How do I check I am running a current version of an operating system (Windows)?

Microsoft Windows

  • If the start button at the bottom-left of your screen looks like this, you are using Windows 7:
    • Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 on 14/01/2020 and it should no longer be used
  • If you are not using Windows 7, open About Settings by clicking this link
    • If the link above doesn't work, Click the Start button, click the Settings gear/cog icon then select System and About
  • Check your Windows specifications for an Edition and Version
  • Check your edition and version of Microsoft Windows is supported using their lifecycle fact sheet web page:
  • Microsoft Windows will download and install updates automatically. You can manually run Windows Update if you'd prefer to do this
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