SOLVED: How To Check The Build Number of Windows 10

windows-versions-check-systemIf you have Windows 10 you likely already know that Microsoft is releasing new builds of Windows several times per year and it can get confusing which version you have.

You would think that the build number would be shown in SYSTEM, where is shows the version of Windows 10 you are using but it does not.  If you want to know the version of Windows 10 you are using:

  1. click the START button check-windows-build-winver-windows-10-anniversary
  2. type WINVER then press the ENTER key

Today the most current build is 1607.  The build numbers are a combination of year and month so 1607 was finished in July (07) of 2016 (16).

If you want a simple explanation of the Windows naming convention including product, version, edition, system and build see THIS article.

You can also bring up a command line and note the version in the header or just type the command VER .ver-winver-command-line-windows-version

Below are all of the three Windows 10 non-beta releases so far and a complete list of ALL builds is being maintained here.

Jul 2015 – Version 10 – Build 10.0.10240

Nov 2015 – Version 1511 – Build 10.0.10586

Jul 2016 – Version 1607 – Build 10.0.14393

Operating System Major Version number
Windows 10 10.0*
Windows Server 2016 10.0*
Windows 8.1 6.3*
Windows Server 2012 R2 6.3*
Windows 8 6.2
Windows Server 2012 6.2
Windows 7 6.1
Windows Server 2008 R2 6.1
Windows Server 2008 6.0
Windows Vista 6.0
Windows Server 2003 R2 5.2
Windows Server 2003 5.2
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition 5.2
Windows XP 5.1
Windows 2000 5.0


If you want to write some C code you can use something like:


if (!IsWindows10OrGreater())
MessageBox(NULL, “You need at least Windows 8”, “Version Not Supported”, MB_OK);

See THIS post for more code explanations.

Questions or Comments?