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Chapter 10. Working with System Informat... > Displaying the Version Using the VER...

Displaying the Version Using the VER Command

DOS includes an internal command that displays the DOS version currently in use. Knowing how to use the VER command is invaluable if you ever work with an unfamiliar computer. Some commands, such as DISKCOMP, FORMAT, and XCOPY, work differently or are not available with different DOS versions. If you do not know which version of DOS a computer is using, the VER command can tell you.

When you enter the VER command at the DOS prompt, you see a message similar to this one:


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