Which version of Windows?

I’ve had some tips lately about new Windows 10 features from the Fall 2018 Update (which didn’t actually roll out until February 2019),

“Enjoy your advice articles, but sometimes can’t apply or utilize what you recommend because of the version of windows 10 I have installed on my computer.  The latest problem  is trying to increase the print size without increasing the display size of everything.  In settings, I have only one option of increasing the display in preset increases of 25%.  No choice to increase just the text by a sliding bar as shown in your example.”


“Are you using version 1809? My version 1803 does not show “make your text bigger.”

Indeed, the tip was for version 1809 of Windows and I did mention it was for the latest update in the article. Despite the fact that Windows 10 features automatic updates, not everyone gets the update at the same time because devices made by multiple manufacturers are running the operating system. Generally, devices need updates from the manufacturers before they can receive large updates like 1809.  In the past, an update like 1809 would have probably meant a new version of Windows, but the company seems to be switching to the Apple model of offering large updates for free to folks who’ve already purchased devices.

If you haven’t received the update to 1809, it may be because your device is still waiting on some updates from the manufacturer. Though it should be coming soon, since a spring update is already rolling out.

To find out which version of Windows 10 you’re running, type WINVER in the search box and hit enter.

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This box will pop up. You’ll find the version and build numbers listed right at the top.

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If you aren’t sure what the most current version of Windows available is, you’ll want to check out the  Windows update history page. It lists the most current updates to Windows and when they were released.


Click here to check it out.

If your PC doesn’t have the latest version of Windows, check Windows update on your PC to see if there have been failed attempts to install. If so, you might want to run the update troubleshooter. Or check the manufacturer’s page for your PC to see if you’re missing any recent updates.

I do try to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest features offered by Windows, so sometimes I may write about them before they are ready for your PC. But hopefully that means you’ll be prepared when they finally arrive.

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