How can I tell if a client is using Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Update.

Posted on 2014-10-07
Last Modified: 2014-10-09
Attached is the  an image of my clients computer properties.  How can I tell if it's Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Update.

Thanks in advance.
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Type winver in the Run dialog box (Windows key + R)

The second line will tell you the version of Windows 8.1 that's installed.

Version 6.3 (Build 9200) = Windows 8.1
Version 6.3 (Build 9600) = Windows 8.1, Update 1
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by:Seth Simmons
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you could also go to the metro interface and if you see a search icon to the right of your username, the update is installed
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by:John Hurst
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Windows 8.1 is a different operating system to Windows 8. The method above or Computer -> Properties will tell you between the two.

"Update 1" was nothing significant and was just a run of the mill Windows update. If the machine is even modestly up to date, you have "Update 1"
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How would one determine if the machine is [even] modestly up to date, John?
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by:John Hurst
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How would one determine if the machine is [even] modestly up to date  <-- Updates are usually ON and so just run Windows Update and take a look.

Update 1 is not identified except it has a KB number that you would have to look up.
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Thanks, John, for the lightening response. :-)

Updates are usually ON and so just run Windows Update and take a look. ~John

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Perfect.  Thank you very much.
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The selected answer is wrong. If you ask winver, 8.1 and 8.1 update both share the same build 9600.
Rindi's is the correct answer.

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Thanks very much for taking the trouble to answer, after the question was closed.  It has helped me a lot.


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