General Find Build Number of Windows 10

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This tutorial will show you how to find and see what the build number of the installed Windows 10 is on your PC.

Windows 10 version history and Windows 10 release information

VersionBuildDescriptionRelease Date
150710240Threshold 1July 29, 2015
151110586November UpdateNovember 10, 2015
160714393Anniversary UpdateAugust 2, 2016
170315063Creators UpdateApril 5, 2017
170916299.15Fall Creators UpdateOctober 17, 2017
180317134.1April 2018 UpdateApril 30, 2018
180917763.1October 2018 UpdateOctober 2, 2018
November 13, 2018 (re-released)
190318362.116May 2019 UpdateMay 21, 2019
190918363.476November 2019 UpdateNovember 12, 2019
200419041.264May 2020 UpdateMay 27, 2020
20H219042.572October 2020 UpdateStill in Insider Beta and RP channel


Contents

  • Option One: To Find Windows Build Number in Watermark
  • Option Two: To Find Windows Build Number in About Windows
  • Option Three: To Find Windows Build Number in Settings
  • Option Four: To Find Windows Build Number in System Information
  • Option Five: To Find Windows Build Number in Registry Editor
  • Option Six: To Find Windows Build Number in Command Prompt





OPTION ONE

To Find Windows Build Number in Watermark


If you have a Windows 10 Insider Preview build installed, then you will have a watermark at the bottom right corner of your desktop.


1 Look at the watermark to see what the build number is. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION TWO

To Find Windows Build Number in About Windows


1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type winver into Run, and click/tap on OK to open About Windows.

2 Look to see what the build number is.

Windows_10_build_winver.png







OPTION THREE

To Find Windows Build Number in Settings


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2 Click/tap on About on the left side, and look to see what the OS Build number is on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Windows_10_build_in_Settings.png






OPTION FOUR

To Find Windows Build Number in System Information


1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type msinfo32 into Run, and click/tap on OK.

2 Click/tap on System Summary on the left side, and look to see what build number it has as with the Version on the right side.

Windows_10_build_system_information.png







OPTION FIVE

To Find Windows Build Number in Registry Editor


1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

2 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

3 In the left pane of Registry Editor, browse to the key below. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

4 In the right pane of the CurrentVersion key, look to see what the data shows for the CurrentBuild or CurrentBuildNumber string values. This will be your Windows build number.

Windows_10_Build_Registry_Editor.png








OPTION SIX

To Find Windows Build Number in Command Prompt


1 Open a command prompt. and do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to do.

2 Look at the top of the command prompt see what the build number is. (see screenshot below)

Windows_10_build_command_prompt.png


OR

3 Copy and paste the command you want to use below into the command prompt, press Enter, and look to see what the build number is. (see screenshots below)

(For full build number)
WMIC Path CIM_DataFile WHERE Name='c:\\windows\\explorer.exe' Get Version | find "10"

W10_full_build_number_command.png


OR

wmic os get BuildNumber

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OR

systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Version"

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OR

systeminfo

Windows_10_build_systeminfo_command.png


OR

PowerShell (GP 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\').'CurrentBuildNumber'

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That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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FreeBooter

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Ver command prints the version of the Windows OS running on the computer. This command does not have any options/switches.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-6600
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M1A2666C16
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon R9 380
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC892
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Hard Drives
    Sata SSD
    Internet Speed
    25Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Option five can be simplified into a single command:

Code:
PowerShell (GP 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\').'CurrentBuildNumber'

It works on both Windows PowerShell and Command Prompt.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home Version 20H2

Brink

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Option five can be simplified into a single command:

Code:
PowerShell (GP 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\').'CurrentBuildNumber'

It works on both Windows PowerShell and Command Prompt.

Thank you Matthew. I've added the command to option 6. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
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