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1.2 Which versions of Windows are supported?

Emacs 25.2 is known to run on all versions of Windows from Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0 through to Windows 8.1. The Windows port is built using the Win32 API and supports most features of the X version, including variable width fonts, images and tooltips.

Emacs on Windows can be compiled as either a 32-bit or a 64-bit executable, using the MinGW GCC compiler and development tools.