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I have searched everywhere but cannot find how to tell which version of Windows 8 I am running. I have the system properties on the screen but it just says "Windows 8," nothing else.

Is this the standard edition?

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I suspect it is the standard edition.

I have Pro and it shows as Windows 8 Pro as per the image below.

Windows 8 Pro

Alternatively, you can try the following from the command line:

systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"

Windows version from command line

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Place the mouse in the lower right hand corner of the screen and choose "Search" then type "cmd.exe". Next, type slmgr.vbs /dlv

You will get a detailed description about the original licensed install for Win8 OS on your system.

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If you go to 'Control Panel' on your computer, go to 'System and Security' On the 3rd bar down it'll say 'System' click on that tab, then it should say info about your computer.

Another way to find information out about your model go to the search (swipe left and search) type in 'winver' and click it.

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The only way to check your windows version is to open cmd.exe and type:

slmgr.vbs /dli

Wait a few moments, here's what mine says:

Name: Windows(R), Professional edition
Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel

So, I am running Windows 8 Professional VL

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The other answers seem to work fine. This may be the most unreliable way once Windows 8.1 is available, as it doesn't indicate the version number. –  Louis Sep 9 '13 at 21:23
    
Can you advise how the previous answers are incorrect? given systeminfo gives a lot more details the slmgr.vbs /dli –  50-3 Sep 9 '13 at 21:28

Try running "winver" (Windows version).  (Type winver into the Run... dialog or a Command Prompt window.)

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It will tell you on the System properties screen (WinBreak). I'm running Win 8 Pro and it reflects that:

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If yours just says "Windows 8" then I would say you are running the standard version.

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