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Former good articleMicrosoft Windows was one of the good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Current status: Delisted good article

Inaccurate NT version history.Edit

NT 11.0 Doesn't exist. Windows 11 still uses NT 10.0.

Please update: TpapTheTechEnthusiast (talk) 15:23, 17 August 2022 (UTC)

According to Operating System Version - Win32 apps, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 are Windows NT 10.0. The picture should be revised. --Yejianfei (talk) 13:04, 7 October 2022 (UTC)

Requested move 23 November 2022Edit

Microsoft WindowsWindows – The correct name of the operating system is simply "Windows". Windows already redirects here; the plural form provides sufficient disambiguation from "window" per WP:PLURALPT. RoanDM (talk) 23:51, 23 November 2022 (UTC)

  • Oppose per Britannica "Microsoft Windows" is the correct name. Windows should probably go to the DAB but it was discussed recently at RFD with consensus to keep but that doesn't mean we should move the OS there. Crouch, Swale (talk) 09:26, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose, the plural of windows is a much longer known usage (WP:time immemorial?) and would agree that if anything it could go to the DAB page (but maybe should remain as a redirect here). A product name does not supercede historical usage and long-term significance. Randy Kryn (talk) 12:11, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Support There's a clear naming convention in use that software does not generally include the manufacturer name in the title. macOS not Apple MacOS, OS/2 not IBM OS/2, Ubuntu not Canonical Ubuntu, CP/M not Digital Research CP/M. Microsoft's own branding prior to 2008 was hit or miss on whether it included "Microsoft" when referring to Windows as a product. Since at least 2008, "Microsoft" has been consistently left out of the product name. The product name is "Windows", and does not need to be preceded by Microsoft, and by tradition of other similar titles on Wikipedia, should not include Microsoft. SchmuckyTheCat (talk) 12:19, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Commment, I've added a hatnote to Window to this page. Randy Kryn (talk) 12:31, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Windows should clearly point to the disambiguation page. The current title is a very commonly used name. -- Necrothesp (talk) 13:47, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
    Do not move this is not needed. (talk) 18:22, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
    This very recently went to RfD [1] where the primary redirect was upheld. 162 etc. (talk) 17:38, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Not again, no, no, no. real world. In ictu oculi (talk) 22:03, 25 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose WP:IFITAINTBROKE. Windows can continue to redirect here with a hatnote for explanation. cookie monster 755 18:37, 26 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Oppose move. Even though "Windows" redirects here, I think the current title is better as it helps readers who are looking for the Window article know they have come to the wrong place. Rreagan007 (talk) 22:54, 28 November 2022 (UTC)