How to display Windows 10/8/7 build number on Desktop?

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:-

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys to open the Run command box.

  2. Type the following and press Enter from the keyboard to open the Registry Editor window:-

regedit

3. Once you complete the above steps, the Registry Editor window opens. Navigate to the following key in the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
 

4. On the right side of the Desktop, look for the entry PaintDesktopVersion.

5. Double-click on the PaintDesktopVersion to edit it.
  1. Change the Value data from 0 to 1.
  2. Click OK.

  3. 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.

That’s all!!!

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