One possible way of obtaining the current Windows Version and Microsoft Office version is to query the system registry entries using command line.

To get the windows version using System registry , use the following command:

reg query "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v "ProductName"

This will give an output which can be parsed to get the current windows version/name.

To get the current office version , use:

reg query "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Word.Application\CurVer"

The output of this command gives the office version in number format such as 14, 15, etc.

Parse the output to get the version number and match against the list of existing Microsoft office versions to get the name of the version installed:

Office 97   -  7.0
Office 98   -  8.0
Office 2000 -  9.0
Office XP   - 10.0
Office 2003 - 11.0
Office 2007 - 12.0
Office 2010 - 14.0 
Office 2013 - 15.0
Office 2016 - 16.0

 

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