You’ll probably get asked this once or twice. Especially when your Windows computer is not working right, and you are running all over the Internet trying to look for answers. Perhaps would-be good Samaritans might ask this off you as well.
And you reply, “Windows 10”. But rightfully so.
After all, isn’t that the Windows that is installed on your machine right now. Well, yes. Then again, no. No not in the sense that you are wrong. But sometimes the answer to the question of what Windows version is installed on your PC might be something else. Sometimes support may ask you this, and likely they will tell you how to give them the answer they are looking for. If you don’t already know this, then this can save time and misunderstanding. Below are the steps on how to get that information.
What version is my Windows?
- Go to the Start Menu. Click it. Press the Windows key
- Type “Run”. The shortcut key is Windows key + R.
- Type “winver” in the field labeled with Open. You may also type winver in the search box on your taskbar if you have that one.
- Click OK or press enter
- Small dialog Windows will pop out title – About Windows.
The information will be found on this pop up window. On the first few lines you should see something like:
Microsoft Windows Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.630)
Note: Don’t include quotes when typing in those words in the steps.