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How to determine the Microsoft Windows OS version - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, ThinkServer, ThinkPad, Idea Tablet, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre
Symptom

Describes how to determine the Windows OS version.

Affected configurations

The above symptom may occur to the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre
  • ThinkStation
  • ThinkServer
  • ThinkPad
  • Idea Tablet
  • IdeaPad
  • IdeaCentre

Applies To:

  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP

Solution

"About Windows" information:

The Windows version (winver.exe) Windows OS command identifies the version of Windows.

The winver.exe command displays: "About Windows".

"About Windows" information includes:

  • Windows Version
  • Build

The following is example of "About Windows":

 

 

Operating System information in Windows 8 or Windows RT:

On the Start screen, type "winver", tap or click Apps, and then tap or click "winver.exe".

 

Operating System information in Windows 7 or Windows Vista:

Method 1:

Click the Start button , type "winver" in the search box, and then press Enter.

The "About Windows" appears.

 

Method 2:

Right-click the Computer icon. Select Properties. The Control Panel appears. The Control Panel includes Windows edition information

 

Operating System information in Windows XP:


Click the Start button , click Run, type "winver" and then press Enter.

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Alias ID : SF13-D0072
Document ID : HT077429
Legacy Document ID : SF13-D0072
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