Check Windows Operating System Name, Version, Build Number and Service Pack

April 8, 2010 | Filed under Software, Windows


People that are more experienced in computers will know what version of Windows are they using. You will be surprised that how many people doesn’t really know what version of Windows they are using when asked. One of the most simplest way to know the version of Windows operating system on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP is by clicking the Start Menu itself will display the what type of Windows it is running. However when comes to Vista and Windows 7, the new Start Menu no longer displays the Windows version but the good old System which you can access from Control Panel or by right clicking My Computer and select Properties. It will show the Windows version and the service pack if there is any that is installed.

The Version Number and Build Number are not shown there but you can get this information by opening any folder, simultaneously press Alt+H which will highlight the Help from the menubar, and then click About Windows. The About Windows dialog will show you the version number and also the build.

An easier way to get all the information on one window is by using CheckOSVer. This is a small and free application that when ran, it shows the operating system name, version, build number, service pack and common controls version.

Check Windows Operating System Version

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