Timeline of Microsoft Windows

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This article presents a timeline of events in the history of Microsoft Windows operating systems from 1985.

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The Windows family tree

Desktop and server[edit]

Date Title Architecture
20 November 1985 Windows 1.0 x86 – 16-bit
9 December 1987 Windows 2.0 x86 – 16-bit
27 May 1988 Windows 2.10 x86 – 16-bit
13 March 1989 Windows 2.11 x86 – 16-bit
22 May 1990 Windows 3.0 x86 – 16-bit
20 October 1991 Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions x86 – 16-bit
6 April 1992 Windows 3.1 x86 – 16-bit
27 October 1992 Windows for Workgroups 3.1 x86 – 16-bit
27 July 1993 Windows NT 3.1 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS
8 November 1993 Windows for Workgroups 3.11 x86 – 16-bit
21 September 1994 Windows NT 3.5 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS
30 May 1995 Windows NT 3.51 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS, PowerPC
24 August 1995 Windows 95 IA-32
24 August 1996 Windows NT 4.0 IA-32, DEC Alpha, MIPS, PowerPC
25 June 1998 Windows 98 IA-32
5 May 1999 Windows 98 SE IA-32
17 February 2000 Windows 2000 IA-32
14 September 2000 Windows ME IA-32
25 October 2001 Windows XP IA-32
25 October 2001[1] Windows XP 64-Bit Edition (v2002) Itanium
31 October 2002 Windows XP Media Center Edition IA-32
28 March 2003[2] Windows XP 64-Bit Edition (v2003) Itanium
24 April 2003 Windows Server 2003 IA-32, x64, Itanium
30 September 2003 Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 IA-32
12 October 2004 Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 IA-32
25 April 2005 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition x64
6 December 2005 Windows Server 2003 R2 IA-32, x64, Itanium
8 July 2006 Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs IA-32
8 November 2006 Windows Vista for Business use IA-32, x64
30 January 2007 Windows Vista for Home use; released in fifty countries IA-32, x64
7 November 2007 Windows Home Server IA-32, x64
27 February 2008 Windows Server 2008 IA-32, x64
22 October 2009 Windows 7 IA-32, x64
22 October 2009 Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
6 April 2011 Windows Home Server 2011 x64
4 September 2012 Windows Server 2012 x64
26 October 2012 Windows 8 IA-32, x64
26 October 2012 Windows RT ARM
18 October 2013 Windows 8.1 IA-32, x64
18 October 2013 Windows RT 8.1 ARM
18 October 2013 Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
29 July 2015 Windows 10 IA-32, x64, ARM
Date Title Architecture

Mobile[edit]

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Timeline of Windows CE Development
Date Release Notes
16 November 1996 Windows CE 1.0
25 June 1997 Windows CE 1.01
29 September 1997 Windows CE 2.0
1 November 1997 Windows CE 2.0 Handheld PC (H/PC)
8 January 1998 Windows CE 2.01 Palm-sized PC, Pocket PC (P/PC) and smartphone
8 January 1998 Windows CE 2.01 Auto PC
1 March 1998 Windows CE 2.10
1 July 1999 Windows CE 2.11
28 September 1999 Windows CE 2.12
19 April 2000 Windows CE 3.0
19 April 2000 Pocket PC 2000 Palm-sized PC, Pocket PC (P/PC) and smartphone
25 September 2000 Windows CE 3.0 Core Add-on Pack
4 October 2001 Pocket PC 2002 Palm-sized PC, Pocket PC (P/PC) and smartphone
7 January 2002 Windows CE 4.0
1 June 2002 Windows CE 4.1 .NET Core
23 April 2003 Windows CE 4.2 .NET Core
23 June 2003 Windows Mobile 2003
24 March 2004 Windows Mobile 2003 SE
9 July 2004 Windows CE 5.0
9 May 2005 Windows Mobile 5.0
15 September 2006 Windows CE 6.0
12 February 2007 Windows Mobile 6.0
1 April 2008 Windows Mobile 6.1
11 May 2009 Windows Mobile 6.5
8 November 2010 Windows Phone 7
1 March 2011 Windows Embedded Compact 7
29 October 2012 Windows Phone 8
14 April 2014 Windows Phone 8.1
TBD Windows 10 Mobile The goal of Windows 10 is to unify the Windows PC, Windows Phone, Windows Embedded and Xbox One product families.

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