Windows 10: How do I know when Win 10 has updated to a new edition? Solved

  1.    14 May 2017 #1

    How do I know when Win 10 has updated to a new edition?

    The regular Win10 updates usually don't affect users much, but new editions add (and maybe subtract or change) functions. Now that MS is rolling out Creators Update over time, how do I know when I have it?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       14 May 2017 #2

    Hi Newmaven

    windows Key + X, click on system. If your build is 1703 then you have it. 1607 is Anniversary update.

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  3.    14 May 2017 #3

    Your Windows will stop working.

    Just kidding!

    Type Winver in search and run it (winver). Version 1607 is the Anniversary Update. Version 1703 is Creator's Update.
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  4.    14 May 2017 #4

    Win+X/System yielded a panel of info that did not mention the Windows build. Winver worked.

    Still, it would be smart if MS popped an on-screen notice when a new OS edition was installed, with a link to info on its new features.
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  5. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       14 May 2017 #5

    It used to be that (almost) every application had a Help menu item, and under Help, an About menu item. Alt+h, a brought this dialog up like a Winver screen without license or expiration date.

    Here's Regedit's Help, About dialog on the right.

    My solution is to use BGInfo from Microsoft Windows Sysinternals with a string made from several custom fields from the registry the BGInfo editor on the left and the display string in the lower right:

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    I could schedule the Compaq.bgi configuration script to run at startup, but I just run it when I know there's been an update after patch Tuesday. When multibooting, it's worth knowing exactly which version your'e in - the insiders have watermarks, but I like to know which user I am logged in as and computer name, 64-or 32-bit the version number etc. especially with several machines on the go.
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