I got this question from a close friend and he asked me to tell him about how to find out what version of Windows does he have on his computer. And I think that many of you are wondering about the version of Windows that’s running on your computer.
Do you know what version of Windows on your computer? There are three things you should know about Microsoft’s Windows:
- Major version of Windows, such as Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10
- Edition of the Windows, such as Starter, Home, Pro, Ultimate,… and so on.
- Windows 32-bit or 64-bit. What’s the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit operating system? Take a look at this article from DigitalTrends.com.
How To Find Out What Version Of Windows Do I Have?
If you don’t know what version of Windows that’s running on your own computer, you can’t choose which software you could install on it, as well as which device driver to install or update.
It’s very easy to find the version of Windows on your computer, just need a few clicks or taps and you will know exact details about your computer, including three major details that we mentioned above.
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Check Version Of Windows Through Control Panel
You can easily check the version of your Windows operating system by clicking on Start > Control Panel > System.
It will show the type of your Windows, edition of Windows as well as system type.
You can do the same way on all other versions of Windows, such as Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 to find out the edition of Windows as well as system type: 32-bit or 64-bit. Just click on Start > Control Panel > System.
You can also right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop screen, and select Properties to show System Information. It’s worked like the above method.
Find Out Version Of Windows With Winver Command (Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 & Windows 10)
With the winver command, you can find the type of Windows you are using and the edition of that Windows, plus build number. However, this command doesn’t help you to determinate system type (32-bit / 64-bit) of your Windows.