How to Find Windows 11 Version and Build Number

Were you wondering about Windows 11 version and build number? It is pretty easy to find out. Here are the exact steps to follow to find the version and build number of Windows 11.

Like Windows 10, Windows 11 too has many versions and builds. Every time you install a cumulative Windows Update, the build number will get a bump. When you install a major Windows 11 upgrade, the version number is updated. Whether you use a Windows 11 insider build or full public release, the build number and version change are true.

Why do you need to know Windows 11 version and build number?

Generally, most Windows 11 users never need to know about the version or build number. You can ignore them. After all, Microsoft doesn’t require them to give updates or core features. However, from time to time, Microsoft adds or releases features that are only available to some versions or builds of Windows 11. If you are using a build or version lower than what Microsoft suggests, the feature might not be available to you.

Given all this, it is essential to know your Windows 11 version and build number. Knowing the Windows 11 version and build number will help you troubleshoot and evaluate whether a feature is available to you.

Find Windows 11 Version and Build Number

So, without further ado, this simple guide will show two easy ways to find Windows 11 version and build number. Follow the one you like.

Use WinVer to get Windows 11 version and build number

Windows 11 has a simple tool called WinVer that immediately shows the current version and build number. Here is how to open the tool and get the information we want.

  1. Press the “Windows key + R” shortcut.
  2. Type “winver” in the blank field.
  3. Press the “Ok” button.
  4. You will see the version and build number in the second line.
  5. With that, you know the Windows 11 version and build number.

Detailed steps:

First, we need to open the WinVer tool. To do that, open the Run dialog box with the “Windows key + R” shortcut, type “winver,” and press the “Ok” button. You can also search for “winver” in the Start menu too.

open the winver tool

After opening the winver tool, you will see the Windows 11 version and build number on the second line, i.e., under “Microsoft Windows.”

Windows 11 version and build number in winver tool

Find Windows 11 version and build number in Settings

The settings app will also show the Windows 11 version and build number. You have to know where to find the specific page that shows the actual information we need. Here is how.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select the “System” tab on the sidebar.
  3. Scroll down and click on “About.”
  4. Find the “Windows Specifications” section.
  5. You will see the Windows 11 version next to “Version.”
  6. You will see the Windows 11 build number next to “OS build.”
  7. With that, you know the Windows 11 version and build number.

Detailed steps:

First, we need to open the Settings app. You can either search for “Settings” in the Start menu or right-click on the Start menu and select “Settings.” After opening the Settings app, go to the “System > About” page. Here, find the “Windows Specifications” section. You will see the version, and build number next to “Version” and “OS build” headings.

Windows 11 version and build number in Settings

That is all. It is that simple to check and find the Windows 11 version and build number.

I hope that helps.

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