How to Check Which Windows Version is Installed in My Computer?

This question is asked by so many readers via emails and comments, so today I decided to post a tutorial to find out information about the installed Windows version in any computer.

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)?

There are many methods to find out which Windows version and edition is present in your computer system so we'll talk about all of them one by one.

Now without wasting time lets share these methods:

METHOD 1: 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.

WinVer_Command_About_Windows_Information.png

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

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METHOD 2: 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.

System_Properties_Windows_Edition_System_Type_Information.png

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.

METHOD 3: Using Settings app in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 operating system, you can find information about installed Windows version, edition, etc using Settings app.

1. Open Settings app from Start Menu. Alternatively, you can press WIN+I keys together to open Settings directly.

2. Now click on System icon in Settings app and then click on About tab present in left-side pane.

Windows_10_Settings_System_About_Page.png

It shows information about installed Windows 10 edition, version number, OS build number, product ID, processor, RAM, system type (32-bit or 64-bit), etc.

METHOD 4: Using Registry Editor

Advanced users can also take help of Registry Editor tool to find out information about installed Windows version.

1. Press "WIN+R" key combination to launch RUN dialog box then type regedit and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

3. In right-side pane, you'll find several strings containing useful information about the installed Windows version. Some are as following:

  • ProductName (Shows information about installed Windows version)
  • EditionID (Installed Windows edition)
  • CompositionEditionID (Installed Windows edition)
  • BuildBranch (Windows 10 build branch information)
  • CurrentBuild (Windows 10 build number)
  • CurrentBuildNumber (Windows 10 build number)
  • ReleaseId (Windows 10 version information)

Get_Windows_Version_Edition_Build_Information_Registry.png

METHOD 5: Using SystemInfo Command

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

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator using any method given here.

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.

SystemInfo_Command_Get_System_Information.png

3. Scroll upwards a little and look for OS name, OS version, System type, etc.

METHOD 6: Using WMIC Command

You can also use WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line) command to get brief information about your system and installed Windows version.

1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator using any method given here.

2. Now run following command:

WMIC OS

3. It'll show detailed information about Windows version, build number and much more.

WMIC_OS_Command_Get_Windows_Version_Information.png

PS: You can also use GET parameter with WMIC OS command to get specific information. Foe example:

WMIC OS GET Name

WMIC OS GET Version

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Comments

  • Cortana search box in the taskbar is white on my PC. Do you know why?

  • Maybe she on vacations......

  • VG

    @Ashish
    Is it working on clicking or not?

  • Yes it is working. Just the colour automatically changes to white even after editing registry settings.

  • VG

    ^^ Try to turn on/off transparency effects in Settings -> Personalization -> Colors.

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