Best Windows Operating Systems

The Top Ten

1 Windows 7

It is the Best os!
I'm using it from 1 year and it is really nice!
It never slows down and it is really user friendly!
Its look is just perfect it is a beautiful windows!

I downgraded my pirated-and-illegal Windows 10 Anniversary Edition copy to a legit and genuine Windows 7 Ultimate. And I must say; the performance isn't really comparable, but could say that it was better than before. - SwiftBlur

Still rock always, even if Windows 8 is newer. But I'm sure users will never stop using Windows 7.

Overall, best windows ever. almost no errors, very customizable, and the GUI was beautiful.

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2 Windows XP Windows XP

It is the best operating system! It could be better, but in my opinion the other operating systems really removed nice features, for example I really liked that big blue bar on the left of the explorer. It is very fast and on a clean install it takes about 3 seconds to start up! The luna style is also my favourite because it is so nice and neat with small square buttons. Everything looks and feels stable. It is also very compatible.

I like Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8, I say they are all tied for 100%. Windows XP and Windows 7 are currently tied at 23% right now. That's probably how I would rate it. Windows 8 should be number 2 or 3.

Xp worked great for me, windows 7 is a resource hog, good thing computers are using lots of ram and large hard drives now

The best Windows operating system. It looks outstanding, it's fast, the UI is the best I've seen, this deserves to be first.

My top 3:

Gold: Windows XP Professional
Silver: Windows 10
Bronze: Windows 7

Honourable mentions: Chicago, 2003 Server, 95, 98 SE.

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3 Windows 95

Dell Bios, Starting Windows 95... Microsoft Windows 95 Windows Internet Explorer, Start

Well what can I say, any OS including that Weezer video is a winner to me : )

Windows 95 just has got to be the best Microsoft OS! The First Invention of the Task Bar, the nice classic feeling (which I use on Win7 instead of Aero :P), and you can stil run the DOS Games you know and love! Modern Viruses can't run on 95, so you don't have to worry too much about going in the Internet! Can only reccomend that you boot it up (at least with a VMplayer)! - ATOMHAT

4 Windows 2000

It doesn't crash like windows me - Minecraftisawesone

Nice and rock solid

It's very useful

Greater than Windows XP, in my opinion
Reliable and fast

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5 Windows 98

Windows 98 Is a night mare, but Windows 98 Plus was very good, maybe my 4th best in my opinion

I am putting windows 98 number 1 on my list because it is sometimes faster than windows 7.

Not as good as XP, but my 2nd favorite.

I love the startup sound, and I played the computer on this system as a little kid at my grandma's, and I still do, although when I was born my parents had Windows XP, which was better. Now I have this computer which uses Windows 8, which is terrible! I miss Windows 98 and XP :, (

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6 Windows Vista

Windows Vista is evil - N64Dude

With all of the updates it is rock solid

More like different with windows 7

I have LIGHTNING fast Windows Vista SP2. THIS SHOULD BE HIGHER UP!
Anyways, here are my WinRankings:
1.01 - didn't use
2.03 - didn't use
3.0 - great (for its time...)
3.1 - not used
For Workgroups 3.11 - *see 3.0*
NT 3.11 - not used
NT 3.51 - not used
95 - not used
NT 4 - not used
98 - wow!
NT 5β1,β2 - not used
2000 β3 - not used
2000 - good, but one problem (I forgot my password...)
ME - tried to use, but it would not install
XP - great!
Longhorn - only build 4074, good
Vista - sp0 crap, sp1 dodn't use, sp2 super
7 - great!
8.0 - not used
8.1 - okay, I guess?
10 - bad - Mii24

Yes windows 10 is bad it too bad lag and I'm using one and my dad says I can't get any other Windows OS - Wobblygaming7

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7 Windows 1.0

Much improved Windows 10 thankfully with no "Modern App" interface, including the Start menu, much better File Explorer than Windows 7 and nice looking interface. There are no major reasons to pick Windows 7 over 10, really. Only bad thing is that Windows 8 booted much faster (at least in my experience) even after a year of Windows 10 updates. Plus, if what Microsoft is speaking is true, it'll be the last paid version and future updates will be free which is awesome.

I still have mine and I lick the dusty debris - ishacool

It's most important windows version

The one started it all - BorisRule

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8 Windows 8

Great windows! Really user friendly, has tons of new features and looks cool. Can really be personnalized. I would not recommend for hardcore gamers but for everyday computing I think it the best windows up to now!

I still don't understand Windows 8. What is this, a tablet!?

MY GOD! This OS represents EVERYTHING wrong with the OS industry.

Best windows

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9 Windows ME

Windows ME is definitely the worst Windows ever, you can't even use it because it always crashes

I have to delete my entire virtual machine because of this stupid OS! Also the virtual windows me gave me a virus on my windows 10 tablet and a bsod too on my windows 10

10 Windows NT

The best windows ever it has the best startup sound and it rocks in the planet!

Windows NT is One of the best Windows ever

The Newcomers

? Windows 7 Home Premium
? Windows NT 4.0

The Contenders

11 Windows 10 Pro

New Windows 10 pro is...so beautiful operating system.

Nice one. Very too much Best and awesome operating system Windows it.

Very too much useful operating system it...

Great

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12 Windows 3.1

Honestly Win 7 is the best (even Win 10 is out) but Win 3.1 is my childhood. No freeze, no blue death. Simply the (second) best

13 Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm currently using this OS and I'm LOOOving it. - SwiftBlur

14 Windows XP SP3
15 Windows 8.1

Best os ever. It would be more better with out metro.. but I like charms

Windows 8 is 2nd worst

It may be looks hard when you first try it. But when you get use to it,it's actually quite easy to use. - Finn-Mordecai-Gumball

I love eit - Skitt

16 Windows XP SP2
17 Windows 3.0

Great but obsolete

18 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

I Installed this, and It's LIGHTNING FAST! - Wobblygaming7

19 Windows 2.0
20 Windows Whistler
21 Windows 10 Enterprise

Very too much useful operating system it.
Much better than Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows xp and Windows Vista and Windows 95 and Windows 98.
I love it...operating system Windows 10 Enterprise.

22 Windows 2000 Professional

Windows 2000 Is Better Then Windows ME And Everything In Windows 2000 Is So Good - CuteGirlJigglypuff

Windows 2000 is pretty good

Windows 2000 is literally Windows XP with only business features. Great OS!

23 Windows Longhorn Build 4029
24 Windows 98 SE
25 Windows 7 x64
26 Windows 1.01
27 Windows 1.02
28 Windows 1.03
29 Windows 1.04
30 Windows 2.11

So Windows 2.11 is the worst in this list?
Intresting...

For me Windows ME or Windows 8 is worst

31 Windows RT

This is the mobile version of win 8

Hahhahh this is one of the wort Windows ever

32 Windows 3.2
33 Windows Server 2003
34 Windows Server 2012
35 Windows Chicago (Beta For Windows 95)
36 Windows Server 2008 R1
37 Windows Server 2008 R2
38 Windows 7 Professional
39 Windows 8 Enterprise
40 Windows 8 Pro
41 Windows 7 Home Basic
42 Windows Home Server 2011
43 Windows Server 2012 Essentials
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