What Version of Windows are You Using?

By | May 23, 2017
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What Version of Windows are You Using?

Yesterday, we published an article about Windows 10 End-of-Life Dates. Subsequently, we received several comments and quite a few emails from people asking us how they could find out what version of Windows they’re using.

There are many ways to find your Windows version. The quickest way – I think – is this:

  1. Press the Windows Key + R
  2. Type WINVER in the Run box.
  3. Click OK or press Enter

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You’ll see the following dialog appear. Your version number will be right on the 2nd line under “Microsoft Windows”. See?

See? It’s easy.  Now you know what version of  Windows you’re using.

What? You want another way? OK…

If you’re running Windows 10 and you want your Windows version and more info about your PC like how much RAM you have installed and the type of processor you PC has ( or you’ve got Run-box phobia), here’s a different way of finding your Windows version and even more info about your PC:

Type “About” (no quotes) in your Taskbar search and click on “This PC” when it appears at the top. Another way is to press Windows Key + i to open Settings (or open settings from your start menu) then click on System > About;



19 thoughts on “What Version of Windows are You Using?

  1. Barb

    I recently had windows 10 reinstalled and the person seems to have used an old version.
    It is showing me Version 1607, and I have no idea what to do about it.

  2. Norman Colwell

    What do you do if you do not have the current version of Windows 10 You have 1607.

  3. Judith Miller

    you can also find out by going to settings , then updates/security, looking at details of most recent updates

    1. Enid Webb

      If you do still have version 1607 should you wait for the update to come or do you look to download it yourself. Thanks for your help and your Newsletters.

  4. Kathleen

    I too still have 1607. Same question…wait for update?

  5. Darcy

    Microsoft’s newest creators edition version is slowly rolling out in different areas so it will eventually update. I am in Michigan and mine has not updated from version 1607 either. I am still waiting. If you want to initiate the update manually, you can.

    Easiest way to do this is to type Update in Cortana (taskbar) search, then you will see this: Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it? You can click link to get it now. Or just go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4014184/windows-10-creators-update-here


    1. Joyce D.

      I am in Michigan also and I have updated to the creators update (1703) on one computer, and I still have the older version (1607) on my other computer. I will wait for the update notice to update the 1607 computer.

  6. Josephine Good

    I live in North Carolina, and I still have 1607 also, not sure what I should do mine says I can be among first to get creators just click on the link. I haven’t yet. still waiting for them to update.

    hugs Jo

  7. Judy

    My PC is 1607, hasn’t updated yet. My Laptop updated to 1703 last week.
    I appreciate all your newsletters, tips, stationery, etc.

  8. Margaret Wright

    I downloaded the update to 1703. It took quite awhile to download, check the version it downloaded, and then to install it, but I now have it and all my files were there, as they said. Now I’ve got to read all your Creators Edition tips and tricks!

  9. Holly Cohen

    OK I have Windows 8.1 Version 6.3 Build 9600 What does that tell me? Am I still OK for what I have?

    1. infoave Post author

      Windows 8.1 will be supported by Microsoft (i.e. you’ll get updates and security updates) until 1/10/2023.

  10. Nancy Moe

    Oh my, I am using Windows 7. I love it, and it is what was compatible with Windows 7 at work. How long will it be supported? I have the professional version that has Publisher. My laptop is at least 6 years old… I don’t remember exactly, but I’d rather not upgrade knowing within a few years I will probably need a new computer…. although TC said I keep it really nice when he helped me last week.

    1. infoave Post author

      Hi Nancy. Windows 7 will be supported by Microsoft until January 2020 so you have about 2.5 years of support left.


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