Determine Your Operating System Version Companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Google release new versions of operating systems periodically. Software and drivers sometimes are designed for specific operating system versions, which means you may need to determine your operating system version so that you can obtain the proper software. The following steps describe how to determine your operating system version.
a. If necessary, turn on your computer or mobile device and, if necessary, sign in to the operating system. Some operating systems will display the version when they run. If the operating system version is not displayed, continue following these steps.
b. If you are using a Mac computer, click the command on the Apple menu to display information about the computer to determine the operating system version. If you are running an operating system other than Mac OS, continue following these steps.
c. Display the control panel or settings for your computer or mobile device.
d. Navigate to and then tap or click the command to display system information about the computer or device, and then locate the operating system version
Exercises 1. What operating system are you running?
2. What are some other reasons why you might need to know the operating system version on your computer or mobile device?
3. What might happen if you attempt to install a program or app that is not designed for your operating system version?