What is Microsoft Windows PC OS? - World's Most Used PC Operating System

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1. What is Microsoft Windows PC OS?

Microsoft Windows is generally developed to use for personal use and office mostly. There are many range of third party applications that are depending on top of the personal computer operating system.

When the time Microsoft introduced the windows operating system, everybody fallen love with the operating system due to one reason, which is because of the graphical user interface. There were no complicated codes required to operate the operating system in Microsoft Windows Operating system. Users were able to perform smother and easy operations by using the Microsoft Windows Operating systems.

Microsoft Windows operating system is a product which require to be purchased and licensed to use by individuals and other organizations.

2. History

Traces of the Microsoft Windows operating system carries it's origin to 1985 where Microsoft first introduced Windows 1.0 to the public. From there onward, there were multiple operating system versions got released by the Microsoft for Windows operating system.

3. Versions

Below are the list of operating systems which got released by the Microsoft for the Windows operating system product line.


Windows OS Version CodeOS NameReleased DateEditions of OS
1.0 BetaWindows 1.0 BetaN/AN/A
1.0 1Windows 1.020th November 1985N/A
1.02 1Windows 1.02May 1986N/A
1.03 1Windows 1.03August 1986N/A
1.04 1Windows 1.04April 1987N/A
2.03 1Windows 2.039th December 1987N/A
2.10 1
Windows 2.10
27th May 1988
Windows/286
Windows/386
2.11 1
Windows 2.11
13th March 1989
Windows/286
Windows/386
3.00 1Windows 3.022nd May 1990N/A
3.10 1
Windows 3.1
April 1992Windows 3.1
October 1992Windows for Workgroups 3.1
NT 3.10Windows NT 3.127th July 1993Windows NT 3.1
3.11 1Windows for Workgroups 3.11November 1993N/A
3.2 1Windows 3.222nd November 1993N/A
NT 3.50Windows NT 3.521st September 1994Windows NT 3.5 Workstation
NT 3.51Windows NT 3.5130th May 1995Windows NT 3.51 Workstation
4.00 1
Windows 95
24th August 1995Windows 95
31st December 1995Windows 95 SP1
14th February 1996Windows 95 OSR1
24th August 1996Windows 95 OSR2
27th August 1997Windows 95 USB Supplement to OSR2
27th August 1997Windows 95 OSR2.1
26th November 1997Windows 95 OSR2.5
NT 4.0Windows NT 4.024th August 1996Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
4.10 1
Windows 98
25th June 1998Windows 98
23rd April 1999Windows 98 Second Edition
NT 5.0Windows 200017th February 2000Professional
4.90 1Windows ME14th September 2000N/A
NT 5.1
Windows XP
25th October 2001
Windows XP Starter
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP 64 bit Edition
8th July 2006Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs
NT 5.2Windows XP Professional x64 Edition25th April 2005N/A
NT 6.0
Windows Vista
30th January 2007
Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Ultimate
NT 6.1
Windows 7
22nd July 2009
Windows 7 Starter
Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows Thin PC
NT 6.2
Windows 8
26th October 2012
Windows 8
Windows 8 Pro
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8 OEM
NT 6.3
Windows 8.1
17th October 2013
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 8.1 OEM
Windows 8.1 with Bing
NT 10.0
Windows 10
29th July 2015
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