What is my Windows Operating system

(Last Updated On: February 26, 2018)

You are here to find out the version of your Windows Operating system. “What is my Windows Operating system” is a simple question for anyone to know about. The Windows version is mentioned on your computer itself. If it is a laptop, you can check the bottom to determine the Windows Operating system version or if it is a desktop, you can look on the top of the tower.

There is a Windows Label pasted on your computer. A genuine Windows Operating system is installed by the computer manufacturer or you may have bought it separately for the use on your computer.

Latest Windows version is Windows 10 with a preceded by Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

It’s a known thing that only Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 got a free upgrade to Windows 10. For the latest Windows 10 operating system requirement by old Windows Vista users , they must have to look for the Hardware compatibility and then the Windows 10 is supposed to be purchased from a store.

Windows operating system name can be determined by simple run commands.

If you are not good enough in commands, you can click on the start button and find the computer icon – Right click on it and select properties.

It will show you the Windows Operating system name.Windows Start menu

Start button on Windows terminology means the softkey button on the key board or the button that appears on your home screen.


Once you click the start menu, you will find a window that popups which is called as navigation pane

start menu

start menu

On the top you will find he Computer icon, which needs to be right clicked on it to select the properties.

It is called as system properties.

System properties

system propertoes

When you click on properties, it will show you the system properties window which will show you the name of your Windows Operating system.

Windows Operating system name

Windows properties

In the above scenario, the operating ysstem software used on this computer is called Windows 7.

For Windows 8 or 10, the steps are similar but the access steps are little different.