Since Microsoft changed the release model in Windows 10, users are interested in finding out which build 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. This is reminiscent of the rolling release model of many Linux distros. If you are part of the Insider program, you need to be even more aware of which build you are using. Our readers regularly ask me how to find the Windows 10 build they are running. Today I will show how.
There are several ways to find the build number of the installed Windows 10 operating system.
Find Windows 10 build number in WinVer
Press Win + R keys together on the keyboard. The Run dialog will appear. Type the following in the Run box:
Find Windows 10 build number from the console
You can get more detailed information about your operating system by typing the following command:
You can filter out the rest of the information and see only the build number using this command:
systeminfo | findstr Build
Find the Windows 10 build 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 (see our detailed tutorial about Registry Editor if you are not familiar with the Registry).
- Go to the following Registry key:
- In the right pane, you will find everything you need to know about Windows 10's build number:
That's it. You are done.
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