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Show Windows 10 version: This is how easy it is

Learn how to view your Windows 10 version and permanently display your "build" number on the desktop here.

Show Windows 10 version

You can quickly and easily find out which Windows version is installed on your PC. Displaying the Windows 10 version and also finding out the exact “Build” number can be done in no time. This article shows you the various options available.

Show Windows 10 version in a few steps

Displaying the exact Windows 10 version can be helpful if, for example, security problems are known for a certain “build” number. In addition, updates constantly change the version number. A simple command can help here:

Show Windows 10 version via Run dialog

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The first way is via the Run dialog of Windows 10, where you can see which Windows 10 version you have installed in no time. And this is how it works:

  1. Open the Run dialog

    Press the key combination [Win] + [R] to open the Run dialog.
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  2. Enter “winver” in run dialog

    Type “winver” and then click “Run”. This command is composed of the words “Windows” and “version”.Winver eingeben, um Windows 10 Version anzeigen zu können

  3. Show Windows version dialog

    A new window will open where you can see all the information about your Windows version. Additionally you can see the “Build” number.Windows 10 Version anzeigen

If you press the key combination [Windows] + [Pause], you can also see the installed Windows 10 version and whether you have a 32- or 64-bit Windows installed.

Show version via command prompt

An alternative way to find out the Windows 10 version is to use the command prompt. It works like this:

  1. Press the key combination [Win] + [R].
  2. Then type “cmd” and press Enter. Then the command prompt opens.
  3. Type “systeminfo” and press Enter again.
Windows 10 Version anzeigen über CMD

Windows will show you detailed information about the operating system. You can see your current Windows 10 version and also the build number.

Which Windows 10 version do I have on my PC?

You can find out which Windows 10 version you have installed using the methods described above. You can also have the exact version and build number permanently displayed on the desktop in the lower right corner above the taskbar. To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. Press the key combination [Win] + [R]. Then type “regedit” and confirm with Enter. This will open the “Registry”.
  2. Select the key Computer > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop on the left side
  3. Double click with the left mouse button on the entry “PaintDesktopVersion” on the right side and set the value in the small window from 0 to 1.
  4. After that restart Windows. Then the desktop should show both the “Build” number and the Windows 10 version.
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If you want to undo the change at some point, you can simply set the value back to zero.

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Why is it so important that I know which Windows 10 version I am running?

As a user of Windows 10, you should always know exactly which version of the operating system you are currently using. You’ll need this information if, for example, you want to install new programs or deal with troubleshooting

You may also get help and be asked which version of Windows you have. Whatever the reason: Now you know where to find the Windows 10 version.

Our conclusion

Displaying the current Windows 10 version is very easy and you also have several options. In addition, there is also the possibility to permanently display the version and build number on the desktop. Do you have any questions? Then write us in the comments.

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