How To Check Windows Version – CMD & PowerShell

Do you wonder how to find out what version of Windows is running?

The Windows version can be checked in multiple ways.

In this short note i am showing the easiest way to get information about the Windows version using the winver command from the “Run” dialog or using the systeminfo command from a command-line prompt (CMD) or from a PowerShell.

How To Check Windows Version

To check your Windows version – press the Win + R shortcut to open the “Run” dialog, type in winver and click “OK”.

The winver command launches the “About Windows” that displays the version of Windows that is running, the build number and what service packs are installed.

To find out your Windows version from a command-line prompt (CMD) or from a PowerShell, use the systeminfo command:

C:\> systeminfo
...
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version:                10.0.19042 N/A Build 19042
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
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