Microsoft kernel version for Windows 10 will hop from 6.4 to 10.0

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Microsoft is telling software developers be familiar with early of a real change in the kernel version number for Windows 10, which will soon hop from the current 6.4 to 10.0. This change could influence more seasoned Windows applications running on the OS.

Recently, online reports guaranteed that an unreleased version of Windows 10 demonstrated a improvement in the kernel version to 10.0. The present public preview (beta) version of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, 9879, still has the 6.4 kernel built number. On the other hand, a page on Microsoft’s MSDN website for Internet Explorer developers does without a doubt say the promising new change to 10.0:

“Developers preparing for Windows 10 should note that the Windows NT value in the UA string will change from 6.4 to 10.0 with the new release. If you have code that depends on the version number, we advise that you update to allow for the new value.”

This is the first real change in the kernel built number for Windows in a few years, anyhow the normal users of Windows 10 will probably not recognize any immediate transforms, it may cause a few issues for more seasoned Windows programs that were coded on account of the older kernel built version at the top of the priority list.

Microsoft won’t change the kernel built number on the technical public preview fabricate of Windows 10 to 10.0 until ahead of schedule 2015, when the customer review of the operating system is prone to be announced.

MSDN, WinBeta

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