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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
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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

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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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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