Windows NT

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Windows NTMicrosoft Windows NT is an operating system originally released as Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 that had a similar interface to Windows 3.1x with advanced networking capabilities and hardware support. In August 1996 Microsoft released Windows NT 4.0 with an interface similar to Windows 95. Windows NT was later replaced by Windows 2000; however, it still had the Windows NT kernel.

Tip: David Cutler is considered the father of Windows NT.

Windows NT 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, and 10.0

When viewing statistics or the user agent online you may see Windows NT 5.0 or higher to describe a Microsoft Windows operating system. Below are the user different versions of Windows NT and their corresponding versions of Windows names.

Windows NT 4.0 = Windows NT 4.0 
Windows NT 5.0 = Windows 2000
Windows NT 5.1 = Windows XP
Windows NT 5.2 = Windows Server 2003 and XP x64 edition
Windows NT 6.0 = Windows Vista
Windows NT 6.1 = Windows 7
Windows NT 6.2 = Windows 8
Windows NT 6.3 = Windows 8.1
Windows NT 10.0 = Windows 10

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