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VER


Description | Syntax | Parameters | Switches | Related | Notes | Examples | Errorlevels | Availability

Displays the operating system version number.


Syntax

VER /?

VER [/R]


Parameters

none.


Switches
/? (NTXP)
Displays help.
/R (v2.0 Win95)
UNDOCUMENTED Lists revision letter. And beginning with v5.0 and Win95 shows if COMMAND.COM is in the High Memory Area (HMA).

Related

none.


Notes
Windows' version numbers

When you enter the VER command, the operating system may display one of the messages:

    Release                    Version                      File dates     
    Windows 95 retail, OEM     4.00.950                     7/11/95
    Windows 95 retail SP1      4.00.950A                    7/11/95-12/31/95
    OEM Service Release 2      4.00.1111* (4.00.950B)       8/24/96
    OEM Service Release 2.1    4.03.1212-1214* (4.00.950B)  8/24/96-8/27/97
    OEM Service Release 2.5    4.03.1214* (4.00.950C)       8/24/96-11/18/97
    Windows 98 retail, OEM     4.10.1998                    5/11/98
    Windows 98 Second Edition  4.10.2222A (4.10.2222)       4/23/99
    Windows Millennium         4.11.3000 (4.90.3000)        6/19/00
    Windows NT 3.1             ?
    Windows NT 3.5             3.50.807
    Windows NT 3.51            3.51.1057
    Windows NT 4.0             4.00.1381
    Windows 2000               5.00.2195
    Windows XP                 5.1.2600
    Windows 2003               5.2.3763

Note: If you uninstall something (for example the USB support), then you may see that your version number could be reduced.


Windows' bundled DOS

No version of the DOS operating system after v6.22 has been released as a 'standalone version' which is why they report the Windows Version.

Main difference between v7.00 and v7.10 is Large Disk Support.


Examples

When you enter the VER command, the operating system displays the message:

    MS-DOS Version 6.22

or

    Windows 98 [Version 4.10.1998]

Errorlevels

none.


Availability
Internal
DOS
v2.0 v2.01 v2.05 v2.10 v2.11 v2.11R v2.12 v2.2 v2.25 v3.0 v3.20 v3.05 v3.1 v3.21 v3.25 v3.30 v3.3A v3.3R v3.3T v3.31 v3.40 v4.0 v4.01 v4.01A v5.0 v5.0A v5.00.02 v5.001A v5.01 v5.02 v6.0 v6.10 v6.2 v6.21 v6.22 v6.23 v7.00 v7.0R1 v7.10 v8.00
Windows
Win95 Win98 WinME
Windows NT
NT3.5 NT4 NT2000 NTXP NT2003