Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

Windows 1.0 operating system: -


Windows 1.0 operating system was released on November 6, 1985, and developed by Microsoft. Windows 1.0 was the first version of the Microsoft GUI-Based operating system. Windows 1.0 is a 16-bit operating environment designed to run on top of MS-DOS.



Windows 1.0 system requirement 

 Processor: - 8088 processor

Ram: - 256 KB of memory

Storage: - Two double-sided floppy disk drives or a hard drive

Video: - CGA, HGC, or EGA adapter


Windows 1.03/1.04 system requirement 

Processor: - 8088 processor

Ram: - 320 KB of memory

Storage: - Two double-sided floppy disk drives or a hard drive

Video: - MS-DOS 2.0 or higher


Windows 1.0 included Programs

  • Microsoft DOS Executive 
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Card file
  • Clipboard
  • Clock
  • Control panel
  • Notepad
  • Print spooler
  • Terminal
  • Windows paint
  • Windows write


Windows 2.0 operating system: -


Windows 2.0 operating system was released on December 9, 1987, and developed by Microsoft. Windows 2.0 is a 16-bit operating environment. Windows 2.0 was more popular than windows 1.0 but was not widely used. In addition, it did not solve the one-megabyte memory problem in DOS, and PCs, of that era, were too slow to run a graphical with reasonable performance.


Windows 2.0 system requirement 

Processor: - 80286 or 80386 processor

RAM: - 512 KB of memory

Hard Disk: - two double-sided floppy disk drives or a hard disk

Video: - EGA or VGA adapter


Windows 2.0 Features: - 


  • Overlapping windows
  • Minimization and maximization of windows
  • Better keyboard shortcut
  • Shell design improved
  • VGA graphics support
  • EMS memory support


Windows 3.0 operating system: -


Windows 3.0 was released on 22 May 1990 and developed by Microsoft. Windows 3.0 is an operating environment that runs on top MS-DOS.


Windows 3.0 system requirement

Processor: - 8086/8088 processor or better

Ram: - 1 MB of memory (640 KB and 384 KB of conventional and extended memory, respectively)

Hard Disk: - hard disk with 6-7MB free space


Windows 3.0 system requirement Features: -


  • Microsoft improved paintbrush
  • Multiple Dos program multitasking support
  • Revamped control panel
  • Add a CD-ROM drive and sound card
  • Better memory management with intel’s 80286 and 80386 processor
  • Windows icons in EGA/VGA mode improved, support for 256 color VGA


Windows 95 operating system: -

Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system built on top of MS-DOS. Windows 95 supports the 32-bit application. Windows 95 operating system is part of its windows 9X family of operating systems. Windows 95 was released on 24 august 1995 and developed by Microsoft.


Windows 95 system requirement 

Processor: - 386DX, 20MHz or higher processor

Ram: - 4 MB of Ram (8MB is recommended)

Hard disk: - 70 MB hard disk space


Windows 98 operating system: -


Windows 98 was released on 26, June 1998 and developed by Microsoft. Windows 98 now supports multiple monitors on one computer. You can see internet explorer 4.0 in windows 98 and can now set *BMP, *jpg,*PCX and *gif files as your wallpaper background. improved support for new devices and technologies such as ACPI, AGP, DVD, USB and MMX. Microsoft ended support of the windows 98 operating system in mid-2006.

Windows 98 system requirement 

Processor: - 486DX 66MHz or better processor (Pentium recommended)

Ram: - 16 Megabytes (MB) of memory (24 MB recommended)

Hard Drive: - 120 minimum of free hard disk space


Windows 2000 operating system: -


Windows 2000, is also known as windows 2k. Windows 2000 was released on 17, Feb 2000 Developed by Microsoft. Windows 2000 was considered one of the most secure operating systems ever. Windows 2000 was designed to run applications and multimedia features. Windows 2000 codes are written in C++ language.



Windows 2000 System requirement For Professional 

Processor: - 133 megahertz or faster processor

Ram: - 32 MB of Ram

Space: - 650 MB of Hard Drive space


Windows 2000 System requirement For Server

Processor: - Intel Pentium 133 MHz or equivalent

Ram: - 128 MB of Ram

Hard Drive: - 1 GB of hard drive space


Windows 2000 System requirement For Advanced server

Processor: - 133 MHz or higher Pentium – compatible processor

Ram: - 256 MB of Ram

Space: - 2GB Hard Disk with 650MB of free space


Windows 2000 System requirement For Datacenter

Processor: - Pentium III Xeon processor or higher

Ram: - 256 MB of Ram

Space: - 2GB Hard Disk with 1GB of free space


There are 4 Types of windows 2000 version

  • Windows 2000 server
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Advanced server
  • Windows 2000 Data center server


Windows XP operating system: -


Windows XP was released on 25 October 2001 and developed by Microsoft. Windows XP is the second most popular windows version. Windows XP is built on the improved stability of the windows 2000 kernel, windows XP offers system upgrades including visual user interface quality and multiple, features for streamlining multimedia connectivity and device management.


Windows XP System requirement 

Processor:- Pentium 233 MHz or faster (300MHz is recommended)

Ram: - 64 MB of Ram (128 MB is recommended)

GPU: - Video adapter and monitor with super VGA( 800 x 600) or higher resolution

Hard Drive: - 1.5 GB Hard Drive space.


Windows XP another version: -

  • Windows XP Home edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Media center edition


Windows vista operating system: -


Windows vista operating system was released on January 30, 2007, and developed by Microsoft. Windows vista operating system includes a windows XP update look, called the “AERO” interface. Windows vista operating system was the first operating system to use DVD-ROM for installation.


Windows vista system requirement

 Processor: - 800 (MHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 800 (MHz) 64-bit processor

Ram:- 512 MB

GPU: - DirectX9 – class graphic card

Hard Drive: - 20GB Hard Disk that has 15 GB of free Hard Disk space


System requirement for Microsoft vista home premium, Microsoft vista Business, Microsoft vista Enterprise and Microsoft vista Ultimate. 

 Processor: - 1(GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1 GHz 64-bit (x64) processor

Ram: - 1 GB of system memory

GPU: - 128 MB of graphics memory that supports DirectX9 or later

Hard Disk: - 40 GB Hard Disk with 15 GB of free space


Windows vista features: -

  • Improved parental control
  • Improved windows calendar with the ability to set takes and appointments.
  • Shadow copy- a feature that let you recover deleted files
  • Support for DirectX10  
  • File encryption
  • Basic file backup and restore


Another Version of windows vista: -

  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows vista Home Basic
  • Windows vista Home premium
  • Windows vista Ultimate


Windows 7 operating system: -


Windows 7 operating system was released on October 22, 2009, and developed by Microsoft. Windows 7 includes a “ Window Touch” feature that supports touchscreen input and multimedia functionality. Windows  7 also includes several new multimedia features like “ Play To” that allow you to stream audio and videos to different computers or devices within your house. The search feature in windows 7 is called ”windows search” which allows you to see the results of searches as soon as you start Typing. 


Windows 7 system requirement: -

Processor: - 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

Ram: - 1 gigabyte (GB) Ram for a 32-bit operating system or 2GB Ram for the 64-bit operating system

Hard drive: - 16 GB available hard drive space for a 32-bit operating system or 20 GB space for the 64-bit operating system

GPU: - DirectX9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver


Windows 7 other versions: -

  • Windows 7 home premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate


Windows 8 operating system: -


Windows 8 operating system was released on October 26, 2012, and developed by Microsoft. In Windows 8 you can see the windows store for installing any windows application and windows 8 supports USB 3.0. can now login to windows using a pin or picture password. Improved windows defender with antivirus capabilities and internet explorer 10 is included in windows 8. It features new programming and technology that makes run faster than the previous version. 


Windows 8 system requirement: - 

Processor: - 1GHz or faster processor

Ram: - 1 GB Ram for a 32-bit operating system or 2GB Ram for the 64-bit operating system

Hard Drive: - 16 GB hard drive space for 32-bit operating or 20 GB space for the 64-bit operating system

GPU: - DirectX9 Graphics Device with WDDM 1.0 or Higher driver


Windows 10 operating system: -


Windows 10 operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 10 includes many new features like adding a new web browser “Edge” it is the default browser and the bottom of the windows 10 start menu includes a search bar that allows you to search both your local pc and the web. Windows 10 supports multiple desktops on a single monitor and Microsoft Team optimizes the user interface.


Windows 10 System requirement 

 Processor: - 1 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster Processor or soc.

Ram: - 1 GB for 32-bit Operating System or 2GB for 64-bit Operating System

Hard Drive: - 16 GB Space for a 32-bit operating system or 2 GB Space for a 64-bit operating system.

GPU: - DirectX9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver


Windows 11 operating system: -


Windows 11 was released on October 5, 2021. Windows 11 user interface is similar to windows 10 only some changes. Windows 11 is a desktop operating system and laptop computers, it is not for the mobile operating system.  


Windows 11 System requirement

 Processor: - 1 GHz or Faster 64-bit processor such as intel or AMD x86 CPU

Ram: - 4 GB or more

Hard Drive: - 64 GB or larger

GPU: - Graphic card or integrated processor compatible with DirectX12 or later