instead of bumping it up to the end of the previous line (for Windows 7), where it belonged.

In view of these errors, and the relatively large size of's initial edit to the table, I think there is a non-trivial chance that other typos may be present as well. Enough of a chance that someone who actually knows all these version and build numbers should take a gander at the table looking for additional mistakes. (talk) 12:04, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Kasajian (talk) 20:40, 20 December 2017 (UTC) Why are the version numbers for Windows XP and SP identical?