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Quick ways to find out what version of Windows you have

Posted by Ecokeys on 29th Sep 2022

Quick ways to find out what version of Windows you have

When buying new software, it is important to check if the software is compatible with the version of Windows you have installed. But what if you’re not 100% sure what version of Windows you have? This article advises some quick ways to check your current version of Windows installed so you can be sure of compatibility when choosing software.


If you type winver in your search bar and then select/click on winver (run command)a this list’s what version of Windows is on your machine. It also includes what build of Windows is on your machine.

The second way we can check the Windows version also has a useful comprehensive list of what hardware your machine has. This can also help when checking compatibility for software. Normally when purchasing software there will be a minimum hardware specification. This lists the minimum spec of hardware the software will run on. It is beneficial to the running of any software that your hardware is better than the minimum spec. The spec will normally include Processor, Ram, Hard drive and display.

System Information

You can check all this information by typing system in the search bar and select system information

Select system information and system information will open

As you will see there is a lot of information available, in the first few fields it lists your Windows version and build just as winver. If you scroll down the list, you will find hardware info about your machine such as make and model, processor, available Ram, pc name etc. All this information can be checked against a minimum spec before purchasing your software.

Activation screen

The third and final way we will explain how to access your windows version is on the Windows activation screen.

If you type activation in the search bar and select activation settings you will be met with the Windows activation screen

As you can see at the top of the activation screen it lists your current version of Windows. This is basic information but another quick way to check what version of Windows you have installed.

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