[How-To] Know the version of Service Pack on your Windows System

In my last post, i wrote about Windows XP SP3, in this post, i shall be explaining the process to identify the version of Windows and Windows Service Pack installed on your computer.

Windows Logo

In the good old days of DOS, we used to enter ver at the command prompt to get the version number of the Operating System being run on the PC. You can use the same command in Windows as well to identify the Operating System version.

Using ver in Windows

  • Click on Start –> Run
  • Type CMD and hit Enter.
  • At the command prompt, enter Ver and hit Enter ( as shown in the figure above)
  • Windows returns the version number of the installed Operating System.
  • Visit the Microsoft link on Identifying the Name and Version Number of the Operating System to get more details about your Version Number.

Alternatively, you can get these details using the My Computer Properties page as well. Follow the step by step instructions below for this.

Identifying Windows version using my computer properties

  1. Right click on My Computer and Select Properties.
  2. Click on the General Tab.
  3. General Tab has information about your Operating System, the Registered owner and details about your Computer.

If you are comfortable with Windows Scripting, the below mentioned script also gives you the Name and version of the Operating System.

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
 & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colOperatingSystems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
 ("SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem")
For Each objOperatingSystem in colOperatingSystems
 Wscript.Echo objOperatingSystem.Caption, objOperatingSystem.Version
Next

To find the Latest Installed Service Pack, use this script

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colOperatingSystems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem")
For Each objOperatingSystem in colOperatingSystems
Wscript.Echo objOperatingSystem.ServicePackMajorVersion _
& "." & objOperatingSystem.ServicePackMinorVersion
Next

Also read: Windows XP Service Pack

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