We are all using Windows operating system. I am actually using Linux operating system named Fedora but as you expect I use Windows operating systems too. Windows operating systems are popular and supported for a long time after their releases. This makes the IT environment very homogene about Windows operating system version. A middle size IT environment will have all version of windows operating system especially in the client side. How can we decide the Windows operating system versions?
There are different ways to find out what version of Windows operating systems we are using. We will look some of them below.
System information window is one of the most detailed way to get information and data about Windows operating system version. It also provides other information like Processor, memory BIOS etc. We can quickly open this system information window with the following command in the command run box.
As we can see from output Our operating system is Windows 7 and Ultimate . Also there is information about the build and service pack.
We can also run
systeminfo command line version to get operating system information.
$ systeminfo | findstr /C:"OS"
MS-DOS Command Line
Another way to get more practical information is using command line cmd. We will provide
ver command like below.
But as we can see there will be less information about the windows version and there is no name like
Wmi is very detailed tool used to get and set a lot of system related information. We can also use wmi to get windows operating system version like below.
$ wmic os get Caption,CSDVersion /value