At a glance
Publisher
Microsoft
Web
Status
Not available, Not supported
Introduced
Aug-1993
Latest
Windows NT with SP 6a
Design
GUI, Multi-tasking
Type
Workstation
 
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
 
Details
Summary The Windows NT series is a graphical OS, designed for corporate workstations and servers. NT has a similar look and feel of Windows 98, but is a completely different OS. It is a more robust design, with advanced security and administration. It does lack some compatibility with DOS and Windows 9x games, and other applications that need to communicate quickly (i.e. directly) with the hardware. Microsoft has updated this with the newer Windows 2000.
News 30-Jun-2003 - Microsoft End of life - no support. Online self-help ended Jun-2004

Service pack 6a released. See Downloads below.
Requirements
Product Windows NT Workstation
Processor 486DX 33 MHz or better, but you really ought to have more horsepower
RAM 16 MB (32-64 MB recommended)
Drive space 110 MB
Drives Runs from hard disk
Video VGA or better
File systems FAT, NTFS (NT v3 supports HPFS as well)
Compatibility Windows 16-bit programs (Windows 3.x type programs)
Windows 32-bit programs
DOS programs in a "DOS box" while Windows is running (not all programs run)
Interface Windows NT provides a GUI interface. It does supports a text-based DOS window while Windows is running.
Installation Can be installed in its own primary partition on the first drive. When installing to any other partition (logical or primary) on any drive, a small portion must be installed in a bootable FAT or NTFS primary partition on the first drive.
Variants Windows NT Workstation
Windows NT Server
Windows NT Server, Terminal Server Edition
Windows NT Enterprise Server
Versions Windows release timeline
3.1 Aug-1993
3.5 Sep-1994
3.51 Jun-1995
4.0 Aug-1996
Service Pack 6a- Released 2000
Downloads Upgrade to SP6a
Links Microsoft
Developers
Books Books on Windows NT
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)
Web www.microsoft.com
Support Limited support to user's who purchased retail copies.
OEM users (i.e. included with a new PC) are referred back to the computer manufacturer for support.
Alternatives Windows 2000, XP, Windows Vista, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris
Secrets Windows NT Setup Switches
Auto Filename/Folder completion - DOS box
Skip Wait for Login
Uncommon keyboard shortcuts
Pricing Windows NT Workstation $319
Windows NT Workstation - Multiple License Pack $269
Windows NT Workstation upgrade $149 (from NT v3 only)
Windows NT Workstation - Academic users - $139
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