How to check Version Number of Apps & Programs in Windows 10?

If you want to troubleshoot any installed programs on the Windows 10 operating system or any other reason you want to check the version number of apps or programs installed on Windows 10, this post will help you do the same. There are at least three easy ways to find the version number of apps installed from the Store or any classic programs installed outside the Microsoft Store.

This post will see the following options to check the Version Number of Apps & Programs in Windows 10:-

1. Check the version number of apps & programs through the Settings app,
2. Check the version number of classic desktop programs using Control Panel,
3. Check the version number of desktop programs and apps within the programs and apps.

How to check the version number of apps & programs through the Settings app?

To know the version number of app & programs through the Settings app, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows Logo + I keys simultaneously.

Step 2. Click the Apps category. Under the Apps category, click the left-side menu Apps & features to see all installed apps and programs on your Windows 10 PC.

You can see both apps installed from the Microsoft Store and classic programs installed from the other sources in this list.

Step 3. To view the version number of classic desktop programs, click on the program name.

Step 4. Below the program entry, you can see the version number.

If you want to check or see the version number of the app installed from the Microsoft Store, you need to perform one more step.

Step 5. Click on the app entry and then click the “Advanced options” link.

You will not find any “Advanced options” link for a classic desktop program; this is for your information.

Step 6. In the Specifications section, you can see the currently installed app’s version number on your Windows 10 PC.

How to check the version number of classic desktop programs using the Control Panel?

Classic Control Panel also allows checking the installed program’s version number. However, it will not found any app that is installed through the Microsoft Store. To find the version number of the installed program using the Control Panel, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Press Windows Logo + R keys simultaneously to open the Run box command. Type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the Program and Features window under Control Panel:-

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Step 2. The Programs and Features window displays a lot of information about the installed programs. Here, you can see, Name, Publisher, Install date, Size, and Version.

How to check the version number of desktop programs and apps within the programs and apps?

Most of the software developer includes the version number on his/her program in About menu. To find out the desktop program’s version number, you need to navigate the Help menu and then click the About, Check for update, or a similar option to know the program’s version number.

That’s all! I hope you can find out the program version number on Windows 10 PC after learning from the above article.

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