Microsoft is moving to offer Windows as a Service (WaaS), which means there won’t be any major releases every three years, new features and changes rolling out as soon as they’re ready.
The new Windows build model also avoids using the version number as we used to see before (ex: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc.). This makes it a bit difficult to keep track of the version running on the device.
In this tutorial, you will learn a few ways to check and determine which version of Windows 10 is installed on your computer.
How to check the Windows 10 version on your computer?
How to check the Windows 10 version using the Settings app
Open Settings > System > About . Here you will see the type of Win 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education), the version number (what to see), and the OS Build (which doesn’t care much).
Another way is to type winver in the search bar on Windows 10, and press Enter . Or open cmd, type winver .
Meanwhile, a small window opens, allowing you to view information similar to the one above.
If your computer is running on an old version, you can update to the latest version by following the instructions: How to Update Win 10 to Windows 10 2004.
If an error occurs during the update process, please refer to how to fix it here: How to fix some errors when updating Windows 10.
How to check Windows 10 version using System information
Follow these steps to check the current Windows 10 version using System information:
1. Open Start.
2. Search for System information and click on the top result to open the app.
3. Select System Summary on the left panel, the information will be listed in the Version field .
The version number available with System Information shows only build numbers. If you want to know the actual version number of Windows 10, you’ll need to decode the info:
- November 2019 version 1909 (build number 18363).
- May 2019 Update 1903 version (build number 18362).
- October 2018 Update 1809 (build number 17763).
- April 2018 Update Version 1803 (build number 17134).
- Fall Creators Update 1709 (build number 16299).
- Creators Update 1703 (build number 15063).
- Anniversary Update 1607 version (build number 14393).
- November Update version 1511 (build number 10586).
- Initial Release 1507 (build number 10240).
How to check Windows 10 version using Command Prompt
Follow these steps to determine the Windows 10 version using Command Prompt:
1. Open Start.
2. Open Command Prompt.
3. Type the following command to view the full version of Windows 10 and press
4. Type the following command to see the name and version of Windows 10 and press
systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"
5. Type the following command to get the Windows 10 version information and press
wmic os get version
6. The above command will query for the name and version of the operating system.
Once you’ve completed the steps, you’ll need to use the build number to determine the actual version of Windows 10.