4 Quick ways to check version on Windows 11

Find out the version of Windows 11 installed on your computer.

Windows 11 check version
Windows 11 check version / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • To check the version of Windows 11 installed on your PC, open Settings > System > About and confirm the version number and other details under the “Windows Specifications” section.
  • You can also use “winver,” Command Prompt, and PowerShell to query the version information on your computer. 

UPDATED 6/7/2024: On Windows 11, you have a least four ways to check the exact version you have running on your computer, and in this guide, you will learn how. The version of Windows 11 increases with every new feature update that Microsoft releases toward the end of the year. However, since every new version is still known simply as “Windows 11” and the marketing name is not included anywhere in the system, it can be confusing to know the exact version installed on the computer. 

If you want to check the version installed on your computer, Windows 11 provides different options, including using the Settings app, About Windows (winver), Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

What’s the latest version of Windows 11?

This is the current Windows 11 version specifications:

  • Version: 23H2
  • OS build: 22631.3593
  • Feature Pack: 1000.22700.1003.0
  • Update: KB5037771

You can check the Windows 11 update history here.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to determine the version of Windows 11 installed on the computer. If you want to understand the edition of the operating system, use these instructions.

Check Windows 11 version from Settings

To check the version of Windows 11 installed on the computer with the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the About tab.

  4. Check under the “Windows specifications” section and confirm the version number. For instance, in 2024, the latest version is “23H2” or build 22631.xxxx.

    Windows 11 check version from Settings

  5. Confirm the “Edition,” which could be “Windows 11 Home” or “Windows 11 Pro.”

Once you complete the steps, you will know the version of Windows 11 on your computer. It’s worth noting that the number after the period in the build information specifies the cumulative update release number. Initially, the number was “22000.194,” and this number is incremented with every monthly update.

Check Windows 11 version from winver

To check the version of Windows 11 from the “winver” command, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for winver and press Enter.

    Windows 11 check version from winver

    Quick tip: You can also use the “Windows key + R” keyboard shortcut, type the winver command, and click the “OK” button.
  3. Confirm the version of Windows 11 and the build number.

After you complete the steps, the system will reveal the version, and you will know if you have the latest version or have to upgrade.

Check Windows 11 version from Command Prompt

To determine the Windows 11 version from Command Prompt, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the console.

  3. Type the following command to view the version of Windows 11 and press Enter:

    ver
  4. Type the following command to view the name and version of Windows 11 and press Enter:

    systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"

    Windows 11 check version from Command Prompt

  5. Type the following command to get the version of Windows 11 and press Enter:

    wmic os get version
  6. The above command will query the name and version of Windows 11.

After you complete the steps, you need to use the build number to determine the actual version, which in this case is “22631,” indicating that this installation is Windows 11 version 23H2.

Check Windows 11 version from PowerShell

To determine the version of Windows 11 from PowerShell, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for PowerShell and click the top result to open the console.

  3. Type the following command to view the version of Windows 11 and press Enter:

    Get-ComputerInfo | Select OsName, OSDisplayVersion, OsBuildNumber

    Windows 11 check version from PowerShell

  4. Confirm the name and version of Windows 11.

Once you complete the steps, you can determine the version and edition of Windows 11.

FAQ

What’s the edition of Windows 11?

Windows 11 has various editions, including Home, Pro, Education, Pro for Workstation, and Enterprise. However, consumers will usually use Home or Pro. Windows 11 Home is the base edition that includes all the features that home users and gamers need. Windows 11 Pro includes more advanced features, such as Remote Desktop, BitLocker encryption, Hyper-V virtualization, and the ability to connect a device to the business network. Sometimes, regular consumers come across devices running the Education (SE) edition, which is a more restricted edition designed to meet the school requirements. 

What’s the version of Windows 11?

The version describes each release of Windows 11. For example, Microsoft introduces new versions (feature updates) once per year. The original version of Windows 11 is 21H2, and the latest version is 23H2. On each new version, you will usually find new features, visual changes, and significant improvements. Sometimes people confuse edition with version, but they are not the same.

What’s the build number of Windows 11? 

Windows 11 receives a new build number for each monthly and yearly update to determine the exact release the computer is running. The build number “22631.3447” corresponds to version 23H2 with the April 2024 update. The “22631” indicates the version, in this case, version 23H2, and “3447” is the number that increases every time a new monthly update is released. Microsoft also has feature drop updates that can introduce new features outside yearly releases, and when a new update of this kind rolls out, the version part of the build number will also increase.

Update June 7, 2024: This guide has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect changes to the process.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].