How to check Windows version - What version of Windows do I have

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Don't know what Windows version you are running? Then, this article may help you a lot. Just follow the steps below and you will soon learn how to check windows version. The answer for what windows do I have, what version of windows am I running, and how to check windows version. Technology facts.

Windows 8 and 10

  • Go to the Windows Desktop screen.
  • Press the Windows key + R on the keyboard.
  • Type winver in the text field and press Enter.

 How to check windows version

Windows 7 and earlier

  • Click the Start button, usually found in the lower left corner of the main Desktop screen.
  • Click the Run or Search field, type winver, and press Enter.
  • This opens an About Windows window and display the version of Microsoft Windows, the build info, and service pack information, if any service pack is installed.

What version of Windows do I have

Alternative methods

Below are some additional methods of determining the version of Windows.

Windows 8 and 10

  • Go to the Windows Start screen.
  • Type about your pc and select the About Your PC option.

Windows 7 and earlier

  • Right-click on My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start menu.
  • Select the Properties option.
  • In the System Properties window, as shown below, the version of Windows and the Service Pack (if installed) is displayed.

How to check windows version

Tip: On the System Properties window, under the System section, look for the System type entry to see if the version of Windows on your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Note: Doing the above method may not always work and is dependent on the version of Windows you're running. In some cases, it may display Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000] or something similar, which is the command prompt version. However, some versions of Windows, such as Windows XP, display the Windows version.

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