How to Check Windows 11 Version

Windows 11 has been the next best update to Windows in the past 5 years. It comes with new features, the ability to install Android apps, and much more. If you have been keeping up with tech, then you probably know about Windows Update and would like to keep up with the latest version. But how do you check your Windows 11 version? Let’s find out!

Why keep your Windows updated to the latest version?

Windows Updates come with new features, bug fixes, and security patches that help keep your system performing optimally while ensuring maximum privacy and security. Windows is the most popular desktop OS in the world, and due to this, malicious entities around the world work day and night to find security flaws and exploits that can be used against you. Microsoft regularly finds and patches these exploits at the earliest which are then delivered to your device through a Windows update. Similarly, bugs and glitches are also patched via Windows Update. Hence, it is always a good idea to keep your Windows updated to the latest version. 

6 days to check the software version on Windows 11

You can check your Windows 11 version in various ways depending on the current condition of your system. Use one of the options below that best fit your current needs and requirements. 

Method #01: Using Settings

Use the guide below to check your Windows 11 Version via the Settings app.

Press Windows + i to launch the Settings app on your system. Now scroll down on your right and click on ‘About’. 

You will now find your Windows 11 version under ‘Windows Specifications’, beside the ‘OS build’ option.

This is the version number for your current installation of Windows 11.   

Method #02: Using a keyboard shortcut

There is also a legacy keyboard shortcut that you can use to check your Windows version. Essentially, this shortcut will launch the system properties app which you can then use to determine your OS build info.

Unfortunately, this keyboard shortcut is only for users with a full-sized keyboard or users that have the ‘Pause/Break’ key on their compact keyboards. Once you have found a compatible keyboard, simply press Windows + Pause/Break keys on your keyboard to launch the system information app.

Alternatively, you can use the On-screen keyboard app on your PC for this. To open the app, just press the Windows key and then type onscreen to find it. Then, click on the app’s icon to open it. Now, click the Windows key first, and then the PAUSE key on the on-screen keyboard.

You should now be able to find the version for your current installation of Windows 11 besides ‘OS build’.

Method #03: Using Run

You can also use the Run dialog box to check your Windows 11 version. Use the guide below to get started. 

Press ‘Windows + R’ on your keyboard to launch the Run dialog box. 

Now type in the following command. Hit ‘Enter’ on your keyboard, once typed in. Alternatively, you can also click on ‘Ok’ if needed to do the same.

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You will now get a dialog box showing you all the specifications of your current Windows 11 installation. You should find your current version number beside ‘OS build’ as shown below. 

And that’s it! You will now have checked your version of Windows using the Run dialog box. 

Method #04: Using Control Panel

You can also check your Windows version via the control panel. Use the guide below to get you started. 

Press ‘Windows + S’ on your keyboard and search for ‘Control Panel’. 

Click and launch the app once it shows up in your search results. 

Now click and select ‘System’. 

You will now be redirected to the ‘About Page’ where you will find your OS build number under the ‘Windows Specifications’ section. 

And that’s it! You will now have checked your Windows 11 version number using the Control Panel. 

Method #05: Using Sysinfo

System Information is a legacy in-built app into Microsoft Windows since the early days that helps determine and outline the specs for each system. You also get a list of all the connected devices and malfunctioning ones as well. You can use this app to source your Windows 11 version number using the guide below. 

Press ‘Windows + S’ on your keyboard and search for ‘Sysinfo’. 

Click and launch the app once it shows up in your search results. 

You will now find your version number in the right tab, you can right-click the value and copy it to your clipboard as well. 

And that’s it! You will now have found the Windows 11 version for your installation using the system information app. 

Method #06: Using CMD

You can also find out your current version of Windows using CMD. This is quite a nifty way to source your version info during BSODs and more. Use the guide below to find out your Windows version via CMD.

Press ‘Windows + R’ on your keyboard and type in ‘CMD’ in the ‘Run’ dialog box. 

Type in ‘CMD’ or press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard or click on ‘Ok’ to launch CMD. 

Type in the following command and press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard. 

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You should now be shown the version of your Windows installation in the next line. 


We hope you were able to find your Windows 11 version using one of the methods above. If you face any issues, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below. 

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