• February 17, 2021

Display Build Info, Edition and WinDir Path in the Desktop

You can easily display the Windows Build Information, Windows Edition, and the Windows installation path in the bottom right corner of the homescreen with a net little trick.

Using Registry Editor

Step 1. Open Registry Editor: Press Windows Key + R, type in regedit, and press Enter.

Step 2. Navigate the following key location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

Step 3. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Key named DisplayVersion

Step 4. Edit the newly created DisplayVersion and set the value to 1.

Step 5. Exit the Registry Editor.

Now, visit your Desktop and you should be able to see the information on Deskop.

Using Command-Line

Step 1. Open Elevated Command Prompt.

Step 2. Run the below command:

REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows" /v DisplayVersion /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Step 3. Log-off and Log-in again.

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