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How Do I Figure Out My Windows Edition?

The Windows “edition” determines what features and functionality are included in a specific installation of Windows.

The “Home” edition is the most common in consumer installations; the “Pro” edition has a few more features (and hence I generally recommend it over Home, even when used in the home); and then there are Enterprise and Educational editions that are tailored for those environments.

But which one do you have?

It’s easy to find out.

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Windows 10

Right-click on the Start menu, and then click on System.

System item on the right-clicked Start menu
System item on the right-clicked Start menu.

This will open the Settings App to the “About” page, which has the information. The only “trick” is that you need to scroll down to find it.

Windows 10 Edition in the About page
Windows 10 Edition in the About page.

Both the Windows Edition — Pro in the example above — as well as the current version of the operating system — 1803 — are clearly displayed.

Windows 7

Click on the Start menu, right-click on Computer (in some versions this may be “My PC”, “My Computer”, or similar), and then click on Properties.

Computer Properties Link in Windows 7
Computer Properties Link in Windows 7.

The resulting properties page includes the information we want.

Windows 7 Edition in the System Properties dialog
Windows 7 Edition in the System Properties dialog.

Windows 7 doesn’t include the same kind of version information that Windows 10 does, so there’s no additional display.

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8 comments on “How Do I Figure Out My Windows Edition?”

      • Agreed, but in my experience if someone needs to know the Win version it’s because they are having some kind of problem and the person helping usually needs more info than just that. And I think it’s good to have a hard copy (a la backup) of all the info about your system…just in case…


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