How to find the Windows 10 version you are running

Since Microsoft changed the release model in Windows 10, users are interested in finding out which version of Windows 10 they have installed on their PCs. As you may already know, Microsoft is not going to release major versions of Windows any more but will ship updates constantly. Our readers regularly ask me how to find the Windows 10 version they are running. Today I will show how.

There are several ways to find the installed Windows 10 version. Here we go.

To find the Windows 10 version you are running, you can use the About Windows dialog window.

Press Win + R keys together on the keyboard. The Run dialog will appear. Type the following in the Run box:


In the About Windows dialog, you can see your Windows 10 edition. See the screenshot below.

Windows Version Number Winver

You can find the Windows 10 version number in the Registry. The Registry contains the most comprehensive data about the build number and operating system version. To see it, do the following:

Open Registry Editor and go to the following Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Tip: See how to open the desired Registry key with one click.
In the right pane, you will find everything you need to know about Windows 10's version number (see the ReleaseId value):

Windows Version Number Registry

Finally, you can can find your Windows 10 version in Settings.

Open Settings and go to System - About. On the right, look for the Version line.

Windows Version Number Settings

Tip: Windows 10 version is also accessible from the 'About' dialog of built-in apps like Notepad or Paint:

Windows Version Number Paint

The same method can be used to find your Windows 10 edition and its build number.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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