Whenever we help people over the phone it’s always best if we can imagine what your screen looks like, and for us to do that it helps if we know what version of Windows you’re on.
Most times when we ask people this question they have no idea what version they are on. Then at this point we have to ask them multiple questions about what’s on their screen and what colors certain things are so we can determine the version. Even then sometimes we still don’t have a clear picture of which version of Windows they are running. Today I am going to give a simple tip that will take you to the System Properties page and on that page it will tell you what version of Windows you are currently running.
On your keyboard in the lower left hand corner there is the Windows key, and usually in the upper right hand corner is the Pause/Break key. If you press both of these keys down at the same time it will bring up the System Properties page. If your computer doesn’t have a Pause/Break key then you need to navigate to the control panel and select the System section to get to this same screen. From here you can see what type of processor you have and the amount of RAM installed in the machine, but towards the top of the page there is a section labeled Windows Edition. This sections tells you which version of Windows you are on, whether that be Windows 7, 8, 10 and Home, Pro, Enterprise, etc.
If you have any trouble accessing this page give us a call or stop in and we can help you figure out which version of Windows you are currently running.