How to Verify If You Downloaded or Installed the Latest Version Windows 10

Windows 10 was launched in July of 2015. Since then, Microsoft has released eight major revisions (1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909). Each revision includes significant enhancements making Windows 10 easier to use and more secure.

Microsoft delivers new versions through multiple channels which includes: Windows Upgrade Assistant, Media Creation Tool and of course Windows Update. Depending on the method you choose to install Windows 10, here is how you can verify if you have latest version downloaded or installed. 


Update: Starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft now deliver revisions of Windows 10 in predictable phases; March and September of each year. This will help customers, particularly businesses, plan their deployments smoothly. Learn more about these changes:

Its Official Windows 10 Redstone 3 Launching September 2017 – Predictable Schedule for Future Releases

Before we start, please be sure to check out the following article:

How to know the Edition, Architecture, Channel and build of Windows 10 installed

Windows Update:

For users who already have Windows 10 installed, you can verify if you have build 1507, November Update (1511); Anniversary Update (14393); Creators Update (1703); Fall Creators Update (1709) or Spring Creators Update (1803), 1809, 1903 and 1909 installed by doing the following:

Press Windows key + R on your keyboard

Type: winver

Hit Enter

Where it says 1511, 1607 or 1703 will indicate the version you have installed. The first two numbers represent the year, followed by the month:

15 – 2015, 11 – November,

16 – 2016, 07 – July,

17 – 2017, 03 – March.

17 – 2017, 09 – September

18 – 2018, 03 – March

18 – 2018, 09 – September

19 – 2019, 03 – March

19 – 2019, 09 – September

You will also notice the build number has increased. Please note where it says .1 will change depending on when you installed your particular Feature Update and when it was updated. For example, if you run Windows Update as of this writing it will display .1. The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is currently at 17134.1 as of this writing. 

Another way you can check is by launching Start > Settings > Systems > About

Download – Media Creation Tool (MCT) website

If you chose to download Windows 10 November Update as a .ISO file and perform a repair upgrade or new install, you can verify the .ISO file using the following method. When you download the .ISO file, it is saved simply as Windows.iso

If you are running Windows 8 or later, double click the .ISO file to mount it.

Browse the mounted ISO file

Right click Setup.exe

Click Properties

Click the Details tab then look at the Product Version.

If you are running Windows 8 or earlier, create a bootable copy  then follow the structions above.

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