Determining what service pack I have installed in Windows

Updated: 05/09/2017 by Computer Hope

To see the Service Pack that is installed for Windows on your computer, follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click My Computer, found on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu.
  2. Select Properties in the popup menu.
  3. In the System Properties window, under the General tab, you will see the version of Windows, as well as the currently installed Windows Service Pack.

The picture below is an example of what this screen may look like in Microsoft Windows 7. In this example, Service Pack 1 is currently installed.

Microsoft Windows XP System Properties

Other Examples

System:
  Microsoft Windows 2000
  5.00.2195
  Service Pack 4

  Microsoft Windows XP
  Home Edition
  Version 2002
  Service Pack 1

Alternate method

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. In the Search text box, type winver and press Enter. Running this command gives you a window similar to the example below, which as can be seen contains the full version information including Service Pack.

Tip: In Windows 10, you can type winver in the Search text box on the Windows taskbar, located next to the Start button.

Windows XP winver window
Windows XP Windows Version window

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