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How to check version on Windows 11

Here are four ways to find out the version of Windows 11 installed on your computer.

Windows 11 version info

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 knowing 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.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to determine the version of Windows 11 installed on the computer.

Check the version of Windows 11 using Settings

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

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the About page.

  4. Check under the “Windows specifications” section and confirm the version number. For instance, in 2022, the latest version is “21H2” or build 22000.xxx.

    About settings page

  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 running 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,” this number increments with every monthly update. For instance, at the time of this writing, the build number is “22000.469.”

Check the version of Windows 11 using winver

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

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for winver and press Enter.

    Winver check Windows 11 version

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

If you are reading this before October 2022, the latest version number should be version 21H2 and the build number should be “22000.194” or higher.

Check the version of Windows 11 using Command Prompt

To determine the Windows 11 version with 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 full 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"

    Command Prompt check Windows 11 version

  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 your operating system.

After you complete the steps, you need to use the build number to determine the actual version, which in this case is “22000,” indicating that this installation is Windows 11 version 21H2.

Check the version of Windows 11 using PowerShell

To determine the version of Windows 11 with 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 full version of Windows 10 and press Enter:

    Get-ComputerInfo | Select OsName, OSDisplayVersion, OsBuildNumber

    PowerShell check Windows 11 version

  4. The above command will query the name and version of your operating system.

Once you complete the steps, you can determine the version and edition of Windows 11, which is in this case, Windows 11 Pro version 21H2.