Knowing which version of Windows 10 you use on your computer is basic, but it's also very important. Microsoft has chosen a leap of the product model, present in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, i service model, present in Windows 10.
This change has had clear results for the user that goes around a basic idea: semi-annual updates. Every six months, about, an update is being released pick up the version Windows 10 and present various changes, which can affect the interface and design elements and specific functions.
Getting a more current version of Windows 10 means enjoying, in general, more advanced functions and operating system more complete. This allows us to understand why it is important to know which version of Windows 10 we use, but that's not just the reason.
With the adoption of the service model, Windows 10 support depends on the used version. This means that the operating system has to say It may be officially supported or not, depending on the version we have installed. In fact, it does not happen the same as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and a fixed period of support that is not changed is set by installing specific updates.
How to know which version of Windows 10 I have installed
It's very simple, you have to follow the following steps:
- We press the keys "Windows" and "R" at the same time to open the "Run" window.
- We write "Winver" Without the quotes and that's, the window that we see in the image will appear.
The version has been marked as a set of four numbers (square in red). In my case, I have set the Version 1803, known as the Windows 10 April 2018 Update as I have not automatically received Windows 10 October 2018 update.
As many readers know, this has been quite problematic, so I prefer to wait to get it automatically rather than enforcing the update.
Versions of Windows 10: complete summary
So you can find a Windows 10 version that you'll use with all that Microsoft has released to date we leave you complete list, where you will see, as well, the term of support that continues to all of them.
Remember, if you use a Windows 10 version without help you will only have to update it to a more current version to get back-types of security defects and threats.
- Version 1507: Here is the oldest version and does not have support. I was launched in July 2015.
- Version 1511: This version was released in November 2015, and has been left without help.
- Version 1607: I was launched in August 2016. It is not supported in the Home, Pro and Pro versions for workstations. The Menter and Education variants have support until April 9, 2019.
- Version 1703: It was launched in April 2017. Without support also in the Home, Pro and Pro versions for workstations. The Menter and Education variations have support until October 8, 2019.
- Version 1709: The general channel arrived in October 2017. With support until April 9, 2019 in its Home, Pro and Pro versions for workstations. The Menter and Education variations have support until April 14, 2020.
- Version 1803: will be available from April 2018. It will have support until November 12, 2019 in its Home, Pro and Pro versions for workstations. The Menter and Education variations have support until November 10, 2020.
- Version 1809: which was launched on November 13, 2018. With support until May 12, 2020 in its Home, Pro and Pro versions for workstations. The Menter and Education variations have support until May 11, 2021.