Determining Software Version - Windows®

Method 1

  1. From the Windows Start screen, type control in the search box then select Control Panel from the available options.
    Note With Windows 10, right-click Start then select Control Panel.
    Note In Windows 7 / Vista / XP, navigate: Start > (Settings) > Control Panel.
    Windows 8 Search screen, Control Panel
  2. Navigate System and Security > System then review the Windows edition.
    Note With Windows 10, click System.
    Note In Windows Vista, navigate: Performance and Maintenance / System and Maintenance > System.
    Note In Windows XP Classic view navigate: System > General tab.
    Windows 8 System screen

 

Method 2

  1. From the Windows Start screen, type winver in the search box then select winver.
    Note With Windows 10, navigate: right-click Start > Run then type winver and click OK.
    Note In Windows 7 / Vista, from the Windows desktop navigate: Start then type winver in the search box then press Enter.
    Note In Windows XP, from the Windows desktop navigate: Start > Run. In the Open: field, type winver then press Enter.
    Windows 8 Search screen, winver
  2. The Windows OS version (and any Service Pack updates) will be listed in the About Windows screen.
    About Windows screen
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