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How to Check Windows 11 Version: 5 Methods

In this post, we will walk you through all the steps and commands you can run to determine the Windows version and build number where applicable.
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How to Check Windows 11 Version: 5 Methods

Have you ever wondered which version of Windows you're running or needed to know the exact build number for troubleshooting or compatibility purposes?

Windows operating systems come in various versions and builds, and it's essential to identify them accurately. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps and commands to determine your Windows version and build number.

Method 1 - Using the winver Command

The first method you can use is running the winver command. Follow the steps outlined below:

Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.

In the Run box, type winver and hit Enter.

A window titled About Windows will pop up, displaying information about your Windows version and build number. The information will include the edition (e.g., Windows 10 Home or Windows 11 Pro), version number, and build number.

Method 2 Using the systeminfo Command

The second method you can use is the systeminfo command in the Windows Command Prompt.

Press Win + S, type Command Prompt, and select the app.

Alternatively, you can press Win + X and choose Windows Terminal.

In the Command Prompt or Windows Terminal, type systeminfo.

Scroll through the results, and you'll find a line labeled "OS Version." This line will display your Windows version and build number.

Host Name:                 CAPTAINSALEAC4C
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 11 Enterprise
OS Version:                10.0.22621 N/A Build 22621
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner:          captain salem
Registered Organization:
Product ID:                00329-00000-00003-AA433
Original Install Date:     8/29/2023, 6:14:03 AM
System Boot Time:          9/17/2023, 2:10:35 PM
System Manufacturer:       Parallels International GmbH.
System Model:              Parallels ARM Virtual Machine
System Type:               ARM64-based PC
Processor(s):              4 Processor(s) Installed.

Method 3 - Checking in the Settings

Click on the Start menu, then click the gear-shaped Settings icon (or press Win + I).

In the Settings window, click on System.

On the left sidebar, select About.

On the right-hand side, under the Windows specifications section, you will find your Windows edition, version, and build number.

Method 4 - Using PowerShell

Press Win + S, type PowerShell, and select the app.

Alternatively, you can press Win + X and choose Windows Terminal.\

Run the command:

Get-ComputerInfo | Select-Object WindowsProductName, WindowsVersion, OsBuildNumber

Output:

WindowsProductName    WindowsVersion OsBuildNumber
------------------    -------------- -------------
Windows 10 Enterprise 2009           22621

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned the various methods you can use to get the Windows 11 version.

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