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There are several editions of Windows 8.1: Enterprise, Pro etc. I wan't to make sure, I am running correct edition.

When I go to PC info, I see Edition: Windows 8.1. How can I figure out which version am I running?

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If it does not say Single Language nor Professional nor Media Center when you hit properties on My PC then your running Windows 8 which is known as Windows 8 Core the same applies to 8.1 –  Ramhound Aug 8 '14 at 11:27
    

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In the Run window (Win+R) type: cmd /c "slmgr /dli"

You should see something like this:

Name: Windows(R) BLAH edition
Description: Windows(R) Operating System, BLAH channel
...
License status: Licensed

Alternative Solution

You can also use WMI to query the OS information using this command:

wmic os get Caption, Version, OperatingSystemSKU, OSProductSuite

You should see something like this:

Caption                                OperatingSystemSKU  OSProductSuite  Version
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Single Language  100                 768             6.3.9600

OS SKU codes are explained here and here. 100 (0x64) stands for PRODUCT_CORE_SINGLELANGUAGE

OSProductSuite codes are explained here. 768 (0x300) = 512 (0x200) + 256 (0x100)
This means Windows Home Edition is installed and Terminal Services is installed, but only one interactive session is supported.

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Thanks for your answer. I see "Core edition" does it means that I cannot enable Hyper-V on it? –  Andrei Mikhalevich Aug 8 '14 at 7:45
    
No. Hyper-V is only available for Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise versions. –  Vinayak Aug 8 '14 at 7:51
    
@Vinayak, Technically isn't it just a software issue? Shouldn't there be a way around this limitation, like a patch or fix we can apply or something? –  Pacerier Feb 4 at 18:20
    
@Pacerier You can download Hyper-V Server 2012 for free‌​. Read more about it here –  Vinayak Feb 4 at 18:57
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@vinayak It's right below the copyright date on Windows 8. Up at the top in Windows 7 and earlier. –  user388043 Feb 4 at 22:23

With PowerShell

(Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem).Caption

To start PowerShell, hit Win + R (to open Run utility), type in powershell and hit enter.

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Open the command line (right click on window, then select Run), type systeminfo.exe and press Enter.

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You can use the ver command. There might be some variants I am not aware of. It should print the version of your and / or the version of the command processor.

There are keys in registry in bottom that hold the value of the Ver.

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