Which version of Windows operating system am I running?
12 December 2022
In case you want to update your system on your computer or, for example, you need to use a program that requires a specific version, it is important to know which system and version of Windows you are currently using.
To discover this, Windows offers us the possibility of identifying the version that we are using in the system of our device, now let’s see some steps that we can follow to identify the version that we have, it can be Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.
To find the operating system information in case you have the Windows 7 version, you can follow these steps:
- You must select the Start button icon button Start.
- Then you need to type Computer in the search box.
- After this step you must right-click on Computer.
- Subsequently, you must select the Properties option.
- When you have selected the option to view Windows Edition, there you will find the version and edition of Windows that your device is running.
Important to note, support for Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. Likewise, we recommend that if you still have this version of Windows, you can update it to Windows 11, in this way you can continue receiving security updates from Microsoft.
Windows 8.1 / Windows RT 8.1
If you have the version of Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, to find the necessary version information, you can follow the steps below:
- First you must select the Windows logo key + R.
- After this you must write winver in the Open box and then select OK.
In case the device is running Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, let’s see the steps to follow to get the information you need:
- In case you use a touch device you must swipe from the right edge of the screen.
- Then you must touch the Settings option, to later select the Change PC settings option.
- However, if you are using a mouse you must point to the lower right corner of the screen, then move the mouse pointer up.
- Later you will have to click on Settings and then on Change PC settings.
- After these previous steps depending on the device you have, you must select PC and devices > PC information.
- When you are in Windows you will be able to see what edition and version of Windows your device is running.
- Also, under PC > System type you can see if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
Please note that support for Windows 8.1 will end on January 10, 2023. Also, it is recommended that you upgrade your device to Windows 11 so that you can continue with the security and support that you have with the Windows Support team.
In case you have Windows 10 version on your device, you can find out with few steps:
- First you must click the Windows logo key + R.
- After that you need to type winver in the Open box and then select OK.
And to find more information about the version of your computer you can follow the following steps:
- The first step is to select the Start button > Settings > System > About.
- Then, in the About option, you must select Configuration.
- Then under Device Specifications > System Type, there you can see if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
- Following the specifications that Windows mentions, you must confirm and verify the version and edition that you are running on your Windows device.
You can find the version of your Windows and if it is Windows 11 with the following steps that we are going to see:
- First you must click on the Windows logo key + R
- Then you need to type winver in the Open box and then select OK.
To find more information about the version and edition of Windows follow the steps that we will see below:
- Select Start > Settings > System > About.
- Then when you are in Device specifications > System type.
- There you will be able to see if you are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
- You can see the edition and version of Windows that is running on the device.