Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 8 Is Windows 6.2

  1. #1


    Posts : 476
    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.

    Windows 8 Is Windows 6.2


    Yes, Windows 8 is actually Windows 6.2, versioning-wise. As Iím sure you remember, Windows 7 is Windows 6.1, and Windows Vista was Windows 6.0.

    Donít be surprised if Microsoft ends up making the successor of Windows 8, Windows 6.3, because most likely, this is the plan.

    The Windows OS version increment can be a source of incompatibilities with existing applications, especially if theyíre designed to check for upper bound OS version.
    Windows 8 Is Windows 6.2 - Softpedia

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    About time somebody pointed that out lol.

    Either way, I think this is proper since kernel wise, Win8 does not seem to be much different then Win7 aside from UI changes and some added features here and there. I'm guessing will see Windows NT 7.0 when the change seem very significant like from XP to Vista
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
    About time somebody pointed that out lol.
    I thought it was quite obvious tbh. Although Microsoft's naming scheme is still completely baffling, it's very apparent this is basically Windows Vista refined and worked on. Same as XP was basically 2000 with extras (and to an extent; XP SP2 was 2000+ if you want to count that as a different OS to XP - as technically they could have released it as such.)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #4


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Oh, yeah. I't practically IDENTICAL to Vista.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    Oh, yeah. I't practically IDENTICAL to Vista.
    I dunno, really?
    I would think it's more akin to Win7 with bonuses!

    As far as the 6.2 deal, nothing new (look at my User Agent sig).
    As the OP link states, it has more to do with program compatibility than anything else.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    Oh, yeah. I't practically IDENTICAL to Vista.
    I dunno, really?
    I would think it's more akin to Win7 with bonuses!
    Win 7 is most certainly a well honed Vista.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Presto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    Oh, yeah. I't practically IDENTICAL to Vista.
    I dunno, really?
    I would think it's more akin to Win7 with bonuses!
    Win 7 is most certainly a well honed Vista.
    In that vein, I guess one could say Vista was a well-honed XP, with extras.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 x64


    Perhaps, but there we so many technological changes underneath that I dunno if that'd ring completely true.
    Either way, I'd say the NT product evolved a lot more between XP/Vista than it did between Vista/7.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Australia, NSW, Sydney
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 64 bit Developer Preview Build 8102 m3


    Quote Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
    About time somebody pointed that out lol.

    Either way, I think this is proper since kernel wise, Win8 does not seem to be much different then Win7 aside from UI changes and some added features here and there. I'm guessing will see Windows NT 7.0 when the change seem very significant like from XP to Vista
    it will probably be as bad as vista too :P
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Australia
    Posts : 584
    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kutosotuk View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
    About time somebody pointed that out lol.

    Either way, I think this is proper since kernel wise, Win8 does not seem to be much different then Win7 aside from UI changes and some added features here and there. I'm guessing will see Windows NT 7.0 when the change seem very significant like from XP to Vista
    it will probably be as bad as vista too :P
    Well that depends... They're building off a physical platform this time, rather than an abstract source (the market). They already know what works and they can test out what doesn't, so I have high hopes for the next big increment.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 Is Windows 6.2
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook