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Windows 7: W7 is "Vista Ultimate 6.1 Ultimate Edition Build 7000"


11 Jan 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
W7 is "Vista Ultimate 6.1 Ultimate Edition Build 7000"

CPU-Z Validator 3.0

Check that link and look under the main heading of my processor name where it shows my OS.

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11 Jan 2009   #2

windows 7
 
 

yep, just type "winver" in start menu search tool, then enter.
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11 Jan 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iomicifikko View Post
yep, just type "winver" in start menu search tool, then enter.

That doesn't specifically say it's Vista, just says it's 6.1 Build 7000
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11 Jan 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's part of the reason why.

Why 7? - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Windows Blog
We learned a lot about using 5.1 for XP and how that helped developers with version checking for API compatibility. We also had the lesson reinforced when we applied the version number in the Windows Vista code as Windows 6.0-- that changing basic version numbers can cause application compatibility issues.

So we decided to ship the Windows 7 code as Windows 6.1 - which is what you will see in the actual version of the product in cmd.exe or computer properties.






Later Ted
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11 Jan 2009   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Here's part of the reason why.

Why 7? - Windows Vista Team Blog - The Windows Blog









Later Ted

So windows 7 really is just a modified Vista and not built up from scratch?
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11 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
So windows 7 really is just a modified Vista and not built up from scratch?
Yes. And so was XP.
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11 Jan 2009   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hethoofd View Post
Yes. And so was XP.

XP was just a modified Win2000?
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11 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
XP was just a modified Win2000?
no way...XP was a fresh OS.
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11 Jan 2009   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
no way...XP was a fresh OS.

Not according to Microsoft...
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11 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

To some extend you could say that it's a fresh OS, but certainly not a fresh kernel.
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