How to Find Information About Windows 10

Let’s say you need to know information about your Windows 10 file system, version, build number, product key and more. If you are looking into configuration or troubleshooting, this information would be essential to know.

Let’s say you need to know information about your Windows 10 file system, version, build number, product key and more. If you are looking into configuration or troubleshooting, this information would be essential to know. Let’s explore how to find this.

This is for the Windows 10 operating system

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Discover the File System

First, launch File Explorer. Next, locate a drive. ie, drive C; and right-click on it. Now, in the pop-up menu, select Properties. Refer to below image:

Windows Info 1
Selecting your drive’s Properties

In the Properties window, under the General tab you will see the File System label followed by the type of File System. See below image;

Windows Info 2
Determining your File System

Normally you will see NTFS, shorthand for New Technology File System, the default for Windows 10. On older versions of Windows, you may see the legacy file system of FAT32, shorthand for File Allocation Table 32.

If you have multiple drives, simply repeat the above for each drive.

Discover the Version, Build Number and More

First, launch the Settings app by pressing the Windows+I keys. Next, go to System. See following image:

Windows Info 3
Accessing Settings

On the left, scroll to the bottom and select About. On the right, you see information about your system. The amount of information you see differs depending on the Windows 10 version that you have installed. Now, scroll down to the Device specifications section. Here you find the data you are looking for. Refer to below image:

Windows Info 4
Determining your Device and Windows specifications
  • System Type – it tells you whether you use a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10
  • Edition – displays the edition of Windows 10 that you have: Pro, Home, Enterprise, Education, etc
  • Version – displays the version of Windows 10 that is installed
  • OS Build – displays the Windows 10 build number that you use

The latest Version as of this writing is

  • 2004 – The ninth update to Windows 10, codenamed 20H1. It was named the May 2020 Update and released on May 27, 2020.
  • A number higher than a 2004 – The tenth major update for Windows 10 is codenamed 20H2. The update is expected to launch in October or November 2020.

The most recent update to Windows 10, launched in May 2020, has a OS Build of 19041.264. As you can see from my PC screenshot, I do not have the latest version installed.

The OS Build number changes with each update made by Microsoft to Windows 10. This information along with the Version is useful for troubleshooting purposes when you call tech support.

Discover Your Product Key and Much More

Finding your product key was featured in a previous post. You can find this, the above information and much more in one program. Simply click the link below on downloading, installing and running BelArc Advisor.

How to Use the BelArc Advisor Program

That’s it. I hope you found this post helpful.

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