Windows Operating Systems...

Windows 95:

• Windows 95 is the first operating system which features USB Support, UDMA Support, Safe Mode option and Windows Update features.

• The minimum system requirements called for a 386DX processor, 4MB of RAM, and a 120MB hard drive.


• Windows 95 was available on either floppy disks or a CD-ROM. The floppy version shipped with 13 disks.

• Support for Windows 95 ended on December 31, 2002.

• FAT32 and FAT 16 file systems were first introduced with Windows 95 Operating system.

• Windows 95 did not by default Internet Explorer. IE was released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95.

Windows 98:

• Windows 98 was the first operating system to use the Windows Driver Model.


• Windows 98 desktop integrated with Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0.

• Windows 98 included DirectX 5.0 which was missing in Windows 95.

Windows XP:

• Windows XP came in two versions: a Home Edition and Professional.

• It is also the first version of Windows to use product activation to combat illegal copying.


• Windows Firewall was first included in Windows XP.

• It has some new features like Advanced portable PC support, Automatic wireless connection support, Help and support centre, Network set-up wizard, Remote desktop access etc.

List of Windows Operating System

List of Windows Client Operating System
Client Operating System Release Date
Windows 1.01 20th November, 1985
Windows 2.0 9th December, 1987
Windows 3.0 22nd May, 1990
Windows 95 24th August, 1995
Windows NT 4.0 29th July, 1996
Windows 98 25th June, 1998
Windows 2000 Professional 17th February, 2000
Windows Me 14th September, 2000
Windows XP 24th August, 2001
Windows XP 64-bit Edition 25th October, 2001
Windows Vista 8th November, 2006
Windows 7 22nd July, 2009
Windows 8 26th October, 2012
Windows 10 29th July, 2015
Windows 11 5th October, 2021
List of Windows Server Operating System
Server Operating System Release Date
Windows NT 3.1 26th July, 1993
Windows NT 4.0 24th August, 1996
Windows 2000 17th February, 2000
Windows Server 2003 24th April, 2003
Windows Server 2008 4th February, 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2 22th July, 2009
Windows Server 2012 1st August, 2012
Windows Server 2016 26th September, 2016