Microsoft still uses good ol' NT 5.2.3790...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by curriegrad2004, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. curriegrad2004

    curriegrad2004 MDL Novice

    Dec 3, 2008
    #1 curriegrad2004, Aug 28, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Don't believe that Microsoft used Windows Server 2003 based OS to build parts of Windows 7? Look in the Windows\inf\Setupapi.offline.log. Only found it by coincidence when I was verifying the job that DISM did when I injected a few drivers...

    I was quite surprised that Microsoft used Windows Server 2003 to build parts of Windows 7 Professional. I wonder why would they be still using an Operating System they've pushed to phase out, but ironically they use it internally to build the next version of Windows... :rolleyes:

    Here's the evidence I found
    [Device Install Log]
         OS Version = 5.2.3790
         Service Pack = 2.0
         Suite = 0x0112
         ProductType = 3
         Architecture = x86
    [Boot Session: 2009/07/14 00:06:57.116]
    >>>  [Stage Driver Updates]
    >>>  Section start 2009/07/14 00:47:40.520
           os: Version = 5.2.3790, Service Pack = 2.0, Suite = 0x0112, ProductType = 3, Architecture = x86
          cmd: C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\AEC17B8A-E8ED-42B1-B8E5-FC036365BD74\dismhost.exe {A34A5EE1-C3AD-4BE4-AB4D-B32EEAD86AD1}
         sto: Driver Update Context:
         sto:      Image State        = Generalized
         sto:      Image Architecture = x86
         sto:      Transaction        = None
         sto:      Driver Updates     = 10
         sto: Staging all driver updates.
         sto: {Import Driver Package: D:\work\mount\Professional\Windows\WinSxS\x86_sensorsalsdriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_355af82f22f9507d\sensorsalsdriver.inf} 00:47:40.520
         sto:      Importing driver package into Driver Store:
         sto:           Driver Store   = D:\work\mount\Professional\Windows\System32\DriverStore (Offline | 6.1.7600)
         sto:           Driver Package = D:\work\mount\Professional\Windows\WinSxS\x86_sensorsalsdriver.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_355af82f22f9507d\sensorsalsdriver.inf
         sto:           Architecture   = x86
         sto:           Locale Name    = neutral
         sto:           Flags          = 0x00000245
  2. genuineintel

    genuineintel MDL Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    There might be some codes for compatibility issue. Does it matter?
  3. curriegrad2004

    curriegrad2004 MDL Novice

    Dec 3, 2008
    It doesn't really matter, but it's interesting to see that Windows Server 2003 still lives on inside of Microsoft, at least for now.
  4. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

    Sep 22, 2008
    Never heard that Server 2003 is "an Operating System they've pushed to phase out". Probably missed something. Anyways, before Windows 7 and may be even now it remains the most stable, fast and effective OS by MS. And what could be alternative to develop Win7 on? Vista? Server 2008? I think - no, cause Win7 has in general the same kernel as they. So they developed Vista on 2003 and just continued the job on the same platform.