How to Verify If You Downloaded or Installed the Latest Version Windows 10

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Summary
Windows 10 was launched in July of 2015. Since then, Microsoft has released five major revisions (1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803). Each revision includes significant enhancements making Windows 10 easier to use and more secure. Microsoft delivers new versions through multiple channels which includes: Windows Upgrade Assistant, Media Creation Tool and of course Windows Update. Depending on the method you choose to install Windows 10, here is how you can verify if you have latest version downloaded or installed. 

Details

Update: Starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft now deliver revisions of Windows 10 in predictable phases; March and September of each year. This will help customers, particularly businesses, plan their deployments smoothly. Learn more about these changes:

Its Official Windows 10 Redstone 3 Launching September 2017 - Predictable Schedule for Future Releases

Before we start, please be sure to check out the following article:

How to know the Edition, Architecture, Channel and build of Windows 10 installed

Windows Update:

For users who already have Windows 10 installed, you can verify if you have build 1507, November Update (1511); Anniversary Update (14393); Creators Update (1703); Fall Creators Update (1709) or Spring Creators Update (1803) installed by doing the following:

Press Windows key + R on your keyboard

Type: winver

Hit Enter

Version 1803

(Credit: MVP, Barb Bowman)

Version 1709

Version 1703

Version 1607

Version 1511

Where it says 1511, 1607 or 1703 will indicate the version you have installed. The first two numbers represent the year, followed by the month:

15 - 2015, 11 - November,

16 - 2016, 07 - July,

17 - 2017, 03 - March.

17 - 2017, 09 - September

18 - 2018, 03 - March

You will also notice the build number has increased. Please note where it says .1 will change depending on when you installed 1803 and when it was updated. For example, if you run Windows Update as of this writing it will display .1. The Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is currently at 17134.1 as of this writing. 

Another way you can check is by launching Start > Settings > Systems > About

Download - Media Creation Tool (MCT) website

If you chose to download Windows 10 November Update as a .ISO file and perform a repair upgrade or new install, you can verify the .ISO file using the following method. When you download the .ISO file, it is saved simply as Windows.iso

If you are running Windows 8 or later, double click the .ISO file to mount it.

Browse the mounted ISO file

Right click Setup.exe

Click Properties

Click the Details tab then look at the Product Version.

If you are running Windows 8 or earlier, create a bootable copy  then follow the structions above.

Resources:

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update version 1803 using ISO File from Versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703 or 1709

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update version 1803 and Earlier Versions from Windows 8.0 or Windows 8.1

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update version 1803 or Earlier Versions from Windows 7

Check this List to Determine if Your Computer is Compatible with the Windows 10 Spring Update

Archive:

Frequently Asked Questions Windows 10 Anniversary Edition version 1607

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 using ISO File

How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 using Windows Update

 

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Question - if you have previously made recovery media on build 10240 (CD-R or USB) is it recommended or necessary to recreate the recovery media after upgrading to build 10586?

thanks.

I would since the recovery media would contain 10240 files.
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Andre
Windows Insider MVP
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2 Questions Please. I had the free upgrade & now have the 1511 update. Q#1. my computer came preinstalled windows 7 & I have a flash key with the backup on it which I have kept safe, will the upgrade to win10 make this obsolete  i.e. could I use this flash to save the .iso files for win10?

#2. Do I need to make a backup of every thing on computer prior to install. will I lose everything if I don't??.

Yes, the thumbdrive will have build 10240 which is older, so you should create a new recovery drive.

You said you have now upgraded 1511, if you have not, you should still create a backup just in case:

How to: Create a system image in Windows 10

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Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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Thank you Andre for all of this wonderful  info about windows 10,

I really appreciate  you  for being so thoughtful. 

I had downloaded Novembers update an that is where my system crash lol.

my winver is  1511   10586.29 

Once again thank you :-)

You are welcome.
Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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Windows 7 Home Edition PC - no 3rd party virus checks.

5 failed attempts to Update Windows 10 using the Windows Update or Windows reminder.

after the file downloads, after Accept Terms

"Modern setup Host Has Stopped Working" error.

Have gone through process of clearing the softwareDistribution\download folder with the command.

wuauclt.exe  /updatenow

Have attempted to repair Windows Upgrade with tools.

The The Windows ISO link doesn't appear to download a large file that would be necessary for installing Windows 10 from a DVD or Thumb Drive.

We came in to work on the Saturday after New Year, and have nothing accomplished for our holiday.

are there any good troubleshooting tips on how to get the Windows 10 update to work or at least find the point of failure?

 

I have downloaded an ISO made with the Media Creation Tool from my Windows 10 Pro 1511 computer. I want to use this ISO on another computer. Since I was on the Pro version when I ran the MCT to create the ISO, can I safely assume that the ISO that was created will also be the Pro version? How can I tell?

Cindy

Cindy Kee, CNC Consulting

I ran the MCT on 28-Jun-2016 and got a ISO created.  Any idea which Build Number this belongs to?  I tried to check properties of setup.exe, but it still shows 10.0.10586.0.

Ideally the setup.exe version number should have one of the build number that belongs to RedStone1 update. Am I right?

10.0.10586.0 is the most current build available to the public. The Anniversary Update (Redstone) and the final build is not ready. It will be generally available on August 2nd. The build number will be somewhere in the 14xxx region.
Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
twitter/adacosta
groovypost.com

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