What is the difference between the ReleaseID and the DisplayVersion?

ToddAndMargo2

New Member
Windows 10 Pro 21H1

Hi All,

I am after the build (21H1).

What is the difference between the "ReleaseID" and the "DisplayVersion"? "DisplayVersion" gives me the build????

Many thanks,
-T



C:\NtUtil>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -v ReleaseID

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
ReleaseID REG_SZ 2009



C:\NtUtil>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -v DisplayVersion

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
DisplayVersion REG_SZ 21H1
 

Mike

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Windows 10 Pro 21H1

Hi All,

I am after the build (21H1).

What is the difference between the "ReleaseID" and the "DisplayVersion"? "DisplayVersion" gives me the build????

Many thanks,
-T



C:\NtUtil>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -v ReleaseID

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
ReleaseID REG_SZ 2009



C:\NtUtil>reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" -v DisplayVersion

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
DisplayVersion REG_SZ 21H1
ReleaseID is deprecated. It is there for compatibility purposes. The DisplayVersion is the naming scheme of the version

Ex. 21H1 = Year + Half of the year its released in
 
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