For the majority of users, Windows 10 build is not something important. However, build numbers hold a lot of information such as included apps, settings set by default, and so on. Knowing the number of your Windows build, you can find a lot of specific details about the product, its issues, settings, and other things. That is why we think it is very useful to know those numbers. In this article, we are going to explain how to find out your Windows build.
There are many third-party programs developed for finding detailed information about the build of the installed operating system. It is also possible to use standard Windows 10 tools to find out the build the number, Windows version, and its edition. We will talk about a few popular programs today.
Method #1: AIDA64
AIDA64 is a powerful all-in-one tool that allows users to find practically everything about your system. In order to find out your Windows build, you just need to install the program and select "Operating System" from the main menu. The number of your build will be shown in the paragraph "OS Version" after the first two digits that identify Windows’ version. AIDA64 is a great program, but it is not freeware. However, you can use the trial version to find out your Windows build.
Method #2: SIW
Another good utility with similar functionality. It can be downloaded from the official website. With a more unobtrusive interface than AIDA64, SIW also allows you to view all the necessary information about your device, including the build number. The information you seek is also in the "Operating System" menu just like with AIDA64.
Method #3: HARDiNFO for Windows
If you didn’t like two previous apps, maybe you will find Hardinfo more interesting. It is also one of the best CPU benchmarks. It provides full information about your system. Originally, it was developed for Linux but know you also have a version for Windows. There are two versions of Hardinfo – free and Pro. The free version includes 64-bit System Information, 64-bit Hardware Benchmarks, Online Benchmark Comparisons, and Home Use License. That is already enough to deduce the system build. The app has an attractive and intuitive design supported by outstanding functionality. In order to find the information you need, just open the program, go to the "System" folder on the left sidebar, and select "Operating system." Your build number is last digits in the "OS Version" section.
Method #4: Windows settings
When you don’t want to download and install any third-party programs, you can use simple Windows functions. They won’t provide as much information as the apps mentioned, but still, it is enough to find what you need.
- Go to the Start menu and click Settings (an icon with a small gear) or just press Win+I on your keyboard.
- Select "System."
- Look for a submenu "About" on the left sidebar.
- Open it and check quick summary about your system including its build.
Method #5: Command Prompt
Another very simple method, alas also with limited information about the system. However, you don’t have to install anything. In order to find out the number of the system build, you just need to follow these instructions:
- Press the Start button and click Run (or just press Win+R).
- Type winver in the window to appear and click "OK."
- Read a quick summary of your system.
This is our top five methods to find all important information about the operating system you are using. It does not require any specific knowledge and can be done by anyone.