How to check the Windows 10 Creators Update is installed on your PC

The Creators Update is out, but is it already running on your PC? Here's how to tell.

Check PC for Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows 10 Creators Update is now rolling out to compatible devices with a slew of new features and changes. The only caveat is that because new versions of the OS are now incremental updates, and they’re labeled “Windows 10”, it’s hard to tell which version you’re running.

Although you won’t find the “Creators Update” reference anywhere, Microsoft assigns an internal version number to each release of Windows 10. For example, the Windows 10 Creators update has a version number of 1703, and the Anniversary Update is version 1607.

In this guide, you’ll learn a few ways to check if you’re running the Windows 10 Creators Update on your device.

How to tell which version of Windows 10 is installed on your PC

There are a number of ways to check the version of Windows 10 that you’re running on your PC, but here are two quick and easy ways to make sure you have installed the Creators Update.

Using the winver command

The first option involves using the Run command to identify the version number of Windows 10 that is 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.

    winver command on Windows 10 Creators Update

If you see “Version 1703” along with “OS Build”, then the Windows 10 Creators Update is installed on your computer.

Checking the About settings page

The second option involves using the Settings app to check the Windows 10 version number to see if you’re in fact running the Creators Update:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on About.

    About settings page on the Windows 10 Creators Update
    About settings page on the Windows 10 Creators Update

Once you’re in the About page, on “Version”, you should see the 1703 number, and under “OS Build”, the number should 15063.138 or greater number.

If you’re not running the latest version of Windows 10, you can use this guide to download and install the Creators Update manually using the Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool.

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 14 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 20 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].