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Finding the Version of Your Windows PC

Links on this page:  System Properties | Start -> Run, winver |

 

Finding the Version of Your Windows PC

Knowing your Windows version will help you choose which links to follow throughout NetFAQs.  Also, each Windows version has its own unique problems, bugs, or configuration issues.  It is easy to check the version of your Windows computer.

There are several ways to check your Windows Version.  Here are two:  System Properties | Start -> Run, winver |

 

Method 1:  System Properties:

One way to find your Windows version is through the System Properties window.

Find your My Computer icon.  It's usually in the top-left corner of your main desktop.  In Windows XP, it's located in the Start Menu.

Right-click the My Computer icon and choose Properties, as pictured below.

Windows XP Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000

 

The System Properties window appears.

The General tab of the System Properties looks virtually identical on all versions of Windows.

System:

Under the System section you can see the version information.

Windows XP: Windows 9x:

 

Method 2:  Start -> Run, winver

Here is a second way to find your Windows version.

On the Desktop, click the Start button and select Run from the menu.

Windows XP Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000

 

The Run window appears.

Open  =  Enter the letters winver  and click the OK button.

 

Depending on your version of Windows, one of the screenshots below will appear.

Windows XP: Windows 2000:
   
Windows 98: Windows ME:
   
Windows NT:  
 

 

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