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How to find out what version of Windows your PC is running

Windows is by far the most used desktop operating system on planet Earth. However, not all computers have the same version; and even when they do, it may not even be the same edition. Microsoft constantly releases updates to its system that improve certain functions, but not all users install it due to lack of time, connection or lack of knowledge of the subject.

Do you want to know what version of Windows your computer has? Now, as we stand on the threshold of transitioning from Windows 10 to 11, it has become more necessary than ever to know. Therefore, here we are going to show you how to find out in simple steps.

Also, in addition to knowing if you have Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11, we will also show you how to find out the current version or build of your operating system. On the other hand, if you want to know if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version, here's how to find out.

How to know what version of Windows is installed on your PC

Windows Run Window

To discover the current version and build of your Windows, just follow this simple process that we will detail below.

Use your keyboard shortcuts: To start the procedure, press the key with the Windows logo + the letter R. Once you have done it, the run window will open on your computer screen.Run the command: In the text window that appears next to the word Open, type “winver”, without the quotes. You will see that a new window opens on the screen with the information you are looking for. Windows version window In the new window you will be able to see the version of Windows that your computer is running. Likewise, in the second line of text that appears on the screen , the exact build or version of your operating system will be detailed. You can also see the build number of it, in case you need to know.

On the other hand, the fourth line specifies whether you have a Home, Pro, Enterprise or Education edition of Windows.

Alternative method and how to know if your system is 32 or 64 bit

In case you cannot open the Run window to type the command, there is still another way to find out what version of Windows your computer is running.

Select the Windows Start menu located at the bottom left of the screen. Here, go to Settings. Within the menu, you can access the System section. Look for the About section. Now, at the bottom of this window you can see all the information about your operating system. Windows details all the specifications of it, from the edition, the version, to the day you made the installation.

How to know if you have a 32 or 64 operating system bits On this same screen we will find the necessary information to find out if we are running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows. We just have to scroll to the Device Specifications section.

Here, we go to System Type, and we will see the information “XX bit operating system, XX bit processor“. The “X's” of course correspond to the type of system your computer is running.