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HOW CAN I IDENTIFY WHAT OPERATING SYSTEM I'M USING?

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Identifying your Version of Windows

Click the Start menu.

  1. Click Run.
  2. Type winver in the Run box and click OK.
    ***NOTE: If you do not see the Run option in the Start menu then go to:Start > All Programs (or Programs) > Accessories > Command Prompt and in the Command Prompt window just type winver
  3. A window should then appear containing information on what Windows version you are using.

Product Name

Version Number

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

NT 6.1

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008

NT 6.0

Windows XP x64 Edition, Windows Home Server

NT 5.2

Windows XP Home/Professional Edition

NT 5.1

Windows 2000 Professional/Server

NT 5.0

Windows ME (Millenium Edition)

4.9

Windows 98

4.1

Windows 95

4.0

 

Identifying your Version of Mac OS

Mac OS X operating systems vary depending on their version. They can be referred to by version number (eg: 10.5.1), or by product name (eg: Leopard).

  1. To find out what version of OS X you are using, click the Apple logo at the top left of the screen and choose About this Mac...
  2. A box should appear with the version number in it.

Product Name

Version Number

Leopard

10.5.x

Tiger

10.4.x

Panther

10.3.x

Jaguar

10.2.x

Puma

10.1.x

Cheetah

10.0.x

 

NOTE: The 'x' is the update (or 'service pack') version for that operating system and can vary.