Show Windows version On Desktop

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 10/8/7 on your desktop, here is a simple registry hack which will help you do it.

Show Windows version On Desktop

Show Windows version On Desktop

To do so, open regedit and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\PaintDesktopVersion

Double click on PaintDesktopVersion in the right side, 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.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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