How to Check Which Windows Version You are using on Your PC

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How to Check windows version

This tutorial will help you in checking:

  • Which Windows version is installed in your computer (Windows XP, Vista, etc)?
  • Which Windows edition is installed in your computer (Home, Professional, etc)?
  • Whether your installed Windows version type is 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)?
  • Which Service Pack is installed in your Windows (SP1, SP2, SP3, etc)?
  • Which Windows 10 build is installed in your computer?
  • Which Windows 10 version is installed in your computer (version 1511, 1607, 1703, etc)?

Using WINVER Command

All Windows versions allow you to find out information about the installed OS version using winver command.

Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box, type winver and press Enter key. It’ll launch About Windows dialog box.

It shows installed Windows version, edition, build number, service pack, etc. You can also find out which user and organization is registered with Windows.

Using System Properties Window

All Windows versions come with System Properties application which shows useful and detailed information about installed Windows version.

You can right-click on My Computer (or This PC) icon on Desktop and select Properties option. You can also open it from Control Panel.

It shows which Windows version (XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1 or 10) is installed in your computer. It also shows the Windows edition information such as Home, Professional, Home Basic, Home Premium, etc. You can also check whether a service pack is installed or not in your Windows OS.

You can also check whether the installed Windows version is 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) by looking at “System Type” information.

It also lets you know about processor, RAM, computer name, product ID, etc information.

Using SystemInfo Command

You can also get detailed information about installed Windows and your PC using systeminfocommand.

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator,

Click on Start button or Start ORB and go to All programs -> Accessories.

Now right-click on Command Prompt shortcut and select “Run as Administrator” option

2. Now run following command:

systeminfo

It’ll take a few seconds in running some tests and you’ll get detailed information in the result.

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