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    How To Check The Windows Version Your PC Is Running

    Knowing the version of your windows might seem unnecessary but it really does help. In this guide, we will let you know how to check the Windows version our PC Is running.

    In terms of installation and purchase of software and hardware, knowing the version of your windows is a deciding factor. This is because some software and hardware are incompatible with certain versions of windows.

    A clear straight example is the fact that Windows XP is incompatible with the newly released GTA V.
    There are various versions of Windows such as

    1. Windows XP (Windows Version 5.1)

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    Check The Windows Version

    • The Windows has a distinctive feature display of the Start button and also the windows logo. The newer versions only have the windows icon displayed.
    • Another unique feature of Windows XP is that its Start button is shaped horizontally with a curved or slightly raised right edge as seen in the picture above. The others are usually flat and in a circle.
    • Like other versions of Windows, you can find your Windows XP edition and architecture type from the System applet in Control Panel.

    2. Windows Vista (Windows Version 6.0)

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    • One way to distinguish the Windows Vista from the others is that the Start button extends above and below the taskbar.
    • Information on the Windows Vista edition you’re using, as well as whether your version of Windows Vista is 32-bit or 64-bit, are all available from the System applet, which you can find in Control Panel.

    3. Windows 7

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    Follow these steps to find your version information in the settings:

    • Click on the Start button, which is the Windows logo found on the left end of the taskbar.
    • Type “Computer” in the search box.
    • Right-click on the Computer icon that appears under the Programs heading.
    • Select Properties from the drop-down menu.

    4. Windows 8 & 8.1

    • Scroll your mouse icon to the lower-right corner of the screen and swipe it up to display the sidebar.
    • Click “Settings” and then click “Change PC settings.”
    • Click “PC and devices,” and then click “PC info.”

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    5. Windows 10

    Use these steps to guide yourself;

    • Press the Start button, which is the Windows logo found at the front end of the taskbar.
    • Select the Settings gear icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the Start menu.
    • Select the System option in the Settings box that appears
    • Select the About option. It should be the final option in the left-hand column

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    There are other outdated versions though but the above listed are the main ones used in this present age.

    Other Methods You Could Use To Know Your Windows Version


    There are other methods you could use to check your windows version but we would explain the two easiest and best ways to access your Windows Version.

    The steps are;

    • Using the “winver” command
    • Using the search bar

    Method I: Using The “winver” Command

    This method is quite simple just follow these steps

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    • Make sure you are on the desktop page without any app running
    • Press the windows key and “R” key simultaneously (windows+R)
    • A pop-up showing “About Windows” will come up
    • Your windows version will be displayed on this page

    Method II: Using The Search Bar

    • Go to windows
    • Click on the search bar icon
    • Type in “System”
    • Click on about
    • The information of your PC should be clearly displayed now

    Bottom Line

    Regardless of the windows version you are running one of both methods is sure to work for your PC. Windows interface is quite user friendly and this steps make it easier to access your devices version.

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