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Why does my win 7 pro laptop say windows 6.1(vista) build 7601 sp1?

asked Feb 24 '12 at 18:23

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Mine says the same thing it is because it is build on the 6.1 version of the Windows Kernel. Windows XP and 2000 were both 5. somethings. This is how Windows is designed. It is the same with Mac OS, the "X" means that it is the tenth version and has been for sometime, they were on 9 before that.

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answered Feb 24 '12 at 21:30

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edited Feb 25 '12 at 09:28


Windows ME was using a different Kernel than windows 2000 or better. Windows 2000 was taken from Windows NT 4.0 which was meant for business computers at the time. Then with some changes of the interface for XP. and a complete redesign for vista and windows 7.

(Feb 25 '12 at 00:19) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Thank you for correcting me.

(Feb 25 '12 at 09:29) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

No problem thetechDude. we are all here to learn off of each other.

(Feb 25 '12 at 11:06) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

in order 95, 95b, 98, 98se, 98me 2000(which was the prototype hybrid of 98 and nt), xp(which was a polished version of 2000).

(Feb 25 '12 at 20:28) Dr Giggles Dr%20Giggles's gravatar image

OS9..... kernel?

(Feb 26 '12 at 15:22) Drmgiver Drmgiver's gravatar image
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because windows 7 does not mean windows 7.0.0... it is a little confusing

answered Feb 26 '12 at 15:44

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Because Windows 7's version is 6.1. They should have changed the version to 7.0 but I guess they didn't want to mess up their numbering conventions or something, and also couldn't think of anything else to name it.

Also Vista is 6.0, not 6.1.

Windows 95 (and Windows NT) - 4.0
Windows 98 - 4.1
Windows ME - 4.9
Windows 2000 - 5.0
Windows XP - 5.1

answered Feb 26 '12 at 19:12

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edited Feb 26 '12 at 19:17


because windows suck! get a mac, they are worth it

answered Feb 24 '12 at 21:14

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jakashug72 go troll elsewhere. 6.1 and 7601 are win 7. it's not going to say vista unless it was hacked. as for win me sorry thetechdude but it was part of the win 98 family, and not part of the nt family.

(Feb 24 '12 at 22:05) Dr Giggles Dr%20Giggles's gravatar image

because mac expensive! get a linux, they are worth the $0 money

Yeah. Managed to turn that around towards you!

(Feb 26 '12 at 12:23) Nammi_namm Nammi_namm's gravatar image
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