How do I find out what OS my laptop has?


You can find this out easily by selecting the Windows badge / sticker / label and year of manufacture shown below that most closely matches your laptop.

If your laptop was sold with no operating system or is a Linux laptop then please select select an operating system icon based on the original purchase date of the item, the dates are stated below the operating system icons, e.g. Windows XP Pre 2005.

If your laptop is still running the original version of Windows it was sold with, you can follow instructions below

You must be able to power on the laptop to check the below.

Windows 8 and 10

  1. Power on your Laptop
  2. Wait a few seconds and you should see a loading screen
  3. If it looks like below you are using Windows 8 / 10.
Windows 8 loading screen

Windows 7

  1. Power on your Laptop
  2. Wait a few seconds and you should see a loading screen
  3. If it looks like below you are using Windows 7.
Windows 7 loading screen

Windows Vista

  1. Power on your Laptop
  2. Wait a few seconds and you should see a loading screen
  3. If it looks like below you are using Windows Vista.
Windows Vista loading screen

Windows XP

  1. Power on your Laptop
  2. Wait a few seconds and you should see a loading screen
  3. If it looks like below you are using Windows XP.
Windows XP loading screen