Windows NT 4.0

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Windows NT 4.0
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows NT
Version4.0
CodenameShell Update Release, Hydra (Terminal Server Edition)
Preliminary name
Architecturex86, Alpha, MIPS, PC98, PowerPC
Latest build
Release date1996-07-31
Support end2006-07-11
SKUs
Workstation
Server
Server, Enterprise Edition
Server, Terminal Server Edition
Embedded
Replaces
Windows NT 3.5x
Replaced by
Windows 2000, Windows XP Embedded

Windows NT 4.0 (codenamed Shell Update Release) is the successor to Windows NT 3.51 and the first version of Windows NT to feature the Windows Explorer interface introduced in Windows 95. It is the last version of Windows NT to include NT in its product name. It was succeeded by Windows 2000.

The Windows Desktop Update further enhances the shell by incorporating features from Windows 98.

Editions

There are several editions of Windows NT 4:

  • Workstation
  • Server
  • Server Enterprise Edition
  • Terminal Server (Codename: Hydra)

Service Packs

There were 6 service packs released for Windows NT 4. There was a 7th Service Pack Planned, but it was canceled and Update Rollup 6a was released instead.

Builds

Pre-Beta

Beta 1

Beta 2

Release Candidate 1

Release Candidate 2

Pre-RTM

RTM

Terminal Server Edition

Service Pack 1

Service Pack 2

Service Pack 3

Service Pack 4

Service Pack 5

Service Pack 6

Service Pack 6a

Post-Service Pack 6a Security Rollup