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

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update the next major release, but is it already installed on your PC? Here's how to tell.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installation check
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update installation check

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available for all compatible devices adding a new set of features and improvements. The only caveat is that because new releases of the OS are incremental updates, and they’re simply labeled “Windows 10,” it’s difficult to tell which version is installed on your PC.

Although you will not see the “Fall Creators Update” reference anywhere, Microsoft assigns a version number to each feature update of Windows 10. In the case of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the version number is 1709, the Windows 10 Creators Update is version 1703, and the Anniversary Update is version 1607.

As always, the version number reflects the year and month when the update is available; the company has already announced that new version will start rolling out worldwide on October 17, 2017.

In this guide, you’ll learn a few ways to find out if your PC is running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

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

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 1709 is installed on your device.

Using the 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.

    Winver command on Windows 10
    Winver command on Windows 10

If the About Windows dialog shows “Version 1709” along with “OS Build,” then the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is installed on your PC.

Checking the About settings page

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

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on About.

    About page Settings app on Windows 10
    About page Settings app on Windows 10

Once you’re in the About page, on “Version”, you should see the 1709 number, and under “OS Build”, the number should be 16299.192 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 message that reads, in this case, “Welcome to the Fall Creators Update”.

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

Originally published in September 2017, updated on January 2018.

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].