General Find Windows 11 Build Number


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This tutorial will show you how to find and see what the build number of the installed Windows 11 is on your PC.


VersionBuildRelease Date
21H222000.194October 4, 2021


Contents

  • Option One: Find Windows 11 Build Number in Watermark on Desktop
  • Option Two: Find Windows 11 Build Number in About Windows
  • Option Three: Find Windows 11 Build Number in Settings
  • Option Four: Find Windows 11 Build Number in Command Prompt





OPTION ONE

Find Windows 11 Build Number in Watermark on Desktop


If you have a Windows 11 Insider Preview build installed, then you will have a watermark at the bottom right corner of your desktop.


1 Look at the watermark to see what the build number is. (see screenshot below)

build_number_watermark.png






OPTION TWO

Find Windows 11 Build Number in About Windows


1 Open About Windows (winver.exe).

2 Look to see what the OS Build is. (see screenshot below)

build_number_winver.png






OPTION THREE

Find Windows 11 Build Number in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on About (Win+Pause/Break) on the right side. (see screenshot below)

build_number_Settings-1.png

3 Look to see what the OS Build is under Windows specifications on the right side. (see screenshot below)

build_number_Settings-2.png





OPTION FOUR

Find Windows 11 Build Number in Command Prompt


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Command Prompt.

2 Look at the top of the command prompt see what the build number is. (see screenshot below)

build_number_command+prompt.png



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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geneo

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Powershell function:

Code:
function get-WindowsVersion {
#  get details of windows versions for printing (may need to know version on particular day)
   $key = "HKLM:\software\microsoft\windows nt\CurrentVersion"
   $pname=(Get-ItemProperty "$key" ProductName).ProductName
   $dis = (Get-ItemProperty "$key" DisplayVersion).DisplayVersion
   $v1 = (Get-ItemProperty "$key" CurrentMajorVersionNumber).CurrentMajorVersionNumber
   $v2 = (Get-ItemProperty "$key" CurrentMinorVersionNumber).CurrentMinorVersionNumber
   $v3 = (Get-ItemProperty "$key" CurrentBuild).CurrentBuild
   $v4 = (Get-ItemProperty "$key" UBR).UBR
   $ed = (Get-ItemProperty "$key" EditionID).EditionID
   $key = "HKLM:\software\microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability"
   $en = Get-ItemProperty "$key" EnablePreviewBuilds -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
   $Ins = ""
   if ( $en ) {
      $epb = $en.EnablePreviewBuilds  
      if ( $epb -ne 0 )
        {
        $bn = (Get-ItemProperty "$key" BranchName).Branchname
        $Ins = "$bn channel"
        }
   }
   return "$pname $dis $v1.$v2.$v3.$v4 $Ins"
}

Output:

Windows 10 Pro Dev 10.0.22471.1000 Dev channel

Unfortunately the Major version number and product name still are 10, not 11, in the registry
 

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memo09

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I find (Win+Pause) key combination the quickest way for reading the OS Build instantly.
 

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Try3

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You can also use a batch file to get a set of properties
Win10 results.png

Win11 results.png

OS​
Edition​
Type​
Version​
Build​

See ReportOSVersion.bat post [Win10-Win11] - TenForums

I use the batch file as a common subroutine to extract properties required by other scripts.

All the best,
Denis
 

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hdmi

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The ProductName value that's in the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion Windows registry key still shows Windows 10 even though it's the official release of Windows 11 so, I had to add 3 extra lines to my old batch code to get it to report 11 instead of 10. :giggle:

Code:
@ECHO OFF
SETLOCAL

FOR /F "tokens=* USEBACKQ" %%F IN (`REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v ProductName`) DO SET ProductName=%%F
SET ProductName=%ProductName:*REG_SZ =%
FOR /F "tokens=* Eol= " %%F IN ("%ProductName%") DO SET "ProductName=%%F"

IF DEFINED ProgramFiles(x86) (SET OSType=x64) ELSE (SET OSType=x86)

FOR /F "tokens=* USEBACKQ" %%F IN (`REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v DisplayVersion`) DO SET DisplayVersion=%%F
SET DisplayVersion=%DisplayVersion:*REG_SZ =%
FOR /F "tokens=* Eol= " %%F IN ("%DisplayVersion%") DO SET "DisplayVersion=%%F"

SET UseExpresssion=Ver
FOR /F "tokens=*" %%F IN ('%UseExpresssion%') DO SET OSBuild=%%F
SET OSBuild=%OSBuild:*10.0.=%
FOR /F "tokens=1 delims=." %%A in ("%OSBuild%") DO SET /A V=%%A
SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION
IF !V! GEQ 22000 SET ProductName=%ProductName: 10 = 11 %
SET OSBuild=%OSBuild:~0,-1%

ECHO %ProductName% %OSType% version %DisplayVersion% build %OSBuild%

ENDLOCAL
PAUSE
 

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Settings > System > About

does it quick and easy!
 

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