How to check your Windows 11 edition (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
Windows 11 Pro or Home check
  • To check the edition of Windows 11 installed on your computer, open Settings > System > About, and confirm whether the specifications section reads “Windows 11 Pro” or “Windows 11 Home.”
  • It’s also possible to use the System Information or Run app to confirm the edition or through commands using PowerShell or Command Prompt.

UPDATED 10/21/2023: You can check whether a computer has Windows 11 Home or Pro simply to understand the edition is installed on your computer. Or, if you’re looking for a specific feature, knowing whether you have Pro or Home will help you decide whether to upgrade or what limitations you may face with your current setup.

Regardless of the reason, Windows 11 includes several ways to know which edition is installed on the computer using various tools, including the Settings app, System Information, Run, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

You should know that there’s a difference between “edition” and “version.” The version represents the release of Windows (such as Windows 11, Windows 10, 8.1, 7, etc.). On the other hand, the edition is a variant of the operating system that doesn’t change. For example, Windows 11 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, Education, and Enterprise.

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

Confirm Windows 11 edition in 5 ways

To check whether your computer is running Windows 11 Home or Pro, you can use the Settings app, System Information, Command Prompt, and PowerShell, and here’s how.

1. Check the edition from Settings

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

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the About tab.

  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

2. Check the edition from 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.”

    System Information check Pro or Home edition

3. Check the edition from 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

4. Check the edition from PowerShell

To check if you have Windows 11 Pro or Home with PowerShell, 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

5. Check the edition from Windows Version (winver)

To confirm the edition of the operating system with the winner command, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

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

  3. Type the following command and click the OK button:

    winver

    Run command

  4. Confirm the edition of Windows 11.

    winver check Windows edition

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.

Update October 20, 2023: This guide has been revised to ensure accuracy and reflect changes.

Update October 21, 2023: This guide has been updated with an additional method.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, 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 About.me.