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    Find Windows 10 Build Number

    How to Find Windows 10 Build Number
    Published by Category: General Tips
    27 May 2020
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    How to Find Windows 10 Build Number


    This tutorial will show you how to find and see what the build number of the installed Windows 10 is on your PC.

    Windows 10 version history and Windows 10 release information

    Version Build Description Release Date
    1507 10240 Threshold 1 July 29, 2015
    1511 10586 November Update November 10, 2015
    1607 14393 Anniversary Update August 2, 2016
    1703 15063 Creators Update April 5, 2017
    1709 16299.15 Fall Creators Update October 17, 2017
    1803 17134.1 April 2018 Update April 30, 2018
    1809 17763.1 October 2018 Update October 2, 2018
    November 13, 2018 (re-released)
    1903 18362.116 May 2019 Update May 21, 2019
    1909 18363.476 November 2019 Update November 12, 2019
    2004 19041.264 May 2020 Update May 27, 2020


    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    To Find Windows Build Number in Watermark


    If you have a Windows 10 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)

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-watermark.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Find Windows Build Number in About Windows


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type winver into Run, and click/tap on OK to open About Windows.

    2 Look to see what the build number is.

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_winver.png






    OPTION THREE

    To Find Windows Build Number in Settings


    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on About on the left side, and look to see what the OS Build number is on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_in_settings.png





    OPTION FOUR

    To Find Windows Build Number in System Information


    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type msinfo32 in the search box, and click/tap on OK.

    2. Click/tap on System Summary on the left side, and look to see what build number it has as with the Version on the right side.

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_system_information.png





    OPTION FIVE

    To Find Windows Build Number in Registry Editor


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    3 In the left pane of Registry Editor, browse to the key below. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    4 In the right pane of the CurrentVersion key, look to see what the data shows for the CurrentBuild or CurrentBuildNumber string values. This will be your Windows build number.

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_registry_editor.png






    OPTION SIX

    To Find Windows Build Number in Command Prompt


    1 Open a command prompt. and do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to do.

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

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_command_prompt.png

    OR

    3 Copy and paste the command you want to use below into the command prompt, press Enter, and look to see what the build number is. (see screenshots below)

    (For full build number)
    WMIC Path CIM_DataFile WHERE Name='c:\\windows\\explorer.exe' Get Version | find "10"

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-w10_full_build_number_command.png

    OR

    wmic os get BuildNumber

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_wmic_command.png

    OR

    systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Version"

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_systeminfo_command1.png

    OR

    systeminfo

    Find Windows 10 Build Number-windows_10_build_systeminfo_command.png


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 27
    windows 100586.164
       #1

    Hi shawn.

    Any way to get the Build number from a Wim file? I have a wim file that i want to get updated to the latest version, for that i need to download first the service stack update for the correct build but dism only supplies the version number.

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,768
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello avi,

    You can use the .wim commands in step 4 of the tutorial below find the build number of a .wim file.

    See Full Details about a Windows 10 ISO file | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 27
    windows 100586.164
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello avi,

    You can use the .wim commands in step 4 of the tutorial below find the build number of a .wim file.

    See Full Details about a Windows 10 ISO file | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Thanks Shawn!

    That guide unfortunately only shows how to get the build number from the wim file, i'm trying to get the edition (version). for example version 1803 is Build 17134.xxx, the reason i need it, when searching Microsoft update catalog to slipstream the updates in an image, Microsoft sorts the updates by version and not by build.

    Thanks in advance
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,768
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #4

    avismile10 said:
    Thanks Shawn!

    That guide unfortunately only shows how to get the build number from the wim file, i'm trying to get the edition (version). for example version 1803 is Build 17134.xxx, the reason i need it, when searching Microsoft update catalog to slipstream the updates in an image, Microsoft sorts the updates by version and not by build.

    Thanks in advance

    You should see "Version" like "10.0.16251" below for the build number. You can then determine the version (ex: 1803) based off the build.

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  5. Posts : 27
    windows 100586.164
       #5

    Brink said:
    You should see "Version" like "10.0.16251" below for the build number. You can then determine the version (ex: 1803) based off the build.

    How can i determine the version based off the build? is there any conversion table?

    Thanks in advanced
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,768
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #6

    avismile10 said:
    How can i determine the version based off the build? is there any conversion table?

    Thanks in advanced
    In the table at the top of the tutorial, you can determine the version number by where the build number falls in.
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  7. Posts : 27
    windows 100586.164
       #7

    Brink said:
    In the table at the top of the tutorial, you can determine the version number by where the build number falls in.
    Thanks so much for all you help!!

    i just want to bring to your attention that your table isn't completely accurate, as for example my computer is version 1803 but is only build 17134 while your table claims you need minimum build 17334 to be in 1803.

    I did find tho from your first post a link to Wikipedia with a clear table.
    Find Windows 10 Build Number-image.png


    Thanks again for all you tutorials, they are lifesavers.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,768
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Oops. Corrected. Thank you.
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  9. RickC's Avatar
    Posts : 507
    Windows 7 + 10
       #9

    For info, the WMIC command in Option 6 returned a different (and incorrect) result:
    Find Windows 10 Build Number-wmic-error.png

    I use BgInfo on my desktops and use the following VBS script to populate the Build/Release info:
    Code:
    Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    x=WshShell.RegRead ("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\CurrentBuild")
    y=WshShell.RegRead ("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\UBR")
    Echo x&"."&y
    Find Windows 10 Build Number-bginfo-new.png

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by RickC; 30 Nov 2018 at 10:09.
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