How to Verify if you have the latest version of Windows 10 installed on your PC

Windows 10 version 20H2 you also go by the codename 2009 started rolling from October 20. These updates are incremental so simply every new update will be called Windows 10, but we are going to help you know which version your computer has. It is important that you know which version of Windows 10 you have installed or downloaded on your computer because every year Microsoft releases a new version which contains new functionalities and new features. That everyone should be using.

That being said this is the second update (the first was version 2004) of Windows 10 of 2020. The company has simply given the codename “20H2” for this minor update. Please note that the name “Windows 10 2009 is not the official name” but is 20H2. 

Every person who is using Windows 10 can check their version information using the “winver” the command in command prompt/PowerShell and About settings.

In this article, we will generally talk about all the ways possible to find out which version of Windows 10 is installed on your computer and if 20H2 is already installed or whichever the latest version.

winver; verify if Windows 10 20H2 is installed

You can use this command to open the Windows dialogue box which contains all the information regarding your version and build number. 

  • Press Windows + R and then type winver
  • Open Command Prompt and type winver
  • Open PowerShell and type winver

This steps usually help you check whether to not the new Windows 10 20H2 is installed on your computer:

As you can see in this screenshot the Windows 10 version 20H2 with build number 19042.572 is already installed which means Windows 10 October 2020 update is already installed on your computer. If you see the OS build 19041, means you are using Windows 10 2004 which is the last stable version of Windows 10. Depending on your system you should update to the newer Windows 10 version from Windows 10 automatic updates.

Version: the first two number denote year, followed by month or year half.

15 – 2015, 11 – November,
16 – 2016, 07 – July,
17 – 2017, 03 – March.
17 – 2017, 09 – September
18 – 2018, 03 – March
18 – 2018, 09 – September
19 – 2019, 03 – March
19 – 2019, 09 – September
20 – 2020, 04 – April
20 – 2020, H2 – second half

Settings; Check if Windows 10 20H2 is installed

On the “About” page, which is inside Settings-System, find edition and version information under the Windows specifications section. You can find the about page bye going to to this location.

Windows + I > System > About

Look for OS build

You should be able to see OS Build 19042.xxx and version 20H2, if you try opening Microsoft Edge, notice that it’s now based on chromium check that information on Edges about page.

Normally if you are signed up to receive beta updates, Windows will automatically install this update for you and chances are you won’t even notice it, if that is the case Microsoft’s new browser will open with a welcome message. 

analyse the ISO file

Go to parent article: How to check Version, Build, and Edition From Windows 10 ISO File

An ISO file is a compact file that usually contains everything of an operating system. Extract it and a simple command can reveal all the information of the operating system. Check the parent articles link to know more on this topic.

How to Get the Latest Version of Windows 10

So if you find out that you do not have the latest version of Windows 10 installed on your computer. You can get it from the internet, specifically we have covered a guide where you can create a up to date Windows 10 ISO file. There are multiple ways to get Windows 10 ISO file will talk about the easiest and the quickest one.

Grab the ISO from Microsoft (open on phone)
Grab ISO from tb-adguard site (Mirror from Microsoft)
Grab ISO from Mika.moe (mirror)

Usually these ISO file are not up-to-date, manual update is required after installing Windows.

Create version 2004 ISO (updated whenever there is a new build)
Create version 20H2 ISO (updated whenever there is a new build)


However it is not recommended to have the latest version of Windows and on a production PC because sometimes (mostly) it contains some bugs and glitches which can be annoying when relying completely on your computer. Just to be on the safe side you can consider having whatever the latest version -1 version for a stable and smoother experience.

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