Wonder which version of Windows is running on your computer? This post teaches you how to permanently display Window 10 version on your desktop. If you use a Windows computer, you can find many useful Windows software from MiniTool software, e.g. MiniTool Power Data Recovery, MiniTool Partition Manager, MiniTool MovieMaker, etc.

Microsoft regularly updates Windows operating system and releases versions of the Windows 10. You can easily check Windows 10 version on your computer: Press Windows + R, type winver in Run dialog, and press Enter to check your Windows version.

This post teaches you how to permanently display Windows 10 version on desktop so that you can easily check which version of Windows 10 OS is installed on your computer.

How to Permanently Display Windows 10 Version on Desktop

To do this, you can edit Windows Registry. But editing registry can be dangerous if you make some mistakes. Therefore, it’s advised that you back up Windows 10 registry before you edit it so that you can easily restore registry if something goes wrong. Check: Backup and Restore Registry in Windows 10.

Step 1. You can press Windows + R to open Run dialog, type regedit in Run dialog, and press Enter to open Registry Editor on Windows 10.

Step 2. Next you can navigate to the following key in Registry Editor window: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.

Step 3. Click Desktop key and find the PaintDesktopVersion key in the right window. Double-click PaintDesktopVersion, and change its value data from 0 to 1. Click OK to save the change.

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Step 4. You may need to restart your Windows 10 computer to make this change take effect. You should see the current version and build number of your Windows 10 operating system is always displayed at the bottom-right corner on your desktop.

In future, if you don’t want to display the Windows 10 version on desktop, you can follow the same operation above to open PaintDesktopVersion key and change its value to 0.

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How to Check Windows 10 Version from Settings

Aside from typing winver in Run dialog to check which version of Windows operating system you are running, you can also find out your Windows OS version from Windows Settings. Below is how to do it.

  • You can click press Windows + I to open Windows Settings.
  • In Settings window, you can click System and then click About in the left column.
  • You can check your Windows version under Windows Specifications section. You can also check your computer CPU, RAM, system type, etc. under Device Specifications section.

If your Windows computer isn’t active, you can check: how to activate Windows 10 for free with CMD.

If you forget your account password on Windows 10, you can check: how to change/reset password on Windows 10.

Useful Window 10 Free Data Recovery Software

If you mistakenly deleted some files on Windows 10 or lost some important files due to computer problems, you can try to use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover them.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software for Windows 10. You can use this tool to easily recover deleted/lost files from Windows 10 PC, laptop, memory card, SD card, USB flash drive, external hard drive, SSD, and more in 3 simple steps.

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