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How to check if Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update) is installed on your PC

Version 1809 is the next major release of Windows 10, but is it already installed on your PC? Here's how to find out.

Checking Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update)

Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 update), the second semi-annual update, is releasing during the first or second week of October with a new set of features and improvements. The only caveat is that because upgrades are incremental, and they’re all called “Windows 10,” it’s hard to know if your device is running the latest version.

Although you won’t see the “October 2018 Update” sticker anywhere across the OS, Microsoft assigns a version number for every feature update of Windows 10. In this case, the second major update for 2018 is known as “version 1809,” which indicates the year and month of the update completion. For instance, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update goes by “version 1803,” and the Fall Creators Update is “version 1709.”

In this guide, you’ll learn the step to know if you have the Windows 10 October 2018 Update installed on your computer.

How to know if you have the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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 1809 is installed on your device.

Checking version 1809 using winver command

The first method includes using the winver command 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.

    Checking version 1809 using winver command
    Checking version 1809 using winver command

If the About Windows dialog shows “Version 1809” along with “OS Build 17763.xxx,” then the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is installed on your PC.

Checking version 1809 using About settings page

The second method involves using the Settings app to check the Windows 10 version number to see if 1809 is running on your PC.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on About.

    Checking Windows 10 October 2018 Update using the About settings page
    Checking Windows 10 October 2018 Update using the About settings page

Once you’re in the About page, under “Version”, you should see the 1809 number, and under “OS Build”, the number should be 17763.xxx 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.

Alternatively, you can quickly find out if you have Windows 10 version 1809 using the Windows key + V keyboard shortcut. If the clipboard experience opens on the desktop, then you have the latest version, because this feature is new and available only on the October 2018 Update and later.

Clipboard history on Windows 10 version 1809
Clipboard history on Windows 10 version 1809

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