Check Windows 10 Build Version details

Did you know which windows 10 Version Build and Edition you have installed on your PC? Basically, this thing didn’t affect your daily work on your PC. But Finding out which edition, version or build of Windows 10 is running,  on your PC can help you determine which features are available. Check and Find Out Which windows 10 version and build number, with the edition of Windows 10 running on your computer is very easy. Here in this post, we discuss different ways to check which Windows 10 Version, Build and Edition you have installed on your PC.

  • Edition: The “Edition” line tells you which edition of Windows 10 you’re using — Windows 10 Home, Professional, Enterprise, or Education. (Read The difference between Windows 10 Home and Pro)
  • Build Number: Look at the “Version” and “OS Build” lines. If you have the original version of Windows 10, you’ll just see “OS Build 19044.264”.
  • 64-bit or 32-bit: The “System type” line tells you whether you’re using the 32-bit version of Windows 10 or the 64-bit version. It also tells you whether your PC is compatible with the 64-bit version or not.
    For example, the “64-bit operating system, x64-based processor” indicates you’re using a 64-bit version of Windows 10 on a 64-bit processor. “32-bit operating system, x64-based processor” indicates you’re using a 32-bit version of Windows 10, but you could install the 64-bit version on your hardware if you prefer.

Also read: Difference Between 64-bit and 32-bit OS and Processor (CPU) 

Check Windows 10 Build Version

Checking Which Windows 10 Version, Build and Edition you have installed is very easy.

  • Press Windows + R to open Run,
  • Here type command winver and hit the enter key.
  • This will open about windows program that lists information about the installed version of Windows.
  • The program is also available in previous versions of the Windows operating system.

Here the about windows screen (winver) tells us that we’re running Windows 10 Pro operating system, Version 22H2 and Build 19045.2311.

winver command

Here you will find The installed OS: Its Windows 10 Version: The version uses a four-digit code that refers to the year and month of release.

Windows 10 version history

  • 22H2 -The initial release of Windows 10 (October 2022).  October 2022 update
  • 21H2 -The initial release of Windows 10 (October 2021).  October 2021 update
  • 20H2 – The initial release of Windows 10 (October 2020). October 2020 update
  • 2004 – The initial release of Windows 10 (May 2020). May 2020 Update.
  • 1909 – The initial release of Windows 10 (November 2019). November 2019 Update.
  • 1903 – The initial release of Windows 10 (April 2019). May 2019 Update.
  • 1809 – The initial release of Windows 10 (October 2018). October 2018 Update.
  • 1803 – The initial release of Windows 10 (April 2018). April 2019 Update
  • 1709 – The initial release of Windows 10 (September 2017). Fall Creators Update
  • 1703 – The initial release of Windows 10 ( March-April 2017). Creators update
  • 1607 – The second major update, also called the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 as it is released a year after the initial release of the operating system (July-August 2016).
  • 1507 – The initial release of Windows 10 (July 2015).
  • 1511 – The first major update for Windows 10. (November 2015).

OS Build: The OS Build number offers the same information as the version. It is a bit harder to decipher though as you cannot draw a direct link between the build and the version.

Editon:  The About Windows screen highlights the edition of Windows 10 as well. You find it listed in the first sentence after the copyright notice.

Check Windows 10 Version edition from Settings

Also, you can find out the Windows 10 Version editions and Build no details from the Settings app. To do this

  • Open the setting by Press Windows + I key
  • Then click on system and from the left side select About.
  • This will open the About windows screen where you can get the windows version, edition and build no details.
  • With your System configuration Details like the Installed processor, Install RAM And System Type: 64-bit or 32-bit.

About windows 10

Command To check Windows 10 Version edition

Also, you can open the Command prompt by type cmd on start menu search, From the search results select the command prompt.

Then type the command systeminfo to display your system configuration with the Installed OS name, Version, edition and build of windows installed on your system.

systeminfo command

Check Windows 10 Version on the registry editor

Open Registry Editor type regedit on windows start menu starch and navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

In the right pane, you will find everything you need to know about Windows 10’s version, build number and edition details.

Show Windows 10 Build number on Desktop 

If you would like to show the windows version and build no on your desktop. You can tweak the windows registry to do that.

  • Simply press Win+R and type Regedit and press the Enter key
  • When User Account Control asks you Yes or No, select Yes.
  • This Will open the Windows Registry, Now navigate To the fallowing

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Show windows 10 Build number on Desktop

Make sure you’ve selected Desktop in the left pane, next, look for PaintDesktopVersion in the right-hand pane of alphabetical entries. Double-click on it and change the value data 0 to 1 click ok close the window. Close the registry window and simply Restart Windows to take effect. That’s it, you should now see the Windows version painted on your lovely Windows 10 desktop.

I hope after reading this post you can easily find out your installed windows 10 version Editon and build no details. Still, have any queries, suggestion feel free to discuss in the comments below.

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