What version of Windows is Windows 7?

What is Window 7's version number?

  • 6

    Votes: 24 37.5%
  • 7

    Votes: 16 25.0%
  • 8

    Votes: 8 12.5%
  • 10

    Votes: 16 25.0%

  • Total voters
    64

richard.mac

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Feb 2, 2007
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51.50024, -0.12662
note: DO NOT LOOK THIS UP! vote based purely on your knowledge.

also posters may see the answer below, so dont read the posts before you vote ;)


i am curious. do you know the version number of Microsoft's latest OS? bonus points to the current dot version number. i am thinking that Mac users have a fair sense of their 'evil' companion.
 

thejadedmonkey

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May 28, 2005
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I don't think it's fair to ask which version of Windows is Windows 7, and which version number is Windows 7, as they're completely separate numbers. One is 6.1, the other is 11 I think...
 

richard.mac

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Feb 2, 2007
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51.50024, -0.12662
whoops theres probably confusion to which version im talking about. im speaking of the NT kernel version, its accepted version number when you look it up ;).

ive underestimated the geekiness of you guys.

buttttttt it could be 10! its the outlier!
 

bradl

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Jun 16, 2008
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By my count, the correct answer isn't an option in this poll. I'll wait until the OP closes the poll to discuss my reasoning.

BL.
 

richard.mac

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Feb 2, 2007
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Mostly I wonder why it matters, how does the name and the kernel version make them evil?
i didnt try to go out to make them look evil :confused:

Oh crap... I went all the way back to 3.1 and worked my way up from there.... I got that one wrong lol.
haha yesss

By my count, the correct answer isn't an option in this poll. I'll wait until the OP closes the poll to discuss my reasoning.

BL.
so i am still wrong? hmm i just had an idea to make this poll after i was in wikipedia. keep the poll open, but what is the correct answer? sorry for the late reply.
 

Frisco

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Sep 24, 2002
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note: DO NOT LOOK THIS UP! vote based purely on your knowledge.

also posters may see the answer below, so dont read the posts before you vote ;)


i am curious. do you know the version number of Microsoft's latest OS? bonus points to the current dot version number. i am thinking that Mac users have a fair sense of their 'evil' companion.
What version of Mac OS is Mac OS Snow Leopard? I would have made a poll, but way too many versions for me to think of on a Sunday night.
 

bradl

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Jun 16, 2008
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so i am still wrong? hmm i just had an idea to make this poll after i was in wikipedia. keep the poll open, but what is the correct answer? sorry for the late reply.
By my count, there should be 11:

Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.11 (Windows for Workgroups)
Windows 95
Windows 95 OSR2
Windows 98
Windows 98SE
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7

There were different releases within the release, so it is possible that each of those could be counted. These don't include service packs, either.

BL.
 

Frisco

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Sep 24, 2002
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By my count, there should be 11:

Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.11 (Windows for Workgroups)
Windows 95
Windows 95 OSR2
Windows 98
Windows 98SE
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7

There were different releases within the release, so it is possible that each of those could be counted. These don't include service packs, either.

BL.
Windows 1.0 was the first.
 

richard.mac

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Feb 2, 2007
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^ well yeah so version 6 which has an option. bonus points was for the current dot version which spinnerlys got first shot. i realise Vista was 6.0, but i didnt set out the poll too well.
 

jav6454

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Nov 14, 2007
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So I ended up getting it right... nice... still, I'm not surprised the whole 6.1 deal, after all Windows 7 is just Service Pack for Vista (with a twist). No, I don't want to hear your arguments of why it isn't, MS just cleaned up their act, nothing new (see Windows ME vs XP)
 

yg17

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Aug 1, 2004
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Hello richthomas,

If you would like to compare the different Windows 7 Versions go here:
http://tinyurl.com/yheu7g3
thanks again,
John M
Microsoft Windows Client Team
Why do people find the need to use tinyurl on forums? This isn't Twitter, it's not limited to 140 characters. Post the real URL so I know if I'm about to click a link to microsoft.com or freepornandviruses.com.
 

steve2112

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Feb 20, 2009
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By my count, there should be 11:

Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows 3.11 (Windows for Workgroups)
Windows 95
Windows 95 OSR2
Windows 98
Windows 98SE
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7

There were different releases within the release, so it is possible that each of those could be counted. These don't include service packs, either.

BL.
Microsoft doesn't count the versions that way. The confusion comes from the fact that their used to be two versions of Windows. There were the DOS based consumer versions, such as 3.1, 95, and 98. Then there were the corporate/workstation versions based on Windows NT. There was NT 3.5, 3.51, then probably the most recognized version, NT 4.0. Windows 2000 was supposed to be called NT 5.0, but the named later got changed. It is still NT 5.0, however.

The decision was later made to merge the two lines into one code base. XP Home and Professional are pretty much the same, with the Home versions having some features removed. The confusion starts with the version number for XP. For some reason, it was v. 5.1 instead of 6. Vista would be 6, and Windows 7 is version 6.1. I suppose this is because XP and Win7 are revisions of their predecessors rather than completely new versions.

All you never wanted to know about Windows versions, and more!
 

mcrain

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Feb 8, 2002
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I must be stupid or something, but Windows 7 is version 7. Duh.

It's not the 7th iteration of windows, it's not the 7th update, it's not the 7th name, but it's in the ***** name.

The poll didn't ask about the technical naming, it asked for the version. Windows XP is the XP version. Windows 2000 is the 2000 version.

:)