In the Windows Control Panel you can find out which version of the Windows operating system you are running by following the steps below:
1. Open the Windows Control Panel. To open the Control Panel, click Start. Then click the arrow to the right of the word “Control Panel”.
2. In the Control Panel, choose System and Security.
3. Under System and Security, choose System.
4. In the System window, your Windows edition and version will be displayed under the Windows edition heading.
For example, if you’re running Windows 10, you should see something like “Windows 10 Pro” listed under the Windows edition heading. You may also see other details such as Service Pack 1 or 2 (if applicable) as well as your system type (such as 32-bit or 64-bit).
If you’re using an older version of Windows such as Windows 7, you’ll need to look for the Windows version number instead. In this case, look for a line that says something like “Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium”. The version number is usually listed at the end of the line, for example, “Version 6.1”.
It’s also possible to find out your Windows version by right-clicking on the “My Computer” icon and selecting Properties. This should display the same information as in the Control Panel.
Now that you know how to find out your Windows version in the Control Panel, you can easily keep track of which version you’re running and update it when necessary.