Worst Windows Versions

The Top Ten
1 Windows 8

Do I honestly have to say what a fail this operating system is? It's not mouse friendly at all! Can't support many apps and is an unfinished mess. Sure They added the start screen in 8.1 but the main problem is still there. Get your act together Microsoft! Lean from your mistakes and impress me with windows 9.

Windows 8 looks like its made on MSPAINT! The things that are nice, are nice because they are recycled from Windows Vista. The start menu is absolutely abomination and is completely unusable! Though it is better than Windows 10!

Questionable design choices (for starters, the Start Menu got replaced with some crappy tile menu that took up the whole screen) and fairly unstable.

Windows 8.1 is actually good, but 2000, XP, 7 and 10 are all better.

It's not that bad. They said it's faster than 7. 8.1 makes it better, and you can get used to the start screen. (if not, use Classic Shell)

2 Windows Me

People who say windows 8 is the worst have seriously no idea how bad ME was. I've used pretty much every version of windows since ME. ME was by far the worst. 8 was clunky and confusing, but it ran pretty well and included many modern features. Vista also revamped the operating system and added key features, although the hardware did experience problems. I personally haven't experienced problems, and that was more a driver manufacturer issue. ME was total crap. It was an unnecessary update that was unstable and caused problems. The new features were buggy and not yet ready to be released. It was just a total last-minute dash that resulted in a hot mess. It was supposed to be the best of both worlds but ended being the worst of all. Perhaps its sole saving grace was the beautiful startup and shutdown sounds.

By and large, the worst version of Windows. Extremely unstable (the Blue Screen of Death became a meme thanks to ME), horrid security and it was literally just the hollowed-out remains of the DOS kernel (DOS was still there, but you needed hacks to access it)

The only thing why people voted for vista or 8 is because they TRYED IT. Me was the shortest lived windows ever it was slow had more bugs lots of crashing and it slowly faded from Microsoft I bet this will be number 3 soon anyway

Probably the worst Windows OS ever made. Windows ME is a joke.

3 Windows Vista

The requirements for Vista were kind of high at the time, and it was even ahead of its time. It may be poorly optimized, but it was mostly with compatibility issues.

From what I've heard, Vista was very buggy, very slow, and most people who tried to upgrade from XP to Vista had several problems with it.

The thing it has going for it is that it's beautiful. Otherwise, it's a mass of wasted potential. Vista would've been good if it wasn't bundled with so many underpowered computers.

This was an OS that took up more memory than most computers at the time could handle. Basically, it was a rushed stopgap between Windows XP and Windows 7 (both of which are far superior to Vista).

I remember something about 90% of people who doesn't upgraded to that system
Why? because Vista was slow and it crashed every time.

4 Windows 95

More like win blows 95 it was revolutionizing but it was slow and 16 bit

5 Windows 8.1

It isn't that bad. While of course, it isn't the best Windows version, it's far superior to the original Windows 8. - KalloFox34

6 Ms-dos 6.0

I simple command was lost and they had to rush 6.22 later

We're not talking about dos here.

7 Windows 1.0

WITH A CLOCK! Yeah, Windows 1.0 didn't include anything. NOTHING. Okay, I understand that this is 1985, but there were MUCH better operating systems. End of story

Yeah plus with the annoying commercial

Even for its time, it was a pretty poor OS.

It was pretty much garbage

8 Windows 98
9 Windows XP

It brings back memories of my childhood! My reception classmates would rush to get to the computer running Windows XP!

Like a old chair that's what it is

Hey! This is good!


10 Windows 7

Windows 7 was the best Windows OS I've ever used and it's sad that Microsoft ended support for it on 1/14/2020. I especially miss the 3D skeuomorphic design and the iconic startup sound that I grew up with from 2009 until summer 2015 when my family upgraded to Windows 10 for no reason whatsoever.

My windows 7 crashes a lot

Win 7 Is Slow and Outdated

Overatted, it takes away ultimate extras, there's nothing great about it.Higher System Requirements then Vista. I like vista a lot thoguh.
More Reasons to.

The Newcomers

? Windows 11

Windows 11 should be renamed to Windows Vista 2.0 because that's how crappy it is. Even after Windows 10 ends support when I'm 19 in 2025, I'm still keeping it on my computer unless something better is created. Windows 11 looks ugly, has a terrible UI, and is generally not worth the upgrade. Windows 11 is proof that every other version of Windows in bad.

The Contenders
11 Windows Neptune
12 Windows 2.0
13 Windows 2000

It Ripoff the the startup sound from windows me

14 Windows 3.2

Oh, that Chinese version. - BorisRule

15 Windows NT 3.1
16 Windows 3.1
17 Windows N.T 4.0
18 Windows NT 6.1


That's 7 - BorisRule

19 Windows Server 2003

It's actually good, aside from the fact that they force you to give a reason to shut down. - KalloFox34

20 Windows NT 5.0
21 Windows RT
22 Windows Mobile 6.5
23 Windows Longhorn Build 4029
24 Windows Whistler
25 Windows XP Professional x64


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