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Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby alexandru_c » May 2nd, 2016, 7:01 pm

Is Microsoft actually following a specific build number path for naming their latest Operating Systems?

Build 5600 - Windows XP
Build 6600 - Windows Vista
Build 7600 - Windows 7
Build 8600 - Windows 8
Build 9600 - Windows 8.1
Build 10600 - Windows 10 (I'm not sure if official public builds of Windows 10 still follows the *600 path)

According to Windows 8.1 Build number, it's name should be Windows 9, but of course they didn't want to name it like that, but why?
Let's not forget that Windows 8.1 it's basically just a better version of Windows 8, not a whole new Windows which means that they actually can't name it "Windows 9". So, what their option would be to name the next version of Windows if the "9" was taken by the Windows 8.1? Of course, Windows 10!

So, Microsoft does actually know how to count to 10, but they count in builds number (7*, 8*, 9*,10*).
I'm really curious if older versions of Windows than Windows XP uses the exact same build number path and Microsoft doesn't just "jumped over numbers" in the past.


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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby TheComputerBetaG » May 2nd, 2016, 7:11 pm

I'm sure that Windows 10 build without the Insider Preview is 11000.

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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby MajorSky17 » May 2nd, 2016, 8:30 pm

The build numbers sometimes start with the same number as the kernel version, but not always. XP RTM was build 2600 but NT 5.1. Vista had 3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx and 6xxx builds. Vista RTM was 6000 and was NT 6. So sometimes it corresponds, sometimes not.
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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby alexandru_c » May 2nd, 2016, 8:56 pm

TheComputerBetaG wrote:I'm sure that Windows 10 build without the Insider Preview is 11000.

Mine it's Windows 10 Pro Build 10586, I don't think that there is a build 11000 available yet (correct me if I'm wrong, I lost the interest in Insider Preview since Windows got more and more unstable for my laptop)

MajorSky17 wrote:The build numbers sometimes start with the same number as the kernel version, but not always. XP RTM was build 2600 but NT 5.1. Vista had 3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx and 6xxx builds. Vista RTM was 6000 and was NT 6. So sometimes it corresponds, sometimes not.

Yes, but I was focused on what the message wich appears on the bottom right of the screen when your Windows is not genuine and it's the focused for consumers edition like Professional, Home, Ultimate. Personally I didn't check what Vista (Business) and XP (Professional) builds number were because I don't want to search for Vista ISO or wait for XP virtual machine to boot up and fail to load VMware Drivers.
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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby esc1010 » May 2nd, 2016, 11:17 pm

Windows 10 is at build 14332

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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby TheComputerBetaG » May 2nd, 2016, 11:24 pm

esc1010 wrote:Windows 10 is at build 14332


Yes, when you are in the Insider Preview.

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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby alexandru_c » May 3rd, 2016, 11:43 am

TheComputerBetaG wrote:
esc1010 wrote:Windows 10 is at build 14332


Yes, when you are in the Insider Preview.


Insider Preview... I was focused on public releases, not on beta/alpha/preview releases.
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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby jKcementj » May 14th, 2016, 6:15 am

Windows 9 is an Unreleased Version of Windows was planed as Windows 8.1 Update 2

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Re: Windows 8.1 and Windows 9 thing

Postby turbo.luke.williams » May 24th, 2016, 8:46 am

alexandru_c wrote:Is Microsoft actually following a specific build number path for naming their latest Operating Systems?

Build 5600 - Windows XP
Build 6600 - Windows Vista
Build 7600 - Windows 7
Build 8600 - Windows 8
Build 9600 - Windows 8.1
Build 10600 - Windows 10 (I'm not sure if official public builds of Windows 10 still follows the *600 path)

According to Windows 8.1 Build number, it's name should be Windows 9, but of course they didn't want to name it like that, but why?
Let's not forget that Windows 8.1 it's basically just a better version of Windows 8, not a whole new Windows which means that they actually can't name it "Windows 9". So, what their option would be to name the next version of Windows if the "9" was taken by the Windows 8.1? Of course, Windows 10!

So, Microsoft does actually know how to count to 10, but they count in builds number (7*, 8*, 9*,10*).
I'm really curious if older versions of Windows than Windows XP uses the exact same build number path and Microsoft doesn't just "jumped over numbers" in the past.


5600? -Isn't Windows XP 2600
6600?- Instinct Windows vista 6000
8600?- Isn't Windows 8 9200
Windows 10 official is 10240,10586,11xxx?


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