Identify a Windows 7 Computer

Use these instructions to identify whether a computer is running Windows 7.

Method 1 - Logon Screen

Typically the Windows 7 logon screen will show the current version of Windows.

If you see any version of Windows 7 listed on the logon screen (such as in the screenshot below), the computer is running Windows 7. 

You can check the logon screen at any time by locking the screen (Windows Key + L).

Windows 7 Logon Screen

Method 2 - Check System Properties

1. From the desktop, click the Start button, right click Computer, and then click Properties.

Windows 7 Properties from Start Menu

2. In the System Properties window, the Windows Edition is listed.

System Properties Windows

Newer versions of Windows do not have the Computer button in the start menu at all. 

Windows 10 users can use these separate instructions to verify their version of Windows.

Keywords:windows, version, os, windows 7, windows 10, windows 8, windows 8.1, windows xp, windows vista, vista   Doc ID:91718
Owner:JJ S.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2019-05-13 11:53 CDTUpdated:2019-05-13 12:17 CDT
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