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Windows 7: Why Window 7?

27 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 
Why Window 7?

I have been wondering for long why Windows 7 has not been christened Windows 6 because it is version 6.1.7601? I have not been able to get an answer.

Can someone please help me in finding the answer?
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27 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

I think version numbers are related to NT version.
anyway I just found this wikipedia input:
Windows NT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

scrol down to releases
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27 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Thank you. Explains how the version numbering was done chronologically very well. It also shows that that the Brand Name is delinked with the version number.
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