System hacks: get the version of Windows 10 applications and programs

When you have a problem with a store app or legacy program in Windows 10, you often need to explicitly tell technical support what version of software you are using if you need to give feedback to the developer and get online help. So, how can you find out the current software version? Here are three ways.

1. Check from inside the software

When the software in question is still bootable, we can find the software version information through the software itself. Generally speaking, in the “Help” menu of the software, there is “About” the software information, from which you can get the current software version (Figure 1).


Or check the version of the app by selecting the “About” option from the control menu in the upper left corner of the app (Figure 2). 2.


2. Use system settings to view it

If the version of the software you want to check is no longer available, you can check its version through the system settings. Right-click the Start button and select “Applications and Features”. In the next list of apps and features that appears, you can see a record of the store apps and classic apps that are already installed on the system.

To view the version of a classic application, simply click on the application’s entry in the list and the version information for that software will appear below (Figure 3).


To find the version of a store app, you need to click on the app entry and then click on “Advanced Options” to see the detailed version information (Figure 4).


3. View with Control Panel

In addition to viewing the version number of an application in Windows Settings, we can also use the classic Control Panel to display the version number of installed programs. It should be noted here that the traditional Control Panel does not list the applications installed from the App Store, so the only way to find the store application version is to use the above method.

We first search for “Control Panel” through the search box in the taskbar, and then click “Uninstall a program” after launching Control Panel (you can also use Windows 10 to search for appwiz.cpl directly, in one step). In the “Uninstall or change programs” list, the “Versions” column will show the version numbers of all installed applications (Figure 5).


Tip: If the “Versions” column does not exist, right-click the list header row, select “More”, then check the “Versions” checkbox and click “OK.


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