How to know what version of Windows I have

If you want to know what is the version of the Windows operating system that is installed on your computer, you have here different ways to get to this information. You have to keep in mind that Microsoft releases new versions often in order to improve certain functions of its software or solve problems.

Mind you, the fact of Microsoft periodically offering new versions does not go hand in hand with adoption of the users of these news. In fact, at the end of February it was published that the update that Microsoft released for its Windows 10 operating system in October 2020 (version 20H2) is being implemented in users' computers in a slow way, according to the latest survey by AdDuplex.

When we report about the new versions that are appearing and you know of the existence of a function that interests you, It is good that you know what your version of your operating system is to see if you can use it. So you can know this information:

How to find out which version of Windows is installed on your PC

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  • Keyboard shortcut. Press the Windows logo key + R. A box will appear in the lower left corner of your computer with a bar where you can write. Type winver in the Open box and then select OK. A square will open with the information about which version of Windows you have installed. This mode comes in both Windows 10 and earlier editions of Microsoft software.


  • Search Winver. This same option can be accessed by searching for the term "winver" at Windows startup. When you do, you will go to the independent window to which the keyboard shortcut explained before also takes you. Click on the command that will appear and you will go to another independent window in which you will be told the exact version of your operating system. If you have Windows 10, it also specifies if this is Windows 10 Home, Pro or some other specific version that you may have installed.

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  • From the start menu. Select the Start button in the lower right corner of your PC and there access Settings. Once in configuration, click on systems and then on "about". First you will have information about your computer and if you lower the screen you will see "Windows specifications" where there is information about the version of your operating system. There you can see the system type, if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows, and what edition and version of Windows the device uses.

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It must be remembered that Windows 10 is the edition launched in 2015 and that during these years it has been receiving updates with the new versions. Before there were other Windows that you could have installed if your computer it's old. These previous ones have other different ways to find out which version they have.

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