Windows - Determining Version

This document gives directions to determine what version of Windows you have.

Windows 9x/2000/XP
UNSUPPORTED

NOTE: Windows 95/98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows XP are no longer supported by the Help Desk. We can only provide best effort support. If we are unable to resolve your Windows 9x/2000/XP issue, you may be able to find help in Microsoft's Knowledge Base.

These products are no longer actively supported by Microsoft. No further development will take place on these products and security updates are no longer issued. It is highly recommended that you upgrade to Windows 8, 7, or Vista.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key (the Apple key on Mac's using Boot Camp) and R at the same time.

  2. The Run window will appear. In the box next to Open:, type winver and then click OK.

    run winvir

  3. This will open About Windows which lists what version of Windows is installed. Below is an example from Windows Vista.

    About Windows

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Keywords:windows determining version win 9x 95 98 me 2000 xp 5.1 build service pack   Doc ID:12034
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2009-08-25 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-06-16 11:55 CDT
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