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Windows logo and watermark - 1985 Windows 3.0 Windows 3.0 & 3.1x logo Microsoft Windows 95 logo Microsoft Windows 98 logo Windows 2000 logo Windows ME logo
Windows 1.0 - 2.0 Windows 3.0 Windows 3.1x Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows 2000 Windows Me
 
Windows XP logo Windows Vista logo Windows 7 Logo Windows 8 Logo Windows 8.1 Blue Logo Windows 10 Logo
Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 10


Windows 1.0x-2.xx (1985–2001)

Windows logo and watermark - 1985

Windows 1.0 and 2.0 were the first versions of Windows made. These versions of Windows were just to add a visual guide to DOS. The logo ressemble the Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 logo. Support ended on December, 31 2001

Windows 3.0 (1990–2001)

Windows 3.0

Windows 3.0 was the version that made Windows popular because it was easier to use than 1.0 and 2.0. Support ended on December 31, 2001

Windows 3.1x (1992–2001), NT 3.1 (1993–2000) & NT 3.5x (1994–2001)

Windows 3.0 & 3.1x logo

This logo was also used in Windows 3.2, and Windows 3.11. This logo was similar to the Windows 3.1 logo, though slight changes were made to the colors.

Support ended on August 24, 2001

Windows 95 (1995–2001)

Windows 95 logo

Microsoft Windows 95 logo

Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2000 and extended support ended on August 24, 2001.

Windows 98/98 SE (1998–2006)

Windows 98 logo

Microsoft Windows 98 logo
In May 1999, Microsoft released Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) which fixes bugs and problems from Windows 98. This update didn't have a official logo.

Extended support ended on June 25, 2006 (mainstream support ended on June 30, 2002).

Windows 2000 (1999–2010)

Windows 2000 logo

Stacked version

Windows 2000 stacked

Windows 2000 is NT based, not part of the 9x series. It was used both for server computers and regular computers.

Extended support ended on July 13, 2010 (mainstream support ended on June 30, 2005).

Windows ME (2000–2006)

Windows ME logo

Stacked version

Windows ME stacked

Windows ME was known to be one of the ''worst'' Windows versions, as it was known to crash far too often and contained a lot of bugs. Thus, it's not seen being commmonly used among Windows users. Extended support ended for Windows ME on June 25, 2006 alongside Windows 98 (mainstream support ended on December 31, 2003).

Windows XP (2001–2014)

Windows XP logo

In 2001, Microsoft overhauled the Windows logo again giving it much more of a clean feel. The Windows logo was simplified, removing the black borders and squares flowing behind it. The logo was also given a 'plastic' feel to it. It was created to match Windows XP which had a very clean feel. It used the Franklin Gothic Medium font for the text.

Windows XP introduced a new look and feel to the desktop and the majority of the system in general, with tons of new features. It was known to be the longest supported version in the history of Windows.

Extended support ended on October 25, 2014 (mainstream support ended on April 14, 2009).

Windows Vista (2006–2017)

Windows Vista logo

Stacked version

Windows Vista stacked-0

Beta version

Vistaba

This logo was only used on Beta 1 and most Beta 2 builds (2005-2006)

In 2006, Microsoft modified their 2001 logo to add a glow in the center of the logo and change the font to Segoe.

While Windows Vista was also turned down by many, it did come with lots of new features and design tweaks. Some of the system's most notable features are: New aero design, Sidebar and widgets, Windows Defender, 3D Task switcher, Welcome center, and Games Explorer.

Extended support ended on April 30, 2017 (mainstream support ended on April 10, 2012).

Windows 7 (2009–present)

Windows 7 Logo

Stacked version

Windows 7 stacked

Windows 7 kept the same design and logo with Windows Vista, aside from the switch from Vista to 7.

Windows 7's new features are: Windows snap, redesigned task bar, libraries for documents, audio, videos, etc.; And HomeGroup.

Mainstream support ended on January 13, 2015, and extended support will end in January 2020.


Windows 8/8.1 (2012–present)

Windows 8 (2012–2016)

Windows 8 Logo

Microsoft overhauled their logo again to fit in with the new Metro design language on Windows 8, which uses one-color designs and a slightly modified Segoe font. This logo was unveiled on Windows 8 Consumer Preview released February 2012. Instead of using the waved windows design, it uses the real window design, with perspective, design by Pentagram.

Windows 8's most notable new features are: New Metro design, Touchscreen for the new tablet called "Surface", New Start Menu (Start Screen), Apps, and instead of using the 3D task switcher, it used 2D at the right side of the screen. The original version is known to be the very shortest support version, but counting Windows 8.1 instead of this, Windows 95 and ME had the shortest support versions.

Support for Windows 8 ended on October 27, 2016. To regain support, users are recommended to upgrade to Windows 8.1 (which can be done in this version without install disc).

Windows 8.1 (2013–present)

Windows 8.1 Blue Logo
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After a year, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 in 2013. This logo has an additional ".1" at the end and is also slightly less bold, giving a smoother feel. This logo was not officially used by Microsoft neither in advertising (where the default Windows logo was used) nor in the OS (where the Windows 8 logo was used), but it was used in some conferences.

Windows 8.1 was an update for Windows 8 with some improvements, and some enhances to the Start Screen.

Mainstream support ended on January 9, 2018, and extended support will end on January 10, 2023.

Windows 10 (2015–present)

Windows 10 Logo

Microsoft officially unveiled the first beta version of Windows 10 on September 30, 2014. The text on the wordmark of the logo was unbolded and the logo itself was made a darker shade of blue. The final version of the operating system was released worldwide on July 29, 2015.

Windows 10's new features are: return of Start menu, new versions of apps, multiple desktops, a voice assistant: Cortana, and a new navigator: Microsoft Edge. New updates for Windows 10 include Game Mode, Paint 3D and a new interface: Fluent Design.

Mainstream support will end on October 13, 2020, and extended support will end on July 29, 2025.

Icons

1985–2001

1990–2001

Windows 3.0 Icon

1992–2001

Windows (1992)

1995–2010

1995–2006

Windows (1995) logo

1999–2010

Windows 2000 logotipe

2000–2006

Windows me Logo

2001–present

2001–2014

Windows (2001)

2006–present

2012–present

Windows (2012)

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