How to Check the Operating System (OS) Version on Your Windows Computer

There are two easy ways to check the Operating System (OS) version currently installed on your computer: 

  1. Check the Start button in the bottom lefthand corner of your screen. Windows 7 will have a circle icon, whereas Windows 10 will have a square icon
      
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  2. You can also click the Start button and enter System in the search. Click System (Control Panel).  
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    A window will open displaying the version.

    Windows 7

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    Windows 10

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    Congratulations! You have successfully checked the operating system (OS) version on your Windows computer.

    Also see this related Windows support article.