Advice 1: How to know what version of Windows

Windows operating system is today the most widespread operating system in the world. In our country, most personal computers have also installed this operating system. But not all users are aware of what version of Windows is installed on their computer.
How to know what version of Windows

In principle, this is understandable – in our daily activities we do not always encounter the need to use this kind of information, we simply don't need. But sometimes, for example, when contacting technical support, even a novice user may need information about the version of the Windows operating system installed on the computer. Not everyone can tell what Windows is installed in each case.

In order to know the version of your computer operating system, you must perform a sequence of quite simple actions. If You are using Windows 7, go to "start" (located in the lower left corner of the screen), select "Computer" and click the right mouse button. Then in the opened window, select "Properties". There in the System properties window You will see "Windows Edition" - it will contain all the necessary information about operating system version, and the version of the installed service pack and system type (32-bit or 64-bit). If You are using Windows Vista or Windows operating system XP, learn the basic properties and the system version You can, also using the menu "start". However, in this case, the menu item "Computer" will be called "My computer". This is a minimal difference in the names of menu items does not affect the overall functionality of this menu section. Here You are also able to see all the information about the operating system version and service pack (Service Pack).



 

Advice 2 : How to determine what version of Windows is installed

Each user on the computer is a specific operating system. As practice shows, usually it's Windows. With time came many different versions of this operating system. So how do you determine what version of Windows is on the computer?
How to determine what version of Windows is installed
You will need
  • computer;
  • - the Windows disk.
Instruction
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You can use the standard tools of the same OS. Any self-respecting manufacturer of a product tries to specify the most important data. To know the version of the operating system in several ways. If you have access to a computer with this OS, use the standard methods of the system. To do this go to "start". Next, right mouse click in the blank window. POPs up a context menu where you select "Properties".
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Here you can see all information about hardware, operating system version, and information about drivers and much more. In General we can say that with the help of this tab you'll always know all important information about Windows. In the tab "General" will be written all the information that you are interested in. Typically, manufacturers are there to provide the operating system version, type of system, the requirement for activation year.
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You can also view information on the disk. Let's say that you bought a new installation disk with the operating system and need to know the version of Windows. As a rule, on disc and on the box it will written something like Windows Seven service pack 1. This is the version of the operating system. Can also be written Windows XP pack 3. These are two similar OSes, which are produced by the popular company Microsoft. It is also worth noting that around the time the new version of the Windows 8 operating system.
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In the future you will understand the version of the OS on the first glance on the system or on the disk. It first seems that it is difficult, however, it is not. As practice shows, people quickly learn to operate the computer, so try as much as possible to use the computer independently, without the help of anyone, and in the future such problems will seem a simple situation.

Advice 3 : How to see which version of Windows is installed

Many of the things the computer owner to know, in General, do not need until it is not necessary to change anything in the hardware or software of the PC. To one of these things includes information about what version of the operating system installed on it. However, if you install, for example, drivers for new hardware or an antivirus program this information is required in order to correctly choose the version of the installed product.
How to see which version of Windows is installed
You will need
  • - Computer with Windows.
Instruction
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To learn about versions of Windows can be in many ways, however, depending on the version, the location of this information is subject to change. Most versatile, perhaps, can be considered using for this purpose standard utilities built into the operating system that is called dxdiag. To run it, open a Windows command prompt window.
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To get to the command prompt, press the key combination Win + R. it can Cause in other ways, however, these methods, again, differ depending on the version of the operating system. So, in Windows XP, the start menu has a Run option, clicking on which appears a command prompt. In Windows 7 as a command-line string may be used the search files and programs, located in the lower part of the same "start menu". Use any of the methods and activate the command prompt.
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At the command prompt, type the command dxdiag. When you do this, make sure that were not included (upper-case the letters were small) and was selected the English keyboard layout. To change the keyboard layout in the bottom right of the screen, click on the abbreviation for the language (if Russian, it is two letters RU) in the popup list, select EN.
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After you type the desired command at the command prompt, press Enter. You will see how a window opens diagnostic utility. Strictly speaking, its direct purpose is to obtain information about a media system properties and version, and settings of DirectX, but the information about the OS version in the list is also included.
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In the window that appears, find "Operating system". This string is the full name of the OS. In addition, it specified the bitness (32 or 64 bit) and version build – sequence number of the master drive from which the installation took place. The version of the Assembly you probably won't need, but the name of the OS and its bitness write down or remember always.
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