Windows 10 version 1803 (Spring Creators Update), the first feature update of 2018, is rolling out in April 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 “Spring Creators Update” (official name yet to be announced) 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.”
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:
Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
winverin the box.
If the About Windows dialog shows “Version 1803” along with “OS Build 17133.xxx,” or “OS Build 17134.xxx” then the Windows 10 Spring Creators 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.
Click on System.
Click on About.
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.
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.
Are you running the latest version of Windows 10? You can learn everything that’s new with this update in this guide.