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History Of Windows Operating System

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History Of Windows Operating System:
Windows Operating System is the most popular operating system in the world. Windows caught 90% market share in a personal computer(PC). It is introduced and developed by Microsoft. It is also called Microsoft Windows.

Bill Gates And Paul Allen launched Microsoft in 1975. It becomes very popular in 1985 with the version of Windows 1.0. But Microsoft releases its first operating system in 1981 as MS-DOS.

So, in these articles, I am briefly describing the history of the Windows Operating System. I tell you how they are progressing from Windows MS-DOS to the latest version of Windows Operating System. Their progressing reports are great. Until 2018, they release many successful operating systems.

The Table Of Windows Operating System:

  • MS-DOS
  • Windows 1
  • Windows 2
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 3
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME 
  • Windows 2000
  • Window XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Window 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10


This is the first operating system which is developed by Microsoft. The full name of the operating system is Microsoft-Disk Operating System. It was released for Personal Computers (PC). The version of  MS-DOS was very simple. This operating system worldly published in 1981. This operating system (OS) was generally developed for IBM compatible Personal Computer. This operating system was simply worked by entering command coding. This was the first step of the operating system.

Windows 1:

By this operating system, Windows started their journey. It was first published in 1985. Dialogue-box and Mouse-click on the screen first introduced in Windows 1. They tried to give a graphical interface of 16-bit. This operating system became very popular.

Windows 2:

Windows has replaced their Windows 1 Operating System and Introduced new Windows 2 operating system in 1887. It was designed for Intel 286 processor. This version first Introduced icons, keyboard shortcuts. They improved graphics quality and user interface. It is an advanced version of MS-DOS. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word first Introduced in Windows 2 OS. It was a revolution in the operating system.

Windows NT:

Windows NT is another famous operating system for Windows. Its full name is Windows New Technology. It was released in 1993. Windows NT supported 32-bit operating system which first Introducing multi-tasking.

Windows 3.0-3.1:

Windows 3.0 and Windows 3.1 is a very popular operating system between the year 1990 to 1994. It is designed for Intel 386 processor compatibility personal computers. Here, Windows introduced the most advanced 16-bit graphical designed. In these operating systems, Windows first included Program File, File Manager, Print Manager and etc. This version introduced the first computer games.

Windows 95: 

In the year 1995, Windows introduced its most advanced operating system Windows 95. They upgraded some initial improvement. It supported 32-bit applications. So, the applications are specially designed for this specific OS and the applications run so fast from other OS. Here, you can also find the support of ‘Plug And Play’. It was automatically recognized by the installed Hardware. The limitations of 600K memory and 8-Characters file names are removed in this Windows 95. Windows startup button and start menu also first introduced in this OS.

Windows 98:

This operating system was released in June 1998. In this operating system, Windows added some new features like DVD, USB, Windows drive model, ACPI and etc in Windows 98. It also included Active Desktop which integrates Internal Explore. Windows 98 OS  is quite based on Windows 95. According to Windows users, It was no difference between the user hard disk and web-server.

Windows ME:

The full name of Windows ME is Windows Millennium Edition. It was released on September 2000. It was an updated version of Windows 98. They removed the ‘boot in doc’ option from Windows ME. It is also Introducing some automatic recovery tools.

Windows 2000:

Windows 2000 is also a famous operating system. It was mainly designed for business desktop and laptop. This operating system was used to run heavy software, access internet, printers, etc. It also included many specifications and features. This is also a very popular operating system.

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Windows XP:

Windows XP is a very famous operating system for Windows. It released in October 2001. This was the customer-friendly operating system. It is the most selling operating system. Windows XP was especially based on Windows NT and  2000. It was the longest-running operating system with three major updates and supports. It introduced a new looking start button, taskbars, vista wallpapers, and other virtual effects. Windows XP still used huge numbers when it was updated to new versions. But, the main problem of Windows XP was security issues. It was attacked by Viruses many times.

Windows Vista:

But the security issues were removed in Windows Vista. Windows Vista is released in 2006. It fixed many problems with Windows XP. This version was detected the hardware problems, security features to protect against the new generation threats. The startup process of Windows Vista is so fast and it consumes low power than Windows XP.

Windows 7:

Windows 7 fixed all problems faced by Windows Vista. It was first released on October 2008. It was very user-friendly operating system than Windows Vista and Windows XP. Generally, a user upgraded their operating system to Windows XP to Windows 7. They forgot about Windows Vista.

Windows 8:

Windows 8 was released on 1st August 2012. It came with a new rebuild design. This introduced a new tiled interface programmer icons and live tiles with many ‘Widgets’. It was mainly introduced for touchscreen computer and laptop. Windows 8 was faster than Windows 7. It greatly improved the startup process. It took a little bit time to start up and off process.

But, this selling of this operating system was not so good. The user didn’t like the interface of Windows 8. It was failed mainly for its design. It is the most failure operating system for Windows.

Windows 10:

Finally, on July 29, 2015, Windows released its new operating system Windows 10. The failure and loss of Windows 8 were covered by this OS. Microsoft used the traditional desktop version and tiled interface version together. In this operating system, Microsoft introduced a new browser, Microsoft Edge. It was the updated version of Internet Explorer. Microsoft fixed the speed problems in this browser. It is also a very popular operating system. The windows users are very happy with this new operating system.

Tech Lovers, you know a little bit about the history of the Windows Operating System. You can check this wiki article for better knowledge about the history of Windows Operating System.

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