Knowing the version of Windows running on your device is important for a variety of reasons, including troubleshooting issues, installing compatible software, and staying up-to-date with the latest features and security updates. In this blog, we will guide you through the steps to check which version you are running on your Windows device, the steps vary a little depending on the version so we have broken it down for you. Whether you’re using Windows 7, 8, 10, or the latest Windows 11, we’ve got you covered!
Checking Windows on Windows 7:
- Click on the Start menu.
- Right-click on “Computer” and select “Properties” from the context menu.
- Under the “Windows edition” section, you will find your Windows OS and other system information.
Checking Windows version on Windows 8.1:
To find out which version of Windows your device is running, press the Windows logo key + R and then type winver in the Open box, and select OK.
- Press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings menu.
- Once in Settings, click Change PC Settings.
- Select PC and devices, PC info.
Checking Windows on Windows 10&11:
- Click on the Start menu and select “Settings” (gear icon).
- In the Settings window, select “System.”
- Click on “About” in the left sidebar. Here, you will find your Windows specifications, including the edition, version, and OS build.
With free updates no longer available for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 approaching its end of life in 2025 you have to know which version of Windows you are running to make sure you’re prepared and up to date. We advise purchasing a new Windows 11 device if you are running Windows 8. These newer devices are less at risk of cyber attacks and have constant updates to keep them running as they should be and you safe online. Need help updating or choosing a new device? We’ve got a range of awesome Windows devices for sale, callus on 0800 424 335 to learn more