Windows 10 began its s-l-o-w gradual release on July 29, 2015, with the version numbered 1507. Since then, there have been a handful of updated releases, each with a different version number, based on the date they were released with first two numbers representing the year and last two for the month.
And each of those different versions come with a series of automatic, cumulative updates of their own.
This leads to some obvious questions about each: So how do you tell which version you have? And are the ostensible improvements in higher number versions actually all that different from earlier versions? And if you want to upgrade to a different number version can you even do that? Read on for the answers.
How To Tell Which Version of Windows 10 is Installed
With the vagaries of Windows Update mechanisms, it can be difficult on the surface to figure out which version of Windows 10 is currently on your machine and, for that matter, which build of that version is installed? No doubt, Microsoft knew there might be confusion, what with all the different version and build numbers, so it offers two ways to find out quickly.