Windows NT 3.5x

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Windows NT 3.5x
Version of Microsoft Windows
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Screenshot
OS familyWindows NT
Version3.5x
Architecturex86, Alpha, MIPS, PC98, PowerPC
Latest build
Release date1994-09-21 (3.5)
1995-05-30 (3.51)
SKUs
Support end2001-12-31
Windows NT 3.5 User Interface

Windows NT 3.5x is a family of NT-based operating systems released by Microsoft. These versions of Windows are the last of the NT series with the Windows 3.1-style user interface, as Windows NT 4.0 would introduce the Windows 95-style shell. These versions succeeded Windows NT 3.1.

Notably, an early version of the Windows 95-style shell is available for Windows NT 3.51 via the NewShell update. NewShell replaces Program Manager and adds a new desktop, taskbar, and user interface graphics.

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Windows NT 3.5[edit]

Windows NT 3.5 was released on 1994-09-21. It is the first version to acquire the edition names of 'Workstation' and 'Server'. This version of Windows NT cannot be installed in a processor newer than the original Pentium.

Pre-beta[edit]

Beta 1[edit]

Beta 2[edit]

Release Candidate 1[edit]

Release Candidate 2[edit]

RTM[edit]

Post-RTM[edit]

Windows NT 3.51[edit]

Windows NT 3.51 is the first release of Windows NT with support for the PowerPC architecture. It also introduced PCMCIA support, NTFS file compression, replaceable GINA, 3D acceleration in OpenGL, Windows 95-styled common controls, as well as new versions of Sound recorder, Media player and Windows Help applications.

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RTM[edit]

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Service Pack 1[edit]

Service Pack 2[edit]

Service Pack 3[edit]

Service Pack 4[edit]

Service Pack 5[edit]

Shell Technology Preview (NewShell)[edit]