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    Resolved [RESOLVED] What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    We read Type VS_FIXEDFILEINFO and from its members

    .dwFileVersionMSh
    .dwFileVersionMSl
    .dwFileVersionLSh
    .dwFileVersionLSl

    we get the values of Major and Minor, etc, and thus we know we are using Windows 10. What are their values for Windows 11?
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    Re: What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    Read the Registry?
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
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    Re: What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    Which value under this key do you query?

    Here is the CurrentVersion value under it

    Code:
    C:\Users\wqw>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v CurrentVersion
    
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
        CurrentVersion    REG_SZ    6.3
    Btw, it's the same as in Win10.

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    Re: What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    Look at "CurrentMajorVersionNumber", "CurrentMinorVersionNumber" and "CurrentBuildNumber"

    EDIT: What i could find out, why Win10 returns "6.3" for "CurrentVersion" from that Registry-Folder: 6.3 is the Version for Win8.1, and if you did an Update/Upgrade from 8.1 to 10, this Registry-Entry was stuck.
    With Win10 MS introduced above mentioned "new" Reg-Keys
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    Re: What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    Nope!

    Code:
    C:\Users\wqw>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v CurrentMajorVersionNumber
    
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
        CurrentMajorVersionNumber    REG_DWORD    0xa
    
    
    C:\Users\wqw>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v CurrentMinorVersionNumber
    
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
        CurrentMinorVersionNumber    REG_DWORD    0x0
    
    
    C:\Users\wqw>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v CurrentBuildNumber
    
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
        CurrentBuildNumber    REG_SZ    22000
    Even the "new" reg-keys are "stuck" to the old OS version 10.

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    Re: What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    Thanks.

    I used to call GetVersionAdv()
    Code:
    Private Type OSVERSIONINFOEX
        dwOSVersionInfoSize As Long
        dwMajorVersion  As Long
        dwMinorVersion As Long
        dwBuildNumber As Long
        dwPlatformId As Long
        szCSDVersion As String * 128
        wServicePackMajor As Integer
        wServicePackMinor As Integer
        wSuiteMask As Integer
        wProductType As Byte
        wReserved As Byte
    End Type
    
    Private Declare Function GetVersionAdv Lib "kernel32" Alias "GetVersionExA" (lpVersionInformation As OSVERSIONINFOEX) As Long
    I browsed the web a bit, and found that for Windows 11, currently .dwMajorVersion remains to be 10 and .dwMinorVersion remains 0, only .dwBuildNumber changed to 22000 (as wqweto's screenshot shows). Strange.

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    Re: What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    Its not Windows 11 yet, it is a candidate for Windows 11, i.e. Beta version. Once it is fully baked, it will probably be 11.
    On the other hand, Microsoft did say they were staying with Windows 10 for the future when it came out. Perhaps Window 11 is Windows 10 and 1. And Windows 12 will be Windows 10 and 2, etc...
    May have to wait for Windows 20 before you get a MajorVersion increase.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    It's actually the final release version of Windows 11 (Enterprise edition) freshly downloaded ISO from MSDN Downloads



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    Re: [RESOLVED] What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    I ran Windows PC Health Checkup and found that my 4-year old PC ACER-ASPIRE TC7 does not qualify for upgrade to Windows 11:

    These are OK:
    3001 GB HDD on C:
    16 GB Ram
    TMP 2.0

    This is not:
    Processor Intel Core i7-7700 CPU @3.6 GHz

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    Re: [RESOLVED] What are the Major & Minor values of Windows 11

    Seems very few Intel 7-th generation CPUs are included in the Windows 11 supported Intel processors list.

    I can see only i7-7800 and i7-7820 (Skylake) models but your 7700 (Kaby Lake) indeed is not supported probably because it's missing AVX-512 instructions support.

    More info:

    Windows Processor Requirements -- has lists for all versions of Windows

    Windows 11 requirements -- for Win11 only

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