Is it Pro or Home?

How to check if you have Windows 11 Home or Pro

Here are four ways you can quickly determine if your PC has Windows 11 Home or Pro.

Windows 11 Pro or Home check

The ability to check whether a computer has Windows 11 Home or Pro can come in handy in many situations. For instance, simply to understand the edition that you have. Or, if you need a specific feature, knowing if you have Pro or Home will help you decide if you need to upgrade or the limits you have with the current setup.

Whatever the reason it might be, Windows 11 includes several ways to know which edition is installed on the computer using the Settings app, System Information, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

It’s important to understand that version is not the same as the edition. The version represents the release of Windows, such as Windows 10, Windows 11, or Windows 11 21H2 and Windows 11 22H2. On the other hand, the edition is a variant of the OS that doesn’t change. For example, Windows 11 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, Education, and Enterprise.

In this guide, you will learn four quick methods to check whether a device is running Windows 11 Pro or Home.

Determine Windows 11 edition in Settings

To find out the edition of Windows 11 installed on your computer, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the About page on the right side.

  4. Confirm the edition under the Windows specifications section, which should read Windows 11 Pro or Windows 11 Home.

    Windows 11 edition in About settings

Determine Windows 11 edition in System Information

To check whether you have Windows 11 Home or Pro with System Information, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for System Information and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Click on System Summary.

  4. Confirm the edition under the OS name, which should read Microsoft Windows 11 Pro or Microsoft Windows 11 Home.

Determine Windows 11 edition in Command Prompt

To determine the edition of Windows 11 with commands, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to check if you have Windows 11 Pro or Home and press Enter: systeminfo | findstr /B /C:”OS Name”

    Check Windows 11 edition with Command Prompt

Determine Windows 11 edition in PowerShell

To check if you have Windows 11 Pro or Home with a PowerShell command, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to find out the edition of Windows 11 and press Enter: Get-WindowsEdition -online

  4. Confirm if it says Professional, then you have Windows 11 Pro. If it says Home, then you have Windows 11 Home.

    PowerShell Windows 11 edition command

Once you complete the steps, you will know the edition of Windows 11 installed on the computer. If you have the Home edition and need the Pro features, you can use these steps to upgrade the device.