Do you know your windows version? How can you check your windows version? Why it is important for us to know the windows version? Actually, everyone should know their major version of Windows and the edition of Windows version. If you don’t know the information, it is difficult for you to decide the software, driver or updates installed in your Windows system, not to mention the way of troubleshooting your Windows when you need help.
In this tutorial you will learn two easy ways to check your windows version.
How to Check the Windows Version with a Command?
You can run a command on your windows system to display the detailed information about your Windows including your windows version and edition. No matter which windows version you use, it is very easy for you to check with a command.
Press windows button plus R key to launch the command window and then type winver in the command windows and the enter. Now you can check all information of your windows.
How to Check the Windows Version with Start Button?
The other way to check your windows version is access to the windows settings. Let us talk about all windows version one by one.
If you install windows 11, you will find the start menu is at the bottom-left corner of the screen. Right-click on the start button and then the Power User Menu will appear on your screen. Then type settings and select system>about. Now, you will see the version information on your screen. All windows 11 are 64-bit.
Windows 10 is released by Microsoft on July 29, 2015. Most new computers are installed with Windows 10. The way to check the windows version of windows 10 is similar to windows 11. The first step is to find your start menu. And then right-click on the Start menu to show the Power User Menu. Then type settings and go to system>about. The windows version and edition information will appear on your screen.
What are the differences between windows 10 and windows 11?
Windows 8 or 8.1
Windows 8 is released on Oct. 29, 2015. As we all know, the Windows 8 start menu is very different from windows 10 or 7. It is difficult for you to find the start menu because you can’t find it directly on your main screen. But if you want to check the windows edition and version of window 8 or 8.1. the first step is to find the start button. Then right-click on the start button and the Power User Menu will appear just the same as windows 11 and 10.
You can find the edition of windows 8 or 8.1 and whether that window 8 version is 32-bit or 64-bit in the Control Panel.
Windows 7 or Vista
Select start menu at the bottom-left corner of the screen. Then type settings to find out system>about. All information of your windows 7 version will displayed on your screen. Windows vista is the same as Windows 7. The image of windows 7 looks like the image below.