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Not sure if I have windows 8 or 8.1, computer confused?

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    Not sure if I have windows 8 or 8.1, computer confused?


    By going to "view what operating system you are running", my computer says my edition is Windows 8.1. Not only do I never recall updating from 8 to 8.1 but following this link Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8 my pc settings are different-there is no option for adaptive brightness. Which leads me to believe I have windows 8, not 8.1, I just hope it doesn't cause any conflicts. Thanks.

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    From the tutorial:
    To determine if your laptop or computer monitor supports adaptive brightness, look for the Enable adaptive brightness setting in Power Options in the steps below. If the Enable adaptive brightness setting is not available, then it doesn't support adaptive brightness.
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    The East Coast
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


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    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Doesn't the search icon appearing against your login name on the Start screen tell you that you have 8.1 rather than 8?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What about in System Information?

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    you can also type in command prompt
    Code:
    systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"
    For example on mine:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600](c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\Users\Clifford>systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"
    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8.1
    OS Version: 6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600


    C:\Users\Clifford>
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    you can also type in command prompt
    Code:
    systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"
    For example on mine:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600](c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    C:\Users\Clifford>systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version"
    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8.1
    OS Version: 6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600


    C:\Users\Clifford>
    I tried it---

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I just tested it works in powershell(86x) and powershell ISE too...
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