1.    21 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10's final build number is delightfully clever

    Microsoft has always tried to pick special numbers with meaning for the release to manufacturing of most major versions of Windows. Windows 95 used 4.00.950, Windows 98 used 4.10.1998, Windows Vista rounded off to 6.0.6000, and Windows XP settled on 5.1.2600 (a reference to the hacker magazine). While Microsoft engineers wanted to use 8888 for Windows 8, a new requirement introduced with Vista meant the final build number of any version of Windows must be a multiple of 16. That messed up the cute numbering scheme for Windows 8, but itís almost perfect for Windows 10.

      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    21 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

    Almost? I think it actually *is* perfect. 10240 (DEC) = 24000 (OCT) = 10100000000000 (BIN). And it is also 10 * 2^10
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Is this my final Windows 10 license key?
I've removed the Windows 10 insider preview installation I had, and gone back to Windows 7. The preview I was running was a direct upgrade installation from Windows 7, and the Win 10 installation was listed as Activated in OS system details. ...
General Support
No Build Number Anymore
This morning my system booted without the build number in the lower right corner. I checked Windows update and I'm no longer set to receive the TH1 update builds. It simply says I'm on the Insider Fast builds. Lastly, I checked the PC properties...
Windows Insider
Solved win 10 build number
How do I find out what built number I have? Tully
Windows Insider
Incorrrect Build Number on Screeen
I've just downloaded the ISO for the January release of Windows 10 and installed it. The build number at the lower right hand corner of the screen still shows 9879. Did I do something wrong and should I be concerned? Thank you.
Windows Insider
Windows crosses landmark build number: 10,000
Read more: Windows crosses landmark build number: 10,000 - Neowin
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums