1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    When I use the Windows Device Recovery Tool, I see a firmware-number and a operatingsystem-number for my device. What ist the difference?
    02-17-2016 07:30 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    The OS is high-level stuff like what runs the web browser and whatnot. It's most of the software on the device.

    Firmware is under-the-hood software that talks to the device's hardware and bridges the gap between the OS and hardware in a nutshell.
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    The OS is high-level stuff like what runs the web browser and whatnot. It's most of the software on the device.

    Firmware is under-the-hood software that talks to the device's hardware and bridges the gap between the OS and hardware in a nutshell.
    Guytronic likes this.
    02-17-2016 11:27 AM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    To add:
    Firmware is usually on-chip and normally needs a specific utility to update or "flash"
    Operating systems are usually installed on-drive and can be uninstalled by the user
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-17-2016 03:35 PM

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