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Is that actually the case, or is it just a rumour? The version number never matched the OS name until Windows 10, and Windows already has a very robust backwards compatibility framework that can simulate older OSs, so I'm not sure why that would be a problem.

Windows 95 is version 4.10, XP is v5.1/v5.2, Vista is v6.0, Windows 8.1 is v6.3, and Windows 10 is v10.0.

I can't say I know of a specific app that had the bad version check. But given Microsoft's devotion to keeping old things working when you upgrade, it at least seems plausible.

This is the closest I can find to a definitive statement: https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2hwlrk/new_wind...

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