Which operating system am i using?


If you have ever had to answer the question of “Which operating system am i using?” most of the time people don’t know the right answer. Not only is there quite a few that have been released over time there are also service packs that make some significant changes to the operating system. For example you could be on Windows 8 or 8.1 or Windows 7 with or without SP1 installed. You may also be on Home Edition, Professional, or another version of the operating system that gives additional features.

Here are a few examples:

  • Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
  • Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 8.1 Pro

If you are running Windows 8 the following link will tell you if you are on 8.1 or not.


For Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Right click on Computer
  3. Click on Properties

For Windows XP

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Right click on My Computer
  3. Click on Properties
  4. Information is on the General tab
Posted in Microsoft, Software, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP.