Worst Windows Versions

The Top Ten

1 Windows 8

I never used this windows, I did use windows 8.1 - trains45

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.

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)

Was it for laptops or tablets? But they failed at both it's buggy the user interface is crAp and metro sucks - Blankguy

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.

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 - Blankguy

The only good thing about Windows ME is it's logo.

Haven't you noticed that Steve Ballmer made all the bad windows versions?
Windows 1.0-98: Bill Gates mainly
Windows ME: Steve Ballmer
Windows Neptune (Alpha XP) and XP: Bill Gates
Windows Vista: Ballmer
Windows 7: Bill Gates
Windows 8: Ballmer
Windows 8.1: Ballmer, Gates and the new CEO
Windows 10: The new guy - Harri666

3 Windows Vista

I remember my moms old windows visits computer acting up and stuff - trains45

It was a memory hog took five years to complete it came out buggy. It was stupid - Blankguy

I'm typing this from a vista computer. Trust me it should be number one.

Windows vista is evil

4 Windows 95

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

Not everyone had amazing graphic cards back then. I repeat, NOT! - Mii24

5 Windows 8.1
6 Ms-dos 6.0

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

7 Windows 1.0

It was pretty much garbage - OnyxtheOcelot

Is the worst one

It sucks

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

8 Windows 98
9 Windows XP

Hey! This is good!

Windows xp was the best it never sucked In my opinion - trains45

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 - Blankguy

10 Windows 7

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Win 7 Is Slow and Outdated

My windows 7 crashes a lot - Minecraftisawesone

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

11 Windows Neptune
12 Windows 2000

It Ripoff the the startup sound from windows me

Are you stupid? Windows 2000 was released in 1999, Windows ME in 2000. It didn't "ripoff", it just used the same startup and shutdown sounds.

13 Windows 2.0
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 RT
20 Windows Mobile 6.5
21 Windows Longhorn Build 4029
22 Windows Whistler
23 Windows XP Professional x64


24 Windows Server 2003
25 Windows 3.0
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