You can see the current versions of your OS and applications with the aid of some free software utilities.
You know which version of Windows you’re running on your PC, such as Windows 10. But with so many updates coming out, do you know which version of Windows 10 is installed? You likely run many different applications on your PC but how do you keep track of their version numbers? And if you use multiple browsers, how do you keep tabs on which version of each browser is installed? Sure, you can view the settings for Windows and open each and every application and browser on your computer. But there has to be an easier and quicker way. And there is, with help from the right tools.
Certain software programs can scan your PC and tell you which version of Windows you have, which application versions you’re running, and which browser versions are installed. Many such utilities now charge a price. But you’ll still find some good freebies out there. Belarc Advisor can display a list of all the Windows updates, security fixes, applications, and other data on your PC. WinAudit reveals detailed information on your hardware, software, and many other elements. And Webroot System Analyzer can check out your hardware, operating system, and installed applications.
Belarc Advisor supports every version of Windows from XP to 10 and displays its data in an HTML page that you can view in any browser. Download and install the free program from the Belarc website. During the install, you’re asked to check for new Advisor security definitions. Check for these the first go-round and each time you run the program to keep it updated. The software then scans your computer and local network to create a profile of your system. Following the installation and every time you launch the application, Belarc displays a page in your default browser with details about your hardware and software.