Windows 10 is a breeze as an operating system. It churns out tons of features and we find it user-oriented. But have we ever come to know what build of Windows 10 do I have?
If you are a Windows 10 enthusiast and never come to know the inside story, then this article is for you. Here we will reveal it so you are going to know all about the build types or how it formed over the years.
Everything you need to know about Windows Versions:
Windows started its journey by launching Windows 95. Since then, Microsoft Windows has released quite a few numbers for computers as well as for mobile phones. The last version is Windows 10, and the most recent update we had on October 20, 2020.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has already announced to stop all the technological support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. They have terminated Windows 7 service in 2020 and will terminate Windows 8.1 in 2023.
Other than Windows versions, there are differences depending on editions also. For example, Windows 10 comes with multiple editions like Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Edition and Edition pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, etc. Apparently, these editions serve users with unique services and features.
Once Microsoft releases a new Windows version, they keep on updating and developing to remove debug errors and improve features. Moreover, these updates carry a unique version number and build number. For example, let’s look at the following chart, which shows all the current Windows 10 versions:
What is OS Build of Windows 10?
The OS Build is a number that changes with every update and installation of Windows 10. Let us quote an example:
On 10 October 2018 Windows 10 was released, at that time the OS build number was 17763.1 and version 1809. Then the first update came and the number changed to 17763.55, but the version number remained the same. This way OS build number helps to identify individual update details.
Now, we’ll see how to find which windows 10 versions do you use in four different methods below:
1. Using Winver Dialog: This method will work in every version of Windows 10. Here, we’ll be using the Run box. Follow the given steps:
Step 1: The very first step you can do in two different ways:
- Select the Search box from your taskbar and type “winver“, then press on the search result you get with the same name.
- Use the shortcut key, press Windows key + R on your keyboard, you’ll get the run box. Now type “winver” and press Enter.
Step 2: You’ll see the ‘About Windows’ screen appear before you. There you’ll see your Windows version and OS Build number of Windows 10. For example, here we got the following info using our windows. The version is 1909, and the OS Build number is 18363.1316.
Does all this information look confusing to you? You should continue your reading; soon, everything will be clear.
2. Using Setting App: Like the first method, this one will also work in all versions of Windows 10. Except for the look, it’ll differ depending on the version of Windows 10 you are using. The required steps are:
Step 1: First, launch the Settings App from the Windows button in the bottom left corner of your screen. You can use the shortcut key ‘Windows + I‘ also.
Step 2: Now you have to select System and scroll down, from the left side click on About.
Step 3: Then, on the right side, you’ll notice information about your system. Go through the sections Device specifications and Windows specifications. There you’ll get all the necessary info that you might be interested in.
- System type: This tells you if you are using a 64-bit or 32-bit version of Windows 10.
- Edition: This shares the edition type: Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, etc.
- Version: Presents the version you installed.
- OS Build: Displays the build number you use.
This information may sort differently based on the versions of Windows 10 you are using.
3. System Information: This is a very useful method as it shows you not only Windows version info but also a list of additional info, for instance, components, hardware resources, and software environment. Below is the process:
Step 1: Use the shortcut key ‘Windows + R‘ and open the Run box.
Step 2: Now, you have to type in the box ‘msinfo32’ and press Enter to bring your System Information screen.
That’s it. You get all your essential info about your system.
4. DirectX Diagnostic Tool: This method is not the most convenient one, but still, you can use it. It shows Windows versions and configuration info. If you plan to replace any software or wish to buy a new one, you can use this method to view all your hardware configuration details. Here is the process:
Step 1: Bring the Run box in the same way as discussed.
Step 2: Then, in the Run box type ‘dxdiag’ and press Enter or click on OK.Step 3: Eventually, you’ll get the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and check the system info.
Hopefully, now you know what build of Windows 10 do you have and how to find it in your system. Let us know in the comment section does this article help you? Do you face any problem finding your OS build number? We love to know your experience.
1. What is my Windows 10 system type?
Answer: Windows 10 system type will tell you whether you are using the 32-bit or 64-bit registered processor. High configuration processors usually come with 64-bit, and they can process even more information than 32-bit processors. It would be best if you got a 64-bit processor as Windows 10 is heavy and contains a lot of data.
2. What version of Windows 10 do I have?
Answer: The processes we have discussed for finding the OS build number can be used to find the versions as well.