Since Windows Vista, the kernel version of the operating system has been in the range, Windows 7 was introduced with the kernel, while Windows 8 received the and Windows 8.1 was bumped to the version range. Today Microsoft bumping the kernel version number of Windows 10 to is a major change. The company has been working to make one Windows that works across all form factor devices sharing the same user experience and using a single core, and changing the kernel version shows that there is a huge amount of changes in the operating system. SEE ALSO: Windows 10 Consumer Preview: features to expect in 2015 The leaked screenshots clearly show that the current version of Windows 10 is 10.0.9888 and it’s a big jump from the latest Technical Preview, which shipped with the 6.4.9879 version.

On each version of Windows, Microsoft has made major improvements to the kernel, but since Windows Vista, one of the reasons to keep the same major version number was always related to software compatibility. As such, it will be interesting to see if moving to version 10 in the kernel will bring any issues with older software. Update: Microsoft confirms the change of the kernel version from 6.4 to 10.0 on an Internet Explorer support web page, which details modifications in the user-agent string for the software: Source ITHome, Microsoft All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.