Windows is like a city that never sleeps. Work on the operating system continues nonstop over at Microsoft, and new versions of the OS make their way out the Redmond gates like clockwork.
And though Windows 11 is slated to get only one major release a year, each new feature update changes the version number of the operating system. Keeping a tab on which version you are running is necessary so you can get the appropriate software and updates for it.
We’ll find out how to check the version of your Windows 11 installation below.
Check your Windows 11 version
Just like previous iterations of the OS, Windows 11 offers a bunch of different ways for you to find out which version you are running. There are simple commands you can run, or simply visit areas where these details are already listed.
Here are 5 ways you can check your Windows 11 version:
Check Windows 11 version using winver
Perhaps the quickest way to find which version of Windows 11 you are running is to use the winver command. This opens up a handy little panel that lists all the details you want.
- Press Winkey + R to open Run.
- Type winver, and hit the Enter key.
- The About Windows screen will open up, letting you see your Windows 11 version.
Check Windows 11 version via Command Prompt
Another quick and dirty way to find your Windows 11 version is in by using the Command Prompt. Although you will not get too many details here as in the other methods, but if you need just the basics, then this will do.
- Open Command Prompt by searching for it or typing cmd in the Run dialog.
- In the Command Prompt window, type ver and hit Enter.
- Your Windows 11 version will be displayed.
Check Windows 11 version in Settings
This is one of the more familiar methods. You can check your Windows 11 version and other details, right in the Settings panel.
- Press Winkey + I to open Settings.
- On the right side, locate and click on About.
- Find your version details under Windows specifications.
View Windows 11 version in System Information
The System Information window is a great way to glean information about your system and associated hardware. This panel lists all the details you might need regarding your computer, and has been a mainstay in previous versions of the operating system.
- Press Winkey + R to open the Run dialog.
- Type msinfo32, and hit the Enter key.
- The System Information window should open up.
- You can see your version number right up there at the top.
Check Windows 11 version from the Control Panel
The trusty old Control Panel is another way you can find out which version of Windows you are running. Previously, this method opened up its own screen that listed the details. Now, it simply opens up the relevant page in the Settings app, but the option is there, nevertheless.
- Press Winkey + S or click Search on the Taskbar.
- Type Control Panel, then click on the icon to open it.
- Click on System and Security, and then on System.
- The System > About page in the Settings app will show up, from where you can find the detailed you need under the Windows specifications section.
Windows version number refers to the feature update of the current version. These come out once a year. Knowing which version of Windows 11 you are running often comes in necessary, and the steps outlined above should help you find it.