With Windows 10 Microsoft has changed the way it releases new versions of it Operating system. After the release of Windows 10 there will be no windows 11 coming in near future. As it has opted cumulative update pattern for releasing new features as well as security fixes.
So with every Cumulative update, which you can think like a “service pack level” build numbers are incremented. There might be time when you would like to know about the version and build number of your operating system. Just to check if your Windows 10 is having latest update installed.
Check Windows 10 Version & Build Number with Winver.exe Command
Winver command is used to check the installed Windows 10 Edition, version and build number. To run this command press windows key and type in “winver” and press enter. You can also launch it by pressing Windows Key + R and then punch in “winver” into the Run dialog box which appeared by pressing Windows Key + R
In “About Windows” dialog box you can see Windows Edition “Windows 10 Pro” Marked by yellow box and Version 1607, here 1607 means 07th month of 2016. Build number is of cumulative update released for the version 1607.
Check Windows 10 Version & Build Number with Control Panel
Winver.exe doesn’t show whether you are using 64-bit or 32-bit version of windows 10. This information is provided in control panel home dialog section.
Open Windows explorer and right-click “This PC” and select “Properties”.
In Windows edition section you see which edition ( Windows Home, Pro, Home single Language or Enterprise) of Windows 10 you are using.
Then it also displays whether you are using 64-bit or 32-bit edition of Windows 10. You can install 64-bit only if your hardware supports it.