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Want to know which version of Windows you have, but having trouble finding it? We’re here to help. Knowing the Windows version running on your PC/ laptop can help you install compatible apps or software and load up the latest drivers without any trouble. Microsoft offers several different ways to check for these things, and in some cases, you can tell the Windows version just by looking at the UI. So, let’s take a deep dive into how you can check the Windows version of your laptop or PC.
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To check the Windows version, you first need to identify the software running on your laptop/ PC – whether it’s Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11. This can be done through the product specifications sheet. In case you don’t have that, you identify the Windows running on your device by its looks and behaviour. Here’s how: 
You have Windows 11 if your desktop looks something similar to the above image. The recently introduced latest version of Windows 11 has incorporated some huge changes to how the operating system looks and behaves. One of the major changes that Microsoft introduced with this version of Windows is its centre-aligned Start menu. It’s worth noting that Microsoft dropped support for 32-bit versions of Windows. So, all the Windows 11 installs are 64-bit by default.
Windows 10 is the successor to Windows 8/8.1. It also received huge facelifts compared to what Windows 8/8.1 brought to the table. One of the things that Microsoft brought back with this version of Windows was the Start menu which was missing on Windows 8. If you see a desktop similar to what the above image reflects, you have got Windows 10. 
Microsoft completely changed the look of Windows with versions 8 and 8.1. One of the aims of this version of Windows was to accommodate the increasing tablet workspaces and make the Windows OS touch-friendly. This was also the first time that Microsoft introduced the concept of Tiles in its desktop OS. You can instantly recognise this version of Windows with its Start menu occupying all of the screen, and big UI icons across the OS.
Windows 7 is the successor to the Windows Vista operating system. Windows 7 is one of Microsoft’s most popular and widely used versions after Windows 10 to date. It introduced some major performance and security improvements compared to its predecessor. You can recognise this version of Windows with its Windows Aero design language user interface. Along with this, you also get to see a redesigned taskbar that allows apps to be pinned. If your desktop looks something like the above image then you are running Windows 7.
Now, that you know which Windows software your laptop/ PC is running, here’s how to tell the version – more specifically, the architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) and editions (Home, Pro, Ultimate, etc.):
You can easily get the Windows version information using a Windows + R shortcut key and entering the winver command. 
Modern versions like Windows 8/8.1, 10, 11 include a Settings app that you can use to know which versions of Windows and build you’re running. If you don’t want to fiddle with the commands and shortcut keys, this is the simplest way to know the system information. Keep in mind the places of settings might differ depending on the Windows version you’re running. 
This is also one of the easiest ways to know the Windows version information. 
So these were the several ways you can identify which Windows version you’re running.  
There are several reasons you might want to know the Windows version your PC or laptop is running. Knowing this information is essential as it’ll help you install apps or games that are compatible with your system. Most app developers require that you meet the minimum specifications to run their apps. Such as requiring you to have a 64-bit Windows build or a particular Windows build to run the app efficiently. This will also help you install compatible drivers for your system. 
Additionally, sometimes Windows updates cause bugs and you may want to identify, which build is causing the said issue and uninstall it. For this, you have to know the exact Windows build number so you can uninstall that particular patch. 


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