Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Verifying The Operating System Of Your Computer

Most of the computers around the world run on Windows operating systems. There are many operating systems released by Microsoft and the latest one released by the tech giant is Windows 8. Each operating system from Microsoft has its own features and functions. Checking the operating system installed in your computer is easy. When you start your computer, a logo will be displayed in your screen stating the operating system used by your computer. However, you will also be able to find the exact version number of your operating system by following some simple tips provided by the Windows computer support team. To know more, read ahead.

Things to do

When your computer is switched on, you may find one of the following icons in the corner of your computer screen, on either the top left corner or the bottom left corner. The icon that matches the one that is seen in the computer should be clicked.

What to do, if none of the icons matches

Sometimes, your machine will be installed with an operating system like Linux, or sometimes you may have an operating system with customized desktop or you may have an uncommon operating system. Therefore, to identify the steps that work best with your computer, you need to refer the instructions given for the Linux, Mac and Windows systems separately. If you still face any issues, then you may need to follow the below provided steps.
  • Read the instruction manual that came along with your computer. 
  • Post an article seeking help in the Microsoft community forums. 
Verifying the version of the Windows operating systems

By following the below instructions, you will be able to find the details of the version of the OS that you are using. Moreover, these instructions will be helpful to know the detailed system information regarding all the versions of Windows operating systems.
  • Go to the bottom left corner of your Windows desktop screen and click the button called Start. This will open a Start menu and from here, you need to click the option called Run. This will open up the Run dialog box. 
  • In to the Run dialog box, enter msinfo32 followed by clicking the button called OK. 
  • This will give a detailed information regarding your computer like operating system name, system type, service pack etc. 
The above said instructions given by the Windows computer support team will help you to find the version of the operating system that you are using. For more assistance, contact our Windows support number.

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