There may be reasons that you would like to show the version of your Windows operating system on your desktop. Now if you want to display the version of your Windows 7 or Window 8 on your desktop, here is a simple registry hack which will help you do it.
Show Windows version On Desktop
To do so, open regedit and navigate to the following key:
Double click on PaintDesktopVersion in the RHS and in the box that appears, change the value to from 0 to 1
Restart your Windows computer. On restart, you will find the Windows version being displayed near the bottom right corner of your desktop.
Incidentally, you can also use our freeware Ultimate Windows Tweaker, to show Windows version on Desktop. There is a tweak there which lets you do so with a click!
This can be especially useful if you are running multiple virtual machines in differing states of service packs.