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      How to determine the Microsoft Windows operating system version - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation,ThinkPad, Idea Tablet, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre


      Describes how to determine the Windows OS version.

      Affected brands

      The above symptom may occur to the following systems:

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

      Operating Systems:

      • Microsoft Windows 8.1
      • Microsoft Windows 8
      • Microsoft Windows 7
      • Microsoft Windows Vista
      • Microsoft Windows XP


      "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 8.1/8 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
      • Last Updated :14 Nov 2016
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