What version of Windows is my PC running?

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    If you need to check the version of Windows that is running on your PC, try the following steps:

    Check for operating system information in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

    1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tapSettings, and then tapChange PC settings.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, clickSettings, and then clickChange PC settings.)
    2. Tap or clickPC and devices, and then tap or clickPC info.

    3. Look underWindowsfor the version and edition ofWindowsthat your PC is running.

    Here's what the Start screen looks like inWindows8.1andWindowsRT8.1.

    Start screen in Windows8.1 and WindowsRT8.1

    Check for operating system information in Windows 8 or Windows RT

    1. On the Start screen, typeComputer, press and hold or right-clickComputer, and then tap or clickProperties.

    2. Look underWindowseditionfor the version and edition ofWindowsthat your PC is running.

    Here's what the Start screen looks like inWindows8andWindowsRT.

    Start screen in Windows8 and WindowsRT

    Check for operating system information in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

    1. Click theStartbuttonStart button, typeComputerin the search box, right-clickComputer, and then clickProperties.
    2. Look underWindows editionfor the version and edition of Windows that your PC is running.

    Here's what the Start menu looks like inWindows7andWindowsVista.

    Start menu and search box in Windows7 and WindowsVista

    Check for operating system information in Windows XP

    • Click theStartbuttonXP Start ButtonclickRun, typewinver, and then press Enter.
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