The first versions of Microsoft Windows (1.0 to 3.11) were graphical shells that ran on MS-DOS. Later, Windows 95, although still based on MS-DOS, had its own operating system, using 16-bit DOS-based kernel and 32-bit user space. Windows 95 introduced a number of features that have been part of this product since its inception, including the Start Menu, Taskbar, and Windows Explorer (renaming File Explorer to Windows 8). In 1997, Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4, which included the (then) controversial Windows Desktop Update. It aims to integrate Internet Explorer and the web into the user interface and has also brought many new features to Windows, such as displaying JPEG images in Windows Explorer as a desktop wallpaper and single window navigation.
Ability In 1998, Microsoft released Windows 98, which also included Windows Desktop Update and Internet Explorer 4 by default. The inclusion of Internet Explorer 4 and the desktop update led to a case of mistrust in the United States. Windows 98 also includes Plug and Play, which allows devices to work when plugged in without the need for a system reboot or manual configuration, and requires out-of-the-box USB support. The latest version of Windows, DOS-based, Windows Me was aimed at users and was released in 2000. It introduced System Restore, Help and Support Center, modern versions of Disk Defragmenter and other system tools.
In 1993, Microsoft Windows released Windows NT 3.1, the first version of the newly developed Windows NT operating system. Unlike the Windows 9x series of operating systems, it is a fully 32-bit operating system. NT3.1 introduced NTFS, a file system designed to replace the old File Alteration Table (FAT) that used DOS and DOS-based Windows operating systems. In 1996, Windows NT 4.0 was released, which included a full 32-bit version of Windows Explorer specifically written to make the operating system work just like Windows 95. Windows NT was originally designed to be used on advanced systems and servers.
However, with the release of Windows 2000, Windows 95 and Windows 98 added many user-centric features, such as Windows Desktop. Update: Internet Explorer 5, USB support and Windows Media Player. These user-oriented features were continued and further expanded in Windows XP, introducing a new theme called Luna, a more user-friendly interface, an updated version of Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer, and Extended features of Windows Me, such as Help and Support Center and System Restore. Windows Vista introduced features such as user account controls to protect the Windows operating system against computer viruses and other malicious software.
New features to replace Outlook Express include Windows Aero, the latest version of standard games (such as Solitaire), Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Mail. Nevertheless, Windows Vista has been criticized for its poor performance on older hardware and the current system requirements. Windows 7 followed two and a half years later, and despite the technically advanced system requirements, reviewers noted that it outperformed Windows Vista. Windows 7 also removed a number of additional features, such as Windows Movie Maker, Windows Photo Gallery, and Windows Mail, requiring users to download a separate Windows Live accessory to access these features and other online services.
Free upgrades to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows 8 introduced a number of controversial changes, such as changing the Start menu with the Start screen, removing the Aero glass interface in favor of a flat, colorful interface. The introduction of the “Metro” app (later renamed the Universal Windows Platform App) and the Charm Bar user interface element, all of which received considerable criticism from reviewers.
The current version of Mirosoft Windows, Windows 10, reintroduced the Start menu and enhanced the ability to run Universal Windows Platform apps in Windows instead of always in full screen. Windows 10 is very popular, with many reviewers saying that Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should be. Windows 10 also marks the latest version of the traditionally released Windows. Instead, “feature updates” are released twice a year with names such as “Creator Update” and “Fall Creator Update” that introduce new capabilities.