Windows NT 4.0

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Windows NT 4.0
Version of Microsoft Windows
Windows NT logo.svg
OS familyWindows NT
CodenameShell Update Release
Preliminary name
Architecturex86, Alpha, MIPS, PC98, PowerPC
Latest build
Release date1996-07-31
Support end2006-07-11
Server, Enterprise Edition
Server, Terminal Server Edition
Windows NT 3.5x
Replaced by
Windows 2000, Windows XP

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[edit | edit source]

There are several editions of Windows NT 4.0:

Service Packs[edit | edit source]

There were 6 service packs released for Windows NT 4.0. There was a 7th Service Pack planned, but it was cancelled and Update Rollup 6a was released instead.

Builds[edit | edit source]

Pre-Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 1[edit | edit source]

Beta 2[edit | edit source]

Pre-Release Candidate 1[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 1[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate 2[edit | edit source]

Pre-RTM[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 1[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 2[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 3[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 4[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 5[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 6 Beta[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 6[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 6a[edit | edit source]

Post-Service Pack 6a Security Rollup[edit | edit source]