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How to check if Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update, is installed on your PC

November 2019 Update is the next major refresh of Windows 10, but is it already installed on your PC? Here's how to find out.

Checking Windows 10 version 1909 installed on PC

Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update, is the second semi-annual feature update available starting November 12 (presumably), but because of upgrades being incremental, and also because they’re simply known as “Windows 10,” it’s confusing to know which version your device is running.

Although you won’t find the update name anywhere, each release of Windows 10 receives a specific version number. In this case, the second major refresh for 2019 is known as “version 1909,” which also indicates the year and month of the feature update development completion. As an example, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update uses “version 1809,” and the April 2018 Update uses “version 1803.”

If you’re not sure which version of Windows 10 is installed on your computer, you can quickly check using the “winver” command and “About” settings page.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to know if you have Windows 10 version 1909 installed on your computer.

Quick note: The Windows 10 November 2019 Update is expected to release on November 12, 2019, and it’ll be available as a cumulative update for devices running the May 2019 Update. This means that a full reinstallation won’t be required. However, if you’re running an older version, such as the October 2018 Update or April 2018 Update, then the upgrade process will continue to require full reinstallation.

How to check if Windows 10 version 1909 is installed on your PC

On Windows 10, there are a number of ways to check the Windows 10 version that your device is running, but here are two of the quickest ways to see if the version 1909 is installed on your device.

Checking version 1909 using winver command

Use these steps to check if you have Windows 10 version 1909, November 2019 Update, installed on your device:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for winver and press Enter.

    Check Windows 10 version 1909 using winver command
    Check Windows 10 version 1909 using winver command

If the “About Windows” dialog shows “Version 1909” along with “OS Build 18363.418,” (or a later build number) then the Windows 10 November 2019 Update is installed on your desktop, laptop, or tablet.

Checking version 1909 using Settings

Use these steps to check if your computer is running Windows 10 version 1909, using the Settings app:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on About.

    Check Windows 10 version 1909 using About settings
    Check Windows 10 version 1909 using About settings

Once you’re in the “About” page, under “Version”, you should see the 1909 number, and under “OS Build”, the number should be 18363.449 or later.

Typically, Windows 10 will never install a new version without notifying you. In addition, after the upgrade, during the first loggin, Microsoft Edge will open and display a welcome message of the new version.

Update November 12, 2019: This guide was originally published in October 2019, and it’s been revised in November 2019.