How to find out which version of Windows you’re using

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This guide will show you how to determine what Windows version you’re running on your laptop or desktop PC.

Find out if you’re using…

Windows 10
Windows 8 or 8.1
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP


Find out if you’re using Windows 10

Go to Start, type about your PC, and select About your PC.

windows 10 about your pc

Look at the top of the screen. If you see the Windows 10 logo, then you’re using Windows 10.

windows 10 edition info

You can also look at the Edition to find out which version of Windows you’re using.

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Find out if you’re using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

Does your Start screen look like this?

windows 8 start screen

If your Start screen looks like this, then you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

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Find out if you’re using Windows 7

Go to Start. Right-click Computer in the Start Menu, then click Properties.

windows 7 computer properties

Look under Windows edition to find out if you are using Windows 7.

windows 7 edition

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Find out if you’re using Windows Vista

  1. Click on Start, then click on Computer.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of the window, select System properties.
  3. Under Windows edition, you will see your version of Windows.

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Find out if you’re using Windows XP

  1. Right-click on My Computer and select Properties.
  2. In the System Properties window, select the General tab.
  3. Under Computer, you will see your version of Windows.

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