Best Windows Operating Systems

The Top Ten

1 Windows 7

It is great but its look is not as good as the charming Vista - LOLRyan2006

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

That last part sounded weird... I mean it had a fresh new appearance compared to the older ones. - 3DG20

Microsoft fixed everything from evil vista - DominiusDarkKnight5

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2 Windows XP Windows XP

The windows I had a kid from jan 2008, I think to feb 2014, I remember having lots of games on my windows xp computer, I remember playing it a lot

I remember using this is 4th Grade Computer class... - LOLRyan2006

Incredible UI, fast, and not too messy. Windows 7 is a great too, but I want to use XP, not the crappy Windows 10 that my computer has. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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.

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3 Windows 95

It's the first one that actually doesn't look like the BIOS screen.

Actually doesn't look like it was a bios chip.

Actually didn't look like a BIOS menu.

The first version of Windows that isn't a T O Y - LOLRyan2006

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4 Windows 2000

Updated Version of NT 4.0 - LOLRyan2006

It doesn't crash like windows me - Minecraftisawesone

Nice and rock solid

It's very useful

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5 Windows 98

This OS wasn't garbage but it doesn't let me boot up - LOLRyan2006

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.

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6 Windows 10 Pro

Best Windows Os ever.

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

Very too much useful operating system it...

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

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7 Windows Vista

Best

The only updates windows vista does is very small and not neccesary! - DominiusDarkKnight5

Windows Vista is evil - N64Dude

With all of the updates it is rock solid

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8 Windows 8

Best windows

Windows 8 is a stupid os - DominiusDarkKnight5

Are you kidding me?!? WINDOWS 8 IS THE WORST OPERATING SYSTEM EVER! - ShaunFan04

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!

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9 Windows 1.0

The one started it all - BorisRule

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

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10 Windows 7 Ultimate

Best and good operating system Windows it
Never update it.

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

The Contenders

11 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

12 Windows NT

The whole family? Even Vista? - LOLRyan2006

Which one? - BorisRule

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

13 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

14 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

15 Windows XP SP3

This last windows xp service pack. Nice it.

16 Windows 3.0

Great but obsolete

17 Windows XP SP2

No problems it.

18 Windows Vista Ultimate

User like windows vista ultimate Service pack 2 and Wow it.

Good & great operating system... like it.

Best it.

19 Windows 7 Professional

I like 32 bit and love 64 bit. So good.

20 Windows 10 Home

Best of Windows operating system it.

Nice Os.

21 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

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

22 Windows 2.0

Good one

23 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.

24 Windows 8.1 Pro

My best operating system.Wow!

25 Windows Vista Enterprise

Very to much greatest operating system it.
32 bit good and 64 bit more than good.

Very useful sp2...

26 Windows Whistler
27 Windows Vista Business

Best Microsoft Windows operating system it.
Windows Vista Business service pack 2 and 64 bit I used. It nice.

28 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!

29 Windows Longhorn Build 4029
30 Windows 98 SE
31 Windows 7 x64
32 Windows Server 2008 R2

Nice working server.

33 Windows 8 Pro
34 Windows 1.01
35 Windows 1.02
36 Windows 1.03
37 Windows 1.04
38 Windows 2.11

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

For me Windows ME or Windows 8 is worst

39 Windows RT

This is the mobile version of win 8

Hahhahh this is one of the wort Windows ever

40 Windows 3.2
41 Windows Server 2003
42 Windows Server 2012
43 Windows Chicago (Beta For Windows 95)
44 Windows Server 2008 R1
45 Windows 8 Enterprise
46 Windows 7 Home Basic
47 Windows Home Server 2011
48 Windows Server 2012 Essentials
49 Windows NT 4.0
50 Windows 7 Home Premium
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