How to check if Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) is installed on you PC

Version 1803 is the next major release of Windows 10, but is it already installed on your PC? Here's how to tell.

Windows 10 version 1803 installation check
Windows 10 version 1803 installation check

Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), the first feature update of 2018, is rolling out on April 30, with a slew of new features and changes. The only problem is that because each release is an incremental update that doesn’t change the name of the operating system (always called “Windows 10”), it’s difficult to tell which version you have installed on your desktop, laptop, or tablet.

Although you won’t be seeing the “April 2018 Update” reference anywhere, Microsoft assigns a version number to each feature update of Windows 10. In this case the first major release of 2018 uses “version 1803,” which indicates the year and month of the update development completion. For example, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update uses “version 1709,” and the Windows 10 Creators Update uses “version 1703.”

In this guide, you’ll learn a few ways to find out if your PC is running Windows 10 version 1803.

How to tell which version of Windows 10 your PC is running

On Windows 10, there are a number of ways to check the version your device is running, but here are the two quickest and easiest ways to see if the version 1803 is installed on your device.

Checking version using winver command

The first method includes using the winver command on Run to find out the version number of Windows 10 installed on your PC:

  1. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.

  2. Type winver in the box.

  3. Click OK.

    Windows 10 winver command
    Windows 10 winver command

If the About Windows dialog shows “Version 1803” along with “OS Build,” or “OS Build 17134.5xx” then the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is installed on your PC.

Checking version using About settings page

The second method involves using the Settings app to check the Windows 10 version number to see if 1803 is running on your PC.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on About.

    Windows 10 version 1803 About settings page
    Windows 10 version 1803 About settings page

Once you’re in the About page, under “Version”, you should see the 1803 number, and under “OS Build”, the number should be 17133.73 or 17134 or later.

Usually, Windows 10 won’t install a new version without letting you know. After each feature update, the OS will also open Microsoft Edge with a welcome message with the marketing name of the new OS.

Here’s the video that walks you through the steps to see the current version of Windows that your PC is running:

Alternatively, you can quickly tell if you’re using Windows 10 version 1803 by looking at the Task View button in the taskbar as it’s been updated with a new icon.

Task View button for Windows 10 version 1803
Task View button for Windows 10 version 1803

Also, you can open the Settings app, and if you see smaller icons with text description aligned to the right, or if you see the Acrylic element on the navigation pane inside of each section of the app, then you’re using version 1803.

Settings app homepage
Settings app homepage

Are you running the latest version of Windows 10? You can learn everything that’s new with this update in this guide.

Originally published on April 11, updated on April 30.

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 15 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 21 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 Email him at [email protected].