If you’re constantly wondering what version of Windows you have on your computer, don’t worry. You’re only 1 step away to finding it out!

Step 1:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and  the Pause/Break key at the same time.

And you’ll find out the

  • Windows edition (Windows 10 Pro in my case);
  • System type (64-bit Operating System in my case)

your computer is running.

That’s it – the magic step for you to find out what Windows version you have on your computer.


Bonus Tip 1: How to find out the exact version of Windows and OS Build

Usually you don’t have to find out the exact version of Windows operating system on your PC. But if you must know, you can press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, type winver and a window with the exact version of Windows and OS Build will pop open.

Click OK to close the Window once you get the information desired.

Bonus Tip 2: How to get more detailed hardware information of your PC

In the great majority of cases, you’ll need more detailed hardware information of your PC. It can be that you need to find out whether your computer meets the system requirements of the games you’re playing, check on the compatibility for upgrades, or simply compare your computer to another.

You can get the information the manual way, which is by using different key combinations. Or, you can try the EASIER way – using Driver Easy for a comprehensive view of the hardware information. All it takes is ONE SINGLE mouse click and BOOM – the whole hardware information you need lies ahead of you:

(Spoiler Alert: the hardware information viewing feature is for FREE!).

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Hardware Info.

You can then take an overview of the hardware information on your computer:

This is an overview of the hardware info on your PC. For more detailed information of the specific hardware, click the CPU, the Motherboard, the Memory or the Graphics modules to find out. 🙂

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