How to Tell Which Version of Windows You Are Running

There are many different versions of Windows that your PC may be running. This is a short guide to determining which version you are using.

Windows 10

Windows 10 has a start menu with tiles in it, and black task bar.


Windows 8

Windows 8 has a hidden start button. When clicked it opens tiles.

Windows 7

Windows 7 has a start orb and a blue taskbar. The start menu also has a search box in it.

Windows Vista

Windows Vista has a start orb and a black task bar.

Windows XP

Windows XP has a green start button and blue task bar.


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