W7 is "Vista Ultimate 6.1 Ultimate Edition Build 7000"

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    Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
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    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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    windows 7
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    yep, just type "winver" in start menu search tool, then enter.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
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    iomicifikko said:
    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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    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
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    Here's part of the reason why.

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

    The Windows Blog said:
    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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    Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
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    Bare Foot Kid said:
    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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    Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
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    I2aMpAnT said:
    So windows 7 really is just a modified Vista and not built up from scratch?
    Yes. And so was XP.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
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    hethoofd said:
    Yes. And so was XP.

    XP was just a modified Win2000?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate X64
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    I2aMpAnT said:
    XP was just a modified Win2000?
    no way...XP was a fresh OS.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
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    grimreaper said:
    no way...XP was a fresh OS.

    Not according to Microsoft...
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    Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
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    To some extend you could say that it's a fresh OS, but certainly not a fresh kernel.
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