Do you need to know what Windows version you are running on your PC? Usually, we don’t need to know this. But sometimes when your planning to upgrade your setup or use applications that require a specific version of Windows, this is when knowing your Windows version can come in handy.
It can be really frustrating when you download a program only to find out your Windows version is unsupported or has performance issues with that particular application.
Don’t worry this is going to be an easy guide since Windows has many easy ways of finding its version details. You’ll find these methods below to find your version details on Windows 11 and Windows 10.
Method #1 Search Menu
This works with all Windows versions. The main difference is where the search feature is located in the different Windows; in Windows 10 and 8 it will be in the Start menu on the left side of the toolbar and in Windows 11 it’s magnifying glass icon in the middle of the toolbar.
- Click on the search menu.
- Type “winver” in the search box and press Enter.
You will see the About Windows box with your Windows version information shown on your screen.
- Version e.g 22H2
- Build Number
Method #2 Using This PC.
Here are the steps for finding your version details via This PC:
- Right, Click on This PC.
- Click on Properties.
You’ll see the System window popup, here you’ll find your Windows version and edition on the top left.
Method #3 Using Settings Menu.
Here are the steps for this method below:
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard and click on the Settings icon.
- After the Settings Menu is opened, Click System.
- Scroll to the bottom and Click About.
Method #4 Using the System Information tab.
Another very easy-to-use method to quickly find out your Windows OS details and more.
Here are the steps to do this:
- Press the Windows Key on your keyboard.
- Type System Information in the Search bar and press Enter.
- Now Click on the System Information Icon.
After you click on this you will be shown a new window with all the details about your Windows version, Build number, and architecture type i.e 32-bit or 64-bit as well as your Manufacturer information and Hardware specifications.
If you want to learn about more than just your Windows version we have guides to look for detailed system hardware specifications, Here are some other articles you’d find helpful:
What’s my PC Model And Generation?
Cores & Threads: Do you have enough?
Method #5 Using Command Prompt.
Here’s the last method in this Guide, it might seem daunting to newbies or less techy people but trust me this is another very simple method and might just be the quickest way to get the information you need about your Windows version.
So here are the steps:
- Press the Windows key and Type “cmd“.
- Press Enter or click the search result option Command Prompt.
- After the Command Prompt menu shows up, type “ver” and Press Enter.
Why do you need to know your Windows Version?
There are a number of reasons why you would be interested in knowing which version of Windows your computer or laptop is using. It is crucial to know this information since it will enable you to install games or programs that are compatible with your system. The majority of app developers demand that you complete the minimum requirements in order to use their products. Like requiring a 64-bit Windows build or a certain Windows build in order to execute the app effectively. You can install system-compatible drivers with this as well.
Additionally, Windows updates might occasionally introduce problems. To avoid this, you should figure out which build is to blame and remove it. You need to know the precise Windows build number for this in order to uninstall that specific patch.