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Windows NT 4.0

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Windows NT 4.0
Basic Information
Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Type(s)
Operating System
Status(es)
Unsupported
Microsoft Windows
Predecessor
Windows NT 3.51
Successor
Windows 2000
United Nations International Release Date(s)
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Windows NT 4.0 is a graphical operating system released by Microsoft Corporation on July 31 1996. Five versions were released: Workstation, Server, Server Enterprise Edition, Terminal Server Edition and Embedded.

Gaming[edit | edit source]

Windows NT 4.0 could support a maximum of DirectX 3.0a, so it was capable of supporting very limited gaming even for its time. Despite Windows NT 4.0 being aimed primarily at businesses, some video game publishers, such as Xplosiv, included compatability checks on the rear cover for the video game being able to run on it.

Service Packs[edit | edit source]

Windows NT 4.0 received six service packs and one service pack update rollup over its operational life:

  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1): October 7, 1996
  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2): April 21, 1997
  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3): June 9, 1998
  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4): October 31, 1999
  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 (SP5): December 28, 2000
  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6): March 30, 2001
  • Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a (SP6a): October 21, 2002

Support[edit | edit source]

Windows NT 4.0 Embedded[edit | edit source]

  • Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2003
  • Extended support ended on July 11, 2006

Windows NT 4.0 Server[edit | edit source]

  • Mainstream support ended on December 31, 2002
  • Extended support ended on December 31, 2004

Windows NT 4.0 Workstation[edit | edit source]

  • Mainstream support ended on June 30, 2002
  • Extended support ended on June 30, 2004