For any reason, if you want to show the build number of Windows 10/8/7 on the Desktop, it is possible using a Registry hack. You might already know to find the build number of Windows 10/8/7 by running command Winver in the Run command box or Command Prompt.
It is also possible to view the build number of Windows 10/8/7 on the right bottom corner of Windows Desktop. Since this task can be achieved by modifying the Windows Registry, we recommended taking the Registry file’s full backup and creating a system restore point. In case something goes wrong, you can revert your PC to its previous working state.
This post will guide you on to display the Windows 10/8/7 build number on the Desktop.
How to showcase Windows 10/8/7 build number on Desktop?
To see the Windows 10/8/7 build number on Desktop, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. Press Windows logo + R keys to open the Run command box.
Step 2. Type the following and press Enter from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor window:-
Step 3. Once you complete the above steps, the Registry Editor window opens. Navigate to the following key in the Registry Editor window:-
Step 4. On the right side of the Desktop, look for the entry PaintDesktopVersion.
Step 5. Double-click on the PaintDesktopVersion to edit it.
Step 6. Change the Value data from 0 to 1.
Step 7. Click OK.
Step 8. Restart your computer.
Above the Windows Taskbar on the Desktop, you can see the Windows 10/8/7 build number on the right-side corner.
If you want to stop displaying the build number on the Desktop, change the value data from 1 to 0 in the above step 5.