Know the Edition & Build Version

How to View Windows 10 Version – How do I see the Windows 10 type and build version? How do I see the license owner? What is the difference between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro? Find all the answers here. Please use the table of contents below to go directly to the topic you are interested in. Thanks.


Windows 10 releases in several versions. On laptops or PCs, there are two types that are commonly known and installed, namely Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home.

Read: all versions of Windows 10 in the world

Both have almost the same features. But Windows 10 Pro has several advantages that are not included in the Home version. One of them is features Local Group Policy which allows you to set several things related to the system.

Local Group Policy (gpedit.msc), although it sounds familiar, might be useful in some cases. For example, turning off the Windows 10 auto update feature, which annoys many people.

So, how do you find out which version of Windows is installed on your PC or laptop? It’s easy. It’s like this…

How to View Windows 10 Version

There are at least 6 ways you can use to find out which version of Windows 10 is installed on your PC or laptop. We will order them from easiest to most complicated.

1. How to find out the Windows version via Winver

Here is how to find out the Windows 10 version with winver:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Winver.
  3. Click the application that appears in the search results.
  4. A window will appear displaying information about the Windows 10 edition and build version.

You can also use features Run by pressing the button Winkey + Rthen type Winver and press enter.

After following the steps above, a Windows will appear with various information: Windows type, build version, and name of the license holder.

2. How to find out the Windows version via Explorer

Here’s how to find out the Windows 10 version via Explorer:

  1. Open Explorer or by pressing Winkey + E.
  2. In the left column, right click This PC > Properties.
  3. A window will appear indicating the edition of Windows 10 installed (not along with the build version).

You can also open the menu above via Control Panel > System & Security > System.

3. How to find out the Windows version via Settings

Here’s how to find out the Windows 10 version via settings:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click menu Systems.
  3. In the left column, scroll down until you find the menu Aboutthen click.
  4. Information will appear regarding the edition of Windows 10 installed along with its Build version (OS Build).

4. View the Windows Version via CMD

Here’s how to view the Windows 10 version via CMD:

  1. Click Startthen type CMD. Press enter.
  2. Once ‘black world’ appears, type systeminfo.
  3. Wait a moment for the system to collect information about your device specifications.
  4. Once finished, complete information will appear regarding the edition of Windows 10, build version, as well as information on the hardware installed on your PC or laptop.

5. View Windows Version via DxDiag

Here’s how to view the Windows 10 version via DxDiag:

  1. Click Startthen type Run. Press enter. Or you can also open it by pressing the button Winkey + R.
  2. Once the Run window opens, type dxdiag. Enter.
  3. A window will appear that provides a description of the Windows 10 edition, build version, and other information.

6. View the Windows Version via Msinfo32

Here’s how to view the Windows 10 version via Msinfo32:

  1. Click Startthen type Run. Press enter. Or you can also open it by pressing the button Winkey + R.
  2. Once the Run window opens, type msinfo32. Enter.
  3. There will be a summary of the system including the Windows 10 edition and also the build version.

FAQ How to View Windows 10 Version

How to see the installed version of Windows 10?

The easiest way is to open Run (Winkey + R), then type winver. Enter. A window will appear displaying a description of the Windows edition and build version.


The final word

Thereby. Those are at least 6 ways you can check the Windows 10 edition and build version. Why is it important to know the edition and build version? Because if at any time your PC or laptop experiences a system failure, you can try to find a way to fix it on the internet by including the edition and build version.

Apart from that, by knowing the edition and build version, you can know what features are added and removed after updating.

Well, of course we have tested the methods above before. So we can guarantee that the steps above are correct and can be put into practice. However, if you encounter problems in following the steps above, please just comment. Thanks.


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