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How to check the version of your Windows Operating System [easy steps]

Sometimes, our troubleshooting may require us to know the version of the Windows operating system or its system type. Determining your Windows machine’s operating system version is easy and can be performed in a couple of ways.

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Check Windows version thru a command

The easiest and fastest way to check Windows version on a PC is by pulling up Run dialog box and typing a command. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Launch the Run dialog box. The Run dialog box is often a forgotten method to quickly access Control Panel, where the system information for a Windows machine reside. To open the Run dialog box, simply press the Windows key and R at the same time. If you don’t feel like pressing buttons on your keyboard, you can also right click on the Start button, then select Run from the list. This option is only available on Windows 10 and 8.
  2. Enter the command. Once the Run dialog box is opened, type in winver and press the Enter key.
  3. Check the version. After hitting the Enter key, Windows will launch a popup box containing information about it. In this box, you’ll encounter the Windows version and build number.

Check Windows version via Control Panel

Another way to check Windows version on your machine is by opening the Control Panel. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Right click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel from the list.
  3. Click on System and Security. (If the View by panel is set to show Large icons or Small icons, you can find System and click it).
  4. Click System.
  5. Under System, you’ll see a lot of information about Windows. If you’re looking for the Windows version, it should be shown on the left side of the large Windows logo.

How to find out if your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit

Just like the Windows version information, your computer’s system type (32-bit or 64-bit) can also be found in this same section. If you also need to know the system type, follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel from the list.
  3. Click on System and Security. (If the View by panel is set to show Large icons or Small icons, you can find System and click it).
  4. Click System.
  5. Look for System type to determine whether you have a 32-bit OS or 64-bit OS

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