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How to Find Windows 10 Build Number


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

Version Build Description Release Date
1507 10240 Threshold 1 July 29, 2015
1511 10586 November Update November 10, 2015
1607 14393 Anniversary Update August 2, 2016
1703 15063 Creators Update April 5, 2016
1709 16299.15 Fall Creators Update October 17, 2017
1803 17334.1 April 2018 Update April 30, 2018
1809 17763.1 October 2018 Update October 2, 2018


 CONTENTS:







Find Windows 10 Build Number OPTION ONE Find Windows 10 Build Number
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.

How to Start or Stop Receiving Insider Builds in Windows 10

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

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Find Windows 10 Build Number OPTION TWO Find Windows 10 Build Number
To Find Windows Build Number in About Windows

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

2. Look to see what the build number is.

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Find Windows 10 Build Number OPTION THREE Find Windows 10 Build Number
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)

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Find Windows 10 Build Number OPTION FOUR Find Windows 10 Build Number
To Find Windows Build Number in System Information

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type msinfo32 in the search box, 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.

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Find Windows 10 Build Number OPTION FIVE Find Windows 10 Build Number
To Find Windows Build Number in Registry Editor

1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit, 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.

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Find Windows 10 Build Number OPTION SIX Find Windows 10 Build Number
To Find Windows Build Number in Command Prompt

1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to do.

2. Open a command prompt, and see what the build number is. (see screenshot below)

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3. In the command prompt, copy and paste the command you want to use below, 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"

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wmic os get BuildNumber

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

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systeminfo

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That's it,
Shawn