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  • AutoHotkey – Create your own Win 10 'winver' (updated)

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     RetiredGeek 1 week ago.

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    • #340351 Reply

      Rick Corbett

      I can no longer add posts to the original thread in the Windows Secrets Lounge forum (apparently because the thread is over 99 days old [?]) so I’m going to continue here…

      Very briefly, IMO Win 10’s built-in winver is not especially helpful. For something that’s supposed to inform you of the Windows version, 50% of the GUI is just blank space, 40% waffles on about Microsoft and a scant 10% actually provides useful information, e.g. edition, version, build and revision.

      So… I wrote an alternative (using AutoHotkey) that shows the same edition, version, build and revision information but in a very compact GUI:


      Then I thought… it can be made more useful. So currently it looks like this:


      It now copies the information to the Windows clipboard in case you get asked – ooh, say, by someone on AskWoody… and you can just paste the info from the clipboard into a reply.

      Perhaps more useful, click on one of the links and your default browser will open at the relevant MS info page.

      Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll post the code (or a link to it).


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    • #340555 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m interested in it.

      • #340911 Reply

        Rick Corbett

        @berton123 (and any others who are interested) – I’ve updated my AHK script today to take into account the cumulative update to Build 17763.379.

        The script is now ~460 lines now so probably too long to paste into this post. 🙂

        Here’s the AHK script in the Public folder of my Google drive. You should be able to download the script using the icon on top-right of the screen.


        Let me know of any problems.

        Hope this helps…

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    • #341008 Reply

      AskWoody MVP


      Here’s a PowerShell version: Get-WinVerV3

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!


      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
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