How to see Windows version

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  • See the Windows version from File Explorer / Windows Explorer
  • See the Windows version from the Control Panel
  • See the Windows version from the Command Prompt
  • See the Windows Mobile version
  • See version, edition, build and system type

    If you are interested in understanding how to see the version of Windows in use on your PC, the steps you need to take are slightly different depending on whether you are using Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.x or Windows 7 and Vista. To find out more, keep reading, you will find everything explained in detail below.



    On Windows 10

    To see the version of Windows on your computer with Windows 10 installed, the first step you need to take is to type information on in the search box in the bottom left corner of the taskbar (if it is not directly visible, first click on the symbol of magnifying glass always present on the taskbar) and select Information about the PC in the menu that appears.

    In the window that will now open on the desktop, locate the section Device specifications and in correspondence with the item System type you will find indicated whether a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows is running.

    Then move to the section Windows specifications (found further down) and you will be able to know the edition, version and type of system in use. More precisely, in correspondence with the item Edition you will be able to view the version and edition of Windows running on the PC, in correspondence with the wording Version you will be able to view the version of Windows 10 running on the PC, while what is reported in correspondence with the wording Build lets you know the exact build being used.



    In addition to this, as I have just indicated, you can access the section of Windows 10 dedicated to system info by clicking on Start button attached to the taskbar, by selecting the icon Settings (the one in the shape ofgear) that you find in the menu that opens by clicking on the icon System (Quella with il PC) in the window that appeared on the desktop and then selecting the wording Informazioni su in the sidebar on the left.

    If, on the other hand, you want to know "on the fly" the version of Windows in use on the PC without having to carry out the above steps, you can call up the Run on screen by typing the key combination Win + R on the keyboard, enter the command winver in the appropriate field next to the item You open: and click on the button OK or press the button Submit on the keyboard. Once this is done, you will immediately see a window appear containing only the info in question.

    On Windows 8 / 8.x

    If, on the other hand, what you are using is a PC equipped with Windows 8 / 8.x, you can find out the version of Windows in use on your computer by calling the Charms Bar moving the cursor to the right edge of the desktop by selecting Settings and subsequently Change PC Settings which is below.


    In the screen that opens, select the wording PC and devices which is on the left then click on the item PC info which is always on the left.

    Alternatively, click on the Start button located in the bottom left corner of the taskbar, type PC info in the search field at the top right and select PC info, in fact, among the search results you see appear.


    In the new screen that will be shown to you at this point, you will find the system type indicated at the top, to determine whether a 32 or 64-bit version of Windows is running, while at the bottom, in correspondence with the section Windows, the version and edition of Windows running on your computer.

    Then, if you only want to know the version of Windows in use on your PC without having to carry out the above steps, you can call up the Run on screen by typing the key combination Win + R on the keyboard, enter the command winver in the appropriate field next to the item You open: and click on the button OK or press the button Submit that stat on the keyboard. Subsequently a window will be shown on the desktop with only the info in question.

    On Windows 7 and Vista

    Are you using Windows 7 or Windows 7 and would like to see which version of Windows you are using? Then first click on the Start button placed on the taskbar and then locate the item computer in the right part of the menu that opened, right click on it and choose Property.


    In the window that at this point you see appear on the desktop, you will find the Windows edition indicated in correspondence with the section Windows Edition which is at the top, and the type of system, in correspondence with the wording System type: annexed to the section System below, useful for determining if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

    See the Windows version from File Explorer / Windows Explorer

    Another system, common to Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.x and Windows 7 and Windows Vista to find out the version of Windows in use is to go to act as Esplora file / Esplora risorse. How? Well, first click on the icon of gialla poster located on the taskbar and then right-click on the item PC / Computer question in the left sidebar and choose Property give the menu check if you press.


    Once this is done, you will find yourself in front of a screen with various information relating to your computer and Windows. To be precise, at the section Edition find indicates the edition of Windows in use, while in correspondence with the item System type:In section System, you will find indicated if the version of Windows you are using is 32-bit or 64-bit.

    See the Windows version from the Control Panel

    Another way you have on your side to view the version of Windows in use on your PC, regardless of the edition of the operating system, is to rely on Control Panel. You ask me how? I'll explain it to you right away. First, click on the search field attached to Start menu or next to it and type in it Control Panel then select the Control Panel from the menu that opened.

    In the desktop window, make sure the mode is selected Category on the menu View by: at the top left then click on System and security and then on the link Displays the computer name or on that Displays amount of RAM and processor speed che trovi in ​​corrispondenza della sezione System.

    The screen that you will later find yourself in front of will be the same one accessible through File Explorer / Windows Explorer as in the previous step. So, in correspondence with the section Edition find indicates the edition of Windows in use, while in correspondence with the item System type:In section System, you will find indicated if the version of Windows you are using is 32-bit or 64-bit.

    See the Windows version from the Command Prompt

    In addition to the systems that I have indicated to you in the previous lines, you can see the version of Windows used by acting from Command Prompt, a practice that is identical for all editions of the Microsoft operating system. You ask me how to do it? I'll point it out to you right away.

    First, launch Command Prompt on your PC by invoking the Run via the keyboard shortcut Win + R, typing in correspondence of the field You open: the command cmd and then clicking on OK. or by squeezing Submit on the keyboard.

    In the Command Prompt window that you will see appear on the desktop at this point, type, systeminfo and press the button Submit on the keyboard. Wait a few moments for all the information relating to the system to be loaded and you will then be able to know how much you are interested in.

    At the entry OS name: you will find the edition of the operating system you are using, corresponding to the wording OS version: the version and build number, while next to the item System type: find specified whether a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows is running.

    See the Windows Mobile version

    As anticipated at the beginning of the article, for completeness of information I also want to show you how to identify the exact version of the Windows Mobile operating system on the smartphones of the Redmond company. It's quite simple, don't worry.

    If so, the first step you need to take is to go to Home, quickly scroll the displayed screen to the list All apps and then select Settings. Choose therefore System, Informazioni su and subsequently More Info.

    In the screen displayed, corresponding to the section Software you will find the general name of the product (eg. 10 Windows Mobile), while in the section Version you will find the version of the software running on the phone (eg. 1703). The section Operating system build instead, it indicates the specific software build number.

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