Looking up the Version of Windows

  1. Right-click on the My Computer or Computer icon on your computer desktop.

If you do NOT have a desktop icon, click HERE

Click Start (or the circle with the Windows "flag" logo), then right-click My Computer or Computer.


  • If you do NOT see a My Computer or Computer option on the desktop or in the Start menu, press the Windows key (the button on your keyboard with the Windows "flag" logo) and the Pause/Break key AT THE SAME TIME.

    • This will open the System Properties window (it may take a few moments to open).

    • Skip Step 2 and go to Step 3.

  1. Click Properties.

  2. In the System Properties window, on the General tab, look under System for the version.

    • Example: Microsoft Windows XP, Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3.