Are you wondering what version of Windows is running on your computer? Knowing which version of Windows you have installed can be helpful for troubleshooting and understanding what programs and features you have access to. Identifying the version of Windows on your machine is fairly straightforward, and this guide will show you how to do it in just a few steps. Learn How Do I Know if I Have Windows 10?
How Do I Know if I Have Windows 10?
- The quickest way to check what version of Windows 10 you are running is to type “winver” into the search bar at the bottom left of your screen. This command brings up a window that displays the current version number. For instance, if it says “Version 1803,” then you have the April 2018 update installed. If it says “Version 1909,” then you have the November 2019 update installed.
- If you don’t see the winver command listed right away in your search results, click on “Run Command” at the top of the list. This will bring up a window where you can simply enter “winver” into the text box and hit Enter. Once again, this will display your current version number so that you know what updates are available for installation or if any are needed from Microsoft.
- You can also find out which version of Windows 10 is running on your machine through Settings > System > About. Scroll down until you locate the “Windows Specifications” section, which should provide all sorts of information about your device such as its processor type, system type, amount of RAM memory installed, etc. Look for “Edition” and that should tell you what edition (Home or Pro) as well as which build (version) of Windows 10 is running on your machine.
No matter how tech savvy or not-so-tech savvy we may be, knowing exactly which OS our computers are running can save us time and effort while helping us make better decisions when updating our machines or installing new software applications. With these simple steps above, anyone with a computer running Windows 10 will be able to quickly identify their OS and ensure their machine is up-to-date with all available security patches and bug fixes from Microsoft. Enjoy!